Got Started at Syracuse
Nearly 15,000 people in the Washington, DC metro area can say they got their start at Syracuse University. Armed with their degrees and shaped by their experiences on and off the Syracuse University campus, these individuals are making a difference and finding success in our nation’s capital and beyond. Meet just a handful of them below!
Syracuse University Trustee Joanne Alper ’72 served as a circuit court judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit from 1998 until her retirement in 2012, and numerous resources have been made possible at the University through her generosity.
Daniel A. D’Aniello ’68 is a co-founder and chairman of The Carlyle Group, a public global alternative asset investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, growth capital financings, Hedge Funds, and Funds of Funds.
Samuel V. Goekjian ’52 is chair and CEO of Intracon Associates LLC, an international business consulting firm in Washington, DC. He is also managing partner of the Washington law firm of Kile Goekjian Reed & McManus PLLC.
Paul Greenberg ’65 has a passion for Syracuse University and for getting the University’s message heard in the Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas. A Life Trustee of the University, he is a former member of the Maxwell School Advisory Board, funded the annual Greenberg Speaker Series, and helped build support for the purchase of Greenberg House, named in his honor.
David Falk ’72 is one of the country’s most prominent sports agents, having managed many superstars like Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing. He began his career with ProServ in 1974 and rose to vice chairman of the company. In 1992, he formed Falk Associates Management Enterprises (F.A.M.E.), providing specialized and personal representation to F.A.M.E.’s elite clientele of NBA superstars.
As a correspondent for the National Desk of National Public Radio (NPR), Pam Fessler G’90 covers poverty and philanthropy, with her most recent stories focusing on hunger, homelessness, and the impact of the recession on the nation’s less fortunate, and how nonprofit groups are trying to address these issues.
Lawrence S. Kramer ’72, founder of MarketWatch and a 40-year media industry veteran, was named president and publisher of the nation’s second-largest newspaper, USA Today, in May 2012. He is a member of the Gannett Leadership Team.
James Arthur (Art) Monk Sr. ’72 is principal of Art Monk Companies, located in Northern Virginia. An outstanding football letter winner at Syracuse, Monk joined the Washington Redskins in 1980. In 1997, he was the Redskins’ all-time leading receiver, with 888 receptions and 12,026 receiving yards.
Syracuse University’s first alumnus to be named a Rhodes Scholar, Elliott Portnoy ’86 is global chief executive officer of Dentons, a law firm with 2,500 lawyers worldwide that serves clients in 52 countries.
Richard L. Thompson G’67, chairman of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees, joined the Washington, DC, office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in June 2014, as senior counsel in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to that, Thompson was senior counsel at Patton Boggs LLP in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.