Don King is Chairman of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Board of Trustees, and has served on the board since 2009. He graduated from the University of Virginia's McIntire School in 1962 and from the Harvard Business School in 1970. In between his studies, he served on active duty as a junior officer in the United States Navy.
Mr. King spent his career in the investment real estate business, first as a developer and owner. He then joined RREEF in 1979, becoming an advisor to large pension funds and retirement systems. Mr. King was the first Managing Partner of RREEF, a position he held from 1988 to 2002. In
2002, he became Global Head of Real Estate of Deutsche Asset Management. Mr. King retired in 2005, becoming Vice Chairman of Deutsche Asset Management.
Mr. King supports conservation efforts and works closely with the Clark Fork Coalition, the Five Valleys Land Trust and the Montana Land Reliance to help them further their goals. He is a member of the Board of the U.S. Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, an organization that provides funding for the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen who died or were injured defending our country. He is also a member of the board of the Chicago City Day School. Don teaches a real estate course at the McIntire School each spring and spends his summers and falls in Montana hunting and fishing.