2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

A Year of Transition and Impact

In 2022, the nation faced fundamental questions about how we govern our economy and society — particularly how we formulate public policy. The Baker Institute continued to offer thoughtful analysis on the most critical issues of the day.

From the Director

The Baker Institute provides meaningful, nonpartisan analysis on the most pressing policy issues facing Texas, the U.S. and the world.

Since stepping into the role of director in June of this year, it has been remarkable to bear witness to the rigorous work happening within the walls of Baker Hall. Here, leading experts in their fields collaborate, investigate and disseminate data and sound analysis on the important questions facing the world today.

The depth and breadth of our scholars’ expertise, the interdisciplinary collaboration and the team’s deep commitment to our mission are all elements that contribute to our success.

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“As a Texas-based institution, our unique perspective is valued by policymakers in D.C. and around the world. Our experts’ rigorous scholarship has brought us to the top of the world rankings among university-affiliated think tanks.”

The Honorable David M. Satterfield
Director, Baker Institute for Public Policy
Janice and Robert McNair Chair in Public Policy

The strong reputation of the Baker Institute is a testament to the vision of Secretary James A. Baker, III and the steady leadership of Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian. For 28 years, Ambassador Djerejian grew and shaped the institute into the world-renowned organization it is today.

As we look to 2023 — the 30th year of the institute — I am energized about opportunities to build upon this impressive foundation of excellence. Today, the demand signal for what we can do is greater than ever. Indeed, we have a special responsibility to provide nonpartisan, data-driven, trusted policy research.

We thank our loyal staff, supporters, grantmakers, collaborators and donors who make achieving our critical mission a reality. We are proud to share with you highlights from our work in 2022, and look forward to more success in the years to come.

About the Baker Institute

The Baker Institute for Public Policy is a non-profit, nonpartisan policy research organization based at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Here, more than 200 leading experts from academia, the private sector and government — hailing from all over the world — provide the highest quality research and analysis on critical foreign and domestic public policy issues.

Tile mosaic over an entrance to Baker Hall that reads "A Bridge Between the World of Ideas and the World of Action"

Our mission is to provide meaningful, nonpartisan analysis of the most pressing policy issues facing Texas, the U.S. and the world. We do this by:

  1. Conducting rigorous, nonpartisan, data-driven research on foreign and domestic issues.
  2. Offering essential data and sound analysis to inform policymakers.
  3. Convening productive discourse among public and private sector leaders.
  4. Training the next generation of policy researchers and leaders.

2022 Highlights

The Baker Institute bridges the world of ideas and the world of action. Our experts strive to lend a meaningful voice to crucial foreign and domestic policy debates. Here, we highlight some of our most notable contributions from the year 2022.

1. Confronting Geopolitics and Energy Security

The globe at night, lights in populated areas illuminated

Over the past year, energy security and geopolitics leapt to the forefront globally as international events unfolded — including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the resulting spikes in global energy prices and the OPEC+ decision to cut production in the fall of 2022.

This year, the energy fallout of the Russia-Ukraine war was front and center — including how to replace increasingly sanctioned Russian oil and natural gas. As the world explored options to try to close the natural gas gap in Europe, our experts highlighted the growing importance of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to Europe and the prospects for growth in U.S. shale.

The global climate policy schism between wealthy developed nations and the much poorer and energy-hungry developing world continued from the previous year. One bright spot for non-OPEC oil growth was highlighted by the visit of the energy minister of Guyana, whose offshore oil production is rapidly growing, to Houston. Our experts also investigated the political headwinds limiting international oil companies’ ability to help the rest of Latin America expand their oil and gas production.

As the U.S. considered bolstering the supply chains necessary for energy transitions, the role of China was a key focus of our research in 2022. Developing the minerals, materials and manufacturing basis for solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicle batteries presents monumental challenges — largely because these supply chains are reliant upon China. Our research also examined the waste management issues of these supply chains for solar and other alternative energy sources. 

2. Analyzing U.S. Energy Policies and Economics

Icy powerline

The year 2022 saw the passage of massive subsidies to decarbonize the U.S. economy while President Joe Biden called to ramp up domestic production of oil, natural gas and gasoline to moderate energy price spikes.

As Congress passed the president’s aggressive decarbonization plan, our experts examined the challenges of running the Texas electricity grid in the aftermath of the blackouts during the winter storm of 2021 and the growing role of intermittent, non-dispatchable solar and wind power. We convened expert groups to dig into the future of carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen in helping to decarbonize heavy industry. Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast are well situated to lead CCUS and hydrogen efforts, given the region's concentration of industry, abundance of engineering capability and existing infrastructure.   

3. Advancing Drug Policy Reform 

The overdose epidemic in the U.S. has forced a reckoning with the nation’s drug strategy. This has created an opportunity to build consensus around meaningful change by advancing fact-based solutions. Through research and bipartisan government engagement, our experts have provided much-needed facts and analysis to the national debate.


Reducing overdoses requires a multipronged approach that prevents death in the short term while also expanding access to long-term treatment and prevention services. Our experts highlighted proven strategies that could help reduce the risks of overdose deaths, such as legalizing fentanyl test strips and other drug-checking tools.

As cannabis legalization advances around the country, unanswered questions remain about the broader public policy implications — such as public health, tax revenue and legal system outcomes. Our research and commentary explored the relationship between legalization and the criminal legal system, including arrest trends and legally mandated referrals to drug treatment. 

