Sacred Heart names three to Board of Trustees

Sacred Heart University has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees.

The new trustees are Patrick Maggitti, The Helen and William O’Toole dean of the Villanova University School of Business (VSB); Gary Levin, president and chief executive officer of Levin Financial Group; and Richard Schaeffer, co-founder, executive chairman and CEO of Liquid Holdings Group.

In addition to his role as dean, Maggitti is an associate professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship at Villanova and previously served as the university’s Carmen and Sharon Danella director of the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining VSB’s faculty in 2008, Maggitti taught at both Temple and Saint Joseph’s universities.

Prior to academia, Maggitti was a businessman. He spent nearly 15 years in the steel and mining industries, where he founded two companies and held a variety of roles, including CEO, director of national sales and board member.

Maggitti received his doctorate in strategic management from the University of Maryland, College Park, an MBA with high honors from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Saint Joseph’s University.

Levin, a 1978 graduate of Sacred Heart University with a bachelor’s degree in business, leads Florida’s Levin Financial Group from its headquarters in Tampa. The organization represents its flagship firm, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, a U.S. mutual life insurer and financial services company. Levin is also a general agent at Massachusetts Mutual.

He is married to Mary Anne (Gerics) Levin, also a 1978 Sacred Heart graduate. The couple are the parents of three children, Nicole, Michael and Richard. Levin and his family have worked many years raising money to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis and have supported the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 2010, Michael founded the TMH Breathing For Life Foundation and was appointed to the advisory board for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Schaeffer, in addition to his role leading Liquid Holdings Group, also serves as a special adviser to General Atlantic. He previously served as director, treasurer, vice chairman and chairman of New York Mercantile Exchange and as a board member of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Schaeffer also serves as a board member of the Museum of American Finance. He is active with the New York chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Schaeffer earned his bachelor’s degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland in 1974.

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