Peter Mullin, businessman, philanthropist, car enthusiast, and longtime member of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Board of Councilors, passed away September 18, 2023. He was 82 years old.
A major leader in the insurance and financial services industries, Mullin founded Mullin Consulting and co-founded the M Consulting Group. He was a passionate car collector, founding the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, CA and serving as the chairman of the board of the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA.
Mullin was appointed to the USC Leonard Davis School Board of Councilors in 2016 and served as a valued member until the end of his life. A recipient of the Davis School Dean’s Medallion, he delivered the Davis School Commencement address in 2017, encouraging graduates to work to redefine aging.
“At 60 or 65 we have a whole career span in front of us. Think what we could do with this if we had the health, the energy, the emotional stability and a respected and valued status to bring to the table all we developed and experienced,” he said. “All of you are right here playing a key role in this new creation.”
He also spoke about the opportunities that come from an aging population and the importance of not overlooking the wisdom of older adults.
“The Silver Tsunami is a treasure trove” of knowledge and talent, Mullin said. “You graduates are at the fulcrum of the tsunami… You have a huge opportunity to work with an overlooked treasure chest.”
Mullin’s in healthspan science and longevity led him to help arrange funding for the school’s SuperAgers Project.
“Peter was truly an exceptional man. His ability to think out of the box and disrupt convention made him a true visionary,” said USC Leonard Davis School Dean Pinchas Cohen. “I valued his counsel, am proud to have called him a friend and will deeply miss him.”
Mullin is survived by his beloved wife Merle, five children and thirteen grandchildren.