Ms. Betsy F. Gotbaum is Independent Director of General American Investors Company, Inc. In addition to her tenure which began in 2010 as a Director of the Company, Ms. Gotbaum served as the New York City Public Advocate from 2002 through 2009, New York Citys second highest ranking public official, and served as New York Citys primary Ombudsperson. In that role, Ms. Gotbaum presided over the New York City Council, introduced legislation of concern to her constituency, and sat on both the Voters Assistance Commission and the Audit Committee of the City of New York. Ms. Gotbaum was also a Trustee on the Board and a member of the Proxy Committee of the New York City Employees Retirement System. Previously, Ms. Gotbaum was President of the New York Historical Society. Ms. Gotbaum has served on the Boards of Trustees of several notforprofit organizations and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of ChessintheSchools, the Community Service Society, Coro Leadership, Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research Foundation, Learning Leaders, and the Visiting Nurse Association of New York
Age: 77 Director Since 2010Gotbaum received her B.A. from George Washington University and an M.A. in Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.