William S. Rukeyser
From its founding in 1998 until 2009 Rukeyser was editorial director of Corporate Board Member magazine, aimed at the directors of public companies. He also has appeared on television as a financial commentator on CNN Financial News and ABC.
After four years as a Wall Street Journal reporter in Europe, he started work at Time Inc. in 1967 as an associate editor of Fortune. In 1968, he signed the “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War. When Money was founded in 1972 he became its managing editor, and continued in that position for eight years before returning to Fortune as its managing editor. He was abruptly removed from that position in 1986 to make way for Marshall Loeb, of Time magazine. In 1988 he left Time Inc., to become editor in chief for Whittle Communications in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1998 he became editorial director of the new magazine Corporate Board Member, aimed at the directors of public companies. He continued in that role until 2009. He continues to devote his time to freelance editing and editorial consulting on projects such as The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs by Charles D. Ellis (Penguin Press, 2008).
Rukeyser and his wife, Elisabeth, are residents of Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is chairman of University Health System Inc. and past chairman of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. He is also a director of the Overseas Press Club Foundation and a member of the advisory board of the Princeton University Press Club.
- 1st Annual Business Emmy Awards
- Our People, Corporate Board Member magazine website, accessed April 19, 2008
- “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” January 30, 1968 New York Post
- Rukeyser Is Shifting From Time to Whittle, The New York Times, December 7, 1987
- William B. King, Corporate Board Member magazine debuts in August, Bank Director, Third Quarter 1998