Meet the Chairs

Marist Fund National Chair

Chris McCann '83

Chris McCann

 

Alumni Co-Chairs

Chris and Kathy McCann '83/'83

 Chris and Kathy McCann

Young Alumni Co-Chairs

Katie DeSena '08 and Edward Wozencroft '11

Katie DeSena '08

Katie DeSena

Katie DeSena graduated in 2008 with a BA in Communications and a professional certificate in Art and Advertising Design. During her tenure at Marist, she was vice president of the Class of 2008 and co-chair of the 2008 Senior Class Gift Committee. Katie worked throughout her time at Marist, including a position as a Phonathon Associate for the Marist Fund. She excelled in this role, because she recognized how these funds benefitted all Marist students -herself included. While at Marist, Katie received an academic scholarship, interned for a Marist graduate, and spent a semester abroad in Sydney, Australia. In Sydney, she participated in the pilot program of the iPod Identity Quest, where she interviewed natives and then developed and shared podcasts with other abroad students to gain a global perspective on a variety of topics. 

Upon graduation, Katie worked for a coveted entertainment company and earned several promotions. She also achieved an MS in Interactive Media.  She attributes her current success to the education and experiences she received at Marist and proudly serves as the Co-Chair of the Young Alumni Division and looks forward to supporting the continued success of Marist and its students.

 Ed Wozencroft '11

Ed Wozencroft

Ed Wozencroft is a 2011 graduate holding a B.S. in Information Systems with a Minor in Business Administration. While at Marist, Ed served as the Chief Information Officer of the Student Government Association from 2007-2010, President of the Emerging Leaders Program, and held a variety of other leadership positions in various campus clubs and committees.

In 2010, Ed was awarded the Marist College Information Technology Leadership Award and was later awarded the Information Systems Baccalaureate upon graduating. Ed participated in a variety of internship opportunities while at Marist, including consulting for the Office of College Activities as an IT Project Manager. He used these valuable experiences to build a foundation for success after Marist.

An information technology professional in the Higher Education sector, Ed holds a leadership role within his current organization and is in the process of completing his MS in Enterprise Project Management. Grateful for the opportunities he has received both during and after his career at Marist and recognizing the value of giving back to his community, Ed has remained a proud and active member of the Marist Community. He is excited to continue his involvement by serving as Co-Chair of the Young Alumni Division.

Parent Chair

Margaret M. Luberda P '15

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Margaret M. Luberda graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a masters degree from University of Pennsylvania. Her career includes over 20 years of human resouces managment experience specializing in law firm management most recently as the National Director of Human Resources for the 800 attorney law firm of Wilson Elser.
She is the parent of Jack Jamilkowski a freshman at Manhattan College, School of Business majoring in management and Carey Jamilkowski a sophomore at Marist, School of Business majoring in marketing. They reside in Rye Brook, New York.

 

Hudson Valley Scholars Chairs

Robert Ranieri, Jr. '92
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Robert Ranieri

Rob began his insurance career in 1994 with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield working with companies within the tri-state region of New York City.  In 1997 he joined the Employee Benefits division of the Daniels Insurance Agency of NY Inc. In 2004 The Daniels Agency of New York, Inc. merged its stock with Rose & Kiernan, Inc. of East Greenbush, New York. Rob was appointed a Vice President with Rose & Kiernan in September of 2006.

A lifelong Dutchess County resident, Rob is a 1987 graduate from Our Lady of Lourdes High School and a 1992 graduate of Marist College with a degree in Public Relations. 

Rob’s community involvement includes being the current Chairman of the Board for CAPE, The Council on Addiction, Prevention and Education.  He is also a current board member of St. Francis Hospital Foundation, Vassar Warner Home (Secretary), St. Simeon and the Hudson Valley Renegades Pitch for Kids Foundation.  Rob is the current President of the Our Lady of Lourdes Alumni Association and Chairman for the Marist College Hudson Valley Scholars program. He is also active with the Westchester and Mid Hudson Societies of Human Resource Management. As a LaGrange Rotarian he is a co-chairman for the annual golf committee. He is also the co-chair for the St. Martin de Porres School golf committee.

In 2008 Rob was a Dutchess County 40 under 40 Award recipient.  He was a nominee for the United Way Spirit of Dutchess County and a Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Headliner Award winner for Dedicated Community Service.

Rob currently live in LaGrange, New York with his wife Maureen and two children, Emma and Robert.

 

Hudson Valley Scholars Co-Chairs

Jen Dunn
The Jen Dunn Agency Inc, State Farm Insurance

Jen Dunn
Jen Dunn, is the owner of The Jen Dunn Agency Inc, State Farm Insurance.  Jen has been serving State Farm clients since 1987 and is now located locally in LaGrange, NY.  Jen is a strong believer of continued education has earned her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations.  She graduated from State University College at Plattsburgh, NY with a BS in Management. Jen is currently Vice President of the LaGrange Sunrise Rotary, serves on the Board of Directors for the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, is a Foundation Board member for Council on Addiction Prevention and Education and co-chair of the Marist Hudson Valley Scholars Committee.  She works closely with the Arlington Central School district, bringing "Celebrate My Drive" campaign to the district and is a Teen Driving panelist speaker for all high schools throughout communities in Dutchess County.
Jen resides in LaGrange, NY with her husband, Brian and children, Nicholas and Julia.

 

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