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H. Joseph Sgroi 64 qualified for the Million Dollar Roundtable, an international, independent association for top life insurance professionals. He is owner of Sgroi Financial in West Seneca.
Allan M. Pinchoff, MBA 75, was appointed general counsel and vice president at RTKL, an international architecture, planning and design firm.
Mark E. Ahrens 77 was named sales manager at Commercial Print & Imaging.
Jeffery D. Palumbo 77 was named partner at Damon and Morey.
Martin D. Coulter 78 has obtained his Certified Financial Planner certification. He has been a financial advisor with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network since 1985.
John H. Royal, MBA 78, was named a corporate fellow in Praxairs research and development organization.
Michael T. Glascott 79 was named partner in Goldberg Segallas Buffalo office.
Joseph P. Lojacono 79, MBA 80, was appointed first vice president of the Monday Quarterback Club, a business group that backs the Buffalo Bills. He is president of Valmark Associates.
John C. Moshides 80 qualified for the Million Dollar Roundtable, an international, independent association for top life insurance professionals.
Mary W. Horbachewski 82 was appointed senior tax manager at Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner.
Arthur G. Wingerter 82 was named president at Univera Healthcare.
Kathleen E. Cartus, MBA 84, was honored as one of Business Firsts 2008 Women of Influence. She is director of organization development/human resources at Cannon Design.
June Hoeflich 84 was honored as one of Business Firsts 2008 Women of Influence. She recently retired as president and chief executive officer of Sheehan Health Network.
Terese M. Scofidio 81, MBA 84, was named executive director of the Cantalician Center for Learning.
Richard A. Wiktorowski 84 was named a senior manager in the accounting and auditing department at Tronconi Segarra & Associates.
John R. Jakubowski, MBA 85, was named group vice president at M&T Bank.
Dominick C. Colangelo 86 was appointed chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors for Promedior, a biopharmaceutical company.
Scott T. Banach 87 was appointed controller at Summit Educational Resources.
Marylou Borowiak 87 was named president and chief executive officer for the Food Bank of Western New York.
Jim Doucette 87 was promoted to managing director of Henry Rak Consulting Partners, a growth-strategy consulting firm specializing in consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical industries.
David T. Hore 87 was appointed president of the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County. He is co-president of PCB Group.
Kathryn M. Barrett 89 was promoted to director at Freed Maxick Battaglia CPAs.
Rebecca R. Collins 90 was appointed assistant director of development at Buffalo Seminary.
Kathy H. Glieco, MBA 90, was promoted to vice president of marketing at Independent Health.
Karen F. Hardick 90 was appointed chief financial officer at Summit Educational Resources.
Pamela A. Geib 91 was promoted to manager at Dopkins & Company.
Jody L. Lomeo 91 was named chief executive officer at the Erie County Medical Center.
David W. DeLorenzo, MBA 92, was appointed director of managed care at Lifetime Health Medical Group.
David J. Oestreicher, MBA 92, qualified for the Million Dollar Roundtable, an international, independent association for top life insurance professionals.
Dana E. Sovocool 92 was named director of human resources for the Oneida Indian Nation.
Jennifer A. Klock, MBA 93, was appointed marketing and membership coordinator at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.
Scott Meacham, MBA 93, is president of Advanced Educational Products in Buffalo, which was recently honored by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). The company was ranked ninth on the list of fastest-growing American inner-city companies on the ICIC-BusinessWeek SmallBiz Inner City 100 list.
James A. Dunlop, MBA 94, was recognized as a rising star by Modern Healthcare magazine. He is senior vice president and chief financial officer for the Catholic Health System.
Jacqueline Ghosen, MBA 94, received her professional accreditation in public relations and is also president-elect of the Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She is assistant dean and director of communications at the UB School of Management.
Michael H. Helbringer 91, MBA 94, was appointed president of the Western New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. He is president of Bristol Home and Bristol Village.
Patricia A. Krzeminski 88, MBA 94, was appointed assistant vice president of finance at Merchants Insurance Group.
Thaddeus J. Woronowicz 94 was appointed tax manager at the Bonadio Group.
Parry Shen 95 has formed SIUniverse Media, whose inaugural project was the graphic novel, Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, published in April by The New Press. Shen also served as the books managing editor.
Timothy F. Murphy, MBA 96, was named vice president, treasury operations, at Gibraltar Industries.
