Whitman Class Notes


May 2024





Matt Prohaska ’92: Advisory Board Member, Sustainable Media Center 

Mike Jones ’95 MBA: Senior Director HR Service Center, Technology & Analytics, UCLA Health

Harshal Shah ’07 MBA: Global Head of Device Strategy and Innovation, Sanofi

Jason Ross ’10: Managing Director, Cresset Partners

Maple Chen ’12: Principal, Accord Group Holdings LLC

Nicole Darland ’12: Account Executive, Cole Haan

Alex Schwartz ’14: Project Manager, MRK Partners

Prat Dasari ’15 MBA: Channel Manager, Meta

Margot Dileno ’15: Ads Marketing, GTM/Brand Strategy, Netflix

Rennie Rechel ’15 MBA: Chief Budget Operations Resolving Funds, United States Air Force

Jordan Arzi ’16: Director – Credit, Peachtree Group 

Ian Brown ’17: Manager, KPMG

Christopher Lill ’17 MBA: Senior Group Manager, Hyundai Motor America

Phil Fasano ’18 MBA: Director Strategic Sourcing – Food & Beverage | Supply Chain, Carnival Corporation

Mike Schiavone ’18 MBA: Vice President, General Manager, Terma Inc.

Sydney Levy ’20: Portfolio Financing Analyst, Viking Global Investors

Jason Ohlstein ’20: Director of Business Administration, All American Assisted Living

Rachel Pinkel ’20: Associate Account Manager, Beautiful Destinations

Mitch Rudish ’20: Associate, IR, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, LLC

Perri Vimadalal ’20: Revenue Finance Manager, Twitter

Dominique Visser ’20 MBA: Program Analyst, U.S. Department of State 

Caroline Mazza ’21 M.S.: Account Executive, MMGY NGF

Jon Russ ’21 MBA: Special Project Lead, Dandy

Joshua Zymet ’21: Financial Analyst, Cord Meyer Development Company

Hilli Goldhar ’22: Investment Banking Analyst, RBC Capital Markets

Sophie Green ’23: Business Specialist, TRANZACT





Ron Arana ’19 MBA, managing partner of the Arana Group, a construction company based in San Francisco, was one of 35 individuals selected from a pool of 900 applicants for the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Access Network (EAN) Cohort 4! EAN is a 12-month business accelerator program for minority CEOs and founders. Additionally, Arana Group was featured in a video produced by the Golden State Warriors and United Airlines in partnership with the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC). The video spotlighting Arana’s entrepreneurial success story as part of the Franchise Fund program, which sponsors minority-owned businesses to join the WRMSDC’s Corporate Ready Program.





Bernard R. Kossar ’53, ’55 (LAW) passed away on April 11. Kossar was a Life Trustee of Syracuse University and former chair of the Whitman Advisory Council.

Michael J. Falcone ’57, passed away on April 10. Falcone was a longtime member of the Whitman Advisory Council and formerly served as a Syracuse University Trustee.




April 2024




Jeffrey Jurick ’76: Associate Broker, AdvisoRE LLC.


Michele Simons ’88: Managing Director, 5C Investment Partners


Gisele Marcus ’89: Vice Dean, Office of Equity Diversity & Inclusion, Washington University in St. Louis


Evan Aronowitz ’94: Director, Supply Strategy, Intel Corporation


Stephen Wilkinson ’00 MBA: Director, National Accounts, AVEO Oncology


Lieutenant Colonel (retired) John G. Dean ’04 MBA/M.P.A.: Associate Director, Defense Programs, Whitman School of Management


Jordan Fox ’13: Partner & Executive Producer, Par 3 Podcast


Elizabeth Lafontaine ’14: Director of Research, Placer.ai


Charlene Bozzi ’15 MBA: Senior Director, Human Resources, Novanta Inc.


Michael George Jr. ’15: Manager, Sales Strategy, Salesforce


Jake Horowitz ’16: Vice President | Retail Leasing, Colliers


Eric Klein ’16: Sales, Marketing and Process Improvement Mentor, Techstars


Adrianna Carello ’17: Senior Marketing Manager, Rothy’s


Adelina Colucci ’17: Buyer, Brunello Cucinelli


Nicholas Demmel ’17: Senior Manager, Customer Marketing, FanDuel


Robert Hall ’17: Senior Manager, Finance, Fidelity Investments


Taylor Motta ’17: Tax Manager, RenaissanceRe


Sam Sirota ’17: Vice President, Greystone Monticello LLC.


