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Two New Members Join Regional Council

Mike_KuczkowskiThe San Francisco Regional Council welcomes two new members—Michael Kuczkowski ’92 and Dee Ware ’88.

Kuczkowski is the founder of Orangefiery, a brand reputation and issues management consultancy focused on helping clients solve complex brand challenges. He is a veteran of Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, where he held a variety of roles, including general manager of Edelman San Francisco, president of Edelman Consulting and global client relationship manager for Pfizer, the firm’s largest client. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, his background includes stints in politics and journalism. He lives in Mill Valley with his wife and three children.


Dee_WareThe founder of Ware Law, Ware was one of the first attorneys in the country to be certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP) by the U.S. Green Building Council. She assists clients in all phases of the green building process, including rating system selection, navigation of the certification process and rapidly emerging government regulations. She is a member of the State Bar of California and has previously been appointed to its Committee on the Administration of Justice. She has also served on the California Association of Realtors’ Tort Advisory Committee, as a Judge Pro Tem for the Alameda County Superior Courts, and on steering committees and advisory boards for green building and public policy advocacy organizations and sustainable business conferences and events. She is a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Newhouse School.


The San Francisco Regional Council is made up of devoted alumni, parents, friends, and business leaders who volunteer their time to elevate Syracuse University’s presence in the Bay Area. This includes building a stronger philanthropic base, increasing support for recruiting new students from the Bay Area, expanding career networking opportunities for local alumni and recent SU grads seeking jobs, creating new alumni events, and developing academic programs in the Bay Area.