James Schlegel, Principal
Prior to being named principal in 2008, Jim was vice principal for academics. He received his BA from the University at Albany and his Masters in Education from the University of Missouri. Jim completed graduate level courses in religious education and school administration. Jim has certification as school administrator/supervisor and school district administrator. Jim is a member of the Lasallian Association of Secondary School Chief Administrators and a graduate of the Lasallian Leadership Institute.
Christopher Scaringe, Esq., CPA ’82, Chairman of the Board
Chris is general counsel and Chief Financial Officer at North American Industrial Services (NAIS). Chris received his BBA (magna cum laude) from Siena College, and his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Albany Law School, where he was assistant editor of the Albany Law Review. Chris’ connection to CBA dates back to 1938 when his great uncle Raymond was the first of eleven relatives to graduate from CBA. His younger brother Michael Scaringe ‘02 was Cadet Colonel, and his great uncle Peter Scaringe ’44 is in the CBA Hall of Fame. Chris’ sons Dustin ‘15 and Forrest ’13 are students at CBA.
Todd Mesick ’85, Vice Chairman of the Board
Todd is first vice president and team leader of corporate banking for First Niagara Bank. Todd received his BS in finance from Fordham University. His community service includes St. Catherine’s Center for Children and Troy Albany Youth Hockey. Todd and his brother Michael both are 1985 CBA graduates. His younger brother Marc graduated in1988, and his cousin Robert graduated in 1991. Todd was the assistant varsity football coach at CBA in 1989 and from 1995-2006.
Brother Thomas Gerrow, FSC
Brother Tom recently retired as president of St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C. During his sixteen years at St. John’s, Brother Tom increased enrollment from 450 students to almost 1100. Brother Tom received his BA from LaSalle College and a MS from Duquesne University.
Brother William Martin, FSC ‘55
Brother William has devoted fifty-six years as a Christian Brother. He served as a teacher for ten years at CBA Lincroft, three years at CBA Syracuse as vice principal, and eight years as principal at CBA Albany. Brother William graduated valedictorian from Christian Brothers Academy in 1955.
Brother Thomas J. Scanlan, FSC, PhD
Brother Tom served as president of Manhattan College from 1987-2009, during which time the college had a 120% rise in applications and a one hundred point increase in applicants’ average SAT score. Brother Tom received his PhD Beta Gamma Sigma, from Columbia University, his MA from New York University and his BA (summa cum laude), Phi Beta Kappa, from the Catholic University of America. He has served on the executive committee of the NCAA, and on the Board of Directors for the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.
Brother Thomas Zoppo, FSC
Brother Thomas is the president of Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to this, he was principal at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse. Brother Thomas has also served as director of curriculum and instruction at De La Salle High School in Concord, CA, academic advisor and lecturer in mathematics at Manhattan College and vice principal for student affairs at La Salle Institute in Troy. Brother Thomas received his BS from Villanova University and his MS from Manhattan College. He has served on the Board of Trustees since 2004.
Carm Basile is the Chief Executive Officer of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA). Carm serves on a number of boards including Clearview Center, the Colonie Senior Services Center, and the Sports Foundation of the Capital Region. He was an active member of the CBA Parents Council, and former president of the CBA hockey booster club. Carm graduated from Worcester State College. He and his wife Sheila have two sons who are CBA graduates; Steven ’11 and Daniel ’07.
Brian Culnan, Esq. ‘85
Brian Culnan is a partner with the law firm of Iseman, Cunningham, Riester and Hyde. Brian graduated magna cum laude from Holy Cross and was class valedictorian. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School. At CBA, Brian held the rank of Cadet Colonel and was class valedictorian. His brother Chris Culnan ‘89 taught and coached basketball at CBA for five years.
Thomas J. DiNovo, Esq.
Tom is a senior partner with O’Connell and Aronowitz, P.C. Tom graduated from Siena College and received his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School. He is a certified NYS emergency medical technician and a volunteer EMT for the Town of Colonie. Tom was a member of the CBA Parents Council, an advisor to the forensics team, and the chair of the enrollment committee. Tom’s father, Angelo, graduated in 1948 from CBA and his brother, Andrew, is a 1982 graduate. His two sons attend CBA; Andrew is a freshman, and Tom ‘12 is the Cadet Colonel.
