Lead singer, U2
Co-founder, ONE and (RED)
The lead singer of Irish rock band U2, Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Ballymun, Dublin. He met the Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton at school, and in 1978 the band was formed. Acknowledged as one of the best live acts in the world, U2 have sold over 140 million albums and won numerous awards, including 22 Grammys. Bono is also a well-known activist in the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa. In 2002, he co-founded DATA (debt, AIDS, trade, Africa) to raise public awareness of the issues in its name and influence government policy on Africa. In 2004, DATA helped to create ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History, an advocacy and campaigning organization dedicated to fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease. In early 2008, DATA and ONE combined operations under the name ONE. As part of his work with ONE, Bono has lobbied U.S. Presidents and Congressional leaders, along with the heads of many other G8 nations.
In 2006, Bono and Bobby Shriver launched Product (RED) to raise money from businesses to buy AIDS drugs for people in Africa unable to afford them. Product (RED) has an ongoing relationship with a number of iconic global brands that sell (RED) products and donate a percentage of the profits directly to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Bono also helped launch EDUN, an ethically-sourced high fashion clothing company run by his wife Ali Hewson; EDUN produces clothing in developing areas of the world, particularly in Africa.
Bono has received a number of awards for his music and activism, including the Legion D'Honneur from the French Government in 2003, TIME Magazine's Person of the Year for 2005 (along with Bill and Melinda Gates), and an honorary British knighthood in 2007. Bono lives in Dublin with Ali and their four children.
President and CEO
Michael is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ONE. Prior to joining ONE, Michael Elliott served as editor of TIME International, Deputy Managing Editor of TIME Magazine, and was also a columnist on the global economy for Fortune magazine. Elliott was named editor of TIME International in April 2005 after spending a year as editor of TIME Asia. He joined TIME in May 2001 as an editor-at-large after a year spent as editor-in-chief of eCountries, an Internet based news and analysis service on global affairs. From 1995-2000 he was editor of Newsweek International, and from 1984-93 he was on the staff of The Economist, where he was political editor and Washington bureau chief and the founding author of both the "Bagehot" and "Lexington" columns.
Elliott was born and raised in the suburbs of Liverpool, England, and took two degrees at Oxford University. Prior to his career in journalism, he was a member of the Central Policy Review Staff in Britain's Cabinet Office, and before that spent eight years teaching in universities in the United States and United Kingdom, ending his academic career with a tenured position at the London School of Economics.
Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors LLC
In July 2011, Joshua Bolten co-founded and is currently Managing Director of Rock Creek Global Advisors, an international business advisory firm. From 2009 to 2011, he was a Visiting Professor at Princeton University. Bolten served in the White House under President George W. Bush as Chief of Staff from 2006 to 2009, Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 2003 to 2006, and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2001 to 2003. His nearly 20 years in government service also includes positions at the Office of the US Trade Representative, the US Senate Finance Committee, and the US State Department. In the private sector, he worked at Goldman Sachs International in London, and O'Melveny & Myers in Washington, DC.
Bolten received his undergraduate degree from Princeton in 1976 and his law degree from Stanford in 1980. In addition to serving on the board of the ONE Campaign, he was Interim CEO for the first half of 2011. He is also Vice Chair of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Co-Chair of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
President, Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Howard G. Buffett grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and has been active in business, politics, philanthropy, agriculture, conservation, and photography. He currently spends the majority of his time managing the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a private charitable foundation. Mr. Buffett operates a 1,400-acre family farm in central Illinois and oversees two foundation-operated research farms: 1,500 acres in Illinois and 9,200 acres in South Africa. Mr. Buffett has served in a number of public positions. In 1989, he was elected to the Douglas County Board of Commissioners in Nebraska, he has served on two Office of the United States Trade Representative committees, and as Chairman of the Nebraska Ethanol Authority and Development Board. Mr. Buffett served in senior executive positions at Archer Daniels Midland Company and The GSI Group.
Mr. Buffett currently serves on the Corporate Boards of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., an investment holding company, Coca Cola Company, the world's largest beverage company, Lindsay Corporation, a world-wide leader in the manufacturing of agricultural irrigation products, and Sloan Implement, a privately owned distributor of John Deere agricultural equipment. Mr. Buffett has served on the boards of Archer Daniels Midland, a leading global food processor, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world, ConAgra Foods, one of North America's largest food service manufacturers and retail food suppliers and Agro Tech Foods, a publicly traded food manufacturing company in India. He serves or has served on numerous non-profit boards.
