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1975

Paul Ben-Susan, Fort Myers, Fla., has been elected a board member of the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). The organization saves wildlife through state-of-the-art veterinary care, research, education and conservation medicine.

1976

40th Reunion: June 3 to 5, 2016

Dennis Bunt, Charlotte, N.C., published The Couples Cookbook in March 2015. The book of recipes scaled for two people is available on Amazon.com.

Sarah (Mitchell) Dempsey, Oshkosh, Wash., has joined Lourdes Academy as controller.

1978

Timothy Gove, Durham, Conn., recently retired from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services as the tax computer audit manager. The alumnus previously worked for the IRS as a revenue agent, tax shelter specialist and computer audit specialist.

1979

Robert Allen, Bangor, Maine, is included in Barron’s “Top 1200 Financial Advisors” list for 2015. This marks the fourth consecutive year that he has received the honor. The alumnus is senior vice president, wealth management, at UBS Financial Services. 

Jewelry manufacturer Frederick Goldman Inc. has appointed Mike Floskis, New York, N.Y., as vice president of finance and controller. Previously, he was executive finance leader at Tiffany & Co.

Daniel Keshian MSF ’88, East Dennis, Mass., has joined the Board of Directors for Black Duck Software, which provides solutions in OSS logistics. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Bentley.

1980

Host Analytics Inc. has hired John O’Rourke, Monroe, Conn., as vice president of product marketing.

1981

35th Reunion: June 3 to 5, 2016

David Bojarczuk, Burlington, Mass., has been promoted to executive vice president/chief financial officer for GFA Federal Credit Union.

Northfield Savings Bank has named Alfred Flory, Barre, Vt., as senior vice president, chief lending officer.

1982

Arnold Shecter, Long Beach, Calif., is now director of new business development at Illumination International LLC.

1983

Joseph Casey, Hingham, Mass., has been named the chief operating officer of HarborOne Bank. The 30-year industry veteran also serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Peterson Event Services has tapped Michael Kelly, Canton, Mass., as chief operating officer.

1985

Raffi Kebabjian, Watertown, Mass., is president of DJ Raffi Music & Lighting Productions.

Doris Kelly MST ’92, Sudbury, Mass., has accepted a role on the inaugural Learning and Teaching Council at Bentley. The alumna is a lecturer in the Accountancy Department.

1986

30th Reunion: June 3 to 5, 2016

Glen Casey, Short Hills, N.J., has joined American Century Investments as senior vice president and global head of products. His most recent post, with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, was head of product and portfolio strategy, U.S. third-party distribution.

1987

David Guido, Pittsburgh, Pa., has been awarded special designation as a Zig Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainer.

1988

Andres Cabrero, Weston, Fla., has been named chief credit officer and head of commercial credit for Banco Popular North America, doing business as Popular Community Bank.

NES Health has appointed Jennifer (Nogler) Moore, Eagle, Idaho, to the role of chief administrative officer in addition to her post as chief financial officer.

CUR Media LLC has hired Kelly (Butler) Sardo, Glastonbury, Conn., as controller.

A. Mark Zeffiro, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., group president of Cequent at TriMas Corporation, was elected an independent member of the Board of Directors for Atkore International Group Inc. He took on responsibilities as Audit Committee chairperson.

1990

Edward Demeritt, Florence, Ky., is now learning and development specialist for Dorman Products. He previously worked for Iron Mountain.

Gerald Harmon ’MBA, Southington, Conn., has been nominated to the Connecticut Supreme Court by Governor Dannel Malloy.

1991

25th Reunion: June 3 to 5, 2016

Jeffrey Beauregard, South Windsor, Conn., has joined Arch Exhibits in the role of president.

Jim Furlong, Londonderry, N.H., has been named senior vice president for Fidelity Investments.

Robin Gorski ’MST, Andover, Mass., has joined DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP, a CPA and business consulting firm, as a tax partner.

