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Winter 2022

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1981

John W. Cox, Portland, Maine, reports that he retired in March 2022 after spending the last 25 years of his career as chief financial officer at Stephens Memorial Hospital, part of the MaineHealth system.   

1983

Carl Chatto, South Portland, Maine, was appointed to the Board of Directors at Greenfield Savings Bank in Greenfield, Mass.; he is chairing the audit committee. 

1984

Eric Belley, Appleton, Maine, became the president and CEO of Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce in September 2022. 

1987

James Maloney, East Hampton, N.Y., joined Paramount Global as senior vice president and head of Human Resources for CBS Television Stations, based in New York. 

1991

Terri (Mercer) Cannan, Freeport, Maine, was honored as Brand CMO of the Year during the Ad Age Creativity Awards. The alumna is chief marketing and communications officer for MaineHealth. 

Mark Cioffi, MST, Pembroke, N.H., is program analyst for the New Hampshire Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. He was reappointed to two government groups focused on drug and alcohol prevention and treatment: the Opioid Task Force and the Data and Evaluation Task Force.

“Everyone likely knows someone adversely affected,” writes the alumnus. “We have made progress decreasing the number of opioid prescriptions, their day’s supply, and strength. However, we now see statistics indicating increased use of stimulants and amphetamines, especially in the 30 to 59 age group. This is a national trend that we will now focus on, without sacrificing gains made against opioid abuse. As everyone knows, the COVID-19 pandemic sent several projects into a holding pattern. Now, we are moving forward once again.” 

1992

Michael J. Meehan, MSF ’00, MSFP ’00, Topsfield, Mass., was named a shareholder at TFC Financial, an independent, fee-only financial advisory firm that is majority owned by its staff. He is a vice president and client adviser there.  

1996

Andrew “Randy” Mullin, Waltham, Mass., was sworn in as Waltham’s new fire chief in August 2022. 

Greg Sachs, Baltimore, Md., is senior information technologist at the Space Telescope Science Institute and a member of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Flight Operations Support IT Team. He writes, “Congratulations to the entire team on successful preparation, launch and commissioning as JWST embarks on its science mission.” 

1997

David Collier, Peabody, Mass., was named partner and head of business consulting for Amplify Resource Group in Braintree.

1998

Erin McDonough, Scottsdale, Ariz., has been named executive director of First Tee — Phoenix, which teaches life skills and helps children and teens build strength of character through the game of golf. The alumna will provide leadership and direction to one of the largest First Tee chapters in the United States. 

1999

In May 2022, Stacy Dow, MST, P ’19, Charlestown, Mass., was named financial consulting leader at RSM US LLP. 

Christine L. Flaherty, North Reading, Mass., is the 2022 recipient of the CREW Boston Professional Service Award for excellence in commercial real estate. In August 2022, she was promoted to senior vice president, commercial real estate relationship manager at Berkshire Bank. 

2001

Brad Champion, Westwood, Mass., of The Bulfinch Group, has earned the chartered financial consultant professional designation from The American College of Financial Services in King of Prussia, Pa. Additionally, he has been named a Leaders Club qualifier by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Leaders Club is one of the highest honors the company awards to financial professionals who demonstrate outstanding service and dedication to their clients.  

Joelle (Cannon) Denham, Wakefield, Mass., was named to the Outstanding Women of 2022 list, compiled by Boston Real Estate Times. Honorees are influential women who play a major role in the Boston real estate market. Denham is senior vice president and chief financial officer at The Bulfinch Companies, a private real estate investment, development and management firm. 

2003

Sarah Baxter Alderman, Campbell, Texas, received the behavioral financial professional designation from the Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education, in conjunction with Think2Perform. The alumna advises clients at JBA Financial Services.

The Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors in Massachusetts for 2022 includes Jason “Jay” D’Entremont, Norwell, Mass. He’s been affiliated with the Woburn-based Northwestern Mutual Boston office for 15 years, working with his team to coach clients toward a successful financial future.

In April 2022, Jayme (Fitzgerald) Moore, MSA, Marshfield, Mass., was named vice president and shareholder of G.T. Reilly & Company.

The organization Women We Admire named Marianela Vazquez, North Billerica, Mass., to its 2022 list of Top 50 Women Leaders of Massachusetts. The alumna is chief customer officer at Numerated, where she leads the service and delivery organization.

