Peggy McGrath, Director of Administration, Perkins Eastman Architects
Peggy McGrath, the youngest of four children, was raised in Brooklyn. She received her associate’s degree from Staten Island College and then, while working full time, she earned her BS at CUNY Baruch.
She began her career in finance as the assistant to the CFO at Furniture Consultants Inc. After FCI, Peggy accepted a position at Perkins Eastman Architects as the personal assistant to CEO Bradford Perkins. Peggy’s career began to flourish at Perkins Eastman as she built the trust of the senior staff through her hard work, dedication and loyalty to the company. Peggy became a senior associate in 2009, and was promoted to Director of Administration in 2010. In this role, she helped craft firm policy in several areas including the creation and implementation of the company’s extensive domestic and international travel policy. Peggy manages all of the company’s administrative assistants as well as managing the administrative functions of the plan desk. In addition to these responsibilities, Peggy remains Mr. Perkins most trusted assistant and works directly with Mary-Jean Eastman managing the New York office and with David Hoglund on firm-wide projects.
Peggy resides in East Brunswick, NJ with her husband Mike and their two dogs, Chipper and Molly. In her spare time Peggy loves to read, volunteers with special-needs children and works with local animal shelters helping to save the lives of abused and neglected animals. In addition, her passion for travel has taken her to numerous countries around the world.
Peggy joined SDA in 2012. She attended EdSymposium13 and showed her leadership abilities, making quite an impression on our NY Symposium attendees. She stepped into the position of President in 2014, and continued serving the SDA NY board as Past President/Director after the end of her term, in January 2016. Peggy has been a fresh voice on the Board and looks forward to continuing her contribution as Past President/Director for another year.