Barbara Massey graduated from Smith College in 1963 and began her career on Wall Street in 1964. She retired from J. P. Morgan Securities at the end of 2018 after 55 years of working in the Financial Industry.
As a Trustee of Smith College from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018, she served as Vice Chair of the Finance, Trustee Governance and Investment Committees. Barbara was also a Director of the Alumnae Association of Smith College from 2018 through June 30, 2021. As Treasurer from 2019 through 2021, she served on the committee to rewrite the Memorandum of Understanding between the Association and the Board of Trustees and re-structured the Treasurer’s role under the revised MOU. She is currently a Senior Advisor to the Smith College Club of NYC and a Governor of the Cosmopolitan Club where she chairs the Audit Committee and serves, ex-officio, on the Finance Committee.
Barbara has been involved in the world of dance since she started lessons at a local dance studio on Long Island at the age of six. While in college, she worked professionally in night clubs during her summer vacations and on cruises during school breaks. She continues to take weekly dance classes and enjoys attending a wide variety of dance performances throughout the city.
Barbara was first introduced to the Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department in 1996 and has been a supporter ever since. She has previously served as a member of the Dance Advisory Board and is delighted to do so again.