Meet the Officers

The officers of the Board of Governors of the Georgetown University Alumni Association include the President, President-Elect, Executive Director, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and Immediate Past President.

President – Richard Hluchan (F'71, Parent'08, '09)

Richard Hluchan is a partner at the law firm Hyland Levin LLP, Marlton, N.J., where he concentrates his practice on land use and environmental law. Rich served as law clerk to the Honorable John F. Gerry, U.S. District Court, Camden, N.J. He was a Deputy Attorney General in Trenton, N.J., where he served as Assistant Chief of the Environmental Section and first Chief Counsel to the Pinelands Commission. In that capacity, he assisted in drafting, and successfully defended in court, the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan, a national model for regional land use regulation which has preserved the 1 million acre Pinelands of New Jersey.

Rich is a member of the editorial board of the New Jersey Law Journal, and just concluded a term as President of the Delaware Valley Environmental American Inn of Court in Philadelphia. He was selected as a Leadership New Jersey Fellow, and was elected to membership in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Rich is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and The Best Lawyers in America, and has an AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Rich graduated from the Walsh School of Foreign Service in 1971, and went on to earn his JD magna cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1974. During his time on the Hilltop, Rich was a member of the editorial board of The Hoya and worked at WGTB-FM radio. Rich has remained connected to Georgetown as a member of the Board of Governors from 2003-2012 and as a Senator from 2012 through the present term. He has been active in the Georgetown Club of Southern New Jersey, and served as President from 2000 to 2011. He is a member of the board of Hoyas Unlimited, a longstanding Hoya Hoop Club member and season ticket holder, and co-chair of his class reunion.

Rich is married to Deborah Miner Hluchan (F'71), and they have two daughters who are Hoyas: Sarah Hluchan (MPP'09) and Christine Hluchan (C'08, M'17). In his spare time, Rich enjoys tennis, boating, skiing, travelling, and flying his drone. In 2014, Rich and Christine climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Executive Director – Julie Farr (C’88)

Julie Farr

Julie Farr, a sixth-generation Washingtonian and third generation Hoya, is the first female executive director of the alumni association. Farr is an attorney, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. She has 17 years of experience as a corporate securities attorney and executive, beginning her legal career at K&L Gates as an associate and later serving as vice president and chief compliance officer for Sotherly Hotels, a public real estate investment trust. In 2010, Farr left the practice of law to build a business in fashion. She opened her eponymous boutique in Washington, D.C. In 2012, she launched the Julia Farr Collection, a U.S.-based women’s apparel design, manufacturing, and sales company focused on the sartorial needs of the professional woman, with a portion of sales donated to women’s and children’s charities.

Since graduating from Georgetown in 1988, Farr has had an extensive history of volunteerism with the university. In addition to serving on the GUAA Board of Governors and as a class ambassador for many years, she served as president of the Georgetown University Alumni Association from 2010 to 2012. During her term, she enhanced opportunities for alumnae to connect with Georgetown and one another and also connected alumni based on special interests and professional affiliations. During her GUAA presidency, she served simultaneously on the university's Board of Directors, as all GUAA presidents do. She chairs the Women of Georgetown and serves on the advisory board for the Georgetown Women’s Forum.

Farr oversees the GUAA, Alumni Career Services, Law Alumni Relations, Professional Alliances, and Regional Teams.

President-Elect – Frank Ciatto (B'88, L'94, Parent'21)

Richard Hluchan

Born and raised in Jersey City, N.J. and the product of 11 years of Jesuit education, Frank Ciatto was the first person in his family to graduate college. During his time on the Hilltop, Frank took Georgetown's credo of "men and women for others" to heed, and has since dedicated himself to the betterment of the university and the Georgetown community.

Frank has been a Georgetown volunteer for 20+ years. He served as the fundraising chairman of his 10-year reunion class, served on the Annual Fund Council for two years, and acted as a mentor to McDonough School of Business students for six years.

He was elected to the GUAA Board of Governors in 2003 and has since served in a number of leadership roles, including Chair of the Awards and Class Advancement Committees, as well as his current role as Treasurer and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. Frank enjoys his time on the Board and, like many, bleeds Hoya blue!

