Kevin was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. He was the third of six children born to John C. and Ann Phyllis Moynihan, who also were born and raised in the Berkshires. Kevin’s father worked for GE in Pittsfield his entire career and his mother was a registered nurse.
Kevin graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1967 as a National Merit Scholar. He then attended and graduated as a Government major from Georgetown University in 1971 and he graduated from Boston College Law School in 1974. While in college and summers during law school, he worked as an intern on Capitol Hill and for agencies of the Federal government.
In 1974, Kevin started his legal career with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. In 1977, he moved to Chicago to work as an attorney for an investment bank known as A.G. Becker/Warburg Paribas. He transferred to the New York City office of A.G Becker in 1981, when he also moved his family to New Canaan.
In 1982, Kevin became General Counsel of a regional investment bank named Moseley, Hallgarten, Estabrook & Weeden, Inc., which was a Nasdaq public company. In 1988, he became General Counsel of Paribas North America, and in 1991 he joined Merrill Lynch & Co. where is was Assistant General Counsel and later a Managing Director in the 200-person Office of General Counsel. Kevin retired from Merrill Lynch/Bank of America in 2009.
After retiring, Kevin was elected to the New Canaan Republican Town Committee in 2012 and served as Vice Chairman and later Treasurer, and he remains a member of the RTC. Kevin was elected to a four-year term on the Town Council of the Town of New Canaan in November, 2013.
Kevin has been a member of the boards of the New Canaan Community Foundation and Getabout, Inc. He is former member of the board of the United Way of New Canaan and United Way Tri-State in NYC. He is also a member of the Exchange Club of New Canaan, the Men’s Club of New Canaan and of the Country Club of New Canaan.
Kevin was an active fundraiser for the Romney presidential campaign in 2012, and for the 4th District congressional campaigns of Dan Debicella and Steve Obsitnik. In 2016, Kevin was a delegate to the Republican National Convention and he served on the National Finance Committee for TrumpVictory and the Transition Finance Committee of President-elect Donald J. Trump.
Kevin is married to Miriam (“Mim”) Stapleton Moynihan and they have two adult children and four grandchildren