18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
Angelo Genco '09, Chair
Manager, Mission Assurance & Product Support, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Education: Master of Arts, Organizational Leadership, Medaille College; Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, University of Buffalo; Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, University of Michigan
Angelo Genco joined Northrop Grumman Corporation in 1999 and currently serves as the Amherst System campus Manager, Mission Assurance & Product Support. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Genco held the position of Manager, Information Systems and Technology for CSK Technical. Genco improves company’s performance through leading change efforts, maintaining a Quality Management System and supporting delivered products. He has more than 25 years of leadership and management experience and is the Chair of Medaille's Leadership Management Council.
Marianne Sullivan, Ph.D., Secretary
Clinical Associate Professor, Medaille College
Education: PhD, Education, Leadership, and Policy, State University of New York at Buffalo; Master of Science, Microbiology and Epidemiology, State University of New York at Buffalo; Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics and Computer Science, Daemen College
Marianne Sullivan joined Medaille College in 2003 and currently serves as a clinical associate professor where she instructs online and onground students, develops curricula and programs, and serves on a number of college committees. She is also founder and current board secretary for the Medaille College Leadership Management Council and heads the business division programs’ accreditation with IACBE. Prior to joining Medaille College, Sullivan held the position of Executive Director for the SUNY at Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. She has also held directorship positions with other higher education institutions and a number of private companies.
John P. Crawford
Vice President for College Relations, Medaille College
John P. Crawford has over 20 years of leadership experience in development and organizational advancement in higher education and nonprofit sectors in Western New York. Prior to joining Medaille, he served as director of development at the University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc., where he increased revenue for the Schools of Public Health and Health Professions and Dental Medicine. He has served as the director of development at the American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter, executive director of Camp Fire Council of Buffalo and Erie Co., Inc., campaign associate at SUNY Brockport and sports and venue manager for World University Games ’93.
In addition to his professional experience, Crawford is an active member of the Rotary Club of Williamsville and community service chair for Rotary District 7090, which encompasses Western New York and Southern Ontario. He holds a master of science in applied public affairs studies from the University at Buffalo and a bachelor of arts in international politics from the Pennsylvania State University.
Richard Dulski, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Medaille College
Education: PhD, Science Education/Business, State University of New York at Buffalo; MBA, Marketing, Canisius College; Master of Science, Secondary Education, Canisius College; Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Canisius College.
Richard Dulski began teaching as an Adjunct at Medaille College in 1999, and has been instructing on ground MBA students in areas of Global Business, Strategy and Business Development since 2001. While at Medaille, he has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses in International Business, Labor Relations and Operations Management at Daemen College. He is an original founding member of the Medaille College Leadership Management Council, and previously served on the SAGE Accelerated Learning Program Council as a Senior Adjunct Representative. Richard has held Senior Management/Staff positions at several private corporations in the Western New York Region over the years, and participated in technical Professional Organizations at international Chairmanship levels, including development and revision of engineering standards for the Nuclear Power Engineering Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
Megan Fitzgerald Hassenfratz '10
Coordinator of Alumni Relations, Medaille College
Education: Bachelor of Science, Communication, Medaille College
Megan Fitzgerald Hassenfratz joined the Office of College Relations in July 2012. As the Coordinator of Alumni Relations, she is committed to informing, engaging, and connecting graduates of the College. Her responsibilities include managing communication efforts, volunteer committees, and event planning. Prior to working at Medaille, she worked at the Canadian Consulate General in Buffalo.
As a student at Medaille, Megan was the editor-in-chief of the student-run publications the Perspective and INcite Magazine. She was also a member of the Scholars Program and the True Blue and Gold Leadership Program. She is a recipient of the Amanda K. Olcott Leadership Award.
Allan Karchefsky '09 '11
DCM Inside Sales Representative II, Ingram Micro, Inc.
Education: Master of Business Administration, Medaille College; Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Medaille College
Allan Karchefsky joined Ingram Micro in 2011 and currently serves as a member of the Inside Sales team managing the relationship of some of Ingram Micro’s largest accounts. Allan has been awarded the “You Rock” award in 2012 and 2013 for “outstanding teamwork, drive, work ethic, and innovation that attributes to the overall success of his business unit.” Prior to joining Ingram Micro, Allan held the position of Store General Manager with WFI Acquisitions and Assistant Store Manager/Brand Central Manager for Sears Holding’s Amherst location, as well as Business to Business Sales Team Manager (domestic and international sales) with CompUSA.
