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September 2020 Class Notes

September 2020 Class Notes

We welcome announcements of new jobs, promotions, board positions, marriages and family additions. Please visit our online submission form to share your news. You can also use this form to request your copy of the Whitman biannual magazine via email rather than in print. To update your address or contact details, please visit https://securealumni.syr.edu.

NEW POSITIONS AND PROMOTIONS:

Robert J. Laughlin ’87: Global Head of Trust and Wealth Planning, Citi Private Bank

Allison Narins ’87: Director Channel Sales, Melissa & Doug

David Aron ’93: Derivatives Special Projects Assignment, United States Treasury Department

Kevin Varadian ’97: VP, Americas, Cutover

Eric Cooper ’06: Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, IP Capital Partners, LLC

Sarah Staller ’10: Omni Buyer Diamond Wedding, Macy’s

Jonathan Weinstein ’10: Commercial Real Estate Investment Sales, Pyramid Brokerage Company

Jacob Haworth ’11: Supply Chain Director, Icelandic Provisions

Mohit Diwan ’12 MBA: Product Manager, Facebook

Eric Rose ’12: Regional Director, Sysco

Shubhankar Goel ’13 MBA: Manager, Global Product Marketing, Alexa Shopping, Amazon

Camellia Loojune ’13: Origination Loan Officer, Capital Impact Partners

Ashley Keyes ’14: Senior Materials Program Manager, Amazon Lab126

Tim Stitt ’15 MS: Chief Financial Officer, Associates for Women’s Medicine

Alexander Bruno ’16: Recruiting Analyst, The Vitamin Shoppe

Angela Herrera ’16: Marketing and Inside Sales Specialist, Alban Muller, L’Expert du Naturel

Zach Kovner ’16: Senior Director, Enterprise Sales, Seismic

Jessica Matos ’16: Finance Analyst, NBA

Panio Zhivkov ’16: CEO & Founder, Lexington Capital Management LLC

Xinyuan Cao ’17: Product Manager, RingCentral

Clara Cedeño ’17 MBA: Sr. Manager, Strategy & Operations Lead

Nagelah Chery ’17: Prime Finance Associate, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mike Zimmer ’10, ’11, ’17 MS, MBA: Sales Analytics & Forecasting Manager, Canopy Growth Corporation

Olivia Liskowitz ’18: Analyst, Blackstone

Kenneth Mintz ’19: Account Executive, Stanton

Matt Perry ’19 MBA: Adjunct Instructor, Davis Defense Group, Inc.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

Hon. Nancy Steorts ’59­­­­­ (below), a member of the Whitman Advisory Council, was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who.

Nancy Steorts, Award

Barry Garber ’78, was recognized in Forbes annual list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors.

Mary Good ’90 MBA, Chief People Officer, Squarespace, was recognized as one of 50 People Leaders Driving Positive Change by Comparably.

IN THE MEDIA:

Philippe Bekhazi ’03, founder and CEO of XBTO Group, was featured in an interview with the Global Association of Risk Professionals, discussing Cryptofinance and the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Dan Folkman ’12, Vice President of Business at goPuff and a member of the Young Whitman Advisory Council, published an article in FOODDIVE, on the trends and shifting consumer habits in the instant delivery consumer market.

A.J. Damiano ’18 (below), Co-Founder of Powerspike, was interviewed by Syracuse.com discussing leadership.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS:

Gabrielle Harvey ’10, welcomed daughter, Annie Rae (below), on May 11, 2020.

IN MEMORIAM:

Richard Cohen ’05, passed away on September 10, 2020.

Liz Holloway
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