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Beverly S. Mack Appointed to FIT Board of Trustees

Loretta Lawrence Keane, Vice President for Advancement and External Relations
Cheri Fein, Executive Director of Public and Media Relations, 212 217.4700 or
Beverly S. Mack has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Mack, who is a gubernatorial appointee, will serve until June 30, 2016.

Ms. Mack brings a wide range of talents and expertise to the FIT Board of Trustees, and we are pleased to have her as a new member, said Edwin A. Goodman, chairman of the board, during her swearing-in ceremony last month. Mack is a director and registered investment advisor for Walnut Street Securities, Inc. Her previous positions in finance were as vice president of investments for Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, senior financial consultant for Fleet Financial Group, and financial planner for Bante Associates.

In addition, Mack has served as an adjunct professor at Wright State University and the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, teaching courses in financing entrepreneurial ventures and analyzing financial statements and mutual funds.

Macks affiliations include the Gaylord Foundation Life Center and the National Association of Securities Professionals. She also is a board director of Boys Hope Girls Hope.

Mack holds BA degrees in psychology and business administration from Ohio Northern University and an MBA in finance from the Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the past president and director of the Fordham University Graduate Alumni Association.

FIT is governed by its own Board of Trustees, which is charged with the administration of the institution and support of its mission. Board members include Edwin A. Goodman, chair; Elizabeth T. Peek, vice chair; Richard A. Anderman; Jay H. Baker; Robin Burns-McNeill; Judith I. Byrd; William Cope, IV, student trustee; Yaz Hernndez; Joan B. Hornig; George S. Kaufman; Beverly S. Mack; and Jay Mazur.

FIT, a leader in professional career-oriented education, is a selective college of art and design, business and technology of the State University of New York (SUNY), with 44 majors leading to the AAS, BFA, BS, MA, and MPS degrees. The college serves more than 10,000 students and offers courses in a wide range of fields.