Harry E. Gould Jr. ’64

Chairman and President, Signature Communications Ltd., New York

Harry E. Gould Jr., president of New York-based Gould Paper Corporation, joined the company in that capacity in 1969. Gould Paper is one of the four largest distributors of printing and business papers in the United States, with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. At the end of April 2010, Gould Paper became a 51-percent owned subsidiary of Japan Pulp & Paper, the largest distributor of paper and paperboard in Japan. The combined sales of Japan Pulp & Paper and Gould Paper are in excess of $6 billion, with 81 offices in 33 countries.

Prior to joining Gould Paper Corporation, Mr. Gould was a member of the Corporate Finance Department of Goldman Sachs, and subsequently, a vice president of administration and finance for the manufacturing group of Gulf + Western Industries. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Gould served on the board of the Canadian company Domtar, which is the largest manufacturer of uncoated papers in North America. He was a member of the board of the American Management Association, as well as its Audit Committee, until 1999. He serves as vice chairman of the board of the New York City Housing Development (HDC) Corporation, as well as its subsidiary, the Residential Mortgage Insurance Corporation. Mr. Gould also serves as chairman of HDC’s Audit and Governance Committees. He is a former vice chairman of the President’s Export Council and a former representative to the United Nations East-West Trade Development Commission.

Mr. Gould is, or has been, a director of many social, cultural, and educational organizations in the United States, including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the USO of Metropolitan New York, and the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Educational Foundation. He has served as a trustee of the National Symphony Orchestra and of Colgate University, where he is now a trustee emeritus. He is currently a member of the Executive Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a board member of the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City, the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre company.