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Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

Richard E. Cavanagh rejoined the Harvard Kennedy School Faculty in 2007, where he teaches entrepreneurial management courses. He serves as the non-executive chairman of the BlackRock Fixed-Income Mutual Funds and retired in 2009 as chairman of the non-profit Educational Testing Service (ETS). He is a director of Fremont Group (the Bechtel Family Office,) the Guardian Life Insurance Company, and the recent national board chair of Volunteers of America. Over three decades, he has served on the boards of five other multinational public companies in the United States and Europe and has been a director/investor in two successful start-ups. He is co-author (with the late Donald K. Clifford, Jr.) of the best-selling management book, The Winning Performance, published in 13 national editions. Former Executive Dean of Harvard Kennedy School and retired President/CEO of The Conference Board, Cavanagh was educated at Wesleyan University and Harvard Business School. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


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