Kenneth M. Duberstein served as U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s White House Chief of Staff from 1988 to 1989. During President Reagan’s two terms in office, he also served in the White House as Deputy Chief of Staff, as well as both the Assistant and the Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Prior to joining the Administration, Duberstein was Vice President and Director of Business Government Relations of the Committee for Economic Development. He returned to the private sector between his various White House assignments as Vice President of Timmons & Company Inc, a government relations firm.
Among the Board of Directors on which Mr. Duberstein serves are: The Boeing Company, ConocoPhillips, the Fleming Companies, Inc., and The St. Paul Companies, Inc. He also is on the Board of Governors for the American Stock Exchange and NASD. He is a trustee of Franklin & Marshall College and Johns Hopkins University and serves as well on a wide range of commissions, task forces, and cultural, educational and volunteer boards: Vice Chairman of the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Harvard University/Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee, the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency medicine, the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Ford’s Theater and The American Council on Capital Formation.
He was awarded the President’s Citizens Medal by President Reagan in January 1989. He is Chairman of the Ethics Committee for the U.S. Olympic Committee and served as Vice Chairman of the independent Special Bid Oversight Reform Commission for the U.S. Olympics Committee.