The PINNACLE Award

Recipients of The PINNACLE are chosen by past inductees, based on the following criteria: success or distinction in one’s chosen field of endeavor, significant contributions to society and humanity through public or humanitarian service and outstanding service to the University or reflection of the unique character of FDU in one’s life.

Honorees • 2019-2015 • 2014-2010 • 2009-2005 • 2004-2000 • 1999-1995 • 1994-1990 • 1989

2019 (Return to Top)

Richard M. Brenner, BS’73
Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
The Brenner Group, Inc.

Eric Kaplan, DC, FIAMA, BS’74
Chief Executive Officer
Disc Centers of America
Concierge Coaches

Deanna Gray-Miceli, PhD, GNP, FAAN, BSN’82
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Ronald G. Pantello, MBA’77
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Havas Health

2018  (Return to Top)
Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE, MPA'96
President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Luke’s Hospital

John P. Crawford, MBA'88, MA'01
Management Consultant Communications, Change & Team

Michael Moss, BS'75
Chairman, Intercontinental Development

Robert J. Zatta, MBA'77
Independent Director; Former Chief Financial Officer, Rockwood Holdings, Inc.

2017 (Return to Top)
Patrick A. Cozza, MBA'82
CEO, North America Insurance and SEVP Retail Banking and Wealth Management (Retired), HSBC

Thomas Dinsmore, MA'80
Portfolio Manager, Gabelli Funds LLC

Thanu Kulachol, MBA'72
President Emeritus, Bangkok University

Arthur Sukel, MBA'67
Senior Vice President, Finance and CFO (Retired), Diamandis Communications, Inc.

2016 (Return to Top)
Marko Costanzo, BS'81
Foley Artist

Howard Cowan, BS'66
Founder and President, Cowan Financial Group

Frances Gormley, BA'78
Founder and Managing Partner, Greenwich Marketing Group

Vito Luppino, BS'59
President, V.A.L. Floors

Lester Owens, MBA'91
Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

PINNACLE Awards video 2016

2015 (Return to Top)
Timothy P. Lavin, BS’69
Manager of Operations (Retired), Shell Oil Company

William A. Lockwood, Jr., BS’62
Founder and President, ComputerTalk Associates, Inc.

Michele D. Logan, MBA’96
Chief Executive Officer, CompoSecure, LLC

Carolyn Oakley Lowe, BA’72
Administrative Partner, Lowe & Associates

Howard W. Robin, BS'74
President and CEO, Nektar Therapeutics

Nancy Barr Weinstein, AA’61
Registered Nurse

PINNACLE Awards video 2015

2014 (Return to Top)
Dely Po Go, MSN'09, DNP'12
Founder and President, Nursing Network, LLC

Howard Gogel, BS'79
President and Chief Executive Officer, Gogel Enterprises

Adele Gulfo, MBA'93
Executive Vice President of Global Collaboration and Strategic Operations, Mylan Inc.

Armen Khachaturian, BSEE'69, MBA'80
President, KEA Engineers

Marta L. Tellado, BA'81
President and Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Reports

Gene C. Waddy, BS'92
Chief Executive Officer and Owner, DIVERSANT, LLC

PINNACLE Awards video 2014

2013 (Return to Top)
Sung-Mo "Steve" Kang, BSEE'70
President, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Neil Koenig, BS'72
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Imowitz Koenig & Company

Robert Silbering, BA'69
Special Adviser to the CEO, T&M Protection Resources

PINNACLE highlights video

2012 (Return to Top)
Yousif R. Al-Khater, BS’89
Economic Advisor to the Premier Minister of Qatar and Member of the State of Qatar Advisory Counsel

Joseph M. Healy, BS’72
Chairman of the Board, Kolmar Labs Group

Jay Jorgensen, BA’78
Civil War Historian, Author

Sun Hyang Kim, MA’68
Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, University of North Korean Studies (Seoul, Korea)

PINNACLE highlights video 2012

2011 (Return to Top)
Linda M. Bowden, MBA’83
Regional President, PNC Bank, Northern New Jersey

Michael J. Clarke, BS’81
Partner and Co-founder, Buchanan Clarke Schlader LLP
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Richard J. Codey, BA’81
State Senator and former Governor, New Jersey

Seth V. Greenberg, BA’78
Head Basketball Coach, Virginia Tech.

