|2nd United States Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources|
January 3, 2011 –February, 2013
|Preceded by||Jack Lew|
|Succeeded by||Heather Higginbottom|
|Born||1961 (age 57–58)|
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities|
Thomas Richard Nides (born 1961) is a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley. He serves as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and Operating Committee . Nides was previously the United States Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, having been appointed by President Obama in 2010 .
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Thomas Richard Nides was born to a Jewish family in Duluth, Minnesota,the son of Shirley (nee Gavronsky) and Arnold Richard Nides. His father was the founder of Nides Finance, a national consumer finance company, and president of Temple Israel and the Duluth Jewish Federation. He was educated at the University of Minnesota.
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Nides joined Fannie Mae as Senior Vice President of Human Resources in 1998, holding this position until 2001.He was then Chief Administrative Officer of Credit Suisse First Boston, the investment banking division of Zurich-based Credit Suisse Group, and Worldwide President and Chief Executive Officer of Burson-Marsteller . From 2005 to 2010, he was Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley.
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