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President, Senior Staff, and Board

Hartwick College is led by the President, senior staff, and a 28-member Board of Trustees.

President: Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich became the 10th President of Hartwick College on July 1, 2008.

Senior Staff:

James Broschart, Vice President for College Advancement

George Elsbeck, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Meg Nowak, Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Michael G. Tannenbaum, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Board of Trustees:

Francis D. Landrey, Chairman
Chappaqua, New York
Mr. Landrey is the parent of Hartwick College graduate, Owen Landrey '06. Mr. Landrey is currently a Senior Counselor in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and a member of the Insurance Recovery and Counseling Group at Proskauer Rose, LLP., an international law firm in New York City. Mr. Landrey is an experienced litigator in state and federal courts and his practice has covered numerous subject areas, including insurance coverage disputes, SEC regulatory proceedings and anti-trust litigation. Mr. Landrey earned a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and graduated from Boston University School of Law.

Arnold M. Drogen, Vice Chair
Oneonta, New York
Mr. Drogen attended Union College, majoring in English and Theater, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He studied in Paris at the Sorbonne and also received a Thomas J. Watson Traveling Fellowship. He was the recipient of the Pearl Hickman Fellowship from University of California, Berkley, earning a MA/MFFA degree in Directing and has professionally directed theatre. For 31 years Mr. Drogen has served as the President and CEO of Drogen Electric Supply and the former Drogen's Home Furnishings in Oneonta. He is the current director and vice president for the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center and current trustee and former Chairman of the Board for the SYDA Foundation. He is as also a former board member of Friends of Bassett Hospital and Affiliated Distributors National Board.

Betsy Tanner Wright '79, Secretary
Lakewood, New York
Ms. Tanner Wright is the President and CEO of WCA Hospital in Jamestown, New York. She graduated from Hartwick College as a Medical Tech major and earned her MBA from William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. She is active in her community, serving on the boards for HANYS, WCA Hospital, Chautaugua County Health Network and is board chair of the Veterans Health Administration Empire Metro.

Paul R. Johnson '67, Treasurer
Boxford, Massachusetts
Mr. Johnson graduated from Hartwick College with a BA in Buisness Administration and is a CPA and principal in the firm of Johnson, O'Connor, Feron, & Carucci LLP in Wakefield, MA. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Cardiac Foundation, Treasurer of Bethany Homes Inc. in Haverill, MA, a national leader in senior housing services, Trustee of the Chopra Foundation in LaJolla, CA, and Trustee of the Strazzula Foundation in Boston, which provides educational grants for inner-city youth in Massachusetts. He and his wife, Christine Winant '68 (BA, Mathematics), are members of the Kellogg Society and have two sons and a daughter. Mr. Johnson is a past member of the Hartwick College Alumni Association Executive Committee.

Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich, President, Hartwick College
Oneonta, New York
Margaret Drugovich is a scholar-practitioner who believes that productive organizational change can happen even in the most highly legitimized environments. She has presented her research on transformational leadership and consensus making structures in higher education at annual international meetings of the Academy of Management, the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, the Lawlor Group's Summer Seminar, the American Association of Colleges and Universities, and the North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development. Dr. Drugovich earned a Doctor of Management degree from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, where she also served as a Fellow of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. She received her Master's degree from Brown University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Albertus Magnus College. Dr. Drugovich assumed her role as the President of Hartwick College in July of 2008, after serving in various senior administrative and research roles at Ohio Wesleyan University, Bryant University, and the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. She has served on various non-profit boards and community and educational organizations, including the Alumni Advisory Council for the Doctor of Management Program at Case Western Reserve University, the Board of Trustees of the New York Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, the Executive Council of the American Council on Education Women's Network, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Committee on Accountability.

Bruce Anderson '63
Coral Springs, Florida
Mr. Anderson retired as Vice President of Sales for Hoerbiger Corporation of America in Pompano Beach, Florida. He earned a BS in Business Administration from Hartwick College in 1963 and was a member of Delta Sigma Phi/Beta Rho. Prior to becoming a Trustee, Bruce served as President of the Hartwick College Alumni Association, serving on the Institutional Advancement Task Force, the Class Volunteer Solicitor Program, the Alumni Communications Committee and the Homecoming/reunion Committee.

