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Please note: Individuals are listed in Class Notes according to the year of their most recent School of Management degree.
Lawrence Zielinski, MBA '77, was appointed chief operating officer of HCR Home Care.
Thomas A. Meyers, MBA '78, was appointed vice president and chief financial officer at Merchants Insurance Group.
John T. Brodfuehrer '79 was named chief financial officer at 22nd Century Group.
Mary St. Mary '79 was named medical care administrator for the Erie County Department of Health.
James C. Heron '80 was named chief financial officer at Hunt Real Estate Corp.
Joseph Lojacono '79, MBA '80, was named president of Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives.
Joe Kreuz '81 was named partner of Giancarlo's Sicilian Steakhouse and Pizzeria.
Ted Morton '82 was elected to the 8th District of the Erie County Legislature, representing Cheektowaga, Lancaster and Alden, N.Y.
Frank J. Polino, MBA '83, was appointed chairman of the board of directors at Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center.
Evan S. Wardner, MBA '83, was appointed senior wealth manager at WNY Asset Management.
Vince Lobuzzetta '84, MBA '86, was promoted to planning and governance manager at Rich Products Corp.
Kristen Pope '87 was promoted to finance and development director for the Just Buffalo Literary Center.
Marco F. Benedetti '83, MBA '88, was named vice president for business and finance at Canisius College.
Lynn Lorenc '88 was named vice president of procurement for Rich Products' U.S./Canada region.
Walter F. Ludwig, MBA '88, was appointed to the board of directors of the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart.
Cheryl Stiller '88 was promoted to benefits manager at People Inc.
Robert C. Baron '89 was named a senior associate at Tully Rinckey.
Debra L. Good '89 was promoted to senior general ledger specialist at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP.
Kathleen Nesper '81, MBA '89, was named a member of the Goodwill Industries of Western New York board of trustees.
Mary Kiener, MBA '90, was named senior vice president and chief procurement officer at Rich Products.
Jody Lomeo '91 joined the HEALTHeLINK board of directors.
Mark Paradowski '91 was named vice president - information services at Columbus McKinnon Corp.
Gina Pangione '92 released her debut novel "The Race" in 2013, under the pen name Gina Fava.
Sandra Wade-DeSimone '92, CPA, was promoted to manager at Freed Maxick CPAs.
Sally Wisnoski '92, CPA, was promoted to principal at Freed Maxick CPAs.
Beth Ann Bivona '93 served as a moderator at the 10th annual Western New York Bankruptcy Conference in 2013.
Gregory Ahrens '94 earned the Certified Financial Planner designation from the CFP Board of Standards Inc.
Jacqueline Molik Ghosen, MBA '94, APR, was named the 2013 Outstanding Practitioner by the Buffalo Niagara chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Karen Piershalski '95 was appointed senior analyst at Brisbane Consulting Group LLC.
Alexandra Wehr '95 was appointed senior relationship manager and vice president of corporate banking at First Niagara Financial Group.
Eric Eynon, BS/MBA '96, was promoted to vice president of finance at Rich Products Corp.
Annmarie Odrobina '96 joined the HEALTHeLINK board of directors.
Richard Brennan '98 was named manager of internal audit at Rich Products Corp.
Francine Brooks, CEL '99, was appointed to the board of directors at Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center.
Mark Petrie, MBA '99, was named vice president for enrollment management at Keuka College.
Stephanie L. Argentine, MBA '00, was promoted to vice president, talent management and organizational development at Rich Products Corp.
Rob Clark, MBA '00, was named procurement manager at Rich Products Corp.
Victoria LaBelle '00 was appointed human resources manager at Allpro Parking Inc.
David Steinwald '94, MBA '01, is director of human resources at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, which was named the extra-large-size company winner at the second annual HR Leadership Awards.
Kevin Eichelberger '02 is the founder of Blue Acorn, an e-commerce agency that was named to Inc. magazine's 2013 list of America's fastest-growing private companies.
Janis Grevins, MBA '97, PhD '02, was named director of the Riga Business School at Riga Technical University.
Anna Olson '93, MBA '02, was named vice president of Internet marketing services for LocalEdge.
Yvette Holston '03 was named assistant director of development at Northtowns Boys and Girls Clubs.
Victoria Jayes '03 was promoted to account supervisor at SKM Group.
Sean Radlich '03 was appointed vice president of digital services at Travers Collins.
Michael Rudney, MBA '03, was promoted to director, procurement optimization at Rich Products.
Donald Hahn '81, CEL '04, was appointed director of sales and marketing at 360 Professional Services Group.
