Tom Nides is Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley. Prior to rejoining the Firm in 2013, Mr. Nides was Deputy Secretary of State and Chief Operating Officer of the Department. In 2013, he was awarded the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award – the nation’s highest diplomatic honor – by Secretary Clinton. Prior to the State Department, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Nides began his career on Capitol Hill and has served in many roles, including for the House Majority Whip, for the Speaker of the House, and as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Trade Representative. Mr. Nides serves on numerous non-profit boards including the International Rescue Committee, the Partnership for Public Service, the Atlantic Council, and the Urban Alliance Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is the former Chairman of the Board of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C.