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July Class Notes

July 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:

Rick Elfman ’76: Tucker Sales LLC, Owner

Peter Trager ’85: Lecturer, University at Kentucky

Peter O’Dell ’87 MBA: Business Development Partner, 10 EQS

Heidi Scali ’89: Vice President, Reservoir Road Financial Group joined Steward Partners Global Advisory, LLC

Paul Juras ’91 Ph.D.: Chair, The Institute of Management Accountants Global Board of Directors

Eric Summers ’97 MBA: Interim Director of Athletics, Oswego State

Nicholas Macaulay ’03: Bar Mill Manufacturing Manager, Precision Castparts

Stephanie Nesbitt ’03 MBA: Board of Trustees, Utica College

Jonathan Peterson ’07: Controller, Aspiration

Chris Kwok ’08 MBA: Operations Leader, Amazon

Patrick Miller, Lt. Col. ’09 MBA: Battalion Commander (CEO), 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Jamie Cyr ’12 MBA: Chief Financial Officer, SUNY Morrisville

David Skubis ’12: Assurance Senior Manager, PwC

Camellia Loojune ’13: Director of Real Estate Underwriting, High Impact Financial Analysis

Irvin Thevaranjan ’13: Technology Audit Manager, Capital One

Bryan Stumpf ’14 MBA: Commercial Development Manager, Buffalo

Ashley Thombs ’14, ’15 MS: Senior Analyst, Digital Ad Sales Finance, NBC Universal Media, LLC

Patrick Duffy ’15: Investment Specialist – Associate, J.P. Morgan

Ben Uhing ’15: Associate Banker, J.P. Morgan

Anabelle Uy ’15: Segment Marketing Program Manager, Enterprise, iCIMS

Jacqueline Benavides ’16: Supplier Diversity & Compliance Manager, Xylem Inc.

Maxwell Caywood ’16: Inventory Control and Quality Assurance Operations Manager, Amazon

Patrick Keenehan ’16: Senior Assurance Associate, PwC

Alicia Pawelek ’16: Operations Manager, Sierra Trading Post

Guadalupe Chino ’17: Associate, Morgan Stanley

Mark Kolodkin ’17: Senior Associate, KPMG US

Samantha Pupatelli ’17: Assurance Senior Associate and Digital Accelerator, PwC

Caroline Pusak ’17: Associate Buyer, Burlington Stores, Inc.

Tony Shi ’17: System Engineer, Cisco Meraki

Abbey Timpano ’17: Senior Associate, PwC

Hannah Zunick ’17: Integrated Inventory Management/Supply Chain, Macy’s Inc.

Stephen Bolen ’18 MBA: Director of Customer Experience & Engagement, Mastercard

Matt Stearn ’18 MBA: Founder, ICL Ventures

Chris Ramirez ’18 MBA: Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations, KCI LLC

Catherine Cummings ’18: Assistant, Development- INC Casual and Sun & Stone Menswear

Sophia Darling ’18 MBA: Course Facilitator, eCornell

La Nae Durden ’18 MBA: Learning and Development Business Partner, Apple

Kirsten Kelly ’18: Risk Assurance Senior Associate, PwC

Caitlin O’Hara ’18: Senior Associate, PwC

Quinn Hecker ’20: Operations Analyst, MarketAxess

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:

Eric Skowronski ’87 MBA, Director of Extended Learning, Lecturer, SUNY Fredonia, was awarded the 2020 SUNY Chancellor’s Award.

Kimberly Townsend ’99 MBA, President and CEO, Loretto Management Corporation, was recognized in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News as a Hall of Honor inductee and for championing workforce development initiatives in the Central New York region. 

Gregory Guditis ’04, Director of Operations Excellence, Oasis Lifestyle, LLC, was recognized as one of Michiana’s 2020 Forty Under 40 honorees.

IN THE MEDIA:

Young Whitman Advisory Council member Derrell Smith ’10, ’13 MA (above), Owner of 99Eats and Creator of AMAZEBALLS, shared his vanilla ice cream recipe in the Forbes article National Ice Cream Month Is The Perfect Time To Master Homemade Ice Cream.

Kelsey Davis ’20, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CLLCTVE, was featured in the Forbes’ article, 12 individuals in 12 Black, Queer Entrepreneurs Share The Secrets You Need To Succeed, as part of the publication’s Pride Month celebration.

IN MEMORIAM:

Daniel S. Pincu ’62 passed away on April 27 in Asheville, NC.

KEEPING IN TOUCH:

James W. Dingeman ’60, Honorary Colonel 12th Cavalry Regiment, has retired. Active with the Combat Infantrymen Association of National Legislative Officers, Dingeman served as comptroller three times for the Army and twice as Staff Officer. He resides in Virginia, while wintering in Florida.

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