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 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.

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



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



Barbara J. Smith, '84Barbara J. Smith, '84, President Elect
Director of Key4Women, KeyBank
Solon, 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



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



Catherine Amoroso Leslie, Ph.D.Catherine Amoroso Leslie, Ph.D., Faculty Representative
Professor and Graduate Studies Coordinator, Kent State Fashion School
Akron, Ohio



John R. Elliot, '70John R. Elliot, '70, Foundation Representative
Owner, AMFM, LLC
Charleston, West Virginia



Nicholas Belluardo, '15

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



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



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



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



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



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



Yasmin Isler, '04, Ph.D. '11Yasmin Isler, '04, Ph.D. '11
Lab Supervisor, ProMedica BioRepository
Sylvania, Ohio



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



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



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



Pat Papesh, '70Pat Papesh, '70
Consultant/Business Coach, GFY, Inc.
Chagrin Falls, 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



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



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



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