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Donald Rowell wed Denise Ann Moriearty on January 14, 2014, at the groom’s home in Lebanon, N.H. The cou- ple met through a mutual love of singing and participation in numerous choral groups, initially the Lebanon Community Chorus. They currently perform with
Bel Canto Chamber Singers in Lebanon.


William Freda, Naples, Fla., has joined the Board of Directors for Hamilton Insurance Group. The former Deloitte vice chairman and Bentley trustee will chair the Audit Committee.


In July 2014, directors of American Realty Capital Properties Inc. appointed Bruce Frank, Scarsdale, N.Y., to the company’s Board and Audit Committee.


Joseph Dilorenzo, Humarock, Mass., is the new chief strategic officer for Hotbox Sport Ventures Inc., a fantasy sports platform.


The Ace Hardware Board of Directors has elected Jim Ackroyd, Naples, Fla., as its new chairman. The alumnus is chief executive officer at Vision Ace Hardware, an 11-store chain in south- west Florida. Ackroyd was also elected to another three-year term as member director of the Ace Hardware Board of Directors.


Revolabs has appointed James Fairweather, Maynard, Mass., to serve as executive vice president of global sales. The alumnus has worked in the high-tech industry for more than 30 years, most recently as vice president of worldwide channel sales for Vidyo.


Lawrence Kahn ’MST,
Newport, R.I., retired in May 2014
after 40 years as managing director and president of accounting and business consulting firm Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd. The alumnus remains with the company as chairman emeritus and a consultant.


Patrick Spencer is now the school business administrator for Old Rochester Regional School District. Previously, he was business administra- tor for Salem Academy Charter School.


Karen (Spinnler) Goersch, Darien, Conn., joined Ameriprise Financial as a financial adviser, delivering comprehen- sive financial planning and investment planning to clients. Previously she was a financial adviser with LPL Financial.


Sue Gorman, Watertown, Mass., was named president of the Boston chapter of Financial Executives International for the 2014-2015 season. The alumna is the president and CEO of the New England School of Acupuncture.

Leslie (Jewett) Hadden MST ’92, Southborough, Mass., ran in the Boston Marathon in April 2014. She completed the Hopkinton-to-Boston course once before: 30 years ago as a college senior, running with two Bentley cross country teammates.

Daniel Sullivan, Dedham, Mass., accountant for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, has been chosen a VIP member of the Covington Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry. The selection recognizes his commitment to excellence in state government.

Brenda Tillman, Atlanta, Ga., has released her second book: Listen! Your Positive Inner Voice. The book is present- ed in 24 themed sets of affirmations, meditations and inspirational poetry, penned to stimulate personal growth and a peaceful world through
a focus on the positive.


Scott Lemone, Wellesley,
Mass., has joined TriArtisan Capital Partners LLC, the Merchant Banking arm of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC.


Kevin Marinelli, Needham, Mass.,
has been elected president of The Treasurers’ Club of Boston for the 2014- 2015 season. He is employed at FSEnet as chief financial officer.


Mary (Travers) Beliveau, North Potomac, Md., is founder and CEO of Knowledge to Practice, a company that partners with medical education provid- ers to assist their learners in meeting new requirements.

Paul Bennett, Kennebunk, Maine,
has affiliated with the Coldwell
Banker Residential Brokerage office in Kennebunk. The alumnus returns to the real estate business after a 20-year absence, during which he built and ran Bennett’s Store. Most recently, he com- pleted a second term in the Legislature, representing the district that includes most of Kennebunk.

Barbara-Jean DeLoria, South Hadley, Mass., has joined the executive manage- ment team of Florence Savings Bank,
a mutually owned savings bank that serves the Pioneer Valley. Most recently, the alumna served as senior vice presi- dent of commercial and residential lend- ing at United Bank in West Springfield.


The Springfield Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors has elected Kristina Drzal Houghton, Longmeadow, Mass., as its new chairman. Houghton has been an active member of the board since 2003. The alumna is a partner and director of taxation services for Holyoke-based public accounting firm Meyers Brothers Kalicka PC.

Kathy (Landers) Keyes has joined Landers Service Company as partner. She has nearly 20 years of experience in complex business investigations. Her background includes a decade as a reporter in the newspaper industry.

Cheryl Tully Stoll ’MBA, Framingham, Mass., was elected to the town’s Board of Selectmen in April 2014. She is managing partner at Link Marketing Services LLC.


