Meet Your Alumni Executive Council

Council Officers:

* Indicates new member (elected June 2017)
Brian Abernethy '12 is a Senior Business Development Manager for TSYS, residing in Charlotte, NC. While at St. Lawrence, Brian was an Economics major with a minor in Sports Studies & Exercise Science. The Ballston Spa, NY, native was a goalkeeper on the men's soccer team, playing for current St. Lawrence athletic director Bob Durocher. He participated in the study abroad program, spending the spring semester of 2011 on the  London Programme. Brian is currently pursuing his MBA at Wake Forest University while continuing to work full time, and is expected to complete the degree in August of 2017.
Mark Armstrong '12 is a project manager with Cumming Corporation in New York City. While at St. Lawrence, he was a member of the men's hockey team and majored in Economics.
Rick BeyerRick Beyer '66* is a retired elementary school teacher and principal in the Syracuse City School District in Syracuse, NY. Born and brought up on Long Island, after graduation from St. Lawrence he went to graduate school at Syracuse University, got a position, and stayed there for 35 years. Retiring to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Rick has tutored privately and at the Seminole Tribe headquarters, served as a researcher in best business practices, and been active in several areas that are important to him. Among them are Victory Fund, an LGBTQ political action organization; Abraham.In.Motion dance company; St. Lawrence LGBTQ and diversity initiatives; and political action efforts in the areas of climate change and LGBTQ, immigrant and human rights.
Caroline CatlinCaroline Catlin '18* from Houston, TX, is a Psychology and Communications double major at St. Lawrence. She participated in the London First Year Program in the fall of 2014. She is an active member in the Java Theme House, serving as the Theme Coordinator; and Thelomathesian Society, serving as both a Senator and the Secretary. She will be interning at The World Bank this summer, an opportunity she received after participating on the SLU Connect DC program. She is excited to be a student delegate to the Alumni Council and looks forward to meeting and strengthening her relationships with alumni.
Karoline Chrzanowski-Sears '06 of Albany, NY, is the Associate Director of Student Activities at Union College in Schenectady, NY. A native of the North Country, she was a North Country-Augsbury Scholar at St. Lawrence, majoring in Psychology. She continued her education at NYU earning a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration in 2008. While at St. Lawrence, she was a member of Thelmo, Photo Floor, SLU Buddies, Orientation, Omicron Delta Kappa, Psi Chi psychology honorary, and Phi Beta Kappa. She is also one-half of a St. Lawrence couple, having met her spouse on the first day of orientation in 2003. As an alumna, she participates in her alumni community as a Laurentian Admissions Associate; was fundraising co-chair for the Class of 2006’s fifth reunion; is a Sustaining Saints donor; and is a member of the Class of 2006 Young Alumni Annual Fund group.
Neil Chatterjee '99 was nominated by the President and confirmed by the US Senate in August 2017 to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  Prior to that he was a senior policy aide to U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. He majored in sociology and psychology and continued his education at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and the University of Cincinnati College of Business. At St. Lawrence, he was a Minority Scholar, a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, a member of Thelmo, and participated in the study abroad program in Vienna. As an alumnus, he has worked on  reunion development committee and is serving as the Class of '99 Alumni Chair. Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, he and his wife reside in Herndon, VA, with their three young children. He serves as Chairman of the Brad Wilkerson Charitable Foundation; on the steering committee for the Holy Cross Hospital Foundation; and on the Washington, D.C. development committee for the University of Cincinnati's billion dollar capital campaign.
Alyssa CochranAlyssa Smith Cochran '10* is an Associate Director of Relationship Events at the Alzheimer’s Association. Prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association, Alyssa was a member of the Special Events team at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New York City. At St. Lawrence, she majored in English and was a member of Delta Delta Delta and the Women’s Squash team. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Andrew Cochran ’10.
Elizabeth A. Colucci '87, P'17 has worked in higher education her entire career. She tells people she loved college and St. Lawrence so much she never left. She was recently appointed the Director of Fellowships & Scholarships at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Elizabeth is responsible for all efforts surrounding undergraduate and graduate student competitive awards. In this role, she works with outstanding students as they compete for national and international awards. Elizabeth earned her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College and worked at Simmons College School of Social Work and Michigan State University prior to working at the University at Buffalo (UB). Elizabeth (Beth while she was at St. Lawrence) was an economics major who was a member of Chi Omega, the Orientation Planning Committee, Parents Weekend Committee, and ODK. She also worked in the Admissions Office and interned there as well. Elizabeth has a son, Peter Rasimas '17, at St. Lawrence, and a son, Andrew Rasimas '19, who is at UB. She has enjoyed being a student, alumnae, and now a St. Lawrence parent.
