Guest blog by:
Brian Pilarski, MSM, Immediate Past President
Walsh College Alumni Association
As my farewell address, I would like to look forward and not backward. The excitement and opportunity for our alumni to become involved with Walsh College is better than ever. Carrying over great momentum from Walsh’s first-ever Homecoming Celebration, and celebrating 90 years of providing quality education, 2012-2013 provides some of the best opportunities to date to become involved.
New Leaders for WCAA
The Walsh College Alumni Association (WCAA) has elected its new leadership for the Board of Directors. I would like to personally welcome our new leaders and wish them great success as they lead the WCAA into the New Year. Beginning as new President of the WCAA Board of Directors is Alex Schwallbach, owner & entrepreneur, who is entering his fourth year on the Board of Directors. The Board leadership team also elected Paul Nobels to the post of Vice President. Paul is a financial professional also entering his fourth year on the board. Serving as our Treasurer, Stephanie Comptosis brings a great depth of experience and many years of dedication to the Board. Finally, serving as the Secretary of the Board is Cindy Kot, who is entering her sixth year of service. On behalf of the entire alumni, we thank you for your leadership.
Call to Action
The Walsh College Alumni Association is a non-profit, social, charitable, educational, and philanthropic organization. The WCAA’s purpose and intent is to further the bonds of the alumni of Walsh College through fellowship and collegiality.
How do you become a member? You are already a member! Upon graduation you are automatically enrolled in the WCAA.
To learn more about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, please visit us online at walshcollege.edu/wcaa. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and to join our WCAA Group on Linkedin.
You’re invited to our October Networking & Learning Series at the Novi Campus. Hear from Shorts Brewing Company’s CFO and sample their product, all at no cost.
We also hope you will contact the Board and join the WCAA meetings. There are committees and other ways to lend support to the Walsh College Alumni Association. walshcollege.edu/wcaa
We will see you soon!
Brian Pilarski, M.S.M. (2007)
Immediate Past President, Walsh College Alumni Association
Brian Pilarski completed his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at Central Michigan University and Masters of Science in Management from Walsh College. He has served four years on the Broad of Directors for the Walsh College Alumni Association and has completed his 2nd term as President of the Board.
Brian ’s professional role is as a commercial insurance broker with Brown & Brown Insurance, where he helps his clients with commercial insurance placement and risk management solutions. His specialty at Brown & Brown lies in commercial general liability, commercial property, fidelity, workers compensations, errors & omissions, business auto and excess liability. Brian Pilarski is a ‘Top Gun’ finalist with Brown & Brown and a ‘Tangle B’ producer; a distinction only 100 brokers out of 1500 receive. In addition to local responsibilities, he also manages clients for Brown & Brown Ohio, located in Toledo.
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