Lawrence Bourget, Raleigh, N.C., has joined Mutual of Omaha as retirement plans regional sales manager for the mid-Atlantic region. The alumnus has worked in the financial services industry for more than two decades.

Edward McNeil, Stoughton, Mass., was appointed to the Massachusetts Society of CPAs Board of Directors for the 2014- 2015 term, effective May 1, 2014. He is employed at CohnReznick, formerly Ercolini & Company.


Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics,
formerly Lucid Inc., has tapped
Richard Christopher, Andover, Mass., to be chief financial officer. The alumnus spent eight years as CFO for DUSA Pharmaceuticals Inc. until its sale to Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited in 2012.


Charles Dockendorff ’MSF, Plymouth, Mass., has joined the Board of Directors for Haemonetics, which manufactures blood processing technology. He is executive vice president and chief finan- cial officer of Covidien plc.

Ralph Pisani, Emerald Hills, Calif.,
is the new executive vice president of field operations for Exabeam, a big data security analytics company. He was previously senior vice president of worldwide sales at Imperva.

Adam Zupkoff, Windermere, Fla., was named the 2014 InVEST Teacher of the Year. The program is a key driver to attract new talent to the insurance industry. The alumnus teaches at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando.


Marcelo Claure, Miami Beach, Fla., has been named president and CEO of Sprint. The alumnus is the founder of the telecommunications company Brightstar.


BlumShapiro, the accounting, tax and business consulting firm, has added Christopher Della Valle MST ’95, Walpole, Mass., to its tax practice. The alumnus arrives with more than 18 years of tax experience.


On March 6, 2014, Michael
Cioffi and his wife, Kristy, Fairfield, Conn., said hello to daughter Nicole Josephine.

Pierce Atwood has hired Leisa DuPuy, Scarborough, Maine, as director of finance. Her previous post was finance manager at Stantec Consulting.

Alison Curtin Howlett has joined The General Store Productions in Sydney, Australia, as executive producer.

Robert (Bud) LaRosa ’MBA, Salem, Mass., recently earned the title Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) from the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals. The alumnus

is further certified as a Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS).

Sheila (Davoren) McDonnell ’MBA,

Melrose, Mass., has joined the associa- tion management company Virtual as business development program manager. The alumna was previously account executive at Document Technologies Inc., an authorized Xerox sales agency.

Robert McNeil, Denver, Colo., was promoted to account executive for StorageTek at Oracle in October 2013.

Yoshika Nayak Sherring ’MBA, Westwood, Mass., has been appointed associate director, HCP Marketing, at Alkermes. Previously, she worked at other biotech companies, including Biogen Idec, Phase Forward and Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals.


Timex Group has tapped Colin Arsenault, Fairfield, Conn., as chief financial officer. His previous role in the company was vice president, financial planning and analysis.

Ruben Klein ’MSA, Chestnut Hill, Mass., has joined Comark, a computer and dis- play solutions company, as chief finan- cial officer. His last post was CFO for United Pipe & Steel.

Anthony Langelier married Victoria Corder on April 26, 2014, at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tenn. Other Falcons on hand to celebrate included Darnell Canada ’93, Tom Gagnon ’97 and Scott Frerichs ’97, MBA ’98.

Rodman & Rodman PC, an independent accounting and tax firm, has promoted Robert Leonard, Pembroke, Mass., to audit director. He joined the firm in 2005 and previously served as audit manager.

Michael Snyder MBA ’02 and
wife Nikki (Parness) MBA ‘06, Cumberland, R.I., welcomed a baby girl, Grace Rebecca, on March 2, 2014.

She joins big sister Abigail, age 3. In May 2013, Michael was promoted to chief compliance officer for Beaumont Financial Partners LLC.

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has selected Tiffany Warren, Bronx, N.Y., to receive the association’s 2014 Pat Tobin Award. The honor goes to a media owner or pro- fessional in public relations, advertising or marketing who serves as a trailblazer in the industry, affecting the positive representation of African Americans in the media. Warren is senior vice presi- dent and chief diversity officer for Omnicom Group.


Elaine Dickson ’MBA, Attleboro, Mass., was named to the Moses Brown School Board of Trustees last fall. The alumna presented a solo exhibition at the Krause Gallery in Providence, R.I., in May 2014; the macro photography show was titled Reflections from my Garden.

