Springfield College Hosts Board of Trustees Elections at Annual Meeting

Gregory Toczydlowski

Gregory Toczydlowski, resident of North Granby, Conn., has been re-elected to serve as chair for the Springfield College Board of Trustees.

The Springfield College Board of Trustees recently announced the outcome of its 2017-18 board election results during its annual meeting on the campus. The Board of Trustees, the primary governing body of the College, is responsible for major decisions and changes on campus, and comprises an integral part of the progress and advancement of the College.

Gregory Toczydlowski, resident of North Granby, Conn., has been re-elected to serve as chair for the Springfield College Board of Trustees. Toczydlowski is the president of business insurance for Travelers Insurance. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Springfield College in 1989, and has been on the College’s Board of Trustees since 2011.

James H. Ross III, resident of Wilbraham, Mass., also has been re-elected to serve as vice chair of the Board of Trustees. Ross is principal officer of The Hollenbach Group, LLC, of Springfield, Mass., and has been on the Board of Trustees since 2012. 

The following individuals have been elected to serve a three-year term on the Springfield College Board of Trustees:

Jeffrey M. Levy of South Salem, N.Y., is the current president of J.J. Ryan Associates, Inc., in New York, N.Y. Levy received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the City College of New York, and he earned his Master of Business Administration in finance from the New York University Stern School.

Susan E. Lundin of New Hartford, Conn., is the retired residential manager for the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. Lundin earned her bachelor’s degree from Springfield College, she received her certificate in physical therapy from Columbia University, and Lundin earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Connecticut.

Thomas Marks, a resident of Windham, N.H., is currently an orthopaedic surgeon at Rockingham Orthopaedic Associates in Derry, N.H. Marks earned his bachelor’s degree from Springfield College, and received a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Howard A. Pulsifer, from Barrington, Ill., is the retired vice-president and general counsel for the AAR Corporation. Pulsifer earned his bachelor’s degree from Springfield College, and received his juris doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School.

Lauren W. Youmans, resident of Tolland, Conn., is the second vice-president for leadership and organizational development at the Travelers Companies, Inc. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Springfield College, while receiving her Master of Business Administration from the Temple University Fox School of Business.

New to the Board of Trustees will be:

Marenda Brown Stitzer, who attended Springfield for the first three years of college. Following her marriage, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education at Lehman College.

She is a member of the Advisory Council of the New Britain Museum of American Art, a member of the Board of Trustees for the YWCA in New Britain, and a member of the Garden Club of Hartford. Stitzer serves as a Founder for the Mooreland Hill School in Kensington, Conn. The school is a coeducational, independent day school for Kindergarten through eighth grade. She previously was the Director of Lower School Physical Education at the Marymount School in New York City and worked in her family trucking company. Stitzer was involved for many years, leading walking groups through Great Britain and Europe.

Raymond Berry, who received his Master of Business Administration from Springfield College, is President and General Manager of White Lion Brewing Company – the first and only microbrewery in Springfield. Prior to his own business venture, he was an adjunct professor at Springfield College and served as the assistant executive director for Mason Square Development Corp., asset manager and assistant executive director with the Springfield Housing Authority, director of finance for MARC: Community Resources in Middletown, Conn., and CFO at the United Way Pioneer Valley.

He was involved with the Springfield College MBA Advisory Committee, and is a board member with the YMCA of Greater Springfield, Tech Foundry, Valley Venture Mentors, AAA Pioneer Valley and serves on the finance committee at the Basketball Hall of Fame. He has also served as a city of Springfield License Commissioner, a member of the Springfield NAACP Executive Committee, Treasurer of the STCC Foundation, Treasurer of Partners for Healthier Communities, and Treasurer of the Black Leadership Alliance.