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Foundation Board

Board of Directors

Board Officers

Gary L. Brahler, '89
Chair

First Vice President - Investments
Polcar Brahler Heil Belden Wealth
Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

F. Carl Walter, Jr., '73
Chair-Elect
Chairman
Chess Financial Corporation

Larry R. Armstrong, '79, '80
Immediate Past Chair

CEO
Ware Malcomb

Dr. Linda M. Neiheiser, '90, '00
Secretary
Manager of Psychological Services
Cleveland Municipal School District

Stephen G. Sokany
Executive Director

Interim Vice President Institutional Advancement
Kent State University


Michael T. Strebler
Assistant Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer
Kent State University Foundation Inc.

 
 

Board of Directors

James W. Arthur, '62
Property Manager
TransOhio Properties

Harvey J. Bazaar, '62
Caldwell, New Jersey

Christopher P. Bray, '89
Managing Director - Florida
Ariel Capital Advisers LLC

Edmund D. Cooke Jr., '65
Partner
Law Offices of Cooke Robotham LLC

R. Douglas Cowan, '64
Chairman of the Board (retired)
The Davey Tree Expert Company

Robert J. DiDiano, '87
Senior Vice President and Senior Director of Banking
Wachovia Wealth Management, Northeast Region

Barbara A. Donaho
President and CEO (retired)
St. Anthony's Hospital

Timothy D. Eippert, '92
President
MC Sign Company

John R. Elliot, '70
President
AMFM, LLC

Barry E. Fetterman, '74, '76
Chair, Committee on Institutional Advancement
Principal (retired)
Sirach Capital Management Inc.

Richard J. Frenchie, MBA, FACHE
Chief Development and Community Relations Officer for the Eastern Region (retired)
University Hospitals Health System

Cathy D. Hemming, '70
Founder
Cathy D. Hemming Literary Agency LLC

Peter M. Holway, '82
Chair, Committee on Investments
Investment Director
Hirtle, Callaghan & Company

Dr. Candice A. Hughes, '70, '72
President
Bridging Cultures Inc.

Nora Conway Jacobs, '73
Chair, Committee on Grants
Vice President, Crisis Communications
Hennes Paynter Communications

Steffany Matticola Larkins, '92
Chief of Staff
Chief Diversity Officer
Medical Mutual


Judie Fall Lasser, '00
Hudson, Ohio

Brian M. Marino, '01
Alumni Board Representative
Financial Advisor and Special Care Planner
Skylight Financial Group

Richard H. Marsh, '73
Board of Trustees Representative
Senior Vice President & Chief Finance Officer (retired)
FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.

James M. Pazderak, '74
President
Covenant Financial Group Ltd.

Joseph F. Rich
Sales Manager, Northern Ohio
Rockwell Automation

Robert G. Risman
President and CEO
Burton Carol Management LLC

Robert E. Ross, ’70
Director, Private Asset Management (retired)
Robert W. Baird & Co.

Maria Schneider, '86
Alumni Board Representative
Managing Consultant
Premier Segment, Institutional Relationships TIAA-CREF

Richard D. Selip
President
Grand River Rubber & Plastics Co.

David J. Sibits, ’72
Chair, Committee on Membership

President of Financial Services
CBIZ, Inc.

Stephanie Danes Smith, '79
Principal and Owner
TrueNorth Strategies, LLC
School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Kent State

Buzz Starner, '67
President and Owner (retired)
Starner Sales & Marketing

Robert W. Woolf, '65
Chairman and President (retired)
Chemi-Troll Chemical Company

 
 

University Representatives

Dr. Beverly J. Warren
President

Dr. Todd A. Diacon
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Gregg S. Floyd
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Dr. Daniel F. Mahony
Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Services

Lori A. Randorf, '99
Assistant Vice President
Alumni Relations

 
 

Emeriti Members

Linda Allard Gallen, ’62, '91
Design Director (retired)
Ellen Tracy

Roger K. Derr, ’58, ’63
Vice President and COO (retired)
Ametek Inc.

Cecile M. Draime, ’58
Owner (retired)
CD Interiors Unlimited

Roe Green, '80
Theatrical Stage Director
Self-Employed

Mel Mellis, '68
President (retired)
Real Estate Group, Bartlett & Co.

Ronald A. Pizzuti, '62
Chairman and CEO
The Pizzuti Companies

William B. Risman
Chairman
Realtek Industries Inc.

John P. Williamson, ’45
Chairman (retired)
Toledo Edison Co. and Centerior Energy Corp.