President Emeritus, Field Museum of Natural History
John McCarter is President Emeritus of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, where he served as President and CEO for sixteen years. He is a Board Member of the Chicago Humanities Festival, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the Marine Biological Laboratory, the National Recreation Foundation, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (USA), and the Prize to End Blindness by 2020.
He is an Emeritus Trustee of the University of Chicago; former Trustee of Princeton University; Emeritus Trustee and former Chairman of Chicago’s Public Television Station, WTTW; and former Chair of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He has served on five corporate and three mutual fund boards in capacities as lead director and chair of audit, governance and compensation committees.
A native Chicagoan, he was formerly: Senior Vice President of Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., President of DeKalb Corporation, Budget Director of the State of Illinois under Governor Richard B. Ogilvie, White House Fellow during the Administration of Lyndon B. Johnson.
Mr. McCarter received an M.B.A. from Harvard University, attended the London School of Economics and graduated from Princeton University in 1960.