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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.

Brett Eagleson ‘08

beBrett 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. 

Klarn DePalma ‘92

kdKlarn 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

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.

Laurie S. Haas ‘94

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.