Global Conference 2009
Former Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, U.S. Department of the Treasury
David Nason served until recently as Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. As a principal policy adviser to former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Nason helped develop Treasury's response to stresses in the financial markets, including the Capital Purchase Program and the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and led development of Treasury's "Blueprint for a Modernized Financial Regulatory Structure." For his work during the credit crisis, Nason received the Alexander Hamilton award, Treasury's highest honor. He is now a managing director at the Promontory Financial Group LLC, where he advises clients on improving corporate governance, strengthening risk and financial controls, evaluating potential combinations and meeting regulatory requirements. Before joining the Treasury Department, he served as counsel to a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nason received a bachelor's degree in finance from The American University and a law degree from university's Washington College of Law.