Alumni Executive Council Members
Brian Abernethy '12 is the Director of Business Development for TSYS, residing in Charlotte, NC. While at St. Lawrence, Brian was an economics major with a minor in sports studies & exercise science. The Ballston Spa, NY, native was a goalkeeper on the men's soccer team, playing for current St. Lawrence athletic director Bob Durocher. He participated in the study abroad program, spending the spring semester of 2011 on the London Programme. Brian completed his MBA at Wake Forest University in the fall of 2017.
Gretchen Kyrtiz Bates '82, P'20 and her husband, Stephen, have three children: Joshua, 31, who is gainfully employed in the Boston area; Charlie, who sadly, and unexpectedly, passed away from SUDEP in 2011 at the age of 23 after battling uncontrolled epilepsy and autism; and Charlotte, who will be graduating from St. Lawrence in 2020. Gretchen continues to be involved in numerous charities, mainly focused on special needs, veterans, and the arts. She has also served St. Lawrence as a member of the Parents Committee and as a Saints Network event volunteer. After St. Lawrence and before children, Gretchen worked for Sebree Gallery and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Over the years, she has held numerous positions in her husband's contract manufacturing company. She enjoys time with family, friends, skiing, tennis, golf, and is excited to be a member of the Alumni Council and help carry on the mission of St. Lawrence.
Mary Baucom '13 is a Senior Marketing Manager of the Direct Ad Sales team at Healthline Media in New York City where she creates pitches and proposals for potential health & wellness advertisers. She attended Northwestern University immediately following SLU where she earned a Master of Science from the Medill School of Journalism. She has been with Healthline since 2014 — holding positions on the editorial and post-sales teams — as the company grew to become the #1 health site. While at St. Lawrence, she double majored in English and Government. She was an active member of the Thelmothesian Society, editor of the Gridiron Yearbook, and Student Director of the WORD Studio.
Lauren Bennett '11* an ordained minister with Metropolitan Community Churches where she serves as Associate Pastor at MCC Greater St. Louis. In addition, Lauren co-directs MCC’s General Conference, retreats, and other events for the denomination. Coming from a community organizing background, she is particularly passionate about working with the crucified of our time for liberation from systems of oppression. While at St. Lawrence, she studied abroad in Rouen, France, served as the President of Chi Omega, and worked as a Community Mentor, among other activities. She graduated with honors in Global Studies with minors in French and Economics and holds an MDiV from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. As a proper native Seattleite, she loves hiking, reading, drinking coffee, and spending time with her fiancé AhSa-Ti and son Ahmmit.
Dave Bickford '00 leads global client relationships for CoinDesk, which includes the blockchain industry leading Consensus events, CoinDesk digital media, and data & research. CoinDesk sits at the center of the highly engaged blockchain community, and Dave works with forward-thinking companies of all sizes across various sectors and regions, namely enterprise tech, global consultancies, financial services, education, legal, digital asset & tokenization, and more. In his time at CoinDesk, Dave has seen the introduction of Blockchain Week NYC in partnership with the City of New York, of which Consensus is the anchor, the September 2018 launch of Consensus: Asia, and the 2nd year of Consensus: Invest for institutional investors. Prior to joining CoinDesk, Dave spent 12 years at Bloomberg and CNBC in media sales and 5 years at NBC News and Turner Sports in TV production. Dave lives in NYC with his wife Kate and daughter Piper, SLU class of '31.
Sajana Blank '08 grew up in Vermont and graduated with honors in Global Studies and a Minor in African Studies. She held leadership roles in Oxfam and Amnesty International, and was a member of SLU Dance Team and Dance Ensemble all four years of school. Her semester abroad experiences in Kenya and India were integral to her studies and helped shape her personal and professional trajectory post-college. Sajana started a career in International Education when she returned to SLU in 2010 as the Assistant Director of the Center for International and Intercultural Studies. This allowed Sajana to strengthen her commitment to SLU while broadening her understanding of the student experience and the importance of a liberal arts education. After her time at St. Lawrence, Sajana moved to New York City where she currently resides. She holds a MS from Fordham University in Nonprofit Leadership, where she currently works as an international educator. Sajana is deeply committed to peace and social justice, working with young people and having the chance to meet new people and travel the world.
Teal Borden '22* is a current senior from Keene, NH. At St. Lawrence, she is majoring in English – Creative Writing with a minor in Education Studies. She has worked in the Admissions office as an Ambassador, Summer Intern, and Senior Fellow. She has also been an Orientation Leader and a writing tutor for the WORD Studio. In her free time, Teal enjoys hiking, skiing, yoga, and woodworking.
David V. Boyer '62* majored in Chemistry and was a member of the chemistry and psychology honorary societies at St. Lawrence. He continued his college studies at the University of Kentucky and University of Rochester, earning a MS in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. David spent 35 years working in chemical manufacturing with Eastman Chemical and taught chemistry at Monroe Community College in Rochester. He is involved in youth sports coaching and served as a scout boy scout master.
Jeffery Byrne '74* lives with his wife, Nevenka in Lake Placid, NY. Jeff retired in 2019 as Senior Vice President of the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority. Over the 21 years with ORDA his duties included oversight of Whiteface, Gore and Belleayre ski areas. Additionally, he was involved with Corporate Development, Events, Marketing, Safety and Communications. During that time the events included: US Ski Team Gold Cup, the Winter Goodwill Games, ESPN Great Outdoor Games, World Cups in Freestyle Skiing, Bobsled/Skeleton, Luge, Biathlon, US Alpine Nationals, NorAm Alpine Championships, Short Track Speed Skating, Stars on Ice, NCAA and USCSA National Alpine Championships and numerous other international, national, regional and local competitions. Prior to ORDA Jeff worked ten years with Special Olympics International in Denver and Washington, DC as the Alpine Director, then the Winter Sports Director. After graduating in ’74 from SLU, Jeff worked at the Darrow School, Northwood School and Carrabassett Valley Academy as a teacher, coach and administrator. At St Lawrence, his major was Government and he was active in Soccer, Skiing and Whitewater Kayaking. He returned to SLU ten years ago to participate in the Laurentians in Residence program and for the past seven years has been part of the LINC mentorship program through Career Services. Jeff also volunteered his time with Special Olympics World Winter Games as the Technical Delegate, the US Ski and Snowboard Association as a consultant for Club Certification and the North American Police Ski Championships. He enjoys biking, skiing, kayaking and hiking.
