Carole Brookins

Carole Brookins (16 August 1943 – 23 March 2020) was an American executive director of the World Bank and an expert on the global political economy.[1]

Brookins attended the University of Oklahoma, graduating in 1965, and entered Wall Street in the early 1970s after being hired by EF Hutton, then one of the United States' largest stock brokerages.[1] In 1980, she founded a company named World Perspectives, which focused on agricultural market analysis.[2] Beginning in 1984, Brookins was given several roles in government. The first was as the chairman of the US Department of State's Advisory Committee on Food, Hunger & Agriculture in Developing Countries. Six years later, George H.W. Bush nominated her for the President's Export Council.[3] Finally, George W. Bush appointed her as an executive director of and a US representative in the World Bank.[1] Brookins held this role from 2001 to 2005.[2][3] Brookins was also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations for life.[2]

Brookins died on March 23, 2020 in Palm Beach, Florida of COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Seelye, Katharine Q. (22 April 2020). "Carole Brookins, a Rare Woman on 1970s Wall Street, Dies at 76". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Donnelly, Shannon (28 March 2020). "Palm Beach obituary: Carole Brookins, Wall Street pioneer". Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b Marek, Lynne (27 March 2020). "Carole Brookins, a pioneering woman on CBOT's trading floor, dies after COVID diagnosis". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved 26 April 2020.

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