In 1997, Mr. Buffett became a member of the Commission on Presidential Debates; he received the Aztec Eagle Award from the President of Mexico in 2000, the highest honor bestowed on a foreign citizen by the Government of Mexico; and in 2002, he was recognized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture as one of the most distinguished individuals in the field of agriculture. In 2005, he received the Will Owen Jones Distinguished Journalist of the Year Award, and in 2007, he was appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Against Hunger on behalf of the World Food Programme.
Mr. Buffett has traveled to over 95 countries documenting the challenges of preserving our biodiversity while providing adequate resources to meet the needs of a growing global population. In the process, he has authored seven books on conservation, wildlife, and the human condition. His writing has been published in periodicals including The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
Chairwoman, The Sherwood Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
Susan A. Buffett is Chairman of The Sherwood Foundation, the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation and the Buffett Early Childhood Fund. The Sherwood Foundation focuses on public education and poverty alleviation - mainly in Omaha, Nebraska. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (formerly The Buffett Foundation) works globally on women's health issues and nuclear disarmament. And the Buffett Early Childhood Fund focuses on early childhood education from birth to five for low income families on a national scale.
Susie also serves on several national nonprofit boards including ONE (formerly DATA - Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa), the Ounce of Prevention Fund, Girls Incorporated and The Fulfillment Fund. Locally, she serves on the board of Girls Incorporated, The Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center Foundation, Building Bright Futures and The Omaha Airport Authority.
Director, European Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Joe Cerrell is the director of the Gates Foundation's Europe office where he manages the Gates Foundation's policy, advocacy, and communications activities in Europe. Previously, Joe was the director of Global Health Policy & Advocacy where he oversaw the foundation's global health communications, public policy and international finance activities.
Prior to joining the foundation, Cerrell served as assistant press secretary to former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. He was a senior member of a team responsible for advising the vice president on energy and environmental issues and was a White House liaison to elected officials, industry, environmental, religious, and labor leaders, and the media. Cerrell also acted as U.S. spokesperson for numerous vice-presidential international state visits.
Cerrell provided communications support and served as an advisor for three U.S. presidential campaigns. He was vice president of the philanthropy practice at APCO Worldwide, overseeing the agency's nonprofit and foundation clients. In addition to ONE, he currently serves on the board of directors for Comic Relief. He is also an advisory board member of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Cerrell received a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California.
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
John Doerr joined Intel in 1974 just as they invented the famous "8080" 8 bit microprocessor. At Intel he held various engineering, marketing and management assignments, and was one of their top-ranked sales executives. In 1980 he joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and sponsored a series of investments including Compaq, Cypress, Intuit, Netscape, Lotus, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, S3, Sun Microsystems, Amazon.com, Symantec and Google.
John was the founding CEO of Silicon Compilers. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Amazon.com and Google. The privately-held company boards include Zazzle, Miasole, Bloom Energy, and Spatial Photonics. He holds patents for computer memory devices he invented as a design engineer at Monsanto. His interests include the Internet, green technology and conservation, biotechnology and genomics, the improvement of K-12 education, micro-finance and debt relief.
John Doerr was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Executive Director and Global Strategy, ONE
Jamie Drummond co-founded the advocacy organization DATA (debt, AIDS, trade, Africa) with Bono, Bobby Shriver, and others in 2002 and ONE in 2004. The two entities merged in 2008 under the name ONE. DATA, ONE, and its partners have helped persuade the Bush Administration and bipartisan leadership in the US Congress to launch a series of initiatives for Africa including the Millennium Challenge Account, the President's Emergency AIDS initiative, the Malaria Initiative, Multilateral Debt Relief, and the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
Through the G8, DATA, with partners, helped negotiate and advocate for a new high-water mark of promises at the 2005 Summit, involving a doubling of aid promised for Africa by 2010, including improvements in aid quality.