Angela Anastasi ’18: Business and Legal Affairs, RWS Global


Angelo Damiano ’18: Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, Scrollmark


Max Gerstman ’18 M.S.: Director, Client Solutions & Analytics, Initiative


Robert Melamed ’18: Corporate Finance Manager, Coty


Angela Montague ’18: Supply Planning Manager- Shark Beauty, SharkNinja


Carmen Nepa ’18: Chief Financial Officer & Food Manager, UNC Kenan-Flagler Private Equity Fund


Sally Phelps ’18: Associate Director of Influencer & Celebrity Marketing, Free People


Jack Reardon ’18: Vice President, Data Analytics, Havas Media Network


Aaliyah Smith ’18: Senior Customer Success Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Rebecca Blekht ’19: Vice President, Product Manager, Synchrony


Emily Dann ’19: Technical SEO Lead, Terakeet


Esther Jo ’19: UX Designer II, BetMGM


Xi (Angela) Liu ’19: Chief of Staff, Bioyond Robotics


Luke Rinaldi ’19: Associate-Real Estate Finance, First Citizen Bank


Connor Rotenberg ’19: Account Supervisor, BGB Group


Lauren Sorrells ’19 MBA: Director of Operations, IATSE Local 695


Kristen Corrigan ’20: Account Executive, Growth Business, Salesforce


Nicholas Seis ’20: Portfolio Management Associate, Evensky & Katz / Foldes Wealth Management


William Mellusi ’21: Associate, Greystone


Todd Roshong ’21: Marketing Analyst, AQR Capital Management


Russell Walker ’21: Sales Associate, Men’s Specialty, Ralph Lauren


William Cyrus Garrett ’22 MBA: Senior Vice President, Spero Studio


Jeff Hingst ’22 MBA: Senior Analyst, Debt & Structured Finance Multifamily Capital Markets, Newmark


Alexander Jebaily ’22: Junior Equity Derivates Broker, TP ICAP


Vanessa Laungaphay ’22: Assistant Video Editor, RF Studio53


Jonathan Leibowitz ’22 MBA: Associate Product Manager, Kensho Technologies


Cecelia Marchini ’22 M.S.: Business Analyst, Gupta Media


Sophie Green ’23: Business Technology Solutions Analyst, Deloitte


Reid Ploshnick ’23: Business Development Representative, Vcheck





Gisele Marcus ’89 (below), a member of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees, has been named vice dean, office of equity, diversity and inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to this recent appointment, Marcus was recognized by CIO Views as one of the Top 10 Women Leaders in DEI.  An author and frequent contributor to industry and academic publications, Marcus recently authored the Entrepreneur.com article, “How to Lead a Multigenerational Workforce to Success,” and provided perspectives in the BBC.com article, “DEI is a lightning rod for controversy - but the practice isn’t dead.”


Gisele Marcus


Jennifer S. Wilkov ’90 (below), book and business consultant at Your Book Is Your Hook was selected by the International Association of Top Professionals as the Top Motivational Speaker, Business Consultant and Best-Selling Author of 2024.


Jennifer Wilkov posing in front of Nasdaq billboard





Charles (Chuck) D. Harris ’70, long-time Whitman Advisory Council member, benefactor of the Harris Faculty Fellowship at the Whitman School and loyal Syracuse University alumnus, passed away on March 6.



March 2024




Christopher H. DeVoe ’79: Treasurer, Onondaga Chapter, Adirondack Mountain Club


Richard Buckanavage ’88 MBA: Managing Director, Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated


Melanie Littlejohn ’97 MBA: President & CEO, Central New York Community Foundation


Aisha Thomas- Petit ’98: Chief Human Resources Officer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey


Jay Mandel ’00: Founder, Marketing Accountability Council


Jessica Costner ’07: Global Procurement, Head of Raw Materials & Manufacturing Services and Capex, Diageo


Eric Steckelman ’07: Executive Vice President of Business Development, Deerfield Agency of Brand


David Brian Cook ’08 MBA: Chief, CAPE, Alexander T. Augusta Military Medical Center


Daryl Cheung ’11: Supply Chain Manager, Samsung Semiconductor


Nicole Lavon ’12: AVP, Data & Analytics, AdTheorent


Davis Hull ’13 MBA: Regional Advisor Consultant, MainStay Investments


Samantha Raguso ’13: Product Development & Sourcing Manager - Women’s Elevated Apparel Brands, Walmart


Ivan Robles ’15: Director, Global Strategic Planning, Salesforce


Devin Carbaugh ’16 MBA: Chief Product Officer, Swiminista


Gary Knapick ’16 MBA: Associate Vice President, Global Asset Management & Reliability, Sanofi


Patrick Condy ’17: Vice President, Evercore


Jamie Gelberg ’17: Manager, Analytics & Metrics, Mastercard


Viraj Khanna ’17: Investment Banking Vice President, Barclays Investment Bank


Conor Chase ’18: SMB Account Executive – Emerging Markets, Okta


Andrew Litman ’18: Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP


Jason Shaiman ’18: Senior Associate, K2 HealthVentures


Daniel Wolff ’18: Vice President, HBSC


Daniel Lehrman ’19: Inside Sales Representative, CaptivateIQ


Zachary Levine ’19: Senior Sales Executive, athenahealth


Phelippe Daou Neto ’19: Director of New Business, Amazon Business


Claire (Huang) Hollasch ’20 MBA: Senior Product Manager, CoorsTek, Inc.


