James Altemus ’97 joined the Lucas Oil School of Racing, which launched in December 2015, in January of 2016, with the goal of being the dominant racing school and arrive-and-drive race series in North America. As a startup, Mr. Altemus handles everything from media planning and graphic design to sales and customer service.
Richard R. Barnhart ’94 MBA has been named President of Kaman Aerospace Group. Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, is headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Mr. Barnhart retired from The Barnes Group in 2016 as Senior Vice President and President of Barnes Aerospace.
John 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, 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.
Curtis B. Smith ’90 joined Crown World Mobility as group vice president. Crown World Mobility is the world’s largest privately-held group of logistics and related services companies. Mr. Smith brings a wealth of industry experience with over 20 years of experience and most recently served as vice president, client services at Cartus.
David L. Murphy ’96 MBA has been appointed to head of Wealth Advisory at Boston Private, a leading provider of fully integrated wealth management, trust, and private banking services. Mr. Murphy most recently served as the New England and Metro New York regional Investment Director at TD Bank.
Robert J. Sawicki ’95 MBA has joined Global Atlantic Financial Group as Senior Vice President, Head of Talent. Mr. Sawicki will be responsible for launching and integrating all talent processes including Talent Acquisition, Executive Recruiting, Talent/Leadership Development, Succession Planning, Goal Setting and Performance and Engagement. He joins Global Atlantic from Magellan Health, where he was SVP, Talent Management.
Jasmine Alcantara ’95 BS, ’99 MBA owner of JLA Group, will be awarded the 2017 U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Innovation & Performance Award at the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit in Washington, DC on March 30, 2017. She has also been selected to present at the Southern New England Conference-Project Management Institute 12th Annual Conference at the Connecticut Convention Center on April 24, 2017. JLA Group provides a wide range of consulting and advisory services to Government clients and commercial industries such as strategic planning and communications, project management, change and performance measurement, acquisition strategy and execution, and proposal and grant development.
Stephen B. Burke ’98 has been named senior vice president of commercial banking at Webster Bank. He recently joined Webster, bringing with him more than 10 years of banking experience. Prior to Webster, he worked for Antares Capital and GE Capital.
Christopher C. Atkinson ’97 has joined Investor Management Services as their new Chief Executive Officer. The company is an award winning software-as-a-service provider for commercial real estate owners and operators. Mr. Atkinson has 20-years of software experience and accelerates revenue growth, as well as operational excellence. Previously, he was CEO of Knowledge Tree and Executive Vice President of StrikeIron, both companies growing tremendously under his management.