Brian T. (’83CBA) and Patricia M. Shea (’83C) understand the
concept of social responsibility. Both raised in strong
families, they know firsthand that their actions impact others and
they are careful to think of others in their successful lives as
parents, professionals and philanthropists.
Brian Shea is president and chief operating officer of Pershing
LLC, a subsidiary of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, where
he has worked for the past 24 years—starting from the Management
Training Program. Brian has had a career of excellence during
which he served as Chairman of the National Adjudicatory Council of
the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD, now FINRA), a
member of the NASD Board of Governors, Chairman of the NASD
Membership committee and a member of various NASD taskforces and
committees. Brian has also served the Security Industry
Association (SIA, now SIFMA) as Chairman of the Membership
Committee and is a two-time recipient of the Chairman’s Award for
distinguished service to SIA.
Brian serves on St. John’s Board of Governors, the Fiscal
Resource Management Committee of the Board of Trustees, as a guest
lecturer at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, as
president of the St. Joseph’s School Board and has previously
served as Chairman of the Notre Dame School Board and the Diocese
of Rockville Centre Region 22 School Board.
Patricia Shea is a devoted mother and wife. After
graduating St. John’s University cum laude, Patricia had a
successful accounting career at Time Warner for 6 years, but chose
to focus on raising and educating the couple’s four children, Erin,
Faith, Brendan and Daniel. Patricia has been a volunteer at
Notre Dame School and continues to be an active volunteer at St.
Joseph’s School and Sacred Heart Academy, where their children now
The Sheas are devoted, nurturing parents and as a result are
committed to supporting Catholic education at all levels. In
their experience, Catholic education develops the whole
person—setting a solid foundation for meeting life’s personal and
professional challenges, and developing future ethical leaders. In
addition to their tireless support of St. John’s and it’s
Vincentian mission, they actively support these organizations: St.
Joseph School, Sacred Heart Academy, Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation,
Villanova University, Archdiocese of NY’s Cardinal’s Committee for
Charity, York Street Project and the United Way of NYC.