Tracy Dana '07, originally from Bernardsville, NJ, resides in Santa Monica, CA where she serves as the Director of Annual Giving at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences.  Tracy spent 10 years living in Manhattan, previously working as a Major Gifts Officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) supporting brain cancer research.  While at St. Lawrence, Tracy was a History Major with a double Minor in African Studies and British Literature. Outside the classroom, she was involved in the community as a member of Delta Delta Delta and participated in the Kenya Semester Program during the spring of 2006.
Paul Danielson '67, P'96 is an oral and Maxillofacial surgeon who retired from clinical practice in June 2015. He has been active professionally, serving on the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as an examiner and as President in 2000. He is Chair of the Division of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, at the University of Vermont Medical Center, and was president of the Medical Staff in 2008. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the University of Vermont Medical Center. His wife, Carol Bisby Danielson, is a 1967 St. Lawrence graduate and they have two children and three grandchildren. His son, Gregory '96, is married to classmate Cindy Enman '96. His daughter, Emily, and her husband are both dentists, practicing in Burlington, VT. Paul and his wife enjoy sailing on Lake Champlain and golfing in Florida.
Penn EgbertPenn Egbert '99* is Head of Global Markets Research, Americas at Nomura Securities International, Inc., in New York, and serves on the firm's Global Research Executive Committee. Mr. Egbert joined Nomura in February 2015 as the Director of Equity Research for the Americas. Prior to joining Nomura, Penn was the Head of Equity Product Management, Americas at Barclays. He joined Barclays in September 2008 from Lehman Brothers. Prior to Lehman, Penn was a founder of the Dudack Research Group, an independent investment research firm providing economic, fundamental, quantitative, and technical strategy research to institutional investors. Penn began his career at UBS and PaineWebber in New York. Mr. Egbert serves on the Board of Directors of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation as well as on its Executive Committee. He graduated with a B.A. from St. Lawrence University.
Amy Pollard Faulkner '81 is from Southern Connecticut and while at St. Lawrence, she was a Psychology major; was involved with the Orientation Planning Board and Parents Weekend Committee (following in Holly McGloon Sethness's footsteps); was a Resident Assistant; was a member of Delta Delta Delta; and played on the basketball team. Most of her professional career has been in development for Boston University and now Phillips Exeter Academy. Her son (UColorado Boulder '15) and daughter (Rollins '16) are working in Boston. Amy lives in Newburyport, MA, and likes to travel, bike, play tennis, and ski.
Ed Forbes '02, president of the Alumni Executive Council, is a journalist and recently moved into a new role as Senior Editor and Director, Breaking and Local News, at the North Jersey Media Group, which includes northjersey.com and The Record. Previously, he worked as the Managing Editor and Consumer Experience Director at lohud.com and The Journal News. At St. Lawrence, he majored in English and History/Canadian Studies. He was editor of The Hill News, president of his class, and president of Omicron Delta Kappa. Since graduating, he has volunteered as a LINC Mentor, at the Sophomore Boot Camp, as a Laurentian Admissions Associate, as co-chair of his class giving committee, and as co-chair of his fifth, tenth, and fifteenth reunions. He earned a master's degree in 2008 from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in Mount Kisco with his wife, Emily Hunt Forbes '04, and their daughters, Caroline and Julia.
Jacqueline Roy Hallock '04 is the Vice President and Director of Marketing at Champlain National Bank in Willsboro, NY, where she handles all aspects of the Bank's marketing, advertising, and public relations. Before her banking career, she worked as a television news producer for the NBC affiliate in Burlington, VT. She was an English-Writing and Speech & Theatre double major at St. Lawrence, and went on to earn an MSc in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science. While at St. Lawrence, she was editor of The Hill News, director of the Singing Sinners, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, studied abroad in London, and worked as a Management Assistant in the Admissions Office. She and her husband, Thom Hallock, live in Plattsburgh, NY.
