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Alumni & Alumnae News

New Faces and Fond Farewells on Board of Trustees

by Caitlyn Pryde Mills

The Hobart and William Smith Board of Trustees recently appointed four new Trustees and two Association Trustees who will serve until 2013.

New Members

Linda Arrington

Linda D. Arrington '88, who has served on the Board since 2001, was reappointed. She holds a B.S. in biology from William Smith College and an MBA from Columbia University. A former member of William Smith Alumnae Council, Arrington has worked for JPMorgan Chase in their investment banking group and has held senior advisory positions with global and iconic brands including Benetton, Chanel, Diesel and Frette. She is currently a strategic marketing and business consultant in luxury and branded goods.

Pete Bucks

N. Harrison "Pete" Buck '81, P'12 is an investment executive with Yellowstone Group, Inc. in Rowayton, Conn. He graduated from Hobart with a degree in American studies. Buck serves as trustee for the Horizon Foundation and the Three Bays Preservation and is governor of The Wianno Club. He has served the Colleges as an admissions volunteer, as a member of the Statesmen Athletic Association and on his 25th Reunion Committee.

David Lenihan

David J. Lenihan '72, P'12, is the Vice Chairman of American Health Group, a health benefits management company. He is the founder, former chairman and CEO of CareGain, Inc., and the former CEO of Hx Technologies, Inc. At Hobart, Lenihan was a double major in political science and economics, where he received the "Most Valuable Player" award in track. Lenihan serves as treasurer and Board of Governors member of the Skytop Club.

William Margiloff

William A. Margiloff '92, appointed an Association Trustee, is the CEO of Innovation Interactive, LLC in New York, N.Y., and a member of the Young Presidents Organization. At Hobart, Margiloff majored in American history and was a pitcher and outfielder for the baseball team. A four-year varsity player, he was named to the NCAA Division III New York State All-Regional team in 1992.


Adele F. Schlotzhauer '83, vice president of human resources for Boston Properties, has also been appointed an Association Trustee. At William Smith, she majored in political science, was a member and officer of the William Smith Congress and was also a Resident Adviser. Professionally, she serves on the Advisory Board for a national Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Schlotzhauer's post-graduate involvement with the Colleges includes serving on the Alumnae Council, as a class correspondent and as a career and Reunion volunteer.

Craig M. Stevens '85

Craig M. Stevens '85, a private equity investor, majored in economics at Hobart before earning his M.B.A. from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He is the Board Chair of Y.O.U. Inc., and Board member of the Bancroft School and the Worcester Partnership Program.

Dan DeNose

Dan M. DeNose '10 and Regina L. Triplett '10 join the Board as Student Trustees. DeNose is completing an individual major in Rhetoric and Leadership and is a co-founder of Leaders of Tomorrow, a program that connects HWS student-mentors with Geneva's youth. A Bonner Leader, DeNose has traveled to New Orleans to help with relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina.

Regina Triplett

Triplett, a biology major, is a recipient of the Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend Award, which provided her with the opportunity to conduct neurological research in Geneva, Switzerland. She has also participated in Alternative Spring Break trips to New Orleans and hopes to pursue a career in neurology.

Departing Members

Departing Board members Thomas B. Poole '61, P'91, L.H.D. '06, John A. Pulos '70, P'07 and Herbert J. Stern '58, P'03, LL.D.'74 were celebrated during a farewell dinner during the Spring Board Meeting.

Poole is chairman and CEO of The Hallen Construction Co., Inc. in Island Park, N.Y., and has served as a Trustee for 20 years. He is director of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center and secretary of The Committee to Save St. Paul's. He is a member of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and is a long-standing member of the Statesmen Athletic Association.

Pulos, who served on the Board of Trustees for 16 years, is the co-owner of Rosemary's Legacy Bed & Breakfast and Table for Two Caterers in Montour Falls, N.Y. Professionally, he is a member of the NYS Restaurant Association.

An HWS Trustee for 12 years, Stern is an attorney and partner for Stern & Kilcullen in Roseland, N.J., and served as U.S. District Judge from 1973-1987. Stern is also director of the Advocacy Institute at the University of Virginia Law School. He has been named an Honorary Member of the Board of Trustees.


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