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September Class Notes

September 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.


Rachel Reyes Jackson ’87 MBA: Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
David Esposito ’98 MBA: Board of Directors, Shield Diagnostics
Ana Radeljevic ’05 MBA: VP, Head of Business Operations, Torque
John Joseph Pelligra ’11 MBA: Associate Attorney, Barclay Damon LLP
Byron Delarosa ’16, ’17 MS: Senior Consultant, Deloitte
Dylan Weinberger ’16: Senior Consultant, Deloitte
Isaac Clark ’17: Senior Consultant, PI Finance, EY
Rochita Dey ’18 MBA: Member of the Board of Directors, Sreeleathers Limited


Jeff Kryger ’09 MBA married Stacey King onboard the Anthem of the Seas cruise to Bermuda on June 16, 2019. 
KlajborweddingAlyssa Georgian ’12 and Andrew Klajbor ’12 (pictured left) were married in Newport, Rhode Island, on June 1, 2019. The couple first met during their senior year in an Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises class at Whitman.


Arsenal Strength, founded by Whitman alumna Jamie Lynn (Kelling) Hall ‘09, was listed as 144th on the 2019 Inc. 500.
Zia Hatch Chili Company, founded by Nathaniel Cotanch ‘12, recently secured its first national retailer and is now available in all 450 Whole Foods locations. Read more on Nosh.com.
Randy Ginsburg ’19,author of “Adversity to Advantage: How to Overcome Bullying & Find Entrepreneurial Success,”was featured by Newsweek. Ginsburg wrote the book, which is sold on Amazon, to inspire victims of bullying through the advice of successful entrepreneurs who have overcome that negative experience and used it as a stepping stone for personal and entrepreneurial growth.


RanandJenVisitCampusDr. Randall Hansen ‘82 MAN/NEW and his wife (pictured left) are on a 48-state, 2.5-year journey across the United States in a travel trailer. They recently stopped at Syracuse University. You can read their blog at http://www.jenranadventures.com/and follow them on Instagram @jenranadventures.
Pieter Sampson ’69 is the owner and CEO of Macfarlane Consultancy BV in The Netherlands.
Ron Carkner ’70 MBA is the past president, interim GM/COO and current Board of Governors member at Two Rivers Country Club in Williamsburg. He has two grandsons and two granddaughters. 
Charles Kennedy ’71, who is now officially retired,held the following positions since 2003: U.S. Embassy – Dakar, Senegal – Real Estate Section (3 years); Adjunct Professor, Suffolk University – Marketing and English (2 years); Owner/Manager of 167 Water St. B&B – Newburyport, MA (12 years).
Donald Favre ’80, Whitman’s 2019 Jonathan J. Holtz Alumnus of the Year honoree, retired as a partner on June 30, 2019, after 39 years with PwC.
Cornelia Connelly-Denvir ’83 MBA continues to serve as Associate Dean for SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, NY. She and her husband are looking forward to the birth of their second grandchild in January. 
Constance Burton ‘86 has worked in manufacturing, nonprofit and retail as an accounting manager since graduating. Moving from CNY to California and then to Hawaii, she returned to the mainland for a 12-year career with the I.R.S. and retired in October 2017.
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