Molly HannMolly Shubert Hann ’03* is an attorney and recently moved into private practice with Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & McArdle, with offices in Tupper Lake and Malone, New York. Previously, she was the Deputy Public Defender for Essex County, New York, where she handled criminal cases for indigent clients. Born and raised in Lake Placid, she was an Augsbury/North Country Scholar. She first visited St. Lawrence at age 5 for her mother's (Mary Munro Shubert, '76) reunion. She majored in Environmental Studies and Government, with a European Studies minor; highlights of her studies included a lengthy internship with Canton Mayor Robert Wells and a semester in Denmark. She was a sexual assault Advocate, worked in the Brush Art Gallery, was the philanthropy chair for Kappa Delta Sigma her junior year, and was a member of the Outing Club. Molly graduated from Vermont Law School in 2012. She serves on the Bark Eater Trail Alliance board of directors and the Lake Placid Shore Owners' Association, and recently resigned from the Village of Saranac Lake Planning Board. She is married to SLU graduate Stephen Hann ’97, who proposed on Upper Saranac Lake, in view of Camp Canaras. Molly and Stephen live in Saranac Lake with their two sons, Henry and Lewis. Henry was born two days after his parents attended the 2013 SLU reunion.
Heidi Hansen '70, from Chatham, NJ, majored in biology at St. Lawrence, and was active in Thelmo, KDS, the Outing Club, and the Sailing Club. She received her MBA from Cornell and later earned her CPA and CFA. Heidi was a securities portfolio manager of a $7 billion portfolio (including mortgage-backed securities and junk bonds); proposed and executed the audits for the then-largest agency broker dealer in the world; and prepared Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory responses for public companies. As an alumna, she has volunteered in admissions and in her reunion planning efforts, most recently in 2015 for her 45th reunion. She also presented a Microsoft Excel tutorial to St. Lawrence students on the NYC Semester prior to their internships in 2015 and 2016.
Shannon HughesShannon Hughes '11* recently shifted careers and began at Kasselman Solar as a Project Manager in August 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, painting and being outside as much as possible. After graduating from St. Lawrence, she started working at The Sage Colleges in their Institutional Advancement department, while simultaneously completing an MS in Organization Management. Her thesis focused on the relationship between The Sage Colleges endowment fund and their operating budget when compared to the other schools within The New American Colleges & Universities consortium. Shannon then worked at Siena College on their Annual Giving team, developing both Reunion & Parent Giving, and most recently at the Albany Medical Center Foundation. She currently serves as a council member on her high school’s (Albany Academy for Girls) Alumnae Association. While at St. Lawrence, Shannon majored in Performance and Communication Arts, and minored in Educational Studies. She served as a Thelomathesian senator, participated in the SLU Reading Buddies program, and was very involved as a SLU Advocate. Shannon was also an Orientation Leader and a proud sister of Kappa Delta Sigma. For the past few years, she has been involved with the Young Alumni Committee, and recently served as a Reunion Development Committee Co-Chair for her class. Shannon is beyond honored to be a new member of the St. Lawrence University Alumni Executive Council and cannot wait for the new experiences ahead!
Bridget IrelandBridget Ireland '18* from Moultonborough, NH, is a Global Studies and Environmental Studies double major with an Arabic minor. She is a proud member of the Women's Rugby team and a Thelmo senator. Additionally she is a sister of Chi Omega and is currently serving as the treasurer. Bridget enjoyed a semester abroad in Amman, Jordan, during the fall of 2016. While on campus, she works with the Office of Annual Giving and Laurentian Engagement as a Reunion Intern, helping to make campus ready for alumni returning every year. She has served as a student caller for Calling All Saints and a member of the Student Alumni Association.
Donald W. Jenkins '84, P'11, P'14 is a Financial Advisor focusing on portfolio construction and retirement planning in South Burlington, VT. He was an Economics major at SLU and played on the tennis team, missing one season participating in the Vienna semester abroad. After working as a CPA for 8 years, Don has been an investment advisor since 1998. Don is a member of the South Burlington Rotary Club and serves on the fund raising committee for the South Burlington Community Library. Additionally, he is on the Board of Trustees of the Greensboro Association (Greensboro, VT). Over the years, he and his wife, Anne '84, have regularly visited St. Lawrence to watch Kelley '11 play tennis, and to see  Ben '14 pitch for the baseball team.  Both Don and Anne enjoy playing tennis, while Don finds additional time for platform tennis in the winter and golf in the summer. Don enjoys serving on the Council and helping to move St. Lawrence forward.
