William Daley

CSIS Trustee

William Daley is vice chairman with oversight of government affairs, communications, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility for BNY Mellon. He is a member of the company’s executive committee. Bill is responsible for leading the company’s reputational and corporate social responsibility initiatives to make BNY Mellon a better partner to its regulators, clients, employees, and communities. His role is critical to ensuring BNY Mellon remains a global leader in the industry and a trusted corporate citizen. He has spent his career at the intersection of business, government, and public service, and is well-known and respected in business and economic circles. His distinguished career includes two cabinet-level appointments—chief of staff to President Obama in 2011-2012 and secretary of commerce during the Clinton administration from 1997-2000. In addition his time in public service, Bill also held several high-level executive positions in the private sector, including, most recently, managing partner and head of U.S. operations for Argentière Capital. He has also served as vice chair, chairman of the Midwest region and head of the office of corporate responsibility for JP Morgan Chase (2004-2011) and president of SBC Communications (now known as AT&T) from 2001-2004. Bill is a recognized authority on business and economic growth, global competitiveness, and international trade. He serves on the boards of a number of corporate, academic, medical, charitable, and civic organizations, including Advance Illinois, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Innovation Foundation, Inc., and the Third Way. He also serves on the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors. Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University and a law degree from John Marshall Law School.