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 2012-2013 academic year include:
Richard C. Suchan ’82, Chair of the Board or Regents
Director of Development and Executive Director of the Foundation
Diocese of Buffalo
Thomas R. Emmerling ’75, Vice Chair of the Board of Regents
Managing Partner, Dopkins & Company LLP
John P. Belbas, DDS ’82, Dentist-Owner
Martin J. Berardi ’79, President, Medical Devices Group, Moog Inc.
Kurt C. Bingeman ’71, President and Owner, Russell Bond & Co.,
Jill K. Bond ’82, 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.
Suzanne C. Eberhard ’85, MBA ’88, Executive VP and Director of Credit Management, TD Securities, Toronto Cominion Bank
Nora Eberl Plizga ’92, Chief Financial Officer, Eberl Iron Works, Inc.
Mark G. Evans ’83, Director, Global Leadership & Organizational Development, Global Education and Training, Colgate-Palmolive Company
Andrew L. Fors ’95, MS ’98, Partner, Summer Street Capital Partners
Michael M. Gilbert ’90, Vice President of Public and Community Relations, Buffalo Sabres
Amy Hoffman ’82, President/Co-Founder, Rooster Hill Vineyards
Michael P. Hughes ’94, Vice President Marketing, Public Relations & Government Affairs, Kaleida Health
John J. Hurley ’78, President, Canisius College (Ex-officio)
John W. Koessler, Owner, Jack’s Music
Rocco Lucente, II ’80, President, Cohen & Lombardo, PC
William J. Maggio ’84, MBA ’92, President & Chief Executive Officer, 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
Norma Nowak ’79, PhD, Director of Science & Technology, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
Cindy L. Odom ’90, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Western New York
Rebecca R. Reeder, Principal, Nardin Academy High School
Michael J. Ryan ’64, Partner, Cosgrove Law Firm
James J. Rzad ’70, MBA ’75, Retired Financial Executive
Maureen T. Schmitt, Chief Executive Officer, Schmitt Sales, Inc.
Frank E. Swiatek ’65, President, Frank Swiatek & Associates
William C. Thuman ’73, Senior Vice President, Thuman Group, RBC Wealth Management
Paul V. Vukelic, President and Chief Operating Officer, Try-It Distributing Co., Inc. and Balkan Beverage, LLC
Daniel J. Zimmer ’83, MBA ’87, Vice President, Corporate Finance & Development, Delaware North Companies, Inc.
Catherine M. Burzik ’72, Former President & Chief Executive Officer, Kinetic Concepts Inc.
Dianna Civello, Secretary to the Board of Regents, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Ellen O. Conley, PhD, Vice President for Student Affairs, Canisius College
Patrick E. Richey, Vice President for Business & Finance, Treasurer, Canisius College
Richard A. Wall ’78, PhD, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Canisius College
Brock Wilkinson ’14, President, Undergraduate Student Association, Canisius College
Ann L. Woloszynski ’90, MBA ’94, Vice President – Risk Management, M&T Bank