Laura JenningsLaura V. Jennings '18* from Williston, VT, is a Biology and Business double major at St. Lawrence. Since her arrival on campus in the fall of 2014, she has been actively involved on campus and in the community. Laura has been a member of Circle K, Potsdam Central School Mentoring, Student Council, SLU Buddies, Club SLU, and Thelmo, serving as both a senator and as the Vice President of Senate Affairs. She is currently an Admissions Ambassador and a member of both Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Omicron Delta Kappa honor society. Laura spent her Spring 2017 semester studying Medicine and Economics in Copenhagen, Denmark, before returning home to spend her second summer interning for the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Elizabeth Shaffer Kadick '11 is Associate Vice President at Curley Company, a public relations firm in Washington, D.C., owned by Trustee Jennifer Curley Reichert '90. Prior to her employment at Curley Company, Elizabeth served as communications director for New York Congressman Tom Reed and ran communications for his congressional campaign during the 2012 election cycle. She has also served as a legislative aide and press secretary in the New York State Senate. While at St. Lawrence, Elizabeth majored in Government with a minor in Religious Studies. She was a member of the riding team and participated in the Washington Semester Program at American University. Originally from Honeoye Falls, NY, Elizabeth now resides in Alexandria, VA.
Mike KalletMike Kallet '72* is a financial services professional who retired as CEO from Oneida Financial Corp after a 32 year career, when it was acquired by Community Bank in 2015. He continues to serve the company on the Board of Directors. Prior to Oneida he began his banking career with The Bank Of New York. He has served on numerous professional and community service boards including Oneida Healthcare Center for over 25 years (currently serving as vice-Chairman), past-Trustee and past-Chair of Cazenovia College, and Trustee and past-Chair of the Tri-Valley YMCA. Mike graduated from St. Lawrence with a degree in music and went on to further education at the Berklee College of Music and Syracuse University. While at St. Lawrence he became part of The Miner Street Band which still plays together several times a year, including an occasional summer gig at Canaras. Retirement now gives him more time for music, skiing, biking and travel. Mike and Karen have 2 children, Jeff and Kathryn, and live in Fayetteville, NY.
Steve LawlerSteve Lawler '83* is a Senior Business Development Manager with BNY Mellon in New York City. While at St. Lawrence, he was a captain of the men's lacrosse team and a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Steve graduated cum laude with a degree in Economics, and resides in Summit, NJ.
Daniel G. Lee III '05, of New York, NY, currently serves as the Head of Fundraising and Investor Relations for Aethon Energy, a Dallas-based, energy-focused private equity firm. Prior to joining Aethon, Dan was Head of Investor Relations for Aquiline Capital Partners, a financial services-focused private equity firm with $3.0 billion in assets under management. While at Aquiline, Dan led the firm's fundraising efforts for its $1.0 billion third fund. Previously, he was a Director and the Head of Investor Relations for Falconhead Capital. Dan is also experienced as a placement agent, having been involved in capital raising for buyout, venture capital, distressed debt, and real asset fund managers. Dan began his career in the mergers and acquisitions group at Fox-Pitt Kelton, a global boutique investment bank specializing in the financial services sector.
Chelsea Nuffer Lloyd '10 graduated from St. Lawrence with a B.A. in Performance & Communication Arts. At St. Lawrence, Chelsea was an Admissions Ambassador, a Communications Intern, and participated on the varsity cross country and track & field teams. She captained the cross country squad to a second place finish at NCAAs in 2009. Chelsea is an Account Manager for Westlake Chemical, an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals and building products. She and her husband David '08 live in Atlanta, GA, where they host gatherings for Atlanta-area Laurentians.
