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Class Notes Summer 2017

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Arnold Marcus, North Easton, Mass., was named Man of the Year by the Easton Lion’s Club.



"Just two Bentley boys!" writes Jack Pini '75, who visited his 101-year-old uncle, Leon Golay, in Juno Beach, Fla.



Dewey Martin, MST ’77, Hampden, Maine, has been appointed to the Council of the American Institute of CPAs. Now in his 37th year of teaching at Husson University, Martin directs the School of Accounting.



Doug Boettner reports having relocated from Albany, N.Y., to Summerfield, Fla.


Mary Chevalier, Westerly, R.I., founder and president of Attain International, celebrates the company’s 20-year anniversary and history as a woman-owned business. “This has been the fastest and most interesting
20 years of my life,” she writes. “I feel fortunate and grateful for my Bentley education and all the wonderful clients who made this special milestone possible.”

“Just two Bentley boys!” writes Jack Pini, Hopkinton, Mass., who visited with his 101-year-old uncle, Leon Golay ’57, Juno Beach, Fla.

Tom Jackson, Medway, Mass., marked his fourth year as CFO of Dedham Country and Polo Club. He writes: “I started my career 41 years ago with PKF in Boston. I have two daughters and three grandchildren and am a proud member of Bentley’s President’s Cub. Life is good!”

Mike Solomon, Plano, Texas, has joined Worksoft as senior vice president of sales, Americas.



Tom Coots, Brockton, Mass., was inducted into the Brockton High School 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame. He reports: “Wonderful Saturday night for me.”


Gerard Nadeau, North Easton, Mass., has been named president of Rockland Trust.


Norm Schain, Prospect, Conn., received his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Central Connecticut State University. He writes: “I intend to continue preparing income tax returns while also seeing clients (not the same ones!) in therapy, where my developing specialty is in couple’s counseling. I have three children in their 20s, all of whom have graduated college now (phew!) and I reside with my three cats. Best wishes for health, happiness, growth and prosperity to you all!”


Joan Antognoni, Maynard, Mass., has been promoted to assistant vice president and senior registered client associate, Wells Fargo Advisors Private Client Group.

Joseph Casey, Hingham, Mass., has been named president of HarborOne Bank. Casey was appointed to the bank’s Board of Directors and will continue in his role as COO.

PwC partner Mitch Roschelle, Armonk, N.Y., has been appearing regularly on Fox Business Networks' Mornings with Maria show, as both a real estate market analyst and a member of the program's panel. The show airs weekday mornings from 6:00 to 9:00.


Ted Gorski, Bedford, N.H., a leadership coach and founder of Get Your Edge LLC, is proud to announce the release of his first book, Trailblazing Leadership.



Eileen Chernoff, MBA, Ashland, Mass., has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. Her four decades of work in neurological rehabilitation includes founding Community Rehab Care, an outpatient treatment center located in Watertown.


30th Reunion: June 1 to 3, 2018

Richard Gulman, MST, Naples, Fla., has won the 2017 Boston Estate Planning Council Excellence Award.



Stephen Milone, Bristow, Va., writes that after Bentley, he married Cheryl Anne Kenney and relocated to Charlotte, N.C., where the couple adopted two children from Kazakhstan: Nicholas James Marat and Cailey Rose Alina. Milone's career has included being a stay-athome father, founding the Stephen J. Milone Income Tax eFile Service, forming SSC Woodturning to mentor his nephews and niece, and merging that company to create Steve’s Turn – Pens & More.

After his wife passed away in 2014, Howard Kartel, Bristow, Vt., began working for the town of Culpeper, Va., as director of finance and town treasurer.

Michael Nerney, MBA ’90, Bel Air, Md., earned a doctor of ministry degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. He serves as an associate pastor in Bel Air.



Steven Richardson, Hull, Mass., has become service director of Boch Hyundai in Norwood.



Siblings Karl Ames, North Attleboro, Mass., and Kara(Ames) Pinto ’94 made memories of a lifetime at Super Bowl LI in Houston, where the Patriots won the

Angelo Spaneas, Peabody, Mass., was promoted to senior manager in the Audit practice at Baker Newman Noyes.


