Born and raised in Rochester, NY I was in Catholic Schooling my entire
life from grammar school to college. I went to Bishop Kearney High
School and then to Iona College where I was a Resident Assistant and
Residence Hall Director obtaining my Bachelor’s in Journalism and
Masters degree in Public Relations/Corporate Communications. I started
my development career working for the Archdiocese of New York raising
annual funds for the Annual Cardinal’s Appeal. I continued development
work and began alumni relations at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, an
all girls high school run by the Ursuline Sisters in the Bronx. The last
nine years I have been at St. John’s University beginning in the Annual
Fund and now as Director, Alumni Relations. Great years in my life. I
currently live in Bayside, Queens with my beautiful and supportive wife
Laura, a St. John’s alumna and also SJU employee. I like movies,
watching sports, history, the different seasons, a nice walk, spending
time with my wife, playing with our cat Montague, and a good laugh.
Why St. John's?
John’s is more than just where I work, but what I do. I am extremely
proud to have my position and meet wonderful people on and off campus.
St. John’s is New York, it’s national and increasingly global.
Approaching 150 years, the tradition, history and accomplishments make
it a special place, but the mission sets SJU apart. As students, alumni,
faculty, staff, and administrators we must live up to a high standard
and be living examples of that mission every day in how we go about our
business, interact with people and serve others.
was extremely humbled to have been approached and knew it was an
opportunity that I could not afford to pass up. As a representative of
St. John’s I need to be fully educated on the Vincentian mission, it’s
roots and how we can sustain now for the St. John’s Family and continue
to foster in the years ahead. I was fortunate enough to participate in
the Vincentian Mission Certificate program and I see this as an
extension of that. I interact with various constituencies on a daily
basis with a primary focus on engaging our alumni who received a great
academic education, but also learned the importance of service. I just
hope I can give back as much as I receive through the VMI.