4. Lowering the Costs of Health Care and Health Insurance

The high cost of health care and health insurance continued to affect the lives of families across the United States. This year, our experts published research exploring the determinants of high emergency room costs. One study considered whether adding new trauma centers in Texas could help to mitigate high prices. Researchers also explored hospital price transparency rules and published research comparing the costs of standard procedures across top-ranked hospitals and their close competitors in Texas. 

Our scholars also analyzed the costs of health care and published extensive work for both academic and consumer audiences about the importance of acquiring affordable health insurance. 

5. Confronting Mass Shootings in the U.S. 

Small child reaches into drawer with firearm

Today, gun violence is the leading cause of death in children in the United States. The Baker Institute launched the Firearm Injury Prevention and Safety initiative to reduce and prevent firearm injury and death. In June — just weeks after the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas — the Baker Institute held the first annual Firearm Injury Prevention and Safety Symposium. The event featured a keynote address from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, as well as over a dozen speakers — including researchers, health care practitioners, policymakers, law enforcement and representatives from community-based organizations.

6. Providing Nonpartisan Perspectives on U.S. Politics and Elections 

On the heels of the 2020 election, the nation continues to adjust to the changed dynamics and public discourse around elections in the United States. Our experts provided commentary — locally and nationally — on political dynamics in Texas and across the country. Our trusted, nonpartisan perspective allowed stakeholders of all political parties and groups to better understand the changing dynamics of democracy in America.

7. Fostering Post-pandemic Economic Growth

A man closes his business due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2022, our research explored the role of small businesses and innovative startups in fostering economic growth and ways to improve the prospects for growth through policies that support private entrepreneurship. We studied tax policies and tax systems that promote entrepreneurship and reduce the costs of compliance for small enterprises. We published a study that assessed the impact of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Paycheck Protection Program, which was established during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide low-interest loans to small businesses.

Our research explored the role of government — including monetary and tax policies — and the market in providing capital to small businesses. We published recommendations to improve the SBA’s 7(a) loan program. We also looked at emerging financial marketplaces, including the cryptocurrency market and the emerging use of blockchain technology — and the potential for possible regulations. Ultimately, these innovations could improve access to capital for small business lending. 

8. Understanding the U.S.-Mexico Relationship

Textured flags of America and Mexico

Understanding the binational partnership between the U.S. and Mexico is crucial for navigating challenges affecting people on both sides of the border. Our groundbreaking work on immigration trends and border issues continued in 2022. Our publications explored the nexus of mental health and immigration, as well as strategies to protect climate refugees. Experts argued for the expansion of U.S. work permits to address labor shortages. 

Our research also examined U.S.-Mexico economic and energy issues. We highlighted the importance of Mexican education reform to boost future economic growth and provided expert insight into potential trade deals. Our annual Mexico Country Outlook predicted the dominant economic and political issues for the coming year. Amid the global energy crisis, our experts projected the potential for energy self-sufficiency in Mexico and considered how energy transitions might impact U.S. and Mexican energy policies. 

9. Improving Science Advice and Trust 

In 2022, our Civic Scientist Lecture Series highlighted how scientists can use their knowledge and skills to promote science as a public good. This year, we welcomed the director of the National Science Foundation, the Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan, to Baker Hall as part of Rice University President Reginald DesRoches’ Investiture Program. We launched a digital archive of presidential briefing materials that helped shape federal science policy since 1988, including memos, photos, reports and documents provided directly from presidential science advisors.

Scientist holding a vial

We published a series of research items addressing vaccine equity, hesitancy and the future of vaccine policy in Texas. Our one-day symposium on Texas vaccine policy challenges highlighted the latest research and public debates.

Our experts monitored trends in emerging biotechnology and regenerative medicine and provided important insight and analysis. We published an article analyzing U.S. policies related to research using embryos and cell-based embryo models and highlighted gaps in federal policies that need to be addressed. We also published a series of reports for academic and consumer audiences on the harms of unproven stem cell interventions. 

10. Training the Next Generation of Policy Leaders

Students are crucial contributors to the Baker Institute’s work. This year, over 50 students served as interns and research assistants exploring a variety of public policy issues, from urban revitalization in Houston’s Third Ward to displacement due to climate change in East Africa. In turn, they learned critical skills in research, policymaking and communications — the kinds of opportunities that are key for cultivating the next generation of informed citizens and policy leaders.


The institute’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, the Baker Institute received $12.55 million in revenue and spent $12.41 million in expenses.

Distributed earnings from the Baker Institute’s endowment and current-use gifts from supporters represented the two largest sources of revenue during the year. Revenue from research grants constituted 14% of the institute’s total revenue. The institute received 1% of total revenue from Rice University funds.

Expenses from the institute’s policy centers and programs continue to represent the largest expense category — 77% of all expenditures — including research staff salaries and sponsored research project expenses. Remaining costs consist of general operating expenses from administrative staff salaries, communications and fundraising expenses, as well as building maintenance and improvement costs.

Table and pie charts detailing FY2022 revenue and expenses


The Baker Institute provides meaningful, nonpartisan analysis on the most pressing policy issues facing Texas, the U.S. and the world. Today — more than ever — our data-driven approach and credibility as a policy research organization play a valuable role in shaping public debate. This is why we are ranked the No. 1 university-affiliated think tank in the world. This work would not be possible without the support of our donors. We extend our deepest gratitude to them.

