Kenneth M. Duberstein

Chairman and CEO, The Duberstein Group, Inc.

Mr. Duberstein is chairman and CEO of the Duberstein Group, an independent strategic planning and consulting company. He previously served as chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan in 1988 and 1989. During the Reagan administration, he also served as deputy chief of staff as well as assistant to the president for legislative affairs. Prior to joining the administration, he was vice president and director of business-government relations of the Committee for Economic Development. He returned to the private sector between his White House assignments as vice president of Timmons & Company Inc. He serves on many boards, including the Boeing Company; Dell, Inc.; The Travelers Companies, Inc.; and Mack-Cali Realty Corp. He is based in Washington, DC.

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