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Class Notes Spring 2010

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Jim Jeneral, Sharon, Mass., has been named senior mortgage loan consultant for the home loan center at Washington Trust. 

Michael Hines '84 MST, Wellesley Hills, Mass., has joined the Boards of Directors for General Nutrition Centers (GNC) Inc. and its parent companies; GNC is leading global retailer of nutritional products. He will also chair the Audit Committee. The alumnus has been a board member for TJX Companies since 2007.

Patricia L. Jones ’MST, Worcester, Mass., has been honored in the “Women in Business” issue of the Worcester Business Journal. Six individuals were selected from more than 75 nominees. The alumna is a CPA and the owner of P.L. Jones & Associates PC.

The executive professional services firm TechCFO has named Janice Kelliher, Belmont, Mass., to be a partner in its Boston office.

Antoinette (Leonard) Follett, Fayetteville, N.Y., is now president and owner of Bentley-Hall Inc. She has a 20-year history with the Syracuse-based company. Her responsibilities include serving as editor-in-chief of the company’s new national consumer magazine, Making Music.

Michael Tripoli ’MST, Danvers, Mass., has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Danvers Bancorp and Danversbank.

Robert Fraga, Pembroke, Mass., has joined FTI Consulting, which specializes in global business advising.

The accounting, tax and business consulting firm RSM McGladrey has promoted David Frankel ’96 MST, Lincoln, Mass., to managing director of its Boston office.

Samuel Nutter ’95 MBA, Northborough, Mass., has been appointed New England business development director for the Conservation Services Group.

Juan Yepez, Stoneham, Mas., founder of distribution company Mainstream Global, attended the State of the Union address as a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama. The invitation recognized Yepez's contributions to economic health in Lawrence, where the company is headquartered. The alumnus and his brother won an award from the Small Business Association in 2009 for restarting their business after a devestating flood.

David Frankel
'92 BS has been promoted to managing director of the Boston office at accounting, tax and business consulting firm RSM McGladrey.

Joe Cerami, Windham, N.H., was named president of AprioMed, Inc. AprioMed, Inc. is a Uppsala, Sweden-based company that specializes in the development, manufacturing and distribution of medical devices worldwide. 

After completing his MBA as a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sven Bergstrom, Cambridge, Mass., joined SAP Labs, a subsidiary of Germany-based SAP AG. He serves as an industry solutions specialist focused on financial services.

Charles Stuart, Memphis, Tenn., has been promoted to manager of pulse for the Hampton Brand at Hilton Worldwide.

Anthony J. Luzzo, Paxton, Mass., has started his own general law practice, located on Main Street in Worcester.
Jeffrey Hart, Boston, Mass., writes: “A few of us from the Class of 2003 went to Europe for a trip and happened to run into Bentley grads from 2002 in Santorini, Greece! Bentley is everywhere....”

Needham Bank has promoted Michael Browne, Dedham, Mass., to vice president of banking services and compliance.

Greg Roberts, Allston, Mass., has joined the team at Patient Advocates LLC, as customer service manager. The privately held company manages employer-sponsored health and welfare plans.

FitnessKeeper, whose cofounder and COO is Michael Sheeley ’MBA, Chelmsford, Mass., has raised a first round of seed funding from local angel and venture investors.