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.
Dwight A. Pike ’78 MBA is an experienced professional with over 35 years of investment experience, has been hired by Lantern Investments, Inc., a full service retail and institutional broker-dealer. Prior to joining Lantern, Dwight was affiliated with Westport Resources Investment Services, Inc.
Lauralee E. Martin ’79 MBA has joined QuadReal Property Group’s Board of Directors. Ms. Martin has served as CEO of HCP, a Fortune 500 REIT. She was also both COO and CFO with Jones Lang LaSalle, where she led the global financial strategy for the firm. She holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut, and was inducted into the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame in 2011.
Neil B. Glassman ’78 MBA was ranked as a leading individual for his work in bankruptcy/restructuring by Chambers and Partners in Chambers USA 2016. Mr. Glassman is the chairman of Bayard, P.A.’s Board of Directors and heads the firm’s bankruptcy group. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in bankruptcy/restructuring by Chambers USA each year since 2006.
Thomas O. Barnes ’78 MBA has been elected as the chairman of the Connecticut Science Center Board of Trustees. Mr. Barnes has served on the Science Center Board since 2004; most recently as vice chairman. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of Barnes Group, Inc. and has served on the Board of Directors of the company for more than 30 years. He has also been chairman, trustee or director for many non-profit organizations, including the Connecticut Science Center.” .