2000s


Joseph R. Sowin ’02

Joseph R. Sowin ’02  has been named co-chief investment officer (CIO) of Highland Capital Management, LP.  In this role, Mr. Sowin oversees investment activities for the firm’s multibillion dollar alternative investment platform with a focus on driving information flow across investment teams and with the firm’s counterparties.  Mr. Sowin joined the firm in 2010, after holding various trading positions at New York and Connecticut-based hedge funds.


Julie A. Peck ’07 MBA

Julie A. Peck ’07 has been named Exiger’s Chief Operating Officer. Exiger is a leader in the provision of technology-enabled, regulatory, financial crime, risk, and compliance solutions. Ms. Peck will introduce a new layer of operational rigor to drive the highest levels of excellence as Exiger scales to fulfill its clients’ growing appetite for technology-enabled, sustainable compliance solutions. She has spent her distinguished career creating value at scale for rapidly growing technology-enabled businesses.


Bryan P. Hurlburt ’02

Bryan P. Hurlburt ’02 was nominated by Governor Ned Lamont to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.  Mr. Hurlburt is currently executive director of the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association, the state’s largest and oldest agricultural organization.  In this role, he advocates on behalf of its members to promote policies that enhance the economic viability of agriculture in the state, a responsibility Governor Lamont says he would like Mr. Hurlburt to continue doing in this new role.


Julie A. Peck ’07 MBA

Julie A. Peck ’07 MBA has been named Exiger’s Chief Operating Officer.  Exiger is a leader in the provision of technology-enabled, regulatory, financial crime, risk, and compliance solutions.  Ms. Peck will introduce a new layer of operational rigor to drive the highest levels of excellence as Exiger scales to fulfill its clients’ growing appetite for technology-enabled, sustainable compliance solutions.  She has spent her distinguished career creating value at scale for rapidly growing technology-enabled businesses.


Bryan P. Hurlburt ’02

Bryan P. Hurlburt ’02 was nominated by Governor Ned Lamont to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.  Mr. Hurlburt is currently executive director of the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association, the state’s largest and oldest agricultural organization.  In this role, he advocates on behalf of its members to promote policies that enhance the economic viability of agriculture in the state, a responsibility Governor Lamont says he would like Mr. Hurlburt to continue doing in this new role.



Minal Patel Davis ’01 JD, ’01 MBA

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.