Pamela MacBrayne '70 is a consultant in higher education, specializing in planning, change management, and online learning. A Sociology major, she received a Master's and Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from SUNY Albany and the University of Maine, respectively. At St. Lawrence, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta, the tennis and basketball teams, the Outing Club, the Panhellenic Council, Operation Boomerang, the 4-1-4 Study Committee and a cheerleader. In 1968, she was Winter Carnival Queen. As a new alumna, Pam was President of the NYC Alumni Club, fundraising volunteer and member of the Alumni Executive Council. Upon moving to Maine in 1976 to pursue a career providing educational opportunities to rural adults, she remained active in fundraising as Reunion Giving Chair and Class Agent and has served many years as a Laurentian Admissions Advisor in addition to serving on many committees and boards in her community. An avid skier, sailor and adventurer, Pam has sailed extensively along the coasts of northern Europe and eastern North America and throughout the Caribbean, learning about indigenous cultures and teaching English to school children along the way.
James E. "Jay" McKee '71 majored in History at St. Lawrence. He was involved in Community Development Corps and Orientation. Jay holds an MBA from SUNY Buffalo. Jay has worked in the outdoor recreation industry (skiing and cycling) and the music and entertainment industries. He also served as an officer in the National Guard. An avid cyclist, Jay has led bicycle tours in Europe and North America. He recently became professor emeritus after thirty-seven years teaching at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. He now advises non-profits and enjoys living in Vermont.
Anne McManusAnne McGrath McManus '75* is Executive Editor at U.S. News & World Report in Washington, D.C., where she oversees events programming and several annual special issues in higher education and medicine, including Best Graduate Schools, Best Colleges, and Best Hospitals. She previously was the health editor for both the weekly newsmagazine and usnews.com, and, as a reporter, wrote extensively on education, personal finance, and investing. She majored in English and French at SLU and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. A native of Lowville, N.Y., she taught high school English for several years before earning a master's in communications at Syracuse University in 1979 and launching a journalism career as a reporter at Forbes magazine in New York. She lives in Silver Spring, MD.
Sally McSweeneySally Barker McSweeney '84, P'18* lives in Plattsburgh, NY. While at St. Lawrence, Sally majored in English – Writing, obtained her teaching certificate, and took hotel management classes at Canton ATC (now SUNY Canton). Sally was a student bell ringer of the Bachellor Memorial Chimes, a literacy volunteer, an admissions tour guide, a student manager of the North Country Pub, and a member of Kappa Delta Sigma sorority. Sally retired from a career as Associate Director of Resort Sales for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts' Caribbean Resort division and now works as a manager in an orthodontic office. As an alumna, she volunteered as a class reporter and an event planner for the Northern California alumni group. Sally and her husband, Tim, have two children: Connor (SLU '18) and Lucy (University of Richmond '21).
Dave Murray '70 was a math major, president of the senior class, played varsity football, and was a member of CDC and Sigma Pi fraternity. He is currently the President of the National Center for College Costs in Greencastle, Indiana. Dave began his nearly 30 years in college admissions and financial aid at St. Lawrence, where he worked in Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Activities. He subsequently worked at Syracuse University before serving as the Dean of Admissions and Associate Provost at DePauw University. He then served as the Executive Director of nationally-recognized Lilly Endowment-funded programs, created to increase the college-bound rate at partner Indiana schools. Under his leadership, the DePauw admissions program was the subject of MacNeil/Lehrer and U.S. News and World Report studies of top private college admissions programs. He served on The College Board's Midwest Regional Council and the European Council of International Schools U.S. College Committee. Most recently, at the request of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Murray and his team built the Indiana College Costs Estimator website; www.indianacollegecosts.org is the most comprehensive college selection, admissions, and financial aid website in the country.
Susan Eichman North '76, Vice President of the Alumni Executive Council, works in the pharmaceutical industry managing clinical research studies in oncology and other indications. Sue and her husband are fortunate to have careers that are location-independent, which allows them to split their time between Fleming Island, FL, and Woolwich, ME. She was a chemistry major at St. Lawrence and a member of Delta Delta Delta, the Chemistry Honor Society, and the Sociology Honor Society. Following St. Lawrence, Sue received her MBA from Babson College and her Masters in Clinical Investigation from Mass General Institute of Health Professionals.
