Magazine article Financial History

Museum Honors Duncan Niederauer with Whitehead Award at 2014 Gala

Magazine article Financial History

Museum Honors Duncan Niederauer with Whitehead Award at 2014 Gala

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ON JANUARY 14, the Museum honored Duncan Niederauer, CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, with the 2014 Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership. The award is presented at the Museum's annual gala to a person who has demonstrated a high order of achievement and leadership in the field of finance, and also served with notable distinction in the public sector. It is named after John C. Whitehead, former Deputy Secretary of State and co-chair of Goldman Sachs who has headed numerous public service organizations.

"Duncan exemplifies the spirit of the Whitehead Award. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, he has demonstrated a life-long commitment to philanthropy and community service," said David Cowen, president and CEO of the Museum. "We have been incredibly fortunate to have Duncan and NYSE Euronext as steadfast supporters and friends, and we are honored to recognize Duncan with our highest award."

Prior to his current position, Niederauer was president and co-chief operating officer of NYSE Euronext with responsibility for US cash equities. Before joining NYSE Euronext in April 2007, he was managing director and co-head of the Equities Division Execution Services franchise at Goldman, Sachs & Co. …

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