Jim Vitale ‘81
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Routine is pretty much nonexistent for Jim Vitale '81, an account executive for Aqua Filter Fresh, a water and coffee service based in Plum. On top of his sales appointments, service work, and pretty much anything that has to do with supplying water, the former management major is also on the Moon Township Board of Supervisors. Despite his busy schedule, he still finds time to visit his alma mater. Last month Vitale delivered the formal welcome at President Howard's inauguration on behalf of the local government.
As a student, Vitale was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and he is still a sustaining contributor. He stays connected with his fraternity brothers, and they can usually be found in Tailgate Alley, as they were at last month's Homecoming. Since football came to RMU, Vitale has only missed two home games, and he's also a regular in the stands for hockey and chairs a fundraising golf outing for the men's team. “The connection and chemistry with the people here fed my future life and career,” he says. “The campus is continually changing for the better.”
Vitale was president of the RMU Alumni Association from 2007-09 and received the Alumni Service Award. He currently serves on the advisory board for economics and legal studies at the university. He met his wife, Luanne Koch Vitale ‘85, through connections at RMU. “She was actually dating a friend of mine, and that’s how we met,” he says. “But we didn’t really get together until later.” Jim and Luanne have two children, Bob and Maria. Bob is a senior at Moon High School and Maria is a junior at Penn State.
-- Written by Kayla Carbert