The United States Spain Council is made up by business leaders, senior officials and prominent figures from U.S. cultural and academic spheres.
The United States Spain Council, the Fundación’s U.S. counterpart, brings together business leaders, senior officials and prominent cultural and academic figures committed to strengthening the bonds, increasing investment and trade and promoting cultural and educational programs between our two countries.
Our two organizations have been linked since their creation in 1997 under the terms of the Georgetown Protocol, signed on April 29th of that year by Bill Richardson and Jaime Carvajal, honorary President of the United States Spain Council and President of the Fundación, respectively. Since then, they have been working together to achieve their common goals, paying special attention to proposals that would strengthen the bilateral relationship. They annually co-organize the Spain- U.S. Forums and the U.S. Young Leaders visitor programs.
The United States Spain Council was promoted and supported by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, former Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, Senators Bob Graham, Chris Dodd and Tim Kaine, and Representative Joaquin Castro, among others. Senator Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico currently chairs the United States Spain Council.