Mr. D’Aniello is a founder and Chairman Emeritus of Carlyle and was elected to the Board of Directors of our general partner effective July 18, 2011. Prior to forming Carlyle in 1987, Mr. D'Aniello was a Vice President for Finance and Development at Marriott Corporation where he was responsible for valuation of all major mergers, acquisition, divestitures, debt and equity offerings, and project financings. Before joining Marriott, Mr. D’Aniello was a financial officer at PepsiCo, Inc. and Trans World Airlines. He is a 1968 magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, and a 1974 graduate of the Harvard Business School, where he was a Teagle Foundation Fellow. He served in the United States Navy from 1969 through 1971 during which time he was a Distinguished Naval Graduate of Officer Candidate School, Newport R.I.; a Supply Officer (LTJG) aboard the USS Wasp (CVS 18); and in 2016, awarded the designation of Lone Sailor by the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. Mr. D’Aniello is Co-Chairman of the American Enterprise Institute; Co-Chairman of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families; a member of the U.S.--China CEO and Former Senior Government Officials’ Dialogue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; an advisor to the John Templeton Foundation; Chairman of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts; a founding Trustee of the Lumen Institute; a Lifetime Board Trustee of Syracuse University where he is an Arents Alumni Award recipient, a member of the Chancellor’s Council, and the Corporate Advisory Council to the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
Mr. Conway is a founder and Co-Executive Chairman of Carlyle and is also the firm’s Co-Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Conway was elected to the Board of Directors of our general partner effective July 18, 2011. Prior to co-founding Carlyle in 1987, Mr. Conway worked at MCI Communications from 1981 to 1987, serving as Chief Financial Officer from 1984 to 1987. Mr. Conway began his career at The First National Bank of Chicago in 1971 and served for 10 years in a wide variety of positions. Mr. Conway is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Rubenstein is a founder and Co-Executive Chairman of Carlyle. He was elected to the Board of Directors of our general partner effective July 18, 2011. Mr. Rubenstein, a native of Baltimore, is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, Mr. Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review. From 1973-1975, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in New York with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. From 1975-1976, he served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. From 1977-1981, during the Carter Administration, Mr. Rubenstein was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. After his White House service and before co-founding Carlyle, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in Washington with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman). Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; a Trustee of the National Gallery of Art, the University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Institute for Advanced Study; and President of the Economic Club of Washington. Mr. Rubenstein is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Brookings Institution, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Business Council, Harvard Global Advisory Council (Chairman), Madison Council of the Library of Congress (Chairman), Board of Dean’s Advisors of the Business School at Harvard, Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, and Board of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community. Mr. Rubenstein has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Duke University and Co-Chairman of the Board of the Brookings Institution.
Kewsong Lee is a Co-Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle and has served in such capacity since January 1, 2018. Mr. Lee also serves as the Head of the Global Credit segment and is Chairman of the Executive Group. He is based in New York and Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2013, Mr. Lee was a partner at Warburg Pincus and a member of the firm’s Executive Management Group. During his 21 years at the firm, he led the Consumer, Industrial and Services group, and was actively involved in the firm’s financial services efforts, capital markets group and the development of the firm’s buyout practice. Mr. Lee serves on the Board of the Lincoln Center Theater, where he is President, and Harvard’s Global Advisory Council and the University Campaign Steering Committee. He was recently the lead director of Arch Capital Group, and in the past has been actively involved on numerous corporate boards including Transdigm, Aramark and Neiman Marcus. He earned his AB in applied mathematics in economics at Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Youngkin is a Co-Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle and has served in such capacity since January 1, 2018. Mr. Youngkin also serves on Carlyle's Executive Group. From May 2015 to December 2017, Mr. Youngkin served as President and Chief Operating Officer. From June 2014 to May 2015, Mr. Youngkin served as Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer. From March 2011 until June 2014, Mr. Youngkin served as Chief Operating Officer. From October 2010 until March 2011, Mr. Youngkin served as Carlyle's interim principal financial officer. