The Cato Institute welcomes Peter Goettler, a former managing director at Barclays Capital, as its new President and CEO, effective April 1. Current CEO John Allison is retiring after more than two exemplary years on the job.Goettler retired in 2008 as a managing director and head of Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets, Americas, at Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank, PLC. He also served as chief executive officer for the firm’s businesses in Latin America and head of Global Loans and Global Leveraged Finance. He has been a member of the Cato Institute’s board since last year and a supporter of the Institute for 15 years.
After resigning from Barclays, Goettler was elected chairman of the board for the New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for a two year term in 2013. Peter has been a member of the board since 2008 and chaired numerous committees including the Governance and Development Committees.
“Peter brings boundless drive and enthusiasm and I look forward to our partnership in moving the chapter forward to empower people living with MS and improving their lives,” says Robin Einbinder, chapter president.
Peter’s involvement with the chapter dates back to mid-1990s. Over the years he became more involved through his participation in the fundraising event, Bike MS NYC. He is a member of the Bike MS NYC team, Barclay’s Chain Gang, which has helped raise more than $1million for the event, the largest one-day fundraising bike ride in New York City. The funds that Peter helped raise support the comprehensive programs and services the chapter provides to more than 10,000 people in the area affected by MS. Funds also support the National MS Society’s critical research initiatives, an area that Peter has a keen interest in as his wife is living with MS.
“I am honored to continue to dedicate my energy and resources to the chapter in my new role. I am committed to the mission of creating a world free of multiple sclerosis and look forward to engaging with our constituents on an even deeper level,” says Peter.He resides in New Canaan, CT.