Inside Track with President Stephen J. Friedman
April 23, 2013 - Pace University New York Campus
Thomas J. Quinlan, III '85
President and CEO, President and CEO of R.R. Donnelley and Sons
Thomas Quinlan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, the largest provider of printing and communication business services in the world, with approximately 58,000 employees, annual revenues of over $10 billion, and more than 600 locations around the globe.
Mr. Quinlan, 49, joined RR Donnelley in February, 2004, and in 2006 became Group President, Global Services 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 from 2000 to 2004, Mr. Quinlan served variously as Executive Vice President, Operations; Executive Vice President, Business Integration; Executive Vice President, Office of the Chief Executive and Treasurer. From 1994 until 1999, at World Color Press, Inc., Mr. Quinlan served in various finance capacities, including as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He has previous finance experience at Walter Industries, Marsh & McLennan and Kidder Peabody.
Mr. Quinlan holds an MBA in finance from St. John's University, which recognized him with its Outstanding Alumni Achievement Medal in 2010, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pace University, which conferred upon him an honorary doctorate in Commercial Science and presented him with its 46th Leaders in Management Award in 2009. The Advisory Board of New York University’s Graphic Communications Management and Technology Program chose Mr. Quinlan to receive its 2011 Prism Award, which recognizes distinguished leadership in the graphic communications media industry.
Mr. Quinlan is a member of Business Roundtable. 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 and on the Board of Trustees for Pace University. In 2011 Mr. Quinlan received AJC's National Human Relations Award, which honors professional and philanthropic leadership.