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April 2013 brought Nicholas Pepe, Quincy, Mass., to the Bentley campus, where he assisted son Leonard MSA ‘79, adjunct lecturer in accountancy, with teaching a class. President Gloria Cordes Larson sat in and all were delighted to hear Nick’s accounts of the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance.

Linton Robinson and wife Elizabeth, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on January 28, 2013.

At the age of 79, Donald Cummings, Spring Hill, Fla., received a Certificate of Enrollment from the Internal Revenue Service. The credential, awarded in February 2012, enables him to practice accounting in front of the IRS.

Martin Dewey MST ’77, Hampden, Maine, has been elected president of the Maine Society of CPAs. May 2013 marked Dewey’s 33rd year as a full-time faculty member at Bangor-based Husson University.

Douglas E. Boettner, Albany, N.Y., wed Deborah Stietzel in October 2008.

Richard Caturano MST ’85, Gloucester, Mass., of McGladrey LLP, completed his one-year volunteer post as chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in October 2013. He is the first Bentley graduate elected to the position by the world’s largest member organization representing the accounting profession. (Caturano is featured on pages 12 to 15 of this issue.)

Flexion Therapeutics has welcomed Frederick Driscoll, North Reading, Mass., to its management team as chief financial officer. Prior to joining the company, Driscoll was chief financial officer for Novavax.

Marc Sollosy, Amarillo, Texas, was awarded a Doctor of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University in Georgia in May 2013. He joins the faculty of Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., as assistant professor of management–strategy for the fall 2013 semester.

Shepard C. Wilbar, Peabody, Mass., published Dancing on the Edge in November 2012. The work of fiction incorporates economic events and developments drawn from Wilbar’s experience in real estate.

Diane Leclair, Framingham, Mass., has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Atrius Health, a Newton-based alliance of six nonprofit medical groups and a home health and hospice agency. Leclair is a senior vice president at accounting firm Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull and Bitsoli PC.

Barry Schachter, New York, N.Y., has joined RiXtrema Inc. as a senior adviser to the Scientific Advisory Board. The alumnus has spent his career leading risk groups at several prominent hedge funds, most recently as a chief risk officer at Woodbine Capital Advisors. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Derivatives and maintains one of the longest-running risk websites (

Gary Coltin, West Peabody, Mass., has been promoted to executive vice president of retail banking, marketing and public relations at the Provident Bank, where he has worked since 2008.

Robert C. Allen, Bangor, Maine, is included in Barron’s “Top 1000 Financial Advisors” list for 2013. Released annually to recognize those who have risen to the top in their industry, the list represents the thousand most-influential advising professionals by state. An adviser at UBS, Allen has the distinction of being ranked #1 in Maine for the second consecutive year.

Brian LeBlanc, Woburn, Mass., has joined LiveProcess, a health care emergency preparedness and incident management company, as chief financial officer. LeBlanc will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial operations, legal, human resources, and facility functions. Most recently, he was vice president of finance at Sentillion Inc.

Leonard Pepe ’MSA, Milton, Mass., an adjunct lecturer in accountancy at Bentley, tapped his father, Nicholas ’41, to help teach a class on campus in April 2013. President Gloria Cordes Larson sat in and all appreciated Nick’s reflections on the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance.

American Wealth Advisors, the wealth advisory firm of Darrell Roberts, Duluth, Ga., celebrated its five-year anniversary in February 2013.

Jean Deliso, Longmeadow, Mass., was named 2013 Woman of the Year by the Professional Women’s Chamber of Western Massachusetts. The alumna is president and owner of Deliso Financial and Insurances Services.

Kevin Lafond ’MSA, MST ’92, Portsmouth, N.H., has been appointed vice president–finance, chief accounting officer and treasurer of ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. He will also serve as the company’s principal financial officer; his previous role there was corporate controller.

Cambridge Savings Bank has appointed Michael Gilles, Bolton, Mass., as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He most recently served as executive vice president and chief
operating/chief financial officer with Fidelity Cooperative Bank.

Jill (Greenstein) Greene, Delray Beach, Fla., has launched a business: Sand Castle Kitchens & More LLC.
Her work has been featured in the magazines Kitchen & Bath Design
News and Florida Designer Homes.

The Rev. Kevin P. Hogan, Midlothian, Va., was ordained a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church on November 3, 2012. He is assigned to his parish, St. Edward the Confessor in Richmond, Va.
Chris Manero, Marlborough, Conn., joined IBM as a partner in the Global Business Services organization in March 2012.

Vicki Feddersen, Rockville, Md., wed Peter Donnelly in October 2012, on Long Island, N.Y. Many alumni from the classes of 1982 and 1983 attended, including Lynn (Rigazzio) Hagan ‘83, who presented a reading at the ceremony. The bride and groom have known one another since age 7.

Anne Marie (Alpers) Martorana, Medford, Mass., was a finalist for the Boston Business Journal CFO of the Year Award in the nonprofit category. She has been vice president and chief
financial officer at Wheelock College since 2006.

The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) has named Jane (Wermuth) McCahon, Chicago, Ill., among 11 members of the inaugural class of NIRI Fellows. This new program recognizes those who represent the ideals of the investor relations profession. McCahon is vice president, corporate relations and corporate secretary at Telephone and Data Systems Inc.

First New York Federal Credit Union welcomes James Alescio, Scotia, N.Y., as company controller. He is responsible for accounting function oversight, financial reporting, budgeting, interest rate risk management, and investment portfolio management.

Elaine (Michienzi) Callahan, Woburn, Mass., has been promoted to senior
collections specialist at National Quality Assurance.