Gifts to the institute are tax deductible under applicable rules. The Baker Institute is part of Rice University’s tax-exempt status as a section 501(c)(3) “public charity.” Although we are only able to list those gifts that totaled $50 or more from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, please accept our thanks for each gift, which helps to support the Baker Institute’s programs and research. We strive for accuracy in acknowledging those who have given to the Baker Institute, and we regret any omission or error, which we ask you to bring to our attention.

Named Endowments and Gifts

The Baker Institute named endowment contributors provide permanent sustainable funds directed toward a specific purpose in support of public policy fellows, scholars, interns and programmatic initiatives.

This comprehensive list sets forth all endowments that perpetually support the institute, regardless of gift date.

  1. Aron S. and Anaruth P. Gordon Endowment
  2. Baker Botts LLP
  3. The Honorable James A. Baker, III
    and Mrs. Susan Baker
  4. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Brochstein
  5. Burdine Johnson Foundation
  6. Cullen Foundation
  7. Cullen Trust for Higher Education
  8. Diana Tamari Sabbagh Foundation
  9. The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
    and Mrs. Françoise Djerejian
  10. The Honorable Charles W. Duncan Jr.
    and Mrs. Anne Duncan
  11. The Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation
  12. Alfred C. Glassell, III
  13. Glassell Family Foundation
  14. Harry and Hazel Chavanne Endowment
  15. Houston Endowment, Inc.
  16. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Howell
  17. Huffington Foundation
  18. Mr. Joseph D. Jamail
  19. The James P. and Sarah F. Jackson Endowment
  20. Kelly Day Foundation
  21. Estate of Mrs. Edward Kelly
  22. Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement
    of Science
  23. L.E. and Virginia Simmons Family Foundation
  24. Mr. and Mrs. Burton J. McMurtry
  25. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. McNair
  26. MD Anderson Foundation
  27. The Meadows Foundation
  28. Mr. and Mrs. Steven Miller
  29. The Honorable Robert A. Mosbacher (d.) 
    and Mrs. Mica Mosbacher (d.)
  30. Qatar Fund for Development
  31. The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation
  32. Robert and Sarah McLaurin Endowment
  33. Sid W. Richardson Foundation
  34. The Starr Foundation
  35. The State of Qatar Endowment for International Stem Cell Policy
  36. Susan Vaughan Foundation
  37. Tassie and Constantine Nicandros Foundation
  38. Taylor and Robert H. Ray Endowment
  39. The Will Clayton Fund
  40. Mr. Wallace S. Wilson

Programmatic Gifts

Direct program support allows fellows, scholars and researchers to investigate current and new research areas and creates opportunities to engage undergraduate and graduate students in the research and policy recommendation processes.

