Akel is a member of the Binghamton Bearcats Athletic Association and is involved with
the Promise Zone/Reading Partners committee for Binghamton University’s College of
Community and Public Affairs.
She has served on the boards of numerous organizations in Greater Binghamton. She
has also been chair of various fundraising initiatives and community events, including
the Inaugural Ball of the American Heart Association of the Southern Tier, Lourdes
Hospital Ball, special gifts campaign for United Way of Broome County, and the Goodwill
Theatre’s annual fundraiser.
Akel attended Syracuse University and Green Mountain College where she studied nursing.
Bloomer is founder of the Edward L. Rose Conservancy, a land trust organization doing
business in Pennsylvania and New York. She is also president of its board of directors.
She retired as president of Binghamton Steel Erectors Inc.
She has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the board of the
Binghamton Bearcats Athletic Association, having been a past president. She was an
advisory board member of Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing.
Bloomer serves in several capacities at Trinity Memorial Church in Binghamton: past
first woman warden of vestry, lector and Eucharistic minister, and finance committee
and investment committee convener.
Jim Broschart, MBA ’92
Broschart is vice president for advancement at Binghamton University and an ex-officio
member of the Binghamton University Foundation board. He leads alumni relations, the
major and annual giving programs, and the operational elements of the advancement
office, working closely with advancement staff members, faculty, volunteers and University
leaders to strengthen and support alumni engagement and enhance philanthropic giving
for the University.
He was previously vice president for college advancement at Hartwick College in Oneonta,
N.Y. At Hartwick, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development
and alumni engagement programs and served as campaign manager for the largest fundraising
campaign in Hartwick’s history.
Judith Garczynski Fleishman ’90
Fleishman is a psychologist who has done research on the effects of competition and
competence feedback on intrinsic motivation and quality of performance. She taught
at Adelphi University as an adjunct professor for eight years and is a former consultant
for the Westchester Institute for Human Development.
Fleishman graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
She earned a Master of Arts and doctorate, both in psychology, from Adelphi University.
Kenneth A. Goldblatt ’87
Goldblatt is chief information officer and portfolio manager at S Squared Technology,
a hedge fund that invests in small and mid-sized technology companies. He is responsible
for portfolio and risk management as well as the firm’s research process and strategic
Before joining S Squared in 1993, he was an investment banking associate at Oppenheimer
& Co. from 1992 to 1993. From 1987 to 1990, after graduating from Binghamton University
with a Bachelor of Science in computer science (with honors), he was a software engineer
at American Management Systems, an IT consulting firm.
Goldblatt graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science in computer
science (with honors). He has a Master of Business Administration in finance (with
distinction) from New York University Stern School of Business.
Heidi B. Goldstein ’81
Goldstein is senior vice president and general counsel for Phoenix House, a nonprofit
provider of substance abuse treatment and prevention services. As principal legal
advisor and a member of the national executive team, Goldstein oversees all legal
affairs of the organization. She provides legal counsel, guidance and strategic advice
on a wide range of matters regarding the organization’s operations and programs. Before
joining Phoenix House, Goldstein had a long career as a litigator at a global law
Goldstein is an ex-officio member of the Binghamton University Foundation board. She
was named president of the Binghamton University Alumni Association in 2015 and previously
served as vice president and chair of the association’s strategic planning taskforce,
which oversaw the creation of the Binghamton University Strategic Plan for Alumni
She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, with honors, from Binghamton
University. She is also a graduate of New York University School of Law.
Keith L. Horn ’80
Horn was chief operating officer of Elliott Management Corp., a global hedge fund,
for 12 years. Prior to joining Elliott, he worked as an investment banker at Merrill
Lynch for 16 years and served in various management capacities, among them, global
head of leveraged finance, head of Latin America debt and chief of staff to the chair
and president. He was also a managing director in high yield finance and investment
banking. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Horn practiced corporate law and securities
Horn is a member of the Binghamton University Foundation’s investment committee. He
is former chair of the Binghamton University Parents Fund Committee.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Binghamton University, earning a Bachelor of Arts,
with highest honors, in both economics and political science. He has a Juris Doctor
from Georgetown University Law Center and graduated cum laude.
