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.
Dr. Laurel Bongiorno, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty
Ms. Gail Glover, Vice President for Strategic Communications
Ms. Paula Lee Hobson, Vice President for College Advancement
Ms. Suzanne Janitz, Chief Human Resource Officer
Ms. Karen McGrath, Sr. Vice President for Enrollment & Student Success
Ms. Karen Zuill, Vice President for Finance/Assistant Treasurer
Board of Trustees:
Margaret L. Drugovich, P’12, President, Hartwick College
Oneonta, New York
Margaret L. Drugovich is an advocate for the enduring power of liberal arts education enhanced by experience and practice. Dr. Drugovich became the tenth president of Hartwick College in 2008 and promptly developed the Organizing Principle and Strategic Framework to guide the College’s operations and planning. Her planning efforts have strengthened the College for its future by engaging faculty, staff, and students in the evaluation of innovative ways to support Hartwick students. The College has recently completed Hartwick225: Students First, a plan that will guide the College’s work as it anticipates the 225th anniversary of its founding in 2022.
With national attention on college access and affordability, Dr. Drugovich focuses the Hartwick community on the lasting value of the student experience. Milestones of her tenure to date include the Three Year Degree Program that saves families a full year’s cost of college attendance; the completion of a record-setting fundraising campaign with a primary objective of increased support for endowed scholarships; extensive campus renovations that fully support the student experience; and innovative programs, such as the Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation and the Center for Craft Food & Beverage, that leverage the College’s intellectual capacity to enhance community creativity and the region’s economic development.
Dr. Drugovich contributes to higher education in ways that bring Hartwick to the forefront of national discussions. She serves as a member of the NCAA Division III President’s Council and its Strategic Planning and Finance Committee; as a member of the Board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities as well as the chair of its Committee on Accountability; and as a member of the Board of the New York Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, its Treasurer, and Chair of the Finance and Administrative Committee. Past service includes membership on the Council of Independent Colleges Steering Committee Project on the Future of Independent Colleges; membership on the U.S. Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Government Regulation of Higher Education; and Chair of the American Council on Education Women’s Network Executive Council.
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. Prior to the presidency, she served in various senior administrative and research roles at Ohio Wesleyan University, Bryant University, and the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research.
David H. Long ’83, H’14, Chairman
Trustee Long came to Hartwick from his native Liverpool, England, to play soccer and became not only a two-time All-American, but also a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar majoring in mathematics. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in Finance from Boston College. Mr. Long is now the chairman and chief executive officer of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, a Fortune 100 company. He joined the company in 1985 as a financial analyst and has held positions in international operations, commercial markets, underwriting and financial, and mergers and acquisitions. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Mutual since 2010. Mr. Long previously served on Hartwick College’s Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2011, including three years as its treasurer. His Hartwick family includes his wife, Stephanie Isgur Long ’84, his brother, Stephen Long ’79, and his godson, William Heydari ’14.
Kathleen M. Fallon ’88, Vice Chair
Trustee Fallon graduated from Hartwick in 1988 with a degree in anthropology. She served with the US Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa, and went on to earn a Master’s in Public Administration from UMass Boston’s McCormack Institute of Public Affairs, where she has served as a lecturer to graduate-level students for 10 years. Ms. Fallon has been with the Public Consulting Group in Boston, MA, for 18 years and now serves as the practice area director for the human services division. Previously, she worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in both the legislature and Executive Office of Administration and Finance, managing state budget and finance. Ms. Fallon was appointed by the governor of Massachusetts to serve on the state’s Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) and is a member of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) national work group on integration.
Colleen M. Connery ’83, Secretary
Trustee Connery graduated from Hartwick College in 1983 with a BA in Communications. She started her career in on-air radio news broadcasting before transitioning to corporate communications. She led employee and executive communications and community relations for a range of companies including General Electric, Deloitte & Touche, Levi Strauss & Co., Cable & Wireless, Cisco Systems, Gilead Sciences, and Lam Research. Colleen retired from her corporate career in 2018 and now provides communications consulting to small companies and professional services firms. She enjoys running, reading and creative writing, and resides in Oakland, CA.
Cathy J. Weeks ’81, Treasurer
Fort Worth, Texas
Trustee Weeks is the CEO of CJ Weeks Inc. in Irving, Texas. She graduated in 1981 from Hartwick College with a BA in Economics. She participated in the Leadership Fort Worth program in 2016, is the President of Townhomes of Remington HOA, served on the Board of Directors of Farmers Political Action Committee, is a March of Dimes volunteer and served on the Hartwick College Alumni Board of Directors. She and her husband, Dr. David Mack, reside in Fort Worth, Texas.
George M. Allen
Oneonta, New York
Trustee Allen is the President of Northern Eagle Beverages, Inc in Oneonta, NY. He graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 1988 with a BA in English and immediately joined Northern Eagle Beverages, working his way through the company to the position of President. George has served for United Way, The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, Otsego County Development Corp, Fox Hospital Foundation Board and Oneonta Historical Association and is a past member of the Hartwick College Citizens Board.
Steven M. Bloom ’76
Trustee Bloom has held management roles both domestically and abroad in the private sector and multilateral worlds. During his career, Bloom served in senior positions with Morgan Guaranty Trust Company and UNICEF in New York City, the IMF in Washington, D.C., Greenpeace in Rome and GAVI in Geneva. Bloom’s work frequently took him on the road, often to challenging duty stations. He considers ‘The Children of Chernobyl’ project, launched in Kyiv in1988, one of his most important and memorable involvements.
Annie Chorbajian ’86
Scarsdale, New York
Trustee Chorbajian was born and raised in Lloyd Neck, NY, the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Hartwick College in 1986 with a degree in management and a minor in economics. She started her career on Wall Street at Sumitomo Bank, at One World Trade Center in New York City, as a junior currency and interest rate trader. In 1987, she joined Morgan Stanley, where she marketed and traded futures products, non-dollar bonds, US Treasuries and money markets. She was recruited onto the Institutional Foreign Exchange sales desk at Morgan Stanley in 1989, and has since served as a director in this area for several banks. Annie is currently with TD Securities in New York City. Over the years, she has served on a number of investment, recruiting, mentoring and gender committees.
Edward B. Droesch ’82
New York, New York
Edward B. Droesch is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. He has spent his nearly 40 year career specializing in the underwriting and marketing of municipal bonds for large municipalities across the United States. Ed started at Goldman in 1987. In 1996 he took a similar role at Citigroup where he was a Managing Director in their Municipal Bond Department. He returned to Goldman in 2007.
Mr. Droesch is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). He is a former board member of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Youth Lacrosse Program. This is Ed’s second time serving on the Hartwick Board of Trustees. His first term of service was from 2008 to 2017.
Steven B. Epstein P’18
East Meadow, New York
Trustee Epstein has been practicing law since 1992 and is a founding partner of Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea and LoTurco, LLP, in Garden City, NY. He is dedicated to educating others and is a nationally recognized lecturer at continuing legal education seminars for other attorneys, and the author of numerous published articles relating to trial techniques, legal challenges to scientific evidence, and other criminal and DWI defense-related issues. He is Vice President of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and chairs their continuing legal education committee where he runs educational instruction programs for attorneys throughout New York State. Epstein is the co-chair of the National Trial Advocacy Task Force, New York State Delegate, and a faculty member of the National College for DUI Defense. He also has served as an adjunct faculty member at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, where he has taught trial advocacy since 1997. The father of Alexis Epstein ’18, he lives in East Meadow, NY.
Michael Finnerty ’92
Trustee Finnerty served on the Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation System Investment Committee from 2005 to 2019. He also advised the Yale-New Haven Hospital on its debt financing and derivatives activities. He is a Managing Director with A&E Real Estate. Formerly, he was the Associate Director of Investments at Yale University 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.
Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88, H’19
Plainfield, New Hampshire
Trustee Herbert is the Manager of Ring Brook Farm in Plainfield, NH, and previously owned the Whaleback Ski Area in Lebanon, NH. She is the District Commissioner for a United States Pony Club, the founding officer of the Upper Valley Ski Snowboard Association, and guides the Kimball Union Academy Equestrian program. Griffiths Herbert served on the Hartwick College Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2018 and returned to the Board to serve her current term in 2019. In addition to service on numerous Board committees, she served as the Chair of the Facilities and Student Affairs Committee. The College named the Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88 Aquatic Center in honor of her singular support for renovations to that space. She and her husband, Tim, support The Sarah Griffiths ’88 and Timothy Herbert Endowed J Term Scholarship, and have endowed a fund to support the Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation on the Hartwick campus.
Mary Pat Lindsley ’86
Severna Park, Maryland
Trustee Lindsley graduated from Hartwick College in 1986 with a BA in Individual Studies Program and Biology. Mary Pat currently serves as the Women’s Health Regional Director for AbbVie, a biopharmaceutical company, where she has worked since 1997. She has previously held positions in the Metabolic, Cardiovascular/Primary Care, Pharmaceutical and Endocrinology sales sectors of the business. Mary Pat has served as a Board member and volunteer for various organizations including Hartwick’s MetroLink program, the Junior League of Annapolis, Health Care Business Women’s association, the Women’s Center in Vienna, VA, and the Literacy Council of Boston. Mary Pat resides in Annapolis, Maryland and Syracuse, New York.
Randy L. McCullough ’86
Amsterdam, New York
Trustee McCullough is the Deputy Executive Director for the New York State Funeral Directors Association, where he has been employed for the past 24 years and serves as the organization’s principal lobbyist and director of governmental and regulatory affairs. Randy graduated from Hartwick College in 1986 with a BA in Political Science with Departmental Distinction. Randy has also studied at The George Washington University, and is a graduate of the DC-based Public Affairs Council’s Public Affairs Institute. Randy has served on numerous boards, including serving as the Chairman of the Empire State Society of Association Executives, the Hartwick College Alumni Association, and the American Red Cross (Northeastern New York Chapter). Randy resides in both Saratoga Springs, NY and his hometown of Amsterdam, NY.
Brianna McKenzie ’16
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Brianna McKenzie is an Officer with the Department of Homeland Security, where she has worked since 2018. In her first year, she became invested in helping improve the office’s work-life culture for her colleagues. Which has been successful through a litany of programs and events focused on employee engagement. Prior to DHS in 2017, she worked at the New Jersey Department of Education within the office of the Amistad Commission. The only continuous commission dedicated to ensuring “African-American history, contributions and experiences are adequately taught in the state’s classrooms.” Brianna enjoys volunteering. She was a member of the Alumni Association Board where she assisted in the development of the Young Alumni Engagement committee. In addition to serving as an Americorps VISTA member in 2016.
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 BA in History Education.
Raymond “Larry” Miller ’73
North Hampton, New Hampshire
Trustee Miller came to Hartwick believing he would be a teacher and believing in second chances. He graduated from Hartwick in 1973 with a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry. In 1980, he started his journey at Northern Composites, a composite, metal bonding and tooling firm serving companies from aerospace equipment to hockey sticks, based in Hampton, NH. He began as a Technical Sales Representative and was eventually promoted to Vice President, President, Co-President, and eventually CEO. Trustee Miller served his Town as an elected Budget Committee member and elected Select Board member for 16 years. Trustee Miller has been a long-time supporter of the College.
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.
Joel Patterson ’96
Trustee Patterson majored in Theater 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. He began his career in broadcast journalism at 60 Minutes and 48 Hours where he received several Emmy Award nominations and Emmy Award recognition. He later became the Executive Producer of the History Channel’s popular show Pawn Stars, overseeing more than 300 episodes. He also created History’s Counting Cars, which remains the network’s highest rated unscripted series premiere. He launched Letter 10 Productions where he created History Channel’s newest hit show The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch. Letter 10 has also produced projects for the Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Smithsonian, HGTV, Travel, Food, and Lifetime.
