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.
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.