  1. Al Jazeera Media Network
  2. Mr. Bradley K. Alford
    and Mrs. Donna A. Baker
  3. Allen & Company of Florida, LLC
  4. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Altman
  5. American Institute of Physics
  6. The Honorable Hushang Ansary
    and Mrs. Shahla Ansary
  7. The Arch & Stella Rowan Foundation Inc
  8. Association of Space Explorers USA
  9. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Baker IV
  10. Baker Botts LLP
  11. Mr. Joe J. Barnes
  12. Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Barnett
  13. Ms. Laura Bellows
  14. Mr. Mohamed Bendjemil
  15. Dr. Michael L. Benson
    and Mrs. Denise Benson
  16. Mr. and Ms. Davis E. Boster Jr.
  17. Mr. Donald N. Bowers II
    and Ms. Shawn J. Rose
  18. Mr. Louis K. Brandt
  19. Ms. Jacqueline B. Brannon-Giles
  20. The Brown Foundation, Inc.
  21. Mr. and Mrs. John T. Cabaniss
  22. Mr. William P. Carey II
  23. Mr. Emilio Carrillo-Gamboa
  24. Mr. Taylor D. Carter
  25. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence P. Cazalot Jr.
  26. Charles Koch Foundation
  27. Mr. Milton E. Chaves
  28. Mrs. Patricia Chazen
  29. Mr. Stephen I. Chazen (d.)
  30. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Cheng
  31. Mr. Kenneth T. Chin
  32. Dr. Lam N. N. Chu and Mr. Abe Chu
  33. The Clayton Fund
  34. Dr. Julie Cohn and Mr. John Connor
  35. Collaborative for Children
  36. Collaborative Water Resolution, LLC
  37. Mrs. Lynn Coneway
  38. The Coneway Family Foundation
  39. Mr. Daniel A. Cortez
  40. Dr. John E. Crider and Mrs. Lori Crider
  41. Mr. and Mrs. James W. Crownover
  42. Mr. Gabe Cuadra
  43. The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
  44. Ms. Karen Deakin
  45. Mrs. Linnet F. Deily
  46. Diana Davis Spencer Foundation
  47. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Dow
  48. Mrs. Anne S. Duncan
  49. Mr. Charles W. Duncan Jr.
  50. Mr. and Mrs. Jack P. Eckels
  51. Mr. Stephan J. Ellner
  52. Ms. Lynn L. Elsenhans
  53. Energy Futures Initiative
  54. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  55. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Falk
  56. Dr. Cheryl Fasullo and Mr. Peter Fasullo
  57. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Fox
  58. Mr. Jeff Franks
  59. Gas Technology Institute
  60. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Gee Jr.
  61. Dr. Cullen K. Geiselman
  62. George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
  63. Georgetown Health Foundation
  64. Dr. Estella H. Gillette
  65. Mr. Claudio X. González
  66. Mr. and Ms. Tom E. Gossett III
  67. Dr. Joseph S. Graves 
    and Mrs. Elizabeth Graves
  68. Dr. Michael Grizzard
    and Dr. Mary Grizzard
  69. Mr. and Mrs. Jon S. Gross
  70. Dr. Robert M. Harper
  71. The Hayek Fund at the Institute for Humane Studies — George Mason University
  72. Mr. James Hays
  73. Health Care Service Corporation
  74. The Henry Luce Foundation
  75. Dr. Cynthia E. Herzog and Mr. James High
  76. Mr. Ryan T. Hickman
    and Ms. Danielle Santori
  77. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff D. Hildebrand
  78. Ms. Lyda Hill
  79. Houston Contractors Association
  80. Houston Endowment, Inc.
  81. Humanities Texas
  82. The Immunization Partnership
  83. The Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation
  84. Mr. Tawfik Jarjour
  85. Joseph H. Thompson Fund
  86. Kavli Foundation
  87. Mr. Carter Kittrell
  88. Korea Foundation
  89. Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Ladd
  90. Dr. Neal F. Lane and Mrs. Joni Lane
  91. Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  92. Mr. Lynn A. Lednicky
  93. Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Leventhal
  94. Mr. and Mrs. Barry M. Lewis
  95. Mr. José-Alberto Lima
  96. Mr. H Malcolm M. Lovett Jr.
    and Mrs. Mary Nell J. Lovett
  97. The Lowe Foundation
  98. Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Lummis II
  99. Mr. and Mrs. Byron Marsales
  100. Dr. William Martin and Dr. Patricia Martin
  101. Dr. Jeffrey McKennis
  102. Mrs. Janice McNair
  103. Mr. Rob Meister
    and Ms. Steffi I. Russell-Egbert
  104. Ms. Camille Meteye
  105. Dr. Charles L. Meyer
    and Mrs. Alana Meyer
  106. Mr. and Mrs. Mark F. Meyer
  107. Mr. and Mrs. Steven Miller
  108. Dr. Francisco J. Monaldi Marturet
    and Mrs. Mercedes Briceno
  109. Mr. Guillermo Montemayor
  110. Mr. Ahmed Mroue
  111. Mr. Kevin Murrell and Ms. Rachel Smith
  112. National Academy for State Health Policy
  113. National Science Foundation
  114. Ms. Franci Neely
  115. Mr. and Mrs. David S. Neuberger
  116. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  117. Ohio State University — Drug Enforcement and Policy Center
  118. Dr. Tony Payan
  119. Mr. and Mrs. Byron K. Pope
  120. The Powell Foundation
  121. Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Powers
  122. Qatar Fund for Development
  123. Quartz Energy Partners
  124. Mr. Wade A. Rakes II
    and Mr. Nicholas Miller
  125. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reasoner
  126. The Richard Lounsbery Foundation
  127. The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation
  128. Ms. Beth Robertson
  129. Mr. Marc R. Sabbagh
  130. Mr. and Mrs. Antonio R. Sanchez Jr.
  131. Mr. Jaime Serra Puche
    and Ms. Joanna Wright
  132. Dr. Tzu Fann Shao
  133. Mr. and Mrs. Marc Shapiro
  134. Ms. Anne E. Shaughnessy
  135. Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Simmons
  136. Slack
  137. Mr. Quentin L. Smith
    and Ms. Aerin K. Williams
  138. Mr. and Mrs. George Stark
  139. Mr. and Mrs. Karl S. Stern
  140. Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Stone Jr.
  141. Mr. and Mrs. Erik Sunde
  142. Mr. Victor Tawo
  143. Texas 2036
  144. Ms. Diane Thompson
  145. The Honorable Warren Tichenor
    and Mrs. Rhonda Tichenor
  146. Mr. and Mrs. Guillermo F. Treviño
  147. Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Tudor III
  148. Mr. and Mrs. James D. Turlip
  149. The University of Texas System
  150. Ms. Mustika Urbaningsih
  151. Dr. Jean E. Vorhaben
  152. W.P. Carey Foundation Inc.
  153. Mr. James G. Webb
  154. Wells Fargo
  155. Mr. and Mrs. James Whitehurst
  156. Mr. Charles A. Williams
    and Mrs. Randa Duncan Williams
  157. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Williams Jr.
  158. Ms. Margaret A. Williams
  159. Mrs. Cyvia L. Wolff
  160. Dr. William Zoghbi and Dr. Huda Zoghbi

Captain James Addison Baker Society

The Captain James Addison Baker Society was created by Rice University to recognize the foresight and generosity of alumni and friends who have named the Baker Institute or Rice University as a beneficiary of a will, revocable trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy or life-income gift, such as in a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust.

  1. Mrs. Judy L. Allen
  2. Mr. John F. Bannon Jr.
  3. Mr. Joe J. Barnes
  4. Mr. William V. Conover II
  5. Mr. and Mrs. Tucker Dorn
  6. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Espinoza
  7. Dr. Michael Grizzard and Mrs. Mary Grizzard
  8. Ms. Bonner M. B. Moffitt
  9. Mrs. Ellen Randall
  10. Mr. and Ms. Marc J. Shapiro

Energy Forum

The Center for Energy Studies (CES) is supported by corporate and individual members who participate in the Energy Forum via workshops, research and outreach. The Energy Forum provides an opportunity for members to be involved in CES energy research and energy policy events and to meet personally with distinguished statesmen and industry leaders who shape the energy world today.

