National Alumni Board

David A. Harris

Chairman

David A. Harris
BAED '79, MAED '86


Retired Principal
Hudson City Schools

Nicole L. Douglas

Vice-Chair

Nicole “Nikki” L. Douglas
BSED ’07

3rd Grade Teacher
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School

Thomas K. Lehman

Nursing Alumni Ambassador

Thomas K. Lehman
BSN ’09

Systems Analyst, Nursing Informatics
Cleveland Clinic

Cara L. Staley

Law Alumni Ambassador

Victoria Ferrise
JD ’09


Government Affairs Attorney
Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC

Scott Armstrong

Scott Armstrong
BSCE ’82


Business Development
Welty Building Company, LLC

Dr. Tierney Bates

Dr. Tierney Bates
BA ’99, MA ’02

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
North Carolina Central University (NCCU)

James DePew

James DePew
BSIM ’95

Vice President and Consultant
BDeWees Consulting, Ltd.

Paul M. Douglas

Paul M. Douglas
BSBA ’06

Financial Advisor
UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Brad M. Fellows

Brad M. Fellows
BA ’97

Founder/Consultant
The Fellows Practice, LLC

Todd A. Hoff

Todd A. Hoff
BSME '89


Global Vice President, Group Head of Innovation
Brambles/CHEP

Anne Lazzerini

Anne E. Lazzerini
BSBA ’04, MBA ’07


Business Analyst
FirstEnergy Solutions

Nischal R. Pai

Nischal R. Pai
MS ’86, MBA ’89, MS ’90

Managing Director Head of Hedging & Structured Solution
Intelligent Edge Advisors

Donald J. Pavlik

Donald J. Pavlik
BSBA ’00

Senior Vice President
PNC Bank

Ex-Officio Members

Lewis W. Adkins, Jr.

Taylor Bennington
’19

Student Trustee
Board of Trustees 
The University of Akron

Brian L. Cherkala

Brian L. Cherkala
JD ’78

Senior VP and National Director of Field Fiduciary Adm.
KeyBank

Kim M. Cole

Kim M. Cole
BA ’93, MPA ’95

Vice President, Development
Executive Director UA Foundation
The University of Akron

Joshua E. J. Thomas

Olivia P. Demas
’91 '95

Vice Chair
Board of Trustees
The University of Akron

Brittany Finch

Brittany Finch
'10, '11

Assistant Director
Alumni Relations
The University of Akron

Christine Franz

Christine Franz
'93

Senior Administrative Assistant
Alumni Relations
The University of Akron

Curtis S. King

Curtis S. King
BA ’85

Senior Vice President
Universal Television Publicity, Marketing & Corporate Communications
NBC Universal

William R. Kollman

Willy R. Kollman
BA ’08, MAED ’10

Assistant Vice President
Alumni Relations
The University of Akron

Kristi Reese

Kristi Reese

Associate Director 
Alumni Relations
The University of Akron

Ernest Vargo

Ernest Vargo, II
BA ’78

Immediate Past President
The University of Akron
President & CEO
Eskenazi Health Foundation