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Donald F. Donahue

Position: Board Member
Affiliation: Miranda Partners, LLC
Donald Donahue

Donald F. Donahue is the president of Miranda Partners, LLC, a corporation that provides consulting services to financial market infrastructures and others regarding the control and mitigation of systemic and operational risks in financial markets.

Between 2006 and 2012, Donahue was the chief executive officer for the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a key infrastructure organization supporting the processing of transactions in securities and other investment instruments for U.S. and global financial markets (handling $1.6 quadrillion worth of transactions in 2011). Donahue has held a variety of executive positions at DTCC since 1986. Earlier in his career, he occupied other positions in the financial services industry, most notably as deputy executive director of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, the self-regulatory organization governing the U.S. municipal securities markets.

During his career, Donahue has participated in a variety of financial services industry committees and task forces. Notably, he served as coordinator for homeland security between 2004 and 2006 in the U.S. banking and finance sector under the appointment of Secretary John W. Snow of the Department of the Treasury, as well as chairman of the Financial Services Sector Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security and the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security, Inc. He is currently treasurer of the board of directors of the United Way of New York City and serves on the board of the NYC Leadership Academy.

Donahue holds a BA in history from Columbia University.