Six trustees elected at Fairfield University


Fairfield University has announced the election of six new members to its board of trustees. The group includes Nancy Altobello, a managing partner of Ernst & Young and Jack L. Kelly, managing director with Goldman, Sachs & Co., both Fairfield University graduates; Rev. Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., academic vice president and provost of the University of Detroit Mercy; John R. Joyce, CFO of the IBM Corporation and Daniel L. Simon, president of KJ Investment, LLC in Chicago. William P. Egan, managing general partner of a Boston venture capital firm and a Fairfield graduate, Nancy Altobellois returning to the board where he served from 1987 to 1993 and 1994 to 2000.

Nancy Altobello has been a partner with Ernst & Young in New York City since 1980 and currently serves as managing partner of operations. A 1980 graduate of Fairfield with a bachelor of science degree in accounting, she is a member of the boards of the MS Society and of Junior Achievement. She resides in Greenwich with her husband, Joel.

Jack L. KellyJack L. Kelly of Holmdel, N.J., has been with Goldman, Sachs & Co. for 25 years, previously serving as vice president of Irving Trust Company. A 1967 graduate of Fairfield with a bachelor of arts degree in economics, he earned an MBA in finance from New York University. Mr. Kelly is a Certified Financial Analyst, a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. And a trustee of the Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, N.J. He and his wife Jo-Ann have four children and live in Holmdel, N.J.

Rev. Gerard L. StockhausenRev. Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., served at Creighton University for 15 years before being named academic vice president and provost at the University of Detroit Mercy last year. At Creighton, he was chair of economics and finance before being named acting dean and then associate dean of the College of Business Administration. A graduate of St. Louis University with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and a master's degree in mathematics, he earned a master's of divinity and a master's of sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and a doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan.

John R. JoyceJohn R. Joyce was named senior vice president and chief financial officer of IBM in 1999 where he reports to Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., IBM chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Joyce is responsible for the company's financial, treasury, tax, business development and real estate activities. Part of the team responsible for the successful global reengineering of IBM in the mid-1990s, Mr. Joyce has held several executive and management assignments, including as vice president and controller for the company's worldwide operations and president of IBM Asia Pacific. He is a member of IBM's Chairman's Council, Operations Committee, Corporate Development Committee, Worldwide Management Council and Senior Leadership Group.

Mr. Joyce is a graduate of Montclair State College with a bachelor's degree in management and Fairleigh Dickinson University where he earned an MBA in marketing. He and his wife Maria have two children and live in Ridgefield, Conn.

Daniel L. SimonDaniel L. Simon was chairman, president and founder of Universal Holdings, Inc. for 25 years before becoming founding president of KJ Investment, LLC three years ago. He is a director or trustee for Affiliated Networks Inc., BP Capital Holdings LLC, St. Mary's University of Minnesota and the Outdoor Advertising Foundation. He is a member of The Hundred Club of Chicago and the City Club of Chicago. Mr. Simon earned a bachelor of arts degree from Winona State University. He and his wife Sandra have two children and live in Glenview, Ill.

William P. EganWilliam P. Egan is a general partner of Alta Communications, a venture capitalist firm in Boston established in 1979 and formerly known as Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. Before that he was a general partner with TA Associates and earlier was a manager in the Venture Capital Division of the Bank of New England. A 1967 graduate of Fairfield University with a bachelor of arts degree in economics, he earned an MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. As a former trustee, Mr. Egan has served on the University's Advancement Committee, and as a member of the Finance Committee and the Campaign for Fairfield Cabinet. He and his wife Jacalyn have been most generous to the University, making a major commitment to the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola to honor his parents, John and Marion Egan, and then funding a major scholarship endowment, named to honor three long-time members of the faculty. Mr. and Mrs. Egan live in Natick, Mass. and are the parents of four children, including their son Mark, a 1999 graduate of Fairfield.

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Posted on October 15, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 56