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Date: Jul 16, 2008
Thomas J. Sanzone '82 Named to Hofstra Board of TrusteesHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Thomas J. Sanzone, '82, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., has been named to the Hofstra University Board of Trustees, Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz announced today.
"Tom Sanzone’s extensive leadership and technology experience will help us strengthen our institution as we move forward in a world in which technology is increasingly important," President Rabinowitz said. "He also brings to our board of trustees a broad knowledge of the business world and strong connection to his alma mater."
In an interview for the Fall 2007 Hofstra Magazine, in which his award for Alumni Achievement was recognized, Mr. Sanzone recalled, "Hofstra prepared me well for the business world. My technical training in computer science was excellent. I was able to quickly learn the technical requirements of my job as a programmer and immediately start contributing to the success of the group I joined."
He received a B.S. in computer science from Hofstra University in 1982.
Mr. Sanzone, who was named to his post at Merrill Lynch in March, has responsibility for the company’s global technology, operations, and corporate services groups.
Mr. Sanzone was most recently chief information officer since 2005 of Credit Suisse, where he was charged with strategically leveraging technology globally across the bank, including the enablement of existing and new business lines, the automation of critical processes and the improvement of the bank's overall control environment. Prior to that, he was chief information officer for Citigroup's Corporate and Investment Bank, the Private Client Group, and the Global Transaction Services business.
Mr. Sanzone joined Salomon Brothers in 1984 as a programmer analyst in the mortgage trading systems area. In 1991 he was appointed senior operating officer for fixed income and equity sales trading, and in 1996 was named managing director and head of global application development. At Travelers/Salomon Smith Barney, he was responsible for capital markets development and was instrumental in merger-related systems consolidations for Nikko, Salomon Smith Barney, Citicorp and others, from 1997 to 1998.
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