At his retirement, former Congress-man Amo Houghton (R-New York) was the sixth ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, chaired its Oversight Subcommittee, and served on its Trade Subcommittee. He also was a member of the International Relations Committee and vice chairman of its Subcommittee on Africa. Houghton built a reputation as a results-oriented congressman who espoused moderate social programs and conservative fiscal policy. He was a founder of 1997’s historic Bipartisan Congressional Retreat, which focused on the role of civility in political life.
The only former CEO of a Fortune 500 firm ever to serve in the House, Houghton is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Business School. He joined Corning Glass Works (now Corning, Incorporated) as an accountant in 1951 after serving as a Pfc. in the Marine Corps. He retired from Corning in 1986 after serving as president, board chairman and chief executive officer.
Houghton makes his home in Corning, New York.
Former US Representative Steven C. LaTourette is the Chairman and CEO of the Main Street Partnership’s Board of Directors. LaTourette served nine terms in the United States House of Representatives representing Northeast Ohio’s 14th Congressional District. In the House, LaTourette was a member of the Appropriations Committee and previously served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, LaTourette served from 1989 to 1995 as the Lake County Prosecutor. In 1990, he was named Prosecuting Attorney of the Year in Ohio for his successful prosecution of 13 members of a murderous religious cult. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He now lives in McLean, Virginia and is the father of six children.
Sarah Chamberlain serves as the President of the Republican Main Street Partnership. Prior to serving as President, Chamberlain was COO, CFO, and Executive Director of Main Street. Chamberlain began her career in the personal office of Hon. Amory Houghton, Jr. in Corning, NY. In 1998 she moved to Washington DC to become the first Executive Director of the John Quincy Adams Society and to help found the Main Street Partnership.
Chamberlain is a graduate of the University of Delaware and received Masters degrees in Business Administration and Education from Elmira College in New York. She resides with her daughter in Virginia. Read more about Sarah by clicking here.
Former US Representative Dave Hobson is the president of Vorys Advisors LLC, a wholly owned affiliate of the law firm, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. As president of Vorys Advisors, Mr. Hobson provides business and strategic counsel to Ohio businesses and other clients. Mr. Hobson joined Vorys Advisors after retiring from the US House of Representatives, where he represented Ohio’s 7th District for 18 years.
While in Congress, Mr. Hobson served as the chairman and ranking member of the House Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee; chairman of the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee; senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; and member of both the Veterans Affairs/Housing Subcommittee and the Budget Committee.
Prior to serving in Congress, Mr. Hobson spent eight years as a State Senator in the Ohio Senate, where he served in numerous leadership roles, including president pro tempore, majority whip, chairman of the Health, Human Services and Aging Committee and chairman of the Reference and Oversight Committee.
Before elected to public office, Hobson was involved in both real estate development and the restaurant industry. He also worked at the Kissell Company in Springfield, and at the Union Central Life Insurance Company.
Robert D. Ziff is a Managing Partner of Ziff Brothers Investments (“ZBI”), a company his family founded in 1992 to manage their financial assets. Mr. Ziff graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude in Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering and received his J.D. summa cum laude from Cornell Law School.
He then joined Ziff-Davis Publishing Company where he remained for two years. Following the sale of various Ziff-Davis assets in 1994, he joined ZBI where he is now one of three Managing Partners. ZBI has a long history of investing in a broad variety of assets classes including public equity, private equity, fixed income, commodities, energy and macro funds.