Carson Tavenner （泰卡森）is a member of the National Committee for US-China Relations and a retired US Air Force officer with thirteen years of experience serving the Pacific Command. His association with China began much earlier, in 1986, when he initiated one of the early sister-school relationships in Washington State, between Puyallup High School and Nankai Middle School in Chongqing. He is a 1991 graduate of the US Air Force Academy and a 2000 graduate of the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Masters program. Among many accomplishments, he taught world and East Asian history at the U.S. Air Force Academy, teaches leadership and teamwork in China through outdoor leadership programs, and is the China Director of a non-profit bringing leadership and English training to needy Chinese communities.
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Board of Advisors
Zhou Baolin, Chief Mentor, Beijing Exploration Cultural Development Holding Co. Ltd.; Co-Founder, China Green Marathon Action Consortium
Donald A. Bishop, Minister-Counselor, U.S. State Department Senior Foreign Service (Ret.); Board of Directors and Immediate Past President, Public Diplomacy Council
Larry Donnithorne, COL, US Army (Ret.): President Emeritus and Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Colorado Christian University; Author, “The West Point Way of Leadership”
William Wild, Mayor of the City of Westland, Michigan