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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:

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, P'06 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. He is the parent of Owen Landrey, Hartwick Class of 2006.

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, Berkeley, 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 also a former board member of Friends of Bassett Hospital and Affiliated Distributors National Board.

Betsy Tanner Wright '79, Secretary
Lakewood, New York
Ms. 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.

Paul R. Johnson '67, Treasurer
Boxford, Massachusetts
Mr. Johnson graduated from Hartwick College with a BA in Buissness 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.

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 Governmentt 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 the Chair of the President's Council of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference and the New York State Women's Network Presidential Sponsor. She is the parent of Elizabeth Kelly, Hartwick Class of 2012.

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, Mr. Anderson 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
Ms. 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. Ms. Coughlin served on the Hartwick College Alumni Association Board from 2006 to 2010.

Jeanette S. Cureton
Williamsburg, Virginia
Ms. 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
Sheffield, MA
Ms. 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. Ms. Dibritataught 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, she 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. 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.

Michael Finnerty '92
Durham, Connecticut  
Mr. 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.  Mr. 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
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 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. 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., and retired as managing director-global equity research. Mr. Hanft earned an MBA in finance and banking from Long Island University. An active volunteer for the College, Mr. Hanft 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
Ms. 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. Ms. 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
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, and Editor in Chief of the yearbook. She also 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 B. Johnson, Jr. P'86
Rochester, New York
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. Mr. Johnson is the father of Janice Johnson Stainton, Hartwick Class of 1986.

William J. Kitson '86
Beachwood, Ohio
Mr. 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. Mr. Kitson graduated from Hartwick College with a BA in Political Science. He was named Hartwick's Distinguished 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. She 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 primarily 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, P'15
West Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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. She then took a position as an office nurse at Children's Medical and retired from nursing in 2010. Ms. 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. 

Mark McGough
Oneonta, New York
Mr. 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 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 Jersey Institute of Technology and earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Neal Miller '72
Oneonta, NY  
Mr. Miller is the President of The New Millennium Management Group, Inc. Financial Services Corporation, 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. Neal is a life and qualifying member of The Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Mr. Miller 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. Neal graduated from Hartwick College in 1972 with a B.A. in History Education. 

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.

Mrs. Evelyn Milne Moore '83
Dallas, TX  
Evelyn 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. Evelyn graduated from Hartwick College in 1983 with a B.A. in Economics and earned her M.B.A. from Drexel University in 1985. 

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 was the Chief Actuary and CFO. In 1996, Mr. 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. 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 and obtained a Master's degree in Nursing from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, joining 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. Ms. Schulmeister 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 retired as the President and CEO of Fairfield County Bank Corporation, formally Carnall Insurance in June 2013. Previously, 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.

George Elsbeck. Assistant Treasurer

Kelly Zack-Decker, Assistant Secretary

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