Elizabeth T. Mazzeo Named Chair of Villanova University Board of Trustees; Thomas M. Quindlen Elected Vice Chair

Villanova University

VILLANOVA, PA — Villanova University announced that its Board of Trustees recently elected Elizabeth T. Mazzeo ’81 VSB, a special advisor and the former Chief Administrative Officer of Bloomberg LP, as its chairperson. Mazzeo succeeds Justin G. Gmelich, who served as chair of the Board of Trustees since 2021.

The University also announced the election of Thomas M. Quindlen ’84 VSB, retired Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Diversified Value and Lifestyle Group, at Synchrony Financial (formerly GE Capital Retail Finance), as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.

“We have an incredible group of Villanovans joining the Board of Trustees and two distinguished alumni, in Beth Mazzeo and Tom Quindlen, taking on leadership roles,” said University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD. “I look forward to working closely with Beth, Tom and the other new trustees as we continue to move the University forward with its ambitious goals for the future. It’s a great cohort, and I am excited to have them bring their talents and expertise to the Board of Trustees.”

Six new members were also elected to Villanova’s Board of Trustees and joined the 36-member Board, effective January 1. The new members are Joseph F. Delaney III ’85 VSB, Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Phibro, LLC; Susan M. DiLoreto ’80 CLAS, founder of SMSD Designs, LLC; Christine A. Dorfler ’97 VSB, Chief Financial Officer of NBC Sports Group at NBC Universal; the Rev. Joseph Mostardi, OSA, DMin, ’72 CLAS, Pastor of Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Daniel F. O’Dea Jr., Esq. ’75 VSB, ’80 JD, President and Founder of Delphi Affordable Housing Group; and the Rev. Donald F. Reilly, OSA, ’71 CLAS, Senior Advisor for Mission & Philanthropy at Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pa.

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