Deputy Director, Museum of American Finance
Miranda Garrison, Cognito
Duncan Niederauer has been selected to receive the Museum of American Finance’s 2014 Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership. The award is presented annually to a person who has demonstrated a high order of achievement and leadership in the field of finance, and also served with notable distinction in the public sector. It is named after John C. Whitehead, former Deputy Secretary of State and Co-Chair of Goldman Sachs who has headed numerous public service organizations.
“Duncan exemplifies the spirit of the Whitehead Award. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, he has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to philanthropy and community service,” said David Cowen, President and CEO of the Museum of American Finance. “The Museum has been incredibly fortunate to have Duncan and NYSE Euronext as steadfast supporters and friends, and we look forward to recognizing Duncan with our highest award.”
During his tenure as CEO of NYSE Euronext, Mr. Niederauer has overseen the transformation of the company into an innovative, globally integrated organization. Prior to his current position, Mr. Niederauer was President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of NYSE Euronext with responsibility for US cash equities. Before joining NYSE Euronext in April 2007, Mr. Niederauer was Managing Director and Co-Head of the Equities Division Execution Services franchise at Goldman, Sachs & Co. His career at Goldman Sachs spanned 22 years.
Mr. Niederauer has served on the board of Archipelago Holdings, LLC and Colgate University, and now serves on the board of Operation Hope, The American Ireland Fund and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. His current affiliations include G100, Chief Executive 50, British-American Business Council International Advisory Committee, Partnership for New York City, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Shanghai International Financial Advisory Committee, Museum of American Finance, Pace University President’s Council and Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.
He and his wife, Alison, are the co-chairs of the Newmark School’s “Destination of Promise” campaign, which is building a state-of-the-art school for children with autism and related disabilities in Scotch Plains, NJ. They have three children and reside in New Jersey.
The Museum of American Finance will present this award to Mr. Niederauer at its annual gala on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. For information on this event, please contact Director of Development Jeanne Baker Driscoll at 212-908-4694 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Museum of American Finance
The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s only public museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history. With its extensive collection of financial documents and objects, its seminars and educational programming, its publication and oral history program, the Museum portrays the breadth and richness of American financial history, achievement and practices. The Museum is located at 48 Wall Street, on the corner of William Street, and is open Tues–Sat, 10 am – 4 pm. For more information, visit www.moaf.org or connect with the Museum on Facebook or Twitter.