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Please note: Individuals are listed in Class Notes according to the year of their most recent School of Management degree.

1950s

Alex David, BS '53, has had a long career as an insurance agent and manager and continues to work part time in retirement.

1960s

Frank Clement, BS '66, received the Samuel P. Capen Award, the UB Alumni Association's highest honor.

Ewald Blatter, BS '67, founder of Finger Lakes Chemical (now part of the Castle Group), was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the UB Alumni Association's Rochester chapter.

1970s

James M. Barrett, BS '74, financial advisor at Wells Fargo, was promoted to managing director of the Williamsville branch.

David F. Simon, BS '74, was named chief legal affairs officer at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Richard C. Pyzikiewicz, MBA '76, was named a sales representative by RealtyUSA's Commercial Division.

Sally Hess Gower, BS '76, MBA '79, is the publisher and co-owner of Buffalo Natural Awakenings, a local healthy living magazine.

Robert A. Priore, BS '77, MBA '79, is manager of accounting and compliance at Delaware North.

1980s

Michael J. Gallagher, BS '81, was appointed partner at Goldberg Segalla.

Nancy L. Falk, MBA '84, assistant professor in the George Washington University School of Nursing, was named a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.

Jim Daly, MBA '85, was appointed executive chairman of the Commercial Advisory Committee at Coherus BioSciences Inc.

Patricia M. Dore, BS '86, was promoted to administrative vice president at M&T Bank, where she is senior corporate real estate manager.

Michael Blemel, BS '87, CPA, was named chief accounting and administrative officer at North Forest Office Space.

Paul F. Ciminelli, BS '87, president and CEO of Ciminelli Real Estate Corp., accepted the Excellence in Office Development award from the Urban Land Institute on behalf of his firm, honoring the Conventus building in Buffalo.

Heidi Dobmeier, BS '89, CPA, was promoted to controller at Uniland Development Co.

Spotlight: Marc Ginsky, BS ’85

Marc Ginsky, BS '85, was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where he will oversee the organization's daily operations with a focus on field management, information technology and infrastructure.

 

The CF Foundation is the world leader in the search for a cure to cystic fibrosis, a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits a patient's ability to breathe over time. Sixty years ago, when the CF Foundation was established, the average life of a child with the disease was about five years. Today, because of dramatic advances in treatment and care, people with CF live into their 30s, 40s and beyond. The foundation funds more cystic fibrosis research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available was made possible because of CF Foundation support.

 

Ginsky brings more than 18 years of health care industry experience to the organization, having most recently served as vice president and general manager of the Market Access Services division at Covance, a contract research organization and drug development company.

 

Originally from Syracuse, Ginsky earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from the UB School of Management. He also holds an MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

1990s

James Walleshauser, MBA '90, was appointed senior vice president, health care operations at Independent Health.

Edward Dianhui Dong, MBA '91, received the President's Volunteer Service Award at the gold level from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Paula Conti, BS '93, was promoted to director of clinical transformation at Catholic Medical Partners.

Steven Harvey, BS '93, launched MyCollegeMax, a website that helps high school and college students prepare for college and career, respectively, through an interactive dashboard with data, reports and links.

Trish Hudson, BS '93, was promoted to manager, engineering governance and planning, U.S./Canada manufacturing/operations at Rich Products Corp.

Jennifer Johnson, MBA '93, was promoted to director of sales and marketing at Viatran.

Cheryl Lickfeld, BS '90, MBA '93, CPA, was named president of Key Resource Group.

Michael Moore, BS '89, JD/MBA '93, was promoted to partner at Barclay Damon.

Kim Januszkiewicz, BS '94, associate director of credit review at M&T Bank, was promoted to administrative vice president.

Marie King, BS '94, was promoted to group vice president at M&T Bank, where she serves as corporate secretary.

Valerie Muka, BS '94, was named vice president, commercial loan officer at Evans Bank.

Scott Romus, BS '94, was named director of the Western New York Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory.

Karen Stuhlmiller, BS '94, strategic projects manager in treasury administration at M&T Bank, was promoted to group vice president.

Scott A. Bylewski, BS/MBA '95, was named manager, counsel at William Mattar.

John J. Koeppel, BS/MBA '95, was named corporate partner and leader of the Private Equity Group at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP.

Carol Latona, MBA '95, was promoted to director of nursing operations at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

Barry Stelmach, BS '95, was promoted to chief financial officer at Catholic Medical Partners.

