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Class Notes Spring|Summer 2014

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1959

The Stoughton (Mass.) Chamber of Commerce installed Roger Kahan, Randolph, Mass., as chairman of the Board of Directors in January 2014.

1969

John Collins, Osterville, Mass., joined the Board of Trustees for Federated Enhanced Treasury Income Fund, Federated Premier Municipal Income Fund, and Federated Premier Intermediate Municipal Income Fund in January 2014. He serves as chairman and chief executive officer of The Collins Group Inc., which manages a private investment portfolio and holds minority interests in several privately held companies.

1970

Lawrence Shuman MST ’78, Peabody, Mass., merged his accounting practice with Costantino Richards Rizzo LLP, a public accounting and consulting firm located in Wakefield.

1971

Apologies are due to Dewey Martin MST ’77, whose name was inverted in a class note for the winter 2014 Observer (page 22). We regret the error.

1973

William Caputo, Estero, Fla., joined NorthCape Industrial LLC as director of marketing and sales. He recently passed the Series 7 General Securities Representative exam and the Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law exam for financial advising.

Parmenter Realty Partners announced in February 2014 that Henry Delicata, Newtonville, Mass., was appointed to the company’s advisory committee. The alumnus is senior adviser to JTP Capital of New York.

1975

Georges Roy, Windham, N.H., was appointed to the supervisory committee for New Hampshire Federal Credit Union. He has 36 years of experience in accounting, more than 24 of which are with the Granite State.

1977

Peter Muise MSF ’88, Hanson, Mass., was named SouthCoast Man of the Year for 2013 by The Standard-Times of New Bedford, Mass. The accolade recognizes his leadership in the area, where Muise serves on several boards and committees that are concerned with education, economic development, homelessness and other issues. He is president and CEO of First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union.

1979

Robert Allen, Bangor, Maine, is included in Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors list for 2014. This marks the third consecutive year that he has received the honor. The alumnus is senior vice president, Wealth Management, at UBS Financial Services

Sheila (McGowan) Blanchette, Boynton Beach, Fla., published her second novel, Take Me Home, in January 2014. She is the author of The Reverse Commute.

1981

Daniel Bourquard, Bow, N.H., has taken the reins as vice president of information technology at Granite State Independent Living. Prior to this, he was vice president, director of IT, at St. Mary’s Bank.

Evelyn Eickmeyer-Quinones, Rock Hill, Md., has joined Certacare Home Care LLC as life enrichment/marketing coordinator. Certacare specializes in person-centered home care for seniors.

Leonard Romaniello Jr., Middlebury, Conn., was named managing partner of Lenkowski Lonergan & Co. LLP in February 2014.

Jeff Sheehan ’MSF, Marietta, Ga., is a co-author of HIRED! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era, published in March 2014.

1982

Karen Lee (McDonnell) Drakos, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., is a senior consultant at Transition Solutions. She joins the company from Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC. Magnusson Balfour Commercial & Business Brokers has hired Dennis Wheelock, Gardiner, Maine, to join its team of sales agents. The alumnus has owned Dennis’ Pizza for the last 30 years

Research Results, founded by John Zarrella, Fitchburg, Mass., was tapped by longtime client NBCUniversal to provide critical data collection during the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.  As part of NBC’s “Billion Dollar Olympics Lab,” Research Results fielded a variety of studies, some pre-planned and others as topics emerged, throughout the games. Zarrella’s firm supplied timely and industry-relevant insights to help NBCU measure and respond to viewing patterns.  

1983

Baker Newman Noyes, one of New England’s largest accounting and advisory firms, promoted Carl Chatto, South Portland, Maine, to director of the firm’s audit practice in January 2014. Chatto, who has been on staff since the company’s 1995 founding, will oversee audit practice across its four offices.

The NFC Forum, a nonprofit industry association that advances the use of near field communication (NFC) technology, announced in September 2013 that Paula Hunter, Francestown, N.H., is the organization’s new executive director.

Lance Lemoine, Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, is the new president of mortgage lending operations for Sonora Mortgage and executive vice president of Sonora Bank.

PricewaterhouseCoopers partner Mitch Roschelle, Armonk, N.Y., was elected to the Board of Directors for PENCIL. The New York City-based nonprofit pairs business and education expertise to advance school and student achievement. Over the last year, Roschelle has dedicated 600-plus hours to PwC’s Earn Your Future initiative.

In December 2013, Joseph Ternullo ’MST, Lynnfield, Mass., was appointed president of the U.S. subsidiary of Kinematix, a health care and fitness company. The alumnus, formerly with the Partners HealthCare Center for Connected Health, recently joined the Kinematix Board of Directors.

1984

James Kerr, Cromwell, Conn., wrote his fourth book, The Executive Checklist, to help C-level executives improve the way they drive change in their organization. He is a partner at the accounting, tax and business consulting firm BlumShapiro.

Linda (Minka) Krasnoo, Westfield, N.J., was promoted to marketing manager at Parker Ibrahim & Berg LLC.

1985

John Colucci, Wenham, Mass., has been named to the board of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. He is managing director with McLane Law Firm and a member of its Corporate and Tax Law practice groups. 