James J. McAuliffe Jr. '93, EMBA '04, was named chief financial officer at Rigidized Metals Corp.
Kevin Dean, PMBA '05, was appointed an account director at EarthLink.
Wei-Loon Leong, MBA '05, was named director of international alumni relations for the University at Buffalo.
Christina Barone '06 was appointed a senior recruiter at SelectOne Search.
Matt Surowiec, PMBA '06, was promoted to manager of support services for the energy services division of GP Strategies Corp.
Laith Al-Khalidi '07, CPA, was promoted to supervisor at Freed Maxick CPAs.
Alexander Bavifard, MBA '07, was named an associate in the leveraged finance group at Bank of America.
Michelle Mazzone, CEL '07, was appointed chief operating officer at McGuire Development Co.
Stephanie Soehnlein, MD/MBA '07, joined Southtowns Radiology as a radiologist.
Joe Annunziato, MBA '08, was named product manager at SweetWorks Inc.
Andrew P. Bowen '08 was promoted to supervising senior accountant in the tax department at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP.
Patrick Curtin '08 was named the 2013 HR Rising Star at the second annual HR Leadership Awards.
Justin Bonk '08, CIA, CFE, was promoted to supervisor at Freed Maxick CPAs.
Todd Maier '08, CPA, was promoted to manager at Freed Maxick CPAs.
Kathrine A. Panzarella '08, CPA, was promoted to manager in the accounting and auditing department at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP.
Adam Poole '08, CPA, was promoted to manager at Freed Maxick CPAs.
Susan Steblein, MBA '08, CPA, was promoted to manager at Freed Maxick CPAs.
Michael Van Remmen '08, CPA, was promoted to manager at Freed Maxick CPAs.
Joseph Wesolowski '07, MS '08, CPA, CVA, was promoted to manager at Freed Maxick CPAs.
Lauren Ceccarelli '09, CPA, was appointed as an audit staff accountant in the auditing and accounting department at Lumsden McCormick LLP. She also completed the state requirements to practice as a CPA after passing the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Exam.
James Graber '09 was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.
Michael Maley, MS '09, was promoted to audit senior at Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder and Weintraub.
Alec J. Marotto '09, CPA, was promoted to senior accountant in the tax department at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP.
Adam J. Petrie '09 was promoted to senior accountant in the small business department at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP.
William J. Lechowicz '10 was named senior accountant in the accounting and auditing department at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP.
Mary Ellen Mest, CEL '10, was promoted to assistant director of the National Statler Center.
Patrick Capella '11, CPA, was promoted to senior accountant at Freed Maxick CPAs.
Cragg Chaffee '09, MBA '11, was promoted to manager, power supply at EnergyMark LLC.
Stephan D. Cwynar '10, MS '11, was promoted to senior accountant in the tax department at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP.
Rose-Anne O'Leary '09, MS '11, CPA, was named a senior accountant in the tax department of Lumsden McCormick LLP.
Michael Moceri '11 was promoted to senior accountant at Freed Maxick CPAs.
Christina M. Ventresca '10, MS '11, CPA, was promoted to senior accountant in the accounting and auditing department at Tronconi & Segarra Associates LLP.
Christopher Daly, PharmD/MBA '12, was appointed clinical assistant professor at the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Tyler Gopen '12 launched Camconnect.com, a video chat room website.
Jasmine Martin, MS '12, was named accounting clerk at HoganWillig.
Jennifer Murphy, CEL '12, was named president of NetPlus Alliance.
Annmarie Paladino '12 joined the sales team at Hunt Real Estate ERA.
Thomas Willetts '10, MBA '12, joined the manufacturing team at Bausch & Lomb Inc.
Karlie Beil '13 was named traffic coordinator at Travers Collins.
Zachary Brado '11, MBA 13, was named marketing coordinator at NetPlus Alliance.
Rochelle Fields, PMBA '13, was named business development officer at PathStone Enterprise Center Inc.
Daniel P. Kirst '12, MS '13, was appointed staff accountant in the accounting and auditing department at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP.
Jennifer Ball, EMBA '14, was awarded the 2013 Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund Scholarship from the Western New York Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association.
Alumni Spotlight: 2013 40 Under Forty
Congratulations to the following alumni and current students, named to the 2013 40 Under Forty list by Business First:
- Jamie Batt, JD/MBA '05
- Samantha Bonano '05
- Joel Colombo, CEL '10
- Kevin Kirk, PMBA '04
- Pietra Lettieri '96
- Michael Redfern, EMBA '14
- Jeffrey Streb '96
- Bernie Switzer, CEL Core '08