July 22, 2009

Obama Nominates Grad For Finance Position

According to a White House press release, President Obama has nominated Jeffrey Goldstein '77 for Under Secretary for Domestic Finance in the Department of the Treasury.

Mr. Goldstein was previously the Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and a Member of the Management Committee of the World Bank. He is currently the Managing Director of the equity investment firm Hellman and Friedman.

Mr. Goldstein has remained connected to Vassar. He serves on the Board of Trustees and is Chair of the Investment Committee. He also has a son in the Class of 2012.

He is now the third Vassar graduate to receive a position in the Obama administration, although Nancy Killefer '75 did not accept her position.

Update: "Jeff is a great guy, and did a superb job helping to lead Vassar through this financial storm," writes former VSA President Jimmy Kelly '09 on Twitter.

Image via Hellman & Friedman.

1 comment:

Morgan Warners said...

Any word on whether this means he'll be resigning as a Trustee?