Jamie was formerly global strategist for Jubilee 2000 "drop the debt" and, prior to that, worked at Christian Aid. He has traveled widely in Africa and Asia and has a Masters in Development from the London School of Oriental and African Studies. In 2007, Jamie was elected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Chairman of the Board, ONE
Thomas E. Freston is a Principal of Firefly3, an investment and consultancy firm focusing on the media and entertainment industries. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Viacom Inc., where he also served as Chief Operating Officer. For seventeen years, Mr. Freston was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MTV Networks (including MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Comedy Central, and other networks). Prior to that, Mr. Freston ran a textile business in Afghanistan and India called Hindu Kush. Currently, he is Chairman of the ONE Campaign, an advocacy organization for global poverty issues, and serves on the boards of the American Museum of Natural History, DreamWorks Animation, Product (Red), Moby Media and Emerson College. Mr. Freston consults with Oprah Winfrey and others in the media and entertainment industries. He also serves as a trustee of the Asia Society.
CEO, CARE USA
Helene D. Gayle is president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization with approximately 10,000 staff whose poverty fighting programs reached 122 million people last year in 84 countries. Since joining CARE in 2006, Dr. Gayle has led efforts to reinforce CARE's commitment to empowering girls and women to bring lasting change to poor communities. Under her leadership, CARE has strengthened its focus on long term impact, increased policy and advocacy efforts and deepened connections between poverty and the environment. Gayle has leveraged the power of CARE's corporate and NGO partners to significantly expand CARE's reach across the globe. An expert on health, global development and humanitarian issues, she spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gayle then worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues.
Dr. Gayle serves on several boards, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Rockefeller Foundation, Colgate-Palmolive Company, ONE, and the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Affairs Policy Board. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Public Health Association. Dr. Gayle also chaired the Obama Administration's Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, and currently serves on the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.
Named one of Foreign Policy magazine's "Top 100 Global Thinkers," and Newsweek's top 10 "Women in Leadership" Dr. Gayle has been featured by national and international media outlets. She has also published numerous scientific articles.
Dr. Gayle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She earned a B.A. in psychology at Barnard College, an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University.
Open Society Institute
Morton H. Halperin is a Senior Advisor to the Open Society Institute and the Open Society Policy Center.
Dr. Halperin served in the federal government in the Clinton, Nixon and Johnson administrations. Dr. Halperin has also been associated with a number of think tanks. He is co-Chair of the New America Foundation's Nuclear Strategy Working Group. He was a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress from June 2003 to December 2009 and was a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from January 2001 to June 2003 and from March 1996 to December 1998. From July 1997 through December 1998, he was Senior Vice President of The Century Foundation/Twentieth Century Fund. From November 1992 to February 1994, Dr. Halperin was a Senior Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Dr. Halperin worked for many years for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He served as Director of the Center for National Security Studies from 1975 to 1992, focusing on issues affecting both civil liberties and national security, such as the proper role of intelligence agencies and government secrecy. From 1984 to 1992, he was also the Director of the Washington Office of the ACLU, with responsibility for the ACLU's national legislative program as well as the activities of the ACLU Foundation based in the Washington Office.
Dr. Halperin was a MacArthur Foundation Fellow from 1985 to 1990 and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the Wilbur Cross Medal awarded by the Yale Graduate Alumni Association, the John Jay Award given by Columbia College, and the Public Service Award of the Federation of American Scientists.
Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Dr. Mo Ibrahim is a global expert in mobile communications with a distinguished academic and business career. More recently, he has played a leading advocacy role on issues of African development and governance, through his Foundation and through participation in a range of global initiatives.
After a long career in academia, six years as Technical Director for Cellnet of BT, and founding a consultancy and software company, Mobile Systems International, in 1998 Dr. Ibrahim founded Celtel International to build and operate mobile networks in Africa. Celtel became one of Africa's most successful companies with operations covering more than a third of the continent's population and investing more than $750 million in Africa. The company was sold to MTC Kuwait in 2005 for $3.4billion.
In 2006, Dr Ibrahim established the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to support good governance and great leadership on the African continent. The Foundation focuses on two major initiatives to stimulate debate around, and improve the quality of, governance in Africa. The Ibrahim Index of African Governance provides civil society and governments with a comprehensive and quantifiable tool to assess governance and promote accountability. The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership recognises and celebrates excellence. Dr Ibrahim is also Founding Chairman of Satya Capital Limited, an investment fund focused on Africa.
