Chair, Former United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark
Laurie S. Fulton served as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark from July 2009 to February 2013. She retired in 2104 as a partner in the law firm Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., where she practiced law for more than two decades and was recognized as one of “Washington’s Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2004. As Ambassador, she managed U.S. relations with Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands in areas related to national security, counter-terrorism, arctic policy, piracy and international law enforcement, among others. She co-founded Green Partnerships for Growth, a bi-lateral, public-private initiative to develop U.S.–Danish business opportunities in green technology sectors. Ambassador Fulton organized and co-hosted the 2010 Conference on the Role of Women in Global Security for the U.S. and Nordic-Baltic countries, identifying best practices to assist women in becoming productive citizens in countries emerging from conflict. She was awarded the Grand Cross of the Danish Royal Order of Dannebrog and the Distinguished Public Service Award from the U.S. Department of the Navy. Ms. Fulton chairs the Honorary Advisory Board of the American-Danish Business Council, and serves on the Atlantic Council Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of Meridian International Center. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of American Ambassadors, the American Society of International Law, and the Diplomatic Advisory Board of the US World War I Centennial Commission.