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Jerome A. Chazen

Jerome A. Chazen '50

Founder and Chairman
Chazen Capital Partners, LLC
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Liz Claiborne, Inc.
New York

Jerome Chazen is founder and chairman of Chazen Capital Partners, a private investment firm. He is also chairman emeritus and one of four founding partners of Liz Claiborne, Inc. He was largely responsible for the innovative sales, marketing, distribution, and licensing programs that are an integral part of Liz Claiborne's success.

Prior to joining the venture that would become Liz Claiborne, he worked as an analyst on Wall Street and spent 16 years in retailing. Mr. Chazen is a trustee emeritus of Columbia University and chairman emeritus of the board of the Museum of Arts & Design. He is also a managing director of the Metropolitan Opera Association. He serves on the boards of directors of Taubman Centers, Inc., Atrinsic, Inc., the New York City Investment Fund, the Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurial Initiative Fund and the Shenkar College American Committee. He is also a partner and member of the board of the Partnership for New York City.

Mr. Chazen, the founder and benefactor of the School's Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, is a trustee of the National Jewish Center of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, vice chairman of the board of directors of the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the advisory board of the Louis Armstrong House and Archives at Queens College in Flushing, N.Y.

Mr. Chazen and his wife, Simona, have three children and seven grandchildren and live in Upper Nyack, N.Y. He is an avid art collector and jazz enthusiast.

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Registration now open for “India’s Unfinished Reforms” featuring Rajiv Lall of Indian infrastructure firm IDFC. April 14, 5:30 p.m., University Club, New York.
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Seats still available for April 1 talk by Shang-Jin Wei, Chief Economist of the Development Bank of Asia, on Asia’s economic outlook.
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