Monday, February 4, 2013

New Alumni Organization Officers Elected

Hofstra University’s Alumni Organization has new officers for 2012-14.

The Alumni Organization, which represents the interests of more than 120,000 Hofstra graduates, has members in all 50 U.S. states and in more than 100 countries. The Alumni Organization offers Hofstra graduates a wide variety of opportunities for volunteering, philanthropy and networking.

The Alumni Assembly elected the following officers at its annual meeting in June:

Tanya Levy-Odom ’90, President

Tanya Levy-Odom served as the Alumni Organization vice president for services from 2010 to 2012 and earlier served as parliamentarian/historian.

Most recently, a vice president and domestic equity analyst for Alliance Growth Equities, she graduated from Hofstra University with a B.B.A. in banking and finance. A member of Hofstra University’s Women in Leadership initiative, Tanya also serves as the immediate past president of the Hofstra University Black/Hispanic Alumni Association.

Andrew Corrado ’92, Vice President for Programs

Andrew Corrado earned an M.B.A. from Hofstra University. He is a market president for Capital One Bank, where he is focused on improving the Capital One Bank customer experience, growing revenue and leveraging market opportunities. Andrew also serves as senior vice president, heading Capital One Bank’s Professional Services and Private Banking Division across the country.

Andrew was president of the Zarb School of Business Alumni Association from 2010 to 2012 and was recently nominated to the advisory council board for the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Andrew also helped develop the Entrepreneurial Challenge Program at Hofstra. In 2011 he received an Alumni Achievement Award from Hofstra.

Paul Flora ’68, Vice President for Services

Paul Flora graduated from Hofstra with a B.S. in economics. He participated in a mandatory two-year ROTC program and pledged Pershing Rifles in 1964. Paul served two years of active duty, including a year in Vietnam. While on active duty, Paul received a Bronze Star and two Army Commendation Medals. Active in the Army Reserves for more than 28 years, he retired in June of 1996 as a lieutenant colonel.

In the business sector, Paul held senior positions at Bankers Trust Company, NatWest Bank and AXA Equitable before becoming a partner in his own internal audit consulting company. He has a long affiliation with the Hofstra Pershing Rifles Alumni Association and is a member and treasurer of the Hofstra Veterans Alumni Association. He was named “Veteran of the Year” by the Hofstra University Veterans Alumni Chapter and is vice chair of the Alumni Organization’s Scholarships Committee.

Christina Whitehurst ’02, Secretary

Christina Whitehurst is portfolio accounting manager for Real Estate Capital Partners and has been working as an auditor and accountant for more than 10 years. In 2009 Christina started CMW Events, a wedding coordination and event planning company whose motto is “Platinum Style for Any Budget.”

She holds a bachelor’s degree in public accounting from Hofstra. She was extremely active as a student, and her achievements include co-founding Collegiate Women of Color and serving as the organization’s first programming director. She was head peer counselor for Hofstra’s New Student Orientation Program and a member and treasurer of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Christina also served on the National Association of Black Accountants and as an engineer at WRHU-FM.

Kathleen Stanley ’91, Parliamentarian/Historian

Kathleen Stanley has spent more than 15 years in the financial services industry and currently serves as a vice president for Capital One Bank, where she directs the sales and implementation of cash management products to assigned business banking and retail customer segments.

Kathleen is a member of Hofstra University’s Women in Leadership initiative. She holds a B.B.A. from Hofstra University and is a certified treasury professional and an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP). She has been honored with the “40 Under 40” Award from Long Island Business News, was selected as a “Woman of Distinction” by the 15th Assembly District of the State of New York, and was named a “Woman of Achievement in Banking and Finance” by the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women. 

Frederick E. Davis, Jr. ’85, Immediate Past President

Frederick E. Davis, Jr. was president of the Alumni Organization from 2010 to 2012 and previously served as vice president for programs. Fred also served as president of the Black/Hispanic Alumni Association from 1996 to 2007. He has been a longtime supporter of the Black/Hispanic Alumni Association Scholarship, and, for several years, Fred has sponsored students who attend the National Black Student Leadership Development Conference in Washington, D.C. He and his wife established the Solange D. & Frederick E. Davis, Jr. Endowed Scholarship.

Fred is a tax partner in the New York office of Mitchell & Titus, a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited. He is a certified public accountant in New York and Maryland, and is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey. Fred holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Hofstra.


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