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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.

Christine Muldoon ’95 MBA

Christine MuldoonChristine Muldoon ’95 MBA, senior vice president of marketing and strategy at WebMD Health services, was named one of the Top 50 Women Leaders in Healthcare of 2022 by “Women We Admire,” an organization providing news and information about leading women in business and other fields. The awards go to women in healthcare who have shown dedication for their position and have managed organizations that are committed to providing exceptional healthcare services.

Jeffrey Rossi ’93

Jeffrey RossiJeffrey Rossi 93 has joined Marcum LLP as an assurance partner in Connecticut’s Hartford office and serves as the New England Consumer & Industrials Practice Leader. Prior to joining Marcum LLP, Rossi worked 28 years at CohnReznick with his last position being managing partner of the Connecticut offices and National Co-Leader of the Manufacturing and Distribution Practice, as well as an executive board member.

Denise Whitford ’17 MBA

Denise Whitford

Denise Whitford ’17 MBA has been named the State Star for 2022 by the Connecticut Small Business Development Center. With more than two decades of experience in bank operations, lending, sales, and service management, Whitford shares her knowledge and extensive business acumen to help her clients build the best chance of enduring growth and profitability.

Richard L. McCarthy ’90

Richard L. McCarthy

Richard L. McCarthy ’90 returns to the University of Connecticut to lead the UConn Health Information Technology Department. McCarthy has held IT leadership positions in both civilian and military medical institutions and spent the last four years as CIO of White Plains Hospital, where he reconfigured the IT infrastructure and oversaw the transition to the Epic electronic health record system, which UConn Health adopted in 2018.

George Barrios ’87, ’89 MBA

George Barrios

George Barrios ’87, ’89 MBA, co-founder and co-CEO of Isos Capital Management, was named an officer of Progress Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: PGRW, the “Company”), a special purpose acquisition company delivering value for the businesses at the forefront of the digital revolution in the media space.

 Monica A Caldas Benton ’01

Monica Caldas Monica A Caldas Benton ’01, currently deputy chief information officer at Liberty Mutual, has been named executive vice president and chief information officer of Liberty Mutual effective January 2023. Prior to joining Liberty Mutual, Caldas Benton spent 17 years at GE before leaving to become executive vice president and global CIO for GRM.

Brian Gragnolati ’79

Brian GragnolatiBrian Gragnolati ’79 has joined Concord Health Partners, a healthcare focused investment firm, as executive partner. Gragnolati currently serves as president and CEO of Atlantic Health System, and has also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association (the “AHA”).