John Jaroslawski ’20: Territory Manager-JSS GC, Milwaukee Tool


James Kang ’20: Senior Financial Analyst, Warner Music Group


Sam Turecamo ’20: FP&A Principal Specialist, Raytheon Technologies


Devon Canora ’21: Account Executive, Benchmark IT – Technology Talent


Shantal Risk ’21: Human Resources Executive Assistant, LionsPride Assistant, LLC


Roxanne Rosenberg ’21: Supply Chain and Procurement Manager, La Fermière US


Jenna Smooke ’22: Junior Sales Manager, Happier


Wilyanet Contreras ’23: Resident Service Manager, Willow Garden Memory Care





Doric Earle Ph.D. ’81 (WHIT) is a professor of practice at Southern Methodist University and co-founder of Restorative Farms. He gives his time mentoring individuals from underserved communities to become entrepreneurs. Earle shares about his endeavors on his podcast, Reinvent4good.




 February 2024




Bryan Subotnick ’86: Chief Operating Officer, ACE FMS


Jeff Garlow ’01(A&S), ’03 MBA: President, EIS Inc.


Alex Pisani ’09 : Director, Community at Salesforce


Lisa Sonneborn ’10: President, Trial Services, Ichor Life Sciences


Sierra Bromley ’10, ’11 M.S., Senior Customer Success Manager, Centrical


Kyle Barrett ’12: Real Estate team, Airbnb


Jason Berger ’14: Executive Director, J.P. Morgan


Kate Ristau ’14: Tech Strategy & Transformation Lead, JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Naomi De Vass Gunawardena ’15: Executive Assistant, Brevan Howard


Brian Parese ’16: Managing Regional Director Southeast, F/m Managers Group


Keelan Erhard ’17: Director of Finance and Operations, Partnership for the Public Good


Sam Levis ’17: Mid-Market Account Executive, Gong


Olivia Feng ’18: Vice President, Investment Banking, BDA Partners


Alessandro Alessi ’19: Vice President, Benefit Street Partners


Benjamin Berk ’20: Accountant Executive-Publisher Development, Surfside


Quinn Hecker ’20: Capital Formation Group-Investor Relations Data Management Analysts, Fortress Investment Group


Madison Paddock ’20: Marketing Manager, Paramount


Christopher Ragusa ’20: Senior Financial Analyst, AIG


Greyson Sklba ’20: Equity Research Associate, Goldman Sachs


Edward Weaver ’20: Senior Associate, Financial Analysis, JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Jared Lynch ’21: Promo Planner, Target


Bettina Papageorge ’21: Senior Financial Analyst, Global Business Solutions, Fiserv


Rob Knapp ’22 MBA: Sales Account Manager, JADAK


Meaghan Tyrrell ’22, ’23 MBA: Associate, Gaffney Bennett PR





John Buhrmaster ’86 (below), president and chief executive officer of 1st National Bank of Scotia, has been elected as a Class A Director representing Group 3 for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

John Buhrmaster




Chad Bender ’05 and wife Liz welcomed their second child, baby girl Zara on January 17. Zara joins big brother Jonah. (family photo below)


Chad Bender with wife and kids








January 2024




Erica (Ravich) White ’08: Executive Director of HR Search and Recruitment, Frazer Jones


Michael Freudberg ’10: Director of Product Management, AD.net


Lara Marto ’13 MBA: Senior Brand Manager, Danone


Alex Schwartz ’14: Vice President, R4 Capital LLC


Sissie Cong Cui ’15: Senior Manager - Brand Customer Insights, Hilton


Marissa Blanchard ’16: Associate Producer and Editor, Sundance Institute


Alana Smetaniuk ’16: Associate Media Manager - Blue Buffalo, General Mills


Catherine Smith ’16: Senior Vendor Manager - Lawn and Garden, Amazon


Matthew Foster ’17: Logistics Manager - A.P. Moller, Maersk


Jason B. Harriott ’17 MBA: Regional Director of Field Services, Armoured One LLC


Jake Brown ’18: Vice President of Business Development, Secure Access & Digital Systems


Berk Cangir ’18: Regional Sales Manager, Park Energy Services, LLC


Nicholas Goodwin ’18: Assistant Vice President, Blackstone


Orlando Rivera ’18 MBA: Global Accounts Manager, Chatsworth Products


Carla Spera ’18: Supply Chain Planning Manager, K.Hovnanian Homes


Nicole Anes ’19: Omni Senior Assistant Buyer - Women’s Active Shoes, Bloomingdale’s


Zachary Gunther ’20: Associate, Blackstone


Deborah Feldstein ’22: Senior Program Manager, Saab




Ryan Benz ’11 M.S., partner at Redev CNY, was recognized in City & State’s 2023 Economic Development Power 100.


Olivia Bowser ’16 (below), founder and CEO of Liberate, was recognized as one of the 2024 FORBES 30 Under 30 in the social impact category.  



Gisele Marcus '89, Syracuse University Trustee and professor of practice in diversity, equity and inclusion at the Olin Business School of Washington University in St. Louis, authored the article, “Bridging Borders: Strategies for Thriving in the Multicultural World of International Banking," in International Banker. 




