Valerie Jarrett

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Habitat Company LLC

Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Habitat Company LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

The Habitat Company LLC

RelSci Relationships

2535

Number of Boards

24

Birthday

11/14/1956 - Shīrāz, Iran

Age

63

Number of Awards

7

Relationships
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Founder at Ariel Investments LLC

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Director at Illinois Justice Project

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Former President of United States

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Co-Founder at The Barack Obama Foundation

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Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Harvard University - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Chicago Metropolis 2020

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Senior Adviser to the President at The University of Chicago

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Vice Chairman of Public Affairs at Wells Fargo & Co.

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Vice Chairman, Head of Investment Group at Ariel Investments LLC

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at USG Corp.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at The Habitat Company LLC
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Parent
Co-Founder at Erikson Institute

Erikson Institute provides child development services. Its services include academic advising, academic center and pick writing program, multicultural student affairs, services for students with disabilities, edward neisser library, computers and technology, student accounts and health insurance. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Cousin
Executive Vice President at News Corp.

News Corp. engages in the creation and distribution of media, news, education, and information services. It operates through the following segments: News and Information Services, Book Publishing, Digital Real Estate Services, Subscription Video Services, and Other. The News and Information Services segment consists of Dow Jones, News Corp Australia, News UK, the New York Post, and News America Marketing. The Book Publishing segment consists of HarperCollins which publishes and supply consumer books through print, digital, and audio formats. The Digital Real Estate Services segment offers property and property-related advertising and services as well as financial services. The Subscription Video Services segment provides video sports, entertainment, and news services to pay-TV subscribers, and other commercial licensees via cable, satellite and Internet Protocol, and distribution. The Other segment refers to general corporate overhead expenses, corporate strategy group, and costs related to the U.K. Newspaper Matters. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Education
J.D.
Class of 1981

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

B.A. in Psychology
Class of 1978

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Attendee
Class of 1974

Northfield Mount Hermon, commonly referred to as NMH, is a selective, independent, co-educational, non-denominational, college-preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9–12 and postgraduates. The school is located on the banks of the Connecticut River in Gill, MA, adjacent to the town of Gill, Massachusetts, United States.

Memberships
Member
Current

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. The CGI Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students who are developing commitments in their communities and around the world.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
1995 - ?

Habitat Co. LLC provides construction services. Its services include housing, asset and property management, condominium management, acquisitions and development, project management and community development. The company was founded by Daniel Levin in 1971 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Deputy Chief of Staff
Prior

Daley presided over the most docile City Council since his father. One of the new mayor's first acts was to arrogate the City Council's power to approve city contracts, a right aldermen exercised under former Mayors Washington and Sawyer. Daley's first budget proposal, the 1990 budget, included $3 billion in spending, $50 million more than 1989, featured a $25 million reduction in the property tax levy, extended Mayor Sawyer's hiring freeze, piloted recycling, and privatized the City's tow truck fleet. Daley became the first Chicago Mayor to lead Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade, at the 20th annual parade on Sunday, June 26, 1989.On August 22, 1990, Daley told reporters that "people are getting hurt in drive-by shoot-a-longs." In December 1990 Amnesty International issued a report "Allegations of Police Torture in Chicago, Illinois" calling for a full inquiry into allegations that some Chicago police officers tortured criminal suspects between 1972 and 1984

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

2U, Inc. engages in the provision of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver education to qualified students. It operates through the Graduate Program and Short Course segments. The Graduate Program segment target students seeking a full graduate degree of the same quality receives on-campus. The Short Course segment caters to working professionals looking for career advancement through skills attainment. It offers 2UOS, which consists of an ecosystem of technology, people, and data. The company was founded by Christopher J. Paucek in April 2008 and is headquartered in Lanham, MD.

