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 alumni@kent.edu 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

 

Meg May, '96, M.A.E. '06, Past PresidentMeg 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

 

Nicholas Belluardo, '15

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

 

Dennis Check, ‘85Dennis Check, '85
Owner/President of Hasenstab Architects, Inc.
Wadsworth, 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

 

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

 

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

 

Kris Palcho, '90, M.P.A. '16Kris Palcho, '90, M.P.A. '16
Leadership Coach and Consultant for Federal Aviation Administration
Kent, Ohio

 

Desiree Powell, '85Desiree Powell, '85
EnCore Flexible Content Expert for Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Beachwood, Ohio

 

Eric Smer, '07Eric Smer, '07
Development Executive, CDP
Canton, Ohio

 

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

 

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

 

Stephan Woods, ’04, Ph.D. '11Stephan Woods, ’04, Ph.D. '11
Senior Manager, Product Management, Vibrational Spectroscopy for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Jacksonville, Florida

 

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