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.

Olivia White ‘80 MBA

Olivia White ‘80 MBA was named interim director for The Connecticut Forum effective September 6, 2023. White most recently worked for The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum.


Jean Swift ’89

Jean SwiftJean Swift ’89 was featured by WSHU for Women’s History Month for her leadership efforts within her indigenous community. Swift is a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation where she was appointed to the Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee and also serves as chief financial officer.

Paul Martino ’82

Paul MartinoPaul Martino 82, co-founder and chief strategy officer of VillageMD, was appointed to the newly created  Health Testing Advisory Board at ixlayer, a platform for health testing. The ixlayer advisory board is made up of industry leaders and experts who serve as thought partners and strategists to further the movement of making health testing more accessible and affordable.

George Barrios ’87, ’89 MBA

George Barrios

George Barrios ’87, ’89 MBA, co-founder and co-CEO of Isos Capital Management, was named an officer of Progress Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: PGRW, the “Company”), a special purpose acquisition company delivering value for the businesses at the forefront of the digital revolution in the media space.

Steven J. Burns ’88

Steven J. Burns ’88 was appointed president and CEO of Idaho Community Foundation, a nonprofit public foundation with the goal of enriching the quality of life throughout Idaho. It combines people and resources to make an impact in each of Idaho’s 44 counties.

Rich Goodwin ‘83 MBA

Rich Goodwin ‘83 MBA recently published his second book, BASEBALL LIFE MATTERS. The author takes a look at the game of baseball and the life lessons baseball provides. The book is a tribute to the Rochester, NY area 1967 New York State American Legion Championship Team and players.