Minal Patel Davis ’01 JD, ’01 MBA has been honored with a Presidential award by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for her exceptional work against human trafficking in Houston, Texas. At the request of US State Department, she has spoken at the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit and recently visited India and Canada to discuss the role of municipalities in combating human trafficking.
Matthew J. Daniels ’02 who majored in real estate and urban economic studies, has launched encaptiv, an interactive presentation and sales software based in Stamford, CT. Recently encaptiv was awarded both free patent work and office space from a contest held by an IP law office to benefit tech start-ups. To learn more, visit https://www.encaptiv.com/.
Brian Anderson ’09 MBA has been named Vice President of Business Development at SwapsTech Inc., a leader in global foreign exchange, payment and commercial banking technology.
Dean R. Mahoney ’09 co-founded ‘Merican Mule, a canned alcoholic beverage made with premium vodka with co-founders Pete Weil and Steve Pawlik.
Michelle M. White ’05 MBA has been named Vice President of Client Management at Colonial Life. In her new role, White oversees more than 90,000 existing employer client relationships. Prior to joining Colonial Life, Ms. White served as an associate in the Professional Development Program with Unum Group, Colonial Life’s parent company, and as an operations analyst at Unum US.
Eric Cernak ’04 MBA has been appointed by The Hanover Insurance Group to lead its cyber practice. In this role, Mr. Cernak is responsible for overseeing The Hanover’s corporate cyber strategy across all of its commercial lines and specialty business, to ensure a cohesive offering of products and services for the company’s independent insurance agent partners.
Crystal A. Germanese ’02 has been appointed as the Managing Director in the Greenwich, Connecticut, office of Andersen Tax, joining the firm’s Private Client Services practice. Ms. Germanese has over 15 years of experience and specializes in serving closely held businesses and high net worth individuals on tax matters ranging from income tax planning, compliance, specialized transactions, and family wewalth and tax planning. Before joining Andersen Tax, Ms. Germanese was a partner at Blum Shapiro & Company, P.C.
Monica Caldas ’01 of General Electric Transportation was the joint winner of the Digital Leader of the Year award at the Women in IT Awards USA. Ms. Caldas leads a team of more than 300 professionals who provide software, analytics, process improvement and productivity solutions for GE Transportation and its customers in the railroad, mining, marine, stationary power, drilling and energy storage industries. She also serves a co-executive sponsor of the GE GIRLS program that connects middle school girls with universities to educate them about career opportunities IN STEM.
Susan Martinelli ’01 MSA has been appointed President of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA). Currently, Ms. Martinelli is the managing partner of the New Haven office of RSM US LLP.
Dianna Goode ’03 MBA has been appointed Executive Director of The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG). Ms. Goode brings 25 years of leadership and passion in the non-profit section to this important work. Previously, she held executive-level positions with Foodshare, Gifts of Love, and Operation Fuel. Her commitment to her community is demonstrated by her service as a board member for the Community Farm of Simsbury, Gackstatter Family Foundation, Avon Land Trust, and Farmington River Watershed.