The Board of Directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation comprise a prominent group of academics, business leaders, philanthropists, artists, and individuals who have distinguished themselves in elected or appointed public office. The Directors serve in an advisory and oversight capacity. Bios of current Board Members for the Bloomberg Family Foundation are listed below in alphabetical order.
Dr. Tenley E. Albright
Director, MIT Collaborative Initiatives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Surgeon, Harvard Medical School; Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater
Dr. Tenley Albright grew up in Newton Centre, MA. She attended Radcliffe College for three years and then went directly to Harvard Medical School where she was one of five women in a class of 135, after becoming the first American woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal in figure skating.
She has served on the Board of State Street Bank & Trust Company, West Pharmaceutical Services, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and is currently on the Board of Research!America and is a consultant to NIH National Library of Medicine Board of Regents, which she previously chaired. She has also served as a delegate to the World Health Assembly for four years and has been inducted into the Military Health System Honor Society and has received eight honorary degrees.
She is the Director of MIT Collaborative Initiatives which promotes a systems based approach to solving deep rooted societal issues by engaging experts from a broad range of disciplines both within and outside the scope of a problem.
Dr. Albright has eight children, (three daughters, a stepdaughter and four stepsons), and lives in Chestnut Hill, Newton, MA with her husband, Jerry Blakeley, President of Blakeley Investment Company, Former President of Cabot, Cabot & Forbes Company and Principal Owner of the Ritz Carlton Corporation parent company.
Senior Planning Officer, Robin Hood Foundation
Emma Bloomberg is the Senior Planning Officer at the Robin Hood Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty in the five boroughs of New York City. In this role, she is responsible for managing pro bono partnerships, assisting the organizations funded by Robin Hood with long-term planning and other strategic initiatives, and supporting the Executive Director in the development and execution of Robin Hood focused strategic initiatives and projects.
Ms. Bloomberg is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government. She also holds a degree in English and a certificate in Medieval Studies from Princeton University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Stand for Children and The Prospect Park Alliance, and on the Young Lions Committee of the New York Public Library.
Emma was born and raised in Manhattan, where she now lives with her husband, Chris Frissora.
Georgina Bloomberg attended Spence before graduating from NYU Gallatin School where she studied Sports Business Marketing, and Studio Arts.
She is an accomplished equestrian competing on the show jumping Grand Prix circuit.
She is the founder of Rider's Closet, an organization that redistributes out-grown riding clothes to other equestrians. She also serves as a product development consultant for Ariat, a manufacturer of equestrian clothes and accessories.
She is on the Board of the Equestrian AID Foundation, a member of the USEF Developing Riders Committee, the Equine Drugs and Medications Committee and is a member of the Board of the Washington International Horse Show.
Cory A. Booker
Mayor, City of Newark
The Honorable Cory A. Booker is the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. He took the oath of office as Mayor of New Jersey’s largest city on July 1, 2006 following a sweeping electoral victory.
The son of Cary and Carolyn Booker, who were among the first African-American executives at IBM, Booker was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in the town of Harrington Park in Bergen County, New Jersey.
Mayor Booker and his Administration have made meaningful strides towards achieving his goals for Newark, reducing crime, transforming the City’s parks and playgrounds and nearly doubling affordable housing units.
Mayor Booker’s political career began in 1998, after serving as Staff Attorney for the Urban Justice Center in Newark. He rose to prominence as Newark’s Central Ward Councilman.
Mayor Booker is a member of numerous boards including Democrats for Education Reform, Columbia University Teachers’ College Board of Trustees and the Black Alliance for Educational Options. Booker is a founding member of our Cities of Service Initiative and he is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition.
Mayor Booker received his B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University, a B.A. in Modern History at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and completed his law degree at Yale University. He is an avid user of Twitter and has over 1 million followers.
David L. Boren
President, The University of Oklahoma; former U.S. Senator
David L. Boren, who has served Oklahoma as governor and U.S. senator, became the thirteenth president of the University of Oklahoma in November 1994. He is the first person in state history to have served in all three positions.
A graduate of Yale University in 1963, Boren majored in American history, graduated in the top one percent of his class and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and earned a master’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University, England, in 1965. In 1968, he received a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Boren, only 33 when elected, was the youngest governor in the nation when he served from 1974 to 1978. As governor, he promoted key educational initiatives that have had an enduring impact on Oklahoma, and instituted many progressive programs, including conflict-of-interest rules, campaign-financing disclosure, and reform of the state’s prison system among others.
