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Five New Members Elected to UNH Board of Governors

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3/21/2012 3:18 PM
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March 21, 2012

University of New Haven: Maxcy Hall, features Maxcy Hall

WEST HAVEN, CONN. – Five new members have been elected to the University of New Haven’s Board of Governors.

“The University of New Haven is delighted to have attracted new board members with such outstanding credentials and talents in a wide variety of fields,” said Samuel S. Bergami, Jr., chairman of the board. “Each of these new members has much to offer UNH and we are grateful to them for agreeing to serve.”

The new members are:

University of New Haven: John Falconi, BOG, Board of Governors  John J. Falconi, who recently retired as vice president, GE and chief financial officer of GE Technology Infrastructure for the General Electric Company in Fairfield, Conn.

Falconi worked for GE since 1979 in a variety of positions, including as general manager of its Global X-ray Business.

Falconi, who has a bachelor’s degree in history from Davidson College and an MBA in financial management from Iona College, lives in New Canaan, Conn. 

University of New Haven: Allen G. Love Jr., BOG. Board of Governors  Allen G. Love, Jr. is a deputy global anti-money laundering officer for TD Financial Group in Mount Laurel, N.J.

A resident of Lumberton, N.J., he is a former special agent with the criminal investigation division of the Internal Revenue Service, and a former agent and supervisor with the U.S. Customs Service.

He is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and is a frequent speaker at industry associations.

Love earned two degrees from UNH: a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s in public administration.

University of New Haven: Victor Polanco, BOG, Board of Governors  Victor M.  Polanco is the chief operating officer and managing director of True Partners Consulting of Chicago.

Polanco, who lives in Naperville, Ill., also has held senior level positions at Sara Lee Branded Apparel. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from UNH and a master’s degree in business administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. 

University of New Haven: Michael Quiello, BOG, Board of Governors  Michael J. Quiello, vice president of corporate safety, for United Airlines.

Quiello, who previously served as vice president of safety for Delta Airlines, lives in Peachtree City, Ga. He also has served as the chief pilot and director of fleets at New York's LaGuardia and Kennedy airports. 

A former U.S. Marine Corps officer and a graduate of the U.S. Navy Flight School, Quiello is qualified as a captain on various aircraft, including the McDonnell Douglas 88, Boeing 757, Boeing 767 and Boeing 777.

Quiello has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from UNH.

University of New Haven: Erika Steiner, BOG, Board of Governors  Erika H. Steiner, vice president and chief financial officer/treasurer, Lydall, Inc., of Manchester, Conn., which makes specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation markets.

She also has served as chief financial officer of Superior Industries International, Inc. in Van Nuys, Calif., and as chief financial officer/vice president of finance at Monogram Systems in Carson, Calif.

Steiner, who lives in Avon, Conn., attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.