CEO@Smith Speaker Series
David M. Rubenstein, Co-founder and Managing Director,
The Carlyle Group
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Frank Auditorium, Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742
M. Rubenstein is a co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, one of
the world’s largest private equity firms, co-founded by Rubenstein in 1987.
Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $100 billion from
27 offices around the world.
A native of Baltimore, Rubenstein is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke
University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, Mr.
Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from The University of Chicago Law School, where he
served as an editor of the Law Review.
From 1973-75, he practiced law in New York City with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,
Wharton & Garrison. Following that, from 1975-76 he served as chief counsel to
the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments.
During the Carter Administration, Rubenstein was deputy assistant to the
president for domestic policy. After his White House service and prior to
co-founding Carlyle, Rubenstein practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Shaw,
Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw Pittman).
Rubenstein is chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
and the President of the Economic Club of Washington. He also serves as a regent
of the Smithsonian Institution and on the board of directors or trustees of Duke
University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Chicago, the Lincoln
Center for the Performing Arts, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center,
Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute for
Advanced Study, the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian
Institution, the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian
Institution, the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and
International Studies, the American Academy in Berlin, American Council on
Germany, and Ford’s Theatre.
He is a member of many distinguished organizations, some of which include the
Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, the Advisory Board of the
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the Board of Trustees of the
Young Global Leaders Foundation, and the International Business Council of the
World Economic Forum.
CEO@Smith is a dynamic speaker series designed to connect our community of
students, alumni, faculty, and staff with leading business practitioners and
innovators. Blending invaluable wisdom from industry giants with an interactive
atmosphere, CEO@Smith offers many exceptional opportunities to learn from top
executives and gain insight into how they make decisions that not only influence
one company, but entire industries.
Events are free and open to the public. All events take place at 5:30 p.m. in
Frank Auditorium, Van Munching Hall, at the University of Maryland-College Park.