In 1985 he founded the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. The foundation recognizes outstanding public school students and teachers and helps establish private local foundations to help give academic enrichment grants to local public schools.
During his time in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1994, Boren served on the Senate Finance and Agriculture Committees and was the longest-serving chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Boren served from 1988 to 1997 as a member of the Yale University Board of Trustees.
He is married to Molly Shi Boren, a former judge and English teacher. A native of Seminole, Boren has two children, Carrie Christine Boren, an Episcopal minister, and David Daniel Boren, a member of the United States Congress from Oklahoma.
Former Governor of Florida
Jeb Bush was the 43rd governor of the state of Florida, serving from 1999 through 2007. During his tenure, Governor Bush cut $20 billion in state taxes, reduced the size of the state government workforce by 13,000 and raised the State’s bond rating to triple A.
During his two terms, Bush championed major reform of government programs. In education, Florida raised academic standards, required accountability in public schools and created one of the most ambitious school choice programs in the nation.
On the national stage, Governor Bush is most widely known for his leadership during two unprecedented back-to-back hurricane seasons, which brought eight hurricanes to the state of Florida in less than two years. Bush worked to improve the state’s ability to respond quickly to emergencies, while also instilling a ‘culture of preparedness’ in the state’s citizenry.
Bush served as Florida’s secretary of commerce under Bob Martinez, Florida's 40th governor. Following an unsuccessful bid for governor in 1994, Bush joined forces with the Greater Miami Urban League to establish one of the state’s first charter school. He also co-authored Profiles in Character, a book profiling 14 of Florida’s civic heroes—people making a difference without claiming news headlines.
Bush earned a bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He moved to Florida in 1981, where he started a real estate development company with partner Armando Codina.
Currently, Bush is the President of the consulting firm Jeb Bush and Associates. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, the Foundation of Florida’s Future, Honorary Chairman of Volunteer USA, serves on the National Civic Leaders Advisory Board of America’s Promise Alliance, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and the George W. Bush Institute Board.
He and his wife, Columba, live in Coral Gables and have three grown children. Bush is the son of President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.
The Honorable Elaine L. Chao
24th United States Secretary of Labor 2001-2009
The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, the 24th U. S. Secretary of Labor from 2001-2009, is the first Asian Pacific American woman to be appointed to a President’s cabinet in our country’s history and the longest-serving Secretary of Labor since World War II.
An immigrant to this country, Secretary Chao arrived in America at the age of eight speaking no English. Her experiences transitioning to a new country inspired her to dedicate her life to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to build better lives.
As the first Secretary of Labor in the 21st century, Secretary Chao led the Department in achieving record results in protecting the health, safety, wages, and retirement security of America’s workforce.
Secretary Chao’s distinguished career spans the public, private and nonprofit sectors. As President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of America, she restored public trust and confidence in America's premier charitable institution after it had been tarnished by financial mismanagement and abuse. As director of Peace Corps, she established the first programs in the Baltic nations and the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. Her previous government service also includes serving as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation and Chairman of Federal Maritime Commission. She was also Vice President of Syndications at Bank of America and a banker with Citicorp.
Secretary Chao received her MBA from the Harvard Business School and her economics degree from Mt. Holyoke College. Recognized with innumerable awards for her many contributions to public and community service, she is the recipient of 34 honorary doctorate degrees. Currently, she is a Distinguished Fellow at an educational and research institute in Washington, D. C. and Chair of Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Foundation in honor of her late mother. She also serves as a director on a number of public and nonprofit boards including: News Corp, Wells Fargo, Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors; Harvard Business School Global Advisors; Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and New York Presbyterian Hospital. A resident of Louisville, Kentucky, she is married to the United States Senate Republican Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell. Her website is: www.ElaineLChao.com.
Kenneth I. Chenault
Chairman & CEO, American Express
Kenneth I. Chenault is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express Company.
Chenault joined the company in September 1981 as Director of Strategic Planning. He was named President of the Consumer Card Group in 1989, and in 1993 he became President of Travel Related Services (TRS), which encompassed all of American Express’ card and travel businesses in the United States. In 1995, he assumed additional responsibility for the company’s worldwide card and travel businesses and also was named Vice Chairman of American Express. Chenault became President and Chief Operating Officer in February 1997. He assumed his current responsibilities as CEO on January 1, 2001, and as Chairman on April 23 of that year.
Before he came to American Express, Chenault was a management consultant with Bain & Co. from 1979 to 1981, and an attorney with Rogers & Wells from 1977 to 1979.
