|Robert Baden '79 is founder and President of Rochester Software Associates, Inc., a software developer providing digital document software solutions. Prior to founding RSA, Baden was a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and physics from The College at Brockport and a Master of Science in computer engineering from the University of Michigan. Baden also serves on the Board of Trustees of Rochester’s Geva Theatre Center.|
|Nick Billotti '73 is President and CEO of Turner International. Since 1977, Billotti has been dedicated to Turner International, the offshore arm of the Turner Corporation, a subsidiary of German construction group HOCHTIEF, one of the world’s largest general builders. Billotti is regularly in one of the four areas of their main geographical focus: Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Billotti received his bachelor of arts degree in earth science and his master’s in public administration from The College at Brockport. He and his wife, Beverly, currently live in Massapequa, NY, with their four children, Nicholas, Joseph, Christina and Michael.|
|Maureen Casey '83 is Executive Director, Military & Veterans Affairs for JP Morgan Chase & CO., developing and implementing a comprehensive, firmwide strategy to assist members of the military and veterans. With more than 25 years of governmental and international project management, Casey previously served as a Senior Vice President with Giuliani Partners LLC, the global consulting firm formed by New York City’s former mayor. In that role, Casey managed many of the firm’s multimillion dollar engagements, including those with the U.S. Department of Justice Organized Drug Enforcement Task Force, the government of Qatar, a global financial institution based in New York City, a Fortune 200 global manufacturing company and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Before that, she worked for the New York City Police Department in a variety of roles, including as Counsel and First Deputy Commissioner, a role in which she oversaw the NYPD’s day-to-day operations, and then as Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning, a promotion and a role in which she supervised the Office of Management Analysis and Planning. Casey also served as special advisor to the Police Commissioner and the NYPD regarding its efforts to better utilize DNA technology in its crime fighting efforts. Among her accomplishments in this role, Casey developed and executed a plan to outsource for DNA testing a backlog of 16,000 rape kits, a project that was precedent-setting and changed the way police departments throughout the country dealt with forensic evidence backlogs. She participated in the emergency response to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and was responsible for coordinating the collection of DNA samples from family members of the victims of that attack. Previously, she spent more than 12 years working in New York state’s criminal justice system, including simultaneously serving as Counsel to the Governor’s Director of Criminal Justice and as General Counsel to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. Casey is a former Board Member of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science magna cum laude from The College at Brockport and her juris doctorate from the University at Buffalo Law School. She and her husband, Andrew Mahoney, a founding partner of Rochester-based GEM Food Brokers, reside in New York City and Buffalo, N.Y.|
|Patrick Clark '73 is currently the President and CEO of BurstPoint Networks, Inc. He has over 25+ years of proven executive management and leadership experience. Pat’s background includes all facets of sales modeling, team building, global go-to-market development and launch, global channel development, professional services, and solution sales involving a broad portfolio of products and services. Pat received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from The College at Brockport.|
Joe Doody '74 is President, North American Delivery for Staples, Inc. Staples, is a $25 billion retailer of office supplies, furniture and technology to businesses ranging from home-based offices to Fortune 500 companies in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Doody is responsible for Staples’ North American Delivery business, which contributes approximately 40 percent of Staples’ revenue. He received his Bachelor of Science in economics from The College at Brockport and his MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. He and his wife, Peggy, reside in Pittsford, N.Y., and have triplets who are married, as well as two grandchildren.
|Michael Doyle '80 is Regional President at Entercom Communications, the largest pure play, publicly traded (NYSE) radio company in the United States. Doyle manages 90 AM\FM\HD radio stations in nine cities. In addition, he oversees Entercom’s Training and Development Department, the recruitment department and serves on the company’s operating committee. Since returning to the Rochester area in 2000, Doyle has served on the boards of the American Heart Association and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY, Inc. and currently serves on the Board of the Advertising Council of Rochester. Attending The College at Brockport was the best thing that ever happened to him (aside from his marriage and kids).|
Scott Farrell '89 is an attorney and a journalist. He currently hosts The Farrell Files on the Channel 10 Morning News and serves as the Managing Editor of The Tampa Planet, a web-based daily newspaper. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa, where he teaches in the College of Liberal Arts. Scott was a United States’ Congressional Candidate in 2006. Prior to becoming a journalist, Scott worked as a transactional attorney for the law firms of Foley and Lardner and Trenam Kemker. Scott has been recognized by Florida’s Governor for his work on behalf of abused and neglected children in his community as President of Voices for Children of Tampa Bay, Inc., the non-profit partner of the Guardian Ad Litem Program. After receiving his degree in History from the College at Brockport, Scott earned a master’s degree from the University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications, where he held the Herbert Dolgoff Research Fellowship. Scott earned his law degree from the University of Florida, College of Law. Scott and his wife, Sam, and their son Harrison, reside in Tampa.
