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October 26, 2018

Three New Members Join Adelphi’s Board of Trustees

From left, Michael J. Tiedemann, Carmen M. Ortiz and Michael A.L. Balboni]

From left, Michael J. Tiedemann, Carmen M. Ortiz and Michael A.L. Balboni

The Adelphi University Board of Trustees elected three new members on October 1, 2018: Michael A.L. Balboni ’81, J.D.; Carmen M. Ortiz ’78, J.D., ’12 (Hon.); and Michael J. Tiedemann ’89.

Balboni, president and managing director of the business consulting firm Redland Strategies Inc. in New York City, has served on the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees since 2017 and is currently its chair for the Cyber and Physical Security Committee. A resident of East Williston, New York, Balboni has served the public for 19 years, having been elected to the New York State Assembly in 1990 and reelected four times before winning a seat in the State Senate. He then served in the governor’s office as deputy secretary for public safety and homeland security adviser, overseeing 13 state agencies. After receiving his B.S. in biology from Adelphi, he earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

Ortiz, counsel at Anderson & Kreiger LLP, served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 2009 to 2017, where she directed, among other high-profile cases, the prosecutions of Whitey Bulger and the Boston Marathon bomber. A resident of Milton, Massachusetts, she has extensive experience as a trial lawyer, investigator and crisis manager and focuses her practice on internal investigations, corporate compliance, civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense. After receiving her B.B.A. in business administration at Adelphi, Ortiz earned her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. In 2012, she was Adelphi’s Commencement speaker and was awarded an honorary degree.

Tiedemann, managing director of Wells Fargo Securities in New York City, earned an M.B.A. in finance at Fordham University after receiving his B.B.A. in management and finance from Adelphi. He joined Wells Fargo in 2009 and is focused on equity origination for industrial companies, with clients in the energy, financial and healthcare sectors globally. Before that, Tiedemann spent 19 years at JP Morgan Chase. A resident of Garden City, New York, he has served on the Adelphi President’s Advisory Council and has also been a President’s Council member at Chaminade High School and president of the Garden City Central Property Owners Association.

The three join a board of trustees totaling 24 individuals dedicated to guiding and serving Adelphi.


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