Feb. 19, 2015 - Katie McCarthy Lambert, a 1983 graduate of King’s College, and currently chief financial officer of McCarthy Tire Service Company, Inc., will provide the address at King’s 66th Annual Commencement exercises to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at Mohegan Sun Arena.  Approximately 500 students will receive either a bachelor’s, master’s or associate degree at the ceremony.  In addition to addressing the graduates, Lambert will receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree from King’s.

Among the Class of 2015 is Lambert’s youngest son, Tim, who will join his brother and sister as King’s graduates.  Lambert’s brother,brother-in-law, daughter-in-law, and father, the late Jack McCarthy are also King’s graduates.

“While commencement celebrates our graduates, their success is shared with their parents,” said Father John Ryan, C.S.C., King’s president in announcing Lambert as speaker.  “It is thanks to the values of our King’s parents—their love, commitment and dedication—that we have a graduating class. Katie represents the impact a life based on values has on family, community and career—and she has done all of this while also achieving great success as a business leader.”

Lambert majored in accounting and business administration at King’s.  After working for two years as a staff accountant at Parente, Randolph and Associates, she joined the family business.  McCarthy Tire Service is currently the 6th largest commercial tire dealer in North America, employing about 1000 people with 44 locations in seven states.

“I am extremely grateful to have the privilege of addressing the graduating class,” said Lambert.  “In life, there are many measures of success.  King’s provided me with the values which gave me the opportunity to grow in multiple aspects of my life.  Living with purpose and commitment is something that I value both in my career and in the relationships I have built over the years.”

She is the chair of the board of Wyoming Valley Health Care Systems/CHS and a board member of Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry, Association for the Blind, Beatrice Eck Foundation, Osterhout Library, and King’s.  She is also a member of the Finance Committee of the Diocese of Scranton.

Katie McCarthy Lambert

Katie McCarthy Lambert