Richard M. Krasno

Richard M. Krasno
William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

  • Richard Krasno is the Executive Director of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust and a director of the four affiliated William R. Kenan, Jr. Funds. The five Kenan philanthropies provide grants to institutions in the fields of education, private enterprise, science and technology, arts and ethics.
  • Prior to joining the Kenan Trust in 1999, Krasno was President of the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
  • From 1981–1998 he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of International Education in New York.

From 2004–2012, Krasno served as a director of the UNC Health Care System and served as Chairman of the Board from 2009–2012. He currently serves as a member of the UNC Cardiovascular Medicine Advisory Board and the UNC Geriatric Advisory Executive Board. Krasno also serves as a director of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Corporation and has served as a director of the Ivax Corporation and the Whitman Education Group.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds a PhD from Stanford University and honorary doctorates from Sacred Heart University and the College of St. Rose. He has held academic appointments at the University of Chicago, Stanford University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of London, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, where he was a Senior Fulbright Professor.