Running For: Council, Nominating Committee

Campaign Statement

I am excited at the opportunity to reengage with the Alumni Association. It would be my interest to facilitate two efforts during my time on the Alumni Association. The first would be to provide the necessary support to ensure the continued success of ensuring quality students and alumni continue to enter and graduate our institution. My second goal would be to continue to work with fellow alumni, students, faculty and the Board on the mission of returning our institution to it’s full tuition scholarship.


Kelly Smolar is currently a Senior Project Manager at Skanska USA Buildings overseeing the Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Services (MPFP) of the main building being constructed at the LaGuardia Central Terminal Replacement Project. Prior to this work she was a Senior MEPFP Project Manager at Tishman Construction, An AECOM Company. On her free time she has volunteered for Engineers Without Borders, ACE Mentoring Program and has run (slowly, albeit) five Marathons (three NYC). She has previously served on the CUAA in various capacities including the Nominating Committee Chair and was honored to be the young alumni of the year in 2016. She married Chris Gerne (A’07) in 2011.

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