Ann Boyd, MBA '97, was promoted to director, component desserts marketing of the In-Store Bakery Division at Rich Products Corp.

Jill Ervin, MBA '98, CPA, was appointed chief financial officer at Palladian Health.

Jennifer A. Beckage, BS '99, was named partner at Phillips Lytle.

2000s

Michael Barone, MBA '00, was named public relations director for Tipping Point Communications and leads its new Buffalo office.

Eric Eisenried, BS '00, was appointed Buffalo area general manager at North Forest Office Space.

Jennifer A. Schulefand, MBA '00, CPA, was appointed CFO specialist at CFO Solutions Plus.

Jessica Brosius, BS '01, was named assistant vice president and assistant controller at Evans Bank.

Timothy Bubar, EMBA '01, CPA, was named principal at Lumsden McCormick.

Mohan S. Devgun, MBA '01, was promoted to chair of the Engineering Technology Department at Buffalo State College, where he is a professor.

Brian M. Goldwater, BS '02, was promoted to group vice president at M&T Bank, where he serves as assistant general auditor.

Jennifer Seth-Cimini, MBA '02, received the Award of Excellence for Promoting Inclusion and Cultural Diversity from the Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement in the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where she serves as major gifts officer.

Christopher Kicinski, BS '03, CPA, was promoted to partner at Sandhill Investment Management.

Joyce Markiewicz, EMBA '03, was named executive vice president at Catholic Health, in addition to her role as president and CEO of Home and Community-Based Care.

Chad Rung, MBA '03, was named vice president, commercial loan officer at Evans Bank.

Nicholas J. Snyder, BS/MBA '03, was named senior vice president and controller at Evans Bancorp.

Kevin J. Cavalieri, PMBA '07, was promoted to group vice president at M&T Bank, where he serves as manager of risk governance and administration.

Rebecca Sonricker, BS '07, was promoted to store manager at Wegmans.

Theresa Wojcicki, EMBA '07, was named vice president of operations at Palladian Health.

Amy L. White-Storfer, EMBA '08, was appointed director of Community Partners of Western New York.

Mary Curr, BS '09, CPA, was promoted to manager in the Small Business Advisory Division at the Bonadio Group.

2010s

Benjamin Dumas, BS '10, was named director of sales for Chatham Brewing.

Michael J. Quinn, CEL '10, CPA, was appointed senior vice president, physician services and support at Catholic Health.

Stephen D. Cwynar, BS '10, MS '11, CPA, was promoted to supervising senior accountant at Tronconi Segarra & Associates.

Gregory Brown, BS '06, MBA '12, CPA, was named controller at Blue Bridge Financial.

Julia Jornsay-Silverberg, BS/MBA '12, was named social media director at Telesco Creative Group. She also is founder and CEO of Bravery Beats.

Bailey McGowan, BS '12, was appointed engine cooling production scheduler at Aurubis Buffalo Inc.

Mark Nickerson, PMBA '12, CPA, was promoted to principal in the Bonadio Group's Tax Division.

Evan Wopperer, MS '12, CPA, was promoted to senior accountant in the Bonadio Group's Commercial Division.

Victoria Cuva, MS '13, CPA, was promoted to senior associate in the assurance services group at Dopkins & Co.

Daniel Kirst, BS '12, MS '13, was promoted to senior accountant at Tronconi Segarra & Associates.

Kevin Moynihan, BS '12, MS '13, was named a staff accountant in the A&A Department at Freed Maxick CPAs.

Bethany Prentiss, BS '13, was promoted to recruitment and human resource information system specialist at Autism Services Inc.

Angelo Argentieri, BS '14, was appointed director of recruitment process outsourcing services at StraussGroup Inc.

Patrick Hayes, BS '14, was appointed admissions director at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School.

Anushka J. Reuben, MS '14, a supply chain analyst at Shipcom Wireless Inc., received the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award at the Gold level.

Jennifer Sanfilippo, EMBA '14, senior vice president of corporate social responsibility and director of government affairs at First Niagara, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UB Alumni Association's Rochester chapter.

Vincent Schutt, MBA '14, co-founded Enviromentum, a charitable project that delivers workshops on the environment and climate change to high schools.

Gregory Bukolt, MS '15, was named staff accountant at Lumsden & McCormick.

Colin C. Casey, JD/MBA '15, was promoted to associate director - legal at Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.

Andrew Lashua, EMBA '15, was promoted to program director - financial stability at the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.

Cara Petrucci, MBA '15, was appointed project manager at Community Partners of Western New York.