Thursday, September 21, 2023

Wall Street Leaders Form Advisory Board to Guide Museum of American Finance

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 or connect with the Museum on Facebook or Twitter.
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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