Sheldon I. Goldfarb ’73, chair
Before retiring in 2014, Goldfarb served as the Americas general counsel for RBS and chief legal officer for Citizens Bank, positions he held for eight years. He oversaw the provision of legal services for RBS’ U.S. banking and capital markets businesses and led a legal team of more than 75 lawyers. Prior to that, he was managing director and general counsel of Greenwich Capital (1994-2006). Before joining Greenwich Capital, he was vice president and deputy general counsel of Goldman Sachs & Co. (1989-94) and a partner in the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski (1981-89). He began his career in the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission (1977-1981).
Since retiring from RBS, Goldfarb has served as a member of the board of directors of Higher One Inc., a NYSE-listed company, and on the board of the Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase. He is president of Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford, N.Y.
Goldfarb has been active in a variety of financial industry groups and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He served on the managing board of The Clearing House Association, is past chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA) General Counsels Committee and was treasurer of SIFMA's Compliance and Legal Division. He is also a past president of the SEC Alumni Association and member of the board of trustees of the SEC Historical Society.
Goldfarb earned a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law in 1977.
Owen C. Pell ’80, LLD ’11, vice chair
Pell is a partner in the New York office of the international law firm White & Case LLP, where he has worked since graduating from law school. His practice includes all forms of complex commercial litigation, including litigation involving foreign sovereigns and their state-owned entities, securities litigation, bankruptcy litigation and cases in which sovereigns or companies are sued with respect to alleged violations of international law (such as cases involving the Holocaust, the South African apartheid system, post-World War II land seizures in Poland and African slavery in the United States).
Over the past 10 years, Pell has lectured at Binghamton University on the moral and social responsibilities of corporations, and on his work in the field of genocide and mass atrocity prevention.
Pell is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Binghamton University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science, summa cum laude. He received his Juris Doctor in 1983 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He also received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Binghamton University.
Jeffrey S. Tucker ’84, treasurer
Tucker is a retired vice president of Booz & Co. (formerly Booz Allen and Hamilton), a global management consulting firm. Over his nearly 25-year career, Tucker worked with senior management across a range of industries on business, technology and operations strategy issues. For three years, he served as chief operating officer of the firm’s U.S. commercial business.
Tucker serves on the board of trustees of The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., and of the JCC of Northern New Jersey. He also serves as chair of the board of trustees for The Valley Medical Group. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Ad Council and a member of the Media Council of the Paley Center.
He graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science, with honors, in mathematics/computer science and economics. Tucker earned a Master of Business in finance and marketing in 1987 from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Michael F. Lane '89, secretary
Lane brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial services business to his role as BlackRock's head of iShares for US Wealth Advisory. His responsibilities include development and distribution of exchange traded funds (ETF) solutions to wealth managers.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Lane was global head of strategic retirement initiatives for Dimensional Fund Advisors. Before joining Dimensional in 2004, he was a director of advisor services at TIAA-CREF. Previously, he was president of advisor resources at AEGON, where he was in charge of delivering insurance and investment solutions to fee-based and fee-only financial advisors.
Lane has published three books, including Secrets of the Wealth Makers, and a number of articles on financial planning and advisory practices. He has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Binghamton University, where he was a member of the varsity tennis team.
Steven H. Bloom ’78, LHD ’10, past chair
Bloom is CEO of Bloom Family LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in the investment management business. This includes founding and managing Sagamore Hill Capital Management LP, a multibillion-dollar hedge fund, and being one of five founding partners of Susquehanna Partners, an international proprietary trading firm. Before entering the investment field, he worked as an environmental scientist for several years.
Bloom is actively involved with several philanthropic activities, including serving as a trustee at The New School.
Bloom received a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences and honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Binghamton University. He also has a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan. He holds the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation.
Lisa M. Abbott, MBA '93
Abbott is president of Binghamton University's Alumni Association board and an ex-officio member of the Binghamton University Foundation board.
She is senior vice president of human resources and community affairs for Lifespan Corp., an academic health system affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island’s largest employer.
Prior to joining Lifespan, Abbott served as chief human resources officer for Penn State Hershey Medical Center and as associate vice president of health affairs for Penn State’s College of Medicine.
Before her role at Penn State Hershey, she worked at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, where she was responsible for supporting the advancement of the medical college as a global leader in patient care, research and education for both the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and its regional campus in Doha, Qatar.
