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Alumnae/i in Business
Taking Care of Business

Mount Saint Vincent’s alumnae/i have taken on the world of business—in the United States and beyond—with vigor, focus, and great success. Some count their strong liberal arts background as a major contributing factor; others have been bolstered by access to the Mount’s business programs and internships.

Here’s what some of the Mount’s alumnae/i in business are doing:

Kathryn Swintek, B.A., Economics, Class of 1974, is a Corporate Director. She was the Managing Director of BNP Paribas, one of the largest multinational banks. She currently accepted new directorships in financial services, venture capital management, the arts, philanthropy, residential building management, and as a board member at the College. Read more

Karen Boykin-Towns, B.A., Business, Class of 1987, is the Chief Diversity Officer of Pfizer Inc. She also serves as member of the National Board of Directors for the NAACP and is President of the Brooklyn Branch. Read more.

  Rosemary T. Berkery, Class of 1975 and Trustee of the College, is an accomplished financial services executive, with over 25 years of experience in the industry and expertise in both general counsel responsibilities and as a business executive. This past year, she joined UBS Bank and serves as Vice Chairman of UBS America’s Wealth Management business and Chairman of UBS Bank USA. Previously, she served as Vice Chair, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

Joan Walsh ’81 is a business executive and author of Blazing Your Own Trail: A Guide For Women on the Way Up. Read more

Sharon Sager, B.A., Fine Arts, Class of 1973, is a Senior Vice President at UBS Private Wealth Management. She is one of Irish America’s Wall Street Top 50 and Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors.

Albert Kirchner, B.A.,Business, Class of 1990, is senior vice president at Fidelity Investments Institutional Services Company in Manhattan.
Noreen Doyle, B.A., Math, Class of 1971, is first vice president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, England. Doyle was one of only four women in her class at Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School where she earned her M.B.A., and she has served on the supervisory boards of banks in Hungary and Bulgaria. In 2003, the Wall Street Journal ranked her as one of “Europe’s most successful businesswomen.”

Monica C. Smith, B.A., Communication,  Class of 1990, founded Marketsmith, Inc., a strategic marketing company focused on marketing services, new business development, brand strategy, and product launching. She is currently raising capital for two new companies, a direct marketing franchise and a wireless messaging sales organization.