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Alexander J. Franki, Gamma Lambda '90

Alex Franki was initiated into Gamma Lambda chapter at Fordham University in 1990. While an undergraduate he served as Secretary, Vice President and eventually President of his Chapter. In 1995 Alex joined the New York Alumni Club and has served as Secretary and is currently Vice President.

In 1992 Alex started his own financial services business with Primerica Financial Services. Two years later he was the youngest person in the company's history to be promoted to Regional Vice President at the age of 20. His office is located in Brooklyn NY.

Alex and his wife Deidre live in Bay Ridge Brooklyn and have two children, Christian and Mia. He was elected as a Director in 2005 and has served as the Foundation Chairman since 2007.

Charles G. Fiore, Theta Beta '73
Director and Chairman of the Scholarship Division

Charles Fiore was initiated into Theta Beta chapter at New York University in 1973. He was elected as Chapter President in 1974 and chosen National Outstanding Undergraduate in 1975. As an alumnus, he has served as Vice President for Expansion, Vice President for Good and Welfare, and General Counsel to the Alpha Phi Delta Foundation. He received the National Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1992. He has been a member of the Brooklyn Alumni Club since 1976. Currently, he is chairman of the Scholarship Division of the Foundation.

Fiore graduated from New York University, School of Arts of Sciences with a B.A. in Philosophy in 1976 and from Fordham University School of Law with a J.D. degree in 1979. He is a partner in the firm of Lewis and Fiore which was founded in 1980.

Charles is married to his lovely wife Gail, and they have three children: Caroline, and twins Michael and William.

Rosario (Ross) S. Alessandro, III, Psi '95

Ross Alessandro was initiated into Psi chapter at Duquesne University in 1995. He was twice elected as Chapter President (1996 & 1997) and chosen National Outstanding Undergraduate in 1998. As an alumnus, he has served as a District Governor and Vice President for Cultural Affairs. He has been a Life Member of Alpha Phi Delta and a member of the Pittsburgh Alumni Club (PAC) since 1999. He has served the PAC as Treasurer and Vice President. He was elected as a Foundation Director in 2009.

Alessandro graduated from Duquesne University B.S. in Business Administration in 1998 and from Robert Morris University with a M.S. in Taxation in 2009. He is currently a manager at ?Big Four? accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP.

Ross and his wife Terri live in Mars, PA and have three children: Rosario IV, Anna Therese, and Sebastian Bonaventure.

Anthony (Tony) V. Barbieri, Beta Beta '59

Tony was initiated into Beta Beta Chapter at Manhattan College in 1959 and graduated from their school of business. He served in the military and ran the family business for 45 years.

In 2004, Tony and his wife Rosina established the Anthony and Stella Barbieri Scholarship as a tribute to his parents for their generosity and love of learning and encouragement.æ Tony andæRosina have been married 45 years,æhave 3 children and 4 grandchildren and reside in Alpine, NJ.

Peter Gaudiuso, Theta Beta '82

Peter Gaudiuso was initiated into Theta Beta chapter at New York University in December 1982. He served as Chapter Treasurer in 1983 and Chapter President in 1984. At the 1985 Summer convention, Theta Beta was recognized as outstanding Chapter for the 1984-85 school year. As an alumnus, he has been a member of the Brooklyn Alumni Club since 1985 and has served as its President in recent years. Since 2005, he has served as an Alpha Phi Delta Foundation Director. In 2009 he took the responsibilities of Foundation Treasurer.

Peter graduated from New York University's College of Business and Public Administration with a B.S. majoring in Accounting and Computer Applications and Information Systems.

Michael P. Iacovelli, Theta Beta '81

Mike was inducted into Theta Beta Chapter at New York University in May of 1981. As an undergraduate he held many chapter positions and upon graduation became a member of the Brooklyn Alumni Club. For three years, he was President of the BAC, and spend several years serving as secretary. He served as Vice President for Alumni Affairs for one year and he had been a Director of the Foundation since 2005. Mike's son Marc is also a brother of Delta Theta, Marist College, as is his nephew, Frank Chiofalo, of Gamma Sigma, St John's Staten Island.

In 1983 he received his B.S. in Computer Science and Management and in 1985 he completed his M.B.A. in Finance and International Business, both from The New York University Stern School of Business. Currently Mike is the Vice President of Product Development at Canoe Ventures and has over 25 years experience in the Information Technology in the telecommunications and cable industries.

He is a proud New York Yankee Season Ticket Holder since 1985.

Mike lives in New Providence, NJ with his wife Rosaria and three children Marc, Adam, and Dominique.

Richard (Rick) J. Trieste, Jr, Beta Beta '82

Rick was inducted into Beta Beta Chapter in the May 1982. Upon graduation in 1984, he joined the newly founded Lower Hudson Valley Alumni Club (LHVAC) where he held the position as Treasurer for several years. Rick is a member of the New York Alumni Club and was appointed Corresponding Secretary in 2009. In 2010 he joined the Brooklyn Alumni Club and the newly re-activated LHVAC. Rick has been a Director of the Foundation since 2009.

In 1984, he received his Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering degree. Since 1986, Rick is currently with Consolidated Edison Company of New York where he has over 24 years experience in the technical and financial aspects of operating a local gas distribution company. Currently Rick is Manager of the Company's LNG facility. Rick is also an Instructor with the Gas Technology Institute and operates a Home Inspection business in New York State. Rick and his wife Theresa reside in Staten Island, NY with their two daughters, Lauren and Jessica.

Gary Van Schaften, Beta Lambda '68

Gary Van Schaften was inducted into Alpha Phi Delta, Beta Lambda Chapter at Saint Francis College in Loretto, Pa. in 1968. He served as Chapter Secretary and then as President. During these years, the chapter received Most Improved and Outstanding Chapter Awards. Gary was also named National Outstanding Undergraduate in 1970.

Gary has been a great supporter of Beta Lambda Chapter serving as a leader in the corporation that owned the original fraternity house and built the current house. Gary and several other alumni purchased the house at SFC and ran it for approximately 20 years.

Gary is a CPA and worked for 18 years at Arthur Andersen, where he served as a partner. In 1989, he joined Salomon Brothers as Director of Accounting. During the last 15 years Gary has been CFO of 3 different companies.

Gary and his wife, Judy, also a graduate of SFC, reside in Wayne, New Jersey. They have four grown sons and twin granddaughters. He is an active member of the Knights of Columbus and volunteer President of the Diabetes Foundation of Northern New Jersey.

Past Directors include the following: Santo J. Barbarino, Beta Sigma '64, William Beuther, Beta Sigma '91, Anthony J. Carfang, Psi '69, A. Joseph Creston, Psi '49, Gary D. Cuda, Beta Iota '71, Frank Di Maria, Beta Eta '92, Paul R. Fabrizio, Psi '63, Alexander B. Fafara, Beta Xi '69, Anthony Falconite, Beta Eta '87, Sam Galasso, Beta Delta '60, Garry O. Kosteck, Beta Xi '71, Joseph G. Malecki, Beta Chi '83, Albert E. Palazzo, Theta Beta '46, Leon J. Panella, Psi '62, Richard Primiano, Beta Delta '61, Joseph C. Rahtelli, Beta Beta '82, Manuel Rodriguez, Gamma Sigma '94, Joseph L. Rossi, Beta Phi '78, John Russo, Psi '70, Glenn A. Small, Beta Xi '76, Robert J. Valeriano, Psi '72, Julius L. Zangrille, Beta Lambda '50, Michael G. Zerega, Psi '69, Joseph S. Ziccardi, Beta Delta '53.


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