Advisory Board Member Biographies

Gene Celentano, BBA '63, MBA '71
Retired President-International Marketing
Texaco Inc.

  [Gene Celentano]
Gene Celentano was elected corporate Vice-President of Texaco Inc. in 1995. At that time Celentano served as President of the company's Latin America/West Africa operations based in Coral Gables, Florida. Responsibilities included overseeing all petroleum exploration, producing, refining, marketing and related activities in more than 40 countries throughout Central America, the Caribbean, South America and West Africa as well as petroleum activities in Canada.

Subsequently in 1997, as a result of global reorganization along functional business lines, Celentano assumed responsibilities for all Texaco International Marketing and Manufacturing operations in Latin America, West Africa and Europe, relocating to New York.

In 1998 Celentano was also named director of Motiva Enterprises, a joint venture of Texaco, Shell, and Saudi Aramco. This company was responsible for the marketing and refining operations of Texaco and Shell in 26 states in the Midwest and Eastern United States.

Celentano was relocated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1993 as president of Texaco Brazil and Regional Director of the Southern Cone. Celentano contributed to the turnaround of Texaco's marketing activities in Brazil while president of that organization.

Prior to these operating positions, Celentano held supervisory accounting positions in Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador. In 1979 he was appointed Assistant Controller of Texaco Inc. and relocated to the company's offices in Harrison, NY. In 1991 he was named Controller and Fiscal Director of Texaco USA based in Houston, Texas.

Celentano graduated from Pace University in New York City with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting in 1963 and received a Master of Business Administration degree with a major in finance from the university in 1971.

Other Activities:

-Celentano was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council Of The Americas.
-Celentano is currently a member of the Dean's International Council for the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

Celentano retired from Texaco January 1, 2002 coincident with the merger of Chevron and Texaco in the Fourth Quarter of 2001.

Fred R. Donner, BBA '84
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Business Insurance
Travelers Companies, Inc.

  [Fred Donner]
Fred Donner is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Business Insurance segment of Travelers, with responsibility for all financial matters related to Travelers' largest business segment. He joined Travelers in November 2009 as Chief Financial Officer for Personal Insurance, and joined the Business Insurance Segment as Chief Financial Officer in May 2010. In June 2013, he assumed the additional responsibility of Chief Operating Officer for the Business Insurance Segment.

Prior to joining Travelers, from 2006 to 2009, Mr. Donner was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of RenaissanceRe Ltd., a New York Stock Exchange listed, Bermuda-based international reinsurance company.

Mr. Donner began his career in the New York City office of KPMG.During his 23 years at the firm, he rose through the ranks to become the National Partner- in-Charge of the firm's Insurance Practice, overseeing the delivery of audit, advisory and tax services to all facets of the insurance industry. In this capacity, he worked with several of the firm's largest clients from the insurance industry, including Travelers.

A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Donner holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Pace University in New York City. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Lubin School of Business of Pace University.

He and his wife, Iris, have two sons.

Michael Fazio, BBA/MBA '83
Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin

  [Michael Fazio]
Michael Fazio is a Managing Director in the New York office of Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, where his primary responsibilities as part of the firm's financial advisory practice include providing investment banking, valuation, and financial opinion services. Mr. Fazio manages Houlihan Lokey's Global Hedge Fund and Portfolio Investment practice, the New York Financial Advisory Services practice, and is a member of the International Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Fazio brings over 25 years of experience in advisory services for financial institutions including acquisitions, divestitures, corporate strategy, operational oversight, and restructurings of financial markets companies, including such clients as Solomon Brothers, Cheyne, Mainsail, GE Capital, Goldman Sachs, Fortress, and American Capital Strategies. Mr. Fazio is also responsible for the restructurings of Lehman Brothers and Refco.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Fazio was president and chief operating officer of Comdisco, Inc., an $8 billion equipment leasing and technology services company he lead through the bankruptcy process. In that capacity, Mr. Fazio built a multidisciplinary management team, divested several business units, developed strategic emergence plans, consolidated business operations, and maintained growth in revenue and profitability of the company's European business lines. Mr. Fazio also served as executive vice president / managing director and chief operating officer-Americas of Deutsche Bank AG, managing the integration of Deutsche Bank NA and Bankers Trust Corporation, as well as directing all non-front office functions in the Americas (Legal, Controlling, Risk Management, Real Estate and Operations). He chaired the bank's regional operating committee and was a member of the executive committee.

Mr. Fazio began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he was partner-in-charge of the New York Banking, Brokerage and Investment Banking Industry Practice in his last position with the firm. His responsibilities there included serving as lead partner in the firm's relationship with J.P. Morgan, Bankers Trust, Bank of America, and Deutsche Bank; developing Andersen's Business Process Risk Consulting business; managing several IPOs; and directing over $10 billion in M&A assignments. Mr. Fazio was a member of the firm's Financial Markets Global Advisory Group, responsible for setting the strategic direction of the firm's industry program, developing methodology, marketing, and implementation.

Mr. Fazio received a joint BBA/MBA, with honors, in Accounting from Pace University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a member of AICPA and the New York State Society of CPAs. Mr. Fazio holds his Series 7 and Series 63.

