Board of Trustees
Roger D. Anderson
Class of 1979
Dr. Anderson graduated from Marietta College in 1979 with a B.S. in Biology and completed his medical studies at the St. George's University School of Medicine in 1983. Following three years of Internal Medicine Residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, he completed his Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and remained on the faculty there for nearly 20 years. While in Pittsburgh, Dr. Anderson served as Vice President and Medical and Novum and ACR, both dedicated to the performance of clinical trials work in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Anderson returned to Marietta in 2001 and began private practice in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He maintains an active outpatient and inpatient medical practice in downtown Marietta. Dr. Anderson is an active member of the Marietta community. He is the publisher of the Anchor, a local newspaper that highlights community events, and serves on the boards of the American Red Cross and the Betsy Mills Club. He is also involved in the rehabilitation and re-purposing of historic structures in downtown Marietta. Dr. Anderson, his partner Christian, and their three children live in Fleming on the farm that has been in his family for generations.
Anna (Ann) Rathbone Bowser Bailey
Class of 1987
Marietta College graduate of 1987. Member of Phi Alpha Theta, a history honorary, Co-Chair of the Hartel Fellows Committee and member of the Perspectives Committee at Marietta College, YMCA Board of Directors, Junior League of Parkersburg, the Ohio River Valley of Arts and Letters, Good Samaritan Board of Directors, and Trinity Episcopal Church where she plays the organ. Ann resides in Vienna, WV and has four adult daughters, one of whom is a Marietta College alumna, Matilda Bailey '80.
Robert (Bob) Brucken
Class of 1956
Marietta College graduate of 1956. J.D. from University of Michigan in 1959. Retired Partner of the firm of Baker & Hostetler in Cleveland. He was the first recipient of the Wellman Award from the Joint Editorial Board for Trust and Estate Acts in recognition of his service to it for over the last thirty-five years. Founding Editor-in-Chief of Probate Law Journal of Ohio, a commercial journal for Ohio probate practitioners, he has negotiated or litigated tax cases presenting novel issues of estate and gift inclusion, asset valuation and tax deduction qualification. Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the national society of probate specialists. Has served on MAAP. Married to Marietta College graduate Lois Gilbert Brucken, '58; they live in Cleveland, Ohio. They have four adult children; one, Nancy, is a Marietta College graduate of 1983.
Dept: Office of the President
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Augustana College Thesis parts appointee, Argonne National Laboratory Ph.D. organometallic chemistry Northwestern University Postdoctoral Fellow Indiana University
Year appointed: 2012
President Dr. Joseph W. Bruno, a native of Chicago, became Marietta College's 18th president on July 1, 2012, after 28 years in faculty and administrative roles at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.
Dr. Bruno joined the Wesleyan faculty in 1984 and served in different leadership roles, including the Chair of the Chemistry Department, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, President of the university's Gamma of Connecticut chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He also served as Faculty Chair of the Tenure and Promotion Committee, led ongoing strategic planning for the university and, with the Chief Financial Officer, was an advisor to the Wesleyan's President on all budgetary matters.
While at Wesleyan, he taught introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, advanced electives in inorganic and organometallic chemistry, and several levels of laboratory courses. He also developed an organometallic chemistry research program and authored about 60 publications and patents, most of which were coauthored with students he mentored in his lab.
Dr. Bruno received his undergraduate education from the small, liberal arts college, Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He continued his education at Northwestern University, where he earned the PhD in Chemistry in 1983 while also holding a thesis parts appointment at Argonne National Laboratory in 1982. He also served as a postdoctoral researcher at Indiana University prior to joining the faculty at Wesleyan University.
Dr. Bruno is married to Diane, a former human resources professional. They have an adult daughter, Lisa, a 2009 graduate of Mount Holyoke College.
Dr. Bruno is a board member at The Betsey Mills Club.
Dr. Bruno's inauguration took place Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, during Homecoming weekend.
