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Alumni Association Appoints National Board of Directors

Posted Aug. 26, 2010

The Kent State University Alumni Association Inc. announces the following new members for its National Alumni Board of Directors:

Photo of Nicholas SucicNicholas Sucic, of Hudson, Ohio, continues his role as president of Kent State University’s Alumni Association National Board of Directors. Sucic is vice president and controller of the Davey Tree Expert Company in Kent, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s of business administration degree in accounting in 1970 and a master’s of science degree in accounting in 2008 from Kent State.

John Garofalo, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, has been appointed president-elect. Garofalo is senior development officer of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in community health education in 1987 and a master’s in education degree in health education in 1993 from Kent State.

Robert Maschke, of Cleveland continues his role as vice president. Maschke is principal of Robert Maschke Architects in Cleveland. Maschke earned a bachelor’s of science degree in architecture in 1988 and a bachelor of architecture degree in 1989 from Kent State.

Kathy Reid, of Hudson has been appointed secretary. Reid is broker/owner of Prudential Kathy Reid Realty in Hudson. Reid earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 1969 from Kent State.

Brian Marino, of Fairview Park, Ohio, has been appointed treasurer. Marino is financial advisor and special care planner with Skylight Financial Group/ Michael Carter Group in Cleveland. He earned a bachelor’s of business administration degree in business management in 2001 from Kent State.

Timothy Eippert, of Concord, Ohio, continues his role as immediate past president. Eippert is owner of MC Sign Company in Mentor, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s of business in administration degree in marketing in 1999 from Kent State.

In addition, the following new members, all alumni of Kent State, have been appointed to serve a three-year term ending in 2013:

James Bailey, of North Olmsted, Ohio, is vice president of Key Bank in Cleveland. Bailey earned his bachelor’s of business administration degree in finance in 2003 and a master’s in science in financial engineering in 2004 from Kent State.

Elizabeth Zoe Bartz, of Akron, Ohio, is president & CEO of State and Federal Communications in Akron. Bartz earned a bachelor of arts in journalism in 1980 and a master of arts in political science in 1982 from Kent State.

Barton Bixenstine, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, is an attorney with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P. C. in Cleveland. Bixenstine earned a bachelor of arts in political science in 1971 from Kent State.

John Daley, of Stow, Ohio, is technical sales manager with AT&T Foundation in Cleveland. Daley earned a bachelor of arts in English in 1997 from Kent State.

Renee DeLuca Dolan, of Chardon, Ohio, is president/owner of CBC Publishing LLC/Contemporary Design Group Inc. DeLuca Dolan earned a bachelor of arts in telecommunications in 1988 from Kent State.

For more information about the Kent State University Alumni Association, visit www.KSUalumni.org.

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Photo Caption:
Nicholas Sucic, of Hudson, Ohio, continues his role as president of Kent State University’s Alumni Association National Board of Directors. Sucic is vice president and controller of the Davey Tree Expert Company in Kent, Ohio.

Media Contacts:
Pam Speck, pspeck@kent.edu, 330-672-5368
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595