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Charlynn Goins

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Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Cheese
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Southern France
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
9/15/1942
Birth Location:
New York, New York

Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Cheese
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Southern France
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
9/15/1942
Birth Location:
New York
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Biography

Civic leader and business executive Charlynn Goins was born on September 15, 1942 in New York City, New York. Her mother was Charlotte Wilson, a model and book seller; her step-father, Clifford Wilson, was a United States Army captain and postal worker. Growing up in New York, Goins graduated from Briarcliff Manor High School in 1959. She then attended Barnard College, where she received her A.B. degree in government studies in 1963. From 1963 to 1964, Goins completed graduate courses at the Teachers College at Columbia University. In 1976, she received her J.D. degree from Columbia University Law School.

Goins was hired as a tax lawyer in 1976 at the law firm Proskauer, Rose, Goetz & Mendelsohn, now Proskauer Rose LLP. Then, in 1982, she left the practice of law and joined Integrated Resources, Incorporated, as the assistant to the president. In 1986, Goins was promoted to chief operating officer of a new Integrated Resources subsidiary. She worked in that role until 1990, when she was hired as the senior vice president and director of international marketing at Prudential Mutual Funds and Annuities. In 1997, Goins retired from Prudential and began serving as a consultant to the United States Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency. Then, in 2004, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, named her the first African American woman chairperson of the board of directors for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

Goins has served as a board member of numerous organizations. From 2001 through 2004, she served on the boards of the Community’s Bank and its holding company, the Urban Financial Group. From 2001 through 2006, Goins was a member of the board of Mainstay Funds. In 2002, she was elected to the New York Community Trust’s Distribution Committee, where she went on to serve as chairman. In 2006, Goins was named to the board of directors of AXA Financial, Incorporated, and its subsidiaries AXA Equitable Life and MONY Life. Then, in 2008, she was elected to Fannie Mae’s board of directors. Goins has also served on various other boards including Continuum Health Partners, Beth Israel Hospital, St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, FOJP Service Corporation, New York City Global Partners, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Gracie Mansion Conservatory. She was honored in 2008 by Mayor Bloomberg with the installment of “Charlynn Goins Day.” Goins was also awarded the United Hospital Fund Trustee Award in 2008.

Goins lives in New York with her husband, Dr. Warren Goins. They have two children: Hilary and Jeffrey.

