Mr. W. Bowman Cutter, III is a Trustee at the Committee for Economic Development (CED). He served as leader of the OMB transition team after the election of President Obama. He was the Deputy Assistant for Economic Policy to the President and served on the National Economic Council in the Clinton Administration. Previously, he was an Executive Associate Director for budget at the Office of Management and Budget during the Carter Administration. Mr. Cutter currently serves as Director of Economic Policy Initiative and as a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute in October 2009. Mr. Cutter is an Advisor at Sarona Asset Management Inc. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Warburg Pincus LLC, from 1996 to 2009. Mr. Cutter worked from the firm’s New York office. He focused on fund raising, investor relations, and as a leader in its international business, with particular reference to Asia.
Mr. Cutter also served as a Senior Partner with Coopers & Lybrand where he was the Vice Chairman of Strategy, a Member of the Firm Council, and Managing Partner of the firm’s Strategic Services Group. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of MicroVest. Mr. Cutter is on the Board of Directors at Warburg Pincus Investors, L.P. He is a Director and Member at Wildcat Services Corporation and Resources for the Future; a Member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations and Chairman of the Board of Directors of CARE; the Chairman of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC) Steering Committee; and a Member of Advisory Board of Immigration and Refugee Services of America.
Mr. Cutter has served as the Chairman of the Board of Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA). Additionally, he has served on several committees of the National Research Council focusing upon the policy and management of the national space effort, is a member of the Governing Council of the IFMR Trust, in India, focusing upon market based solutions to the problems of severe poverty in India; a board member of Resources for the Future; and is a board member of the Russell Sage Foundation. Mr. Cutter served as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University.
He received a Masters degree in Economics and Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University; a B.Litt. degree in Economics from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar; and a degree, summa cum laude, from Harvard University.