Meg Burt, '82: bachelor of business administration in marketing with a minor in mass communication.
Meg is a Key Account Executive with Papyrus Recycled Greetings, a division of American Greetings. She has been in the Social Expressions business for over 20 years in this capacity.
Prior Key Account assignments were based in Boston and Syracuse.
Meg served on the Bonaventure Gaudete Committee in Rochester in April 2014, and looks forward to serving the Bonaventure community as a member of the NAAB.
Meg resides in Rochester (Webster), with her husband, Gene. They have a daughter, Kate (Bonas’12), and son, Kevin.
Emily Ciraolo ’08, ’09 – Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication & Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications
Emily is an assistant director of corporate communications at National Fuel Gas Co. There, she manages the National Fuel Gas Company Foundation as well as the company’s community relations efforts in addition to helping drive internal and external communications with various stakeholders. Over the last three years, she served as co-chairperson of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership New York West Seminar and recently transitioned to director of public relations. She is also a member of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County’s Next Generation United Advisory Board. During her time at Bona’s, Emily was a member of the women’s swimming team, BonaResponds, Student Government Association, and American Advertising Federation.
Kelly Cobb, '10, '11: bachelor of business administration with majors in accounting and marketing, and MBA in 2011.
Since graduating in 2011, Kelly has held multiple positions in auditing. She worked for 2 years at Ciaschi, Dietershagen, Little, Mickelson & Company, LLP in Ithaca, N.Y., as an external auditor focusing primarily on non-profit, governmental, and school district clients. Kelly currently works for Corning Incorporated as a senior internal controls analyst, and functions as an internal auditor at the corporate level for Corning's various businesses and divisions.
While at St. Bonaventure, Kelly was heavily involved in Enactus (formally SIFE), BonaResponds, as well as other service opportunities through the school of business. Additionally, Kelly studied abroad twice and worked closely with global organizations to host events in other areas of the world. She has continued helping her community through serving as an active board member for two local organizations: Tompkins Connect and Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund.
Kelly is a member of NAAB as secretary.
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., she is currently living in Ithaca, N.Y.
Jeff Connors, ’02: bachelor of arts in history and minor in secondary education.
One among many in his Buffalo-based family who graduated from St. Bonaventure, Jeff later moved to Washington, D.C., earning his master’s in English at Marymount University. From 2004-2006, Jeff lived and worked in New York City as an entertainer and performed off-Broadway. In 2006, Jeff moved back to the Buffalo area (Evans) and began teaching at his alma mater, Lake Shore Central, as a high school English teacher.
Currently, he is the instructor of Lake Shore 2017: Freshman Seminar — a life-skills course designed to help ninth grade students academically, behaviorally, socially and emotionally prepare for life in and after high school. When Jeff is not teaching freshmen, he is busy in numerous extra-curricular activities like coaching track, the Boys’ and Girls' Club of Lake Shore and motivating high school seniors to attend St. Bonaventure.
Mary Louise Conrow '86: bachelor of business administration.
Mary Louise went on to earn a law degree at Syracuse University. She is a member of the New York State Bar (’92), the U.S. District Court for the Northern (’92), Southern (’09) and Eastern (’09) Districts as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (’13).
In 2000, Mary Lou joined Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, where she is a partner. She concentrates in the litigation field, with emphasis on municipal liability, including police and fire disability and retirement claims, labor negotiations, workers' compensation and social security claims.
Her previous experience includes private practice in Broome County, vice president of workers' compensation and disability for EM Ernst Management, risk manager for Broome County, first assistant corporation counsel for the City of Binghamton and assistant Broome County public defender.
Nicholas P. DeMarco '11: bachelor of arts in political science and a minor in journalism/mass communication, cum laude.
He received his juris doctor, magna cum laude, from the State University at New York - Buffalo Law School in May 2014. While attending law school his activities included: clerk for the Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal; member, Sports and Entertainment Law Society; member, Torfeasors; and student member, American Bar Association.
Nick sat for the New York State Bar Exam in July 2014, and has since accepted a position with the law firm Gibson, McAskill & Crosby LLP in Buffalo, practicing in the field of civil litigation.
A native of Hamburg, N.Y., Nick is a resident of the City of Buffalo. Nick can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill is the President and CEO of the Auto Care Association based in Washington DC which represents the $381 billion in GDP and 4.6 million jobs in the automotive repair and maintenance sector. His entire career has been spent in automotive sector primarily working for tier 1 manufacturers in business development, marketing and public relations. He has run North American operations for several major manufacturers utilizing his sales and marketing roots to find new business relationships and opportunities, and puts his degree in Mass Communications to good use. In his current capacity he represents the industry on Capitol Hill, at the state level, and to government agencies and is actively involved on the boards of the Aftermarket Charitable Foundation and the University of the Aftermarket scholarship fund.
