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Encyclopedia > Ellen V. Futter

Ellen V. Futter is President of the American Museum of Natural History. She previously served as President of Barnard College for thirteen years. The American Museum of Natural History is a landmark of Manhattans Upper West Side in New York, USA, at 79th Street and Central Park West. ... Barnard College, founded in 1889, is an independent college of liberal arts and sciences for women, located in the borough of Manhattan, in New York, New York, United States. ...


Ms. Futter was graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Barnard in 1971. She earned her J.D. degree from Columbia Law School in 1974. She was elected to the Board of Trustees of Barnard as a student representative in 1971 and was subsequently elected to full membership to complete the term of Arthur Goldberg, former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. She began her career as an associate at the Wall Street firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy where she practiced corporate law. In 1980, Ms. Futter took a leave of absence from Milbank, Tweed to serve as Barnard's Acting President for one year. At the end of that period, she was appointed President of the College and served in that capacity until 1993 when she joined the Museum. 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Columbia Law School, located in New York City, is one of the professional schools of Columbia University and one of the leading law schools in the United States. ... Arthur Joseph Goldberg (August 8, 1908 _ January 19, 1990) was an American statesman. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States...


Born in New York City on September 21, 1949, Ms. Futter attended high school in Port Washington, New York. Before transferring to Barnard College, she spent two years at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The city is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture, and is one of the worlds major global cities (along with London, Tokyo and Paris) with a virtually unrivaled collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and stock exchanges. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The University of Wisconsin was founded in 1848 and is the largest university in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ...


Ms. Futter is a director of a number of corporations and not-for-profit organizations. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Advisory Board of the Yale School of Management, the steering committee of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, director of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, National Institute of Social Sciences and the Academy of American Poets, as well as of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the New York State and American Bar Associations. The House of the Academy, Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... The Yale School of Management (SOM) is the business school (MBA program) of Yale University. ... The Academy of American Poets is the largest organization in the United States dedicated to the art of poetry. ...


She formerly served as Chairman of the Board of New York Federal Reserve Bank and Chairman of the Commission on Women's Health of The Commonwealth Fund. She has received numerous honorary degrees, including from Yale, and awards.


She is currently:


Director of American International Group American International Group, Inc. ...


Director of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. ...


Director of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Bristol-Myers Squibb NYSE: BMY, colloquially referred to as BMS, is a pharmaceutical corporation, formed by a 1989 merger between pharmaceutical companies Bristol-Myers Company and Squibb Corporation. ...


Director of Consolidated Edison, Inc Consolidated Edison, Inc. ...


Member of the Council on Foreign Relations The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a think tank which describes itself as dedicated to increasing Americas understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. ...


Board of Overseers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York is a treatment and research institution founded in 1884 as the New York Cancer Hospital. ...


 
 

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