Alumni Profile

Joshua Bolten
President and CEO, Business Roundtable
AB, Class of 1976

Joshua is President & CEO of the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of CEOs of leading U.S. companies that employ nearly 15 million people and generate more than $7 trillion in annual revenues.

Before joining the BRT in January 2017, Bolten was Managing Director of Rock Creek Global Advisors, an international economic and regulatory policy consulting firm, which he co-founded in July 2011. Bolten spent the preceding two years at Princeton University as a visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Bolten served in the White House under President George W. Bush as Chief of Staff (2006-09), Director of the Office of Management & Budget (2003-06), and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy (2001-03). For the preceding two years, he was Policy Director of the Bush 2000 presidential campaign.

In his nearly 20 years of government service, Bolten also held positions as General Counsel to the U.S. Trade Representative, Chief Trade Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, and an attorney at the U.S. State Department. Bolten’s previous private sector experience includes work at Goldman Sachs in London and O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, DC.

Bolten received his undergraduate degree from Princeton (1976) and his law degree from Stanford (1980). He is a member of the Board of Directors for Emerson Electric Co. He also serves on the boards of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the ONE Campaign, and Princeton University.