January Class Notes

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Michael Hurwitz ’87: Partner, New York Metro Tax Real Estate Group Leader

Todd Rydzynski ’93 MBA: Vice President, Carrier, Bandwidth Inc.

David Buckel ’94 MBA: Board Member, Scopus BioPharma, Inc.

Rachel Walters ’04: Director of Customer Marketing, Join Digital

Candace Pack ’05: Tax Supervisor, Fust Charles Chambers

Jack Leeney ’07: Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, 7GC & Co. Holdings and Board Director, PropTech Investment Corporation II

Jonathan Peterson ’07: Senior Director, Controller, Circle

Trevor Marsteller ’09: Controller, Partech, Inc.

Thomas A. Berman ’10: Senior Manager, Growth Marketing, The New York Racing Association (NYRA) & NYRA Bets

Matthew Lerner ’10, ’11 MS: Vice President of Acquisitions & Investment Management, Monday Properties

Jaycob Burns ’11 MBA: Senior Research Manager, MetrixLab

Steve Case ’11 MBA: Broker/Partner, Modwell

Laura Cawley ’12: Vice President, Leveraged Finance, J.P. Morgan

James Shomar ’13 MS: Chief Growth Officer, The Manufacturers Association of New York

Carly Feryus ’14: Buyer, SpaceNK

Hillary Tucker ’14: Vice President, Consultant Relations, Asset Management Division, Goldman Sachs

Jeremy Apple ’16: Senior Director, Clermont Partners

Shannon Balser ’16: Project Manager, 829 Studios

Patrick Keenehan ’16: Senior Corporate Accountant, Novanta, Inc.

Dean Linn ’16: Associate Attorney, Pogust Millrood, LLC

Alycia Renert ’16: Planning Analyst, Supply Chain, quip.

Adriana Brown ’17: Manager, Sales Development, Frame.io

Gavin Dowd ’17: Associate, Blackstone

Liam Doyle ’17: Anti-Money Laundering Associate, Webull Financial

Brianna Dutton ’17: Media Planning Supervisor, Essence

Keelan Erhard ’17: Operations Manager, Habitat for Humanity Buffalo

Jamie Gelberg ’17: Manager, Customer Support & Data Insights

Sloan Genzer ’17: Assistant Buyer, Men’s Contemporary & Designer, Bloomingdale’s

Lauren Knafo ’17: Associate, Blank Rome LLP

Sheker Myradova ’17 MBA: Manager, McKinsey & Company

Alexandra Dodge ’18: Associate Planner, The TJX Companies, Inc.

Olivia Hager ’18: Associate Planner, The TJX Companies, Inc.

Dina Resnick ’18: Supplier Relationship Manager-Ricoh, Global Print, IBM

Olivia Smith ’19: Senior Technical Recruiter, Brooksource


Michael Blackshear ’91 (above), global chief compliance officer at Ryan Specialty Group and member of the Whitman Advisory Council, was profiled by Modern Counsel, celebrating his dedication to the advancement of inclusion and holistic approach to creating a culture of compliance.

Jessica Santana ’11, ’13 MS (iSchool), co-founder and chief executive officer at America On Tech, will host the Instagram Live chat series #TechTuesdays, in partnership with Forbes For(bes) The Culture and America on Tech live on the first Tuesday of every month @ForbesTheCulture.


Katelyn Cozzi Meola ’10, senior brand marketing manager at PepsiCo, and husband Andrew Meolo ’10 (NEW) welcomed daughter Cassidy Rose Meola (below) on October 24, 2020.


The debut book by Samuel Sanders ’16, Your Next Big Idea, will be available for purchase in May. “Spending my college years at Syracuse was one of the best decisions I made. I didn’t realize it then, but it was there when I was piecing together the framework that would later outline this book.” For more information, visit: http://www.yournextbigbookidea.com.


Andrew John Patrick Innes ’67 passed away on December 5, 2020.

Professor Sherman Chottiner passed away on May 20, 2020.

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