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WNEC announces new additions to Board of Trustees

SPRINGFIELD Western New England College has announced the latest additions to their college's Board of Trustees. They include:

Donald G. Campbell of Brimfield will serve a three-year term on the Board, is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative and Business Development Officer of The TJX Companies, Inc.

The Company operates 771 T.J. Maxx, 697 Marshalls, 217 HomeGoods and 130 A.J. Wright stores, as well as 32 Bob's Stores, in the United States. In Canada, the Company operates 168 Winners and 40 HomeSense stores, and in Europe, 173 T.J. Maxx stores.

Campbell is a trustee of Worcester Academy, a private college preparatory school in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was recently named to the Board of Directors of Borders Group, Inc. Campbell earned a bachelor's degree in Finance in 1973 and a Master's of Business Administration in 1979, both from Western New England College. He serves as co-chair of the College's first comprehensive campaign.

Evan B. Dutch of South Hadley, will serve a one-year Alumni Trustee term, graduated from Western New England College in May of 2005 with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration.

During his time at the College, he has assumed numerous leadership roles. A general business major in the School of Business, he served as a Resident Advisor, a Freshman Seminar Assistant, and a Peer Tutor.

He is employed by Focus Business Supplies as an Account Executive.

Bruce Hambro of Longmeadow, will serve a three-year term on the Board, is the sole owner and President of J.D. Rivet and Co., Inc., a privately-held roofing contractor located in Indian Orchard.

A native of Springfield, he graduated from Western New England College in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Hambro is a member of the Western New England College Downes Athletic Hall of Fame for his achievements while a member of the Golden Bear baseball team in 1973 and 1974.

Hambro supports the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, one of the largest independent scholarship organizations in New England. Hambro and his wife, Margie, also support the Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity.

John "Jack" M. Mitchell of West Suffield, CT will serve a three-year term on the Board, is the president of Mitchell Machine, Inc.

Mitchell Machine is a third generation, privately held manufacturer of special purpose machinery that has been in business for over 50 years. Mitchell has also served as President for and currently serves on the board for the following organizations: the Western Massachusetts Chapter of National Machining and Tooling Association, the Western Massachusetts Precision Institute, and the Western Massachusetts Georgetown Alumni Association.

Mitchell received a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University in 1965.

Phyllis P. Ryan of Suffield, CT who holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Western New England College School of Law, will serve a three-year term on the Board. She is the Senior Managing Partner in the law firm of Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan, & Blakesley, P.C. (PSRB). The firm, with offices in Western and Central Massachusetts, is compromised of more than a dozen lawyers licensed in Massachusetts and other states. Utilizing her background as a registered nurse, Ryan has focused her legal career on medical malpractice. In 1999, Ryan obtained a $5 million settlement on a medical malpractice case, one of the largest settlements ever in western Massachusetts.

In addition to her expertise in medical malpractice, Ryan also handles personal injury cases in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. Ryan is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Hampden County Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Peter Steingraber will serve a two-year term as a Law Alumni Trustee, is a developer for the Commonwealth Development Group, LLC situated in Norwood, Massachusetts.

His responsibilities include the leasing of retail space to businesses. Commonwealth Development Group has recently sold the Providence Place Mall and is seeking more property for development as retail space.

While attending the Western New England College School of Law, Steingraber worked for Pyramid Corporation. He received his B.A from SUNY Albany in 1979 with a dual major in Political Science and History and his J.D. from Western New England College School of Law in 1984.