St. Bonaventure University alumni Deb Henretta and Leslie C. Quick III were named to the Board of Trustees at their alma mater. They will serve three-year terms, which began March 18.
Henretta is a senior advisor to SSA & Company, where she works to help companies better use big data and data analytics to drive stronger, sustained top-line and bottom-line results. She took on this new role in 2015 after a 30-year career with Procter & Gamble.
Prior to this, Henretta was the Global President of e-business at P&G, where she led the company’s global e-business vision, strategy and creation of new business models for the world’s largest consumer goods company. During her career with P&G, Henretta led a number of large global businesses, including the $20 billion beauty business, and had a history of leading sustained top-line and bottom-line business results that included several business turnarounds.
Henretta has been consistently recognized as an influential business leader, including seven consecutive years on Fortune magazine’s U.S. and international rankings of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. In 2008, she received a U.S. State Department appointment to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)’s Business Advisory Council. In 2011, she was appointed chair of this 21-economy council, becoming the first woman to hold the position. In this role, she advised top government officials, including President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Henretta is on the Board of Directors at Corning Inc. and at NiSource and is on the Board of Trustees for Xavier University and at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She previously served on St. Bonaventure’s Board of Trustees from 2003 to 2008.
Henretta earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from St. Bonaventure University in 1983 and a master’s degree in advertising from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications in 1985.
Quick is managing partner and founding partner of Massey Quick & Co., LLC, a wealth management and investment consulting company.
In 1975, Quick began his 28-year career with Quick and Reilly Inc., the first New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) member to offer discount stock brokerage to the investing public. Quick was the company liaison for Quick and Reilly in 1983 when it offered stock to the public and became listed on the NYSE. He completed his tenure as chairman of Fleet Securities, Inc. in 2003 after Fleet Bank had acquired Quick and Reilly Group, Inc. in 1998.
He previously served as a St. Bonaventure Trustee from 1985 to 2000 and from 2004 to 2013.
He is chairman of the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hudson, Essex & Union counties, and also serves on the boards of the Bishop’s Finance Council for the Diocese of Metuchen and the Finance Council for Our Lady of Perpetual Help. He serves on the Investment Committees for the Diocese of Metuchen, St. Mary’s Abbey/Delbarton, and the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Name Province.
He also served as the chairman of the Campaign for the Heart at Morristown Memorial Hospital and is a trustee for the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center as well as St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
Quick, who earned a BBA in finance from St. Bonaventure in 1975, is co-chairing the university’s Presidential Search Committee.
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