Kari D. Decker
Ms. Decker currently serves as Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility for the Western Region of JPMorgan Chase, managing the firm’s global philanthropy, corporate responsibility and government relations teams in the West. Ms. Decker has worked over the twenty years in the arena of government affairs, public policy and business development. Prior to her current position, Ms. Decker was Managing Director at APX Environmental Markets, a leading global provider of environmental market infrastructure for the global carbon and renewable energy markets. Before joining APX, Ms. Decker spent five years with Rose & Kindel, an international public affairs and communications firm. Ms. Decker served as Director of Policy and Senior Advisory to California Governor Gray Davis, where she led numerous initiatives relating to California’s economy, infrastructure, competitiveness, international trade, education and energy. She was also Undersecretary for the California Trade and Commerce Agency. Before her return to California, Ms. Decker spent over a decade in Washington, DC and was a senior appointee for President Clinton, serving as a Senior Policy Advisor on international trade and then Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning in the Office of U.S. Secretary of Commerce William M. Daley. In 1997 she led the United States delegation to the annual G-7 Jobs conference in Kobe, Japan. Ms. Decker also served as Senior Policy Advisor on international trade and economic issues to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Mickey Kantor. Ms. Decker also worked as a senior staffer in the U.S. Senate, serving as Trade Counsel to the Chairman of the Senate International Trade Subcommittee, and Legislative Counsel to Senator Max Baucus (D-MT). From 1991 to 1993 she was an Associate with the law firm, O’Melveny and Myers in its Washington, DC office practicing international trade law. Ms. Decker graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations (1986). She earned a Juris Doctorate with Honors and an LLM in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law. Ms. Decker currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Civil Justice Association of California and as an External Advisory Council member for the Stanford Center on Longevity.