Mary K. Bush

The Honorable Mary K. Bush is internationally recognized for her expertise in global financial markets, banking and corporate governance. She has served three Presidents as U.S. Director on the IMF Board, head of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and Board member of Sallie Mae. At the IMF, she led the creation of an IMF/World Bank multi-billion-dollar facility that propelled developing nations toward free markets for capital, trade, investment and entrepreneurship - - all of which resulted in greater economic growth and prosperity. As head of the Federal Loan Home Bank System, her leadership resulted in preserving the health of the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks even as they allocated resources to the Savings and Loan bailout and other Congressional mandates. As head of International Finance at Fannie Mae and at Bankers Trust, she led ground-breaking transactions with institutional investors and Fortune 500 companies internationally. She was Chairman of a bipartisan Congressional Commission on transforming U.S. foreign aid to give greater emphasis to investment and human resource development. She was also a member of the U.S. Treasury Committee on the Audit Profession. Ms. Bush was one of NACD’s top 100 Directors in 2012, has served on more than a dozen corporate boards and has chaired or served on the following committees – Governance, Audit, Finance, Pension & Investment and Risk. Current boards include Bloom Energy, Discover Financial Services, ManTech International and T. Rowe Price Group. Former Boards include Marriot International, United Airlines, TEXACO. She is Chairman of Capital Partners for Education, a not-for-profit that mentors low-income youth through high school and college. Education: M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago and B.A. in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, from Fisk University.

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