Elizabeth D’Amato, Milford, Conn., was appointed vice president, commercial loan officer at Dime Bank, a mutual bank headquartered in Norwich.

Heidi Lamay, Hillsborough, N.C., was chosen as the town’s finance director in September 2013.

Maureen (Igo) Sullivan, Northborough, Mass., and her business partner, Linda Smith ’86, celebrated the 20th anniversary of their accounting firm in September 2013. The company has changed its name from Smith, Sullivan and Company PC to Smith, Sullivan and Brown PC.

1986

Stephanie Kovalick, Middle River, Md., was hired as vice president of portfolio operations for health information networking company Availity.

September 2013 marked 20 years for the accounting firm founded by Linda Smith, Marlborough, Mass., and her business partner, Maureen (Igo) Sullivan ’85. They have renamed the company: Smith, Sullivan and Brown PC. Smith was named among six Outstanding Women in Business for 2013. Accorded by the Worcester Business Journal, the honor recognizes a handful of female business leaders in central Massachusetts.

Adams Community Bank promoted Elena (McGregor) Tucker, Pittsfield, Mass., to human resource and payroll officer in December 2013. She joined the bank in 2012 as a human resource manager.

1988

Laura (Shanley) Bommarito, Plymouth, Mich., was promoted to vice president, International Operations, at Jackson Dawson Communications, where she has been employed since 1993.

Timothy Tschirhart ’MSF, North Andover, Mass., was appointed to the Finance Committee of North Andover in August 2013. He is a certified public accountant and works for Jameson & Co.

The August 30, 2013, edition of the Boston Business Journal includes an article by Cheryl Tully Stoll ’MBA, Framingham, Mass., titled “Small Business’ Meaningful Differences.” The alumna is the managing partner of Link Marketing Services LLC.

1989

Stephen Cianci, Wauconda, Ill., has been appointed vice president, sales and marketing, for UniCarriers Americas. He has been with the company since 2006.

Antoinette (Leonardi) Follett, Fayetteville, N.Y., was featured on The Today Show in January 2014. The editor-in-chief of Making Music magazine introduced new, easy-to-learn musical instruments.

The Massachusetts Governor’s Council voted 8-0 to approve the appointment of Christopher LoConto, Worcester, Mass., as an associate judge of the Fitchburg District Court. Nominated by Gov. Deval Patrick, the alumnus is a partner at LoConto & Madaio and a former assistant district attorney in Worcester. 

Mark Longo, Pasadena, Calif., has joined California Institute of Technology as director of strategic initiatives.

William McCorkle, Carlsbad, Calif., is the new chief financial officer at Genelux Corporation, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company.

Certified holistic life coach and meditation master Jane Morales, Key Biscayne, Fla., has established EmpowerYourChildren.com. She previously worked in the television industry and as communications director for Cartier Jewelers International, in charge of Latin American markets.

The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School moved Kate (Thibodeau) Sullivan, Park City, Utah, to create the nonprofit PC Newtown Respite Effort, which provides an opportunity for the 26 families who lost a loved one to enjoy a stay in Park City.

1990

Tina (Radwanski) Gagnon, Goffstown, N.H., was tapped as consulting director of finance for Boston Therapeutics Inc. Prior to joining the company, which develops drugs to address diabetes, the alumna was controller at Amherst Technologies LLC.

1991

David Janelle, Henniker, N.H., has joined People’s United Bank as vice president, commercial lending officer.

Place Trade earned the highest rating (4.5 stars) on Barron’s 2013 list of the best online brokers. Sarah Place, Raleigh, N.C., is CEO, founder and namesake of the online discount brokerage, one of only three firms to earn the top rating.

Veronica (White) Rosa, Brookline, N.H., has been named vice president of institutional advancement at Becker College. The role includes overseeing  advancement initiatives such as major gifts, annual giving, foundation and corporate giving, grants, stewardship and signature events.

Cheryl (Czarnaty) Shirley, Old Lyme, Conn., is now chief financial officer at the Mary Wade Home, a senior-care facility.

1992

Having retired from the Hewlett-Packard Corporation after a 31-year career, Peter D’Olimpio ’MSF, Leominster, Mass., has joined EMD Millipore as SAP senior program manager.

David Puleo, Norton, Mass., has been named vice president of operations at ETM Manufacturing. Based in Littleton, the company provides sheet-metal fabrication, machining and assembly with customized solutions.

1993

Ruth E. Barry, Lexington, Mass., received a juris doctor degree from New England Law|Boston in May 2013.

Marcelo Claure, Miami Beach, Fla., joined the board of directors of Sprint in January 2014. The alumnus is founder, chairman, president and CEO of Brightstar Corp., a wireless distributor and a leading provider of diversified services to the wireless industry.

David Hill MBA ’97 and his wife, Jennifer, Mansfield, Mass., welcomed a daughter, Catherine Josephine, on May 8, 2013. She joins big brother Laurence, age 3.

The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants conferred its Leadership Award on Kristin (Crowley) Kelley MST ’94, Chestnut Hill, Mass., in November 2013. Judges select recipients based on their distinctive leadership qualities and contributions to both the public accounting profession and their community. The alumna is a director at Abrams Little-Gill Loberfeld PC.