Chenault serves on the boards of American Express and several other corporate and nonprofit organizations, including IBM, The Procter & Gamble Company, the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, the National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse at Columbia University, the Smithsonian Institution’s Advisory Council for the National Museum of African American History & Culture, and the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. He also is on the Boards of the Partnership for New York City, The Business Council and the Business Roundtable and serves as Vice Chairman of each of these organizations.
He has received the Phoenix House Public Service Award, the Corporate Responsibility Award from the International Rescue Committee and the Wall Street Rising Leadership Award, among others. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Chenault holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in History from Bowdoin College, and he has received a number of honorary degrees from several universities.
He and his wife, Kathryn, live in New York with their two children.
D. Ronald Daniel
Director & Former Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Ron Daniel is Director of McKinsey & Company, having completed 12 years as the Firm’s Managing Partner in 1988. He has been a management consultant for over 50 years. He entered the Firm from the United States Navy after having managed one of the country’s earliest, large-scale computer installations at the Navy’s Aviation Supply Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, he graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. and received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard University and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Wesleyan University. Daniel is also Chairman Emeritus of the Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees.
For 15 years he served as Treasurer of Harvard University, as a member of the University’s seven-person Corporation, as a member of the Board of Overseers, as Chairman of the Harvard Management Company (the group that managed over $40 billion of Harvard assets – the bulk of it being Harvard’s endowment), and as Chairman of the Board of Fellows of the Harvard Medical School. He stepped aside from these positions in June 2004.
Daniel is the Chairman of the Board of The Library of America, is a member of the Board of Trustees of Thirteen/WNET, and is on the Board of Brandeis University. He also chairs the investment committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, as well as the investment committee of the Peter Peterson Foundation.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is an honorary Trustee of the Brookings Institution and a Trustee Emeritus of Rockefeller University.
Ron Daniel is married to Lise Scott. He has three grown sons who are married, and ten grandchildren.
Former Mayor, Miami, Florida
Manny Diaz was first elected City of Miami Mayor in 2001, having never before held elective office. He was reelected to a second term in 2005, and was chosen to lead the United States Conference of Mayors as its president in 2008.
During his two-term tenure, Diaz was recognized for transforming the City of Miami, and for many nationally recognized innovative programs in the areas of urban design, sustainability and green initiatives, education, affordable housing, law enforcement, poverty and homelessness, and arts and culture.
Diaz was recognized as one of America’s Best Leaders by US News and World Report and The Center for Public Leadership (Kennedy School of Government); the Urban Innovator of the Year by the Manhattan Institute; Americans for the Arts-National Award for Local Arts Leadership; American Architectural Foundation Keystone Award; Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Power Leader of the Year and Green Visionary Awards; the Government Award by Hispanic Magazine; the Business Leader of the Year Award by South Florida CEO Magazine; and was named an Outstanding American by Choice by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.
He is a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council of the US Department of Homeland Security and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Alliance for Digital Equality Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Board of City Year Miami, the Florida After School Network, the advisory board for the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Civic Innovation, the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research and the Mayors’ Institute on City Design.
He is currently serving as a Resident Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, after which he will resume his corporate and real estate law practice as a senior partner at Lydecker Diaz in Miami, Florida.
He is married to Robin Smith and they have four children, Manny, Natalie, Bobby, and Elisa, and three grandsons.
Fiona Druckenmiller is an ordained interfaith Reverend who, during her years with the Dreyfus Corporation in New York City (1988 – 1993), was Portfolio Manager with sole responsibility for management of Dreyfus Strategic World Investing and Dreyfus Global Investing, with combined assets of $400 million.
She attended Spence School, received her B.S. degree from Barnard College, and an M.B.A. from Stern Business School.
Druckenmiller currently serves on the boards of the American Museum of Natural History as Vice Chairman of the education and investment committees, and NYU Medical Center as Chair of the capital campaign.
She is a former member of the boards of Dreyfus Strategic World Investing, Episcopal School, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights in China, Adopt a Minefield, the Parish Art Museum, Delos Foundation, Kuan-Yin Foundation, Global Healing Community, the Spence School and the Carnegie Corporation, among others.
She is married to Stanley F. Druckenmiller. Together, they chair the Druckenmiller Foundation. They have three daughters, Sarah, Tess and Hannah.
Patricia E. Harris
First Deputy Mayor, City of New York
Patricia E. Harris is the first woman in New York City’s history to serve as First Deputy Mayor, the City’s highest appointed position. In this role, she is responsible for the operations of City Hall, supervising policy and personnel decisions citywide, and oversees several city agencies.
