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NEW POSITIONS AND PROMOTIONS:
Michael Margolis ’85: Partner, Dalton & Finegold, LLP
Kathleen Barnes MBA ’91: Dean, Bertolon School of Business at Salem State University
Edward Barno ’91 MBA: Board of Directors, Crouse Health System
Beth Brown ’93: Director of Supply Chain & Procurement, Reed’s Inc
Anthony Berger ’95 MBA: Treasurer, Board of Trustees of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School
Brooke Kaplan ’98: Director of Marketing, Darn Tough Vermont
Alyssa (Colonna) Young ’03 (WHIT/NEW): Vice President and Director of Digital Marketing, KickCharge Creative
Latin Suneja ’09 MBA: Managing Director, Guggenheim Securities
Natasha (Olejar) Bailey ’14: Regional Account Manager, Community Coffee
Joseph Simek ’15: Social and Events Manager, Virgin Hyperloop One
Robert (Jay) Dietz ’16 MBA: Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Lester Sandres Rápalo ’17 MBA: Dean, Elizabeth Campus at Union County College
Stephen Bolen ’18 MBA: Director of Digital Operations, Emerson
Eli Carter ’18: Marketing coordinator, The Chefs’ Warehouse
Kim (Ross) Jackson: Senior Director, Creative Merchandising at J. Jill
Kelli Valade: President and Chief Executive Officer, TDn2K LLC
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS:
Chad Bender ’05 (WHIT/NEW) and Elizabeth Vasek were married on June 2 at Red Maple Vineyard in West Park, New York.
Joshua Fishman ’12 and Emily (Sherrin) Fishman ’12 were married on September 2 in Philadelphia. Josh and Emily met at Whitman and served as ENACTUS project leaders together.
Robert (Jay) Dietz ’16 MBA married Margaret Lee ’13 BFA.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES:
The debut novel of Leah DeCesare ’12, FORKS, KNIVES, AND SPOONS, which is set in 1988 at Syracuse University, has been recognized with eight awards.
-2018 International Book Awards Winner in Fiction
-2017 IAN Book of the Year Award for Outstanding Women’s Fiction
-2017 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal for New Adult Fiction
-2017 NYC Big Book Awards Winner for Women’s Fiction
-2017 National Indie Excellence Book Awards Winner: Contemporary Fiction
-2017 National Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist: Women’s Fiction
-2017 Independent Press Awards Distinguished Favorites: New Fiction
-2017 Best Book Awards Finalist: Best New Fiction
IN THE MEDIA:
Mike Whittier, co-founder and CEO of FloQast, was featured in the Journal of Accountancy in “Ask the expert: Month-end close.”
KEEPING IN TOUCH:
Neal Schack ’96 is part of the Finance and Risk Infrastructure (FRI) group at Citi Bank in Long Island City, New York, specifically on a team called Data Services where he is the Data Quality Infrastructure Transformation lead. Schack joined Citi Bank in 2013 after 15 years at Merrill Lynch where he supported Mortgage Finance Product Control and several key Finance and Accounting Projects. He will be celebrating 15 years of marriage to his wife Jennifer. Together, they have two children, Corey (12) and Leah (8).