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Anthony Harrington ’63


Chancellor's Global Leadership Council

Anthony (Tony) Harrington is chair of Albright Stonebridge Group’s managing board and co-leads the firm’s Latin America practice out of Washington, D.C. He served as U.S. ambassador to Brazil, nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support in a record twelve days. During his time as ambassador, he carried out a mandate to upgrade the level of bilateral relations between the U.S. and Brazil and worked closely with both U.S. and Brazilian companies to strengthen business and economic ties. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was awarded the Order of Rio Branco, Grand Cross, by the government of Brazil.

Previously, he was a senior corporate partner with global law firm Hogan Lovells and a co-founder, director, and investor in companies in the communications industry. He also served as chairman of the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board, vice chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, and a member of the congressionally created Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the U.S. Intelligence Community. He is chair of the Advisory Council of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, chair emeritus of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council, and a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development.

Ambassador Harrington received his bachelor’s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar and his law degree from the Duke University School of Law. He and his wife, Hope, have two sons who are also UNC alumni.