Janice Campo MBA ’93, Chelmsford, Mass., has accepted a position as
software developer at Laddawn Inc.

Martin Connors MST ’90, Leominster, Mass., has been selected a member of the Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee for the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The office is responsible for chartering, regulating and supervising all national banks and federal savings associations. Connors is president and CEO at Rollstone Bank & Trust in Fitchburg, Mass.

Ronald Nix and his wife, Elizabeth Gray-Nix, Natick, Mass., celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on January 9, 2013. The couple’s travels have taken them to Grand Cayman and to Augusta, Ga., for the 2013 Masters Tournament.

Thomas Cady, Walpole, Mass., has joined medical records and billing company CareCloud as vice president of professional services. He will be responsible for managing client implementation and training teams. Cady comes to CareCloud from athenahealth.

Kenneth Der ’MST, Wellesley, Mass., has been appointed to the Massachusetts Bay Community College Board of Trustees. He has served as president of Framingham, Mass.-based FAS Corporation since 2003.

Andrew Keenan, Norfolk, Mass., has taken the reins as chief financial officer at Dyn, a leading Internet Infrastructure as a Service company. Keenan was previously CFO at Carbonite.

ConforMIS Inc. has selected Peter Traynor ’MSF, Concord, Mass., as its new chief financial officer. Traynor
joins the medical device company from Genzyme Corporation.

Steven Bragg ’MSF, Englewood, Colo., published the seventh edition of Accounting Best Practices in March 2013.

John Colucci, a director in the Corporate and Tax departments at law firm McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association, has been named to the Board of Trustees for Montserrat College of Art. The small, private, residential college of visual art and design is located in Beverly, Mass.

Trustees for the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) voted unanimously in June 2013 to name Todd Leach ’MBA, Bow, N.H., as chancellor. Leach had served USNH as interim chancellor since March 2, when the previous chancellor retired. In addition to being president of Granite State College, Leach is a trustee for USNH and one of New Hampshire’s commissioners of higher education.

William J. Monagle Jr., has been named managing director at Z Capital Partners LLC, a Chicago. Ill.-based private equity firm. He had served the company in a consulting capacity before accepting the position.

Mark Semanie, Bel Air, Md., was appointed in May 2013 to the executive management team at Old Line Bank. As executive vice president, chief operating officer, and acting chief financial officer, he is responsible for operational improvement and overseeing the accounting and finance functions.

The Executive Committee at Middlesex Savings Bank has elected Brian Stewart ’MSF, Walpole, Mass., as
chief financial officer and treasurer. Stewart joined the bank in 1996 as senior vice president responsible for investment management.

Mark Fisher, Norman, Okla., has completed his PhD in Nursing Science with
a minor in Communication at Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis, Ind. His dissertation research project was titled “A brief intervention to improve emotion-focused communication between newly licensed pediatric nurses and parents.”

Jeanette Fritz, Sharon, Mass., has joined Coastway Community Bank as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, she worked as a certified public accountant and served as an audit partner at KPMG.

Joseph Slattery has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Exosome Diagnostics. Slattery currently serves as chief financial officer and executive vice president of Baxano Surgical Inc. (formerly TranS1 Inc.), a medical device company.

Brian Stafford ’MST, Westford, Mass., was honored in April 2013 as a Catholic Elementary School Distinguished Graduate by the National Catholic Education Association.

William Teuber ’MST, West Newton, Mass., has joined the Board of Directors at Inovalon Inc. The alumnus is vice chairman at EMC Corporation.

Bonke Dumisa ’MBA, Westville, South Africa, received his seventh academic degree, a Master of Law, in April 2013. He holds degrees from universities across four countries on three continents.

Joe Lezon, Lincoln, R.I., joined Alex and Ani USA as chief technology officer in October 2012.

Mike McShea, Dedham, Mass., climbed Gray’s Peak with Steve Brown ’89 in November 2012. The Colorado peak measures 14,270 feet and stands as the tallest point on the Continental Divide.

Ricardo Perez, Miami, Fla., was awarded the Crystal Pineapple Award for hotelier of the year on St. Maarten.
He is general manager of the island’s Oyster Bay Beach Resort.

Child and Family Services of New Hampshire has welcomed Ken Sheldon ’MBA, Amherst, N.H., to its Board
of Trustees. The alumnus is N.H. state president, client manager for Bank of America and a 2010 recipient of the Man of the Year Award from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua. He also serves as trustee of trust funds for the town of Amherst.

William Speciale ’MST, Bedford, Mass., received the trademarked designation Accredited Estate Planner from the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. Speciale, who also holds a JD, joined Boston, Mass.-based Daintree Advisors in 2012 and became a partner in 2013.

TriMas Corporation, a global manufacturer of engineered and applied products, has promoted A. Mark Zeffiro, Birmingham, Mich., to executive vice president and chief financial officer. He joined TriMas in June 2008 as chief financial officer, and has 25 years of financial, operational and business leadership experience with companies such as Black & Decker and General Electric Company.

Steve Brown, Westford, Mass., joined Mike McShea ’88 to scale Gray’s Peak in November 2012. At 14,270 feet, the Colorado peak is the tallest point on the Continental Divide.

Avison Young New England welcomed Daniel Quattrocchi, Billerica, Mass., as regional research manager in June 2013. He was previously senior account executive at PPR, a commercial real estate research company.

Robert Raimondo, Woodland Hills, Calif., is the new chief operations officer and chief financial officer at Beauties Inc., a women’s boxing gym. Raimondo is currently the controller at Dart Warehouse Corporation.