Christian Torres Lang, Barcelona, Spain, is a co-founder of financial investment boutique Solventis AV SA. The company recently opened  an office in Madrid, joining others in Barcelona and Vigo.

CBIZ Tofias has tapped Leigh Nali MST ’94, Charlestown, Mass., as tax managing director.

1992

Laura Czech married Christopher Pustizzi at the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod.

John Furnari, East Falmouth, Mass., was elected to the Falmouth School Committee in May 2015.

Mike Galeucia, Scarborough, Maine, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Maine Real Estate and Development Association, a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers. The alumnus leads Macpage LLC Consulting Services.

Renee Pugh ’MBA, San Diego, Calif., has taken the reins as controller at Plum Healthcare Group.

Kelvin To, North Weymouth, Mass., was nominated as a FinTech Person of the Year by Financial Technologies Forum. His patent pending invention for Volcker Rule compliance has been nominated for Best Regulatory Compliance Solution.

1993

Henry Cipriano III MSIT ’09, Canton, Mass., is now client technical architect for IBM.

U.S. Bank Wealth Management has named David Schiegoleit, Irvine, Calif., to be managing director of investments for the Greater Los Angeles area. He will oversee investment management for U.S. Bank’s Private Client Reserve team of professionals.

1994

Amy Seybold Burke ’MBA, Boxborough, Mass., has been elected treasurer of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus. She is a finance consultant for Maura Healey — Attorney General.

Amy Legere, Winchester, Mass., has joined Greenough as PR director, with responsibility for directing the agency’s technology and professional services accounts.

1996

20th Reunion: June 3 to 5, 2016

SageView Advisory Group has hired Kerrie McKeegan Casey to deliver retirement planning services within its Boston practice. She has 19 years of experience in retirement consulting to corporate and not-for-profit plan sponsors.

Linda Harrison ’MBA, Medford, Mass., joined the Massachusetts Department of Revenue as tax examiner 1.

Denise Moroney ’MBA, Waltham, Mass., is the new director of facilities for the Town of Dedham/Dedham Public Schools.

1997

Nate Gobeil, Scarborough, Maine, was instrumental in orchestrating a partnership between his employer, Chilton Furniture, and the Sabbathday Lake Shakers to produce two Shaker chairs from the mid-19th century. This is the first time that the Shakers in Maine have collaborated with an outside manufacturer to produce one of their iconic chairs.

Lindsay (Schlorff) O’Grady, Tyler, Texas, was promoted to operations and practice support from a hospital management position for VetCor.

Kristofor Semb, Austin, Texas, is now worldwide LDR leader for IBM.

Cindy (Wolf) Valentino, Waltham, Mass., has earned a Master of Science in Financial Services at The American College.

1998

Ken Barrows, Rowley, Mass., has been named vice president, head of products and strategy for Converse.

Keith Champion MBA ’11, East Boston, Mass., has joined Santander U.S. as finance manager III.

1999

Citizens Financial Group Inc. has tapped Melissa Bassett, Winchester, Mass., to serve as national sales manager for Citizens Education Finance, the bank’s student lending business.

Lesley Carvalho, Boston, Mass., welcomed son Roman Michael on June 16, 2014.

As noted in the February 2015 issue of Boston magazine, Gregory McLaughlin, Marblehead, Mass., has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager by Five Star Professional for 2015. The alumnus is a finance professional with Centinel Financial Group LLC.

Ken Viciana, Marietta, Ga., was named to the board of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Data Governance Society.

2000

Philip Lavoie ’MBA, Key West, Fla., is now a concierge for Historic Key West Vacation Rentals.

Brad Sforza MSGFA ’02, New York, N.Y., has been promoted to executive vice president, broking, by Willis Re North America.

2002

Shant Banosian, Waltham, Mass., was named to the Mortgage Executive magazine annual list of “Top 200 Mortgage Originators in America.” The alumnus, who is branch manager for mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate, ranked No. 9 nationally.

