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 ’83

Chief Operating Officer Latham & Watkins LLP

Loretta Cangialosi ’80

Senior Vice President

Controller, Pfizer, Inc.

Scott Clarke ’95

Partner, Assurance Services

Ernst & Young LLP

Mark Davis ’85

 Managing Partner Deloitte & Touche LLP

Cono Fusco, M.B.A. ’67

 Retired Managing Partner Grant Thornton LLP

Douglas Green ’67

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

John Jeffrey ’75

Partner Deloitte & Touche LLP

Gregory Johnson ’85, M.B.A. ’98

Executive Director & COO National Association of Black Accountants Inc.

Michael Rosenbaum ’78

Partner Berdon LLP

Paul Salerno ’76

 Retired Office Managing Partner  PricewaterhouseCoopers

Richard Salute ’71

Retired Partner J.H. Cohn LLP

Advertising and Marketing

Liz Alicea-Velez ’78

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

Patrick Adams ’83, M.B.A. ’86

Head of Global Consumer Marketing

PayPal North America

Cheryl Benton ’73

Founder and Managing Partner 747 Marketing

Richard Bressler ’79

President & COO iHeartMedia, Inc.

Andrew Cohen ’78, M.B.A. ’82

Owner/President The A Team, LLC

Scott Cohen ’05

Senior Marketing Manager FCA

Ron Lawner ’70

Retired Vice Chairman and Global Chief Creative Officer Arnold Worldwide Partners

Debra Starkman ’76

Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing BBDO Worldwide

Marc Strachan ’81

Vice President of Multicultural Marketing Diageo North America

John Wren ’75, M.S. ’75

President & CEO Omnicom Group, Inc


Frank Angello ’77

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

Ed Blaskey ’90

Market President

Suburban NY & Long Island Market, TD Bank

John R. Bransfield, M.S. ’80

President (Retired) Roslyn Savings Bank

Maria Grasso, M.B.A. ’89

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Flushing Financial Corporation

Thomas Dixon Lovely ’54, ’04 (Hon.)

Chairman and CEO (Retired) Fidelity New York Bank

Kevin M. O’Connor ’84

President and CEO Bridge Bancorp, Inc.

JoAnn O’Hagen, M.S. ’82

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

Daniel T. Rowe ’71

Vice Chairman (Retired)  State Bank of Long Island

Robert Smyth, M.B.A. ’71

Chairman, President & CEO Citizens Bank of Massachusetts

Edmund C. Timberlake ’67

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

Elyse Weiner ’64, M.B.A. ’91

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

Robert B. Willumstad ’05 (Hon.)

President and COO (Retired) Citigroup

James Zeigon, M.B.A. ’73

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)

Global Institutional Services, Deutsche Bank AG


Frank Bivona ’77

CEO (Retired) Financial Guaranty Insurance Company

Ruth Block ’52

Retired Executive Vice President

Equitable Life Insurance Company of America

Robert Colan ’73, M.B.A. ’76

Vice President & Associate General Counsel AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company

Robert Gary ’61

President (Retired) Allstate Insurance Company

Sheldon Kleiman, M.B.A. ’83

Senior Vice President and Credit Executive Commercial Casualty, AIG

Ziad Kubursi, M.B.A. ’07

Senior Vice President Financial Institution & Management Liability, CNA

James Lee ’91

Former CIO Marsh USA, Inc.

Ronald Lee ’67

Founder and Chairman Emeritus Lee, Nolan and Koroghlian, LLC

Eileen McDonnell, M.B.A. ’87

President and CEO The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

Thomas F. Motamed ’71

Chairman and CEO CNA

John Paterno ’81

Area President Treiber Agency Group

John Simone, M.B.A. ’92

Former Director Operational Risk Management, American International Group

Robert B. Willumstad ’05 (Hon.)

Former Chairman and CEO

American International Group


Ralph Bekkevold, M.B.A. ’81

Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Philippe Benedict ’85

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Robert Colan ’73, M.B.A. ’76

Vice President & Associate General CounselAXA Equitable Life Insurance Company

Bernard Clair ’73

Cohen Clair Lans Greifer & Thorpe LLP

Eric Cottle ’84

K&L Gates

Raniero D’Aversa ’87

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Sally Donahue ’86

Jaspan Schlesinger LLP

John Hall ’68, M.B.A. ’81

Shaw, Licitra, Gulotta, Esernio & Schwartz, PC

Mark Jordan ’63

(Retired) Kaiser Permanente

Jill Levy ’92

Judge Broward County Court

Anthony Rico ’78

Anthony L. Ricco, Esq.

Joel Schonfeld ’56

Schonfeld & Weinstein L.L.P.

Paul Tetlow ’88, M.B.A. ’90

K&L Gates

Adaeze Udoji ’08

 Shearman & Sterling LLP

Steven Wolfe ’59

Eaton & Van Winkle LLP

Timothy Walsh, M.B.A. ’91

DLP Piper

OLYMPIC Athletes

Chris Armas ’94

Soccer 2000 Summer Olympics

Bob Beamon ’72

Track and field
Long jump

1968 Summer Olympics

Regina Dooley ’85

USA Fastpitch Team

1984 Olympics

June Griffith ’81, M.B.A. ’84


Pan American Games
Qualified for the 1980 Olympic Games

Portia Lack ’83


1988 Summer Olympics
1992 Summer Olympics

Mel Pender ’76

Track 1964 Summer Olympics
1968 Summer Olympics

Dorothy (Dot) Richardson, M.A. ’88

Softball 1996 Summer Olympics

Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences

Carol Ammon, M.B.A. ’79, ’10 (Hon.)

Retired Chairman and Founder

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Tracy Andricsak ’90

VP of Public Affairs & Communications

Novartis North American Oncology

David Brienza ’83

VP of Finance

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Loretta Cangialosi ’80

Senior Vice President & Controller

Pfizer Inc.

Andrew Crescenzo ’78

Senior Vice President of Finance

Enzo Biochem, Inc.

Vincent Divito ’82, M.B.A. ’94

Vice President, CFO & Treasurer Lonza, Inc.

Louis Ferrari, M.B.A. ’84

President & CEO Savient Pharmaceuticals

Sharon Klugewicz, M.S. ’94

Chief Operating Officer Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc.

Jeremy Reyes, M.S. ’95, M.B.A. ’01

Scientist Wyeth-Ayerst

Kathleen Schady ’74

Vice President Purdue Pharma L.P.

Leonard Schwartz ’68

Retired Chairman, President & CEO Aceto Corporation

Lionel Viret ’95

President Stago

Public Service

Michael Balboni ’81

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

Charles Fuschillo ’83

Former New York State Senator

Earlene Hooper, M.S.W. ’76

New York State Assemblywoman

Kenneth LaValle ’61

New York State Senator

Gregory Meeks ’75

United States Congressman

Carmen Ortiz ’78, ’12 (Hon.)

United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts

Edolphous Towns, M.S.W. ’73

United States Congressman

Joseph Westphal ’70

United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

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