CPA Advisory Board

CPA Advisory Board members serve in a voluntary capacity. Their insights and intelligence are valued by our organization. However a disclaimer is appropriate to say that CPA does not necessarily endorse all Advisory Board member views, and Advisory Board members do not necessarily endorse all CPA’s views.


Fletcher_47sm-trunc2.JPGIan Fletcher

Economist Ian Fletcher is one of America's foremost experts on the problems of free trade. He is the author of the 2011 book Free Trade Doesn’t Work and has a column on trade issues in the Huffington Post.

From 2010 to 2012, he was Senior Economist of the Coalition for a Prosperous America. Before that, he was Research Fellow at the U.S. Business and Industry Council. Before that, he was an economist in private practice serving mainly hedge funds and private equity firms. 

Educated at Columbia and the University of Chicago, he lives in San Francisco.




 Daniel Alpert

Daniel Alpert is founding Managing Partner of the New York-based investment bank Westwood Capital, LLC and its affiliates ( and a Fellow of the New York-based Century Foundation, the nation’s oldest think tank ( His work has been published by major periodicals and he is the author of the 2013 book "The Age of Oversupply: Confronting the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy" (Penguin Portfolio) on the effect of macroeconomic imbalances on advanced economies.

Dan has more than 35 years of international merchant banking and investment banking experience. Throughout his career, Dan has been responsible for client relationships and execution of debt and equity offerings that were the first of their kind at the time. Dan’s experience in providing financial advisory services and structured finance execution has extended Westwood’s reach beyond the U.S. domestic corporate finance market to East Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Dan has extensive experience advising on mergers, acquisitions and private equity financings, provided and/or arranged for financing for, and advised both debtors and creditors both inside and outside of bankruptcy.

Dan maintains a finance and macroeconomics blog entitled Dan Alpert's 2 Cents with An associated Twitter feed, @DanielAlpert has over 8,000 followers. Dan was also featured in the 2010 winner of the Academy Award for Best documentary, "Inside Job" ( In 2011, he conceived of, and co-authored along with Nouriel Roubini, New York University Professor of Economics, and Robert Hockett, a Professor of Financial Law at Cornell University, a well-received white paper on behalf of The New America Foundation ( entitled "The Way Forward" that has been credited on most sides of the macroeconomic debate with providing a clear and concise explanation of the issues that gave rise to the global financial crisis.


Pat-Choate.jpgPat Choate

Pat Choate is a political economist, think tank strategist, policy analyst, and author – studies U.S. competitiveness and public policy. He directs a Washington-based policy institute, the Manufacturing Policy Project. He is the author of the books Saving Capitalism, Dangerous Business, Agents of Influence, Preparing for War, and, with Ross Perot, Save Your Job, Save Our Country. In 1996, he was Ross Perot’s Reform Party vice presidential running mate. He lives with his wife outside Washington, D.C.





Dr. Ralph E. Gomory

Ralph E. Gomory is President Emeritus of the Sloan Foundation. He is a mathematician and has written on the nature of technology development, research in industry, and industrial competitiveness, and on models of international trade involving changing technologies and economies of scale. He is the author, with Professor William Baumol, of the book Global Trade and Conflicting National Interests (MIT Press 2001).

Gomory served as Chairman of IBM Research’s Mathematical Sciences Department from 1965-67 and 1968-70 during an important period of its growth and evolution. Gomory became Director of Research for IBM in 1970, with line responsibility for IBM’s Research Division. During his 18 years as Director of Research the Research Division made a wide range of contributions to IBM’s products, to the computer industry, and to science.

Gomory, who had become the IBM Senior Vice President for Science and Technology retired from IBM in 1989 and became President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. During his tenure as President he led the foundation into a long list of fields relevant to major national issues. In December 2007, after 18 years as President, Gomory became President Emeritus.

Gomory has served in many capacities in academic, industrial and governmental organizations. He was a Trustee of Hampshire College from 1977-1986 and of Princeton University from 1985-1989. He served on the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) from 1984 to 1992, and again from 2001 to the present. He served for a number of terms on the National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy (COSEPUP). He has recently joined STEP, the Board on Science Technology and Economic Policy of the National Academies.

Gomory has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Philosophical Society. He was subsequently elected to the Councils of all three societies. He has been awarded eight honorary degrees and many prizes including the Lanchester Prize in 1963, the Harry Goode Memorial Award of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies in 1984, the John von Neumann Theory Prize in 1984, the Medal of the Industrial Research Society in 1985, the IEEE Engineering Leadership Recognition Award in 1988, the National Medal of Science awarded by the President in 1988, the Arthur M. Bueche Award of the National Academy of Engineering in 1993, the Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment in 1998, the Madison Medal Award of Princeton University in 1999, the Sheffield Fellowship Award of the Yale University Faculty of Engineering in 2000, the International Federation of Operational Research Societies Hall of Fame in 2005, and the Harold Larnder Prize of the Canadian Operational Research Society in 2006.


Patrick-Mulloy.jpegHon. Patrick A. Mulloy

Commissioner Patrick A. Mulloy was appointed to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on December 12, 2007 by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Commissioner Mulloy previously served as a member from April 2001 to December 31, 2006.

Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Commissioner Mulloy was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Market Access and Compliance in the Department of Commerces International Trade Administration, where he served from 1998 to 2001. In that position, Commissioner Mulloy directed a trade policy unit of over two hundred international trade specialists, which focused worldwide on removing foreign barriers to U.S. exports and on ensuring that foreign countries comply with trade agreements negotiated with the United States. This latter activity involved discussions both in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and with individual governments. He traveled extensively, meeting with foreign leaders to advance market-opening programs in the European Union, Eastern Europe, China, India, Taiwan, Indonesia, Canada, and Central and South America. He was also appointed by President Clinton to serve as a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Prior to his employment as Assistant Secretary, Commissioner Mulloy served fifteen years in various senior positions on the staff of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, including Chief International Counsel and General Counsel. In those positions, he contributed to much of the international trade and finance legislation formulated by the Committee such as the Foreign Bank Supervision Enhancement Act of 1991, the Export Enhancement Act of 1992, the Defense Production Act Amendments of 1994, and titles of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 dealing with foreign bribery, exchange rates, international debt, and export controls.

Before coming to the Senate, Commissioner Mulloy served as a senior attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he directed a staff of lawyers and economists, which supervised participation by U.S. oil companies in the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA). In earlier duties at the Justice Department, he represented the United States in a variety of cases related to Federal environmental laws, including criminal and civil enforcement actions in various U.S. District Courts, several Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Commissioner Mulloy began his public service career as a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State, where he served in the Office of U.N. Political Affairs, the Office of International Environmental and Oceans Affairs, and as Vice Consul in the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal, Canada.

Commissioner Mulloy, a native of Kingston, Pennsylvania, holds an LL.M. from Harvard University Law School, a J.D. from George Washington University Law School, an M.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. from King’s College.

He presently serves s an adjunct professor of international trade law at the law schools of both Catholic University and George Mason University. He periodically lectures on trade and financial matters at the National Defense UniversityÂ’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

He resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Marjorie, and they have three children.