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James S. Tisch

James S. Tisch served as Chairman of the Conference of Presidents from June 2003 to May 2005.

He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Loews Corporation. He has been with Loews since 1977.

Mr. Tisch is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Cornell University, where he majored in economics. He holds an MBA with Distinction from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Tisch is a member of the Board of Directors of CNA Financial Corporation and of Loews Corporation.

Mr. Tisch is Co-Chairman of the Boards of Trustees for the Mount Sinai Health System, and he serves on the Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City. He is a Chairman Emeritus of the Board of WNET, parent of WNET Channel 13 and WLIW Channel 21, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Public Library. Mr. Tisch is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is an Honorary Member and past Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel, past Chairman of the Board of United Jewish Communities, past President of UJA-Federation of New York, and a former director on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.