Bill and his wife, Kristin were married at St. Bonaventure and are the proud parents of two Bona grads, Katie (Hanvey) Barrett, '05 and Liam, '15, and are actively working on their granddaughter, Maura for a 2031 St. Bonaventure graduation. They share residence in both Washington DC and beautiful Asheville, N.C. where Kris has her own psychiatric nurse practitioner practice.
Bill and his wife Ginny (’82) reside in Orchard Park, N.Y. They have two sons, Sean (Hilbert College ‘15) and Patrick (St. Bonaventure University ’16).
Stephanie Karnas ’06 – Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
Stephanie is an Administrative Vice President in the Finance Division of M&T Bank, where her primary role is to coordinate the company’s annual operating plan, track and measure financial performance throughout the year, and drive long-term process improvement.
During her time at St. Bonaventure, Stephanie was captain of the Women’s Swimming & Diving team, a student ambassador for the Admissions Office, and was actively involved in SIMM, Finance Club, BonaResponds, and Vocallusion (a capella group).
Kayte Malik ’03: bachelor of business administration – business information systems
Since early 2013, Kayte has worked at Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC) where she drives strategy and retail innovation as an eCommerce product manager for the Footwear and Kmart Apparel Businesses. Prior to joining SHC, she worked as a tech/finance consultant in Charlotte, NC.
Kayte is also pursuing her MBA in strategy and executive leadership at The University of Notre Dame. She is a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and enjoys fundraising for causes she is passionate about.
A native of Rochester, NY, Kayte resides in Chicago, IL.
Kathleen A. Mannion ’03: bachelor of arts in journalism/mass communication.
She went on to earn her master of arts in liberal studies from St. John’s University in 2010.
Currently, Kathleen is director of donor relations in institutional advancement at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. She is responsible for the development and administration of all stewardship activities at the University. Prior to this she served as the associate director of gift planning at St. John’s University.
Kathleen has served as the co-chapter president of the SBU Metro area alumni.
Kristan McMahon, ‘97: bachelor's degree in journalism/mass communication and political science, magna cum laude.
Kristan then went on to earn her juris doctorate from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2000, and earned a certificate from its Telecommunications Law Institute.
Currently, Kristan is counsel-antitrust for Verizon. Her practice focuses on government merger work, litigation and antitrust training for the Verizon entities. Prior to joining Verizon in 2006, McMahon was staff attorney at Howrey, LLP, focusing on antitrust litigation and government merger work. She is a member of the Virginia State and DC Bars.
She currently serves as president of St. Bonaventure’s National Alumni Association Board and resides in Virginia.
Matthew Minichelli, '04: Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.
Matt is currently the Specialty Lines Manager for Fort Orange Claim Service (FOCUS), an independent adjusting firm servicing the Northeast. He was previously the General Manager for Arbitrage Adjusting Services until its merger with FOCUS in 2015. Matt is active in several industry-related associations. He operates the Metro NY office for the company.
Matt was involved with the Annual Fund, managing the Bonathon during his time as a student at St. Bonaventure. Since graduating he has been active in numerous university activities including: the SHARE Program, Bonnies4Bonnies, the Athletics Department, and both the Metro NY and Buffalo Alumni Chapters.
Matt is a native of Binghamton, NY and currently resides in Rockville Centre, NY. He is a member of a Legacy Family with several family members among the alumni of SBU.
Fr. Daniel Riley, O.F.M.,’64: bachelor of arts in philosophy and coursework in biology.
He serves as chaplin to the National Alumni Association Board and is a friar priest of Holy Name Province of the Order of Friars Minor, the university’s sponsoring order. Fr. Dan is one of the founding members of the Franciscan mountain retreat, Mt. Irenaeus. He is president of “The Mountain” and serves on its board of directors.
In 1990, Fr. Dan was named the Guardian of Holy Peace Friary, the Franciscan community of men based at Mt. Irenaeus. He works closely with all members of the University community from alumni to students to help meet their spiritual needs.
Prior to his role at the Mountain, Fr. Dan held various positions throughout the Holy Name Province and at St. Bonaventure, including being a founding member and a director of campus ministry.
Fr. Dan is a native of Rochester, New York.
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