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Youngkin was the Global Head of the Industrial Sector investment team. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Youngkin led Carlyle's buyout activities in the United Kingdom and from 1995 to 2000, he was a member of the U.S. buyout team. Prior to joining Carlyle in 1995, Mr. Youngkin was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and he also previously worked in the investment banking group at CS First Boston. Mr. Youngkin has served on the Board of Directors of numerous Carlyle portfolio companies and currently serves on the Board of Ri-Happy Brinquedos S.A. Mr. Youngkin also serves on the Board of Governors of the National Cathedral School, the Dean's Advisory Board at Harvard Business School, the Board of Directors of Meadowkirk, Inc. and the Rice Management Company and as Church Warden of the Vestry of Holy Trinity Church. Mr. Youngkin received a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in managerial studies from Rice University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
Peter J. Clare is a Managing Director, Co-Chief Investment Officer, and Co-head of the U.S. Buyout group. Mr. Clare also serves on Carlyle’s Executive Group. He is based in Washington, D.C. and currently manages Carlyle's two largest private equity funds: Carlyle Partners V ($13.7 billion) and Carlyle Partners VI ($13.0 billion). He is a member of the Firm's Management Committee. Since joining Carlyle in 1992, Mr. Clare has played a leading role in several of Carlyle’s most successful investments, including ARINC, Aviall Inc., Avio S.p.A, Booz Allen, Landmark Aviation, Standard Aero, United Defense Industries, Inc., and Wesco Aircraft. From 1999 to 2001, he was based in Hong Kong as a founding member of the Carlyle Asia Buyout team and continues to serve on the Carlyle Asia Buyout investment committee today. In 2001 and 2002, he launched Carlyle's initial investments in distressed debt, which led to the creation of Carlyle Strategic Partners. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Clare served as the Global Head of the Aerospace, Defense and Government Services sector team. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Clare was with First City Capital Corporation, a private equity group which invested in buyouts, public equities, distressed bonds and restructurings. Prior to joining First City Capital, he was with the Merchant Banking Group of Prudential-Bache. Mr. Clare is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University and received his M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Mr. Clare is a currently member of the Boards of Directors of Booz Allen Hamilton and Signode Industrial and previously served on the boards of CommScope, Inc., Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) and Sequa Corp.
Ms. Fitt is a member of the Board of Directors of our general partner. Ms. Fitt was elected to the Board of Directors of our general partner effective May 2, 2012. Ms. Fitt is currently a director of Ciena Corporation (where she serves as chair of the Audit committee) and The Progressive Corporation (where she serves on the Executive committee, Investment and Capital committee and Nominating and Governance committee). Ms. Fitt served as Secretary (CEO) of the Royal Academy of Arts in London from October 2002 to March 2005. Prior to that, Ms. Fitt was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs & Co., where she became a partner in 1994 and a managing director in 1996. She retired from Goldman Sachs in 2002. Ms. Fitt is a former director of ARM Holdings PLC and Thomson Reuters. She is also a trustee or director of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Ms. Fitt received her bachelor's degree from Brown University and her M.B.A. from the Darden School of the University of Virginia.
Mr. Hance is an Operating Executive of Carlyle and a member of the Board of Directors of our general partner. Mr. Hance was elected to the Board of Directors of our general partner effective May 2, 2012. Mr. Hance joined Carlyle in November 2005 and has worked primarily in our Global Market Strategies segment and the financial services sector. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2005, Mr. Hance served as Vice Chairman of Bank of America from 1993 until his retirement on January 31, 2005 and served as Chief Financial Officer from 1988 to 2004. Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Hance spent 17 years with Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). Mr. Hance is currently a director of Acuity Brands Inc., Parkway, Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Mr. Hance is a former director of Cousins Properties, Duke Energy Corporation, Morgan Stanley and Sprint Nextel Corporation. Mr. Hance serves as Emeritus Trustee on the Board of Trustees at Washington University in St. Louis and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. Mr. Hance graduated from Westminster College and received an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a certified public accountant.