Brad Dupee Jr., Superior, Colo., along with fellow Tau Kappa Epsilon alumni, met in Vail for their annual “LosMcCarthos” ski trip.

Susan Laliberte, Greenwich, Conn., is beginning a master’s program in psychology at Harvard University.

Paul Marobella, River Forest, Ill., who has been running ad agency Havas Chicago, was promoted to lead Havas New York and Arnold Worldwide in Boston.



Steven Jenkins, Berlin, Conn., has been appointed as a trustee to the Connecticut Laborers’ Pension, Health and Annuity Funds. He is general counsel and compliance director for regional construction rm Manafort Brothers Inc., headquartered in Plainville.



Cambridge Savings Bank has named Christine Flaherty, Reading, Mass., as vice president, commercial real estate loan offcer.

Guy Palumbo was elected to the State Senate in Washington, and serves as the ranking minority member on the Higher Education Committee. He and his wife, Rena (Parker), senior manager of research for Amazon Web Services, live in Snohomish, where they own and operate an award-winning dog boarding facility called Roscoe's Ranch.



Kim Harrington, MBA ’00, Westborough, Mass., has written Gamer Squad, a middle-grade series to be published by Sterling Children’s Books this fall. She reports: “It’s where Pokémon GO meets the Goonies!”



David Collier, Peabody, Mass., has joined Point B Management Consulting as a key member of its National Project Leadership practice.

Joel Freedenberg and Jennifer Thai, Camarillo, Calif., were married on February 20, 2016.


Paul Homer, Huntington, N.Y., was promoted to managing director of Northwood Ventures.

Gerard Leeman, Wakefield, Mass., was appointed compliance officer, Americas, for MilliporeSigma. He also was named chairman of the town’s Finance Committee.

Claudia (Spangaro) Mariaca was elected and sworn in as councilwoman in her hometown of Doral, Fla. She writes that, in her new role, she is happy to be helpful in any matter within
her reach.

Michael Sacco, MST, P ’18, Worcester, Mass., was presented with the 2016 Best of Central Massachusetts award by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. He is the owner of Sacco & Associates LLC.

Charles Stuart, Columbus, Ohio, has launched Ambedo Hospitality, a small consulting group focused on the hotel and service industry.


James Bresnahan and wife Mandy (Enos) ’03, MSCF ’04, Ayer, Mass., welcomed Callan James on December 26, 2016. Mandy reports: “Big sister Teaghan is completely in love with her little brother.”

Matthew Slayton, Cohasset, Mass., has been named general manager of the South Shore Management Unit by the Trustees of Reservations, a nonprofit conservation and preservation organization.


Paul Coccovillo, Sacramento, Calif., is now leading the accounting functions for the Consumer Hardware division of Facebook.


Francis Baird IV was born on December 7, 2016, to Francis Baird III and wife Lola, Westwood, Mass.

Mandy (Enos) Bresnahan, MSCF ’04 and husband James ’01, Ayer, Mass., welcomed Callan James on December 26, 2016. Mandy reports: “Big sister Teaghan is completely in love with her little brother.”

Theodore Iorio and Kimberly Maloomian ’05, West Palm Beach, Fla., were married on December 6, 2014, on Amelia Island.

Courtney (Cogswell) Lombardo, Billerica, Mass., was promoted to associate director, Development and External Relations, at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. “I would love to be in touch with other Bentley

alumni in the development field,” she writes.

Nicole Macey and Eric Kohli, Planstville, Conn., were married on November 11, 2016, in Simsbury.

Brett Sigworth, Framingham, Mass., owns the new eatery Pokéworks in Somerville’s Davis Square. The chain brings the classic Hawaiian raw fish bowl to the mainland.


Lisa Belanger and Patrick Kane were married on February 20, 2016, in Sharon, Mass. Many fellow Falcons from the Class of 2004 were in attendance.

Tanveer Daswani, London, England, has been married since November 2014 — but writes: “Every day spent with [Tara] feels like we’re newly wed.”


