Theodore (Ted) Roosevelt IV has served on The Wilderness Society governing council since 1998.
Ted is a managing director at Barclays Capital. He joined Barclays Capital when it acquired the North American assets of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. Currently, he serves as chairman of the firm’s Clean Tech Initiative. Ted joined Lehman Brothers in 1972 and was elected chairman of the board of directors of Lehman Brothers Financial Products Inc. in 1994, and chairman of the board of directors of Lehman Brothers Derivative Products Inc. in 1998. In February 2007, he was appointed chairman of Lehman Brothers Council on Climate Change.
Upon graduating from Harvard in 1965 with a BA, Ted joined the Navy as an officer in Underwater Demolition Team Eleven.
Following his active duty, he joined the Department of State as a foreign service officer. In 1970, Mr. Roosevelt took a special leave of absence from the Department of State to attend Harvard Business School where he received his MBA.
Ted is an active conservationist. He is chair of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, a co-vice chairman of the Alliance for Climate Protection, a member of the Governing Council of The Wilderness Society, and a trustee for the American Museum of Natural History, The World Resources Institute, and The Cultural Institutions Retirement System. He is chair of the development committee and on the executive committee for the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development. Mr. Roosevelt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Economic Club of New York, as well as a governor of the Foreign Policy Association.