Speaker's Biography:

Earle Mack
Senior Partner, Mack Co.; former U.S. Ambassador to Finland

Earle Mack is a senior partner of The Mack Company, a prominent real estate development, investment and management firm. He also served as President George W. Bush's ambassador to Finland in 2004 and 2005. A distinguished businessman, diplomat, humanitarian and arts enthusiast, Mack became a founding board member of the reorganized Mack-Cali Realty Corporation when it merged its portfolio with Cali Realty in 1997. Mack's commitment to public service includes serving Gov. George Pataki as chairman and CEO of the New York State Council on the Arts, of which he is chairman emeritus. A well-known philanthropist, Mack arranged for five flights carrying emergency medical personnel and equipment to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. An advisor to three New York governors on the thoroughbred racing industry, he was chairman of the New York State Racing Commission and a board member of the New York Racing Association (NYRA). Mack has served on a variety of philanthropic boards including for the Appeal of Conscience Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. In 2012, he was appointed to the NYRA Reorganization Board and elected a member of The Jockey Club. He received a B.S. from Drexel University and attended Fordham School of Law. Mack has been honored as one of the "Drexel 100″ most outstanding alumni.
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