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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 alumni@kent.edu.

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

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

Vice President, PNC Capital Advisors, LLC
Hudson, Ohio

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

Meg May, '96, M.A.E. '06, President Elect

Product Analyst, Progressive Commercial Auto
Newbury, Ohio

Pat Papesh, '70, Vice President
Consultant/Business Coach
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Erika Glenn, '05, Secretary

Managing Immigration Attorney of Lonestar Immigration Legal @ Rodney Jones Law Group
Houston, TX 


Brad Gable, '04, M.S. '05, At-Large 

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

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

Nora Conway Jacobs, '73, Foundation Representative

Senior Vice President, Hennes Communications LLC.
Hudson, OH

Monique M. Burkett, '02

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

Napoleon Peoples, M.Ed. '69, Ph.D. '77

Retired Associate Dean of Students, Virginia Commonwealth University 
Richmond, VA


Maria Schneider, '86

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

Bernett Williams, '89, Vice President

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

Gary Zwick, '76

Partner/Practice Head, Walter & Haverfield LLP
Chagrin Falls, OH

Bernadine Van Kessel-Matava, '93 

Hudson, Ohio

Robert Pruitt, '85

Vice President/Principal, ASD, Inc.
Arlington, VA 

Russell Galeti, Jr., '05

Foreign Affairs Officer, Department of State 
Washington, DC

Brook Bright, '87

Director, Institutional Equities Trading, KeyBanc Capital Markets
Westlake, Ohio

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