Allyson (Haynes) Myers, Shelburne, Vt., has joined the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Children’s Center. She is director of sales and marketing at Lake Champlain Chocolates and a corporator of the Northfield Savings Bank.

Jonathan Podell, San Francisco, Calif., has been promoted to area vice president at SuccessFactors Inc., a provider of cloud-based business execution software.

William Rivers ’MBA, Reading, Mass., was appointed vice president, enterprise risk management, at GFA Federal Credit Union. Most recently, at Members Plus Credit Union, he served as vice president of retail and IT operations, as well as Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) officer.

Eileen Wynne ’MSA, Scituate, Mass., has been promoted to vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer for electronic equipment company Analog Devices Inc.

1994

The Board of Directors of Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. appointed Philip Devine ’MSA, Naples, Fla., to the position of chief financial officer, effective September 16, 2013.

In November 2013, Joanne Eckert, Stamford, Conn., joined digital media management company YANGAROO. She is vice president of sales and business development for the company’s Advertising Division in New York. The alumna has held executive positions with several major media organizations. Most recently, at LodgeNet Interactive Corporation, she was vice president — ad sales and partnerships.

Cheryl Kramer wed Dr. Andrew Salem on May 5, 2013, in Albany, N.Y.

Christopher Wheeler, Hollis, N.H., has launched Dedicating Dollars, a crowdfunding website whose initial focus is health-related campaigns.

Tom Wirzburger MBA ’95, Gilbert, S.C., has been promoted to training administrator at JTEKT North America Corporation. The global company provides technology-driven products to leading automakers.

1995

The Women’s Executive Network has named Jacqui Allard ’MBA, Toronto, Ontario, as one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women in the Scotiabank Corporate Executives Division. The alumna is an executive at Manulife Financial Corp., serving as senior vice president, head of operations and chief investment officer, Investment Division.

Annmarie (Montgomery) Cullen, West Roxbury, Mass., is now a middle-school math teacher in the Quincy Public Schools.

Harvard Bioscience Inc. hired Robert Gagnon, Natick, Mass., as chief financial officer. He served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer at Clean Harbors Inc.

Barry Jensen ’MBA, Kingston, Mass., was named chief information officer of Rockland Trust. He has worked for the company for 15 years.

Mike Laird, Upton, Mass., published a book, Jesus and Red Sox Nation, in December 2013. He is a pastor at New England Chapel in Franklin, Mass.

Gina (Silvestri) Lynch MBA ’98, Saint Augustine, Fla., has accepted a position as director of project management, IT, at Step Up for Students. The nonprofit organization provides scholarships for low-income school-aged children.

Jeffrey Warfield MST ’96, Grafton, Mass., joined Paresky Flitt & Company LLP as director of tax. His previous employer is Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co PC.

1996

C.C. Chapman, Milford, Mass., has joined YSN as chief marketing officer. He is the author of two best-selling books.

Merlyn Griffiths ’MBA, Greensboro, N.C., has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at University of North Carolina–Greensboro. She is believed to be the first African American female to receive tenure in the 44-year history of the Bryan School of Business and Economics.

The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston recognized Wayne Lopez ’MBA, Charlestown, Mass., at the association’s PRISM Awards gala in October 2013. Lopez, a principal of Real Estate Sales Integration Solutions, earned silver in the “Sales Person of the Year: Builder
or Associate” category. 

Dimensional Funds II PLC announced the appointment of John Romiza, London, England, as a fund director in December 2013. He has headed international trading at Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. since March 2008. In that role, Romiza is responsible for all non-U.S. trading, managing a team of 15 individuals. He is a member of the firm’s London Management Committee and chairman of the London Investment Committee.

Jennifer (Valentino) Vernazza, Wellesley, Mass., began a job at Genzyme Corporation as principal, medical affairs, in October 2013.

1998

Robert Adinolfi, Manalapan, N.J., has been promoted to chief operating officer at Renaissance Properties. He has been with the company since 2002.

Stephen Ahern MST ’98, Stoneham, Mass., of Wealth Management Advisors LLC, earned the Accredited Estate Planner® certification.

Carolyn (Sears) Morgan, Boxford, Mass., has been promoted to president at LehmanMillet. She and her husband, Garrett ’00, welcomed a second set of twins on July 29, 2012: Owen Patrick and Josephine Devon. Big sisters Alexandria and Evelyn turned 4 years old in May 2014.

Jake Oates, Leesburg, Va., has been named to the “40 Under 40” list compiled by Professional Builder magazine for 2014. The annual accolade honors young leaders in home building. Oates is chief financial officer at Miller and Smith.

1999

Christopher Conti, Bonita Springs, Fla., has joined Stroemer & Company as audit manager. He was previously employed at Fiske & Company.

Yana Kondakova ’MBA married Ari Orenstein on November 16, 2013, in a ceremony at The Valley of Fire, followed by a reception at The Palazzo, both in Las Vegas, Nev. The couple honeymooned at Conrad Rangali Island Resort in the Maldives.

