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William Donaldson is a member of President Obama's Economic Advisory Panel.

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 William H. Donaldson Biography

As one of the members of President Obama's high-profile Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and with his experience as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is perhaps the most important rule-making authority for U.S. financial markets, William Donaldson is one of the most sought after speakers regarding the current state of the economy and prospects for the road to recovery.

William H. Donaldson became the 27th Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission in 2003. As Chairman, Mr. Donaldson oversaw the regulation of US securities markets, ensured compliance with and enforcement of securities laws and, through corporate governance mandates, sought to ensure the protection of investors' interests. He is currently Chairman of Donaldson Enterprises, a private investment firm.

Under his leadership, the SEC focused on restoring investor confidence through targeted policy reforms including an enhanced focus on corporate governance and ethics, internal management reforms aimed at increasing the agency's ability to anticipate challenges in the securities and financial markets, and improved disclosure of financial information to better prepare investors to make sound investment decisions appropriate for themselves and their families. The agency's response to the challenges facing the financial markets during Mr. Donaldson's tenure marked the greatest period of activity during the agency's most historic era since its creation in 1934.

Mr. Donaldson arrived at the Commission with more than 40 years of experience working at the highest levels of business, government and academia. He served as Chairman and CEO of the investment banking firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) which he co-founded; Chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange; and Chairman, President and CEO of Aetna. He was named National Businessman of the Year by the Associated Press in 1970.

Mr. Donaldson helped found the Yale University School of Management, serving as the graduate school's first dean and professor of management studies. His government service spans five presidential administrations and includes serving as Under Secretary of State to then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and Counsel and Special Adviser to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.

He has been a director of fourteen publicly held corporations and a number of privately held businesses.

He has served as Chairman of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and on the boards of numerous philanthropic, arts and educational institutions, among them The Ford Foundation, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Aspen Institute, The Marine Corps University Foundation and Yale University. He has received a number of honorary degrees and awards.

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Speaking Topics
  • The Economy, Regulation and the Road Ahead

    Widely considered to have been an aggressive advocate for reform and regulation during his tenure as chairman of the SEC, William Donaldson continues to be a strong voice for regulatory overhaul in the financial markets. Mr. Donaldson's experience not only provides unique insight into the current economic crisis, but into the challenges the U.S. faces as it works to stabilize the economy, including the Wall Street bailout package and the regulation of derivatives and credit default swaps, and what the months ahead will bring to bear for the U.S. and abroad.

  • Corporate Governance

    Bringing his extensive experience in the securities and financial services industries, William Donaldson speaks about the demands for sound corporate governance and ethical leadership in an increasingly complex corporate and regulatory environment.

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership

    In this speech, Mr. Donaldson outlines a conceptual and practical approach to managerial leadership, defining the power of a "leader/ entrepreneur" vs. a "manager/administrator."

  • SEC Reforms

    Mr. Donaldson reflects on the actions of the SEC while he served as Chairman during the agency's most historic era since its creation in 1934. He talks about the Commission's response to the corporate scandals that eroded investor confidence and the political and corporate efforts that sought to dilute the SEC's reforms.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like William H. Donaldson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book William H. Donaldson for your next private or corporate function.
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William H. Donaldson

William Donaldson is a member of President Obama's Economic Advisory Panel.

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William H. Donaldson Biography

As one of the members of President Obama's high-profile Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and with his experience as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is perhaps the most important rule-making authority for U.S. financial markets, William Donaldson is one of the most sought after speakers regarding the current state of the economy and prospects for the road to recovery.

William H. Donaldson became the 27th Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission in 2003. As Chairman, Mr. Donaldson oversaw the regulation of US securities markets, ensured compliance with and enforcement of securities laws and, through corporate governance mandates, sought to ensure the protection of investors' interests. He is currently Chairman of Donaldson Enterprises, a private investment firm.

Under his leadership, the SEC focused on restoring investor confidence through targeted policy reforms including an enhanced focus on corporate governance and ethics, internal management reforms aimed at increasing the agency's ability to anticipate challenges in the securities and financial markets, and improved disclosure of financial information to better prepare investors to make sound investment decisions appropriate for themselves and their families. The agency's response to the challenges facing the financial markets during Mr. Donaldson's tenure marked the greatest period of activity during the agency's most historic era since its creation in 1934.

