Linda W. Hart

Linda W. Hart
  • Linda W. Hart
    CSIS Trustee
  • Linda W. Hart is vice chairman, president, and CEO of the Hart Group, Inc., a diversified group of companies involved in insulation manufacturing and investments. She was also a former chairman of Imation Corp., a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) global technology company. Ms. Hart is currently, or has been, a member and chairman of a variety of outside corporate, academic, and eleemosynary boards and is also a former chairman and current ex officio member of the Legal Advisory Committee to the NYSE. For the 24 years prior to joining the Hart Group in 1990, she was engaged in the private practice of law in Dallas, Texas, specializing in corporate and securities matters. While continuing her legal practice in Dallas, she also served as outside consultant to the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., and as a visiting professor at Stanford Law School. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (B.S. cum laude, 1962) and Southern Methodist University Law School (LL.B., 1965). Ms. Hart has been a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates and has written and lectured frequently throughout the country on corporate and securities law subjects. In addition, she served on the NYSE Special Study on Self-Regulation and is chairman emeritus of the University of California Securities Regulation Institute. She has been a member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the National Center on Financial Services of the University of California at Berkeley, the Trade and Investment Task Force of the Dallas Commission on International Development, and the Executive Committee of the U.S. Government-Business Forums on Capital Formation, and she was selected as an international business fellow. She is a member of the Committee of 200 and the Kennedy School of Government’s Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University, and she is a past president of the International Women’s Forum–Dallas.

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