Kelli-Marie Vallieres ‘92, ‘05 MA, ‘08 Ph.D.

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

eric galvinEric 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

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.

Charles N. York II ‘99

charles yorkCharles N. York II ‘99 has been appointed chief operating and financial officer at Day One Biopharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on accelerating new, promising targeted therapies for children and adults with cancer. York joins Day One from Aeglea BioTherapeutics, where he served as CFO and head of corporate development.

Rowena Ortiz-Walters ‘96, ‘05 Ph.D

rowena OWRowena Ortiz-Walters ‘96, ‘05 Ph.D  has been named Dean of St. Mary’s University Greehey School of Business, becoming the first Latina to lead the business school. Ortiz-Walters was previously the Dean and Professor of Management in the School of Business and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh, a public liberal arts college that is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) System.