Joseph M. Cahalan

Xerox Foundation; Xerox Corporation


Joseph Cahalan is president of the Xerox Foundation and vice president of communications and social responsibility at Xerox Corporation.

Cahalan joined Xerox in 1971 and held a series of positions in public affairs and communications with the company. He was a member of the corporate-wide team that put the Xerox quality process in place, which resulted in Xerox receiving the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 1989.

Before joining Xerox, Cahalan held a variety of internal, community, and public relations positions for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He served in the United States Army as an instructor at the Department of Defense Information School and, later, as deputy chief of public information at U.S. Army Headquarters in Vietnam. He was also an adjunct professor at Fairfield University's Graduate School of Communications from 1972 to 1991 and served on the board of the Connecticut Arts Commission from 1976 to 1981.

Cahalan currently serves on the board of trustees of the Arthur Page Society, the board of advisors of the Democratic Leadership Council, the board of directors of the Stamford Center for the Arts, and the Advisory Council of the Business Committee for the United Nations.

Featured Work

AUG 6, 2009 Podcast

Interview with Joseph Cahalan

"The more Xerox found out about the value of inclusion--" says Joseph Cahalan of Xerox, "that good talent comes in all colors, genders, religions, and ...