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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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
Avon Lake, Ohio
Life Member


Elizabeth Zoe Bartz, '80, M.A. '82, Vice President
President & CEO, State & Federal Communications
Akron, Ohio
Life Member  


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

Life Member

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

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

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




Gary Brahler, '89, Foundation Representative
Vice President of Investments, LLC
Bay Village, Ohio

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
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


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


Meg May, '96, M.A.E. '06
Pricing Analyst, Progressive Commercial Auto
Newbury, Ohio

Life 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
   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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