Senator Bob Kerry

Member, Board of Directors
Managing Director, Allen and Company

Bob Kerrey is a Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient who serves on the Department of Defense policy board and as a Managing Director at Allen & Company. He previously served as New School President from 2001 to 2011 and President Emeritus from 2011 to 2013.

Prior to coming to The New School, Senator Kerrey represented Nebraska in the United States Senate. On the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Senator Kerrey worked to restructure intelligence agencies to improve their capacity to meet the threats faced by our country. He also served on the Senate’s Appropriations Committee. Before his term in the Senate, he established a reputation as a fiscal conservative who regularly crossed political party lines for the good of Nebraska and the U.S. From 1983 to 1987 he served as governor of Nebraska

Before beginning his business and political careers, Bob Kerrey was a Navy SEAL who served for three years in the US Navy. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor because while wounded and near unconscious, he continued to lead two groups under his command to the successful completion of their mission.