Daniel McLaughlin Named Chair of Matheny Board of Trustees


Daniel McLaughlin, visiting recently with
15-year-old Matheny student,
Raven Bennett.

Daniel F. McLaughlin has been named chair of the Board of Trustees of Matheny, succeeding Anne L. Brady.  McLaughlin, who lives in New Vernon, NJ, with his wife, Lynn, and four children, is an executive in the Morristown office of Willis Group Holdings, a London-based insurance brokerage firm.  Earlier this year, WGH acquired Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs, which, in 2002, had acquired McLaughlin & Company, an insurance brokerage firm founded by McLaughlin. 

He has a BA from Boston College, is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark and is a former assistant basketball coach for St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City.   A trustee since 2003, McLaughlin said he is, “honored to be affiliated with a nationally renowned facility such as Matheny.”

Two new members have been added to Matheny’s Board:  Kenneth Alter and Gary A. Squires.  Alter, a resident of Short Hills, NJ, is director of the Deron School of New Jersey, Inc., a private school for the disabled with campuses in Union and Montclair.  Deron was founded by Alter’s parents, Ronald and Diane Alter, more than 41 years ago.  He has a BS degree in business administration with a concentration in economics from Monmouth College and an MA in educational administration from Kean College.  Squires, who lives in North Caldwell, NJ, is a founding partner of Squires Goldberg, LLC, a financial consulting and insurance firm based in Cedar Grove, NJ. 

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