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Dear members of the Marist community,

I’m writing to let you know that Marist’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed two new members, both of them distinguished alumni of the College.  Dirk McMahon ’82 is president and chief operating officer of UnitedHealth Group, and Kristin Noto ’91 is an entrepreneur and author with extensive experience serving not-for-profit organizations.   

Dirk, who graduated from Marist with a BS in finance, has held senior leadership positions across both UnitedHealth Group business platforms – UnitedHealthcare and Optum.  Most recently, he served as chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer.  Prior to that, he was president and chief operating officer of Optum, a global health services company, and head of airport operations worldwide for Northwest Airlines.  In addition to earning his undergraduate degree from Marist, he received an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.  Dirk and his family reside in Minnesota.

Kristin received a BA in psychology from Marist in 1991, and her father is also an alumnus of the College.  She is the author of Live E.P.I.C.: Invest in Yourself. Cultivate Character, and Embrace the 7 Moral Virtues that Lead to a Happier Life, as well as an inventor with several registered patents on houseware products.  She also serves on the West Coast Advisory Board for the Child Mind Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children, families, and communities affected by mental illness and learning disabilities.  She is a former executive board member of the USA Lacrosse Foundation.  Kristin and her family live in Northern California.

Both Dirk and Kristin bring valuable perspectives to the Board.  They are dedicated alumni who offer expertise in a variety of areas of strategic importance.  They also expand the geographic range of our Board, which will enhance the College’s ability to serve alumni in those parts of the country, as well as attracting the best and brightest new students from those regions.  I’m grateful for their willingness to work with us as we position Marist to succeed in an increasingly competitive higher education landscape.  Please join me in giving them a warm welcome and in thanking them for their service.

Kevin C. Weinman
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 575-3600