T. Grant Callery
Class of 1968
Marietta College graduate of 1968. J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1973. Retired in 2012 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and a mem¬ber of the Association of Governing Boards’ (AGB) Council of Board Chairs. Grant and his wife, Jacqueline Machan Callery (MC ‘71) reside in Bethesda, Maryland. They have two adult children one of whom, Megan, is a Marietta College graduate of 2003.
Class of 1971
Marietta College graduate of 1971 and MA from Azusa Pacific University in 1975. In July 2008 Chris became General Manager of Strategic Operations at Microsoft Corporation for the U.S. Public Sector supporting efforts in State and Local Government, Education and Federal Government Agencies including the Department of Defense as well as other Cabinet Level Departments such as Department of Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, and Department of Energy. Additionally, he works with Public Safety and National Security teams around the globe. Prior to that he was Microsoft’s lead strategist and spokesperson for the Worldwide Public Sector’s Government Industry, leading a global team which addressed eGovernment/Public Services, National Security, Public Safety, Postal Services, Taxation and Tourism. Before joining Microsoft in September 2006, Chris had served over 33 years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a Major General. In his final assignment as commander of the Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Chris directed the recruitment of 40,000 new Marines per year, exceeding goals established by the Department of Defense. Prior to that, as Director of Operations for the United States Pacific Command, he oversaw operations for 300,000 U.S. military personnel in an area encompassing over half the globe.
Patricia Griffin Curtin
Class of 1969
Marietta College graduate of 1969 and J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1972. Pat is an Associate Justice of the District Court for the Trial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She served as a District Court Trial Judge for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Presiding Justice of the Brookline District Court and presided over the Drug Court in the Cambridge District Court from 1995-2013. She serves on the District Court Education Committee which is responsible for continuing education for the judiciary as well as training for new judges. Pat also sits on the Appellate Division within the District Court and has been a frequent lecturer to bench and bar. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she was a partner in the Boston law firm of Lynch, Brewer, Hoffman and Sands where she handled a broad range of civil and criminal litigation. Before joining the firm, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Frank H. Freedman of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. At Marietta, Pat was Vice President of the Student Body, President of the Women’s Leadership Honorary, a member of the National History Honorary and the Alpha Xi Delta sorority. In 1999 she received the Outstanding Alumna Award. Pat and her husband John live in Osterville, MA and are the parents of two adult sons.
Mr. Fenton is a 1971 graduate of Wesleyan University. He is President of the Fenton Art Glass Company in Williamstown, W.Va. He was formerly the Executive Vice President and Manager of manufacturing at Fenton Art Glass.
Mr. Fenton participated in a Harvard Business School OPM (Owner/President Management) Program. He and his wife, Nancy Gollinger Fenton, live in Williamstown. They have two adult sons.
Barbara A. Perry Fitzgerald
Class of 1973
Marietta College graduate of 1973. Her professional career began as a Management Trainee for Sears, Roebuck and Co. in New Jersey. She spent 24 years with Sears in numerous store operations positions (including Store General Manager and District General Manager), Home Improvement store sup¬port positions and strategic planning. Her last assignment was VP/GM for Sears Freestanding Hardware Stores, an off the mall chain she grew to 150 stores in 3 years. She left Sears in 1997 and joined Toys “R” Us as VP/GM for NY/NJ, the company’s largest market with annual sales of $1 billion. She was promoted to VP of People Development and led the company-wide initiative (This Magic Moment) designed to transform Toys “R” Us into a customer focused organization. In early 2000 Barbara was named President of Harmon AutoGlass, then the nation’s second largest installer of replacement windshields. She joined PetSmart at the end of that year as Senior VP of Store Operations. In that position she led the strategic focus on customer ser¬vice, launching a company-wide service initiative: PetSmart Unleashed. She retired from PetSmart in June 2007. She is a member of the Board of The Be Kind People Project in Arizona and a past member of the PetSmart Charities and The Schwan Food Company Boards. Barbara and her husband, Paul, reside in Scottsdale, AZ. They are Pet Parents to Boone, an adopted Basset Hound.
Nancy Putnam Hollister
Ms. Hollister attended Kent State University and is the former Representative (Washington, Noble, Guernsey, Monroe, and Muskingum counties) to the Ohio House of Representatives (1999-2004). Upon the election of Governor Voinovich to the US Senate, she became the interim Ohio Governor, in late 1998 and early 1999, the first woman to hold that position.
Mrs. Hollister was formerly Ohio's Lieutenant Governor, Director of the Governor's Office of Appalachia, President of the Ohio Municipal League, Mayor of the City of Marietta and a member of Marietta City Council. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Historical Society. Nancy attended Kent State University. She and husband, Jeff Hollister, live in Marietta and have five children.
John B. Langel
Class of 1970
Graduate of Marietta College class of 1970. Earned his J.D. summa cum laude from Temple University in 1974. Chairman of the Litigation Department at Ballards Spahr, his practice focuses primarily on the representation of employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. Mr. Langel is a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has received an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell, an honor that reflects an attorney has reached the height of professional excel¬lence. He has received the highest ranking in the directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which has named him a first-tier labor and employment attorney in the state of Pennsylvania annually since 2003. Mr. Langel currently serves on the Board of Visitors of Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, the Board of Trustees of Athletes for Hope, the Board of Trustees of The Jaws Youth Playbook, and is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. He is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He and his wife, Jacquelyn M. Pinotti Langel (‘70), reside in Morrestown, NJ. They have two adult children, Matthew and Casey, and four grandchildren.
Class of 1997
Matt is currently a pathologist at Marietta Memorial Hospital, but combines his dedication to his profession with a passion for support of his friends and colleagues through his active volunteer work and service to his hometown. A 1992 graduate of Marietta High School and 1997 graduate of Marietta College, Mathew went on to earn his MD from the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine in 2003. A board-certified pathologist, he completed his residency in Pathology at Summa Health Systems in 2007 before becoming the Chair of Surgery at Marietta Memorial Hospital. In addition, his credits include medical directorships at Selby General Hospital, Physicians Care, Belpre Strecker, and Blood Bank. Matt has also been on the board of the Memorial Health Foundation since January 2011. Matt has been a special contributor to his alma mater's Physician Assistant Program giving a presentation in January 2011 and he continues to enjoy his collaborations with faculty, staff, and students.
Class of 1968
Mr. McCurdy is a Certified Public Accountant. He retired in June 2005 as Partner of the Indianapolis office of Ernst & Young LLP where he was responsible for the real estate and construction industry practice for Indiana, Kentucky and Southern Ohio. He began his professional career with Arthur Andersen in Cleveland in 1968, and later became the managing partner of the Columbus, Ohio office of Kenneth Leventhal & Company prior to its merger with Ernst & Young in 1995.
Brent serves as the Treasurer for the Dream Center Clinic, a free medical clinic for low income and uninsured families in the Charleston, SC area. Previously he served as Treasurer of the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimers Association, United Way, Ohio Hotel and Motel Association, and the Woodland Country Club where he was a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer.
Mr. McCurdy and his wife, Charlie, are members of Seacoast Church and Snee Farm Country Club. They reside in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Class of 1991
Michael is the Philip H. Knight Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Oregon School of Law. He was previously the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Associate Director of the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center at the University of Oregon, where he taught negotiation, dispute resolution, and civil procedure. Before joining the Oregon Law faculty, he was a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, served as the Clinical Supervisor of the Harvard Mediation Program, and spent several years as a consultant with Conflict Management Group. Moffitt has published more than twenty scholarly articles on mediation, negotiation, and dispute resolution. He co-edited THE HANDBOOK OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION, (Jossey-Bass, 2005), an award-winning compilation of original chapters by leading scholars and practitioners in the field. He also co-authored the innovative, student-focused book, DISPUTE RESOLUTION: EXAMPLES & EXPLANATIONS (Aspen 2008) (2d ed. Aspen 2011). A graduate of Marietta College and Harvard Law School, Moffitt is an award-winning teacher, a devoted but mediocre snowboarder, an aggressive tennis player, and the exhausted parent of two young daughters.
