Robert Rooney Joins Board of Directors of The Jed Foundation

NEW YORK, February 6, 2019–The Jed Foundation (JED), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting emotional health and preventing suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, today announced the election of Robert Rooney to its board of directors.

As Global Head of Technology at Morgan Stanley, Rooney oversees the firm’s strategic use of technology to augment the company’s services. Prior to his current role, Rooney was CEO of Morgan Stanley and International Head of EMEA. Between May 2013 and January 2016, Rooney served as the Firm’s Global Co-Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading.

Rooney joined Morgan Stanley in 1990 and moved to London in 1993. He was elected Managing Director in 2001. He serves on Morgan Stanley’s Operating and Management Committees.

In addition, Rooney is currently Chair of the US-UK Business Council and serves on the Board of Visitors for Columbia College. He received the John Jay Award in 2018, an honor given to distinguished Columbia College alumni. Rooney graduated from Columbia University in 1989 with a BA in Mathematics and History.

“The mental health of our nation’s youth is an incredibly important topic and one that is close to my heart. I am honored to join the board of directors at The Jed Foundation,” said Rooney. “I admire JED’s dedication to empowering teens and young adults, promoting mental health, and preventing suicide, and look forward to joining in this mission.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Robert Rooney to the board of directors of The Jed Foundation,” said Phil Satow, president and co-founder of JED. “His passion for our mission and extensive expertise and experience will be of great value to our organization. We are looking forward to working with him.”

About The Jed Foundation (JED)

JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding, and action for young adult mental health.

Learn more at jedfoundation.org. Check out our programs including: JED Campus (jedcampus.org), Set to Go, ULifeline (ulifeline.org), Half of Us (halfofus.com), Love is Louder (loveislouder.com), and Seize the Awkward (seizetheawkward.org).

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Manuela McDonough
Director, Media Relations

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