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New members appointed to Council

Three new members have been appointed to the Binghamton University Council by the governor: Anthony Fiala Jr., Kathryn Grant Madigan and Nathaalie Maxwell.


Fiala is executive director of SEPP Management Co., a firm that provides senior citizens and handicapped individuals with housing and services designed to meet their needs. A graduate of King’s College in Pennsylvania, Fiala earned his MBA from Binghamton University.


He is also an adjunct instructor for Keystone and Broome Community colleges and a past Binghamton city councilman. He serves on the boards of the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena and the New York State Housing Coalition.


Madigan, a partner with Levene Gouldin & Thompson LLP, is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. She earned her juris doctor degree from the Albany Law School of Union College.


Active in the New York State Bar Association for nearly 30 years, Madigan serves as the association’s president. She has also served in a number of capacities for the Broome County Bar Association, including as president. A Life Fellow of the New York State Bar Foundation, Madigan is a member of the Binghamton University Foundation, the Harpur Forum, the Estate Planning Council of SNY and Broome County Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build Project. Among other community service activities, she is also a life member of the Girl Scouts of America and a member of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Live Wire Club and the United Health Services Foundation.


Madigan is a frequent lecturer on trusts and estates and elder law.


Maxwell earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in public administration from Binghamton University. She is director of budget and research for Broome County, overseeing a $475 million budget. Before serving as director, she was deputy director of budget and research for Broome County, and a product and program manager for Cendant-Galileo International. She has also lectured at Bergen and Broome community colleges and been an adjunct for Binghamton University.


Maxwell serves on the boards of the Binghamton Local Development Corp. and the Broome County Urban League. She is active in a number of organizations and was recently recognized as one of the “20 in their 20s” by the Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition.


The Binghamton University Council reviews budget requests, makes regulations for student conduct and reviews plans for improving faculty, staff and the physical plant. All three new members are filling vacancies: Fiala will serve until June 30, 2013; Madigan until June 30, 2014; and Maxwell until June 30, 2011.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08