National Board of Directors

The Kent State Alumni Association's National Board of Directors is a 21-member volunteer board, which meets quarterly. To contact members of the board, e-mail with your inquiry.

If you are interested in serving on the board, submit a nomination form.

Barbara J. Smith, '84Barbara J. Smith, '84, President
Executive Vice President, Chief Banking and Strategy Officer
Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod 
Solon, Ohio


David A. Hancock, '68Meg May, '96, M.A.E. '06, Past President
Manager of Agent Evaluation and Education, Progressive Commercial Lines
Newbury, Ohio



Andrea Gauding, '87Andrea Gauding, '87, President Elect
Vice President and CFO, Insurance Board
Independence, Ohio



Lisa Aurilio, '87, M.S.N. '99, M.B.A. '11Lisa Aurilio, '87, M.S.N. '99, M.B.A. '11, Secretary
COO, Akron Children’s Hospital
Hudson, Ohio



Geoff Kroeger, '05Geoff Kroeger, '05, Treasurer
Vice President, Finance & Administration, Stride Tool, LLC
Hudson, Ohio



Richard J. Frenchie headshotRichard J. Frenchie, M.B.A., LFACHE, Foundation Representative
President, The Frenchie Group
Chagrin Falls, Ohio



Ann Mariko Walter, 1996, M.Ed. 2019Ann Mariko Walter, ’96, M.Ed. ’19, Faculty Representative
Associate Lecturer and Director, Kent State New York City Fashion
Asbury Park, New Jersey



Nicholas Belluardo, '15

Nicholas Belluardo, '15
Planning Manager, Cleveland Airport System
Peninsula, Ohio



Brook Bright, '87Brook Bright, '97
Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
Westlake, Ohio



Alexander Evans, ’14, M.B.A. ’15, M.GISc ’19Alexander Evans, ’14, M.B.A. ’15, M.GISc ’19
Epidemiologist, Franklin County Public Health
Westerville, Ohio



Russell Galeti, Jr., '05Russell Galeti, Jr., '05
Strategic Planner, U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC



Tammy James, '89, M.E.D. '91, Ph.D. '94Tammy James, '89, M.Ed. '91, Ph.D. '94
Associate Professor, West Chester University
West Chester, Pennsylvania



Eileen Kiley, ’95Eileen Kiley, ’95
Director of Communications, Materials Research Society
Wexford, Pennsylvania



Arica Kress, '03Arica Kress, '03
Head of Strategic Partnerships, Esports Engine
Columbus, Ohio



Stephanie Meadows, ’97, M.Ed. ’01Stephanie Meadows, ’97, M.Ed. ’01
Teacher, Arlington Public Schools
Falls Church, Virginia



Laurie Ann Moennich, ’12Laurie Ann Moennich, ’12
Research Project Manager, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio



Robert Pruitt, '85Robert Pruitt, '85
Vice President/Principal, ASD|SKY
Arlington, Virginia



Eric Smer, '07Eric Smer, '07
Regional Systems Analyst, Phoenix Solutions, LLC
Canton, Ohio



Annalisa Stubbs Williams, ’77Annalisa Stubbs Williams, ’77
Judge, Akron Municipal Court
Akron, Ohio



Gary Trinetti, '76Gary Trinetti, '76
President, Garick LLC
Chagrin Falls, Ohio



Gary Zwick, '76Gary Zwick, '76
Partner/Practice Head, Walter & Haverfield LLP
Chagrin Falls, Ohio



Jason Zygadlo, '02Jason Zygadlo, '02
Account Executive, Merit Medical (Oncology Division)
Brunswick, Ohio