Jose Silveira ’MBA, North Andover, Mass., was among the finalists for the Boston Business Journal CFO of the Year Award in the midsize private company category. The alumnus is CFO for Cambridge Seven Associates, an integrated architecture and design firm.

Carol Zierhoffer ’MSCIS, Arnold, Md., has joined the Board of Directors for MedAssets Inc. The role includes
leading the board’s new Information Technology Committee. Zierhoffer is vice president and global chief information officer for Xerox Corporation.

Richard DiLorenzo, Marshfield, Mass., has been named director of finance for the Boston Athletic Club.

Robert Kuppens ’MBA, Walpole, Mass., was a finalist in the midsize company category for the Boston Business Journal CFO of the Year Award. He is CFO at Salus Capital Partners.

Steven McCue MBA ’97, Shrewsbury, Mass., has been appointed chief financial officer at Marlborough Hospital. He had been serving as interim CFO.

After 20 years as a financial and investment professional, Kurt Brown, Arlington, Mass., established Brown &  Associates Wealth Management in December 2012.

Milo Brunick Jr. ’MBA, Raleigh, N.C., was named vice president, payor relations, at Ameritox in April 2012.
Sandra (Rooney) Faber, Hancock, N.H., has been appointed a local coordinator for Monadnock at Home, a nonprofit organization that helps seniors live independently at home.

Steinway Musical Instruments Inc. has promoted Donna Lucente to vice president–controller, serving as the company’s principal accounting officer. She has been corporate controller since joining Steinway in 2001.

Greg Malerbi ’MBA, Scituate, Mass., has been named senior vice president and treasurer at Clean Harbors Inc. He joined the firm in 2008 and most recently served as vice president of taxation. Malerbi’s résumé also includes eight years as director of tax for Sun Life Financial.

UpperLevel Solutions, founded by CEO and President Deborah (Maxwell) Millin, Chelmsford, Mass., was named to the Startup Watch: Five to Follow list, compiled by Boston Business Journal. The list highlights promising new ventures chosen by a team of BBJ editors.

Robert Oakes ’MBA, Franklin, Mass., joined Slalom Consulting as a solution architect in May 2013. Oakes was previously a director at Integrated Global Performance Solutions.

Hilary O’Malley, Centerville, Mass., has joined Plymouth Rock Financial Partners and Prospera Financial Services in the role of adviser.

Michael Budzisz, Honolulu, Hawaii, passed his last actuarial exam in November 2012, to achieve the ACAS designation (associate, Casualty Actuarial Society). He works as an actuarial analyst at First Insurance Company of Hawaii.

Robert Conery ’MBA, Acton, Mass., has been promoted to executive vice president at Avidia Bank. Conery is
chief operations officer for the bank.

Yveta Germano MBA ’94, Atlanta, Ga., published Bring Me Back in May 2013. It is the first book of a young-adult trilogy.

Keith Hallman ’MSF and wife Shana (Laven) ’97, London, England, announce the birth of a son, Radley Keith. Big brothers Anders and Tavin were excited to welcome him home.

Leaders at South Shore Hospital have named Christopher O’Connor, Hingham, Mass., to the post of senior vice president, philanthropy. He joins the South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation from Cape Cod Healthcare, where he had been president of its charitable foundation since January 2010. The South Shore Hospital Charitable Found-ation is the hospital’s philanthropic arm.

In May 2013, Analog Devices Inc. promoted Eileen Wynne ’MSA, Scituate, Mass., to vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. She had been corporate controller since 2011.

Amy (Seybold) Burke ’MBA, Boxborough, Mass., has joined the Bentley staff as associate director of annual giving, specializing in reunion giving. Burke began her development career at Bentley after graduating. She rejoins the team with experience at UMASS–Lowell, Waldorf School of Lexington, and MIT, as well as in managing political campaigns. Burke is a member of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus and a commissioner on the Recreation Commission of Boxborough.

Patrick Delahunty, Wellesley Hills, Mass., joined Barclays as a director in
its Wealth and Investment Management division. His résumé includes posts at J.P. Morgan Private Bank and Alliance Bernstein.

James Eliason ’MBA, Bedford, Mass., has been appointed chief financial officer and treasurer of Datawatch Corporation. Most recently, the alumnus served as CFO of Qvidian Corporation.

Bartholomew Jae and his wife, Grace Young-Jae ’95, Quincy, Mass.,welcome to the world their first child, Matthias Jae.

Kyle Russo and wife Jessica, Waltham, Mass., are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, son Aaron Jeffrey.

Jonathan Farrell, Salisbury, Mass., has been named partner at CPA and business consulting firm DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP.

Frank Gorrell ’MSA, Haymarket, Va., is in the midst of a very busy year! Currently serving as corporate compliance manager for Engility Corporation, which spun off from L-3 Communications in July 2012, Gorrell is a popular speaker in Greater Washington, D.C. His engagements include the annual Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference, presenting two sessions focused on basic accounting and abandoned property. His activities aren’t limited to accounting and auditing; he sang the national anthem at a baseball game and acts in the film 6 Hearts 1 Beat,  released nationwide in October 2013.

Alison (DiTomaso) Holmes and husband Bob ’00, Saugus, Mass., welcomed a baby girl, Kiley Anne,
on June 10, 2012.

Robert Kea ’MBA, Southborough, Mass., is a new co-head of Putnam Investment’s Global Asset Allocation investment organization. Kea joined Putnam in 1989.

