Seven Elected to Allegheny College Board of Trustees

The Allegheny College Board of Trustees has added seven members, including: Kevin Baird of Gross Pointe Farms, Michigan; Curt Cramer of Detroit, Michigan; Robert A. Marchman of Maplewood, New Jersey; Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania; Jim Spalding of Nashville, Tennessee; Arthur Stewart of Warren, Pennsylvania; and Karen Ubelhart of New York City.

Kevin Baird, a 1984 graduate of Allegheny, is president & CEO of Guardian Glass, a Guardian Industries business. Previously, Baird served as president & CEO of SRG Global, another Guardian Industries company. He majored in economics at Allegheny, was a member of the baseball team, and was an Academic All-American while playing football. Baird also earned an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is married to Lisa Fiedor Baird, Allegheny Class of 1984.

Curt Cramer has served the college in a number of capacities, including president of the Alumni Council. He is employed as global director of performance excellence with ARCADIS, the leading global design and consultancy for natural and build assets. He has worked at the company since 1988 in a variety of roles in the United States and globally. He is a certified professional geologist and is a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers.

Cramer majored in geology at Allegheny, graduating in 1984. He is married to Mary Lou Eaton Cramer, Allegheny Class of 1985.

Since June 2010, Robert A. Marchman has been executive vice president and head of the Market Regulation Department’s Legal Group at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Previously, he was executive vice president and head of the Enforcement Department at the New York Stock Exchange, the first African-American in the history of the NYSE promoted to such a senior officer position.

Marchman is a 1980 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Allegheny, holding a degree in political science and a minor in black studies. He has a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and also attended the Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development. He previously served on the College’s Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2011 and on the Alumni Council in the mid-1990s. Marchman received the college’s Gold Citation for meritorious professional service in 1998. He is married to Fay Pamela Chin Marchman.

Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi was elected as a bishop of the United Methodist Church in 2016 and began her assignment leading the United Methodists in Western Pennsylvania on Sept. 1. She worked as a school psychologist for 17 years, serving in leadership roles as a layperson before entering the ordained ministry. Ordained an elder in 2010, she served on the United Methodist Church Conference staff working with churches on discipleship. She later served as district superintendent for the Greater Washington Area and as superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District.

Moore-Koikoi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Loyola University in Maryland, a Master of Arts and advanced certification in school psychology from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. Her husband is the Rev. Raphael Koikoi.

For 25 years, Jim Spalding was involved in investor-owned hospital and healthcare-system management, primarily in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance and governance. In 2013, Vanguard Health Systems, Inc., of which he was one of the founders, was sold to Tenet Healthcare Systems.

Spalding graduated from Allegheny in 1980 as a double major in economics and theater. He serves on the college’s Managerial Economics Board of Visitors and was the executive in residence in 2013. He is also a member of the college’s Alumni Council. He earned his MBA and law degree from Emory University.

Arthur Stewart is a 1980 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Allegheny with a double major in philosophy and religious studies. He is president of Cameron Energy Company, an oil and gas company in Sheffield, Pennsylvania. Stewart also serves as secretary of the Pennsylvania Grade Crude Oil Coalition and vice president of the Warren County School District. He previously practiced law for many years. Stewart earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is married to Susan A. Stewart, who is also a 1980 Allegheny graduate.

Karen Ubelhart, a 1977 Allegheny graduate who majored in economics, has served in managing director, portfolio management and analyst roles for some of the largest financial firms in the world, including Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs. Ubelhart is currently a senior analyst at Bloomberg, where she has worked since 2009. She is married to Louis Lipnickey.

About the Allegheny College Board of Trustees

The Allegheny College Board of Trustees is the governing body elected to oversee the college. The board’s primary responsibilities relate to policy-making and responsibility for sound resource management of the college. The Board of Trustees is chaired by Mark Campbell, a 1982 Allegheny graduate, and its vice chair is Mary “Missy” Feeley, a 1978 Allegheny graduate.