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Michael F. Carignan retired after spending the last 18 years with the County of San Mateo, Calif., most recently as financial services manager in the Human Resources department. He and his husband, James Seyda, have moved from San Francisco to Portland, Ore., to begin the next chapter of their journey together.
Janine Danielson, Arlington, Mass., was named among seven Women to Watch by the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, in the Experienced Leader category. Presented at the group’s 2022 Women’s Leadership Summit, the awards honor recipients’ significant contributions to the accounting profession, to their own organizations and communities, and to developing other women as leaders. Danielson is a CPA, partner and managing director of outsourced management accounting, at LitmanGerson Associates.
Mark Freeman, MSF ’88, MST ’93, Danvers, Mass., has opened Mark A Freeman Counseling LLC; he is a licensed mental health counselor in Mass. and N.H.
Loretta D. Keane, MST, West Roxbury, Mass., was elected a trustee of Eversource Energy. She has been appointed vice chair of the board’s Audit Committee and as a member of the Finance Committee. Keane is CFO of Arcadia Solutions.
A Pitch for a Purpose
Sonya Yee Coleman (right), Arlington, Mass., is the executive director of Stop Handgun Violence. In June 2022, she attended an event and panel discussion at Fenway Park, hosted by the Red Sox Foundation in response to the mass shootings in Buffalo, N.Y., and Uvalde, Texas. Coleman met U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Rachael Rollins (left) as well as survivor and former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords. “The following day,” she writes, “we were invited on the field with Gabby to throw out the first pitch of the game, which was dedicated to Wear Orange in June, gun violence awareness month.”
Ricardo Perez has resided on the Dutch island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean for 32 years. In 2010, he became general manager of the Oyster Bay Beach Resort and the Coral Beach Club. The alumnus and two partners founded SXM Padel Club in December 2021, the first such club on the island. Padel is a mix of tennis and squash, usually played in doubles on a court enclosed by glass and metallic mesh.
In October 2022, David Yoskowitz, Corpus Christi, Texas, was named executive director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The new post builds on his 16 years at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi and its Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.
Falcon in Focus
After 30 years in higher ed Carolyn (Hoey) Livingston, MSCIS (right), Peabody, Mass., retired in 2015 and fixed her lens on a new subject: bees. A member of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association, she has earned first-place ribbons and an affectionate nickname, “the bug lady.” For this issue of Bentley Magazine’s cover story, she helped daughter and staff writer Kristin Livingston capture the spirit of Elizabeth McAuliffe ’45 (left), one of the school’s first woman graduates. In the process, Livingston discovered a bevy of Bentley connections with our featured women: She and Dean Pat Flynn were just a year apart at Lynn Classical High School. Rosaline Berkowitz ’48 and Livingston’s mother were classmates in Chelsea, Mass. and the Berkowitz family would dine at her family’s restaurant, Wing’s. Last, but certainly not least, Livingston is also a first: the first in her family to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Andrew P. Lawendowski, Charlton, Mass., was elected partner at Morrison Mahoney in October 2022. While well-versed in all areas of professional malpractice and general liability, the alumnus focuses on dental and medical malpractice. He represents doctors, dentists, specialty care practitioners and other health care professionals in professional liability matters throughout state and federal courts, and regularly represents dentists before the state licensing board.
Tony Remington, Covington, Ky., won the 2022 C-Suite Awards, presented by the Cincinnati Business Courier. He was recognized in the Chief Executive Officer category in the Greater Cincinnati area. The alumnus is CEO and co-founder of Gravity Diagnostics, a state-of-the-art, CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified laboratory. Licensed in all 50 states, it provides innovative diagnostic testing in toxicology, pharmacogenetics, infectious and upper respiratory diseases, blood and COVID-19. Read more about Remington’s achievements and Gravity’s impact at bentley.edu/news/2020-vision.
Jess (Demoy) Hennessey, Hudson, Mass., shares that she is co-owner of 3 Media Web, an award-winning website design and digital marketing agency that works with growing organizations to design, develop and promote websites on the WordPress platform. The alumna is the company’s CEO.
