Charles Steadman Sanford, Jr.
Son of Savannah banker Charles Steadman Sanford, Sr. and grandson of noted Georgia educator Steadman Vincent Sanford, Charles Steadman Sanford, Jr. has already left a significant mark on both business and university spheres. A graduate of the University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Sanford is credited with turning Bankers Trust into one of the most innovative and profitable financial institutions world-wide. He is also a director of J.C. Penney and the Mobil Corporation.
Sanford has also left a mark on the University. An active alumnus, Sanford co-chaired the University's Third Century Fund and is a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees. During the University's bicentennial year, he created an endowed chair in the Terry College of Business in memory of his banker father. Most recently, Sanford was the cornerstone in the efforts to build a new student center in the business school. Because of his and his wife Mary's great contributions to both the University and the business school, the hall, dedicated in October 1997, is named for them.
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November 1996Managing the Transformation of a Corporate Culture: Risks and Rewards
An Address by Charles S. Sanford, Jr. Retired Chairman, Bankers Trust Company. Delivered as part of the 1996-97 Musser-Schoemaker Leadership Lecture Series at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
October 1994The Risk Management Revolution
Written by Charles S. Sanford, Jr., Chairman of the Board, and Dan Borge, Managing Director. Delivered by Mr. Sanford at The Legacy of Norbert Wiener: A Centennial Symposium. Cosponsored by the American Mathematical Society and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
October 1993The Social Value of Financial Services
Delivered by Charles S. Sanford, as the O'Neil-Abbot Distinguished Lecture at The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia.
August 1993Financial Markets in 2020
Delivered by Charles S. Sanford, at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Economic Symposium, Jackson Lake Lodge, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
September 1992Social Contract
Delivered by Charles S. Sanford, at Windows on the World, New York, New York to the Bankers Trust Orientation Class of 1992.
June 1989Life Value and the Paradoxes of Risk
An address by Charles S. Sanford, Jr., Chairman, Bankers Trust company. Delivered at the Commencement Exercises of theUniversity of Georgia in Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia.
February 2000Thoughts for Risk Managers
Based on a presentation made to RMA's New York Chapter by Charles S. Sanford, Jr., retired Chairman, Bankers Trust company.
Other speeches and related articles
- Batstone, David. "The 25 Most Intriguing Minds of the New Economy." Business 2.0.
- Ramo, Joshua Cooper. "The Big Bank Theory: And What it Says About the Future of Money". Time. April 27, 1998.
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