Amy (Giller) Sullivan, Swampscott, Mass., has been appointed vice presi- dent, corporate development and public affairs, for Keryx Biopharmaceuticals. She is responsible for strategic planning, corporate reputation management, cor- porate communications, investor rela- tions, government affairs and employee communications.


Fred Brewer, Damariscotta, Maine, has been hired as a senior accountant by Perry, Fitts, Boulette and Fitton CPAs. A member of the AICPA and Maine Society of CPAs, the alumnus was previously employed with William Brewer, CPA.


Erin Kelley wed Keith
Bonsang on July 27, 2013, in Scarborough, Maine. The couple celebrated with fellow alumni Heather (Daley) Wagner ’00, Alison Ferraro Weafer ’00 and Steve Weafer ’99.
The bride recently started a new job as director of digital marketing at Hasbro.


Janna (Letourneau) Donohue and husband Ryan ‘02, Charlestown, Mass., welcomed son Owen Conrad to the world on May 22, 2014. Big brother Liam, 2, rounds out the family.

Sarah Hascall married Donald Miller on August 25, 2012, in Jackson, N.H. The couple has welcomed a new addition to their family, son Donald, born on June 5, 2013.

Northwestern University has tapped Erin Varga, Clinton, Conn., as its new director of development.


Ryan Donohue and wife Janna (Letourneau) ’01, Charlestown, Mass., are proud parents of a second son, Owen Conrad. The new arrival joined brother Liam, age 2, on May 22, 2014.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Michael Toulopoulos and Alana Krafchin ’03 were married on June 7, 2014, in North Truro, Mass. The couple celebrated with many fellow alumni, including groomsmen Jeremy Krafchin ’03 and Shant Banosian ’02. The newly- weds are living in Boston.

Vince Bakshani ’MSIAM, Marietta, Ga., has joined Proposal Software Inc. as managing director, global sales. He was founder and CEO of Manager Insights, acquired by the company in 2014. The SearchBookTM product that Manager Insights created uses sophisticated algorithms that imitate the behavior

of investment analysts to explain key findings and trends in plain English. The resulting summaries aim to be indistin- guishable from those written by people.

Ryan DelVecchio MBA ’11 and wife Brielle (DeCelestino)’04, Beverly, Mass., welcomed their second child to the world on April 14, 2014. Andrew Joseph joins 3-year-old sister Riley Leona.


Alana Krafchin wed Michael Toulopoulos ’02 on June 7, 2014, in North Truro, Mass. Alumni on the guest list included groomsmen Jeremy Krafchin ’03 and Shant Banosian ’02. The couple reside in Boston.


Ryan Brown and his wife, Jennifer, Avon, Conn., greeted son Logan Michael on July 15, 2014. He joins Matthew, age 3.

Abigail Carrigan and Jarrod Medeiros said “I do” during a March 1, 2014, cere- mony in East Bridgewater, Mass. The couple make their home in Weymouth.

Jordan Leonard married James Donnelly on January 2, 2014, in St. Regis Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii. The alumna joined Camping World as search engine marketing manager in December 2013. The couple reside in Tampa, Fla.

Sara (Dillon) Lopofsky, Boston, Mass., said hello to baby boy Benjamin Sam on March 7, 2014.

Rachel (Brown) Sanborn, Chandler, Ariz., moved across the country to help run the Scottsdale office of LearnVest,
a tech startup attempting to make unbiased personal financial planning available to the masses. In April 2014, she met with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to discuss the need to incorporate financial literacy into secondary education.

Deidre Tortorich and husband Rodney, Littleton, Mass., welcomed a son, Ryan Michael, on March 25, 2013.


Doug D’Agata ’MSF stepped
up to a new challenge as president and chief executive officer with National Protective Systems Inc. Most recently, he spent eight years at Dutchess Capital Management as managing director.

Gelato Fiasco, the brainchild of
Josh Davis, Bath, Maine, and Bruno Tropeano, Rome, Maine, has expanded to package and sell 24 gelato flavors out- side their home state. They started the Brunswick-based company in 2007.

Bryan Goodwin, Boston, Mass., has joined the executive team at Drizly, a Boston-based alcohol delivery startup. He serves as vice president of sales and retail partners.

Christopher Lanen, Cranston, R.I., was named among “40 under 40” honorees for 2014 by Providence Business News. The alumnus is a manager, government relations and campaigns, for Raytheon.

