...The Foreign Affairs Policy Board, for instance, was filled with donors in Dec. 2011. Thirteen of the 25 appointments to that panel went to Clinton donors that year, while at least two other positions went to advisers at the Center for American Progress — a group closely connected to the Clintons.
Familiar faces who landed posts on the foreign affairs board in Dec. 2011 included John Podesta, the current chair of Clinton's presidential campaign and founder of the Center for American Progress, Strobe Talbott, head of the Brookings Institute and a close confidante of Clinton during her time as the nation's chief diplomat, and McLarty, who had already earned an appointment to a different board earlier that year.
Here is a list of current members of the State Department's Foreign Affairs Policy Board. A number of think tankers are on the list, including Jon Huntsman, the head of Atlantic Council; Karen Donfried, the head of the German Marshall Fund (GMF); William Burns, the head of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Jane Harman, the head of the Wilson Center; Anne-Marie Slaughter, the head of New America; Strobe Talbott, the head of Brookings; and Robert Kagan, a Senior Fellow at Brookings.
A number of other think tanks hold positions on other advisory board. For example, members of the State Department's Committee on International Economic Policy include Jeffrey Schott of the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) and Scott Miller of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).