Richard C. Leone

Richard C. Leone is President of the Twentieth Century Fund, a non-profit public policy research institution supporting work on U.S. foreign policy, economic issues, media studies, and domestic affairs.

From 1990 to 1994, he served as Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority operates the Hudson River crossings, the major airports in the region, the World Trade Center, port facilities, and numerous facilities ranging from a resource recovery plant to the World Trade Institute.

During the 1980s, Mr. Leone was the President of the New York Mercantile Exchange and subsequently a Managing Director at Dillon Read & Co., Inc., and investment banking firm. He served as the State Treasurer (chief budget and financial officer) of New Jersey from 1973-1977.

Mr. Leone earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University and was a member of the faculty there before and after his government service.