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New Positions and Appointments:
Top-100 law firm Akerman LLP announced that David I. Spector (pictured left), a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and co-chair of Akerman’s Fraud & Recovery Practice Group, was elected by a partnership vote to a 3-year term as the firm’s ninth chairman and CEO. Spector graduated in 1993 from the Whitman School and went on to earn his J.D. at The University of Miami School of Law in 1996.
Michael Brandt ‘88 – CFO, Prudential International Insurance, Prudential Financial
Ron Villa ’89 – Business Manager, Affordable Welding Iron Works
Brian Newman ’02 – Director, Fidelity Investments, Private Equity Group, Devonshire Investors
Eric Wilk ’02 – Director of Key Accounts-North America, Würth Industry North America
Bret Butcher ’04 – Director of Finance, Ring.com
Sarah (El-Etr) Schoenberger ’04 – Senior Manager, Retail Store Operations, Elizabeth Arden
Katherine Santiago ’06 – Strategic Procurement Manager, Shiseido Americas Corporation
Russell Hunger ’07 – AVP Finance, Synchrony Financial
Kendyl (Severino) Lee ’07 – Brand Equity Manager-Vail Mountain, Vail Resorts
Alynn Underriner ’07 – Director of Product Development and Design, JES Apparel
Cary (Purvines) Mullin ‘08 MBA – Vice President, Global, Sales, PPC Broadband, Inc.
Cassie Oliver ’09 – Senior Account Supervisor, Edelman
Brittany Don ’10 – Director of Operations & Process Improvement, FirstService Residential New York
Shrinivas Kasar ‘10 MBA – Vice President-Strategy and Initiatives, Axis Bank
Andrew Lundgren ’10 – Continuity Planning Analyst, AVP, State Street
Adam McCullough ’10 – Manager Research, Passive Strategies, Morningstar
James Sullivan ’10 – Senior Manager, Product and Publisher Pricing, AppNexus
Michele Weisman ’10 – Social Media Manager, Mutual of America
Michael Curran ’11 – Account Executive, Dell EMC
Ashley McCarthy ’12 – Operations Training Manager, CaseStack
Jessica Vaccaro ’12 – Corporate Recruiter, 24 Seven Inc.
Matthew Matruski ’13 – Assistant, Original Series, Netflix
Rebecca Schied ‘13 MBA – Senior Associate Brand Manager, Mars
Emily Callahan ’15 – Customer Service Agent, Russel Tobin & Associates (on site at Facebook as a contractor for a Facebook Messenger project)
Harshada Kardile ‘15 M.S. – Fiexed Income Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Julie Nadeau ’15 – Global Markets Analyst, Brown Brothers Harriman
Ayesha Sheth ’15 – Associate Manager, Ipsos
Devin Carbaugh ‘16 MBA – Senior Manager, Business and Legal Affairs, Entertainment One
Molly Smith ’16 – Reporter covering FX/Interest Rates for Bloomberg First Word, Bloomberg LP
Dylan Weinberger ’16 – Advisory Consultant-Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte
Awards and Recognitions:
Life Trustee Daniel A. D’Aniello ’69 Honored with Lone Sailor Award
The Lone Sailor Award is presented by the USNMF to Sea Service veterans who have distinguished themselves, drawing upon their Sea Service experience, to become successful in their subsequent careers and lives while exemplifying the core values of honor, courage and commitment. D’Aniello is chairman and co-founder of The Carlyle Group. In addition to his service to the University’s Board of Trustees, D’Aniello is a member of the Chancellor’s Council and the Whitman Advisory Council. He is a strong supporter of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). Learn more about the Lone Sailor Award and Mr. D’Aniello.
Mergers and Acquisitions:
Congratulations to Chad Bender ’05 on his engagement to Elizabeth Vasek.
Kaitlynn Harvester Ihrke ’16 MBA married Nate Ihrke in April of this year. One of her favorite Whitman professors, John Petosa, officiated her intimate elopement ceremony. As a town justice in Camillus, New York, Petosa is empowered to perform marriage ceremonies. Her larger wedding featured even more Whitman connections, with Jim Vivenzio of the Whitman media department serving as photographer. Kaitlynn’s Whitman classmate Deedi Boland stood as witness and maid of honor at both ceremonies.
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