The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Franklin Pierce University. Its members
convene at least three times a year, either in New Hampshire at the College at Rindge
campus or the Manchester Center, or on the Goodyear, Arizona campus.
LESLYE A. ARSHT of Arlington, Virginia, co-founded a national non-profit education
consultancy, StandardsWork, Inc. that continues to advance K-12 education reform.
Currently, Ms. Arsht is developing a digital learning game that demonstrates that
students can learn complex concepts while immersed in gameplay. Ms. Arsht served as
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community & Family Policy from 2006
to 2008, following nearly two years of work on improving educational transition for
military children and increasing access for military spouse employment. In 2003 to
2004, she served as senior advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Education, traveled to
war-torn Iraq and spent nine months helping Iraq rebuild its education system. Previously,
Ms. Arsht was counselor to the secretary and director of communications at the U.S.
Department of Education; the associate vice chancellor for news and public affairs
at Vanderbilt University; and Deputy Press Secretary to President Ronald Reagan. Ms.
Arsht was first elected to the Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees and 2001 and returned
TOM BOUCHER of Bedford, New Hampshire, is the Chief Executive Officer of Great New
Hampshire Restaurants, which includes T-BONES, CJ’s, Cactus Jack’s and the Copper
Door restaurants. Nearly seven years ago he founded Great New Hampshire Restaurants’
own non-profit organization, FEEDNH.org. which is dedicated to strengthening New Hampshire
communities through philanthropic collaboration, employee involvement and volunteerism.
Mr. Boucher previously served as a Board Member for the National Restaurant Association,
the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, and the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant
Association, and he remains active on the FEEDNH.org Board of Directors. Mr. Boucher
graduated from Merrimack College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.
He was appointed to the Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees in the Spring of 2021.
JOHN T. BURKE JR. '66 of Clinton, Massachusetts, is currently the owner and founder
of American Legal Investigative Services, a Boston-based firm actively engaged in
the business of private investigations and security consulting. Mr. Burke received
his Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin Pierce as a member of the inaugural class
of 1966 and later his Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Fitchburg State University.
Mr. Burke served as a Special Agent of the FBI for more than 30 years and retired
in 1998 to accept a position with State Street Bank and Trust, and soon after as president
of American Legal Resources, Inc. Mr. Burke is a member of the Former Special Agents
of the FBI Association and the Licensed Private Detective Association of Massachusetts.
Prior to his appointment to the Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees, Mr. Burke served
a term as President of the Franklin Pierce Alumni Association and as a member of the
Board of Trustees from 1996-2000. Mr. Burke is a prior recipient of the Franklin Pierce
Alumni Participation Award, the Power of the Raven Award, and the Dr. Frank S. DiPietro
STEVEN V. CAMERINO, immediate past Board Chair, lives in Meredith, New Hampshire.
He is Chief Executive Officer of McLane Middleton, a major regional law firm based
in Manchester, N.H. Before joining McLane Middleton, Mr. Camerino was President/CEO
of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, a consumer-owned electric utility that provides
service in 118 communities throughout the state. Prior to joining NHEC, Mr. Camerino
was a shareholder and director with McLane Middleton for more than 30 years where
he was chair of the Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Practice Group and Managing
Director of the firm’s Concord, N.H. office. During his time practicing law, Mr. Camerino
was consistently listed in Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyer’s in America for his energy
and utilities law practice. He was selected in 2019 by NH Business Review as one of
the state’s 200 most influential business leaders. Mr. Camerino received his A.B.
from Dartmouth College in 1980 and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law
in 1983. Mr. Camerino joined the Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees in the fall of
DERICA CARTY ’99 of Temple Hills, Maryland is the Founder and President of Clear Curriculum
in Washington, D.C., an educational company that partners with private, local and
federal government clients to achieve learning objectives by creating customized learning
experiences through analysis of current and to be business processes, goals, behaviors
and performances. She is also co-founder of Davis Carty, a management consulting company
for the public and private sector. Ms. Carty graduated from Franklin Pierce in 1999
with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She earned a Master of Science in Education
and Instructional Technology from Queen’s College in New York and holds the Women’s
Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certifications from
Women Presidents’ Educational Organizations. She is also an active board member of
Mid-Atlantic Advocacy through Education (MATE) DC, a non-profit organization, and
a mentor at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy (NYBA) in D.C. Ms. Carty was appointed
to the Board in the Spring of 2021.
