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Alumni Association Board of Directors

Western New England University

  • President: Ed Lavoie '99

    B.S.B.A. FINANCE

    The President must have served as Vice President for at least one term, in order to have knowledge of the mission and vision of the Association. As President, Mat provides leadership and guidance to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Alumni Association, in accordance with its constitution and bylaws. He is instrumental in developing long range plans for the Alumni Association that incorporate the University’s strategic plan. Additionally, Ed represents the Alumni Association in an official capacity at Commencement, Homecoming, the Senior Class Brunch, and other University events. He works closely with Kathy Pappas G'98, the director of alumni relations. Ed is a regional consultant at MassMutual.

  • Vice President: Alison Castellano '03

    B.A. Psychology / Elementary Education

    The Vice President must have served as either Secretary, Member-at-Large, a Committee Chair of the Alumni Association, or as a Chapter Chair, in order to have an overview of the mission and vision of the Association and its goals. She assists the President in providing leadership for the Alumni Association. Alison is a stay-at-home mom and a part-time adjunct professor of psychology at Western New England University.

  • Immediate Past President: Mat Nelson '93

    B.A. Government

    Mat serves as a link to other Past Presidents. He also conducts an annual evaluation of the performance on Association leadership. He provides advice and counsel to current Board members, particularly the President. Additionally, the Immediate Past President undertakes any additional responsibilities deemed necessary by both the president of the Alumni Association and the director of Alumni Relations. Mat is a marketing consultant at MassMutual Financial Group.

  • Secretary: Scott Davis '76

    B.S.B.A. Accounting

    The Secretary must have previously served on any one of the teams of the Alumni Association, as a Chapter Chair, or in any one of the program volunteer positions. Scott is responsible for preparing the Association Board of Directors and Cabinet meeting minutes and other associated program duties. Scott, now retired, was an information security specialist at MassMutual.

  • Members-at-Large

    Our Members-at-Large below serve as liaisons between a designated committee or team of the Alumni Association and the Association Board of Directors. Each Member-at-Large focuses on a year-long project to help the Association advance its mission as stated in the strategic plan.  

  • Courtney Chafer '14

    B.S.B.A. Accounting

    Courtney is staff/cost accountant at OFS Fitel in Avon, CT.

  • Tim Conrod '11/G'12

    B.S.B.A. Sport Management/MBA

    Tim is manager, multimedia sponsorship integration, at ESPN.

  • Laurie Gibson ā€™92/Gā€™00

    B.A. Marketing/MBA

    Laurie is director, training and education, at Travelers Insurance.

  • David Greenslade '14/G'15

    B.S., M.S. Mechanical Engineering

    David is a PhD candidate in Engineering Management and an instructor in the University's College of Engineering.

  • Kevin McKiernan G'97

    MBA

    Kevin is director of compliance at Prudential Investments, LLC.