Villanova, PA, October 1, 2014 – The Villanova School of Business (VSB) named Richard J. Naclerio ’54 VSB as the 2014 recipient of The Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, OSA Alumni Medallion. The Bartley Medallion is given annually to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers while also demonstrating extraordinary service to their communities and to VSB. This award, the winner of which is selected by a committee of faculty and staff, is the highest distinction the school can bestow to an alumnus/a.
Throughout his prolific career, Naclerio has proven to be successful as a developer, investor and entrepreneur. He served as CEO and president of Naclerio Contracting Corporation, which served the Greater New York region and provided infrastructure for municipalities. Under his leadership, the company progressed to higher levels of success. Naclerio later started RAN Consulting Corporation, a mortgage brokerage firm, and led the company as CEO and president.
Naclerio has been actively involved in and dedicated to many charities and organizations. His affiliation with Sound Shore Medical Health Systems, now known as Montefiore New Rochelle, included serving on the Board of Trustees as vice president for Mount Vernon Hospital, now known as Montefiore Mount Vernon. He was also a member of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of the Bronx. Naclerio is also a retired director of Patriot National Bank, retired board member of Bronx Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and former trustee of Calvary Hospital and Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Naclerio’s relationship with the Little Sisters of the Poor resulted in the inauguration of an annual golf fundraiser, which is now in its tenth year. For his work, Naclerio has received recognitions such as the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the American Red Cross Service Award and the Boys Town of Italy Certificate of Recognition from the Italian Government.
Naclerio also served on the Board of Directors of the Columbus Citizens Foundation and was chairman of the Scholarship Committee for ten years. There he helped grant scholarships to hundreds of Italian American boys and girls to advance their education and awareness of their heritage. Naclerio and his wife, Barbara, will be the 2014 honorees at the Columbus Citizens Foundation Gala and Columbus Day Parade in New York City.
At Villanova, Naclerio has remained actively involved through his memberships in the Matthew Carr Society and the 1842 Heritage Society. He created the Richard and Barbara Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program, which encourages and supports VSB faculty members in the productive pursuit of high-level research. He also endowed Villanova University with the Richard J. Naclerio ’54 and Barbara A. Naclerio Chair in Transatlantic Commerce and Finance. In addition, Naclerio served on the VSB Dean’s Advisory Council.
The Bartley Alumni Medallion was presented to Naclerio in the company of VSB’s most supportive business leaders, who are also engaged in advisory councils across the school, at the Villanova Business Leaders Forum, which took place on October 1-2. This year’s Forum—Innovating for Global Success—showcased innovative business models and methods across a range of sectors and organizations and shared how Villanova encourages innovation to advance its educational mission.