Class Notes

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

1970s

Jeffrey L. Levin, BS ’72, was elected president of the New Rochelle Bar Association. He serves as a justice of the Scarsdale Town Justice Court and resides in Scarsdale with his wife, Diane.

Alan DuBrow, MBA ’73, continues to expand his boutique consulting firm, providing services in strategic alliances, business development and capture management for small- to medium-sized businesses in the government and defense sectors. He also is a contributing member for GDL LLC, a global consulting organization engaged in multiple practices and numerous industries.

David Barrett, BS ’75, was named chair of the board of directors for Child and Family Services.

Kenneth Kendall, MBA ’70, PhD ’75, was inducted into the PhD Project Hall of Fame in recognition of his commitment to championing diversity in higher education.

William Loecher, BS ’77, was named treasurer of the board of directors for Child and Family Services.

Debra Cutler, BS ’78, CPA, was appointed chair of the Joint Trial Board at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mario Urso, BS ’78, CPA, FHFMA, partner, was appointed chair of the Bonadio Group, a Top 100 CPA firm.

1980s

Kenneth Sniatecki, BS ’80, was named secretary/treasurer of the Summit Center board of directors.

Timothy Freer, BS ’81, was named chief operation officer at Buffalo Medical Group.

Jeffrey Jacobson, BS ’81, was named chief executive officer of Xerox Corp.

Susan Arena, BS ’83, was appointed to the board of directors for Child and Family Services.

Patricia Clabeaux, BS ’84, was promoted to executive vice president, chief human resources officer at Independent Health and was appointed to the Independent Health Foundation board of directors.

John Rodgers, MBA ’84, was named to the board of directors at the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.

Terese Scofidio, MBA ’84, CEO, Baker Victory Services, was honored as a C-level executive at the annual Buffalo 612’ awards.

Daren Springer, BS ’84, was named director, operational reporting at Independent Health.

Michael Florczak, BS ’86, was recognized by the State of New York Mortgage Agency as part of the Loan Officer Hall of Fame.

Laura Benedetti, BS ’87, chief financial officer, Andreozzi Bluestein Weber Brown LLP, was honored as a C-level executive at the annual Buffalo 612’ awards.

David Hore, BS ’87, was named vice chair of the board of directors at the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.

John Rougas, BS ’88, was promoted to assistant vice president of information services at Albany Medical Center.

Sujata Yalamanchili, BS ’88, MBA ’89, was named co-vice president of the Summit Center board of directors. She also received the Legal Service Award from the Minority Bar Association of Western New York.

1990s

James Rizzo, BS ’90, was promoted to assistant vice president of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp.

Cheryl Crist, BS ’91, was promoted to vice president of human resources at Valu Home Centers.

Steven Dolan, BS/MBA ’91, was promoted to administrative vice president at M&T Bank, where he serves as strategic services manager in the Mortgage Lending Department.

Michael Berchou, JD/MBA ’93, was appointed partner in the intellectual property practice group at Harter Secrest & Emery.

Eileen (Collins) Mcilhagga, BS ’92, MBA ’94, was promoted to director of patient financial services at the UB School of Dental Medicine.

Donald Boyd, MBA ’97, was promoted to executive vice president for business development and affiliations at Kaleida Health.

Douglas Dunbar, MBA ’97, was promoted to administrative vice president at M&T Bank, where he serves as a commercial product manager.  

Francine Brooks, CEL ’99, was inducted into the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives Hall of Fame.

Thomas Kramer, BS ’99, was promoted to administrative vice president at M&T Bank, where he serves as a senior comprehensive capital analysis and review manager.

Spotlight: Dave Anderson, EMBA ’01

Dave Anderson, EMBA ’01, owner of Anderson Leadership Solutions, works as a consultant and public speaker. He also hosts a syndicated talk radio show, IMPACT Talk Radio, and has written more than 400 articles on leadership for his blog.

In a new book, Becoming a Leader of Character: Six Habits That Make or Break a Leader at Work and at Home, Anderson and his father, Gen. James Anderson, use personal examples — from leading at West Point, in combat and in business — to lay out a plan to strengthen six character habits. The book is endorsed by Duke and Olympic basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, New York Times best-selling author Ken Blanchard and multiple past and present West Point generals. 

“Leadership failures in politics, business and our homes usually happen because something in the leader’s character prevents that person from choosing to do the right thing,” says Anderson. “This book fills a hole in leadership literature by sharing exercises that grow character through consistent training, just like any other workout.”

Anderson graduated from West Point and served as a field artillery forward observer during Operation Desert Storm, earning a Bronze Star. He then joined a Fortune 50 company and spent 20 years in various sales and leadership positions. He resides in Tyler, Texas. 

Spotlight: 2016 Women of Influence

Congratulations to the following alumni named to the 2016 Women of Influence list by Business First:

Mary Beard, BS ’74

Patricia Clabeaux, BS ’84 

Carla Singleton, CEL ’05 

Shandra Spicer, CEL ’10

2000s

Martin Boryszak, BS ’00, chief operating officer, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Catholic Health, was named to the Buffalo Business First 40 Under Forty class of 2016.