PINNACLE highlights video 2011

2010 (Return to Top)
Brenda Blackmon, BA’01
Co-anchor, My9, WWOR-TV

Rosemary Español, BA’70
President and Founder, IEI Group

David Knee, BA’88
Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

Myles Malman, Esq., BA’67
Managing Director, Malman, Malman & Rosenthal

Zygmunt “Zygi” Wilf, BA’71
Chairman, Minnesota Vikings

PINNACLE highlights video 2010

2009 (Return to Top)
Wayne B. Hallard, BS'80, MBA'84
Manager (Retired), Verizon

Christopher A. Johnson, BS'93
Managing Partner and CEO, Hollister Construction Services

Daniel C. Lewis, MBA'76
Senior Partner, Booz and Company

A. Lynn Moran, MBA'96
CEO, Sonoran Life Transition and Performance Coaching

PINNACLE highlights video 2009

2008 (Return to Top)
George W. Blank, BS'73, MBA'82
Executive Vice President and CFO (Retired), Univision Communications Inc.

Nicholas S. Cyprus, BS'77
Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, General Motors Corporation

Shirley T. Hailstock, MBA'92
Award-winning novelist

Anthony L. Marano, MBA'78
President and CEO, Encelium Technologies
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Robert J. Pures, BS'67
Senior Vice President, Administration, CFO and Treasurer,
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey;
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

PINNACLE highlights video 2008

2007 (Return to Top)
Cheryl K. Beebe, MBA’88
Vice President and CFO, Corn Products International;
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Stewart Krentzman, BA'73
President and CEO, Oki Data Americas, Inc.;
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

John M. Muscarelle, AA’87, BS’89
President, Jos. L. Muscarelle, Inc.
Carl Viola, MPA’79
Executive Vice President (Retired), Fairleigh Dickinson University

PINNACLE highlights video 2007

2006 (Return to Top)
Jeong-Eun Hyun, MA’83
Chairwoman, Hyundai Group

William D. McGarry, BS’69, MBA’77
President, Anna Maria College

Joseph J. Murphy, Jr., BS’64
Semi-Retired Real Estate Executive

Gregory H. Olsen, BS'66, BSEE'68, MS'68
President, GHO Ventures
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Emil W. Solimine, BS’75
Founder and Former President, EMAR Group

2005 (Return to Top)
John R. Monninger, BA'65
Founder, Bergen County Dodge and Manhattan Jeep Eagle Chrysler Plymouth

Anthony J. Petrocelli, BS'69*
Entrepreneur

Vincent Rienzi, BS'78
President, Rienzi & Rienzi Communications
Founder, Banyan School

Donna Rienzi, AA’79
Founder, Banyan School

Steven A. Rudnitsky, MBA'85
President and CEO, Dolce Hotels and Resorts

Joseph R. Tort, BS’80
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

2004-2003 (Return to Top)
Anthony P. Ambrosio, Esq., BS'63
Attorney
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Jeffrey J. Carfora, BS’80, MBA’88
Executive Vice President and CEO, Penn Federal Savings Bank

Thomas J. Colligan, BS’69
Retired Vice Chairman (Retired), PricewaterhouseCoopers
Vice Dean of Executive Education, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, Wharton

Mark A. Meyer, Esq., BA'68
Attorney, Herzfeld & Rubin
Chair, Eastern European Practice Group

Salvatore B. Valente, BS'67, MBA'71
CEO, Bildisco Manufacturing, Inc.

2002 (Return to Top)
Anthony J. Cuti, MBA'71
Former Chairman, President and CEO, Duane Reade, Inc.

Charles M. Dombeck, MA’73
Organizational Consultant
Vice President of Corporate Human Resources (Retired), Pfizer.

Robert D. Ferris, BS'64
Executive Managing Director, RF Binder Partners, Inc.

Robert F. Foley, MBA’72
Lt. General, US Army (Retired)
Former President, Marion Military Institute.

