The Iona College Campus Quad

Anthony J. Riina '91

Anthony’s kids have asked him, why did you pick Iona when you were going to college? The answer was easy then and it’s still now, it felt like home. Every time he goes back to campus, there is a sense of pride and accomplishment, as Iona provided all of the tools to help Anthony succeed in the business world as well as help set the foundation for his personal life.

Anthony was lucky enough to meet his wife and fellow alumni, Nancy (Bulfamante) Riina ’91 and they have been married over 27 years with 3 terrific and energic kids. In addition, Anthony comes from a long line of Iona alumni with over a dozen close family members graduating from Iona College with several currently enrolled.

After graduating from Iona in 1991, Anthony started his career in insurance by working for several US and Bermuda-based carriers, national brokers, and eventually going to Pfizer Inc. where he has been for the past 15 years and is presently a Director in Global Insurance. His role at Pfizer has greatly expanded throughout the years and he places all of Pfizer’s worldwide coverages including product liability and clinical trials for the COVID vaccine.

Anthony has always remained a part of the Iona family by volunteering to help at Homecoming and Family weekends and attending Alumni trips with his wife. Anthony wants to be able to do more to help Iona in any way he can by reconnecting with fellow alumni and providing guidance to future graduates.