49 In September Solomon J. Freedman and his wife, Edy, were honored by the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, at its 2005 annual gala dinner. The Freedmans are members of the Greater New York Region Board.
50 Stanley J. Gross, professor emeritus of counseling psychology at Indiana State University and a practicing psychologist, has recently authored Pathways to Lasting Self-Esteem (AuthorHouse). In December Norman M. Schlesinger and Joan Domph (’53) celebrated their 50th anniversary and were joined by their three children and six grandchildren on a Thanksgiving cruise. The couple lives on Long Island, N.Y.
57 In September Florence Satow Isaacs published her seventh book, Blindspots: Stop Repeating Mistakes That Mess Up Your Love Life, Career, Finances, and Happiness (M. Evans). Class-action litigator Melvyn I. Weiss is a founding and senior partner of Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, which specializes in insurance, environmental, antitrust, and consumer lawsuits. He is a co-founder of the Melvyn and Barbara Weiss Public Interest Foundation at NYU’s School of Law.
60 Recently Alan Carus was appointed to the board of directors of Chembio Diagnostics, Inc.
62 David Taylor recently joined Imperial Capital, LLC, as a senior VP in the New York office. An equity analyst whose primary focus is consumer-related companies coming out of reorganizations and special-situation growth stocks, Taylor formerly ran his own hedge fund.
64 In May Robert L. Israeloff (MBA) was inducted into the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Hall of Fame. The founder of the Garden City, N.Y.–based Israeloff, Trattner & Co., he is also a former chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Council. David Leveton was recently hired as associate media director for Unity Media, the multicultural advertising agency. In May Roy Weinstein received the Business and Economics Alumni Society Career Achievement Award from the Alumni Association of the City College of New York.
68 Jerome N. Gold was recently appointed senior managing director of the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) division of FTI Consulting, Inc., based in Los Angeles. FTI provides problem-solving consulting and technology services to corporations, financial institutions, and law firms. Prior to that, he served as CFO at Platinum Equity LLC.
69 Baruch College Trustee William F. Aldinger III (LHD [Hon.] ’05) was recently named to the board of directors of the Charles Schwab Corporation. Richard J. Waksman (MBA ’72) is senior VP for finance and administration at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Previously he was employed at IBM for 33 years, retiring as CFO of the IBM Consulting Group.
70 Edward Liss (MBA ’76) is president of Alternative Technology Corp., also known as MarketFAX, in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. A collector of vintage jukeboxes, he currently owns 17 of them. Michael Wallach (profiled in the summer 2004 issue of BCAM) recently published How to Get Arrested: A Motivational Book for Actors (AuthorHouse). All book profits will go to the Actors Fund. Wallach is teaching his popular course, This Business of Acting, at Santa Monica College this spring.
71 In September Carl Levine (MPA) and his wife, Louise, were honored by the Jewish Theological Seminary at the 2005 Inaugural JTS Golf and Tennis Championship, held in Glen Head, Long Island, N.Y. He is the principal at Carl S. Levine & Associates, PC, a Jericho-based law firm, as well as an assistant judge and member of the planning board in the Village of Old Westbury. Alan Nierenberg (MBA) recently wrote Winning the Interview Game: Everything You Need to Know to Land the Job, published by the American Management Association (AMACOM). Nierenberg is an executive recruiter with his own firm, People Options, LLC. Lance Wallach was named National Society of Accountants Speaker of the Year for 2005. Aside from his speaking engagements, Wallach has authored numerous books on tax and financial planning.
72 Alfredo “Freddie” Antonio (MBA) is chairman/administrator and CEO of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Board, which manages the former U.S. Navy base in Manila. He is former chairman of the Development Bank of the Philippines. Michael Slattery Jr. recently joined the New York office of FTI Consulting, Inc., as senior managing director in the firm’s forensic/litigation/technology consulting practice. An attorney, Slattery was previously president and COO of CARCO Group, Inc., an Internet provider of business risk information and investigative consulting services.
74 Angelo S. Esposito was promoted to senior VP, energy services and technology, for the New York State Power Authority.
75 John J. Kelly has joined Aon Risk Services as executive VP. In September Denis Kosar joined GRT Corporation, a provider of business intelligence solutions, as principal consultant for financial services. Previously Kosar held senior technology positions at firms, including Citigroup, Chase Manhattan, and Prudential Healthcare. He is president of the Data Administration Management Association’s New York chapter.
