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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.

Richard S. Martin ’86

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.

Christopher P. Mottern ’66

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

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.

Elena S. Trueworthy ’99

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).

Hayley N. Reissfelder ’16

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.

Justin Lee ’15

Justin Lee ’15 has joined Palladin Consumer Retail Partners as an Associate.  Palladin expanded its team to help manage existing portfolio companies and increase investment activity.  Prior to joining Palladin, Mr. Lee worked as an investment banking Analyst with Alantra Partners. Before Alantra, he worked as a Valuation Advisory Analyst with Duff & Phelps.