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J. Stuart Francis
J. Stuart Francis, of Hillsborough, Calif., is in his fifth year as a member of the USGA Executive Committee, and his first as USGA President.
Francis is a senior managing director for Evercore, where he leads the firm’s Silicon Valley technology practice. Prior to joining Evercore in 2014, he served as vice chairman of investment banking and chairman of the global technology group for Barclays. Previous roles include vice chairman of Lehman Brothers, the last of many positions he held with the organization since 1991. During his 40-year career, he has been an advisor to many of the most visible Silicon Valley companies, including Cisco Systems, Facebook, Google, Qualcomm, Tesla, Workday, Yahoo and Dell Technologies.
Francis is an accomplished amateur golfer, having played in three. U.S. Amateur championships, two NCAA championships and three Canadian Amateur championships and he has won more than 15 club championships. Francis earned a B.A. from Princeton University, where he was co-captain of the varsity golf team and he was selected to the first team All-Ivy and honorable Mention All American golf teams. He also earned an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
In 2020, Francis will serve on the Compensation, Governance and Nominating committees.