Rimvydas Baltaduonis 02 MS, ’07 Ph.D., associate professor in the Economics Department at Gettysburg College, traveled with agroup of students to the Lithuanian Embassy to meet with diplomats as part of a week focused on issues in Eastern Europe and Ukraine.
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 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 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.
Elizabeth J. Mattern ‘08, ‘14 MBA has been named one of the Top 100 Women Leaders in Connecticut for 2022 by Women We Admire. Ms. Mattern is a Regional Vice President for Equitable, one of America’s leading financial services companies.She began her career at the UConn Foundation.
Keith E. Amann ‘05, vice president on the Built Ecology team at WSP USA, has been recognized as a 2021 LEED Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Amann was among 21 individuals from around the world honored for mastery of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). It is the world’s most widely used green building rating system, identifying exceptional work in advancing green building practices.
Keith J. Bernier ‘08 was named to the Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Class of 40 Under Forty. Bernier is a district executive for Webster Bank’s Midwest Connecticut district. He has led one of Webster’s top performing banking center teams for more than four years.
Emma E. Romell ‘09, ‘18 MBA, director of commercial finance at Stanley Access Technologies in Farmington, CT, has been elected to the board of the Tunxis Foundation, which provides a variety of scholarships to a diverse group of students from all walks of life.
Adam Bokon ‘03 has joined Rockland Trust as vice president, commercial loan officer for the bank’s Commercial Banking division in the Waltham office. With more than 15 years of experience working in the commercial banking sector, primarily in commercial real estate financing, Bokon’s prior positions include vice president of commercial real estate at Brookline Bank and an assistant vice president of commercial real estate at People’s United Bank.