Julie O'ConnorJulie Willis O’Connor ’79, P’12* from Baltimore, MD, majored in Sociology and received her AAS in Environmental Design from Parsons. After working in the corporate design field, she went on to renovate and manage rental properties the Boston area. Julie has coached youth lacrosse, volunteered with DVVAP - Domestic Violence Victims Advocacy Program, and has her real estate license working as a broker with Barrett-Sotheby's in Concord, MA. She has 3 children: 2 daughters, Hallie (St. Joseph's '14) and Meg (Bowdoin '17), and a son, Reiley, who graduated from St. Lawrence in 2012. Julie loves the outdoors. She is an avid painter and hiker, having recently completed her second round of climbing all 46 high peaks in the ADKs. She has served on the national board of Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and is currently serving on the Nature Conservancy - ADK Chapter Board and the Adirondack Land Trust Board.
Laura PatrickLaura J. Patrick '83, P'18* is originally from Rochester, NY, and currently resides in Chatham, NJ. After graduation, she worked in residential property management before continuing her education at the University of Rochester's Simon Business School, earning an MBA in finance and marketing. Laura worked for AT&T in marketing and new product development for 12 years before leaving to stay home with her two daughters, Grace '18 and Audrey (Colgate '20). While at St. Lawrence, Laura was an English Literature major and a member of KDS and the swim team coached by the beloved Bob Northrop. She participated in the Vienna program abroad during the fall of her senior year. As an alumna, Laura has twice-served on her class reunion development committee (30th reunion co-chair) and is a Laurentian Admissions Associate.
Mary Peterson '82, P'12, '14 of Burlington, Vermont, graduated summa cum laude from St. Lawrence in 1982 as a Government major. She received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, and worked as a litigator in Boston, MA, and Burlington, VT. Mary served on Williston’s select board as Chair; on the Board of Directors of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns; for three terms in the Vermont House of Representatives; as Clerk of the Ways & Means Committee and Chair of the Joint Legislative Council; and for six years as the Commissioner for the Vermont Department of Taxes. Mary currently works as tax counsel at Rath, Young and Pignatelli. At St. Lawrence, Mary was a member of KDS and Phi Beta Kappa, and participated on the Vienna Semester Abroad. She is married to Barrett '82, and two of their four children are also Saints.
Ali PriceAli Price '19* from Oakville, Ontario, is a Business and Government major who is extremely passionate about St. Lawrence. While not in class or studying, Ali is leading the school's NCAA D1 Alpine Ski Team, writing for the Hill News, or attending Student Alumni Association and Society for Women in Business meetings. Ali chose to attend St. Lawrence three springs ago because of the sense of community she felt when she first walked on campus her senior year of high school. As a new member of the Alumni Executive Council, she hopes to strengthen the bond between students and alumni, as well as enhance the overall Laurentian experience. Additionally, she is looking forward to sharing the St. Lawrence campus with her younger sister, Tarrah Price '21, this fall, and welcoming all the new freshman. She knows the positive impact St. Lawrence has had on her and she hopes to help others experience the same.
Robert G. Rood '69 is a registered principal and has run an investment practice in Camillus, NY, for the last 34 years. He majored in economics at St. Lawrence and earned an MBA from Syracuse University in 1977. At St. Lawrence, Bob was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, a captain of the football team, president of the "L Club," a member of the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honorary, and an economics tutor. After graduation, Bob served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army via the St. Lawrence ROTC program, then as NYS Assistant State Conservationist for the USDA Soil Conservation Service. He has been a three-time president of Camillus Rotary, a regular emcee of its annual luncheon, and is the current chair of its scholarship program. He has served as treasurer and three-time warden of St. James Episcopal Church, and is currently president of the Lake Bonaparte Conservation Club. Currently, Bob and his wife, Judi McCuen Rood '69, live in Camillus, NY; Naples, FL; and Lake Bonaparte, NY. They have three children and four grandsons.
Beth RussellElizabeth (Beth) Moore Russell '05* graduated from St. Lawrence with a double major in English and Fine Arts. While attending St. Lawrence, Beth was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, played on the Women's Lacrosse Team, and participated in the London Study Abroad Program, where she interned with Sotheby's International. Upon graduation, she began her career with L'Oreal International in New York City, working on the Ralph Lauren Fragrance brand in Global Marketing. After L'Oreal, Beth transitioned to LVMH, where she guided the Fresh brand while she continued her work in Global Marketing, concentrating in brand management, new product launches, and expanding distribution in various Asian countries, including China. She and her husband, Rob Russell '03, live in Rowayton, CT, and have 2 children. Beth is now actively involved in recruiting local high school students to St. Lawrence as well as conducting alumni admissions interviews. She is also involved in her children's preschool, and regularly gets together with her St. Lawrence friends.
Molly Ryan '05 recently became Chief of Staff for Assemblyman D. Billy Dones, based in Plattsburgh, NY.  Prior to that, she was the Manager of Volunteer Services at the University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (UVMHN-CVPH) in Plattsburgh, NY. Molly is president for Rotary International, Champlain-Rouses Point Chapter; President of Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women; and has served as a Reunion Planning Volunteer. Prior to her work at UVMHN-CVPH, Molly served as the Constituent Liaison for Congressman William Owens, NY-21, while also working as a Canvass Leader on his 2009 historic campaign for election. While at St. Lawrence, Molly majored in Government while serving on Thelmo as a Senator, Secretary, and Elections Chairperson. Molly was also a member of Kappa Delta Sigma & Omicron Delta Kappa, a participant in the Washington Semester Program, a Community Assistant (RA), and a founding member of the 2001 Model United Nations. Molly and her husband, Eric Gadway, live with their two children, Kiera and Kael, in Rouses Point, NY.
Dennis P. Ryan '86 is Director of Industry Relations at CGI Federal. At St. Lawrence, he majored in English with a concentration in writing, and his activities included Orientation Leader, Outing Club, KSLU, president of Circle K, Sigma Chi member and officer, rugby, JV soccer, and the London semester. He has also served as a Class Agent and a reunion Development Committee member. Putting his liberal arts education to good and varied use, Dennis has taught English in Spain and worked in a family insurance business, as a speechwriter in Congress, as a fundraiser for a national political committee, and as a senior executive at two state agencies. Last year, Dennis completed a five-year term on the Camp Dudley Board of Trustees which, like the AEC, is made up of dedicated alums whose lives have been shaped by the institution. Dennis lives in Delmar, NY, with his wife, Robyn, a writer and lawyer who is finishing her first novel; daughter, Chandler (Bates 2019), and sons, Aidan (16) and Finn (13).
Mike SantiniMichael J. Santini '00* is a Managing Director at One William Street Capital Management. He majored in Economics and Speech and Theater. At St. Lawrence, he played Varsity Lacrosse and was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, where he was president. As an alumnus, he has worked on the reunion development committee, has sponsored an internship as part of the New York City Semester, and has mentored members of the Men's Lacrosse team. He resides in New York City with his wife, Liz, and their two boys, Alexis and Julian. In his free time, he coaches his boys' lacrosse team.
Jeffrey T. Scuteri '77 majored in Government at St. Lawrence, is a brother of Beta Theta Pi, participated in the Washington Semester and was active in the IFC. After graduating from Suffolk University Law School in 1980, Jeff worked as an Assistant District Attorney and then for the Massachusetts Defender's Committee as a Public Defender in their Felony Trial Unit. He currently practices law in Salem, Massachusetts, and lives with his wife, Jennifer, in Hamilton, Massachusetts, as all of his children are now finally out of the house.
Holly SethnessHolly McGloon Sethness '79* majored in Government at St. Lawrence. A member of Delta Delta Delta, an Admissions tour guide, and Resident Assistant, she participated in Orientation and Parents' Weekends, serving as Chairman of both committees. After graduation, she worked as a commercial loan officer at Irving Trust Company. While raising a family, Holly spent many years in the classroom and is now retired from her position as a Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Kent Place School. A Deacon at her church, she has enjoyed leadership roles as a parent volunteer at her daughters' school as well as in several community organizations. Holly and her husband, Henry, have three daughters: Ashley Gosnell (Vanderbilt '06), Ellie (Lehigh '12), and Charlotte (University of Richmond '13).
Charles J. Sullivan '89 is a partner in the law firm of Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Syracuse, NY. He practices business law, advising many business enterprises and not-for-profit organizations in transactional, financing, regulatory, and governance matters. He serves as President of the Board of Trustees of Holy Family School in Syracuse, and is a long-time coach of the Christian Brothers Academy competition team for the New York State Bar Association Mock Trial Program. While at St. Lawrence, Charlie was a government major, a Laurentian Singer, an ODK member and officer, Chief Justice of the Student Judiciary Board, a Resident Assistant, and a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Charlie was also a President's Scholar, a Senior Award Winner, and a Who's Who inductee. Charlie resides in Jamesville, NY, with his wife, Debbie, and their three children.