LA Progressive magazine has published an article by Karen Lambert, Andover, Mass., titled “The AIDS-like Disease Seldom Mentioned.” This marks the seventh publication of the piece.

Robert (Bud) LaRosa ’MBA, Salem, Mass., was named CFO of the Year by Boston Business Journal, in the midsize private company category. After serving as the CFO of Tocci Building Companies from 2001 to 2003, LaRosa returned to the firm in 2012 as chief business performance officer and CFO. In September 2013, he earned the title certified construction industry financial professional.

Grace Young-Jae and Bartholomew Jae ’94, Quincy, Mass., are new parents of a son, Matthias Jae.

Jennifer Iannucci Albergo, Lido Beach, N.Y., has been named head of marketing and events for TabbFORUM, the global online capital markets community of TABB Group. She joins TABB Group from the conference division of Institutional Investor, serving as the director of investor relations.

McGladrey LLP welcomed Carlos Bravo, Weston, Fla., as a partner in its assurance practice in Miami in May 2013. Bravo is a board director for the Cuban American Society of Certified Public Accountants and a member of both the Puerto Rico and the Florida Societies of Public Accountants.

Kim Harrington-Guilbeau MBA ’00, Westborough, Mass., has published her sixth novel, The Dead and Buried, with Scholastic.

Christine (Coleman) Heshion, Kingston, Mass., has joined the corporate legal department of Liberty Mutual Insurance in Boston as in-house counsel.

Kevin Kuhr, East Hampton, Conn., was installed as president of the East Hampton Rotary on June 26, 2013.  The long-time Rotarian has held several leadership roles in the organization. Kuhr is a CPA and manager at Mahoney Sabol & Company LLP.

Chuck Palmer, Middleton, Mass., has joined Think Big Analytics as vice president of sales. He spent the last decade at GlassHouse Technologies, most recently as area vice president of sales overseeing the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada.

Marvin Peart, Brooklyn, N.Y., is co-producer of the film Escape from Planet Earth, an animated family comedy released in February 2013. He serves as president and founder of Marro Media Company, an independent record label, music, film and TV production firm.

Natalie (DeBussy) Whelihan and husband Brian, Duncan, S.C., were thrilled to welcome daughter Sydney Jessica-Ann in March 2013.

Deb (DeVenne) Zarba joined the Board of Directors for YMCA Metro North in Lynn, Mass. She is a senior vice president/ team leader at People’s United Bank.

Anthony Cefalo MBA ’05, wife Kara (Garreffi) ‘05, MSA ‘05, and son Luca, Hamilton, Mass., welcomed a new baby boy, Marco Albert, to the family on June 28, 2013. The alumnus recently joined Best Doctors Inc. as treasurer; he also was nominated as vice president to the Board of Directors of Treasury Management Association of New England, a nonprofit treasury management association for local treasury professionals.

Shana (Laven) Hallman and husband Keith MSF ’93, London, England, announce the birth of a son, Radley Keith. His proud big brothers are Anders and Tavin.  

Vanessa Sobers ’MBA has signed on as vice president of marketing at Pisco Porton, a Peruvian beverage company. Most recently, she was senior global brand director at Hasbro Inc. Sobers was featured in Hispanic Executive in September 2013.

Bruce Barnet ’MBA, Needham, Mass., and John Rockenstein, Johnston, R.I., both of Charles River Apparel, partnered with Bentley marketing professor Perry Lowe to help build a brand strategy for the company.

Chuck Bouligny, Fort Worth, Texas, is a partner at Ascend Concepts Inc., a creative branding and digital strategy firm.

Tina (Compagnone) Castelli and husband Paul, Framingham, Mass., announce the birth of a son, Marco Antonio. He joins big brother Antonio Carlo Mele.

Kristin (Manna) Foristall, Reading, Mass., has created Sweet K, a bakery specializing in custom cookies available for order online at

Sean Gray, Pittsfield, Mass., was on hand for the New York Stock Exchange debut of his company, Berkshire Hills Bancorp. The firm transferred its stock listing from NASDAQ in late November 2012. Gray is executive vice president of retail banking at Berkshire Hills.

John S. Loakimidis and wife Althea, Arlington, Mass., have welcomed baby daughter Savina Eleni. She joins siblings Anthony and Alexandra.

Megan McAuley MBA ’04, Waltham, Mass., has accepted the position of executive director at Invest in Others, a charitable foundation that supports the philanthropy of financial advisers. McAuley joins the organization after 14 years of employment at Bentley.

John (Jack) Perri, former assistant coach for men’s basketball at Bentley, led current team LIU Brooklyn to the NEC title and an NCAA berth in March 2013.

Brian Waugh and wife Megan, Otisville, N.Y., greeted a second son, Brody Michael, on December 26, 2011. Brody joined Kellen Brian, age 3.

Ryan White and Monika Hackenberg, San Francisco, Calif., were married on November 11, 2011, along the California coast in Half Moon Bay, in front of family members and close friends. The couple welcomed their first child in October 2013.

Kelley (Baim) Downey and husband Michael, Dedham, Mass., announce the birth of daughter Margaret Sullivan on December 6, 2012. Sisters Molly, 6, and Brigid, 5, welcomed the little one home.

Michael Finer ’MST, Swampscott, Mass., has joined the National Veteran-Owned Business Association. The alumnus is founder and president of Major League Investments.

