Timothy C. Coughlin began his term as chairman of the WETA Board of Trustees in February 2009. As chairman, Coughlin guides the board in policies and strategic planning for WETA’s operations and works closely with station management to lead the flagship public broadcasting station in the nation's capital. A member of the WETA Board of Trustees since 2007, Coughlin previously served as chairman of the WETA Finance Committee.
Coughlin is presently a managing director at Edgemoor Investment Advisors, where he serves on the investment committee, develops and manages client relationships and provides asset allocation advice and wealth management planning. He has more than 40 years of experience in banking, including 21 years with Riggs National Corporation where he was president from 1992 to 2004. Previously, Coughlin held executive positions at Banque Paribas in New York and The Chase Manhattan Bank.
In addition to his service on the WETA Board of Trustees, Coughlin is currently a trustee with leadership responsibilities in investment and finance for the Federal City Council, the Economic Club of Washington, the Washington National Cathedral, the Alban Institute, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Prior community involvement includes serving as treasurer of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, director of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and trustee of Colby-Sawyer College.
Coughlin holds an MBA from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, and he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. He married Laura Jane Philipp in 1967. They have four children and five grandchildren and reside in Bethesda, Maryland.