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The University Magazine

Five business leaders join Board of Trustees's

Four alumni are among the five newest members of the RIT Board of Trustees.

They are:
Bart Guerreri ’67 (mechanical engineering), founder, chairman and president of DSD Laboratories, a privately owned business that has expertise in the areas of information security, business process reengineering and knowledge management. He resides in Sudbury, Mass.

Donald Truesdale ’87 (business administration), a partner at Goldman Sachs & Co., which had sales of more than $69 billion in 2006. Truesdale has worked with RIT to launch a Goldman Sachs three-year management program, in which interested RIT students interviewed with him for a chance to work at the company after their graduations. A Rochester native, he currently resides in Chappaqua, N.Y.

Kevin Surace ’85 (electrical engineering technology), president and CEO of Serious Materials, a company he founded in 2002. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., the company develops and manufactures sustainable building materials that considerably reduce the impact of the “built environment” on the climate.

Andrew Brenneman ’88 (applied accounting and business administration management), a senior national account executive with Sprint Nextel, in Reston, Va., where he is responsible for nationwide sales and costumer relations for Sprint Relay. Brenneman is chair of the NTID National Advisory Group. He resides in Leesburg, Va.

Lawrence Burns, vice president for research and development and strategic planning at General Motors Corp. He is the 2007 recipient of the SPE Automotive Division’s Global Executive Engineering Leadership Award. Burns has championed General Motors’ “reinvention” of the automobile, which is focused on realizing affordable, sustainable vehicles. He is also a member of NTID’s National Advisory Group.

RIT has 50 active trustees and 32 emeriti trustees. Twenty-seven trustees are RIT alumni, including current Board Chairman Michael P. Morley ’69 (business administration).

Bob Finnerty ’07