Donald Boyd, MBA 97, was promoted to senior vice president of business development for Kaleida Health.
Joseph R. Wales 99 was appointed president of the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce. He is vice president of W.G. Arthur Co., a family-owned hardware store in Orchard Park.
Michael J. Condino 00 was named a senior manager in the accounting and auditing department at Tronconi Segarra & Associates.
Danielle M. DelDuce 01 was named assistant vice president, learning services, at First Niagara Bank.
Nicholas G. Randell, MBA 01, was appointed program director at the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation.
Brendan P. Brady, BS/MBA 02, was promoted to manager at Dopkins & Company.
Tamara Owen, EMBA 02, was named president of Millard Fillmore Gate Circle Hospital.
Rebecka J. Whitmarsh, MBA 02, was appointed associate at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer.
Christine L. McKeehan 03 was appointed marketing manager at Synacor.
Gretta B. Miles 03 was appointed audit manager and Dannible & McKee.
Archana Shenoy, MBA 03, was promoted to manager at Ernst & Young.
Yizhao Zhang, MBA 03, was appointed chief financial officer at Chuming, a processor and supplier of fresh and prepared meat products in China.
Anthony Zito 78, EMBA 04, was appointed president of DeGraff Memorial Hospital.
Adam M. Desmond 05 was promoted to banking officer at First Niagara Bank.
Imran Khan 04 is a senior client solutions executive at the Nielsen Company in New Dehli, India.
Jacqueline M. Hart, MBA 05, was promoted to vice president of taxation at Meritain Health.
James Sweeney, MBA 05, was promoted to vice president at Seal & Design.
Mary F. Young 05 was promoted to audit manager and Lumsden & McCormick.
Michael R. Conway 06 was promoted to senior accountant at Lumsden & McCormick.
Robert S. Gauchat, MBA 06, was named chief operating officer at California Closets.
John Herman, EMBA 06, was appointed chief operating officer of Buffalos Mercy Hospital.
Aaron B. Hinklin, MBA 06, was named director of content acquisition at Synacor.
Jessica L. Calabrese 07 was appointed recruitment assistant at Synacor.
Jerilyn J. Hickey, MBA 07, was promoted to senior director of the advancement department at the American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter.
Stefanie P. Messina 07 was promoted to human resources manager at ElderWood Senior Care.
Joseph Albrechta 08 is working in sales and tech support at Homestead Technologies in Denver.
Andrew J. Aul 08 was appointed staff accountant at Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner.
James T. Bova 08 was appointed staff accountant at Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa.
Misty L. Brooks 08 was appointed staff accountant at Firley, Moran, Freer & Eassa.
Brandon J. Dries 08 was appointed staff accountant at Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner.
Nicholas Gergori 08 was appointed to the auditing staff at Amato Fox & Co.
Gregory P. Stein, JD/MBA 08, was appointed associate at Ulmer & Berne in Cleveland.
Jonathan Trznadel 08 is a junior treasury management officer at PNC Bank.
Tammie Lee Demler, EMBA 09, received the Orville C. Baxter Memorial Professional Practice Award from the UB School of Pharmacy. She is director of pharmacy services and the psychiatric pharmacy practice residency program at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.
On February 12, Continental Flight 3407 crashed in Clarence, N.Y. Among the 50 people who lost their lives were two School of Management alumni, Jerome D. Krasuski, MBA 07, program manager with Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems, and Gerard Niewood 65, a musician with the Chuck Mangione Band who was traveling to Buffalo for a concert. Everyone at the School of Management extends their deepest sympathy to the families and friends of these alumni and all the victims of this tragedy.
Alumni Spotlight Gary Steszewski 84
Gary Steszewski 84 is ready to take his Buffalo-based company, CityMade, to the next level. Founded in 1999, CityMade specializes in gift products focusing on regional favorites. Beginning with Made in Buffalo baskets featuring items such as Chiavettas Barbecue Marinade, Webers Horseradish Mustard and Anchor Bar Wing Sauce, the company has expanded its Made in line to feature specialties from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Rochester, Syracuse and Washington, D.C. This year, CityMade will add Boston, Cleveland, New York City, Pittsburgh and Toronto favorites to its product line. To help fund this expansion, CityMade is raising capital through a direct public offering (DPO) of shares in the company. As co-founder and president, Steszewski has seen his companys revenues double since 2005. This DPO will be the fuel we need to expand into even more markets, he says. For more information, visit www.citymade.com.