In Memoriam: Ann Korologos, Former Board Chair

Ann McLaughlin Korologos, a former U.S. Secretary of Labor and longtime member of the RAND family, died on January 30. Her distinguished career in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors included service as the chair of the RAND Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2009.

Korologos, who gave generously to RAND and Pardee RAND over her lifetime, served as labor secretary under President Reagan from 1987 to 1989 after previously serving as undersecretary of the Department of the Interior. She went on to chair the President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism and to lead the nonprofit Federal City Council in Washington, D.C.

Ann Korologos at RAND, November 14, 2014, photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

Ann McLaughlin Korologos

Photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

“Ann's presence—in addition to her invaluable experience and acumen—will be sorely missed by everyone at RAND,” said Jason Matheny, RAND's president and CEO. “She was a fierce advocate for RAND and the need for rigorous research and analysis to help solve major issues of the day. Ann espoused RAND's mission to everyone—from Fortune 500 executives and world leaders to her own family.”

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