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January Class Notes

January 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.


Judd Caplain ’82 has been promoted to Global Head of Banking & Capital Markets at KPMG.

Bill Killory ’82 has been appointed Chief Financial Officer at Riccelli-Northern.

Bret Krevolin ’84 has been named President and CEO of Utilities Employees Credit Union.

Paula Morabito, CPA ’93 MBA has been elected to the Board of Directors of Orchid Island Capital, Inc.

Eldon Mayer ’95 MBA, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Rigel Pharmaceuticals, has been appointed to the Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) Board of Directors.

Ryan S. Suser ’07 (’10 J.D., Albany Law School) has been named Partner at Bousquet Holstein PLLC.

Brett Kaplan ’15 has been promoted to Investment Banking Associate at Raymond James.

Michael Witten ’17 MBA has been promoted to Municipal Operations Coordinator in the Institutional Municipal Sales Group of Janney Montgomery Scott.


Sanjay Shah ’91 MBA, Founder of ExecHealth, was profiled in the Ottawa Business Journal

Alyza Bohbot ’08, Owner of Alakef and City Girl Coffee, was featured in the Star Tribune.


Richard Lee Tapp ’66 MBA, Colonel, U.S. Army (retired) of Columbia, S.C., passed away on November 20, 2017. Read more.

Henry Jerome Schiefer ’71 MBA, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (retired), passed away on Dec. 19, 2017, at his home in Harrisonburg, Penn. Read more.

John Grabner, who taught in Whitman’s Supply Chain Management Department in the mid-90s and early 2000s, passed away on January 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Read more.

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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