Mercyhurst Magazine Summer 2016

Alumni named to board leadership posts At a ceremonial “passing of the gavel” in June, the frst female Mercyhurst graduate to head its Board of Trustees, Marlene Mosco ‘68, turned over the reins to the frst male graduate to hold that post, Richard Lanzillo ‘83. Pictured during that ceremony are, from left, President Michael T. Victor, retiring Trustee Vernon A. Dobbs, Mosco and Lanzillo. For the frst time ever, all the board ofcers are Mercyhurst alumni, including Joseph NeCastro ’78, vice chair and treasurer; Sister JoAnne Courneen, RSM ’64, vice chair; and Rosemary Durkin ’77, secretary.

Mosco, a trustee since 1995, retired from the board this year, along with several other trustees with long and distinguished service. They include Vernon A. Dobbs (elected in 1990), Charles G. Knight and Owen J. McCormick (both elected in 2002), and Robert S. Miller (elected in 1991).

Joining the board this year are:

president of Private Company Robert D. MacKinlay ‘99 ,

P. Kelly Tompkins ‘78 , executive vice president and chief fnancial ofcer of Clifs Natural Resources in

vice president and chief audit executive with Time Warner in

Services for Cohen &

New York City.

Company, a Top 100 regional accounting frm in Cleveland.


John A. “Jack” Munch ‘91 , senior vice president of Baldwin Brothers Inc. in Erie; director of commercial leasing and development.

Peter J. Zaphiris , owner and principal agent, Great Lakes

and general counsel of C.A. B. Scott Kern , vice president Curtze Company in Erie and its


afliated entities.

Brian M. Lilly , owner and chief executive ofcer of Lilly Broadcasting Company and partner of WICU-TV in Erie.

John W. Saxon ‘89 , chief executive ofcer and director

of dlhBOWLES.

In memoriam: Trustee John W. Masterson , who joined the board in fall 2015, died June 6, 2016, after a nine-month battle with acute lymphoid leukemia. He was senior resident director and wealth management advisor at the Erie ofce of Merrill Lynch, as well as a 30-year member of Mercyhurst’s President’s Associates and a longtime adjunct faculty member in business. The Mercyhurst community extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. 18

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