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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).

CCAA Board at Homecoming 2017

Photograph: Ben Hilder

2017-18 CCAA Board Membership

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Michael Behringer CC89
    Michael Behringer `89, President
  • Doug Wolf `88, Chair
  • Jean-Marie Atamian
    Jean-Marie Atamian `81, Co-Chair, Columbia College Fund (CCF)
  • Photo of Craig Brod
    Craig Brod `77, Representative, Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee
  • Steve Coleman `83, Vice President, Alumni Engagement
  • Photo of Alex Wallace Creed
    Alex Wallace Creed `88, Vice President, State of the College
  • Chris Della Pietra CC89
    Chris Della Pietra `89, Secretary; Co-Chair, Homecoming and Reunions Committee
  • Alan Freeman CC93
    Alan Freeman `93, Co-Chair, Alumni Representative Committee (ARC)
  • Photo of Stefanie Katz-Rothman
    Stefanie Katz-Rothman `88, Communications Advisor
  • Photo of Scott Koonin
    Scott Koonin `02, Co-Chair, Mentoring Committee
  • Photo of Ira Malin
    Ira Malin `75, Representative, Columbia Alumni Association (CAA)
  • Photo of Francis Phillip
    Francis Phillip `90, Co-Chair, Class Agents
  • Ted Schweitzer `91, Vice President, Development
  • Dan Tamkin CC81
    Dan Tamkin `81, Co-Chair, Student/Alumni Connections Committee
  • Photo of Sherri Wolf
    Sherri Wolf `90, President Emerita, Columbia College Women (CCW)
  • Raymond Yu `89, Co-Chair, Fund Development Committee (FDC)
  • David Chait CC07
    David Chait '07, Assistant Secretary

CHAIR EMERITI (also Executive Committee Members)

  • Photo of Kyra Tirana Barry
    Kyra Tirana Barry `87
  • Photo of Geoffrey Colvin
    Geoffrey Colvin `74
  • Brian Krisberg CC81 LAW84
    Brian 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)
  • 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.