  1. Director’s Circle
  2. Aramco Services Company
  3. Cheniere Energy Inc
  4. Chevron Corporation
  5. Equinor
  6. Schlumberger
  7. Schlumberger Limited
  8. Sempra Energy International
  10. Advisory Board
  11. Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  12. BP America Inc.
  13. ConocoPhillips
  14. EOG Resources, Inc.
  15. Exxon Mobil Corporation
  16. EY
  17. General Motors Corporation
  18. Hilcorp Energy Company
  19. Marathon Oil Corporation
  20. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  21. Neste Oil
  22. NRG Energy Inc
  23. Phillips 66
  24. Shell USA
  25. TotalEnergies
  26. Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. LLC
  28. Associate Members
  29. ENGIE North America
  31. Energy Council
  32. Mr. and Mrs. Uriel H. Jones

Health Policy Forum

The Health Policy Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas among medical and policy professionals for Texas and U.S. audiences. These discussions provide the foundation for health policy research and recommendations, and foster an improved understanding of national health concerns.

Corporate Members
Baylor College of Medicine

Individual Members
Dr. Cullen K. Geiselman
Mr. Wade A. Rakes II and Mr. Nicholas Miller

U.S.-Mexico Forum

The U.S.-Mexico Forum, the membership base of the Center for the United States and Mexico, is supported by corporate and individual members who participate in workshops and research events.

  1. Founder’s Circle
  2. Hines Mexico Limited Partnership
  3. Kimberly-Clark de Mexico SAB de CV
  4. MAREK
  5. Mexican Business Council
  6. WM Capital Partners
  8. Director’s Circle
  9. Alloy Merchant Finance
  10. BP America Inc.
  12. Partners
  13. Mr. Chuck Bracht
    and Ms. Cheryl Verlander
  14. Mr. Guillermo DeLeon
  15. Deleon Trade LLC
  16. Grupo Protexa
  17. Haynes and Boone, LLP
  18. Hines Interests Limited Partnership
  19. Tokyo Gas Renewables 1 LLC
  20. Western Union
  22. Friends
  23. Control Risks
  24. EMC Jet
  25. FTI Consulting, Inc.
  26. Mr. David A. Gantz
    and Ms. Catherine A. Fagan
  27. McLarty Associates
  28. Nearshore Software Solutions
  29. SAI Consultores SC
  30. Mr. William S. Tilney
  31. Vopak North America Inc.

Baker Institute Roundtable

The Roundtable is our premier membership forum, dedicated to advancing the mission of the institute. Through annual giving, members of this group foster community engagement on vital public policy issues while interacting with world leaders, national decision-makers and leading researchers.

