SHU Names Two New Trustees

Murray Martin

Murray Martin

News Story: January 1, 2012

Sacred Heart University has named Murray Martin and Teresa Ressel to its Board of Trustees, the institution’s top governing body.

Martin is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Pitney Bowes Inc., a $5.4 billion company that provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. He has been the architect of numerous acquisitions expanding the company’s reach within the customer communications management arena. 

He joined Pitney Bowes in 1987 as president and CEO of Dictaphone Canada Ltd.  During his twenty-plus year career with Pitney Bowes, he has held a variety of senior management positions. 

Under his leadership, Pitney Bowes has produced many major technological innovations in the industry, including a number of active patents with applications in a variety of markets. These include printing, shipping, encryption and financial services. Martin holds a number of patents himself.

Martin attended the University of Waterloo where he was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow from the Center of Applied Cryptographic Research in 2001, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in June 2009.  He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Sacred Heart University in May of 2011. 

Martin is a member of the board of Pitney Bowes Inc., The Brink’s Company, Catalyst and the Business Council of Fairfield County.  He is on the Board of Trustees of the National Urban League and is the chairman of the Board of Visitors of the John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University.

Martin is an avid champion for employee volunteerism and has received The Volunteer Center for Southwestern Connecticut’s “Heart of Gold” award for his dedication to employee community involvement.

Teresa ResselA native of Delaware, Ressel started her corporate career at General Dynamics in Groton, Connecticut. Although her professional career then took her to locations in California, Asia Pacific and Washington D.C., she now resides back in Connecticut with her husband, ‌retired Navy Commander F. Charles Ressel, Jr., and their children. She is a former CFO of the United States Department of the Treasury.

Ressel served at the U.S. Treasury from 2001 to 2004. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the department’s chief financial officer, who dually serves as the chief operating officer for the department. She was responsible for audit, controller functions, financial reporting and cash flow, as well as representing the Secretary’s interest on a broad array of departmental matters, including operational controls, technology, security, continuity of operations, human capital and strategic planning. Ressel initially served as the deputy assistant secretary for Management at Treasury.

Ressel received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Delaware and her master’s in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

She has been the recipient of many awards. She received the University of Delaware’s Presidential Citation for Outstanding Alumni Achievement in 1996.  She was also a recipient of the U.S. Treasury Medal and the Treasury Department’s Distinguished Service Medal for her service to that department. 

Ressel has also served on several boards including technology, manufacturing, business and non-profits. She and her husband are active across a wide array of charitable endeavors.