The D. Ronald Daniel Page

Daniel was a Trustee of Ernst Wynder's American Health Foundation between August 1975 and April 1981. He was managing director of the New York office of McKinsey & Co., Inc. "D. Ronald Daniel, Director of McKinsey & Company, Inc. and Treasurer, Harvard University, joined McKinsey & Company, Inc. in 1957 and held various positions with the firm, including Managing Partner from 1976 to 1988. He served as a director of McKinsey & Company, Inc. from 1968 to 1990. Mr. Daniel graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. and received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Gaduate School of Business Administration. He also holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Wesleyan and is Chairman Emeritus of the School's Board of Trustees. Mr. Daniel serves as Treasurer of Harvard University, a Member of the Harvard Corporation, a Member of the Board of Overseers, and Chairman of the Board of Fellows of the Harvard Medical School. He is also Chairman of the Harvard Management Company, overseeing $20 billion in assets and endowments. Mr. Daniel is a Member of the Board of Thirteen/WNET (New York's public broadcasting station), the Brookings Institution, and the Board of Trustees of Rockefeller University." (Director bio, D. Ronald Daniel, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, 2003.) The board of Infinity includes major figures of the health establishment, including former NCI Director Dr. Richard Klausner; Dr. Eric Lander of the Whitehead Institute; and Arnold J. Levine, former President of Rockefeller University.

AHF Trustees
Infinity Pharmaceuticals 2007 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission

Klausner is accused of benefiting financially from a subcontract awarded to Infinity Pharmaceuticals, a company he co-founded, from a $40 million grant to Harvard University funneled through Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a longtime NCI contractor. "Information available to the Committee can be reasonably interpreted to show that Dr. Klausner was personally and directly involved in launching the MTL initiative for which Harvard would be a prime candidate." (House Subcommittee on Health letter to NIH Director Zerhouni, Nov. 10, 2003.)

Letter to Zerhouni, Nov. 10, 2003 / House Subcommittee on Health

"D. Ronald Daniel, for instance was Jeffrey Skilling's boss at McKinsey during the 1980s, when Skilling consulted with Enron to design the energy giant's unsustainable business model. Because of the work of Daniel and Skilling, McKinsey is now a defendant in the largest suit against Enron." (The Harvard Corporation, One of his cronies on the Harvard Corporation was Hanna Holborn Gray, director of Cummins Engine Company from 1997-2001.

The Harvard Corporation /
The Enron Page

Several of the founders of New York City public television station Thirteen / WNET were involved in stacking the Federal Communications Commisssion to obtain anti-smoker John Banzhaf's "Fairness Doctrine" ruling. Current trustees include Daniel and Josh S. Weston, former chairman of anti-smoker Sen. Frank Lautenberg's ADP; while former CBS president Frank Stanton and Johnson & Johnson director Joan Ganz Cooney are Life Trustees.

Corporate Officers and the Board of Trustees / Thirteen WNET

Daniel is a trustee of Rockefeller University. David A. Hamburg, former president of the Carnegie Corp. of New York is an emeritus trustee, and William O. Baker is a chairman emeritus.

Board of Trustees / Rockefeller University

Daniel is an Honorary Trustee of the Brookings Institution. Trustees include Elizabeth E. Bailey, director of Philip Morris since 1991; Ann Dibble Jordan, director of Capital Cities/ABC and Johnson & Johnson; and former Rep. John Edward Porter. Other Honorary Trustees include Robert D. Haas, Chairman of the Board of Levi Strauss & Co.; Henry B. Schacht, former CEO of Cummins Engine Company; and Cummins director Walter Y. Elisha.

Board of Trustees / Brookings Institution

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