Joe Ellis has served on The Wilderness Society governing council since 2009.
Born in Watertown, New York, Joe received a BA degree from Columbia College (now Columbia University) in New York in 1964 and also attended Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Before joining Goldman Sachs, he was vice president and investment analyst with The Bank of New York. In 2005, he authored “Ahead of the Curve: A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business and Market Cycles” (Harvard Business School Press), a book dedicated to simplifying the causes and characteristics of American economic cycles and the stock market’s relationship to them.
His second book, “Birds in Wood and Paint: American Miniature Bird Carvings and their Carvers, 1900-1970,” was published by the University Press of New England in 2009.
Throughout his career, Joe has served as a trustee for numerous non-profit organizations, including The Brearley School; Prep for Prep, an alliance for the advancement of minority education; the New York State Nature Conservancy; and RARE, a non-profit devoted to environmental conservation and sustainable economic development in developing countries.