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Capital District
Jeana Boucher ’12
Central N.Y.
Beth Monaco ’07
Tim Monaco ’07
Charlotte
VACANT
Chicago
Craig Rose ’07
Connecticut
Gabe LaPietra ’08
Denver
Ashley Waldron ’12, ’14
Jon Green ’11
Long Island
VACANT
Maine
Luke Dionne ’14
Mike Guethle ’11
mguethle@acorn-
engineering.com
Manchester, NH
Kelly Ruback ’07
Mohawk Valley
Jackie Walters ’95
Doug Walters ’95
Naples/Ft, Myers
Dusty Rhodes ’78
dustyrhodes@
clarksonalumni.com
New Jersey
Ben Laing ’12
New York City
Mary Twiss ’11
Mark Bayer ’13 (VP)
North Country
Ashley Sweeney ’15
Philadelphia
VACANT
Rochester
Eric Democko ’02 (VP)
eric.democko@clarksonalumni.
com
Seattle
VACANT
South Carolina
Dan Horn ’15
Southeast Florida
Jennifer Karekos ’15
Southern California
Laura Mandell ’00
Washington, D.C.
Paul Miles ’02
PRESIDENT
Mark Greene ’77
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Katie Campbell ’03
FORMER ASSOCIATION
PRESIDENT
Kevin Cunningham ’90
CLARKSON FUND CHAIRS
David Tromp ’97
Amy Castronova ’04
AFFINITY GROUP LIAISON
Kara St. John ’12
CAREER SERVICES LIAISON
Bill Jeffers ’01
FACULTY LIAISON
Vacant
REGIONAL CHAPTER LIAISON
Lindsay Reichlein ’07
STUDENT LIFE LIAISON
Melanie Waldman ’11
Josh Fogarty ’12
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
Teresa Planty MBA ’15
ALUMNI TERM TRUSTEES
Amy E. Castronova ’04
Dianna Jones-Herrmann ’85
William F. Helmer ’56
Stephen D. Ryan ’87
James F. Wood ’64
FRATERNITY AND SORORITY
COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE
Aaron Tandy ’07
PEP BAND ALUMNI
ASSOCIATION COUNCIL
REPRESENTATIVE
Eric Carney ’01
GOLDEN KNIGHT COUNCIL
REPRESENTATIVES
Cynthia Dowd-Greene ’78
Peter Gordon ’81
WOODSTOCK COUNCIL
REPRESENTATIVE
Shannon Roche ’92
PHALANX
REPRESENTATIVE
Lisa Jeffers ’02
CHAPTER PRESIDENTS
Atlanta
Kimberly Brown ’08
Bay Area
Michele Gauger ’01
Eric Hutchins ’01
emhutchins@clarksonalumni.
com
Boston
Carolyn Cummings ’10
Chris Taylor ’05 (VP)
christopher.louis.taylor@
gmail.com
Buffalo
Steve Davis ’01
Mary Padasak ’09 (VP)
Burlington
Chris Rocheleau ’06
CLARKSON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Dear Fellow Clarkson Alumni,
I am honored to be your new Alumni Association President.
We have a great leadership team that includes the Executive
Vice President (Katie Campbell ’03), our Past President (Kevin
Cunningham ’90), eight Executive Board members who are the
liaisons with the students, staff and faculty, and 34 chapter
leaders. All of these individuals volunteer their time and energies
for our alma mater. Thank you to each and every one of you. The
glue that connects us all is the alumni office under the leadership
of Teresa Planty ’15 (MBA), Director of Alumni Relations.
Our mission this year is to foster more and more contacts
between students and alums. Historically, we have done this
through away hockey games, regional chapter networking events
and campus activities. We intend to build on the success of last
year’s Cold Out/Gold Out to draw more alums to campus and to
offer more opportunities for alums and students to get to know each other. There will also be new mentoring
opportunities through freshman and sophomore seminars. If you have ideas, please let me know them.
Clarkson has established the Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, N.Y., through a merger with Union
Graduate College. I had the distinctive opportunity to participate in the dedication of this campus and welcome all
the new alumni to our Association. This location will become the hub of graduate education and swells our ranks
of alums to more than 40,000 members. Another challenge for the alumni leadership is to expand our activities
to include our new members and other graduate-level students in alumni events.
