Diana Taylor serves as Friends Board Chair and was the Chair of the Hudson River Park Trust, as well as a board member prior to that, from 1999 to 2021. She was previously Vice Chair of Solera Capital LLC and an advisor for Wolfensohn & Co. She started her career as an investment banker at Smith Barney, followed by Lehman Brothers, then Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette. She has held various positions in the State government, including Chief Financial Officer of the Long Island Power Authority, and Deputy Secretary to the Governor of New York State. From 2003 to 2007 she held the position of Superintendent of Banks for the State of New York, a post to which she was nominated by Governor George Pataki and confirmed by the State Senate.
Ms. Taylor serves on the Board of Directors of Citigroup, and Brookfield Properties. In addition, she serves on several not for profit boards, including Accion, which she chairs, and Dartmouth College, her alma mater, the Mayo Clinic, the Mailman School of Public Health and the Business School at Columbia University, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and the Economic Club of NYC. Ms. Taylor is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.