February Class Notes

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classnotesheadshot-bales_anita_smallAnita Bales ’98 MBA (left), director at the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), has been selected as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100, an annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena. As director of the DCAA, Bales oversees the worldwide operation of the agency and its resources as well as directs the planning development, execution and evaluation of comprehensive programs that implement public laws to carry out the agency’s contract audit mission. She reports directly to the Pentagon’s comptroller in her role at DCAA. Read More.


Dennis Hickey ’80 – Senior Director, Nous Infosystems

Anne Becker ’85 – 2017 President, Newport County Board of Realtors, Rhode Island

David Sabino ’91 – General Editor-Outside the Lines & E:60, ESPN

Carl Cooper ’92 – Vice President, Strategic Account Management, Interactions LLC

David Aquino ’93 – Executive Vice President, COO & CIO, Barco Uniforms Inc.

Mark Roe ’93 MBA – Board of Directors, AnchorID

Courtney Brooke Smith ’94 MBA  – Communications Manager, Rasmuson Foundation

Brian Martin ’01 – Chief Operating Officer, Loring Hospital

Tom Sullivan ’03 – Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield Boston

Anthony DeAngelis ’06 – Director, The PrivateBank

Andrew Kurman ’07 – Sales Manager, Paragon Sports

Rick Messe ’07 – Senior Design Specialist, Ricoh USA

Chris Kwok ’08 MBA – Regional Director of Admissions, Acadia Healthcare

Sarah Priestley ’08 –  Merchandise Manager, UA Brands

David Shluger ’08 – Senior Multiline Underwriter, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.

Gabriel Berfield ’09 – Principal Consultant, Manhattan Associates

Branden Elmendorf ‘09 MBA – Tax Manager, LCS&Z, LLP

David Norton ’10 – Vice President of Institutional Equities, Stephens Inc.

Angela Bruns ‘11 MBA – Digital Marketing Manager, Gartner

Angela Caruso ’11 – Lean Coach, GE-Global Operations

Jay J. Li ’12 – Assistant Vice President-Capital Markets, Synchrony Financial

Corky (Ellison) Parsons ’12 – Resource Manager, Mack Studios, Inc.

Charles Bishop Jr ’13 – Brand Specialist, Amazon

Alicia Sodergreen ’13 – SAP EWM Project Manager, MSCG LLC (My Supply Chain Group)

Matthew Fauris ’14 MBA – Chief Marketing Officer, Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Shelby Solomon ’14 – Campaign Manager, Amazon

Rachel Firestone ’15 – Senior Associate, Digital Investment, MEC

Eric O’Brien ‘15 MBA – District Sales Manager, Cognex Corporation

Jing (Wendy) Li ‘16  – Staff Accountant, SuarezBaldomero, P.A.

Nick Alaga ‘17 MBA – Director Supply Chain Management, Lumenetix Inc.


img_8871Jason Willard ’05 MBA (right) and his wife, Nancy, have welcomed a daughter. Alexandra Kira arrived on December 9 ready to cheer on the Orange with her dad!

Ludwig Huck ’55 is happily retired after a career in business spanning 41 years followed by another 20 years volunteering in economic development and entrepreneurial development throughout Ohio and beyond with the Wayne County Economic Development Council and the NorthEast Ohio Fund For Our Economic Future.
Richard Markson ‘X6 is fully retired from his service as a Major in the United States Air Force. He and his wife of 55 years have three daughters and seven grandchildren.
Stephen E. Katz ’70 MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma), retired in 1986 as a Colonel in the United States Air Force with more than 30 years of service and two Vietnam tours with the Air Rescue Service. Among other honors, he received the Legion of Merit and Distinguished Flying Cross. After retirement, he was employed by Associated Global Systems as Regional Manager, Government Services. His wife Patricia Ann passed away in 2012. He lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, with his four rescue dogs.
Joseph Eppolito ’92 MBA has been working for the past 26 years as a financial advisor, the last nine with MassMutual. A full-time lecturer at SUNY Cortland and an adjunct professor at the Whitman School of Management, Eppolito is a past president and current treasurer of the Whitman Alumni Club of Central New York.