Monique D. (Young) Jefferson, Brooklyn, N.Y., was recognized as an HR Notable Leader 2022 by Crain’s New York Business. The alumna is the chief people officer at The Community Preservation Corporation, a leading nonprofit affordable housing and community revitalization finance company. Jefferson runs programs, policies and initiatives to advance the organization’s people, passion and growth-centric culture.
John Taylor, MSA, Beverly, Mass., joined Zozimus, a Boston-based advertising agency, in November 2021 as controller. He has been to Red Sox and Celtics games, and numerous Boston restaurants, to celebrate the agency — and looks forward to sharing Bentley with his colleagues! The alumnus attended the Bentley Boston holiday party in December 2022, where he caught up with Joe Guth, MBA ’87 and Larry Gazda ’00. “It was a blast!”
Tiffany R. Warren, Montclair, N.J., was recognized by New York Women in Communications with the Matrix award. She is EVP, chief diversity and inclusion officer for Sony Music Group, the founder of ADCOLOR, and a Bentley trustee.
Isaura Beltre, MSIAM ’02, Lynn, Mass., earned Bentley’s Dr. Earl L. Avery MLK Leadership Award for 2023. The lecturer in marketing, adviser for Coming Full Circle, and associate director of the FirstGen Fellows Program was praised for her teaching skills and for mentoring students inside and outside the classroom. She received the honor in January, at the 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
Angela Nuss, Braintree, Mass., completed all requirements to qualify for the Toastmasters District 31 Pathfinder Award, which recognizes individual members who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in the Toastmasters Pathways Learning Experience. The alumna is a real estate agent and director of special projects at Jay Nuss Realty Group LLC.
Janak Joshi, MBA, Wakefield, Mass., led the successful exit of Life Image Inc. to Intelerad Corp. on a full-cash acquisition in September 2022. “Our broader engagement with Intelerad now leads the global medical image exchange market, impacting close to a billion patients annually,” writes the alumnus. Joshi stayed on as chief technology officer and head of strategy until March 2023.
Deniz Ozturk, Cambridge, Mass., joined Community Teamwork as director of development. The organization’s mission is to help people help themselves with child care, family support, nutrition, fuel assistance, housing, skills training, employment, financial education and individual asset and small business development.
Sean Roy, Wilton, Conn., earned a PhD in organizational leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University, successfully defending his dissertation: “Empowerment and Intrinsic Motivation of Employees: A Case Study of Virtual Team Leaders.” His wife, Sara (Yousefi), and their two children joined Roy at the graduation ceremony. He has been at Oracle Corporation for 15 years, most recently serving as senior consulting practice director; he works on clinical trial software in the Health Sciences Global Business Unit.
Harold Mateo, Wakefield, Mass., is now vice president of Linkvest Capital, an alternative real estate co-investment platform founded by investors for investors, and by a private lender based in Miami.
Kat (Kaufman) Emery, McLean, Va., was elected secretary of the Mid-Atlantic Ninety-Nines in June 2022. The nonprofit organization of women pilots promotes aviation through education, scholarships and mutual support, while honoring their unique history and shared passion for flight.
“I’m honored to give back to women in aviation and to support new generations of female pilots,” writes the alumna, whose term as secretary runs through June 2024.
Blake Reynolds, Attleboro, Mass., has been promoted to senior operations manager at CBRE, which ranks No. 122 on the Fortune 500 and is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. The company has more than 105,000 employees and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 500 offices worldwide; clients include more than 90 companies on the Fortune 100. Reynolds leads operations of the firm’s New England offices, overseeing finance, human resources, facilities and administration, information technology and marketing.
Katelyn (D’Eramo) Campbell and husband Christopher, Burlington, Mass., welcomed Emerson Shea on January 9, 2023. “Big sister Kennedy was so excited to welcome home her little sister,” writes the alumna.
Eric Jackson, Waltham, Mass., is now senior vice president, head of residential lending at Everett Co-operative Bank.
