National Board of Directors

Kent State University Alumni Association 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, call the alumni association office at 330-672-KENT (5368), or toll-free at 888-320-KENT. Members of the board can also be contacted by e-mail at

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

James Bailey

James Bailey, '03, M.S. '04, President 
Sr. Vice President, Managing Director, PNC Institutional Asset Management 
Hudson, Ohio



Brian Marino

Brian M. Marino, '01, Past President 
Financial Advisor, Special Needs Consultant, Skylight Financial Group 
Avon Lake, Ohio 



Meg May

Meg May, '96, M.A.E. '06, President Elect
Manager of Agent Evaluation & Education, Progressive Commercial Lines
Newbury, Ohio



Pat Papesh

Pat Papesh, '70, Vice President
Consultant/Business Coach
Chagrin Falls, Ohio



Russell Galeti

Russell Galeti, Jr., '05, Secretary
Civil-Military Partnerships Officer, Department of State 
Washington, DC



Lisa Beaufait

Lisa Beaufait, M.B.A. '97, Treasurer
President and CEO, TRAC Solutions, LLC
Canton, Ohio



Nora Conway Jacobs

Nora Conway Jacobs, '73, Foundation Representative 
Senior Vice President, Hennes Communications LLC.
Hudson, OH




Catherine Amoroso Leslie

Catherine Amoroso Leslie, Ph.D., Faculty Representative
Professor and Graduate Studies Coordinator, The Fashion School
Akron, OH



Barbara Smith

Barbara J. Smith, '84, At-Large
Director of Key4Women, KeyBank
Solon, Ohio



Brad Gable

Brad Gable, '04, M.S. '05, At-Large 
Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Mid Ohio Emergency Services 
Columbus, Ohio



Lisa Aurilio

Lisa Aurilio, '87, MSN '99, MBA '11
COO, Akron Children’s Hospital 
Hudson, Ohio 



Brook Bright

Brook Bright, '87
Director, Institutional Equities Trading, KeyBanc Capital Markets
Westlake, Ohio



Monique Burkett

Monique M. Burkett, '02 
Head Designer, G-III, Calvin Klein Suits & Suit Separates 
Jersey City, NJ



Cara Gilgenbach

Cara Gilgenbach, M.L.S. '95, Faculty Representative
Associate Professor and Head of Special Collections & Archives, Kent State University



Yasmin Isler

Yasmin Isler, '04, '11
ProMedica BioRepository Lab Supervisor
Sylvania, OH



Geoff Kroeger

Geoff Kroeger, '05
VP, Finance & Administration, Stride Tool, LLC
Hudson, OH



Napoleon Peoples

Napoleon Peoples, M.Ed. '69, Ph.D. '77
Retired Associate Dean of Students, Virginia Commonwealth University 
Richmond, VA



Robert Pruitt

Robert Pruitt, '85
Vice President/Principal, ASD, Inc.
Arlington, VA 



Gary Trinetti

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



Bernadine Van Kessel-Matava

Bernadine Van Kessel-Matava, '93 
Director, Foreign Investment, FirstEnergy Corporation
Aerdenhout, the Netherlands
Hudson, Ohio



Gary Zwick

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