Carmen Effron ’72 (ED), ’81 MBA

Carmen Effron ’72 (ED), ’81 MBA, founder and president of C F Effron Company LLC based in Fairfield County, Connecticut, has been named one of eight 2024 Neag School Alumni Awards honorees. Effron was inducted into the School of Business Alumni Hall of Fame in 2011, and in 2013, she received the Connecticut Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce Award.

Nicholas Morizio ’74

Nick MorizioNicholas Morizio ’74 has been named one of New Haven Business Journal’s Power 25 – Class of 2023. Morizio is president of the Hartford & New Haven offices of Colliers International, a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. He was also inducted into the UConn School of Business Alumni Hall of Fame in 2021 for his influence on the commercial real estate sector.

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”).

Amy Errett ‘79

amy errettAmy 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.

Robert T. Kaufman ’74

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.”

Suresh Shenoy ’75 MBA & Sudhakar Shenoy ’71 MS, ’73 MBA

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.