Tom Moran, Class of 1970

With his appointment as President and Chief Operating Officer in February 1992, Thomas J. Moran became the first president of Mutual of America Insurance Company to be appointed from within the firm. He was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Mutual in October 1994 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in June 2005, positions he still holds.

During his almost thirty years of service, Tom has participated in Mutual’s growth from a small retirement association to a mutual life insurance company with over $11 billion in assets.  One of his first projects after becoming President and Chief Operating Officer was to oversee the purchase and renovation of Mutual of America’s headquarters building at 320 Park Avenue in New York City.  Upon completion, the building was recognized with numerous awards for its design and immediately became one of the most prestigious addresses on Park Avenue.

Tom has written for the Peter F. Drucker Foundation’s “Leader to Leader Magazine” and has been quoted in Business Week on the subject of “What Leaders Owe.”  He has also presided at the World Economic Forum where he is a regular attendee.  Tom has served in several insurance industry leadership positions including his past service as Chairman of the Medical Information Bureau and also as Chairman of the Life Insurance Council of New York.

In addition to his extensive business experience, Tom is an active supporter of the social sector.  He is currently the Chairman of Concern Worldwide (U.S.), an international humanitarian relief organization which operates in twenty-nine of the poorest countries of the world.  He is a former Chairman of the North American Advisory Board of the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business at the University College of Dublin.  He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Cancer Society, the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Channel Thirteen WNET, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, the Leader to Leader Institute, and the United Way of New York City.  He has been given membership in the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way in recognition of his generous support and has been given Excalibur membership for his support of the American Cancer Society.

In recognition of his business success and his commitment to caring, Tom has been given numerous awards including the Calvary Hospital Medal of Honor, the New York City Fire Department Humanitarian Award, the Terence Cardinal Cooke Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and his most recent induction into the Irish America Hall of Fame in 2012.  For his support of the international relief organization Concern Worldwide, the Prime Minister of Ireland presented Tom with the Concern Worldwide Humanitarian Award.

Tom is also a member of the Irish Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Board, as well as the Boards of the Irish Chamber of Commerce in the USA and the Ireland-U.S. Council for Commerce and Industry, Inc.  Tom is only the second American to ever be invited to serve as member of the Court of Directors of Ireland’s oldest corporation, the Bank of Ireland.  He is also a member of the Columbus Club, which sponsors one of New York’s largest annual events, the Columbus Day Parade.  He is invited to and regularly attends the Ambrosetti Conference, a leading International business conference held in Italy each year.

Tom graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics.  For his extraordinary service to Ireland and his support of the Northern Ireland Peace Process, the National University of Ireland recently awarded him with an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree.  In May of 2004, he was invited to be a Commencement speaker at Mary Mount College and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.  Tom and his wife Joan currently reside in New York City.