Gregory McLaughlin, Marblehead, Mass., was named a 2014 Five Star Wealth Manager, based on an independent survey by Five Star Professional — his third consecutive year receiving the honor. The alumnus is a financial consultant with Centinel Financial Group LLC. 

Steven Roach ’MBA, Littleton, Mass., became president and CEO at Marlborough Hospital in November 2013. Most recently, he was CEO at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer.

Kathleen (Callahan) Shields, Milton, Mass., has accepted a position in the travel program of Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. 

2000

Jason Burke, Georgetown, Mass., accepted a position as account executive at GE Healthcare—Clarient. His previous employer was Masimo Corporation.

The Scituate Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on September 17, 2013, to hire Nancy Holt ’MBA as the town’s finance director/town accountant.

Amy (Tarbox) Johnson, Warwick, R.I., has joined the Brown University Center for Careers and Life After Brown as coordinator for career fields in business, finance and consulting. Her previous post at the university was manager of the Industrial Partners Program, within the Computer Science Department.

Garrett Morgan and his wife, Carolyn (Sears) ’98, Boxford, Mass., welcomed a second set of twins on July 29, 2012. Owen Patrick and Josephine Devon join sisters Alexandria and Evelyn, who turned 4 in May 2014.

Robert Smith ’MST, North Grafton, Mass., has joined the Boston office of CBIZ Tofias as a director in the tax group. He has more than 20 years of public and private accounting experience at national firms, including two of the Big Four.

The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce presented James Snyder, Brewster, Mass., with its Mentor of the Year Award in January 2014. The alumnus has been employed by Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank since 2005.

Stan Thouveny ’MBA was promoted to finance director—France at CareerBuilder. He and wife Beatrice welcomed a son, Valentin, in August 2013; the family also includes big brother Timothee.

Masaru Uchinaga ’MBA was married in Japan on June 9, 2013. He and wife Miho live in Tokyo.

2001

Kellie Ahern MSAIS ’02 married David Watts on December 20, 2013, in Richmond, Va.

Allan Creel, Las Vegas, Nev., joined the 2013 Executive Committee for the annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He is CEO of Digital Lizard and president of Creel Printing Company.

Chad Edgar, Washington, D.C., received the 2013 Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention, recognizing his work to prosecute tax refund fraud and identity theft at the Department of Justice, Tax Division. Recipients demonstrate exceptional dedication and effort to prevent, investigate and prosecute fraud, white-collar crimes and official corruption.

Jill Grabowski married James Collins on January 27, 2013. The couple settled in Watertown, Mass., after a wedding trip to Athens and the islands of Greece.

Jessica (Eaton-Bruce) Kansas and husband George, South Hadley, Mass., are proud parents of Sophia Madeline, born June 9, 2013. She joins 4-year-old Helen Elyse.

Kate McCullough, Alexandria, Va., married Todd Spitler on August 17, 2013. The ceremony took place at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Attendants included matron of honor Kristen Raffetto and bridesmaids Jillia (Lamoureux) Nowlan ’01, Heather (Rysdyke) Cheney ’01 and Vivian (Cheng) Fest ’01.

Kyla (Kenney) Ruane, Sudbury, Mass., welcomed a son, Declan Michael, on November 14, 2013.

Marcelo Sa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, joined that city’s office of 2SV Sports Management as chief executive officer.

Michelle (Gentile) Taylor MBA ’07 and husband Ben ’02, Medfield, Mass., welcomed a baby boy, Luke Benjamin, on January 14, 2013.

Marshall-Ben Tisdale, Groton, Mass., celebrated his 10th anniversary as an Edward Jones financial adviser in Westford in September 2013.

2002

Shant Banosian, Belmont, Mass., was recognized by Mortgage Executive magazine as the 18th-ranked loan originator in the United States, as measured by total closed volume for 2013. He is a senior vice president at Guaranteed Rate.

Bryan Brown wed Kristen Godfrey ’04 on September 1, 2013. The former Bentley football player remains involved in the Alumni Association, most recently leading a First-Time Home Buying seminar for young alumni.

MJ DiBerardino, Newington, Conn., was promoted to chief technology officer of Cloudnexa, a cloud management solutions provider. A founding member of the management team, DiBerardino played a role in securing Series A venture funding for Cloudnexa in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Monica (Erwin) Fracht and husband Adam, Houston, Texas, said hello to son Henry Edward on August 22, 2013.

Kimberly (Souza) Kaiser ’MBA, Clovis, Calif., was appointed board president of Susan G. Komen Central Valley.  She is the managing director for Amici Communications LLC, a boutique public relations and digital marketing agency that specializes in building online business communities and developing a brand-loyal customer base.

Mackenzie Nurse MBA ’11 and Adam Giuffre MBA ’11 tied the knot on September 14, 2013. The two met on a short-term trip while studying at Bentley’s Graduate School. Nearly 20 Bentley alumni were on hand to celebrate the special day.

Ben Taylor and his wife, Michelle (Gentile) ’01, MBA ’07, Medfield, Mass., greeted a son, Luke Benjamin, born on January 14, 2013.

2003

Lindsay (Interland) Crawford, Yarmouth, Maine, has launched Herbal Grace Creations, a natural beauty and skin care company.

