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December 2020 Class Notes

December 2020 Class Notes

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Aisha Thomas-Petit ’98: Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, AMC Networks

Jack Leeney ’07: Board Director, PropTech Investment Corporation II

Rick Messe ’07: Professional Services Support Specialist, Repeat Business Systems, Inc.

David Packles ’09: Senior Director of Product, Peloton Interactive

Cory Pettinella ’09: Vice President, Commercial Lending, Five Star Bank

Mat Daussan ’10: Vice President, Finance, Archilogic AG

Greg Jarvis ’11,’12 MS: Tax Manager, Bowers & Company CPAs PLLC

Heather Corbett ’12 ’13 MS:  Talent Acquisition Manager, Right Networks

Hannah Dorfman ’13: Product Manager, Nivelo

Fernando Soto ’14: Board Member, American Friends of Waterford Kamhlaba

Alyssa Clemente ’15: Associate Site Merchandiser, Jewelry, Macy’s

Cynthia Shwe ’15:  Recruiting Coordinator, Blend

Dana Ewanechko ’16: Planner, Eva NYC, Heat Makes Sense, Inc.

Yi Li ’16: Senior Analyst, Search Engine Marketing, Horizon Media

Frank Pingatore IV ’16: Associate, The Carlyle Group

Jessie Boyer ’17: Enterprise Account Executive, Financial Services, Pegasystems

William Carew ’17: Enterprise Account Executive, Alteryx

Andre Ishac ’17: Assistant Project Manager, Common

Noutcha Lopes ’17: Senior Influencer Marketing Manager DACH, Westwing

Logan Margolis ’17: Enterprise Relationship Manager, Energy Corporations, Bloomberg LP

Alexa Cloud ’18: Associate Buyer, Pet, Burlington Stores, Inc.

Sam Feldman ’18: Supervisor, Strategy, Hearts & Science

Samiha Rahman ’18: Scrum Master, Broadridge

Colin Pedrick ’18: Solutions Analyst, Eze Software


Belle Martorano ’19 MBA and Jade Daniels ’19 MBA are the new co-chairs of the Syracuse University Alumni Club of New York City. They would welcome other SU alumni in the New York Metro area to become active in the Club. To learn more about opportunities to become involved with Club leadership and/or to participate in any of the wonderful events the Club has planned, including a Holiday Scavenger Hunt on December 20, the 2nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive through December 21, and a Virtual New Year’s Eve Party on December 31, visit http://bigappleorange.org.


Matthew Roberts ’02 MBA president and chief operating officer of Sherrill Manufacturing, received the Bill Fariel Award for Vocational Excellence.

A.J. Damiano ’18 (below) co-founder and chief executive officer at PowerSpike, has made the Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2021 in the Games category.

A.J. Damiano '18, Co-Founder of Powerspike

Kelsey Davis ’19 (NEW), ’20 MS (below) founder and chief executive officer at CLLCTVE, has also made the Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2021 in the Marketing and Advertising category.

Kelsey David poses in an orange suit with her graduation outfit


Stephen Katzman ’77 of S. Katzman Produce was featured in an article in the BronxTimes in which he shares about his family business’ 100-year history and ability to adapt amid the global pandemic.

Larry Fisher ’93, chief executive officer of Rise Interactive, discusses his career path and how to take a company from good to great with Authority Magazine.

Tanisha Peten ’94, chief marketing officer at Garrett Wade, shares her perspectives on creating and maintaining a trusted, believable and beloved brand in an interview series published by Thrive Global.

Shavonne Dargan ’95, senior vice president of brand management at Live Nation, discusses her time at SU as a student athlete, her career path and social activism with fellow alum and host John Wallace ’12 (MAX) on the podcast series “Power Forward.”


Amit Kumar ’08 MBA and Jyotsna Setia (below) were married on March 31, 2020, in India.

Amit Kumar Class Note
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