President, Senior Staff, and Board
Hartwick College is led by the President, senior staff, and the Board of Trustees.
President: Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich became the 10th President of Hartwick College on July 1, 2008.
Mr. George Elsbeck, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gregg Fort, Vice President for College Advancement
Karen McGrath, Vice President for Enrollment
Dr. Meg Nowak, Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Michael G. Tannenbaum, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Francis D. Landrey, P'06 Chairman
Chappaqua, New York
Trustee Landrey is currently a Senior Counsel 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. Landrey earned a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and graduated from Boston University School of Law. He is the parent of Owen Landrey, a graduate of the Hartwick Class of 2006.
Arnold M. Drogen, Vice Chair
Oneonta, New York
Trustee 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, Berkeley, earning a MA/MFFA degree in Directing and has professionally directed theatre. For 31 years 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 also a former board member of Friends of Bassett Hospital and Affiliated Distributors National Board.
Edward B. Droesch '82, Treasurer
New York, New York
Trustee 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. 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.
Betsy Tanner Wright '79, Secretary
Lakewood, New York
Trustee 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, Chautauqua County Health Network and is board chair of the Veterans Health Administration Empire Metro.
Margaret L. Drugovich, P'12, President, Hartwick College
Oneonta, New York
Dr. Drugovich is a scholar-practitioner who believes that productive organizational change can happen even in the most highly legitimized environments. 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 and the Board of Trustees of the New York Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. She currently serves on the Council of Independent Colleges Steering Committee Project on the Future of Independent Colleges, the U.S. Senate Taskforce on Government Regulations of Higher Education, the Executive Council of the American Council on Education Women's Network, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Committee on Accountability. She is a member of Council of Independent Colleges Steering Committee Project on the Future of Independent Colleges, the NCAA D III Chancellors/Presidents Advisory Group, and Chair of the President's Council of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference. She is the parent of Elizabeth Kelly, Hartwick Class of 2012.
Carol Ann Hamilton Coughlin '86
Cos Cob, Connecticut
Trustee 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 is an owner and co-founder of Taconic Distillery in the Hudson Valley of New York. She was previously chair of a summer sports program on Long Island, where she created a Teen Triathlon to raise funds for local charities. She has served as Treasurer, President and board member of the Greenwich PTA. She is currently a member of the board of The Greenwich Scholarship Association. Ms. Coughlin served on the Hartwick College Alumni Association Board from 2006 to 2010.
Elaine Raudenbush DiBrita '61
Trustee DiBrita earned a BS in Music Education from Hartwick College in 1961 and an 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. DiBrita 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. She returned to teach at Seaford High School where she continued to teach vocal and choral music and directed several musical productions. In her retirement, she is an extensive traveler, visiting four of the seven continents. She maintains her interest in theatre, while balancing her time with swimming, gardening, and crafts.
Virginia Elwell '77
Trustee 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. 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.
Michael Finnerty '92
Trustee Finnerty is the Associate Director of Investments at Yale University. He is responsible for managing and evaluating existing and new fund investments across all geographic regions and property types for Yale's $4 billion real estate portfolio. Previously he held positions at Lehman Brothers in Public Finance Banking and at the Yale University School of Medicine. Finnerty serves on the Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation System Investment Committee. He also advises the Yale-New Haven Hospital on its debt financing and derivatives activities. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree with honors from Boston University in 1998 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Hartwick College in 1992.
Keith J. Fulmer
New York, New York
Trustee 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. Fulmer has a BA degree in Psychology and 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 and the Board of Directors for the Mohawk Valley Rehabilitation Corporation (MORECO) in upstate NY.
Keith Granet '79
Los Angeles, California
Trustee Granet founded Granet & Associates, a Los Angeles-based management consulting firm for the design industry in 1991. With offices in Los Angeles and New York, the company works with high-end residential architects and interior designers. Keith and his staff support designers in running their practices as viable and profitable businesses, including sourcing and managing design licenses. Keith is the founder of the Designer Speakers' Bureau which helps raise designers' profiles outside their own community by booking professionals for speaking engagements. He is also the co-founder of the Leaders of Design Council which was formed to respond to industry challenges and opportunities. Keith is the author of the recently Business of Design, balancing creativity and profitability, Princeton Architectural Press 2011. Keith graduated from Hartwick College in 1979 with a BA in Art.
