Mark McGwin ’81
Kathy Walsh Wynters ’82
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Greetings Providence College Alumni:
It is a privilege to present to you the Vice President candidates for election to the 2017-18 Providence College National Alumni Association Council. As the Association’s president-elect and chair of the nominating committee, I am delighted that these accomplished, committed, and enthusiastic alumni have come forward as candidates.
As part of the election process, we asked each candidate to supply general biographical information about himself or herself, including details about how they have remained connected to Providence College. The candidates also provided a reflection on the Association’s mission and their thoughts on how they will serve the alumni population if elected.
The National Alumni Association Council serves in an advisory capacity on a number of important matters for Providence College. Every vote is important because the Council provides a direct voice on issues that are critical to our future success.
Ballots are distributed to all alumni who have donated any dollar amount to Providence College during the immediate past or current fiscal years.
Please do not wait to vote. All ballots are due no later than June 26, 2017. The results will be announced and posted on our
alumni web page in July.
Thank you for voting in this election. By doing so, you help ensure an active and effective alumni association at Providence College.
Karen Monti Flynn ’80, ’15PPresident-ElectNational Alumni Association Council 2017-18
Candidates for Vice President
I believe that my candidacy would highlight the success of the Greater Boston Area PC Alumni Club, the diversity of our event programming, and serve as an example for the ambitions of other regional clubs. Since becoming President of the Greater Boston Club in 2013, we have successfully programmed events that have satisfied each of the Six Pillars of Engagement. As a result, we have provided activities and events that promoted engagement opportunities for a broad spectrum of PC alums. As a result of these experiences, and the sharing of best practices, I believe that my candidacy will provide other regional club leaders with the focus and motivation to improve their programming and alumni engagement.
As Vice President, I would enthusiastically support and participate in the activities of recognized clubs, affinity groups, and chapter that promote the spirit and traditions of PC among current and prospective students. I would welcome the opportunity to attend meetings, events, and recruiting activities that provide engagement of current and potential students, as they are the potential leaders of future alumni activities and regional clubs.
I welcome the opportunity to continue my assistance to all members of the PC community in advancing the Catholic and Dominican tradition and mission of the College. The opportunity to leverage existing relationships and develop new engagements is appealing to me. I look forward to working with all of the College’s constituencies including alumni, students, faculty and staff, and members of OIA, as we jointly seek to achieve the spiritual, academic, and philanthropic goals of the College.
ResidenceNorth Attleboro, MA
EmploymentUnited Bank, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking/Franchise Lending, December 2014 – PresentSantander Bank, Senior Vice President, Franchise Lending / Commercial Banking, April 2003 – December 2014Century Bank, Senior Vice President / Team Leader Commercial Lending, 1999 – 2003Citizens Bank, Vice President / Commercial Banking, 1992 – 99Old Stone Bank, Vice President, Corporate Banking, 1985 – 92Fleet Bank, Assistant Manager, Retail Service Operations, 1981 - 85
EducationProvidence College, B.S., Management/Finance, 1981
PC Volunteer LeadershipNational Alumni Association Council, At-Large Member, 2015 – 17Providence College Alumni Club of Greater Boston, President 2013 – PresentVice President 2011 – 13National Alumni Association Board of Governors, Secretary, 2000 – 01Reunion Committee, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 Class Agent, 1981 – 89
Community InvolvementPrevious Chairman of the Board, Omni Development Corp. (RI not for profit developer of low to middle income housing)Previous Chairman of the Board, Diabetes Foundation of Rhode IslandTreasurer, NA United Alumni – Memorial Scholarship, (2013 – Present)
Spouse/FamilyDiane McGwin, wifeMark, sonKatherine, daughter
My four years at Providence College provided me with academic, social and spiritual growth that has impacted my personal and professional decisions. There is nothing that brings me greater satisfaction and reward than giving back to communities I care about and love. PC will always feel like home to me because of the focus on giving more than you receive, gathering together as a faith-filled community and most importantly, the life-long friendships that were formed.
Some of my most cherished memories of my days at PC center around community service projects with classmates and friends. I strongly believe that this exposure during my college years inspired me to continue to give of my time and resources to places that matter the most to me.
I have enjoyed my time serving as both a Class Agent and Class Representative on the NAAC. I believe there are greater opportunities to engage alumni/ae through personal outreach and drawing upon the connection which brought us all together – the PC family. I would be honored to serve as Vice President of the National Alumni Association Council, as it would give me the chance to continue to give back to Providence College, which means so much to me..
EmploymentIndependent Non-Profit Fundraising Professional (Self-Employed), 2008-present Rhode Island Justice Commission, Violence Against Women Act Grant Administrator, 1998-2008
EducationProvidence College, B.A., English, Minors inPolitical Science and French, 1998
PC Volunteer LeadershipClass of 1998 Class Agent and Reunion Committee, 2013-presentClass Representative – National Alumni Association Council 2014-present
Co-Chair of the Barbara Tufts Cooperative Preschool’s Annual May Fair, 2014 Chair of the Barbara Tufts Cooperative Preschool’s Annual May Fair, 2015-16Fundraising Chair at St. Rose of Lima School, 2012-14President of the St. Rose of Lima School’s Home/School Association,May, 2014 - June, 2017 School Board member – St. Rose of Lima School 2016-present
Daniel Meuse ’14G, husbandAbigail, daughterJohn, son
If elected as Vice President of the National Alumni Association, I would be honored to help lead the Association into the next centennial, and represent the national alumni at events during my tenure. I hope to further expand my lengthy relationship with Providence College. Professionally, I was fortunate to work in the college’s athletic department for five years following my graduation, before moving full time to the conference in which the Friar hockey teams participate. As a volunteer, I have served in the alumni association since 2013 first as a Class representative, and most recently as an At-Large representative. Combined with volunteer efforts on multiple class reunion committees, as well as representing alma mater at college fairs over the years, and hosting current students in the annual “Winter Shadow Program”, I hope to further my promotion of Providence College by encouraging my fellow classmates and other alumni to participate in various alumni activities, as well as help expand the giving and endowment programs of the college. I look forward to the continued camaraderie among my classmates and other alumni in the promotion of Friar traditions to current and potential students.
EmploymentHockey East Association, Asst. Commissioner 1983-91; Assoc Commissioner 2001 – present PictureTel Corporation, Marketing Director/Tradeshow Manager, 1998 – 2001 New Jersey Devils (NHL), Marketing Director, Souvenir Merchandise, 1991-93 Providence College Athletic Department, 1982-87
EducationProvidence College, B.S., Marketing, 1982
PC Volunteer LeadershipAt-Large Representative, PC National Alumni Association Council, 2016-17 PC Class of 1982 Reunion Committee, 2007, 2012 and 2017Winter Shadow Host, PC Career Services, 2007 – presentClass Representative, PC National Alumni Council Board of Governors, 2013-16PC Alumni Admission Ambassador, college fairs 2009-11National Alumni Association Award Recipient, Service to the Alumni Association Award, 2017
Community InvolvementSchool Consultative Board, Arlington (MA) Catholic High School, 2006-11 School Consultative Board, Our Lady’s Academy, 1995 - 2007 (Chairperson, 2004-07)Eucharistic Minister and Lector, Our Lady’s (Waltham) and St. Agnes (Arlington), 1995 – 2010 Volunteer, Reagle Players Community Theater, 1997 – 2010 Volunteer, Waltham Youth Hockey and North Waltham Little League, 1997 – 2011
Chuck Wynters, husbandAnnie, daughterCharles, son