Amy Errett ‘79 recently joined the Hippo board of directors. Hippo is the home insurance group that created a new standard of care and protection for homeowners. Errett is the founder and CEO of Madison Reed, an omnichannel beauty brand, as well as a partner at True Ventures.
Stephen M. Mulready ‘73, interim dean of the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford since August 2020, has been named as the school’s new permanent dean.
Robert T. Kaufman ’74 is the co-founder and president emeritus of Bob’s Discount Furniture, Inc. The company recently donated $280,000 to hunger relief by giving to local food pantries and hunger-relief programs within its markets. “During this season of giving, we are excited to support food pantries in our communities for the seventh year in a row.”
Nadine D. McBride ’78 MBA has been appointed to Chief Financial Officer of The Day. In addition to overseeing The Day’s finance division, Ms. McBride will direct the distribution, circulation and information technology divisions. Ms. McBride was most recently the President and Publisher at The Bulletin of Norwich.
Paula B. Woodhouse ’82 has joined the Savings Bank of Danbury as Vice President Commercial Lender. Ms. Woodhouse has worked in Commercial Banking for over 25 years, most recently serving as the Head of Business Banking at Union Savings Bank in Danbury.
Michael J. Sweeney ’79 MBA has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Strategic Vendor Programs for the Commercial Finance Division of TIAA Bank. In his new role, he will be the lead on all key strategic programs. Mr. Sweeney brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his new position.
Suresh Shenoy ’75 MBA and Sudhakar Shenoy ’71 MS, ’73 MBA were both honored with the TiE Legends Award. Sudhakar is the CEO of Alyx Technologies, a Northern Virginia-based tech company that focuses on big data, cognitive computing, cloud deployment and analytics. Suresh is the Executive Vice President of the company, which has presence in, besides the Washington area, Minneapolis, Chicago, Tampa, as well as in India.
Bruce Lubin ’75, ’77 MBA has been named Chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, which represents 1,000 member organizations that employ 400,000 people and create more than $24 billion in annual revenue in the Chicago region. Mr. Lubin is the Executive Managing Director and President of Illinois Commercial and Specialty Banking at CBIC Bank USA.
Faisal Saleh ’78 MBA is launching a new US-based museum dedicated to researching and preserving Palestinian history, as well as presenting expressive art and individual stories from Palestinians around the world today. The museum, located in Woodbridge, CT, will feature multimedia collections curated from rare historical photographs and documents, films and digital media, oral histories, and the visual and literary arts, along with public lectures and live performances. Mr. Saleh, who after over 40 years of entrepreneurial undertakings, is now tackling one of the most ambitious Palestinian media projects in the US.
Thomas O. Barnes, ’78 MBA has been awarded the Hartford Business Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom Barnes, chairman of the Barnes Group, represents the fifth generation of his family to have been actively employed by the Bristol-based manufacturer founded by his great, great grandfather. In addition, Mr. Barnes chairs the company’s charitable foundation, and he’s active in many other community organizations.