2004

Chris Besse, MSA ’04, Beverly, Mass., is now director of emergency management at Bentley University. 

In March 2022, Dawn (Marinelli) Kurzon, Weston, Mass., assumed the role of chief compliance officer for Competitive Power Ventures, located in Braintree. 

Monica Morfelt, Oslo, Norway, became vice president, Global Accounting for Norwegian Air Shuttle in May 2022. The alumna writes, “I have very fond memories of my time at Bentley and am positive that my time at Bentley is what has set me up for success.” 

2005

Dereck Johnson, MSA ’06 and Thomas Malanga said “I do” on May 28, 2022, at Crest Hollow Country Club in Long Island, N.Y. The newlyweds enjoyed a honeymoon aboard a Hawaiian cruise in July 2022. They call Long Island’s Central Islip home. 

Mindi (Ringstad) Labella, MSA ’06, Billerica, Mass., started the consulting firm Labella Solutions LLC, specializing in providing valuation and damage assessments arising from casualty and other unintended events.

2006

Jonathan Bloom, Marlborough, Mass., was promoted to director and senior wealth adviser at AAF Wealth Management. 

Christina (Dennis) Nash, New Rochelle, N.Y., was appointed as a board member to local nonprofit Volunteer New York. “It is an amazing organization in the lower Hudson Valley of New York state that connects volunteers to organizations that need help,” the alumna writes. “I love giving back and Volunteer New York affords me the opportunity to support local communities in my native Westchester County.” Nash’s term runs from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025.

2007

Shannon Kirwan and Erin Calamari tied the knot on April 30, 2022, at the Grafton Inn in Grafton, Vt. The couple honeymooned in Turks and Caicos, and reside in Wakefield, Mass.

2008

Joseph Calvetti, MST ’09, Ayer, Mass., has launched a fee-only financial planning firm, Still River Financial Planning. It offers comprehensive financial planning to help young families and professionals navigate financial decisions. 

Chris Ronzio, Scottsdale, Ariz., reports that his company is #255 on the Inc. magazine 5000 list for 2022, which showcases the country’s fastest-growing companies. The former president of the Bentley Entrepreneurship Society says, “It’s cool to be putting that education to good use a decade and a half later!” Ronzio is the founder and CEO of Trainual, a software developer that helps small businesses onboard, train and scale teams.

2009

Nate Burdick, Porter, Maine, is the owner/operator of Upward Organics, which grows medical cannabis for dispensaries, caregivers and patients. He established the company in 2018, with, he says, “a passion for producing high-quality, hand-grown cannabis flower and a deep respect for our planet and local community.” Featured as the September cover story of Beer & Weed magazine, Upward Organics is on a trajectory to become Maine’s first net-zero cultivation company.  

Shika (Laboriel) Holland and husband Christian ’10, Northborough, Mass., welcomed baby girl Camille Rae on May 27, 2021. She joins big brother Quincy. 

Katrina Holmstedt married Robert DiMarino on May 7, 2022, at Shepherd’s Run in South Kingstown, R.I. Many fellow Falcons were on hand for the big day, including Kevin Baker ’08; Tonya (Smith) Baker ’08; Kristen (Whalley) Cantwell; Anthony Congelosi ’08; Nicole (Hallisey) Dagle ’08; Allison (Honeyman) D’Aprile, MBA ’10; Emily (Bedrosian) Diloyan; Haik Diloyan ’10; Alaina Hallisey ’10; Timothy Keshian ’08; Elisa Maggio; Julianne Manoogian; Rachael (Zaffini) Menton, MSA ’10; Tatiana (Casale) Mullaney, MBA ’17; Abigayle (Green) Russell; Allison (Walter) Ryan ’10; Courtney (Bowen) Spagnuolo; and Daniella (Summa) Volk.

Thanh Than, MSF ’10, Orange, Mass., was promoted to assistant director of financial planning and analysis in the Executive Education Department at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has been with the school since 2013 and the department since 2015.

2010

Christian Holland and wife Shika (Laboriel) ’09, Northborough, Mass., welcomed baby girl Camille Rae on May 27, 2021. She joins big brother Quincy. 

Scott Rosen and wife Leah, Sharon, Mass., became proud parents of a son, Noah, on February 9, 2022. He joins sisters Maya and Sophie. 

