Political Veterans to Join Tuck’s Center for Global Business and Government

Will provide insight on interactions between policy makers and the private sector.

Former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg, former New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, and former White House speechwriter Matthew Rees will join the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth July 1 as senior fellows at the Center for Global Business and Government.

“It is truly an honor to have Judd Gregg, John Lynch, and Matthew Rees join the Center for Global Business and Government,” said Matthew Slaughter, faculty director of the center and the associate dean of faculty at Tuck. “Together, they bring enormous breadth of insight into the interactions between public policymakers and the private sector grounded in their experiences as senior leaders in government, business, and the media.”

At Tuck, their duties will include working with the center to further develop and enrich the school’s connections to expert practitioners in the private and public sectors, as well as overseeing research and analysis projects conducted with MBA students on subjects at the intersection of global business and government. The appointments of Gregg, Lynch, and Rees will further expand opportunities for Tuck MBA students and alumni interested in areas such as market regulation, fiscal policy, and management.

Judd Gregg, a Republican, had a political career spanning three decades. He was U.S. senator for New Hampshire from 1993 to 2011, the state’s governor from 1989 to 1993, and a U.S. representative from 1981 to 1989. In the Senate, he held leadership posts as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. He is currently chief executive officer of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

John Lynch, a Democrat, was governor of New Hampshire from 2005 until January of this year. Before entering politics, Lynch served as CEO of office furniture manufacturer Knoll Inc., director of admissions at Harvard Business School, and president of The Lynch Group, a Manchester, N.H.-based consulting firm. In January, he was named a Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor at Dartmouth College’s Nelson A. Rockefeller Center.

Matthew Rees is a former speechwriter in the Executive Office of the President, where he wrote for George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, and Robert Zoellick. During a 10-year career in journalism, Rees worked for The Weekly Standard, The Economist, The New Republic, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also the creator of FT Newsmine, a weekly financial email produced in collaboration with the Financial Times, and the founder of Geonomica, an editorial consulting firm.

Established in 2012, Tuck’s Center for Global Business and Government is dedicated to programs and activities that prepare business leaders to better understand, shape, and succeed in the dynamic interactions between business and government in the global economy. It regularly hosts seminars and speeches by senior officials in business and government, enriches the MBA program through on-campus and travel programs that address global business and economic trends and provides individual advising for students seeking to globalize their MBA experience. Faculty Director Matthew Slaughter is also the Signal Companies’ Professor of Management at Tuck and a former member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.