Erik Olsson MBA ’09 and Melissa Rae MBA ’09 said “I do” on February 15, 2014, at the State Room in Boston, Mass. Joining them to celebrate were Drew King ’05, Eric Golden ’05,

Brielle (DeCelestino) DelVecchio and husband Ryan ’02, MBA ’11, Beverly, Mass., greeted son Andrew Joseph on April 14, 2014. The family also includes daughter Riley Leona, age 3.

Pamela (Gentile) MBA ’11 and Bill Larrabee MBA ’05, Littleton, Mass., are the proud parents of a baby boy, William D. Larrabee III, born on August 5, 2013.


Rathana Bun and Dante Cunningham said “I do” on June 22 at the Fairmont Battery Wharf in Boston. Members of the party included best man Roy Brathwaite ’06 and groomsmen Khalid Lawrence ’06 and Serge Pierre-Louis ’06. The couple live in Chicago, Ill.

Katie Carey, East Hartford, Conn., has opened Carey Law LLC, specializing in real estate law. The alumna is licensed to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Chris DeRosa, Medford, Mass., has joined accounting and consulting firm Baker Newman Noyes as a manager in the tax practice in Manchester, N.H. His experience includes five years at a Big Four firm and almost two years in private industry, as a state and local and corporate tax manager.

Brent Jaciow ’06 and Samantha Naleski ’09 were married on September 14, 2013, at Chateau de la Couronne in Marthon, France. Fellow alumni including Aqeel Siddiqui ’09, Yann Rousset ’06, Barrett Brown ’06 and Richard Gibble MSF ’03, MBA ’05 joined the couple. Another celebration was held at the Springfield (Mass.) Museums in October 2013 for extended family and friends, including many more alumni. The pair honeymooned in Bali and reside in Zurich, Switzerland.

Nikki (Parness) Snyder ’MBA and hus- band Michael ’97, MBA ‘02, Cumberland, R.I., welcomed a baby girl, Grace Rebecca, on March 2, 2014. She joins big sister Abigail, age 3.


Meghan Burtt MSFP ’11, Bridgeport, Conn., joined Stone Point Capital as head of tax. Her most recent post was with The Blackstone Group.

Matthew Colella and Lisa Promise ’09 were married on September 20, 2014, in Tuscany, Italy. Meghan (Bernier) Walch ’09, Ian Walch ’09 and Danielle Millerick ’09 were there to witness the special day.

Paul Doncaster ’MSHFID, South Weymouth, Mass., published the book The UX Five-Second Rules in April 2014. The book explores the rapid UX testing method, the five-second test (also known as the “timeout” or “exposure” test). The alumnus is the manager of user experience at Thomson Reuters.

Joanna (Leach) Larson and husband Steven, Charlotte, N.C., said hello to son Adam on July 1, 2014. Big brother Carter, 2, helped welcome him home.

Jin Hong Minn, Irvine, Calif., married Seung Hee Choi in Seoul, South Korea, in 2007. The alumnus has been promot- ed to manager at KPMG.

Keith Roux, Quincy, Mass., earned
an MBA at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, in June 2014. He is employed as vice president for Century Capital Partners.


Ashley Brooks MSA ’10 married Gerardo Antonio Pujols on April 25, 2014, in Samana, Dominican Republic. The bride’s Bentley roommate, Jennifer F. Smith ’08, was on hand to toast the newlyweds. The couple reside in Santo Domingo.

This fall, Katie Casey MSA ’09 and Sal Falzone MSA ’09 finished a two-year rotation in Zurich, Switzerland, for their respective employers, PwC and KPMG. They return to the companies’ Boston offices as assurance managers. The couple were engaged on their travels in Santorini, Greece, and plan to marry in summer 2015.

Corey McFadden MSA ’09 and Brandon Millette tied the knot on June 7, 2014, in New Rochelle, N.Y. Standing up for the couple were best man
Brian Millette ’08; groomsmen Tim DeMichiel ’08 and Aaron McFadden ’11; and bridesmaids Syreeta Williams ’08, MSA ’09 and Breanna Millette ’13. The couple make their home in Charlotte, N.C.

Rohan Mehta and Amanda Hartnett tied the knot on March 22, 2014, in Palm Coast, Fla. Joining them to celebrate were groomsmen Brad Giglio ’08, Justin Nihon ’08, Trey Spruce ’08 and Tom Clifford ’07. The groom became a certified financial planner at Fidelity Investments and, in February 2014, joined the family-run financial planning practice Ameriprise.