Patricia (Pires) Barbosa, Brockton, Mass., is now director of administration at Brookview House, a nonprofit that provides families experiencing homelessness with safe housing and support services. The alumna oversees daily operations there, including financial and business functions, and human resources responsibilities.
Alexander Esposito, MBA ’10, Amagansett, N.Y., is co-founder and CEO at Circuit, an all-electric, on-demand shuttle service. The company received funding through an $85 million competition sponsored by the New York State (NYS) Transportation Authority. Circuit will apply its share of the NYS Clean Transportation Prize to establish new services in the Rockaways and Brentwood/Suffolk County, Long Island. The services aim to benefit these communities for years to come, create jobs, reduce emissions and set an example for how community mobility should be delivered in underserved areas around the state.
Courtney (Somerville) Rahamin, MSA ’10 and husband Andy ’10, Sagamore Beach, Mass., welcomed baby boy Colin on July 2, 2022. Colin joins big brother Ashton.
Andy Rahamin and wife Courtney (Somerville) ’09, MSA, Sagamore Beach, Mass., welcomed baby boy Colin on July 2, 2022. He joins big brother Ashton.
Kimberly Royer and Jeff Strittmatter tied the knot at Solitude Mountain in Utah on September 24, 2022. Bentley guests included Katy Fuller, MBA ’11; Brooke Bronkovic ’09, MSFP; Angela DeBarros, MSIT ’11; and Heather Hamilton. The newlyweds honeymooned in Italy and live in Salt Lake City.
Michelle (Brouillard) Rubin and husband Daniel, Framingham, Mass., welcomed Andi Samantha on October 3, 2022. She joins big sister Kenna Stevie. Fun fact: Daniel is the broadcaster for Bentley’s DI ice hockey team.
Daniel and Kimberly (Markowitz) Bonamassa, Pleasantville, N.Y., welcomed baby girl Juliana on March 15, 2022. She joins older brother Nicholas.
After postponing their wedding for a year due to the pandemic, Michael Shea and Shelly D’Aleo ’13, MBA ’15 were married at last on May 21, 2022, at Belle Mer in Newport, R.I. Fellow Falcons at the nuptials included maid of honor Erica Thibodeau ’13; bridesmaid Deanna Sleeper ’13, MBA ’20; and Amber Clarke ’12, MSA ’13. The newlyweds live in Hingham, Mass., after a honeymoon in Bali, Indonesia.
David Koschei and Amanda (Wagner) ’14, Wilmington, Mass., welcomed daughter Ruby on June 26, 2022.
Katie (Donnellan) Harrington, MSA ’13 and husband Ethan ’13, MSA ’14, North Billerica, Mass., became parents to Weston Daniel on August 27, 2022.
Shelly D’Aleo, MBA ’15 married Michael Shea ’11 after having to postpone their wedding for a year due to the pandemic. The couple were married at Belle Mer in Newport, R.I., on May 21, 2022. Fellow Falcons included maid of honor Erica Thibodeau; bridesmaid Deanna Sleeper, MBA ’20; and Amber Clarke ’12, MSA. The newlyweds live in Hingham, Mass., after a honeymoon in Bali, Indonesia.
Ethan Harrington, MSA ’14 and Katie (Donnellan) ’12, MSA, North Billerica, Mass., became parents to Weston Daniel on August 27, 2022.
Love and Basketball
Andrew Gosselin and Lauren Battista said, “I do!” on August 14, 2022, at Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough, Mass. Gosselin proposed to Battista in August 2020 on the Barbara Stevens Court in the Dana Athletic Center. A shared sport and connection to the university makes Bentley an integral part of their happily-ever-after.
“Since Bentley was such an important part of our love story, we wanted that to be reflected in our wedding,” shares Gosselin. Who better to officiate the ceremony than the school’s seventh president, Gloria Cordes Larson? “Since graduating, we both kept in touch with Gloria and we were so thrilled when she said ‘yes!’”
