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Two Saints Named to SOA Executive Committee

Jim Norman

Two dedicated and successful Canterbury graduates are joining the Society of Alumni (SOA) Executive Committee, which implements programs and initiatives to keep the School’s alumni connected to each other and their alma mater. 

“After careful diligence and discussion, we have added two additional Canterbury alumni and SOA members to our Executive Committee…Selkirk “Tony” Walters ’81 and Josef Najm ’12,” SOA Co-President William “Macy” Steers, Jr. ’04 announced. “I feel very lucky that they are both joining the Committee as I know they will add immediate value and unique insights.”

The two new members bring a variety of life experiences and impressive career accomplishments to their roles. Tony is the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the New York State Unified Court System, where his responsibilities include advising court administrators on compliance matters and reporting requirements, directing preparation and implementation of a strategic diversity and inclusive management plan, and managing and overseeing statewide outreach and recruitment programs. 

“Having Tony join us is highly advantageous,” said Macy. “He has been such an active and vital member of our alumni community, staying in touch with friends and former classmates and encouraging his fellow Saints to maintain their own connections with one another and the School. We look forward to his continuing involvement with the SOA and our alumni engagement initiatives.”

Josef is Senior Manager, Programmatic Sales & Partnerships at Thomson Reuters, a world leader in providing news and information-based tools to professionals. His marketing experience will be extremely valuable to Canterbury’s alumni initiatives, according to Macy. “Joe will go out and promote the SOA and Canterbury to everyone he can,” he explained. “He’s a do-anything kind of individual with contagious enthusiasm.” 

Tony and Josef will be formally elected during Alumni Weekend, June 10-12, on the hilltop.