BETTY DIPIETRO of Woodbridge, New Jersey, is a Corporate Vice President at Ralph Lauren
Corporation where she is responsible for the Company’s Financial Planning and Analysis
as well as Business Development corporate functions. Ms. DiPietro started her career
at Arthur Andersen LLP and left the firm as an Audit and Business Advisory Manager
to work at Lucent Technologies where she held various financial roles before joining
Ralph Lauren. Ms. DiPietro is on the Development Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. She is a current Big Sister volunteer and also
volunteers with the Woodbridge Domestic Violence Response team. She joined the Franklin
Pierce Board of Trustees in 2015.
STEVE DUPREY of Concord, New Hampshire, is the President of Foxfire Property Management
and The Duprey Companies, which oversees property management, real estate development,
and hotel management subsidiaries, including the Grappone Conference Center. He has
more than 25 years of continuous volunteer service to local and state organizations
and commissions, including the Capitol Center for the Arts, the NH Historical Society,
the Red River Theatre, the Carroll County YMCA, and the NH YMCA, as well as the Concord
Housing Authority, the Governor’s Interagency Task Force on Homelessness, and the
New Hampshire Business Finance Authority. He currently serves as President of the
Board of Trustees for The Currier Museum of Art and is in his fifth term on the Board
of Directors of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Duprey graduated from
New College of Florida in 1974 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Public Policy and
received his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in 1978. He was appointed to the
Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees in the Fall of 2021.
CARYL FELICETTA is the COO of Single Throw Internet Marketing, a company that helps
its clients develop all aspects of their internet marketing programs; web application
development, social media, design and more. Prior to this endeavor, she founded The
Argyle Studio serving both as the Creative Director and CEO. Her agency was one of
the first to use the Mac as a production tool and now it has become the industry standard.
Ms. Felicetta holds an associate’s degree in applied science from Middlesex County
College and she is quickly closing in on her bachelor’s degree. She currently volunteers
time to New Jersey Audubon, SCORE organization and attending events on marketing.
She hopes to complete a novel soon, and enjoys photography, gardening and working
with therapy dogs. She lives in Metuchen, New Jersey with her partner John. Ms. Felicetta
joined the Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees in the fall of 2011.
CAROL L. HOULE, CPA '97 of Salem, New Hampshire has served as Chief Financial Officer
and Executive Vice President of Provident Bancorp, Inc. since September 2013. In her
role at the Bank she provides strategic direction and leadership to drive the financial
success of The Provident Bank. Previously, she was a partner at Shatswell, MacLeod
& Company, providing professional external audit and consulting services to financial
institutions. Ms. Houle earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Franklin Pierce
University (then Franklin Pierce College) in 1997 with a major in Business Administration
(Accounting), while working as a staff accountant at T. C. Edwards & Co.
AL MARULLI, JR.’69 founded David Associates, a company that has developed and acquired
in excess of two million square feet of office, retail and residential property up
and down the east coast of the United States. Mr. Marulli has a long connection with
Franklin Pierce, having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969 and has previously
served on the Board from 1992-2002. He splits his time in Palm Beach, Florida and
Essex, Connecticut. He was currently elected to the Board in January, 2013.
GENEVIEVE McGILLICUDDY’94 of Atlanta, Georgia, is Vice President, Enterprises and
Strategic Partnerships at Turner Classic Movies (TCM). She is a film industry leader
with responsibility for creating, promoting, publicizing, directing and executing
high-profile and world-class festivals and events. Prior to her career at TCM, she
provided marketing and operational leadership for a start-up independent entertainment
company, and a film industry non-profit organization. McGillicuddy received the Fitzwater
Medallion for Leadership in Public Communication from Franklin Pierce University in
2015, and a Peabody Award for Turner Classic Movies in 2008. She received her B.A.
in English from Franklin Pierce University in 1994, her master’s in film studies from
Emory University, and attended the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute for Women in
Cable Telecommunications. Her volunteer work includes serving as a board member for
the Atlanta Jewish Film Society, as past chair of the Circle Mentoring program for
Turner Broadcasting, and as a member of the board of Turner Women. Ms. McGillicuddy
joined the Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees in the spring of 2020.
DR. KIM MOONEY '83 is President of Franklin Pierce University. Dr. Kim Mooney assumed
the post of President on August 1, 2016. Her commitment to Franklin Pierce University
spans several decades, from being an active alumna to serving on the Board of Trustees
for seven years, then as interim president for six months prior to serving as provost
and vice president of academic affairs for another seven years. She has spearheaded
the development of the University’s new Strategic Plan and is making it a central
focus of her presidency to capitalize on the important initiatives begun over the
last several years. A proponent of shared governance, Dr. Mooney will also emphasize
collaboration, communication, and community as guiding principles for her presidency.
