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, Los Angeles, 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, Associate Vice President, at ksspear@syr.edu.

Our Regional Councils

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The Atlanta Regional Council is made up of devoted alumni, parents, friends, and business leaders who volunteer their time to build a stronger Syracuse University presence in the Atlanta community. This includes building a stronger philanthropic base, increasing support for recruiting new students from the Atlanta area, and expanding career networking opportunities for students, local alumni and recent Syracuse University grads seeking job opportunities.

Please contact Director of Development Stephanie Walgamott at sawalgam@syr.edu with any questions.

2023-2024 Members

Lynette Hall ’89 Nursing, Council Co-Chair
Nurse Practitioner, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.

Tom Boyle ’83 NEW/A&S, Council Co-Chair
National Campaign Council
Founder, Boyle Ventures

Reginald Acloque ’99 IST
iSchool Board of Advisors
Managing Partner, Acloque, Person & Associates

Tom Armentrout ’85 NEW
National Campaign Council
Director, Global Mainstream Brand Marketing, InterContinental Hotels Group

Dwayne Baker '98 IST
Atlanta Alumni Club Co-Chair
Director of Information Technology, VYBO

Tracy Barash '89 WSM
Whitman Advisory Council

Henry Brent ’81 NEW
Manager, Account Development, American Express

John Breyer P'88
SU Board of Trustees, Dean’s Leadership Council (E&CS)
Retired, Former President and CEO, NSI-MI Technologies

Joshua Curran ’92 A&S/MAX
National Campaign Council
Senior Vice President, Investments, Raymond James Financial Inc.

Anthony Fulton ’82 VPA
President, ABF Beck Communications

George Gaudiosi ’84 WSM
Vice President & CFO, First Beacon Investments, Inc.

Lorre Gaudiosi ’86 A&S/MAX
Attorney, Georgia Court of Appeals

Millard Hall G’88 WSM
Institute for Veterans and Military Families Advisory Board (IVMF)
RVP of Operations, Velociti Services

Deborah Knoblock ’88, G'90 EDU
EDU Board of Visitors
Former Head of School at Eastside Christian School

Rasheed Marshall ’97 WSM
Lead Individual Case Basis Pricing/Costing Manager, AT&T

Allison Mitchell ’08 A&S/NEW, G’09 NEW
National Campaign Council, Alumni Association Board
Co-CEO and Co-Founder, FireFlix360

Rey Pascual ’85 A&S/MAX
SU Board of Trustees
President, Pascual LLC

Joseph Patin ’90 WSM
Managing Director – Private Enterprise, KPMG LLP

Ian Thompson ’01 WSM
Whitman Advisory Council
Director North America ZBB & M&A, Hunter Douglas, Inc.

Kathy Walters ’73 A&S
SU Board of Trustees, Libraries Advisory Board, National Campaign Council
Retired, Former Executive Vice President and Group President, Georgia-Pacific

Jack Willis ’87 WSM
Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention Solutions, PURE Insurance

The Boston Regional Council is a group of dedicated alumni, parents, friends, and business leaders who volunteer their time to elevate Syracuse University’s presence and the vision of Scholarship in Action in the Boston community.

This includes increasing support for recruiting new students from the Boston area, building a stronger philanthropic base, expanding career networking opportunities for local alumni and recent Syracuse University grads, creating new alumni events, and developing academic programs in the Boston area.

Please contact Executive Director Phil Gibson at pfgibson@syr.edu with any questions.

2023-2024 Members

Anthony Papantonis ’85 ECS, P'17, P'22, Council Chair
President, Nauset Construction

Suzanne Abair P'23, P'26
President and CEO, Northland Investment Corporation
Co-Owner and CEO, Atlanta Dream WNBA

Patrick Ahearn ’73 ARCH, P'16
SU Board of Trustees, Architecture Advisory Board
President, Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC

Nelson Apjohn ’78 A&S, P'06, P'06, P'09
Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Steve Barnes ’82 WSM, H'19, P'18
Chairman Emeritus of SU Board of Trustees, Whitman Advisory Council
Managing Director, Bain Capital Partners LLC

Christine Carona ’85 WSM, P'22, P'23
SU Board of Trustees, National Campaign Council
Executive Director, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

Dr. Ghaleb Daouk ’79 A&S, P'15
College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Advisory Board, National Campaign Council
Attending, Division of Nephrology, Children’s Hospital of Boston
Director, Extramural Clinical Services, Children's Hospital of Boston
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard University

Susan DeSilva ’87 VPA, P'24
Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Digitas and GroupeConnect Boston

Jake Doue ’12 A&S/MAX/WSM
SU Alumni Club Co-Chair
Senior Director of Strategy & Analytics, Penn Foster

Alan Goodman ’72 VPA, P'02, P'06, P'09
Senior Vice President and Partner, The Abbey Group

Gabrielle Harvey ’10 WSM
Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle IP, Inc.

