Joseph St. Laurent, '88
Joseph St. Laurent, '88, is the Chair of the BSU Foundation and a 1988 graduate of Bridgewater State University. Joseph is the Head of Industry Relations for Solvias USA, President and CSO of Koda Therapeutics as well as Co-founder of Eleblend, LLC. Furthermore, he serves as Co-Chief Scientific Officer for Olatec Industries, LLC.
Joseph works with several industry work and lobbying groups and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA), a Washington, D.C. based industry advocacy group.
As Chair of the BSU Foundation, Joseph believes it is extremely important to remember that his BSC education provided the strong foundation for his successful career and family life. He and his wife, Linda, '88, reside in Lakeville, MA, where they raised three daughters: Kathryn, '12, Emily and Nicole. He enjoys hunting, fishing, playing golf and travel.
David Rumrill, '91
First Vice Chair
Real Estate Committee, Chair
Dave Rumrill is the BSU Foundation's First Vice Chair and the Real Estate Committee Chair. A graduate of Bridgewater State University, Class of 1991, Dave currently works as an Executive Director at JP Morgan in Boston.
Dave has been on the Foundation Board since 2016 and on the Ricciardi College of Business Advisory Board since 2017. His focus is on student engagement activities such as the annual Shark Tank event, the business school bus trip to Boston to shadow alums, the scholarship selection committee and the student-led investment club to name a few.
He is married to fellow BSU graduate KK Rumrill, '92, and they continue to be close friends with many of their former classmates. They have two sons, Cooper and Charlie. Personal interests include curling, basketball and golf.
Jeremy S. David, Esq.
Second Vice Chair
Investment Committee, Chair
Jeremy is a Director and Second Vice Chair of the Bridgewater State University Foundation and Co-chair of its Investment Committee. He is also a founding member of Little House Capital, LLC., an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor specializing in institutional capital management and private wealth management, financial and estate planning, tax and fiduciary services.
Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Arts with major concentrations in Political Theory and French from Franklin & Marshall College and a Juris Doctorate with estate planning and tax concentrations from Suffolk University Law School where he was also a writer and editor for the school’s Law Review. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and is admitted to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts. He also holds a certificate in financial planning from Boston University and is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner.
Phyllis Klock, '67
Phyllis Klock holds the position of Secretary on the BSU Foundation and is a Bridgewater State University graduate of the Class of 1967, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. She pursued graduate studies at the University of Illinois and Virginia Tech. Phyllis is the retired President and Chief Operating Officer of CompBenefits Corporation. A dental and vision benefits company serving five million members in the U.S. South and Midwest, CompBenefits grew to over $350 million in revenues by the time of its sale to Humana in 2006.
A Charter Member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Central Florida (UCF), Phyllis served the university in this capacity from 2001-2012 and was named as a Trustee Emerita in 2012. In 2014, she was honored as Doctor of Commercial Sciences. Phyllis continues her involvement with UCF as a member of the boards of UCF Academic Health, Inc. and the UCF Athletics Association and as an Emeritus Director of the UCF Foundation Board. She is also Past President of the Town & Gown Council and Past Chair of the Central Florida Wesley Foundation. Phyllis also serves as a member of the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, member of the Board of Directors of the Florida United Methodist Foundation, and as a Reading Pals volunteer.
Her professional designations include that of Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI).
Ann Ulett, '92
Ann is the Treasurer of the BSU Foundation and is a 1992 graduate of Bridgewater State College with a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Accounting. She has been with PwC for the past twenty-two years. After a career in corporate tax, Ann moved into Talent Acquisition. She is currently the PwC Business Recruiting Manager for the Northeast Region. She is also a PwC Certified Advance Facilitator.
Her personal interests includes photography, spending time exploring nature trails in her community, spending time with her family and volunteering. She is on the Bridgewater State University Board, Lou Ricciardi School of Business Advisory Board, and past president of the Afro-American Alumni Association.
She is a member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the Association of Latino Professionals in Accounting and Finance (ALPFA).
Dr. Jean MacCormack
BSU Board of Trustees, Chair
Most recently, Dr. Jean MacCormack served for 13 years as chancellor, UMass Dartmouth. She has been a faculty member, center director, dean, and vice chancellor for administration and finance, deputy chancellor and chancellor at UMass Boston. She is a distinguished educator and leader in higher education. She has a bachelor's degree from Emmanuel College in English Literature and a master's and doctoral degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Jean continues to serve as chair of the SouthCoast Hospitals Board; Director of Bristol County Savings Bank and is devoting time to a new book on transformative leadership.
Member at Large
Mr. Asare has been on the BSU Foundation Board since 2019. Ohene K. Asare is a founder and head of people and operations of AESARA Inc., a market access agency established in 2016. Ohene's expertise is in strategy, planning and execution for people, products and organizations.