In addition to her Master of Business Administration from Binghamton, Abbott has a Bachelor of Arts in biology from SUNY Cortland.
Akel is a member of the Binghamton Bearcats Athletic Association and is involved with the Promise Zone/Reading Partners committee for Binghamton University’s College of Community and Public Affairs.
She serves on the board of directors of the Discovery Center Foundation and has served on the boards of the United Way of Broome County, Tri-Cities Opera and the Lourdes Hospital Auxiliary Board. She has also served as chair of various fundraising initiatives and community events, including the Inaugural Ball of the American Heart Association of the Southern Tier, the Lourdes Hospital Ball, special gifts campaign for United Way of Broome County, and the Goodwill Theatre’s annual fundraiser.
Akel attended Syracuse University and Green Mountain College where she studied nursing.
Bloomer is president and founder of the Edward L. Rose Conservancy, a land trust organization doing business in Pennsylvania and New York. She retired as president of Binghamton Steel Erectors Inc.
She has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the board of the Binghamton Bearcats Athletic Association, having been a past president. She was an advisory board member of Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing.
Bloomer serves in several capacities at Trinity Memorial Church in Binghamton, including past first woman warden of vestry, lector and Eucharistic minister, member of the finance committee, and chair of the investment committee.
Andrew Bonzani '86
Bonzani is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of the Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (IPG)
Bonzani joined IPG in 2012 as general counsel and leader of IPG's legal team around the world, overseeing activities related to the traditional media, advertising and public relations business operations of IPG's agencies, acquisitions, trademarks, regulatory compliance, litigation, corporate governance, SEC reporting, compliance and human resources matters.
Prior to joining IPG, Bonzani served for 18 years in the IBM legal department, most recently as vice president, assistant general counsel and secretary, responsible for the corporate secretary group, the corporate and securities functions, the human resources legal group and the global customer financing attorneys. Bonzani began his career with Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York, specializing in corporate and securities matters and mergers and acquisitions.
Bonzani holds a JD from St. John's University School of Law, where he served on the law review. He is a member of the Harpur College Law Council of Binghamton University.
Judith Garczynski Fleishman ’90
Fleishman, a psychologist, has researched the effects of competition and competence feedback on intrinsic motivation and quality of performance. She was an adjunct professor at Adelphi University for eight years and is a former consultant for the Westchester Institute for Human Development.
Fleishman graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She earned a Master of Arts and doctorate, both in psychology, from Adelphi University.
Kenneth A. Goldblatt ’87
Goldblatt is chief information officer and portfolio manager at S Squared Technology, a hedge fund that invests in small and mid-sized technology companies. He is responsible for portfolio and risk management as well as the firm’s research process and strategic direction.
Before joining S Squared in 1993, he was an investment banking associate at Oppenheimer & Co. from 1992 to 1993. From 1987 to 1990, after graduating from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science in computer science (with honors), he was a software engineer at American Management Systems, an IT consulting firm.
Goldblatt is a member of the NY Metro Advisory Board for the University's Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also on the Board of Friends of Ofanim, a charitable organization that supports educational enrichment in the STEM fields for children in remote areas of Israel.
He has a Master of Business Administration in finance (with distinction) from New York University Stern School of Business.
Keith L. Horn ’80
Horn is the managing member of Loring Capital Advisors, an investment advisory firm he founded in 2016.
Prior to that, he was chief operating officer of Elliott Management Corp., a global hedge fund, for 12 years. Prior to joining Elliott, Horn worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch for 16 years and served in various management capacities, among them, global head of leveraged finance, head of Latin America debt and chief of staff to the chair and president. He was also a managing director in high yield finance and investment banking. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Horn practiced corporate and securities law.
Horn is a member of the Binghamton University Foundation’s investment committee and a former chair of the Binghamton University Parent Fund Committee.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Binghamton University, earning a Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in both economics and political science. He has a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and graduated cum laude.
Alex Huppé ’69
Huppé graduated with honors from Binghamton University with a bachelor's degree in English. He earned a master's degree in English from the University of Virginia, where he completed his doctoral coursework before beginning a career as a college instructor and later as a public relations executive.
He has taught at community colleges in North Carolina and Virginia, and at Boston University and the University of Virginia. He also served as assistant dean for external programs at Boston University's College of Communication. In 1985, he was appointed principal public relations and public information officer at Dartmouth College. He joined Harvard University in 1995 as its director of public affairs. He remains active in consulting and in philanthropic activities.
