Maryne Robin ’96 EMBA has been named Vice President of Operations for both Absolute Logic and CyberGuard360. In this role, she will work with company CEO Al Alper to develop and deliver strategies around technology and increased cyber security to protect data. Absolute Logic has been providing Fortune 500-style security and IT services, technical support and technology consulting.
Richard S. Martin ’86 has joined RentPath as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining RentPath, Mr. Martin served as CFO of Symphony Health Solutions and was responsible for accounting, FP&A, risk management, tax and treasury. He brings a wealth of experience to the role, as well as functional expertise in metrics-based management, working capital management and strategy & growth.
Robert H. Bateman, Jr. ’91 MBA has been appointed to Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Bateman joins Amerisure after holding the role of CFO with Infinity Property & Casualty Corporation. He also held numerous leadership roles at The Hartford.
Michael J. Sweeney ’79 MBA has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Strategic Vendor Programs for the Commercial Finance Division of TIAA Bank. In his new role, he will be the lead on all key strategic programs. Mr. Sweeney brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his new position.
Christopher P. Mottern ’66 has who has served as a Director on the Company’s Board since 2013, has been appointed to serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Farmer Bros. Co. Mr. Mottern brings more than 40 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, having served as CEO of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, President of The Heublein Wines Group, and CEO of Capri Sun, Inc.
Joseph R. Sowin ’02 has been named co-chief investment officer (CIO) of Highland Capital Management, LP. In this role, Mr. Sowin oversees investment activities for the firm’s multibillion dollar alternative investment platform with a focus on driving information flow across investment teams and with the firm’s counterparties. Mr. Sowin joined the firm in 2010, after holding various trading positions at New York and Connecticut-based hedge funds.
Kristen Capuano ’02 has received a Top Women in Asset Management Award. Ms. Capuano, Managing Director and Head of Marketing and Product Strategy at VanEck, has been a part of growing the firm from a few billion to over $45 billion in total assets. She oversees all marketing communications, including digital marketing, active and ETF product management, and institutional marketing.
Elena S. Trueworthy ’99 has been named Director of the Connecticut Head Start State Collaboration Office. She will be responsible for helping support implementation of the federal Head Start program, which provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and patient involvement services to low-income children and their families. The position is housed within the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC).
Semin Park ’19 Ph.D. successfully defended her dissertation titled, “The Emergence and Evolution of Conflict Relations: Conflict Dynamics in Emergency Medical Response Teams.” Dr. Park has accepted a tenure track position with the University of Iowa.
Hayley N. Reissfelder ’16 has taken the position of Social Media Manager for Teak Media + Communication. Ms. Reissfelder will increase awareness about the important work and accomplishments of clients through creative digital storytelling on social media and other online platforms. Teak Media + Communication, located in South Boston, MA, is New England’s only B Corp certified public relations firm and has been sharing the stories of nonprofit organizations and socially responsible companies through the media since 1997.