Daniel Doctoroff '84 Elected to UChicago Board of Trustees

Daniel Doctoroff, Myrtle Stephens Potter elected to Board of Trustees
Steve Koppes
June 16, 2011

Daniel Doctoroff, president of Bloomberg L.P., and Myrtle Stephens Potter, chief executive officer of Myrtle Potter and Company LLC, and Myrtle Potter Media Inc., were elected to the University of Chicago Board of Trustees on June 2.

“Daniel Doctoroff and Myrtle Potter are two distinguished University of Chicago alumni who bring to the board an unmatched blend of acumen in policy making, business leadership and strategic vision. President Zimmer, my fellow board members and I look forward to the benefit of their counsel as we meet the challenges and rise to the opportunities that await us,” said Board Chairman Andrew Alper, AB’80, MBA’81.

Doctoroff, JD’84, was deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding for New York City before becoming Bloomberg president in 2008. With Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Doctoroff spearheaded the effort to reverse New York City’s fiscal crisis after the 9/11 attacks through a five-borough economic development strategy. This ambitious plan included the largest affordable housing program ever launched by an American city, the formation of new Central Business Districts and Industrial Business Zones, and the creation of new destinations like the Harbor District.