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.
Eileen M. Russell ’78 MBA has successfully represented the owner and buyer in the sale of an iconic stone structure property in Fairfield, Connecticut. Prior to Ms. Russell’s career in real estate, she worked for more than 30 years as an IT professional in New York City and Fairfield County.
Les Granow ’78 has been named chief financial officer of Clover Health. Most recently, Mr. Granow served as CFO of Arcadian Health Plans, as well as led healthcare investment banking teams at Giuliani Capital Investors and Ernst & Young Corporate Finance.