Michael Sardano, Boynton Beach, Fla.,  
is president and general counsel at Sensus Healthcare, a medical device company specializing in highly effective, minimally or non-invasive, cost-effective treatments for oncological and non-oncological conditions. 

2011

Elina Alperovich, Franklin Lakes, N.J., was made a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig N.Y., working in the Corporate Group and focusing on private equity mergers and acquisitions. The alumna credits Bentley for setting her up for this achievement. 

Jordi Mullor, MBA, MSF ’12, Lawton, Okla., is vice president of growth at Rebalance, an award-winning wealth management firm that offers investing, financial planning and personalized advice to individual investors and small businesses. 

Paul Smithwood and wife Madison, Charlotte, N.C., welcomed their first child on February 7, 2022: baby girl Bexley.

2012

Jonathan Kazarian, Boston, Mass., reports that his company was recognized as the country’s 97th fastest-growing company, on the annual list of 5000 compiled by Inc. magazine. The alumnus is founder and CEO of Accelevents, an event management platform offering engagement tools, lead generation, community-building and more.  

2013

Falcons of the Last Decade

Brett Kuba, MBA ’17 and Anastasia Agoulnik ’16, MSA ’17 said “I do!” on September 5, 2022, at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vt. The newlyweds call Sausalito, Calif., home and are planning to honeymoon in Italy in May 2023. 

John McGloon, MSHFID, Geneva, N.Y., released his first book, Pastures and Raptures: Poems and such. 

2014

Falcons of the Last Decade

Callie Anderson married Benjamin Canestrari on May 12, 2022, at The Shore Club on Turks and Caicos. It was an intimate ceremony with family, and brother Daniel S. Anderson ’18 as a witness.  

Jonathan Goldstein, Key Biscayne, Fla., is vice president and wealth adviser at Element Pointe Advisors LLC. 

Matt Gorman, MSA ’15 and Katie Hill ’16 exchanged vows on May 14, 2022, at the Starting Gate in Hampden, Mass. Many fellow Falcons joined the Bentley lovebirds for their big day! They honeymooned in St. Lucia and call Sharon, Mass., home. 

Emily Hamlin, West Roxbury, Mass., is now senior manager, CRM Growth at Tripadvisor.  

James O’Brien and Tricia Reinken ’16 tied the knot on June 11, 2022, in Kennebunkport, Maine. After a honeymoon in Charleston, S.C., they are living in southern New Hampshire. 

Briana Wolff, Portland, Conn., is now assistant vice president, HR Data & Analytics at The Hartford Financial Services. 

Elin Wytrwal married Bryan Johnson on June 5, 2022, at Gurney’s Resort & Marina in Newport, R.I. The newlyweds honeymooned on the Amalfi Coast, Italy. They are living in Boston’s Back Bay. 

2015

Falcons of the Last Decade

Shannon Connor and Daniel Lang exchanged vows on May 21, 2022, at Yesterday Spaces in Leicester, N.C. The couple lives in Charlotte. 

Jake Gilfix and Kathlene Capiral tied the knot on August 26, 2022, at the Ryland Inn in Bridgewater, N.J. Many fellow Falcons celebrated with the couple, who are currently living in New York City, N.Y. The newlyweds honeymooned in Australia, visiting Melbourne, Hayman Island, Gold Coast and Sydney.  

In June 2022, Christopher Goudoras, Oxford, Miss., won the Men’s National College World Series with the University of Mississippi baseball team. He has been the team’s internal coordinator of operations since 2018. 

Melanie Lilly-Buster and husband Brandon, Ventura, Calif., welcomed son Rowan Sebastian into the world on March 1, 2022.  

2016

Falcons of the Last Decade

Anastasia Agoulnik, MSA ’17 and Brett Kuba ’13, MBA ’17 said “I do!” on September 5, 2022, at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vt. The newlyweds call Sausalito, Calif., home and are planning to honeymoon in Italy in May 2023.  

Suzy Hallak, Emerson, N.J., was named strategy and transactions director at EY-Parthenon. 

Brittani Hetyei, MSA ’17 and Carlos Diaz Barahona, MSF ’18 were married on August 7, 2021, at 9OFS in downtown Boston. The couple resides in the Boston area. 

Katie Hill and Matt Gorman ’14, MSA ’15 said “I do” on May 14, 2022, at the Starting Gate in Hampden, Mass. Many fellow Falcons joined the Bentley lovebirds for their big day. They honeymooned in St. Lucia and call Sharon, Mass., home. 