Michael Moley '07
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Catholic Health
Education: Master of Arts, Organizational Leadership, Medaille College; Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Brockport State College
Michael Moley joined Catholic Health System in 2004 and currently serves as the corporation's Chief Human Resource Officer. Prior to joining Catholic Health, Moley held the position of Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for Dunlop Tire Corporation and Goodyear Dunlop Tires of North America. Moley is a founding member of the Health Science Charter School in Buffalo and Chair of the Accountability Committee. Moley is a Medaille Board member and also is a member of Medaille's Leadership Management Council, among other philanthropic endeavors.
Don Needham '07
Human Resource Manager, Moog Inc., Aircraft Group
Education: Master of Arts, Organizational Leadership, Medaille College; Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology, Buffalo State College; Associate of Applied Science, Erie Community College
Don Needham has been with Moog since 1983. During that time he has held a variety of leadership positions in Quality, Engineering, Resource Development, Operations and Human Resources. Don is a founding member of Medaille’s Leadership Management Council.
Nancy Pietras '06 '09
Vice President, First Niagara Bank
Education: Master of Business Administration, Medaille College; Bachelor of Business Administration, Medaille College
Nancy Pietras joined First Niagara Bank in 2012 and currently serves as the Strategic Sourcing Manager. Prior to joining First Niagara, Pietras worked at M&T Bank, where she held the a variety of position including Global Sourcing & Vendor Management, Operations and Collections Management, Sales Management and Enterprise Data Management. She has over 35 years leadership and management experience in vendor risk management, operations, acquisition/merger Integration, strategy development and implementation, international contract negotiations and deal structure, resource talent development & succession planning, and change management facilitation & instruction. Pietras is also adjunct faculty at Medaille College.
Shaun Seufert '12
Communications Specialist, Technology Infrastructure, M&T Bank
Dale Stephens '99 '06
Senior Personnel Administrator, New York State Thruway Authority
Education: Master of Arts, Organizational Leadership, Medaille College; Bachelor of Business Administration, Medaille College
Dale Stephens has over 36 years at the New York State Thruway Authority in human resources and currently serves as the Senior Personnel Administrator. Dale possesses a broad a range of experience in leadership and is committed to all training programs and presentations. He is a member of the Medaille College Board of Trustees and he serves as the Alumni Board President.
Bryan Thurnherr '11
Manager, Systems Engineering Integration & Test, Northrop Grumman, Amherst Systems
Education: Master of Business Administration, Medaille College; Bachelor of Engineering Technology, Buffalo State College
Bryan Thurnherr joined Amherst Systems in 1994 and currently serves as the Manager of Systems Engineering Integration & Test department. Prior to joining Amherst Systems, Bryan was a Communications Technician in the U.S. Air Force at Barksdale AFB, LA. He is also a member of the Engineering Advisory Board at Buffalo State College and a youth hockey coach in the Depew Saints organization, among many other endeavors.
Debra Valenti-Tylwalk '98 '09
First Vice President, First Niagara Bank
Deborah Watkins '11
Deputy Superintendent of Program Services, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Education: Masters of Arts, Organizational Leadership, Medaille College; Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Canisius College.
Deborah Watkins is a 31-year veteran of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Starting in the Department as a Corrections Officer in 1982, Deborah has held many positions with the agency, which led to her status of Deputy Superintendent. The positions she held were that of Inmate Grievance Supervisor, Corrections Counselor, Supervising Corrections Counselor and Assistant Deputy Superintendent. Deborah has also served as a Master trainer for the department in various topics for DOCCS. Currently at Lakeview Shock Incarceration Facility in Brocton, NY Deborah was their first female executive team member. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of programs at the facility, in the areas of education, Alcohol and Substance abuse, life skill therapeutic groups, and ministerial services.
Deborah serves as the statewide Vice President of New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice. She is a member of the Leadership Management – Council for Medaille College. She is also a member of Sigma Beta Delta honor Society.
Clinical Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Management and Leadership, School of Adult and Graduate Education, Medaille College
Education: Master of Science, Management, GMI Engineering & Management Institute; Bachelor of Science, Statistics, SUNY Empire College; Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Canisius College
William Weeks joined the faculty at Medaille College in 2001 after spending over 30 years at General Motors Powertrain Division mostly as an educator in the management of quality and productivity, as a statistical analyst, and a facilitator in the management philosophy of Dr. W. Edwards Deming.
He became the first Chair the Department of Management and Leadership in 2007, a position he still holds today. Mr. Weeks teaches a variety of courses in the Master of Business Administration and Master of Organizational Leadership programs.
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