Distinguished Alumnus 2021
Art W. Coviello '71, technology investor & advisor; Former CEO of RSA Security
Each year, St. John's Prep proudly recognizes an alumnus whose life personifies the spirit and values of the Xaverian Brothers and the extraordinary commitment of our faculty and staff. In all endeavors, this individual models for fellow alumni what it means to be a Prep graduate and inspires current students to be change makers and forces for good in the world.
We are honored this year to recognize the service and leadership of Art W. Coviello '71. In addition to his distinguished professional career, Art has always prioritized his values and commitment to education through his philanthropic support and volunteer work. Art served on our Ryan Shaw '15 Entrepreneurial Education Program judges panel, connecting with young entrepreneurs in the community to help advance their work. He is currently coaching and mentoring two current students as they prepare their TedxStJohnsPrep presentations for December through the Centers for Mission and Research.
Headmaster Hardiman had the opportunity to connect with Art in a special edition of LIVE! Since You Asked, the Prep's on-the-go interview series. If you missed it, we encourage you to view the interview recording here to learn more about Art's Prep experience and how it influenced his professional career.
Art's professional achievements as a visionary in the security industry open the door for our community to have meaningful and relevant discussions about remote learning and protecting personal data in a digital world. Art exemplifies the best of the Prep community and serves as a standard of excellence to which we hope our current students and young alumni will aspire.
Art owns more than 35 years of strategic, operating, and financial management experience in technology companies. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts.
Established in 1993, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, allows the St. John's Prep community to present a living example of faith, brotherhood, and wisdom to our students. We continually strive for excellence in all that we do, and our Distinguished Alumnus is someone who has achieved professional success; has shown a commitment to lifelong learning; pursues enduring personal relationships; and serves as a model for servant leadership in the Catholic, Xaverian tradition. See the list of all St. John's Prep Distinguished Alumni!