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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.

Minal Patel Davis ’01 JD, ’01 MBA

Minal Patel Davis ’01 JD, ’01 MBA has been honored with a Presidential award by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for her exceptional work against human trafficking in Houston, Texas.  At the request of US State Department, she has spoken at the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit and recently visited India and Canada to discuss the role of municipalities in combating human trafficking.

Michael J. Anthony ’85

Michael J. Anthony ’85 was named to head Santander Bank’s newly formed Direct Private Investment Practice.  Mr. Anthony, who brings over 20 years of experience in alternative investments and family office consulting to Santander Bank, is based in Boston.  Prior to joining Santander, he served as the director and global head of the family office practice group at Citizens Bank.  He also is a founding member and managing director at Boston Family Office Consultants, a firm started by industry professionals that connects single family offices with alternative investment opportunities.

Michael C. Pelletier ’98

Michael PelletierMichael C. Pelletier ’98 was named Chief Innovation Officer at BlumShapiro and is helping to move the largest New England-based accounting shop into the future. Mr. Pelletier leverages fast-advancing technology that can help deliver core services more quickly and efficiently, and process client data in search of new insights that can help decision-making. Under Mr. Pelletier’s management, the firm developed a program that uses machine learning to analyze historical data and other variables to help manufacturing clients more accurately forecast their parts-inventory needs in real time, so that they don’t leave excess capital sitting on a storeroom shelf, but also don’t run out.

John W. Mahoney ’89 JD

John W. MahoneyJohn W. Mahoney ’89 JD has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Claim Officer at IFG Companies in Hartford.  Mr. Mahoney will be responsible for managing IFG’s nationwide claims organization while serving as a member of the Company’s overall Senior Leadership Team.  Mr. Mahoney comes to IFG with over 20 years of demonstrated success in a variety of claim leadership roles.  He began his career practicing law in the litigation practice of Hebb & Gitlin and Shipman & Goodwin.  Most recently, he spent the last ten years in a variety of claim leadership positions at Zurich North America.