Joseph Robert Wright Jr.

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Joseph R. Wright Jr.
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Director of the Office of Management and Budget
In office
October 16, 1988 – January 20, 1989
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Jim Miller
Succeeded by Dick Darman
Personal details
Born 1938 (age 79–80)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ellen Wright
Education Colorado School of Mines (BS)
Yale University (MS)

Joseph R. Wright Jr. (born 1938) works in business and used to work in the United States government.

Career in business

Joseph R. Wright Jr. (Joe) currently serves as Executive Partner/Consultant to Comvest Partners. He is also Chairman of the Investment Committees of Surry Capital, LLC, ClearSky Power and Technology Fund, LLC and ClearSky Security Fund, Executive Chairman of Federal Data Systems and Senior Advisor to Chart Capital Partners.

Joe is on the Boards of The Cowen Group and EBIX. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Council for Excellence in Government, Council of Chief Executives, Committee for Responsible Federal Budget, The Economic Club of New York and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF).

Joe was Chairman of Intelsat, CEO of PanAmSat, Chairman of GRC International, Executive Chairman of MTN Satellite Communications, CEO of Scientific Games, Co-Chairman of Baker & Taylor, EVP, Vice Chairman and Director of W. R. Grace, Chairman of Grace Energy Company and President of Grace Environmental Company, Senior Advisor to Providence Equity, Vice Chairman of Terremark, President of two Citibank subsidiaries and Vice President and Partner of Booz Allen and Hamilton, in addition to executive positions in several other smaller companies.

Career in Government

Joe served in the U.S. Government under President Reagan as Deputy Director and Director of the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and a member of the President’s Cabinet. Prior to that he was Deputy Secretary of the Department of Commerce. In addition, he held various management and economic positions in the Federal Departments of Defense, Commerce and Agriculture.

Joe received the Distinguished Citizens Award from President Reagan, was appointed to the President’s Export Council by President H.W. Bush as Chairman of the Export Control Sub-Committee. He was also appointed to the President’s Commission on U.S. Postal Service Reform and the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), the Federal Communications Commission’s Network Reliability and Interoperability Council and several other advisory boards by President George W. Bush. He served on the Defense Business Board under three Presidents, including the present administration. Joe has active Top Secret and SCI clearances with the U.S. Government.

Financial Sector

Before the 1980s, Joe was President of Citicorp Retail Services and Retail Consumer Services, credit card subsidiaries of Citibank.

He began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. where he became a Partner and the Division Head of the Growth Services consulting business.

Service on Boards

Joe previously served on the Board of Directors of Travelers, Harcourt Brace Janovich, Kroll, Titan, Proxim, Federal Signal, Hampton University, Priority Holdings, AT&T Government Markets and others.

Joe is on the Boards of The Cowen Group and EBIX. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Council for Excellence in Government, Council of Chief Executives, Committee for Responsible Federal Budget, The Economic Club of New York and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF).

Awards

Joe received the Distinguished Citizens Award from President Reagan and the Distinguished Achievement Award from Colorado School of Mines. He was also awarded the Government Computer News Annual Award for Excellence at the Government Computer Expo. in 1985.

Education

Joe received a master's degree in Industrial Administration from Yale University and a Professional Engineering Degree from the Colorado School of Mines.

Personal life

Joe lives with his wife, Ellen, in New York City.

References

  • Jefferson Consulting biography)
Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Miller
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
1988–1989
Succeeded by
Dick Darman
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