Current Alumni Association Executive Board



Robert A. Kerr '89

During his years at Mount, Bob was involved in Student Senate, The Dynamo, Sigma Nu Fraternity, class officer, East Hall Head Resident, Resident Assistant, student member of the Academic Policy Committee and a Presidential Scholar.

He enjoys attending alumni events in the D.C. area, politics, travel, architecture and design.


Scott Berkeley '80
Chair, Enrollment 

Scott is an insurance agent with SSIP Insurance Partners (specializing in senior health & life insurance). He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Canton, serving as current Secretary/Treasurer and current board member; past secretary/treasurer of Kiwanis Division 17; and past member of church finance. He is currently a choir member at Christ the Servant Parish and involved with Habitat for Humanity.

At Mount Union he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Concert Choir and Master Chorale. 

He enjoys genealogy, travel and relaxation at the family cabin. He is married to Laura (Thompson '82) and has four sons - Doug (married to Mandy), Chris (marrying Amanda in May ’18), Marshall '09 (married to Melissa Morrison ’09), and Tyler '12 (marrying Kaitlin in Sept. ’18); two granddaughters (future UMU '31 & ‘33). 



Amanda (Moore '11) Bridenstine
Co-Chair, Diversity


Amanda is an Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney with Cleaver & Sokolowski, LLC in the Canton area. She helps families to plan for the future, as well as to navigate through the challenges of nursing home crises. 

Originally from the Cleveland area, Amanda has called the Akron/Canton area home since her college days at Mount Union. She is involved in the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, the North Canton Jaycees, Redemption for Life (anti-human trafficking), and the Akron Bar Association. She is also active in her church, Frontline Worship Center--singing on the worship team and participating in local and international missions. Amanda first became interested in missions trips while attending The Edge Bible Study at Mount Union. 

While at Mount Union, Amanda was involved in several organizations including the Concert Choir, Alpha Xi Delta sorority, The Edge Bible Study, and she served as Student Senate President. The wonderful memories Amanda has from her time at Mount Union fuel her desire to support the Alumni Association and the activities of the University. 

In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, Daniel, and their adorable BullMastiff---as well as spending time with family. 



Teale Harold '11
Chair, Communications

Teale is a 2011 graduate in Political Science and International Relations. After receiving her Master's from Seton Hall University, she started working at her current job at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.

While at Mount Union, she was involved with Student Senate, Student Ambassadors, and College Democrats. She served as Senior Class Secretary and the student representative for reviewing the new general education requirements. She was part of the Alpha Mu Gamma, Sigma Iota Rho and Pi Sigma Alpha honorary societies. She was awarded The Good Citizenship prize upon graduation.

When not working, she spends time enjoying all the New York City has to offer!



Marcus Jackson '08
Chair, Diversity


Chad Johnson '07
Vice President
Chair, Alumni Engagement 

Chad is a Certified Public Accountant and is a Tax Manager at Deloitte Tax LLP.

He is involved with the YMCA of Ashtabula County, United Way of Greater Cleveland, and serves as a trustee of the Herald Foundation. 

At Mount Union, Chad was a Preview & Orientation guide and Senior Class Secretary, as well as active in Student Senate, Student Activities Club, Residence Hall Association, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity,and numerous other student organizations.  He received the Dean Taylor Leadership Prize and was named Outstanding Senior Man.

He enjoys finance, politics, tennis, golf, spending time with family and friends, and attending Mount Union alumni events.


Jennifer (Thurin '03) Slack
Co-Chair, Enrollment

Jen is a 2003 graduate in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement. She earned her Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College. She is a Title Reading Instructional Coach at Louisville Elementary and is involved with the Literacy committee, Building Leadership Team, and LPDC in her district. Outside of school, she an active member of Union Avenue United Methodist Church and on the missions committee. She is also PEO member of her local chapter.

At Mount Union, she was a member and president of Alpha Phi Omega. She was in SNEA, Kappa Phi, and on the varsity tennis team. She was a recipient of the Jane Weston Chapman Award and the Laurie Kolenbrander Scholarship. 

Jen is married to Mark Slack '00 and they live with their children in Louisville, Ohio. She and her husband love spending time with their children and other family!


 Alicia Switzer

Alicia Switzer '13
Co-Chair, Alumni Engagement

Alicia is a Development Associate in Foundation Relations within the Philanthropy Institute at Cleveland Clinic. 

While at Mount Union she was Senior Class Treasurer, a member of Alpha Chi Omega, President of Raider Relief, an active member of Student Senate, a member of the Student Alumni Association, among many other organizations.

She was awarded The Good Citizenship Prize and was a Presidential Scholar and a Regula Scholar. 

She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and plays an active role in Cleveland Clinic's VeloSano Bike to Cure event as a Volunteer Captain.

She enjoys running, all things outdoors, exploring the Cleveland restaurant scene, traveling, and attending sporting events.




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