October 2020 Class Notes

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Simon Langdon ’82: Principal, Strategic Alternatives, LLC

Mark Morris ’83: Chief Investment Officer, Frontier Development & Hospitality Group

Susan (Macdougall) Keating ’86: Consulting Specialist, Third Bridge Group Limited

Mark Fidler ’92: Chief Finance Officer, Berkshire Grey

John Cronin ’94: Senior Director of Global Talent Acquisition, Chipper Cash

Deborah Marcus ’96: Executive Coach and Business Consultant, Froiland Consulting

Matt Brocks ’04: Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Chief of Staff to the CEO

Michael Nien ’04: Senior Revenue Accountant/Analyst, Financial Force – Contract

Dan Porcaro ’09: Movement Control Officer, Bahrain, U.S. Navy CTF-56

Lauren Bernstein ’13: Culinary Editorial Manager, Blue Apron

Paul Goldsmith ’14: Associate, Cooley LLP

Regina D. King ’15: Pricing Analyst, Amazon Web Services

Chelsea Ransom-Cooper ’15: Managing Partner, Financial Planner, Zenith Wealth Partners

Ethan M. Rothschild ’15: Head of HR, Czech Republic & Slovakia, Unilever

Jordan Arzi ’16: MBA Consultant, Seed Round Capital

Ethan Waltersdorf ’16: Senior Brand Insights Manager, Ground Signal

Diana D. Correia ’17: Paid Social Media & SEO-Staff, Digital Marketing, Scholastic

Alex Fisher ’17: Associate Director, Optimization & Innovation, Kepler

Anila John ’17: Senior Data Strategist, Publicis Canada

Michael Leffler ’17, ’18 M.S.: Product Consultant, monday.com

Jaime Creighton ’18: Senior Consultant, EY

Mollie Falk ’18: Product Manager, C-Life Group, Ltd.

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

Refjola Malushi ’18: Private Credit Associate, Antares Capital LP

Aaliyah Roseman ’18: Site Merchandising Assistant, Bombas

Kristin Mascolo ’19: Deputy Team Lead, Senior Equity and News Specialist, Bloomberg LP

Jose Quiles ’19 MBA: Senior Vice President, Global TTS Senior Client Executive, Citibank

Jiebin (Alex) Zhu ’20: Product Associate, Wayfair


The executive committee of the Florida State University College of Business Board of Governors honored Melvin Stith ’73 MBA, ’78 Ph.D. (below), former dean of the FSU College of Business and of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, by creating the Melvin T. Stith Sr. Professor of Business Administration Endowed Professorship.

Melvin Stith

Chelsea Ransom-Cooper ’15, Young Whitman Advisory Council member, was included in the Association of African American Financial Advisors’ inaugural Fifty Under 50 program which recognizes and celebrates influential Black/African American licensed financial advisors, planners, consultants, and operations/administrative executives in the financial services industry. 


Ruth Colvin ’59 (below), founder of Literacy Volunteers of America (now ProLiteracy), was featured by Syracuse.com for her lifelong dedication to literacy and accomplished career, including authoring her 12th book at the age of 103.

Ruth Colvin photo


Jose Quiles ’19 MBA welcomed daughter, Meghan C. Quiles (below), on May 18, 2020.

Jose Quiles' Baby
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