June 2020 Class Notes

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Robert Gatenio Headshot

Robert Gatenio ’99 (right), has been selected by the Davis Companies of Boston to lead the firm’s CMBS and Real Estate Securities Investment Initiative. Gatenio formerly served as Managing Director and Co-Head of Investment Management for Colony NorthStar. 

Rick Berger ’84: VP, Membership Investment and Relations, IAB

Seth Asofsky ’84: Chief Financial Officer, Phillips Reporting Inc.

Corrina Wilcox ’90: Senior Account Executive, Roche Tissue Diagnostics

Jeff Pontes ’91: Director of Internal Enablement, NetApp

Thomas Bell ’94: Asset Manager, Arena Products

J.P. Pham ’95: Transportation & Brokerage Sales Account Manager, FedEx Trade Networks Transport and Brokerage

Theresa Vivona ’95: Director of Marketing and Advancement, Creative Living

Jeff Connors ’98: Senior Director, Innovation and Strategy, Fitbit

Greg Laurence MBA ’03, PhD ’10: Professor of Management, University of Michigan-Flint

Shawn LaVana ’03: Chief Marketing and Growth Officer, SignEasy

Alynn Underriner ’07: Senior Account Director, ChaseDesign

Calvin Smith ’10: Global Head of Strategy, Cloud Intelligence, Amazon Web Services

Austin Williams ’11: Director, Partnership Development, The Roux Institute

Keir Weimer ’11: Owner and President, Adirondack Hospitality Ventures, LLC – The Alpine Lodge

Ronald Mildren Jr. ’13: Program Manager, New York Air Brake

Rubin Foster ’13: Campaign Analyst, Sivan Social

Sean Brech ’14: Senior Account Executive, 5W Public Relations

Zachary Katz ’16: Senior Consultant, IT Advisory, Avanade

Adrianna Carello ’17: Sales Development Manager, ClassTag, Inc.

Germano S. Coelho ’17, VP of Global Commercial Operations, Hallstar Beauty

Annie Archibald ’17: Business Development, Amazon

Brian Baptist ’17: Electronic Trading Specialist, Bloomberg LP

Max Rajadhyaksha ’17: Manager, Strategy Finance & Sales, GigaMonster

Orlando Rivera ’17: Regional Sales Manager, Chatsworth Products

Savanna Canale ’17: Associate Buyer, Ross Stores, Inc.

Germano S. Coelho ’17 MBA: VP of Global Commercial Operations, Hallstar Beauty

Stephen Epstein ’17: Senior Account Manager, Evergreen Trading

Donnie Foster ’18: Data Scientist Associate, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Ian St Clair ’18: Assistant Vice President, Community Reinvestment, Synchrony

Martin Gaxiola ’18: Chief Financial Officer, Arizona Supreme Court

Rabeen Eddy ’18: Director, HR Operations, eHealth, Inc.

Jonnathan Mora ’20: Associate, Agency Securities Lending, J.P. Morgan


Ron Leibman ’83 (below), head of the transportation, logistics and supply chain management practice at McCarter & English LLP and member of the Whitman School’s H.H. Franklin Supply Chain Advisory Board, was featured in a SupplyChainBrain discussion on legal issues and complications that are likely to result from the COVID-19 pandemic. He was also recently quoted in Inbound Logistics.


Shirley Klose ’05 and her husband, Tom, welcomed son, James Rory (below), in February.

Photo of Alumni New Addition - James Rory


Theodore J. Vreeland ’51 of New Jersey passed away on July 20, 2019.