University at Albany

Q & A with Donald Boyce, III, BS '06, MPA '08

In addition to his current role, Donald currently serves on the advisory board of the UAlbany Institute for Financial Market Regulation and credits Rockefeller College, its faculty and alumni for an opportunity that he has turned into a career.

If you had to condense your job description into an elevator pitch, how would it read?

Donald: I am part of the Regulatory, Risk and Control Group within the bank's Global Technology & Operations team. Our group surveys, communicates and supports the implementation of new regulatory initiatives within the bank.

What about your job inspires/excites you every day?

Donald: What gets me up in the morning is simply doing what is best for the bank and its customers. Being part of a global bank, each day I work with various experienced professionals on projects across many different business lines, all with the same overarching goal of providing world-class service to our clients.

How did Rockefeller College prepare you for your career?

Donald: Rockefeller College taught me never to forget the fundamentals, and to never underestimate the value of your network. Standing at the crossroads between regulatory policy and implementation, staying grounded and relying on my contacts across the bank has helped make me successful.

What is one piece of advice you would share with a current Rockefeller student?

Donald: My advice is to make mistakes and take chances in the classroom, test your theories and think outside the box! Your career will be stronger for it.

When you're not on the job, where can you be found?

Donald: When I find myself with free time, I am taking advantage of all that New York City has to offer or escaping to the mountains of Upstate New York for some deserved rest and relaxation.