Ohene has worked in the biopharmaceutical industry at Biogen in Market Access and Medical Affairs, Quintiles, Comprehensive Neuroscience, and ICON Development Solutions. Ohene has broad professional experience in organizational management, project management, clinical monitoring, clinical study management, data management, outcomes research, strategic planning and team building.
Ohene is married to Régine, has four children and resides in Milton, MA. He is Originally from Ghana, West Africa. Ohene is passionate about seeing individuals and organizations achieve their potential.
Clare Cole, CPA, CFP, '87
Audit Committee Chair
Clare Cole is the Audit Committee Chair of the BSU Foundation. Clare received a Graduate Certificate in Accounting from BSU in 1987. After a career in public accounting, Clare concentrated her work in financial administration for families with complex financial situations including financial planning, budgeting, and financial reporting.
Following her studies at BSU. Clare earned a Master's in Finance and a post Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning from Bentley University. She has served as an Adjunct Professor in Accounting and Finance in several area universities.
Away from the office, Clare is active in her community, lending her time and efforts to a number of causes. She is a former member of the finance council at the Cranberry Catholic Collaborative. She is a past Chair of the Middleboro Cultural Council and for more than a decade on the Board of the Cranberry Country Chapter of Commerce. She lives in Middleboro with her husband and looks forward to visits with her two daughters.
Real Estate Committee, Vice Chair
Mr. Cooney serves as the Real Estate Committee, Vice Chair of the BSU Foundation. Chris is CEO Metro South Chamber of Commerce, a business association serving the Greater Brockton area. Before joining the Metro South Chamber, he served as president and CEO of the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, a business association based in Bourne. In addition to his service to Bridgewater, he is a board member of the Massachusetts Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 and Rotary International.
Mr. Cooney is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, where he served as president of the Student Government Association and Student Trustee. Additionally, he earned a master's degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University, where he graduated with high honors.
Mr. Cooney lives in Berkley, MA with his wife Deborah Carlson-Cooney and their three daughters. He likes to travel, boat, hike, ski and spend time with family.
John DiSanto, Esq., '94
Member at Large
Mr. DiSanto is a Director on the BSU Foundation joining the board in 2020. John graduated from BSC with a degree in History and later graduated from Suffolk University Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts and the U.S. Supreme Court. As a prosecutor and later in private practice, John tried over 100 cases to verdict at both the District and Superior Court levels, and handled matters before the Appeals Court as well. In 2013, John left private practice and was sworn in as an Assistant Clerk Magistrate for the Massachusetts Trial Court, as position he currently holds.
Over the years, John has been involved with several different civic and youth organizations, including the Taunton YMCA Board of Directors, Dighton Youth Baseball and Softball, and Dighton Youth Basketball. He is the founder and current director of the Dighton-Rehoboth Travel Basketball program as well.
John currently resides in Dighton with his wife Kerry and children Chas and Kate. He enjoys cooking, playing basketball and golf, and reading.
George Gurley, G'82
Real Estate Committee
George Gurley is a Real Estate Committee member on the BSU Foundation. George is a 1975 graduate of Stonehill College, received his Master of Education from Bridgewater State University in 1982, and a Masters of Arts in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College in 1987.
George is the retired Police Chief of Bridgewater and a builder/developer. He served as a trustee for Bridgewater Savings Bank, also serving on their executive board as well as their chairman of Wealth and Trust Services. He is also a Notary Public.
George is very active with many civic organizations, Mt. Prospect Cemetery (Trustee), Past President of Plymouth County Police Association; the Bridgewater Police Association; The Handi-Kids 110 Club; he is also a life member of the Southeastern Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association; Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School Committee, past chairman and member.
Lori Hindle, '97
BSU Community & Student Engagement Committee, Chair
Ms. Hindle serves as the BSU Student Community & Student Engagement, Chair. Lori is a graduate of Bridgewater State University Class of 1997. She is the Chief of Staff at Slade Gordon & Co., Inc. in Waltham. Lori is currently working on her master's degree at BSU. Her personal interests include yoga and triathlons, and she also serves as a Trustee of Lasell University. She currently resides in Weymouth.
Wayne Lombardi, '92
Member at Large
Mr. Lombardi is a Director of the BSU Foundation, Member at Large. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Bridgewater State University, Class of 1992. Wayne is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).
Wayne is a Principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). His areas of focus include; information technology; risk management and controls; large-scale program and project management; operational assessment and performance improvement; and compliance. Wayne maintains a diverse client base of life sciences, healthcare payer and provider and technology clients.
Wayne is the recipient of the 2020 Dr. George A. Weygand BSU Alumni Award.
Wayne lives in Franklin, MA, with his wife Sandie, daughters Kathryn and Sophia and son William. He loves spending time with family, playing a variety of sports and is an avid Boston sports fan.
