Harold McGraw III, Chairman, President & CEO,The McGraw-Hill Companies
Harold (Terry) McGraw III is chairman, president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies, a leading global financial information and education company that powers the Knowledge Economy. Its brands include Standard & Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts and J.D. Power and Associates, among others.
McGraw was elected chairman in December 1999; chief executive officer in 1998; and president and chief operating officer in 1993. He has been a member of The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Board of Directors since 1987.
Under his leadership, the Corporation has undergone a complete transformation, building a diverse portfolio of knowledge-based, global businesses designed to generate profits throughout a wide variety of economic cycles and market conditions.
McGraw, 62, joined The McGraw-Hill Companies in 1980 and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibilities, including vice president, Corporate Planning; publisher, Aviation Week & Space Technology; president, McGraw-Hill Publications Company; and president, McGraw-Hill Financial Services Company.
He serves on the Boards of Directors of United Technologies and ConocoPhillips. He is chairman of the Emergency Committee for American Trade (ECAT), chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council, chairman of the United States Council for International Business, a former chairman of Business Roundtable, and vice chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed in November 2009 by President Obama to the U.S.-India CEO Forum and is a member of the U.S. Trade Representative’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN).
Consistent with The McGraw-Hill Companies’ commitment to supporting community and charitable organizations, Mr. McGraw is chairman of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. Additionally, Mr. McGraw serves on the boards of Asia Society, Carnegie Hall, the Council for Economic Education, New York Public Library, and National Organization on Disability.
McGraw received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and a B.A. from Tufts University in 1972. #