Keith E. Amann ‘05, vice president on the Built Ecology team at WSP USA, has been recognized as a 2021 LEED Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Amann was among 21 individuals from around the world honored for mastery of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). It is the world’s most widely used green building rating system, identifying exceptional work in advancing green building practices.
Rich Goodwin ‘83 MBA recently published his second book, BASEBALL LIFE MATTERS. The author takes a look at the game of baseball and the life lessons baseball provides. The book is a tribute to the Rochester, NY area 1967 New York State American Legion Championship Team and players.
Fernando Macaro ‘15 was promoted to manager at Travelers. He joined Travelers in September 2019 and works within MM Finance on strategic initiatives. Macaro started his career with The Hartford in 2015, after graduating from their Financial Leadership Development Program.
Lisa G. Bisaccia ‘85 MBA was appointed to Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Board of Directors. She is a retired executive vice president and chief human resources officer of CVS Health. During her tenure at CVS Health, Bisaccia focused on employee engagement and organizational culture and oversaw CVS Health’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.
Keitha Kinne ‘80 was recently recognized with the Impact Award by the Women’s Business Development Council, alongside two other recipients. She was joined by 3 other Huskies who were also honored this year: Tara Spain ‘08 (CLAS), Michael Weinstock ‘83 (CLAS), and Karen Lott ‘17 (ED).
Shari Cantor ‘81, Mayor of West Hartford, along with her husband, Michael Cantor, have helped fund the new UConn entrepreneurship program, which will include working to solve actual problems faced by startup companies in Greater Hartford. UConn will debut its Build Hartford course through the university’s Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation next spring, the university said.
Diane L. Wilson ‘87 was unanimously approved as New Canaan’s new comptroller. Wilson started with the town’s finance department in 2006 and has served as the pension/retiree benefits administrator for 15 years.
Keith J. Bernier ‘08 was named to the Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Class of 40 Under Forty. Bernier is a district executive for Webster Bank’s Midwest Connecticut district. He has led one of Webster’s top performing banking center teams for more than four years.
Sule Nur Kutlu ‘21 Ph.D. Please join us in congratulating Sule, OPIM doctoral student, who successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Essays on the Design of Digital Platforms.” Dr. Kutlu has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Calgary, to begin Fall 2021.
Dat T. Tran ‘90, ‘93 MBA, ’94 JD has been named president of PowerSecure, a Southern Company subsidiary and national leader in MicroGrid solutions. Tran has more than 27 years of legal and business experience in the energy, utilities, and transportation sectors.