Vice Chairman, McLarty Associates
John D. Negroponte is vice chairman of McLarty Associates. A career diplomat and national security official, Negroponte has held government positions abroad and in Washington between 1960 and 1997, and again from 2001 to 2008. His most recent position in government was as deputy secretary of state, where he served as the State Department’s chief operating officer. Negroponte held a cabinet-level position as the first director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush. He has been ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq. In Washington, he served twice on the National Security Council staff, first as director for Vietnam in the Nixon Administration and then as deputy national security advisor under President Reagan. Negroponte has received numerous awards including the State Department’s Distinguished Service Medal on two separate occasions.