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Class Notes Fall 2018

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Dianne (Bordage) Gillis and husband John, MST ’77, Wakefield, Mass., recounted their story at the Bentley Lovebirds ceremony held during Reunion Weekend. The two met as first-year students, in an accounting course on the Boylston Street campus. After hitting it off, John left a box of chocolates on Dianne’s desk for Valentine’s Day. They became engaged junior year and married the fall after graduation — making 2018 a celebration of their 50th reunion and their 50th wedding anniversary.


40th Reunion May 31 to June 2

On January 14, 2018, Randy Allen married Elizabeth Ingram in Falls Church, Va. The bride is a K-8 math teacher and the groom is retired from the public utility industry.

Dallas Coffman, North Reading, Mass., has been appointed to the CFP Board Council on Examinations.

Korn Ferry announced that David Satler, New York, N.Y., has joined the firm as a senior client partner in the Financial Services practice.


Rick Miller, Morristown, N.J., has published the book Be Chief: It’s a Choice, Not a Title, which is available from Amazon.


Barry Gropman, Silver Spring, Md., has accepted a position at Thycotic Software in Washington, D.C., as director of software quality assurance.

Paula Hunter, Francestown, N.H., was named Business Leader of the Year at the Women in IT Awards, held in New York City. She is executive director of the NFC Forum.


Andrew Abu, Southborough, Mass., has received the 2018 REALTORS® Choice Award from the REALTOR® Association of Central Massachusetts. He owns Andrew Abu Realtors.


Stephen Ingram, Andover, Mass., has been named national technology and life sciences industry leader at RSM. He writes of beginning his public accounting career upon graduation with Arthur Andersen, which he left as a partner in 2002. He joined Deloitte’s Tech Venture Center and, in 2017, moved into semi-retirement. He and his wife, Suzanne (Balog), are the proud parents of three children.


The Provident Bank has welcomed Joe Varraso, Hanover, Mass., to its team as vice president, Commercial Lending.


30th Reunion May 31 to June 2

Katz, Nannis + Solomon PC has appointed Gary Weinman, Natick, Mass., as a partner of the firm.


Lisa Piscatelli, Mansfield, Mass., is the new executive director of the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative. Piscatelli says that she is looking forward to meeting with businesses and faith-based/human service organizations, nurturing existing relationships and developing new partnerships.


After 17 years as a computer science professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Lisa MacLean, MSCIS, Dedham, Mass., has left academia to develop courseware for the Cyber Security Academy of DarkMatter, a firm based in the United Arab Emirates. Her book, Cracking the Code: How to Get Women and Minorities into STEM Disciplines and Why We Must, has garnered five-star reviews on Amazon.


Marcelo Claure, Miami, Fla., has launched a Major League Soccer team. He reports: “The dream of an MLS team in Miami started for me over 10 years ago. I am so thrilled and excited to be able to say this has finally happened!


25th Reunion May 31 to June 2

Paul DuBois, Norfolk, Mass.; Ned Khoury, Westwood, Mass.; and Joe Sergi, MBA ’96, Pepperell, Mass., reunited in Dubai for five days to discuss business and reminisce about their alma mater. DuBois writes: “As Ned is looking to possibly expand in the United States, and Joe and I are looking at opportunities internationally, Dubai was the perfect place to meet and discuss our options. Our days at Bentley College were remembered fondly for enhancing our future both personally and professionally.”


Bruker has named Gerald Herman, MST, Boston, Mass., to serve as the company’s interim chief financial officer.


John Ioakimidis, Arlington, Mass., has co-launched the first Greek-based radio station in Boston. He writes: “KefiFM allows people to stay in touch with the Greek culture and with what’s going on with the Hellenic community in Greater Boston, as well as news from Greece.” Stream at


20th Reunion May 31 to June 2

Gregory McLaughlin, Marblehead, Mass., was named a 2018 Five Star Wealth Manager based on an independent survey conducted by Five Star Professional.


Kimberly Federico married James Hamel on July 29, 2017, on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, N.H. Fellow Falcons in attendance included Andy Cavanagh, Maura (Lodge) Cavanagh, Nikki (Menneto) Roadman, Ann Marie Sheridan and George Roadman ’00.


Brian Kindorf, Sterling, Mass., is now the sole owner and managing director of Non Profit Capital Management LLC, which he co-founded in 2003.


Mike Carlson married Alicia Strom on May 1, 2017, in Kauai, Hawaii. The couple lives in San Diego.

Jennifer (Gentile) Martin and husband James, Dracut, Mass., welcomed their second son, Lorenzo, on November 19, 2017.


15th Reunion May 31 to June 2

News from Emily DiBlasi: “I moved to Wyoming right after graduation and have been living in Pinedale for about 11 years. I was a high school business teacher and am now an education consultant for the Curriculum Leadership Institute. I love my job because I can integrate my business background with education, a more recent passion. The big news is that I got married this summer to Eric Makelky, a Montana man.”

Dominic Suszanski, New York, N.Y., is moving to London for his new role as director of the Internal Audit group at Apollo Global Management LLC. He writes that he looks forward to reconnecting with local family and friends and networking with Bentley’s European alumni.