|Richard Fenton retired from the College at Brockport in 2009 after serving as an Economics professor for 41 years. He came to Brockport in 1968 after completing a two year tour in the US Army (Intelligence) and achieving the rank of Captain. He has graduate degrees in both economics and education. While teaching in Economics, Fenton was involved in the building of a number of permanent programs on the Brockport campus. In 1972 he was on a seven person faculty team that designed and built the Alternate College using a Carnegie foundation grant, which was awarded to help Brockport create and implement a time shortened degree program. This highly successful program was awarded the G. Theodore Mitau award in 1979 by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for innovation in higher education. The program continues today as Delta College. He taught in both Delta and Economics until the early 90s. During those years Fenton was on faculty teams that built Brockport’s first external degree program, the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS), and the first honors program at the college. He chaired the faculty team that designed and implemented the 3-1-3 program which allows students to complete a year at Brockport while in their senior year of high school. In 1983 Fenton was co-recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Award to prepare high school teachers to teach economics in high school as part of the Regents Action Plan. In 1990, Fenton returned full-time to the Economics/Business department. In 2000 he co-chaired the college-wide Middle States Self-Study Committee that led to the reaccreditation of the College in 2002. In 2009 he chaired the Academic Affairs Committee on Restructuring (A ACR), which led to the first reorganization of the academic structure of the college since 1981. He won the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1989, Outstanding Service to the College Award in 2004 and the Professor of the Year Award in 2007- 2008 from the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity.|
|Scott Flieger '77 is a Managing Director and COO for Capital Markets and Treasury Solutions North America at Deutsche Bank in New York City. Flieger is responsible for several administrative and strategic functions related to investment grade debt issuance and risk management for large U.S. multinational corporations. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in history from The College at Brockport. Flieger and his wife, Mary, have two daughters, Madeleine and Lucy. The family lives in New York City.|
|Glenn Goldberg '80 is president of The McGraw-Hill Companies' Commodities & Commercial Markets segment, a role he assumed December 2005. The segment includes one of the most respected brands in business, J.D. Power & Associates. It also includes business information leaders in the energy, construction and aviation and defense industries. Previously, Glenn was senior vice president, Corporate Affairs and assistant to the chairman and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Until 1998, he was managing director of Global Ratings Development for Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. He was responsible for Standard & Poor's global marketing and communications activities and served on its Executive Committee, the firm's principal policy making body. Before joining Standard & Poor's in 1990, Glenn was Assistant Comptroller for New York City. He also worked for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and co-authored a book on U.S. government and business activity in South Africa. Glenn holds a B.S. degree from The College at Brockport, awarded summa cum laude, in political science. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Business Media, Hartley House and The Constitution Works.|
|Roxanne Johnston was named Vice President for Advancement and President of the Brockport Foundation in 2006. She is responsible for the College’s Division of Advancement, which encompasses Development and Alumni Relations. Today, the Division has more than 30 staff members. The mission of the division is to increase the level of private support in order to sustain the quality and competitiveness of the College’s programs, to strengthen alumni networks and to build and sustain long-term relationships that advance the College. She received her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan College and is a graduate of the Management Institute for Women in Higher Education at Wellesley College. Johnston is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Excellence in Professional Service Award and serves on SUNY’s Chief Advancement Officers Advisory Committee. She is an active member of the Rochester Rotary Club. Roxanne and her husband, John, live in Spencerport and have two children who are married, as well as five grandchildren.|
|Christopher P. Leichtweis '83 has parlayed his physics degree from The College at Brockport into a long career that has utilized his engineering, analytical, eventual MBA, and leadership skills, as well as his entrepreneurial spirit. Since 1991, he served as founder, President and CEO of Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC) and grew the domestic and international operations to more than 530 employees, eight offices, and a ten year annual growth averaged of 13.7% with revenues exceeding $105M in FY-2011. As the majority shareholder and selling his business in 2011, he joined the acquiring company, PESI (a NASDAQ company) and serves as an Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of the company’s largest business unit . During his career, Leichtweis has been a key contributor to the environmental clean-up of major federal nuclear legacy programs stemming from the 1940-1955 Manhattan Project.|
|Jacques Lipson is an internal medicine practitioner in Rochester, NY, where he and his wife Dawn reside. Lipson received his BA from the University of Michigan and his MD from the University of Buffalo. He serves as past chair of the Brockport College Foundation Board and was previously a board member with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Monroe County Medical Society, and the Irondequoit Country Club, to name only a few.|
|Robert Marino '69 is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Syniverse Holdings, Inc., a $600 million revenue company which supports wireless telecommunications carriers worldwide, doing business in more than 120 countries and serving more than 600 clients. He has worked as Group President for Information Management Group of the Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG), President of the North East Region for Nextel Communications, and President of Houston & Galveston Cellular Operations. Starting in 1988, Bob lived in Buenos Aires for nearly three years and worked to develop strategy and implementation plans to build out cellular services. He holds a BS in Economics from The College at Brockport. He currently lives in Naples, Florida with his wife Nancy.|
|Diane McCue '77 recently retired as General Manager, Printing Plates Division and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. She was one of the highest ranking women at Kodak. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Business Administration from Brockport and an MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. Diane and her husband, Jerry, founded the McCue Scholarship program at Brockport in 1999 to provide opportunities to people who have the drive and heart to be successful. Diane also serves on the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County. The McCues live in Fairport, N.Y., and Naples, Fla., and enjoy golfing.|
Chris Moschovitis '83 was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He moved to the United States in 1979 to study Physics, Computer Science, and Mathematics, receiving his degree from The College at Brockport in 1983. His graduate studies at R.I.T., the University of Rochester, and New York University included advanced courses in technology, management, and education. He was sworn-in as U.S. citizen in 1988 in New York City. Today, Chris serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of tmg-e*media, inc. tmg-e*emedia is one of the nation's premier independent consulting firms. It has four practice areas, each headed by a partner: Consulting, Managed IT Services, Interactive, and Application Development. Chris is also co-author of the critically acclaimed History of the Internet: 1843 to the Present as well as a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History and the Encyclopedia of New Media. In addition he frequently delivers lectures and workshops on a variety of topics in the areas of management, strategy, technology, and interactive media.
