John C. Judge '71

The Brother Arthur A. Loftus Award for Outstanding Achievement

John Judge is a co-founder, vice president, and treasurer of Coaches Cure CF. The mission of Coaches Cure CF is to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis (CF) and further the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by supporting development and research programs targeting new therapies and finding a cure. The organization works through the college basketball community, hosting such events as an annual golf outing and CF Awareness Days at Iona College, Providence College, Seton Hall University and various other colleges.

Judge worked at Safilo America, a division of the Safilo Group, as senior vice president and CFO until his retirement in 2012. The Safilo Group is a maker of eyewear that trades on the Milan Stock Exchange. Judge held a variety of executive positions over the years at Safilo and Optique Du Monde (purchased by Safilo Group in 1988). He started as an accounting manager for Optique Du Monde in 1976. He was elevated to controller in 1978 and vice president of finance and administration in 1979. Judge was later appointed chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance, administration and services in 1994. He maintained that position for 12 years before his appointment as CFO of Safilo Americas. Prior to joining Optique Du Monde, John was employed by Itel Data Processing Corp from 1970 to 1975 in various accounting positions.

Judge is the former president of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and remains a member of their board. He is also a trustee of St. Raphael Parish Milford, Conn.

He is married to Monica L. Judge ’70 and they have two sons, Chris (Katie) and Jay ‘07, ’09MBA (Diana’03) and three grandchildren, Caleb, Tyler and Emma.

Judge has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Iona College since 2014. He is a 2009 recipient of the Cornelia Award and a 2011 recipient of the Donald E. Walsh ’66 Award. In 2013, he was honored to be inducted into the Iona College Athletic Hall of Fame as a supporter.