Frances A. Zwenig is President Emeritus of the US-ASEAN Business Council Institute, Inc., the educational arm of the US-ASEAN Business Council, a trade association of the top US firms doing business in Southeast Asia.
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 includes the following: Administrative Assistant to Senator John Kerry (Massachusetts) and Staff Director for the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs.
Subsequent to her years on Capitol Hill, she was Chief of Staff to then Ambassador Madeleine Albright, US Mission to the United Nations; Vice President and Counsel, US-Vietnam Trade Council; Executive Director, Burma-Myanmar Forum, and Councilor to the US-ASEAN Business Council.
She graduated from the College of William and Mary, received an M.A. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and received a J.D. from Duke University School of Law.