Mr. Lohman joined Heritage in 2006 as senior research fellow for Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand and currently serves as director of the Asian Studies Center. Before joining Heritage, Mr. Lohman served as senior vice president and executive director of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council for four years. There, he oversaw the council’s mission of building U.S. market share in Southeast Asia and led multiple delegations of Fortune 500 companies to the region. In the late 1990s, Mr. Lohman was the council’s senior country director representing American interests in Indonesia and Singapore. In 2002, he served as senior professional Republican staff advising Sen. Jesse Helms, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on issues affecting East Asia. From 1991 to 1996, he served as a policy aide to Sen. John McCain, during which time he advised on foreign policy, trade, and defense issues. He holds a B.A. in humanities from Virginia Wesleyan College and an M.A. in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.