Ann McLaughlin Korologos, a former U.S. Secretary of Labor, has been Chairman of the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees since 2004.
In February, 2002, Mrs. Korologos was appointed to an independent Commission of The International Labour Organization (ILO). Comprised of Presidents, politicians, academics, social experts and a Nobel Economist laureate, the group addressed the social dimension of globalization and released their final report on February 24, 2004. Previously, Mrs. Korologos served as Chairman of The Aspen Institute, an international nonprofit impartial educational institution. She also served as President of the Federal City Council in Washington, D.C., a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the nation’s capital.
On September 29, 1989, President Bush appointed Mrs. Korologos Chairman of the President’s Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism. The report, presented May 15, 1990, reviewed and evaluated policy options in connection with aviation security. From 1987 to 1989 Mrs. Korologos served as the Nation’s 19th Secretary of Labor under President Reagan. She established the Workforce Quality Commission, the first blue ribbon commission to address workforce competitiveness issues in a global economy. Upon completion of her term, President Reagan awarded her the President’s Citizen Medal in recognition of her public service.
Mrs. Korologos also served as Under Secretary of the Department of the Interior, providing the day-to-day management of that 71,000 person department and as an Assistant Secretary of the Department of Treasury where she earned the department’s highest honor, the Alexander Hamilton Award for distinguished leadership.
She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of several corporations including AMR Corporation (and its subsidiary, American Airlines), Harman International Industries, Inc., Kellogg Company, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Vulcan Materials Company, The Dana Foundation, and is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Korologos has been awarded honorary degrees from Marymount College, University of Rhode Island, New England School of Law and the College of St. Elizabeth and Tri-State University. She is a native of Chatham, New Jersey, earned a B.A. degree from Marymount College and studied at the University of London and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
She is married to Tom C. Korologos and lives in Washington, D.C.