Cato Names Barney and Goettler to Board

September 26, 2014 • News Releases

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Washington, D.C. (September 26, 2014) — The Cato Institute Board of Directors, in a meeting held on Saturday, September 20, 2014, expanded its membership by two. The new directors are:

  • Carl Barney, Chairman, Center for Excellence in Higher Education
  • Peter Goettler, former Managing Director, Barclays Capital

Carl Barney is the chairman of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education (CEHE), a non‐​profit organization consisting of 20 colleges, including an online university, serving nearly 10,000 students in six western states. The schools offer associate, bachelor and masters degrees in business, information technology, graphic arts and healthcare. Mr. Barney also serves on the boards of the Ayn Rand Institute, the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, the LePort Schools and Business Education Research Associates (BERA).

Peter Goettler retired as a managing director and head of Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets, Americas, at Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank, PLC, in 2008. He also served as chief executive officer of the firm’s businesses in Latin America and head of Global Loans and Global Leveraged Finance. Goettler is currently Chairman of the Board of the New York City‐​Southern New York chapter of the National MS Society and serves on the board of the Atlas Network.