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Pace University Names New Trustee: Thomas J. Quinlan III ‘85, President and CEO of RR Donnelley, Global Provider of Integrated Communications Products and Services
NEW YORK, MAY 20, 2010 – Pace University has announced a new member of the Board of Trustees: Thomas J. Quinlan III, President and Chief Executive Officer of RR Donnelley, a leading provider of integrated communications products and services with approximately 55,000 employees, annual revenues of nearly $10 billion, and more than 600 locations around the globe.
RR Donnelley is currently ranked as the 240th largest American corporation by Fortune magazine on the basis of 2009 revenue. Quinlan, 47, was named to his current position in April 2007 and is one of the youngest to lead a Fortune 500 company. With Quinlan at the helm, RR Donnelley has introduced a series of technology innovations, including breakthrough advances in high speed variable digital printing and sophisticated web-based systems used in a wide variety of business-to-business applications.
Quinlan’s achievements extend beyond the boardroom. He is active in supporting organizations that focus on literacy, health and development and serves as a director and a member of the Executive Committee for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. He is also the 2009 recipient of Pace’s distinguished Leaders in Management Award. The award, along with an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree, was presented to Quinlan at a Pace dinner which raised nearly $500,000 for scholarships.
“Tom is an outstanding business and community leader, and I’m delighted that he has agreed to serve his alma mater,” said Aniello A. Bianco ’61, Chair of the Pace Board of Trustees. “His breadth of experience and perspective will be of great value to us as we implement our strategic plan for the future.”
Quinlan joined RR Donnelley in February 2004, and in 2006 became Group President, Global Services (comprising approximately 40% of RR Donnelley’s revenues), and Chief Financial Officer. From 2004 to 2006, he served RR Donnelley as Executive Vice President, Operations, with primary responsibility for the integration of RR Donnelley and Moore Wallace. Previously at Moore Wallace (2000 to 2004), Quinlan served variously as Executive Vice President, Operations; Executive Vice President, Business Integration; and Executive Vice President, Office of the Chief Executive and Treasurer. At Moore Wallace, he also had primary responsibility for the integration of Moore Corporation Limited and Wallace Computer Services. He also had oversight for all of Moore Wallace’s sales and manufacturing functions, as well as all corporate staff functions, including human resources, information technology, benefits, legal, treasury, tax and credit, and collections.
Additionally, Quinlan served in various finance capacities at World Color Press (1994 to 1999), including Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He has previous finance and treasury experience at Walter Industries, Marsh & McLennan and Kidder Peabody.
Quinlan holds an MBA in finance from St. John’s University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pace’s Lubin School of Business.
“At Pace, the professors are doing the important work of helping to prepare the leaders of tomorrow,” said Quinlan. “The University’s motto – OPPORTUNITAS – is so much more than just a dusty Latin word. For the students who take full advantage of the exceptional resources here, Pace offers a degree … and opens the door to a world of opportunities.”
About Pace University
For nearly 104 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu