FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2008
VILLANOVA, PA., Dec 11, 2008 - Three Villanova University alumni have been elected to the Villanova University Alumni Association (VUAA) Board of Directors, the governing body that establishes the overall strategic direction of the VUAA. F. Davis Camalier, VSB ’77, Richard J. Kreider, VSB ’83, and Michele A. Stafiniak, VSB ’89, will serve three-year terms representing the VUAA within the University community and provide guidance to the Office of Alumni Relations.
“I am excited to have such a talented and dedicated group of individuals join the Alumni Association Board,” said Gary R. Olsen, A&S ’74 and ’80, Villanova University’s Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Executive Director of the VUAA. “Davi, Rich and Michele represent the deep commitment that our alumni have to supporting Villanova's mission and ensuring that young men and women have the opportunity to receive a Villanova education.”
Camalier, of Washington, D.C., is chairman and founder of Washington Real Estate Partners, LLC., which develops real estate in Washington, D.C., as well as South Florida. Camalier is also a long-standing member and former chairman of the Young Presidents Organization. He has been active in a variety of community-related projects and was named “National Volunteer of the Year” by the American Red Cross.
Kreider, of Huntington, Long Island, N.Y., is principal and fund controller in the New York office of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a leading asset management company. Kreider – who with his wife, Marianne, and daughter Kristen, Nursing ’05, established The Kreider Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship – is a member of the College of Nursing Board of Consulters. He has served as vice president and president of the Villanova University Financial Club, an alumni group in New York City and as a member of the Villanova School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. Kreider is also a board member of the Theodore Roosevelt Council for the Boy Scouts of America in Nassau County, N.Y.
Stafiniak, of Wayne, Pa., is executive director of vaccines commercial strategy and operations for GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia. Possessing diverse experience in accounting, finance, marketing, operations and sales, she previously worked for Coopers & Lybrand. Stafiniak is also very involved in the community, having participated in the MS-150 City to Shore Bike Tour fundraiser for the past eight years. The MS Bike Tour is the largest organized cycling event in the United States, raising millions to fight multiple sclerosis.
The 15-member VUAA Board of Directors is chaired by Paul A. Tufano, Esq., VSB ’83, Law ’86, senior vice president and general counsel of Independence Blue Cross.
Villanova University, a co-educational Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842. A premier institution of higher education, Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through the University’s four colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering and the College of Nursing, as well as the Villanova School of Law. With a total enrollment that surpasses 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students, Villanova is the oldest and largest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.