Ellen Futter

Ellen V. Futter served as the President of the American Museum of Natural History from November 1993 through March 15, 2023, when she was elected President Emerita. Previously, Ms. Futter served as the President of Barnard College and prior to that was a corporate attorney at the law firm of Milbank (formerly known as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy). She also previously served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Ms. Futter is a trustee of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. and a director of Consolidated Edison, Inc., and is also a member of the board’s Executive Committee and its Safety Environment, Operations and Sustainability Committee. Ms. Futter is also a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, where she chairs the Nominations and Governance Committee and is a member of the board’s Executive Committee, a Governing Trustee at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she serves as a member of the Joint Nominating and Governance Committee and a Trustee of the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School, and an ex officio Director of New York City Tourism and Conventions, where she serves as an ex officio member of its Executive Committee.

Ms. Futter graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Barnard College and earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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