Alumni News & Accolades
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The National Constitution Center has elected David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, and several others, to its Board of Trustees. The new members were elected during the National Constitution Center’s October 26, 2015, board meeting.
He made a substantial and enduring impact on the Law School by cofounding the Corporate Lab while he was still a student; he also contributed to the growth of a dynamic new company, Gerchen Keller Capital, LLC (cofounded by Ashley Keller, ’07), which is pioneering the relatively new field of commercial litigation finance.
A partial list of her civic service includes two terms as chair and two as vice chair of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, and ongoing responsibilities as vice chair of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Board, as a member of the board of visitors at Emory University, and as a director of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, the Atlanta Speech School, and the Southern Center for Human Rights.
“So much of what I do relates to issues of first impression, and my experience at the Law School has been invaluable in helping me handle those,” she says. “You have to have a clear viewpoint, be ready for anything, have all your arguments lined up, and think on your feet.”
Having been recognized consistently as one of the most effective and influential attorneys in the United States, she is a frequent mentor and advisor to young women leaders, and she serves on the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago.
Earlier this year, Roberta Cooper Ramo, ’67, received the highest honor conferred by the American Bar Association, the ABA Medal, for “conspicuous service to the cause of American jurisprudence.”
"We could not be more delighted to welcome David and Steve to the PTC Board," Riesenbach said. "Each of them brings unparalleled skills and experience that will support PTC's continued growth as the region's top producer of new American plays and musicals."
It is only recently, however, that I was struck by how the lessons I have learned in the saddle apply not just in the riding arena but in the highly competitive business arena as well.
If you were to start counting the prestigious awards and recognition he has garnered for the quality, importance, and integrity of his work, and you began working backward from 2015, you’d run out of fingers and toes before you got very far into 2013.