President, Henry Crown and Company
James Schine Crown is president of Henry Crown and Company, a privately owned investment company which invests in public and private securities, real estate and operating companies. He is a director of General Dynamics Corporation, JPMorgan Chase, and Sara Lee Corporation. He is chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Chicago. He is also a trustee of the Museum of Science and Industry and the Orchestral Association. Crown is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and began his career at Salomon Brothers Inc, in New York City, as an associate. He became a vice president of the Capital Markets Service Group in 1983. In 1985, Crown returned to Chicago to join his family's investment firm.