Robert E. Rubin
Robert E. Rubin served as the United States of America’s 70th Secretary of the Treasury from 1995-1999. As Secretary, Mr. Rubin played a leading role in many of the nation’s most important policy debates. He was involved in balancing the federal budget; opening trade policy to further globalization; acting to stem financial crises in Mexico, Asia and Russia; helping to resolve the impasse over the public debt limit; safeguarding the nation’s currency against counterfeiting; and guiding sensible reforms at the Internal Revenue Service.
Long active in public affairs, Mr. Rubin first joined the Clinton Administration in 1993 as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and as Director of the newly-created National Economic Council. Under Mr. Rubin’s guidance, the NEC oversaw the Administration’s domestic and international economic policymaking process, coordinated
economic policy recommendations to the President and monitored the implementation of the President’s economic policy goals.