2017 Alumni Association Board Election

All alumni can vote for all of the positions, regardless of where they live or their class years.  The Alumni Board members are elected at large by the entire alumni body.

New members will join the Alumni Association Board of Directors for its spring meeting in April and will officially take office on July 1. 

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Voting will be open from January 4 until February 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 

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Region 2 (MT, UT, CO, WY, NM, Alberta)

Kevin Miltko '91

Owner, Dentist
Miltko & Meng Family Dentistry
Missoula, MT

Miltko, who has been a dentist for 25 years, owns his own practice, Miltko & Meng Family Dentistry. He has been the president of the Notre Dame Club of Western Montana since 2005. Miltko also has hosted numerous Hesburgh Lectures, UND Celebrations, Club Mass. He established a very popular SSLP with Inner Roads Wilderness Program of Youth Homes about 8 years ago. Miltko has learned how to operate a small club within a very large geographic area and help spread the Notre Dame message through various Alumni Association opportunities. Miltko has helped grow the club’s scholarship fund to the benefit of Montana students attending ND.

Statement of Intent
Having served as president of the Notre Dame Club of Western Montana for 10 years, I have learned what it takes to help build a successful Notre Dame club, especially in the western region. I would like to continue my volunteer service to Notre Dame as Region 2 director and share this acquired knowledge with other club leaders. I hope that in serving as director I can continue to aid the University’s mission and help provide the administrative support for the local clubs to improve their local communities with the many programs available through the Alumni Association. I hope to continue to strengthen the communal bonds of the Notre Dame family and help bring the joy and fun that service to Notre Dame and the local community fosters. 

 

 

David Wilson '85

IT Manager
Hewlett Packard
Colorado Springs, CO

Wilson has worked as an IT manager for Hewlett Packard, Compaq Computer, and other technology companies for the past 22 years. He has been an active member of the Notre Dame Club of Colorado Springs since 1995. Early on, he served as club secretary before taking one term as club president.  Wilson is now a board member, club treasurer (a position he has held for seven years), and chairman of the scholarship committee. He and his wife, Brigid ’86 SMC, have three children, one a 2013 graduate of Notre Dame.

Statement of Intent
My interest in the Region 2 director role has developed from years of experience with the Colorado Springs club, as well as through countless interactions with members of other clubs in the region. Region 2 is uniquely challenged by its large geography, fluctuating club/activity participation, and the diverse needs of clubs as large as AA (Denver) and as small as F (several). It continues to demand a strong director who can tap the strengths of our more active clubs as a means of giving a helping hand to clubs that need attention. In my tenure, I would like to see at least one club from each state in Region 2 achieve the 6 C’s.

Region 5 (IA, KS, MO, NE)



John Coffey '92

CEO
Consortio Group, LLC
Omaha, NE

Coffey is the CEO of the Consortio Group, LLC, a risk advisory firm and insurance agency he co-founded in 2009. He has been an active member of the Notre Dame Club of Omaha since returning home to Omaha in 2000, including serving as its president in 2002. The club was selected as the Outstanding Club of the Year in 2003. He is currently serving as a director of the club. He is married to Gina (DiRenzo) Coffey ’92, and they have three children -- his oldest son was recently admitted to the Notre Dame Class of 2021 . They are active parishioners at St. Margaret Mary’s in Omaha.

Statement of Intent
While at Notre Dame, I experienced the powerful sense of mission and of belonging to something bigger than myself that no other university can match. When my wife and I returned to Omaha, we found the Notre Dame club a great way to get involved and build a network of friends. My hope is we can continue the great work of the Notre Dame clubs throughout the world, bringing the best of Notre Dame to our communities, enabling our members to make a positive impact, and reminding each alum of the true meaning of the statement “We are ND.”        

 
 

 

Paul Drey '89

Managing Partner
Brick Gentry P.C.
Des Moines, IA

Drey is managing partner of Brick Gentry P.C., practicing primarily in healthcare and business law. He advises on entity structures, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare transactions, ACO arrangements, and regulatory matters. He has helped to set the firm’s philosophy for providing value through legal representation to clients. In addition, he serves in leadership roles on multiple professional and civic boards, including as president of the Notre Dame Club of Des Moines, a position proudly held since 2000. Drey is a Double Domer, and he and his wife, Stephanie ’89, have two sons, one of whom attends Notre Dame and lives in Dillon Hall.