Mr. Donaldson arrived at the Commission with more than 40 years of experience working at the highest levels of business, government and academia. He served as Chairman and CEO of the investment banking firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) which he co-founded; Chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange; and Chairman, President and CEO of Aetna. He was named National Businessman of the Year by the Associated Press in 1970.

Mr. Donaldson helped found the Yale University School of Management, serving as the graduate school's first dean and professor of management studies. His government service spans five presidential administrations and includes serving as Under Secretary of State to then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and Counsel and Special Adviser to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.

He has been a director of fourteen publicly held corporations and a number of privately held businesses.

He has served as Chairman of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and on the boards of numerous philanthropic, arts and educational institutions, among them The Ford Foundation, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Aspen Institute, The Marine Corps University Foundation and Yale University. He has received a number of honorary degrees and awards.

William H. Donaldson Speaking Topics

  • The Economy, Regulation and the Road Ahead

    Widely considered to have been an aggressive advocate for reform and regulation during his tenure as chairman of the SEC, William Donaldson continues to be a strong voice for regulatory overhaul in the financial markets. Mr. Donaldson's experience not only provides unique insight into the current economic crisis, but into the challenges the U.S. faces as it works to stabilize the economy, including the Wall Street bailout package and the regulation of derivatives and credit default swaps, and what the months ahead will bring to bear for the U.S. and abroad.

  • Corporate Governance

    Bringing his extensive experience in the securities and financial services industries, William Donaldson speaks about the demands for sound corporate governance and ethical leadership in an increasingly complex corporate and regulatory environment.

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership

    In this speech, Mr. Donaldson outlines a conceptual and practical approach to managerial leadership, defining the power of a "leader/ entrepreneur" vs. a "manager/administrator."

  • SEC Reforms

    Mr. Donaldson reflects on the actions of the SEC while he served as Chairman during the agency's most historic era since its creation in 1934. He talks about the Commission's response to the corporate scandals that eroded investor confidence and the political and corporate efforts that sought to dilute the SEC's reforms.

FAQs on booking William H. Donaldson

  • How to book William H. Donaldson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like William H. Donaldson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for William H. Donaldson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for William H. Donaldson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book William H. Donaldson?

    Booking fees for William H. Donaldson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire William H. Donaldson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for William H. Donaldson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like William H. Donaldson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book William H. Donaldson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent William H. Donaldson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for William H. Donaldson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

William H. Donaldson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book William H. Donaldson for your event is available upon request. William H. Donaldson generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rick Santorum, Ben Stein, Joseph Stiglitz, David M. Rubenstein and Ambassador Dennis Ross. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling William H. Donaldson for an upcoming event.

William H. Donaldson Speaking Topics

  • The Economy, Regulation and the Road Ahead

    Widely considered to have been an aggressive advocate for reform and regulation during his tenure as chairman of the SEC, William Donaldson continues to be a strong voice for regulatory overhaul in the financial markets. Mr. Donaldson's experience not only provides unique insight into the current economic crisis, but into the challenges the U.S. faces as it works to stabilize the economy, including the Wall Street bailout package and the regulation of derivatives and credit default swaps, and what the months ahead will bring to bear for the U.S. and abroad.

  • Corporate Governance

    Bringing his extensive experience in the securities and financial services industries, William Donaldson speaks about the demands for sound corporate governance and ethical leadership in an increasingly complex corporate and regulatory environment.

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership

    In this speech, Mr. Donaldson outlines a conceptual and practical approach to managerial leadership, defining the power of a "leader/ entrepreneur" vs. a "manager/administrator."

  • SEC Reforms

    Mr. Donaldson reflects on the actions of the SEC while he served as Chairman during the agency's most historic era since its creation in 1934. He talks about the Commission's response to the corporate scandals that eroded investor confidence and the political and corporate efforts that sought to dilute the SEC's reforms.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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