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
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