About Canisius

About Canisius

Board of Regents

The Canisius College Board of Regents serves as an advisory group to
Canisius President John J. Hurley and the college's Board of Trustees.
The Board of Regents is made up of 36 members who are appointed to
three-year terms.

Members for the 2013-2014 academic year include:

Thomas R. Emmerling ’75, Chair of the Board or Regents
Managing Partner, Dopkins & Company LLP

Martin J. Berardi ’79, Vice Chair of the Board of Regents
President, Medical Devices Group, Moog Inc.

John P. Belbas ’82, DDS, Dentist-Owner

Kurt C. Bingeman ’71, President and Owner, Russell Bond & Co.

Catherine A. Bolz ’85, MBA ’89, Executive Client Relationship Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jill K. Bond ’82, JD, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rich Products Corporation

John P. Comerford ’90, JD ’95, Attorney, Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC

James F. Dentinger ’83, MBA ’94, President, McGuire Development Co, LLC

Deborah A. DiMatteo, MBA ’88, Vice President, M&T Bank

Annette M. Dispenza-Kajtoch ’88, MBA ’90, Senior Vice President, First Niagara Bank

James A. Dobmeier ’80, President and Founder, Surface America, Inc. and A-Turf, Inc.

Mark G. Evans ’83, Director, Global Leadership & Organizational Development, Global Education and Training, Colgate-Palmolive Company

Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick ’91, Attorney, Motley Rice LLC

Andrew L. Fors ’95, MS ’98, Partner, Summer Street Capital Partners

Michael M. Gilbert ’90, Vice President of Public and Community Relations, Buffalo Sabres

Mary Perna Greenwald ’84, MBA ’96, Financial Advisor, Perna Greenwald Group, Morgan Stanley

Amy Hoffman ’82, President/Co-Founder, Rooster Hill Vineyards

Michael P. Hughes ’94, Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Kaleida Health

John J. Hurley ’78, President, Canisius College (Ex-officio)

John W. Koessler III, Owner, Jack’s Music

Rocco Lucente II ’80, JD, President, Cohen & Lombardo, PC

William J. Maggio ’84, MBA ’92, President, Immco Diagnostics Inc.

William J. McDermott, Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc.

James E. McNicholas ’68, MSEd ’97, Retired LTC United States Army

James B. Nonnengard ’82, President, Regions Investment Services

David L. Noto ’76, Vice President, M&T Insurance Agency Inc.

Nora Eberl Plizga ’92, Co-Owner/Chief Financial Officer, Eberl Iron Works, Inc.

Rebecca R. Reeder, Principal, Nardin Academy High School

Michael J. Ryan ’64, LLB, Partner, Cosgrove Law Firm

James J. Rzad ’70, MBA ’75, Retired Financial Executive

Maureen T. Schmitt, Chief Executive Officer, Schmitt Sales, Inc.

Scott L. Sroka ’94, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office/Department of Justice

Richard C. Suchan ’82, Director of Development and Executive Director of the Foundation Diocese of Buffalo

Frank E. Swiatek ’65, President, Frank Swiatek & Associates

William C. Thuman ’73, CFP, Senior Vice President, Thuman Group, RBC Wealth Management

Paul V. Vukelic, President and Chief Operating Officer, Try-It Distributing Co., Inc., Balkan Beverage, LLC

Daniel J. Zimmer ’83, MBA ’87, Vice President, Corporate Finance & Development, Delaware North Companies, Inc.


Edward Burke Carey ’69, Chair of the Board of Trustees, President, Carey Realty Investments, Inc.

Dianna Civello, Secretary to the Board of Regents, Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Canisius College

Terri L. Mangione, PhD, Vice President for Student Affairs, Canisius College

Mark J. Manuele ’92, First Vice President of the Alumni Association, Assistant Vice President/Portfolio Underwriter II, First Niagara Bank, Commercial Real Estate

Marco F. Benedetti, Vice President for Business & Finance/Treasurer, Canisius College 

Richard A. Wall ’78, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Canisius College

Brock Wilkinson ’14, President, Undergraduate Student Association, Canisius College