Marina Y. Regelman ’95
Trustee Regelman serves as Principal in Financial Services Practice at EPAM Systems. She came to Hartwick from her native Russia after being recruited by Dr. John Lindell, now a professor emeritus of political science. Ms. Regelman graduated from Hartwick Summa Cum Laude with a major in computer science and a minor in mathematics and went on to earn a Master’s in Business Administration from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She served as vice president of strategic planning for Brown Brothers Harriman in Boston, MA, where she focused on the company’s future in the context of its past and worked closely with the Office of Innovation. Before joining this 200-year-old privately owned and managed financial services firm, Ms. Regelman was a director at Fidelity Investments, L.L.P.; a consultant at Bain & Company, Inc.; and a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.
Santo F. Russo ’91
Yonkers, New York
Trustee Russo is the Chief Legal Officer for Fidelis Care, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation and Fortune 25 company. He received his BA in Political Science from Hartwick College in 1991, where he played varsity soccer and was named a John Christopher Hartwick scholar. Following graduation, he attended Fordham University School of Law and served as the Research & Writing Editor on the Fordham International Law Journal. A recipient of Fordham’s Marks & Murase International Law Fellowship, Mr. Russo worked for the U.S. Department of Justice while in law school, and published an international law article on extradition titled In re Extradition of Khaled Mohammed El Jassem: The Demise of the Political Offense Provision in U.S. – Italian Relations, 16 Fordham Int’l L.J. 1253 (1992). After graduating from law school, Mr. Russo practiced law for an international law firm for a decade, where he counseled numerous Fortune 100 companies on antitrust, securities, financial, litigation, trademark, employment, products liability, governance, regulatory and corporate compliance issues. He is a member of the New York and Virginia State Bar Associations, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Russo previously served as Chair of Hartwick’s Academic Program Committee, and is the current Chair of the Governance Committee. He also serves as a mentor to Hartwick and Fordham students, providing career advice and interviewing tips for students preparing to enter the workforce. He resides with his family in Park Hill, Yonkers, NY.
Georgette “Gigi” Smith ’85, P’18, Ph.D.
Charleston, South Carolina
Trustee Smith has held several leadership roles the field of nursing. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Hartwick in 1985, and went on to earn her Ph.D. in nursing science from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2012. She joined the University in 1994 as an advanced practice nurse to assist in opening the Pediatric Epilepsy Program, and later the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as part of the Neurosciences Department. She joined the College of Nursing in 2004 as faculty and later served as the executive associate dean for academics. Today, she serves the university as the associate provost for education innovation & student life, and as a professor for its College of Nursing. In 2016, she received the designation as a Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society for her clinical, research and leadership in epilepsy.
Maria L. Vezina ’73
New York, New York
Trustee Vezina is the Vice President and Chief of Nursing Practice, Education, Advanced Practice Nursing Credentialing, and Nursing Labor Relations Partnerships for the Mount Sinai Health System. She previously served as the Chief of Nursing and Vice President of Nursing at Mount Sinai Morningside in New York, NY, where she worked in various capacities since 1982. Maria graduated from Hartwick College in 1973 with a BS in Nursing; she continued to receive her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from NYU, a Master of Education majoring in Communications and Instructional Media from Columbia University, and her Doctorate of Education Degree from Columbia University. Maria resides with her family in New York City.
Susan Schroeder Warner ’84
Trustee Warner is a 1984 graduate of Hartwick College with a BA in English. She is the global head of Talent and Community Engagement with Mastercard. During her tenure with Mastercard, she founded Girls4Tech™, now one of the world’s largest STEM programs for girls. Today, the program has reached more than 2 million girls in 51 countries. Susan is an avid volunteer in her community and also serves on the board of the Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation to increase boating safety for children. Susan resides with James, ’82, and their family in Riverside, Connecticut.
Lisa Corbett ’02, Executive Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees