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Kathleen Brown

Kathleen Brown

Kathleen is chairman of Goldman Sachs Investment Banking for the Midwest Region. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2001 as a managing director. Kathleen has extensive experience in municipal finance and government, having served as treasurer of the State of California, Democratic Party nominee for the governor of California, co-chair of the Presidential Commission on Capital Budgeting, and a Board member of the Los Angeles Unified School District. In addition to her public service and municipal finance background, Kathleen has spent a substantial part of her career in the private sector. First, she served as an attorney in the Capital Markets Group with the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, then in the Investment Management Group at Bank of America, where she was president of the Private Bank. Until 2003, she managed a $2.5 billion portfolio for 75 families in the Goldman Sachs’ Private Wealth Management Group in Los Angeles. Kathleen serves on the Board of Directors of the Forestar Real Estate Group and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a founding member of The California Women’s Foundation and has previously served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the California Endowment, The Los Angeles Library Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Kathleen earned a BA in History from Stanford University and a JD from Fordham University School of Law.