Jennifer Gentile married James Martin on October 10, 2013, in Bucine, Italy. She studied abroad in Italy and returned to celebrate her wedding with family and friends, including Angela (Ciacera) Gusso ’03 and Janet (Pulvermiller) Beebe ’03.

Maetrics LLC welcomed R.J. Lemieux ’MBA, Duxbury, Mass., as vice president of sales and general manager for the global company’s northeastern U.S. region. Lemieux joins the company from Boston consulting firm RM Nephew & Associates LLC.

Erin (Daly) Pappo, Pittsfield, Mass., joined Camden Consulting Group as client services director.

Erik Potts, Stratham, N.H., has received the New Hampshire 2013 Five Star Wealth Manager Award. A registered representative and financial planner with New England Securities, Potts is now a three-time winner of the accolade. He has worked with Baystate Financial since 2003.

Michael Serrao, Fairfield, Conn., has been promoted to vice president of Seligson Properties, a real estate development and management company. He joined the company in 2003 with a focus on property management and construction operations.

Janine Shaghalian ’MSIT wed Bart Donlan on September 13, 2013, at the Saints Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church in Providence. A reception followed at the Providence Public Library

2004

Jennifer Bethke MBA ’07, Cockeysville, Md., is now associate director of graduate admissions at Towson University.

Eva Biedak MBA ’06 married Gregory Connors on September 2, 2012. She has been promoted to a position in Frankfurt, Germany, with her company, State Street.

The accounting and consulting firm Baker Newman Noyes welcomed Robert Croak MST ’04, Wilmington, Mass., as a principal in its growing Tax Advisory Services practice.

Kristen Godfrey wed Bryan Brown ’02 on September 1, 2013, at The Villa in East Bridgewater, Mass. The couple shared their day with many, many close friends from Bentley.

Matthew Gorham and wife Deann, Canton, Mass., welcomed a baby girl, Vida Mirabelle, on August 15, 2013.

Howard Jeandenis MBA ’08, Bridgeport, Conn., has joined Merrill Lynch in wealth management. He welcomed a son, Hayden Howard, in November 2013. The alumnus won an award from Innocentive Inc. for a sustainability education program called Green Competitive Advantage, which he created in October 2012.

Jared Katz proposed to Jacquelyn Mascetti MBA ‘07 on August 5, 2011, on Bentley’s campus. They married a year later, on August 25, 2012, at the Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y.

Cesar Morales Aguirre wed Jeffrey Stewart on January 12, 2013. The Stewart-Moraleses make their home in Framingham, Mass.

Eric Olson, Chicago, Ill., has joined early-stage venture capital firm Origin Ventures. The 15-year-old firm has backed companies such as GrubHub. The move reunites Olson with fellow FeedBurner alumnus Brent Hill and early sponsors of his TECH Cocktail event series, Bruce Barron and Steve Miller.

Emily (Bokar) Walker, Anchorage, Alaska, joined Rasmuson Foundation, a private foundation that supports Alaskan nonprofit organizations, as a communications associate. She worked for President Barack Obama for five years, as his senior scheduler in the U.S. Senate and an early member of the web team during Obama’s first presidential election.

Christopher Wetmore MBA ’11 and wife Rebecca, Reading, Mass., announce the birth of a son, Michael Anthony, on January 29, 2014.

2005

Karen (Suydam) Bair MBA ’09, Burlington, Conn., welcomed a baby girl, Isabella Marie, on August 12, 2013.

Adam Barney married Paula Jean Yanosy on May 11, 2013, at Southport Congregational Church in Southport, Conn., followed by a reception at Great River Golf Club in Milford. The couple honeymooned in the Cook Islands and New Zealand.

Jessica Gioglio, Boston, Mass., wrote The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Market Your Brand, published in February 2014. The alumna is social media manager for Dunkin’ Brands.

Kathleen (Crary) Lindberg, Canton, Mass., is now competitive intelligence analyst at Dunkin’ Brands.

Kevin Rowley, West Roxbury, Mass., graduated from the Boston Police Academy (Class 52-13) on July 9, 2013, and was sworn in as a member of the Boston Police Department. Appointed to the department in January 2013, he is a patrolman assigned to one of the 11 police districts within the city of Boston. Rowley tells of another member of the class employed as a law enforcement professional and first responder: Michael Shanahan ’05 graduated from the Boston Police Academy (Class 46-07) on December 7, 2007, and was sworn in as a member of the Andover (Mass.) Police Department. Shanahan was appointed to the department in June 2007 and serves as a patrolman.

Michele Scotto MBA ’06 and his wife, Stephanie (Pencz) ’06, Summit, N.J., welcomed a daughter in August 2013. The future Falcon is named Alessia.

2006

Stephen Costa and Quentara Johnson ’07, MSPFP ’08 were married on September 1, 2013, at St. Michael’s Church in North Andover, Mass. The reception site was Bradford Country Club.

Mary (Pietrocarlo) and husband Nic Korba, Vineyard Haven, Mass., welcomed baby daughter Ivy Lynne on December 2, 2013. Nic joined RE/MAX on Island as a real estate agent in 2013.

