Diana L. Taylor was named
Managing Director, Wolfensohn & Company, L.L.C. in 2007 after having served
four years as the Superintendent of Banks for the State of New York to which
she was appointed by Governor Pataki. She began her career in the private
sector, working as an investment banker, first for Smith Barney, Harris
Upham, then Lehman Brothers, Kuhn Loeb, then as Senior Vice President at
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
She went on to become a founding partner of M. R. Beal & Company, a boutique
investment banking firm which specializes in municipal finance.
serves on several non-profit boards including The After School Corporation,
the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the YMCA of Greater New York, the Empire
State Development Corporation, the Hudson River Park Trust, Literacy
Partners, the New York Women's Foundation, and the International Women's
Health Coalition. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She
graduated from Dartmouth College where she majored in economics. She
received her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, and her Masters in Public
Health from the Mailman School at Columbia University.