John W. Mahoney ’89 JD has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Claim Officer at IFG Companies in Hartford. Mr. Mahoney will be responsible for managing IFG’s nationwide claims organization while serving as a member of the Company’s overall Senior Leadership Team. Mr. Mahoney comes to IFG with over 20 years of demonstrated success in a variety of claim leadership roles. He began his career practicing law in the litigation practice of Hebb & Gitlin and Shipman & Goodwin. Most recently, he spent the last ten years in a variety of claim leadership positions at Zurich North America.
Daniel S. Frey ’86 has been appointed as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Travelers Companies, Inc. Mr. Frey brings to his new role more than three decades of finance and accounting experience. Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Financial Officer of the company’s Claim and Field Management organizations. Prior to joining Travelers, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Spalding Sports Worldwide.
Robert J. Gronda ’89 has been appointed Vice President responsible for business development and client management activities in the Client Services Group of ASB Real Estate Investments. Mr. Gronda is a highly experienced institutional investment management professional with strong client service experience developed over a dynamic career in the commercial real estate financial services industry.
Kevin Trapp ’88 has been named Chief Commercial Officer of DBV Technologies, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. . As part of the Company’s ongoing transformation into a commercial organization, he joins DBV after 27 years of driving portfolio growth through building leading brands at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Mr. Briggs will be responsible for all worldwide commercial functions at DBV, including the potential launch of the Company’s lead product candidate, Viaskin Peanut, in 2019.
Brigadier General Francis J. Evon, Jr. ’89 has been appointed to serve as Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard. General Evon possesses more than 30 years of military service and leadership experience.
Alan R. Schumann Jr. ’89 MBA has been promoted to Senior Vice President-Operations at the Hartford Federal Credit Union. Mr. Schumann has over 30 years of credit union and banking experience. His responsibilities include oversight of lending, regulatory compliance, branch operations, and human resources.
Robert E. Valliere ’85 has been named the new Executive Vice President of Insurance Operations for CSAA. Mr. Valliere will oversee business aspects and functions such as claims, policyholder service, product management, underwriting, agency support and actuarial. He has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, the last 14 of which he spent in key leadership positions with AAA and CSAA Insurance Group. Mr. Valliere currently serves on the J.D. Power Insurance Advisory Board.
Richard S. Cheney ’83 MBA has been appointed as the regional director of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center at Clark University. Mr. Cheney recently served as the Director of Operations of the Graduate School of Business at Bryant University and as Associate Director of Continuing Education and Community Engagement at Central Connecticut State University.
Anthony A. Joyce III ’83 has been promoted to senior Loan Officer and Executive Vice President of Chelsea Groton Bank. Mr. Joyce joined the Bank in 2014 with over 30 years of experience in lending. In addition, Mr. Joyce is a Board member of Catholic Charities of Norwich, the Parish Council of St. Peter and Paul, and the Diocese of Norwich Finance Council.
James M. Brown ’85 MBA has been named Director of Marketing at Marywood University. Mr. Brown is responsible for developing and implementing an integrated marketing and communications plan for the University. Prior to joining Marywood University, Mr. Brown was the marketing practice lead for GLP Partners, LLC, New York, NY. During his distinguished career, Mr. Brown has served as vice president of marketing for Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Erie Insurance Group, Cigna, MetLife, and Citibank.