The Falcon-packed guest list ranged from former teammates and roommates to retired coach Barbara Stevens and retired assistant athletics director Cindy Scott to groomsman and Andrew’s roommate of three years Stephen Dickey to the bride’s parents, Carol (Kaplan) ’80 and Tony Battista ’80. Christiana Bakolas, MBA ’16; Jacqui Brugliera; Caleigh Crowell; and Courtney Finn ’13, MBA ’15 stepped up as bridesmaids for their former team captain. The five were starters on the undefeated NCAA champion women’s basketball team of 2014. “It was a great night that we will cherish forever,” says the groom. “Lots of Falcons in one place!”
Jenny Brown and Scott Roy tied the knot on August 27, 2022, at Maquam Barn & Winery in Milton, Vt. The alumna reports that 30% of the wedding guests were fellow Falcons; that includes the wedding party: Mark Adamiak, Molly (Lepine) Aldrich, Jake van Berkum, Stacey Raap and Max Rick ’13, MSA. The couple hiked the Tour du Mont Blanc, which is a 105-mile hike through France, Italy and Switzerland, for their honeymoon. They call Belmont, Mass., home.
Andrew Goemaat and Christa Sirignano ’17 said, “I do!” on September 30, 2022, at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, Mass. They celebrated with fellow Falcons Sebastian Brunell ’17; Dillon Carlyle; Harrison Chan ’15; Paul Cheek; Katie Chin ’18, MSHFID ’21; Alex Davies; Jeremy Dulong ’17; Gabriel Fermaint; Rob Iwany ’86, MSA ’98; Alyssa (Gonyea) Kusmin; Andrew Kusmin; Donna McKnight ’82; Nick Morin ’17; Nia Santiano ’17; Nikki Sirignano ’15 and Dan Sirignano ’21.
Amanda (Wagner) Koschei and husband David ’12, Wilmington, Mass., became proud parents to Ruby on June 26, 2022.
Kayli Kemperle married John Austin Vance on August 20, 2022, at Troutbeck in Amenia, N.Y. The Falcon contingent included Wyatt Allread, Courtney Bailey, Tom Baxter, Lauren Desrosiers, Kirsten Holzer-Liang, Chris Ippolito, Juliana Bahring King, Harry King, Tessie Lammle, Theresa LeBlanc, Justin Leis, Kevin Liang ’14, Grace Alenson McCormick, Meghan O’Brien, Ariana Oshiro, Crystal Park ’16, Andrew Peppel ’16, Kayla Perkins, Katy Perry, James Purdy ’17, Jeff Sheehy and Emmeline Van Der Post ’14. The couple lives on Long Island now, in Huntington, N.Y. They honeymooned in southwest Utah, with stops at the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas.
Sean Naughton and Chloe Wright tied the knot at the Fairmont Copley in Boston, Mass., on October 29, 2022. Many fellow Falcons from the Class of 2015 celebrated the newlyweds on their big day — 11 years in the making! They met as first-year students in Spruce, where Naughton lived. The couple lives in Boston and plan a fall honeymoon in Paris.
Âriel de Fauconberg, MBA, Concord, Mass., was selected as a finalist for the Bracken Bower Prize, awarded by the Financial Times and McKinsey & Co. to recognize the best business book proposal by an author under age 35. The alumna wrote Racing to Net Zero on the Front Lines of Climate Innovation.
Alexandra Gent and Daniel Lonardo exchanged vows at Red Lion Inn in Cohasset, Mass., on November 18, 2022, with over two dozen Falcons joining them to celebrate the big day. The newlyweds reside in Newton, Mass., and honeymooned on Italy’s Amalfi Coast.
Chris Gormley and Jenny Seuling ’19 tied the knot on September 16, 2022, in Scituate, Mass. The newlyweds celebrated with alumni of the Swimming and Diving team, including Kate Kaduboski ’19; Paige MacNeil ’20, MSDI ’21; Ryan McGeary ’19, MBA ’20; Delaney Molnar ’19; Hannah Rauch ’19, MBA ’22; and Ariana Revelas ’20. The couple lives in Boston.
