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.
John Y. Kim ’86 MBA, ’16 HON, CFA is the President at New York Life Insurance Company. Mr. Kim is now serving in a new Board position at Eversource Energy. He will serve on the audit and compensation committees.
Thomas J. Banisch ’86 MBA has been elected to the Board of Directors of both the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) and the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Association (CIRMA). Mr. Banisch is serving his second term as First Selectman in Madison, CT. Before becoming the Town’s chief elected official in 2015, he was in the chemical industry for over 40 years, the last 32 of which he has owned his own chemical brokering business.
Richard J. Tavolieri, Jr. ’89 became the managing partner of the Hartford office of Deloitte & Touche LLP in September 2017. He retains his role as Deloitte’s lead audit partner for marquee Connecticut companies. Mr. Tavolieri, who grew up in Vernon, CT and whose father was a career accountant at the former Hamilton Standard/Hamilton Sundstrand, hopes as managing partner he can leave his mark on Deloitte and, like his predecessors, make improvements.
Frances Trelease ’83, ’96 MBA is the founder of Boomer Den, LLC, an adult internship program. Boomer Den connects adult professionals with business owners who need professional, skilled support, and who welcome the maturity and experience of an adult. Following an initial, risk-free trial run, employers have the option to hire the candidate. http://www.boomerden.com/
Marc Levine ’88 MBA is joining athenahealth, Inc. as an Executive Vice President and will become the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective January 2, 2018. Previously, Mr. Levine served as the executive vice president and CFO of JDA Software Group, Inc. and prior to JDA held several senior financial leadership roles at Hewlett Packard Company.
George Nahodil ’88 MBA has been named President and CEO of 1st Federal Credit Union. Mr. Nahodil was previously executive vice president in charge of retail delivery, public relations and marketing, since joining the credit union in 2001. John Devlin, Members 1st chairman of the board, said in a news release “George has all the skills necessary – strategic vision, management, and a command of the changing environment of the financial services industry.”
William S. Simon, ’81, ’88 MBA, Simon is joining the leadership team of Drizly, the world’s largest online alcohol marketplace, as the first Independent Director named to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Simon was formerly the President and CEO of Walmart U.S. and currently serves on the board of directors at Darden Restaurants, Inc. and Chico’s FAS, Inc, and is an adjunct professor at Baylor University.