James Kennedy ’MBA, Littleton, Mass., co-owner of My Town Sports, began an initiative called Cleats to Fight Cancer, to recycle used sports equipment and raise money for cancer awareness and prevention. My Town Sports has partnered with Coaches vs. Cancer, a nationwide collaboration of the American Cancer Society and National Association of Basketball Coaches. In April 2013, My Town Sports partnered with the Bentley women’s lacrosse team to collect donations at a Coaches vs. Cancer game; proceeds went to the American Cancer Society.

Jessica (Swieca) McCarthy and husband Michael, Amesbury, Mass., welcomed a baby girl, Ellie,
in September 2012. She joins 3-year-old brother Patrick.

Lucas Alexander was born to Tiffany Miller-Hurlbut and husband Christopher Hurlbut ’00, Lunenburg, Mass., on January 2, 2013.

Kevin More ’MBA, Needham Heights, Mass., has been promoted to chief information officer at May Institute, a national provider of educational, behavioral and rehabilitative services for individuals with special needs. More’s previous post was vice president of information systems.

Vincent Panzini, Saugus, Mass., is managing director at Curtin and Associates.

Kristen (Laggis) Pedroli MBA ’04, Hopkinton, Mass., ran in the Boston Marathon with the Miles and Memories marathon team of The Children’s Room. Pedroli’s former Bentley basketball teammate, Sarah (Blaisdell) ’99, and husband Michael Garagliano ’99 lost their twin sons shortly after birth; Pedroli ran in memory of Luke and Jack.

Amy Whittaker ’MSF, Millis, Mass., has stepped into a new role at Bentley: managing the Trading Room at the university’s Hughey Center. She brings nearly 20 years of financial services experience from a variety of roles at State Street.

Bridget (Fahey) Armstrong and husband James, Holbrook, Mass., are proud parents of a baby girl, Summer Mary. She arrived on June 24, 2012.

Certified Financial Planner Joseph Cullen, Reading, Mass., was named to the UBS Top 35 Under 35 Financial Advisor Program. Of 7,050 financial advisers at UBS, Cullen was the only member of the Boston office to receive the honor.

Bob Holmes and wife Alison (DiTomaso) ’95, Saugus, Mass., greeted daughter Kiley Anne on June 10, 2012.
Lucas Alexander was born to Christopher Hurlbut and wife Tiffany Miller-Hurlbut ’99, Lunenberg, Mass.,
on January 2, 2013.

Janak Joshi, Wakefield, Mass., is serving with the 1001st Squadron of the Pennsylvania Wing Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. His responsibilities center on missions involving search, rescue and extraction, as well as ground operations.

Michael Pierce MBA ’04 married Kathan Doherty on July 7, 2012, at St. Raphael’s Church in Medford, Mass. Members of the wedding party were Paul Saviano ’00, Todd Kopcynski ’00 and Bill Glasheen ’01. A celebration at the Boston Harbor Hotel included many other alumni. The newlyweds honeymooned on the islands of Turks and Caicos.

Conversational marketing technology provider Neolane has welcomed Suresh Vittal ’MSCIS, Cambridge, Mass., to the newly created role of chief product officer. He assumes responsibility for the company’s global product strategy. Prior to joining Neolane, Vittal was practice leader for the Customer Intelligence Business unit at Forrester Research Inc.

James Bresnahan and wife Mandy (Enos) ‘03, MSCF ‘04, Waltham, Mass., welcomed daughter Teaghan Madelen on April 29, 2013.

Amanda Lasher wed Patrick Ross on October 20, 2012, in Napa Valley, Calif. Joining the couple — and pictured below — were Nancy (Manser) Blanco ’00, Jill Grabowski ’01, Ann Marie (Kaye) Ward ’00, Julie (DiNobile) Vanderwerken ’01, Heidi (Boeckmann) Dooley ’01, Lisa (Kimball) DiFrisco ’00, Kate (Maloney) Albiani ’00 and Megan (Manning) Pybus ’01.

Michael Lewis ’MBA, Burlington, Mass., is now vice president of digital strategy at Tata Consultancy Services. His previous post was chief marketing officer at Peoplefluent.

Anne (Rongone) McCormack, Burlington, Mass., has been promoted to senior loan officer at TD Bank. McCormack continues to be responsible for growing and managing a range of commercial loans and lines of credit as well as serving as a financial counselor for business executives across Massachusetts, as she did in her capacity as loan officer.

Timothy Robey, Boston, Mass., has been hired as vice president and portfolio manager by the newly established Eaton Vance Institutional Cash Management Services. He built expertise in previous affiliations with Dwight Asset Management, Lehman Brothers Asset Management, and Allmerica Asset Management.

Michelle (Gentile) Taylor MBA ’07 and husband Benjamin ’02, Quincy, Mass., are proud parents of a baby boy, Luke Benjamin, born on January 24, 2013.

Paul Coccovillo, Sacramento, Calif., is inventory controller, hardware division, at Microsoft Inc.

Margaret Fortier ’MSHFID, Medford, Mass., earned a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University in December 2012. She was recently elected a board member for the Merrimack Valley chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists.

Nicole (Fernandez) Gamer, Woburn, Mass., joined the New England School of Acupuncture as director of community development and outreach in August 2013. Her experience includes more than 10 years’ work at Bentley University, where she began her alumni relations and development career.

Kamei (Toye) MBA ’04 and husband Howard Miller MBA ’08, Waltham, Mass., welcomed their first child, Benjamin Wai.

Richard Roncone ’MSCIS, Colchester, Conn., retired in 2008 from active duty as a commander in the U.S. Coast Guard. His has joined Travelers Insurance as senior director, contact center technologies. He was also selected honorary military chairman of the Travelers Championship PGA Tournament.

