Mr. Studzinski runs the Blackstone Advisory Partners, serves as a Senior Managing Director of the Blackstone Group, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the firm, which he joined in 2006. He began his banking career in 1980 at Morgan Stanley in New York and later moved to London. Mr. Studzinski serves on numerous boards, including Human Rights Watch, Bowdoin College, FAPE, and the American Patrons of Tate. He is President of the American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry and serves as Chairman of The Benjamin Franklin House Museum. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Peterson Institute. In 2001, Mr. Studzinski founded the Genesis Foundation -- his personal foundation that supports young and emerging artists. His many awards include the Prince of Wales Ambassador Award.