Paula Hannaway Crown

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Paula Hannaway Crown "is a principal of Henry Crown and Company, a private investment firm in Chicago. From 1980 to 1985 she was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers, Inc. in New York.

"A 1980 Duke University graduate with a bachelor of arts in management science (magna cum laude), Mrs. Crown competed for the Blue Devils on the women’s varsity golf team. A long-time university volunteer, she served on the Trinity College Board of Visitors from 1996 to 2001 and the Campaign for Duke Steering Committee from 1997-2003. In 1988, she was instrumental in establishing the Lester Crown Endowment for Lectures in Ethics.

"Mrs. Crown is presently serving on the boards of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Conservation International, Children's Memorial Hospital, the Aspen Music Festival and School, High Jump, and the Latin School of Chicago. She is also a member of the women’s boards of the University of Chicago and Lyric Opera of Chicago. In 2006, she was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Chicago Community Trust. The Trust was founded in 1915 and oversees the management of $1.8 billion in assets on behalf of Chicago area donors, and for the benefit of the residents of the City and surrounding counties.

"Mrs. Crown was elected to the Duke University Board of Trustees in 2003, and is vice chair of the Building and Grounds Committee. She also serves on the board of advisors for the Nasher Museum of Art.

"She and her husband, Jim, reside in Chicago and Aspen and have four children." [1]

She is married to Jim Crown.

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  1. Paula Hannaway Crown, Duke University, accessed September 16, 2009.