Trustee Pesile Honored by Italian Associations

Trustee Kathleen M. Pesile was honored with the “Leadership in Education Award” by the Coalition of Italo-American Associations at its annual black-tie gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in September.

  Trustee Pesile
Trustee Pesile

A financial planner/investment advisor, educator and CUNY alumna, Pesile has a diverse background in international banking and higher education and has been the principal of her own financial services firm, Pesile Financial Group, since 1995. She was chairperson of the American Bankers Association from 1993-94, and served as vice president for global markets and mergers & acquisitions at J.P. Morgan & Co. from 1986 to 1993. Governor Pataki appointed Pesile to the CUNY board in June 1998. She is vice chair of the board’s Standing Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, and is a member of the board’s Standing Committee on Fiscal Affairs.

In her remarks to the gathering, Trustee Pesile said: “It is truly a privilege to share this honor with past Leadership Award winners from The City University of New York, including Anne Paolucci, Herman Badillo, John Calandra, Joseph Scelsa, and our own Chancellor, Matthew Goldstein, whom I refer to as Matteo.”

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