Vin Weber is Managing Partner of Clark & Weinstock. He provides strategic advice to institutions with matters before the legislative and executive branches of the Federal government. Vin has successfully advised numerous clients on matters pertaining to mergers & acquisitions, crisis management, and strategic communications.
Vin served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1993, representing Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District. He was a member of the Appropriations Committee and an elected member of the House Republican Leadership.
Vin is Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, nonprofit organization designed to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. He serves on the Board of The Council on Foreign Relations and co-chaired a major independent task force on U.S. Policy Toward Reform in the Arab World with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Vin is a member of the U.S. Secretary of Defense's Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee, and he also serves on the U.S. Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion. He is a senior fellow at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, where he is co-director of the Policy Forum. In addition, Vin is a board member of several private sector and non-profit organizations, including ITT Educational Services, The Lenox Group, and the Aspen Institute where he serves on the Institute's Middle East Strategy Group.
A Representative from Minnesota; born in Slayton, Murray County, Minn., July 24, 1952; attended the public schools; attended the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1970-1974; copublisher, Murray County newspaper; president, Weber Publishing Co.; press secretary to Representative Tom Hagedorn, 1974-1975; senior aide to Senator Rudy Boschwitz, 1977-1980; delegate, Minnesota State Republican conventions, 1972, 1978; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; is a resident of St. Cloud, Minn.