Live Webcast: Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury to Speak at Distinguished Leaders Series

January 28, 2010 Robert Kimmitt

Robert Kimmitt to Deliver Remarks at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business

WHAT: Robert M. Kimmitt, former deputy secretary of the treasury under President George W. Bush, founding chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cross-Border Investment, and senior international counsel at the law firm of WilmerHale, will speak about “Operating at the Intersection of Business, Finance, and Government” at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business as part of the Distinguished Leaders Series. The event is open to the public.

The Distinguished Leaders Series annually brings to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business accomplished leaders who share their unique experiences with the school’s undergraduate and graduate students.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, 37th & O Streets, NW, Rafik B. Hariri Building, 
Fisher Colloquium, Washington, D.C.

The program also will be available by webcast at

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Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or

Robert M. Kimmitt is the founding chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cross-Border Investment. He also is senior international counsel at the law firm of WilmerHale.

Prior to returning to the private sector, Kimmitt served from 2005 to 2009 as deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury. He also has served as American ambassador to Germany, under secretary of state for political affairs, general counsel to the U.S. Treasury, and at the White House as National Security Council (NSC) executive secretary and general counsel with the rank of deputy assistant to the president for national security affairs.

Before rejoining the government in 2005, Kimmitt served from 2001 to 2005 as executive vice president, global public policy of Time Warner Inc. Earlier, he was vice chairman and president of Commerce One, a software company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area. Kimmitt also was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, a managing director of Lehman Brothers, and a partner in the law firm of Sidley & Austin.

From April 1970 to August 1971, Kimmitt served in combat with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam. He retired in November 2004 as a major general in the Army Reserve. During 1997 Kimmitt was a member of the National Defense Panel, and from 1998 to 2005 he was a member of the Director of Central Intelligence’s National Security Advisory Panel. He also served as a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Kimmitt graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and he received a law degree from Georgetown University, where he was editor-in-chief of Law & Policy in International Business. In May 2009, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Marymount University.

Kimmitt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Diplomacy. He is the author of many articles, including “Public Footprints in Private Markets,” a seminal look at Sovereign Wealth Funds that was published in Foreign Affairs magazine.

The remaining events in the series will be held at 4:30 p.m. and include:

• Wednesday, March 24, Fisher Colloquium: Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
• Monday, April 12: J. Willard “Bill” Marriott Jr., chairman and CEO of Marriott International, Inc.
• Monday, April 19: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former president of India
• Thursday, April 22: Stefan Jacoby, president and CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit