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Employees Still Missing From WTC Firms

Many businesses located in and around the twin towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) employed HBS alumni. Several of those alumni are still unaccounted for. Some of the larger employers have posted information on their websites.

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter reported that 3,500 people of their company were working in the WTC for the individual investor business. However, the vast majority of HBS alumni — including four members of the class of 2001 — working for MSDW in New York have their offices in the firm’s headquarters on 1585 Broadway, four miles north of the WTC. www.msdw.com

Lehman Brothers, which had its headquarters in the World Financial Center close to the WTC, had this statement on its site: “Our first priority is to make sure that we are doing everything possible for the health and safety of our employees. Since the evacuation of our New York locations, we have been in contact with substantially all of our employees to make sure that they arrived home safely and to provide information on how they can receive business updates and support services.” www.aon.com

As of Thursday evening, Bank of America reported that “there remain eight associates who worked in the World Trade Center whom we have not been able to contact. More than 400 of our associates who worked in the World Trade Center are accounted for and safe, and we confirmed yesterday that all of our associates who work in the Pentagon escaped the attack unharmed.” www.bofa.com

Sandler O’Neill stated that “We have supplied lists and photographs of 67 of our employees and two independent consultants who are still missing.” www.sandleroneill.com

The Port Authority of New York reported that “Family members of Port Authority staff can call 973 565-5505, 5506 or 5507. These numbers are for staff and family only.” www.panynj.gov

Francois-Xavier Oliveau, OC, contributed to this report.

September 10, 2001
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