Russell Carson

Russell L. Carson is chairman of The Carson Family Charitable Trust, a private foundation which he started along with his immediate family members in 1991. The foundation is focused on New York City, and supports nonprofit organizations in the fields of education, poverty, healthcare, medical science, and culture. Since 1978, Mr. Carson has been a founding partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), one of the country’s largest private equity firms. He led the firm’s healthcare investment practice for many years and is currently the lead director of Select Medical Corporation. Mr. Carson is currently chairman emeritus of the Rockefeller University, chairman of The Partnership for Inner-City Education, co-chairman of the New York Genome Center, a trustee emeritus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a trustee of New York Presbyterian Hospital, a director of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and a director of the Coalition for Opportunity in Education. He is also chairman emeritus of Columbia Business School and a trustee emeritus of Dartmouth College. Mr. Carson earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree from Columbia Business School.