Joseph Clifford and wife Kristen, Shrewsbury, Mass., welcomed son Reilly James on January 22, 2015. He joins siblings Reagan, age 6; Maura, 4; and William, 2.

Facebook has tapped Paul Coccovillo, Sacramento, Calif., to serve as controller for virtual reality technology company Oculus VR. His previous employer was Microsoft.

Kelly Navin, Fairfield, Conn., accepted a position as business finance manager for Concentric Health Experience.

Ariana (Hopkins) Pernice joined the Hilton Head Island–Bluffton Chamber of Commerce as vice president of the Visitor and Convention Bureau. She most recently worked for JetBlue Airways as a regional marketing manager and for Blink Fitness, where she managed strategic planning.

2003

Jennifer (Peirce) Davidson ’MSPFP, Dunstable, Maine, has opened a tax service business in southern Maine. The certified public accountant is licensed to assist individuals, small businesses and trusts with taxes and financial consulting in the state’s lower seacoast area.

Allen DeVincent, Waltham, Mass., is now assistant vice president for LPL Financial.

Bill Mortimer married Jennifer Simmers on April 11, 2015, surrounded by many Bentley friends.

Erik Potts, Stratham, N.H., founder and president of Panorama Wealth Strategies, received the Five Star Wealth Manager Award for the third consecutive year. This past April, The Wall Street Journal featured him among the “Top 10 Five Star Wealth Managers” you need to know.

2004

Kira Abraham MSA ’05 married Kristopher Sullivan on September 13, 2014, in a Vermont ceremony.

Jessica Guevara, Santa Ana, Calif., has been named director of marketing operations for KeyedIn Solutions.

Timothy Matson, Tyngsboro, Mass., is the new chief operating officer for Centurion Auto Group LLC.

Sanket Parekh ’MSIAM, Miami, Fla., is managing director for Thesis Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund.

Araxie Pena and Kevin Wong ’05 were married on August 16, 2014, in Boston, Mass.

Christopher Wetmore MBA ’11, Reading, Mass., has been recognized among “35 Rising Stars under 35” in Consulting magazine. He is a director for McGladrey.

2005

Liberty Mutual Insurance has named Michael Acquaviva, Belmont, Mass., to serve as project leader, PI Distribution Operations. He has been with the company since graduation.

Jessica Alario, Boston, Mass., has been named vice president of hospitality public relations for marketing and communications agency 451 Marketing.

Andrea (Boutelle) and husband James Doyle, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., welcomed daughter Violet on February 28, 2014.

Angela Fuccillo, Winchester, Mass., has joined Verizon Innovation Center as marketing communications manager.

Red Point Global has welcomed Taiwo Oshodi, Boston, Mass., as technical support engineer.

Nicole Peters and Brian Halloran tied the knot on October 25, 2014, at the New Haven Lawn Club in Connecticut. They celebrated with 16 fellow alumni.

Daniel Quinn, Milford, Mass., has been promoted to aviation company commander for the United States Army.

Northeast Bancorp has appointed Brian Shaughnessy MSA ’06, Woburn, Mass., as chief financial officer and treasurer. He joins the company from KPMG LLP, where he had worked since 2005.

Jennifer (Tourangeau) and J. Nicholas Slottje MSREM ’09, Hopkinton, Mass., welcomed daughter Margaret Crawford on February 1, 2015.

CNC Software Inc. has tapped Meghan Summers-West as company president. She has been the company’s operations manager since 2009.

Michael Vecchione and Kimiko Tanaka ’08 said “I do” on October 3, 2014, in Boston, Mass.

Kevin Wong wed Araxie Pena ’04 on August 16, 2014, in Boston, Mass.

2006

10th Reunion: June 3 to 5, 2016

Matthew Abrams MBA ’08 married Kristen Kantor on March 29, 2014, at Cruiseport Gloucester, overlooking beautiful Gloucester Harbor.

Ena Kunin, New York, N.Y., has joined GE Capital as real estate valuation manager. She recently earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation.

