The Board

Joe Doyle, ’02 – President

An inaugural member, Joe has served on the board since July 2015. He was named the board’s president in 2015 and was re-elected for a second term in 2017. Joe is an attorney in the Office of Counsel at the University of Rochester.

Why he’s on the board: I’m on the board to grow and form new friendships in the McQuaid community, and to support the school that had such an instrumental role in helping me become the person I am today.

Favorite McQuaid memory: McQuaid vs Aquinas basketball senior year. 104-66. The bleachers didn’t stand a chance.

Andrew Pluta, ’03 – Vice President

An inaugural member, Andrew has served on the board since July 2015. He was named the board’s vice-president in 2015 and was re-elected for a second term in 2017. Andrew is an independent consultant.

 

Nate Borer, ’07

An inaugural member, Nate has served on the board since July 2015. He is a product design engineer for Delphi Automotive.

Why he’s on the board: I’ve experienced excellent alumni involvement in the Fraternity world; after moving back to Rochester, I wanted to bring the same to McQuaid.

Favorite McQuaid memory: 3D Art with Greg Lendeck and Shakespearean insults in English class with Peter Fleche.

Tyler Ellis, ’06

Tyler joined the board in 2016. He is a business and real estate attorney at Morgenstern DeVoesick PLLC. Tyler and his wife, Ashlee, have one son, Theo.

Why he’s on the board: I’m on the board to continue to grow the bonds formed at McQuaid and give back to the community with fellow Knights.

Favorite McQuaid memory: The Simba Society at sporting events.

Evan Gallina, ’07

An inaugural member, Evan has served on the board since July 2015. He is a project manager for Gallina Development Corporation

Why he’s on the board: I wanted to join the board to stay involved in the high school that gave me the necessary tools and disciplines to become a well-rounded young professional. As a student going through McQuaid, it is challenging to understand how much the school will positively influence you, but as an adult, looking back, it is clear that McQuaid deserves much credit for the person I am today.

Favorite McQuaid memory: Both being part of the Simba Society during sporting events I attended, and getting cheered on by the Simba Society while competing during sporting events.

Rich Owens, ’99

An inaugural member, Rich has served on the board since July 2015. He is the vice president, commercial lending at KeyBank. Rich and his wife, Amy, have two daughters, Emily and Mary.

Why he’s on the board: I joined the board to reconnect with the McQuaid community outside of my circle of friends.

Favorite McQuaid memory: My favorite memory is beating Aquinas 14-13 in football in 1999.

Kevin Purdy, ’00

An inaugural member, Kevin has served on the board since July 2015. He is the director, financial reporting & compliance at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Why he’s on the board: I’m on the board to give back to the McQuaid community and grow social, service and spiritual experiences with the McQuaid community and alumni. These experiences were such a powerful part of my teenage years and time at McQuaid.

Favorite McQuaid memory: The camaraderie in the hallways between classes among fellow students, friends, teachers, staff and Jesuits.

Walter Rodenhouse, ’09

Walter joined the board in 2017. He is a senior conflicts analyst at Nixon Peabody.

Why he’s on the board: I’m on the board to stay involved with McQuaid and to reconnect with my old classmates. McQuaid played a huge role in shaping me into the person I am today and being on the board allows me to give back to the school which gave so much to me.

Favorite McQuaid memory: My favorite memory is following the hockey team my senior year. We tailgated before every game and traveled across the state supporting the Knights.

Michael Rooney, ’07

Michael joined the board in 2017. He is a clerk for Hon. David G. Larimer, ’62 and Hon. Marian W. Payson of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.

Chris Spinelli, ’04

An inaugural member, Chris has served on the board since July 2015. He is the owner of Roc Brewing Company.

 

Tyler Strassburg, ’08

Tyler joined the board in 2016. He is a senior analyst, corporate development at Constellation Brands.

Why he’s on the board: I’m on the board to give back to our brotherhood, participate actively in the McQuaid community, and strengthen our McQuaid alumni network.

Favorite McQuaid memory: Kairos