Phil Angelides
Chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

Phil Angelides has earned national acclaim as an effective public and private sector leader with broad expertise and accomplishments in the fields of investor protection, finance, housing, and corporate and financial market reform.  He has won widespread praise for his innovative work in urban reinvestment, smart growth, and green investment.  Currently, Mr. Angelides is chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a ten member bipartisan panel created by Congress and charged with examining the causes of the nation's financial crisis and reporting its findings to the president and Congress by December 2010.  From 1999 to 2007, he served as California's state treasurer. Mr. Angelides is a graduate of Harvard University and a Coro Foundation Fellow. 

Mr. Angelides has been active in the civic life of his community, state, and nation for more than three decades. He was the democratic nominee for governor of California in 2006.  He currently serves as the national chairman of the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of business, labor, environmental, and community leaders committed to building a clean energy, good jobs economy for America's future.

Mr. Angelides has received numerous awards for his work, including the National Inner City Leadership Award from the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City; the California League of Conservation Voters' Environmental Leadership Award; the Congress for the New Urbanism's Lifetime Achievement Award; and induction into the California Housing Hall of Fame.

Participated In

A New (dis)Order?: The Promises and Pitfalls of Financial Market Reform

Date: April 12, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Low Memorial Library, Rotunda
Description: A panel discussion followed by a question and answer session with the audience.