Carol C. Knauff, MBA'78
Vice President of Global Markets, AT&T
Trustee, Faileigh Dickinson University
Past-President, Alumni Association Board of Governors

Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, BS’77
Executive Director, Cancer Research Institute

2001 (Return to Top)
Ronald E. Calissi, BA’70, MBA’89
Executive Associate Dean for Off-Campus Credit Programs,
Petrocelli College, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Robert P. Evans, BS'71
Partner, KPMG LLP

Winston I. Lowe, Esq., BA’71
Attorney, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC;
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Thomas P. Mac Mahon, MBA'73
Former Chairman, President and CEO, LabCorp

Christine L. Miniman, BA’75
Judge, Appellate Division, Superior Courty, State of New Jersey

Dennis J. O’Brien, BS’65
Vice President (Retired) of Finance, Consumer HealthCare Group,
Warner-Lambert Company (now Pfizer)

2000 (Return to Top)
Gil Bashe, BA’76
Executive Vice President, Health Practice, Makovsky & Company

Michel F. Baumeister, Esq., BA'66
Partner, Baumeister & Samuels, P.C.,

Joseph M. Pizza, BA'73, MBA'78
CEO, Interchem Corporation

Mary Ann Walk, MBA’87
Vice President (Retired), Human Resources, AT&T

Stephen "Skippy" Weinstein, Esq., BS’62
Attorney; Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Richard D. Wellbrock, BA’60, MBA’64
Chairman, HillTop Community Bank; President, Wellbrock Inc.

1999 (Return to Top)
Reed Brody, BA’74
Human rights activist; European Press Director and Special Counsel, Human Rights Watch

Guy F. Budinscak, BS'74
Vice Chairman and Senior Advisory Partner, Deloitte & Touche;
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Donna DelPrete Marki, Esq., BS’82
Attorney; President and Owner, Say It With Flowers;
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Paul B. Schmidt, Sr., BS'59
Real Estate Developer and Partner, Clinton Realty

Martin F. Stadler, MBA’74
Senior Vice President (Retired), Finance and Information Technology, Hoffmann-La Roche

Mary Kay Mastronardy Stratis, BA’69, MAT’71
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

1998 (Return to Top)
Michael R. Dressler, BA’76
Bergen County Surrogate

Angela Gittens, BA’67
Vice President of Airport Business Services, HNTB Corporation

Alice U. Hahn, BS’69
Co-founder, Advanced Mobile Solutions

Kuslima Shogen, BS'74, MS'76
Founder and CEO, Alfacell Corporation

1997 (Return to Top)
Roberta C. Ferguson, AA'64*
Vice President and Trustee, Ferguson Family Foundation, Inc.

Paul G. Lewis, BS’90
Entrepreneur

Jack S. Singleton, BS’64
Chairman and CEO (Retired), Technetics Corporation

James L. Sonageri, BS’77
Managing Partner, Sonageri & Fallon

Dennis F. Strigl, MBA’79
President and COO, Verizon Communications

Anthony J. Vespa, BS’70, MBA’74
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

1996 (Return to Top)
Lee N. Eagles, BS’71
Senior Vice President, James E. Hanson Inc.

Stephen A. Karnas, BS’71
Partner (Retired), PricewaterhouseCoopers

Vincent J. Naimoli, MBA’64
Chairman, Tampa Bay Rays;
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Pamela A. Rossetti, MA’78, MBA’83
Former Executive Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer,
Ferguson Communications Group

Richard J. Swift, MBA’75
Chairman, President and CEO (Retired), Foster Wheeler Corporation

1995 (Return to Top)
Ronald Cannella, MBA’65, MA’67
Clinical Psychologist

Mong Hun Chung, MBA'83*
Chair, Hyundia Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.; Vice Chair, Hyundai Group

John J. Fahy, Esq., BS'76, MBA'78
Attorney, Fahy Choi

June Schlueter, BA’70
Provost (Retired) and Charles A. Dana Professor of English, Lafayette College

Paul G. Stern, BS’61
Co-founder, Arlington Capital Partners; Chairman, Claris Capital

1994 (Return to Top)
Bernard E. Brooks, BS'73*
President, Bernard E. Brooks and Associates

Helen M. Kennedy, BSN’71, MBA’87
Healthcare Consultant; Former President and CEO of Meadowlands Hospital Center

Sabry J. Mackoul, BA’63, MBA’75
Senior Executive Vice President (Retired), Summit Bank and Summit Bancorp

James Peters, MBA’82
Chairman Emeritus, Bank of New York, National Community Division

1993 (Return to Top)
Richard G. Horvath, BS'55*
Senior Vice President, The Prudential Asset Management and Co.

Peter Onorati, MBA’80
Screen Actor

Patrick J. Zenner, MBA’75
President and CEO (Retired), Hoffmann-La Roche;
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Fairleigh Dickinson University

1992 (Return to Top)
Ronald M. Brill, BS’66
Executive Vice President and CFO, The Home Depot Inc.

