Jay S. Fishman, American business executive, Died at 63


Jay Steven Fishman was born on November 4, 1952, and died on August 19, 2016.

He had served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Travelers Companies for 11 years prior to stepping down in December 2015, following a diagnosis of ALS.

Jay S. Fishman was employed as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Travelers from December 2015 until his death in August 2016.

Fishman served at the University of Pennsylvania, as a member of the Board of Trustees, the Board of Overseers of the Graduate School of Education, and the Industry Advisory Board of the Financial Institutions Center for The Wharton School.

Jay S. Fishman also served on the Board of Directors of the National Academy Foundation.

He was an honored member of the Advisory Committee of the Jazz Foundation of America.

Since June 2012, Fishman was named chairman of the Board of Directors of New York City Ballet.

Jay serves on the Board of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Fishman was a trustee of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a director of Exxon Mobil Corporation.

Hewas married to Randy Lee Chapman in 1976. They had two sons and three grandchildren, and Fishman had a sister, surviving at the time of his death.

Jay’s wife also survived him

Jay Steven Fishman passed away at 63 years old.