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.
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.