Edward E. Kaufman was named to the BBG by President Clinton and is the longest tenured member of the board serving from 1995 until 2008. He came to the board as president of Public Strategies, a political and management consulting firm in Wilmington, Delaware and a senior lecturer at Duke University School of Law and the Fuqua School of Business.
He was later appointed to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant when Joe Biden was elected vice president, serving from 2009 until 2010. He served as a trustee of Christiana Care Corporation and as a member of the Board of Directors of Children and Families First. Previously, he worked in various technical, financial, and marketing positions with the DuPont Company.