Accomplished Alumni


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Adelphi has graduates who achieve outstanding professional success, generously give back to their community, live out the values and mission inherent to Adelphi, and continue to be engaged and involved with their alma mater. 

On Long Island, across the nation, and around the world, alumni have made extraordinary accomplishments in a wide array of fields, bringing distinction and great pride to their alma mater. 

From 1971 through 1986, the University recognized select alumni for their outstanding professional accomplishments through induction in the Adelphi University Alumni Association Academy of Distinction.

Since 2006, Adelphi has been proudly telling the stories of our most distinguished alumni via our Profiles in Success. Members include entrepreneurs, executives, doctors, lawyers, psychologists, authors, teachers, and nurses—and all have accomplished exceptional professional and personal achievements.

Notable Alumni

Adelphi is proud to recognize our prominent alumni across a range of fields and industries.


LeeAnn Black

Chief Operating Officer Latham & Watkins LLP

Loretta Cangialosi

Senior Vice President

Controller, Pfizer, Inc.

Scott Clarke

Partner, Assurance Services

Ernst & Young LLP

Mark Davis

 Managing Partner Deloitte & Touche LLP

Cono Fusco

 Retired Managing Partner Grant Thornton LLP

Douglas Green

Retired National Partner-in-Charge Industry Tax Services Products and Solutions, KPMG

John Jeffrey

Partner Deloitte & Touche LLP

Gregory Johnson

Executive Director & COO National Association of Black Accountants Inc.

Michael Rosenbaum

Partner Berdon LLP

Paul Salerno

 Retired Office Managing Partner  PricewaterhouseCoopers

Richard Salute

Retired Partner J.H. Cohn LLP

Advertising and Marketing

Liz Alicea-Velez

Retired Executive Vice President and General Manager Latin America/Caribbean, Western Union

Patrick Adams

Head of Global Consumer Marketing

PayPal North America

Cheryl Benton

Founder and Managing Partner 747 Marketing

Richard Bressler

President & COO iHeartMedia, Inc.

Andrew Cohen

Owner/President The A Team, LLC

Scott Cohen

Senior Marketing Manager FCA

Ron Lawner

Retired Vice Chairman and Global Chief Creative Officer Arnold Worldwide Partners

Debra Starkman

Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing BBDO Worldwide

Marc Strachan

Vice President of Multicultural Marketing Diageo North America

John Wren

President & CEO Omnicom Group, Inc


Frank Angello

Chief Financial Officer (Retired) Treasury and Securities Services
JPMorgan Chase

Ed Blaskey

Market President

Suburban NY & Long Island Market, TD Bank

John R. Bransfield

President (Retired) Roslyn Savings Bank

Maria Grasso

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Flushing Financial Corporation

Thomas Dixon Lovely

Chairman and CEO (Retired) Fidelity New York Bank

Kevin M. O’Connor

President and CEO Bridge Bancorp, Inc.

JoAnn O’Hagen

President (Retired) L.I./Queens Middle Market, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Daniel T. Rowe

Vice Chairman (Retired)  State Bank of Long Island

Robert Smyth

Chairman, President & CEO Citizens Bank of Massachusetts

Edmund C. Timberlake

Former Market President
Market Chairman
Bank of America (Orlando)
Seaside National Bank & Trust (Florida)

Elyse Weiner

Global Head (Retired) Citibank’s Liquidity & Investments Group

Robert B. Willumstad

President and COO (Retired) Citigroup

James Zeigon

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)

Global Institutional Services, Deutsche Bank AG


Frank Bivona

CEO (Retired) Financial Guaranty Insurance Company

Ruth Block

Retired Executive Vice President

Equitable Life Insurance Company of America

Robert Colan

Vice President & Associate General Counsel AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company

Robert Gary

President (Retired) Allstate Insurance Company

Sheldon Kleiman

Senior Vice President and Credit Executive Commercial Casualty, AIG

Ziad Kubursi

Senior Vice President Financial Institution & Management Liability, CNA

James Lee

Former CIO Marsh USA, Inc.

Ronald Lee

Founder and Chairman Emeritus Lee, Nolan and Koroghlian, LLC

Eileen McDonnell

President and CEO The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

Thomas F. Motamed

Chairman and CEO CNA

John Paterno

Area President Treiber Agency Group

John Simone

Former Director Operational Risk Management, American International Group

Robert B. Willumstad

Former Chairman and CEO

American International Group


Ralph Bekkevold

Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Philippe Benedict

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Robert Colan

Vice President & Associate General CounselAXA Equitable Life Insurance Company

Bernard Clair

Cohen Clair Lans Greifer & Thorpe LLP

Eric Cottle

K&L Gates

Raniero D’Aversa

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Sally Donahue

Jaspan Schlesinger LLP

John Hall

Shaw, Licitra, Gulotta, Esernio & Schwartz, PC

Mark Jordan

(Retired) Kaiser Permanente

Jill Levy

Judge Broward County Court

Anthony Rico

Anthony L. Ricco, Esq.

Joel Schonfeld

Schonfeld & Weinstein L.L.P.

Paul Tetlow

K&L Gates

Adaeze Udoji

 Shearman & Sterling LLP

Steven Wolfe

Eaton & Van Winkle LLP

Timothy Walsh

DLP Piper

OLYMPIC Athletes

Chris Armas

Soccer 2000 Summer Olympics

Bob Beamon

Track and field
Long jump

1968 Summer Olympics

Regina Dooley

USA Fastpitch Team

1984 Olympics

June Griffith


Pan American Games
Qualified for the 1980 Olympic Games

Portia Lack


1988 Summer Olympics
1992 Summer Olympics

Mel Pender

Track 1964 Summer Olympics
1968 Summer Olympics

Dorothy (Dot) Richardson

Softball 1996 Summer Olympics

Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences

Carol Ammon

Retired Chairman and Founder

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Tracy Andricsak

VP of Public Affairs & Communications

Novartis North American Oncology

David Brienza

VP of Finance

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Loretta Cangialosi

Senior Vice President & Controller

Pfizer Inc.

Andrew Crescenzo

Senior Vice President of Finance

Enzo Biochem, Inc.

Vincent Divito

Vice President, CFO & Treasurer Lonza, Inc.

Louis Ferrari

President & CEO Savient Pharmaceuticals

Sharon Klugewicz

Chief Operating Officer Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc.

Jeremy Reyes

Scientist Wyeth-Ayerst

Kathleen Schady

Vice President Purdue Pharma L.P.

Leonard Schwartz

Retired Chairman, President & CEO Aceto Corporation

Lionel Viret

President Stago

Public Service

Michael Balboni

Former New York State Senator
Former New York State Deputy Secretary for Public Safety

Charles Fuschillo

Former New York State Senator

Earlene Hooper

New York State Assemblywoman

Kenneth LaValle

New York State Senator

Gregory Meeks

United States Congressman

Carmen Ortiz

United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts

Edolphous Towns

United States Congressman

Joseph Westphal

United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

For further information, please contact:

Office of Alumni Relations
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