Ryan ’11 and Christie Novak ’10,’11 M.S. welcomed daughter Sienna Anne (below) on November 5.



Roz Amirfazli ’12 and husband Joseph welcomed daughter Rumi (pictured below with big brother Cyrus and dog Waldo).


Kara Montellano ’23 MBA and husband Victor welcomed Emma Victoria (below) on November 27.





The Achiever’s Alphabet (cover image below) by Christian Bolden ’17 MBA is now available on Amazon and other retailers.


Book cover illustration



December 2023




Hugh Johnston ’83 (below): Chief Financial Officer, The Walt Disney Company

Trent Bridges ’92 MBA, ’93 M.S.(IST): Sales Manager Enterprise Accounts, Charter Communications


Jeff Garlow ’01(A&S), ’03 MBA: Senior Director, Satisfyer


Lisa Sonneborn ’10: President of Clinical Trial Services, Ichor Life Sciences


Kimberly Boynton ’13 MBA: Commercial Real Estate Sales Agent, Pyramid Brokerage Company


Chris Marino ’13: Head of Agency, Google


Sissie Cong Cui ’15 MBA: Senior Manager, Brand Customer Insights, Hilton


Ben Schon ’15: Senior Vice President, Trammel Crow Company


Catherine Smith ’16: Senior Vendor Manager, Amazon


Michael Durso ’18: Ops Specialist – EDD/AML Ops, Morgan Stanley


Nicole Anes ’19: Omni Senior Assistant Buyer, Women’s Active Shoes, Bloomingdale’s


Kaylah Felipe ’19: Sourcing Manager, Lovesac


Jonathan Quinlin ’20: Committee Member, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve


Michael Bottazzi ’21: Associate, Goldman Sachs


Michelle Truong ’21: Corporate Communications Coordinator, Paramount Streaming


Yathniella Lubin ’21 M.S., ’21 MBA: Program Manager, Georgetown University




Chelsea Ransom-Cooper ’15, founder and certified financial planner at Zenith Wealth Partners and member of Young Whitman Advisory Council, was named by Financial Planning as one of 24 people who will change wealth management in 2024.

‘CUSE50 Honorees - Congratulations to the following Whitman alumni who were recognized at the inaugural ‘Cuse50 awards for the 50 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by Syracuse University alumni:


Tamekia Ball '97 Epiphany Blue


Kelsey Davis '19, G'20 CLLCTVE


Eric Factor '17 CraneTech


Eric Fleming '04 Makeout


Matthew Gelles '10 NEFCO


Joseph Holl '05 National Electronic Transit


Robert Hornung '87 Evo Systems LLC


Robert LaBreche '87 iGrad


Joshua Love '04 Kinema Fitness, Inc.


Whitney Mitchell G'06 Beacon Digital Marketing  


Nicholas Monzi '11 Learn Fresh


Paul Murdock '85 MCG Consulting Services LLC


Steve Nadolski '09 Eurocafe Imports


Joe Neumann '06 Tremor Vibration Services, LLC.


Brendan Quinlan '07 Big Dawg Party Rentals LLC


Frank Shultz '03 Infinite Blue





William M Virkler ’75 MBA, professor of criminal justice at Utica University, was elected for his seventh term as New Hartford Town Justice. In January 2024, he will begin his 25th year of service in this role.





November 2023




Jeff Palumbo ’06 MBA: Global Senior Product Manager, Esports, Lenovo, has joined the Esports Advisory Board for the University of North Carolina Wilmington.


Fernando Soto ’12: Managing Director, Head of Private Banking, Chicago Office, Brown Brothers Harriman


Katherine Caminero ’15: Vice President, Ares Management Corporation


Zach Goldberg ’15: Data and Analytics Lead, LVMH


Matthew Petrosian ’18 MBA: Vice President of Operations, HiddenLayer, Inc.


Noah Marek ’20: Personal Account Associate, Rockefeller Capital Management


Dylan Wheeler ’20: Wealth Management Advisor, CĒDRUS


Sabrina Seredneva MBA ’21: Business Intelligence Engineer II, Amazon


Caroline Whinney ’22: MCA (CFO/COO), Keller Williams Doylestown & New Hope




Michael Fletcher ’98 MBA, retired Chief of Communications and Information Technology, United Nations, published the fiction novel To Hunt a Holy Man (book sleeve below)

Book cover


October 2023




Corrina Wilcox ’91: Laboratory Relations and Outreach Manager, SUNY Upstate Medical Hospital

Eric Goode ’05: Startup Mentor, EforAll

Courtney Hardy ’06: Director, Bonadio Advisory and Consulting, Bonadio

Zach McClure ’12: Senior Talent Advisor, Starts Align

Fernando Soto ’14: Managing Director, Head of Private Banking Chicago, Brown Brothers Harriman

Dan Rosenbloom ’14: Strategy, Zwift

Michael Ogburn ’18 MBA: Distribution Manager, Arxada

Sandhya Iyer ’20: Marketing Communications Specialist, Chief

John-Austin Ricks ’20: Regional Account Manager, Red Bull

Evan Asante ’21: Senior Analyst, L’Oreal

Sabina Seredneva ’21 MBA: Business Intelligence Engineer II, Amazon

Luc Ayoub ’22: Account Executive – Retail and Consumer Goods, MuleSoft

Tiffany Yang '22: Agency Securities Lending and Reinvestment Analyst, Citi




Brian Kreischer ’91 (below), managing partner, Frank, Rimmerman and Co., appointed Global Chair of Baker Tilly International

Brian Kreischer




Jeffrey Caravella ’01, ’08 MBA: Medicenna Therapeutics Corp., a clinical-stage immunotherapy company, announced Caravella's appointment as Chief Financial Officer. 