Tricia Reinken and James O’Brien ’14 tied the knot on June 11, 2022, in Kennebunkport, Maine. After a honeymoon in Charleston, S.C., they are living in southern New Hampshire. 

Molly Row, MSA ’17, Amesbury, Mass., has been promoted to manager in the assurance practice at Baker Newman Noyes (BNN). The alumna specializes in providing audit services to clients in the banking and not-for-profit industry, as well as health care organizations. She has been with the firm since 2017 after having interned with BBN’s audit and tax practices. 

2017

Falcons of the Last Decade

Michael Lamb and Katherine Naughton ’18 exchanged vows on May 28, 2022, at Castle Hill Inn in Newport, R.I. Over three dozen Falcons were part of the occasion, including Jorge Albarran; Emily Barno ’21; Ryan Bohne; Tiger Clancy ’15, MSBA ’16; Jack Clay ’18; Starr Coughlin ’18; Elyanna Coutracos ’20; Sarah Curran ’18; Mike Durkin ’18; Christian Flaherty ’18; Tyler Hogan ’16; Casey Hult; Jeremy Jacobs ’20; Leah Jessiman ’18; Taylor Kane ’18; Will Kramer; Lauren Mariano; Ben Marlor; Erin MacDonald ’16; Sydney MacLeod ’18; Emily Mason; Ryan McMurphy ’18;  Mackenzie Mello ’18; Jake Mischler ’16; Kathrine Murray, MSA ’18; Conor Naughton ’20; Sean Naughton ’15; Liam O’Keefe; Anthony Portannese ’16; Katie Quilty ’18; Emily Richard; Allie Rosenberg ’18; Nora Saunders; Sydney Schmerzler; Rebecca Schroder ’18; Alycia Silva ’21, MSA ’22; Claire Virkler ’18; Justin Williams; Chloe Wright ’15. The couple honeymooned on the French side of St. Martin and St. Barths. They live in Boston’s South End with their dog, Cooper. 

2018

Falcons of the Last Decade

Katherine Naughton and Michael Lamb ’17 exchanged vows on May 28, 2022, at Castle Hill Inn in Newport, R.I. Over three dozen Falcons were part of the occasion, including Jorge Albarran ’17; Emily Barno ’21; Ryan Bohne ’17; Tiger Clancy ’15, MSBA ’16; Jack Clay; Starr Coughlin; Elyanna Coutracos ’20; Sarah Curran; Mike Durkin; Christian Flaherty; Tyler Hogan ’16;  Casey Hult ’17; Jeremy Jacobs ’20; Leah Jessiman; Taylor Kane; Will Kramer ’17; Lauren Mariano ’17; Ben Marlor ’17; Erin MacDonald ’16; Sydney MacLeod; Emily Mason ’17; Ryan McMurphy; Mackenzie Mello; Jake Mischler ’16, Kathrine Murray ’17, MSA; Conor Naughton ’20; Sean Naughton ’15; Liam O’Keefe ’17; Anthony Portannese ’16; Katie Quilty; Emily Richard ’17, Allie Rosenberg; Nora Saunders ’17; Sydney Schmerzler ’17; Rebecca Schroder; Alycia Silva ’21, MSA ’22; Claire Virkler; Justin Williams ’17; Chloe Wright ’15. The couple honeymooned in the French side of St. Martin and St. Barths. They live in Boston’s South End with their dog, Cooper. 

2020

Falcons of the Last Decade

Stephen Taft and Kerstin DiNardo-Taft ’22 Belmont, Mass., welcomed daughter Ava on Palm Sunday: April 10, 2022.  
Fun fact: The alumna’s great-grandfather, Harold Meyers ’23, was a student when Mr. Bentley was teaching classes in Boston!  

2021

Falcons of the Last Decade

Zackary Corr, Belmont, Mass., joined commercial real estate firm Bulfinch in fall 2021 as an associate tenant coordinator. He works at the company’s Cambridge Discovery Park location. 

2022

Falcons of the Last Decade

Nina Anusavice, MSHFID, Worcester, Mass., was selected as part of the inaugural cohort of the U.S. Digital Corps, a program launched last year to bring civic-minded, early-career technologists to serve in the federal government. The alumna will spend two years at the Department of Veterans Affairs, developing and delivering innovative digital tools and experiences to benefit veterans and their families. 

