Business 100 - 2009

Tom Moran

Thomas J. Moran/Mutual of America

As Chairman, President and CEO of Mutual of America – one of the nation’s preeminent life insurance companies – Tom Moran is a familiar face in the business world. He began his career with Mutual in 1975 as a pension underwriter and in 1994 he became the first CEO to emerge from within its ranks.  He serves on many other boards including Aer Lingus, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, the Smurfit Graduate School of Business at UCD, and the American Cancer Society Foundation. He is a member of the Taoiseach’s Economic Advisory Board, and serves as chairman of Concern Worldwide (U.S.).

Moran has been awarded the Calvary Medal, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Terence Cardinal Cooke Award, and has received an honorary doctorate in law from the National University of Ireland and an honorary doctorate of science from Queen’s University. A native New Yorker, he earned a B.S. from Manhattan College. He traces his Irish ancestors to County Fermanagh and County Tipperary, and lives in New York City with his wife Joan.