Tom Moran Receives Honorary Doctorate from Manhattan College

Tom Moran delivers the 2017 commencement speech at Manhattan College. (Photo: Ben Asen / Courtesy Manhattan College)

By Irish America Staff
June / July 2017

Tom Moran, a perennial figure on Irish America’s Business 100 list and a member of our Hall of Fame, received an honorary degree in humane letters from his alma mater, Manhattan College, and delivered the annual undergraduate commencement speech to the class of 2017 in May (right). Moran, who earned a B.S. in math in 1974 and was the first in his family to graduate college, has become one of the biggest names in the New York Irish community and business world.

Moran began his career with Mutual of America a year after graduating and retired as CEO in 2016, after serving as president of the company from 1994 to 2015. Under his supervision, Mutual grew from a small retirement association to a leading provider of retirement plans. For more than a decade, he also served as chairman of Concern Worldwide-U.S., until his retirement this year.

“Mr. Moran is one of our most distinguished alumni and a tremendous example of someone who has used his gifts to serve his fellow human beings,” Brennan O’Donnell, president of Manhattan College, told Irish America. “In addition to being a longtime and great benefactor to the College and its students, he is a major contributor to humanitarian efforts around the world, most notably through his tireless work on behalf of Concern Worldwide.” ♦

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