Chairman, President & CEO, McGraw Hill Financial
Nominating Committee Chair
Harold McGraw III is chairman, president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies, a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through such leading brands as Standard & Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. Mr. McGraw was elected chairman in December 1999; chief executive officer in 1998; and president and chief operating officer in 1993. He has been a member of The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Board of Directors since 1987. Under his leadership, the Corporation has undergone a complete transformation, becoming an innovative, global information company built to serve three powerful trends driving long-term economic growth around the world: the need for knowledge, the need for capital and the need for information transparency. In Financial Services, Standard & Poor’s is the world’s leading provider of financial analysis and risk assessments. In Education, McGraw-Hill Education is a global leader covering virtually every aspect of the market from pre-K through higher education, as well as professional and lifetime learning. And in Information & Media, the Corporation is a preeminent provider of essential news, information, analysis and solutions globally through BusinessWeek, J.D. Power and Associates and leading portals for the energy, construction and aviation industries. The McGraw-Hill Companies had sales of $6.4 billion in 2008. Mr. McGraw, 60, joined The McGraw-Hill Companies in 1980 and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibilities, including vice president, Corporate Planning; publisher, Aviation Week & Space Technology; president, McGraw-Hill Publications Company; and president, McGraw-Hill Financial Services Company. He serves on the Boards of Directors of United Technologies and ConocoPhillips. He is chairman of Business Roundtable, chairman of the Emergency Committee for American Trade (ECAT) and a member of the Business Council. He is a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on Transformational Diplomacy and the U.S. Trade Representative’s Advisory Committee for Trade, Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN). Consistent with The McGraw-Hill Companies’ commitment to supporting community and charitable organizations, Mr. McGraw is chairman of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. Additionally, Mr. McGraw serves on the boards of Carnegie Hall, the National Council on Economic Education, New York Public Library, National Organization on Disability, National Academy Foundation, Partnership for New York City, Prep for Prep, the Council for Industry and Higher Education in London and the United States Council for International Business. Mr. McGraw received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and a B.A. from Tufts University in 1972.