John R. Murphy
Class of 1963
John earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Marietta College in 1963 and a master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport in 1966. He advanced his professional development with completion of the Harvard University Management Development Institute in 1986.
For thirty-seven years, John served Penn State University in a variety of capacities before retiring as director of student affairs on the Wilkes-Barre campus in 2004. His many contributions were recognized with the dedication of the John R. Murphy Student Services Center in October, 2008.
Actively involved in a variety of professional and campus organizations, John provided leadership for strategic planning, budget, and assessment groups within the Penn State system while winning several awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Student Government Association in 2003.
John’s appreciation and respect for the quality of his undergraduate experience at Marietta prompted him to encourage no fewer than eight other family members to join The Long Blue Line. He is married to Shawn (Wilska) ’64 and they reside in Dallas, Pennsylvania.
Kathleen Mitchell Murphy
Class of 1982
Kathleen Murphy joined the Maryland Bankers Association in 1999 as President and CEO of the only professional association representing commercial banks and thrifts in Maryland. The mission of the Maryland Bankers Association is to make Maryland banks stronger and more successful.
With a career spanning state and national banking trade associations, Kathleen served for 13 years as Director of Community Banking for the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C, as Director of Communications for the Ohio Bankers Association and in the Financial Card Services Division of Bank One, in Columbus.
Among many volunteer positions, Kathleen serves on the Executive Committee of the Maryland Coalition for Financial Literacy, as past president of the Maryland Government Relations Association, on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Association of CPAs, on the State Comptroller's Business Advisory Council and on the Maryland State Department of Education's Financial Literacy Advisory Council. She was elected by her peers as Chair of the 55-state Alliance of State Bankers Associations and served on the Board of Directors of the American Bankers Association in 2009-2010. She is also a former member of the National BankPAC Committee.
Kathleen earned a bachelor of arts degree from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, and has completed Executive Education Programs from the Darden Business School of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Maryland and was named an Influential Marylander by The Daily Record in 2009.
An artist and avid sailor, Kathleen and her husband Mike reside in Annapolis.
Cathy Percival, RN, BSN, MBA is Vice President and Medical Director for American General Life Companies with 15 years of industry experience, particularly in the life brokerage and affluent markets. She has an extensive clinical background in cardiovascular nursing, primarily in ICU, Cardiac Cath Lab, and management. Cathy earned her MBA in 1996.
In addition to providing medical consulting support to a large underwriting staff, Cathy participates in cross-functional initiatives regarding mortality improvement, product development, and sales initiatives. She is also heavily involved in underwriter training for her company, including the development of American General's Associate Underwriter Training Program.
Cathy has authored chapters on for the Association of Life Underwriters (ALU) textbooks and serves on the association's Curriculum Committee. She is a regular speaker at insurance industry meetings around the country.
Dr. Leonard M. (Randy) Randolph, Jr.
Class of 1965
Marietta College graduate of 1965; MS from Howard University, 1967; MD from Meharry Medical College, 1972. Divisional Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Health Partners in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this capacity he is the lead physician for a five hospital system which includes four long-term care facilities, three health plexes and a number of free-standing clinics. In addition, he is responsible for the safety of patients and the quality of health care delivered.
Former Vice President, Medical Operations for Catholic Healthcare West. Serves as a member of the Boards of Directors/Trustees of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, HealthEast Care System, Hospice of Cincinnati, Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Graduate of Leadership Cincinnati. Past President of American College of Physician Executives and distinguished Fellow of the College. Past Member of Board of Governors of American College of Surgeons and Fellow of the College. Past Deputy Executive Director and Program Executive Officer, TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Washington, D.C. Past Deputy Surgeon General of the United States Air Force.
He and his wife Linda Fleming Randolph live in Mason, Ohio and have four adult children, one son still at home, and seven grandchildren.