Real Estate Radio Network launched Real Estate Radio Boston with Rick Scherer, Hopkinton, Mass., in February 2013. The alumnus and his guests discuss buying real estate, personal wealth education and credit tips. The show airs on WRKO AM 680 on Saturdays at noon.

Benjamin Taylor and wife Michelle (Gentile) ’01, MBA ’07, Quincy, Mass., welcomed a baby boy, Luke Benjamin, on January 24, 2013.

Nestor Villalobos, Miami, Fla., has founded the startup Arctico, which is developing purified ice in single-serving, tamper-proof packaging to make beverages safer and more enjoyable.

Mandy (Enos) Bresnahan MSCF ’04 and husband James ’01, Waltham, Mass., said hello to daughter Teaghan Madelen on April 29, 2013.

Isaac Garcia-Dale, Brookline, Mass., has joined Collora LLP as an associate. Garcia-Dale previously worked at Dwyer Partners LLP and as a political consultant.

Dan Kane MSA ’04 and Sarah Goodwin ’07, Newton, Mass., were married on September 28, 2012, at St. Mary’s Parish in Plymouth, Mass. Following the ceremony, family, friends and many Bentley alumni celebrated at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, Mass.

SocialVibe founder Joe Marchese, West Hollywood, Calif., has returned to the company as chief executive officer. He was president of SocialVibe from 2006 to 2011, then left to serve as senior vice president of marketing and digital for Fuse Networks LLC.

Christopher Menard, Medfield, Mass., was on the list of finalists for the Boston Business Journal CFO of the Year Award, in the public company category. Menard has been CFO at Brightcove, a cloud-based online video platform, since 2010.

Jennifer Midgley wed Corey Gouin on August 10, 2012, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Warwick, R.I.  The couple visited the New York Finger Lakes for their wedding trip before returning home to Smithfield, R.I.

Anita (Datta) and Jeb Peterson were blessed with a healthy, happy baby boy, Ajay Ryan.

Jarrett Britt and wife Jessica (McTaggart) ’05, Quincy, Mass., are the proud parents of son Jackson Thomas.

Tara (Lebel) Forcier and husband Randy, Biddeford, Maine, are pleased to announce the birth of a baby girl, Aubrey Ann.

Allison Lodge and Ryan Forsman were married on April 27, 2013, in Boston, Mass. The couple resides
in Denver, Colo.

Eric Olson and wife Laura Bermudez, Chicago, Ill., welcomed their first child, Jack Arthur, on April 22, 2013. The family is doing well and baby Jack is excited about the possibility of graduating from Bentley in 2035!

Katie (Alex) MBA ’07 and Russell Patterson, Harwinton, Conn., are delighted to announce the arrival
of their baby girl, Christina Rose. She joined big brothers Anthony and Nicholas in March 2013.

Amy (Gorga) and husband Jeff Wells MBA ’08, MSA ’09, North Attleboro, Mass., announce the birth of their happy and healthy baby boy, Alec James, on October 30, 2012.

Jessica (McTaggart) Britt and husband Jarrett ’04, Quincy, Mass., are the proud parents of son Jackson Thomas.

Allison Brubaker and William Johnston, Jersey City, N.J., wed on December 9, 2011, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Kara (Garreffi) ’MSA and husband Anthony Cefalo ’97, MBA ’05, Hamilton, Mass., welcomed son Marco Albert on June 28, 2013. Luca is the proud older brother.

Scott Demers, Lewiston, Maine, and his brother have started Perfect Party Foods with the flagship product of Crabbies, a snack based on their grandmother’s recipe. The product went on the shelves in July 2012 and  is now available in more than 500 grocery stores.

Deborah (Kerr) Lee and husband Gie, Acton, Mass., announce the birth of their son, Ethan Alexander, on
June 26, 2012.

Healthcare technologist and policy analyst Jared Rhoads ’MSIT, Grantham, N.H., has launched Healthcare Book Reviews, a niche book-review site, at

Lindsay Sandler married Nathan Fletcher on May 5, 2012, at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston, Mass. She joined Hill Holliday as management supervisor in August 2012.

Alex Herbst married Kelsey Wickman on May 11, 2013, in Palm Springs, Calif. In attendance were the groom’s sister Karleen Herbst ‘12 (bridesmaid), Tom McSharry ‘06 (groomsman), Pia (Flores) McSharry ‘06, Tyson Robb ‘06, John Curley ‘06, Lauren (Rosen) Curley ‘05, Jimmy Johnson ‘06 and Bob Kohrs ‘12. The newlyweds recently adopted a dog and named him Bentley.

Jennifer Manghisi, New York, N.Y., published A Sarcastic Guide To Beating Breast Cancer in January 2013. The book chronicles her battle with the disease after being diagnosed at the young age of 24.

Daniel O’Regan, New York, N.Y., was promoted to director of global equities at RBC Capital Markets, where he is co-head of trading for the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sectors. He has worked on the Institutional Equities trading desk since graduating in May 2006.

Nick Reuter ’MBA and wife Kathi, Uxbridge, Mass., welcomed son Landon Nicholas on June 14, 2012.

Dan Schawbel, Boston, Mass., has published Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. He is the author of Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future and managing partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm.

Allison Sui and Christopher Leckenby were married on December 1, 2012, in the beautiful town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Alumni in the wedding party were Carlos Orozco ’06 and Lianne Achilles ’06. The couple lives in Jersey City, N.J. Real estate services company Cherrytree Group welcomes Yelena Tsvaygenbaum, Brighton, Mass., as general counsel, serving as chief attorney for the firm.

