Sant, Roger West (05/24/1931-)

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  • Committees/Roles: Chair of the Executive Committee, 2007-2013; Chair Emeritus, 2013- ; Chair, Audit and Review Committee; Compensation and Human Resources Committee; Chair, ad hoc Committee on Facilities Revitalization; Secretarial Search Committee of 2007. Also Chair of the National Museum of Natural History Board
  • Occupation: Business executive, philanthropists
  • Number of Terms: 2
  • Biography: Roger W. Sant of Washington, D.C., is the co-founder and chairman emeritus of The AES Corporation, having previously served as assistant administrator for energy conservation in the Federal Energy Administration during the Nixon/Ford Administration. He is the chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Summit Foundation and the Summit Fund of Washington; the chairman of the Board of the National Museum of Natural History; the director and former chairman of the World Wildlife Fund-U.S.; and a director of both the National Symphony and the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation. He served on the Marriott International Board from 1994-2006.


  • Sant, Roger W
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Short Legal Citation

115 Stat. 271 (2001), P.L. 107-55, S.J. Res. 20


Dun & Bradstreet Reference Book of Corporate Managements. 1998 edition. Parsippany, NJ: Dun & Bradstreet, 1998.; Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives. 1996 edition. Volume 2: "Directors and Executives". New York: Standard & Poor's Corp., 1996.; Who's Who in Government. Second edition, 1975-1976. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1975.

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Regent Tenure: 10/24/2001-1/2013


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