Class of 1996
Jason is Executive Vice President responsible for acquisitions & divestitures, land and new ventures. He joined Hilcorp Energy in 2008 as its Asset Team Manager of Gulf of Mexico properties. Effective October 1, 2009, he became EVP. His previous three-year employment was with GE Capital, as Senior Vice President, Oil & Gas, and prior to GE, he had 10 years with Chevron, both domestic (California and Louisiana) and international. He brings more than 15 years of experience in upstream knowledge and experience, including business development, economic analysis, reservoir engineering, project management and operations. Mr. Rebrook holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering with Honors from Marietta College and a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University.
Cynthia (Cindy) Reece
Class of 1978
Marietta College graduate of 1978. Cindy recently retired from ExxonMobil after 35 years of service. She most recently was their Technical Computing Manager for ExxonMobil’s Technical Computing Company where she had responsibility for the technical work environment supporting over 4000 technical professionals in over 24 countries. She spent the last 35 years in a variety of assignments in production and drilling as well as engineering and operations. She has degrees in both petroleum engineering and business and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas. She is active on the Boards of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and Marietta College. She and her husband, Eric, reside in Texas, enjoy traveling throughout the world and are enjoying their retirement homes in Arizona and Colorado.
Ronald (Ron) Rinard
Class of 1972
Mr. Rinard graduated from Marietta College in 1972 with a BS in Petroleum Engineering. He earned his MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1974 and completed "The Management Program" at Rice University in 1984. Mr. Rinard is Managing General Partner of Asher Resources Partnership which invests in various oil and gas ventures. Formerly, Mr. Rinard served as President of Terra Resources and Pacific Enterprises Oil Company. He serves on the Boards of numerous energy-related companies. He was named a Petroleum Engineering Distinguished Alumnus by Marietta College in 2009. Mr. Rinard and his wife Cecilia reside in Dallas, Texas where they both serve as Directors of the Isaac I Foundation which focuses on the needs of children and students. They have one son, Luke.
Donald (Don) Ritter
Class of 1981
Marietta College graduate of 1981. MBA from Southern Methodist University in 2001. Currently serves as President and CEO of Endurance Resources, LLC, an oil and gas production company with assets in Texas and New Mexico. Formerly served as Vice President of Engineering and Geomechanics International and Global Manager of Joint Venture Well Construction, Mobil's New Exploration and Producing Ventures worldwide. Don is also the owner of Category 5 Amplification, a manufacturer of custom guitar amps and Director of Blue Star Connection, a nonprofit organization which gives the gift of music to kids with life threatening illnesses. He and his wife Leslie Straub Ritter (Marietta College '85) reside in Farmers Branch, Texas and have two children.
Class of 1987
Michael Salvino is Group Chief Executive of Accenture’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) business. In this role, he oversees Accenture’s comprehensive portfolio of cross-industry BPO services (finance and accounting, HR, learning, marketing, procurement and supply chain) and industry-specific BPO services (including credit services, marketing, health administration and management, network and utilities). He leads a team of over 55,000 professionals globally and is responsible for delivering services to Accenture’s BPO clients and developing and executing Accenture’s BPO business strategy. With over 20 years' experience in consulting, IT outsourcing and BPO, Mike has been focused on identifying and successfully delivering solutions to Fortune 500 clients to achieve high performance. He also serves as a member of Accenture’s global executive leadership team. Mike has had a long and impactful career history in the Outsourcing industry. In his early service with Accenture, his primary focus was on IT Outsourcing and building "start-up" businesses. He also held senior leadership roles at pioneering companies such as Exult Inc. where he was their Americas President responsible for US, Canadian, and Latin American markets and at Hewitt, where he served as Global Sales and Accounts Co-Leader for their HR Outsourcing group. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Marietta College, Ohio where he graduated cum laude. During his time at Marietta, Mike was a four-year member of the college basketball team and a two year letterman and earned Academic All-OAC Honors in his Senior Year. In his home city of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mike is an active volunteer in his local community. He has been a coach and leader in youth sports since 2003 and is an active member of the Charlotte Touchdown Club which supports High School Athletics. Through their 5MPower foundation, Mike and his family regularly give philanthropically to charitable causes to support others less fortunate than themselves with a particular focus on cancer research, feeding the hungry in Charlotte, youth sports and education.