Frank is a Partner at Venable LLP, a nationally recognized law firm. In his legal practice, he helps entrepreneurs succeed in new and existing business ventures. With over 20 years' corporate law experience, his practice covers many areas, including mergers and acquisitions, and succession planning. In addition, Frank is a CPA, formerly with Coopers & Lybrand in New York—experience he uses to add value to for his clients. Frank lives with his wife Deanne (C'89) and three terrific daughters, Sophia (C'21), Francesca, and Julianna, in Bethesda, Md. They are a very active family. When they are not attending Hoya games, you can find Frank watching his girls play soccer, softball, tennis, or basketball games somewhere around Montgomery County.

Treasurer – Bridget McInerney Harris (F'76, L'81, Parent'16)

Frank Ciatto

Bridget McInerney Harris grew up in California until she attended Georgetown University. Bridget graduated from the Walsh School of Foreign Service, graduated with a JD Cum Laude from Gonzaga University Law School, and graduated with a LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown Law. She has been an active Georgetown volunteer for more than 25 years. Bridget was a member of the East Bay AAP committee for 20+ years and chair of that committee for more than ten years.  Bridget has been a co-chair of her class reunion for the past two reunions. Bridget was elected to the GUAA Board of Governors in 2011 and has been active on the board; serving as chair of the Board Development Committee and Vice-Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. Bridget is currently the Treasurer and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.

Bridget is a partner at Jeffer, Mangels, Butler and Mitchell, LLP and works in the San Francisco office. She is certified by the California State Bar Board of legal specialization in estate planning, trust and probate law. She specializes in advising high net worth clients in estate, transition and executive planning. In addition, Bridget represents closely held owners in corporate and tax matters.

Bridget is married to L. Randolph Harris (L'80) and lives in Piedmont, California. Bridget and Randy have four adult children: Cornelius, Elizabeth (L'16), Liam and Dermot.

Parliamentarian – Patrick J. Grant (C'73, L'77, Parent'07, '07, '09)

Patrick J. Grant

Patrick J. Grant is a senior partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., where for many years he was the head of the firm's telecommunications, internet & media practice group.

As an undergraduate, he was elected vice president of the student government and president of the student senate, and in that capacity he served on a number of other university committees. He also was the captain of the sailing team for four years. Since the mid-1970s, he has been an active member of the Alumni Admissions Program.

Pat serves as an emeritus member of Georgetown's National Law Alumni Board, of which he was a founding member several years ago, and he has been involved in numerous fund-raising activities on behalf of the Law Center. Pat has served on the Board of Governors since 2005. During his time on the Board, he has chaired the Campus Engagement Committee and served as co-chair of the Career Service Committee.

Pat and his wife Mary (F'74) have four children: Patrick C. Grant, Michael Grant (L'09), Bridget Grant (C'07), and Caitlin Grant (C'07).

Immediate Past President – Jeff Chapski (B'91)

Jeff Chapski

Jeff Chapski (B'91) has been an active volunteer for Georgetown since his time on the Hilltop. After graduating, he joined the Club of New York, where he worked to establish the Career Services Committee and helped to plan the New York Club Homecoming in New York. He later went to serve as the Club's Co-President from 2004-06. Jeff also volunteered for class events and served as a class ambassador, which he continues to do to this day. Chapski was elected to the Board of Governors in 2006. During his tenure on the Board, he has served in a variety of committee leadership roles and is the founder of the Hoya Gateway program, Co-Founder of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance, and a member of the Georgetown Wall Street Alliance Board of Advisors. In 2008, Chapski received the GUAA William Gaston Alumni Award for his outstanding service as an undergraduate alumni and in 2013 he received the Reed Alumni Award for his dedication and commitment to the Board of Governors.

Chapski is an author, speaker, and career skills coach. His twenty-year career includes working with Fortune 100 companies and start-ups in the financial services, consulting, and software sectors including J.P. Morgan, Arthur Andersen, Chase Bank, Oracle Corporation, Microsoft, and GE Capital. In 2016, Jeff published his first book, Career-ology: The Art and Science of a Successful Career. The book, written for college seniors and new professionals in the first five years of their career, focuses on the key skills that form the foundation of a new professional's career. Chapski lives in Mamaroneck, N.Y. with his wife and son.

See a list of all former presidents and executive directors of the Alumni Association.