Political Science Alumni Profiles

Political Science Alumni Profiles


Michael Endler ’81

In more than three decades since transitioning from primarily a teachers college to a liberal arts university, Eastern has of course produced several dozen alumni who went on to become attorneys. If Michael Endler ’81 is not the most accomplished of them, he is among a very small group vying for the title.

After distinguishing himself as Public Policy & Government and Communication student here and going on to Georgetown University’s law school, he has distinguished himself even more as a top government lawyer and partner in two law firms. He is currently a partner in the Albany office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, a national firm headed by one of the country’s most famous lawyers, David Boies. Boies is best known for representing Presidential candidate Al Gore in the controversial Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case in 2000. (more)

William Kelly ’82

In a dual upper management role for Bank New York Mellon involving international investment, Bill Kelly oversees a financial portfolio that even the folks in the government in Washington would consider “real money.” As Deputy Director of Securities Lending for the worldwide banking giant, he is responsible for $300 billion of business activity. In his related job of Global Head of Client Management, he makes sure the various national central banks, pension funds, foundations and endowments, financial institutions and other major institutional investors that are the bank’s clients are satisfied because the investment professionals he supervises are doing their jobs well. (more)