Stephen Yates and Christian Whiton
Stephen Yates served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the Vice
President for National Security Affairs from April 2001 to September 2005.
During his tenure in government, he was deeply involved in the development
and execution of U.S foreign policy priorities in Asia, Latin America and
Africa. Mr. Yates currently is a board member of the US-Taiwan Business
Council, a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and a
regular Fox News commentator on US foreign policy. Mr. Yates previously
served as Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation from 1996 to
2001, and from 1991 to 1996 he served as an international affairs analyst at
the U.S. Department of Defense. He received a Masters degree in China
Studies from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced
International Studies (SAIS). A Maryland native, Yates graduated summa cum
laude from the University of Maryland at College Park with a bachelor's
degree in Chinese Studies. Yates is currently the president of DC
International Advisory LLC.
Christian Whiton served as a U.S. State Department official from 2003-2009, first as a special advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, and then as a deputy special envoy. Before joining the State Department, Mr. Whiton worked for the corporate finance practice of KPMG LLP, where he was a senior associate, overseeing daily activities of mergers and acquisitions engagements and other financial consulting projects. Mr. Whiton received undergraduate degrees in History and Economics from Tulane University and holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Mr. Whiton has written and spoken frequently about business and foreign policy issues. His has appeared frequently on the Fox News Channel and has been published by
the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Foreign Policy and numerous other outlets.
Whiton is presently a principal at DC International Advisory LLC.