Kelly Occhiuzzo Zack A’90

Running for: VP Alumni Activities & Nominating Commitee

Kelly Occhiuzzo-Zack

Campaign Statement

Relevant Skills:
Kelly Occhiuzzo Zack Art ’90 is an art and design professional with 25+ years experience in the Special Events/Event Planning field. She also has a lifetime of experience in the Service Industry, having grown up the daughter of a lifelong restauranteur.

Personal Statement:
I am looking forward to continuing my work with the CUAA and The Cooper Union in support of our alumni and cherished institution. Starting in 2013, I served on the CUAA Events Committee, became Co­Chair in 2014-­15, and I have served as VP Alumni Activities since 2015. 

I have participated in many events brought to our alumni and students by the CUAA, including the CUAA’s Annual Holiday Parties, CUAA@AllSouls, CUAA@McSorley’s, CUAA@190 Broadway, CUAA@Orientation/Peter Cooper Movie Night 2015, and The Peter Cooper Block Party. The Events Committee has also transitioned to full schedule of virtual events since Spring of 2020.  

“I have endeavored to remember that the object of life is to do good.”~Peter Cooper. 

These words are why I choose to continue being an active member of the CUAA. I feel I owe it to Peter to preserve The Cooper Union for future generations. 


Art and design professional with 25+ years of experience in the fields of Set Design, Window and Visual Display and Special Events. I have worked as art director and freelancer for large Special Event Companies.