Frank I. Mullins ’01 MBA, ’11 Ph.D.: Professor of Human Resource Management, University of Rhode Island

Courtney Handy ’06: Director, Bonadio Advisory and Consulting, The Bonadio Group

Molly Fisher ’08, ’12 M.S.: Head of Operations, Skiptown

Danielle Zink ’13: Brand Manager, Dove Deodorants, Unilever

Fernando Soto ’14: Managing Director, Head of Private Banking, Chicago, Brown Brothers Harriman

Navaneeth Murali ’15 MBA: Analytics Consultant IV, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard

Danielle Willmott ’15: Director, Operations Strategy, Abiomed

Joseph Howard ’16: Marketplace Planner & Scrum Manager, Uplight

Christian Domos ’17: Property Manager, Carruth Capital LLC

Eva Narun ’17: Account Supervisor, Alison Brod Marketing and Communications

Ryan Kossoy ’17: Acquisitions, Beitel Group

Jacob Cronk ’18: Fund Accountant, 4Pines Fund Services

Angelo Damiano ’18: Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, DropYacht

Ria Dhuper ’18: Junior Account Manager, Time Out Group plc

Michael Ogburn ’18 MBA: Distribution Manager, Arxada

Anna Pearson ’18: Regional Marketing Manager, Americas, Flyability

Julie Phelps ’18 MBA: Senior Director of Finance and Budget, Cornell University

Zach Plutchok ’18: Finance Associate, BDT & MSD Partners

Patrick Pondo ’18: Software Engineer, ClassLink

Cassandra Wilson ’18: Senior Global Merchandise Planner, Coach

Matt Coughlin ’19 MBA: Director, External Manufacturing, Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Stacie Brough ’19 MBA: Director, Product Security & Remote Management Marketing, Baxter International Inc.

Rachel Melvin ’19: Senior Merchant, Victoria’s Secret

Carson Cohen ’20: Private Credit Associate, Morgan Stanley

Shaan Chaudhary ’20: Marketing Advisor, Shell

Brendan Phair ’20: Senior Staff Accountant, Gray, Gray, and Gray

Brian Sotnick ’20: Named Account Manager – NorCal Enterprise, Palo Alto Networks

Samantha Walters ’20: Innovation Ambassador Program Analyst, EY

Nancy Wang ’20: Acquisitions Associate, Keyway

Tyler Delao ’21: Administrative Assistant, Dannible & McKee

Ella Donahue ’21: Human Resources Coordinator, Merck

Dan Hamrahi ’21: Analyst, Goldman Sachs

Louisa Mancuso ’21: Structured Finance Senior Analyst, EY

Lindsay Sayour ’21: Research Manager, Savanta

Taylor Spencer ’21: Corporate Development & Strategy Associate, RapidSOS

Luc Ayoub ’22: Account Executive, Retail and Consumer Goods, MuleSoft

Marisa Mastropieri ’23: Associate, Launch Pad Program, Group M


August 2023



Ken Redmore ’93 MBA: Vice President, Facility Operations, Lifespan Rhode Island Hospital


Aulton Kohn Jr. ’07: Finance and Operations Manager, HOPE, Inc.


Philip Lunas ’09 MBA: Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, Mongoose


Patrick Miller ’09 MBA: Chief, Financial Policy, US Army Medical Department (AMEDD)


Zach McClure ‘12: Senior Talent Lead, Alpine Solutions Group


David Skubis ’12: Assurance Services Director, PwC


Kavya Surakasula ’16 MBA : Program Manager II- Product Engineering, AMD


Alyssa Leyden ’17: Operations Manager, Hello Fresh


Mahati Mukkamala ’17 MBA: Vice President, Digital.ai

Jordan Vecchio ’17: Credit Manager, BHG Financial


Lee Nguyen-Khogiani ’18 MBA: Lead Risk Analytics Consultant, Wells Fargo


Eric Tiefen ’18:  Associate, Twenty Lake Holdings, LLC


Mike D'Agostino ’19: Senior Analyst, National Grid


Zachary Regenstein ’19: Selected to serve on the Generation Orange Leadership Council (GOLC)


Ben Taub ’19: Manager, Sales Strategy, NBC Sports, NBCUniversal


Zackary Warden ’19: Venture Capitalist, Morgan Stanley


Matt Brodie ’20:  Sales Enablement Manager, IBISWorld


Vito Palombella ’21: Account Executive, Mid-Market Sales at Criteo




July 2023




Heather Snowman ’93: Senior Client Services Manager / Senior Account Executive, Apogee Inc.