Robert Hanft '69
Cooperstown, New York
Trustee 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., and retired as managing director-global equity research. Hanft earned an MBA in finance and banking from Long Island University. An active volunteer for the College, he has served as a member of the Hartwick Council, a 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 served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2000-2006.
Sarah Griffiths Herbert '88
Plainfield, New Hampshire
Trustee 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 archeologist for the Office of Public Archaeology at Boston University. Herbert currently manages Rink Brook Farm and runs the Kimball Union Academy Equestrian program in New Hampshire. She is the District Commissioner for a United States Pony Club and is the founding officer of the Upper Valley Ski Snowboard Association.
Kathi Fragola Hochberg '73
Rye Brook, New York
Trustee 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 the French Club, and Editor in Chief of the yearbook. She also studied in Paris, Dijon, and Brittany. 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. Kathi served on the Hartwick College Alumni Board for 23 years.
Trustee Johnstone has been with GE Capital for 25 years and is currently the Senior Executive, Chief Risk Officer for GE Capital in transportation and energy, charged to act as independent risk oversight globally for $65 billion in assets. Tom served as a volunteer on the Corporate Advisory Board at The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at U.Va., on the Facilities Committee of the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association and was treasurer for the Boy Scouts of America Fairfield County Council. Tom is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Accounting and earned his MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, Darden, U.Va., receiving the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence.
William J. Kitson, III '86
Trustee Kitson is the President and CEO of United Way of Greater Cleveland. Prior to taking the reins 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. Kitson graduated from Hartwick College with a BA in Political Science. He was named Hartwick's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2002.
Dorothy Milligan Lewis '65
Trustee Lewis graduated from Hartwick College in 1965 with a BA in Sociology and earned both a Masters and Doctorate in Education Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University. She began her career in Education teaching with the Peace Corps in Ghana. She held a variety of positions in Finance and Administration at Harvard University over a period of twenty years and has also held academic and administrative positions at several international branch campuses of U.S. universities. Dottie is currently serving in interim positions as a member of the registry of College and University Presidents and Senior Administrators, most recently as Interim Dean of International Education at Utica College. Dottie was a member of the Hartwick College Alumni Board of Directors from 1990- 2003, serving as Vice President from 1993-1995 and President from 1995-1997. She received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in September 1998.
Ronald P. Lynch, Jr. '87
Trustee Lynch graduated from Hartwick in 1987 with a BA in Management. While at Hartwick he was a member of the golf team and was a Blue Key Tour Guide. He has spent his entire career in financial services. Lynch landed his first job after graduation with Smith Barney in New York working on their Institutional trading desk. He then moved into the mutual fund sales with Chase Manhattan Bank and their fund family called Vista Funds. It was with Chase that he was promoted and relocated to San Francisco. Lynch then was hired by Bear Stearns to lead their West Cost efforts in mutual fund sales. He is currently a partner at Sanctuary Wealth Services where he is in charge of business development.
Charlene McCutcheon Marx '77, P'10, P'15
West Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Trustee 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. She then took a position as an office nurse at Children's Medical and retired from nursing in 2010. Marx served 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. She is the mother of four daughters, Sara, Samantha, Zoe Marx, Hartwick Class of 2010, and Alexandra Marx, Hartwick Class of 2015.
Bertine Colombo McKenna
Cooperstown, New York
Dr. McKenna was most recently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Bassett Healthcare Network. She has broad experience in corporate and operations management and has held a variety of senior administrative positions in the healthcare industry over her career and has expertise in medical staff affairs, performance improvement, managed care, case management, long-term care and regulatory guidelines. She was the recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior Level Healthcare Executive Award in 2009. Dr. McKenna is a member of several professional associations, has published numerous articles, and has been a presenter at many conferences. She graduated from Johnson College in 1979 with a BS in Human Services. She earned her MBA and her Ph.D. in Healthcare Management from Century University.
