Swanekamp Elected President of UB Alumni Association

By Barbara A. Byers

Release Date: June 6, 2005 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Charles C. Swanekamp of East Amherst, who earned two degrees from the University at Buffalo, has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of the UB Alumni Association.

Swanekamp, a partner with Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel LLP, received a law degree from the UB Law School in 1979 and an MBA degree in 1980 from the university's School of Management

Other officers elected for the 2005-06 are: Marc A. Adler of Williamsville, M.A. '83, MBA'82 and B.A.'79, director of client services for Flynn and Friends, first vice president and chair of the alumni association's development committee; Timothy P. Lafferty of East Aurora, B.A. '86, chair of the UB partnerships committee; Thomas A. Palmer of East Amherst, J.D. '75 and MBA '71, chair of the audit committee; Paul A. Quebral of Williamsville, MBA '92 and B.A.'86, vice president and chief operating officer, Reid Petroleum Corp., vice president for finance; Kelly P. Sahner of Park Slope, Ed.M. '93 and B.A. '91, chair, communication and marketing committee; and Lawrence J. Zielinski of Elma, MBA '77 and B.A. '75, second vice president and chair of alumni programs and events.

New executive committee members are Joseph Abdallah of East Amherst, B.A. '91, deputy commissioner for Erie County Youth Services; Helene A. Blieberg of New York City, B.A. '77, principal, Helene Blieberg Associates; Peter J. Grogan, CFP, of East Aurora, B.S. '81, director of financial planning for Harold C. Brown & Co., Inc., and Kimberly J. Pustulka of Lakewood, Ohio, B.S. '97, associate with Jones Day.

Newly elected members of the board of directors are Clifton M. Bergfeld of Chicago, B.A. '01, financial advisor for UBS PaineWebber; Terri A. Dunbar, of Clarence, MBA '83 and B.S. '80; Morton G. Rivo of Mill Valley, Calif., D.D.S. '87; William B. Smith of New York City, B.A. '80, president, Smith Asset Management, Inc., and Mark J. Stramaglia of Williamsville, senior manager for Invitrogen Corporation.

The University at Buffalo Alumni Association is a volunteer-led international organization that provides ongoing service to alumni and a focus of alumni support for, and service to, the University at Buffalo, its students, faculty and staff.

The University at Buffalo, which has 183,000 alumni world-wide, is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York.