Garrett Sokoloff ’98: Executive Managing Director, Citizen’s


Deborah Feldstein ’02: Senior Manager of Operations and Continuous Improvement, JADAK


Aaron Kroft ’05, ’11 MBA: Head of R&D Finance, Portfolio & Performance, AstraZeneca


Laura Cawley ’12: Director, BC Partners


Julie Jones ’12, ’13 M.S.: Controller, Mirabito Energy Products


Andrew Klajbor ’12: Senior Manager, Monitor Deloitte


Adnan Ramic ’12: Senior Product Manager, Amazon Fresh, Amazon


David Skubis ’12: Assurance Services Director, PwC


Bruce Williams ’09, ’12 M.S.: Regional Sales Director, Servomation Refreshments, Inc.


Warsame Yusuf ’13: Finance Manager, IGT


Travis Hunt ’14: Senior Operations Manager, DC Analysis & FFO, BJ's Wholesale Club


Parrish Smith '14 (pictured below), vice president at Neuberger Berman, was among those welcomed to the Syracuse University Alumni Association Board.

Alum Parrish Smith


Tim Stitt ’14, ’15 M.S.: Chief Financial Officer, Slocum-Dickson Medical Group


Aishik Barua ’15 MBA: Director – Digital Experience and Insights, Page Society


Patrick Douglas ’15: Summer Associate, McKinsey & Company


Joe Egidio ’17: Enterprise Account Executive, Box


Zachary Hescheles ’17: Investment Banking Summer Associate, Jefferies


John Kang ’17: Manager | M&A Transaction Services, Deloitte


Lauren Knafo ’17: Associate Attorney, Blank Rome LLP


Mahati Mukkamala ’17 MBA: Vice President, FP&A, Digital.ai


Samantha Pupatelli ’17: Manager, PwC


Meagan Baier ’18: Associate Project Manager, NBCUniversal


Ryan Ball ’18, ’19 M.S.: Associate, Global Accounting, Finance Global Comptroller


Emily Kenney ’18: Team Leader, Training, Rocket Central


Tommy Chen ’19: Supervisor, eCommerce Media Science, Night Market


Mike D’Agostino ’19: Senior Analyst, National Grid


Benjamin Houle ’19: Production Planner, Specialty Products, Gorton’s


Lee Nguyen-Khogiani ’19 MBA: Lead Risk Analytics Consultant, Wells Fargo


Erin Sciortino ’19: Associate, Blackstone


Zackary Warden ’19: Venture Captialist, Morgan Stanley


Matt Brodie ’20: Sales Enablement Manager, IBISWorld


Alex Ejimofor ’20: Assistant Account Executive, Omnicom Media Group


Gabriela Gardocki '20: Social Media Manager, Jacob & Co.


Joshua Winkler ’20 MBA: Launched Effects/ Future UAS Synchronization Staff Officer, US Army


Emily Blum ’21: Investor Relations, Senior Associate, Prosek Partners


Brittany Loper ’21: Marketing Consultant, Deloitte Digital


Vito Palombella ’21: Account Executive, Criteo


Gregory Peck ’22 MBA: Account Executive, Pharma HLS, Salesforce






Professor William “Bill” Hoyle Hannum, retired professor of statistics and decision sciences, died July 11, 2022. Hannum graduated from Mercersburg Academy, the College of Wooster and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he earned his doctorate in statistics and economics. He served as a professor at the Whitman School for over 30 years and was especially known for his ability to make difficult subject matter accessible to first-year MBA students and spending countless office hours tutoring and encouraging his students.





June 2023




Deborah Feldstein ’02: Senior Manager of Operations and Continuous Improvement, JADAK


Lisa Mancini ’10 MSW, ’21 MBA: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Helio Health Inc.


Andrew Klajbor ’12: Senior Manager, Monitor Deloitte


Sean Brech ’14: Account Supervisor, DKC


Aishak Barua ’15 MBA: Director, Digital Experience and Insights, Page Society


Jodie Lichtenstein ’15,’16 M.S.: Chief Operating Officer, Apace Refunds


Andrew Abrams ’16: Associate Director, Integrated Investment, CMI Media Group


Ryan Ball ’17, ’18 MBA: Associate, Corporate Accounting, Finance Global Controllership, General Atlantic


Meghan Crawford ’17: Senior Consultant, Deloitte


Mike Ennis ’17: Client Success Manager, Tracer


Jason Harriott ’17 MBA: Fundraising Manager, The REV Theater Company


Zachary Hescheles ’17: Investment Banking Summer Associate, Jeffries


John Kang ’17: Manager|M&A Transaction Services, Deloitte


Lauren Knafo ’17: Associate Attorney, Blank Rome LLP


Lauren Natale ’17: Wellness Associate, The Well Collective


Meagan Baier ’18: Associate Project Manager, NBCUniversal


Lena Schermer ’18: Senior Revenue Accountant, Excelitas Technologies Corp.