Carol Ann Hamilton Coughlin '86
Cos Cob, Connecticut
Mrs. Coughlin graduated from Hartwick College in 1986 with a degree in Economics and earned her MBA from New York University. She worked for several years as an economist at a commercial bank in New York City and also worked in research and development in the trade show business. She currently devotes her time to several community organizations including her PTA, serving as Treasurer and President, the Girl Scouts and the Den for Grieving Kids, a support group for grieving children. She served on the Hartwick College Alumni Association Board from 2006 to 2010.

Jeanette S. Cureton
Williamsburg, Virginia
Dr. Cureton is a higher education researcher, author and lecturer. She has conducted national research on contemporary college students, resulting in a jointly authored book with Arthur Levine. At the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she and Dr. Levine collaborated in research on multiculturalism and the curriculum, and on poverty and access to higher education. She also served as assistant to the President at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Bates College, holds a master's degree from both John Hopkins and Harvard Universities and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Elmhurst College.

Elaine A. DiBrita '61
Baldwin, New York
Ms. DiBrita earned a BS in Music Education from Hartwick College in 1961 and a MA in Secondary Education from Hofstra University. She began her career as a music teacher at Seaford Junior High School in Seaford, New York where she taught voice and directed the choir. Elaine taught at the New York State Music Camp at Hartwick College for three summers, taught private piano lessons for 15 years and has directed and produced several musical productions over the course of her career. In her retirement, Elaine is an extensive traveler, visiting four of the seven continents. She maintains her interest in theater, while balancing her time with swimming, gardening, and crafts.

Edward B. Droesch '82
New York, New York
Mr. Droesch is Managing Director in the Municipal Bond Department at Goldman Sachs in New York City. In 2007, he rejoined Goldman as head of the firm's municipal syndicated desk. Prior to rejoining Goldman, he was a Managing Director at Citigroup where he also managed the syndicate desk. Mr. Droesch is a former board member of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Youth Lacrosse Program. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Municipal Executive Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. He graduated from Hartwick with a BA in Management.

Virginia Elwell '77
Williamsburg, Virginia
Ms. Elwell is the Executive Director of Development at the School of Arts and Sciences at the College of William & Mary. Prior to Joining William & Mary in 2012, she was the Director of Development for the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C from 2002 to 2012. While at Hartwick, Ms. Elwell was a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar and earned her BA in International Relations. She received an MBA in Marketing/Multinational Enterprise from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She has served on the Hartwick Board of Trustees for 14 years and also served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Debra Fischer French '80
North Andover, Massachusetts
Ms. French igraduated from Hartwick in 1980 with a degree in Economics. She is the parent of William French, Hartwick Class of 2009. She is married to Steven French, Hartwick Class of 1980, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Abenaki Timber Company, a family business located in Kingston, New Hampshire.

Keith J. Fulmer
Boston, Massachusetts
Mr. Fulmer is a retired Partner and Executive from Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC) and IBM. At PWC he led the Investment Management/Securities Operations Consulting Practice globally and was Chief Administrative Officer for Americas Management Consulting. At IBM he led the U.S. Financial Services Operations Consulting. Mr. Fulmer has a BA degree in Psychology/Economics from St Lawrence University and an MBA in Finance from Northeastern University. He has been a member of American Bankers Association planning boards, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the major gifts committee at St Lawrence. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Mohawk Valley Rehabilitation Corporation (MORECO) in upstate NY.

Robert Hanft '69
Cooperstown, New York
Mr. Hanft is a retired Managing Director of Trinsum Group, Inc. Following graduation from Hartwick in 1969 with a degree in Economics, he joined J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc., retiring as managing director-global equity research. Mr. Hanft earned an MBA in finance and banking from Long Island University. An active alumni volunteer for the College, Mr. Hanft has served as a member of the Hartwick Council, a former class agent, a MetroLink volunteer, on Hartwick's 2002-2003 Presidential Search Committee and also participated in the Career Planning Forum in Business at the College. He also served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2000-2006.

Sarah Griffiths Herbert '88
Plainfield, New Hampshire
Mrs. Herbert graduated from Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire and then attended Hartwick College. She graduated from Hartwick College in 1988 with a BA in Anthropology with departmental distinction and a minor in Biology. She was a field archaeologist for the Office of Public Archaeology at Boston University. She currently manages Rink Brook Farm and runs the Kimball Union Academy Equestrian program in New Hampshire. She is the District Commissioner for a United State Pony Club and is the founding officer of the Upper Valley Ski Snowboard Association.

