Kris L. Hill ’88 has been appointed to chief financial officer at QBE North America, an operating division of global insurer QBE Insurance Group Limited. Ms. Hill will be responsible for leading the company’s North American Finance organization, including business segment actuarial and financial teams and the accounting management and tax function. She has more than 25 years of insurance operations and financial leadership experience.
Brenda Lewis ’81 MBA has launched TechXel Stamford LLC, the first & only enterprise accelerator in Fairfield County. TechExel Stamford will prepare early stage (pre-revenue) enterprise ventures to better compete for a national seed funding pool shrunk to 2002 levels. The accelerator will focus on ventures with scalable IP. A backbone of the program is TechXel’s Venture Expert Series presented every Wednesday at 6:30pm at Workpoint Stamford.
Marc A. Levine ’88 MBA is the current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at JDA Software; a $1B supply chain software company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Most recently, Mr. Levine was Corporate Controller at Hewlett Packard. He spent 25 years at the company in various roles, most of which in the Finance organization, including CFO for the $57B Enterprise Business and CFO and COO for the Enterprise Services business. Currently at JDA, he has had the opportunity to lead a growing business, develop a team of Finance, Accounting, IT and Legal professionals, and work closely with the capital markets.
Joanne C. Crevoiserat ’85 has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. while continuing her current roles as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She has held these roles since May 2014 and has been a member of the Office of the Chairman since October 2015. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Ms. Crevoiserat served in various management roles at Kohl’s Inc., senior finance positions with Wal-Mart Stores and May Department stores, including Chief Financial Officer of the Filene’s, Foley’s and Famous-Barr brands.
Willard I. Hill Jr. ’81 MBA joined the Board of Trustees for PCSB Bank. Mr. Hill has also been elected to serve as director of the Bank’s holding company, PCSB Financial Corporation. Mr. Hill is currenty an attorney with executive leadership experience in the financial services industry. Most previously, he served as managing director, chief marketing and communications officer, and head of government relations for MBIA Inc.
George A. Barrios ’87, ’89 MBA has been named 2016 Fairfield County CFO of the Year per Westfair Communications. Mr. Barrios is currently the chief financial officer at WWE and has been since 2008. Prior to his position at WWE, he was vice president and treasurer of New York Times Company and was also the chief financial officer for the New England Media Group.
Dr. Ajay S. Vinzé ’82 MBA has been appointed as the new dean of the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri. Dr. Vinzé previously served as the Earl and Gladys Davis Distinguished Professor in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University . He has also served as associate dean of international programs in the W.P. Carey School of Business as well as the associate vice provost for graduate education. Dr. Vinzé graduated with a master’s of business administration from UConn, and went on to earn his doctorate in business administration from the University of Arizona.
Robert J. Dombi ’77, ’84 MBA is a partner of the private equity and real estate company, Landmark Partners. His company recently agreed to sell a majority stake in its company to a London asset manager for $240 million.
David L. Albrycht ’89 MBA is the president and CIO of Newfleet Asset Management, which manages $10.9 billion of fixed income assets. His company recently announced the closing of a $356.3 million collateralized loan obligations.
Jean M. LaVecchia ’81 MBA has been elected chair of the board of directors for St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Ms. LaVecchia served as the vice president of human resources at Northeast Utilities system, now Eversource. She is also the former chair of the boards for the Achievement First Hartford Academy charter school system and the United Way of Greater New Haven.