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March Class Notes

March Class Notes

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NEW POSITIONS AND PROMOTIONS:

Robert B. Fagenson ’70: Member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair, Quantum Computing Inc. 

Jeanne McGovern ’80: Member of the Board of Directors, Huntsman Corporation

Amir Hamzah Azizan ’90: Chief Executive Officer, EPF Malaysia

Rakesh Mehta ’91: Vice Chairman, J.P. Morgan

Jay Mandel ’00: Corporate Trainer, Association of National Advertisers

Joe Lettween ’02: Principal, Head of Data & Analytics, OSSO Capital

Brian Morris ’03: President/Owner, Upstate Granite and Marble

Jessica (Logan) Joanis ’05: Director of Development, American Diabetes Association

James H. Choi ’11, ’12 MS: Director, Financial Applications Systems, Shutterstock

Larissa Sanz ’14: Brand Manager, Five Two at Food52

Jennifer Swirnow ’14: Human Resources Business Partner, Kohl’s

Zachariah Clickman ’15: Assistant Vice President, Solution Advisor – Treasury Solutions Group, PNC

Mei Han ’15 MBA, ’17 MA (A&S): Senior Director, Institutional and Capital Markets Analytics, Bankers Healthcare Group

Kristina Bugg ’16: Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Tapestry

Rubeisy Collado ’16: College Coach, Beyond 12

Dale Dykes ’16: Manager, Content Distribution FP&A, NBCUniversal Media, LLC

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

Dylan Weinberger ’16: Security and Compliance Manager, Nestlé Nespresso SA

Simon Winokoor ’16: Senior Analyst, Michael Kors

David Baker ’17: Senior Strategy Analyst, Global Business, PepsiCo

Zachary Barger ’17: Principal Consultant and Director of Operations

Patrick Condy ’17: Senior Associate, Evercore

Isabel Hodgson ’17: Account Executive, FRAME

Daniel Knapp ’17 MBA: Strategic Client Executive-Global, UnitedHealth Group

Logan Margolis ’17: Relationship Manager, Commodity Corporations, Bloomberg LP

Emily Murphy ’17: Merchandise Analyst, Nordstrom

Beth Wilner ’17: Associate E-Commerce Manager, The Inside

Eliza Hsu Chen ’18: Senior Graphic Design Specialist, Royal Caribbean Group

La Nae Durden ’18 MBA: Inclusive Leadership and Development Manager, Apple

Yanjun “Sophia” Li ’18: Research Executive, Ipsos China

Daniel Wolff ’18: AVP, Rate Sales, HSBC

Jade Daniels ’19 MBA: Board of Advisors, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club

Haley Kim ’19: Content Producer, Redis Labs

Tamara Seredneva ’19 MBA: Data Scientist Manager, Wavemaker

Tyler Newman ’20: BLP Rotation 2: Emerging Markets Client Development at CareCredit, Synchrony

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

John Buhrmaster ’86 (pictured below), president and chief executive officer of 1st National Bank of Scotia, has assumed the leadership role of vice-chair on the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Community Bank Advisory Council. He will transition to committee chair in October. 

John Buhrmaster headshot

Faraz Siraj ’95, vice president of channel sales at Code42, was recognized as a leading IT channel vendor executive on the 2021 list of Channel Chiefs.

IN THE MEDIA:

Nathaniel Cotanch photo.

Nathaniel Cotanch ’12 (above), founder of Zia Hatch Chile Company, was included in the first 250 of the Forbes Next 1,000 list.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS:

Alec Speckhart ’12 and wife Brittany welcomed Oliver Philip Speckhart on Feb. 7.

Megan McDermott ’09 (below) and husband Badr Barco were married in Philadelphia on Dec. 11.

IN MEMORIAM:

Gregory Mathurin ’10, ’11 MS passed away on Feb. 2 at the age of 33.

Liz Holloway
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