Tommy Chen ’19: Supervisor, eCommerce Media Science, Night Market


Benjamin Houle ’19: Production Planner, Specialty Products, Gorton’s


Alex Ejimofor ’20: Assistant Account Executive, Omnicom Media Group


Gabriela Gardocki ’20: Social Media Manager, Jacob & Co.


Gabriella Jimenez ’20: Electronic Trading iquidity Solutions, Bloomberg


Daniel Schulz ’20: Account Executive, Ten-X


Bryan Stocks ’20 MBA: Senior Director, Membership, Dairy Farmers of America


Brittney Loper ’21: Marketing Consultant, Deloitte Digital


Scott Mueller ’21: Consultant, Deloitte


Ritu Sadarangani ’21: Marketing Consultant, Deloitte


Leanne Hayden ’22: Associate, Sustainability Equity Research, Canaccord Genuity Group


Gregory Peck ’22 MBA: Account Ececutive – Pharma HLS, Salesforce




Chelsea Ransom-Cooper ’15, managing partner and financial planner, Zenith Wealth Partners, and member of the Young Whitman Advisory Council, has been named a member of the 2023 Investment News 40 Under 40.


Chris Marino ’13, global head of media and marketing technology at Bloomberg Media and member of the Young Whitman Advisory Council, was featured on Adweek’s Young Influentials Podcast.  Marino was also appointed to the Newhouse Emerging Leaders Advisory Board.



May 2023


 James Jackson ’11 MBA: Director of Strategic Sales, Retail Dietitians Business Alliance, LLC.

Michael Jiang ’11: Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

Michael Daniello ’15: Senior Associate, Sound Mark Partners

Elmer Luke III ’15: Investment Banking Vice President, Mizuho

Ethan Rothschild ’15: HR Director, Org Design & Transformation, Unilever

Matthew Alnwick ’18: Associate, Athos Partners

Anweih Cox ’18: Designer, Narrative 

Victoria Parker ’18, ’21 M.S.: Manager, Global Sourcing, Paramount 

Lena Schermer ’18: Senior Revenue Accountant, Excelitas Technologies Corporation

Kenneth Mintz ’19: Senior Communications Manager, Gamefam

Gabriella Jimenez ’20: Electronic Trading & Liquidity Solutions, Bloomberg

Bryan Stocks ’20 MBA: Senior Director, Membership, Dairy Farmers of America

Michael Morse ’21 MBA: Budget Management Analyst, United States Department of Defense



Chelsea Ransom-Cooper ’15 (below), managing partner and financial planning director at Zenith Wealth Partners, and Young Whitman Advisory Council member, has been named one of  Financial Advisor Magazine’s Young Advisors to Watch in 2023.




Jordan Fox ’13 (below) welcomed Sonny Isaac Fox on March 4th, 2023. 


infant picture



April 2023


David Guilmette ’09 MBA: Vice President, CHS Inc.

Megan McKenna ’10: Managing Director, Marketing and Media Strategy, The New York Times 

Susane Shani ’94 (A&S), ’10 MBA: Director, Beam Suntory 

Zachary Bear ‘11: Business Development, PitchBook Data

Michael Jiang ’11: Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

Ali Fleischer ’13: Senior Manager Product Strategy, SharkNinja 

Alyssa Breen ’15: Digital Brand Specialist, Michael Kors at Macy’s 

Andres Diz ’16: Senior Associate of Finance, Balanced Rock Power 

Eric Klein ’16: Director of Business Development, MontPac

Alexander Heller ’17: Associate, BBG Inc.

Matthew R. LaFlair ’17 (IST), ’19 MBA: Director, Integrated Planning and Solutions, National Grid

Sophia Cappelli ’18, ’19 M.S.: Senior Associate, Blue Owl Capital

Brian Friedman ’18: Account Executive, Mid Market, Uber

Mitchell Takeda ’18: Senior Project Manager, Sephora

Brendan Anderson ’19: Senior Analyst, Capital Markets, Hines

Michael Brenner ’19: HCM Account Executive, Paylocity 

Samuel Gozinsky ’19: Commercial Manager, FanDuel

Quinn Hecker ’20: Associate Account Executive, Travelers

Zia Jackson ’20: Office Coordinator, Syracuse University – Maxwell School

John-Austin Ricks ’20: National Account Manager, Super Coffee

Ruth Bang ’21: Senior Consultant, FTI Consulting

Ishan Gajra ’21: Senior Associate, Partner Valuation Advisors


Kateyln Meola ’10, director of brand marketing at PepsiCo and her husband Andrew Meola ’10 (NEW) welcomed their second child Cameron James Meola (below) on February 28th.


William Hoyle Hannum passed away on July 11, 2022. Bill was a professor of statistics at the Whitman School for 30 years. 

Michael Tripodi ’81 passed away on January 24, 2023. 


