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American International College Announces New Board of Trustees Members

American International College (AIC) welcomes two members to the Board of Trustees, Edward Danek Jr. and Nancy Tantone. Current Board of Trustee member Timothy Regan has been named vice chair.

Edward P. Danek Jr., CPA, CCE, is president and chief executive of the Hartford Federal Credit Union. Following his 1983 graduation from AIC, he joined the public accounting firm KPMG as an audit manager in their financial institution group. During his tenure with KPMG, Danek instructed in the company’s professional development program and recruited on college campuses. He became president and CEO of Hartford Federal Credit Union in 1990. A proponent of continuing education and professional development, Danek has participated in strategic leadership development at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia; strategic planning at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; organizational effectiveness at the Johnson School, Cornell University; and the Advanced Leadership Institute at Harvard Business School.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and designations including recognition as one of the top forty influential business executives by the Harford Business Journal in 2001.

In addition to his thirty-five year career in finance, Danek has and continues to serve on the boards of professional and nonprofit organizations. He has donated his time to charitable causes including the CYO, Suffield Travel, and as the Suffield High School Summer League basketball coach. He lives in Suffield, CT, with his wife and two sons.

Nancy M. Tantone, MBA, began her career as an auditor at Coopers & Lybrand.  She later joined Entenmann’s Corporate Headquarters. During a seventeen-year tenure with the company she held  multiple positions including operational analyst, senior business analyst, controller for two smaller manufacturing facilities, and financial project manager. Following the sale of Entenmann’s and relocation of the corporate headquarters, Tantone moved into the non-profit sector, joining the Life Center of Long Island as an accountant. Tantone currently holds the title of director of finance and accounting for the organization.

The parent of a child with Down syndrome, Tantone helped start the Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation that advocates for the full inclusion of people with Down syndrome in general education, recreation, housing and employment. She is an ardent supporter of giving back to the community, volunteering on a weekly basis with her children at the Caring & Sharing Soup Kitchen in Babylon, NY.  Tantone is the head of the scholarship committee for the Suffolk County Girls Gymnastic Coaches Association, fundraising and awarding three scholarships annually.

As the daughter of an American International College alumnus, Tantone graduated summa cum laude from AIC in 1987 with a BS in accounting. She received an MBA from Dowling College in 1992. Tantone resides in West Islip, NY.

In addition to Danek and Tantone joining the AIC Board of Trustees, Timothy J. Regan II has been appointed vice chair. He joined the board in 2005. Regan is a 1974 graduate of the College and holds a master’s degree in business from the Stanford School of Business where he was a Sloan Fellow. He is senior vice president, Global Government Affairs with Corning, Incorporated. He is based in Washington, D.C., and manages a team located in New York, North Carolina, as well as in China and the European community. The team includes legal and policy experts who interact with central, state, provincial, and local governments in locations where Corning has manufacturing operations. The company has over 65 factories worldwide.

In addition to serving on AIC’s Board of Trustees, Regan sits on the boards of the Information Technology Industry Council, the National Foreign Trade Council, and the Republican Main Street Partnership. He also is the president of the Emissions Control Technology Association.