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Maureen Hill-Nigro / 2010 Top 40 Under 40

Age 39 Place of Birth Huntingdon Valley, PA Where you live Arlington, MA First Job Part-time secretary to my mom, administrator of a 129-bed assisted living facility in Chalfont, PA What it taught me My mom was a serious business woman as the boss. However, at home, she showed her softer side as fun, loving mom. I too now display these same qualities. Status Married Family Husband, David; sons Benjamin, 6 and Bobby, 2. My deceased mother, Elizabeth (Lillian) O'Sullivan Hill, born and raised in Rathgar, Dublin Ireland; my father, Joseph Edward Hill, a retired Philadelphia school teacher. Brothers: John, Brian and Denis. Three things people would be surprised to know about me 1. I won the title of Miss Mayo 1992 at the Mayo Association of Philadelphia annual ball. I won a round trip visit to Charlestown, County Mayo Ireland to participate in the Western Rose Contest. I also received a horse and buggy ride in the Philadelphia St. Patrick's day parade. 2. My maternal grandfather, Colonel Sean O'Sullivan, a Rhodes Scholar, was aide-de-camp to President Sean T. O'Kelly (1945-59). I regret that I never met him and will never know the stories associated with the pictures I have of him with dignitaries around the world, including among others FDR, Pope Pius XII, Mahatma Gandhi, President Dwight Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon. 3. I chose to marry on my parents' wedding anniversary in order to honor my deceased mom and my parents' love for each other. Their relationship has always been one of love, honor and respect. I hope to live that way as well.

Best advice you could give someone starting out Ask many questions at work but propose as many recommendations and solutions. Be a problem solver!

Maureen Hill Nigro was raised in Warminster, PA. As one of four children, she grew up playing sports with her three brothers, John, Brian and Denis. She enjoyed Irish step dancing with the Timoney Irish Dancers. After receiving a B.A. in Psychology and a Master's degree from Villanova in Human Resource Development, she moved to Boston. She resides in Arlington, MA with her husband, David and sons Ben and Bobby. She is a Human Resources professional with 16 years experience in compensation, training, recruiting and HR business partner responsibilities. Nigro is currently a Compensation Consultant with State Street Corporation.

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