Two Double Falcons have been named partner at Waldron H. Rand & Company PC: Matt Dlugash, MST ’06, Millis, Mass., and Nicole Barrick ’06, MSA ’09.

Kristen (Berglund) Menslage and husband Keith, Tewksbury, Mass., welcomed John Kenneth on June 28, 2017. He joins big sister Lillian.


Two Double Falcons have been named partner at Waldron H. Rand & Company PC: Nicole Barrick, MSA ’09, Mansfield, Mass., and Matt Dlugasch ’05, MST, Millis, Mass.

Dan Schawbel, New York, N.Y., has written Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, set to release on November 13. “The book argues that technology has created the illusion that today’s workers feel ‘highly connected’ to one another, when in reality most feel isolated from their colleagues,” he writes. “What they crave most — and what research increasingly shows to be the hallmark of the highest-performing workplace cultures — is a sense of authentic connection with others.” The book includes interviews with Bill Connolly ’10 and Amanda Healy ’10.


Blake Reynolds and Andrew Martorano were married at the Providence Public Library in Providence, R.I., on January 13, 2018. Fellow Falcons marking the occasion: Lisa (Wasylczak) Avvocato, Lynn Gallagher, Hunter Jones, Mark Mancini, Tan Pham, Nicole (Patanian) Simonian and Gretchen (Stelzer) Valente.

Robert Susi and wife Jenna, Milton, Mass., welcomed Rocco Dante on January 25, 2018. He joins big brother Anthony.


Ben O’Sullivan-Pierce, Medford, Mass., is co-owner of Fresh Start Contracting Company, which donated a kitchen renovation to Somerville Community Baptist Church.


10th Reunion May 31 to June 2

Danielle (Millerick) Dougan and husband Jared, Wakefield, Mass., welcomed son Andrew Robert on January 21, 2018. Mom and Dad write: “He was the Patriots’ good luck charm, born during the AFC Championship game!”

Nicholas Jasilli and wife Jennifer (Groipen) ’10, Marblehead, Mass., welcomed Zachary Edward, “our second future Falcon,” on September 21, 2017. He joins big brother A.J.

Tatiana (Casale) Mullaney, MBA ’17 and husband Mike welcomed Mia Rose on February 15, 2018. The family, including “big sister” pup Lulu, lives in Auburndale, Mass.


Robert Bondy II, MBA ’14, Queensbury, N.Y., has been promoted to partner at SEFCO, CPAs LLP in Glens Falls.

Lauren (Westling) Fostveit, MBA ’11, MSA ’16 and husband Jared, Sudbury, Mass., said a warm hello to daughter Skylar Paige on March 15, 2018.

Jennifer (Groipen) Jasilli and husband Nicholas ’09, Marblehead, Mass., welcomed Zachary Edward, “our second future Falcon,” on September 21, 2017. He joins big brother A.J.

Kaitlin (McGrane) Michaud and husband Jonathan, MBA ’11, Avon, Conn., are proud parents of Ariana Grace, born on June 27, 2017.

Thomas Powell, New Haven, Conn., received his MBA from Yale School of Management in May.

Christopher Taber wed Jennifer Loomis ’12 on November 3, 2017, at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, N.H. Numerous Falcons celebrated with the pair. They report: “We are living in Waltham and enjoyed a honeymoon visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, after having to cancel our original honeymoon in Sonoma due to the wildfires.”


Elizabeth Rocheleau and Kyle Moore married on September 30, 2017, in Beverly, Mass. The couple lives in Denver.


Victoria Caldwell and Kevin Raftery wed on September 16, 2017, on Shelter Island in New York. The couple lives and works in Boston.

After a crowdfunding campaign that drew support from many fellow alumni, James “Jimmy” Haight, Scottsdale, Ariz., landed a publishing deal with Morgan James for his first book, Jack & Coke.

Jennifer Loomis wed Christopher Taber ’10 on November 3, 2017, at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, N.H. Numerous Falcons celebrated with the pair. They report: “We are living in Waltham and enjoyed a honeymoon visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, after having to cancel our original honeymoon in Sonoma due to the wildfires.”

Keith St. John, MSF, Marlborough, Mass., is running for U.S. Congress from the state’s 3rd District.


Gunveen Chadha, Boston, Mass., received the 2017 President’s Award at Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Amber Lo and Bill Warren wed on October 21, 2017, at Wachusett Mountain Ski Lodge. Guests included more than 15 fellow Falcons, many of whom also joined the newlyweds at Reunion Weekend. The couple writes: “We are living in Hartford, Conn., and just bought a home together!”


Naples Reserve has tapped Jack Blatchford, Fort Meyers, Fla., to serve as a marketing assistant.

Anna Yegorova and Kevin Dennis married on March 17, 2018, in the groom’s hometown of Newtown, Conn. The couple lives in Brookline, Mass., and plans to move to Connecticut in the near future.


Opus Consulting Group has welcomed Caitlin Noel, Groton, Conn., to the position of junior consultant.