Tony McIntyre, FOX '80
For Anthony McIntyre '81, Temple roots run deep.
His brother, Michael McIntyre '74, is an Owl who holds a degree in business administration from Temple's MBA program and has served as assistant director of admissions. His sister-in-law Patti McIntyre '74, another Owl, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in counseling and psychology. She has served as assistant dean of student affairs.
And his wife, Christine '81, is an Owl who holds a degree in recreational therapy. Meeting her, he says, was the high point of his college experience.
And that's just family.
Temple Owls have also been instrumental to McIntyre's career. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration, played varsity football and lettered in track and field. After graduation, he proudly served a tour of duty in the U.S. Army and then joined Xerox Corporation, where he was instrumental in launching new products in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey.
After Xerox, he went on to The Graham Company, where he was not only a top producer but also responsible for recruiting the firm's current president, Ken Ewall '81. His success at Graham propelled him into establishing his own firm, the McIntyre Group, which has gone on to achieve a ranking in the top one percent among property and casualty insurance agencies in the nation.
"We are proud to have hired Owl Dan Klecko '03, who has three Super Bowl rings and was recently voted into Temple's Hall of Fame," says McIntyre, who played against Klecko's father during his own time on the gridiron. The McIntyre Group has gone on to employ Temple interns and Owls who have made their mark in the insurance industry.
In 2013, he merged his firm with one of the world's leading risk management companies, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Today, he is deeply involved in the integration of the two companies into Gallagher McIntyre.
The Owls remain close to his heart. McIntyre sits on the Temple Board of Trustees and has established an insurance policy that will benefit Temple. He gives generously to Owls athletics. "I strongly believe in giving back," he says. "I'd like to help current and future students by giving them the chance that I've been given."
Planned gifts help Owl alumni as well. "They are a good way to help Temple accomplish its mission cost effectively, and in a way that protects cash flow, offers liquidity, has significant tax advantages,” he says.