Wyche Fowler, Jr., 66 has served on our Board of Directors since November 2006. Senator Fowler served for 16 years in the United States Congress representing the state of Georgia, including service in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to 1993 where he served as assistant floor leader, helping build a bipartisan consensus for major public policy issues. During his Senate service, Senator Fowler was a member of the Senate Appropriations, Budget, Energy and Agriculture Committees. First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1977 and serving there until 1987, he was a member of the House Ways and Means and Foreign Affairs Committees, as well as the Select Committee on Intelligence. Following his service as a Senator, President Clinton appointed Senator Fowler as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1996, a post he held through 2001. Prior to his election to Congress, he practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia for eight years. He is currently engaged in an international business and law practice and serves as Chairman of the Board of the Middle East Institute, a non-profit research foundation in Washington, D.C. Senator Fowler received his B.A. in English from Davidson College, a J.D. from Emory University and honorary degrees from Hofstra University, Davidson College and Morris Brown College.