Campus Box 1027
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Since coming to the Center in April 1995, Mr. Mahoney has been responsible for creating the "CEO Series" and contributing several essays to it, including: "The Anatomy of a Public Policy Crisis," "Business Must Act for All Its Stakeholders — Before 'The Feds' Do," "Trade Winds or Head Winds?: U.S. Government Export Policy," "Insights from Business Strategy and Management 'Big Ideas' of the Past Three Decades: Are They Fads or Enablers?" and a collection of his essays that appeared in the Sunday New York Times on current business issues.
Mahoney has been a prolific writer of op-ed articles. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Investor's Business Daily. Directorship magazine published his essay on "Missing in Action: The Healthcare Consumer."
He joined Monsanto Company in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1962 as a product development specialist. He subsequently held various marketing, technical service, and new product development positions in Plastic Products, Agriculture, and International Operations. In 1977 he was named Executive Vice President. He was elected to the Board in 1979 and elected President in 1980. In 1983, Mahoney was named Chief Executive Officer. He retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1995.
Mahoney is a former director of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Union Pacific Corporation, and is an emeritus trustee of Washington University in St. Louis. He is affiliated with and serves on the boards of a number of civic and charitable organizations.