Kerstin DiNardo-Taft and Stephen Taft ’20, Belmont, Mass., welcomed daughter Ava on Palm Sunday: April 10, 2022. Fun fact: The alumna’s great-grandfather, Harold Meyers ’23, was a student when Mr. Bentley was teaching classes in Boston!  

“I graduated almost 100 years later, and my husband is Class of 2020, so Bentley roots definitely run deep in our family,” writes the new mom. 

William Heiberger, MSF ’22, South Setauket, N.Y., was hired as an accounting associate with the Miami Marlins, based in their Finance Department. The alumnus writes, “I’m proud to represent Bentley and enter my professional career in the sports finance sector!” 

Unexpected Foursom

Unexpected Foursome

In August 2022, Buzz Travers ’79, P ’12, Longmeadow, Mass., and wife Lynn went to visit their son, Richard ’12, who now lives in San Diego’s Mission Beach area. “Richard and I went to play golf at the famous Torrey Pines course, home of the 2021 U.S. Open and the annual Farmers Insurance Open,” writes the alumnus. “Now, what are the chances that we would be paired with two other Bentley alumni!” From left: Ravi Patel ’13, Vikram “Vik” Chabra ’11, Buzz and Richard Travers. 

 Stephen Taft ’20 and Kerstin DiNardo-Taft ’22 at their baby shower in The Cube and at Commencement with Baby Ava.

Inside and Out

The Bentley Arena showed its softer side in March 2022, as family and friends hosted a baby shower in the Cube for Stephen Taft ’20 and Kerstin DiNardo-Taft ’22. In May, 1-month-old Ava returned to see the campus for herself, while celebrating Mom’s graduation. The family lives in Belmont, Mass. 

Fun fact: The alumna’s great-grandfather, Harold Meyers ’23, was a student when Mr. Bentley was teaching classes in Boston!

Dance Floor Falcons

Celebration Squared

Elba Valerio ’05, Waltham, Mass., shares that she and fellow Falcons had a reunion as Dereck Johnson ’05, MSA ’06 and Thomas Malanga said “I do” on May 28, 2022, at Crest Hollow Country Club in Long Island, N.Y.

Dream Team

Dream Team

In 2009, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island granted one for Gregory Keene ‘17 (left), Westwood, Mass., as he fought cancer as a teen. His dream: a replica of Fenway Park in his backyard. Keene and his family have continued to share the gift with others by hosting an annual event, the Brewski Park Wiffleball Tournament, where the cancer survivor grants a wish of a child in the local community. Their 10th tournament, in June 2022, raised more than $30,000 to benefit Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Four Decades and Counting

Four Decades and Counting

Jack Shapiro ’84, Bolton, Mass., writes that alumni and their significant others, including his wife, Jeanne (Taylor) ’84, gathered for a dinner in Framingham, Mass., in April 2022. From left to right: Norman Schain ’82, Bruce Klickstein ’82, Shapiro, Paul Demerjian ’82 and Ed Siranosian ’83. Demerjian, Schain and Shapiro were roommates in the B apartments. “We’ve all been friends for 42 years!” 

Shining Brotherhood

Shining Brotherhood

John Taylor ’77, Danvers, Mass., reports that Kappa Pi Alpha fraternity brothers enjoyed a day at Shining Sterling National Golf Club in Sterling, Mass. The outing on August 5, 2022, included (from left) Taylor; Jack Byrne ’79; Jim Preston ’79; Rob Warwick ’80; Bob Rice ’77, MST 87; Chuck Doolittle ’80, MSFP ’13; Hank Bornstein ’77; Bob Tobias ’78, MBA ’92; Mike Zack ’77; Rich Fink ’77; Mike Swiech ’80; John Fernez ’76; Bill O’Neil ’77; and Dave Riesmeyer ’79. 

Accounting Honors

Accounting Honors

Kim Westermann, PhD ’11, San Luis Obispo, Calif., won the 2022 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award, which recognizes significant research contributions relevant to the professional practice of accounting. The alumna is a faculty member at California Polytechnic State University and shares the award with co-authors Jeff Cohen of Boston College and Greg Trompeter of the University of Central Florida. 

Safe Passage

Safe Passage

In July 2022, Sonya Yee Coleman ’86, Arlington, Mass., attended President Joe Biden’s private event at the White House to mark the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. The alumna is board chair of States United to Prevent Gun Violence. 

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