In addition to serving as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board from 1987 to 2006, Alan Greenspan led President Ford’s Council of Economic Advisors as chair from 1974 to 1977 and was the Chairman of the National Commission on Social Security Reform from 1981 to 1983. He was appointed a member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the Commission on Financial Structure and Regulation, and the Commission on an All-Volunteer Armed Force.
Before his appointment to the Federal Reserve Board, Dr. Greenspan served as a director of numerous corporations, including J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc.; Mobil Corporation; Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa); General Foods Corp, Capital Cities/ ABC, Inc.
He was a term member of the Board of Trustees of the Rand Corporation, a member of the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution (at Stanford University), Vice Chairman and Trustee of the Economic Club of New York, and Director at the Council on Foreign Relations.
He received a B.S. (summa cum laude), M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University and honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Pennsylvania, Notre Dame, Leuven and Edinburgh universities. He has also received numerous awards, including the Commandeur de la Legion d’Honneur from France, Knight Commander of the British Empire and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian award.
Dr. Greenspan heads Greenspan Associates, a consulting firm in Washington, DC and is the author of New York Times Bestsellers The Age of Turbulence and The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Risk of Forecasting. He is married to Andrea Mitchell, NBC’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”
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