Senior Staff & Board of Trustees

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.

Senior Staff:

Mrs. Sydney Rose Leo, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gregg Fort, Vice President for College Advancement
Ms. Karen McGrath, Vice President for Enrollment
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
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
Margaret L. 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, consensus making structures, innovation in higher education and regulatory compliance at various national meetings, including meetings of the Academy of Management, the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges, the North American Council for Staff, Program and Organizational Development, the AGB National Conference on Trusteeship, the Council on Government Relations, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. 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 educational advisory and governing boards, including the NAICU Committee on Accountability, the Board of Trustees of the New York Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, and the U.S. Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Government Regulation of Higher Education. She is a member of Council of Independent Colleges Steering Committee Project on the Future of Independent Colleges, the Board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the NCAA Division III President’s Council. Dr. Drugovich serves as the Chair of the President’s Council of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference. She also serves at the Chair of the Women’s Executive Council of American Council on Education (ACE).

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
Sheffield, Massachusetts
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
Williamsburg, Virginia
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.

Kathleen M. Fallon ’88
Boston, Massachusetts
Trustee Kathy 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.

Michael Finnerty ’92
Durham, Connecticut
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, PM’06
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.

Thomas Johnstone
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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
Beachwood, Ohio
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
Medford, Massachusetts
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.

David H. Long ’83, H’14
Boston, Massachusetts
Trustee David Long came to Hartwick from his native Liverpool, England, to pay soccer and became not only a two-time All-American, but also a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar majoring in mathematics. He went on 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 treasurer. His Hartwick family includes his wife, Stephanie Isgur Long ’84, his brother, Stephen Long ’79, and his godson, William Heydari ’14.

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.

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
Dallas, Texas
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
Moraga, California
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 including CBS News, MSNBC, A&E, IFC, Discovery, and the History Channel. 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 and has produced projects with the Science Channel, National Geographic, and Lifetime while having many others in development.

Marina Y. Regelman ’95
Boston, Massachusetts
Trustee Marina Mikhailova Regelman 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 is now vice president of strategic planning for Brown Brothers Harriman in Boston, MA, where she focuses on the company’s future in the context of its past and works 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.

Sarah S. Sanders ’11
Schenectady, New York
Trustee Sarah Otto Sanders is Hartwick College’s Young Alumni Trustee. She earned her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Hartwick in 2011 with a double major in business administration and English literature, earning College honors and departmental distinction in both disciplines. Ms. Sanders currently serves as the assistant director of annual giving at Union College and previously was the operations specialist at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is a candidate for a master’s in business administration at Union College. She is married to James Sanders ’13. 

Steven Suleski ’76
Madison, Wisconsin
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.

Kerri Green, Senior Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary

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