Lastly, I want to share some of the successes from this year’s reunion. We had a very large turnout, great
weather, and many, many memorable events. We awarded 15 alumni awards including five Golden Knight, four
Woodstock, the Stub Baker ’27 Service Award, the Alumni Ambassador, the Staff Appreciation (The Unsung Hero
Award), an Honorary Alumnus, and two Lifetime Engagement Awards. Nominations for next year’s awards can be
made online.
CU at an alumni event. Let’s Go Tech!
Mark Greene ’77
Golden Knight Award Recipients 2016
Five Honored with Most Prestigious Alumni Award
Lifetime Engagement Award Winners
Charlie Ehrlich ’56 and
Frank Rotunno ’56 (center) with
President Tony Collins and
Mark Greene ’77.
(l-r) President Tony Collins; Marshal Linder ’81, ’82; Nancy Reyda ’81; Edward Braun ’61; M. Fram Akiki ’86;
Alumni Association Executive VP Katie Campbell ’03; and Clarkson Alumni Association President Mark Greene ’77.
M. Fram Akiki ’86, senior director of product
management at Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
Akiki has more than 30 years’ experience
in technical and leadership roles in the
semiconductor industry. He began his career
at IBMCorporation’s Microelectronics
division in 1986. After nearly 20 years at IBM
in escalating levels of executive responsibility,
he joined Qualcomm Technologies.
At Qualcomm, Akiki has been working
on innovative mobile technologies in
computing, including the emerging IoT
(Internet of Things). He has helped to drive
smartphone-like connectivity into different
markets such as home automation, smart
energy, asset tracking, as well as the medical
and wearables field.
Edward H. Braun ’61, retired CEO of
Veeco Instruments
Following his graduation fromClarkson, Braun
entered themilitary andwas a 1
st
lieutenant in
the U.S. Army from1962 to 1964.
Braun joined Veeco Instruments,
a NASDAQ semiconductor equipment
company providing capital equipment to
the semiconductor and LED industries
in 1966. He held leadership positions in
sales, marketing and general operations
management, and he also was chief
operating officer.
He served as chairman and CEO of
Veeco from 1991 to 2006 and continued
as chairman through 2010. Braun is now
a board member and chairs the strategic
planning committee. He also advises
private equity and venture capital firms
on new technology ventures.
Marshal W. Linder ’81, ’82, corporate senior
vice president of ZOLL Medical Corporation
Linder joined IBM, starting in the federal
systems division and later moving to
the IBM personal computer business.
While at IBM, he created one of the first
commercial multiplayer computer games,
Zyll, which was published in 1984. He also
led the development of the IBM Simon
Communicator in 1992, considered the
world’s first smartphone.
Linder left IBM in 1997 to join Lifecor
Inc. (later acquired by ZOLL), a Pittsburgh-
based medical device startup that developed
the first wearable cardioverter defibrillator.
The LifeVest wearable defibrillator remains
the only device of its kind, and is now
available in 15 countries.
Nancy D. Reyda ’81, managing director and
chief operating officer for Global Banking
and Markets Technology at Bank of America,
and Clarkson trustee
Reyda has more than 35 years of experience
across the finance, energy, technology and
retail industries. She joined Bank of America
in April 2014 as COO of Consumer Banking
& Technology fromDeutsche Bank where
she was head of Strategy and Change for
Global Technology and Operations.
Previously, Reyda was responsible
for leading development and execution
of strategic plans for Goldman Sachs’
Investment Management division
technology, and was the COO for Lehman
Brothers’ global technology organization. She
began her career at Chevron in the energy
sector and spent more than 20 years in roles
of increasing responsibility beginning in the
oil fields as a chemical engineer.
Thomas A. Sherby ’56, retired senior
executive and Business Owner
After his graduation from Clarkson, Sherby
was commissioned as a 2
nd
lieutenant in
the U.S. Army, completing his military
service in 1958. He then joined Mobil
Oil in Buffalo, N.Y., as an industrial
representative.
Sherby later joined National Cash
Register Company as chief engineer for
their data processing division, assuming
more executive responsibilities over the
year. By 1976, he was the senior vice
president for operations at Data Products
Corporation in California.
In 1980, Sherby established his own
company, STI Venture Fund, which
later became T.A. Sherby Incorporated.
From 1989 to 1997, he was involved with
Knights Technology, a software company
serving the process manufacturing and
electronic design market. Electroglas Inc.
acquired Knights Technology in a stock
exchange transaction in 1997.
Sherby, GK Hockey forward (1953-56),
received the Arnold H. Barben Award at the
annual Clarkson Hockey Reunion in 2011.
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