  1. Statesman Circle
  2. Mr. Stephen I. Chazen (d.)
  3. Mrs. Patricia Chazen
  4. Dr. Virginia A. Clark
  5. Mr. Claudio X. González
  6. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff D. Hildebrand
  7. Baroness Kandy Kaye Horn
  8. Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Lummis II
  9. Mrs. Deedee McMurtry
  10. Ms. Franci B. Neely
  11. Ms. Beth E. Robertson
  13. Ambassador
  14. The Honorable Hushang Ansary
    and Mrs. Shahla Ansary
  15. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Baker IV
  16. Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Barnett
  17. Dr. F. T. Barr and Mrs. Melza Barr
  18. Mr. and Mrs. Todd F. Barth
  19. Ms. Laura Bellows
  20. Mrs. Thomas W. Blake
  21. Mr. and Mrs. Jay A. Brown
  22. Mr. and Mrs. John T. Cabaniss
  23. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence P. Cazalot Jr.
  24. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Cheng
  25. Mr. and Ms. James W. Crownover
  26. Mr. and Ms. Ali Davoudi
  27. Mrs. Linnet F. Deily
  28. The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
    and Mrs. Françoise Djerejian
  29. Mr. and Ms. John W. Elsenhans
  30. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Falk
  31. Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Fox
  32. Mr. and Mrs. Melbern G. Glasscock
  33. Mrs. Clare A. Glassell
  34. Mr. David W. Leebron and Ms. Y. Ping Sun
  35. Ms. Mary R. Lowe
  36. Mr. and Ms. Andrew Maebius
  37. Ms. Abby Moffat
  38. Mr. and Ms. Peder Monsen
  39. Mr. John F. W. Rogers
    and Ms. Deborah Lehr
  40. Mr. and Mrs. Antonio R. Sanchez Jr.
  41. Mr. and Ms. Christopher B. Sarofim
  42. Mr. and Mrs. Park Shaper
  43. Mr. and Ms. Marc J. Shapiro
  44. Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Simmons
  45. Ms. Diana D. Spencer
  46. Mr. and Mrs. Karl S. Stern
  47. The Honorable Warren W. Tichenor
    and Mrs. Rhonda Tichenor
  48. Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Tudor III
  49. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Zinn
  51. Diplomat
  52. Mr. Robert Blocker
  53. Ms. Janet F. Clark
  54. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Clarke
  55. Fairfield Geotechnologies
  56. Mr. and Mrs. William R. Finger
  57. Dr. Sarah L. Foshee and Mr. Doug Foshee
  58. Mr. and Mrs. John P. Johnson
  59. Mr. and Ms. Steven L. Miller
  60. Mr. and Mrs. Guillermo F. Treviño
  61. Mr. and Mrs. James M. Whitehurst
  62. Mr. and Ms. Michael S. Zilkha
  64. Partner
  65. Blue Sky Surveying and Mapping
  66. Mr. and Ms. Joseph A. Cialone II
  67. Dr. Llayron L. Clarkson
  68. Mr. Llayron L. Clarkson Jr.
  69. Mr. and Mrs. Chadwick C. Deaton
  70. Ms. Nancy S. Dunlap
  71. Mr. and Mrs. Ford J. Frost
  72. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gibbens
  73. Mr. and Ms. Fritz Glover
  74. Dr. Sandra S. Godfrey
    and Mr. H. L. Godfrey
  75. Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Graham
  76. Mrs. Bridget L. Jensen
  77. Mr. and Mrs. Joshua I. F. Jones
  78. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Kaufman
  79. Dr. Pamela A. Kennedy
  80. Mr. and Mrs. Albert N. Kidd
  81. Mr. Melvyn N. Klein
  82. Mr. and Mrs. Livingston Kosberg
  83. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Londa Jr.
  84. Mr. and Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis
  85. Mrs. Anne C. Mendelsohn
  86. Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Mithoff
  87. Mr. and Mrs. David S. Neuberger
  88. Mr. Wade A. Rakes II
    and Mr. Nicholas Miller
  89. Mr. and Mrs. William E. Randall
  90. Mr. and Mrs. Risher Randall
  91. Republic State Mortgage Company
  92. Mr. and Mrs. George Stark
  93. Mr. Mike Stinson
  94. Mr. Harry Yan
  96. Colleague
  97. Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Adler
  98. Mrs. Linda C. Anderson
  99. Dr. and Mrs. Bruce S. Appelbaum
  100. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Baker
  101. Mr. Marc W. Boots
  102. Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Bourque
  103. Mr. Donald N. Bowers II
    and Ms. Shawn J. Rose
  104. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowers
  105. Dr. Richard T. Boylan and Dr. Vivian Ho
  106. Mr. Louis K. Brandt
  107. Ms. Casey L. Briseno
  108. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Brown Jr.
  109. Ms. Kay B. Bruce
  110. Mr. C. Robert Bunch
    and Mrs. Lilia D. Khakimova
  111. Dr. Sam Chaudhuri
    and Dr. Nupur Chaudhuri
  112. Mr. and Mrs. Murry B. Cohen
  113. Ms. Julie Gianelloni Connor
  114. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Cook
  115. Dr. Cal Cooper
  116. Mrs. Carmen Alfaro Cooper
  117. Dr. Linda Cryer
  118. Ms. Margaret P. Denson
  119. Dr. Nizar Djabbarah
  120. Mr. John F. Dorn
  121. Mrs. Martha G. Dougherty
  122. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Durkin
  123. Mr. and Mrs. Saamir Elshihabi
  124. Mr. and Mrs. Duke Ensell
  125. Ms. Annette Eriksen
  126. Dr. Richard A. Evans
  127. Mr. Jeffrey S. Falk
  128. Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Fernandez
  129. Dr. Marvin Fishman
    and Dr. Gloria Fishman
  130. Mr. and Mrs. Will Franklin
  131. Mr. Robert Frederick
  132. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Frels
  133. Dr. and Mrs. Brendan Godfrey
  134. Mr. and Mrs. Martyn E. Goossen
  135. Mr. and Mrs. Les E. Greenberg
  136. Dr. Vicky Gresik
  137. Mr. and Mrs. Jon S. Gross
  138. Mr. and Mrs. William Harp
  139. Mr. and Mrs. John Hastings
  140. Mrs. Sheila Heimbinder
  141. Mr. and Mrs. James P. Hennessy
  142. Dr. George F. Hildebrandt
    and Mrs. Diane Hildebrandt
  143. Ms. Constance Hoepner
  144. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Janda
  145. Mrs. Daniel R. Japhet
  146. Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Jones
  147. Mr. and Mrs. Jay M. Kaplan
  148. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Kauffman
  149. Dr. John R. Kelly and Mrs. Deborah Kelly
  150. Mr. and Mrs. Josh J. Kimmel
  151. Mr. and Mrs. Vahid Kooros
  152. Mr. and Mrs. Mark N. Lamb
  153. Mr. and Mrs. R. Truett Latimer
  154. Mr. William Le Sage
  155. Mr. Joshua Loomes
  156. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lorenzo
  157. Mr. and Mrs. H Malcolm Lovett Jr.
  158. Dr. Barbara S. Manousso
  159. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Marks
  160. Dr. Kirstin R. Matthews
    and Mr. Robert Matthews
  161. Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. McCullough
  162. Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Meyer
  163. Ms. Angela A. Minas
  164. Ms. Jacqueline L. Moy
  165. Mr. John H. Nash
  166. Mr. and Mrs. Randolph J. Ney
  167. Mr. Javier Okhuysen Urrutia
  168. Mr. Dee S. Osborne
  169. Mr. William Pate
  170. Ms. Barbara F. Peterman
  171. Mr. Arike Joel Pundro
  172. Dr. Kathryn Rabinow
    and Mr. Richard Rabinow
  173. Ms. Sheila Ray-Reed
  174. Dr. Carmen Reznik and Mr. Carter Reznik
  175. Mr. Edward R. Richardson
  176. Ms. Stephanie K. Rudd
  177. Mrs. Joan Schnitzer
  178. Mr. and Mrs. Ed G. Schreiber
  179. Dr. Kyle Scott
  180. Mrs. Valerie F. Sheppard
  181. Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Smith
  182. Mr. Benjamin C. Stevenson
    and Ms. Taylor A. Cooper
  183. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Symonds
  184. Mr. and Mrs. William S. Taylor III
  185. Dr. Clark Trantham
    and Mrs. Melinda Clark
  186. Mr. and Ms. Jim W. Tucker
  187. Dr. Stephen Tyring and Dr. Patricia Tyring
  188. Mr. Timothy Wasp
  189. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Weaver
  190. Dr. Jasper Welch Jr.
    and Mrs. Jane Ann Welch
  191. Ms. Nancy B. Willerson
  192. Ms. Carol Wood
  193. Mr. Ronald G. Woods
    and Ms. Patricia Hair
  194. Mr. T. Michael Young
  195. Ms. Jiangping Yuan
  196. Mr. Myron G. Zeitz
  197. Mr. George Zombakis
    and Ms. Julietta P. Ducote

Roundtable Young Professionals

The Roundtable Emerging Leaders and Associate Roundtable are membership groups that provide individuals age 45 and under with the opportunity to network with policy leaders and other young professionals.

