Joan M. Lacagnina

Joan Lacagnina '88CBA

Managing Director
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Joan Lacagnina has been with investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) for the last 22 years. Serving as Managing Director, she leads their Private Markets Finance team. Prior to joining KKR, she was Senior Manager with the tax practice office of Deloitte & Touche.

Ms. Lacagnina attended the Staten Island, NY, campus of St. John’s University, graduating in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. While at St. John’s, she was also a member of the Accounting Society. She earned a Master of Science degree in Taxation from Pace University in 1995.

A member of the Board of Governors of St. John’s University, and The Loughlin Society, one of the University’s premier giving societies, Ms. Lacagnina is also a proud supporter of the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams. She also serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the Association to Benefit Children and she actively supports a variety of local nonprofit organizations, including Student Sponsor Partners and Camp Fatima of New Jersey.

St. John’s University awarded her with the Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award in 2013, and she was inducted into the St. John’s University Founders Society in 2019.

In 2011, Ms. Lacagnina established the Michael and Gloria Stelmokas Scholarship Fund in honor of her great aunt and great uncle. This fund provides one or more partial annual scholarships to academically qualified and/or deserving undergraduate students residing in the tri-state area, and who are enrolled in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business.