Mary J. Steele Guilfoile
Board of Directors since: 2018
Committees: Finance; Audit
Mary J. Steele Guilfoile is the Chairman of MG Advisors, Inc., a privately-owned financial services merger and acquisition advisory and consulting services firm.
Ms. Guilfoile’s professional history includes 25 years on Wall Street and another dozen years with professional service firms focused on Wall Street. A dozen of those years were spent with JP Morgan Chase and its predecessor companies, Chase Manhattan Corporation and Chemical Banking Corporation, as Executive Vice President and Corporate Treasurer, Chief Administrative Officer for its Investment Bank and various merger integration, executive management and strategic planning positions. Prior to her recent tenure (2000 –October 2002) with JPMorgan, Ms. Guilfoile spent five years with the private investment and merger and acquisition advisory firm The Beacon Group as an owner/partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. She continues as a partner of the investment arm of that firm. Early in her career, Mary was with Coopers & Lybrand (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and Booz Allen & Hamilton, a strategic consulting firm based in New York. She has maintained her CPA license throughout her career.
Ms. Guilfoile received her BS in Accounting (summa cum laude) from Boston College Carroll School of Management in 1976 and her MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1984.
In 1991, Ms. Guilfoile was named to the Board of Trustees of Boston College where she served on the Finance and Audit Committee. She has previously served on the Development Committee and the Executive Campaign Committee. Ms. Guillfoile also recently co-chaired the Boston College Wall Street Council as well as the Task Force on Women and Boston College and is a founding member of The Council for Women of Boston College. Since 1999, Ms. Guilfoile has coordinated BC Connections, a mentoring program for undergraduate female Boston College students. In September of 2001, she was presented with the Award for Excellence in Commerce by the Boston College Alumni Association. She currently serves as a Trustee Associate.
Ms. Guilfoile has been a member of the Board of Directors of Valley National Bancorp, a $30+ billion asset regional bank holding company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, since December 2003. Ms. Guilfoile was Chairman of the Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance committee and is currently the Chairman of the CRA Committee. In addition, she is a member of three other committees including the Investment, Pension/Savings & Investment Trustees, and Risk Management committees.
Since October 2007, Ms. Guilfoile has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., a premier advertising and marketing services company, and serves as Chairman of its Audit Committee and a member of its Corporate Governance Committee.
In December 2012, Ms. Guilfoile joined the Board of Directors of C. H. Robinson Worlwide, a leading global third party logistics provider based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and listed on NASDAQ. She currently serves on the Compensation and Governance Committees for that board and previously served on its Audit Committee.
In February 2018, Ms. Guilfoile joined the Board of Directors of Hudson Ltd., a leading travel retailer subsidiary of the Dufry Group Ltd. She serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Ms. Guilfoile was also a member of the Board of Directors of Viasys Healthcare Inc., a global, research-based medical technology company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, from November 2001 until February 2005. Ms. Guilfoile was the Chairman of the Audit Committee and served as a member of the Compensation Committee and other special committees of the Viasys Healthcare board during her tenure.