Curley, Catherine Rose
Catherine Rose Curley is the director of human resources for Glenview Capital in New York. In its 10th year of operation, Glenview Capital Management manages investment funds in long short equity, credit and event driven strategies. The firm has offices in New York and London.
Raised in Belle Harbor, Queens, Curley earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, and a master’s in British and American literature from Hunter College in New York. Curley’s paternal grandmother was born in Limerick, and her maternal grandfather hailed from Croagh, Co. Donegal.
“My mother’s uncle, Joseph Brennan, served as a senior Irish Fianna Fail party politician for Donegal, and I was always told prideful stories about Ireland and his impact there. My maternal grandfather emigrated from Donegal to the U.S. in 1917 at the age of 25 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War I. He was subsequently made a U.S. citizen as a result of his service,” says Curley, who also fondly recalls her paternal grandmother looking after her while her parents, both teachers, were at work.
“My time with her made a lasting impression on me. I always loved her brogue, her warm personality, her laughter and constant smile. I associate all of these great traits with being Irish.”
Curley is a dual U.S.-Irish citizen. “Two years ago, my family decided to obtain Irish citizenship through my maternal Irish lineage. We wanted to do something that would help strengthen our ties to our ancestors. Obtaining dual citizenship was a good way to recognize and honor our Irish heritage,” she says.
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