Raghav Lal, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has been appointed CEO, West Africa, for Transnational Academic Group.

Chris Lanen, Cranston, R.I., has been elected chairman of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association. He also was named a member of the Manufacturing Advisory Council for R.I. Gov. Gina Raimondo.

Kimberly Maloomian and Theodore Iorio ’03, West Palm Beach, Fla., were married on December 6, 2014, on Amelia Island.

Julie Nee Belben and husband Kenny, Framingham, Mass., welcomed daughter Emma on February 3, 2017. Julie reports: “She is the sweetest little sister to big brothers Jack and Sam.”


U.S. Army Captain Timmy Donahue, MSMA ’07, Arlington, Va., has returned from a one-year tour of duty in Afghanistan. He served as an operational law attorney with the NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan/Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan. The work supported Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support missions.

Jens Kullmann, MBA, MSA ’12, Medford, Mass., and wife Jane welcomed son Henry on September 25, 2016, in Sydney, Australia. Big sister Ellie is quite the fan, says Dad, noting her constant efforts to make him laugh. “In further news — because adding a family member just wasn’t enough — at the end of March, I completed my three-year assignment with PwC in Sydney and am now working with PwC in Boston.”


Lisa (Buesking), MSA ’08 and David Cawley, MSA ’08, Arlington, Mass., welcomed Andrew Thomas on November 5, 2016.

Amanda (Grant) Dudley, MBA ’08 and husband Brian, North Reading, Mass., welcomed a son, Brooks Grant, on October 5, 2016. The couple’s older son, Lucas, is very happy to be a big brother.

Werner Krings, MSFP, Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany, has embarked on a doctoral research project in social media and B2B business development. He is studying at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, in England.

Phuong Mai and Jackson Leung, Quincy, Mass., were married on August 27, 2016, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Sean Parlin, Woburn, Mass., has been promoted to director, Strategic Alliances, at HealthcareSource.


Nicole Chan and Jason Loeb, Quincy, Mass., were married on April 11, 2017, in Italy.

Lauren Mary Gotimer, Monroe, Conn., has joined Pratt & Whitney as a senior materials analyst.

Leah (Jones) Hancock and husband Dan, Wakefield, Mass., welcomed Rosemarie Barbara on November 15, 2016. Big brother Will, born in February 2015, is thrilled to have a  new audience for his antics.


Meredith Hart and Jeffrey Belaief, Boston, Mass., were married on October 7, 2016, at Wychmere Beach Club. “Jeff and I met during ‘First Week’ freshman year, remained friends all through college and started dating after Bentley. We got married on an absolutely beautiful day on the Cape surrounded by family and friends.” The  group included nearly 30 fellow Falcons.

Brad and Courtney (Spencer) Jansson, North Easton, Mass., welcomed a second son on February 22, 2017. “He’s named after where Mom and Dad met — Bentley!” Courtney says of the new arrival, who joins big brother Spencer.

Lauren Langell and Tony Tryonis ’10, MSIT ’11, Charlotte, N.C., were married on October 29, 2016, at Childress Vineyards in Lexington. Thirty-plus Falcons were in attendance.

Patrick Percella and Kara Gould ’10, Bayonne, N.J., were married on June 25, 2016, in Duxbury, Mass., at Kara’s parents’ home. The couple met when Pat transferred to Bentley from Boston University.


James Robert Berkley, MSF ’11 and Heidi Lund Gray, Hopkinton, Mass., were married at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, N.H.

Kara Gould and Patrick Percella ’09, Bayonne, N.J., were married on June 25, 2016, in Duxbury, Mass., at Kara’s parents’ home. The couple met when Pat transferred to Bentley from Boston University.

Tony Tryonis, MSIT ’11 and Lauren Langell ’09, Charlotte, N.C., were married on October 29, 2016, at Childress Vineyards in Lexington. Thirty-plus Falcons were in attendance.


Sucheta Desai and Rohan Hattiangadi, Glendale, Calif., were married in Anaheim on November 25, 2016, in the good  company of family, friends and fellow Falcons.

