Margaret died Nov. 24, 2016, of vascular cancer at the age of 64. She grew up in Queens, and she majored in East Asian studies and was an officer of Colonial Club at Princeton.
After graduation, she earned an MBA from Columbia Business School. Margaret was a pioneering woman on Wall Street, retiring in 2009 as an award-winning credit analyst and head of U.S. equity and global-credit research at JPMorgan Chase. Margaret later served as an adjunct professor and administrative director of the private equity program at Columbia Business School, as well as on many corporate boards. Margaret also devoted her time to meaningful causes, including serving on the board of Vitas, an international microfinance bank.
Margaret was a dedicated Princeton alum. She served as president of the Princeton Club of Northwestern New Jersey, was a member of the advisory committee of the Woodrow Wilson School, and was an active participant in the Princeton Council on Economic Policy Symposium. She was a longtime member of the steering committee of the Women in Leadership Initiative and the board of Princeton in Asia, serving as chair of both organizations.
Margaret was predeceased by her first husband, Conor Reilly. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Brown ’72; children Katherine Reilly ’05 and Michael Reilly ’07; and grandson Conor Sullivan.