August 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.

NEW POSITIONS AND PROMOTIONS:
Sean M. Mahone ’93: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, RLJ Lodging Trust
Christopher Babcock ‘95 MBA: Director, Guidehouse
Danielle Holloway ’99: Member of the Advisory Board, Convenience Store News Top Women in Convenience
Ryan Shannon ’99: Chief Financial Officer, Waste Harmonics
Joe Goldberg ’07: Management Consulting, RSM
Michael Murtagh ’09 MBA: Vice President & Group President, Specialty Alloys Operations at Carpenter Technology Corp
Adam Davidson ’11: Consultant, Bain & Company
Sandeep Ramachandran ’15 MBA: Senior Manager – Supply Chain Solution Design, Resilinc
Alan Crain MBA/JD: Member of the Board of Directors, Harvey Gulf
Gianna Mangicaro ’18: Coordinator for Summer College Pre-College Program for High School Students, Syracuse University
Dina Resnick ’18: Enterprise Operations and Services – Procurement, IBM
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:
Jennifer Sampson ’99 MBA, president and CEO of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, was included in The NonProfit Times “The Power and Influence Top 50” list for 2018.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS:

Whitman alumna and Young Advisory Council member, Kelly Ryan ’11, MS ’12,married fellow SU alumnus Eric Jaffe ’10 on June 23 in the Catskill Mountains. They were surrounded by friends and family, including almost 50 SU alumni, 15 of whom were members of their wedding party. Though they grew up on separate coasts, Syracuse represents “home” to the couple and they look forward to a lifetime of building SU memories!
 
 
Nick MassaNick Massa ‘13, ’18 MBA and Sara Curtin ‘13 FALK, G ‘18 NEW on July 7 at Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel.
 
 
 
 
 
IN MEMORIAM:
The Whitman community mourns the passing of Gerald Obah ’12.
ALUMNI IN THE MEDIA:
Laconia Daily Sun: Spotlight — T-Bones manager strayed from his big-city plans
Jay Bolduc is the managing operator of the Laconia T-Bones and Cactus Jack’s on Union Avenue. Though that was not the job, and Laconia is not the city, in which he thought he would be working. Bolduc grew up in Manchester, where he learned a work ethic by watching his mom work three jobs to provide for her children. He graduated from Manchester West High, then went on to earn a degree in marketing and entrepreneurship from Syracuse University.
Yahoo.com: A Wedding Planner’s Destination Weekend in Big Sur
Callista Sessler and Jonathan Osburn are adventure-seekers. The couple first met in a finance class senior year at Syracuse University, and just nine months later, they hopped in a car, drove 3,000 miles, and made the west coast their home.
PBN.com: Five Questions With Jessica Thayer
Jessica Thayer ’01 was recently appointed Financial Services Risk Solutions Practice group leader for Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc.
Philly.com: Mary Radzinski, the first woman to host at Helium, is releasing her debut (dark) comedy album
WTOC.com: Mike Ladge Has Been Recognized by LA Magazine as One of Los Angeles 2017 Five Star Wealth Managers
KEEPING IN TOUCH:
Alan Miller Ph.D. ’72 recently retired from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he served as professor of management and chair of the Department of Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology in the Lee Business School.
Randall Hansen ’82 and his wife Jenny Parker Hansen have established a new blog, JenRanAdventures.com, which chronicles their two plus year road trip to see all the national parks in the continental United States. On the road full-time since January 2018, their journey continues through 2020. Get inside information on the parks and more through the EmpoweringSites.com umbrella of useful websites.

 

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.