Alex Huppé ’69
Huppé graduated with honors from Binghamton University with a bachelor's degree in
English. He earned a master's degree in English from the University of Virginia, where
he completed his doctoral coursework before beginning a career as a college instructor
and later as a public relations executive.
He has taught at community colleges in North Carolina and Virginia, and at Boston
University and the University of Virginia. He also served as assistant dean for external
programs at Boston University's College of Communication. In 1985, he was appointed
principal public relations and public information officer at Dartmouth College. He
joined Harvard University in 1995 as its director of public affairs. He remains active
in consulting and in philanthropic activities.
Huppé serves on Binghamton University’s Harpur College Advisory Council. His father,
Distinguished Professor Bernard F. Huppé, was one of the college's founding faculty
members, a leading scholar of medieval literature who helped design and champion Harpur's
liberal arts curriculum.
Stuart F. Koenig ’73
Koenig is a seasoned executive with significant experience in real estate private
equity, investment banking and finance. He is currently a senior partner and chief
operating officer of the real estate division of Ares Management LP and serves as
chair of all of its real estate investment committees, including Ares Commercial Real
Estate Corp. (ACRE), a public mortgage real estate investment trust.
Koenig recently served seven years as an independent director of a multibillion-dollar,
NYSE-listed company. He has a 40-year work history of increasing responsibility and
leadership, with the last 20 years in senior management roles of chief financial officer,
chief administrative officer, and/or chief operating officer.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Binghamton University. He also has a
Master of Business Administration in accounting from Baruch College
Elizabeth M. Koffman
Koffman worked for a real estate development company in San Francisco for many years
before moving back East. She then worked for an apparel company selling high-end goods
to the resort market. For the past 20 years, she has been an entrepreneur and an early-stage
private investor in many types of industries.
Koffman is an active community volunteer and philanthropist. She is a board member
of the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator and a member of the Social Venture
She received her doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Anthony I. Kornheiser ’70
Kornheiser is an American sportswriter and former columnist for The Washington Post, as well as a radio and television sports talk-show host.
He has hosted The Tony Kornheiser Show on radio in various forms since 1992, co-hosted Pardon the Interruption on ESPN since 2001, and served as an analyst for ESPN's Monday Night Football from 2006−08.
Kornheiser graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Michael F. Lane ’89
Lane brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services business to
his role as the head of Dimensional’s Target Income Group. His responsibilities include
overseeing the development and distribution of retirement income goals-based solutions.
Prior to becoming head of TIG, Lane was a vice president in the Office of the Chairman,
working on long-term global strategic initiatives.
Before joining Dimensional in 2004, Lane was a director of advisor services at TIAA-CREF.
In this role, he was responsible for creating third-party distribution of mutual funds,
annuities and education savings plans, as well as other financial planning and retirement
solutions. Previously, he was president of advisor resources at AEGON, where he was
in charge of delivering insurance and investment solutions to fee-based and fee-only
Lane has published three books, including Secrets of the Wealth Makers, and a number of articles on financial planning and advisory practices. He has a
Bachelor of Arts in political science from Binghamton University.
Dr. Bai O. Lee
Lee is president of Lee Health Care and senior attending gynecologist at United Health
Services and Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital.
Lee completed his post-graduate training and fellowship at New York Medical College.
He was director of the Perinatal Center at United Health Services in 1972 and became
a partner at the Southern Tier Ob-Gyn Group in 1975. In 2000, Lee established the
Lee and Yum Foundation for charity and education.
Mitchell J. Lieberman ’80
Lieberman began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1980, in global operations. He moved
to the equities division in 1992, as head of prime brokerage, and in 1997, became
a managing director. He was named co-chief operating officer of Goldman’s Global Securities
Services in 1999. Lieberman retired from Goldman in February 2010. He serves as a
board member for Goldman Sachs Trust Co. and Goldman Sachs Cayman Trust.
Lieberman is a member of the Binghamton University Foundation board’s investment committee
and the Harpur College Advisory Board.
He graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts in both political
science and biological sciences.
