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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.

Curtis B. Smith ’90

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 A. Samuels ’83

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.

David L. Murphy ’96 MBA

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.

Stephen J. LaRosa ’85, CPA

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.

Mitchell R. Insero ’10, CPA

Mitchell R. Insero ’10, CPA has been elected to serve as an at-large member of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants during the 2017-2018 activity year.  Mr. Insero is currently a business advisor with CohnReznick LLP in Hartford, CT and in 2016 was awarded the organizations Jack Brooks Leadership Award.

Michael P. Jordan ’01, 02 MSA

Michael P. Jordan ’01, 02 MSA has been appointed to serve as Advisory Council chair for the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants for the 2017-2018 activity year.  Mr. Jordan is currently the managing director of Andersen Tax in Old Greenwich, CT.

Bruce Shuman ’09 MBA

Bruce Shuman ’09 MBA has been appointed as chief digital and customer experience officer at The Hartford. This new position reinforces the company’s commitment to understanding and developing capabilities that meet the expectations of customers and distribution partners. Most recently, Mr. Shuman was with Travelers, where he held leadership positions in enterprise e-business and operations, including small business customer and agent service through traditional and digital channels.