Mount Saint Mary College names board officers

July 13, 2012

A. GrunerDr. Albert J. Gruner (right) has been elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY, and Ita Rahilly has been named vice chair of the Board.

A native of Cornwall , NY, Gruner is a graduate of St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, with an AB degree in biology. He received his doctoral degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA, and a Chartered Financial Consultant Designation from The American College – Solomon L. Huebner School in Bryn Mawr, PA.

Gruner, a former dentist for many years, retired as a chartered financial consultant with The Valley Group, Inc. in Kingston, NY.

Currently he serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ulster Savings Bank in Kingston. As a long-tenured member of that board, he has served in the past as secretary, chair of the strategic planning and executive committees, and a member of audit, HR/compensation, governance/nominating, enterprise risk management and human resources committees.

As a member and/or officer he has had continuous service on several not-for-profit and charitable boards, including the Rosemary Gruner Memorial Fund for Cancer Care, Benedictine Health Foundation, Gateway Community Industries, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County, the Children’s Home of Kingston and Kiwanis Club, all in Kingston, NY.

I. RahillyRahilly has more than 25 years of extensive public accounting experience and is a partner in the tax division of Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni, & Weddell in Newburgh, N.Y.

Rahilly (right) concentrates her efforts in the tax arena where she works with closely-held businesses and their shareholders and assists clients in achieving their goals.

She is involved with the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants at both the local level, including as a past president and past board member of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs, as well as at the State level where she recently completed a term as one of the State-wide Vice Presidents. She is a past President of the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council and still serves as a board member and she is a past President and former board member of the Notre Dame Club of the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Rahilly graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA degree with a concentration in accounting.