Gerald E. Connolly is the US representative for Virginia’s 11th congressional districtand is a Democrat. He was elected in 2008 and sits on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform; the Economic and Consumer Policy subcommittees; the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; the Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation, Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism subcommittees. Hon. Connolly is the chair of the Government Operations subcommittee. Before becoming a member of parliament, Connolly worked from 1979 to 1989 with the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where he managed committee oversight of international economic issues, international narcotics control, and United Nations and Middle East policies, and published reports on U.S. policy in El Salvador, Central America, Israel, and the Persian Gulf region. From 1989 to 1997, he was Vice President of the Washington Office of SRI International. He was also Director of Community Relations for SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation). Hon. Connolly is a member of the NATOPA since 2013 where he is a member and general Rapporteur of the Political Committee. Currently he is the Head of the US Delegation to the NATO PA. Hon. Connolly has a B.A. in literature and completed a Master of Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Gerald Connolly was elected Presidentof the NATO PA on 23 November 2020.