Kathi Hochberg '73
Harrison, New York
Ms. Hochberg graduated from Hartwick College with a BA in French. While at Hartwick, she was a member of Delta Tau Omega, captain of the swim team, student senate representative, member of French Club, Editor in Chief of the yearbook, and studied in Paris, Dijon, and Brittany. Ms. Hochberg earned her MAT in Education and Psychology from Manhattanville College and began her career at Harrison High School where she taught languages to grades 6-12. She chaired the Middle States Foreign Language Committee in 1995 and was honored with a Hartwick Meritorious Service Award in 2005. She retired in 2006. She is a U.S. gold medalist in Ice Dance and is a gold/ international level judge.

Halford Johnson
Rochester, New York
Mr. Johnson is the father of Hartwick Alumna Janice (Johnson) Stainton, Class of 1986. Mr. Johnson graduated from the University of Rochester and earned his MA from American College. He is President and Owner of The Johnson Organization, LTD, an insurance consulting and chartered financial consulting company. He is certified as a financial planner and is a nationally recognized expert on financial estate planning, having helped the industry lobby at the congressional and executive levels in Washington, DC. He was a member of the Dorset Field Club Board of Governors, was chairman of Hartwick College's Annual Parent fund and is a life Trustee of the University of Rochester.

William J. Kitson '86
Beachwood, Ohio
Mr. Kitson is the President and CEO of United Way of Greater Cleveland. Prior to taking the reigns in Cleveland, he held other positions in the United Way including President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Toledo, Vice President of Campaign for United Way of Greater Milwaukee and President and CEO of United Way of Champaign County, IL. Mr. Kitson graduated from Hartwick College with a BA in Political Science. He was named Hartwick's Distinguished Young Alumnus of the Year in 2002.

Bethany A. Lillie '11
Montclair, New Jersey
Ms. Lillie graduated from Hartwick in 2011 with a BS in Accounting (CPA track) and a BA in Business Administration and Religious Studies. She completed her MS in Accountancy at the Syracuse University Martin J. Whitman School of Management in 2012. While at Hartwick, Ms. Lillie was inducted into Sigma Beta Delta, was editor and VP of the Oyaron Yearbook, was President of the Accounting and Business Society and served as a Becker Campus Ambassador and is a member of Beta Alpha Psi.  Ms. Lillie is currently employed at Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP in New York City as a staff accountant, participating in audits of large investment banks, investment management companies and fund of funds, reviewing internal controls, policies and procedures and investigating irregularities.

Ronald P. Lynch '87
Hillsborough, California
Mr. Lynch graduated from Hartwick in 1987 with a BA in Management. He is a Partner with Sanctuary Wealth Services in San Francisco that deals primary with brokerage firms and financial planners throughout the West Coast. He began his career as a trader at Smith Barney, continued on through positions at Bear Stearns and Chase Manhattan in New York City and then moved to San Francisco to work as a mutual fund wholesaler for Vista Mutual Funds, a subsidiary of Chase Manhattan and Bear Stearns Asset Management.

Charlene McCutcheon Marx '77, P'10
Shelton, Connecticut
Ms. Marx graduated from Hartwick College in 1977 with a BS in Nursing and went on to become a Registered Nurse in the state of Connecticut. After graduation, she worked at Stamford Hospital from 1977 to 1985, where she was a medical-surgical staff nurse. From there she took a leave from work to raise her family, returning to work in 1997 at Brookside Pediatric as an office nurse. In she took a position as an office nurse at Children's Medical and retired from nursing in 2010. Ms. Marx is active in her community, serving as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and is a past Secretary and current board member of the Women's Golf League at Mill River Country Club.  Ms. Marx and her husband Allen live in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and have four daughters, Sara, Samantha, Zoe Marx Hartwick Class of 2010 and Alexandra, Hartwick Class of 2014. 

