MARY BATES (general business)
was promoted from vice president, underwriting research
and development, to senior
vice president, chief operations officer, at Symetra Life
Insurance Company in Bellevue, WA.
LISA PATNODE (marketing) has
joined the Employers Association of the NorthEast as a
member engagement specialist. She was previously a sales
representative at the Deluxe
DANIEL RELIHAN (marketing)
was promoted to vice president of IT enterprise applications for ASSA ABLOY
Americas division, headquartered in New Haven, CT. He
joined the company as an IT
director in 2007.
JEANNE HOPKINS (marketing)
was appointed executive vice
president and chief marketing
officer (CMO) at Ipswich, an
IT and software company in
Lexington, MA. Previously, she
was executive vice president
and CMO of SmartBear
FREDERICK TROTTA (
government) was named to the 2016
Super Lawyers list. He is a
partner at Halloran and Sage
LLP in New Haven, CT.
MICHAEL J. LYNCH (MBA) was
promoted to senior vice presi-dent/senior commercial loan
officer at Florence Bank in
Northampton, MA. He was
most recently vice president at
Easthampton Savings Bank.
GARY HESS (electrical
engineering) was promoted
from Fellow to Discipline Lead
in electronics at UTC
Aerospace Systems in Charlotte, NC.
DONALD A. KUCZARSKI (financial
management) was promoted
from vice president of commercial lending to senior vice
president of commercial lending at Pittsfield (MA) Cooperative Bank.
JEFF SELIGMAN (MBA) has
joined the New Hampshire
Small Business Development
Center as a business advisor
in the Seacoast Office. The
Center is an outreach program
of the Peter T. Paul College of
Business and Economics at the
University of New Hampshire.
He is the founder and chief
consultant at AimJo
Management Services in
HOPKINS ’83 TROT TA ’83 TARPEY ’90
Robert Stein ’79, president and CEO of Kalibrate in Manchester, England,
hosted Western New England University students and President Anthony S.
Caprio for an informative visit to his company. The group also toured Eithad
Stadium, home of the Manchester City Football Club. The students were participating in the Sophomore Experience Abroad program. Robert is pictured
in the back row, second from right, next to Chair and Professor of Economics Herbert Eskot. President Caprio is pictured far left.
Rory M. Walsh ’78 (mathematics), a retired captain in the U.S. Marine
Corps, was recently awarded the Korean Defense Service Medal
for his service in Korea. He is pictured above on the right at his
retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1996. Rory is pictured below
from tank recovery operations during the Gulf War in Iraq in 1991.
“We were repeatedly covered in oil from the Kuwait oil field fires,
and did not get to shower until the Seabees showed up with a
shower unit after 45 days!” he writes.