Anne Ferris Cassidy '74 earned a B.A. at St. Lawrence with a multi-field major in radio/television and speech. She was active at KSLU and The Gridiron. She participated in CDC's tutoring outreach efforts with an eight child family in Hermon. Anne began her working life in Macy's Executive Training Program. After more than a decade in Macy stores, she pivoted to the non-profit world. She was an active volunteer at Earthplace in Westport, Connecticut, culminating with a successful building campaign. Anne then returned to the business world as a paralegal. After 25 years, she is now the most senior real estate paralegal at Pullman & Comley, LLC in Westport. Since leaving St. Lawrence, Anna has been an active alumna, participating in regional alumni events. She has been a reunion class co-chair, is a co-chair of the Laurentians Give Committee and is a member of the Manley Society. Anne lives in Norwalk, Connecticut with her husband Ray.
Charlotta Chung '08* is currently Head of U.S. Legal Research at Creditsights in New York City, where she conducts credit research into fixed income securities. Previously she practiced financial restructuring and leveraged finance with law firms in New York City. Following St. Lawrence, Charlotta earned a J.D., cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Darrow Scholar. She graduated summa cum laude with a double major with honors in both government and sociology from St. Lawrence. She was one of St. Lawrence’s first-ever Truman Scholars, named in 2007. While at St. Lawrence, Charlotta held leadership roles in Intervarsity and SLU Advocates and was a Community Mentor for the Center for Civic Engagement, a Community Assistant with Residence Life, and an avid volunteer with community programs in the Canton community, including the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services. She was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Pi Sigma Alpha and received a Freeman Grant to study abroad in China and a Career Services Internship Fellowship for an internship in Sri Lanka. Charlotta also studied abroad in Denmark. Post-graduation, she has stayed involved with St. Lawrence through service as a LINC Mentor.
Alyssa Smith Cochran '10 lives in Chicago, IL with her husband Andrew Cochran '10 and their daughter Abigail. While at St. Lawrence, Alyssa majored in English and was a member of Delta Delta Delta and the Women’s Squash team. After graduating, Alyssa spent several years as a member of the Special Events team at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New York City. In Chicago, she worked with the Alzheimer's Association as an Associate Director of Relationship Events and continues to follow her passion for nonprofit work by volunteering with local charities.
Samantha Colton '16 is an Account Executive at Edelman, a global public relations agency. There she specializes in communications for some of the largest names in the beauty industry such as Dove, and for up and coming Unilever hair and skincare brands like AHC, Emerge and The Good Stuff. Prior to this role, Samantha was an Assistant Account Executive at Ogilvy Public Relations supporting healthcare clients like Bristol-Myers Squibb. Samantha graduated from St. Lawrence with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a double minor in Gender & Sexuality and Film Studies. After graduation, she moved back to her hometown, Syracuse, NY, and completed a Master of Science in Public Relations at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. While at St. Lawrence, Samantha was a Presidential Diversity Scholar and stayed busy outside of the classroom as an active member of ACE, SLU Advocates, Senior/Junior Class Council, and as the founding chair of the Thelomathesian Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She also served as an Admissions Ambassador, Community Assistant, Student Activities Assistant, and participated in the New York City Semester program.
Elizabeth A. Colucci '87, P'17, from Buffalo, NY, has worked in higher education her entire career. She is the Director of Fellowships and Scholarships, an office she created at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Elizabeth is responsible for all efforts surrounding undergraduate and graduate student competitive awards. In this role, she works with outstanding students as they compete for national and international awards. Elizabeth also manages the university's internal graduate fellowship funds. Elizabeth earned a MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College and worked at Simmons College School of Social Work and Michigan State University prior to working at the University at Buffalo (UB). Elizabeth (Beth while she was at St. Lawrence) was an economics major, a member of Chi Omega, studied abroad in Spain, was on the Orientation Planning Committee and Parents Weekend Committee, and was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Thelmo. She also worked in the Admissions Office, was a tour guide, and interned there, as well. Since graduating, she has been a LINC mentor, Reunion Planning Committee member (multiple times), and Admissions volunteer. Elizabeth has a son, Peter Rasimas, who graduated from St. Lawrence in 2017 and now lives in Austin, TX, and a son, Andrew Rasimas who graduated from UB and is a videographer. She has three bonus children, Catherine, Julie and John. She has enjoyed being a student, alumnae, a St. Lawrence parent and a member of the Alumni Executive Council. In her free time, she likes to entertain, travel, and spend time with her family and fiancé, Greg Meyer. (Wedding postponed until 2021!)
Jack Cruickshank '22*, is a student delegate to the Alumni Executive Council, originally from Needham, Massachusetts. Jack is currently majoring in Performance and Communication Arts with a minor in History. Outside of the classroom, Jack is an Orientation Leader, a weekly volunteer at Campus Kitchens, an editorial board member of The Underground, and was a fellow in the Civic Dialogue Fellowship program. Because of the 3-semester 2020-21 academic year, he was able to work for 5 months this past winter at Dolead, a lead generation technology company, doing business development for their North American office in Boston. He loves spending time in the Adirondacks, anything related to Boston sports, cooking, and being around his friends while on campus.
