Dwight L. Bush

Born: February 4, 1957;

Occupation: Businessman;

Position: President;

Company: DL ​Bush ​& ​Associates;

Industry: Financial Services;

Residence: United States;

Nationality: American;

Dwight L. Bush Sr.

Ambassador​ ​(Ret)​ ​Dwight L. Bush is​ ​currently​ ​President of ​ ​DL Bush ​& Associates, a ​Washington D.C. based Strategic​ ​Advisory​ ​firm. He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco under President Barack Obama.

Work Career

He was the President and CEO of Axiom Bank (formerly Urban Trust Bank), an affiliate of The RLJ Companies from 2006 to 2008.

Mr. Bush has over 24 years of corporate finance, private equity, mergers and acquisition and strategic financial management expertise. His distinguished career includes roles as a financial transaction professional and a corporate officer. In addition, Mr. Bush has served as principal, advisor or arranger in over 75 corporate transactions in both Fortune 500 companies and private equity environments.

Before joining Urban Trust Bank, Mr. Bush founded D.L. Bush & Associates, LLC, to pursue investments in financial services companies, small business investment corporations and specialized tax credit programs. He was also a partner at Stuart Mill Capital, LLC where he was actively involved in all aspects of transaction execution, including origination and negotiations with sellers, private equity partners and bank lenders. Mr. Bush also developed the exit strategy and negotiated the sale of SatoTravel to Navigant International, Inc., the nation's second largest integrated travel services company.

Mr. Bush worked for 15 years at The Chase Manhattan Bank in a number of roles, including acting as lead manager or agent in over 25 corporate financings. In 1990, Mr. Bush became Chase Manhattan Bank's first African American Managing Director.

Board and Advisor Roles

In ​ ​addition ​ ​to ​ ​his corporate ​ ​work, ​ ​Ambassador​ ​Bush ​ ​has​ ​been ​ ​active ​ ​in ​ ​non ​ ​profit ​ ​governance ​ ​including ​ ​serving on ​ ​the ​ ​boards​ ​of ​ ​trustees​ ​of ​ ​Cornell ​ ​University, ​ ​The ​ ​GAVI ​ ​Alliance, ​ ​and ​ ​The ​ ​National ​ ​Symphony Orchestra.

Education

Mr. Bush is a graduate of Cornell ​ ​University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in government in 1979.

 

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