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Diana Lancaster Taylor

Diana Lancaster Taylor, American investment company executive, former state official. Named one of The 50 Most Powerful Women In New York City, New York Post, 2007, The 50 Most Powerful Women in New York, Crain’s New York Business, 2009.

Background

  • Taylor, Diana Lancaster was born on February 6, 1955 in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Edwin Douglas and Lois Johnston (O'Neill) Taylor.

  • Education

    • AB, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1977. Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, nyc, 1981.

    Career

    • Analyst New York State Department Social Services, New York City, 1977-1979. Associate Smith, Barney, Harris, Upham, 1981-1982, Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, New York City, 1982-1983, vice president, 1983-1984, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, New York City, 1984-1986, senior vice president, manager short-term banking, 1987-1988, senior vice president, manager education finance group, 1987-1988. Founding partner Mont Rose Beal & Company, 1988—1990, president, 1990—1993.

      Executive vice president, head capital markets Muriel Siebert & Company, 1993—1995. Senior vice president public finance Smith Mitchell Investment Group Inc., 1996—1999. Assistant secretary for public authorities State of New York, 1999.

      Vice president governmental & regulatory affairs KeySpan Energy, New York City, 2000—2002. Chief Financial Officer Long Island Power Authority, 2001—2002. Deputy secretary for state authorities State of New York, 2002—2003, deputy secretary for finance & housing, 2003, superintendent banks, 2003—2007.

      Managing director Wolfensohn & Company LLC, New York City, since 2007. Board directors Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association), since 2008, Citigroup Inc., since 2009, Allianz Global Investors Fund Mgmt, LLC, Brookfield Properties, LLC, Sotheby's Holdings, Inc.

    Membership

    Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association Greater New York City, Hudson River Park Trust, The After School Corporation, New York City Transit Museum, Brooklyn Academy Music. Board trustees Dartmouth University, since 2008.

    Connections

    • father: Edwin Douglas Taylor
    • mother: Lois Johnston (O'Neill) Taylor
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    Born February 6, 1955
    (age 61)
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    • 1977
      Dartmouth College
    • 1981
      Columbia University
    • 2002
      vice president, governmental & regulatory affairs KeySpan Energy
    • 1977 - 1979
      Analyst, New York State Department Social Services
    • 1981 - 1982
      associate, Smith
      Barney, Georgia, United States
    • 1982 - 1983
      associate, Smith
    • 1984 - 1986
      associate, Smith
      Donaldson, Indiana, United States
    • 1993 - 1995
      executive, capital markets Muriel Siebert & Company
    • 1993 - 1995
      head, capital markets Muriel Siebert & Company
    • 1996 - 1999
      senior, vice president public finance Smith Mitchell Investment Group Incorporated
    • 1999
      assistant, secretary for public authorities State of New York
    • 2001 - 2002
      Chief Financial Officer Long Island Power Author, ity
    • 2003 - 2007
      deputy secretary, for state authorities State of New York
    • 2007
      managing director, Wolfensohn & Company Limited Liability Company
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