Robert Addison Day, chairman and chief executive officer of Trust Company of the West and chairman and president of the W. M. Keck Foundation, was elected to the Brookings Board of Trustees at its spring meeting on May 27.
Day started his career with the investment banking firm of White, Weld and Company in New York. In 1971 he founded Trust Company of the West with $2 million under management. They currently manage in excess of $50 billion invested in 50 investment products and are the largest independent trust company in the United States.
“I am very pleased to welcome Bob and look forward to utilizing his broad experience and talents. He will complement the expertise already present on our Board,” said James Johnson, Chairman of the Brookings Board of Trustees.
Day earned his B.S. in economics at Claremont McKenna College.
Day is director of Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. as well as a member and former chairman of the Board of Trustees at Claremont McKenna College. He is also a member of the Business Council.