Business 100 - 2008

James Rohr/The PNC Financial Services Group

As Chairman and CEO of The PNC Financial Services Group, James Rohr is head of one of the largest financial companies in the United States.
James has been with the company for over 35 years. He was elected vice chairman in 1989, chief executive officer in 2000, and chairman in 2001.
James is also chairman of the Allegheny Conference on Community. He is a director of Carnegie Mellon University and a member of Notre Dame’s College of Business Advisory Council.  In October 2006, he received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship and in May 2007, he received the Sesame Workshop Corporate Honoree Award.

Married with three children, James is a fourth-generation Irish-American who earned his BA in 1970 from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from Ohio State University in 1972. Of his Irish heritage, he says “A famous work ethic and devotion to having fun have always distinguished the Irish. I am pleased and proud that this great combination is such an integral part of my genes.”