Paul Danielson '67, P'96, treasurer of the Alumni Executive Council, is an oral and Maxillofacial surgeon who retired from clinical practice in June 2015. He has been active professionally, serving on the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as an examiner and as President in 2000. He is Chair of the Division of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, at the University of Vermont Medical Center, and was president of the Medical Staff in 2008. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the University of Vermont Medical Center Foundation. His son, Gregory '96, is married to classmate Cindy Enman '96. His daughter, Emily, and her husband are both dentists, practicing in Burlington, VT. Paul enjoys sailing on Lake Champlain and golfing in Florida.
Missy DeCamp '81, originally from Wilton, Connecticut, graduated Cum Laude from St. Lawrence in 1981. A history major, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and Phi Alpha Theta National History Honorary Society. Following graduation she moved to Washington, DC where she has held numerous positions in and out of government. Missy currently works part-time as Senior Associate with Pangburn International, an executive recruiting firm. She has been an active volunteer over the years, mostly in education and in the arts. Her interests include reading, tennis, paddle tennis, cycling and art history. Missy's husband David works in commercial real estate in the DC area. They have two children: Emma, a 2017 graduate of Middlebury, currently living in San Francisco and Henry, who graduated from Denison in 2019 and lives in Boston.
Penn Egbert '99 is a Managing Director and Co-Director of Americas Equity Research at Goldman Sachs in New York. Mr. Egbert previously served as Head of Global Markets Research, Americas at Nomura Securities International, Inc., in New York, and served on the firm's Global Research Executive Committee. Penn joined Nomura in February 2015 as the Director of Equity Research for the Americas. Prior to joining Nomura, he was the Head of Equity Product Management, Americas at Barclays and Lehman Brothers in New York. Penn began his career at UBS and PaineWebber in New York. Mr. Egbert serves on the Board of Directors of the Parkinson's Foundation and on its Executive Committee. Penn graduated with a B.A. from St. Lawrence University.
Meca Francis '20* graduated from St. Lawrence with a double major in Global Studies and Communications as well as a minor in Government. She was a Kirk Douglas Scholar, Admissions Ambassador, Resident Assistant, Advocate, and studied abroad in Spain during her time at St. Lawrence. Having lived in Georgia and New York, Meca now resides in Washington, D.C. where she works as a Marketing and Operations Specialist in the digital campaign space. Meca has also served on a committee of fellow 2020 grads, helping to devise strategies through which the University can continue to engage her class. In her free time, Meca enjoys hiking, reading, yoga, travel, and brainstorming ideas for content creation and project management.
Nancy Mott Frank '67 was a French major at St. Lawrence and went on the Year Abroad to Rouen, France. After college, Nancy taught French, married, and had two children. In her married life, she was an active volunteer and a founding member of four non-profits: a drug and alcohol education awareness for educators; The American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan - an advocacy and link organization between American Episcopal dioceses and South Sudanese Episcopal dioceses (serving as Executive Director for four years); Water for South Sudan, which has dug 325 wells in the Bahr el Ghazaal, Wau, area of South Sudan; and the Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network, which houses homeless families in faith congregations (serving as Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary). Nancy has attended all of her St. Lawrence reunions and chaired several. She and her husband, Bob, loved the "SLU on the Slopes" ski trips and enjoyed at least 20 years at Canaras with their family: son Wright and daughter Libby. She has been an advocate for a 2018 graduate of St. Lawrence - Victoria Deng, a Sudanese refugee - attending Family weekends with her. Nancy is a member of the G. Atwood Manley Society and is a past honoree of the Sol Feinstone Award. Husband, Bob '67, is a past Alumni Council President and a past University Trustee. Her hobbies include reading, knitting, skiing, cooking, and being a grandma.
Paige Friedlander '16 (she/her) is the Human Resources Manager with a DEI Focus at The Greater Boston Food Bank. She lives in Boston, MA, and is also an MBA candidate at Boston College. In addition to her work on AEC, she is actively involved in SLU's Young Alumni League. While at St. Lawrence she majored in Sociology and Performance and Communication Arts and minored in European Studies. Paige studied abroad twice; a summer in Ethiopia and a semester in the Czech Republic. On campus, she worked in Admissions and volunteered as an Orientation Leader. Paige was involved in Advocates and Senior Class Council. She also belonged to and was president of Kappa Delta Sigma.
Scott Giles '82, P'15 is President and CEO of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), a public corporation dedicated to the post-secondary education and training needs of Vermont students and their families. Prior to joining VSAC, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the House Science Committee and as senior professional staff of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He currently serves on the boards of the National Council on Community and Education Partnerships, the Education Finance Council, the National Council on Higher Education Resources, the Vermont Business Roundtable, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, the Vermont Higher Education Council, the Vermont Workforce Investment Board, and chairs the Vermont PreK-16 Council. While at St. Lawrence, he majored in Religious Studies and served as Director of the Singing Saints and President of Thelmo. Scott holds an MA and PhD in Religious Studies with concentrations in bioethics and religious ethics from the University of Virginia, and speaks and writes extensively on education finance policy. Originally from Fairport, NY, he lives in Shelburne, VT, with his wife, Kate Lalley, and has participated in the Sophomore Boot Camp and LINC mentoring program. His dissertation was on the frequency and justification of lying in politics and his hobbies include cycling, sailing, and reading the occasional Congressional Record.
J. Robert Glass '13 is a Key Account Manager at Putnam Investments, residing in Boston, MA. While at St. Lawrence, Rob was a Community Service Scholar, Admissions Ambassador, and Government Major. The Cazenovia, NY, native was President of Thelmo and Student Delegate to the Board of Trustees. He participated in the study abroad program, spending the spring semester of 2012 in Vienna, Austria. Rob serves as Chair of the Genesis Foundation Young Leaders Executive Board and serves on the Advisory Council for Youth Enrichment Services. He has served St. Lawrence in the past as a young alumni committee member, Laurentian Admissions Associate, career advisor, and Saints Network event volunteer. Rob enjoys alpine skiing, golfing, and spending time on the water.
