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Nazareth College Names New Members to Board of Trustees

  • Published: April 29, 2013

Highlights

  • Nazareth College is pleased to announce that John Drain ’83 and Stephen Brown are the newest members of the College’s board of trustees.
  • John Drain has served as the Senior Vice President, Finance, of Hearst Television, Inc. located in New York City since 2010.
  • Stephen Brown is a Private Wealth Advisor for Merrill Lynch; The Brown Group is located in Pittsford, NY.

John Drain

Stephen Brown

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Contact: Julie Long at jlong2@naz.edu or 585-389-2456

Nazareth College Names New Members to Board of Trustees

Nazareth College is pleased to announce that John Drain ’83 and Stephen Brown are the newest members of the College’s board of trustees.

John Drain has served as the Senior Vice President, Finance, of Hearst Television, Inc. located in New York City since 2010. Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.

Prior to joining Hearst Television, Drain served as Chief Operating Officer for Ultimark Products, and as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration for Comcast Spotlight, a division of Comcast Cable Communications.  A certified public accountant, Drain gained extensive experience in media and broadcasting while serving in senior executive financial positions with USA.Net, Sporting News Radio Network, New World Television, and Hughes Broadcasting Partners.  Drain is a 1983 graduate of Nazareth College who holds a BS degree in business administration and accounting.  John was honored by Nazareth’s School of Management (SOM) with the 2012 SOM Alumni Award.  He also holds an MBA degree in managerial accounting from Pace University. 

Drain and his wife, Dena, reside in Plymouth Meeting, PA.  Dena Drain is an alumna of Nazareth who graduated in 1984 with a BS degree in business administration.

Stephen Brown is a Private Wealth Advisor for Merrill Lynch; The Brown Group is located in Pittsford, NY.  As the leader of The Brown Group he is responsible for directing the group’s asset allocation strategies, portfolio management, concentrated stock management, trust and estate strategies, business lending, and retirement plans.

Brown graduated from the University of Rochester and since, has been working in the financial industry for a quarter of a century and has gained many certifications throughout the years. He is a Certified Investment Management AnalystSM professional (CIMA®), a Certified Private Wealth AdvisorSM professional (CPWA®), an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), and an Accredited Retirement Planning Consultant (ARPC).  He is also designated as a Premier Retirement Benefits Advisor, a title within Merrill Lynch to represent his expertise in the Retirement Plan arena.  Mr. Brown serves on the Financial Advisor Board to the Retirement Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as well as the Advisory Council to Management for the Private Banking & Investment Group.

Brown has received national recognition as a prominent financial advisor from magazines such as Registered Rep., Barrons, PlanSponsor, and Plan Adviser. 

A Rochester resident, Brown is the president of the Highland Park Conservancy, and serves on the Boards of Encompass, Rochester Hearing and Speech, and The Seneca Park Zoo Society.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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