William Hannon Elected to Manhattan College Board of Trustees

Manhattan College elected William P. Hannon ’69, chief risk and business conduct officer for The Travelers Companies, and resident of Demarest, N.J., to the College’s board of trustees on Oct. 27.

Manhattan College elected William P. Hannon ’69, chief risk and business conduct officer for The Travelers Companies, and resident of Demarest, N.J., to the College’s board of trustees on Oct. 27.

Photo of William HannonAfter graduating from Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Hannon worked for Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) for 27 years. From 1970 to 1972, Hannon ceased his work with the firm to serve in the U.S. Navy. Returning to KPMG after his service, Hannon was named partner in 1981 and also became deputy managing partner for the firm’s Financial Services Practice, and was a member of SEC Reviewing Partners Committee.

Hannon joined Travelers Insurance in 1996 as chief financial officer, a position he held for four years until Travelers merger with Citigroup. Shortly after, he was named the managing director and chief executive officer of the company’s business services group, and later controller and chief accounting officer of Citigroup, Inc.

In 2005, Hannon rejoined Travelers and, in February of 2007, was named executive vice president of enterprise risk management at the Travelers Companies, and he currently serves as chief risk and business conduct officer.

Despite a busy career, Hannon has remained an active member of the Manhattan College community, especially on the consulters committee for the school of business. His other involvements include: member of the board of directors and treasurer for the National Academy Foundation, which is a nonprofit that provides education in many urban school districts.