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University Welcomes New Trustees

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 - 8:30 AM All News
  • Mark Berthiaume, Diane Doherty, and Nicholas LaPier...

  • Deborah Saremi, and Robert Stein.

Western New England University President, Anthony S. Caprio, has announced the appointment of five new members of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Mark L. Berthiaume ’78 of Glastonbury, CT, has more than 30 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance and technology industries. He has been employed at Hanover Insurance Group, a Worcester, Massachusetts-based company, since 2014, first serving as Chief Administration Officer from 2014-2017. Since 2017, he has served as the company’s EVP, CIO, and Chief Innovation Technology Officer. At Hanover, he is responsible for the company’s technology and support services group. Mark served on the Western New England University IT Advisory Board and is now a member of the Western New England University College of Business Board of Advisors. He also serves on the Strategic Advisory Board for Insurity and the Advisory Board for SelectHub.

Dianne F. Doherty G’81 of Longmeadow, MA, serves her community at all levels and is passionate about driving economic improvement in greater Springfield through advising and investing in local businesses. Doherty has had extensive experience in marketing and public relations for small businesses in western Massachusetts. She is a founder of the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts, an endowment to support women and girls. In addition, she is the recipient of numerous awards and has served on several boards.

Nicholas LaPier ’90 of West Springfield, MA, is the owner and principal of Nicholas LaPier, CPA, a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm. He has been involved with the Alumni Association, serving on the fiscal advisory team and the golf tournament committee. LaPier is also an active member of the West of the River Chamber of Commerce and President of the West Springfield Teen Center.                               

Deborah K. Saremi L’95 of Longmeadow, MA, is a Partner and General Counsel for both Future Health Wellness Solutions and Saremi LLP (a property management company).  Future Health Wellness Solutions is a health education and wellness company that provides information on recognizing barriers to good health and well-being so people can live healthier and happier lives. She has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. As a licensed attorney in Massachusetts, Saremi worked in private practice prior to joining Consolidated Health Plans in 1998 as its Vice President of Compliance. She is a licensed insurance broker and has held licenses in all 50 states. She is an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Elms College and is a member of the Foundation Board of the Sisters of Providence Health Systems.

Robert B. Stein Jr. ’79 of South Russell, OH, has enjoyed a successful 38-year business career, leading eight public and private businesses. Stein has extensive international business experience, with his most recent leadership position being of a global technology company operating in over 60 countries: President and CEO of Kalibrate Technologies, a London Stock Exchange AIM listed company. Under Stein’s leadership since 2011, Kalibrate is now a global provider of fuels pricing and retail network planning software, analytics, and consulting services.