Carla A. Hills is chairman and chief executive officer of Hills & Company, International Consultants, which advises companies on global trade and investment issues. Ambassador Hills served as U.S. trade representative (1989-93) in the first Bush administration and as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Ford administration. Prior, she was assistant attorney general, heading the civil division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She currently serves on the international board of J.P. Morgan Chase. She also serves as co-chair of the Inter-American Dialogue and the Advisory Board of Center for Strategic & International Studies, chair of the National Committee on US-China Relations, member of the executive committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Trilateral Commission and member of the executive committee of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. Ambassador Hills is a member of the Secretary of State's Foreign Policy Advisory Board, and the President's Council on International Activities at Yale University. In 2000, she was awarded the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor given by the Mexican government to a non-citizen. She is based in Washington, DC.