Katie Green '13* graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Lawrence with a B.A. in Government and Philosophy. During her time at St. Lawrence, she sang in the Upbeats and worked as an Admissions Ambassador/Senior Fellow in Payson Hall and as a Student Research Assistant at ODY Library. Since graduating, she has worked in anti-hunger advocacy for Hunger Free Vermont, and in health care payment and care delivery innovation with the Health Care Transformation Task Force. She is currently finishing her MPA degree at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.
Cheryl Gross '72 is the Founder and President of a Business Consultancy which provides Project Management and Facilitation to the Financial Services Industry. Cheryl holds an MBA from Babson College and is an adjunct faculty member in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. At St. Lawrence, she double majored in Psychology and History, volunteered with the Orientation Committee and belonged to Alpha Delta Pi. As an alumna, Cheryl has been involved as a reunion co-chair and with the Sophomore Boot Camp Program. Cheryl and her husband Gene Mally ’72 live in Hingham, MA and enjoy bicycle touring and golf.
Molly Shubert Hann '03 is an associate attorney with Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & McArdle, in Tupper Lake, New York, assisting clients in the areas of real estate, estate planning and probate, municipal law, workers' compensation, and social security disability. Previously, she was the Deputy Public Defender for Essex County, New York, where she represented indigent clients facing criminal charges. Born and raised in Lake Placid, she was an Augsbury/North Country Scholar. She majored in Environmental Studies and Government, with a European Studies minor; highlights of her studies included a lengthy internship with Canton Mayor Robert Wells and a semester in Denmark. She was a sexual assault Advocate, worked in the Brush Art Gallery, was the philanthropy chair for Kappa Delta Sigma her junior year, and was a member of the Outing Club. She serves on the Barkeater Trails Alliance board of directors and the Lake Placid Shore Owners' Association. She lives in Saranac Lake with her husband, Stephen Hann '97, and their two boys, where they enjoy skiing, camping, sailing, and paddling.
Ed Higgins '68 has more than 40 years of experience as an insurance agent and is currently Vice President of Thousand Islands Agency, which he purchased in 1979 and perpetuated to his son and daughter in 2012. He has served as President of the Independent Insurance Agents' Association of New York (IIABNY), State National Director for New York, and is a past chairman of the national Agent’s Council for Technology (A.C.T.). Ed is also a Past Chair of the international Applied Client Network User Group. He has taught a variety of insurance related courses for the Independent Insurance and Brokers of New York and is a national speaker regarding insurance agency technology and efficient office workflow models as well as value added service models for insurance agents. At St. Lawrence, Ed was a Psychology major, a member of ROTC, a Sigma Chi brother and a residential coordinator his junior and senior year. As an alumnus, he has offered career advice to St. Lawrence students as both a Career Advisor and Shadow-a-Saint sponsor, has chaired his 15th and 25th reunions and most recently chaired his milestone 50th Reunion Planning Committee in 2018. Ed lives with his wife, Laura, in Clayton, NY.
Ben Ireland '00 graduated from St. Lawrence with a B.A. in Economics. During his time on campus, Ben was an Admissions Ambassador, served as a member of the Judicial Appeals Board, a student representative on Thelmo, and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. Most recently, Ben was the Head of Strategy & Acquisitions for Nielsen Entertainment, the global leader in measurement & insights for Sports, Music, eSports, Games & Books. Previously, Ben held several divisional CFO roles within Nielsen across the digital & marketing effectiveness space. Prior to joining Nielsen, Ben started his career and spent 8 years at General Electric in their leadership programs and roles of increasing responsibility. Ben lives in New York City with his wife, Phuong and two children, Lucy & James.
Donald W. Jenkins '84, P'11, '14 is a financial advisor focusing on portfolio construction and retirement planning in South Burlington, VT. He was an economics major at St. Lawrence and played on the tennis team, missing one season due to participating in the Vienna semester abroad. After working as a CPA for 8 years, Don has been an investment advisor since 1998. Don is a member of the South Burlington Rotary Club and serves on the fundraising committee for the South Burlington Community Library. Additionally, he is on the Board of Trustees of the Greensboro Association (Greensboro, VT). Over the years, Don has regularly visited St. Lawrence to watch Kelley '11 play tennis, and to see Ben '14 pitch for the baseball team. Don continues to enjoy playing tennis, while he also makes time for platform tennis in the winter and golf in the summer. Don enjoys serving on the Council and helping to move St. Lawrence forward.
Julius G. Johnson '89, P'21 is the President and CEO of Johnson Development LLC, a US Defense contracting company based in Hawkinsville, GA. He is also the founder of The Newberry Foundation, an education-based nonprofit. At St. Lawrence Julius served as President of the Black Student Union, played varsity basketball, and participated in the Kenya study abroad program. After graduating, Julius taught at The George School and then completed his MA degree in African Studies at Yale. Julius was then accepted into the Japanese Exchange Teacher’s (JET) program in Utsunomiya-shi, Japan. He then gained Hill experience at The Library of Congress and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Julius then travelled to Malawi and served as the Country Director for the nonprofit, Africare. Following Malawi, he lived in Saudi Arabia for several years where he served as a Defense language Instructor preparing Saudi Officers for professional US military training. Julius was then tapped to serve as the Regional Coordinator for the Middle East and East Africa within the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) for the Global McGovern Dole School-feeding initiative. Julius then served with the Obama Administration in Afghanistan and the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). He is currently a candidate for his PhD in the Department of African Studies at Howard University. Julius enjoys all things outdoors, is an avid reader/conversationalist and has an insatiable desire for learning new things. He lives between Washington, DC and Georgia with his wife Ameenah, an engineer and co-founder of Johnson Development. They have 4 precious children, Muhammad 22, Adam 7, Abel 2, and Mariah-Rose 11 months. Julius is honored to serve on the Executive Alumni Council with such an esteemed group of Alumni and give back to current students at St. Lawrence University.
