Kevin W. Kennedy

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Kevin W. Kennedy "joined The Wallace Foundation’s board of directors in 2004 and was elected chairman in June 2007.

"Kennedy is a managing director of Goldman Sachs, where he heads the firm’s business in Latin America. He is also a member of the management committee and serves as co-chairman of the commitments committee.

"He joined Goldman Sachs in 1974, served as head of corporate finance from 1988 until 1994 and then became head of the Americas group in the investment banking division. In 2001, he was appointed to head the firm’s newly formed human capital management division. He assumed his current position in 2008. He was named partner in 1984 and managing director in 1996.

"Kennedy is a life trustee of Hamilton College and a former chairman of its board of directors. He is a managing director and chairman of the executive committee and treasurer of the board of the Metropolitan Opera, a trustee of the New York Public Library, an honorary trustee of the Chewonki Foundation and an advisor to the investment committee of The Kohlberg Foundation.

"He earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1974 and a B.A. in art from Hamilton College in 1970. Kennedy resides in New York with his wife, Karen, a pediatrician." [1]

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  1. Kevin W. Kennedy, Wallace Foundation, accessed August 20, 2008.