Oneonta, New York
Trustee McGough is the President and CEO of Ioxus, a privately held company that manufactures ultracapacitors and hybrid-capacitors in Oneonta, NY. He has led the growth of Ioxus toward becoming one of the world's top tier developers of ultracapacitor-based energy storage systems. Ioxus has the only fully integrated ultracapacitor 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 McGough a technology pioneer, and Red Herring Magazine identified him as a top executive in the energy tech space. He completed his MS in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Bethany Lillie Metzger '11
Howes Cave, New York
Trustee Metzger 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. Metzger 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. She is a member of Beta Alpha Psi. Ms. Metzger is currently employed at SaxBST in Albany, NY as an audit associate.
Neal Miller '72
Oneonta, New York
Trustee Miller is the President of Miller Financial Services, a privately held company that he founded in 1976. Prior to starting his own company, he was the Assistant Director of Admissions and Director of Transfer Students for Hartwick College. Miller is a life and qualifying member of The Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association of Financial Professionals. He has remained involved at Hartwick College since his graduation. He was one of the founding members of Hartwick's Coaches' Club, now known as the Wick Athletic Association, served as a member of Hartwick's Alumni Association Board for thirteen years, serving two terms as President, and has also served as a member of Hartwick College Citizens Board Executive Council. He is the founder and Treasurer of the Unatego Central School District Dollars for Scholars. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Oneonta and serves on the finance committee. Miller graduated from Hartwick College in 1972 with a B.A. in History Education.
Janet G. Mitchell '71
Mendham, New Jersey
Trustee 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, Mitchell entered the California National Guard as a Personnel and Military Police Officer, achieving 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, she 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.
Evelyn Milne Moore '83
Trustee Moore is the Managing Director of CLSA Americas, LLC, Asia's leading and longest-running independent brokerage and investment group. She is responsible for Asian equity, derivatives and algorithmic equity sales to a global client base of hedge funds, pension funds, and institutional investment managers. Previous positions include Managing Director at Swiss Bank, where she was responsible for Asian equity and derivative sales, and Vice President at Bankers Trust, where she was responsible for managing the rapid growth of Bankers Trust trustee and advisory activities for Preferred Stock issuance. Moore graduated from Hartwick College in 1983 with a B.A. in Economics and earned her M.B.A. from Drexel University in 1985.
Joel Patterson '96
Trustee Patterson double majored in English and Theatre Arts and graduated from Hartwick College in 1996, Cum Laude with Honors. After graduating from Hartwick, Joel built a career in the media and entertainment industry as a producer and writer for a variety of television networks including CBS News, A&E, MSNBC, the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel. His work includes being an Associate Producer and Writer for 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, 40 Hours Hard Evidence, and Biography. Joel spent five years at LeftField Pictures as the producer for the popular show Pawn Stars, Joel has received recognition for his work including Emmy Award Nominations for 48 Hours "Prime Suspect", 60 Minutes "The Wrong Man", and 60 Minutes "Al Gore". Joel received Emmy Award Recognition for CBS News 60 Minutes "Continued 9/11 Coverage".
Douglas Rivenburgh '89
New York, New York
Trustee Rivenburgh has been in the insurance industry since 1989. He spent seven years with Aetna Life and Casualty, where he was the Chief Actuary and CFO. In 1996, Rivenburgh joined United Guaranty, and he has been 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. Rivenburgh worked in Hong Kong from 1998 to 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
Trustee Rowe graduated from Hartwick in 1981 with a BA in Theatre Arts 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.
Steven Suleski '76
Trustee Suleski began his career as a summer associate and law clerk for Foley & Lardner, LLP. He spent fourteen years at Foley & Lardner, working through the ranks and becoming a partner in 1993. Steve left Foley & Lardner in 1996. In 1999 he joined CUNA Mutual Group where he is currently the Senior Vice President, Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary, and Manager for Governance, Risk, and Assurance at CUNA Mutual Group where he leads a group of more than 50 staff responsible for supporting the company's Board of Directors, its governance framework and ethics program, Enterprise Risk Management, and Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance. Steve graduated from Hartwick College in 1976 with a BA in History and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1984. Steve served on the Hartwick College Alumni Association Board from 2008 to 2015.
George Elsbeck. Vice President for Finance/CFO and Assistant Treasurer
Kelly Zack-Decker, Senior Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary