William Donaldson

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William H. Donaldson is Chairman of Donaldson Enterprises and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Perella Weinberg Partners. He recently served as a member of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. During his career, he served as the 27th Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Undersecretary of State under Secretary Henry Kissinger, and Council to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. He was Chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange; Chairman, President and CEO of Aetna Inc.; the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette (DLJ); and founder of DLJ former subsidiary Alliance Capital Management. He has been director of numerous publically held corporations and private businesses. He has also served on boards of many philanthropic, arts and educational institutions, among them the Ford Foundation, Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, Yale University, and the Aspen Institute. He was founding Dean and Professor of Management of the Yale School of Management. Earlier in his career, Mr. Donaldson served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Far Eastern Theatre (Japan-Korea), as a rifle platoon commander and later as aide-de-camp to the Commanding General of the 1st Provisional Marine Air Ground Task Force. He holds a BA from Yale University, an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).