Kristi (Hemmer) Yadav, MSBA and husband Ashish, MSBA, Clarksburg, Md., welcomed baby girl Kaya in June 2022. Kaya is the granddaughter of TinaMarie (DiFranco) Hemmer ’83.
Nirin Kulvanit (right) met up in Asia with Johannes “Hans” Eijmberts, senior lecturer in Global Studies and director of the Valente Center for Arts and Sciences. The alumnus took one of the first courses that Elimberts taught, in spring 2014. After graduation, he worked in finance and consulting before taking over his parents’ business: a beach resort and organic farm on Phuket Island in Thailand.
Davin McCarthy and Jess Solomon were married on October 15, 2022, at The Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley, Mass. They honeymooned in the Bahamas. “Throwback to senior year!” writes the bride. The couple is living in Boston.
Christa Sirignano and Andrew Goemaat ’14 said, “I do!” on September 30, 2022, at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, Mass. They celebrated with fellow Falcons Sebastian Brunell; Dillon Carlyle ’14; Harrison Chan ’15; Paul Cheek ’14; Katie Chin ’18, MSHFID ’21; Alex Davies ’14; Jeremy Dulong; Gabriel Fermaint ’14; Rob Iwany ’86, MSA ’98; Alyssa (Gonyea) Kusmin ’14; Andrew Kusmin ’14; Donna McKnight ’82; Nick Morin; Nia Santiano; Nikki Sirignano ’15 and Dan Sirignano ’21.
Katie Wood and Jake Carvalho, MBA ’23 exchanged vows on October 8, 2022, at Granite Links in Quincy, Mass. Falcon guests included Paul Bolick ’87, P ’17; Tim Bolick; Meg Greco; Greg Karpacz; AJ Lacey ’16; Jeff Molgano; Tom O’Donnell, MSA ’18; and Ellie Shuman, MSA ’18.
Ben Brayton and Jen Potluri, MSBA ’21 tied the knot on June 9, 2022, at Oceanview of Nahant in Nahant, Mass. The newlyweds went to Turks and Caicos for their honeymoon, staying at The Shore Club. They live in Somerset, N.J., after relocating to the Garden State to work for Novartis, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company.
Nick Buttafuoco, MBA ’21 and Catherine Wojnar were married on September 23, 2022, at Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee, Mass. The couple honeymooned in Saint Lucia and lives in Boston.
In September 2022, Nico LaStella, Lawrenceville, N.J., was promoted to assistant vice president at SLR Business Credit. The asset-based lending financing company is located in Princeton and provides financing up to $30 million.
Brooke Jameson, Bedford, Mass., wrote a children’s book that has been professionally published. She reports that Seasons of Change illustrates the concept of compromise for young audiences. In her telling, summer and winter have differences that make each special and unique, but to get along, they must meet in the middle. The beauty of their compromise is reflected in the creation of spring and autumn. The former swimmer dreamed up the idea for this story during countless laps in the Dana Center pool. She has always had a passion for writing, poetry and the arts.
Jenny Seuling and Chris Gormley ’16 tied the knot on September 16, 2022, in Scituate, Mass. The newlyweds celebrated their nuptials with Bentley swim and dive alumni, including Kate Kaduboski; Paige MacNeil ’20, MSDI ’21; Ryan McGeary, MBA ’20; Delaney Molnar; Hannah Rauch, MBA ’22; and Ariana Revelas ’20. The couple lives in Boston.
Renee Perkins, South Boston, Mass., was named a Boston Business Journal 25 Under 25 Honoree. The alumna is CEO and founder of Nantucket Island Marketing, a digital marketing agency that provides growth-driven marketing solutions to connect businesses to target customers, regardless of size or industry.
Anukriti Amarnath Sharma, MSHFID, West New York, N.J., works as a UX writer at Amazon.
Jen Potluri, MSBA and Ben Brayton ’18 tied the knot on June 9, 2022, at Oceanview of Nahant in Nahant, Mass. The newlyweds went to Turks and Caicos for their honeymoon, staying at The Shore Club. They live in Somerset, N.J., after relocating to the Garden State to work for Novartis, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company.
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