Craig P. Heard, BS’72, MBA’74
President and CEO, Gateway Outdoor Advertising

Robert D. Huth, BS’71
President and CEO, David’s Bridal Inc.

Thomas M. Kirwan, MBA'69*
Executive Vice President and CFO, Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S.

William J. Lovejoy, MBA’81
Former Vice President, Vehicle Sales, Service, and Marketing, General Motors

George A. McKeon, BA'59*
General Counsel, The Travelers Corporation

James M. McNamee, MBA’73
Former Chairman, President and CEO, Hooper Holmes Inc.

Warren T. Oates, Jr., BS’72, MBA’76
Director (Retired) of Legal Administration and Assistant Secretary, Philips Electronic North America

Helen L. Warren, AA’52, BS’54*
Professor Emerita of Statistics, Fairleigh Dickinson University

1991 (Return to Top)
Jack M. Berdy, BS’88
CEO of VIP Medicine, LLC

Ronald J. Doerfler, BS’65, MBA’72
Senior Vice President and CFO, The Hearst Corporation;
Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Richard A. Guarino, BS’57
President, Oxford Pharmaceutical Services

John J. O’Gorman, MBA’81
Executive Vice President and Regional President, United Jersey Bank

Fred B. Roedel, BS’54
Founder, Chalet Susse International

William Simon, BS’62
National Managing Partner (Retired), KPMG

Kathryn M. Sullivan, MBA’81
Retired

Kenneth T. Vehrkens, BA’69, MAT'70, MA'74
Dean, Petrocelli College, Fairleigh Dickinson University

1990 (Return to Top)
Donald P. Hetchka, BS’55
President and Partner (Retired), Hetchka & Bachmann

Clark H. Johnson, MBA'73*
Vice President, Finance, CFO, Johnson & Johnson

Peter C. Kells, BS’62
President, Kells Associates

Michael S. Lesser, BS’64
Entrepreneur

James R. Leva, BS'60*
Chair and CEO, GPU Inc.

William L. O’Neill, BS’67, DDS’70
Dentist; Trustee, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Eugene V. Petrik, BS'55*
President, Bellarmine College

James J. Sciubba, BS’64, DMD’67
Professor, Otolaryngology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Deborah A. Simmons, BS’71
Dermatologist

Grace Stanton, BA’73
Executive Director, Brand Marketing & Creative, University of Denver

Stephen C. Tumminello, BS’58
President and CEO (Retired), Philips Electronics North America Corp.

1989 (Return to Top)
Robert B. Budelman, Jr., BA’59
Of Counsel, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold

Samuel M. Convissor, BA’53
Vice President (Retired), Government Affairs, Mutual Benefit Life

Thomas G. Ferguson, BS’65
Founder and Chairman Emeritus, CommonHealth

Charles A. Gargano, BS’76, MBA’77
Former Chairman and Commissioner, Empire State Development
and Vice Chairman, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Kathleen C. Gogick, BS’67
Publisher and editor, Cosmopolitan and Town and Country
magazines, and Scholastic Inc.

Edward L. Hennessy, Jr., BS’55
Chairman and CEO (Retired) AlliedSignal Inc.;
Trustee Emeritus, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Virginia Ann Hodgkinson, BA’63, MA’64
Research Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown
Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University

Harold “Cap” Hollenbeck, BA’61
Judge (Retired), Superior Court of New Jersey

Michael G. King, BS’71
Former Vice Chairman and CEO, King World Productions

George D. Martin, BA’87
Vice President of AXA Sports Financial Services;
former lineman with the New York Giants

George L. Miles, Jr., MBA’70
President and CEO, WQED Multimedia

Peggy Noonan, BA’74
Author and former speechwriter for Presidents Reagan and Bush

Darlene Orlov, BA’71, MA’82
President, Orlov Resources for Business Inc.

Louis Padulo, BS’59
President Emeritus, University City Science Center

Jae Kyu Park, BA’67
President, Kyungnam University, Korea

Elia G. Stratis, BS'67, MBA'76*
Partner, Campos and Stratis

Herman H. Suenholz, BS’59
Vice Chairman (Retired), National Westminster Bank

Hugh “Denny” Wisely, '61
Former Commanding Officer, USS John F. Kennedy

* In Memoriam