Alfred “Fred” Festa
Class of 1981
SUNY Oswego
BS Business Administration, Finance
  Joshua J. Fogarty
Class of 2012
Clarkson University
BS Information Systems/Business Processes
  Angelos Frangopoulos
Class of 1988
Charles Sturt University
BA Journalism
  Curwin Friesen
Class of 1993
University of Waterloo
BA, Economics
  Sean J. Gallagher
Class of 1993
Drexel University
BS Finance
  Douglas F. Goldberg
Class of 1985
University of Cincinnati
BBA Quantitative Analysis & Marketing
 
                         
  Nominated by
President Deborah F. Stanley
SUNY Oswego

Alfred “Fred” Festa is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors at W.R. Grace & Company, a worldwide leader in specialty chemicals and materials. He began his career at General Electric, an opportunity he attributes to an internship through SUNY Oswego. He helped establish exclusive internships at W. R. Grace headquarters for Oswego chemistry and business majors, several of whom parlayed the opportunity into full-time positions. Fred and his wife, MaryLynn Barbero Festa, fund the Festa Graduate Leadership Fellowships, providing stipends of up to $10,000 for outstanding graduate students to pursue advanced leadership experiences in their fields

 

  Nominated by
Dr. Anthony Collins, President
Clarkson University

Josh participated in a Spring 2010 co-op in the Sales & Logistics division of Johnson & Johnson where he led global data synchronization initiatives. Josh developed process improvements that resulted in a 50% reduction in data errors and standardized communications, a savings of $5,000,000.

As a student, Josh served as CEO of JEM-X, a student run manufacturing company, and program coordinator for the Entrepreneurship Center. In addition, he completed an internship with General Electric’s Business Intelligence Center of Excellence. After graduation Josh will be returning to Johnson and Johnson’s Information Technology Leadership Development Program (ITLDP) as an Information Architect.

 

  Nominated by
Professor Andrew Vann,
Vice-Chancellor and President
Charles Sturt University

As CEO at Australian News Channel (ANC) Pty Ltd, Mr Frangopoulos oversees the news services of Sky News Australia, Sky News New Zealand, Sky News Business Channel and Sky News Now Mobile services. Sky News provides 24-hour news across Australia and New Zealand. Working in media for 27 years, he began his career in regional television followed by positions as Chief of Staff at Prime, Canberra, Senior Producer at BSkyB, London and Chief of Production at Sky News Australia.

Mr Frangopoulos is an active alumnus of CSU and has served on the Charles Sturt University Council since 2005.

 

  Nominated by
Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur,
President & Vice Chancellor
University of Waterloo

President and CEO of Friesens Corporation (no relation) – one of Canada’s largest print manufacturers. The youngest member ever elected to Friesens Board of Directors, Curwin’s entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen led the organization to be named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies by Deloitte for 9 consecutive years. Under Curwin’s leadership, the organization was also presented with the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for outstanding contribution to the community by a business. A graduate of the University of Waterloo’s co-op program and Harvard Business School’s advanced management training, Curwin was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 in 2004, and is the recipient of both the University of Waterloo’s Arts Alumni Achievement Award and the prestigious 50th Anniversary Alumni Award.

 

  Nominated by
President John Fry
Drexel University

Mr. Gallagher, partner, co-chief investment officer, and portfolio manager of the US Value Equity team at Goldman Sachs, oversees portfolio management and investment research efforts. He also has responsibilities for telecommunications, media, cable and healthcare. Previously, he was an Equity Research Analyst with Merrill Lynch focusing on technology, telecommunication, and REITS. Mr. Gallagher serves as a Board member of Drexel and Make-A-Wish Foundation. Along with his bachelor’s from Drexel, Mr. Gallagher earned an MBA from Stern School of Business, New York University. Mr. Gallagher held co-op positions in marketing support at IBM and as a financial analyst at Bell Atlantic Properties.

 

  Nominated by
Santa J. Ono, PhD,
Sr. VP for Academic Affairs & Provost
University of Cincinnati

From co-op student to company president, Douglas Goldberg’s career spans 29 years with his first co-op employer. During this time, he has focused on formulating, defining, and securing stakeholder buy-in for the successful realization of 50 complex, time-critical airport development programs across the globe. As Landrum & Brown’s Worldwide Services President, he is responsible for leading the firm’s airport planning and strategic advisory services for international assignments. Mr. Goldberg has earned a reputation for providing expert, hands-on strategic and technical planning support from the master planning process through advanced planning, design, construction, commissioning and operation of major airport development projects.