Jessica E. Lorden ’83
Lorden is the executive director of Congregation Kol Ami, a reform synagogue in White
Plains, N.Y. She assumed this role after retiring from IBM Corp., having served in
the IBM law department for more than 25 years. In her last role with IBM, Lorden was
vice president and associate general counsel of IBM Sales and Distribution. Before
joining IBM, Lorden was an associate with Brown & Wood in New York City and served
as a law clerk to Chief Justice James G. Exum Jr. of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
She joined the Harpur College Dean’s Advocacy Council in 2009, and serves as vice
chair. Also in 2009, she became an adjunct instructor for Harpur College, and annually
teaches a mid-winter pre-law seminar.
Lorden graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and business
management from Binghamton University. She received her Juris Doctor from Duke University
School of Law. She is a member of the New York state, North Carolina and District
of Columbia bar associations.
Carolyn M. Mancini
Mancini is president and owner of OGGI Concrete Forms & Accessories Inc. in Endicott,
N.Y. She has been in her current position at OGGI Concrete since 2001, but previously
ran concrete forming operations and property management since 1986 under OGGI Property
Mancini is also president and owner of CMM Advertising Inc. in Endicott, N.Y. CMM
Advertising produces message-on-hold telephone services for clients throughout the
eastern United States and Canada.
She is the risk management officer for Andrew R. Mancini Associates Inc., a general
construction firm in Endicott, N.Y. Mancini is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) 30-hour safety representative for the company. She received a bachelor’s degree
in public relations from Marywood College (presently Marywood University).
Lawrence R. Morgenthal ’88
Morgenthal is chair of the Binghamton University Foundation’s investment committee.
He is a managing member and co-founder of Soundlink Partners LLC, a fund-of-hedge-funds
firm. He is also an advisor to Tallwoods Partners LLC, an investment firm for high-net
worth families. Previously, he was CEO and global chief investment officer for Union
Bancaire Privee’s hedge fund business.
Before UBP, Morgenthal was CEO of Ivy Asset Management. Prior to that, he was a partner
and managing director of Acorn Partners and Opus Capital Group. Morgenthal also headed
the alternative investment business for Bank of America Asset Management and the hedge
fund business for Weiss, Peck & Greer. Before his position at Weiss, Peck & Greer,
he was on the investment team for two large U.S. pension funds: NCR Corp. and Asea
Morgenthal earned a Bachelor of Arts with outstanding academic performance from Binghamton
University and a Master of Business Administration with high distinction from the
University of Michigan. He holds the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation.
Timothy C. Myers
Myers has been with Dick’s Sporting Goods for 35 years and is involved in every aspect
of the organization. He also devotes time to the work of his family’s foundation,
The Shamrock Five Foundation. The “five” refers to his five children: Tim, Meaghan,
Teddy, Daniel and Molly.
He is also a director of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, a PGA Tour Champions event
held annually at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, N.Y.
Myers is a past board member of the Binghamton University Athletic Club.
Dr. Michael N. Needle ’81
Needle has been chief medical officer of Aveo Oncology since January 2015. He is responsible
for the clinical development and regulatory interactions of all Aveo drug candidates.
Before joining Aveo, he held a similar position at Array Biopharma. His career has
included positions as vice president of pediatric strategy at Celgene Corp.; vice
president of clinical affairs at ImClone Systems; and director of oncology clinical
research at G.D. Searle, a Monsanto company.
Needle has been an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Morgan Stanley
Children's Hospital of New York and the Columbia University Medical Center. He also
was an assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is the author or co-author of 50
peer-reviewed publications, review articles and book chapters.
Needle received a Bachelor of Arts in physics from Binghamton University and a Doctor
of Medicine from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He performed
his residency in pediatrics at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., and his pediatric
hematology/oncology fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle and
the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Donald G. Nieman
Nieman is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Binghamton
University. He is also an ex-officio member of the Binghamton University Foundation
board. He is a historian whose specialty is law and race relations and civil rights
in the United States. He has been dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences.
