Spero, Joan E. - from United States

ID: 263806
Organization: TBI
Country of meeting: in the year 2004

Is a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she researches and writes about international philanthropy and its role in the global system. From 2009 to 2010, Ms. Spero was a Visiting Scholar at the Foundation Center, where she conducted research on the role of American private foundations in U.S. foreign policy and in the global system.

From 1997 to 2008, Ms. Spero served as President of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Spero served in the U.S. Department of State as Undersecretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs. From 1981 to 1993, she held several positions at American Express Company, the last being Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications. She was Ambassador to the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs from 1980 to 1981 and an Assistant Professor at Columbia University from 1973 to 1979.


Doris Duke Charitable Foundation President (1997-)
US Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs (1993-97)
US Ambassador to the UN Economic & Social Council (1980-81)
American Express Various positions, up to VP (1981-93)
Member of the Board of Delta Airlines (2002-05)
Member of the Board of First Data (1998-)
Member of the Board of Hercules (1985-93)
Member of the Board of IBM (2003-)
Member of the Board of International Paper (2011-)
Federal Reserve Bank of New York Visiting Scholar (1976-77)


Activities in the Orangization:
Honorary Trustee