Mark McGough
Oneonta, New York
Mr. McGough is the President and CEO of Ioxus, a privately held company that manufactures ultra-capacitors and hybrid-capacitors in Oneonta, NY. He has led the growth of Ioxus towards becoming one of the world's top tier developers of ultracapacitor-based energy storage systems. Ioxus has the only fully integrated ultra-capacitor manufacturing facility in North America and serves an extensive list of customers in the United States, Japan, China and across Europe. The World Economic Forum named Mr. McGough a technology pioneer, and Red Herring Magazine identified him as a top executiuve in the energy tech space. Mr. McGough completed his MS in Mechanical Engineering from New Hersey Institute of Technology and earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Janet G. Mitchell '71
Mendham, New Jersey
Ms. Mitchell graduated from Hartwick in 1971 with a BA in Sociology and earned her MS in Industrial Psychology from California State University, Hayward. In 1971, she entered the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant and served in the Army until 1978, earning the rank of Captain. Upon leaving the Army, Ms. Mitchell entered the California National Guard as a Personnel and Military Police Officer, achieveing the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She retired from the National Guard in 2009 and has a total accumulated military service of 22 years. After receiving her graduate degree, Ms. Mitchell worked for Siltec as a Technical Training Specialist and Training Supervisor, and MCI Telecommunications as a Manager for Training and Development, Citizens Telecom as a Human Resources Manager, and General Telephone & Electronic Corporation as a Training Manager. She became Director of Human Resources Development for Verizon Communication when GTE merged with Bell Atlantic. She retired from Verizon in 2007.

John W. Nachbur '85
Littleton, Colorado
Mr. Nachbur graduated from Hartwick in 1985 with a BA in Management. He received his MBA in Marketing from Duke University. He has been in the marketing field for 22 years and is currently the Group Account Director with The Integer Group, a world leader in promotional marketing and advertising. Prior to joining The Integer Group, he was the Marketing Director for the MillerCoors Brewing Company.

Douglas Rivenburgh '89
New York, New York
Mr. Rivenburgh has been in the insurance industry since 1989. He spent seven years with Aetna Life and Casualty where he gained experience in various aspects of the general insurance business. At Aetna he was the Chief Actuary and CFO. In 1996, Mr. Rivenburgh joined United Guaranty and is currently the Senior Vice President of International Group for United Guaranty since 2002. He is responsible for developing and managing United Guaranty's international activities worldwide by developing mortgage insurance businesses in 12 countries including Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Korea, and several locations in Europe. Mr. Rivenburgh worked in Hong Kong from 1998-2004, where he developed United Guaranty's business relationship with the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation. He graduated from Hartwick in 1989 with a BA in Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

Robert Rowe '81
New York, New York
Mr. Rowe graduated from Hartwick in 1981 with a BA in Theatre Arts at Hartwick and then auditioned and enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, for which he was the recipient of the Charles E. Jehlinger Award for excellence in acting. After the Academy, he primarily pursued a career in theatre and continued studying with a variety of well known teachers, such as John Strasberg, Robert Lewis, and Kevin Kulke with the Experimental Theatre Wing of New York University. He worked extensively in off-Broadway theatre including a tour in Europe. In 1989, he pursued a career in the financial industry and is currently the Co-Head of U.S. Fixed Income Strategy overseeing the entire U.S. fixed income research effort with direct management of the global BPA group, U.S. Agency Strategy, and Municipal Strategy. He is the Treasurer for the Accidental Theatre Company.

Lisa Schulmeister '78
River Ridge, Louisiana
Ms. Schulmeister received a BS degree in Nursing from Hartwick College. She began her career as a staff nurse at MS Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She moved to New Orleans in 1981 to establish the Jefferson Oncology Clinic. while working there, she obtained a Master's degree in Nursing from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing and joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1991. She continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member, works in an outpatient oncology practice, provides continuing education to nurses across the U.S. and has a weekly healthcare blog at Healthcare Professionals Live (hcplive.com). She is the Editor-in-Chief of Oncology Net Guide, Nurses' Edition, is the news editor for Supportive Care in Cancer, and serves on the Seminars in Oncology Nursing editorial board. She is a reviewer for the American Journal of Nursing, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, and Medial Science Monitor. In 2006, she was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. She has received the Oncology Nursing Society Distinguished Service Award and in 2010 was appointed to the American Nurses Association Congress on Practice and Economics.

Robert Spadaccia '70
Katonah, New York
Mr. Spadaccia is the President and CEO of Fairfield County Bank Corporation, formally Carnall Insurance. Prior to this position, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of USI Northeast, and as Regional Marketing Director for the Northeast Region. During his career, he has held a series of leadership positions on numerous Agent Advisory Committees and the New York State Assembly Insurance Advisory Committee. He is a past President of the Westchester County Independent Agents Association and has served on several State Committees for that organization. He serves or has served on numerous risk management committees for several municipalities as well as the Boy Scouts of America and the Boys and Girls Club. He is on the Board of the Hudson Valley Hospital. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Hartwick College.

Ex-Officio

George Elsbeck. Assistant Treasurer

Kelly Zack-Decker, Assistant Secretary

Know the Facts.
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