Cathy Minehan

Cathy E. Minehan is the Dean of the School of Management at Simmons College.  The Simmons MBA program is rated #1 in opportunities for women by the Princeton Review and #5 “Green” MBA.  The Simmons program was also ranked in the top 20 MBA programs internationally for integrating social responsibility and sustainability by the Aspen Institute, Business and Society Program.


Ms. Minehan retired from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in July 2007 after 39 years with the Federal Reserve System, having served as the President and Chief Executive of the Boston Bank and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee from July 1994 on. She is considered an expert in the U.S. payment systems and was a key figure in the operation of and policy setting for the key payment and securities systems operated and regulated by the Federal Reserve System.  Ms. Minehan is a graduate of the University of Rochester and is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees.  She holds an MBA from New York University and was named a distinguished Alumna from New York University in 1995.  She also serves as Managing Director of Arlington Advisory Partners LLC, an entity she uses to house her various profit and non-profit positions.  Ms. Minehan is a director of VISA Inc., and the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.  She is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a Board Member of Partners Healthcare System, she is chair of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and Chairman of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.  She serves on a number of other non-profit boards in the areas of health care, education and public broadcasting.  She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of many other honors and distinctions.