77 Steven Frumkin (MBA) is an associate professor in the School of Business Administration and the School of Engineering and Textiles of Philadelphia University. In 2003 he was appointed associate director of the Laboratory for Engineered Human Protection, a research initiative that develops protective clothing systems for the military and first responders. Frumkin is the founder of 21st Century Morphology, a company that specializes in high-tech fibers. In October Richard Hershman (MBA) joined FTI Consulting as senior managing director, based in New York. Previously he was managing partner of Allegent Growth Strategies International, a financial consulting firm. Maryann L. Ingenito was promoted to senior VP in the agency department of New York Life Insurance Company. She has been employed by the company for more than 25 years, most recently as first VP. Dennis P. McGuire (MBA) was awarded the MediaWeek All-Star Award in radio for 2005. He is VP–regional spot director at Carat USA. I. Jay Safier (MBA), CPA, recently joined Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP as a principal. He was previously a partner at Weinick Sanders Leventhal & Co., LLP. Safier is on the board of directors of Crystal Run Village, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that owns and operates group homes for the developmentally disabled. In August Steven L. Sheinheit (MBA) was promoted to executive VP at MetLife, where he will maintain his role as chief information officer. He has served as senior VP since January 2005.
78 Jerry Auriemma (MBA) was appointed president and COO of NetCharge Payment Solutions, which provides online payment solutions for nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and small businesses. Kevin C. Tennie joined the staff at A. G. Edwards & Sons in Spring Hill, Fla., as a financial consultant.
79 In September Kevin B. Brown (MBA) changed the name of his Manhattan-based real estate franchise from Century 21 William B. May to Century 21 Kevin B. Brown & Associates. Brown, who has expanded his firm to include international buyers and sellers, also holds a master’s in theology from Fordham University and is involved in numerous charitable organizations. Richard L. DiNardo, professor of national security affairs at the Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University (and subject of a profile in the Summer 2003 issue of BCAM), is the author of “Huns with Web-Feet: Operation Albion, 1917,” which is included in War in History (vol. 12, no. 4). DiNardo’s newest book, Germany and the Axis Powers: From Coalition to Collapse, was recently published by University Press of Kansas. Robert D. Harwood, CPA, was named COO of Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate and Soundview Property Management. Previously he was COO and principal of Century Operating Corporation.
80 Yasmin Anavi oversees risk for Citigroup’s retail banking North America division; previously she was head of risk management in the credit card division.
81 Thomas A. Bogue joined Signature Bank as senior VP and group director. In September Dennis Farrell (MBA) was hired as executive director of Morgan Stanley’s public finance division. Previously he was managing director and municipal department head at Moody’s Investors. In November Joseph A. Ripp (MBA) was appointed president and COO of Dendrite International, Inc., a provider of sales, marketing, clinical, and compliance solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. He was previously senior VP, media and communications, of Time Warner, Inc., before which he served as vice chairman of America Online, Inc.
82 Vanessa Womack Easter is adjunct consultant with Right Management Consultants, Inc., and interim executive director of Virginia Heroes Inc. She is also a member of Leadership Metro Richmond, a community service program. John Manley (MBA), associate professor of finance at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., has published in the areas of quality management, education, mergers/acquisitions, and international financial management. In July Gerber Technology named Jonathan Smith (MBA) sales manager, PDM/PLM solutions for North America. He previously served as the company’s senior sales executive, PDM.
84 In October Joan Rothman (MBA) was appointed VP of marketing for AuthentiDate Holding Corp., which is an international provider of secure enterprise workflow management solutions. Previously she was VP of global solutions marketing at IBM, where she established the company’s first cross-brand solutions marketing group.
86 The play The Fallen 9/11, by Robert Marese (MBA ’92), had its second run at Manhattan’s Theatre 315 in September. A portion of profits from the production were donated to the ‘Let Us Do Good’ Children’s Foundation, started in honor of FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller.
87 Steven Lipiner (MBA) has been appointed CFO for London-based Mellon Europe, in addition to his existing responsibilities as CFO for Mellon Institutional Asset Management. He and his wife, Donna (Lambert), a registered nurse, live in London with their four children.
89 Former Green Beret David Coes is a longtime FBI agent whose current assignment is counterterrorism. Married with six children (four adopted), he is an avid boat racer whose “Demon Chaser” recently took part in the 79th annual Hampton Cup Regatta. In August the Securities Industry Association (SIA) appointed Eileen Ryan (MBA) VP and associate general counsel. Previously she served as director and chief compliance officer for the Alternative Capital Division of Credit Suisse First Boston. Ryan is based in SIA’s New York City office.
90 In October DLC Management Corporation hired William Comeau as senior VP and CFO. Previously he was director of financial reporting for Kimco Realty Corporation.
91 In June Steven M. DeMartino (MPA) was one of nine men ordained deacon by Cardinal Edward Egan of the Catholic Church’s Archdiocese of New York. DeMartino is assistant VP of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and is in private practice in the treatment of addictive disorders. He and his wife, Doreen, have two children. Yvette Donato Gett recently joined New York City’s Bellmarc Realty as an agent.
92 Ralph Balducci is a psychologist in private practice. Paul Nicholson (MBA) recently accepted the position of VP and CFO of Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Md.
