Photo courtesy Thomson Reuters
Photo courtesy Thomson Reuters

Robert D. Daleo, GSB ’72, has been elected chair of the Fordham University Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2012, the Office of the President has announced.

Daleo, the vice chairman of Thomson Reuters, has been a member of Fordham’s Board of Trustees since 2008, is the current chair of the finance and investment committee, and a member of the board’s executive committee. He was also a founding member of Fordham’s President’s Council. Daleo previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Thomson Reuters. He was executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Thomson Corporation and also served as a member of the Thomson Corporation’s board of directors prior to the company’s acquisition of Reuters Group PLC in 2008.

“It speaks volumes that Fordham can claim alumni as gifted and accomplished as Bob Daleo, and that we can attract such talent to serve on the University’s Board of Trustees,” said Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham. “He brings broad experience, financial acumen, and Jesuit roots to the chairman’s position, all of which are tremendous assets in advancing Fordham’s mission.”

Daleo takes over for John N. Tognino, PCS ’75, who was honored for his service to the University at the March 26 Founder’s Award Dinner.

Daleo sits on the board of directors of Equifax Inc., and is chairman of the board of directors of the New Jersey Community Development Corporation.

In addition to his undergraduate degree from the Gabelli School of Business, Daleo holds an MBA in finance from the City University of New York.