Former Managing Director, Credit Suisse First Boston
Edison Buchanan became a Director of the company in May 2002. Buchanan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tulane University in 1977 and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1981.
From 1981 to 1997, Buchanan was a Managing Director of various groups in the Investment Banking Division of Dean Witter Reynolds in their New York and Dallas offices. In 1997, he joined Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as a Managing Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking group. During 2000, Buchanan served as Managing Director and head of the domestic Real Estate Investment Banking Group of Credit Suisse First Boston. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Commonweal Conservancy, a nonprofit conservation-based community-development organization, since November 2003.