"Arthur Levitt joined
The Carlyle Group
in May 2001 as Senior Advisor to the firm. He advises Carlyle management on strategic business matters as well as Carlyle Asset Management Group on its business and investing activities.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Levitt was the 25th Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. First appointed by President Clinton in July 1993, the President re-appointed Chairman Levitt to a second five-year term in May 1998. On September 9, 1999, he became the longest-serving Chairman of the Commission. He left the Commission on February 9, 2001.
Before joining the Commission, Mr. Levitt owned Roll Call, a newspaper that covers Capitol Hill. From 1989 to 1993, he served as the Chairman of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and from 1978 to 1989, he was the Chairman of the American Stock Exchange. Prior to joining the Amex, Mr. Levitt worked for 16 years on Wall Street. Mr. Levitt graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College in 1952 before serving for two years in the Air Force."