Business 100 – 2019

James J. Roth/Mutual of America

Jim Roth is senior executive vice president and general counsel of Mutual of America. He is also chairman, president, and CEO of Mutual of America Investment Corporation and Mutual of America Institutional Funds, and a member of the board of Mutual of America Holding Company LLC and the Mutual of America Foundation. Prior to joining Mutual, he enjoyed a 25-year career as an FBI agent, including almost 13 years as the chief counsel for the FBI’s New York office. Jim is a graduate of Fordham Law School and was a member of the adjunct faculty at Fordham University School of Law from 2001 through 2015. He is also a member of the Lawyers Committee for the Inner City Scholarship Fund. Jim is one of eight children of Mary and John Roth, and he had grandparents on both sides who were of Irish descent. He and his wife Frances (née McTague) have three children and four grandchildren and reside in New York City. Jim said: “My Irish heritage means loyalty to family, friends, and country, as well as helping those who are less fortunate.”