Our Board

Michael Maturo


Executive, Compensation (Chair),Nominating & Governance Committees

Michael Maturo is a founding managing partner and president of RXR Realty LLC, a $20 billion dollar private real estate company which was formed subsequent to the 2007 sale of Reckson Associates Realty Corp, where he was served as president and a member of the board of directors, to SL Green. In this capacity, he develops, implements and oversees RXR’s corporate strategy and investment fund and asset management businesses as well as all capital markets activities. Mr. Maturo is a member of RXR’s investment committee and its board of directors.

Mr. Maturo serves on several boards, including on the board of directors of the Long Island Association; advisory board of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; as trustee of the Catholic Church on Long Island Pension Plan; and member of the Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Maturo also previously served on the board of directors of the Long Island Power Authority, as assigned by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Brian T. Shea

Vice Chair

Executive, Investment, Nominating & Governance (Chair) Committees

Brian Shea is the former vice chairman and CEO of Investment Services at BNY Mellon. He previously served respectively as chairman, CEO, and president and chief operating officer of Pershing, LLC.

Mr. Shea currently serves on the board of directors of FIS, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and the RBB Fund, Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of Wisdom Tree Investments, Inc., the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and the Insured Retirement Institute. Mr. Shea was also a member of the board of governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where he served on its dispute resolution board.

Mr. Shea currently serves on the boards of trustees of St. John’s University, St. John’s University’s Institute for Catholic Schools, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, the International Business Leaders Advisory Board for the Program of Church Management at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, and the Parents Executive Committee at Villanova University.

Mr. Shea received his Bachelor of Science in business management from St. John’s University, and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Pace University.

Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, Jr.


Executive, Audit, and Compensation Committees

As Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Special Assistant to the Secretary for the Private Sector, Al Martinez-Fonts, Jr. worked directly with individual businesses and through trade associations and other non-governmental organizations to foster dialogue between the private sector and the department.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Martinez-Fonts worked for 30 years at JP Morgan Chase. In 2002, he retired as chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase in El Paso, Texas.

Currently, Mr. Martinez-Fonts also serves on the board of Recall Infolink and the Hallockville Museum Farm.

Mr. Martinez-Fonts received his undergraduate degree in political science from Villanova University in 1971, where he now serves as the chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He received his Master of Business Administration in finance from Long Island University in 1974. Mr. Martinez-Fonts was born in Havana, Cuba. He and his wife Raquel live on the North Fork and have three children.

Claudio Del Vecchio


Executive, Compensation Committees

Mr. Del Vecchio came to the United States in 1982 and was instrumental in transforming Luxottica into a premier eyewear organization, overseeing its IPO in 1990. 1995, Luxottica purchased The United States Shoe Corporation; in 1997, the company was re-named Retail Brand Alliance and subsequently acquired Brooks Brothers, America’s longest established retailer.

Mr. Del Vecchio has been recognized for his work with many charities including the Helen Keller Services for the Blind, The Interfaith Nutrition Network, the One Sight Organization, the American-Italian Cancer Foundation. In 2007, he established Brooks Brothers’ “Golden Fleece Foundation,” which has raised millions of dollars for charities. He is a board member of the National Retail Federation and in 2014 was named into the “Cavalieri Del Lavoro,” the highest civilian honor in his native Italy.

Robert Alexander

Nominating & Governance Committee

Robert Alexander is chairman of the New York Tri-State region of CBRE. As a senior member of CBRE’s executive management, Mr. Alexander is intimately involved in setting the strategic direction for the firm’s New York Tri-State region, as well as continuing to serve corporate clients.

A leader in the commercial real estate industry for more than four decades, Mr. Alexander is recognized as one of the most effective brokers in New York for his consistently top levels of production. Since 1999, he was the top global annual producer nine times, and was president of Insignia/ESG prior to its acquisition by CBRE.

He also currently serves on the Real Estate Board of New York and the St. Andrew Society. He is a former trustee of both Niagara University and Lincoln Center.

Mr. Alexander earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Niagara University.

Most Reverend John Oliver Barres, S.T.D., J.C.L., D.D.

Installed on January 31, 2017 after serving as the bishop of Allentown, PA, Bishop Barres is the fifth Bishop of Rockville Centre. Under his leadership, the Diocese has launched a number of initiatives to promote the universal call to holiness and mission and dramatic missionary growth.

Recently, he announced the Morning Star Initiative to revitalize Catholic elementary school education. He initiated the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program, a commitment to healing for survivors of clergy sexual abuse. He also serves on the USCCB committees on evangelization and catechesis, Hispanic affairs, and on the board of The Catholic University of America.

Raised in Larchmont, NY by convert Protestant ministers Oliver and Marjorie Barres, and baptized by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen in 1960, Bishop Barres graduated from Princeton University, where he played three years of junior varsity basketball during the era of Basketball Hall of Fame Coach Pete Carril, and received an Master of Business Administration from New York University. He completed theological degrees at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

Richard Conniff

Audit Committee

Richard Conniff is the former chief operating officer of RXR Realty LLC, a multibillion-dollar private real estate company.

