Brig. Gen. Peter M. Dawkins

Senior Advisor, Virtu Financial

Pete Dawkins is Senior Advisor to Virtu Financial, the world’s largest Electronic Market
Making firm.

A 1959 graduate of West Point, Pete served for 24 years in the U.S. Army. During his
military career, he commanded a company in the 82 nd Airborne Division, led a battalion
in Korea, taught at West Point, was a White House Fellow, and served as Military
Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. After serving in Korea, he commanded the
3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, and was promoted to Brigadier General in

Pete holds numerous military awards and decorations, including the Distinguished
Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star for Valor
with Oak Leaf Cluster, and three Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses. At West Point, Pete was
First Captain of the Corps of Cadets, President of the Class of 1959, Captain of Army’s
undefeated football team and an All-American halfback. He won the Heisman Trophy as
the nation’s outstanding college football player. Selected as a Rhodes Scholar, Pete
studied at Oxford University, and later received a Masters degree and a Ph.D. from the
Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

In 1983, following his career in the Army, Pete entered the world of business. He joined
Lehman Brothers as head of the firm’s Public Finance banking business, where he led a
3-year initiative focused on providing creative financing to meet the need to overhaul a
significant portion of the physical infrastructure throughout the country.
After running in 1988 as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey,
Pete moved to Bain and Company – a Boston-based strategy consulting firm – where he
became head of the U.S. consulting business. In 1991, he was recruited to become
Chairman and CEO of Primerica Financial Services, where Pete assumed the high-profile
role of the recently departed founder, and led the company for the next 5 years.

Following that, Pete held a series of executive positions in what became Citigroup. He
served as Vice Chairman and EVP of Travelers Insurance, then Vice Chairman of the
Citigroup Private Bank and, finally, Vice Chairman of Citigroup Global Wealth

Pete remains active in a variety of national, community and philanthropic roles. His
listing of Board service includes Iridium Satellite, LLC; Olatec Industries, LLC; Wharton
Business School’s Center for Leadership and Change Management; the Intrepid Museum;
the Secretary of Defense Policy Board; the Boards of Trustees of the United States
Military Academy, Hampton-Sydney College, Emory University Business School, and
the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Manchester Capital Management, LLC and
Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

Time magazine identified Pete as one of the “Top 50 Leaders in the U.S.” Among his
many awards for public service is the National Institute of Social Sciences Gold Medal
Award for Distinguished Service to Humanity, the BENS Eisenhower Award for
Distinguished National Service, and The National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame
Gold Medal Award. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1975,
and West Point’s Army Sports Hall of fame in 2005. Pete was selected in the inaugural
class as a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Military Academy and, in 2006,
was recognized by the Horatio Alger Association by receiving its Distinguished
American award.

Pete has one adult daughter, Noël, and six grandchildren. His late wife, Judi, passed
away two years ago, and he is remarried to the Honorable Mary Dawkins, Retired US

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