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Interviews | Jan 17, 2020 |

Talking with… Rose Marie Reyes

Each “Talking With…” feature helps you learn about a different Gabelli School faculty member, administrator, or staff member. This week, we’re speaking with Rose Marie Reyes, development and university relations coordinator at the Gabelli School of Business.

What are some exciting projects you and your team are working on in the new year?

Currently, my team and I are involved in planning Centennial celebrations for the Gabelli School of Business. In addition to all of the upcoming events, Gabelli has planned for 2020, celebrating Gabelli’s 100 years will be very exciting.

On a regular basis, I am the assistant to the senior director of development for the Gabelli School of Business and I am responsible for providing full support for a team of four professionals within their day to day operations. I also provide additional support to the associate director for the Global Center for Security Analysis and assist with all of the moving parts for their events including attending many of them. 

It makes me proud to know that I am involved with a school that for so many years has provided an education for thousands of young adults who have gone on to be successful and who also make a difference in our society today.

What is the most memorable experience you have had here at the Gabelli school?

What has become most memorable to me was the moment I realized that I work with such wonderful colleagues within Gabelli and the Development and University Relations department (DAUR).

Throughout my time here I have learned how vital and important it is to cultivate and develop our relationships with our donors, prospects, and alums through philanthropic support and the significance of conveying what the Gabelli school has to offer. 

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?

In 5-10 years, I easily see myself continuing to grow in my position here at Gabelli.  Part of my growth strategy will be to put forth new goals and to advance my skill set within my role as a development coordinator.

On a personal note and probably closer to the 10-year mark, my desired title would be to assume the role of Grandma. I have three children. Two college students and one high school junior. My son Christopher is 22 years old, my daughter, Amber is 19 years old and my youngest daughter Ava is 16 years old.

Fun Questions

How did you ring in the new year?
Quietly at home with my immediate family.

Favorite restaurant in NYC?
El Castillo de Jagua, a simple restaurant located in downtown Manhattan.

Day or night person?
Day person-early bird hands down.

Last concert you went to? 
Brothers McClurg.

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