"Whether as a student senator, a basketball benchwarmer, or a research assistant for a young economics professor, I learned the discipline of hard work and reasoned argument. I also learned the responsibility to deal with adversity without quitting." These life-lessons, learned at the University of Illinois, have contributed to Jon Corzine's success and inform his daily decisions.

Mr. Corzine joined Goldman Sachs in 1975, became a vice president in 1977, and a general partner in 1980. He was appointed to the firm's Management Committee in 1985. Jon was co-head of the Fixed Income Division from 1988-94 and was previously the partner-in-charge of government, mortgage, and money markets trading within Fixed Income. In 1994 he became senior partner and chairman. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Corzine worked at Bancohio Corporation and Continental Illinois National Banks.

A member of the Public Securities Association, he served as its chairman in 1986. Corzine serves on the International Capital Markets Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Department of the Treasury. In addition, he is a director of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, a trustee of the Progressive Policy Institute, and a partner of the NYC Partnership.

A native of Taylorville, Illinois, Jon Corzine earned his BA in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) at Illinois in 1969 and an MBA at the University of Chicago, 1973. He served in the USMC reserve from 1969-70.

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