Jason Alcarez MBA ’09 and Aimee Belliveau ’09, MBA ’11 were married on May 26, 2013, at Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Marblehead, Mass. The bride was attended by maid of honor Lauren Alcarez ’09, as well as Kathryn Trautwein ’09, Chelsea Gardner ’09 and Kim Tyrrell ’09. The newlyweds are living in Quincy, Mass.

Alexis Atkins and Daniel Doherty exchanged vows at Trinity Church in Boston’s Copley Square on September 8,  2012. A reception followed at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. They live in Charlotte, N.C.

Greg Avola MSIT ’08, New York, N.Y., wed Ashley Foley on September 28, 2012, in New Haven, Conn.

Shaun Fagan, West Newton, Mass., joined Oracle Corporation in February 2013. He was previously employed at W.B. Mason.

Gisselt Fernandez and Jonathan Sanchez ’09 were married June 28, 2013, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The couple, who now reside in Boston, celebrated with many fellow alumni in the wedding party and attending. Guests also included Jeannette Buntin, director of Bentley’s Multicultural Center.

Kyle Goodwin and Sarah Root ’08 were married on May 3, 2013, in Ipswich, Mass. The couple celebrated with many fellow alumni, including Leo Latraverse ’07; Michael Budreau ’07; Jessica (Vario) Budreau ’08, MSA ‘09; Thomas Haugh ’07; Matt Ciampa ’07, MBA ’11; Steve Gath ’07; Gordon Breidenbach ’07; Todd Norley ’08; Jon Connors ’09; John Curley ’06 and Lauren (Rosen) Curley ’05.

Sarah Goodwin and Dan Kane ’03, MSA ’04 said “I do” on September 28, 2012, at St. Mary’s Parish in Plymouth, Mass. Family, friends and many fellow alumni enjoyed the post-ceremony reception at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, Mass. The couple lives in Newton, Mass.

Jamie Harrington MSA ’10  wed Timothy Holden on September 22, 2012, in Osterville, Mass. The two were surrounded by many Bentley alumni from the classes of 2006 and 2007.

William Kilgannon, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., was named to the Jacksonville Business Journal “40 Under 40” list in April 2013. Kilgannon is CEO of ShayCore Enterprises, a general contracting firm.

Patrick O’Beirne MST ’11 married Jessica Paradis on April 28, 2012, in Haverhill, Mass. They make their home in Atkinson, N.H.

Blake Reynolds, Boston, Mass., has been elected national vice president for the Future Business Leaders of America Professional Division.

Katie VanHorne and Adam Blasi MBA ’08 were married September 22, 2012, in Syracuse, N.Y., celebrating with many Bentley friends. The couple lives in Framingham, Mass.

Kyle Clark co-founded Prime Student Loans through the MassChallenge program in the summer of 2012. The company helps college graduates to translate academic and career achievements into reduced student loan expenses, as well as advising on fiscally advantageous payment, at no cost to the client.

Cody Clearwater wed Carlos Aguirre June 15, 2013, in Sheffield, Mass. The bride was attended by bridesmaids Meaghan Munroe ’08, Katelyn McCoy ’08 and Sze Wai (Jen) Wong ’08. The guest list also included Rohan Mehta ’07 and Niyoshi Sanghvi ’08.

Kristina Scheurer and Daniel Berkeley ’07 were married in October 2011 at St. Thomas Chapel on Falmouth Harbor, with a reception at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel. They live in East Falmouth, Mass. Editor’s note: A wedding announcement and photograph in the last issue of Observer identified Kristina Scheurer ’08 with the wrong class year. We regret the error.

Aimee Belliveau MBA ’11 and Jason Alcarez ’07, MBA ’09, Quincy, Mass., were married on May 26, 2013, at Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Marblehead, Mass. The bride was attended by maid of honor Lauren Alcarez ’09, as well as Kathryn Trautwein ’09, Chelsea Gardner ’09 and Kim Tyrrell ’09.  The couple lives in Quincy, Mass.

Meghan Bernier married Ian Walch in November 2012 in Bristol, R.I. The wedding was attended by many fellow alumni and included Lisa Promise ’09 as a bridesmaid.

Daniel Blum and Elyse Roditi exchanged vows at the Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon, Mass., on June 3, 2012, in a traditional Jewish ceremony.

Tatiana Casale wed Michael Mullaney on June 15, 2013, at The State Room in Boston, Mass. The wedding party included Nastasha Casale ’14, Courtney Bowen ’09, Katrina Holmstedt ’09, Daniella Summa ’09, Elisa Maggio ’09 and Allison Honeyman ’09. The couple honeymooned in Italy, traveling to Sorrento, Capri and Positano on the Amalfi Coast; they now reside in Newton, Mass. The alumna is employed at Bentley’s Center for Women and Business.

Jessica Cookson, Plymouth, Mass., accepted a position as sales executive at KEY Discovery in July 2013. She was previously national account manager at IST Management Services.

Devon (Maguire) Ferns, Harrisville, N.H., accepted a position as accountant/ financial analyst at Southern New Hampshire University in May 2013. Ferns and her husband also welcomed a daughter, Abigail Rose, on February 1, 2013.

Chelsea Gardner joined Global Market Insite as a data analyst, east region, in June 2013.

Christopher Keller MSA ’10, Plymouth, Mass., joined Boston Scientific as senior accountant — worldwide consolidations, in June 2013. His previous employer was Ernst & Young.

Michael Lynch, Milton, Mass., earned a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the University of Connecticut in May 2013. Upon graduation, he accepted a position
as community director overseeing upperclassmen housing at Curry College in Milton.