Dr Ibrahim was listed by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He has also received numerous honorary degrees and fellowships from a range of academic institutions. Dr Ibrahim is the also the recipient of a number of awards including: The Chairman's Award for Lifetime Achievement from the GSM Association in 2007; The Economist Innovation Award 2007 for Social & Economic Innovation; Ordre national du Burkina Faso (Officier) and the BNP Paribas Prize for Philanthropy in 2008.
Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is currently the Minister of Finance for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Prior to this appointment, she was the Managing Director of the World Bank, a position which includes special oversight for the Bank's operations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, South Asia and Africa. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala was at the forefront of the Bank's efforts to help countries hard hit by the food, fuel and financial crisis.
From 2003 to 2006, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala served as Finance Minister of Nigeria and later Foreign Affairs Minister. As Minister of Finance, she spearheaded negotiations with the Paris Club of Creditors in 2005 that led to the wiping out of US$30 billion of Nigeria's external debt, including outright cancellation of US$18 billion. After leaving the government, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala joined Brookings Institution as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow from 2006 to 2007.
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has received numerous awards, including Time Magazine's European Hero of the Year Award in 2004 and Euromoney Magazine Global Finance Minister of the year in 2005. In 2006, she was named by Forbes Magazine as one of 100 most powerful women in the world. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala was educated at Harvard University and has a PhD in Regional Economics and Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chief Executive Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jeff Raikes leads the Gates Foundation's efforts to promote equity for all people around the world. He sets strategic priorities, monitors results, and facilitates relationships with key partners for all three program groups.
Before joining the foundation, Raikes was a member of Microsoft's senior leadership team, which sets overall strategy and direction for the company. Raikes was president of the Microsoft Business Division and oversaw the Information Worker, Server & Tools Business and Microsoft Business Solutions groups. He previously served as group vice president of the Worldwide Sales and Support Group, where he was responsible for providing strategic leadership for Microsoft's sales, marketing, and service initiatives. Before that, he served as senior vice president of Microsoft North America.
Raikes joined Microsoft in 1981 as a product manager and was instrumental in driving Microsoft's applications marketing strategy. Promoted to director of applications marketing in 1984, Raikes was the chief strategist behind the company's success in graphical applications for the Apple Macintosh and the Microsoft Windows operating system. Before joining Microsoft, he was a software development manager at Apple Computer Inc.
Raikes, a Nebraska native, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University. He and his wife, Tricia, have three children. They are founders of the Raikes Foundation and are active members of the United Way of King County, where they served as co-chairs of the 2006-2007 fundraising campaign. Raikes also serves on the board of directors for Costco Wholesale Corp. and the Microsoft Alumni Foundation, where he is chair of the board. In June 2008, the Board of Regents at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln renamed the J.D. Edwards Honors Program in Computer Science and Management to the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. Raikes, a longtime supporter of the highly selective and renowned school, was a part of the initial conceptualization and has served on the board since its inception in 2001.
66th US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates LLC.
From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush's Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001-2005. Between 1993-1999 Rice served as Stanford University's Provost, and from 1989 through March 1991, she held several positions on President George H.W. Bush's National Security Council staff, including Director; Senior Director of Soviet and East European Affairs; and, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, Rice also served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
As professor of Political Science, Rice has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981 and has won two of the highest teaching honors – the 1984 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching. She has also authored and co-authored numerous books, including two bestsellers.
In 1991, Rice co-founded the Center for a New Generation, an innovative, after-school academic enrichment program for students in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California. In 1996, CNG merged with the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (an affiliate club of the Boys and Girls Club of America) of which she remains actively involved in today.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Rice earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver; her master's from the University of Notre Dame; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver and has been awarded ten honorary doctorates. She currently resides in Stanford, California.
Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Sheryl Sandberg is Chief Operating Officer at Facebook. She oversees the firm's business operations including sales, marketing, business development, legal, human resources, public policy and communications. Prior to Facebook, Sandberg was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, where she built and managed the online sales channels for advertising and publishing and operations for consumer products worldwide. She previously served as Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Bill Clinton and began her career as an economist with the World Bank. She received B.A. and M.B.A degrees from Harvard University.
Sandberg also serves on the boards of Facebook, The Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day.
Global Head of Government Relations and Communications, Bloomberg L.P. Chairman, Bloomberg Government
Kevin Sheekey oversees global government relations and communications for Bloomberg LP, the media and financial information company founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He is also the Chairman of Bloomberg Government, a new division of the company that offers comprehensive information about government and business.
