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Global Alumni Board

Members of the Global Alumni Board


In 2012, the Global Alumni Board (GAB) was introduced as the overseeing body for the Bentley University Alumni Association. GAB comprises both appointed and elected directors, with positions dedicated to serving alumni who reside all over the world.

Since 1955, the Bentley University Alumni Association has warmly welcomed Falcons to the fold from the moment their degrees are in hand. As Bentley has changed from a school to a college and now to a prestigious university, so has our Alumni Association — aligning itself with the university’s mission to meet the needs of our ever-expanding global community.

GAB serves as a strong, supportive voice for our community. Each year, GAB recognizes select Falcons for their outstanding commitment to Bentley and the world: The Harry C. Bentley Alumni Achievement Award honors graduates in a reunion year who reflect the tenets of Bentley University’s founder, and the Emerging Alumni Leader Award honors a graduating senior.


2019-2020 Elected Board

Chair: David Schiegoleit ’93, Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Vice Chair: Lisa Hurley ’86, MSF ’93, San Francisco, Calif.

Directors (At-Large, i.e., can reside anywhere)

Chuck Coppa ’85, Lynnfield, Mass.
John Ioakimidis ’98, Arlington, Mass.
Desiree Mieses Llavat ’91, MBA ’97, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Keith Singletary ’96, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Regional (i.e., can reside anywhere except in the Greater Boston area)

Ayo Haynes ’90, MBA '92, New York, N.Y.
Danielle Parsons ’05, MST ’06, New York, N.Y.

International (i.e., must reside outside of the United States and U.S. territories)

Christos Kalogeropoulos, MBA ’91, Chalandri, Athens, Greece
Marcelo Sa ’01, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Ken Foo ’99, MSF ’01, Burlingame, Calif.

Emerging Alumni Leader Award

The Emerging Alumni Leader Award is presented to a single graduating senior during Commencement Weekend in recognition of the student’s cumulative acts and contributions over their time at Bentley. The Global Alumni Board (GAB) recognizes how this student leader’s activities and behavior reflect their potential to be an esteemed and involved member of the alumni community. This award focuses on four pillars: confidence, conscientiousness, drive and engagement.

Nomination and Selection Process

Each March, nominations are solicited from the senior class as well as all faculty and staff via email.

Award and Ceremony

The award is presented by the Global Alumni Board chair during Commencement Weekend.

Past Winners

Casey Hutnyan ’19
Shalini Chandrakanth ’18


If you are interested in taking a leadership role, please send a note to Bridget McShane at or 781-891-2028.