Charlynn Goins was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on October 21, 2013.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Charlynn Goins' interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Charlynn Goins lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Charlynn Goins describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Charlynn Goins shares her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Charlynn Goins talks about her father and stepfather
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Charlynn Goins talks about her name
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Charlynn Goins describes her childhood neighborhood in New York City, New York
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Charlynn Goins describes her childhood career as an actor
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Charlynn Goins describes her experience at Professional Children's School (PCS) in New York City, New York
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Charlynn Goins describes her experience on tour with the play "The Climate of Eden"
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Charlynn Goins talks about growing up in New York City's Washington Heights and skipping ahead in school
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Charlynn Goins describes her community in White Plains, New York
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Charlynn Goins talks about her decision to attend Briarcliff High School in Briarcliff Manor, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Charlynn Goins describes her childhood personality and the community of African American teenagers she met in White Plains, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Charlynn Goins describes her experience at Briarcliff High School in Briarcliff Manor, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Charlynn Goins describes her childhood personality
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Charlynn Goins talks about the black community in White Plains, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Charlynn Goins describes her decision to attend Barnard College in New York City, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Charlynn Goins describes her experience at Barnard College in New York City, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Charlynn Goins talks about her wedding to HistoryMaker Dr. Warren Goins and their first years of marriage, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Charlynn Goins talks about her wedding to HistoryMaker Dr. Warren Goins and their first years of marriage, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Charlynn Goins recalls her experiences after graduating from Barnard College in New York City, New York in 1963
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Charlynn Goins describes moving to Essex, England with her husband, HistoryMaker Dr. Warren Goins
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Charlynn Goins describes her experience living in Essex, England
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Charlynn Goins describes the birth of her daughter in Essex, England
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Charlynn Goins describes her social life in Essex, England and traveling across Europe
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Charlynn Goins describes the role of social class in England
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Charlynn Goins talks about other people's perception of her as African American in England and the United States
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Charlynn Goins describes the sights, sounds, and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Charlynn Goins talks about her significant experiences and travels while living in England
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Charlynn Goins describes moving to The Bronx in New York City, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Charlynn Goins talks about her mother's death, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Charlynn Goins talks about her mother's death, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Charlynn Goins describes her family's move to New Rochelle, New York after the birth of her son in 1969
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Charlynn Goins describes her community in New Rochelle, New York
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Charlynn Goins describes her involvement with the Negro Ensemble Company
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Charlynn Goins talks about the status of African American medical doctors
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Charlynn Goins describes her decision to enroll in law school in 1973
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Charlynn Goins describes her experience as a district leader for the Democratic Party in New Rochelle, New York
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Charlynn Goins describes her community's reaction to her decision to enroll in law school
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Charlynn Goins talks about her experience and support while a law student at Columbia Law School in New York City, New York
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Charlynn Goins describes being hired as a tax lawyer by the firm of Proskauer, Rose, Goetz & Mendelsohn
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Charlynn Goins describes the environment of the law firm of Proskauer, Rose, Goetz & Mendelsohn
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Charlynn Goins describes her experience in international tax law and being hired by Integrated Resources, Inc. in 1982
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Charlynn Goins describes her experience at Integrated Resources, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Charlynn Goins describes the effects of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on Integrated Resources, Inc. and Integrated Resources International
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Charlynn Goins reflects on the racism and sexism she encountered during her careers working in international tax law and business, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Charlynn Goins reflects on the racism and sexism she encountered during her careers working in international tax law and business, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Charlynn Goins talks about challenges she faced during her career
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Charlynn Goins talks about the collapse of Integrated Resources, Inc.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Charlynn Goins talks about moving to Manhattan, New York and selling her house to her daughter in New Rochelle, New York
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Charlynn Goins describes her and her husband's 1989 apartment search as an African American couple in Manhattan, New York
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Charlynn Goins describes building a vacation house in Sag Harbor, New York and its black community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Charlynn Goins describes being hired by Prudential Securities in 1990
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Charlynn Goins describes her experience creating and selling mutual funds internationally for Prudential Securities, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Charlynn Goins describes her experience creating and selling mutual funds internationally for Prudential Securities, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Charlynn Goins reflects on the decline of Prudential Securities and her experience there
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Charlynn Goins describes her retirement from Prudential Securities and undergoing open heart surgery
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Charlynn Goins describes working with HistoryMaker Peter F. Hurst, Jr. on the board of The Community's Bank in BridgePort, Connecticut
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Charlynn Goins talks about her experience on the board of Mainstay Funds
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Charlynn Goins describes her experience on the board of directors of AXA Financial, Inc.
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Charlynn Goins describes her experience on the board of directors of Fannie Mae as well as on other boards
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Charlynn Goins reflects on what she has learned from her experience on corporate boards
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Charlynn Goins describes her experience as chair of the board of directors of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and meeting Mayor Michael Bloomberg
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Charlynn Goins talks about the boards of directors she is currently on
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Charlynn Goins reflects on her civic engagement and corporate career
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Charlynn Goins reflects on her plans for the future and on her accomplishments
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Charlynn Goins describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 7 Story: 11 - Charlynn Goins talks about her and her husband's collection of African American art
  • Tape: 7 Story: 12 - Charlynn Goins talks about her marriage to HistoryMaker Dr. Warren Goins
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Charlynn Goins describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Charlynn Goins reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Charlynn Goins narrates her photographs
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Charlynn Goins narrates the photographs of her husband, HistoryMaker Dr. Warren Goins