Wayne Olson


Member of Board of Trustees

Wayne Olson is the Chairman of FEE's Board of Trustees and a former executive director of the Foundation for Economic Education. He previously served from 2008-2013 as Chairman of FEE’s Board of Trustees.

Wayne retired in 2008 from a 26-year career in structured finance and investment banking, of which 18 years were served at Credit Suisse and its predecessor firm, The First Boston Corporation. In addition to client-facing roles, he held a variety of management positions in both revenue-generating and control functions. Financial engineering and new product development were a particular focus throughout his career.

Wayne holds a BA in English from Harvard and both an MBA in finance and a C.Phil. (“all-but-dissertation”) in economics from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. His primary research interest in economics was industrial organization.

He and his wife, Sandra Miller, have three children and one grandchild.