Donnelly Selected for America250, a Multi-Year Commemoration of America’s 250th Anniversary

USCIB Senior Advisor Shaun Donnelly has been selected for a role in the prestigious ‘America250,’ a multi-year commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the United States of America that peaks on July 4, 2026. America250 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deepen understanding of America’s complicated past and ignite shared optimism for our future through engaging programs and experiences.

According to a press release from October 15, America250 is led by the Congressionally-established U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, which has established eleven Advisory Councils across a variety of industries and specialties to increase inclusiveness, expand America250’s capacity and connection to partners and stakeholders, and facilitate program development, implementation and social impact.

“We are excited to introduce our 11 Advisory Councils as we seek to connect with millions of Americans on our journey to 2026,” said Dr. Carleen Carey, director of Public Outreach and Inclusion at America250. “Each council is composed of industry luminaries and leading experts in their respective fields who are empowered by America250’s mission and values. We look forward to the thoughtful contributions they will bring to this commemoration to ensure we are capturing the many voices of Americans.”

Donnelly, a now-retired USCIB vice president for International Investment Policy after a long career as a U.S. Government diplomat, Ambassador and trade negotiator, was named as one of thirteen members of the International Advisory Council. Other Advisory Councils include Arts and Culture, Innovation, Science and Entrepreneurship, Youth Engagement, History Education, and Health and other.

Visit to see the full list of industry leaders behind this commemoration.

Staff Contact:   Shaun Donnelly

Senior Advisor

Until his retirement from USCIB in April 2020, Shaun Donnelly led USCIB’s work on foreign investment policy, treatment of multinational and state-owned enterprises and financial services. In retirement, he now serves as a part-time Senior Advisor to USCIB leadership. A career diplomat in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service, Donnelly joined USCIB’s Washington office in 2011 after a thirty-six-year career in U.S. government service. With USCIB, Donnelly became a leading spokesman around the world for U.S. and international business on international investment policy issues.
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