School of Management Alumni Association Names New Officers, Directors

Release Date: February 4, 2011 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Officers for the 2011 term have been elected for the University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association, in addition to two new directors elected to three-year terms.

The 2011 officers are: president, Thomas P. Cogan, Citi; vice president for membership, Erin K. O’Brien, IBM; assistant vice president for membership, Daniel T. Liebel, Unifrax 1 LLC; vice president for programs, Michael D. Olfano, The PCA Group Inc.; assistant vice president for programs, Carly C. Hartmans, The Buffalo News; vice president for student relations, Marc A. Adler, KATZ Americas; assistant vice president for student relations, Andrew G. Peer, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP; secretary, Christopher Hart-Nova, EscapeWire Solutions LLC; treasurer, Thomas A. Palmer, Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP; and assistant treasurer, Paul A. Quebral, Reid Petroleum Corp.

Joining the 22 current directors are newly elected directors Laurie J. Irish-Jones, Irish Welding and Irish Propane; and Kevin B. Kirk, Uniland Development Co.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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