John A. Gerson, BBA '69
Chief Financial Officer / Executive Vice President
Paladin Advisors and Paladin Realty

John A. Gerson is Paladin Advisors and Paladin Realty Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Vice President and is one of the directors. He is also an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Paladin Advisors and Chief Financial Officer and a Senior Managing Director of Paladin Realty. He directs these entities' finance and accounting activities.

Prior to joining Paladin Realty in 1999, Mr. Gerson was Chief Financial Officer of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., or KKR, a major management buyout firm with more than $10 billion in invested equity capital, from 1985 to 1996. He was responsible for KKR's banking and financing needs, the firm's reporting systems, senior liaison contact with investors, and management of the firm's treasury and general partners' investments. From 1982 to 1985, he was Vice President and Deputy Controller of Societé Generale's U.S. operations, directing all financial accounting and reporting systems of their U.S. business unit. From 1980 to 1982, he was Chief Financial Officer of Wells Fargo Bank International, a $500 million multi-branch international banking subsidiary of Wells Fargo International Bank. Mr. Gerson started his career as Assistant Controller and Assistant Vice President of Irving Leasing Corporation, an equipment leasing and financing subsidiary of Irving Trust Company, after serving as an audit supervisor for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.

Mr. Gerson is a trustee of Pace University and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State and New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He graduated from Pace University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

Kevin P. Hallinan, BBA '83
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Kevin is a partner residing in the New York City office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and has been with the firm for over 25 years within its Consumer Products, Industrial Products and Services Group. His credentials include serving domestic and multinational public and privately held companies in numerous industries including consumer products, retail, manufacturing and distribution. Kevin has been involved in a number of acquisitions due diligence projects, divestitures, closing and opening balance sheet audit work, internal control assessments, going private transaction, initial public offerings and other-SEC filings. In addition to his 25 years of Public Accounting experience, Kevin also possesses 5 years of private industry experience.

Kevin's clients as Engagement Leader have included, Dover Corporation, Avon Products, Inc., Terex, Altria and Richemont North America (including Montblanc, Cartier, Alfred Dunhill and others).

Kevin is a certified public accountant in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey who lives in Branford, Ct. Kevin received his BBA, with a major in Public Accounting, from Pace University in 1983

Lynda J. Hullstrung, BBA '89
Audit Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP

  [Lynda Hullstrung]
Lynda Hullstrung is an Audit Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. She was admitted to the partnership in August 2004 and currently serves as a Deputy Professional Practice Director in the New York Office. In this role, Lynda serves as a "go to" person for accounting and auditing consultations within the region and is responsible for monitoring compliance with professional standards. In addition, Lynda serves as the engagement quality reviewer on a variety of clients in industries ranging from media and entertainment to investment companies to retail and consumer products. She also serves as a facilitator and dean at various national and regional training programs and is currently the New York office recruiting champion for Pace University.

Lynda is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Pace University Lubin School of Business Alumni Association (2007-2011) and previously served as its Vice President (2003- 2007) and Secretary (1999-2003). In 2007, she served as a vice chair for the Lubin School of Business Alumni Achievement Award Luncheon. In 1999, she was presented with the Pace University Recent Alumni Service Award.

Lynda also serves as Treasurer and as a Board Member of the American Lung Association of New York State. Additionally, she is a member of its Corporate Compliance Committee and the Chair of the Finance Committee. She was previously the Vice President and Treasurer of the American Lung Association of Nassau-Suffolk (ALANS). In 2003, ALANS recognized Lynda as their Volunteer of the Year.

Long Island Business News recognized Lynda in both 2000 and 2005 as one of the Top 50 Business Women on Long Island, and also in 2001 as one of Long Island's 40 Rising Stars under 40.

Lynda is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Lynda graduated summa cum laude with a BBA in Public Accounting from Pace University in 1989 and currently resides on Long Island with her husband.

Louis F. Laucirica, BBA '66, MBA '71
Retired President & Chief Executive Officer
Norton Co.

  [Louis F. 
Louis F. Laucirica is Associate Dean at the Wesley J. Howe School, Stevens Institute of Technology. Previously he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Norton Performance Plastics Corporation. He joined the Company in 1972 as a marketing manager for Construction Products. In 1973, Laucirica was named manager, International Marketing Development, and in 1975, general manager, Europe, Sealants Division. He was appointed director, International Operations, in 1977.

The following year, Laucirica was promoted to divisional vice president, Marketing and Sales. In 1981, he assumed the position of divisional vice president and general manager, Sealants and International operations, Specialty Plastics. He was appointed vice president and general manager, Performance Plastics, in 1982.

Prior to joining Norton, Laucirica served in the United States Coast Guard. He was also manager of advertising and sales promotion for McGraw-Hill, and a marketing representative for Mobil Corporation.

Born in New York City, Laucirica received a bachelor's degree from Pace college, New York, and a Master's of Business Administration from Pace University. He is a member of the Society for the Plastics Industry. Mr. Laucirica is on the Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology, and on the Advisory Board of the Lubin School, Pace University.