Prior to joining Bloomberg LP, Mr. Sheekey was Deputy Mayor of New York for Government Affairs where he managed local, state and federal government relations for the City of New York. Prior to his appointment, he was Mayor Bloomberg's campaign manager in the 2005 mayoral election. Mr. Sheekey served as President of the New York City Host Committee for the 2004 Republican National Convention.
After running Michael Bloomberg's successful 2001 campaign for mayor, Mr. Sheekey served as a senior advisor to the Mayor.
Mr. Sheekey was the chief lobbyist for Bloomberg LP in Washington, DC from 1997 to 2000, and prior to joining the company, Sheekey was Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
Bobby Shriver, co-founder and chairman of (PRODUCT) RED (www.joinred.com) and co-founder of DATA (www.data.org), has spent the past ten years working to help eliminate the financial and health emergencies threatening the people of Africa.
Robert Sargent Shriver III was born on April 28, 1954, in Chicago. He is the oldest child of R. Sargent Shriver, who started the Peace Corps and led President Johnson's War on Poverty programs of the 1960s, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who founded the Special Olympics. After graduating cum laude from Yale College, Shriver began a career as a journalist, working for the Annapolis Evening Capitol in Maryland. From there, he followed a traditional journalist's odyssey, from Chicago's City News Bureau to the Chicago Daily News, and then the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. He left the newspaper business to attend Yale Law School. Upon graduation in 1981, he returned to Southern California to clerk for Judge Stephen R. Reinhardt at the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. After his clerkship, Shriver moved to New York, where, with former United States Defense Secretary Harold Brown and James D. Wolfensohn, he worked in the venture capital partnership of the Wolfensohn firm.
In 1987, Shriver produced the first ever primetime program on the Special Olympics World Games, for ABC. That same year, he produced (with Jimmy and Vicki Iovine) the first of nine A Very Special Christmas records. These projects have raised more than $100 million to support Special Olympics organizations around the world.
In 1999, one of the Very Special Christmas artists, Bono, asked Shriver to help him with the Jubilee 2000 campaign. The idea was to cancel the debt of the world's poorest nations by building political support with a petition drive. In 2000, Congressman John Kasich led the floor fight to turn the $60 million allocated for African debt relief to $435 million. In 2002, President George W. Bush proposed $15 billion in the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
The debt-relief successes in Washington enabled Bono and Shriver to found DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) in 2002. In 2004, they formed the ONE Campaign to build grassroots support for DATA's lobbying goals. In 2008 DATA combined with ONE. This unified team continues to build on its grass-roots movement of 2.4 million Americans calling for the U.S. and all G8 governments to help Africans fight AIDS and extreme poverty.
In 2006, Bono and Shriver founded PRODUCT (RED) to fight the Africa AIDS epidemic with two other powerful forces-producers of world-class consumer goods and world-class shoppers. Each time someone buys a (PRODUCT) RED product, up to 50% of the gross profit goes to The Global Fund, which-like PEPFAR-provides AIDS medicine funding to African countries based on proven results.
In 2004 Shriver ran and was elected to the Santa Monica City Council by the highest percentage of voters in that city's 120-year history. Re-elected in 2008 by a larger number of voters, he continues his work to reduce homelessness in the city and across Los Angeles County, with special emphasis on housing homeless veterans. He also led the campaign to clean up Santa Monica Bay.
He lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife Malissa Feruzzi and daughters Natasha and Rosemary.
Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States
Lawrence H. Summers is President Emeritus of Harvard University. During the past two decades he has served in a series of senior policy positions, including Vice President of Development Economics and Chief Economist of the World Bank, Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, Director of the National Economic Council for the Obama Administration from 2009 to 2011, and Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, from 1999 to 2001.
He received a bachelor of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975, and was awarded a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1982. In 1983, he became one of the youngest individuals in recent history to be named as a tenured member of the Harvard University faculty. In 1987 Mr. Summers became the first social scientist ever to receive the annual Alan T. Waterman Award of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and in 1993, he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given every two years to the outstanding American economist under the age of 40.
He is currently the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University. He and his wife Elisa New, a professor of English at Harvard, reside in Brookline with their six children.
* Serves on the ONE Campaign Board only and not on the ONE Action Board.