Steven T. Mnuchin | 2022 Whitehead Award Recipient
Steven T. Mnuchin served as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury. As Secretary, Mr. Mnuchin was responsible for leading the US Treasury, whose mission is to maintain a strong economy, foster economic growth and create job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable prosperity at home and abroad. He was also responsible for strengthening national security by combating economic threats and protecting our financial system, as well as managing the US government’s finances. Mr. Mnuchin also oversaw Cyber Security for Financial Services, IRS and US Treasury Bureaus.
Secretary Mnuchin played a pivotal role in advancing the administration’s economic agenda, including the passage and implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the CARES Act. He also led the Treasury Department’s regulatory reform efforts. Secretary Mnuchin was chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and was a member of the National Security Council. He was responsible for using economic tools to combat terrorist financing and other threats to the United States and its allies.Prior to his confirmation, he served as Founder, Chairman and CEO of Dune Capital Management. He founded OneWest Bank Group LLC and served as its Chairman and CEO until its sale to CIT Group Inc. Earlier in his career, Secretary Mnuchin worked at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., where he was a Partner and served as Chief Information Officer. He has extensive experience in global financial markets and investments.
Secretary Mnuchin is committed to philanthropic activities and previously served as a member of the Boards of the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA), the Whitney Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the UCLA Health System Board, the New York Presbyterian Hospital Board and the Los Angeles Police Foundation. He was born and raised in New York City and holds a BA from Yale University.