Wall Street Leaders Form Advisory Board to Guide Museum

April 26, 2011

Kristin Aguilera, Deputy Director
Museum of American Finance

New York, NY – The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, announced today the formation of an advisory board of leaders in the world of American finance. The board will underscore the historical importance of the nation’s financial industry and its role in the emerging global economy and will provide counsel on the future direction of the Museum.

John Whitehead, former Deputy Secretary of State and co-chair of Goldman Sachs, will co-chair the group with William Donaldson, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange and investment banking firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ).

“We are grateful for the involvement of these leaders, all of whom have been part of the modern history of the world of finance,” said Whitehead, a long-time advocate of the Museum.

While the advisory board remains in formation, other financial leaders who have accepted membership include Jack Bogle, Parker Gilbert, Bill Gross, William Harrison, Henry Kaufman, Henry Kravis, Duncan Niederauer, Peter Peterson, Charles Schwab, Walter Shipley, George Soros, Daniel Tully and Paul Volcker.

“The core mission of preserving, exhibiting and teaching about all aspects of the nation’s financial history is particularly important at this time of economic and market uncertainty,” said Donaldson.

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 finance, entrepreneurship and the open market system. 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.


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