Ed spent his business career at major international financial institutions, where he specialized in arranging financings and securities offerings for corporate clients and advising them on strategic transactions. After retiring from Goldman Sachs and Co. in 2001, he moved to South Charlotte with his wife Caroline and their two children, Ted and Lili, who are both proud CMS graduates and obtained degrees from UNC Chapel Hill and Princeton, respectively.
Since moving to Charlotte, Ed has been heavily engaged in community service, including serving on the boards of Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Communities in Schools, the Blumenthal Center for the Performing Arts, and WTVI as well as on the President’s Council at Central Piedmont Community College. His volunteer activities have including tutoring students at EE Waddell High School, assisting at the Classroom Central distribution center, and giving classes in economics and personal finance at CMS schools and CPCC. He joined the Charlotte Rotary Club in 2004 and has been recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for his donations to the Rotary International Foundation.
Driggs holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in economics from Princeton University and pursued graduate studies in mathematical economics at the Free University of Berlin and Oxford University. He served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, retiring from the reserves as a Captain in 1987.