Statement of Intent

Living in Dillon Hall for six and a half of my seven years as an undergraduate and law school student at Notre Dame, I truly came to cherish my Notre Dame family. This family lives on for my wife, Stephanie, and I as our oldest son is now a freshman at Notre Dame. As president of our local club since 2000, I have worked to bring the ND community to the Greater Des Moines and central Iowa area. It would be an honor for me to serve on behalf of our Notre Dame family to continue efforts within our Alumni Association involving fellowship and camaraderie, spiritualty, and community service. We are ND!

 
 

 

Region 11 (NH, ME, RI, MA, N. CT, VT)



Michael Joyce '83

Executive Vice President/Sr. Consultant
Marco Consulting Group, Inc.
Braintree, MA

Joyce is an institutional investment consultant and served as fiduciary counsel during 28 years in the employee benefits industry. He has been a director of the Notre Dame Club of Greater Boston continuously since graduation. Joyce has served in various officer and leadership positions including chairing Leahy Luncheons and assisting with modernizing the club’s by-laws and tax status. As longtime chair of the club’s golf outing, Joyce has helped raise more than $300,000 to support the club’s Summer Service Learning Program. Joyce has two sons and has volunteered as a parent leader at their high school. Brian ’13 is currently pursuing his doctorate at ND.

Statement of Intent
My involvement with service to the Notre Dame community began as a student serving as president of the Boston Club of ND, running social and service activities and the once ubiquitous baggage trucks. It was a natural progression to serve the University community as an alumnus. As an Alumni Board member, I would welcome the opportunity to use my experience of over 30 years of club leadership to represent the region’s alumni. My primary role would be to interface with the region’s club leaders and alumni and represent their interests on the board. I have also seen the increased diversity of the alumni network and would work with the Alumni Association in its efforts to involve all alumni.

Lynette Paczkowski ’01

Partner
Bowditch & Dewey
Worcester, MA

Paczkowski is a partner at the Massachusetts law firm of Bowditch & Dewey. A member of the Notre Dame Club of Boston while in law school, she joined the Worcester County Club after beginning her practice at a Worcester-based firm. In 2015, she became the club’s communications coordinator, also launching its social media accounts. She co-founded and is a past president of the Worcester Young Professional Women’s Association, sits on the Executive Committee of the Worcester County Bar Association, and is actively involved with the St. Thomas More Society Red Mass, the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, and Community Legal Aid.

Statement of Intent
My goal as regional director would be to work to facilitate and promote club interaction. I would love to see the regional clubs support one another and even come together for some joint events. I believe that promoting each other’s events and joining in them will serve as a de facto brainstorming session, giving club leaders ideas they can bring to their own clubs. It’s also my hope that if there are alumni whose geographical location straddles two clubs, interaction between clubs will make those alumni feel welcome within multiple clubs, regardless of which one is technically the “home” club. I hope that this will increase overall club membership and participation.

 

 

Region 12 (E. PA, MD, DC, VA, DE)

Kevin Buckley '79

Partner
Hunton & Williams 
Richmond, VA 

Buckley is a partner with the firm of Hunton & Williams and the past president of the Notre Dame Club of Richmond. During his term, the Richmond club significantly increased both its membership and student scholarship fund, established a senior alumni chapter, and instituted a program to support local ACE program teachers. Buckley also has served in other church and community leadership positions, including as chairman of the diocesan school board for the Diocese of Richmond.  Buckley and his wife, Amanda ’81, are the parents of four adult children, including two Notre Dame graduates, Austin ’06 and Erin ’08.

Statement of Intent
Notre Dame has always been an important part of my life, but never more so than this past year. My wife and I found ourselves far from home when our youngest son was hospitalized for more than four weeks following a serious automobile accident.  During that time, we were supported in many ways by the local Notre Dame club and by daily prayers and expressions of support from many of our Notre Dame friends across the country. My hope is that, through service on the Alumni Board, I can help assure that all Notre Dame alumni know, as I have, the comfort and strength of the support of the Notre Dame family.

 

 



Ryan Newell '02 
Attorney
Connolly Gallagher LLP
Wilmington, DE

A corporate litigator, Newell is president of the Notre Dame Club of Delaware and has concurrent membership in the Notre Dame Club of Philadelphia. Recognized by both local and national organizations for his community service, Newell currently serves his diocese as a member of its Catholic Charities board and as a leader in its Safe Environment Program.

Statement of Intent
For the past 10 years, I have run the Notre Dame Club of Delaware and been a member of the Notre Dame Club of Philadelphia. In addition to showing my passion for ND, running a small club and being a member in a large club has given me first-hand experience with every aspect of what the Alumni Association expects of its clubs, including club excellence, leadership succession planning, outreach to the entire Notre Dame family, and engaging young alumni. 