Casey May, Holden, Mass., said hello to daughter Gracie on February 25, 2014. She joins sister Bailee, age 4.

Kevin Osborne, Boston, Mass., joined Openbay, a nationwide online marketplace for auto repair, as vice president of customer development. He was previously employed by AOL.

Christopher Quinn, Encinitas, Calif., has been promoted to national pharmacy sales manager with the health-care software company Quantros.

Chirag Shah, Upper Saddle River, N.J., has been promoted to senior vice president, broking, by Willis Re North America.

2007

Gregory Conklin, New Orleans, La., welcomed son Gregory Paul III on December 7, 2014.

Dave Griffin Jr., Longmeadow, Mass., has received the Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) designation. The alumnus is an account executive at Holyoke-based The Dowd Insurance Agencies.

Michael Lofrumento, Reston, Va., has been named senior manager, contracts, for Raytheon Company.

Blake Reynolds, Marlborough, Mass., has been elected national president of the Future Business Leaders of America professional division.

Caroline Sissener, Oslo, Norway, is now asset manager for Scatec Solar.

Christopher Sutherland and Jessica Canary ’09, MBA ’13 were married on August 16, 2014, in Plymouth, Mass. Chris proposed during Jessica’s graduate studies, in front of the library as she walked out of class.

2008

Claudia Alvarez, Brooklyn, N.Y., has joined Time Warner Cable as email marketing coordinator.

Katherine Bimmler married Alex Manoogian on August 2, 2014, at the Danversport Yacht Club. The couple lives in Saugus, Mass.

Ashley (Brooks) de Pujols ’08, MSA ’10 and husband Gerardo, Dominican Republic, are thrilled first-time parents of daughter Aliah Michele, born January 27, 2015, in Santo Domingo.

Ronald Morlock, Richmond, Va., has joined Owens & Minor as contract analyst. He was previously employed by Medical Action Industries.

Sarah Pluck, Portland, Maine, welcomed son Austin on September 12, 2014.

Kimiko Tanaka and Michael Vecchione ’05 said “I do” on October 3, 2014, in Boston, Mass.

Adrian Wong is the founder of Beta Burger, a fast-casual restaurant in Boston, Mass.

2009

Jessica Canary MBA ’13 and Christopher Sutherland ’07 were married on August 16, 2014, in Plymouth, Mass. Chris proposed during Jessica’s graduate studies, in front of the library as she walked out of class.

Brittany (McLaughlin) and Brian Cusick MBA ’14, Beverly, Mass., are proud parents of daughter Meredith Elizabeth, born on December 16, 2014.

The Boston Consulting Group has promoted Devin DiGiovanni, Boston, Mass., to digital marketing project leader. She has been with the company since 2010.

Andrew Kenyon and Lillien Tillapaugh ’12 were married on January 31, 2015, at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Catherine Lee and Todd Burns were married on September 27, 2014, at Waveny House in New Canaan, Conn. Alumni in the wedding party were William Gormly ’09, Julia Rapacki ’09 and Jeffrey Burns ’11.

Kathryn Lidestri, Ledyard, Conn., has been promoted to financial adviser for Merrill Lynch.

Sharon Reid, Happy Valley, Ore., is associate sourcing specialist for Banfield Pet Hospital. She obtained her Career Development Facilitator certificate in November 2014 through the National Career Development Association.

Garrett Stephen and Pamela Newell ’10 were married on September 13, 2014, surrounded by many alumni from the classes of 2009 and 2010.

2010

Thimitrios Andoniades MBA ’13, Cambridge, Mass., is now senior audit consultant at Deloitte & Touche.

Michelle Brouillard married Daniel Rubin on November 15, 2014, in Framingham, Mass. The groom is broadcast announcer for the Bentley men’s ice hockey team.

Chris Carroll, Swampscott, Mass., is the new head football coach for Lynn English High School, his other alma mater. The alumnus also serves as assistant controller at Mark Richey Woodworking and Design in Newburyport.