Edgar L. Smith, Jr.
Edgar L. Smith, Jr. is the founder, chairman, and CEO of World Pac Paper, LLC., a fast growing Inc. 500 company and award winning national distributor of high quality printing & packaging papers and packaging solutions. The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce named World Pac Paper the 2010 Small Business of the Year. His company received the 2011 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. Edgar has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience with Fortune 500 companies, including serving as Vice President of National Sales with Coca-Cola North America. His industry experience also includes working with commercial printing, packaging, and paper companies such as R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., James River Corp., Georgia-Pacific Corp., and Smurfit-Stone. Edgar is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. A graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class XXI (1997-98), and a past Fellow for The Regional Leadership Forum - Class II (2003-04). He has also completed the Advanced Management/Minority Business Executive Education Program(s) at both the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Edgar has also served on several corporate boards, which include the Paul Hemmer Companies and BrandWatch Technologies, Inc. He is an avid community volunteer and he currently serves as Vice Chair and is on the Executive Committee for the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau. He has served and also currently serves in leadership capacities on the Board of Directors of many prominent Cincinnati civic and community non-profit organizations, which include ArtsWave, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati USA - Regional Tourism Network (RTN), Dan Beard Council - Boy Scouts of America, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Edgar was recently re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Washington, DC). Edgar was appointed and serves on, the Board of Advisors for the School of Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University. He was previously selected, by the American National Red Cross, and served on the National Leadership Council (Washington, DC 2009-2011). Edgar also serves on the Executive Board of Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts as well as on the Americans for the Arts Board of Directors. He was recently elected as a trustee of Union Institute & University. In June 2012, he received the Clara Barton Honor Award from the American Red Cross for meritorious volunteer leadership. He and his company are the recipient of numerous business awards and community honors.
Dr. Toni Robinson-Smith, M.D.
A nationally recognized educator and leader in multicultural consulting for more than two decades, Toni Robinson-Smith, MD is the founder and managing principal of p.r.n. Consultants, LLC based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is an academic physician, entrepreneur and business owner specializing in a variety of areas of healthcare, business (technology optimization solutions) and education. In 2004, she established a national consultation practice, while serving as an academic physician at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She specializes in professional, self-development counseling, business consulting and professional coaching. Her consultation practice encompasses healthcare initiatives, cross-cultural competency in healthcare and business, recruitment & retention strategies, strategic planning, professional and program development and professional coaching. She has extensive experience in lecturing, teaching, and training on various current topics and organizational initiatives. She has a unique perspective to reach the entire person through coaching, networking & skills training. She is a dynamic and sought after speaker to healthcare organizations, businesses, professional & women’s groups and individuals. Her professional development lectures and seminars on enhanced communication and leadership has taught many professionals and she has added to their fundamental understanding of leadership and management. Dr. Robinson-Smith has dedicated herself to enhancing the lives of others through providing valuable and advisory information. Most recently, since 2009, Dr. Robinson-Smith joined her husband in his growing business where she serves as a Vice President within the organization. She brings a wealth of professional experiences and administrative competency to that company. She enjoys and manages her busy professional lifestyle with zeal because she works with industry veterans and a wonderful team within each organization. Her unique background and pro-active approach to all things provides a catalyst for positive change. As a business consultant, she draws from various facets of professional experience and references, which encompass the core operations and competencies of an organization to the culture, from leadership effectiveness to management practices to support systems. Utilizing systems-based & practice-based optimization methods she and her team help to identify key limiting factors and barriers to determine realistic approaches to improvement and enhancement of organizational behaviors to realize the vision and mission of the organization. In addition to having served on nonprofit boards, including the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. She is an author and lecturer on entrepreneurism and individual & organizational performance. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Robinson-Smith received her Bachelor’s of Science, Medical Doctorate & Fellowship training from the University of Pittsburgh and medical training from the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Robinson-Smith has worked at the University of Pittsburgh-Magee Women’s Hospital, Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and the University of Cincinnati. While at the University of Cincinnati she served as an Associate Professor with funded cancer research and clinical responsibilities. She led at the institution as a course director, a training program director, a procedural clinic director and a laboratory director of a surgical hospital. While at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, as an Associate Dean, she developed and implemented strategic plans for the healthcare system, recruitment & retention programs and policy practices. She is a dedicated professional and proven leader in various organizational realms
Donald (Don) Strickland
Class of 1966
Mr. Strickland earned his Juris Doctorate in 1969 from the University of Connecticut Law School. He has been an Attorney at Law and Partner at Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell & Beck, P.C. in Hartford, Conn., since 1973. Mr. Strickland's practice includes labor, employment law, contract negotiations and administration, employee discipline and termination matters, and both grievance and interest arbitration.
