William H. Donaldson
William H. Donaldson is chairman of Donaldson Enterprises and chairman of Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC). He currently serves as a member of the FDIC Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee and was a member of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
During his career, Mr. Donaldson served as the twenty-seventh chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, undersecretary of state to Henry Kissinger, and counsel to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. He was chairman and chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange; chairman, president and chief executive of Aetna Inc.; the co-founder, chairman and chief executive of Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette (DLJ); and co-founder of DLJ former subsidiary Alliance Capital Management. He has also served on boards of many philanthropic, arts and educational institutions, including the Ford Foundation, Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, Yale University, and the Aspen Institute. He was the founding dean and tenured professor of management at the Yale Graduate School of Management. He holds a bachelor of arts from Yale University, a master of business administration with distinction from Harvard Business School, and is a chartered financial analyst (CFA).