Huppé serves on Binghamton University’s Harpur College Advisory Council. His father, Distinguished Professor Bernard F. Huppé, was one of the college's founding faculty members and a leading scholar of medieval literature who helped design and champion Harpur's liberal arts curriculum.
Charles M. Kim '98
Kim is principal and founder of Alpine Group USVI LLC, holding company of the Alpine group of companies. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in management and finance from Binghamton University, Kim worked at Alliance Capital as a portfolio management analyst. He then moved into the field of equity trading with First New York Securities.
In 2004, Kim started Alpine Securities Group, a trading firm in New York. In 2008, he moved the company's headquarters to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, where he eventually founded Alpine Group as the parent holding company of the Alpine entities.
Kim was a founding member of Junior Achievement of the Virgin Islands and is involved in numerous other community and charitable events and organizations.
John C. Koch
Koch, an ex-officio member of the Binghamton University Foundation board, was appointed Binghamton University's interim vice president for advancement in July 2018.
He leads alumni relations, the major and annual giving programs and the operational elements of the advancement office. He works closely with advancement staff, faculty, volunteers and University leaders to strengthen and support alumni engagement and enhance philanthropic giving to benefit the University.
Koch previously led a team of development officers who worked as liaisons between the Foundation and their respective academic units, including Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Management, and the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Prior to joining the University, Koch was a regional manager for business banking at Citizens Bank in Binghamton.
Koch has a bachelor's degree in marketing from the State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo).
Stuart F. Koenig ’73
Koenig is a seasoned executive with significant experience in real estate private equity, investment banking and finance. He is a retired senior partner and chief operating officer of the real estate division of Ares Management LP and served as chair of all of its real estate investment committees, including Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp. (ACRE), a public mortgage real estate investment trust.
Koenig recently served seven years as an independent director of a multibillion-dollar, NYSE-listed company. He has a 40-year work history of increasing responsibility and leadership, with the last 20 years in senior management roles of chief financial officer, chief administrative officer, and/or chief operating officer.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Binghamton University. He also has a Master of Business Administration in accounting from Baruch College.
Elizabeth M. Koffman
Koffman worked for a real estate development company in San Francisco for many years before moving back to the East Coast. She then worked for a sportswear company selling high-end goods to the resort market. For more than 20 years, she has been an entrepreneur, early-stage private investor, angel investor and real estate developer.
Koffman is an active community volunteer and philanthropist. She is a board member of the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and an advisor to the Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project. She also donates her time to the Binghamton Local Development Corp.
She received her doctorate in 2008 from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Dr. Bai O. Lee
Lee is president of Lee Health Care and senior attending gynecologist at United Health Services and Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital.
Lee completed his post-graduate training and fellowship at New York Medical College. He was director of the Perinatal Center at United Health Services in 1972 and became a partner at the Southern Tier Ob-Gyn Group in 1975. In 2000, Lee established the Lee and Yum Foundation for charity and education.
Mitchell J. Lieberman ’80
Lieberman began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1980, in global operations. He moved to the equities division in 1992 as head of prime brokerage, and in 1997, became a managing director. He was named co-chief operating officer of Goldman’s Global Securities Services in 1999. Lieberman retired from Goldman in February 2010.
He serves as a board member for Goldman Sachs Trust Co. and Goldman Sachs Cayman Trust. He is also on the board for The Options Clearing Corp. and is a board member of Hedge Fund Cares, a nonprofit that raises money for abused children.
Lieberman is a member of the Binghamton University Foundation board’s investment committee and the Harpur College Advisory Board.
He graduated from Binghamton University with bachelor's degrees in political science and biological sciences.
Jessica E. Lorden ’83
Lorden is executive director of Congregation Kol Ami, a reform synagogue in White Plains, N.Y. She assumed this role after retiring from IBM Corp., having served in the IBM law department for more than 25 years. In her last role with IBM, Lorden was vice president and associate general counsel of IBM Sales and Distribution. Before joining IBM, Lorden was an associate with Brown & Wood in New York City and served as a law clerk to Chief Justice James G. Exum Jr. of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
She joined the Harpur College Dean’s Advocacy Council in 2009 and serves as vice chair. Also in 2009, she became an adjunct instructor for Harpur College and annually teaches a mid-winter pre-law seminar.
