On behalf of the Bryant University Board of Trustees, Board Chair David M. Beirne ’85 recently announced the appointment of five distinguished alumni as new members.
Kim Anderson ’22H is the creator and co-founder of Plant City, the world’s first plant-based food hall and marketplace in Providence, RI, in addition to “Plant City X” locations in Middletown, RI and Warwick, RI, the speakeasy “345,” also in Providence, and a new Plant City location on the Bryant campus. A lifelong entrepreneur, Anderson is also the co-founder of EverHope Capital which provides seed, bridge, and Series A capital to companies creating innovative food technologies and alternatives to animal-based products. In 2009, she co-founded Ava Anderson Non-Toxic, which offered a full line of organic and natural personal care and home cleaning products without harmful chemicals, with her daughter. In 2016, the company was rebranded Pure Haven Essentials. Anderson currently serves on the boards of Social Enterprise Greenhouse, the Lincoln School, the Collis Family Foundation and EverHope Foundation. Anderson’s father, the late Robert Sprague, and her mother, Audrey (Perreault) Sprague, are members of the Bryant Class of 1956, and her mother taught at Bryant for six years following graduation. Her late father-in-law, Charlie Collis, is a former Bryant trustee and received an honorary degree from the University in 1983. Anderson received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree from Bryant in 2022.
Julia Di Natale ’22, Bryant University’s 2022 Recent Alumni Trustee, was a first-generation college student from East Islip, NY. An analyst with Goldman Sachs, Di Natale majored in International Business with a double concentration in Marketing and Global Supply Chain and a minor in French. As a member of the college Honors Program, Di Natale examined how perceptions regarding a product’s country of origin affect its desirability for her Honors Thesis. Her research was accepted at two major conferences in 2021, and she presented at the Society of Marketing Advances Annual Conference in Orlando before delivering a remote presentation for the 2021 Global Fashion Management Conference in Seoul that same day.
David Sorbaro ’85 is co-CEO of Mavis Tire Express Services Corporation, an independent tire dealer and automotive aftermarket service provider headquartered in Millwood, NY. The company was started by his parents in the 1960s and has been co-managed by Sorbaro and his brother Stephen since 1987. Today, Mavis has more than 1,100 service centers, primarily in the northeast, Midwest, and southern United States and the company is one of the fastest growing retailers of tires and auto services in the country, growing primarily through acquisitions including a November 2020 merger with Town Fair Tire.
Frank Stasiowski ’75MBA is the president, CEO, and founding owner of PSMJ Resources, a global publishing, education, consulting, and trade show company with offices in the U.S., the United Kingdom and Australia. Stasiowski is a strategist and advisor to numerous CEOs of top design and construction firms nationwide and the author of hundreds of articles and books intended for architecture and engineering firm leaders, including his best sellers, The Value Pricing Imperative for Design Firms, Impact 2020, and Impact 2030. Stasiowski has spoken at a range of international engagements and is recognized as a futurist adept in predicting design and construction trends. He is also a licensed architect and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.
Scott Voss ’92, P’25 is a global private markets investment specialist with more than 40 years of experience and a managing director at HarbourVest Partners, which has more than $103 billion in assets under management. Voss chairs HarbourVest's Global Primary Investment Committee, which invests in primary partnership opportunities focused on venture capital, growth equity, and leveraged buyouts across the U.S., Asia, and emerging markets. During his 20-plus-year tenure with the firm, Voss has worked out of the firm’s Boston and Hong Kong offices. Prior to joining HarbourVest, Voss managed international sales and distribution for Cannondale Corporation, a leading manufacturer of bicycles and cycling accessories. He is a member of Bryant University’s Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees and is a former member of the Dean’s Council for the College of Business. Voss lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Carolina, and three children, Marcus ’25 , Sophia, and Andrew.