James J. Maguire Jr. to Recieve HSB Hall of Fame Award
Thursday, January 19, 2012
PHILADELPHIA (January 19, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s Haub School of Business will recognize James J. (Jamie) Maguire Jr. ’84, chairman and chief executive officer of Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), with the 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Award during a dinner and award presentation on April 12. As the recipient, Maguire will be acknowledged for his outstanding corporate citizenship, strong leadership and management qualities.
The Haub School Hall of Fame award recognizes business leaders who exemplify the characteristics of excellence the school of business seeks to foster in its students. Maguire joins a growing list of successful and impressive award recipients who have expertly shaped the business world.
As the chief executive officer of PHLY for the past decade, Maguire, along with his management team, grew the company fivefold and saw its stock soar to new heights each year. In 2008, he initiated, negotiated and completed what is considered to be one of the largest transactions for financial firms in Japanese history, merging his company with the Tokio Marine Group, for $5.5 billion. He was subsequently named president and chief executive officer of Tokio Marine’s U.S. operations.
Maguire’s leadership and exceptional management have garnered the attention of his industry peers. In 2007, when excessive CEO compensation was headline news, Maguire was recognized on a list of ‘Best Value CEOs’ by DeMarche Associates for providing shareholders with the highest return per dollar of his compensation. In 2008, he was recognized with the Emerald Advisors/Entrepreneurial and Excellence Award; in 2010, Ernst & Young recognized Maguire with its ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award. PHLY has received ten ‘Best Places to Work’ honors during his ten years as CEO.
In addition to his varied responsibilities, Maguire competes in endurance races and his company sponsors the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon, whose proceeds benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia along with other local charities.
“Jamie’s commitment to his company, its employees, his charities and Saint Joseph’s is unwavering,” says HSB Dean Joseph DiAngelo E.D. ’70. “We at the Haub School are excited to honor Jamie with this year’s award. From our students to our faculty, our SJU community has benefited from Jamie’s contributions over the years including his guest lectures, internship opportunities and industry relationships.”
Maguire is a two-term member of Saint Joseph’s Board of Trustees and serves on the Student Life, Audit and Risk, and Human Resources, Compensation and Benefits Committees. He is also a member of the University’s Academy of Risk Management and Insurance Board of Governors.
The Haub School’s Hall of Fame Award dinner will take place at the Lowes Philadelphia Hotel on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 6 p.m. For additional information and to register, visit http://www.sju.edu/academics/hsb/special/halloffame/