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 Co-founder, President and CSO of Chemic Laboratories, Inc. as well as Co-founder of Eleblend, LLC. Furthermore, he serves as Co-Chief Scientific Officer for Olatec Industries, LLC. Under Mr. St. Laurent's direction, Chemic Laboratories has evolved into a distinguished and mature full-service cGMP pharmaceutical development contract facility conducting business on a global scale.
Joseph works with several industry work and lobbying groups and currently serves as second 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 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 individual 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 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 Vice President of Agua Viva Serves, 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 interest 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, 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) and the Onset Cape Verdean Association.
Thomas Caron, '75
Immediate Past Chair
Thomas Caron is the Immediate Past Chair of the Bridgewater State University Foundation and a member of the Bridgewater Class of 1975. Mr. Caron is a former long-time serving president and CEO of the Bank of Easton and held the position of vice president of Business Development at North Easton Savings Bank in Easton, MA. When Mr. Caron served as the BSU Foundation Chair, he brought both a business and alumni prospective to his responsibility of overseeing and prudently investing the Foundation's assets. He is currently a member of the Ricciardi College of Business Advisory Board.
Mr. Caron is an active musician and performs at both the Catholic Center on campus and Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish in Bridgewater. He also has a passion for astronomy and star gazing with one of his many telescopes. He and his wife Ruth moved to Bridgewater from Braintree, MA over 30 years ago and raised four sons all of whom graduated from a Massachusetts college or university.
"Bridgewater State University has been graduating leaders for our communities for 175 years. I am proud to be able to play a role in the success of our students and be part of the Bridgewater State University story."
Eugene J. Durgin, Jr.
BSU Board of Trustees, Chair
Mr. Durgin served on the Bridgewater State University governing board as a trustee from 1991-2001, and again from 2012 to present. He served as chairman of the Board from 1994-1998, and again from 2015 to present. Gene currently serves on the BSU Foundation Board Chairman.
Over the years, Gene has become very familiar with BSU and has a clear intent in wanting to help the university continue to grow and better serve the students of southeastern Massachusetts. As we continue to navigate through these economically difficult times, Gene's experience in the world of finance is an asset to the university.
He is a retired managing director of Voyageur Asset Management in Boston. He was President at Massachusetts Public Pension Forum, Chairman and President at Freedom Trust Company, Senior Vice President at BayBanks and Vice President and Trust Officer at BankBoston.
Gene holds a BA in Political Science from Boston College and a minor in Economics.
Matthew Quimby, '04, G'07
Bridgewater Alumni Association, President
Mr. Quimby is the President of the Bridgewater Alumni Association, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies in 2004 and his Master of Education degree in Student Affairs Counseling in 2007.
Since graduating from Bridgewater State, Quimby has been a very active alumnus. A large majority of his alumni involvement has been with Sigma Pi Fraternity, where he served as an Alumni Advisor, Chapter Director, New England Province Archon and as a President and Founding Father of the Sigma Pi, Eta-Eta Alumni Association. He is also actively involved with the wrestling team, where he serves as the team representative on the BSU Athletic Alumni Advisory Board and as a fundraising champion during the annual Crimson Pride Challenge.
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.
Lisa Battaglino, Ph.D., '79
Investment Committee, BSU Community & Student Engagement Committee
Lisa Battaglino serves on the BSU Foundation Investment and the Student and BSU Engagement Committees. Dr. Battaglino is an alumni of the Bridgewater State University Class of 1979 and is Dean Emeritus of the BSU College of Education and Health Sciences. She has played a key leadership role in promoting the advancement of technology in education, meaningful urban public school partnerships, the development of projects focused on increasing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math teachers, international ventures geared at improving conditions for individuals with disabilities and service-learning. The focus of her most recent research is on the impact of Alzheimer's disease on individuals with Down syndrome.
Dr. Battaglino began her career at Bridgewater State University as the first learning-disabilities specialist where she assisted faculty in ushering in the then-new Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Following that role, she spent 20 years as a special education professor and as chairperson of the Special Education and Communication Disorders Department. Lisa served as the first Service-Learning faculty coordinator at BSU.
Dr. Battaglino was a recipient of the BSU Presidential Fellowship developing a thriving partnership with the country of Belize, culminating in bringing Belizean students to the BSU campus annually and BSU students and faculty to Belize to study and work.She has fostered meaningful partnerships between the BSU College of Education and Health Sciences and schools in Brockton, Taunton and New Bedford yielding a summer college emersion program, grants for public schools, visits to BSU by thousands of children and family BSU courses taught on site in urban schools.
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 Acts 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 Boston. 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) and the U.S. Leader for PwC's Risk Assurance Health Services Sector.
His areas of specialties include healthcare payers and providers; 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 and daughter Kathryn. He loves spending time with family and playing a variety of sports including mixed martial arts and golf; 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.
Andrew Sullivan, '86
Real Estate Committee
Mr. Sullivan is a member of the BSU Foundation Real Estate Committee. Andrew holds a BS in Management Science with a minor in Marketing and Economics, graduating from BSU in 1986. Andrew is the Chairman and Owner of The Protectowire Company in Pembroke, Massachusetts. Under Andrew's leadership, the company grew from a small company with direct domestic sales to a multimillion-dollar international organization.
Andrew is an active member of many organizations such as the North South River Watershed Association and the South Shore Science Center. Andrew was nominated to the position of Chairman of the Community Center Task Force and is a member of the Government Study Committee in Pembroke, Massachusetts.
Andrew is currently living in Pembroke, Massachusetts with his wife, Jaime, and three children.
Donald L. Vincent, '62
Mr. Vincent holds a position on the BSU Foundation Investment Committee. Don is graduated from BSU in 1962 as a history major and received his MBA from Boston University. His long career has covered both the private sector and the non-profit world. He worked as a tour guide and program director for the Meriden, CT YMCA. After receiving his MBS, he went to work for the YMCA of Greater Boston where he served as the organization's Chief Financial Officer.
After leaving the YMCA in 1980, Mr. Vincent started his own software development business which he eventually sold before retiring. He returned to the workforce in 1985 as the Chief Financial Officer of the New England Aquarium. Mr. Vincent retired from the New England Aquarium in 2000 - he currently serves on the boards of two financial institutions in Boston and does some financial consulting.