“Wall Street Top 50,” Kathleen Murphy ‘84 to Headline Fairfield University’s Dolan Lecture Series

“Wall Street Top 50,” Kathleen Murphy ‘84 to Headline Fairfield University’s Dolan Lecture Series

Media Contact: Teddy DeRosa, tderosa@fairfield.edu , 203-254-4000 ext. 2118

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 25, 2016) — Kathleen Murphy ‘84, president of Personal Investing at Fidelity Investments, will return to her alma mater on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. to headline the Dolan School of Business’s Dolan Lecture Series entitled, “Lessons in Leadership.”

This event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Quick Center. To register please visit fairfield.edu/dolanlectures . For more information about the event please contact dolancommunication@fairfield.edu . The Quick Center is located at Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut, 06824.

A graduate of Fairfield University, Murphy’s professional achievements have earned her nationwide recognition, repeatedly being named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in American Business” by Fortune magazine, one of the “Wall Street Top 50” and “Business 100” by Irish America magazine and named as one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” by US Banker, among others.

Murphy is the President of Personal Investing — a Fidelity Investments company that provides financial products and services to millions of individual investors — and is an impassioned advocate for women. She works to empower women of all ages, specifically in financial matters.

“Ninety percent of women will be the sole decision maker on their financial matters due to longevity or divorce,” said Murphy. “Women are not nearly as confident as men in managing their finances. I speak all across the country on this issue.”

Murphy currently stands at the helm of a business with more than 17 million customers and over $1.9 trillion in client assets. She has served as CEO of ING U.S. Wealth Management, leading the Defined Contribution, Defined Benefit, Retirement Solutions, Annuities and ING Advisors Network businesses. She began her career with Aetna, acting as general counsel and chief compliance officer with Aetna Financial Services.

“The Dolan Lecture features highly accomplished, visionary, and internationally recognized business leaders as exemplars for our students, and I can think of no one who better fits this vision than Kathleen Murphy,” said Dr. Don Gibson, dean of the Dolan School of Business, “She’s an example of taking a Fairfield education and becoming an impactful leader with that foundation.”

Posted On: 10-26-2016 03:10 PM

Volume: 49 Number: 54

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