Lorden graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and business management from Binghamton University. She received her Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law in 1986. She is a member of the New York state, North Carolina and District of Columbia bar associations.
Carolyn M. Mancini
Mancini is president and owner of OGGI Concrete Forms & Accessories Inc. in Endicott, N.Y.
She is also president and owner of CMM Advertising Inc., a company in Endicott, N.Y., that produces message-on-hold telephone services for clients throughout the eastern United States and Canada.
Mancini is the risk management officer for Andrew R. Mancini Associates Inc., a general construction firm in Endicott, N.Y., and serves as an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-hour safety representative for the company.
She has her bachelor’s degree in public relations from Marywood College (presently Marywood University).
Lawrence R. Morgenthal ’88
Morgenthal is a managing member and co-founder of Soundlink Partners LLC, a fund of hedge funds firm. Previously, he was CEO and global chief investment officer for Union Bancaire Privee’s hedge fund business.
Before UBP, Morgenthal was CEO of Ivy Asset Management. Prior to that, he was a partner and managing director of Acorn Partners and Opus Capital Group. Morgenthal also headed the alternative investment business for Bank of America Asset Management and the hedge fund business for Weiss, Peck & Greer. Before his position at Weiss, Peck & Greer, he was on the investment team for two large U.S. pension funds: NCR Corp. and Asea Brown Boveri (ABB).
Morgenthal earned a Bachelor of Arts with outstanding academic performance from Binghamton University and a Master of Business Administration with high distinction from the University of Michigan. He holds the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation.
He serves on the Binghamton University Foundation board's investment committee.
Tyrone E. Muse
Muse is president and CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union, a $4 billion financial institution based in Endicott/Endwell, N.Y. Prior to joining Visions in May 2013, Muse was chief financial officer of Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union based in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Muse has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Goldman Sachs (controller at Archon Group — Real Estate Division) and GE Asset Management. He is also a certified public accountant.
He has a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree in accounting and Master of Business Administration, all from Northeastern University.
Timothy C. Myers
Myers has been with Dick’s Sporting Goods for 35 years and is involved in every aspect of the organization. He also devotes time to the work of his family’s foundation, The Shamrock Five Foundation. The “five” refers to his five children: Tim, Meaghan, Teddy, Daniel and Molly.
He is also a director of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, a PGA Tour Champions event held annually at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, N.Y.
Myers is a past board member of the Binghamton University Athletic Club.
Dr. Michael N. Needle ’81
Needle has been chief medical officer of Aveo Oncology since January 2015. He is responsible for the clinical development and regulatory interactions of all Aveo drug candidates. Before joining Aveo, he held a similar position at Array Biopharma. His career has included positions as vice president of pediatric strategy at Celgene Corp.; vice president of clinical affairs at ImClone Systems; and director of oncology clinical research at G.D. Searle, a Monsanto company.
Needle has been an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York and the Columbia University Medical Center. He also was an assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is the author or co-author of 50 peer-reviewed publications, review articles and book chapters.
Needle received a Bachelor of Arts in physics from Binghamton University and a Doctor of Medicine from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He performed his residency in pediatrics at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., and his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle and the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Donald G. Nieman
Nieman is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Binghamton University. He is also an ex-officio member of the Binghamton University Foundation board. He is a historian whose specialty is law and race relations and civil rights in the United States. He is a former dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences.
Nieman taught at Kansas State University, Hunter College, Brooklyn College and Clemson University before becoming professor and chair of the history department at Bowling Green State University in 1994. He was promoted to dean there in 2000. He has authored two books and edited four others. In 1991, Oxford University Press published his book Promises to Keep: African-Americans and the Constitutional Order, 1776 to the Present, which has been called the first Afrocentric history of the U.S. Constitution.
Nieman is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Drake University. He earned his doctorate at Rice University.
Tony Award winner Nocciolino serves as president and CEO of NAC Entertainment Ltd., a company based and founded in Binghamton. The entertainment and theatrical company specializes in the presentation of National Touring Broadway shows in New York (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Elmira, Utica, Albany) and Pennsylvania (Scranton and Erie).
In addition to directing the Broadway subscription seasons in these cities, Nocciolino also produces and co-produces Broadway shows on Broadway and national touring shows across the country.
