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.
Lisa G. Bisaccia ‘85 MBA was appointed to Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Board of Directors. She is a retired executive vice president and chief human resources officer of CVS Health. During her tenure at CVS Health, Bisaccia focused on employee engagement and organizational culture and oversaw CVS Health’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.
Keitha Kinne ‘80 was recently recognized with the Impact Award by the Women’s Business Development Council, alongside two other recipients. She was joined by 3 other Huskies who were also honored this year: Tara Spain ‘08 (CLAS), Michael Weinstock ‘83 (CLAS), and Karen Lott ‘17 (ED).
Shari Cantor ‘81, Mayor of West Hartford, along with her husband, Michael Cantor, have helped fund the new UConn entrepreneurship program, which will include working to solve actual problems faced by startup companies in Greater Hartford. UConn will debut its Build Hartford course through the university’s Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation next spring, the university said.
Diane L. Wilson ‘87 was unanimously approved as New Canaan’s new comptroller. Wilson started with the town’s finance department in 2006 and has served as the pension/retiree benefits administrator for 15 years.
Robert Shettle ‘89, former co-head of Barings North American Private Finance Group, has been named managing director of Star Mountain Capital. Star Mountain Capital, LLC, is an asset management firm focused exclusively on investing in private small and medium-sized businesses.
David M. Laros ’89 joined Beghou Consulting as vice president of digital strategy, analytics, and insights. a life science consulting firm. Before joining Beghou Consulting, Laros was vice president of marketing sciences at WebMD, where he led global analytics-based client services and teams throughout the US, France, and India. He also spent 15 years at Boehringer Ingelheim, as well as ten years at Tyco Healthcare.
Shari G. Cantor ‘81, mayor of West Hartford, Connecticut, has been recognized as one of the 2021 Hartford Business Journal’s Women in Business. Cantor also serves as a trustee of the University of Connecticut.
Joseph Kask ‘86, CEO of BlumShapiro, Inc., recently negotiated the joining of BlumShapiro with Minneapolis-based CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), the 8th largest accounting firm in the country. Mr. Kask is now CLA’s managing principal for all of New England.
George A Barrios ‘87, ‘89 MBA announced the formation of Isos Capital Management, a partnership with fellow media and entertainment executive, Michelle Wilson. Isos will be uniquely positioned to identify and execute on investment opportunities in the global media, entertainment and sports industries. /SM