Under her leadership as Provost, the University launched a major process of self-assessment
and re-alignment, resulting in far-reaching initiatives such as the revision of the
general and liberal education curriculum, the introduction of nine new undergraduate
majors, the support and expansion of the Academic Showcase, and the integration of
graduate and undergraduate education into meaningful pathways for students from their
first year through their masters or doctoral degrees. Moving the University firmly
in a direction that ensures a high quality education in a community of support that
extends far beyond graduation, Dr. Mooney has positioned Franklin Pierce University
to continue its passion for the personal touch of its educators while staying competitive
and current with rapidly changing trends in higher education and career pathways.
SEAN O’KANE, Trustee Secretary, is a Managing Partner at Stratögé Partners. This Portsmouth,
New Hamshire-based firm specializes in remote data collection, and analytics solutions
and efficiency. Prior to this, Sean had a very diversified career in both the private
and public sectors, domestically and internationally. During his 24-year hotel management
career, he was recognized as, “Innkeeper of the Year” by New Hampshire Lodging and
Restaurant Association (NHLRA); “Tourism Leader” by the Manchester Chamber of Commerce;
“Travel Person of the Year” by the New Hampshire Travel Council for his years of promoting
tourism in New Hampshire, and was recognized nationally by the National Restaurant
Association and as the “Outstanding General Manager of the Year” by the American Hotel/Lodging
Association. In 2004, New Hampshire Governor Benson appointed Sean to serve as the
Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development.
He was presented the U.S. Diplomatic Medal for Peace and Commerce by the U.S. Department
of Commerce for his work in promoting New Hampshire businesses in the international
marketplace. From 2008 to 2014, Mr. O’Kane served as the Director of Hotel Strategic
Alliances and Thought Leadership for Schneider Electric, a French-based multinational
corporation and a global leader in energy management and efficiency.
FREDERICK W. PIERCE IV, Chair of the Board, has spent his career in real estate investment,
development, consulting, finance and acquisition. Since 1995, he has served as the
President and CEO of Pierce Education Properties, L.P., a Top 15 national owner, operator
and developer of student housing and education-based real estate with a current portfolio
of more than 19,000 beds of student housing at 24 universities nationwide. Earlier,
he led the finance and appraisal divisions for KPMG/Goodkin Group, and was later recruited
by Price Waterhouse to start and build their real estate consulting practice. Mr.
Pierce has served as a member of and in leadership roles on numerous Boards including
current Chairman of the National Multifamily Housing Council Student Housing Research
Fund Advisory Board, Trustee Emeritus of the California State University System, and
current member (former chairman) of the San Diego State University Fowler College
of Business Board of Directors, among others. Mr. Pierce is a frequent speaker on
topics including student housing, real estate, education and the economy. He is the
recipient of many professional and personal awards including the “Moving San Diego
Forward Award” from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2019. Mr. Pierce
is also honored to be among the “Most Admired CEO” in 2018 and 2019 and “50 Influential
Leaders in San Diego” in 2017, 2018, and 2019 and, as selected by the San Diego Daily
Transcript. He is one of 24 Student Housing Pioneers named by Real Estate Forum Magazine
in 2013 and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012. In 2020, Mr. Pierce
received the Distinguished Alumni Monty Award from the San Diego State University’s
Alumni Association. He received his B.S. in Finance from and engaged in graduate study
at San Diego State University.
ROBERT "BOB" RILEY '82 of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, is a 1982 graduate of Franklin
Pierce, and an information systems professional with more than 35 years of experience,
focusing on corporate business operations, with diverse work experience across IS
management, application development, project planning, and vendor management. He is
currently a Senior Analyst at Care New England, Rhode Island’s second largest healthcare
group. Mr. Riley is married to Franklin Pierce alumna Kim Lewis Riley ’83, and both
of them been active in Alumni Board support for 10 years. A former President of the
Franklin Pierce Alumni Association, Mr. Riley has also led Alumni Board committee
work. He holds an MBA in Global Leadership from Johnson & Wales University and maintains
certification (CPIM) and affiliation with APICS (American Production and Inventory
JONATHAN SLAVIN '92, Vice Chair of the Board, of Fairfield, Connecticut is the Global
Head of Equity Trading at Morgan Stanley Investment Management in New York City. Previously,
he was Head of U.S. Equities, Cash and Derivatives Trading at PIMCO, and before that,
Senior Trader at George Weiss Associates. Mr. Slavin served in the United States Army
as an infantry soldier from 1992-1996. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in
Economics cum laude from Franklin Pierce in 1992, and later attended Harvard University,
where he completed coursework toward a master’s degree in East European Studies as
well as completing a professional program on negotiation. Mr. Slavin is currently
a board member for CT Challenge/Mission, an organization promoting wellness and rehabilitation
programs for cancer survivors, and he mentors inner city students applying to college
through his participation in Harlem Educational Activities Fund.