In his capacity as chief operating officer, Mr. Conniff was responsible for the oversight of all activities related to RXR’s 23.4 million square foot commercial portfolio, encompassing 73 buildings throughout the New York metropolitan area, including leasing, property management, partner relations and financial reporting.

Mr. Conniff also serves as vice chairman of the board of the Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, which supports Catholic education in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and on the advisory committee of Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Kevin F. Griffin

Investment Committee

Mr. Griffin founded MGG Investment Group in 2014 and is the CEO and chief investment officer of the firm. Prior to MGG, Mr. Griffin was a managing director with Highbridge Principal Strategies, where he was a member of the credit committee. Previously, Mr. Griffin was in charge of originating and underwriting investments for Fortress Investment Group. Mr. Griffin began his career with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin’s, focusing on distressed M&A and financial restructurings.

The M&A Advisor named Mr. Griffin a winner of its 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award, and The Hedge Fund Journal and Ernst & Young named Mr. Griffin one of “Tomorrow’s Titans 2016.”

Mr. Griffin enjoys spending time with his family and serving on charitable boards in his community. He is an active member of St. Dominic Parish in Oyster Bay and serves on the parish’s finance council. Mr. Griffin earned his Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in finance from Georgetown University.

Dave Klaum

Audit Committee

Dave Klaum is a retired pharmaceutical executive, having enjoyed a 35+ year career primarily in the area of sales and marketing. Mr. Klaum joined Fougera in 1996 and spent the next 16 years leading the generic division while establishing a branded dermatology company (PharmaDerm) in 2002. He helped lead the sale of the company to Novartis in 2012. In addition, Mr. Klaum served on the board of directors for the Generic Pharmaceutical Association as well as the National Chain Drug Store Foundation.

He is a trustee at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Melville, NY, and participates in several ministries. He also serves on the board of trustees of Catholic Charities of Long Island, where he serves on several committees.

He attended Archbishop Molloy High School and Iona College. Mr. Klaum and his wife Maureen have three children and reside in Melville.

Brian R. McGuire

Audit Committee (Chair)

Brian McGuire is a senior vice president with Vista Reinsurance Intermediaries, Inc. His career spans 40 years in the reinsurance industry, during which he has earned an exceptional reputation for his accomplishments in the domestic and international treaty and facultative reinsurance markets. He specializes in property and casualty lines of business, including medical malpractice, financial guarantee and surety business.

Mr. McGuire began his career at Guy Carpenter & Company in the treaty division. During his eight years at Guy Carpenter, he was responsible for medium and large company primary and retrocessional programs. He also worked in London with C.T. Bowring as a reinsurance broker of U.S. business into Lloyd’s.

Subsequently and prior to joining Vista Reinsurance Intermediaries, Inc., Mr. McGuire was a senior executive with U.S. RE Corporation in New York for 27 years. He is also the vice chairman of the board of trustees of Catholic Health Services of Long Island.

Mr. McGuire has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Niagara University.

Julia V. Shea

Executive, Nominating & Governance, Investment (Chair) Committees

Julia (Julie) V. Shea has extensive experience dealing with fiduciary investments, real estate, insurance and charitable gifts and the many issues that arise in administering funds which are to be held for the long-term benefit of individuals or institutions. She has managed the Drue Heinz Office for the past 20 years. Previously, Ms. Shea had a thirty-year career with JP Morgan. During that time, she served primarily in the Trust and Investment Division working with high-net-worth clients on implementing the wealth distribution plans designed for their families.

She currently serves on the boards of Catholic Indemnity Insurance Company and the Altman Foundation, where she was the board secretary and chair of the audit committee. She has previously served on the boards of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York; Catholic Guardian Services; St. Joseph’s College; and the finance council of the Archdiocese of New York.

Ms. Shea earned her Bachelor of Arts in history from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY and her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law.

Joseph S. Tantillo, Jr.

Investment Committee

Joseph Tantillo is founder and CEO of Nassau Suffolk Electrical & Mechanical, a full-service provider of plumbing, heating, electrical and HVAC services. In addition, Mr. Tantillo is the founder and owner of JST Operations Corp., a new venture for home service and electrical work throughout Long Island.

Mr. Tantillo also serves on the boards of the Catholic Faith Network and CEMCO. He has previously served as chairman of the St. Charles Hospital board of trustees, the vice chairman and chairman of the finance committee for St. Joseph Hospital’s board of trustees, and as vice chairman of Catholic Health Services (CHS) Eastern Regional Board. He has been on the Catholic Health Services board since 2009, where his is currently corporate secretary and chairman of the governance committee. Mr. Tantillo has also served on the boards of directors of Empire Bancorp and Empire National Bank since their respective inceptions.