Tracey Scraba ’95, ’04 JD joined Signify Health as senior vice president and deputy general counsel. Scraba comes to Signify Health from CVS Health, where she served as chief privacy officer. She also worked for Aetna for 23 years and has served as an adjunct professor at the UConn School of Business.
Kathleen Totten ’18 was named senior vice president and regional strategic growth and sales manager at William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance for offices in Greater Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Totten is responsible for business growth through strategic relationship-building in the industry and throughout WRRE’s eight-state footprint, which includes agent recruitment, coaching, and mentoring to build their individual businesses and develop marketing initiatives.
Tom Rizzi ’92 assumed the role of president and CEO for OTR International in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. Rizzi joined OTR after serving for five years for JSJ Corporation as EVP and COO. He also served as CEO for GHSP, JSJ’s largest portfolio company.
Nicole Hughey ’93, ’99 MBA, vice president of diversity and inclusion at SiriusXM, was recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of Top 50 Leaders in Entertainment. Hughey engaged all employees across SiriusXM in a deep and thought-provoking exercise called “Can We Talk?”, an initiative focused on fostering a more inclusive workplace.
Steven T. Rogers ‘99 MBA has been appointed vice president of business development at Gamma Aerospace. Headquartered in Mansfield, Texas, Gamma Aerospace is a specialized, end-to-end provider of engineered airframe and flight components.
Christine D. Gagnon ‘99, ‘02 MSA, ‘04 MBA, has been named one of the Top 50 Women in the Equipment Finance industry for 2021 by Monitor Daily. Gagnon, CFO of Africa Asset Finance Company, was nominated based on her industry engagement and unique contributions in finance and leasing. Previously, Gagnon held leadership positions at Ernst & Young LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Jacinth C. Smiley ‘91 has been appointed group vice president of Corporate Strategy by Hormel Foods. In this role, Smiley will be responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s growth and investment strategies.
Kelli-Marie Vallieres ‘92, ‘05 MA, ‘08 Ph.D., was appointed by Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to lead a new state office, the Connecticut Workforce Unit, designed to collaborate with the Department of Economic and Community Development and Department of Labor to advise state officials on workforce strategies and initiatives. Vallieres was also recently named among the Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Power 50.
Eric Galvin ‘96, CFO of ConnectiCare, was recently named among the Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Power 50 for his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Galvin significantly expanded ConnectiCare’s telemedicine coverage and quickly mobilized resources ensuring the successful transition of the company’s 700 to remote work.
Rodney A. Butler ‘99, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, parent to Foxwoods Resort Casino, recently stepped in as interim CEO for Foxwoods. Mr. Butler will serve as one of the lead negotiators on gambling legislation, with regard to the future of gambling in Connecticut.