Jim Carroll most recently served as the Nation’s “Drug Czar” for three years, unanimously confirmed to the position by the United States Senate. He oversaw an annual budget of $35 billion, successfully coordinating and monitoring the activities of 16 Federal Government agency budgets and funding.
Under his leadership, overdose deaths declined for the first time in 30 years, federal grants supporting public health programs reached their highest levels, and drug interdictions stood at all-time highs.
Prior to ONDCP, Mr. Carroll served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff and General Counsel for the Office of Management and Budget. He previously served as Washington Counsel, Global Director of Compliance for Ford Motor Company. During the Bush Administration, he served as Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to the President, Deputy General Counsel and Acting General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Treasury, and as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Uttam Dhillon served as the fifteenth director of INTERPOL Washington—the U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB)—until January 2021. As Director, Mr. Dhillon acted as the official U.S. representative to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), the world’s largest police organization, and its 194 member countries. From 2018 to 2020, Mr. Dhillon served as the Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration where he led a workforce of over 15,000 and oversaw a budget of $3.2 billion. Mr. Dhillon was responsible for DEA’s enforcement, intelligence, administration and regulatory activities worldwide.
Mr. Dhillon has also served as Deputy Counsel and Deputy Assistant to the President, as an Associate Deputy Attorney General, and as a federal prosecutor. In 2006, Mr. Dhillon was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate as the first Director of the Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Dhillon has significant Congressional experience including serving as Chief Oversight Counsel for the House Financial Services Committee, Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director for the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, and Senior Investigative Counsel for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.