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, or toll-free at (888) 320-KENT. Members of the board can also be contacted by e-mail at

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Submit a nomination form to serve on the Kent State University Alumni Association National Board of Directors. 


Maria Schneider, '86, President
Managing Consultant-Premier Segment, Institutional Relationships
Copley, Ohio
Life Member


John Garofalo, '87, M.Ed. '93, Past President,
Vice President of Community Investment, Akron Community Foundation
Sagamore Hills, Ohio
Life Member

Brian M. Marino, '01, President - Elect
Financial Advisor, Special Care Planner, Skylight Financial Group, Michael Carter Group
Avon Lake, Ohio
Life Member

  Chinyere Ekechi, '97, Vice President
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).

H. Scott Westover, '97, Secretary
Curator, The Progressive Art Collection
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Life Member

James Bailey, '03, M.S. '04, Treasurer
Vice President, PNC Asset Management Group
Hudson, Ohio
Life Member

Dr. Rozell Duncan, Ph.D. '96, Faculty Representative
Faculty, Communication Studies, Kent State University
Fairlawn, Ohio
Life Member




Nora Jacobs, '73, Foundation Representative
Vice President, Hennes Paynter Communications
Hudson, Ohio
Life Member

Elizabeth Zoe Bartz, '80, M.A. '82
President & CEO, State & Federal Communications
Akron, Ohio
Life Member  
Barton Bixenstine, '71
Attorney, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Life Member 

John Daley, '97
Technical Sales Manager, AT&T Foundation
Stow, Ohio
Life Member

Renee Deluca Dolan, '88
President/Owner, CBC Publishing LLC/Contemporary Design Group Inc.
Chardon, Ohio
Life Member


Brian Blazina, '78
President and CEO, Energy Resources Americas
Naperville, IL
Life Member

  Kenneth Buzek, '70
Principal Owner, Buzek Wealth Advisors
Strongsville, Ohio

Life Member

  Hannah Harbert, '05
Interior Designer, First Energy
Akron, Ohio
Annual Member

  Joseph Gibson, '68
Judge, Lake County Common Pleas Court
Painesville, Ohio
Life Member

  Douglas Mory, M.B.A. '72
Vice President and Client Advisor, First Merit Bank
Richfield, Ohio
Life Member

Joshua Jenkins, '96
Ernst & Young LLP
Solon, Ohio

Life Member

  Lori Stevic-Rust,  M.Ed. '86, Ph.D. '90
Board Certified Clinical
Health Psychologist
Stevic-Rust & Assoc. LLC
Willoughby, Ohio
Annual Member
   Kathy Reid, '69
 Prudential Kathy Reid Realty
 Hudson, Ohio
 Life Member

  Pat Divoky, '75
Director, Summit County Department of Job & Family Services
Cleveland, OH

Life Member
  Bernett Williams, '89
Vice President, External Affairs, Akron Children’s Hospital
Fairlawn, OH
Life Member



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