July 2021 Class Notes

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Dave Marcou ’83: Vice President National Sales, adPlanet by Coinstar 

Aaron Domingo ’85: Managing Director, Asia, Encina

Sue Mouchantat ’86: Marketing Director, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Ellen Howard ’87: Vice President of Programming, California Art Club

Richard Buckanavage ’88 MBA: Chief Investment Officer, Assurance Mezzanine Fund

Frank Bergman ’89: Assistant Vice President, Product Management – Accident & Health, Everest Reinsurance Company

Michelle (Krause) Gibb ’92: Senior Director, Insights and Analytics, Mondelēz International

Gustavo Meneses ’93: Director, Global Logistics and Fulfillment Operations, Bazaarvoice

Kathleen Miller ’94 MBA: Nominated for Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), US Government

John P. Huber ’96 MBA, ’96 JD: Partner, Dayton Voorhees & Balsam LLP

Praveen Aggarwal ’98 Ph.D.: Interim Dean, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, UMD

Nancy Barbounis ’99: Lead, Resource Management Specialist, Deloitte

Danny Kempney ’02 MBA: Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, OraLine Inc.

Robert Saracco ’04: Head of Real Estate, North America, INFARM

Joe Iannace ’07: Partner, EY

Hilary Friedman ’09: Senior Brand Manager, Prestige, Pernod Ric

Cassandra Kresch ’09: Account Manager, Sales and Distribution, WarnerMedia

Adria Saracino ’09: UX Content Designer, Netflix

Sarah Shakour ’10: Senior Online Marketing Manager, Solarisbank AG

Mike Zimmer ’10, ’11 MS, ’17 MBA: Sales Analytics and Forecasting, Senior Manager, Canopy Growth Corporation

Laura Cawley ’12: Principal, BC Partners

Chiwei Kong ’12: SDM Planner, Apple

Alexandra Goldstein ’13: Retail Operations Manager, diptyque Paris

Weston Ijames ’13 MBA: Chief Financial Officer, College of Charleston Athletic Fund

Elizabeth Layton ’13: Senior Manager, Capital Markets Accounting and Advisory Services, PwC

Sean Brech ’14: Senior Account Executive, Sunshine Sachs

Elizabeth Lafontaine ’14: Industry Analyst, Juvenile and Toys, NPD Group

Brian Becker ’15 MBA, ’15 JD: Corporate Counsel, Arcadia

Mei Han ’15 MBA, ’17 MS (A&S): Vice President, Institutional and Capital Markets Analytics, Bankers Healthcare Group

Michael Lembo ’15: Manager, Corporate Finance, Chapter Aesthetic Studio

Jeremy Martin ’15: Manager, Business Development, PMK-BNC

Tony Rados ’15: Client Solutions Sales Leader, SAP-IBM Global Business Services, IBM

Francine Roettger Moreda ’15: Global ABM, Digital, Ecom and Innovation, Dove Deodorant

Joe Simek ’15: Senior Marketing Manager, Tellie

Sara Binmuamar ’16, ’17 MS: Category Manager, Amazon

Sandy Liang ’16: Associate, Fortress Investment Group

Ryan Ball ’17, ’18 MS: Senior Assurance Associate, PwC

David Campos ’17 MBA: Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, GGB Bearing Technology

Nick DeFrancisco ’17: Sales Coordinator, Lawn Buddy

Gavin Dowd ’17: Senior Business Development Specialist, SSA Marine

Keelan Erhard ’17: Family Services Manager, Habitat for Humanity Buffalo

Brian-Michael Gloade ’17: Financial Associate, Bank Leumi USA

Viraj Khanna ’17: Investment Banking Associate, Deloitte Corporate Finance

Olivia Lupoli ’17: Associate Attorney, Law Offices of Sanford Resenblum, PC/Gelbman Legal Group, PC

Carlos Semidey ’17 MBA: Operations Manager, Amazon

Eve Shapiro ’17: Director of Business Development, Persistent Systems, LLC

Catherine Cummings ’18: Associate, Assortment Planning, Trend Cosmetics, Macy’s

Kaitlyn Decker ’18: Media Supervisor, MediaHub Worldwide

Christopher Johnson ’18 MBA: Senior Director of Marketing, Waypoint Residential

Michael Lerner ’18: Enterprise Sales Development, East, GitLab

Benedict Obaze Jr. ’18: Associate, AllianceBernstein

Anna Pearson ’18: Campaign Specialist, Wayfair

Matthew Przybysz ’18: Senior Specialist, Jennison Associates LLC

Zack Schoem ’18: Sales Representative, WeAdmit Technologies, Inc.

Noah Scott ’18: Senior Associate, Deal Advisory, KPMG

Bradley Stiles ’18: Senior Audit Associate, KPMG

Juwan Thompson ’18, ’19 MS (NEW): Senior Communications Manager, Procter & Gamble

Tina Souza ’19 MBA: Vice President, Agile Enablement, Fidelity Investments

Kimberly Downey ’20 MBA: Vice President, Senior Fiduciary Officer, Salisbury Bank and Trust

. Haina ’20 MS: Digital Marketing Analyst, Definition 6

Sarah Hood ’20 MBA: Senior Director of Operations, The Tech Garden

Jason Robbins ’20: Analyst, FP&A, Link Logistics Real Estate

Amanda Walter ’21: Assistant to the Village Clerk, Village of Union Springs


Ron Leibman ’83 MBA, partner, McCarter & English, has been named “a Leading Lawyer for Road Transportation Nationwide” by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for the seventh year in a row. Leibman is a member of Syracuse University’s Supply Chain Advisory Board at the Whitman School of Management.


Young Whitman Advisory Council Member, Corey Passarella ’11, recently co-founded The Streaming Guide (TSG), a social app for consumers to find and recommend TV shows, movies, and sporting events across a variety of streaming platforms. TSG users are able to find content socially via friends, family and media gurus as well as algorithmically via the company’s recommendation engine and rich search features. Users can download the app for iOS and Android here. Passarella has worked closely with the Whitman career team to provide internship opportunities to students as TSG grows.

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