Jamie Shrock, MBA ’01, was appointed director, talent acquisition and development at Elderwood Health Plan.

Jeffrey Crimmins, BS ’02, chief information officer and chief security officer, Freed Maxick CPAs, was honored as a C-level executive at the annual Buffalo 612’ awards.

Daniel Lichtenberger, BS ’02, was promoted to administrative vice president at M&T Bank, where he serves as a senior manager in the Controller’s Department.

Jack Mehltretter, EMBA ’02, was appointed to the board of directors for Lake Shore Bancorp Inc.

Jennifer Seth-Cimini, MBA ’02, graduated as a member of the 2016 Class of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Philanthropy Institute.

Jennifer VanDewater, MBA ’02, was promoted to vice president of health and authenticity at Rich Products Corp.

Esther Clabeaux, MBA ’03, CPA, was promoted to manager in the Small Business Advisory at the Bonadio Group.

Julia Novelli Pericak, MBA ’03, was appointed executive sales specialist at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals for women’s oncology therapies in breast and ovarian cancer. 

Christopher Zera, BS/MBA ’03, CPA, was named manager of the West Seneca office of R.A. Mercer & Co.

Kristin Crosby, BS ’04, CPA, was promoted to manager at Brock, Schechter & Polakoff LLP.

Seth Hennard, BS ’03, MS ’04, CPA, received the Rookie of the Year award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Michael Madigan, EMBA ’04, was named area leader of retail banking for Central New York at KeyBank NA.

Dylan Rubadeaux, BS ’04, was appointed assistant vice president and commercial loan officer at Lake Shore Savings Bank.

Kirk Berry, BS ’05, is president and CEO of KB Enterprises and recently wrote his first book, Five Powerful Tips for Motivating Youth.

Joseph Zimolong, PMBA ’05, was promoted to administrative vice president at M&T Bank, where he serves as a systems manager in the Commercial Credit Risk Department.

Timothy Barnes, SEMBA ’06, recently published the book A Naked View of the Trans-Pacific Partnership — An Unbiased Informational Review in Plain English.

Adam Dunning, BS ’06, was named director of health care economics at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.

Andrew Moon, BS ’06, CPA, was named senior tax manager at Tronconi Segarra & Associates.

Andy Severson, CEL ’06, was appointed vice president of operations at Compu-Mail.

Kimberly Stehlar, BS ’07, CPA, was appointed chief financial officer for business planning, accounting and budgeting at Cantalician Center for Learning Inc.

Jeffery Kruszka, BS ’08, CPA, was promoted to partner at Schunk Wilson & Co. CPA PC.

Patrick Ryan, BS ’05, CEL ’08, owner, Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, was named to the Buffalo Business First 40 Under Forty class of 2016.

Richard Serra, CEL ’08, president and CEO of Allpro Parking LLC, was honored as a C-level executive at the annual Buffalo 612’ awards.

Jennifer Asquith, MS ’09, was promoted to manager at Freed Maxick CPAs.

Jonathan Mahoney, MBA ’09, was promoted to administrative vice president at M&T Bank, where he serves as a quantitative modeling manager.

Kathryn Smith, PMBA ’09, was named administrative vice president at M&T Bank, where she serves as manager of leadership development. 

2010s

Terry Burton, PMBA ’10, was named general counsel at Calamar.

Nicholas Romano, BS ’10, was named associate at Connors LLP.

Michael Daddario, BS ’10, MS ’11, was promoted to supervisor at Freed Maxick CPAs.

Michael Lyons, MS ’12, CPA, was promoted to supervisor at Freed Maxick CPAs.  

Jacob Morseon, BS ’11, MS ’12, was named senior accountant at Tronconi Segarra & Associates.

Oliver Hays, PMBA ’13, was appointed communications and proposal manager at Phillips Lytle.

Thomas Maxian, EMBA ’13, was named regional director in Western New York of American Medical Response.

Kevin Moynihan, BS ’12, MS ’13, was promoted to senior accountant at Freed Maxick CPAs.

Grace Walker, BS ’13, CPA, was promoted to experienced assistant in the health care/tax exempt division at the Bonadio Group.

Jennifer Amico, BS ’14, was promoted to experienced assistant in the commercial division at the Bonadio Group.

Christopher Maugans, BS ’10, JD/MBA ’14, was named associate at Goldberg Segalla.

Edward Lubecki II, BS ’15, was appointed search consultant in the recruitment process outsourcing division at StraussGroup.

Steven Raines, CEL ’15, CEO of Algonquin Studios, co-founded Field Nimble, a business software tool for contractors.

Corey Berger, BS ’16, was named senior marketing associate at Athena SWC.

Amera Stacy, BS ’16, was appointed local sales coordinator at Sinclair Broadcast Group.