Louis Ricciardi, ‘81
Membership Committee, Chair
Investment Committee, Vice Chair
Mr. Ricciardi serves as a Membership Committee Chair and Vice Chair of the Investment Committee of the BSU Foundation. Lou is a member of the BSU Class of 1980. He is the CEO & President of Bristol Wealth Group where they have three BSU alumni (half of their team) helping to manage over $800 million in client assets. He has served Bridgewater in many capacities and as a benefactor; the College of Business bears his name. He served two 10-year terms on BSU's Board of Trustees — 1989 to 1999 and 2004 to 2014, serving as chair from 1990 to 1994 and 2006 to 2014.
In 1990, Louis became a trustee of the University's Foundation, serving as chair from 1996 to 2004. In that capacity, he co-chaired Bridgewater's first-ever capital campaign in 1999, an effort that raised $10 million dollars. In April 2009, he was elected to the Massachusetts State Board of Higher Education, and in March 2010 was appointed Vice Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. He received an honorary doctorate from the University in 2015. Lou additionally serves as a trustee of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Member at Large
Mr. Smith serves as a Director on the BSU Foundation as a Member at Large. Dan is a Business Development Executive for Ameresco, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company with deep experience working with state and municipal leaders, healthcare, higher education, and nonprofit institutions. Dan is responsible for growing the company's strategic partnerships in both the public and private sectors in New York. Smith has been in a variety of roles including Director of Business Development for J. Derenzo Companies, Business Development Executive for Siemens, and at MassDevelopment.
Smith served as Selectman in Easton, Massachusetts. Dan led efforts for Easton's Economic Development Council which is tasked with the promotion of sustainable economic development for the Town. He served as the Presidential member of the Massachusetts Municipal Associations Energy & Environmental Policy Committee. Dan has been invited to join business leaders from around the country to meet with elected officials and staff regarding energy policy in Washington, D.C.
He is the co-founder and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Strike Out Cancer, a Member of the New York League of Conversation Voters, and is a Technical Advisor to the Energy & Environmental Policy Committee of the Massachusetts Municipal Association. Dan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Northeastern University.
Dan and his wife, Jennifer, live in Easton, MA, with their three children.
Aenis Harris, Jr., '94
Investment Committee, Budget Committee
Aenis Harris is a veteran of the Massachusetts Army National Guard and holds a BS in business management from the Bridgewater State University, class of 1994. Aenis is a Past President of Afro-Am Alumni and currently appointed to Bridgewater State University Alumni Foundation.
Aenis Harris is a dynamic Human Resources thought leader with over 25 years of experience. Aenis has built a reputation as a trusted strategic business partner with a proven record of assuming higher levels of responsibility with increasing engagement, effectiveness, and profitability of global teams across diverse industries. Aenis is the Head of Human Resources for Thermo King Americas at Trane Technologies and is responsible for providing strategic HR leadership for their refrigerated transportation business.
Aenis and his wife Melody reside in the Charlotte, NC, area and have four children Cheyenne, Isaiah, Marissa, Kyndall and two grandchildren Jeremiah and Iylah.
Carrie Kulick-Clark, '85, G'98
Bridgewater Alumni Association President
Carrie Kulick-Clark, recently retired after working for 23 years as a school counselor at Braintree High School. She is an officer in the South Shore Guidance Association and was involved with Boy Scouts (17 years) and Girl Scouts (12 years).
Ms. Mutrie is newly retired and the former Vice President of Sales at Bay Copy, Inc., a division of Bay State Business Products. Ms. Mutrie joined the Foundation’s board in 2021. With her extensive knowledge of sales/sales management, she has been recognized on the national level repeatedly as top in the industry. In May 2021, she received the prestigious national “2021 Blockbuster Difference Maker Award” from ENX Magazine.
Ms. Mutrie received a degree in Criminal Psychology from the University of Maine. She is an avid golfer, skier, ski diver and previous power lifting champion. Ms. Mutrie has been a resident of Bridgewater for over 20 years. She has a strong passion of giving back to the community in many areas such as education, housing and nutrition. She has served on the boards of South Shore Habitat of Humanity and Fontbonne Academy and in various roles for the South Shore Chamber of Commerce on their Women Business Network and Athena Program.
Tom Magee, '91
Member at Large
Tom Magee is a member at large of the Bridgewater State University foundation board and serves on the investment committee. He graduated with a bachelor of arts in social studies and secondary education teaching certificate in 1991 from BSU.
Tom works at Fidelity Investments as a vice president in the private client group as an advisor in Boston.
He and his wife Laurie have been married for 22 years and live in Foxboro. They have three children, two of whom are currently students at BSU.
Malika Cruickshank is the Student Director of the Bridgewater State University Foundation. A current undergraduate student of the university, she is a senior chemistry major with a triple minor in mathematics, biology, and psychology to achieve a Bachelor of Science. An active member of the community, she is involved with the Women's Track and Field team, Greek Life (her sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon as well as the Panhellenic Association), the Honors Program, the Undergraduate Admissions Office as a team leader in the visitation program, as well as a recent recipient of the Adrian Tinsley Program Grant for the summer of 2022.
Her personal interests include exploring new restaurants around Boston, reading, and spending time outside.