Kristen Krikorian ’99 WSM
Director, Deposit Operations Compliance, LendingClub

Adam Lippard ’93 NEW
Chief Partnership Officer, GMR Marketing

Christine Parker G’93 IST
iSchool Board of Advisors, National Campaign Council
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Crossroads Advisory Partners

Scott Shuster ’92 A&S/NEW, P'26, P'26
President, 11 Development

Gerri Slater ’78 NEW, P'14
Chief Operating Officer and SVP, Bank of America Corporate and Internal Communications

Mike Thonis ’72 A&S
SU Board of Trustees, College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Advisory Board, National Campaign Council
Co-Founder and Retired Senior Advisor, Charlesbank Capital Partners

Marcel Vernon G’94 WSM
Whitman Advisory Council
Chief Financial Officer, Bay Cove Human Services

The Chicago Regional Council members—alumni and friends who are well-informed about the University—serve as a core group of University ambassadors in Chicago. They are advocates for the University in the Chicago region and serve as representatives of the area to the University administration and the Board of Trustees.

Please contact Director of Development Keri Lowder at khlowder@syr.edu with any questions.

2023-2024 Members

Ron Chin ’97 A&S, Council Chair
College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Board
Prime Service Sales, TD Securities

Anthony Calabrese L93, P'26, P'27
Managing Director, KPMG LLP

Brian K. Jones ’88 ECS/A&S
President and Owner, TeamLogic IT Lawn Illinois 

Drew Lines ’99 VPA
Principal, CohnReznick Advisory Group

Marilin Martinez-Walker L’00
Legal Project Manager, Investment, Northwestern University

Ben Nummy ’91 WSM
National Campaign Council
Partner, Ameritus

Adrienne Scherenzel-Curry ’98 A&S
VP of Community Engagement and Executive Director, Chicago Bulls Charities

Samara Strycker ’93 WSM
SVP and Corporate Controller, Navistar

Kevin Young ’11 A&S
Chicago Alumni Club Co-Chair
Associate Attorney, Cassidy Schade LLP

Please contact Executive Director Maria Guarrera at meguarre@syr.edu with any questions.

DC Regional Council Members

 

Please contact Director of Development Jason Poles at japoles@syr.edu with any questions.

Los Angeles Regional Council Members

 

The San Francisco Regional Council is made up of devoted alumni, parents, friends, and business leaders who volunteer their time to elevate Syracuse University’s presence in the Bay Area. This includes building a stronger philanthropic base, increasing support for recruiting new students from the Bay Area, expanding career networking opportunities for local alumni and recent Syracuse University grads seeking jobs, creating new alumni events, and developing academic programs in the Bay Area.

Please contact Director of Development Douglas Wright at dwrigh04@syr.edu with any questions.

2023-2024 Members

Jim Keene ’79 WSM, Council Chair
National Campaign Council
Managing Director, Atherton Consulting Group

R.K. Anand G’90 ECS
Dean's Leadership Council (ECS), Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Advisory Board
Founder & Chief Product Officer, Recogni

Candace Armstrong ’15, G'17 IST
Program Manager, Google

Richard (Rick) Hauptman ’68 A&S
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
Library Consultant  

Brian Kreischer ’91 WSM
Partner, Frank Rimerman & Company LLP

Dr. Rondall Lane ’92 A&S/MAX
Physician/Clinical Instructor, University of California at San Francisco

Amrita Mainthia '12 WSM/NEW
Newhouse 44, Whitman Young Alumni Advisory Council
Director, Special Projects, General Catalyst

Todd Bennett Rubin ’04 ARCH
National Campaign Council, Libraries Advisory Board
Minister of Evolution and President, The Republic of Tea

Noelle Sheehan ’92 HD, P'23
Registered Dietitian
President, HOX Swim Team

Stacy Small ’91 NEW
Founder and CEO, Elite Travel Club

Ron Victor G’90 ECS
Entrepreneur, Giggso

Tracey Watkowski-Silva ’89 NEW
Vice President of News, ABC Inc.