Denise M. Whitford ’17 MBA served as a panelist at the Women Empowering Women panel discussion Wednesday, March 13, 2024. The event was a collaboration by the Town of West Hartford’s Department of Economic Development, the West Hartford Office of Equity Advancement, and Explore Farmington to mark Women’s History Month.
Zoe R. Riccio ’08 (CAHNR) and Robert A. Riccio ’10, ’15 MSBAPM of Athletic Brewing Company have been named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the Northeast region, which included eight Connecticut businesses. The rankings are based on a company’s revenue growth percentage from 2020 to 2022mmerce Award.
Oriana D. Freidenberg ’16 MBA has been named by Transamerica to a new position as Head of Customer Experience and Marketing for the company’s Individual Solutions division, which provides life insurance and annuities to customers throughout the U.S. Ms. Freidenberg will direct Transamerica’s vision for the customer journey and an enhanced customer-centric experience.
Mike Zacchea ’12 MBA, founder of UConn’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV), was inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2022 posthumously. Zacchea, a decorated veteran of the U.S.Marine Corps, founded the EBV program in 2009. EBV offers cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their service to our country.