  1. Emerging Leaders
  2. Mr. Alvaro Aceves
  3. Mr. Kader Achek
  4. Ms. Hawani M. Adugna
  5. Mr. and Mrs. Mikhail Alekseenko
  6. Mr. Rayed Alharbi
  7. Mr. James A. Allbritton
  8. Mr. Jeff Allen
  9. Mr. Hadi S. A. Almansour
  10. Mr. Ahmed AlTammar
  11. Mr. Mo Amer
  12. Mr. Guglielmo Andreoli and Mrs. Giovanna Marciano
  13. Ms. Ida Balakrishna
  14. Ms. Amy J. Barnett
  15. Mr. Marcio Bruno Barros Saldanha Guimaraes
  16. Ms. Mathilde L. M. Beauplat-Saada
  17. Mr. Matthew Beckmann
  18. Mr. Mike Beland
  19. Mr. Chad M. Benedict
  20. Mr. Wirt Blaffer
  21. Mr. Charles Blain
  22. Ms. Lauren H. Buchanan
  23. Mr. Jamal R. Cadwell
  24. Mr. Darrel Canfield
  25. Ms. Marisa I. Carrion
  26. Mr. Garrett M. Casey
  27. Ms. Amanda Castillo
  28. Ms. Chetana B. Cates
  29. Mr. Emile Chamoun-Farah
  30. Mr. Leonard N. Chan
  31. Mr. Justin T. Chang
  32. Dr. Melissa Chen and Mr. Stephen Chen
  33. Dr. Matthew Andrade Cheney
  34. Ms. Taryn L. Cheng
  35. Mr. Sujeev Chittipolu
  36. Mr. Tyler Corder
  37. Ms. Mary E. Darwin
  38. Mr. Cristopher De Luca
  39. Mr. Aman R. Dhuka
  40. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Dick
  41. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew DiNardo
  42. Mr. Jose Miguel Dorival
  43. Ms. Monica Eaton
  44. Mr. Jeremy Edwards
  45. Mr. Elsharif Elhindi
  46. Ms. Noon Elhindi
  47. Mr. Winston Elliott
    and Mrs. Martina R. Baker Elliott
  48. Ms. Aïda A. Eltorie
  49. Mr. Yingjie Feng
  50. Mr. Giovanni S. Fioranelli
  51. Mr. Sean D. Fiorella
  52. Ms. Daphne L. Flores
  53. Dr. Leslie Frankel
  54. Mr. Michael J. Freedman
  55. Mrs. Sarah C. Garic
  56. Ms. Morgan Garvey
  57. Ms. Jasmine F. Gipson
  58. Mr. Garrett Gish
  59. Mr. Bubba Gross
  60. Mr. Ryan H. Grundy
  61. Mr. Jingwei Guan
  62. Ms. Erna S. Gunnarsdóttir
  63. Mr. Karn Gupta
  64. Mr. and Ms. David Gutierrez
  65. Mr. Matthew Guyton
  66. Mr. Alex Hale
  67. Ms. Katherine Hallaway
  68. Ms. Maryam K. Hassan
  69. Mr. Michael Hatfield
  70. Mr. Anthony C. Hawe
  71. Mr. Alexander J. Hernandez
  72. Mr. Cary M. Hess
  73. Mr. Ryan T. Hickman
    and Ms. Danielle Santori
  74. Mr. Winson Ho
  75. Mr. Chris Hollins
  76. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Horstman
  77. Ms. Allison Hu
  78. Mr. Merajul Huq
  79. Mr. Vincent L. Hutchinson
  80. Ms. Alexis N. Iademarco
  81. Ms. Caroline Incavo
  82. Ms. Sofia Ivanka
  83. Mr. Tawfik Jarjour
  84. Mr. Ryan P. Jensen
  85. Mr. Brent Johns
  86. Mr. Jacob S. Juneau
  87. Ms. Abbie Kamin
  88. Mr. Zach Keller
  89. Mr. Thomas Kelley
  90. Mr. Patrick Kelly
  91. Mr. Bryan Z. Knous
  92. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas D. Kurtenbach
  93. Mr. Evann M. Lapointe
  94. Mr. Christopher B. Lellis
  95. Mr. Shiwei Li
  96. Ms. Bingqing Li
  97. Ms. Anna Lim
  98. Mr. Andrew Lin
  99. Mr. Sofiane Louadah
  100. Ms. Geraldine M. Loukouayou
  101. Mr. Tate D. Lowe
  102. Mr. and Mrs. Jed Lowrie
  103. Ms. Kathryn Lumpkins
  104. Mr. Taylor H. Lunsford
  105. Mr. Ryan C. Lynch
  106. Ms. Jie Ma
  107. Ms. Rosalee Maffitt
  108. Ms. Xiling Mao
  109. Mr. Kevin G. Markowski
  110. Mr. Ryan Martin
  111. Mr. Andrew J. Martinez
  112. Ms. L.A. Martz
  113. Mr. Levi McClenny
  114. Mr. Andrew J. McCooey
    and Mr. Ewan Dinsdale
  115. Ms. Abi E. McDougal
