John C. Sawhill

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John C. Sawhill (Board of directors of Philip Morris, 1979): John C. Sawhill served on the Board of Directors for Philip Morris, Inc. in 1979. (Source: Philip Morris Summary - PMI Liability Notebook)

John Sawhill, formerly served as a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, died in 2000. "Sawhill, whose research focused on the nonprofit sector, joined the HBS faculty in 1997 as part of the School's Initiative on Social Enterprise. His seminar Effective Leadership of Social Enterprises prepared students for leadership roles in nonprofit management.... Born in Cleveland, Sawhill graduated from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1958. He earned a Ph.D. in economics in 1963 from New York University, where he served as professor of economics and president of the university from 1975 to 1979. At a trying time in NYU's history, he received widespread acclaim for bringing about an academic and financial turnaround in the country's largest private university." [1]

"He had been deputy energy secretary; chairman of U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corp.; administrator of the Federal Energy Administration, and associate director for natural resources, energy, science and environment in the Office of Management and Budget." [2]

His wife was Isabel Sawhill.

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  1. Harvard Business School John C. Sawhill Remembered, organizational web page, accessed April 22, 2012.
  2. latimes John C. Sawhill; Head of Nature Conservancy, organizational web page, accessed April 22, 2012.

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