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Ambassador Philip Lader

NMAH Board Member, Chairman, Nominating Committee; Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Mr. Lader, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, is non-executive Chairman of WPP Group plc, the worldwide advertising/communications firm.  He is also a Senior Adviser to Morgan Stanley, a director of WPP, Lloyd's of London, Marathon Oil and AES Corporations, a trustee of RAND Corporation, St. Paul's Cathedral, and The Salzburg Seminar, and a partner at the law firm, Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough.  Ambassador Lader served in President Clinton's Cabinet and was White House Deputy Chief of Staff and an Assistant to the President, Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget, and Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Before entering government service, he had been Executive Vice President of Sir James Goldsmith's U.S. holdings, President of Sea Pines Company, and President of universities in South Carolina and Australia, as well as a candidate for South Carolina Governor in 1986.  He founded Renaissance Weekends, the non-partisan family retreats for innovative leaders from diverse fields, in 1981.  Mr. Lader resides in Charleston, SC.