Anna Chennault is a writer, lecturer, international business executive, and Chairman of the Council for International Cooperation (CIC). A graduate of Lingnan University, Mrs. Chennault holds six honorary Doctorate degrees in the fields of law, Humanities, and Business Administration. With her journalism background, she lectures at schools and universities on international affairs. As an author, she has over fifty books published in English and Chinese. Several of her books, such as A Thousand Springs and The Education of Anna were on the New York Time’s best seller’s list.
Her late husband was Lieutenant General Claire L. Chennault, commander of the American Volunteer Group “Flying Tigers”, the China Air Task Force, and the U.S. 14th air Force in China in World War II. Anna Chennault has been actively involved in American national affairs and international commerce for over forty years.
Personal friends with many Presidents of the United States, she has been appointed and has served as a member of numerous governmental and citizen committees addressing U.S. domestic and international issues. In public service, she had served as Vice Chairman of the President’s Export Council; White House Commissioner of Presidential Scholars; Founder and Chairman of the National Republican Heritage Groups Council; and as International Chairman of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission.
Mrs. Chennault is active in a number of organizations affiliated with the military. She is the Founder and immediate past Chairman of the Advisory Board of the National Military Families Association. As a life-time member of the 14th Air Force Association, she is also the Chairman of its Awards Committee. Mrs. Chennault is a member of the Board of Directors of the Falcon Foundation at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Anna Chennault is the Founder and Chairman of CIC, a non-profit, non-political organization, whose goal is to promote better understanding between the United States, China, and Taiwan. CIC supports educational exchange programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Annually, CIC provide scholarship worldwide, which includes education foundations in China, journalism awards in Taiwan, student scholarships in the U.S., and the General Chennault Scholarships at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.