Prior to joining the Bloomberg administration, Patti Harris managed Bloomberg L.P.’s Corporate Communications Department beginning in 1994, and oversaw its philanthropy, public relations, and government affairs divisions. Before Bloomberg L.P., she worked at Rogers and Cowan and then Serino Coyne, where as Vice President for Public Relations she helped create and execute communications outreach strategies for corporate and nonprofit clients.
Harris began her career in public service upon graduation from Franklin & Marshall College as an assistant to then-Congressman Edward I. Koch. She served throughout his 12-year term, first as an assistant to the mayor and then for seven years as Executive Director of the Art Commission (now the Design Commission).
Harris currently serves on the Boards of Cornell University and Franklin and Marshall College. With her husband, Mark D. Lebow, she has two children, Jeffrey and Alexandra, as well as one stepson, Michael Lebow.
President & CEO, Aspen Institute
Walter Isaacson is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, D.C.
Isaacson was born in New Orleans. He is a graduate of Harvard College and of Pembroke College of Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He began his career at the Sunday Times of London and then the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item. He joined Time Magazine in 1978 and served as a political correspondent, national editor and editor of new media before becoming the magazine's 14th editor in 1996.
He became Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, and then President and CEO of the Aspen Institute in 2003. He is the Chairman of the Board of Teach for America, which recruits recent college graduates to teach in underserved communities. He is also Chairman of the Board of the U.S.-Palestinian Partnership, set up by the U.S. State Department to promote economic and educational opportunities for the Palestinian people. He is on the Board of United Airlines, Tulane University, and the Bipartisan Policy Center. He was appointed after Hurricane Katrina to be the vice-chairman of the Louisiana Recovery Authority.
He is the author of Einstein: His Life and Universe (April 2007), Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003), and Kissinger: A Biography (1992), and coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986).
He and his wife Cathy Wright, a lawyer, live in Washington D.C. They have one daughter, Elizabeth.
Artist and Designer
Maya Lin is the world-renowned designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Her parents fled China just before the Communist takeover in 1949, eventually settling in Athens, Ohio, where both became professors at Ohio University.
As a 21 year-old architecture student at Yale, Lin designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for a class project, and entered it in the largest design competition in American history. Her striking proposal, a V-shaped wall of black stone, etched with the names of 58,000 dead soldiers, beat out the other 1,420 submissions. She encountered criticism when her unconventional design was selected and her name was not mentioned at the dedication of the memorial in 1982.
She has created many other major works across the nation, including the Peace Chapel at Pennsylvania’s Juniata College, the Women’s Table at Yale University, the Langston Hughes Library in Clinton, Tennessee, the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, and the Museum of Chinese in America in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Her latest work, What is Missing?, is a multimedia, multi-sited memorial to endangered and extinct species and places.
Lin was on the committee that selected the 9/11 Memorial to be constructed at Ground Zero in Manhattan. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Natural Resources Defense Council and is a former member of the Yale Corporation and the Energy Foundation. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2009 National Medal of Arts. In 2005 she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
Lin received her Master of Architecture from Yale University in 1986, and has maintained a professional studio in New York City since then.
She is married to Daniel Wolf, a New York photography dealer. They have two daughters, India and Rachel.
John J. Mack
Chairman of the Board, Morgan Stanley
John J. Mack is Chairman of the Board of Morgan Stanley. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley from June 2005 until December 2009.
Mack first joined Morgan Stanley in May 1972 as a member of the Firm's bond department. He was named a Vice President of the Firm in 1976, a Principal in 1977 and a Managing Director in 1979. From 1985 to 1992, Mack headed the firm's Worldwide Taxable Fixed Income Division. In 1987, he became a member of the Board of Directors. In March 1992, he assumed responsibility for Morgan Stanley's day-to-day operations as Chairman of the Operating Committee. He was named President of Morgan Stanley in June 1993.
Mack served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. from May 1997 when the firm was created by the merger of Morgan Stanley and Dean Witter, two of the world's leading financial services companies. Before rejoining Morgan Stanley as Chairman and CEO in June 2005, Mack served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse Group and Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse First Boston.
He is a graduate of Duke University, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the University Hospital of both Columbia and Cornell, a Director of IMG, Trustee Emeritus of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and a member of the Business Council and the Business Roundtable.
