Regional Councils

Regional Councils are core groups of University ambassadors formed in eight key regions to help the University build a stronger base of support and a more visible presence in the areas of the country and world that are strategically important. Currently Regional Councils have been formed in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Europe, Los Angeles, MENAT, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

As alumni and friends who are well-informed about the University, Council members provide leadership in fundraising, support student recruitment efforts, mobilize a career network, and organize student immersion programs. Typically, Regional Councils meet 3-4 times a year and members are asked to make the University one of their top philanthropic priorities.

For additional information, please contact Karen Spear, Executive Director of Regional Advancement, at ksspear@syr.edu.

Our Regional Councils

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Please contact Karen Spear, ksspear@syr.edu with any questions.

2019-2020 Members

Please contact Liz Feist, efeist@syr.edu, with any questions.

2019-2020 Members

Gerri Slater ’78 NEW, parent of an alum, Council Chair
Chief Operating Officer and SVP, Bank of America Corporate and Internal Communications

Patrick Ahearn ’73 ARCH
Syracuse University Board of Trustees, Architecture Advisory Board
President, Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC

Nelson Apjohn ’78 A&S, parent of three alumni
Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Steve Barnes ’82 WSM
Syracuse University Board of Trustees, Whitman Advisory Council 
Managing Director, Bain Capital Partners LLC

Kristen Carbone ’12 FALK
Co-President, Syracuse University Boston Alumni Club

Christine Carona ’85 WSM
Sr. Vice President, Senior Investment Management Consultant
Financial Planning Specialist, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Dr. Ghaleb Daouk ’79 A&S, parent of an alum
College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Board
Attending, Division of Nephrology, Children’s Hospital of Boston
Director, Extramural Clinical Services, Children's Hospital of Boston
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard University

Darlene Deremer ’77, G’79 WSM, parent of an alum
Syracuse University Board of Trustees, Whitman Advisory Council
Partner, Grail Partners LLC

Susan DeSilva ’87 VPA
Creative Director, Arnold Worldwide

Alan Goodman ’72 VPA, parent of an alum
Sr. VP and Partner, The Abbey Group

Steven Handler ’88 WSM
Owner, Beacon Realty Properties

Kristen Krikorian ‘99 WSM
Managing Director/Senior Compliance Officer, State Street Bank

Anthony Papantonis ’85 ECS
President, Nauset Construction

Kaled Rocha ’11 A&S
Co-President, Syracuse University Boston Alumni Club
Senior Operations Associate, Boston Trust & Investment Management Company

Peter Savas ’75 A&S
Chairman & CEO, Alseres Pharmaceuticals

Mike Thonis ’72 A&S
Syracuse University Board of Trustees, College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Board
Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Charlesbank Capital Partners

Marcel Vernon ’94 WSM
Chief Financial Officer, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Please contact Nate LaFrance, njlafran@syr.edu, with any questions.

2019-2020 Members

Marissa Bailey ’06 NEW
Co-Anchor, CBS 2 Chicago 

Margaret Blum ’89 A&S
Interior Design Consultant, MLB Consulting 

Ron Chin ’97 A&S
Chief Operating Officer, Lizard Investors

Nurul Eusufzai ’89 ECS
Electrical/Computer Advisory Board
Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

Chris Horvay ’73 A&S, parent of an alum
Partner, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP 

Brian K. Jones ’88 ECS/A&S
Managing Partner, GranTaryn Solutions 

Drew Lines ’99 VPA
Principal, CohnReznick Advisory Group 

Marc Micek ’92 WSM/NEW
Senior Director, SAP

Sandra Micek ’91 NEW
Newhouse Advisory Board
President and CEO, Window to the World Communications, Inc.

Eduardo Miller ’15 A&S/MAX
Co-President, Syracuse University Chicago Alumni Club
Senior Consultant, FactSet 

Ben Nummy ’91 WSM
Managing Director, Ameritus

Jason Sacks ’03 NEW
Vice President for Business Development and Philanthropy, Positive Coaching Alliance 

Kevin Young ’11 A&S
Co-President, Syracuse University Chicago Alumni Club
Associate Attorney, Hinshaw & Culbertson

Please contact Maria Guarrera, meguarre@syr.edu, with any questions.

2019-2020 Members

 

Please contact Jason Feulner, jfeulner@syr.edu, with any questions.

2019-2020 Members

Marnin J. Michaels L’96
President, Syracuse University Europe Alumni Club
Partner, Baker & McKenzie Zurich

Ziyad A. Akrouk ’88 WSM
Head of Group Risk, Arab Bank

Bernard F. Armstrong, III ’85 ARCH

Thoraya Bartawi ’80 ECS, G’83 WSM

James H. Bergeron L ’90
Chief Political Advisor to Commander NATO
Allied Maritime Command, Middlesex, UK

Edward A. Bibko L ’94
Partner, Head of Capital Markets for EMEA, Baker & McKenzie LLP, London

George W. Hamilton ’53 A&S

Michael E. Harris ’91 WSM
Global Head of Research & Turkish Product, Renaissance Capital, London

Susan E. Forster Harris ’92 A&S

Donna M. Lancia ’82 A&S
Former Investment Banker and Trustee, The American School in London

Fabrice P. Moussus ’74 NEW
Consultant, Paris

Rani R. Raad ’97 NEW
President, CNN International Commercial, London

Nicholas Rigos ’05 ARCH
Managing Director, Nicholas Rigos, B.V., London and Amsterdam

Roseanne R. Spagnuolo ’97 A&S
Director, The Up Group, London

Elisabeth L. Tschyrkow ’75 WSM
Dergatcheff & Associates, Geneva

Kim Venutolo
Raymond International Group, Manama, Bahrain and London

Michael R. Venutolo ’77 ECS
Managing Director, Raymond International Group Manama, Bahrain and London

Please contact Jason Poles, japoles@syr.edu, with any questions.

2019-2020 Members

 

Please contact Jason Feulner, jfeulner@syr.edu, with any questions.

2019-2020 Members

 

Please contact Karen Spear, ksspear@syr.edu with any questions.

2019-2020 Members

Brian Kreischer ’91 WSM, Council Co-Chair
Partner, Frank Rimerman & Company LLP 

Peter Su L’94, Council Co-Chair
Partner, Radlo & Su IP Law Group 

Tushar Advani ’93 ARCH
Vice President – Transportation Facilities
WSP – Parsons Brinkerhoff 

RK Anand G’90 ECS
Electrical/Computer Advisory Board 

Dr. William M. Halpin, Jr. ’88 ECS/A&S, G’95 LCS, Ph.D. ’05 ECS
Engineer, Google Inc. 

Richard (Rick) Hauptman ’68 A&S
President, Syracuse University San Francisco Alumni Club
Vice President, San Francisco District 6 Democratic Club 

Peter Hebert ’99 NEW
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Lux Capital 

Susan Hildreth ’72 A&S
Libraries Advisory Board
Executive Director, Peninsula Library System 

Jim Keene ’79 WSM
Managing Director, Atherton Consulting Group 

Michael Kuczkowski ’92 NEW
Owner/Founder, Orangefiery Consulting

Adam Lippard ’93 NEW
EVP, Global Sports & Entertainment Consulting 

Todd Bennett Rubin ’04 ARCH
Minister of Evolution and President, The Republic of Tea