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Ovid Flannery, South Hadley, Mass., was named Veteran of the Year in 2011 by the city of Holyoke. Flannery is commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 41 of Holyoke, and an amateur radio operator.
Dewey Martin MST ’77, Hampden, Maine, traveled to Washington, D.C., to testify before the House Committee on Ways and Means about the impact of federal tax reform on small businesses. Martin is the owner of an accounting firm.
Mark Romboli, South Yarmouth, Mass., is serving as president the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society of the Institute of Management Accountants for the 2011-2012 term. He is a controller at Teledyne Webb Research.
The Financial Accounting Foundation has elected Paul Camell, Wilmington, Mass., to its Board of Trustees. Camell is executive vice president of mergers and acquisitions and chief administrative officer at CDM Smith, a consulting, engineering, construction and operations firm.
Accounting firm owner Dewey Martin ’71, Hampden, Maine, addressed the House Committee on Ways and Means last March, speaking to the impact of federal tax reform on small businesses.
Barron’s magazine has placed Robert Allen, Bangor, Maine, on its annual list of top 1,000 financial advisers nationwide, with special distinction as No. 1 adviser in his home state of Maine. Allen is a senior vice president at UBS Financial Services Inc.
Janice (Camelio) DiPietro, Cumberland, R.I., has joined Morgan Samuels, a human capital consulting firm, as president.
Len DiMaggio, Waltham, Mass., has written his first book: JBoss ESB Beginner’s Guide. DiMaggio is principal software engineer, JBOSS, for Red Hat, a Linux and open-source technology provider firm.
1983 | 30th Reunion Class
Wardwell Leonard, Concord, Mass., has earned distinction as the first person to complete the Appalachian Trail 10 times; he has held the trail’s solo-backpacking record for 21 years. Leonard graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Economics-Finance.
John Colucci, Wenham, Mass., has been honored by the Boy Scouts of America, Yankee Clipper Council, with the Distinguished Citizen Award. Colucci directs the corporate and tax departments at the McLane Law Firm.
Midmark Corporation has accorded Sales Representative of the Year honors to Kurt Badstubner, Shrewsbury, Mass. He works in the company’s diagnostic products and services division.
Boston-based Sherin and Lodgen LLP has elected Bethany A. Bartlett, Hull, Mass., to the post of partner in the real estate department.
Debra O’Connor ’MST, Petersham, Mass., a faculty member at College of the Holy Cross, has been promoted to associate professor of economics with tenure. In addition to teaching, O’Connor serves as the college’s accounting coordinator and study abroad coordinator for accounting. She is also a CPA.
Sarah Place, Raleigh, N.C., is chief executive officer and president of Place Trade. The company has been named a Top Online Trading Firm by Barron’s magazine.
Sal Silvester, Boulder, Colo., has published his first book, Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders. Silvester is founder and president of 5.12 Solutions Inc., a business consulting firm.
Private Flight Advisors has brought Brian Higgins, Quincy, Mass., on board as president and chief operating officer.
Deborah (Maxwell) Millin, North Chelmsford, Mass., has been elected to the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Massachusetts. She recently accepted the position of executive vice president at Carnegie Communications, which provides digital and traditional marketing services for the higher education industry.
Newforma Inc. has welcomed Joseph Santiago, Bedford, N.H., to its ranks as vice president of finance.
1993 | 20th Reunion Class
Lenfest Media Group has tapped Gary Sullivan, Port Chester, N.Y., as senior vice president of merchandising. Previously, the alumnus was vice president of merchandising at Allstar Products Group.
John Wiley & Sons has signed on to publish Amazing Things Will Happen, the second book by C.C. Chapman, Milford, Mass., with publication slated for September 2012.
William Hildebrand, Ipswich, Mass., has been named managing director of Grant Thornton’s National Professional Standards Group in Boston.
Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network has named Paul Stanley, South Berwick, Maine, a member of the firm’s Premier Advisors Program. The distinction reflects Stanley’s commitment to client service. Stanley is a managing partner at Granite Bay Wealth Management LLC.
Cigna Investment Management has promoted David Somers II, Esq., Suffield, Conn., to chief compliance officer and vice president.
John Taylor 'MSA and wife Maureen celebrated the baptism of youngest son Sean in 2010 and the Holy Communion of eldest son Christian in May 2012.
1998 | 15th Reunion Class
Prakaithip Dollar Chanthavone, Manchester, Conn., has founded Chanthavone Enterprise, a marketing and services company.
Mike Urbonas ’MBA, Wakefield, Mass., is director of product marketing at Attivio Inc., a Newton, Mass.-based software company. He maintains a software marketing blog at mikeurbonas.com.
Roger Hill, East Bridgewater, Mass., has joined Colonna Financial Services Inc. as an enrolled agent.
Gregory Floyd, New York, N.Y., is a founding member and principal of Brightwood Capital Advisors LLC. The firm provides financing solutions for the middle market, including unitranche financings; senior, second lien and subordinated debt; preferred stock; and co-investment equity.
EqualityMaine and the EqualityMaine Foundation have tapped Bryan O’Connor, South Portland, Maine, to serve as treasurer on the Board of Directors. He was recently promoted to vice president, finance, at United Way of Greater Portland.
Jessica Savin MBA ’03, Waltham, Mass., has opened Eggcetera Etc. Located in Framingham, the restaurant specializes in made-to-order, farm-fresh meals.
2003 | 10th Reunion Class
The New Hampshire Five Star Wealth Manager award for 2011, presented by independent research firm Five Star Professional, went to Erik Potts, Stratham, N.H. A financial planner at Baystate Financial Services, Potts was selected for the honor by clients, peers and financial industry experts, to recognize his exceptional service.
Jessica Savin ’MBA, BS ’02 Waltham, Mass., has opened Eggcetera Etc., a quick-service, made-to-order restaurant in Framingham.
Anna Lefkowitz, Honolulu, Hawaii, has opened an advertising agency, Wind on Water Communications. She is the principal and digital account services director.
Jen Bodge and fiancé Joe Ferrara, Quincy, Mass., rang the last closing bell of 2011 on the NASDAQ Stock Market.
Tim Donahue, Washington, D.C, is a military prosecutor in the Office of Military Justice.
Taylor Roth, Nashua, N.H., has received the 2011 fourth-quarter MVP award for employees from Cambridge Savings Bank. A general accountant in the bank’s accounting department, Roth was nominated by supervisors for demonstrating extraordinary effort in her work.