|Charles Nesbitt is Commissioner of the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal, a role in which he has served since November 2005. Prior to his appointment, he served as Minority Leader of the Assembly, a position to which he was elected in April 2002. He served for 13 years as Assemblyman, representing all of Orleans County, and parts of Genesee, Monroe and Niagara counties. He resides in the town of Albion with his wife, Kim.|
|Robert Pepe '01 is Chief Financial Officer of LaBella Associates, P.C. He has extensive experience in the area of financial management and accounting. His responsibilities have included the development of capital and operating budgets, managing audits, financial reporting, contract negotiation, negotiating terms and conditions regarding the consolidation of entities through merger and acquisition, and business/ownership transition planning. Robert holds a BS in Accounting from the College at Brockport and a MBA from the University of Tennessee. He and his wife, Diane, currently live in Fairport, New York.|
|Margaret Preska '57 is the retired CEO and Provost of Abu Dhabi Campus of Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. This was a brand new university and the first in their country for women only. The university opened for the first time in 1998 with Preska as its presiding officer. She is President Emerita of Minnesota State University Mankato, having served the institution as its President from 1979 to 1992. Previously, she served the university as Vice President of Student Affairs and as Distinguished Service Professor. Preska received her Bachelor of Science in elementary education, speech and early childhood education from The College at Brockport, graduating summa cum laude when she was just 19. She went on to receive her Master of Arts from The Pennsylvania State University and her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in California. After teaching kindergarten and history at schools in Pomona, Calif., Preska began her career in higher education at the University of LaVerne in California, where she served as a Professor of history and government, Faculty Chair and Dean. She also served as a Distinguished Fellow and Board Chair at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, Calif., before moving to Minnesota to assume the role as president at Mankato State. After her presidency, she served as professor of history and a scholar in resident at Winona State University in Minnesota. Preska’s illustrious career also includes a variety of senior-level positions and entrepreneurial ventures. She was Director of Northwest Bank of S. Central Minnesota, director of Excel Energy Company, a utility supplier of electric power and natural gas; Milkweed Editions, a literary and educational publisher; and BuildaBikeInc.com, an Internet-based instructional business. She also served as National President of CampFire Boys and Girls, Inc. and on the boards of Women Directors/Officers in Public Utilities and Executive Sports, Inc. In 2009, Preska was awarded a Lifetime Honorary Degree from SUNY and served as The College at Brockport’s commencement speaker. Preska and her husband, Daniel, split their time between their home in Mankato, Minn., and Himrod, N.Y., in the Finger Lakes region.|
Josh Silber '93 is a partner at the law firm of Abend & Silber, PLLC in New York City specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. He serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Board of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and serves as the Chairman of the Partnership for Justice Committee, a fund-raising arm of the Association. Josh has been designated by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court as a mediator in numerous complicated medical malpractice cases helping plaintiffs and defendants reach amicable settlements. Josh has been appointed by the Chief Administrative Judge of the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan to serve on the Court's Malpractice Case Management Committee. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Communications at Brockport in 1993 he received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Miami in 1996. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Florida. Josh is a frequent lecturer in continuing legal education programs relating to personal injury law and trial practice. He lives in Manhattan where he has long served as president of his Upper East Side co-op board.
|Mary Worboys-Turner spent her career in education, finance and not-for-profit sectors. During her career, she developed and implemented cutting edge initiatives, led organizational change, strategic planning and marketing. Retired, she is a full-time volunteer serving on many community boards, including Allendale Columbia School, CDS Foundation, Girls Scouts of Western New York (Chair), Rochester Area Community Foundation and Roberts Wesleyan College. She is leading the creation of a Rochester-based Charter School with National Heritage Academies and consulting with for-profit and not-for profit businesses. She received her bachelor’s degree from Ashland University in 1973 and master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in 1976. She is married to Scott Turner, Rochester Office Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody LLC.|
Samantha Wheeler, President, Brockport Student Government
John Halstead, President, The College at Brockport
Roxanne Johnston, President, Brockport Foundation, VP for Advancement
Warren Kozireski '82, President, Brockport Alumni Association
Mark Chadsey, President, College Senate
Beau Willis, VP for Administration and Finance
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