Author: Kalli Taylor

Ilona Bastiaansen ’23 Ph.D.

Ilona BastiaansenIlona Bastiaansen ’23 Ph.D. has successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Bankruptcy Spillovers in Firm Payout Policy”. Bastiaansen has accepted a position as an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame.

Paul Zikmund ’98 MBA

Paul ZikmundPaul Zikmund ’98 MBA has received the prestigious Certificate in Risk Governance by the Directors and Chief Risk Officers (DCRO) Institute. Zikmund currently serves as the chief enterprise risk, compliance, and information officer for Berkadia, a joint venture between Berkshire Hathaway and Jeffries Financial Group.

Ben Arsenault ’22 MBA

Ben ArsenaultBen Arsenault ’22 MBA has been appointed deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Arsenault is one of the youngest deputy commissioners within the state of Connecticut.

Khaled Al-Labadi ’17 MBA

Khaled Al-LabadiKhaled Al-Labadi ’17 MBA has been appointed vice president of product line management at Sundyne, one of the few companies that design & manufacture both pumps and compressors. Previously, Al-Labadi served as director of product marketing for Cognex Corporation.

Dennis Nash ’04 MBA

Dennis NashDennis Nash ’04 MBA has been selected Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Nash is president and CEO of Control Station, a company recognized as a leader in process analytics and optimization.

Jean Swift ’89

Jean SwiftJean Swift ’89 was featured by WSHU for Women’s History Month for her leadership efforts within her indigenous community. Swift is a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation where she was appointed to the Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee and also serves as chief financial officer.

Jack Gordon ’17 MBA

Jack GordonJack Gordon ’17 MBA has been appointed chief financial officer of Harri, a recruitment and workforce management platform for the hospitality industry. Gordon joined Harri in 2022 as Senior Vice President of Finance.

Nicole Ferguson ’93

Nicole FergusonNicole Ferguson ’93 has been hired by Coastal Bridge Advisors as Support Advisor. Ferguson brings more than seven years of client service relationship to the company and will be responsible for bridging the gap between client’s needs and goals.