Robert Hurst

Robert Hurst

Aspen Institute Trustee , Managing Director, Crestview Advisors, LLC

Robert Hurst is a Managing Director at Crestview Partners. He retired as Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs in June 2004. At Goldman, Mr. Hurst spent 30 years in a variety of leadership positions, including head of the Investment Banking Division from 1990 to 1999. Following Goldman’s IPO, Mr. Hurst became a Director and focused on firm-wide matters in addition to client responsibilities. Mr. Hurst is a Director of VF Corporation and Chairman of AirClic Inc. and has served on the boards of directors of other public and private companies, including USF&G, Constellation Power and Sigma Chemicals. He has been active in the non-profit sector and currently serves as President of the Board of the Whitney Museum of American Art; as a member of the Board of Overseers of the Wharton School; as a member of the Trustees’ Council of the National Gallery of Art; as a trustee of the Central Park Conservancy; and a former trustee of the Henry Street Settlement. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Committee for Economic Development. He also was founding CEO of the 9/11 United Services Group, the coordinating arm for 13 social service agencies, including the Red Cross, involved in the relief activities for September 11th. Mr. Hurst received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 and an undergraduate degree from Clark University in 1966. He did additional graduate work as a Public Finance Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.