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