Justine (Eversman) Beauregard, Hudson, N.H., published her first book, To the Women Who Want It All, in May 2014.

Megan (Fairbank) and husband Michael Credit MST ’11, Lutherville Timonium, Md., are the proud parents of baby girl Emily Marie, born April 16, 2014.

Maria Guerrero, Hyde Park, Mass.,
is now a consultant with Corporate Finance Group Inc (CFGI). Her previous employer was PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Sarah Lee-Mulligan and Tommy Mulligan, Andover, Mass., completed America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, a 72-mile trek around Lake Tahoe, with Deloitte’s Team in Training. The couple raised more than $5,000 to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Samantha Naleski and Brent Jaciow ’06 were married on September 14, 2013, at Chateau de la Couronne in Marthon, France. Guests included Aqeel Siddiqui ’09, Yann Rousset ’06, Richard Gibble MSF ’03, MBA ’05 and Barrett Brown ’06. In October 2013, the couple welcomed extended family and friends at a second celebration, held at the Springfield (Mass.) Museums. After a honeymoon in Bali, the pair are making their home in Zurich, Switzerland.

In April 2014, Reena Patel, Andover, Mass., facilitated a guest lecturer for a Bentley philosophy course taught by adjunct assistant professor Nicholas Rofougaran. She accompanied Swami Sarveshananda from Chinmaya Mission, Dallas, to the class, and then hosted a talk with the South Asian Students Association.

Lisa Promise and Matthew Colella ’07 were married in Tuscany, Italy, on September 20, 2014. Meghan (Bernier) Walch ’09, Ian Walch ’09 and Danielle Millerick ’09 were there to mark the special day.

Melissa Rae ’MBA and Erik Olsson ’05, MBA ’09 said “I do” on February 15, 2014, at the State Room in Boston, Mass. Joining them to celebrate were Drew King ’05, Eric Golden ’05, Joseph Magner ’05, Stephen Pecoraro ’03, and father-of-the- groom David Olsson MBA ’82.


Caitlyn Colombi, Boston,
Mass., has joined DigitasLBi as a search marketing analyst. She was previously employed with Experian Data Quality.

Ashley Saia MST ’11, Oxford, Ohio, has been promoted to assistant coach of the Redhawks women’s basketball team at Miami University in Ohio. She spent the 2013-2014 season as the team’s director of basketball operations.


Doniella Mckoy, Garrison, N.Y., has pledged to perform 10 months of service through the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).
She is part of a team serving with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), assisting with emergency

management and long-term recovery activities. Mckoy is assistant leader of her FEMA Corps Coast 1 team as well as a Life After AmeriCorps representative. Her term of service runs through November 2014.

The venture capital firm CMEA Capital has tapped Drew Wilson, San Francisco, Calif., to join its finance team, leading portfolio valuation efforts. The alumnus was previously employed by GSV Asset Management.


Peter Ambery, Brighton, Mass., is employed by global consulting firm Protiviti, as a consultant.

Joacim Borg, Jupiter, Fla., completed a North Pole expedition in April 2014. The alumnus flew to the Arctic ice cap and skied the last degree, from 89 degrees to 90 degrees, to the geographic North Pole. The expedition took place over five days, traveling approximately 70 miles in temperatures varying between minus 20 and 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Borg has since returned to his position with Index International Group.

Armen Chakmakjian ’MBA, Arlington, Mass., accepted a position as senior director, engineering, at Kronos Inc. in June 2014. He was previously employed at Constant Contact.


Anne Citarelli, Amherst, N.H., has joined Sapient Global Markets as user experience design associate.

Robert Drouin ’MBA, Exeter, N.H., has been promoted to senior business systems analyst for Liberty Mutual.

Emily Locke, Tewksbury, Mass., has accepted a position with EMC Corporation as financial training program associate.

Michael Morreale ’MBA, Winchester, Mass., has joined Global Atlantic Financial Group as senior analyst.

Accenture has welcomed Chris Orihuela, Boston, Mass., to its team as a strategy analyst.

Heather Reiss ’MSHFID, Barrington, N.H., has been promoted to senior user experience analyst with Liberty Mutual.

Kayla Stone, Boston, Mass., has accepted a project coordinator position with Verndale, an “experience technology” company.

Eduardo Villarreal Holguera ’MBA, Bentonville, Ark., has joined Walmart International as international academy management trainee.