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The News & Notes is a resource for alumni and current students of the University of Connecticut School of Business to stay up-to-date with their alumni network. We hope by providing information about our accomplished alumni, students and other alumni will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding about their industry and broaden their network.



John F. Farrace ’93

John F. Farrace '93John F. Farrace ’93, has accepted the position of Managing Director in SierraConstellation Partners, LLC’s Los Angeles office. SCP is an interim management and advisory firm to middle-market companies in transition. Before joining SCP, Mr. Farrace was a Managing Director and Group Head in CIT Group’s Commercial Finance unit and was Head of Corporate Banking at OneWest Bank.

Christopher R. MacPherson ’98

Christopher R. MacPherson ’98, a principal of The MacPherson Gilchrest Group, has joined the Glastonbury, CT office of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a leading full-service wealth management, financial services, and investment banking firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. The MacPherson Gilchrest Group was previously affiliated with Merrill Lynch.

Evan T. Gilchrest ’05

Evan T. Gilchrest '05Evan T. Gilchrest ’05, a principal of The MacPherson Gilchrest Group, has been named one America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Managers by Forbes. Mr. Gilchrest has joined the Glastonbury, CT office of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a leading full-service wealth management, financial services, and investment banking firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. The MacPherson Gilchrest Group was previously affiliated with Merrill Lynch.






Linda B. Whinfrey ’89

Linda B. Whinfrey ’89 has been promoted to vice president of internal audit and enterprise risk management at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island.  Ms. Whinfrey was most recently the managing director in the department.  She will oversee internal audit, enterprise risk management, external audits, and quality monitoring efforts.  Prior to joining Blue Cross and Blue Shield in 2003, she worked at Metropolitan Life and Cigna Corporation.