Master of Business Administration - Harvard Business School
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering - Stanford University
Jay Cahill is the third generation of the Cahill family in the construction business. He joined Cahill Contractors’ predecessor company in 1969 and co-founded Cahill Contractors, Inc. in 1974. Jay served as Cahill's President for many years, during which time he grew the company substantially while still managing details of such large projects as St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Tower II & Plaza.
Jay currently serves on the San Francisco Committee on Jobs and is an Emeritus board member of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, for which he served as Chair in 1995. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the California Casualty Group, and previously was a member of the Board of Directors of the DiGiorgio Corporation. He has served on the Board of Trustees of San Francisco University High School and the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities (Marin chapter President 1980-1981), the Marin Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and Parnow House, a residence sponsored by the Jewish/Catholic community to house low-income seniors and disabled persons. Jay has also served as Vice-Chair of Stanford University's National Major Gifts Campaign and the United Way Campaign.