After graduating from Brooklyn College in 1957, Thomas Volpe worked at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells (Deloitte & Touche LLP) and served in the U.S. Air Force for two and a half years, attaining the rank of Captain. He earned his MBA in Marketing and Finance from Baruch College in 1965.
In 1970 he joined Colgate Palmolive, rising to the position of Vice President and Treasurer. In 1986, Volpe joined The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. as Senior Vice President Financial Operations, overseeing global Controller, Treasury and related financial activities. He retired in March 2001.
He has served with distinction on several corporate and non-profit boards, in particular, the NYC Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis, St. Francis College (currently Chairman Emeritus) and Brooklyn College Foundation (founding Director). Currently, he serves as a Trustee of Englewood Hospital in New Jersey, and as a Director of Urban Glass in downtown Brooklyn.
Married to Anita Mazzei Volpe, ’69, the couple have 3 children, 7 granddaughters and 1 grandson.