John A. Koskinen

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John A. Koskinen
Occupation Chairman of the Board
Employer Freddie Mac
Location McLean, VA, USA

John A. Koskinen has been Chairman of the Board of Freddie Mac since March 2009. He has been director of American Capital, Ltd. since February 2007 and Independent Director of The AES Corporation since April 28, 2004. He is also a member of AES' Financial Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, and the Technology Advisory Council.[1]


Previously, Koskinen served as chief executive officer and President of The Palmieri Company from 1979 to 1993.[2] From 1994 to 1997, he served as the Deputy Director of Management of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and then served as assistant to President Clinton and chair of the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion from 1998 to 2000. He also was deputy mayor and city administrator of Washington, D.C. from 2000 to 2003

Before his government service, Koskinen worked as a senior executive of The Palmieri Company, including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, participating in the reconstruction of various large, troubled enterprises including Penn Central, the Teamsters Pension Fund, Levitt and Sons, Inc. and Mutual Benefit. He has also served as the Chairman of Trustees of Duke University and was President of the United States Soccer Foundation for four years.

He was named to the FDIC Advisory Committee on June 3, 2011.[3]


Koskinen graduated magna cum laude with a BA in physics from Duke University in 1961; graduated with an LLB, cum laude, (JD) from Yale University School of Law in 1964; and completed post graduate work in International Law at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England from 1964 to 1965.


  1. John A. Koskinen Profile. Forbes.
  2. John A. Koskinen. Bloomberg Businessweek.
  3. Press Release. The Investment Authority.