Board of Directors
A 1961 Communications graduate, Bob did military service, worked in radio and television broadcasting as well as federal government and private sector media relations. Now retired, Bob has been a board member for about 30 years, serving as our Secretary for the last 18 years. Bob is a founding member of the Scholarship Committee and also helped develop the Club’s by-laws.
Claire was born and raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan and graduated from MSU in 2013 with a BA in Marketing, specializing in International Business and minoring in German. Because 4 years wasn’t enough time on the banks of the Red Cedar she returned to MSU to complete a MS in Marketing Research in 2014.
Claire moved to NYC in the fall of 2014 and a few months later landed her dream job as a Market Research Analyst at BuzzBack, an innovative, woman-owned online research firm. In her free time she loves exploring the city, volunteering with New York Cares, embarrassing herself in Zog Sports leagues, and cheering on the Spartans at Mercury Bar.
Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Tiffany attended Michigan State University and earned her BA in Social Relations from James Madison in 2001. Tiffany moved to New York City shortly after graduation and earned her MBA in Marketing from Long Island University. She currently lives in Brooklyn and is working in healthcare advertising in Midtown. Tiffany has a deep passion for traveling. Her favorite destinations include Southeast Asia, South America and Scandinavia. When not traveling, she can be found riding her bike throughout the streets of NYC on the weekends. She loves sharing her Spartan pride with alumni in NYC.
Bob was a member of the Spartan Marching Band and performed in two Rose Bowls. He was instrumental in our club reforming in 1989, and he was President for many years. Bob was awarded the Alumni Service Award in 1996 from the MSUAA for his efforts. Bob is a true Spartan for life and is as enthusiastic today about Michigan State as if he just graduated last week. He has served on the board for over 20 years and served for 3 years on the National Board of MSUAA. Bob and his wife Carol were married 50 years ago in the MSU Chapel and now reside in Connecticut.
Kristen moved to New York City a few years ago from Plymouth, Michigan. By day she works at a creative advertising agency, and spends her free time exploring the city, trying new restaurants, and catching shows when she can. As a 2012 graduate of Michigan State and new board member, she looks forward to connecting with fellow Spartans and bringing some green and white vim to the banks of the East and Hudson rivers.
Born in Scott AFB, IL, family settled in Rochester, NY. Marie had her heart set on that other school down the road, but a family friend (Spartan Alum) told her to check out Michigan State. Loved it, was involved with everything. Graduated from MSU in 1999 with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. Moved to NYC after graduating (except 1 1/2 years in Korea). Now works in Technical Product.
Board of Directors
- Mitch Huzar – President
- Brian Catanese – Vice President
- Jim Tumbrink – Vice President
- Roni O’Connor – Treasurer
- Mark Sosnowitz- Secretary
- Larry Alterman
- Patrick Donohue
- Clara Fletcher
- Greg Hauser
- Jason Johnson
- Bob Kobel
- Claire Kuhn
- Kelly Lundquist
- Tiffany Marsh
- Bob McGee
- Patrick Rooney
- Kristen Selasky
- Marie Simmons