Richard Syron

Currently Independent Director of Genzyme and former Chairman and CEO of Freddie Mac, Thermo Electron Corporation, and the American Stock Exchange.  Former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.  Also served as Paul Volcker’s personal assistant in Washington during the 1980-82 double dip recession and was at the Boston Fed presiding over the 1989-91 disaster in the Northeast.  No one has better perspective on the current mess.