Member, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

Ariel utilizes a bottom-up, fundamental analysis to select quality company stocks. The firm has three investment strategy approaches offered: traditional value, deep value and global. They use different research processes for each strategies. For traditional value, they monitor a proprietary watch list which is comprised of current, former and potential new investments. The research process of deep value begins with the screening of companies on size, valuation and industry parameters. Lastly, for global strategies, they first seek to reduce the risk of large investment losses by quantitatively and qualitatively identifying and eliminating businesses that have the highest propensity to fail, based on their judgment. The firm's investment decisions will primarily be derived from bottom-up fundamental research and stock picking and are made by the portfolio manager.

Member, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

Lyft, Inc. operates as an online social rideshare community platform. It helps commuters to share rides with friends, classmates, and co-workers going the same way. The company was founded by Marcus Cohn, John Zimmer, Rajat Suri, Matt van Horn, and Logan Green in June 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Member, Board of Trustees
2017 - Current

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Kennedy Center) serves as both a presidential memorial and the nation's center for the performing arts.

Vice Chair
Prior - 2009

Chicago 2016 is the board that led Chicago's pursuit of the 2016 Olympics.

Chairman, Board of Trustees
Prior

The University of Chicago Medical Center includes a primary adult care hospital, a children's hospital, a women's health and maternity facility, an outpatient care center, a network of area physicians and a home health care organization. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Chairman, Board of Directors
1995 - 2003

Chicago Transit Authority provides bus and rail services. It operates public transportation system and covers the city of Chicago and 40 surrounding suburbs. The company was founded on October 1, 1947 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Director
Prior

The Chicago Fed serves the Seventh Federal Reserve District, an economically diverse region that includes all of Iowa and most of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. The Seventh District has a large national share of many important economic sectors. The Chicago Fed has a head office in Chicago and a branch office in Detroit.

Chair
Prior

The White House Council on Women and Girls is a council, which forms part of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, established by Executive Order 13506 on March 11, 2009 with a broad mandate to advise the United States President on issues relating to the welfare of women and girls.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100K - $250K
2008

The University of Chicago Medical Center includes a primary adult care hospital, a children's hospital, a women's health and maternity facility, an outpatient care center, a network of area physicians and a home health care organization. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$10K - $25K
2007

The University of Chicago Medical Center includes a primary adult care hospital, a children's hospital, a women's health and maternity facility, an outpatient care center, a network of area physicians and a home health care organization. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

N/A
2007

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry operates as a museum. It conduct exhibitions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$1,000
2008

Minority Whip at Office of the Senate Minority Whip, Richard J. Durbin

$1,500
2008

Former Co-Chairman at Barack Obama's Campaign for President of United States, 2008

$1,000
2007

Minority Whip at Office of the Senate Minority Whip, Richard J. Durbin

Investments
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Ellevest, Inc. provides investment advisory and portfolio management services. The firm manages separate client-focused portfolios. It employs fundamental analysis along with top-down approach to create its portfolios. The company was founded by Sallie Lee Krawcheck and Charlie Kroll in November 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Founded in 2016, The Wing is a growing community of women across the country and globe, gathering together to work, connect, and thrive.

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Awards & Honors
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
2013
W.E.B. DuBois Medal for Academic Leadership
2013
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
Events
Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2012 Aspen Ideas Festival

The 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival engaged its participants in a variety of programs, tutorials, seminars and discussion events that together are guaranteed to charge the atmosphere with vibrant intellectual exchange.

Speaker
Washington
2011 US Department of the Treasury - Women in Finance Investment Symposium

Speaker
2010 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

The CGI Annual Meeting is a premier gathering for heads of state, business leaders, and nonprofit directors from around the world. The 2010 Annual Meeting took place September 21-23 in New York City, and focused on finding effective, sustainable solutions to the some of the world's most pressing challenges. During the four-day event, CGI members made new connections, shared insights and ideas, and developed partnerships that will enhance the work they do throughout the year. They also made nearly 300 new Commitments to Action, bringing the total number of commitments made to more than 1,900.

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