Tuesday July 8, 2008

Exceptional Leaders

UD has tapped a commercial real estate developer, two investment professionals and the president of global operations of the LexisNexis Group for three-year terms on the University board of trustees.

UD has tapped a commercial real estate developer, two investment professionals and the president of global operations of the LexisNexis Group for three-year terms on the University board of trustees.
  • George Hanley, who earned a bachelor's degree in management from UD in 1977, is president of the Hanley Group and chairman of Infinium Capital Management in Chicago. He started his career as a runner at the Chicago Board of Trade, following in the footsteps of his father. This spring, UD opened the Hanley Group Derivatives Trading Center in the School of Business Administration. Hanley financed and directed the design and construction of the state-of-the-art center.
  • D. Darlene Gutmann, owns D&G Management, a real estate management firm that owns and manages a number of sites in the Oakwood business district. Previously, she served as president of Spare Change specialty stores and as a vice president at Elder-Beerman department stores. A civic leader, Gutmann has served on a number of cultural boards, including the Dayton Philharmonic, the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District and the Human Race Theatre. The Max and Darlene Gutmann Lectureship in Judaic Studies at the University of Dayton promotes Jewish-Christian dialogue on campus and throughout the Dayton region. She holds a bachelor's degree in applied sciences/business from Miami University.
  • John Riazzi, founder and principal of Riazzi Asset Management in Oakwood, Ohio, is a chartered financial analyst who graduated from Kenyon College in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in economics. Formerly, he was CEO of Transamerica Investment Management and president and chief investment officer of Dean Investment Associates.
  • Kurt Sanford, president of global operations for Reed Elsevier's legal division, the LexisNexis Group, has held a number of positions with the company, including president and CEO of U.S. corporate and public markets and CEO of LexisNexis Asia Pacific. He earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received a law degree from Suffolk University Law School. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame.

"These four leaders bring an exceptional background in finance and management to the board of trustees and appreciate our mission." said Daniel J. Curran, president. "They are forward-thinking individuals who will help the University of Dayton build upon strong momentum and remarkable growth."

Lynnette Heard, executive director of the president's office, at 937-229-4122.