Tom Nides is a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley, a leading global financial services firm. He focuses on the Firm’s global clients and other key constituencies around the world, serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and Operating Committee, and reports to Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer James Gorman.
Prior to rejoining the Firm in March 2013 in his current role, Mr. Nides was Deputy Secretary of State, serving as Chief Operating Officer of the Department. Appointed by President Obama, he was confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010 and sworn in on January 3, 2011. For his service, Secretary Hillary Clinton awarded him the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award in January 2013 – the nation’s highest diplomatic honor.
Previously, Mr. Nides was the Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley from 2005 to 2010. He was an executive officer and served as a member of Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee and Operating Committee. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Nides served as Worldwide President and Chief Executive Officer of Burson-Marsteller and as Chief Administrative Officer of Credit Suisse First Boston, the investment banking division of Zurich-based Credit Suisse Group.
Mr. Nides began his career on Capitol Hill, as Assistant to the Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives and Executive Assistant to the Speaker of the House. Mr. Nides later served as Senior Vice President of Fannie Mae and as Chief of Staff to the United States Trade Representative.
Mr. Nides serves on numerous non-profit boards including the International Rescue Committee, the Partnership for Public Service, the Atlantic Council, and the Urban Alliance Foundation. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is the former Chairman of the Board of the Woodrow Wilson Center, a leading non-partisan think tank. He was appointed to the Chairman position in September 2013 by President Obama.
Prior to serving in government, Mr. Nides was the Chairman of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, on the Board of New York Cares Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Zoo.
Mr. Nides, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, is married to Virginia Moseley, Senior Vice President of CNN. They have two children.