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Dean, Dr. Michael Urick, announces newly appointed Council of Advisors for McKenna School

Dean, Dr. Michael Urick, announces newly appointed Council of Advisors for McKenna School

by Public Relations | June 05, 2023

LATROBE, PA – Dr. Michael Urick, Dean of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government, is pleased to announce new members to the Council of Advisors for the McKenna School.

The McKenna School is supported by a Council of Advisors that is composed of business leaders, foundation heads, prominent people in public policy and notable alumni. The primary purpose of the Council is to assist in strategic planning, program development, curriculum review and resource development.

About the Council Members

Paige Casario


Casario is a 2018 graduate of the McKenna School. She majored in international business and minored in Operational Excellence and Spanish. Casario works as a Senior Product Specialist at SAP in California and has expertise in standardization and automation.

Chilufya Mashambe


Mashambe is a 2017 graduate of the McKenna School, from which she received her degree in accounting. She is a Chicago-based Assurance Manager for Ernst & Young. Mashambe is a licensed CPA in both Illinois and Tennessee. In addition to facilitating various internal trainings, Mashambe is a member of the EY Black Professional Network and Chicago Young People’s Advisory Forum.


Thomas McKee


McKee is a 2015 graduate of the accounting program and a 2017 graduate of the Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence program. Based in Florida and Delaware, McKee has served in various roles at Kennametal including Chief Information Officer. After working as an independent consultant McKee became Chief Transformation Officer and Interim Chief information Officer at W. L. Gore and Associates.

Barb Bobula


Bobula earned a Master’s Certification in Health Services Leadership in 2015 and a Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence in 2017 from Saint Vincent College. An expert in project management, Bobula is Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Bobula currently works as the Vice President of Patient Experience at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh.


James Buscaglio


A graduate of the finance program in 2004, Buscaglio subsequently earned master’s degrees from both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Buscaglio ccurrently serves as a Strategic Program Lead at Amazon Web Services in Seattle, Washington. Buscaglio previously lived in France and Iraq and is certified as a Project Management Professional, Scrum Master and Information Systems Auditor. His previous work experience includes roles at IBM, the Department of Defense, and Deloitte.

Gregory Fajt


Fajt is a 1977 graduate of the accounting program at Saint Vincent College. Following SVC, Fajt earned his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University. Fajt is a former Chairman and Board Member of the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission, Chief of Staff to PA Governor Rendell, Secretary of the PA Department of Revenue and elected member of the PA House of Representatives. With extensive board corporations and nonprofit board service, Fajt has won numerous awards including the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus Award at Saint Vincent College.