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Board of Directors

The Columbia College Alumni Association was founded in 1825 and has a rich history of engagement, leadership and influence at Columbia College.

The current Board of Directors advises the dean of the College, implements a variety of programs and initiatives and prioritizes the overarching activities of the CCAA to support the dean’s goal of 100 percent alumni engagement. Members are elected after showing a track record of volunteer activity and span decades, regions and interests. For more information on the CCAA board, contact us. You can also explore leadership roles with Columbia College Women (CCW) or Columbia College Young Alumni (CCYA).

Photo of Past Presidents of the CCCAA Board of Directors

2017-18 CCAA Board Membership

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Michael Behringer CC89Michael Behringer `89, President
  • Doug Wolf `88, Chair
  • Jean-Marie AtamianJean-Marie Atamian `81, Co-Chair, Columbia College Fund (CCF)
  • Photo of Craig BrodCraig Brod `77, Representative, Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee
  • Steve Coleman `83, Vice President, Alumni Engagement
  • Photo of Alex Wallace CreedAlex Wallace Creed `88, Vice President, State of the College
  • Chris Della Pietra CC89Chris Della Pietra `89, Secretary; Co-Chair, Homecoming and Reunions Committee
  • Alan Freeman CC93Alan Freeman `93, Co-Chair, Alumni Representative Committee (ARC)
  • Photo of Stefanie Katz-RothmanStefanie Katz-Rothman `88, Communications Advisor
  • Photo of Scott KooninScott Koonin `02, Co-Chair, Mentoring Committee
  • Photo of Ira MalinIra Malin `75, Representative, Columbia Alumni Association (CAA)
  • Photo of Francis PhillipFrancis Phillip `90, Co-Chair, Class Agents
  • Ted Schweitzer `91, Vice President, Development
  • Dan Tamkin CC81Dan Tamkin `81, Co-Chair, Student/Alumni Connections Committee
  • Photo of Sherri WolfSherri Wolf `90, President Emerita, Columbia College Women (CCW)
  • Raymond Yu `89, Co-Chair, Fund Development Committee (FDC)
  • David Chait CC07David Chait '07, Assistant Secretary
  • Shelly Zhu CC'10 Shelly Zhu `10, President, Columbia College Young Alumni (CCYA)

CHAIR EMERITI (also Executive Committee Members)

  • Photo of Kyra Tirana BarryKyra Tirana Barry `87
  • Photo of Geoffrey ColvinGeoffrey Colvin `74
  • Brian Krisberg CC81 LAW84Brian Krisberg `81

MEMBERS

  • Mark Amsterdam `66
  • Nairi Balian `88
  • Michael Brown, Jr. ’06
  • Gerrard Bushell `83
  • Joan Campion `92
  • David Chait `07
  • Ben Cosgrove `90
  • Eugene Davis `75
  • Richard De Los Reyes `97
  • Jess Drabkin `79
  • Michele Esposito `96
  • David Filosa `82
  • Stephanie Foster `12
  • James Gerkis `80
  • Leslie Gittess `88
  • Matthew Grossman `05
  • Ellen Gustafson `02
  • Jennifer Hsia `06
  • Justin Ifill `06
  • Stephen Jacobs `75
  • David Javdan `90
  • Michelle Kaiser `87
  • Arthur Kohn `84
  • Jay Lefkowitz `84
  • Barry Levine `65
  • Charles Leykum `99
  • Laura Lopez `92
  • Cliff Massey `10
  • Neda Navab `08
  • Paul Neshamkin `63
  • Nathania Nisonson `03
  • Michael Oberman `69
  • Christine Ortiz `08
  • Rita Pietropinto-Kitt `93
  • Roy Pomerantz `83
  • Jackie Quan `93
  • Yong-Kyoo Rim `00
  • John Rodin `97
  • Steven Schwartz `70
  • David Seidman `06
  • Gerald Sherwin `55
  • Roxann Smithers `99
  • Jonathan Sobel `88
  • Genevieve Thornton `02
  • Mila Tuttle `96
  • David Walker `80
  • Anne-Marie Wright `89

STUDENT MEMBERS

  • Maria Fernanda Martinez `18, Alumni Affairs Representative, Columbia College Student Council (CCSC)
  • Sara Sakowitz `18, Co-Chair, Columbia College Senior Fund
  • Michael Anagnos `18, Co-Chair, Columbia College Student Ambassadors (CCSA)

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

  • Olson Aguirre `07, Representative, Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU)
  • Craig Brod `77, Representative, Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee †
  • Tyler Boyd `06, Co-Chair, Young Leaders Council (YLC)
  • Michael Brown, Jr. `06, Co-Chair, Young Leaders Council (YLC) †
  • Jacob Goren `12, Co-Chair, Young Alumni Fund Advisory Board (YAFAB)
  • Gairy Hall `11, President, Columbia College Young Alumni (CCYA)
  • Ira Malin `75, Representative, Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) †
  • Blondel Pinnock `90, Representative, Black Alumni Council (BAC)
  • Kurt Roeloffs `84, Representative, University Senate Alumni Relations
  • Jennifer Ryan `89, Co-Chair, Class Agents
  • Zachary Swid Susel `11, Co-Chair, Young Alumni Fund Advisory Board (YAFAB)
  • Sherri Wolf `90, Chair, Columbia College Women (CCW) †
  • Ying Yen `95, Representative, Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA)
  • James J. Valentini, Dean of the College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education
  • Corey Aronstam, Associate Dean for Development, Columbia College
  • Katherine Day Benvenuto `03, Senior Executive Director for Development, Columbia College, Arts & Sciences and Athletics
  • Mara Henckler, Executive Director, Columbia College Fund
  • Eric Shea, Director, Columbia College Alumni Relations
  • Bernice S. Tsai `96, Associate Dean for Alumni Relations and Communications

† Ex-Officio members who are also general board members of the Columbia College Alumni Association.