Dr. Glassman has served as a member of the board of directors since October 2009. She serves as chair of the nominating and governance committee and is a member of the audit committee.
Dr. Glassman was appointed by President George W. Bush as under secretary for economic affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2006 to 2009 and as commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2002 to 2006 including acting chairman during the summer of 2005. She has spent over 40 years in the public and private sectors focusing on financial services regulatory and public policy issues, including 12 years at the Federal Reserve, where she worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and subsequently at the Board of Governors, and over 15 years in financial services consulting. Dr. Glassman was a principal at Ernst & Young in the commercial banking risk management and the quantitative economics and statistics practices. She was also a managing director in the financial services regulatory and public policy practices at Furash & Company and served as a senior economist at Economists Inc.
Dr. Glassman is a director of Discover Financial Services and the chairman of its audit committee, a member of the Dow Jones Special Committee, a trustee of the SEC Historical Society, a senior research scholar at the Institute for Corporate Responsibility at the George Washington University Business School, a member of the board and treasurer of the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation, and an honorary fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, England.
Dr. Glassman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Wellesley College and a Master of Arts degree and a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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