Jim Kolbe is a former member of the US House of Representatives from the state of Arizona, serving from 1985 through 2007. While in the House, he was a member of the Appropriations Committee, serving as chair of the Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs. He now serves as a senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund think tank, in addition to being a consultant for Kissinger McLarty Associates. He is co-chair of the Transatlantic Taskforce on Development with Gunilla Carlsson, the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the College of Business at the University of Arizona.