Robert Scott ’68 had a big bash in his honor last night. Alas, I was not invited. Scott is certainly one of the most successful Ephs in finance and a generous contributor to Williams. (Steve Fix is the Robert G. Scott ’68 Professor of English.)

During his 34-year career at Morgan Stanley, Scott has held virtually every major post in the company, including head of investment banking, director of corporate finance, and chief financial officer, before becoming president and chief operating officer. Most significantly, he was part of the senior management team that structured the 1997 merger with Dean Witter Discover, as well as head of the Morgan Stanley transition team for the merger. He was named CFO of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter at the time of the merger and became president in 2001.

I think that Scott may have served as a trustee at some point, but can’t find any listing of previous College trustees to check against.

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