Mr. Strickland concentrates in representation of boards of education and municipalities and other public sector entities in labor relations matters, school law, student discipline, prohibited practice matters municipal law, and constitutional law issues as they relate to public employees and employers. He also conducts investigations on behalf of clients into allegations of misconduct with potential labor relations and disciplinary ramifications.
Mr. Strickland is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, founding member and past chair of the Connecticut School Attorney’s Council, Adjunct Professor at Sacred Heart University School of Graduate Studies and a member of the Society of Former Special Agents, Federal Bureau of Investigations. He is an author and lecturer. He serves on the Board of Directors for A Better Chance (ABC), Inc. as well as numerous other boards.
Mr. Strickland and his wife, Elise, reside in Glastonbury, CT, and have three adult children and two grandchildren.
Charles W. Sulerzyski
Charles Sulerzyski is President and Chief Executive Officer for Peoples Bancorp Inc. and Peoples Bank, National Association. He is responsible for the future growth and financial success of Peoples and continues to keep the company focused on being a leading provider of financial products and services. Sulerzyski’s career in the banking industry spans more than 35 years. He has held senior level positions in the investment, insurance and banking industries. Prior to joining Peoples, Sulerzyski was President of the Great Lakes Region for KeyBank, N.A. There he managed commercial banking, business banking, private banking and retail banking initiatives for Ohio, Michigan and Indiana (2,500 employees; 340 branches). Earlier in his career, Sulerzyski served as a Managing Director with Marsh & McLennan, Inc., a New York company which provides risk and insurance services. Preceding these positions, he served with The Provident Bank, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Fidelity Investments, located in Boston, Massachusetts and with Banc One Corporation located in Columbus, Ohio. While at Banc One, Sulerzyski was CEO of the Investment Management and Trust Group. Sulerzyski earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from New York University and his MBA in Marketing from Fordham University Graduate School of Business. Sulerzyski also holds the National Association of Security Dealers Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses. Giving back to the community is a value Sulerzyski embraces and encourages. He has served on various boards and service organizations during the past three decades. In addition to serving on the Board of Marietta College, Sulerzyski currently serves on the Boards of Memorial Health System and the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
Class of 1962
Dr. Thrasher grew up in Sistersville, West Virginia and went on to graduate from Marietta College in 1962 with a B.S. in Biology. Pursuing his studies in medicine, he graduated from West Virginia University’s Medical School in 1966 and completed his internship at Ben Taub Hospital at the Baylor Medical School in Houston, Texas. Following military service as a Flight Surgeon attached to the Manned Orbiting Lab Program, Dr. Thrasher went on to a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the WVU Medical Center and a Research Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and earned Board Certification and membership in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1975. Beginning in 1974 and continuing until his retirement in 2006, Dr. Thrasher held concurrent appointments as a Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA and Orthopaedic Surgeon in the M.I.T. Medical Department as well. On an intermittent basis, he was also an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon on the staff at Mass General. A dedicated educator, Dr. Thrasher served as a Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School while also balancing commitments to his profession and community on the boards of Mt. Auburn Hospital and the Belmont Day School. Married with two grown children, he and his wife, Antra, share time with their family between their homes in Lexington and Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.
