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Three new Bryant University Trustees announced
Jul 08, 2024, by Staff Writer

On behalf of the Bryant University Board of Trustees, Board Chair D. Ellen Wilson '79 recently announced the appointment of three distinguished alumni as new members.

Alexia Brandao '24, Bryant University's 2024 Recent Alumni Trustee, hails from North Smithfield, Rhode Island, just fifteen minutes from campus. Since graduating with a degree in Applied Economics, Brandao accepted an analyst position with Goldman Sachs in New York City, New York. While at Bryant, she served as an orientation leader, an at-large commissioner for Ways and Means, a branch of student government that is responsible for allocating resources to student clubs and organizations, and a member of the Bryant Senior Advisory Council. In addition, Brandao was the business manager and a member of Bryant's a capella group, The Bottom Line. 

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Erin (Doherty) Champlin '85, 'P15 held the role of senior vice president, people experience, at Humana, Inc., since 2020. In this role, she oversaw the human resource portfolio in that position, assuring leading practices in enterprise talent management, succession planning, CEO/Board support, and organizational effectiveness. Before joining Humana, Champlin led global services and enterprise transformation at Johnson & Johnson. There, she drove multi-billion-dollar value-generating efforts and played an integral role in creating J&J's Global Services organization of 5,000 associates who run operations across all business units worldwide. Champlin spent most of her career in information technology, with over 19 years at EMC Corporation supporting their growth trajectory. 

Gregory Lyden '82 is a consultant and principal at GSL Realty Advisory Services, LLC, in West Palm Beach, Florida. After leading acquisition teams at several large institutional real estate advisory firms, Lyden co-founded the investment firm, Abacus Capital Group, LLC, in 2004. Lyden served as executive vice president for acquisitions and dispositions at Abacus, which specializes in nationwide investments in large value-added and new development multifamily assets, until his retirement in 2020. Under his management, he helped grow Abacus to more than $2 billion in assets. 

Honoring Service
Bryant University also recognizes the service of four departing members of its Board of Trustees whose dedication has left an indelible mark on the institution. 

Bob Brown '86, P'19, has served on the board since 2012. In addition, Bryant University's Quinlan/Brown Academic Innovation Center recognizes Brown and his wife, Kathleen, for their philanthropic leadership and the legacy of three generations of the Brown family. 

Skye Hazel '21 completed her three-year term after joining the board as the Class of 2021 Recent Alumni Trustee. Gordon Riblet P'97 has been a member of the board since 2015, and Ed Santos '81, P'18 joined the board in 1994 and served a nine-year term. Santos rejoined the board in 2015 for a second nine-year term. 

Trustees P. James Brady '81, Eric Handa '97, and Cindy Schmidtt-Sprinkle '81 were also re-elected to three-year terms at the May meeting of the Bryant University Board of Trustees. 

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