Nocciolino has been a Tony Award voting member since 1982. He serves as co-chair of the Intra-Industry/Road Presenters Committee and as vice chair of the road of The Broadway League (the national trade association for the Broadway industry). He is a founding member and chair of the National Touring Theatre Council and a founding member and past president of the Independent Presenters Network (IPN).
Nocciolino serves on numerous community boards and is president of Broome County Community Charities. He has served on the boards of the Binghamton University Council, Binghamton Summer Music Festival and Binghamton Local Development Board.
He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
James W. Orband ’81
Orband has been managing partner of Hinman, Howard & Kattell LLP since 1999. His practice focuses on banking, construction, corporate law and estate planning. He is admitted to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, the District of Columbia and United States Tax Court. Orband is also a principal, director and corporate secretary of SureScan Corp., which develops explosive-detection technology, including baggage screening systems, for the homeland security marketplace.
He is a member of the Binghamton University Council; a trustee of SUNY Broome Community College; and serves on the board of directors for numerous organizations, including Catholic Charities of Broome County Inc., the Lourdes Hospital Foundation, Spiedie Fest/Balloon Rally Inc. and Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York.
He graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University in 1984.
Harvey G. Stenger
Stenger, an ex-officio member of the Binghamton University Foundation board, has been president of Binghamton University since November 2011. He previously served as interim provost at the University at Buffalo, where he had been dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences since 2006.
Before joining the administration at UB, Stenger was a professor at Lehigh University's College of Engineering and Applied Science, where he also served as dean for six years and served terms as co-chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and director of the Environmental Studies Center.
He earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University and his doctorate in the same discipline from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Michael D. Timmeny '73
Timmeny is senior vice president and chief government strategy officer for Cisco. He manages a global team charged with advancing issues that support Cisco’s corporate and technology policy agenda worldwide. This includes shaping policies that foster innovation and digital technologies, protecting global competitiveness, avoiding intrusive regulations, promoting broadband adoption and building trusted relationships with policymakers throughout the world.
Timmeny also oversees Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) team, which partners with federal and state governments worldwide to accelerate their national digitization agendas and deliver beneficial services to their citizens faster and more effectively.
Prior to joining Cisco, Timmeny spent 21 years on Capitol Hill in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. He served as chief of staff to five members of Congress. He also served as vice president of policy for the American Electronics Association.
Paul R. Turovsky ’73, LHD ’12
Turovsky is a founding principal of True North Management Group, a privately held real estate investment management firm founded in 2004 and headquartered in White Plains, N.Y. The firm manages more than $1.4 billion in real estate for institutional investors and is investing its third high-yield investment fund. Until the end of 2003, Turovsky was a managing director of Deutsche Bank Securities and fund manager for DB Real Estate’s Mezzanine Investment Funds.
Turovsky chaired Bold.Brilliant.Binghamton — The Campaign for Binghamton University, which surpassed its original $95 million goal and subsequent $100 million goal to raise more than $101.2 million.
As an undergraduate, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Binghamton University. He also has a master’s degree (1975) and doctorate (1980), both in Latin American history, from UCLA.
Howard D. Unger '82
Unger is the founding partner of Saw Mill Capital LLC, a private equity firm that acquires manufacturing and service companies. Before founding Saw Mill in 1997, Unger was a founding partner of Chase Capital, Chase Manhattan Bank’s private equity investing group, which specialized in middle-market acquisitions, recapitalizations and growth investments.
Prior to forming Chase Capital, Unger was a managing director in Chase’s Merchant Banking Group, providing equity as well as senior and subordinated debt to leveraged transactions. His professional career began in 1983 with the Leveraged Capital Group of Citibank, providing debt financing for leveraged transactions.
Unger is a presidentially-appointed Council Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a member of the Museum’s Committee on Conscience, fighting for the prevention of modern genocide. He is also a board member of The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.
He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Binghamton University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Mark A. Zurack ’78, LHD ’03
Zurack teaches Capital Markets and Investments and Equity Derivatives at Columbia Business School.
Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia University, Zurack worked at Goldman Sachs for 18 years. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1983 and started the equity derivatives research group. He later assumed a broader leadership role in equity derivatives, co-managing the product in both North America and Asia and leading the effort to cross-market equity derivatives products to high net worth individuals. He became a partner in 1994 and a managing director in 1996. Between 1998 and 2001, Zurack served on the board of directors at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
He earned a Bachelor of Science from Binghamton University and Master of Business Administration from Cornell University. He also holds the chartered financial analyst (CFA) credential.