Morrisville College Foundation Board welcomes three new members

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MORRISVILLE, N.Y. —  The Morrisville College Foundation Board of Directors elected three new members to its 23-member board. 

The new members, John DeVito, Brian Haugli ’06 and Mary Claire Helmer ’81, took office on July 1. They will serve three-year terms. 

DeVito, of Averill Park, is senior vice president and director of government banking and cash management for Berkshire Bank, in Albany. 

Prior to Berkshire Bank, DeVito worked at KeyBank, where he managed the government banking line of business. DeVito is a member of the NYS Government Finance Officers Association and the NYS Bankers Association and serves on multiple committees for both organizations.

His son, Nick DeVito ’20, is a current SUNY Morrisville student and member of the varsity men’s golf and men’s ice hockey teams. 

DeVito, originally of Utica, earned a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and an M.B.A. from Sage Graduate School.
Haugli is the co-founder and partner at Side Channel Security, an executive-level security consulting firm located in the Greater Boston area. Haugli previously served as vice president and chief security officer at the Hanover Insurance Group, in Massachusetts. 

Prior to that, he was senior advisor for the U.S. Department of Defense, where he handled strategic initiatives at the Pentagon which involved cyber security, information risk management, auditing and compliance.

A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), Haugli is a well-known speaker and expert on National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidance, threat intelligence implementations and strategic organizational initiatives.

Haugli earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology - network administration from SUNY Morrisville.  

Helmer, of Morrisville, is a reading teacher in the Troy City School District, where she has served for more than 20 years. 

Her parents, William and Joan Helmer, are both former SUNY Morrisville faculty members. 

Helmer earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from SUNY Morrisville, a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Oswego, a Master of Arts degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Arts degree from the University at Albany. 

The Morrisville College Foundation was founded in 1976 to serve as the fundraising entity for SUNY Morrisville. The foundation seeks and distributes charitable gifts from private sources to provide opportunities for students and the college which are not funded by state resources.

This year, charitable contributions reached the highest level since 2010 and the largest donor count since 2015. All gifts to the foundation support SUNY Morrisville students through scholarships, academic enrichment, and co-curricular programming like intercollegiate athletics.