Michael Hegarty

Trustee 2001 - 2016

Michael Hegarty is director of Strongwood Insurance Holdings and serves as an advisor to Madison Marquette, a privately held real estate investment and management company, and as a trustee of the MFS Funds, a $100 billion mutual fund complex.  Formerly Vice Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, he was also Vice Chairman of Chemical Banking Corporation and Senior Executive Vice President of Manufacturers Hanover Trust.  From 1997 to 2001, he was Senior Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of AXA Financial, in which capacity he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.  He is chairman of Historic Hudson Valley and a trustee of Marymount University. From 1991 to 2002, he was a trustee of Iona College and chairman of HeartShare Human Services.  An infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, he continues his service as a trustee of the Marine Corps Association.  A graduate of Iona College, he and his wife Anita have three sons.  He has been a trustee of the Foundation since 2001.