Fairfield University announces seven new trustees


Fairfield University has announced the election of seven new trustees to its Board of Trustees, including six graduates and four members who have served previous terms on the board.

Returning to the board are E. Gerald Corrigan, managing director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Class of 1963; Diane Oakley, former vice president of TIAA-CREF, Class of 1975; Joseph A. DiMenna, managing director of Zweig-DiMenna Associates LLC in New York, Class of 1980; and Francis (Fay) T. Vincent, Jr., former commissioner of Major League Baseball.

First-time board members are Sheila Kearney Davidson, senior vice president and general counsel for New York Life Insurance Company, class of 1983; Clinton A. Lewis, Jr., vice president, sales, Pfizer, Inc., class of 1988; and Thomas P. Loughlin, managing director, Jefferson Wells International, class of 1980.

E. Gerald CorriganE. Gerald Corrigan joined Goldman Sachs in 1994, following a distinguished 25-year career with the Federal Reserve System, serving for a time as special assistant to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul A. Volcker, and culminating with his appointment as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

At Goldman, Sachs he served as chairman, International Advisors and senior advisor to the Executive Committee, before being named the managing director in 1996. On an ongoing basis, he is involved in a wide range of strategic and transactional projects around the world on behalf of the firm and its clients.

A native of Waterbury, Conn., Mr. Corrigan earned a bachelor of social science degree in economics from Fairfield and a Master of Arts and doctorate, both in economics, from Fordham University. He serves as co-chair of the Bretton Woods Committee and the Aspen Institute, Program on World Economy, and is a trustee or member of The Group of Thirty, The Institute for Financial Stability, Bank for International Settlements; and The Trilateral Commission. He and his wife, Cathy Minehan, reside in Lincoln, Mass.

Diane OakleyDiane Oakley joined TIAA-CREF as an actuarial assistant, following her graduation from Fairfield in 1975. She rose through the ranks of the organization, becoming a regional office manager by 1985 and vice president, associations and government relations, in 1989. In 1995 she was named vice president.

Ms. Oakley is a director of the National Association of College and University Business Officers and serves on the Steering Committee of the American Savings Education Council. She is affiliated professionally with the American Association for Higher Education, National Association of Women in Education, American Council of Life Insurance and Who's Who in Business and Industry. A native of Teaneck, N.J., she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Fairfield and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. She is a resident of Bethesda, Md.

Joseph A. DiMennaJoseph A. DiMenna, a native of Trumbull, Conn., is a managing director of Zweig-DiMenna Associates LLC, which is the Managing General Partner of Zweig-DiMenna Partners, L.P. and Zweig-DiMenna Special Opportunities, L.P. He is executive vice president and treasurer of Zweig Associates, Inc. and executive vice president of Zweig-DiMenna International Managers Inc. Since 1980, he has been vice president and director of research of Zweig Securities Advisory Service Inc.

Mr. DiMenna has been vice president of Gotham Advisors, Inc. since December 1991. Until December 1994, he was executive vice president and a director of The Zweig Fund, Inc. and The Zweig Total Return Fund, Inc.; and treasurer and a director of their respective investment advisers, Zweig Advisors, Inc. and Zweig Total Return Advisors, Inc. Mr. DiMenna joined the Zweig Companies in 1977, while studying at Fairfield University for a Bachelor of Science degree in finance, which was awarded in 1980. He and his wife, Maureen, reside in New York City.

Francis T. Vincent Jr.Francis T. Vincent Jr., a native of Waterbury, Conn., is the former commissioner of Major League Baseball (1989 to 1992). He is semi-retired and continues to serve as chair of Vincent Enterprises in Stamford and on the boards of Time Warner, Inc. and Westfield America Trust.

Throughout his career Mr. Vincent was a senior advisor for Peter J. Solomon & Co., New York City, and executive vice president of the Coca Cola Company, chairman and president of Columbia Pictures Inc., and associate director of the Division of Corporation Finance for the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a law degree from Yale University. He is a member of the bar in Connecticut, New York and Washington, D.C., and resides in Greenwich, Conn., and Vero Beach, Fla., with his wife, Christina.

Sheila Kearney DavidsonSheila Kearney Davidson is a senior vice president and general counsel of New York Life Insurance Company where she serves on the Executive Management Committee, which directs the policies and procedures for the company.

A 1983 graduate of Fairfield with a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics, awarded cum laude, she earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from George Washington University in 1986. She was with the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., before joining New York Life in 1991 as an associate counsel in the Office of the General Counsel. After a steady rise in the company, Ms. Davidson assumed responsibility for the Corporate Compliance Department in 1997 and was selected senior vice president in 1998. In May of 2000, she was appointed General Counsel.

A native of Paterson, N.J., Ms. Davidson resides in New York City with her husband, Anthony, and their two sons.

Clinton A. Lewis Jr.Clinton A. Lewis Jr., began his career with Pfizer, Inc., in 1988 as a sales representative, following his graduation from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He rose through the ranks, holding several managerial positions, including regional manager of the New England Region for Pratt. Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Pfizer; and general manager of Pfizer Caribbean.

While with Pfizer, he earned an M.B. A. in marketing at Fairleigh Dickenson University, awarded in 1993. Earlier this year he was named vice president, sales, with Pfizer, Inc.

Mr. Lewis serves on the board of directors of the New York affiliate of INROADS, an organization that encourages talented minority youth to become leaders in the corporate world and in their communities. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and a member of Fairfield University's Multicultural Scholarship Committee. A native of Queens, N.Y., Mr. Lewis and his wife, Teresa, reside in Baldwin, N.Y., with their son.

Thomas P. LoughlinThomas P. Loughlin, who grew up in Stratford, Conn., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Fairfield University in 1980 and is a CPA, licensed in both Washington, D.C. and Connecticut. He began his career with KPMG LLP in 1979, rising to the positions of Director of Strategic Investments, chief risk officer, and finally chief financial and administrative officer and partner. When KPMG became Bearing Point, Inc. in 1999, Mr. Loughlin was named managing director.

Last year Mr. Loughlin was recruited by Jefferson Wells International in McLean, Va., for the position of managing director, with the assignment to turn around an underperforming business unit. Within five months he successfully transformed the unit into one of the top five U.S. practices in gross margin.

Nominated by the U.S. Secretary of Education to chair the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board in 1996, Mr. Loughlin has directed the authorization of 24 public charter schools, operating on 27 campuses, and serving 9,000 students, the largest such initiative in the United States. He established nationally renowned approval and accountability protocols and testifies frequently before the U.S. Congress, and Mayoral and City Council hearings. He also serves as treasurer of the Juan Carlos Rincones Dance Theatre. From 1990 to 1996 he was a board member of the Washington Project for the Arts.

He and his wife, Kathi, live in Washington, D.C., with their two daughters.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 22, 2003

Vol. 36, No. 93