Alumni Stories

Catherine Kinney (Parent’02,’08, H’04)

Former President and co-COO, New York Stock Exchange
Member of the Board of Trustees, Former Member of the Board of Regents and Board of Directors

Location: Barclay Hotel, New York City, during John Carroll Weekend 2009
Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06)
Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Catherine Kinney

Kinney is a Hoya: her son and daughter are Georgetown graduates; she received an honorary degree; she has served on the board of regents and board of directors; and she is a current member of the board of trustees. Here, she explains how the Jesuit tradition has not only shaped her children’s choices, but how it has influenced her, too. Kinney joined the NYSE in 1974 and rose through the ranks, holding management positions in divisions such as technology planning, sales and marketing, and operations and regulation.

In 1986, Kinney was given the responsibility of managing trading-floor operations and technology, until she was promoted to group executive vice president in June 1995. When she became president and co-chief operating officer of NYSE Euronext, Kinney oversaw the global listings business and U.S. market data. . In addition to her board leadership at Georgetown, she is a member of the boards of the NYSE Foundation, U.S. India Business Council, and Catholic Charities. She served on the board of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company from 2002-2004.

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