James J. Tracy
Class of 1979
James J. Tracy earned his Bachelor of Arts in Management and Accounting from Marietta College in 1979. He was also a four-year letterman and an All-American baseball player. He currently serves as the Director of The Consulting Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and is responsible for operating the firm's Managed Account Solutions, Investment Advisory and Institutional Consulting businesses. He has been with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and its legacy firms for more than 22 years. He serves as the Chairman of MMI (Managed Money Institute) and participates on multiple boards that focus on philanthropic giving and donor advised funds. James volunteers his time to raising money for charitable causes such as the Special Olympics. He lives in Powell, Ohio, with his wife Joey and has two children, Lauren, 22, and J.J., 8.
Class of 1963
Mr. Wartluft’s career included 20 years with IBM, 13 years at Ernst & Young LLP, and 2 years with Capgemini Ernst & Young Consulting. At IBM, he held numerous technical consulting, sales and marketing, and executive management positions. At Ernst & Young and Capgemini Ernst & Young Consulting, he held numerous executive management positions, and retired in 2001 after serving as CEO of the Americas. In both companies, he served on their executive management governing boards. After retiring, he served four years on the Board of Directors for Intellinex, a web-based education content and service company. Mr. Wartluft is also involved in charity work.
In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing lots of golf and tennis. Mr. Wartluft and his wife, Judy, live in Atlanta, Georgia, as do their two daughters and four grandchildren.
Jo Ellen Diehl Yeary
Class of 1976
Jo Ellen earned her B.A. in English and Economics from Marietta College in 1976 and her J.D. from Capital University Law School in 1980. A founding member and Vice President and General Counsel of Northeast Natural Energy LLC, Charleston, WV, Jo Ellen commenced her legal career in the natural gas industry in 1981 following a judicial clerkship with the Fourth District Court of Appeals of Ohio. She was a member of the legal department of Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation until 1989 when she joined Columbia Natural Resources. In 2001 she became a founding member of Triana Energy where she served as Vice President and General Counsel. She held the same title at Columbia Natural Resources upon Triana's acquisition of that company and at Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, following its acquisition of Columbia Natural Resources. Jo Ellen is Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Star USA Federal Credit Union and serves on the Board of Counselors of Capital University Law School. She is a past board member of Family Counseling Connection and of MAR Systems, Inc., a Solon, Ohio, water treatment company. She and her husband, John, reside in South Charleston, WV. They have one adult son, Philip.
Patricia Kral Zecchi
Class of 1971
Since graduation from Marietta College in 1971, Patricia has been actively involved in civic, charitable, and educational Boards, as well as financial and investment activities. Her educational contributions include: President of the Petunia Foundation (Private foundation involved in schools and educational programs in several third world countries); Director of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver; Executive Director of Midland (Texas) ISD Volunteer Programs; Director of The Congo Relief Mission (Private organization involved in school operation and construction in DRC); and Founding Member of Littleton (Colorado) Public Schools Foundation. Patricia has also been active in several real estate, energy and private investments ventures, including: Director of Central Resources, Inc.; Director and Major Shareholder of Goldeneye Energy, Inc.; Director of Central Argentina Corp.; Director and Major Shareholder of Osprey Properties, LLC; Director and Secretary of Green Oaks Homeowners Association; Founding Member of Pine Creek Watershed Association; and Private Investor. Patricia is married to Paul J. Zecchi, a 1970 Petroleum Engineering graduate of Marietta College. They have a daughter Kristen Zecchi, a son in law Sam Millen and a granddaughter, Lucia Patricia, all of Boston. Patricia and Paul reside in Houston, but split their time among Houston, Denver and Fairfield, CT.