September 2016 Class News and Notes


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New Positions and Appointments:

Headshot copy Alyza Bohbot City Girl

Alyza Bohbot ’08 was recently elected to the International Women’s Coffee Alliance Board of Directors. Bohbot, who earned a degree in retail management from Whitman, owns City Girl Coffee based out of Duluth, Minnesota. As CEO, Bohbot is committed to connecting with her growers and making a positive impact in their daily lives.


Larry Fisher HeadshotLarry Fisher ’93 has been named president of Rise Interactive, an award-winning digital marketing agency based in Chicago, Illinois. At Rise, Fisher is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the business and continuing to drive innovation for Fortune 500 brands. With over 20 years of experience, his marketing expertise and roots in financial services have played a major role in the explosive growth of the data-driven agency.

Christine Novosielski ’77 – Alliance/Partnership Manager, Monster

Bruce Carpenter  ‘97 MBA – VP Global Business Development, Fortem Technologies

Krista Canfield ’03 v Founder and Chief Discoverer, Food Water Shoes

Alex D’Agostino ‘03 MBA v Commander, 55th Sustainment Brigade, United States Army Reserve

David Nguyen ‘05, MS ’06 v Assistant Professor of Higher Education/Student Affairs, Ohio University

Amanda (Kohen)  Nowak ’05 – Recruiter, Google

Chadd Hanus ’07 – Gass Trader, Twin Eagle

Pooja Khetani ’07 MBA – Licensing Engagement Manager, NetApp

Carlos Beato ’08 – Digital Sales Manager, AdTheorent

Peter Cassara ’08 – Senior Financial Analyst, Sling TV

Dana Dorsheimer ’09 – Senior Brand Associate, Capital One

Branden Elmendorf ’09 MBA v Tax Supervisor, LCS&Z, LLP

Cory Pettinella ’09 v Vice President, Commercial Lending, Capital Bank

Carlos E. Delgado ‘10 MBA – Senior Associate, National League of Cities

Jacqueline Bloom ’11 – SAB Handbags and SLG’s at dd’s, Ross Stores

Daniel Entrup ’12 – Associate Director, The Expert Institute

Derrell Smith ‘13 MS – Associate Producer, R/GA

Edward Tepper ’14 – Supply Chain Manager, XL Hybrids

Mateen Boroujerdi ’15 – Food Service Sales Representative, PepsiCo

Kriti Kanwal ’15 – Negotiator, Implementation/Buying, MEC

Grace Lee ’15 –Audit Associate, KPMG US

Emma Miciak ‘15 – Assistant Manager of Stores, Smithsonian Institution, Museum of National History

Patricia Fernandez ’16 – Associate Account Executive-Edelman Digital, Edelman

Prince Iype ’16 – Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jenna Kaufman ’16 – Financial Analyst, Sony Music Entertainment

Xiang Li ‘16 MS – Management Associate, Citi

Vincent T. Loncto ’16 – Customer Success Rep, Justworks

Mergers and Acquisitions:

IMG_20160716_221702_01Whitman alumna, Michelle (Tiffenberg) Fleischer ’10, and her husband, Scott Fleischer (also a 2010 graduate of SU), welcomed a son, Gavin Jacob, on May 18. Gavin is ready to cheer on the Orange!


Alison Kessler

Alison Kessler is the alumni publications and outreach manager at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. She has amassed more than 20 years of experience in integrated marketing communications in the corporate, agency, not-for-profit, higher education and government sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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