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The University Magazine

Finance expert and entrepreneur join RIT Board of Trustees

Susan J. Riley
Susan J. Riley ’81
E. Philip Saunders
E. Philip Saunders

Two business leaders have joined the RIT Board of Trustees.

Susan J. Riley’81 (business administration and accounting) is a senior vice president and chief financial officer of The Children’s Place, based in Secaucus, N.J. E. Philip Saunders, for whom the College of Business was named last summer, has also accepted a seat on the board.

Riley has served in the chief financial officer position for Klinger Advanced Aesthetics, Abercrombie & Fitch, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dial Corp. and at Tambrands Inc. She also holds an MBA from Pace University.

Saunders, an entrepreneur, announced his commitment of $13 million to the university’s academic business programs in July 2006. TravelCenters of America, originally named Truckstops of America, became the genesis of his other companies including Econo-Car International and Travel Ports as well as ventures such as Griffith Energy, Sugar Creek Corp. and Richardson Foods Corp. Saunders is currently chairman of Genesee Regional Bank and chairman of Griffith Energy.



Bob Finnerty