Jens Kullmann ’MBA, MSA ’12, Medford, Mass., welcomed baby girl Eleanor on January 9, 2014.

Paul McIntyre ’06 and Laura Pike ’07, MSA ’08 were married August 10, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club in Methuen, Mass. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii.

Alissa Rogers, San Francisco, Calif., accepted a job as a recruiter at Google/YouTube. She was previously employed by BloomReach.

Stephanie (Pencz) Scotto and her husband, Michele ’05, MBA ’06, Summit, N.J., welcomed their first child in August 2013: daughter Alessia.

In November 2013, Brian Shaw, Needham Heights, Mass., opened a Craft Beer Cellar franchise in Newton Centre.

Jaclyn (Lathrop) and her husband, Peter Smith, Leesport, Pa., welcomed a second daughter, Campbell Clair, on November 5, 2013. She joins big sister Harper, age 2.

Aakar Vachhani wed Monika Gondha on September 7, 2013. The alumnus was promoted to senior associate at Fairview Capital Partners.

2007

Lekisha Benjamin married Emmanuel Limage on August 10, 2013. Bentley alumnae in the wedding party included Cassandre Petit-Frere ’07, MSA ’08; Pam Nankati ’06; and Christina (Dennis) Nash ’06.

Lisa Buesking MST ’08 and David Cawley MSA ’08 exchanged vows on June 22, 2013, in Groton, Mass. Stephen Kennedy ’07 served as best man; David Milkes ’07, MSA ’08 and Kevin Daniels ’07 as groomsmen; and Elise Noel ’07 as a bridesmaid.

Aileen Capili and Andrew Lee ’08 said “I do” on September 8, 2013, in Plymouth, Mass. Attendants included matron of honor Stephanie (Gagnon) Goldberg ’09, MSA ’11; best man Andrew Tewksbury ’08; bridesmaid Kristen McMullen ’10; and groomsmen Andrew Pierce ’08, David Tubis ’08 and Robert Rizzi ’08.

Aubree Deane MST ’08 married Anthony Novak on December 1, 2012, in Orange, Mass. Bridesmaids included Diya Sukh ’07, Bijal Patel ’07 and Sita (Mehta) Merchea ’07. The couple welcomed a son, Jensen Alexander, on December 16, 2013.

Jessica Kacmar, Woodstock, Ill., has been promoted to marketing coordinator in the Chicago office of Thornton Tomasetti, an international engineering firm.

Quentara Johnson MSFP ’08 and Stephen Costa ‘06 tied the knot on September 1, 2013, at St. Michael’s Church in North Andover, Mass. The reception took place at Bradford Country Club.

Garrett Langdon wed Lara El Sherif on September 1, 2013. The couple celebrated with dozens of Bentley friends from Tau Kappa Epsilon, including best man John LaMontagne ’07 and groomsman Ted Blake ’07. The groom is now employed as a financial analyst at Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. 

Shannon Leary MBA ’10 and Joe Nardi ’08 said “I do” at the Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum in Bristol, R.I., on September 13, 2013. After the wedding, the couple skied at Valle Nevado Resort in Chile then flew to Aruba to relax on the beach. Bentley alumni in the wedding party included maid of honor Krista Harrington ’07, bridesmaid Bethany (Howell) Freedman ‘07, best man Owen Barrett ’08 and groomsman Mike Brown ’08.

Jonathan Lopes, Chicago, Ill., was promoted to director, strategy and analysis, at Digitas.

Laura Pike MSA ’08 and Paul McIntyre ’06 were married August 10, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club in Methuen, Mass. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii.

Craig Provencher MBA ’09 and Beth Savage ’08, MBA ’09 were married on September 29, 2012, in Sarasota, Fla. They celebrated with many fellow grads, including Jennifer Donoghue ’08; Lauren Keller ’08; Amber (Gracey) Lynch ’06; James Lynch ’07; Christina Sadowski ’08, MST ’11; and Joe Tiano ’07.

Blake Reynolds, Dorchester, Mass., is the founder and principal consultant at Blake Reynolds Consulting. He is currently employed with The Brattle Group.

Anish Shah, London, England, has been promoted to senior vice president, group internal audit, at Barclays Bank PLC. He oversees quantitative modeling and market risk for the 325-year-old global bank.

Andrew Sierra MBA ’09 and Shireen Rahjou ’08 tied the knot on May 4, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. They celebrated with many Bentley alumni, including groomsman Christian Lam ’07, and bridesmaids Tiffany Lee ’08 and Martine Keating ’08.

Samantha Smith and Charles Calcagni were married on May 12, 2012, at the Elm Court Estate in Lenox, Mass. The impressive Bentley guest list included Kristin DeSousa ’00; Kaitie Faria ’07; Mike Fioretti ’06, MSA ’07; Justin Govonlu ’06; Tamar Kooy ’07; Chad Mastin ’06; Nicole (Smith) Mastin ’07; Kaitlin Morley ’07; Kyle Radley ’07; Jackie Petrone ’07; Gino Servello ’07; Ryan Stewart ’07; Dave Sutton ’06; Kristen (Dudley) Wasynczuk ’07; and Nick Wasynczuk ’07. The couple honeymooned in Bora Bora and currently reside in New York, N.Y.