March 2023


Jim Perkins ’88 MBA: Interim Chief Financial Officer, Flyspace Productions

Shannon Nulty Fitzpatrick ’04: Associate Director of Operational Excellence, Bristol Myers Squibb

Adam Green ’06: CEO of Asset Management, FNZ Group

Jonathan Davis ’08, ’10 MBA: Manager, Solution Engineering, Deltek

Scott Dittmeier ’11: Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Ariel Tavakoli ’15: Senior Analyst, Asset Management, Extell

Krista Librett ’16: Operations Manager - Senior Credit, Manulife Investment Management

Lauren Bogardus ’17: Vice President, BNY Mellon

Diana D. Correia ’17: Senior Associate, JPMorgan & Chase Co. 

Jordan Evans ’17: Planning Consultant, Fidelity Investments

Joshua Karpinski ’17 MBA: Director Transformation Strategy, Liberty

Max Solomon ’17: Onboarding Success Manager, impact.com

Angela Anastasi ’18: Law Clerk, McCue Sussmane Zapfel & Cohen P.C.

Christopher Johnson ’18 MBA: Director of Marketing, Ashland Greene

Carmen Nepa ’18: Senior Associate, Inverness Graham

Michelle Watson ’18 M.S.: Associate Accountant, Rochester City School District

Christina Ambalavanar ’19: Marketing Associate, Grubhub

Cassie Kramp ’19: AVP, Commercial Banking Associate, Citi

Jamie Martin ’19: Founder, Cosmic Pursuit LLC

Claire Stocum ’19: AVP, Senior Relationship Liaison, M&T Bank

Audrey Yoo ’19: Sales Development Manager, athenahealth 

Jacob Cestari ’20, ’22 MBA: Staff Account, SeaChange International

John Jaroslawski ’20: Territory Representative, Milwaukee Tool

Kylie Maher ’20: Assistant Vice President, US Institutional Credit, Tradeweb

Rebecca Millman ’20: Editorial Specialist, Walmart

Spencer Stein ’20: Audit Associate II, CBIZ Marks Paneth

Samantha Walters ’20: Experience Management Senior Associate, EY


February 2023


Nick Gustin ’85: Senior Vice President and GMM, Apparel, Hudson’s Bay

Rob Liberty ’94: Managing Director, Bank of America

Thomas Murphy ’87 MBA, ’95 Ph.D.: Chief Executive Officer, Green Carbon Nanostructures Corporation 

Chad Wainman ’04: Senior Claims Consultant, Stephenson+Brook

Emily Doran ’07: Senior Lead Expert Risk Specialist, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Brittney Papke Frick ’07: Senior Principal Contract Manager - Marine Systems Business Unit US Navy, Northrop Grumman

Trevor Marsteller ’09: Controller, Bear Flag Robotics

Max Moskovitz ’12: Director, Golden Vision Capital

Kyle Hoffstein ’13: Strategic Account Executive, Quickbase

Alec Barnett ’14: Principal, TSG Consumer Partners

Yi-Nien Lai ’14 MBA: Senior Manager, Business Intelligence, Klaviyo

Katherine Ristau ’14: Executive Director – Sr. Strategy Manager, JPMorgan & Chase

Jessica Matos ’15: League Finance, Manager, NBA

Ben Uhing ’15: Vice President – Private Banker, J.P. Morgan

Dana Ewanechko ’16: Demand Planner, Henkel

Angela Herrera ’16: Alliances Marketing Manager, Special Projects, PwC

Jake Horowitz ’16: Associate Vice President | Retail Leasing, Colliers

Peggy Nairin ’16: Vice President, Delos

Michael Shaw ’16: Business Intelligence Manager, Yahoo

Corey Dender ’18: Billing Manager, Initiative

Blair Greenwald ’18: Senior Project Manager, Unified Partnerships, iHeartRadio

Brett Klein ’18: Audit Senior, CBIZ Marks Paneth

Derek Lepore ’19: Senior Business Development Representative, FloQast

Erin Sciortino ’19: Associate, Blackstone

Daniel Wetreich ’19: Financial Planning Analyst, Omnicom Media Group

Sarah Ferranti ’20: Equity Research Associate, BMO Capital Markets

Justin Nee ’20: Anti-Money Laundering Investigator, Standard Charter Bank

Andrew Southard ’20: Business Partner Specialist, IBM

Victor Carrafiello ’21: Assistant Manager, Precision Advertising Planner, L'Oréal


Derrell Smith ’10 (IST),’13 M.A. (NEW), CEO of 99EATS, host of Tastemade’s “Mad Good Food” and member of the Young Whitman Advisory Council, shared savory super bowl favorites on NBC’s Today and to promote his upcoming “Mad Good Food” NFL special.

Chris Marino ’13, global head of performance marketing and media at Bloomberg News and member of the Young Whitman Advisory Council, shared marketing insight in the “Intelligent Creative Spotlight Series” on vidmob. Marino was also featured by “Marketing Brew” in the weekly series, “Coworking.”

Chelsea Ransom-Cooper ’15 (below), managing partner and director of financial planning at Zenith Wealth Partners and member of the Young Whitman Advisory Council, was featured by Financial Planning Magazine in the article, “Black-owned RIA Leader: How wirehouses can improve on DEI.”


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