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Alumni In Memoriam: Peter S. Bliven ’80

Alumni In Memoriam: Peter S. Bliven ’80

Alumni In Memoriam: Peter S. Bliven ’80

Peter Bliven

Peter S. Bliven passed away March 10. He was managing director of Citi’s Municipal Securities Division and captain of Citi’s Syracuse University recruiting team. Bliven was committed to helping the Martin J. Whitman School of Management prepare future business leaders through direct engagement and was instrumental in significantly strengthening the recruiting partnership between Syracuse and Citi. His dedication was recognized in 2017 with the Whitman Dean’s Citation for Exceptional Service. Giuseppe Castelli ’16, an associate at Citi, is among many Syracuse University alumni who are a part of the Citi family in large part thanks to Bliven. “Peter took a chance on so many of us from Syracuse University,” said Castelli. “Those whom he helped will never forget him for that. Because of Peter, Syracuse University made strides in becoming a target school for front office trading and banking roles, especially at Citi. It is up to us, whom he recruited, and all other alumni, to carry the mantle forward in his memory. Peter always took time to mentor and share his love of life with those around him. All of us who had the privilege of knowing him are mourning the loss of a bigger-than-life personality with a contagious laugh and smile. We’ll miss you, Bliv.”

"All of us who had the privilege of knowing him are mourning the loss of a bigger-than-life personality with a contagious laugh and smile. We’ll miss you, Bliv." -  Giuseppe Castelli

Alison Kessler

Alison Kessler is the alumni publications and outreach manager at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. She has amassed more than 20 years of experience in integrated marketing communications in the corporate, agency, not-for-profit, higher education and government sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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