Boston Regional Council

The Boston Regional Council is a group of dedicated alumni, parents, friends, and business leaders who volunteer their time to elevate Syracuse University’s presence and the vision of Scholarship in Action in the Boston community.

This includes increasing support for recruiting new students from the Boston area, building a stronger philanthropic base, expanding career networking opportunities for local alumni and recent Syracuse University grads, creating new alumni events, and developing academic programs in the Boston area.

Please contact Karen Spear, with any questions.

2022-2023 Members

Gerri Slater ’78 NEW, parent of an alum, Council Chair
Chief Operating Officer and SVP, Bank of America Corporate and Internal Communications

Suzanne Abair, parent of two current students
President and CEO, Northland Investment Corporation
Co-Owner and CEO, Atlanta Dream WNBA

Patrick Ahearn ’73 ARCH, parent of an alum
Syracuse University Board of Trustees, Architecture Advisory Board
President, Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC

Nelson Apjohn ’78 A&S, parent of three alumni
Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Steve Barnes ’82 WSM, parent of an alum
Chairman Emeritus of SU Board of Trustees, Whitman Advisory Council
Managing Director, Bain Capital Partners LLC

Christine Carona ’85 WSM, parent of current student and one alum
SU Board of Trustees, National Campaign Council
Executive Director, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

Dr. Ghaleb Daouk ’79 A&S, parent of an alum
College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Advisory Board, Biology Advisory Board, National Campaign Council
Attending, Division of Nephrology, Children’s Hospital of Boston
Director, Extramural Clinical Services, Children's Hospital of Boston
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard University

Susan DeSilva ’87 VPA, parent of an alum
Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Digitas and GroupeConnect Boston

Jake Doue ’12 A&S/MAX/WSM
SU Alumni Club Co-Chair
Senior Director of Strategy & Analytics, Penn Foster

Alan Goodman ’72 VPA, parent of three alumni
Senior Vice President and Partner, The Abbey Group

Gabrielle Harvey ’99 WSM
Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle IP, Inc.

Kristen Krikorian ’99 WSM
Director, Deposit Operations Compliance, LendingClub

Adam Lippard ’93 NEW
Chief Partnership Officer, GMR Marketing

Anthony Papantonis ’85 ECS, parent of two alumni
President, Nauset Construction

Scott Shuster ’92 A&S/NEW, parent of two current students
President, 11 Development

Mike Thonis ’72 A&S
SU Board of Trustees, College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Advisory Board, National Campaign Council
Co-Founder and Retired Senior Advisor, Charlesbank Capital Partners

Marcel Vernon G’94 WSM
Whitman Advisory Council
Chief Financial Officer, University of New Hampshire