The Eighth Annual Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture Series
Mar 21, 2013
from 01:15 PM to 02:30 PM
|Where||151 East 25th St., 7th Floor, Room 750 (between Lexington and 3rd)|
|Contact Name||Matthew LePere|
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About the Lecture Series
Mrs. Phyllis L. Kossoff created the Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture Series in August 2003 in memory of her beloved husband and his commitment to his alma mater, Baruch College. Each year, the lecture series invites prominent business leaders to share their perspectives on the most pressing issues in business. Members of the Baruch community gain valuable insight into the qualities and strategies of today’s most successful business leaders.
About the Speaker
Jay S. Fishman is chairman and chief executive officer of The Travelers Companies, Inc., a leading provider of property casualty insurance and one of 30 major U.S. companies that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Travelers offers a wide range of property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, organizations, and individuals in the United States and selected international markets.
Mr. Fishman joined Travelers as chief financial officer in 1993, when the company was acquired by Primerica Corp., which later became Citigroup. He was named president and chief executive officer of Travelers in 1998 and chairman in 2000. In 2001 he became chairman, president, and CEO of The St. Paul Companies; in 2004, when The St. Paul Companies and Travelers merged, he became CEO of the combined company. In 2005, he also was named chairman.
Mr. Fishman earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in accounting from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a trustee of the University, a member of the board of overseers of the School of Veterinary Medicine, and a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Financial Institutions Center at The Wharton School. He also is chairman of the Travelers/Wharton Partnership for Risk Management and Leadership.
Mr. Fishman serves on the boards of the Carlyle Group and ExxonMobil Corporation and is an active member of The Business Council. He is chairman of the board of the New York City Ballet, a trustee of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a vice chairman of the Corporate Fund Board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.