Jonathan Spencer wed Erin Lahey on January 4, 2014, at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Other alumni in attendance included Elise Noel ’07. The couple reside in Charlestown, Mass.

Ryan Stewart and wife Melissa, New York, N.Y., welcomed their future Falcon, Hudson, on February 14, 2014.

Andrew Wiedenhofer married Evangeline Vickery on September 28, 2013, in Burlington, Mass.

2008

Christopher Campbell and Katelyn D’Eramo married on December 28, 2013, in the company of 50 Bentley alumni. Members of the bridal party were maid of honor Kristina Aufiero ’08, MBA ’10; Jessica (Durfee) Bender ’08; Joey Calvetti ’08, MST ’09; Michael Crowley ’08; Justin Hagert ’07; Marissa Noe ’08; Cat Porfert ’08; Bernadette Trenholm ’08; and Jon Wright ’08. The couple met on the first day of their freshman year, started dating as juniors, and got engaged in 2012. Chris earned a master’s degree in moderate special education K-8 from Lesley University in May 2012. He is the seventh-grade integrated and inclusion facilitator in Newton Public Schools. The couple reside in Quincy, Mass.

Elizabeth Connolly and Tyler Heishman tied the knot on December 31, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz., surrounded by many friends and family members.

Michael Crowley married Katherine Hudson at the Bald Head Island Chapel in North Carolina on September 28, 2013. Groomsmen included Joey Calvetti ’08, Christopher Campbell ’08, Nick Prendergast ’08 and Jon Wright ’08.

Lauren Mary Gotimer, Monroe, Conn., accepted a job as internal logistics coordinator at PHARMCO-AAPER in March 2013. She was previously employed at Rose Containerline Inc.

Andrew Lee and Aileen Capili ’07 said “I do” on September 8, 2013, in Plymouth, Mass. The couple were attended by matron of honor Stephanie (Gagnon) Goldberg ’09, MSA ’11; best man Andrew Tewksbury ’08; bridesmaid Kristen McMullen ’10; and groomsmen Andrew Pierce ’08, David Tubis ’08 and Robert Rizzi ’08.

Joe Nardi and Shannon Leary ’07, MBA ’10 married at the Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum in Bristol, R.I., on September 13, 2013. The honeymooners skied at Valle Nevado Resort in Chile and enjoyed beach time in Aruba. Alumni in the wedding party were maid of honor Krista Harrington ’07, bridesmaid Bethany (Howell) Freedman ‘07, best man Owen Barrett ’08 and groomsman Mike Brown ’08.

Mitch Orkis, Fulton, N.Y., was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in the Marketing and Advertising category. He works at media agency Vizeum, a part of Dentsu Aegis that launched in the U.S. in 2011. Orkis is charged with spurring new business, which increased approximately 30 percent in 18 months.

Shireen Rahjou and Andrew Sierra ’07, MBA ‘09 tied the knot on May 4, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. The many alumni on hand included groomsman Christian Lam ’07 and bridesmaids Tiffany Lee ’08 and Martine Keating ’08.

Beth Savage MBA ’09 and Craig Provencher ’07, MBA ’09 were married on September 29, 2012, in Sarasota, Fla. Guests included Jennifer Donoghue ’08; Lynch ’06; James Lynch ’07; Christina Sadowski ’08, MST ’11; and Joe Tiano ’07.

Erica Streun and Ryan Lavigne said “I do” on April 1, 2013.

After almost six years at Deloitte Consulting, Kimiko Tanaka, Wakefield, Mass., has joined Velir as solutions architect. The agency specializes in content management websites.

2009

Bérengère Cases ’MBA wed Baptiste Godard on November 16, 2013, in Lire, France. Son Arthur Alexandre rounds out the family.

Lauren Colby and Brendan Ross exchanged wedding vows on August 23, 2013, at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, R.I.

After dating all four years of college, Megan Fairbank and Michael Credit MST ’11 married on June 9, 2012, at the Maryvale Castle in Baltimore, Md., with a reception at the Pier 5 Hotel. Brian Malconian ’09 was a groomsman. Michael works at Social Solutions in Baltimore as a senior staff accountant, having passed the CPA exam in September 2013.

LaShika Laboriel, Framingham, Mass., joined Virgin Pulse as an account manager. She was previously employed at Epsilon.

Lauren Langell, Charlotte, N.C., was named human resources manager at Adams Beverages of NC LLC.

2010

Jeffrey Aron ’MSPFP, Sharon, Mass., accepted a position as wealth manager at Wealth Management Advisors LLC in October 2013.

Julie Czerepak MBA ’11, Bow, N.H., joined ’47 Brand, a sports lifestyle apparel and headwear brand, as its first-ever retail marketing manager. She will oversee expanding the brand’s retail presence.

Abigail DeMusis, New York, N.Y., graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law in May 2013. She passed the bar exam in July 2013 and has joined the New York Bar. The alumna is an associate attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Paloma Ferreira and Thomas Standley MBA ’11 were married on November 23, 2013, at Notre Dame Church in Southbridge, Mass. A reception followed at the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge.

