Tom Orkisz ’09

Tom OrkiszTom Orkisz ’09, chairman and CEO of Inline Plastics, has been named among New Haven Business Journal’s Power 25 – Class of 2023. Inline Plastics specializes in creating clear, recyclable plastic food containers and Orkisz is being recognized for his recent efforts involving the innovation and expansion of the company. He has worked at Inline for more than 32 years.

Jay Goldberg ’01

Jay GoldbergJay Goldberg01, along with his father, Richard Goldberg, received the Historic Salem 2022 Preservation Award for the restoration and development of The Breakaway, Captain Nathanial Silsbee’s mansion (circa 1819), on Salem Common in Massachusetts.

 Monica A Caldas Benton ’01

Monica Caldas Monica A Caldas Benton ’01, currently deputy chief information officer at Liberty Mutual, has been named executive vice president and chief information officer of Liberty Mutual effective January 2023. Prior to joining Liberty Mutual, Caldas Benton spent 17 years at GE before leaving to become executive vice president and global CIO for GRM.

Vikram Nafde ’05 MBA

Vikram NafdeVikram Nafde ’05 MBA has been named executive vice president and chief information officer in charge of Information Technology for Webster Financial Corporation, the holding company for Webster Bank, N.A. As a member of Webster Bank’s Executive Management Committee (EMC), Nafde is responsible for the strategy and execution of all Webster technology, including cybersecurity, data strategy and tech innovation.

Brett Eagleson ’08

beBrett Eagleson ’08 has joined The Washington Trust Company in the bank’s commercial real estate group, as vice president and relationship manager in Connecticut. A lifelong Connecticut resident, Eagleson has 14 years of experience in the commercial real estate lending industry, with specific expertise in industrial, multi-family, retail, office, special use, and construction-to-permanent asset classes. Most recently, Eagleson served as vice president and commercial loan officer at Guilford Savings Bank.