Kris L. Hill ’88 has been appointed to chief financial officer at QBE North America, an operating division of global insurer QBE Insurance Group Limited. Ms. Hill will be responsible for leading the company’s North American Finance organization, including business segment actuarial and financial teams and the accounting management and tax function. She has more than 25 years of insurance operations and financial leadership experience.
Kenneth R. Labbe ’87 has joined Lyman Real Estate as a sales agent. Mr. Labbe has over 25 years of experience in real estate and his background includes acquisitions and dispositions, mixed-use lifestyle center development, structured finance, international real estate consulting and real estate brokerage, according to a release.
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.
David A. Samuels ’83 was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, in addition to being named Audit Committee Chair. Mr. Samuels also serves as a Board of Governors member and Trustee of the Charles E. Smith Life Communities, one of the nation’s largest eldercare services organization.
Stephen J. LaRosa ’85, CPA has been honored by the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants as a co-recipient of the 2017 “Jack Brooks Leadership Award”. Mr. LaRosa is currently the Senior Director, State and Local Tax with Alexion Pharmaceuticals in Cheshire, CT. The Jack Brooks Leadership Award was created to memorialize the inspiration, dedication, and drive for accomplishment that defined former CTCPA Executive Director, Jack Brooks.
Christopher J. Boynton ’88 was recently promoted to vice president, East Territory for the American Diabetes Association. In this position, Mr. Boynton is responsible for all field operations including development, programs, services and advocacy from Maine to Florida. He has served with the American Diabetes Association for 11 years and previously held the role of Executive Director, New England. Before working with ADA, Boynton worked with the American Cancer Society and The Greater Hartford Association of Realtors.
Brenda Lewis ’81 MBA has launched TechXel Stamford LLC, the first & only enterprise accelerator in Fairfield County. TechExel Stamford will prepare early stage (pre-revenue) enterprise ventures to better compete for a national seed funding pool shrunk to 2002 levels. The accelerator will focus on ventures with scalable IP. A backbone of the program is TechXel’s Venture Expert Series presented every Wednesday at 6:30pm at Workpoint Stamford.
Marc A. Levine ’88 MBA is the current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at JDA Software; a $1B supply chain software company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Most recently, Mr. Levine was Corporate Controller at Hewlett Packard. He spent 25 years at the company in various roles, most of which in the Finance organization, including CFO for the $57B Enterprise Business and CFO and COO for the Enterprise Services business. Currently at JDA, he has had the opportunity to lead a growing business, develop a team of Finance, Accounting, IT and Legal professionals, and work closely with the capital markets.
Joanne C. Crevoiserat ’85 has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. while continuing her current roles as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She has held these roles since May 2014 and has been a member of the Office of the Chairman since October 2015. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Ms. Crevoiserat served in various management roles at Kohl’s Inc., senior finance positions with Wal-Mart Stores and May Department stores, including Chief Financial Officer of the Filene’s, Foley’s and Famous-Barr brands.
Willard I. Hill Jr. ’81 MBA joined the Board of Trustees for PCSB Bank. Mr. Hill has also been elected to serve as director of the Bank’s holding company, PCSB Financial Corporation. Mr. Hill is currenty an attorney with executive leadership experience in the financial services industry. Most previously, he served as managing director, chief marketing and communications officer, and head of government relations for MBIA Inc.