Kathleen Arnold Smarilli ’71 is the 77th president of the Penn State Alumni Association, serving July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013. Smarilli was first elected to Alumni Council in 2004 and has served on the Executive Board and chaired the Budget & Finance Committee. As vice president, Smarilli helped establish and chaired the Alumni Association's first Subcommittee on Investments.
Smarilli previously served as chair of Penn State Harrisburg’s Board of Advisors and president of the Liberal Arts Alumni Society, among other Penn State leadership positions.
Smarilli is a partner with Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors in Lancaster, Pa. Previously, she was regional president for Wachovia Bank's central Pennsylvania market.
Smarilli received the Penn State Alumni Fellow Award in 2004. The Penn State Harrisburg School of Business honored Smarilli as their "Distinguished Business Leader," and she recently received the Service to Penn State Award from the College of the Liberal Arts.
She lives in Lancaster, Pa., with her husband, James ’70.