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Kent State Alumni Association Appoints National Board of Directors Officers and New Members

Posted Aug. 6, 2012

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

John Garofalo, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, continues his role as president of Kent State University’s Alumni Association National Board of Directors. Garofalo is vice president of community investment for the Akron Community Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Science in community health education in 1987 and a Master of Education in health education in 1993 from Kent State.

Maria Schneider, of Copley, Ohio, continues her role as president-elect. Schneider is managing consultant at Premier Segment, Institutional Relationships at TIAA-CREF in Westlake, Ohio. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance in 1986 from Kent State.

Brian Marino, of Avon Lake, Ohio, has been appointed vice president. Marino is financial advisor and special care planner with Skylight Financial Group/Michael Carter Group in Cleveland. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in business management in 2001 from Kent State.

H. Scott Westover, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, has been appointed secretary. Westover is curator for the Progressive Art Collection in Mayfield Village. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 1997 from Kent State.

James Bailey, of Hudson, Ohio, has been appointed treasurer. Bailey is vice president of PNC Bank in Akron, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance in 2003 and a Master of Science in financial engineering in 2004 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 2015:

Joshua Jenkins, of Solon, Ohio, is partner, Assurance Services with Ernst & Young LLP in Cleveland. Jenkins earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting in 1996 from Kent State.

Lori Stevic-Rust, of Chesterland, Ohio, is a board-certified clinical health psychologist for Stevic-Rust & Assoc. LLC Healthcare Consultants in Willoughby, Ohio. Stevic-Rust earned a Master of Education in community counseling in 1986 and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology in 1990 from Kent State.

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

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