Joseph Robert Wright Jr.
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Joseph R. Wright Jr. (born 1938) works currently works in business. Prior he used to work in the United States government as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget for president Ronald Reagan.
Joseph R. Wright Jr.
|Director of the Office of Management and Budget|
October 16, 1988 – January 20, 1989
|Preceded by||Jim Miller|
|Succeeded by||Dick Darman|
|Born||1938 (age 81–82)|
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Education||Colorado School of Mines (BS)|
Yale University (MS)
Mr. Wright, Jr. currently is Chairman of Chart National’s Advisory Board, Chairman of the Investment Committees of ClearSky Power and Technology Fund, LLC, ClearSky Security Fund, and ClearSky Surry Capital, LLC, and Chairman of Altamira Technologies. He is also Executive Partner to Comvest Partners. He also serves as a member of the Board of Sequoia Solutions, Systems Control, Medina Capital and The Council of Chief Executives. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Economic Club of New York, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) and Reagan Alumni Board.
Previously, he was a member of the Board of Cowen Inc., EBIX, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Chairman of Intelsat, CEO of PanAmSat, Chairman of FedData, Chairman of GRC International, Executive Chairman of MTN Satellite Communications, CEO of Scientific Games, Co-Chairman of Baker & Taylor, Vice Chairman and Director of W. R. Grace, Chairman of Grace Energy Company, President of Grace Environmental Company, Senior Advisor to Providence Equity, Vice Chairman of Terremark, President of two Citibank subsidiaries, Vice President and Partner of Booz, Allen and Hamilton, in addition to executive positions in several other smaller companies. He also previously was a Director of Travelers, Harcourt Brace Janovich, Kroll, Priority Holdings, Titan, Terremark Worldwide, Proxim, RealMed, Federal Signal, Education Management Corporation (EDMC), Hampton University, AT&T Government Markets, and others.
Career in GovernmentEdit
In the 1980s, he served in the U.S. Government under President Reagan as Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Deputy Director/Director of the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. 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; was 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; and served on the Defense Business Board under three Presidents, including the present administration. Mr. Wright has an active Top-Secret clearance with the U.S. Government.
Joe received his undergraduate degree from the Colorado School of Mines and his graduate degree from Yale University. He and his wife, Ellen, a well-known author, painter and decorator, live in New York City.,
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.
Joe is on the Boards of Sequoia Holdings, Altamira Technologies, Systems Control and Medina Capital and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Council for Excellence in Government, Council of Chief Executives, The Economic Club of New York and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF).
Joe previously served on the Boards of Cowen, EBIX, FedData, Tempus Applied Solutions, Travelers, Harcourt Brace Janovich, Kroll, Titan, Proxim, Barington, Hampton University, Priority Holdings, AmTec, RealMed Corp., Verso Tech, AT&T Government Markets and was on the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and others.
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.
Joe lives with his wife, Ellen, in New York City.
| Director of the Office of Management and Budget