  116. Mr. Khristopher McGill
  117. Ms. Belinda Moreira
  118. Ms. Mary Allen Mullins
  119. Mr. Kevin Murrell and Ms. Rachel Smith
  120. Ms. Takhmina Nabieva
  121. Ms. Julia W. Ng
  122. Mr. Johnson Nicolas
  123. Mr. Robert Nnake
  124. Ms. Alexandra B. Noll
  125. Mr. Venkata Kaushik Nunna
  126. Mr. Christian C. Obasi
  127. Mr. Oluwasegun B. Ogunsanya
  128. Ms. Gabriela A. D. Oliveira
  129. Mr. Kit Pace
  130. Ms. Catherine N. Pellegrin
  131. Mr. Kristopher R. Pfeiffer
  132. Ms. Sidney E. Phillips
  133. Mr. Ka Yeung Pi
  134. Mr. Vincent Popham
  135. Mr. Denis Potapov
  136. Ms. Madison L. Prause
  137. Mr. Tony E. Reed
  138. Ms. Sophia C. Reitich
  139. Ms. Sarah Ringold
  140. Mr. John R. Rizzuti III
  141. Mr. Jesus Rodriguez Sr.
  142. Mr. and Mrs. Brody Rollins
  143. Ms. Meredith Ross
  144. Ms. Eliana Ruiz
  145. Mr. Daniel Runzheimer
  146. Mr. Marc R. Sabbagh
  147. Mr. Raj Salhotra
  148. Mr. Harout Samra
  149. Mr. Christopher J. R. Sayan
  150. Ms. Briannah N. Schaff
  151. Ms. Shavonnah Schreiber
  152. Ms. Kathleen C. Schroder
  153. Ms. Meredith P. Seaweard
  154. Mr. Shahzaib M. Shaheen
  155. Ms. Colleen Sheedy
  156. Mrs. Sarita Sheth
  157. Mr. Kyle Slaughter
  158. Mr. Trevor H. Smith
  159. Ms. Angel N. Smith
  160. Ms. Megan V. Smith
  161. Mr. Ben Stephens
  162. Mr. Benjamin L. Stephens
  163. Ms. Alexis Stover
  164. Ms. Maria M. Suarez Testamarck
  165. Mr. Chris Sudjadi
  166. Ms. Hasti Taghi
  167. Mr. Oliver Thoma
  168. Mr. Mehmet A. Torcuk
  169. Mr. Phuc M. Truong
  170. Mr. Peter J. Turner
  171. Ms. Kelly A. Vlaskamp
  172. Ms. Leslie R. Walsh
  173. Mr. Weizhen Wang
  174. Mr. John P. Weldon
  175. Mrs. Jessie West
  176. Mr. Daniel G. West
  177. Ms. Grier Wilt
  178. Ms. Janae L. Winfield
  179. Ms. Nevi Cahya Winofa
  180. Mr. Derek Wong
  181. Mr. and Mrs. Joshua G. Wright
  182. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Young
  183. Ms. Berenice Yu
  184. Mr. Andrew S. Yuwen
  185. Mr. Kamran N. Zahid
  186. Mr. Pablo Zarate
  187. Mr. Zhiqi Zhou
  188. Mr. Xun Zhu
  189. Mr. Eugene Zilberman
  190. Mr. Anthony V. Zito
  192. Associate Roundtable
  193. Mr. Yousef N. Alshammari
  194. Mr. David Ayala
  195. Dr. Michael B. Bagg
  196. Mr. Nick Baker
  197. Ms. Bolutife Bamgboye
  198. Mr. Zachary Buchanan
  199. Dr. Sebastian Cardona
  200. Mr. Kyle Christopher
  201. Mr. Foster Coleman
  202. Mr. Harry U. Escobar
  203. Ms. LaTreshia A. Hamilton
  204. Mr. Fady Hamouie
  205. Mr. Tyler S. Harris
  206. Mr. Beck Hassen
  207. Dr. Adam J. Herman
  208. Mr. Alejandro Ibanez Gomez
  209. Ms. Katayou Khosrowyar
  210. Mr. Matthew Kushwaha
  211. Mr. Michael Lange
  212. Ms. Maria Lozano
  213. Ms. Akilah M. Mance
  214. Mr. Andrew Marks
  215. Ms. Jennifer Martin
  216. Mr. Daniel L. Martinez
  217. Ms. Katharine McHenry
  218. Ms. Julia Oppenheimer
  219. Dr. Eddie L. Patton Jr.
  220. Mr. Shareef Rabie
  221. Ms. Jamie Rawlinson
  222. Dr. César Romero and Ms. Raquel Santos
  223. Ms. Gleeson Ryan
  224. Mr. Aaron Satz
  225. Ms. Rachel Savage
  226. Mr. Jeff Shieh
  227. Mr. Charles Snell
  228. Mr. Sameer Soleja
  229. Mr. Rafael E. Struve III
  230. Mr. Britton Tempton
  231. Mr. Hunter Wakefield
  232. Ms. Hallie Wimberly
  233. Ms. Mariam Zakaria

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