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March 27, 2019

Three Accomplished Women Professionals to Take Part in Panel Discussion for Kenneth D. Daly National Grid Lecture Series

Peggi Einhorn (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
Lorraine M. Lynch (National Grid)
Stephanie Whittier (Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management)

Moderator: Kenneth D. Daly (National Grid)

Kenneth D. Daly National Grid Lecture Series

St. Francis College, Founders Hall
180 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY

Monday, April 1
2 – 4 p.m.

FREE & Open to the Public

Now in its fifth year, St. Francis College's Kenneth D. Daly National Grid Lecture Series will feature a panel discussion with a trio of accomplished women professionals, a tribute to the contributions women have made to the college since first being admitted fifty years ago.

Taking place on April 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Founders Hall, the panel participants are:

  • Peggi Einhorn, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Peggi's son, Andrew Lasky, graduated SFC in 2011.
  • Lorraine M. Lynch, Senior Vice President at National Grid responsible for Finance Business Partnering in the U.S. She is a member of SFC's class of 1991.
  • Stephanie Whittier, the Executive Director Private Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley. Stephanie is a longtime ally of the college, and currently serves on its Development Committee.

Kenneth D. Daly (SFC class of 1988), the Chief Operating Officer for the National Grid's US electricity business as well as an SFC board member and adjunct professor, will moderate the panel discussion.

Since 2014, top professionals across a range of industries have taken part in the series, providing their perspective and outlook on critical issues of the day and inspiring students to engage in their roles as informed citizens. Recent topics have ranged from the Puerto Rico hurricane recovery efforts, to green energy and sustainability to Major League Baseball star Ron Darling's perspective on the necessity of both failure and triumph in forging a successful career.

The lecture series is made possible by the generosity of National Grid, and by the leadership of Kenneth Daly.

To register, visit here.

For more information, contact the Advancement office: [email protected]

About the panel participants:

Peggi Einhorn is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), an $11 billion philanthropy dedicated to everyone in America having a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. Since assuming this role in 2004, Peggi has been responsible for ensuring that RWJF fulfills its financial obligations as a private, tax-exempt foundation and remains a good steward of the private resources entrusted to it in the public's interest. More specifically, Peggi is in charge of a 30 person team that conducts a broad range of financial activities including accounting, financial reporting, resource allocation and internal controls as well as on-going planning for the Foundation's $500 million annual payout obligation.

Before joining the Foundation, Peggi was a senior vice president of J.P. Morgan Chase in New York City. During her 24 years at the Bank, Peggi held 16 different positions, many of which were strategic planning and finance positions in the corporate and retail banks.

Peggi is also the longest serving current member of the Board of the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the first children's museum in the world, founded in 1899. She served as the Chair of the Board of Directors during the Museum's Centennial Celebration in 1999.

Peggi received an MBA from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and a BA degree from William Smith College. Peggi resides in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn with her husband and has two adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and exploring other cultures, biking, swimming, and figure drawing.

Lorraine M. Lynch '91 is a Senior Vice President at National Grid responsible for Finance Business Partnering in the US. Having joined National Grid's predecessor companies in 1991, Lorraine has held various leadership roles within the company and prior to her current role she was the Chief Financial Officer for National Grid Ventures, a diverse portfolio of energy businesses separate from National Grid's core regulated businesses, and active in competitive markets across the US and UK.

Lorraine was appointed Head of Audit at National Grid in 2014. In that role she was responsible for providing independent assurance to the Audit and Safety Environment and Health Committees of the Board and the Executive Committee at National Grid.

From 2007 to 2013 she was the US Treasurer with responsibilities that included pension and 401k investment management, commodity and credit risk management, cash management, and financing for the US businesses.

Lorraine is a certified treasury professional and serves on the board of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the United Way of New York City, and the National Grid Foundation. Lorraine holds a BS in Business Management from St. Francis College and a MBA in Finance from Pace University. She resides in New York with her husband Arthur and two children John (10) and Keira (5).

Stephanie Whittier is the Executive Director of Private Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley.

Stephanie joined Morgan Stanley in 1975 after graduating from Boston College Carroll School of Management with a B.S. in Accounting. Since then, she has held positions in Morgan Stanley Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley Real Estate, Morgan Stanley Institutional Equity and Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. She has authored articles on issues relating to family office management, and has expertise in business and product development, business administration, risk management, finance and personal wealth management.

Stephanie serves on the boards of Grace Outreach, Hand in Hand and National Executive Services Corps, and is a former board member of Good Shepherd Services. She is actively involved with Student Sponsor Partners and Christo Rey Schools, which recruits at-risk students who are motivated to take advantage of the opportunity for a quality high school education.

About Kenneth Daly

Kenneth Daly '88 is the Chief Operating Officer of National Grid, leading the delivery of safe, reliable electricity service to 3.3 million customers across New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He joined National Grid in 1988 as a Management Trainee in the Customer Relations department, eventually becoming New York President before taking on his current role. Prior, Kenneth served as National Grid's Global Financial Controller, Chief Financial Officer of the US and UK gas distribution businesses, and has held numerous positions in Finance, Human Resources and Customer Relations. A graduate of St. Francis College, Kenneth holds an MBA from St. John's University and an MS from New York University. Additionally, he completed the Harvard University Advanced Management Program and has achieved the distinguished Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Kenneth is a member of the David Rockefeller Fellows Program, the Long Island Energeia Partnership, and serves on the boards of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, The New York City Partnership and Ridgewood Savings Bank.

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