Jameson Baxter, president of the private investment firm Baxter Associates, has had a long and distinguished career in investment banking and finance. From 1965 to 1990, she held senior positions at First Boston Corporation. In 1986, she formed Baxter Associates.
In 2011, Baxter was named independent chair of the Putnam Funds’ Board of Trustees. She has served as a Putnam trustee since 1994 and as vice chairman since 2005.
Baxter has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards, among them ASHTA Chemicals, Inc., Banta Corporation, Ryerson, Inc., Intermatic Corporation, Good Shepherd Hospital, Emma Willard School, and the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. She is chair of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum, a nonprofit organization that provides educational and outreach programs for independent mutual funds directors.
A former chair of the Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees, Baxter was awarded the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Medal of Honor in 1990.