Michael Fischer wed Tiffany Angeloni on July 6, 2013, in Newburyport. Groomsmen included Kevin Kearns ’10 and Dan Killay ’10.

Justin Girolimon, Torrington, Conn., was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer at Village Mortgage.

Travelers has hired Thomas Lawson, Denver, Colo., as associate account executive.

Lauren Pettiglio, Waltham, Mass., was promoted to marketing campaign manager at Brainshark Inc. She has been with the company since January 2012.

Allison St. Jean, Stratham, N.H., has joined Fidelity Investments as a private client specialist.

2011

Tyler Farrell, Brighton, Mass., is now bookkeeper at Rothstein Kass. His previous post was staff accountant at Stran & Company.

Taylor Fisher, Merrimac, Mass., has been hired as general manager of the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide, a collegiate summer baseball team playing in the Futures League.

Matt Gillen, Weatogue, Conn., joined Building Engines Inc. as a client support specialist in February 2014. Previously, he was a customer experience manager and technical writer for iDevices in Avon.

Adam Giuffre ’MBA and Mackenzie Nurse ’02, MBA ’11 tied the knot on September 14, 2013, at the Hyannis Yacht Club. The pair met on a short-term trip while pursuing graduate degrees at Bentley. Close to 20 fellow alumni gathered to celebrate their special day.

Alessandra Gordon MBA ’12, Bolton, Mass., joined The DAVIS Companies in March 2013 as a recruiting professional and, two months later, moved into a new role as corporate relations manager. She earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in May 2010.

Jhonnari Jimenez MSA ’13, Brooklyn, N.Y., is an assurance associate at Ernst & Young.

Lisa Kolakowski married Vincent Buonocore Jr. on September 1, 2013. She has been promoted to lead training consultant at Colonial Life and received the Aspire Award at an employee recognition conference for Unum Group.

Monica Mohan, Boston, Mass., has joined Bain & Company as senior legal coordinator. Her previous employer was Boston Consulting Group.

Kelly Peterson, San Francisco, Calif., became an analyst at DigitasLBi in Januay 2014. She previously worked at Rakuten Loyalty.

Gail Regan ’MSIT, Quincy, Mass., was honored at the annual Massachusetts Golf Association Salute to Champions awards dinner, held at Wellesley Country Club on January 9, 2014. She won the Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts Senior Women’s Amateur title by shooting 75 to tie for the lead, then prevailed in a four-hole, sudden-death playoff to take home the trophy. Her win was featured in GolfWorld magazine’s December issue. Regan hasn’t quit her day job just yet: She is a senior software engineer with URS Corp., designing aerospace aviation modeling software for NASA and the FAA.

BlumShapiro, a New England-based accounting, tax and business consulting firm, promoted Shirley Yung, Westerly, R.I., from staff accountant to senior accountant. She will continue to provide accounting support services to the firm’s audit teams, while taking on a leadership role.

2012

Rose Barsumian, Waltham, Mass., has been promoted to human resources associate at PARAXEL International.

Cesar Campillo, North Bay Village, Fla., is now junior financial adviser/CSA with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

Hartford Funds has tapped Taylor Grant, Philadelphia, Pa., as fixed income and alternative investment analyst.

Joelle Janigian, Auburn, N.H., was featured in The Boston Globe in February 2014 for her blog My Sunday Dress, in which she writes about faith and fashion.

Melissa (Rivers) Magoon, Manchester, N.H., joined BerryDunn as a tax specialist. She was previously employed at Elliott Hospital.

Lily Ann Montemayor, Basking Ridge, N.J., has joined Virgin Mobile USA as web designer II.

Katie Shill, New York, N.Y., accepted a position as account executive at VaynerMedia.

2013

Lindsey Albert, Leominster, Mass., is now a market research associate at Decision Resources.

Robert Dextradeur, Boston, Mass., joined Deloitte Consulting as business technology analyst.

Katie DiTomaso, Peabody, Mass., accepted a position as corporate study coordinator at Fresenius Medical Care.

Kelsey Gay, North Dighton, Mass., is now education coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Boston-based staffing firm American Personnel has brought aboard Kristina Gravellese, Revere, Mass., as a recruiter.

Rachel Gross ’MSA married Ben Lawent on May 26, 2013, at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee, Wis.

Matthew Kelliher-Gibson ’MBA, Greenville, S.C., accepted a marketing analyst position at Sourcelink, a data-driven communication company.

Christopher Lucia, Walpole, Mass., has taken up associate auditor duties at State Street.

Junzhi Ma, Westborough, Mass., is now a financial analyst at Global Atlantic Financial Group.

Dunkin’ Brands has welcomed Alyssa Mooney, Hudson, N.H., as a staff accountant.

Mark Wagoner, Shrewsbury, Mass., joined Centinel Financial Group LLC as a financial representative. The wealth management firm helps individuals, families and businesses build and protect their assets.  

Yizhong (Ethan) Yu ’MSIT, Natick, Mass., is now a quality assurance analyst with customer relationship marketing agency Merkle Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

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