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Class Notes Fall 2011

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Thomas Keon, Cape Canaveral, Fla., has accepted the position of chancellor at Purdue University Calumet.

Signature Flight Support Corporation has appointed Brad Drew, Weston, Fla., to serve as vice president of sales for global operations.

Fidelity Bank announced that Michael Gilles, Boston, Mass., has been promoted from executive vice president and chief financial officer to chief operating officer.

The Lloyd Center for the Environment has elected Robert Pielech ’MST, New Bedford, Mass., to its Board of Directors. Pielech is the principal shareholder in New Bedford firm Raymon Pielech Zexter PC, where he serves as director of information technology services, director of business valuation services, and director of bookkeeping services.

Michael J. O’Riordan ’MBA, Norfolk, Mass., has been promoted to senior vice president at Middlesex Savings Bank, in the Credit Administration Division.

Dean College has tapped Daniel A. Modelane ’MBA, Norfolk, Mass., as vice president of financial services and treasurer.

Gary Saykaly ’MBA, Duluth, Ga., has accepted the position of senior director for the Southeast Capital Markets Group at Cushman & Wakefield. 

Neutron Interactive, a lead-generation company, has welcomed Christopher Cimino, Salt Lake City, Utah, to serve as senior vice president of business development and industry relations.

Edward Demeritt, King of Prussia, Penn., has earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at Eastern University.  Demeritt’s academic achievements earned him membership in Delta Mu Delta, the international honor society in business.

Onstream Media Corporation, a leading online service provider of live and on-demand Internet broadcasting, has appointed Robert D. (RD) Whitney, Jaffrey, N.H., to its Board of Directors.

Christopher Lynch ’MBA, Arlington, Mass., delivered the keynote address at the McCallum Graduate School of Business Commencement ceremony. Lynch is vice president and general manager at Vertica Systems, a Hewlett-Packard company.

Christopher Cimino ’MBA, BS ’90, Salt Lake City, Utah, has been named to the management team for Neutron Interactive. His title is senior vice president of business development and industry relations.

Demandware Inc., a global leader in on-demand e-commerce, has appointed Nick Camelio, Watertown, Mass., to serve as vice president of human resources.

The Boston Business Journal highlighted Georgianna Melendez, Peabody, Mass., for spearheading an initiative to increase diversity in the workplace. Melendez is the co-director of Commonwealth Compact at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Gary Savage ’MST, Winchester, Mass., has joined the Board of Directors for the Boston Estate Planning Council.

Hilton Worldwide has named Charles Stuart, Memphis, Tenn., to the post of manager, Brand Performance Support, for the Hilton Garden Inn brand. He previously supported the brand as manager of Pulse for Hampton.

Courtney Nappa, Franklin, Mass., has been named Mrs. Massachusetts and, in August, competed in the Mrs. USA pageant. 

Scott Tower ’MBA, Boston, Mass., has been promoted to first vice president, Commercial Credit, at Cambridge Savings Bank.

Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt producer, has tapped Tever Dooley, Boston, Mass., to be division sales manager, east.

Dennis Pellecchia ’MSPFP, Rowley, Mass., chairman of the board at Braver PC, has been elected by the firm’s executive committee to serve as president and CEO.
Yen Diep, Boise, Idaho, has been inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, recognizing scholastic achievement at Boise State University College of Business and Economics.

Michael Morganti, Marlborough, Mass., has been named New England regional sales manager for the California-based Hess Collection winery.

Stephanie (Canton) Haddad, Burlington, Mass., has written her first novel: A Previous Engagement. Her second novel, Love Unlisted, is scheduled for release this fall.

Nicole Darvirris, Dracut, Mass., has earned an MEd in Higher Education Administration at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

Consulting magazine has identified Bill Kracunas ‘MBA, Hingham, Mass., among the “Top 25 Consultants in the U.S.” for 2011. Recognized for excellence in technology, Kracunas is the technology practice leader for RSM McGladrey’s East Region.

Jennifer (Isaacson) Waldron, Westbrook, Conn., has completed her undergraduate studies at Bentley University. Having left the school in 1990, two courses shy of graduating, she returned to the classroom and earned a Bachelor of Science.