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Roy Swan (Chair)

Roy Swan is Head of the Ford Foundation's Mission Investments team, responsible for the foundation's $1.35 billion capital commitment to advance social justice, reduce inequality, and generate financial returns in the U.S., Africa, China, India, Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

Before joining the Ford Foundation in January 2018, Roy was with Morgan Stanley for nearly ten years.  While at Morgan Stanley, Roy was promoted to Managing Director and held numerous executive positions including President & COO of Morgan Stanley Trust and Co-Head of Morgan Stanley Global Sustainable Finance, which committed over $13 billion of the firm's capital to underserved communities in the U.S.  

Roy's varied career includes roles as CFO of Carver Bank in Harlem, NY, which at the time was the nation's largest publicly traded African American-managed bank, and founding Chief Investment Officer of NYC's Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, a federal program designed to revitalize distressed inner city communities that played a catalytic role in Harlem's economic rebirth in the 1990's.   

Roy is a member of several non-profit and for-profit boards.  He is a Dalton parent and a former Dalton board member who held numerous roles including Audit Committee Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President during his twelve years on the board. Roy is a graduate of Princeton University and Stanford Law School. He has two children – one who graduated from Dalton and one who is a high school student.
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