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Charles Steadman Sanford, Jr.

Charles Steadman Sanford Jr. portrait

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 Hall

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.

Speeches available online

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November 1996

Managing 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 1994

The 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 1993

The 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 1993

Financial Markets in 2020

Delivered by Charles S. Sanford, at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Economic Symposium, Jackson Lake Lodge, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

September 1992

Social Contract

Delivered by Charles S. Sanford, at Windows on the World, New York, New York to the Bankers Trust Orientation Class of 1992.

June 1989

Life 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 2000

Thoughts 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.


*All speeches have been reproduced with permission of the author