Nieman taught at Kansas State University, Hunter College, Brooklyn College and Clemson
University before becoming professor and chair of the history department at Bowling
Green State University in 1994. He was promoted to dean there in 2000. He has authored
two books and edited four others. In 1991, Oxford University Press published his book
Promises to Keep: African-Americans and the Constitutional Order, 1776 to the Present, which has been called the first Afrocentric history of the U.S. Constitution.
Nieman is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Drake University. He earned his doctorate at
James W. Orband ’81
Orband has been managing partner of Hinman, Howard & Kattell LLP since 1999. His practice
focuses on banking, construction, corporate law and estate planning. He is admitted
to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, the District of Columbia and United
States Tax Court. Orband is also a principal, director and corporate secretary of
SureScan Corp., which develops explosive-detection technology, including baggage screening
systems, for the homeland security marketplace.
He is a member of the Binghamton University Council; a trustee of SUNY Broome Community
College; and serves on the board of directors for numerous organizations, including
Catholic Charities of Broome County, the Lourdes Hospital Foundation and Security
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York.
He graduated magna cum laude from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and received a Juris
Doctor, cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University.
Owen C. Pell ’80, LLD ’11
Pell is a partner in the New York office of the international law firm White & Case
LLP, where he has worked since graduating from law school. His practice includes all
forms of complex commercial litigation, including litigation involving foreign sovereigns
and their state-owned entities, securities litigation, bankruptcy litigation and cases
in which sovereigns or companies are sued with respect to alleged violations of international
Over the years, Pell has presented lectures at Binghamton University on the moral
and social responsibilities of corporations, and the role of the judiciary in a democratic
Pell is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Binghamton University, earning a Bachelor of
Arts in political science, summa cum laude. He has a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. He also received
an honorary Doctor of Laws from Binghamton University.
Glenn R. Small
Small is a senior vice president of M&T Bank and the former regional president of
M&T’s Southern New York region based in Binghamton. M&T, headquartered in Buffalo,
N.Y., has assets of roughly $100 billion. Small has worked in the local banking industry
since the early 1970s. He joined M&T in 2000.
Small serves on the boards of the Roberson Museum and Science Center, the Boys and
Girls Clubs of Binghamton, WSKG Public Media, the Broome County Urban League, and
the SUNY Broome Foundation finance committee/
He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bucknell University and a Master of
Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He also served as a platoon sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.
Harvey G. Stenger
Stenger, an ex-officio member of the Binghamton University Foundation board, has been
president of Binghamton University since November 2011. He previously served as interim
provost at the University at Buffalo, where he had been dean of the School of Engineering
and Applied Sciences since 2006.
Before joining the administration at UB, Stenger was a professor at Lehigh University's
College of Engineering and Applied Science, where he also served as dean for six years
and served terms as co-chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and director
of the Environmental Studies Center.
He earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University and
his doctorate in the same discipline from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jeffrey S. Tucker ’84
Tucker is a retired vice president of Booz & Co. (formerly Booz Allen and Hamilton),
a global management consulting firm. Over his nearly 25-year career, Tucker worked
with senior management across a range of industries on business, technology and operations
strategy issues. For three years, he served as chief operating officer of the firm’s
U.S. commercial business.
Tucker currently serves on the board of trustees of The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood,
N.J. He also serves as vice chair of the board of trustees for The Valley Medical
Group and as chair of the board of the Bergen County YJCC, a Jewish community center.
He graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science, with honors, in
mathematics/computer science and economics. Tucker earned a Master of Business in
finance and marketing from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mark A. Zurack ’78, LHD ’03
Zurack teaches Capital Markets and Investments, Equity Derivatives and Equity Markets
and Products at Columbia Business School, and teaches at Cornell University as an
Before joining the faculty at Columbia University, Zurack worked at Goldman Sachs
for 18 years. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1983 and started the equity derivatives research
group. He later assumed a broader leadership role in equity derivatives, co-managing
the product in both North America and Asia and leading the effort to cross-market
equity derivatives products to high net worth individuals. He became a partner in
1994 and a managing director in 1996.
He earned a Bachelor of Science from Binghamton University and Master of Business
Administration from Cornell University. He also holds the chartered financial analyst