Kristin Aguilera, Deputy Director
Kristin Aguilera is the Museum's Deputy Director. She also runs the communications department and has been the editor of Financial History magazine since 1997. She is a frequent contributor to the Bloomberg Echoes blog and holds a BA in Journalism from Marist College and an MS in Publishing from New York University.
Howard A. Baker
Howard A. Baker has been in the securities industry for more than 40 years. Following a lengthy career at the American Stock Exchange where he held several senior management positions in the options and derivative securities areas, Mr. Baker now heads his own firm, Howard Baker Associates, which provides legal and consulting services to select U.S. and international financial organizations. Mr. Baker holds a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School and a BA from Boston University where he has served as Chair of its National Alumni Council. He is a past Associate Dean of the Suffolk Academy of Law, the education affiliate of the Suffolk County (NY) Bar Association; a former board member of The Options Clearing Corporation; an Adjunct Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business; and presently serves as a Public Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Mr. Baker has served on the Financial History editorial board since 1999.
Lawrence A. Cunningham
Lawrence A. Cunningham is an author, lecturer, professor, public company director and consultant on corporate governance. Currently the Tucker Research Professor at George Washington University and Founding Director of George Washington University in New York, Cunningham’s dozen books include The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, in collaboration with Warren Buffett; The AIG Story, with Hank Greenberg; and Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values, published by Columbia University Press. He is on the board of directors of Constellation Software Inc. and a member of the Dean’s Council of Lerner College of Business of the University of Delaware. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Cunningham received the 2018 lifetime achievement award from the National Association of Corporate Directors and the 2017 Girard College Alumni Award of Merit. He has written many articles for Financial History magazine and has served on its editorial board since 2016. He joined the Museum's Board of Trustees in 2019.
Dr. Brian Grinder is a professor in the Department of Management at Eastern Washington University. He has served on the Financial History editorial board since 2001, and is the co-author of its “Educators’ Perspective” column.
Dr. Bradley Jones is a Senior Financial Economist at the IMF in Washington DC, and a Fellow at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School (Center for Endowment Asset Management). Over the course of his career, he has served in a variety of investment management, academic and public policy roles in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. He has published widely in the areas of international political economy, financial history, asset bubbles, institutional investors and international finance. He has served on the Financial History editorial board since 2017.
Gregory DL Morris
Gregory DL Morris, principal of Enterprise & Industry Historic Research, is a veteran journalist and historian. In more than two decades of writing and editing trade and consumer publications he has reported from 43 states, eight Canadian provinces, and 13 countries on five continents. He was founding Gulf Coast Bureau Chief and Global Markets Editor for ChemicalWeek, Executive Editor of Bank Investment Marketing, Editor-in-Chief of The Green Magazine, and Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Today's Refinery. Morris has had features in books and national magazines including The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge (first and second editions), American Heritage, Continental (in-flight), Financial Planning, Risk & Insurance, Institutional Investor News, Trains, and American Oil & Gas Reporter.
He has served as a guest curator for two of the Museum’s exhibits, and is an editorial board member and frequent contributor to Financial History magazine.
Dr. Susie J. Pak is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at St. John’s University (New York). A graduate of Dartmouth College and Cornell University, she is the author of Gentlemen Bankers: The World of J.P. Morgan (Harvard University Press). Dr. Pak also serves as Trustee of the Business History Conference and co-chair of the Columbia University Economic History Seminar. She is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Business History Review and has served on the Financial History editorial board since 2017.
Arthur W. Samansky
Art Samansky is a founding principal of The Samansky Group, a Long Island, NY-based corporate communications firm. He developed his expertise in public affairs, strategic and crisis communications planning, media and presentation/speech training, message development, and related communications disciplines over a more than 40-year career in New York City journalism, and public affairs posts in the public and private sectors with domestic and global organizations. He has served on the Financial History editorial board since 1990.
Bob Shabazian has been a member of the Museum’s editorial advisory board since 1991. After graduating from Rutgers University in 1950 with a degree in journalism, he worked at the Newark (NJ) News, his last position there as business and financial editor. In 1973, Shabazian joined the public relations staff at the American Stock Exchange. He retired from the Exchange as Managing Director, Exchange Communications in 1997, thereafter continuing as a consultant for two years. A member of the New York Financial Writers' Association, he also held memberships in the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the National Press Club.
Myles C. Thompson
Myles C. Thompson has been the publisher of Columbia Business School Publishing (CBSP) since it was founded in 2007 in collaboration with Columbia Business School. The imprint’s program extends Columbia Business School's commitment to bridging academic research and business practice, and reaching the global academic and business communities. By leveraging knowledge gained through innovative research and professional experiences, CBSP seeks to publish books that incorporate the entrepreneurial mindset promoted by the business school. Myles has served on the Financial History editorial board since 2014.
Janice Traflet is an Associate Professor in the Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University. In her research, Traflet explores many facets of Wall Street history, focusing especially on how ordinary citizens have interacted with the securities markets over time. She also delves into the history of women investing in equities and pioneering women shareholder activists. Her first book, published in 2013 by Johns Hopkins University Press, was A Nation of Small Shareholders: Marketing Wall Street After World War II. Traflet is a member of the editorial board of Essays in Economic and Business History. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, such as Journal of Business Ethics, Business History, Journal of Cultural Economy and Essays in Economic and Business History. She currently is working on her second book, this one on legendary corporate gadfly Wilma Soss, which she is co-authoring with Robert E. Wright. She has served on the Financial History editorial board since 2019.
Robert E. Wright
Dr. Robert E. Wright is the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana University, where he teaches courses in business, economic, financial and policy history. He is the the editor or co-editor of 21 volumes and the author or co-author of 18 books, including The Poverty of Slavery: How Unfree Labor Pollutes the Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Dr. Wright is one of the Museum's guest curators and has served on the Financial History editorial board since 2008.
Jason Zweig is The Wall Street Journal’s personal finance columnist. Prior to his work at the Journal, he was a senior writer and columnist at Money magazine. He is the author of Your Money and Your Brain (Simon & Schuster, 2007) and the editor of the updated edition of Benjamin Graham’s classic, The Intelligent Investor (HarperCollins, 2003). He has served on the Financial History editorial board since 1990, and is also a past member of the Museum’s Board of Trustees.