TERRELL BOSTON SMITH '05 of Baltimore, Maryland is a Founding Partner at The Tidemore
Group, a management and public affairs firm that guides businesses, non-profit organizations,
labor unions, and progressive causes. He is also a Managing Partner of Marshall &
Lafayette Real Estate Services, a property management and real estate investment company
that creates and manages world-class affordable and single-family housing. A 2005
graduate of Franklin Pierce who earned a Master’s of Public Administration from Baruch
College – The City University of New York, Terrell previously served as the Campaign
Manager and Political Director for Brian Frosh’s successful campaign for Attorney
General of Maryland. Following the campaign, he served as Special Assistant to Attorney
General Frosh in the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. He has previously served
as Senior Advisor on numerous political and referendum campaigns, as Government Relations
Advisor for an Annapolis and Baltimore-based law and government relations firm’s government
relations practice, in the Retail Investment Group of T. Rowe Price Associates and
at the Baltimore Community Foundation. Terrell and his wife, Amy are raising their
family in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood.
LLOYD H. ASTMANN ’69 is the managing partner of NHA Realty, LLC, a New Jersey based
commercial real estate holding company, and the founder and past president of The
Jilson Group, Inc. in Lodi, New Jersey, a company he sold in 2002. He is a 1969 graduate
of Franklin Pierce and received his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is
the past president of the Paramus Rotary Club, the recipient of Rotary International’s
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotarian of the Year Award and the Rotary District 7490 Walter
D. Head Award. Mr. Astmann is the past chairman of the board of the Foundation at
Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus and the past chairman of the board of Benjamin
Barbarosh Independent Living Centers in Paramus. He is currently the vice-chairman
of the board of Life Opportunities Unlimited in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and sits on
the advisory boards of CarePlus Workforce Solutions in Paterson, New Jersey and U.S.
Financial Services, Inc. in Fairfield, New Jersey. Mr. Astmann is the first graduate
of Franklin Pierce to have served as the Chair of Franklin Pierce’s Board of Trustees.
CARLEEN M. FARRELL ’71 of Arlington, Massachusetts, is a graduate of Franklin Pierce.
She received her MA degree from New York University. During her years in higher education
administration, Ms. Farrell served as Assistant Director of Residential Life at Keene
State College in New Hampshire, Assistant Dean of Students at Lesley University in
Cambridge, Massachusetts and recently retired from the Harvard Business School. During
her 21 years at HBS, she served as Manager of Enrollment and Admission Services and
Assistant Director of Open Enrollment in the Executive Education division. She currently
serves on the Harvard University Retirees Association Board and is involved with the
non-profit organization, ConKerr Cancer Boston, MA & Palm Beach, FL chapters. She
is the recipient of the Franklin Pierce Alumni Participation Award and the Franklin
Pierce Leader of Conscience Award. She has served on the Franklin Pierce Alumni Board
of Directors and as its President from 1974-76. She is a founding member of the Massachusetts
Franklin Pierce Alumni Chapter. Ms. Farrell served on the Franklin Pierce Board of
Trustees from 1981-1994 and was reelected to the Board of Trustees in 2010.
MARLIN FITZWATER, the only press secretary in history to be appointed by two Presidents,
became known to millions of Americans as the voice of the 26-nation coalition in the
Persian Gulf War. This Kansas native spent a decade in the front row of history, as
press secretary to Presidents Reagan and Bush. From 1983 to 1992, his voice reassured
the world in times of turmoil and change. Often wearing a wide brim hat and an open
smile, Fitzwater stood next to two Presidents during cold war summits, economic downturns,
and eight military conflicts. He gave over 850 press briefings in six years, winning
praise from the news media and the public for his honesty and good humor.
He was named an Outstanding Civil Servant in government in 1980; received the nation's
second highest civilian award, the Presidential Citizens Medal, from President Bush
in 1992; served on the Board of the Woodrow Wilson School for International Scholars,
and has received numerous other awards and honorary doctorate degrees.
Today he is an author and lecturer whose presidential anecdotes, political analysis,
and television commentary have received worldwide attention. He has been a member
of the Franklin Pierce University Board of Trustees since 1999, and he additionally
serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication.