American-Turkish Council Elects a New Chairman

Issue 49 - January 2014

In recognition of the vital role outstanding leadership plays in the promotion of U.S.-Turkey relations, the Board of Directors of the American-Turkish Council today announced that retiring Chairman Ambassador (Ret.) Richard L. Armitage, President of Armitage International will be succeeded by General (Ret.) James L. Jones, founder and President of Jones Group International.  With the completion of his current term on December 31, 2013, Richard L. Armitage will have served four years as the Chairman of the Board of the American-Turkish Council. He will continue to serve on the Board as Chairman Emeritus.

The Board of Directors and the corporate members and staff of the American-Turkish Council thank Ambassador Armitage for his personal commitment to a strong U.S. - Turkey relationship and for his highly successful leadership of the American-Turkish Council since January 1, 2010.