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Eric Gertler

Executive Chairman and CEO of U.S. News & World Report | September 13, 2023

David Rubenstein interviewed Eric Gertler, Executive Chairman and CEO of U.S. News &World Report. Eric serves as Executive Chairman and CEO of U.S. News & World Report, where he has overall responsibility for both editorial and business operations.

Prior to his current role, Eric served in New York City and New York State government, including as Commissioner/President and CEO-designate of Empire State Development (ESD), the state’s principal economic development agency, during theCovid-19 pandemic. Eric also served in multiple mayoral administrations.

Eric is a trustee of the Zuckerman Family Foundation and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and a board member of several universities including the Harvard Kennedy School, Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University, among others. He is Chairman of the American-Israel Friendship League and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

A graduate of Brown University, he holds degrees from the Sorbonne (at University of Paris), the Institut D’Etudes Politiques in Paris, a law degree from American University (where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review), and an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University.