Mack also serves on the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Beijing, the International Advisory Panel of The Monetary Authority of Singapore, and the Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City. He is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the NYC Financial Services Advisory Committee, and the Shanghai International Financial Advisory Council.
He is married to Christy Mack and they have three children, Stephen, John, and Jenna.
The Reverend Joseph M. McShane, S.J.
President, Fordham University
Father Joseph McShane, a native New Yorker, was born and raised in Manhattan. He entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1967, and was ordained a priest in 1977. He received his bachelor's degree in English and Philosophy, and his master's degree in English from Boston College in 1972. He completed his master's degrees in Divinity and Sacred Theology at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley in 1977, and received his Ph.D. in the History of Christianity from the University of Chicago in 1981.
After teaching at LeMoyne College in Syracuse from 1981 to 1992, Father McShane was named the Dean of Fordham College, a post he held until he was named the President of The University of Scranton in 1998. In 2003, he was named the President of Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York.
He has served on the boards of the American Council on Education, Fordham University, The University of Scranton, Loyola University of New Orleans, Regis High School, Scranton Preparatory School, Canisius High School and Fordham Preparatory School.
He presently serves on the boards of Canisius College, Santa Clara University, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. He also serves on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Financing Commission and the New York City Charter Revision Commission.
Admiral Michael Mullen, USN (ret.)
Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Admiral Mike Mullen served as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the President's principal military advisor, from October 2007 until October 2011. From 2005 to 2007, Admiral Mullen was the 28th Chief of Naval Operations, the Navy's highest ranking officer.
He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968, and served aboard the destroyer USS Collett, which took part in combat operations off the coast of Vietnam. During his career, Admiral Mullen held leadership positions aboard six other warships, including command of the USS George Washington Strike Group.
Admiral Mullen has a Master of Science degree in Operations Research, and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, he was instrumental in integrating Special Operations forces into U.S. military activities, including presiding over the military's role in targeting Osama Bin Laden. He guided the U.S. Armed Forces through difficult phases in both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and oversaw humanitarian operations from Haiti to Japan. He built critical relationships with some of the most complex actors in the international community such as Russia, China and Pakistan. Admiral Mullen’s dedication to the diversity and integrity of the U.S. Armed Forces informed his decision to support repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.
Passionate about the health and welfare of our troops and military families, as well as their connection to the American public, he and his wife, Deborah, continue to devote much of their time to advancing important support initiatives, including survivor benefits, suicide prevention, mental health, wounded care, homelessness, and veteran employment and education.
Co-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative; former U.S. Senator
Sam Nunn is Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. He served as a United States Senator (D-GA) from Georgia for 24 years (1972-1996) and is retired from the law firm King & Spalding.
Senator Nunn attended Georgia Tech, Emory University and Emory Law School, where he graduated with honors in 1962. After active duty service in the U.S. Coast Guard, he served six years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He first entered politics as a Member of the Georgia House of Representatives in 1968.
During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Senator Nunn served as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He also served on the Intelligence and Small Business Committees. His legislative achievements include the landmark Department of Defense Reorganization Act, drafted with the late Senator Barry Goldwater, and the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, which provides assistance to Russia and the former Soviet republics for securing and destroying their excess nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.
In addition to his work with NTI, Senator Nunn has continued his service in the public policy arena as a Distinguished Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech and as Chairman of the Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
Sam Nunn is married to the former Colleen O’Brien. They have two children, Brian and Michelle.
Samuel J. Palmisano
Chairman of the Board, Chair of IBM’s Executive Committee, and Former President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM
Samuel J. Palmisano is the Chairman of the Board of IBM and chair of IBM’s Executive Committee. Mr. Palmisano joined IBM in 1973 and since then has taken on a series of leadership positions, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer through 2011.
Palmisano has received a number of business awards including the Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Business Leadership Award, and the inaugural Deming Cup presented by the W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity and Competitiveness at Columbia Business School. He was also elected to the board of ExxonMobil.
Palmisano graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Social Sciences.
He is married to Gaier Notman.
Henry “Hank” M. Paulson, Jr.
Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury; former Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs
Henry M. Paulson, Jr. served under President George W. Bush as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury from July 2006 until January 2009. As Treasury Secretary, Paulson was the President's leading policy advisor on a broad range of domestic and international economic issues.
Before going to the Treasury Department, Paulson had a thirty-two year career at Goldman Sachs serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since the firm’s initial public offering in 1999. He is also involved in a range of conservation and environmental initiatives having served as Chairman of The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Nature Conservancy and was Co-Chairman of its Asia/Pacific Council.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Paulson was a member of the White House Domestic Council, serving as Staff Assistant to the President from 1972 to 1973, and as Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon from 1970 to 1972.
