Pretend It’s Your Life – Choice, Chance and Charity
About the speaker, Linda Daines, Managing Director, Consumer and Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC:
Linda Skidmore Daines is known for her passion and achievement in two worlds; business and the arts. . A native of Cache Valley, Utah, Linda majored in cello performance at USU. She and her late husband then moved to New York City and where she taught music, served as the Chair of the Music Department at The Spence School, and performed with the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra.
Linda then studied Arts Administration and earned an MBA from Columbia University. Following graduate school Linda began her business career at Goldman Sachs where she has worked for the past 37 years, becoming one of the first woman managing directors at the firm. She advises significant families, endowments, private foundations and pensions on their investment portfolios and strategic objectives. .
Linda serves on various boards including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Cache Valley Bank, BYU’s National Advisory Council, and is extensively involved in USU’s Caine College of the Arts, committing her time and resources to scholars of all fields. Linda was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate by her alma mater, Utah State University, for her achievements in business and the arts.
But most important of all to Linda, she is a proud and devoted mother of three and grandmother of nine.
The Reed and Christine Halladay Executive Lecture Series is made possible by a generous gift from Reed and Christine Halladay. During the course of the lecture series, you will hear from seasoned executives about the challenges they've faced and how they've created careers around navigating various opportunities. These lessons can benefit anyone who works in business—and that's all of us.