Daniel J. McCarthy and Thomas L. Rich Named to Board of Trustees

News Story: January 15, 2014

Sacred Heart University has announced the addition of two members to its Board of Trustees. The two bring a wealth of business experience to the Board.

The new trustees are Daniel J. McCarthy, president and chief operating officer of Frontier Communications Corporation, and Thomas L. Rich, president and chief executive officer of the F.D. Rich Company.

Daniel J. McCarthy

Daniel J. McCarthy

Frontier Communications offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions and more for businesses, home offices and residential customers in 27 states. Headquartered in Stamford, Frontier has approximately 13,900 employees based entirely in the United States. McCarthy has been its president & COO since April 2012 and was executive vice president and COO from January 2006 to April 2012. He headed field operations from December 2004 to December 2005 and was senior vice president, Broadband Operations, from January 2004 to December 2004.  He served as president and chief operating officer of Electric Lightwave, a nationwide fiber-optic carrier and former Frontier subsidiary, from January 2002 to December 2004.

McCarthy has been with Frontier Communications since 1990, when he joined its Kauai, Hawaii, electric division. He has managed numerous operations and sectors within the company and around the country.

McCarthy earned a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler and holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix. He and his family reside in Newtown and are active parishioners of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church.

Thomas L. Rich

Thomas L. Rich

The F. D. Rich Company is a multi-generational real estate development company founded in Stamford over a century ago. Since 1960, as sole redeveloper of Stamford’s Urban Renewal project, the company has transformed the downtown area into a cosmopolitan center of commerce, living, culture, education and recreation that has become a model for cities across the nation.

Rich is a graduate of the School of Management at Boston University where he served as president of the class of 1980. A native of Stamford, he also graduated from Westhill High School.

He is president of the Rich Foundation, which supports many community arts, education, health care and social service organizations in Stamford. He previously served as president of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford and as a board member for the Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care of South Western Connecticut, Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford Theatre Works and as an advisory board member of the Stamford Youth Foundation.