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Sean P. Palleschi ’02

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Sean P. Palleschi ’02 has been appointed Vice President, Financial Operations and Controller for Defense Business for Cubic Global Defense, business division.  Mr. Palleschi will be responsible for the general and cost accounting activities for CGD and will be the key financial advisor to the business division president.  Cubic is a market-leading, worldwide technology provider of integrated solutions for transportation and defense.


Peter J. Sena II ’05

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Peter J. Sena II ’05 is the Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer of Digital Surgeons, the cutting edge Elm City innovation and marketing firm. Digital Surgeons is moving into District New Haven, a former bus garage, which been transformed by an investment of $19 million and aims to bring the spirt and style of Silicon Valley to Connecticut. The project will be complete, with the restaurant open and events happening in the amphitheater, by summer.


Lauren E. Miller ’03

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Lauren E. Miller ’03 is now a Certified Gallup/Clifton StrengthsFinder coach. This strengths-based approach to management and leadership powers the greatest teams in the world’s most successful organizations. In addition to applying this certificate to her role at Salesforce, one of the largest and most respected tech companies in the country, Ms. Miller is also accepting new clients who seek leadership development coaching. You can find out more at LaurenCMiller.com.


Brian E. Tims ’05, ’08 JD

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Brian E. Tims ’05 ’08 JD was admitted as a partner to the Connecticut-based law firm, Halloran & Sage. Based out of their Westport office, Mr. Tims is a member of the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation, and Criminal Defense Practice Groups. He has been recognized perennially as a “Rising Star” by Connecticut Super Lawyers since 2013, and was honored as a “New Leader of the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune.


Ted P. Ammon ’06

Ted P. Ammon ’06 is now the Director of Sales at Privy Inc., a fast-growing eCommerce tech start-up in Boston. Mr. Ammon is responsible for defining go-to-market strategy for direct sales. Previously, he worked at inbound marketing tech giant, HubSpot, where he was part of the sales organization and helped to build out their eCommerce division.


Tammy L. Rapp ’09 Ph.D.

Tammy L. Rapp ’09 Ph.D.is an Assistant Professor at Ohio University. Dr. Rapp has conducted extensive research in the area of team effectiveness and team leadership. Her research has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Small Group Research, and Human Performance.


Dawn M. Symonaitis Barry ’05 MBA

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Dawn M. Symonaitis Barry ’05 MBA has been named President of Luna DNA, the first and only genomic and medical research knowledge base powered by the blockchain and owned by its community.  In this role, Ms. Barry will be responsible for leading operations, communicating and implementing company mission, and guiding overall strategy, direction, and growth. She was most recently the Illumina Vice President.


Amanda N. Balboni ’08, ’10 MSA

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Amanda N. Balboni ’08, ’10 MSA has been named Assistant Vice President at Kaman.  Last July, Kaman commemorated the first deliveries of the new K_MAX helicopters.  The company also established Women Advocating Leadership at Kaman to hire, retain and promote more women. The program also seeks to change Kaman’s culture “to be more accepting of women in leadership roles,” give women equal access to development opportunities and create a family-friendly workplace.


Tracy L. McCarthy ’02 MBA

Tracy McCarthy, '02 MBATracy L. McCarthy ’02 MBA has been named Director of Operations at Sylvester Manor.  In this newly created position, Mrs. McCarthy will oversee day-to-day activities and will assist in monitoring budgets, personnel evaluations and recruitment, communications and marketing, as well as creating policies and procedures.  Previously, Ms. McCarthy led the operations of Media Ventures, Inc. as owner and president.


John R. McFarland ’03 MBA

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John R. McFarland ’03 MBA was promoted to Vice President of Commercial Marketing and Contractor Strategy at Hubbell Incorporated, expanding his role in developing Hubbell’s strategy and focus on the construction market. In this position, Mr. McFarland will focus on large contractors, design engineers, and architects, expanding Hubbell’s reach in this vertical market. The position includes responsibility for Hubbell’s web resource development and strategy, as well as Hubbell’s social media direction.