Deborah C. Beebe ‘99 has joined the accounting firm of Harper & Whitfield PC as a manager in their Farmington office. Deborah has over 20 years of both public and private industry experience, providing a variety of professional services, including audit, annual compliance, internal control system reviews, and attest engagements.
Brett Eagleson ‘08 has joined The Washington Trust Company in the bank’s commercial real estate group, as vice president and relationship manager in Connecticut. A lifelong Connecticut resident, Eagleson has 14 years of experience in the commercial real estate lending industry, with specific expertise in industrial, multi-family, retail, office, special use, and construction-to-permanent asset classes. Most recently, Eagleson served as vice president and commercial loan officer at Guilford Savings Bank.
David Samuels ’83 received the H. Goldman Humanitarian Award at the annual meeting of the Charles E. Smith Life Communities, a provider of eldercare services. He has served on its board of governors and as a trustee for nearly two decades.
Trent Krupa ‘22 has successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled “How do Firms Assess the Costs of Tax Aggressiveness? Evidence from Mandated Enterprise Risk Assessments.”
Klarn DePalma ‘92 was named senior vice president of Group Sales and Sponsorships at Nexstar Media, Inc. Mr. DePalma will be responsible for the strategy, development, and execution of sales and sponsorship efforts across Nexstar’s entire portfolio of broadcast stations and associated digital properties.
Steven J. Burns ‘88 was appointed president and CEO of Idaho Community Foundation, a nonprofit public foundation with the goal of enriching the quality of life throughout Idaho. It combines people and resources to make an impact in each of Idaho’s 44 counties.
Daria Zagorska Luczkowski ‘10, ‘13 MBA, who emigrated to the U.S. from Poland with her mother in 1999, has always shared a passion for creativity with her mother, Ewa. The mother-daughter duo recently founded Mia Bella Box, an online gifting solution for individuals and companies. The business is named for Luczkowski’s 7-year-old daughter, Mia.
Constantine J. Alleyne ‘17 EMBA has been named one of the Top 100 Women Leaders of Connecticut for 2022 by Women We Admire. Ms. Alleyne is the Founder and President of the Civilian Corrections Academy, founded in 2018. The Academy offers consultancy, pre-boarding and in-service training, mentoring, and career planning services.
Jessica J. Hitt ‘13 MBA has been recognized as a recipient of the Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award. Ms. Hitt is the vice president of human resources at TIAA. She began her career at the Royal Palm Beach Super Target as a member of the leadership team.
Laurie S. Haas ‘94 has been named one of the Top 100 Women Leaders in Connecticut for 2022 by Women We Admire. Ms. Haas is an attorney with the Murthy Law Firm. She represents companies and individuals before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of State, and other government agencies.