2017 Event Chairs

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Anthony J. Koenig, Jr. and his fiancée Susana Rojas Chiros are honored to be hosting this year’s Prepare For Winter Dinner this month.

Tony has been a member and supporter of the On The Rise (OTR) community since late 2008. He began as a member of the Finance Committee and became a member of the Board following the untimely passing of his friend and colleague, Susan Bullock.  He served as the Treasurer of OTR from 2011 through 2015 and continues his work as a member of the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee.

Tony is the SVP, Chief of Staff, US for the Investment Division at Amundi Pioneer Asset Management. He has over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance in the investment industry. He joined Amundi Pioneer Asset Management in 2001 as Vice President and Corporate Controller of the U.S. Division. He was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2005. Prior to joining Pioneer, he was Assistant Vice President and Corporate Controller at Manulife Financial where he managed the day-to-day accounting operations of the company’s U.S. Annuity division. Prior to that, he worked for First Variable Life Insurance Company where he served as Vice President and Treasurer after being promoted from Assistant Controller. Mr. Koenig also held management positions at Ernst & Young and First International Life Insurance Company, after beginning his career at KPMG Peat Marwick. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Susana currently works at State Street Corp and is the US Head of Talent Acquisition for SSGA, the asset manager for State Street Corp.  She is also responsible for the Talent Acquisition function across the Global Markets, Global Exchange and State Street’s Middle office in the US.  Susana has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources and has led recruitment functions at Brown Brothers Harriman, Investors Bank & Trust and Pioneer Investments.  Prior to joining State Street, Susana worked at Amundi Pioneer Asset Management where she held a dual role as Employment Manager and HR Business Partner for the Investments division.

Tony was born and raised in the mid-Hudson Valley Region of New York. He is a two time graduate of Bentley University where he received a Master of Science in Corporate Finance in October 2005 and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 1986.  Across the pond, Susana was born in Madrid, Spain where she spent her formative years until she attended college.  She attended Worcester State University and has a dual major in Psychology and Urban Studies. 

Tony and Susana are strong champions of On The Rise among their family and communities. They currently reside in Wakefield, MA and have six children, Nick (23), Ben (20) Julia (18), Christina (15), Lexi (14), and Nico (13).