Leon Zucker is on the finance committee
of the Palm Beach County Health Care District, sits on
the community advisory committee of Channel 2, and is
treasurer of Valencia Isles Homeowners' Association.
Retired importer Martin Cohn is currently
a volunteer counselor at Service Corps of Retired Executives
(SCORE). In May, Philip Wolitzer, CPA,
received the 2002-2003 Hall of Fame Award from the New
York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).
Seymour Hernes '49
Seymour Hernes is vice chairman of the board
of directors of Marlton Technologies, Inc.,
formerly TeleSciences, Inc. Until 1973, he
was a VP at Gulf & Western Industries (now
Viacom); previously, he was executive VP and
member of the board of TeleSciences.
Ralph Fine '54
Ralph Fine is a principal and officer of Triangle
Services, Inc., a company he co-founded in
1960 to provide corporate direction in the
areas of financial planning, acquisitions,
growth, personnel, policies, corporate structure,
and efficient use of corporate funds.
A member of NYSSCPA and AICPA for over 50 years, David
Ribet serves on the board of directors of Peninsula
Hospital in Far Rockaway, N.Y.
Now semiretired, Harvey Margolin works
part time as a physical therapist. He is happily married
with four children and eight grandchildren.
Burton Beagle is still active at Baruch
as an assistant baseball coach and basketball statistician.
Lawrence Bloch resides permanently in
Boyton Beach, Fla., with his wife of 37 years. They have
two sons and four grandchildren.
Irwin Wolf is president of Wolf Wiessman
CPAs, P.C., which specializes in the entertainment and
Stanley N. Heller, CPA, was recognized
as a symposium honoree by the Advancement for Commerce,
Industry & Technology for his volunteer work. Heller serves
on the Hauppauge Town Board of Ethics and Financial Review;
additionally, he is a trustee of both the Long Island
Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and
the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Political Action Committee.
Gilbert Glotzer is a partner in Mossberg
& Glotzer, P.C., a firm that specializes in personal injury
litigation and medical malpractice. Seth A. Hanover
is principal of Hanover & Associates, Ltd., a 15-year-old
management consulting firm assisting the IT professional
services and staffing services industries. He is the author
of the book How to Manage a Successful Professional
Services Firm: Advice from an Industry Veteran.
Michael J. Jeffries '64
Michael J. Jeffries is executive VP, CFO, and director of Osteotech, which he joined in 1990. He is also a member of the board of governors of the American Association of Tissue Banks and serves as the chair of the finance committee.
Michael Wallach '65
Entertainment lawyer and manager Michael Wallach is teaching This Business of Acting, a course designed to enhance one's
financial success as an actor, at UCLA Extension this winter. For 20 years, Wallach has been the owner/operator of Michael Wallach Management, a Los Angeles-based firm specializing in the representation of actors, casting directors, producers, and writers. His former positions include director of business affairs, Columbia Pictures Television; associate counsel, Motown Records and Capitol Records; and associate director of business affairs, RCA Records. Wallach plans to spend more time in New York City and hopes to teach a class at Baruch.
In May, Alan E. Weiner, senior tax partner
at Holtz Rubenstein & Co., LLP, was re-elected to the
DFK/USA International Board of Directors for a three-year
term. The organization is a worldwide association of independent
accounting and business advisory firms.
Jay Finkelman (MBA), currently executive
VP of United Personnel Services, previously held executive
positions at Disney and Art Carved. He has also worked
as a consultant to staffing companies since 1998. During
the 1970s, he was professor of psychology and dean of
students at Baruch. He plans to re-enter academia full
Ira Ballen, a licensed architect since
1979, mainly designs commercial and residential interiors
in New York City. He is married with one son. Diane
Weisenberg recently celebrated 20 years of owning
her tax accounting practice.
Joel Borshof is president of International
Monetary Exchange, Inc., a financial outsource corporation
in the field of foreign exchange. Robert C. Moller
(MPA) is a minister counselor at the U.S. Mission to the
United Nations. Angela Previte Morici
has been teaching for 31 years and resides in Alexandria,
Va., with her husband and two children. Sol Zigman
is a senior managing partner at Seidan, Zigman & Levine,
Jimmie Harris recently retired as deputy
superintendent of programs for the Fishkill (N.Y.) Correctional
Facility, after 25 years of service.
Julian Perez, a retired FBI special agent,
is now a managing consultant in South and Central America.
CUNY Trustee Kathleen Pesile (MBA '77)
was honored with the Leadership in Education Award by
the Coalition of Italo-American Associations at its annual
black-tie gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in September.
A financial planner/investment advisor and educator, Pesile
has a diverse background in international banking and
higher education and has been the principal of her own
financial services firm, Pesile Financial Group, since
1995. In June, Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. promoted Kenneth
L. Wyse (MBA) to president of licensing and public
relations for domestic and international operations. Wyse,
who has been with the company for 15 years, was previously
senior VP. He also serves as vice chairman of the Business
Council at Lincoln Center and is on the boards of directors
of Housing Works, the Fashion Institute of Technology,
and the Young Men's Association.
Peter Chrisanthopoulos '78
Recently, Peter Chrisanthopoulos was promoted to president and COO of Pappas Telecasting Companies, the largest privately-held commercial television broadcast group in the U.S. Previously, he served as president and COO of sales and marketing for Pappas's Azteca America Television Station Group. Prior to joining Pappas in 2000, Chrisanthopoulos was president of national broadcast and programming at MindShare, the media operations unit of WPP agencies J.WalterThompson and Ogilvy & Mather.
In 2002, Stanley Wine (MBA) joined the
Baruch faculty as an adjunct lecturer teaching networking
and telecommunications in the Department of Statistics
and Computer Information Systems.
