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March 4, 2019

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WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service is pleased to announce that five new members have been elected to serve on its board of directors. The board elected Nora Gardner, senior partner at McKinsey & Company; Jennifer Millstone, devoted philanthropist; Tom Nides, vice chairman of Morgan Stanley and former deputy secretary of state for management and resources; Dina Powell, managing partner of Goldman Sachs and former deputy national security advisor for strategy; and Dan Tangherlini, chief financial officer of The Emerson Collective and former administrator of the General Services Administration.

In welcoming the five new members to the board, Max Stier, Partnership president and CEO, said, “One of the Partnership’s greatest strengths has been our outstanding board of directors, and it now has gotten even stronger with the addition of these five individuals. They each bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help advance the Partnership’s mission of making the federal government more effective for the American people. We are honored to have them join our exceptional board of directors.”

About the Partnership’s newly elected members:

Nora Gardner, senior partner, McKinsey & Company
Gardner has served clients across the public, private and social sectors, both in the United States and abroad, and specializes in organizational change and talent management. She led the development of McKinsey & Company’s Talent System Assessment Tool, which performs a quick, qualitative diagnostic of an organization’s talent-management practices and outcomes. Gardner has held postdoctoral fellowships at the American Cancer Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Jennifer Millstone, philanthropist
Jennifer Heyman Millstone is a noted advocate for criminal justice reform. She is actively involved in various civic and charitable endeavors including The Fortune Society, Bard Prison Initiative and the Innocence Project. She currently serves as vice chairman of the board of the 92nd street Y. Earlier in her career, Millstone was a senior analyst at Kroll Associates, and also worked at the Manhattan District Attorney Office, the Innocence Project and the New York City Department of Investigations. She is a graduate of Yale University, received her law degree from Harvard Law School and is a member of the New York Bar.

Tom Nides,vice chairman, Morgan Stanley
Nides has served in numerous leadership positions in both government and financial services over the last three decades. He was deputy secretary of state for management and resources during the Obama administration; chief operating officer, chief administrative officer, executive vice president and secretary, and principal of Morgan Stanley; worldwide president and chief executive officer of Burson-Marsteller; chief administrative officer, chief executive officer and president of Credit Suisse First Boston; and senior vice president of Fannie Mae. Nides began his career working in the House of Representatives and Executive Office of the President.

Dina Powell, managing partner, Goldman Sachs
Powell serves on the management committee and is responsible for helping to build and enhance the firm’s relationships with sovereign clients around the world. She rejoined Goldman Sachs in 2018 as a partner in the Investment Banking Division after serving as the deputy national security advisor for strategy from 2017 to 2018. She initially joined the firm in 2007, and from 2007 to 2017 led the Impact Investing Business and the Environmental Markets Group. During this same period, she was also president of The Goldman Sachs Foundation, overseeing two major initiatives to drive economic growth and opportunity. Earlier in her career, Powell served as assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, as deputy undersecretary of public affairs and public diplomacy, as senior White House advisor and as assistant to the president for presidential personnel. Powell is currently a non-resident senior fellow at the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Dan Tangherlini, chief financial officer, The Emerson Collective
Tangherlini has been the chief financial officer of The Emerson Collective since 2017, and serves as an advisor to numerous technology firms and as a consultant to a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations. Prior to his current roles, Tangherlini was the president and founder of SeamlessDocs Federal; chief operating officer of Artemis Real Estate Partners; administrator of the General Services Administration; and chief financial officer, chief performance officer and assistant secretary of management for the Department of the Treasury. He has also held leadership positions in the District of Columbia government as the city administrator, as the interim general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the director of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation, and the chief financial officer Metropolitan Police Department, among others.

Gardner, Millstone, Nides, Powell and Tangherlini join Chairman Tom A. Bernstein,president, Chelsea Piers Management, Inc., and other board members who bring federal and private sector leadership experience to the work of the Partnership.

“The Partnership has proven to be an indispensable, nonpartisan actor on an issue that matters to all of us – the vibrancy and effectiveness of our federal government,” said Bernstein. “It is an honor to welcome these talented individuals to our board. I look forward to collaborating with them as we help guide, support and elevate the critical work of the Partnership.” 

Other members of the Partnership’s board of directors include Max Stier, president and CEO, Partnership for Public Service; Doug Conant,founder and CEO, ConantLeadership, and former CEO and president, Campbell Soup Company; Tom Davis,partner, Holland & Knight, and former member of Congress; Joel L. Fleishman, professor of law and director, Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy, and the Professions, Duke University; W. Scott Gould, CEO, Mountain Lake Associates, LLC; Larry Heyman, CEO, The Heyman Enterprise; Lloyd W. Howell Jr., chief financial officer, Booz Allen Hamilton; David J. Kappos, partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Robert A. McDonald, former secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs and retired chairman, president and CEO, The Procter & Gamble Company; Sean O’Keefe, university professor and Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University; Steven C. Preston, president and CEO, Goodwill Industries International, Inc.; Cokie Roberts, political commentator, ABC News and senior news analyst, NPR News; George W. Wellde Jr., former vice chairman, Securities Division, Goldman Sachs; and Neal S. Wolin, CEO, Brunswick Group.

Larry Heyman, the son of the Partnership’s co-founders Ronnie F. Heyman and the late Samuel J. Heyman, will be stepping down from the Partnership board this month after serving for nine years. He will continue to serve as an ex officio member of the Partnership’s investment committee.

About the Partnership
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