David C. Chavern

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David C. Chavern "is chief operating officer and senior vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

"As chief operating officer, Chavern manages the day-to-day activities of the U.S. Chamber's finance, information technology, communications, and human resources areas and serves as chair of the Chamber's Management Committee. He also has oversight responsibility for the National Chamber Foundation”the organization's public policy think tank”as well as relations with association and state and local chamber members. In addition, he has responsibility for the National Chamber Litigation Center (NCLC) and the Office of the General Counsel. NCLC is the Chamber's public policy law firm.

"Chavern previously served as the Chamber's chief of staff and vice president of its capital markets initiative, where he quickly became one of the nation's leading voices on corporate governance and the regulation of U.S. capital markets. Before that, he served in several senior positions at the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, including deputy general counsel.

"Prior to joining Ex-Im in 1992, Chavern was in private practice in Philadelphia. He holds an M.B.A. from Georgetown University (valedictorian) and is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law (Order of the Coif) and the University of Pittsburgh (University Scholar).

"Chavern resides with his wife and two children in Falls Church, Virginia. He is an elected member of the City Council of Falls Church." [1]

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  1. David C. Chavern, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, accessed August 20, 2008.