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April Class Notes

April Class Notes

We welcome announcements of new jobs, promotions, board positions, marriages and family additions. Please visit our online submission form to share your news. You can also use this form to request your copy of the Whitman biannual magazine via email rather than in print. To update your address or contact details, please visit https://securealumni.syr.edu.


Delphine Jones CPA ‘83: Managing Director, Client Services, PEF Services 

Patrick Ward ‘84: Treasurer,Humane Society of Schuyler County 

Amir Hamzah ‘90: President and CEO, Tenaga Nasional Bhd

Molly Fisher ’08, ’12 MS: Chief of Staff to the CFO, Dig Inn

Panio Zhivkov ’16: Credit Analyst, Eastern Funding



For Wendy Berger ’88, heading JFU’s 2019 Annual Campaign a mission of compassion, purpose and meaning.” Chicago Jewish News, March 22, 2019

American Feed Industry Association President and CEO Joel G. Newman ’89 MBA, who announced that he will be retiring from the association effective December 2019, was featured on World-Grain.com. Q&A with AFIA’s Joel Newman

David Tobin ’91 (A&S), a member of the Whitman School of Management Real Estate Advisory Board, was featured on Bisnow.com. Beyond The Bio: 16 Questions With Mission Capital Advisors Co-Founder David Tobin



Kevin Parks ’09 was named the 2018 Dictum Meum Pactum award recipient by the Security Traders Association. “Over the course of his decade in the financial services industry, Kevin’s tremendous advocacy for children impacted by tragedy has exemplified the ideals the DMP award seeks to recognize.” Read more.



Jody Maier Piazza ’92 married Michael Piazza on March 30, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Young Whitman Advisory Council member Andrew Dreisiger ’06, along with his wife, Shari, and son, Max, welcomed baby Penelope Fay to their family on January 4, 2019.



Kenneth Sosne ’80 retired from the federal government after 28 years of service. He and his wife, whom he met at Syracuse University in 1979, are enjoying their days in Southern Delaware, volunteering with non-profits including food banks and women’s shelters.

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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