Mike Kallet '72 is a financial services professional who retired as CEO from Oneida Financial Corp after a 32 year career, when it was acquired by Community Bank in 2015. He continues to serve the company on the Board of Directors. Prior to Oneida he began his banking career with The Bank Of New York. He has served on numerous professional and community service boards including Oneida Healthcare Center for over 25 years (currently serving as vice-Chairman), past-Trustee and past-Chair of Cazenovia College, and Trustee and past-Chair of the Tri-Valley YMCA. Mike graduated from St. Lawrence with a degree in music and went on to further education at the Berklee College of Music and Syracuse University. While at St. Lawrence he became part of The Miner Street Band which still plays together several times a year, including an occasional summer gig at Canaras. Retirement now gives him more time for music, skiing, biking and travel. Mike and Karen have 2 children, Jeff and Kathryn, and live in Fayetteville, NY.
Sally Neuber Kelly '80, P'15 resides in Queensbury, NY. At St. Lawrence, Sally majored in Government and Biology. She participated in the Kenya semester program in 1979, was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and a disc jockey for the campus radio KSLU. She continued her education at Georgetown University earning a master’s degree in Public Policy. Sally was a policy analyst at the US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC for several years. (While in DC, a young Universalist minister named Bill Fox, officiated the wedding of Sally and Dave Kelly '78. Who knew then that years later, Fox would become our St. Lawrence President?) As an alumna, Sally has been a Laurentian Admissions Associate, a member of the Parents Committee, and a host for many Summer Send-Off events with first-year students, upper classmen and parents. In 2014, Sally and Dave established a fund to provide financial support to the Kenyan Scholars at St. Lawrence. Sally has enjoyed many years of serving in leadership roles on the Queensbury School PTSA. Dave and Sally have two boys, Troy (Colgate ’17) and Sean ’15. Sean also participated in the Kenya Semester Program in the spring of 2014. This inspired a family safari and visit to the new SLU campus near Nairobi. Sean currently lives in Washington, DC and works for a nonprofit involved with economic advancement for East African communities.
Carol Lancaster '71, from Bedford Hills, NY, majored in mathematics and was a member of Pi Mu Epsilon. Her senior year she was a Resident Assistant in Lee Hall and served on the Judiciary Board. She attended graduate school at the Medical University of South Carolina, earning a MS and PhD in biostatistics. Carol accepted a position there doing evaluation and assessment. She retired in 2013 as Professor Emerita. She is active in the local chapter of Sigma Xi and a longtime member of the American Statistical Association, traveling with them as a member of their delegation to China in 2010. Carol has worked with St. Lawrence’s gifts committee for many years and attended all of her St. Lawrence reunions. She resides in Charleston, SC, with her husband, Steve King.
Brianna Larrabee '21* is a senior from Canton, NY. On campus she is double majoring in Performance and Communication Arts and Psychology. She has worked as a Residential Assistant, currently works for Athletics as the Head Usher for Men’s Hockey Games, works part-time at a local Stewarts, and will start as a new Admissions Ambassador in the Fall of 2021. She is a member of Kappa Delta Sigma, the Ultimate Frisbee Team, and sings in both the Upbeats and Singing Sinners. She is currently working at Parkway Chevrolet in Canton as a Sales Consultant and Website Manager. She is a proud third generation St. Lawrence student with a Grandmother in the class of '64, both parents in the class of '97, and sisters from the classes of '20 and '25. Brianna enjoys volunteering, hiking, spending time with friends, traveling, and watching North Country Sunsets.
Paul Levi '62 entered the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in September following his graduation from St. Lawrence. He was stimulated to enter the dental profession by Michael Gridley a Sigma Chi Fraternity brother. After graduation from Tufts in 1966, he accepted a dental internship in Burlington, VT. The internship furthered his interest in medicine and specifically in periodontology. Upon graduation from his internship, he was allocated to the US Navy and served as an officer at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in North Chicago, Illinois for two years. He was assigned to be the periodontist for the recruits. While in Chicago, he met and married Patty J. Nichol in 1968, and following his work in the Navy, they moved to Newton Centre, MA. He entered Tufts in 1969 to specialize in periodontology, and he and Patty moved to Burlington, VT at the completion of his training in 1971. He practiced periodontology until 2019, and they raised two boys, Andrew, and Michael. Paul taught dental hygiene in Burlington for 27 years and began teaching dental school at Harvard in 1994. He has been teaching at Harvard and Tufts since then. He and Patty moved to Boston just before the pandemic in March of 2020. Patty is an avid tennis player, and Paul continues to be very involved in teaching. Paul has always been very active in periodontology locally, nationally, and internationally, and he and Patty spent a year in Barcelona, Spain teaching at the Univerisitat Internacional de Catalunya. He very much enjoys being a member of the St. Lawrence University Alumni Executive Council and is and has been a strong participant in the SLU LINC program.
Chelsea Nuffer Lloyd '10, vice president of the Alumni Executive Council, graduated from St. Lawrence with a B.A. in Performance & Communication Arts. At St. Lawrence, Chelsea was an Admissions Ambassador, a Communications Intern, and participated on the varsity cross country and track & field teams. She captained the cross country squad to a second place finish at NCAAs in 2009. Chelsea is a National Account Executive for The Coca-Cola Company. She and her husband David '08 live in Atlanta, GA, where they host gatherings for Atlanta-area Laurentians.
