Business 100 – 2014

Jack F. Haren/Mohawk Fine Papers

Jack Haren is the President and Chief Financial Officer of Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. in Cohoes, NY. Prior to joining Mohawk in 1999, he spent 24 years with Union Camp Corporation where he concluded his career there as Corporate Controller. Haren received his B.S. from Fordham and later graduated from the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management program. Jack belongs to a number of organizations, including the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and is an executive member of the Archbishop John Hughes Commemorative Committee for the upcoming 200th celebration of the Basilica of the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 2015. He was recently named the 2014 CFO of the Year by the Albany Business Review.

Jack is a native of New York City and is a first-generation Irish American with ancestry from Clare and Kerry. Haren’s paternal grandmother Margaret Coll was a close cousin to Elizabeth Coll, Eamon de Valera’s mother. His heritage, he says, “anchors my religion, my sense of family and community, and my sense of duty to God and my country.” Jack lives in New Jersey with his wife Eileen and three children, Christine, Michelle, and John.