Board of Directors

The MSUACGNY Board of Directors is a group of 18 local Spartan volunteers. We work together, and with other local Alumni, to plan social, educational, athletic and entertainment events throughout the year. If you’re interested in becoming a Board Member, or would like to help out with one of our committees, please drop us a note. We’d love to hear from you! 

Bob Kobel 

Bob Kobel

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 Kuhn

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.

 
 

Kelly Lundquist

As a third generation Spartan from Grand Rapids, Kelly grew up tailgating every fall by the Sparty statue. So it was no surprise when she decided to join the family tradition and become a Spartan herself. Kelly graduated in 2011 with a dual degree from James Madison College in Comparative Cultures and Politics and the College of Comm Arts in Communications and Public Relations. During her time on campus, Kelly was involved in greek life and worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the IM pools, but her favorite extracurricular was meeting friends at Crunchy’s every Thursday night to share a bucket and sing karaoke.
She first found herself in NY in 2010 with an internship at a PR firm, and after weekly game watches at Mercury Bar and a season on the alumni dodgeball team, she knew she had to become a NY Spartan. Kelly returned to East Lansing to finish her senior year, and within two weeks of graduation was back in New York. After stints in market research and consulting, Kelly now works in advertising at Havas Media and lives in Brooklyn. In her free time, she loves planning trips (be it to far away sunny islands or fall football Saturdays with the family back in EL) and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
 
Tiffany Marsh - Director, MSU Alumni Club of Greater New York 

Tiffany Marsh

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 McGee 

Bob McGee

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.

Read more about Bob in his Spartan of the Week feature

 
 

Patrick Rooney

Patrick was born and raised in suburban Chicago. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance. After graduating he moved to NYC to work as a Derivative Strategist for a hedge fund. During this time he received his MA from The Wharton School of Business. Patrick is now a Real Estate Broker focusing on investment properties throughout the city and he resides in Astoria.
 
 

Kristen Selasky

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.

 
 

Marie Simmons

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