McLarty Associates

John D. Negroponte joined McLarty Associates as vice-chairman in 2009, following a distinguished career in diplomacy and national security. Ambassador Negroponte held government positions abroad and in Washington between 1960 and 1997 and again from 2001 to 2008. Since 2009, Ambassador Negroponte has also been the Brady Johnson Distinguished Fellow in Grand Strategy and Senior Lecturer in International Affairs at the Jackson Institute of Yale University, his alma mater.

He has been ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq. In Washington he served twice on the National Security Council staff, first as director for Vietnam in the Nixon Administration and then as deputy national security advisor under President Reagan. He has also held a cabinet level position as the first director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush. His most recent position in government was as deputy secretary of state, where he served as the State Department’s chief operating officer.

While in the private sector from 1997 to 2001, Ambassador Negroponte was executive vice president of the McGraw-Hill Companies, with responsibility for overseeing the company’s international activities. During those years he was also chairman of the French-American Foundation.

Ambassador Negroponte serves as chairman of the Council of the Americas/Americas Society. He is also Co-Chairman of the U.S.-Philippines Society and a member of the Secretary of State's Foreign Affairs Policy Board. Since 2013, he has been Chairman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.

Ambassador Negroponte has received numerous awards in recognition of his more than four decades of public service, including the State Department’s Distinguished Service Medal on two separate occasions, the highest award which can be conferred by the secretary of state, and on January 16, 2009, President Bush awarded Ambassador Negroponte the National Security Medal for his outstanding contributions to U.S. national security.

In the News

Amb. John Negroponte on the "difficult choices ahead" in the fight against ISIS
August 23, 2014
The Daily Beast

John Negroponte discusses instability in Iraq
Fox News
March 4, 2014

John Negroponte discusses rising tensions with Russia in Ukraine
Fox News
March 4, 2014

John Negroponte is named Chairman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Board of Directors
Intelligence and National Security Alliance
December 18, 2012

John Negroponte on the protests in Egypt and the U.S. role in the Middle East peace process
Fox Business
December 10, 2012

John Negroponte comments on relations between Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Iran
Voz de América
November 1, 2012

John Negroponte reflects on the 11th anniversary of September 11th
CNN Español
September 13, 2012

John Negroponte on the attack of the U.S. Embassy in Libya
Fox News
September 13, 2012

John Negroponte encourages U.S. ratification of the Convention on the Law of the Sea
The Washington Times
July 16, 2012

Negroponte: Israel Support will Continue
CNN American Morning
September 20, 2011

John Negroponte discusses the Post-Bin Laden World
Aspen Ideas Festival
July 30, 2011

John Negroponte reflects on his 44 year career in the Foreign Service
The Daily Beast
July 3, 2011

Ambassador John Negroponte on the situation in Syria
CNN- State of the Union
May 15, 2011

Bin Laden's Death Was Top Priority, Ambassador Negroponte Says
NPR - Morning Edition
May 2, 2011

Ambassador John Negroponte explains why the US must intervene in Libya
NPR Morning Edition
March 22, 2011

Ambassador John Negroponte provides an update on the Middle East
Charlie Rose
March 16, 2011

Ambassador John Negroponte on the situation in Libya
Charlie Rose
February 23, 2011

Ambassador John Negroponte discusses the latest developments in the Egyptian protests
Fox News Radio
February 2, 2011

Ambassador John Negroponte analyzes the way forward in Egypt
January 30, 2011

Ambassador John Negroponte addresses the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
January 18, 2011


Approve the Free-Trade Agreements
Thomas F. "Mack" Mclarty, John D. Negroponte, Jim Jones and Robert Mosbacher Jr.
The Washington Post
July 15, 2011