November 2020 Class Notes

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Bill Moran ’82: Principle, The Architectural Team

Christopher Dowd ’85: OSR, Waterworks, Core & Main

Joanne Mahoney 87, L90: President, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

John Bush ’95: Equity Derivatives Broker, ICAP

Faraz Siraj ’95: Vice President, Channel Sales, Code42

Dan Pribula ’07, ’09 M.S.: Account Executive, UKG

Beth Hersh ’08: Senior Studio Designer, Project Manager, Tend

Myles Silvers ’10, ’11 M.S.: Senior Manager, RSM US LLP

Sue Keegan ’11: Learning and Development Manager, Big I New York

Sharon Simmons ’12 Ph.D.: Associate Professor, College of Business, Jackson State University, Mississippi

Rebecca Schwenk ’13: Global Head of Investments Intern and Analyst Program, AIG

Paul Goldsmith ’14: Associate, Cooley LLP

Shawn Cummings ’16: Senior Manager, Sales Operations, Critical Mass Group

Samuel Koopman ’16: Market Development Specialist, Wolf Home Products

Rami Jackson ’17: Development Manager, Our Minds Matter

Anila John ’17 MBA: Senior Data Strategist, Publicis Canada

Gloria Lee ’17: Senior Associate, Programmatic, Wavemaker

Collin Brown ’18: Associate Assortment Planner, Men’s Active Sportswear, Macy’s Inc.

Richard (Ryan) Hutchison ’18 MBA: Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, Luna Innovations Incorporated

Rachel Karaban ’18: Global Supply Chain Manager, Estée Lauder

Aaliyah Roseman ’18: Site Merchandising Assistant, Bombas


Michael Blackshear ’91 (below) a member of the Whitman Advisory Council (WAC) and global chief compliance officer with Ryan Specialty Group, was named one of the Insurance Business Global 100 for 2021.

Michael Blackshear headshot

Michele Salisbury ’96 MBA was awarded the Yellow Rose of Challenge Award by the Professional and Business Women of Rome, New York.


Angessa Lynn Hughmanick ’15 MBA (below) reflects on her career pivot from the arts to business in an interview with Forbes detailing her decision to make a change and how Whitman gave her the flexibility to be able to make it happen.

Angessa Lynn Hughmanick


Steve Bradbury ’80 has launched a new venture, My Software Tutor. Syracuse University alumni can use the promo code ORANGE20 to access a 20% discount.

Kenneth Sosne ’80 has retired from the federal government after 28 years of service. He finished up his career as a Loaned Executive for the Combined Federal Campaign workplace giving campaign helping raise money for over 8,000 charities. Currently helping a local food pantry raise money towards a building and selling appliances at the local big box store to stay engaged. He and his wife also Syracuse University alum and retired federal employee will be married 40 years this coming spring.


Paul E. Farley ’55, ’61 MBA passed away in Wilmington, North Carolina, on November 5, 2020.

Liz Holloway
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