STEPHEN TOOMY (accounting)
was hired as an assistant
lacrosse coach at Boston
University. Prior to that he
spent two seasons at Colgate
University, where he was the
defensive coordinator and
KATIE MANNING (English
literature) was hired as the
assistant director of graduate
admissions for programs in
education at Bay Path
MEGAN McNATT (political
science) was promoted to
contracts coordinator in the
associate services department
of Weichert Realtors in New
Jersey. She was most recently
a referral associate.
JORDYN PECK (mathematical
sciences) joined FTI consulting as a senior consultant in
the office of the CFO Solutions
Practice in Boston. She was
previously stress testing lead
analyst at GE Capital in Norwalk, CT.
CHRISTOPHER FON TAINE (
accounting) is now a regulatory
operations consultant at
MassMutual Financial Group.
He was previously senior con-
CHRISTINA (PIZZELLA) POLASKI
sultant at Orchid Advisors in
(communication) was one of
two recipients of the inaugural Department of Communication Alumni of the Year
award for her contributions to
the department. She was
nominated by Professor
Mindy Chang for her success
as a Content and Social Media
Manager at Carbonite, as well
as her support and mentorship of current students.
DANIELLE REMIGIO (psychology)
was appointed residence director at Suffolk University.
She was also named to the
board of advisors for the new
non-profit Brighter Boston.
BRYAN DICKINSON (history)
was hired as an eighth grade
math teacher at South Valley
Academy in Albuquerque, NM.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
TOOM Y ’09 POLASKI ’ 11 DICKINSON ’ 12
As a manager of sales channel planning and development,
what are your primary responsibilities?
“Our team is responsible for making sure that we are utilizing sales and marketing
spending in the most efficient and effective manner. We make sure that we are incen-tivizing behaviors that support the overall strategy for the company.”
What is it like to work at Disney and help create magic for other people?
“It is always a good feeling to remember that there are people here every single day
because they love and believe in what we are doing. It is humbling to work for such
a trusted company and to be a piece of creating that magic for people.”
How did Western New England prepare you to work for one of
the most popular brands in the world?
“Western New England University set me up for success in that it taught me to be a good
learner. One of the most attractive skills to employers is not being afraid of something new.
I am not afraid to learn new tools and am able to pick them up quickly. That is thanks to
Western New England, which introduced me to a range of tools. Even if they are not the
exact same tools I use in my job now, being exposed to a varying range of skills gave me
the confidence to tackle anything that has been thrown at me since working for Disney.”
What is your favorite Disney attraction and why?
“My favorite ride is the Haunted Mansion. I love the history that surrounds the ride and
the fact that it is spooky and silly all at the same time. I was also always afraid of the
Haunted Mansion when I was younger, and I now love it, so it serves as a reminder that
even if something seems scary at first (like moving a thousand miles away from family and
friends), it may be worth it in the end to pursue your dream.”
Erin Seifert ’ 10
Manager, Sales Channel
Planning and Development