April Class Notes

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Mark Begor ’80 (left), a member of theWhitman Advisory Council, has been announced as the CEO of Equifax and member of the company’s board of directors. He joins Equifax from Warburg Pincus, where he served as a Managing Director after a 35-year career with General Electric Company. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Equifax is a global information solutions company that uses unique data, innovative analytics, technology and industry expertise to power organizations and individuals around the world by transforming knowledge into insights that help make more informed business and personal decisions. Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region and employs 10,300 employees worldwide.

Edward J. Pettinella ’76 MBA: Board of Directors, Life Storage, Inc.

David A. Smith ’86 MBA: Board of Directors, Williamsville Sears Management Inc.

Susan Masters MBA: Assistant Systems Analyst, CHA Consulting Inc.

John Harris ’90: President, Florida Urban Forestry Council for 2018-2019

Alexander Roberts ’05: Vice President of Fintech Partnerships, PNC

Gabriel Berfield ’09: Supply Chain Senior Manager, ITOrizon inc.

Chris Fowler ’13: Director of Corporate Development, USO

Kyle Huff ’14: Sales Representative, Aria Designs

Travis Hunt ’15: Financial Analyst, Dunkin Brands

Matthew Hoalcraft ‘16: Financial Professional, AXA Advisors

Erica Hillebrand ’17 MBA: Member, Elk County Toastmasters



Joani Frankel ’68: Top Producer 2017 Award, Realty One Group of Glendale, Arizona

Chinedu Echeruo ‘95 (left) was the keynote speaker at the 22nd MTN Business World Executive Breakfast meetingheld this month at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City in Accra on the theme: “Leadership and Entrepreneurship in a Fast-Paced Tech World.”



Jessica Santana ‘11 (left)Co-founder New York On Tech, was included on the 2018 New York Nonprofit Media 40 Under 40 list of “talented 20 and 30-somethings who are shaking up the New York nonprofit sector.”




Sonia Ayesha ’14 of TV3’s “The Entrepreneur” was featured on star2.com.



Molly Elizabeth Matyas ’11 MBA and Sean Edward Putnam of San Diego, California, were married in September of last year.