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Michael Wheet, L’79, a managing director at Merrill
Lynch with 26 years of experience in public finance, has
been named chairman of the Benjamin Franklin Society,
which honors alumni for making unrestricted gifts to the
Wheet specializes in airport financing. As an investment
banker at both Merrill Lynch and Citigroup (formerly Salomon
Smith Barney), he has raised capital for airport expansions and
renovations, including upgrades of the international terminal in
San Francisco and at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
During his career, Wheet has issued more than $15 billion
in municipal bonds.