Currently serving as a governor on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange), Robert Cunningham is a managing director in the Equity Markets Division of Merrill Lynch. He assumed his senior management responsibilities on the NYSE and American Stock Exchange floor operations in 1996. He has been a member of the NYSE since 1983 and a partner at Merrill Lynch since 1987. He was also on the Board of Directors of Merrill Lynch Specialists from 1995-1998. Cunningham remains very active, currently serving on the NYSE Arbitration Committee and NYSE Technology Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors of the NYSE Luncheon Club and St. Ignatius grammar school. He was raised in Woodside, Queens and attended St. Sebastian’s grammar school, Msgr. McClancy High School, and is a 1981 graduate of St. John’s University.
An active member of the American Ireland Fund, Cunningham resides in Ridgewood, New Jersey with his wife Maeve and their three sons.