Raymond W. Smith
Raymond W. Smith is a Trustee for the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
"Retiring as chairman of New York-based Bell Atlantic in December 1998 after ten years as the corporation’s top officer, Smith is credited with refashioning Bell Atlantic, a regional telephone operation, into the largest communications firm in the country, while simultaneously positioning the company globally. On Smith’s watch, Bell Atlantic acquired NYNEX in 1997 and GTE in 1998—two of the largest transactions in business history.
"Smith was appointed to the President’s Committee on the arts and Humanities and the National Forum on Education and Technology. He serves on advisory boards of the House of Representatives for Renewing U.S. Science Policy and the Library of Congress. He also serves on the boards of directors of U S Airways, Inc.; Banneker Technologies, Inc., Five Arrows Investments, and Carnegie-Mellon University.
- "Biography", Accessed December 2006.