Paulson graduated from Dartmouth in 1968, where he majored in English, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and an All Ivy, All East football player. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1970. In February 2010, Paulson published his first book, On the Brink, detailing his experience at Treasury during the global financial crisis.
He and his wife, Wendy, have two grown children, Amanda and Merritt, and three grandchildren.
Sir Martin Sorrell
Chief Executive, WPP
Sir Martin Sorrell founded WPP in 1985 and has been Chief Executive throughout its history.
WPP companies offer a wide range of services to national, multinational and global clients. These include advertising, media investment management, information, insight and consultancy, public relations and public affairs among others. The group employs 135,000 people in 107 countries. Its clients include more than 330 of the Fortune Global 500, more than half of the NASDAQ-100 and over 30 of the Fortune e-50.
Before founding WPP, from 1977 to 1984, he was group finance director of the advertising agency group Saatchi & Saatchi. He worked as a business and financial adviser to British food retail entrepreneur James Gulliver at Argyll, and managed the commercial and financial affairs of sports personalities and celebrities with the Mark McCormack Organization in London. Sir Martin began his career as a marketing associate with Glendinning Associates of Westport, Connecticut.
Sir Martin is an economics graduate of Cambridge University with an M.B.A. from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. In 2001 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from London Guildhall University. In 1998, Sir Martin was appointed to the Board of Dean’s Advisers of Harvard Business School and to the Board of the Indian School of Business. He is a Governor of London Business School, a member of the advisory board of IESE in Spain and also on the Dean’s Advisory Council for Boston University School of Management, and Deputy Chairman, London Business School.
In 1999 he was appointed by the Secretary of State for Education and Employment to the Council for Excellence in Management and Leadership. In 2003 he was asked to serve on the Modern Apprenticeship Task Force, launched by the Department for Education and Skills.
Martin Sorrell was knighted in the Millennium New Year Honours list.
Sorrell is married to Cristiana Falcone, Director for Strategic Outreach at the World Economic Forum. He has three sons, with his first wife, and five grandchildren.
Professor Dean Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Alfred Sommer, MD, is Professor of Epidemiology, International Health, and (at the School of Medicine) Ophthalmology. He was Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health from 1990-2005.
His research on vitamin A in the 1970s and 1980s revealed that dosing severely vitamin A deficient children with an inexpensive, large dose vitamin A capsule twice a year reduces child mortality by as much as 34 percent. The World Bank and, recently, the Copenhagen Consensus list vitamin A supplementation as one of the most cost-effective health interventions in the world. This research won him the Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research in 1997 and the Danone International Prize for Nutrition in 2001, among other honors.
Sommer was born in New York City and graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1963. Sommer has an MD from Harvard Medical School (1967) and an MHS from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (1973).
Sommer became Chair of the Lasker Foundation's Board of Directors in 2008. He also serves on the corporate Boards of Directors of Becton Dickinson and T. Rowe Price.
His latest publication Getting What We Deserve: Health & Medical Care in America (2009) gives an assessment of the state of public health in America and argues that human behavior, such as washing hands and not smoking, has a stronger effect on wellness than almost any other factor. Instead of focusing on prevention, he argues that Americans wait for medical science to cure them once they become sick.
He is married to Jill Sommer who has worked in elementary and adult education, taught English as a foreign language, and directed Baltimore's Learning Center of General Motors. They have two children, Charles and Marni.
Anne M. Tatlock
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fiduciary Trust International; and Vice Chairman, Franklin Resources
Anne Tatlock retired in December 2006 as Chairman and CEO of Fiduciary Trust International and as Vice Chairman of Franklin Resources in January 2007. Prior to joining Fiduciary Trust, she worked for Smith Barney for 22 years where she was First Vice President and head of the Capital Management Department.
Anne is a Director of Beam Inc., Franklin Resources, Inc., Fiduciary Trust International, and Merck & Co. Inc. She also serves as Chairman and Trustee of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and as Trustee of: The American Ballet Theatre, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Mayo Clinic Foundation, and the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center. Past Boards include: Vice Chairman of The Conference Board, Chairman of The Cultural Institutions Retirement System, and as a trustee of The Teagle Foundation and Vassar College.
Tatlock graduated from Vassar College in 1961 and earned a Master's degree in Economics form New York University in 1968. She was elected a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2004, is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and has been awarded the Eleanor Roosevelt Medal.