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Upcoming Events

2021 Backpacks to Briefcases: James McAteer '08
Mon, 27 Sep 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Red Talk: Admissions and Alumni
Wed, 29 Sep 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2021 Backpacks to Briefcases: Watson & Hoffman
Tue, 12 Oct 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Alumni of Distinction
Roy McDonald '69

Roy McDonald Headshot

Prior to college, Roy McDonald '69 worked in a steel mill and believes he'd still there if it weren't for the opportunities that SUNY Oneonta offered. After graduation, he started out at IBM as a marketing manager, then moved to a position as a Director and Investment Banker with PaineWebber-UBS, and then as an investment banker at M and T Bank. His second career was in public and elected service, which was a nice fit for the political science major. He was elected Town Supervisor of Wilton, New York, and County Supervisor as well as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Saratoga County. Following his local service, McDonald was elected to the New York State Assembly and then the New York State Senate. He has served on and chaired several government related boards. During retirement, he has worked with PBS Albany WMHT television on a special program that ran with the Ken Burns Vietnam War documentary. Additionally, he is on the board of directors for the New York State Military Museum and has worked on the new Korean and Vietnam war exhibit. He was also recommended as a source to the New York City Historical Society by the New York State Historian. McDonald is a Decorated Combat Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and served with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam.

Thursday, September 9, 2021 9:33:00 AM