Binghamton University Council welcomes new members


Three new members have been appointed to the Binghamton University Council by the governor: Anthony Fiala, Jr., Kathryn Grant Madigan and Nathaalie Maxwell.

The council reviews budget requests, makes regulations for student conduct and reviews plans for improving faculty, staff and the physical plant.

Fiala is executive director of SEPP Management Company, a firm that provides senior citizens and handicapped persons with housing and services designed to meet their needs. A graduate of King’s College in Pennsylvania, Fiala earned his MBA from Binghamton University. He is also an adjunct instructor for Keystone and Broome Community colleges, a past Binghamton City Councilman and he serves on the boards of the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena and the New York State Housing Coalition.

Madigan, a partner with Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP, is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and has her juris doctor degree from the Albany Law School of Union University. Active in the New York State Bar Association for nearly 30 years, Madigan currently serves as the association’s president. She has also served in a number of capacities for the Broome County Bar Association, including as president. A Life Fellow of the New York State Bar Foundation, Madigan is a member of the Binghamton University Foundation, the Harpur Forum and was recently recognized as the 2008 Indian Hills Girls Scouts Woman of Distinction.  Madigan is also only one of two Southern Tier lawyers recognized as a top 50 Super Lawyer in Upstate New York.

Maxwell earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in public administration from Binghamton University. She is director of budget and research for Broome County, overseeing a $475 million budget. Prior to serving as director, she was deputy director of budget and research for Broome County, and a product and program manager for Cendant-Galileo International. She has also lectured at Bergen Community and Broome Community colleges and been an adjunct for Binghamton University.  Maxwell serves on the boards of the Binghamton Local Development Corporation and the Broome County Urban League. She is active in a number of organizations and has recently been recognized as one of the “20 in their 20s” by the Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition.

All three new members are filling vacancies: Fiala will serve until June 30, 2013; Madigan until June 30, 2014; and Maxwell until June 30, 2011.

Last Updated: 9/17/13