National Board of Directors

National Board of Directors

Kent State University Alumni Association National Board of Directors

The Kent State Alumni Association's National Board of Directors is a 21-member volunteer board, which meets quarterly. To contact members of the board, call the alumni association office at (330) 672-KENT (5368), or toll-free at (888) 320-KENT. Members of the board can also be contacted by e-mail at

If you are interested in serving on the board, submit a nomination form.

Brian M. Marino, '01, President
Financial Advisor, Special Needs Consultant, Skylight Financial Group
Avon Lake, Ohio
Life Member

Maria Schneider, '86, Past President

Relationship Manager II, Institutional Relationships TIAA-CREF
Copley, Ohio
Life Member

James Bailey, '03, M.S. '04, President Elect

Vice President, PNC Capital Advisors, LLC
Hudson, Ohio
Life Member 

Bernett Williams, '89, Vice President

Vice President, External Affairs, Akron Children’s Hospital
Fairlawn, Ohio
Life Member

Meg May, '96, M.A.E. '06, Secretary

Product Analyst, Progressive Commercial Auto
Newbury, Ohio
Life Member

Lisa Beaufait, M.B.A. '97, Treasurer
President and CEO, TRAC Solutions, LLC
Canton, Ohio
Life Member

Gary Brahler, '89, Foundation Representative

Vice President of Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors,LLC
Bay Village, Ohio
Life Member

John Garofalo, '87, M.Ed. '93

Vice President of Community Investment, Akron Community Foundation
Sagamore Hills, Ohio
Life Member

Elizabeth Zoe Bartz, '80, M.A. '82

Vice President President & CEO, State & Federal Communications
Akron, Ohio
Life Member  

Chinyere Ekechi, '97

Public Health Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Atlanta, Ga
Life Member
(This activity is being performed by Chinyere O. Ekechi in her private capacity. No official support or endorsement by HHS/CDC is intended or should be inferred)

Barton Bixenstine, '71

Attorney, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Life Member 

John Daley, '97

Sales Engineer, Time Warner Cable-Business Class
Stow, Ohio
Life Member

Cara Gilgenbach, M.L.S. '95
Faculty Representative
Associate Professor and Head of Special Collections & Archives, Kent State University
Life Member

Renee Deluca Dolan, '88

President/Owner, CBC Publishing LLC/Contemporary Design Group Inc.
Chardon, Ohio
Life Member

Monique M. Burkett, '02

Head Designer, G-III, Calvin Klein Suits & Suit Separates
Jersey City, NJ
Life Member

Brad Gable, '04, M.S. '05

Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Mid Ohio Emergency Services
Columbus, Ohio
Annual Member

Joseph Gibson, '68

Judge, Lake County Common Pleas Court
Painesville, Ohio
Life Member

H. Scott Westover, '97

Curator, The Progressive Art Collection
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Life Member

Pat Papesh, '70
Consultant/Business Coach
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Life Member

Jeff Phelps, '82
Sports Broadcaster, Fox Sports Ohio
Medina, Ohio

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Kent State Magazine: Spring 2016

Kent State Magazine - Spring Issue
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