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Thomas Patrick Kennedy

Thomas Patrick Kennedy, American financial executive.


  • Kennedy, Thomas Patrick was born on October 13, 1932 in New York City. Son of Andrew Francis and Marie P. (Scullen) Kennedy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, St. Peter's College, 1958. Postgraduate, Seton Hall University, 1959.


    • Accountant Haskins & Sells Certified Public Accountants, New York City, 1953-1954, 1955—1957. Staff Emerson Radio & television, 1957-1958. Various executive positions Columbia Broadcasting System, 1958-1967.

      With Ford Foundation, 1967. Director finance Public Broadcasting Laboratory, 1967-1969. With Children's television Workshop (Sesame St.), 1969-1980, Chief Financial Officer, vice president finance and administration, 1969-1978, treasurer, 1969-1978, senior vice president, 1978-1980.

      Executive director Center Non-Broadcast television, 1980-1985. President Tomken Management, Ltd., since 1980, chairman board, since 1983. Chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, Effie Technologies, Inc., since 1984.

      Vice president, corporation finance Jersey Capital Mkts Group, Inc., 1987-1988. Chief executive officer, chairman board Corporation Strategies Group, Inc., 1988-1989. Vice president Vantage Securities, Inc.

      (co-venture with Whitehall Finance Group), 1991-1994. Consultant in field; board advisers Franciscan Communications Center. Board directors, executive director Center for Non-Broadcast television, 1980-1985.

      Partner Hunter Village Estates Realty. Officer, director Hunter Village Country Club Estates, Inc.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    With C.E., United States Army, 1954-1955, Korea. Member Finance Executives Institute, International Radio and television Society, Institute Broadcast Finance Management, National Association Accountants, International Broadcast Institute, International Institute Communications, International Association Finance Executives, American Association Individual Investors, American Legion, Korean War Veterans, Brevard Veterans Council, Veterans Foreign Wars, New York Athletic Club, Knights of Columbus 4th degree.


    • Married Mary P. Drennan, January 14, 1956 (deceased). Children: Thomas Patrick, Kevin M. (deceased), Michael J., Mary P. Kennedy Handsman, Deborah A. Kennedy Carter.
    • father: Andrew Francis Kennedy
    • mother: Marie P. (Scullen) Kennedy
    • spouse: Mary P. Drennan
    • children: Thomas Patrick Kennedy
    • Kevin M. Kennedy (deceased)
    • Michael J. Kennedy
    • Mary P. Kennedy Handsman Kennedy
    • Deborah A. Kennedy Carter Kennedy
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    Born October 13, 1932
    • 1958
      St. Peter's College
    • 1959
      Seton Hall University
    • 1953 - 1954
      Accountant, Haskins & Sells Certified Public Accountants
    • 1955 - 1957
      Accountant, Haskins & Sells Certified Public Accountants
    • 1957 - 1958
      staff Emerson Radio & television
    • 1958 - 1967
      various executive, positions Columbia Broadcasting System
    • 1967
      with Ford Foundation
    • 1967 - 1969
      director, finance Public Broadcasting Laboratory
    • 1969 - 1980
      with Children's television Workshop (Sesame St.)
    • 1980 - 1985
      executive, director Center Non-Broadcast television
    • 1980
      president, Tomken Management
    • 1984
      chairman, board
    • 1984
      Chief Executive Officer, board
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