Dick Parsons

Senior Advisor at Providence Equity Partners, LLC

Richard “Dick” Parsons is a Senior Advisor at Providence Equity Partners, Inc., a leading private equity investment firm specializing in media, communications and information companies.  He is the former Chairman of the Board of Citigroup, Inc., and was the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Time Warner, Inc. In its January 2005 edition on America’s Best CEOs, Institutional Investor magazine named Mr. Parsons the top CEO in the entertainment industry. From May through September, 2014, Mr. Parsons served as the Interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clipper.

Mr. Parsons is currently a director of the Estee Lauder Companies Inc., Lazard Frères and Company, and Madison Square Garden, Inc.  His civic and non-profit commitments include Chairman Emeritus of the Partnership for New York City; Chairman of the Apollo Theater Foundation; and of the Jazz Foundation of America. He also serves on the boards of Teach for America, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Mr. Parsons received a Juris Doctor from Union University’s Albany Law School and his undergraduate education from the University of Hawaii.

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