2014-2015 Board of Directors | Kent State University

2014-2015 Board of Directors

BOARD OFFICERS

Gary L. Brahler, '89
Chair
First Vice President - Investments
Polcar Brahler Heil Belden Wealth
Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisor

F. Carl Walter, Jr., '73
Clair-Elect and Treasurer
Chair, Committee on Finance

Chairman (retired), Chess Financial Corporation

Lawrence 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, MBA, '96
Executive Director, KSU Foundation
Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Kent State University


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

James W. Arthur, '62
Prpoerty 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, McSign 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
Associate Professor, Department of School Psychology, 
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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

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

Joseph F. Rich
Senior Director, North America Sales & Marketing
Danfoss Power Electronics

Robert G. Risman
President and CEO
Burton Carol Management LLC

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

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

David J. Sibits, ’72
Chair, Committee on Membership
Senior Vice President, Strategic Development
CBIZ, Inc.

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

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


AT LARGE MEMBERS REPRESENTING ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

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

Maria E. Schneider, '86
Managing Consultant, Premier Segment, Institutional Relationships, TIAA-CREF


EX officio MEMBERS

Trustee Representative
RIchard Marsh, '73
First Energy Solutions Corp. (retired)

Assistant Vice President, Kent State University Alumni Association
Lori A. Randorf, '99


EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Dr. Beverly J. Warren
President

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

Stephen G. Sokany, MBA, '96
Executive Director, KSU Foundation; Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Gregory S. Floyd
Vice President for Finance and Administration


PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS

Dr. Daniel F. Mahony
Dean, College and Graduate School of Education, Health & Human Services

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