Howard W. Buffett

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"Howard W. Buffett is a co-founder of i(x), where he brings leadership experience from roles in government, philanthropy, academia, and international development.

"He is an Associate Professor in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and was previously the Executive Director of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Buffett also served in the U.S. Department of Defense overseeing economic stabilization and redevelopment programs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before that, he was a Policy Advisor in the White House, where he co-authored the President’s cross-sector partnerships strategy." [1]

Howard W. Buffett "is the President and Chair of the Clark and Hinman Foundation, a public charity focused on strengthening the academic community at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is also the Co-Founder and Manager of Finance for 5&W, LLC, an online media production company that merges prevailing theories of communication with advancing internet technology.

"From an early age, Howard has traveled in over 30 countries on 6 continents photographing humanity and wildlife, donating his images for publication by organizations such as National Geographic, Nature Conservation Trust, BioImages, the World Wildlife Fund and Prairie Farmer. During this time he also participated in the operations of an 840-acre family farm in central Illinois.

"For the past seven years, Howard has served as a consultant, playing an active role in the development of curriculum for the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit aimed at helping youth from low-income communities by teaching them entrepreneurship and business skills to enhance their economic productivity.

"Following completion of the Hewlett Foundation's Philanthropy Workshop West program in 2006, Howard enrolled in a Master's program in Public Administration at Columbia University and completed the program in May of 2008." [1]

His father is Howard Buffett.

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  1. Directors, Cougar Fund, accessed August 17, 2008.