Alisha Crete married Pete Browne III on October 11, 2014, on Carolina Beach in North Carolina. The couple celebrated with fellow Falcons Melissa Eleuteri ’10, Katherine (Tibbetts) Hilow ’10, Megan Negrini ’10, and Rebecca Stewart ’11.

Vinay Gokaldas, London, England, is now managing director at Babuntu Asset Management Consultancy.

Megan Higgins and Jonathan Byer tied the knot on May 17, 2014, in Bow, N.H. They were surrounded by alumni including bridesmaid Kristen McMullen ’10.

Prashant Kamath ’MSIT and Kruti Thakkar ’MSF were married on December 28, 2014, in Mumbai, India.

Alexandra Lambert and Stephen Scaringe exchanged vows on September 27, 2014, in Amherst, Mass. The wedding party included groomsmen Erich Bobinsky ’10; Timothy Grovenburg ’10, MBA ’11; Connor Sullivan ’10, MBA ’14; and Jason Urdang ’10; and bridesmaids Melissa (Murphy) Gordy ’10; Jennifer Noce ’10,
Carolyn Rogers ’10 and Erica Thayer ’10.

Kaitlin McGrane and Jonathan Michaud MBA ’11 said “I do” on October 10, 2014, in Simsbury, Conn.

Pamela Newell and Garrett Stephen ’09 were married on September 13, 2014, surrounded by many alumni from 2009 and 2010.

Leigh Anne Peckham, Braintree, Mass., is now business analyst for The J. Jill Group.

Thomas Powell, Cambridge, Mass., was designated a CFA charterholder in August 2014. He is an investment analyst at Daintree Advisors LLC. 

Vernon Vasquez MSF ’13, New York, N.Y., has joined J.P. Morgan as mergers and acquisitions analyst. He was previously employed by Bank of America.

2011

5th Reunion: June 3 to 5, 2016

Matthew Boilard, Wilbraham, Mass., has joined A. Boilard Sons Inc. of Springfield — adding a fourth generation of family leadership to the building supplies business.

The Walt Disney Company —Disney Consumer Products has tapped Sucheta Desai, Burbank, Calif., as senior financial analyst, core publishing. She was previously with UTC Aerospace Systems.

General Electric has promoted John Lawrence ’MBA, Albany, N.Y., to senior leader, HR reporting and analytics CoE.

Pavlik Mintz ’MBA, Lexington, Mass., has received his Project Management Professional certification.

Kelly Peterson, San Francisco, Calif., has joined Macys.com as marketing analyst, web analytics.

High school pals Jake Smith, Tony Khalife ’12 and Brian Sora have founded the Millbury Future Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that will provide scholarships to Millbury (Mass.) High School seniors on their way to college.

Marla Strykowski, Haverhill, Mass.,  has been named an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. She is an actuarial analyst at Plymouth Rock Assurance.

Helmut Wyzisk, Orlando, Fla., is co-founder of Earhoox, which produces small attachments to stabilize headphones in a listener’s ear. The company won $30,000 in a pitch competition at South by Southwest in March 2015, judged by Shark Tank investor Daymond John and sponsored by PayPal.

2012

David Aziz, Jon Blackwell, Jonathan Kazarian, and Jeff Sayman, all from Boston, Mass., organized the first Fall Formal for Dana-Farber, held on November 22, 2014, at
the New England Aquarium. About 800 guests attended the event, which raised
more than $68,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, including a portion to benefit the Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology.

Inflexxion Inc. has hired Maureen Barlow ’MSHFID, Dorchester, Mass., as senior user experience architect.

Rose Barsumian, Milford, Mass., has signed on at EMC Corporation as HR generalist. Her previous employer was Parexel. She recently earned the Professional in Human Resources certification.

ITG has welcomed Christie Basile, Framingham, Mass., as digital marketing specialist.

April Gammal, Westborough, Mass., was recognized with the Rising Star Award by the Massachusetts Society of CPAs. She works in Business Advisory Services at Grant Thornton LLP.