In May, Arthur Bloom, CPA (MBA), was
elected treasurer of the New York State Society of Certified
Public Accountants. A member of the society since 1972,
Bloom is a tax partner at Marks Paneth & Shron LLP. Annette
Y. Toolsie was recently hired as Bronx borough
director for the Medical and Health Research Association's
early intervention program.
A nurse consultant for a long-term care company, Maria
Glenn (MPA) previously spent 16 years as a director
of nursing at rehabilitation hospitals. Raymond
Savino is the CFO for development at the DeMatteis
Organization, a construction, development, and real estate
management company. Prior to that, he was with Credit
Suisse First Boston. Elda Vale was recently
appointed VP of research and market intelligence at Ziff
Davis Media. Previously, she was a principal at EV Associates,
a strategic research organization.
Miles Hintzen is currently the accounting
manager at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, architects in New
Marion Aaron is CEO of a small specialty/promotional
gift item firm located near Baruch College.
Kevin P. Crehan, a financial manager
at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York,
was married in October 2002 to Deborah Ann Brutsch.
In October, Sandra Maxine Buchanan was
married to Aubrey Albert Hurse. Buchanan is a VP for university
relations in the human resources department of J.P. Morgan
Chase in Manhattan. In January, Laban Carrick
Hill's young adult history, Harlem Stomp!
A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance, was
published by Little, Brown. In addition to writing numerous
books geared to young adults, the Vermont-based author
has contributed articles and poetry to a variety of publications.
In April, Portia Rose (MBA), a tax consultant
in New York, and Timothy Davison, a financial analyst,
were married in Oklahoma, the groom's home state.
Steven D. Gage '90
In September, Steven D. Gage was named COO of Teliris Ltd.,
a New York- and London-based provider of Interactive Telepresence videoconferencing technology. Gage is responsible for the management of the company's North American operations and all technical services. Before co-founding Teliris in 2001, he was managing director of United Kingdom operations for Mycroft Inc., a network and directory-services provider. He began his career in 1989 at NETlan, a network integrator, as a senior sales representative.
Mort Gerberg is a cartoonist and author
best known for his magazine cartoons, which have appeared
in The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, and
Publisher's Weekly, among other publications.
In addition, he has written or illustrated 39 books for
adults and children, teamed with the late Shari Lewis
in her home video Lamb Chop in the Land of No Manners,
and has taught cartooning at New York's Parsons School
Anthoula Katsimatides was recently promoted
to assistant VP for government relations and community
affairs at the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. She oversees
the LMDC's government affairs efforts on the state and
national levels and serves as the liaison to family members
of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, and Feb. 26, 1993,
terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Previously,
she was assistant to Governor Pataki for community affairs.
Philippe C. Leong is currently artistic
director of Mellow Yellow Theatre Company, performing
in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and colleges all along the East
Coast. He recently acted in an episode of Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit.
Roger Garcia recently graduated from
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler
Business School, with an MBA in marketing.
Currently employed as a pharmaceutical sales specialist
at Abbott Labs, Jose Ramirez is active
in Big Brother in the Bronx, coaches the Inwood Little
League, and is a member of Dominican Actionan organization
dedicated to Dominican-Americansin Washington Heights,
N.Y. A specialist in mergers and acquisitions involving
business-to-business information providers, Kathleen
Y. Thomas (MBA) recently joined Berkery, Noyes
& Co. as a managing director. Previously, she was a senior
executive at the merchant bank Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
Angela Vera is a guidance counselor with
New York City's Department of Education.
In May, Avner Itzikowitz (MBA) joined
Atco Properties & Management, Inc., as director of operations.
Prior to joining Atco, he worked at Vornado Realty Trust.
In addition to performing in clubs and restaurants, jazz
singer Vicki Smith brings her show to
nursing facilities in New York and New Jersey, where her
music acts as both entertainment and music therapy for
Ellen Gentilviso (MSEd) is a teacher
at PS 110 in Manhattan and administrative director of
the Reading Initiative after-school program at the Churchill
School. In September, Catharine Grimes
(MBA) and Dr. Bruce Polsky were married in Santa Fe, N.M.
Grimes is an associate director of marketing for mental
health drugs at Bristol-Myers Squibb in New York. Kirk
Headley is currently a senior service associate
at New York Life Insurance Company.
Holtz Rubenstein & Co. of Melville, N.Y., recently named
Mikhail Tsetlin senior auditor.
Edward Jiminez (MBA) has been appointed
executive director of ambulatory care services at UMDNJ-University
Hospital, the primary teaching hospital of the University
of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, N.J.
Ramil L. Cabela, a clinical safety reports
and planning associate at Pfizer Inc., was recently appointed
editor-in-chief of The Critical Connection newsletter
of the American Association of Critical Nurses, New York
Chapter. The recently married Carla Laban
is assistant principal at the School for the Physical
City in New York. Jesus Romero, currently
attending St. John's University for a master's in professional
studies in criminal justice leadership, is a sergeant
with the NYC Police Department. Mathew Seminara
recently graduated from Columbia University with an MA
and is currently in law school. He is engaged to Eva Ogorek,
whom he met at Baruch in 1998.
Aurora P. Cockrell works in the field
of human resources and is looking forward to pursuing
graduate studies at Baruch. Anesthesiologist Ashok
Masand serves as business manager for an 82-member
group of anesthesiologists. In addition to working at
the Medical Health Research Association, Sepia
J. Ownes-Villas is a part-time laboratory technician
at Queensborough Community College. Jason Rosenblatt
works in real estate investment, finance, and management,
specializing in multifamily apartment buildings.