Business 100 - 2009

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James Quinn/Tiffany & Co.

James Quinn has been President of Tiffany & Co. since February, 2003.  He began his career with the internationally renowned jeweler and specialty retailer in 1986 when he was appointed Vice President.  In his current role, he is responsible for Tiffany’s retail, corporate and direct marketing sales network.  For the year end on January 31, 2006, Tiffany reported an 11 percent rise in revenues to over 2.5 billion.

Quinn serves on the board of Mutual of America Capital Management and BNY Hamilton Funds, Inc.  He is chairman of New York’s 5th Ave. Association, Vice Chairman and trustee of the Museum of the City of New York, serves on the North American advisory board of the Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin and is a member of An Taoiseach’s economic advisory board.  A graduate of Hofstra University, Quinn received his M.B.A from Pace University.  Quinn, who is married to Diane, with two children, traces his Irish roots to Counties Offaly and Westmeath on his father’s side, and County Kerry on his mother’s side.  All four of his grandparents were from Ireland.