Board of Directors


  • Sheldon I. Goldfarb ’73, chair

    Sheldon Goldfarb

    Goldfarb served as Americas general counsel for RBS and chief legal officer for Citizens Bank, positions he held for eight years until he retired in 2014. He oversaw the provision of legal services for RBS’ U.S. banking and capital markets businesses and led a team of more than 75 lawyers. Prior to that, he was managing director and general counsel of Greenwich Capital (1994-2006). Before joining Greenwich Capital, he was vice president and deputy general counsel of Goldman Sachs & Co. (1989-94) and a partner in the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski (1981-89.) He began his career in the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

    Since retiring from RBS, he has served as a member of the board of directors of Higher One, Inc., an NYSE-listed company and on the board of the Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase. He is president of Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford, N.Y.

    Goldfarb has been active in a variety of financial industry groups and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He served on the managing board of The Clearing House Association; is past chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA) General Counsels Committee and was treasurer of SIFMA's Compliance and Legal Division. He is also a past president of the SEC Alumni Association and member of the board of the SEC Historical Society.

    He earned his bachelor's degree from Binghamton University in 1973 and a JD cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 1977.

  • Owen C. Pell ’80, LLD ’11, vice chair

    Owen PellPell 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 law.

    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 society.

    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.

  • Jeffrey S. Tucker ’84, treasurer  

    Jeffrey TuckerTucker 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.

  • Charles M. Kim ’98, secretary

    Charles KimKim is managing partner of Alpine Group USVI, holding company of the Alpine group of companies. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in management and finance from Binghamton University, Kim worked at Alliance Capital as a portfolio management analyst. He then moved into the field of equity trading with First New York Securities.

    In 2004, Kim started Alpine Securities Group, a trading firm in New York. In 2008, he moved the company's headquarters to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, where he eventually founded Alpine Group as the parent holding company of the Alpine entities.

  • Steven H. Bloom ’78, LHD ’10, past chair

    Steve BloomBloom has more than 30 years of experience in the alternative asset management business. This includes founding and managing Sagamore Hill Capital Management LP, a multibillion-dollar global hedge fund; being one of five founding partners of Susquehanna Partners, an international proprietary trading firm; and significant experience allocating capital to and advising early-stage hedge funds. He worked as an environmental scientist for several years before entering the investment field.

    Bloom received a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences and honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Binghamton University. He also has a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan. He holds the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation.


  • Beth Akel

    Beth AkelAkel 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.

  • Patty Bloomer

    Patty BloomerBloomer 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.

  • Judith Garczynski Fleishman ’90

    Judith FleishmanFleishman 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

    Kenneth GoldblattGoldblatt 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 direction.

    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.

  • Keith L. Horn ’80

    Keith HornHorn was the 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 law.

    Horn is a member of the Binghamton University Foundation’s investment committee. He is a 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

    Alex HuppeHuppé 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.

  • Gary Kibel '90, MBA '92

    Gary KibelKibel is a partner with the law firm of Davis & Gilbert LLP in New York City and practices in the areas of digital media/advertising, technology and privacy/data security law. He counsels advertising agencies, media companies, brands and ad tech providers with respect to their interactive campaigns, products and services. He also advises companies in all industries regarding privacy and data security matters, including the collection and use of information and data assets. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was an information systems analyst with Merrill Lynch & Co.

    Kibel is an ex-officio member of the Binghamton University Foundation board. He was named president of the Binghamton University Alumni Association in 2017 and previously served as its vice president.

    He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Binghamton University in 1990 and a Master of Business Administration from Binghamton University in 1992. He is also a graduate of Brooklyn Law School.

  • Stuart F. Koenig ’73

    Stuart KoenigKoenig 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

    Elizabeth KoffmanKoffman 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 Network.

    She received her doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

  • Anthony I. Kornheiser ’70

    anthony KornheiserKornheiser 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

    Michael LaneLane 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 financial advisors.

    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

    Bai LeeLee 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

    Mitchell LiebermanLieberman 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

    Jessica LordenLorden 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

    Carolyn ManciniMancini 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 Management.

    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

    Lawrence MorganthalMorgenthal 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 Brown Boveri.

    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.

  • Tyrone E. Muse

    Tyrone MuseMuse is president and CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union, a $3.5 billion financial institution based in Endwell, N.Y. Prior to joining Visions in May 2013, Muse was chief financial officer of Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union.

    Muse has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked at institutions including PricewaterhouseCoopers (audit manager), Goldman Sachs (controller at Archon Group — Real Estate Division) and GE Asset Management (finance manager). He is also a certified public accountant.

    He has a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree in accounting and Master of Business Administration, all from Northeastern University.

  • 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

    Michael NeedleNeedle 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

    Don NiemanNieman 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 is a former 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 Rice University.

  • Albert Nocciolino

    Nocciolino, winner of multiple Tony Awards, serves as president and CEO of NAC Entertainment Ltd. The entertainment and theatrical company, based and founded in Binghamton, specializes in the presentation of National Touring Broadway shows in New York (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Elmira, Utica, Albany) and Pennsylvania (Scranton and Erie).

    In addition to directing the Broadway subscription seasons in these cities, Nocciolino is also responsible for producing and co-producing Broadway shows on Broadway and national touring shows across the country.

    Nocciolino has been a Tony Award voting member since 1982. He serves as co-chair of the Intra-Industry/Road Presenters Committee and vice chair of the road of The Broadway League (the national trade association for the Broadway industry). He is a founding member and chair of the National Touring Theatre Council and a founding member and past president of the Independent Presenters Network.

    Nocciolino has served on several community boards including the Binghamton University Council. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • James W. Orband ’81

    James OrbandOrband 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.

  • 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

    Harvey StengerStenger, 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.

  • Paul R. Turovsky ’73, LHD ’12

    Paul TurovskyTurovsky is a founding principal of True North Management Group, a privately held real estate investment management firm founded in 2004 and headquartered in White Plains, N.Y. The firm manages more than $750 million in assets for institutional investors and is investing its second high-yield investment fund that focuses on the acquisition of distressed real estate loans and properties. Until the end of 2003, Turovsky was a managing director of Deutsche Bank Securities and fund manager for DB Real Estate’s Mezzanine Investment Funds.

    Turovsky chaired Bold.Brilliant.Binghamton — The Campaign for Binghamton University, which surpassed its original $95 million goal and subsequent $100 million goal. The campaign raised more than $101.2 million.

    He received a Bachelor of Arts in history and honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Binghamton University. He also has a master’s degree and doctorate, both in Latin American history, from UCLA.

  • Mark A. Zurack ’78, LHD ’03

    Mark ZurackZurack teaches Capital Markets and Investments, Equity Derivatives and Equity Markets and Products at Columbia Business School, and teaches at Cornell University as an adjunct professor.

    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 (CFA) credential.