Richard Huether ‘51
Dick is a retired marketing executive for General Electric, where he was employed for thirty-two years. Following his retirement, he became a lecturer at the University of Notre Dame School of Business Administration. He sits on the Board of several non-profit organizations and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the College of Saint Rose, where he received the 2008 Board of Trustees Torch of Strength Award. He is an advisor to the Congregation of the Holy Cross who govern the University of Notre Dame, University of Portland (OR), and overseas institutions. Dick is a graduate from the University of Notre Dame. After receiving his ROTC commission, Dick served in Korea as regimental staff and infantry platoon leader. He has been an advisor to the CBA JROTC program for the past four years.
Mark Hulbert, CFC ‘83
Mark Hulbert has worked as a financial advisor for twenty-two years and is a chartered financial consultant. He has also earned recognition as a certified retirement planning specialist from the Wharton School of Business. Mark received his BA from Colgate University. He was inducted into the CBA Hall of Fame in 1998 and received the Excellence in Alumni service award in 2005. Mark has three brothers Matthew ’82, Luke ’85, and John ’85, and a cousin Tim ’70 who are all CBA alumni.
Robert Marini, Jr. ‘84
Bob is president and CEO of Robert Marini Builders, Inc. Bob graduated from the College of Saint Rose. He is a member of the Foundation Board of Directors for the Center for Disability Services. Bob has a number of family members who are CBA alumni including Peter Marini ’61, Dan Marini ’87, Christopher Marini ’06, Dick Gavigan ’64, and AJ Wallingford ’84. Bob and his wife Monica have five children including sons Justin ’08, Brandon ’09, Nick ’14 and “future Brother” Tyler ’19. Bob and Monica are chairpersons of the 2012 CBA Purple and Gold Gala.
Thomas Moloney, III ‘69
Tom is managing director and co-founder of The Clarecastle Group, specializing in global branding and marketing. Tom is an Alfred University Alumnus. In 2003, Tom was honored with the CBA Distinguished Alumni Award. Tom hosts an annual alumni reception in New York City.
Eugene Napierski, Esq. ‘61
Gene is a founding partner of the law firm Napierski, VanDenburgh & Napierski, LLP. He received his undergraduate degree from Siena College. He graduated cum laude from Albany Law School, and was a member of the Justinian Society and the Board of Editors for the Albany Law Review. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Teresian House and the Board of Governors of the Albany Sons of Patrick.
J. Timothy O’Hearn ‘58
Tim is the past chairman of the CBA Board of Trustees. He is owner of the Century House in Latham. Tim graduated from the University of Miami Culinary Institute. He then served in the United States Army and was a 294th amphibious medic. Tim’s board service includes the Cohoes Savings Bank, Cohoes Community Center, NYS Restaurant Association, St. Mary’s Hospital, and Seton Health Foundation.
Joseph A. Reilly ‘56
Joe is president and CEO of the New York State Broadcasters Association. Joe has served on a number of boards including the Broadcasters Foundation of America, the Teresian House of Albany, Capital Bank & Trust Company and the New York State Youth Advisory Board. Joe is a graduate Seton Hall University. His awards include the Empire State Society of Association Executives “Distinguished Member” award, CBA “Distinguished Alumnus” award and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle Award, New York Chapter.
Peter Stephens ‘69
Peter Stephens owns the Allstate Agency in Guilderland and has worked for the Allstate Insurance Company since 1977. He is a member of the Guilderland Area Chamber of Commerce, the Albany Association of Life Underwriters and National Association of Life Underwriters. He received a BA from Saint John Fisher College. Peter has been on the Board for ten years.
Michael J. Van De Loo, CPA ‘90
Mike is a director for WTAS, LLC. Mike is a graduate of Manhattan College. He is a member of the Manhattan College School of Business Mentor Program Advisory Board. For over 80 years CBA has been a part of the Van De Loo family. Mike’s great uncle John Van De Loo graduated in 1929, his grandfather, Robert M. Van De Loo ’36, his father Robert Van De Loo, Jr. ’65, followed by Robert Van De Loo, Jr’s three brothers; John ’67, Walter ’74, Joseph ’75, as well as his uncle on his mothers’ side; Michael J. Foley ’69 – all graduated from CBA.