 


 

Region 15 (NC, SC, GA)

Ellen Crowley '87 

Financial Advisor
CAPTRUST 
Raleigh, NC

Crowley is a financial advisor with CAPTRUST in Raleigh, NC. She has been active in the Notre Dame clubs of both St. Louis and Eastern North Carolina, where she is currently the club president. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Mendoza College of Business for 2016, recognizing her leadership and commitment to the graduate alumni community and living the mission of “Ask More of Business.”  Crowley is also active with Catholic Charities, ND Women Connect, and cheering on the Notre Dame student-athletes in their ACC games and matches.

Statement of Intent

The Notre Dame Alumni Association is a dynamic network. When I relocated to North Carolina, the local club and alumni were some of my first connections. As an alumna of a graduate program, I am sensitive to the different experiences our alumni enjoy, including current students, parents, undergraduate alumni, and graduate degree alumni. Serving as a club president has broadened my exposure to the community service, continuing education, spirituality, and camaraderie elements as the mission of the Alumni Association. I intend to be a resource to the clubs in our region to further facilitate and strengthen those connections. It would be an honor to serve as a board member.

 

Michael Desrosiers '81

Owner
DESCON, LLC
Marietta, GA 

Desrosiers is an independent consultant supporting the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA after 23 years of government service around the world with the Navy and in Baghdad with the State Department. Active with the Notre Dame Club of Atlanta since finishing government service in 2005, he has held various positions including president, vice president, and community service & social media coordinator, and has served on the Peach State Scholarship Committee. A driving force behind tripling club membership and doubling scholarship support over the last five years, he has helped expand the variety and quality of events to meet the needs of alumni and members in north/central Georgia.

Statement of Intent
I hope to continue my contribution by working with all Region 15 clubs to share best practices with each other while finding ways to increase activities that engage even more Domers and providing ways for alumni in the southeast to feel more connected with the University we love. Joining the ACC has presented increased opportunities for shared engagement and partnerships between Region 15 clubs. My goal would be to expand two-way communications between our Region 15 alumni families and the Alumni Board in order to create increased awareness of the path our University is taking and provide feedback from alumni in the southeast to the board.

 


 

Region 17 (Florida)

Patrick Kilbane ’05 J.D.
General Counsel and Wealth Advisor
Ullmann Brown Wealth Advisors
Jacksonville Beach, FL

Kilbane, a 2005 graduate of the Law School and a former assistant rector in Siegfried Hall, is a wealth advisor and serves as general counsel for Ullmann Brown Wealth Advisors. He has been an active member of the Greater Jacksonville Club since graduation, serving as President since 2012. During the last four years, his club has won the Outstanding Club Award twice and the Lennon Award. Kilbane also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority and has helped raise thousands for various charities especially for autistic children—something he is very passionate about.

Statement of Intent
Our region is strong, but one of our biggest challenges is engaging our young alumni. On the other hand, I believe our young alumni are also our greatest opportunity. My focus in serving on the Alumni Board will be to collaborate with Alumni Association staff, other board members, and Region 17 leaders to develop activities targeted to increasing and sustaining young alumni participation. More specifically, I would like to focus on successful networking and mentoring programs to develop the next generation of club leaders. Further, continued emphasis needs to be placed on social media and other means to reach and communicate with our young alums.

 

 



Michael Martin '74 

Internal Auditor
Hernando County Clerk of the Court
Hernando County, FL.

A CPA and MBA, Martin has spent his career in internal auditing—twenty years in non-profit healthcare and a decade in for-profit business—before transitioning to county government in 2012. Martin served as treasurer of the Notre Dame Club of Greater Tampa Bay for two years before becoming president six years ago. Utilizing Alumni Association resources, he doubled the size of his club's e-mail distribution list, re-launched the club's website, installed on-line dues payment capability, and facilitated the start-up of an ND Women Connect group. He's married to Brenda Darnley Martin, ’75 SMC, ’77 M.B.A.

Statement of Intent
Through my club and working with our regional director, I have become aware of the special challenges faced by our Florida clubs due to the number of older alumni. If elected, I would work to build on Florida clubs' statewide successes in serving ND and our local communities as well as placing special emphasis on increasing/maintaining membership through a welcoming and inclusive philosophy. My internal audit career has given me significant experience in analyzing procedures and offering appropriate solutions. By attending many Alumni Leadership Conferences and Florida Regional ND Club meetings, I've developed positive relationships with many of the other Florida clubs’ leaders, which would help in my transition.

 

 


Young Alumni 

Meghan McMahon ’10, '13 J.D. 

