Russell L. Carson '65

Russell CarsonGeneral Partner
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

New York, New York

Elected 1999 (Charter Trustee)
A.B. Dartmouth College
M.B.A. Columbia Business School

Born in 1943 Russell Carson attended public high school in Toledo, Ohio, prior to receiving an A.B. degree in economics from Dartmouth College in 1965 and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1967. Since 1978 Mr. Carson has been a General Partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), one of the country's largest private investment firms, which he co-founded. Over the past 25 years, WCAS has raised thirteen institutionally funded limited partnerships with total capital of $12 billion and has invested in more than 200 companies. The firm has evolved into the leading specialist in the buyout of privately owned companies in the information services, telecommunications, and healthcare industries. Unlike many buyout firms, WCAS emphasizes the growth of acquired businesses and ultimately seeks its financial returns through access to the public stock market. Mr. Carson has led WCAS's healthcare investment activities and is currently a director of three portfolio companies including two public companies. U.S. Oncology, Inc. and Select Medical, Inc. From 1967 to 1978 he was employed by the Citicorp Venture Capital subsidiary of Citicorp and served as its Chairman and CEO from 1974 to 1978. Active in community affairs, Mr. Carson is Chair of The Rockefeller University Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Co-Chairman of the New York City Investment Fund, and Chairman of the Inner-City Scholarship Endowment Fund. He resides in New York City with his wife Judy and their two children.