Excellence in Management Award

The Excellence in Management Award recognizes alumni who demonstrate: outstanding leadership and managerial accomplishments in business, academic, or community settings; a proven track record of drive and insight which has led to significant accomplishments in the field of management; a record of community involvement; high moral character; and commitment to continued involvement with Fisher.

2019 Recipient

Cathy D'Amico ’78

Retired CFO, Monro, Inc.

Cathy D’Amico, who recently retired as the chief financial officer of Monro, Inc., helped lead the charge behind the sustainable growth of the company’s automotive aftermarket repair, as well as tire sales and service businesses.

Earlier in her career, D’Amico advanced through the ranks to senior audit manager at Price Waterhouse—spending 15 years working on a variety of engagements. In 1993, she joined Monro, Inc., as CFO, during what would become known as the beginning of the company’s rapid growth cycle. The Rochester-based public company has approximately 1,300 retail and franchise locations across the nation.

During her 23 years with Monro, the company grew from 189 company-operated locations with sales of $94 million in fiscal 1994, to 1,098 company-operated and 114 franchised locations with sales of more than $1 billion in fiscal 2017. In her role as CFO, she also oversaw the human resources, IT, legal, and risk management departments.

Today, D’Amico serves as director of special projects working on select Monro initiatives. Outside of her work with Monro, she serves as a current board and finance committee member at Hope Hall, finance committee member at Jewish Community Center, recent past board and finance committee member at Bivona Child Advocacy Center, and recent past finance committee member at Young Women’s College Prep.

Past Recipients

Excellence in Management Award Recipients 1998 - 2018


Mark Dailey ’80


John (Jack) Mollen ’73


Jack DePeters ’73


Russ Brandon ’89


Daniel Gallagher ’80


James R. Reis ’79


William J. Pellicano ’80


William J. Colombo ’77


Ronald E. Hermance ’69


Michael Goonan ’75


Stanley D. Konopko ’76


Martin Mucci ’81


John Chiazza ’70