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.

NEW POSITIONS AND PROMOTIONS:

Michael Comins ’88: VP of Sales – Local marketing Cloud Product Suite, The Engine Group

Sean Giancola ’90: Publisher and CEO of the New York Post

Thomas Baskind ’91: Director, Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company

Chris Luzine ’97: Chief Operating Officer, VIKASA Capital

Jack King MBA: Product Line Manager, Robroy Industries Raceway Division

Joshua Verni ’04: Partner, CFGI

Jed Limmer ’08: Managing Director – Institutional Sales, D.A. Davidson & Co.

Chris Cordisco ’09, ’06 MBA: Director/Senior Vice President, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, a subsidiary of BB&T Real Estate Funding

Stephen Titus ’18 MBA: Partnership Advisor, Corvias

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS:

Joshua Fishman ’12 and Emily (Sherrin) Fishman ’12 (right) were married on September 2 in Philadelphia. Josh and Emily met at Whitman and served as ENACTUS project leaders together.

KEEPING IN TOUCH:

Jorge Bertran ’78 was invited in 2019 for the third year in a row to lecture on Cross-Cultural Management at the ISCTE Business School Graduate Program, International Management, University of Lisbon. Currently, Bertram is a consultant in cross-cultural training and authored the book,” Key Competencies for International Managers.”

Jeffrey Fischer ’83 retired from UPS in 2018 after 25 years in senior management. Fischer is founder and CEO of TZB International Consulting, based in the greater Atlanta area, specializing in supply chain management, customer experience, and process improvement.

IN MEMORIAM:

James L. Parsons IV, of York, Pennsylvania, died on Nov. 30, 2018. He was 73.

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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