We celebrate Charles Heeter of Deloitte on the occasion of his retirement. We credit him as the leading inspiration and Founding Member of the Council for Multilateral Business Diplomacy. We will forever remain in debt for all of the determined support he has provided over the years – and for coming up with the tongue-twister of the Council’s name, too! And this while serving his own company as a Principal, responsible for a wide range of public affairs and international relations initiatives. Through his leading roles at the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue, the US Council for International Business, the Washington International Business Council and Chair of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, he was instrumental in bringing us all together in fruitful inter-sectoral programs. We also had the privilege of Charlie’s leadership and insights in many of our Council Dialogues and set the example for presentations on strategic planning and overview of international priorities at Deloitte for our Council Member Forums. We wish Charlie well. We will miss his exemplary display of business acumen and gravitas mixed with good humor and modesty.