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
Laurie P. Havanec ‘82, ‘94 JD has been named executive vice president and chief people officer by CVS Health. Havanec joins CVS Health from Otis Worldwide Co. where she served as executive vice president and chief people officer.
Judith M. Martino ‘85 has been named chief financial officer of Liberation Programs, Inc. Martino joined Liberation in April 2020 as the director of finance. Martino began her career as an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Company, and later became the assistant controller at Optimus Health Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center.
Anthony A. Joyce ’83 has been named chief operating officer at Chelsea Groton Savings Bank. In his role, Joyce will oversee the risk and compliance, facilities, purchasing, and human resources in addition to his role as a senior loan officer.
Brian P. Reilly ’85 has been named president-elect of The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Reilly is senior vice president and chief auditor for Travelers in Hartford, CT. Prior to Travelers, he was a Partner at Arthur Andersen.
Andy Goldstrom ’87, ’90 MBA published a book entitled Grow Like a Pro; Lessons from a 2X Inc. 500 Executive.” The book’s purpose is to equip business leaders with the freedom, financial control, and ability to impact their community and chart their own course. The book is available on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y5jn6289.
Brenda Lewis ’81 MBA, a Principal of Transactions Marketing, Inc., received two honorable mentions at the 2020 Connecticut Entrepreneur Awards — Community Builder of the Year and Community Promoter of the Year.