President - US-ASEAN Business Council Institute, Inc.
Frances Zwenig is President of the US-ASEAN Business Council Institute, the non-profit sister organization to the US-ASEAN Business Council which provides the business communities of Southeast Asia and the United States with information and educational programs to promote mutual economic ties and expand cooperation through trade and investment. She previously served as the Counselor at the US-ASEAN Business Council, primarily responsible for the ASEAN countries on the mainland, including Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. Zwenig's long association with the region began with being a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand.
In addition, Zwenig worked for many years with the U.S. Congress. Her experience on the Hill and in the executive branch included the following: Administrative Assistant to then Senator John Kerry (Massachusetts); Staff Director for the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs; Chief of Staff to then Ambassador Madeleine Albright, US Mission to the United Nations. She also was Vice President and Counsel, US-Vietnam Trade Council; and Executive Director, The Burma-Myanmar Forum.
Zwenig graduated from the College of William and Mary with an A.B. degree, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, with an M.A., and Duke University School of Law, with a J.D. degree. She currently resides ON St. Simon’s Island, Georgia and travels to Southeast Asia frequently.