Grace Karon, Austin, Texas, has joined Volusion as marketing specialist.

High school pals Tony Khalife, Jake Smith ’11 and Brian Sora have founded the Millbury Future Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that will provide scholarships to Millbury (Mass.) High School seniors on their way to college.

Kristen Lavallee, Allston, Mass., has joined Liberty Mutual as actuarial analyst.

Elizabeth Mahoney, New York, N.Y., was promoted to account manager for Spotify. She has worked for the music streaming company for three years.

NewStar Financial promoted Gina McClary, Boston, Mass., to associate. She has worked for the company for three years.

Victor Suski, Wellesley Hills, Mass., has opened the electronic gaming café American Video Gaming League in Newton.

Lillien Tillapaugh and Andrew Kenyon ’09 were married on January 31, 2015, at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Chuqi Zeng ’MSA, Santa Clara, Calif., has been promoted to senior associate with Deloitte & Touche LLP.

2013

James (Jay) Barrett ’MBA, Middleton, Mass., has passed the Series 7 Stock Broker and Series 66 Investment Adviser exams. He is a licensed life, accident and health/sickness insurance producer; certified financial planner; and accredited investment fiduciary.

Brian Bramswig, Pleasantville, N.Y., is now sales training manager for HomeAdvisor.

Emily Fiorito, Boston, Mass., is now recruiting coordinator at Putnam Associates.

Matthew Kelliher-Gibson ’MBA, Simpsonville, S.C., welcomed daughter Violet on November 5, 2014. The alumnus is manager, marketing analytics, at The Gordian Group.

Deirdre Leary MSA ’14, Newport, R.I., is an ensign with the United States Navy.

Amanda Miranda, Revere, Mass., has stepped into a new role as senior associate of Campus Diversity Programs for PwC LLP.

Marc Schwanbeck, North Andover, Mass., has been promoted to financial manager by Graybar Electric Company Inc.

Caroline Sullivan, Burlington, Mass., received the Professional in Human Resources certification and a promotion to human resources representative at LogMeIn Inc. in January 2015.

2014

Xavier Acevedo, Hyde Park, Mass., serves as corporate actions analyst for State Street Corporation.

Bottomline Technologies has tapped Rick Booth ’MST, Wayland, Mass., as chief financial officer. He joins the company from Sapient.

Epsilon has hired Robyn Dion, Danvers, Mass., as associate business systems analyst.

Delia Equitz, Newton, Mass., is now allocation analyst for TJX Companies.

Yihui Jiang ’MSA, Belmont, Mass., has joined KPMG LLP as tax associate.

John Maggs ’MBA, Waltham, Mass., has joined Communication Technology Services as human resources generalist and recruiter.

Charlotte Malone, Cohasset, Mass., has been promoted to investment adviser representative for Artemis Financial Services. She has passed the Series 65 exam for investment professionals.

Bashar Moussallieh ’MBA, Woodbridge, Ontario, won the Massachusetts SBA Small Business Exporter of the Year Award for his company EMSEAL Joint Systems Ltd.

Jordan Payson, Worcester, Mass., is now business analyst for UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Travelers Insurance has welcomed Sean Polley, West Hartford, Conn., as market analyst.

Elizabeth (Papp) Putnam, North Grafton, Mass., has been promoted to assistant advertising manager by AAA Northeast.

Matt Schick and Josh Seiden are the respective assistant magic producer and head of the Graphics Department for The Carbonaro Effect, a hidden-camera show centered on magic tricks that airs on truTV. Both are also writers on the magic team.

OnProcess Technology has hired Ishaan Singhal ’MBA, ’MSIT, Waltham, Mass., as senior manager, analytics.

Paul Tarabelsi, Belmont, Mass., is now staff accountant for Hallmark Health Systems.

2015

Former Falcon Brett Switzer has joined the Hull Stingrays hockey team after four years with the Bentley team. The British club is a member of the Elite Ice Hockey League.