Erik Gupp and Rachel Kolbin ’12, MBA ’14, Somerville, Mass., were married on September 4, 2016, at Temple Israel in Boston. In May, Erik joined the Marketing Communication division at Bentley, as direct marketing specialist. Rachel is a data analyst at Partners Healthcare.

Kimberly Markowitz and Daniel Bonamassa, Brooklyn, N.Y., were married on October 1, 2016, in White Plains.

Casey Millman, MSA ’14, and Danielle Rauch, Boston, Mass., said “I do” on December 17, 2016, in Houston, Texas. Many fellow Falcons joined the celebration, including bridal party members Erik Gupp; Otto Finkeldey; Kevin Segel; David Horovitz ’12; and Rachel Kolbin-Gupp ’12, MBA ’14. The couple honeymooned on a European cruise. the groom and bride work for PwC and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, respectively.

Brett Bisesti ’13 reports that friend Sean Valiente, Norwood, Mass., hosted a karaoke night for Brett’s 28th birthday. In lieu of gifts, Valiente asked attendees for donations to Charity Water and raised more than $2,600.


Taylor Grant, Malvern, Pa., was hired as an equityproduct manager at Macquarie Asset Management.

Despina Hatzipetrou and Jake Hixon, Boston, Mass., were married on September 10, 2016, at the Wellesley Country Club.

Rachel Kolbin, MBA ’14, and Erik Gupp ’11, Somerville, Mass., were married on September 4, 2016, at Temple Israel in Boston.

Hortencia Marina Pontes, MSBA ’17 and Samual Swartz,  MSBA ’17, Brighton, Mass., were married on July 30, 2016, in Kingston.

On February 16, Robert Reardon Jr., Belmont, Mass., graduated from the Reading Police Academy’s intensive six-month program and was sworn-in as an offcer with the Belmont Police Department. Prior to this role, Reardon served as public information offcer and liquor license clerk for the town of Belmont.

Holly Selvitella and Spencer McKenna, Boston, Mass., are engaged to be married on August 19, 2017, in Quincy. “We met in FYS class!” Holly writes.

Agatha Szerejko, Rye, N.Y., has joined Good Apple Digital as a senior media planner/buyer. Previously, she was at Boathouse Group in Boston.     


Lindsey Albert and Eric Johnson, Latham, N.Y., were married on October 8, 2016, in Portsmouth, N.H. Fellow Falcons from the classes of 2012 to 2014 were on hand for the nuptials.

Andrew Goodman, MSA ’14, Avon, Conn., has been promoted to audit senior consultant in the Internal Audit department at Aetna.

Lauren Houde and M. Charles Festa, Warwick, R.I., were married on August 27, 2016, in Providence.

Emily Roy, New York, N.Y., was promoted from senior account executive to account supervisor at Prosek Partners.



Michael Hotchkiss, MST, Londonderry, N.H., was promoted to senior manager at Baker Newman Noyes.

Bashar Moussallieh, MBA and husband Diala, Woodbridge, Ontario, welcomed a daughter, Emily,on April 3, 2017.

Jackie (Stein), MBA and Matthew Real, MBA, MSFP ’17, Manchester, N.H., welcomed son Matthew Jr. on September 9, 2016.


Jacqueline Costello, Saco, Maine, was hired as a staff member in the Tax practice of Baker Newman Noyes.


Ian Thompson, South Hamilton, Mass., ran the 2017 Boston Marathon to raise more than $10,500 for Boston Children’s Hospital in honor of his sister, Mary. He writes: “I’m incredibly grateful for the tremendous support I have received from many of my fellow classmates.”


Tabitha Lamontagne, MST, Freeport, Maine, has been named a tax principal at Baker Newman Noyes. 

Hortencia Marina Pontes ’12, MSBA and Samual Swartz, MSBA, Brighton, Mass., were married on July 30, 2016, in Kingston.


Kelly Reis, MST candidate, Amherst, N.H., was promoted to supervising senior in the Tax practice at Baker Newman Noyes.