Attorney
Glankler Brown
Memphis, TN

McMahon is a proud Double Domer and former Cavanaugh Hall resident. She was a four-year member of the cheerleading team and served as captain during her 2L year. After graduation, McMahon worked in Academic and Membership Affairs at the NCAA’s headquarters in Indianapolis, advising member institutions on NCAA legislation and academic issues. She then returned to her hometown of Memphis to join Glankler Brown law firm, where her practice focuses on employment law and litigation. As the ND Club of Memphis’s Young Alumni Coordinator, McMahon has reenergized the club with fully revamped game watches and a new signature event series.

Statement of Intent
Fostering passionate, lifelong relationships with ND fit naturally within my role as a cheerleader. Inspiring that same enthusiasm 600 miles away—in a city less than five percent Catholic in the heart of SEC Country—requires much greater effort. As ND Memphis’s Young Alumni Coordinator, I embraced the challenge of revitalizing a smaller club struggling to engage younger alums. In 2017, I'm building on momentum from a game watch refresh to launch “Hesburgh Challenge,” a 13-event series that encourages taking ownership in our ND community. I would be honored to passionately serve both large and small clubs on the NDAA Board.

 

 

Jack Moore '14

Product Manager
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
San Francisco, CA

Moore serves as the president of the Notre Dame Club of San Francisco. In this role, he has led efforts to build programs that appeal to the Bay Area’s large population of young alumni. These new initiatives include mentorship programs, guest speaker events, and the implementation of an active social media campaign. Moore also coordinated the club’s 2015 Stanford game activities and the streamlining of the club’s website, email, and membership systems. A software product manager and fourth generation Domer, he enjoys the outdoors, playing competitive Ultimate Frisbee, and writing freelance articles about Fantasy Football.

Statement of Intent
I sought the job of president of the Notre Dame club of San Francisco because I am hungry to forge the special relationship with Our Lady’s University that can only come from continuing its mission, and I have succeeded in that role because of my gift of leadership. My unique perspective as a young alumnus and my professional experience as a product manager allow me to develop the Notre Dame club experience as a product that successfully caters to our Bay Area alumni. I thank you for considering me for this role. I am sure that I would be an incredibly productive addition to the Notre Dame Alumni Association Board. Go Irish!

 

 

Senior Alumni

John G. (Jack) Leicht '74

Principal
Edward George & Associates
Indianapolis, IN

While at Notre Dame, Leicht was a member of the baseball team and a resident of the great Zahm Hall. After graduation, he joined Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, where he held executive positions in engineering and human resources. Today, he is a Principal of Edward George & Associates, an energy consulting firm based in Indianapolis that focuses on helping owners reduce their energy usage and costs. He holds an MBA from Indiana University. Jack and his wife, Mary Kathryn Conaty Leicht ’74 SMC, are active members of Saint Luke Catholic parish and have four children: Kathleen ’01, Kevin ’05, Amy ’10 SMC and Danny ’13.

Statement of Intent
I have been involved with the Notre Dame Alumni Association since graduating from Notre Dame in 1974 as a member of Notre Dame clubs in Indianapolis, Nebraska, Minnesota and London. I served on the Notre Dame Senior Alumni national board from 2009 until 2015 and was a member of the executive committee and chair of the group in 2013–2014. All of my experiences have allowed me to develop a thorough understanding of our great alumni structure and how to reach and keep alumni involved with our unique university. If elected, I would effectively communicate issues important to senior alumni to the Alumni Board and bring information from the Alumni Board to the NDSA. 

 

 


Richard Martiny '66

Retired
Columbia, MD

After graduating from Notre Dame and attending law school, Martiny entered the Army. Over the next 20 years, he served as an Infantry officer in Vietnam, Germany, and the US.  He also received a Master’s at George Washington University. After retirement, Martiny was with Catholic Charities and then a manager of retail stores.  He remains active with his parish as a lector, Eucharistic minister, and president of the Interfaith Center Board. A past President, Martiny continues to serve on the board of the Notre Dame Club of Maryland, organizing Senior Alumni activities. He serves as a regional director for NDSA and as editor of the Golden Domer. 

Statement of Intent
Notre Dame has been an integral part of my life for almost 55 years.  While much about the University had changed over the years, what hasn’t changed is the spirit of Notre Dame, the commitment to excellence in all things in a Catholic and loving way. It is vital that we engage senior alumni and keep them connected with Our Lady’s University while doing great things in their communities. As a member of the NDSA Board of Directors, I bring unique qualifications and focus. I can and will aid the NDAA Board focus strongly on including their senior brethren, capitalizing on the skills and talents and enthusiasm of this large, often untapped, resource for doing good in Our Lady’s name.