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Ken Sosne ’80 – Director of Regional Grant Operations, President Johnson War on Poverty programs

Brian Juszak ’95 – Vice President of Partnership Marketing, Carhartt

Brian Pendergast ‘96 – Associate Comptroller, Syracuse University

Michael Friedlander ’99 – Director of Information Systems, Reckitt Benckiser (RB)

Adam Stivala, MD ’03 – PGY1 Psychiatry Resident, Trinitas Regional Hospital/Seton Hall University

Adam Roberts ‘04 – Director of Shopper Marketing Sales, Northeast, MaxPoint

Joe Chillino ’05 – Regional Vice President, Roanoke Trade

April N. Watson ’06 – Senior Financial Analyst, Goodwin

Brian D. Agnew, Ph.D. ’07 MBA – Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Georgian Court University

Alexa (Ferugia) Lyons ’07 – Controller, Spark Capital

Christine Ringler ’07 MBA – Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama

Mike Davis 94 (NEW), ’08 MBA – Regional Manager for Business Development, Precision Concrete Cutting

Chris Niemczyk ’08 – Senior Director of Sales, xAd

Brandon Lane ’09 – Account Director,

Shawn Lennon ’11 – Senior Accountant with the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Office of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Financial Improvement & Audit Readiness Directorate

Bessie Zhang ’11 MS – Senior SOX Analyst, Zoetis Inc.

Kelly Geer ’12 – Senior Integrated Media Planner, Maxus

William Cougan ’14 – Solutions Architect, The Hartford

Spencer Herbst ’14 – Manager, Strategy&, part of the PwC network

Mark Medico ’14 – Analyst, International Equity Sales, J.P. Morgan

Shelby Solomon ’14 – Quality Area Manager, Amazon

Julia Allstrom ’15 – Ad Sales Analyst, A+E Networks

Sarah Arlotto ’15 – Sales Assistant, FOX Sports

Chelsea Flaum ’15 – New Member Development Associate, WeWork

Alex Maas ’15 – Credit Risk Analyst, Constellation

Nishtha Choudhary ’16 MBA – Analyst, Ipsos

Nikita Jain ’16 MBA – FP&A Analyst, Jackson Hewitt Tax Services Inc.

Kanique Swinson ’16 – Marketing Coordinator, Republic Records

Siqi (Miki) Yin ’16 – Tax Associate, EY

image001Apiradi Tantraporn ’75 MBA has been named Minister of Commerce of Thailand. She previously held the positions of Deputy Minister of Commerce and Director-General of the Department of Foreign Trade. Tantraporn was posted to Geneva first as a Counselor (1985-1989), Minister (1995-1997), and Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (1999-2002), where she was Thailand’s chief negotiator in various bilateral and multilateral negotiations. She has also held the position of Senior Economic Officer in ASEAN SEOM and APEC. In addition to an MBA from Syracuse, Tantraporn holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Thammasat University.