93 In September Evan Momios (MBA) joined Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., as associate analyst and VP in the firm’s New York City Equity Capital Markets office. Prior to that, he was a bank equity analyst for Standard & Poor’s Equity Research Services. A certified financial analyst, he is a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts. Vera Elsie Weekes is the assistant director of the Caribbean Research Center of Medgar Evers College and serves on the board of directors of the Montserrat Progressive Society of New York. A founding member of Caribbean Disaster Relief, she was presented with the Montserrat Certificate and Badge of Honor by the island’s governor in August, in recognition of her work for Montserratians.
94 Wade Cummings has been a math teacher at the Dalton School in New York City since 2002. Donna Dunstan Peterson is a New York–based wardrobe/beauty consultant for women of all sizes and lifestyles. Douglas Shin is a director at the American Stock Exchange, responsible for the IT audit team and its functions.
95 S.K. Balal Hassan (MS ’00) has been an associate Web site officer at the United Nations since 2002, before which he was senior IT consultant at Keene Inc. He is married with a six-year-old daughter. Greg Nickett is a human resources/compensation manager at Mortgage Lenders Network in Middletown, Conn. He and his partner, Paul, recently celebrated their civil union.
96 In August Loren Jerome Couch (MPA) and Sean Garland Massey were married in Toronto. Couch is a human resources manager in Elmira, N.Y., for St. Paul Travelers Insurance. Massey is assistant professor of human development at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Lieutenant Commander Joseph Gleason (EMPA) is currently serving as the commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Cleveland, Ohio. Following Hurricane Katrina, Gleason worked as deputy chief of operations, assisting in the coordination of federal support to the City of New Orleans. Recently Princeton University appointed Andrew Kane (MBA) housing director. Previously he served in the same capacity at Cornell’s Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences.
97 Winner of a 2005 CFA Scholarship, Raphael E. Bernal is a consultant for BNP Paribas, evaluating counterparty risk and monitoring credit and equity derivative transactions. Jonathan S. Fair (MBA) recently joined Douglaston Development as VP. He had been a senior VP at Forest City Ratner Companies.
99 NY1 television reporter Ruschell West and Todd Robert Boone were married in St. James, Jamaica, in September. The groom is a television production technician.
00 In September Sue Coffey was named East Coast regional sales manager for the Port of Tacoma (Washington). Previously she worked as VP of sales and marketing for global transportation solutions in New Jersey. She is based in Summit, N.J. Edward Jimenez (MBA) was recently named VP of physician practices and ambulatory services at St. Joseph’s health care system in New Jersey. His prior position was executive director of ambulatory care services for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
01 Debbie Almontaser (MPA) is coordinator of external programs, Region 8, Brooklyn, for the Department of Education. She was also coordinator of the first Arab-American Heritage Week celebration and is a member of the boards of the Park Slope–based Dialogue Project and of Women in Islam Inc. Michael J. Capello is a senior associate within UBS Financial Services’s Corporate Employee Financial Services division. He is a winner of the 2005 CFA Scholarship. In September George E. Georgiadis joined BDO Seidman, LLP, as a computer forensics specialist. Previously he worked as an electronic evidence consultant for FTI Consulting and as an analytic and forensic technology consultant at Deloitte & Touche. Amanda Nelson graduated from New York Law School in 2004 and recently became an associate with the firm of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.
02 Niaz Khan is a senior auditor finishing up a two-year stint in Ernst & Young’s Cayman Islands office, after which he will return to the company’s New York office.
03 In September John Alesi joined the University of Pittsburgh basketball coaching staff. The former guard and team captain of Baruch’s men’s basketball team worked for two years as assistant coach under Ray Rankis. He will serve as the video coordinator for Pittsburgh’s nationally ranked Division I Men’s Basketball Program. In October Alpha Conteh (MBA) joined the staff of the Episcopal Church Center’s finance office as controller. He also serves as controller at AFS International, a worldwide exchange program for students and professionals. In July Miles Ehrenkranz (MPA) and Lesley Gendelman were married in Omaha, Neb. He is a political strategist for the Republican Party in the state of Nebraska; she works at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In October Belkis Martinez and Rodney Hull were married in Southampton, N.Y. Recently engaged, Zsofia Zahony and Matthew Jamieson are planning a June 2007 wedding in Hungary.
04 In May Carmen Perifan and Brian Schwender were married on Long Island, N.Y. She is a sales associate for Merrill Lynch in Manhattan. In July Faded Glory Capital announced the appointment of Isaac Shabot as acquisitions analyst. Previously he worked at Marcus & Millichap.
05 Recently Harriet Goldberg (MPA) joined the National Center for Disabilities Services as prospect research and database specialist. Warren Haynes (MSEd) was appointed director of continuing education and workforce development at Northern Virginia Community College. Previously he was coordinator of continuing education at Passaic County Community College in New Jersey. In October Oluwarotimi Olojugba (MBA) and Oreoluwa Ojutiku were married in Garden City, N.Y. Olojugba is the chief executive of Bond & Baker, financial managers in New York; his wife is a resident in diagnostic radiology at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. Scott Weber (MPA) is currently pursuing an MBA at Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. He is a capital budget analyst for the New York City Department of Transportation. Previously he held the same position for Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.