AMANDA KRAL (history)
accepted a management
position at Isle au Haut
Boat Services, which provides
trips between Stonington,
ME, and Isle au Haut in
ROSS BENNETT-BONN (
mechanical engineering) is a manufacturing service engineer at
Karl Storz Endoskope in the
Providence, RI area. Prior to
that he was a process engineer at Judd Wire Inc. in
Turner Falls, MA.
KYLE FREDETTE (general busi-ness/G’ 11 MBA) was hired as
a business analyst at Liberty
Mutual Insurance in Dover,
NH. He was most recently a
financial analyst at Graphic
Packaging International in
KATIE GROGAN (psychology)
was named regional sales
director at Ziff Davis, LLC in
Sarasota, FL. She was previously an account executive
at Twitter in San Francisco.
KELLY RICH (marketing communication/advertising) was
hired as a management assistant at Enterprise Rent-A-Car
in Santa Maria, CA. Prior to
that she was a management
assistant at the company’s
Lompoc, CA branch.
DANIEL J. WELCH (criminal
justice) was hired as an
officer by the Amherst (MA)
TRAVIS ORSZULAK has been
hired as an energy consultant
for Vivint Solar, focusing on
residential solar panel installations as a means for consumers to lower their electric
bills. Travis handles the western Massachusetts territory.
KEVIN JOSLYN (communication
public relations) was hired
as an adjustment counselor
for the Springfield Public
TERESA SPAZIANI (marketing
was named to a three-year
term on the board of directors of the nonprofit organization The Gray House in
Springfield. She is also an
account coordinator at
Market Mentors LLC.
MATT AMANN (forensic
chemistry) was promoted
to forensic scientist for the
Massachusetts State Police.
After completing his training,
he will work at the new
Springfield Drug Lab.
PATRICK FRASER (sport
management) was hired as
a business systems analyst
at Liberty Mutual Insurance
in Boston, MA.
What is your current role at Brooks Brothers,
and what drew you to work there?
“I work in the Human Resources department on the newly created Talent Data and Development team. They recently launched
a new human capital management system for North America,
which provides a consistent associate experience across more
than 250 stores, manufacturing facilities, and corporate locations, while increasing the availability of HR data analytics. My
team and I have provided support to the design, launch, and
company-wide adoption of this tool. Brooks Brothers is an excellent company to work for not only for its rich history and quality
products, but because the culture is committed to its values of
Relationships, Innovation, History, Fairness and Celebration.”
What was the transition like from your former job at the
nonprofit CityStage to a for-profit job at Brooks Brothers?
“Brooks Brothers is known as a big company with the feel of a
small company. However, coming from CityStage that had a very
small staff, it was a bit of a culture shock. CityStage is a local
nonprofit in the arts industry while Brooks Brothers is a fashion
industry global retailer. At CityStage, my customers were the
public, while at Brooks Brothers my customers are my fellow
associates. The access to resources to solve problems are vastly
different and require a new way of thinking.”
You started your own company, Inspire Works Enrichment.
What is the mission of the organization?
“Inspired by my own experiences as a teenager attending and
working in after school programs, we started Inspire Works
Enrichment ( inspireworksenrichment.com) in 2007. Our mission is to provide curriculum-based after school and summer
camp enrichment programming to students in grades K- 8.
With over 80 unique and interactive classes, instructors teach
topics ranging from the fine arts and engineering, to science
and cooking. Inspire Works Enrichment is a completely mobile
platform that partners with towns, school districts, and nonprofit organizations and annually reaches over 2,500 students.
How did Western New England set you up for success?
“The College of Business was instrumental in preparing me
for the future. The business plan and feasibility analysis for
Inspire Works Enrichment started as projects in my Entrepreneurship classes. I am consistently applying lessons learned in
marketing, management, and accounting. Inspire Works Enrichment became incorporated with guidance from the Western New
England University Small Business Clinic at the School of Law.”
Talent Data and Support Analyst
Inspire Works Enrichment