Mark Taylor '75 was a member of Beta Theta Pi, wrote for the Hill News, was on the track team, and participated in Thelmo. He majored in Political Science and subsequently received a M.A. in Government from Villanova University in 1977 and a law degree from Temple Law School in 1980. He transitioned from law into real estate and is Senior Managing Director Investments for Marcus & Millichap, a national investment real estate services firm. He married Ilene Wasserman, Ph.D. (Cornell '77) in 1984. They have resided in Penn Valley, PA, just outside of Philadelphia, since that time, where they raised two children: Erin and Matthew, both graduates of Tufts University. Both Mark and llene have been very active in their community. Mark was elected to the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners, amongst a host of other local government roles, and Ilene currently serves as Chair of the Lower Merion Human Relations Commission. Both have served in various community capacities and on various boards.
Cortney Terrillion '99, Treasurer of the Alumni Council, from Greenwich, CT, graduated from St. Lawrence with a B.S. in Physics. As a student, Cortney was Class Vice President, a Thelmo senator, SLUSAF central treasurer, a Chi Omega sister, in the Physics and Math Honoraries, and coxswain for men's crew. Starting in sales and marketing consulting with Cannondale Associates, she soon transitioned to Nestle Waters North America, where she has worked in a variety of marketing and sales roles for the past 15 years, including a stint in Switzerland. She recently moved back to the business unit side and is currently Sr. Manager, Strategy & Business Development for Regional Spring Waters. She volunteers with Greenwich Library Friends on Flinn Gallery Marketing and is a sustaining board member of the Junior League of Greenwich. Cortney is a food and wine enthusiast and enjoys traveling, reading, golf, and skiing.
Ron Thomson '70 is retired from MassMutual Financial Group, where he was a Vice President and served as a Registered Principal with their investment broker-dealer MML Investors Services. He majored in Sociology at St. Lawrence and earned an MBA from Western New England University in 1978. At St. Lawrence, Ron was on the soccer team, a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, the Sociology Honorary, a member of Scabbard and Blade, and secretary of the "L Club." After graduation, Ron served as an officer in the U.S. Army for four years with special designations of Airborne and Ranger. He coached youth sports programs in his community, and served six years on the local school committee, three as chairman. He is active in his church having served as a deacon and currently as financial secretary. He has volunteered in his class reunion planning efforts, most recently in 2015 for his 45th reunion. He and his wife, Katherine (Kitty), reside in Hampden, MA, and also have a home in Boothbay Harbor, ME. They have two children, Scott (Syracuse '02) and Allison (University of Vermont '06), and three grandchildren.
Jay TwomblyJay Twombly '69, P'97* is an Operating Partner with the Snow Phipps Group, a New York-based private equity firm. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Winchester Electronics Corporation, a portfolio company. He previously served as Chairman of Boyd Corporation and President/CEO of Edwards Systems Technology, a global manufacturer of commercial fire detection and safety equipment. Jay majored in Economics at St. Lawrence and earned an MBA from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. While at St. Lawrence, he was President of Beta Theta Pi and Omicron Delta Kappa. He played football his freshman year and served as Treasurer of Thelmo, U.C.A., and Scabbard and Blade. He also participated in the Orientation Programs. As an alumnus, he serves as Honorary Co-Chair of the Laurentian Leadership Society. He and his wife, Linda, live in New Canaan, CT. They have 4 children: Krista (Cornell ’93), Todd (St. Lawrence ’97), Kate (Bucknell ’00), and Matthew (Gettysburg ’05); and 12 grandchildren.
Ben Wheeler '18 from Longmeadow, MA, is an Economics and Business double major and has been increasingly involved since he arrived on campus in the fall after transferring. He is an active member of both the club lacrosse and club hockey teams and is a new member of Beta Theta Pi. He came to St. Lawrence after hearing of the great experience his sister, Anne Wheeler '14, had and the great community of both current students and alumni supporting the school. After only having been here a year, Ben already feels compelled to give back and to help better the school so that many others may have the same great experience. He is excited to serve as a student delegate to the Alumni Council again this year and looks forward to further strengthening St. Lawrence.

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