NEW YORK, December 6, 2010 - The Advisory Board of New York University’s Graphic Communications Management and Technology Program today named Thomas J. Quinlan III, president and chief executive officer of RR Donnelley & Sons Company, the winner of the 2011 Prism Award. The Prism Award is presented annually in recognition of distinguished leadership in the graphic communications media industry. 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the NYU Prism Luncheon.
Sponsored by the Master of Arts in Graphic Communications Management and Technology program at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the 2011 Prism Award will be presented to Mr. Quinlan during the 25th Annual Prism Award Luncheon on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 at the historical Gotham Hall in New York City.
Previous NYU Prism Award recipients include: Vyomesh (VJ) Joshi, executive vice president, HP’s Imaging and Printing Group; Cathleen Black, chairman of Hearst Magazines and newly named New York City Schools Chancellor; Antonio M. Perez, president and CEO of Eastman Kodak Company; Anne M. Mulcahy, chairman of Xerox Corporation; Janet L. Robinson, president of The New York Times; and past CEOs of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Sun Chemical Corporation, and The Washington Post.
The net proceeds of the Prism Award Luncheon help fund student scholarships as well as student and program support for the internationally renowned NYU-SCPS Graphic Communications Management and Technology graduate program, which prepares the next generation of industry leaders. Since its inception, the Prism Award Luncheon has raised millions of dollars for scholarships for students in the program.
Thomas J. Quinlan, president and CEO of RR Donnelley, commented, “Congratulations to New York University as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Graphic Communication Program’s Prism luncheon. RR Donnelley has been proud to support this Program and Prism Luncheon since its inception. I am honored to join John Schwemm, John Walter, and William Davis in representing RR Donnelley among the Prism Award recipients. The proceeds from the Prism Luncheon support scholarships that play an important role in developing our industry’s future leaders.”
Advisory Board Co-Chairs Diane Romano, president and COO of HudsonYards, and Martin Maloney, chairman of Broadford & Maloney, Inc., added, “This is much more than the 25th anniversary of a luncheon. Over the years hundreds of students have been assisted with Prism scholarship funds that have totaled millions of dollars. It is very gratifying to see students obtain their masters degrees and move into positions of growing responsibility and become our industry leaders of tomorrow.”
Prism Committee Co-Chairs Laura Reid, vice president of Production at Hearst Magazines, and Francis McMahon, vice president of Marketing at Oce North America, further commented, “We believe that print and media organizations have a responsibility in encouraging students to take print to the next level. This is why our companies have sponsored the NYU program and supported student scholarships through Prism.”
Tickets for the June 21st Prism Award Luncheon are available from $750 per person to $6,000 for a Sponsor’s Table of eight and $10,000 for a Co-Chairmanship (which includes a dais seat as well as a table of eight). Tables and tickets committed before December 31, 2010 will receive a 10% discount. Reservations and additional information are available from the NYU-SCPS Office of Development. Please contact Carmela Hache at 212 998 6956, by fax at 212 995 3663, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.scps.nyu.edu/prism for more information.
About Thomas J. Quinlan III
Thomas Quinlan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, the largest provider of printing and print-related business services in the world, with approximately 55,000 employees, annual revenues of nearly $10 billion, and more than 600 locations around the globe.
Mr. Quinlan, 47, joined RR Donnelley in February 2004, and in 2006 became Group President, Global Services (comprising approximately 40% of RR Donnelley's revenues), 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. At Moore Wallace, he had primary responsibility for the integration of Moore Corporation Limited and Wallace Computer Services. He also had responsibility from time to time for all of Moore Wallace's sales and manufacturing functions, and for all corporate staff functions, including, among others, human resources, information technology, benefits, legal, treasury, tax and credit and collections.
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 and treasury 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. 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.