Alumni Association Board New Members
We are excited to announce our new Alumni Association Board members, joining us in the new academic year, beginning in September.
Read their bios and statements of excitement for joining the board.
“Wagner gave me the opportunity of a lifetime by opening their doors to me. I didn’t fully realize it at the time, but now I look forward to returning the favor!”
Adrian D. Adderley ’09
Adrian currently serves as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at National Holdings Corporation, a publicly traded investment bank and wealth management firm in New York City. Prior to this position, he held strategic roles at other large public institutions including Bank of America – Merrill Lynch and international health organization DaVita. A native of South Florida, Adrian earned his MBA after receiving his Bachelors from Wagner College, where he also played four years of Men’s Football for the Seahawks. Adrian currently sits on the Board of Advisors for Wagner’s Nicolais School of Business and Board of Directors of Pharos Academy Charter School in the Bronx. He also has prior board experience with Social Impact 360, a NPO focused on providing programs to colleges and universities for students to build out social responsible businesses.
"I’m very much looking forward to serving on the Board and assisting the college and Wagner students to achieve new successes. My Wagner education, particularly my year in Bregenz, Austria, was a transformative time in my life."
Michael Barrett ’68
Michael V. Barrett ’68 has been instrumental in organizing reunions of alumni who attended Wagner’s study abroad program in Bregenz, Austria — including the 50th anniversary reunion of the 1966–67 Bregenz alumni, held in Austria. His event planning and communications skills have been critical to the success of these reunions.
Barrett grew up on Staten Island and earned his B.A. in history from Wagner. He spent his junior year at Wagner’s Bregenz program. “My participation in the Bregenz program was seminal in shaping my vision and who I am today,” he says.
After graduation, Barrett served as the College’s assistant director of admissions for several years. He then helped coordinate admissions in upstate New York and earned his master’s degree in business from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
He is the president of Barrett Associates, a public affairs and lobbying firm that he founded in Albany, New York, 40 years ago. On behalf of its corporate clients, the firm has influenced major legislation that has had a positive impact on New York’s business climate. Their advocacy has encompassed issues in the insurance, banking, health care, tax, and other sectors.
He and his wife, Ruth, have two sons, Michael and Samuel.
"I am honored to have been selected to serve on the board. I look forward to contributing and bringing my experience to the team. Wagner has made a lasting impression on me and I hope to give back as an active alumnus. I am dedicated to one day leaving the position better than I am getting it."
Darren Greco ’98
Darren graduated from Wagner in 1998 with a B.S. in Biology. During his time at Wagner he was involved in a variety of activities including Kappa Sigma Alpha Fraternity, choir, the barbershop quartet, SGA, the lacrosse team, and the coffee house manager. After graduating he went on to be commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy. Upon completing his naval service, he was selected to become a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He attended new agent training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA and after graduating was assigned to the New York Field Office (NYO) where he worked a variety of National Security cases. As his career progressed, he was sent to Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management to complete a professional certificate in Navigating Strategic Change. In 2010 he was assigned to FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C. where he oversaw investigations and national security operations nationally. Shortly after, he was assigned to represent the FBI as a detailee to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) where he provided counterespionage support to the U.S. Space and Satellite Programs. In 2011 he completed a M.A. in Intelligence Studies with a concentration in Intelligence Operations from American Military University. In 2012 he was reassigned to the NYO where he has spent his time supervising a variety of squads and coordinating branches in both the criminal and counterintelligence divisions. Darren has recently stepped down from his supervisory role to become a case agent again. However, one of his proudest moments was when his daughter Antonia was selected to attend Wagner beginning in the fall of 2020 as a part of the physicians’ assistant program.
"I am truly honored to serve on the board. I am fortunate to have been an active participant with the athletic department, particularly the men's golf program. It reminded me how special Wagner is and how much I have to be thankful for. I couldn't be happier to work alongside fellow alumni and help Wagner continue to grow. I credit Wagner with shaping me into the person I am today, and it would be my pleasure to give back and help in any way I can."
Robert Scalzo ’01 M’03
Robert Scalzo graduated Wagner in 2001 with an undergraduate degree in psychology. He continued at Wagner and received his MBA in 2003. While attending Wagner, he was a member of the men’s golf team. Since graduating Wagner, Robert has been working in financial services. Robert is currently a Managing Director at Epoch Investment Partners, in NYC.
Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife Colleen have been married for 13 years and have a 10-year-old daughter Bianca. Robert and his family are active members of Montclair Golf Club, where they enjoy playing golf, tennis and swimming.
Over the past few years Robert has helped start the Wagner Golf Intercollegiate Invitational at Montclair Golf Club. Outside of his daily work life, spending time with his family and enjoying his time helping Wagner, Robert is also an advisory board member and investor in a tech startup Photosesh.
“I have lived, loved, and learned on this campus. It is my home away from home. Most of all, Wagner College is a family.”