Jonathan Sanchez and Gisselt Fernandez ’07 were married June 28, 2013, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The couple, who now reside in Boston, celebrated with many fellow alumni in the wedding party and attending. Guests also included Jeannette Buntin, director of Bentley’s Multicultural Center.

Needham Bank has named John Whittaker, Duxbury, Mass., as assistant vice president, customer and marketing analytics.

Kristin Winalski and Joseph Starzyk were married on November 3, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Church. A reception followed at Lombardo’s in Randolph, Mass. They are living in Holbrook, Mass.

Alex Odin wed Ashley Smith on October 19, 2012, at the Endicott Estate in Dedham, Mass. Alumni and students in attendance included Ali Kane ’13, Brandon Muir ’13, Lauren Paglierani ’11, Jenn O’Donnell ’10 and Shane Polimeni ’14.

Ferras Marzouki ’MSF, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, announces a new baby, Hamed, born January 2, 2013.

Matt Sansoucie, Tewksbury, Mass., launched Spotlight Reader, an online book database website, in May 2013. The site allows users to rate, review and discover books, and to create personal libraries, book logs and book clubs.

Sean Troy has returned to his home in Hull, Mass., from San Fernando, Calif., where he was on a two-year mission assignment serving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormon Church).

Ceren Cubukcu ’MBA, Istanbul, Turkey, published Make Your American Dream A Reality: How to Find a Job as an International Student in the United States in June 2013. The author shares personal experiences and knowledge to help other international students with the job-search process and landing a sponsored position in the United States.

John Lawrence, Albany, N.Y., received Green Belt certification for Lean Six Sigma from GE on December 19, 2012. He earned the recognition for improving on-time PC delivery for new hires, from 84 percent in 15 days to 95 percent in seven days. The result was a substantial productivity savings for GE.

Pavlik Mintz ’MBA, Lexington, Mass., is a principal consultant and senior project manager at Collaborative Consulting.

Steven Pini, Wellesley, Mass., earned the highest honor accorded by Liberty Mutual Insurance — the Chairman’s Award — in May 2013. The accolade recognizes employees who have made unique and inspirational contributions.

Ashley Wertman, Zionsville, Pa., joined Olympus of the Americas as a corporate accountant in May 2013. Her previous employer was Deloitte.

David E. Carlson MFP ’13, Weymouth, Mass., received an Elijah Watt Sells Award in 2012. The accolade goes to individuals who obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, completed testing during one calendar year, and passed all four sections of the exam on their first attempt. Carlson was one of 39 candidates to meet the criteria among 92,000 who took the CPA exam. He works at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Boston, Mass.

Jason Favreau ’MST, Westbrook, Maine, has been promoted to principal in the Tax Consulting and Compliance group at BerryDunn, a certified public accounting and management consulting firm.

Laura Handler ’MBA, Woburn, Mass., has been named one of the “Top Young Professionals in New England” by leading design and construction industry publication ENR. The director of virtual design and construction for Tocci Building Companies, Handler also received the 2012 Silver Stevie Award for Women in Business.

After his Bentley graduation, Evan Mula, Waltham, Mass., used the fundraising platform Change Heroes to
travel to Kenya and help build a school. Mula returned to the States in November 2012.

Meaghan O’Brien, East Bridgewater, Mass., is recovering from a stroke that she suffered in January 2013. Having joined the organization Tedy’s Team, formed by former New England Patriots star Tedy Bruschi to support the American Stroke Association, she is already working to raise awareness and help other young stroke victims. O’Brien is determined to regain full mobility and tracks her progress in a blog:

Robert Reardon Jr., Belmont, Mass., has been hired as public information specialist for the town of Belmont. Reardon will field questions from
residents, update the town’s website, and help shape public documents.

Melissa Rivers, Manchester, N.H., wed Andrew Magoon on May 18, 2013, surrounded by family and friends who included Christine Uzdejcyzk ’12, Brittany Auerbach ’12 and Michelle Bisson ’11. The alumna also began a new job as financial analyst — reimbursement at Elliot Hospital.

Charles Vincent Tiu MBA ’13, Boston, Mass., is a marketing associate with Provenir.

James Barrett V ’MBA, Framingham, Mass., is associate adviser at Financial Foundations Inc.

Brittney Baumgardner ’MSHFID, MBA, Ipswich, Mass., serves as senior associate user experience designer at BNY Mellon.

Tatyana Budantsev ’MSHFID, MBA has joined Ximedica as a human factors engineer. The company provides product development services to medical device makers and health-care companies. Budantsev has previous experience in clinical settings, coordinating care and assisting in surgical procedures.

Craig Grassi, Huntington Station, N.Y., is the new director of entertainment at Engine Shop, an experiential sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency. The role includes helping to develop entertainment marketing strategies across all accounts. Previously, Grassi managed lifestyle and entertainment marketing programs on behalf of Vitaminwater, BMW, PlayStation, Cisco and American Express.

Rachel Gross ’MSA married Ben Lawton on May 26, 2013, in Milwaukee, Wis. Wedding guests included Shumin Li MSA ’13. The couple resides in Boston.

Bridget Lawson, Boston, Mass., has accepted an analyst position at Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Sarah Magandazi, Newton, Mass., is an accountant with Partners Healthcare in Charlestown, Mass.

Isha Mehta, Mumbai, Maharashtra, is an executive trainee at advertising agency John Walter Thompson, located in Mumbai.

Katelyn O’Brien, Quincy, Mass., has accepted a position as sales representative with Liberty Mutual Insurance.