Kerry Adams MacKenzie '95* lives in Millersville, MD, with her husband, Charley MacKenzie ’94 and their 3 children. While at St. Lawrence, Kerry majored in government, was a member of Delta, Delta, Delta sorority, the cross country and outdoor track and field teams, and studied abroad in Vienna. As an alumna, Kerry has been involved as a past Laurentian Admissions Associate and has chaired a number of class reunion planning committees. Kerry is a board member at Indian Creek School in Crownsville, MD, where she works on the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee and the Education/Curriculum Committee. In her role on the Executive Alumni Council, she hopes to strengthen community and fortify bonds in the St. Lawrence University Network of students, faculty, parents, and North Country citizens. Kerry is a caretaker, a coach, a writer, and supports her family business. She is currently working towards getting her master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She comes from a family of Laurentians including her aunt and uncle, and several cousins.
Don Martin '70, M '72, graduated from St. Lawrence with a B.A. in Economics and a masters degree in Educational Administration. He spent 27 years of his career on the administrative staff at Colgate University, last serving as the Director of Advancement for Capital and Planned Giving until his retirement. Between stints at Colgate he served as Director of Alumni Relations at St. Lawrence and VP of Foley Real Estate on Cape Cod. He continued to consult with various non-profit institutions including the US Ski Team Foundation. While at St. Lawrence he was a member of Beta Theta Pi and received his commission through ROTC. A captain of the lacrosse team, he was also an all-conference player on the football team. He now serves on his 50th Reunion Committee. He and his wife, Suzanne Lueth Martin ’72, owner of her real estate company, reside in Hamilton, NY and have two sons – Bradley (Middlebury’98) and Jeffrey (Middlebury’03) and four grandchildren. He enjoys family, friends, squash, tennis, skiing and summers at their camp in the Adirondacks.
Jennifer Hammer McGee '90 is the Global Chief Compliance Officer for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. She has been at Otsuka for more than nine years, and prior to Otsuka, was an attorney in the Washington, DC office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. She received her JD from University of Maryland School of Law and graduated from SLU double majoring in Government and History, with a minor in Asian Studies. While at SLU, she was a Trustee Scholar and active in Chi Omega, Army ROTC, cross country, as a tour guide, and studied abroad in Vienna. She met her husband, Bob McGee, ’86, while in the Army. They have lived in Arizona, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Belgium and Maryland, and both Jen and Bob retired from the US Army. They have three adult children and live in Annapolis, Maryland. Jen is passionate about SLU and excited to contribute to ensuring we have the strongest alumni network of any university!
Anne McGrath McManus '75 recently retired as Executive Editor at U.S. News & World Report in Washington, D.C., where she oversaw events programming and several annual special issues in higher education and medicine, including Best Graduate Schools, Best Colleges, and Best Hospitals. She previously was the health editor for both the weekly newsmagazine and usnews.com, and, as a reporter, wrote extensively on education, personal finance, and investing. She majored in English and French at SLU and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. A native of Lowville, N.Y., she taught high school English for several years before earning a master's in communications at Syracuse University in 1979 and launching a journalism career as a reporter at Forbes magazine in New York. She lives in Silver Spring, MD.
Sally Barker McSweeney '84, P'18 lives in Plattsburgh, NY. While at St. Lawrence, Sally majored in English – Writing, obtained her teaching certificate, and took hotel management classes at Canton ATC (now SUNY Canton). Sally was a student bell ringer of the Bachellor Memorial Chimes, a literacy volunteer, an admissions tour guide, a student manager of the North Country Pub, and a member of Kappa Delta Sigma sorority. Sally retired from a career as Associate Director of Resort Sales for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts' Caribbean Resort division and now works as a manager in an orthodontic office. As an alumna, she volunteered as a class reporter and an event planner for the Northern California alumni group. Sally and her husband, Tim, have two children: Connor (SLU '18) and Lucy (University of Richmond '21).
Susan Eichman North '76, president of the Alumni Executive Council, works in the pharmaceutical industry managing clinical research studies in oncology and other indications. Sue and her husband are fortunate to have careers that are location-independent, which allows them to split their time between Fleming Island, FL, and Woolwich, ME. She was a chemistry major at St. Lawrence and a member of Delta Delta Delta, the Chemistry Honor Society, and the Sociology Honor Society. Following St. Lawrence, Sue received her MBA from Babson College and her Masters in Clinical Investigation from Mass General Institute of Health Professionals.
Laura Taylor Patrick '83, P'18, secretary of the Alumni Executive Council, is originally from Rochester, NY, and currently resides in Chatham, NJ. After graduation, she worked in residential property management before continuing her education at the University of Rochester's Simon Business School, earning an MBA in finance and marketing. Laura worked for AT&T in marketing and new product development for 12 years before leaving to stay home with her two daughters, Grace '18 and Audrey (Columbia '20). While at St. Lawrence, Laura was an English Literature major and a member of KDS and the swim team coached by the beloved Bob Northrop. She participated in the Vienna program abroad during the fall of her senior year. As an alumna, Laura has twice-served on her class reunion development committee (30th reunion co-chair) and is a Laurentian Admissions Associate.
Alexander Reyes '23* is from The Bronx, New York. Alexander is a Government Major and Education minor. In addition to being the Vice President of Senate Affairs of the Thelomathesian Society, Alexander is the treasurer of SLU Democrats, an Admissions Ambassador, Advocate, Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) scholar, and member of the Black Student Union. Alexander Reyes is passionate about community services and government. In The Bronx, Alexander has advocated for housing, education, racial, and justice reform through non-profit organizations. He believes in the potential of young people and their talent to accomplish anything in this world. He has volunteered in multiple political campaigns, most of them for congressional race seats in the Bronx. Alexander has done political campaigns because he is always making sure that in The Bronx people are well represented, so resources are well distributed in schools, hospitals, low-income communities, and community centers. After graduating from St. Lawrence University, Alexander hopes to attend Law School and dreams one day to represent the people of the Bronx in the House of Representatives or the Senate. He loves to attend hockey games at Appleton Arena and as well as play hockey for fun during the freezing days in Canton. He loves skiing, traveling, spending time with friends and family. Fun fact “still learning how to play Golf.”
Michael Richman '68 of Great Neck, NY, is retired from Variety Accessories which was in Sunnyside, NY, in Queens. He is a veteran of Viet Nam serving in the Army. For many years he was a Customer Service Representative in several industries. He worked for Pony Sports in the early ‘80s, Bonjour International for the late ‘80s to the early ’90s, and for Variety from the early ‘90s to 2011. He then retired. He has been an active alumnus as a co-chair of several reunions. In addition, he was active on his Village Planning Board.
Elizabeth (Beth) Moore Russell '05 graduated from St. Lawrence with a double major in English and Fine Arts. While attending St. Lawrence, Beth was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, played on the Women's Lacrosse Team, and participated in the London Study Abroad Program, where she interned with Sotheby's International. Upon graduation, she began her career with L'Oreal International in New York City, working on the Ralph Lauren Fragrance brand in Global Marketing. After L'Oreal, Beth transitioned to LVMH, where she guided the Fresh brand while she continued her work in Global Marketing, concentrating in brand management, new product launches, and expanding distribution in various Asian countries, including China. She and her husband, Rob Russell '03, live in Rowayton, CT, and have 3 children. Beth is now actively involved in recruiting local high school students to St. Lawrence as well as conducting alumni admissions interviews. She is also involved in her children's preschool, and regularly gets together with her St. Lawrence friends.
Dennis P. Ryan '86 is Director of Industry Relations at CGI Federal. At St. Lawrence, he majored in English with a concentration in writing, and his activities included Orientation Leader, Outing Club, KSLU, president of Circle K, Sigma Chi member and officer, rugby, JV soccer, and the London semester. He has also served as a Class Agent and a reunion Development Committee member. Putting his liberal arts education to good and varied use, Dennis has taught English in Spain and worked in a family insurance business, as a speechwriter in Congress, as a fundraiser for a national political committee, and as a senior executive at two state agencies. Dennis served a five-year term on the Camp Dudley Board of Trustees which, like the AEC, is made up of dedicated alums whose lives have been shaped by the institution. Dennis lives in Delmar, NY, with his wife, Robyn, a writer and lawyer at the NYS Education Department, who is finishing her first novel; daughter, Chandler (Bates 2019), and sons, Aidan (19) and Finn (16).
Molly Ryan '05 recently became Chief of Staff for Assemblyman D. Billy Jones, based in Plattsburgh, NY. Prior to that, she was the Manager of Volunteer Services at the University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (UVMHN-CVPH) in Plattsburgh, NY. Molly is president for Rotary International, Champlain-Rouses Point Chapter; President of Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women; and has served as a Reunion Planning Volunteer. Prior to her work at UVMHN-CVPH, Molly served as the Constituent Liaison for Congressman William Owens, NY-21, while also working as a Canvass Leader on his 2009 historic campaign for election. While at St. Lawrence, Molly majored in Government while serving on Thelmo as a Senator, Secretary, and Elections Chairperson. Molly was also a member of Kappa Delta Sigma & Omicron Delta Kappa, a participant in the Washington Semester Program, a Community Assistant (RA), and a founding member of the 2001 Model United Nations. Molly and her husband, Eric Gadway, live with their two children, Kiera and Kael, in Rouses Point, NY.
Anne Joslin Slater '74, P'03* graduated from St. Lawrence with a double major in History and Government. On campus she was a member of one of the early pledge classes of Kappa Delta Sigma. Anne volunteered as a tutor on the St. Regis reservation, was a member of the Women’s Alpine Ski Team, and taught skiing at the Snow Bowl. As an alumnus, she has been active on the class gift committees for her 40th & 45th reunions and has actively encouraged her classmates to attend reunion. Anne has participated in many Holimont Ski Days and other Buffalo area alumni events. Anne was recently Class Chair for the KDS 50th reunion. Anne received her MLS from the University at Buffalo in 2000. She is recently retired after 17 years as a Youth Services Librarian with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Prior to moving back to Buffalo, Anne and her family resided in Switzerland and England from 1985-1989, while her husband, Steve, was employed by a Swiss company. Anne and Steve reside in Williamsville, NY and are parents of Beth Slater ’03 (Kent, CT) and Jay Slater (Carbondale, CO). Beth was employed by SLU as the Executive Director of the New York City Semester for over five and half years, and was previously a member of AEC. Beth currently works for Kent School, and Jay works for the Aspen Youth Center. Anne enjoys sailing, skiing, theatre, reading and travel. Both Anne and Steve teach adaptive skiing with the Lounsbury Adaptive Program at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY. They have also volunteered as ski instructors with the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic since 2004. Anne is active in a variety of community organizations including the Junior League of Buffalo, Holloway Memorial Chapel (Pt. Abino, Ontario, Canada) and several local clubs.
Michael J. Santini '00 is a Managing Director at One William Street Capital Management. He majored in Economics and Speech and Theater. At St. Lawrence, he played Varsity Lacrosse and was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, where he was president. As an alumnus, he has worked on the reunion development committee, has sponsored an internship as part of the New York City Semester, and has mentored members of the Men's Lacrosse team. He resides in New York City with his wife, Liz, and their two boys, Alexis and Julian. In his free time, he coaches his boys' lacrosse team.
Doug Smith '05 lives with his wife Amanda Smith '04, along with their two future Laurentians Aubrey and Cole, in Newtown, Connecticut. Doug studied Neuroscience at St. Lawrence and went on to medical school and residency in Philadelphia. He works in the Emergency Department at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut. He fondly remembers his time with SLU Emergency Medical Services and as captain of the Men's Varsity crew team.