Charlie Siedenburg ’95, Faculty Representative
Charlie Siedenburg ’95 is one of those Waggies who “bleed green and white,” so dedicated is he to his alma mater, and especially to the Wagner College Theatre program. A Staten Island native, Siedenburg graduated from Moore Catholic High School in 1982. He took a few years to decide that he wanted a college education — but when he did, he enrolled in the arts administration program at Wagner College. Both during and after his years as a student, Siedenburg acted as an ambassador for Wagner College Theatre, publicizing WCT shows, faculty, students, and alumni to the world. In 2019 he was honored with the Kevin Sheehy Alumni Leadership Award for consistent leadership and service to the Wagner College Alumni Association. He previously served on the Alumni Association Board from 2000-2002.
Since his first appearance on the Wagner College Theatre mainstage in Oklahoma! in 1985, he never left this campus which he thinks of as his home away from home. His long standing relationship with the Theatre Department includes leading roles in Hello, Dolly!; Chicago; No, No, Nanette and She Loves Me, and as an undergraduate, was a Dean’s List student and member of ODK.
Siedenburg’s irrepressible enthusiasm for the stage, combined with his encyclopedic knowledge of musical theater, have made him an invaluable press representative for several theatrical companies and P.R. agencies throughout his career, including the Paper Mill Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Surflight Theatre and Barrington Stage Company, where he’s an Associate Artist.
A staple of the Staten Island community theatre since 1983, he has directed Follies, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun and The 1940’s Radio Hour (Staten Island Civic Theatre); starred as Florenz Ziegfeld in Funny Girl (Hemlock Theatre Company) and Harry Bright in Mamma Mia! (Spotlight Theatre Rep; 2019 Gratitude Award); as well as representing acclaimed SI theater organizations like The Minty Awards (2020 Community Enrichment Award), In The Wings Theatre (both since 2014) and Ghostlight Productions (for which he is the founding press rep); and serving on the Board of Center Stage Productions and SI Civic Theatre.
In addition to serving as Wagner College Theatre’s longtime press representative, Siedenburg has been teaching classes in the theatre department for the past several years, sharing with students his enthusiasm for Theatre Appreciation and his expertise in Press Relations for the Theatre. During Wagner College Theatre’s recent 50th Anniversary year observance, Siedenburg helped bring WCT alums together for multiple events, including the big gala celebration in May 2018 in the Main Hall auditorium. He also helped the alumni office coordinate multiple cast reunions, bringing Wagner alums back to enjoy Carousel; Hello,Dolly!; HAIR; The Pirates of Penzance; Evita and She Loves Me along with pre-show and post-show receptions with current cast members. Charlie is the Faculty Advisor for the Waggies and TKE Fraternity.
Always wanting to give back what Wagner gave him, he’s mentored many Theatre majors and is considered the ‘godfather’ of the award-winning Theatre department.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to serve on the board. I look forward to working with a dedicated group of alumni. My goal is to complement the existing talent on the board, and advance the mission of the Alumni Association.”
Keith Stith ’87
Keith LaMont Stith serves the citizens of Hudson County, New Jersey with distinction. He was the first African American to be promoted to the rank of Chief of Detectives at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Keith is responsible for the administration and overall operation of the largest multi-jurisdictional investigative task force in the State of New Jersey. He offers more than two decades of accomplishments and experience in the arena of law enforcement.
In 1987, Keith graduated from Wagner College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. During his time at Wagner College, he played on the Wagner Seahawks football team and became a brother of Sigma Phi Rho Fraternity, Incorporated.
He earned his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from New Jersey City University and attended the prestigious FBI-National Academy. He is also a co-founder of the Urban Policing Institute, a professional think tank committed to redefining police professionalism and community engagement. Additionally, Keith is an Adjunct Professor at Monmouth University and Hudson County Community College.
"I am honored to join the board. I enjoyed my time at Wagner, the education and experiences I had shaped who I have become; I owe my success to Wagner. I am looking forward to helping advance Wagner through my involvement on the board, getting more alumni involved with their alma mater and ensuring that current students will succeed and give back long after they’ve graduated."
Stacy Trent ’94
Stacy Trent has over 20 years of professional experience working on multi-channel strategy, design and implementation for a range of pharmaceutical and biotech companies. In addition, she has vast knowledge in campaign tracking and measurement, ensuring that KPI’s align to brand strategy and translate into effective reporting and actionable insights for her brands.
In her current role as Director of Engagement Data and Campaign Management in the Worldwide Omni-Channel Experience team at Bristol-Myers Squibb, she leads a team responsible for driving the development, execution, and optimization of multi-channel marketing campaigns and data management in addition to formulating effective segmentation strategies on a global scale. Driving positive results and efficient use of data across the organization and deploying AI enabled campaigns that foster innovation in both personal and non-personal marketing efforts.