John Marr was born in Batavia, N.Y. in 1946 and received a B.A. degree in economics from Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., in 1968. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1969 and trained in military intelligence as a Japanese linguist at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif. He was assigned to Okinawa and was responsible for overseeing members of the Okinawan labor unions who worked on B-52s that flew bombing missions into North Vietnam. Upon leaving the military, he completed an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in finance. John joined Citibank in 1972 in New York City in the Real Estate Industries Division and later transferred to the Municipal Bond Department, where he underwrote mortgage-backed securities. In 1980 he joined Paine Webber as a Municipal Investment Banker. In 1985 he purchased Paine Webber’s mortgage banking subsidiary with several partners. He sold his interest in that company to work in a number of private banking companies doing project finance. He currently is a Managing Director for Greystone, a private investment bank headquartered in New York City. John and his wife Karen live in Darien and have two children and five grandchildren. He is a member of the Noroton Presbyterian Church, The Country Club of Darien and a board member of Friends of Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan. His interests include driving German cars on race tracks in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. He also enjoys photography and has self-published several books of pictures from the Middle East and Asia.