Doug Stern '81 is the Managing Partner of Jaged Capital Partners, an investment partnership in New York. Doug previously was a Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Business Development and Client Service in Securities Finance at State Street Bank in Boston and New York. He joined State Street from JP Morgan in New York where he was a Managing Director in their Prime Brokerage business. Prior to joining JP Morgan he was in Prime Brokerage at Morgan Stanley in New York. Doug began his career at Schroder & Co in New York and Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati and New York. Doug serves on the board of advisors to several private companies and has served on the board of the YMCA of Rye NY. In addition, he is a frequent guest lecturer at Baruch College, part of the City University of New York ( CUNY). While at St. Lawrence, Doug majored in economics, was a member of Omicorn Delta Episilon, the International Economics Honor Society, and played football and lacrosse. As an alumnus, he serves as a LINC mentor and has been a part of the Reunion Planning process.
Jeff Wells '67 graduated from St. Lawrence with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Economics. He served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Training, and Loss Prevention for Circuit City Stores from 1996-2004. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Vice President, Human Resources, for Toys "R" Us, Inc. His career with Toys "R" Us encompassed responsibilities for all Human Resource activities for Toys - USA; corporate, international, and indirectly, for Kids "R" Us. During his association with TRU, he had seen the company grow from one billion dollars to over $15 billion in 1996. Prior to joining Toys "R" Us, Jeff served as SVP, Human Resources, for Gimbels-Pittsburgh for seven years, and 10 years with Sears Roebuck. Jeff's professional and community service includes: past Chairman of the Committee on Employment Law of the National Retail Federation; Chairman Emeritus of the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association; Commonwealth of Virginia Blind and Visually Impaired Rehabilitation Advisory Council; former Chairman of the Board of INROADS, Virginia; Corporate Advisory Board at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia; Board of the NRF Foundation Education & Advancement Committee; Editorial Review Board of Chief Learning Magazine; corporate advisory board of UniCru corporation, and has been recently invited to serve as a Human Resource Thought Leader for the Human Capital Institute. Jeff has served St. Lawrence as a past Laurentian Admissions Associate, career advisor/internship provider, and reunion development and planning committee member. After retiring from Circuit City Stores, Jeff founded his own company, Human Capabilities LLC. His mission is to assist companies in maximizing the capabilities of their human capital.
Sarah Pitts Wieland '92 was on the swim team at St. Lawrence and a member of Delta Delta Delta. She was also involved in the Thelomathesian Society and went abroad her junior year to study French and International Government for a semester in Paris, France, and a semester in Geneva, Switzerland. Sarah has extensive experience in financial planning analysis and appreciates assisting clients navigate and implement financial solutions that are most suitable for their long-term success. Working for a boutique wealth management firm, Sarah provided portfolio management support and conducted financial analysis for clients. She has completed her Certified Financial Planning (CFP®) course work and received her MBA with honors from Northeastern University. In her spare time, Sarah teaches Vinyasa yoga in Concord, MA, where she currently resides with her husband, Peter Alexander Wieland '91, and their identical twins, Ashley and Caroline. Sarah volunteers on the Board of Directors of Concord Country Club, where she serves as Secretary. She also serves on the Investment and Finance Committee of Concord Country Club, where she is also involved in long range planning. Sarah has also served in multiple roles on the Concord Paddle Tennis Board. She has served St. Lawrence as a career advisor and reunion planning committee member.
Julie Willis '79, P'12 from Baltimore, MD, majored in Sociology and received her AAS in Environmental Design from Parsons. After working in the corporate design field, she went on to renovate and manage rental properties the Boston area. Julie has coached youth lacrosse, volunteered with DVVAP - Domestic Violence Victims Advocacy Program, and has her real estate license working as a broker with Barrett-Sotheby's in Concord, MA. She has three children: two daughters, Hallie (St. Joseph's '14) and Meg (Bowdoin '17), and a son, Reiley, who graduated from St. Lawrence in 2012. Julie loves the outdoors. She is an avid painter and hiker, having recently completed her second round of climbing all 46 high peaks in the ADKs. She has served on the national board of Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and is currently serving on the Nature Conservancy - ADK Chapter Board and the Adirondack Land Trust Board.
Randy Wilson '02, currently resides in Greenwich, CT where he works for Terex Corporation as Head of Investor Relations and Assistant Treasurer. Randy attended St. Lawrence with a Presidential Merit Scholarship and graduated magna cum laude as an Economics Major. He studied abroad as part of the Washington Semester at American University and DIS Copenhagen programs. After St. Lawrence, Randy received his MBA from Cornell University and he has worked in Corporate Finance roles at Bank of America and IBM in addition to his current role at Terex Corporation. Currently, Randy serves as President of the Connecticut & Westchester Chapter of the National Institute of Investor Relations (NIRI) and Treasurer of the New York Chapter of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). In addition, he co-chairs the Advancement and Engagement Committee of the Alumni Executive Council.
Gary D. Zonitch '03, originally from North Greenbush, NY, is the Regional Construction Manager for McDonald’s USA, LLC in Atlanta, GA, where he is responsible for all corporate-led construction of McDonald’s restaurants, from new construction to remodels and rebuilds for an area inclusive of almost 800 restaurants with collective revenue over $2.0 billion. Prior to his current role, he was an Area Construction Manager for McDonald’s (2008-2012), completed the McDonald’s Development Leadership Program in 2011 and was a Real Estate Associate and Construction Project Manager at Aaron Rents, Inc. (2004-2008). After completing a double major in Economics and Psychology at St. Lawrence, Gary studied at Clarkson for a year to attain his MBA via the 4+1 program and then moved to Atlanta in June of 2004. While at St. Lawrence, Gary was a member and VP of University Relations of Thelmo, Senior Class Vice President, member of Omicron Delta Kappa and the Psi Chi psychology honorary, and a Community Assistant for 3 years. Since graduating from St. Lawrence, Gary has served as co-chair of the 10th and 15th reunions for his class, volunteered and supported his local Ronald McDonald House Charities, and served on his Homeowners’ Association Boards as Vice President and President. In his spare time, Gary enjoys home improvement projects, cooking and traveling.