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NEW POSITIONS AND PROMOTIONS:
Syracuse University has announced the election of four new members to the University’s Board of Trustees. Of them, is Whitman alumnus Tracy M. Barash ’89, who became the president of the Syracuse University Alumni Association Board this month. Barash is vice president of global franchise management for Turner’s Cartoon Network. In addition to her service as a Trustee, Barash is a member of Syracuse University’s Atlanta Regional Council, a participant in the Whitman School’s Alumni Mentorship Programs and past alumni representative for the Office of Admissions. She joined the Syracuse University Alumni Association Board in 2010 and has served as awards committee chair, philanthropy committee chair, nominating committee chair and vice president. Most notably, she worked closely with the board’s clubs committee on the successful “I’m In” fundraising campaign for Athletics.
Rickey Brown ’95 has been appointed as the first executive director of The Upstate Minority Economic Alliance (UMEA). UMEA is a nonprofit chamber of commerce supporting minority business owners and professionals of color in Central New York.
Susan Young ’91: MBA Chief Financial Officer, Terra Dotta, LLC
Dave Gaetano ’92: Account Director, Entertainment Oath
Andy Olsen ’93: Executive Vice President, Direct Borrower Originations A10 Capital
John Cahill ’97: Senior Vice President, JLL, New York brokerage operations
Leida Kokona ’97: Business Transformation Manager, Splunk
Michelle Drolsbaugh ’02: Cambridge Family & Children’s Service in Cambridge, MA
Abby Bridgeo ’07: Account Supervisor, Energy BBDO
Mark Newsome ’07 MBA: Associate Partner/Account Lead – Veterans Affairs & Defense Health, IBM Global Services
Jessica Friedman ’08: Manager Global Product Development – Women’s Woven Bottoms, Gap Inc.
Allyson Levine ’08: Senior Project Manager, Rightpoint
Mallory Lichtenstein ’09: Senior Compliance Auditor Structure, Tone
Anthony Solomon ’09: Director of Operations and Logistics, Flight Club
Jason Denrich ’10 MBA: International Tax Director, PwC
Christopher Keeler ’10, ’11 MS iSchool: Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Lou Buscemi ’11: Vice President – Corporate Oversight, JPMorgan Chase
Ian Yiyuan Huang ’11 MBA: Associate Planning Director, INSPIRE Integrated Marketing
Nicole Feltes ’12: Senior Associate, HR Technology Discover Financial Services
Kelly Ryan ’11, ’12 MS: New York Metro Marketing Manager, PwC
Erica Taylor ’12: Traffic Manager, Fire TV Amazon.com
Will Evans ’13: Associate, The Halifax Group, LLC
Jason Low ’13: Research Analyst, Egon Zehnder
Adam Parish ’13: Domestic Pricing & Procurement Associate, Flexport
Benjamin Fischer ’14: Commercial Real Estate Lending Analyst, Morgan Stanley
Chris McCarthy ’14 MBA: Program Manager III, ACES Quality, Amazon
Alma (Puskar) Keita ’14: Senior Human Resources Specialist, Samsung C&T America, Inc.
Julia Wilner ’14: Media Planner, The TJX Companies, Inc.
Jennifer Conlon ’15: Mergers & Acquisitions Business Manager, J.P. Morgan
Jeffrey Neal ’06, ’15 MBA: Executive Director, Direct Response Programs, Syracuse University
Melinda Rivera ’15: Assistant Manager, Integrated Marketing, Disney ABC Television Group
ALUMNI IN THE MEDIA:
Keith Lemer ’95, CEO of WellNet Healthcare, a $150 million a year health insurance provider, was featured in a FastCompany.com article which showcased the research of Whitman’s Johan Wiklund, professor of entrepreneurship, on the relationship between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and entrepreneurial endeavors.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS:
Nicole Wooley ’11 married Eric Meyers ’10 (NEW/A&S) on September 10, 2016, in New City, New York.
KEEPING IN TOUCH:
Roxann Remake ’04 (stage name – Roxann Nadine Fraser) is an actress (CNN, Royal Shakespeare Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Vh1) and founder of 37th St. Entertainment, a creative production agency creating relevant and engaging content that reflects the lives of Caribbean-Americans in the entertainment industry.
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