Ms. Hill is a member of the Board of Directors of our general partner. Ms. Hill was elected to the Board of Directors of our general partner effective May 2, 2012. Ms. Hill serves as Principal at Hill Family Advisors. From 1981 until her retirement in 2010, Ms. Hill served as Vice President of Alexander & Associates, Inc., a corporate consulting firm which she co-owned in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hill is currently a director of The Wendy’s Company and Dean Foods Company. Ms. Hill is a former director of Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corporation. She also serves on the Board of Trustees at Duke University, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Wolf Trap Foundation. Ms. Hill graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and received a Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics from the Graduate School of the University of Chicago.
Dr. Robertson is a member of the Board of Directors of our general partner. Dr. Robertson was elected to the Board of Directors of our general partner effective May 2, 2012. Dr. Robertson is the Joshua J. Harris Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to rejoining Wharton in 2007, Dr. Robertson was special assistant to Emory University’s president on issues of international strategy and a founding director of the Institute for Developing Nations established jointly by Emory University and The Carter Center in fall 2006. From 1998 until 2007, Dr. Robertson was Dean of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and, from 1994 until 1998, he was the Sainsbury Professor at, and the Chair of Marketing and Deputy Dean of, the London Business School. From 1971 to 1994, Dr. Robertson was a member of the faculty at the Wharton School, and from 2007-2014, was the Dean of the Wharton School. He is a former director of CRA International, Inc. and PRGX Global, Inc. Dr. Robertson graduated from Wayne State University and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in marketing from Northwestern University.
Mr. Shaw is a member of the Board of Directors of our general partner. Mr. Shaw was elected to the Board of Directors of our general partner effective May 2, 2012. Mr. Shaw was the Vice Chairman of Marriott International, Inc. until his retirement in March 2011. Prior to becoming Vice Chairman of Marriott, Mr. Shaw served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Marriott from 1997 until 2009. Mr. Shaw joined Marriott in 1974 and held various positions, including Corporate Controller, Corporate Vice President, Senior Vice President-Finance, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, and President of Marriott Service Group. Prior to joining Marriott, Mr. Shaw worked at Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Shaw is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, a Director of DiamondRock Hospitality (where he serves on the Audit committee, Compensation committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance committee) and is a former member of the Board of Trustees of three funds in the American Family of mutual funds from 2009 to 2015, and is a former director of Marriott International, Inc. from March 1997 through February 2011. Mr. Shaw also serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame and the Board of Trustees of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Shaw graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.
Mr. Welters is a member of the Board of Directors of our general partner. Mr. Welters was elected to the Board of Directors of our general partner effective October 27, 2015. Mr. Welters is Executive Chairman of the Black Ivy Group, LLC. He recently retired as Senior Adviser to the Office of the CEO of UnitedHealth Group having served in such position since April 2014. Prior to this appointment, he was Executive Vice President and a Member of the Office of the CEO of UnitedHealth Group from November 2006 until April 2014. Mr. Welters previously led UHG's Public and Senior Markets Group. Mr. Welters joined UHG in June 2002 upon its acquisition of AmeriChoice, a health care company he founded in 1989. Mr. Welters is currently a director of Loews Corporation, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (where he serves on the Nominating and Governance committee) and C.R. Bard, Inc. (where he is a member of the Compensation, Regulatory and Governance committees). Mr. Welters previously served as a director West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. from 1997 to 2016 and Quest Communication from 2006-2011. He is Trustee Emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board of New York University School of Law, as well as Vice Chairman of the Board of New York University, a Trustee of NYU Langone Medical Center, a trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where he is Chairman of the Finance committee, as well as on the Board of the Horatio Alger Association. Mr. Welters is a founding member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Welters is a graduate of Manhattanville College and received his law degree from New York University School of Law.
* Members of the Audit Committee