David V. Mariano ’06, ’19 MBA was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Credit Risk Analyst in the Consumer Restructure & Recovery Department at Webster Bank.
Semin Park ’19 Ph.D. successfully defended her dissertation titled, “The Emergence and Evolution of Conflict Relations: Conflict Dynamics in Emergency Medical Response Teams.” Dr. Park has accepted a tenure track position with the University of Iowa.
Hayley N. Reissfelder ’16 has taken the position of Social Media Manager for Teak Media + Communication. Ms. Reissfelder will increase awareness about the important work and accomplishments of clients through creative digital storytelling on social media and other online platforms. Teak Media + Communication, located in South Boston, MA, is New England’s only B Corp certified public relations firm and has been sharing the stories of nonprofit organizations and socially responsible companies through the media since 1997.
Jonathon Belaus ’12 joins the Denver Market as an Associate Manager. Citing Mr. Belaus’s ability to collaborate effectively with his teams, motivating them to achieve a common goal, The Siegfried Group welcomes him to the Denver Market. He began his career at Deloitte and most recently served as a Supervisor at RSM.
Justin Lee ’15 has joined Palladin Consumer Retail Partners as an Associate. Palladin expanded its team to help manage existing portfolio companies and increase investment activity. Prior to joining Palladin, Mr. Lee worked as an investment banking Analyst with Alantra Partners. Before Alantra, he worked as a Valuation Advisory Analyst with Duff & Phelps.
Kevin Kortsep ’12, Jeremy Longobardi ’12, ’13 MSA , and Kevin Solomon ’14, ’15 MA have banded together to create Husky Ticket Project, an organization dedicated to sending local CT youth and underprivileged persons to UConn sporting events, at no cost to them, thereby building the UConn brand and the next generation of fans! In its first year, Husky Ticket Project was able to provide over 500 tickets to the local community for UConn Football, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball teams. To learn more, visit the website: https://huskyticketproject.wixsite.com/huskyticketproject
Derek Slap ’12 EMBA was sworn into office on March 1 as the Democratic state senator of the 5th State Senate District. He was elected to replace former Democratic state Senator Beth Bye. Mr. Slap is focusing on the public health crisis of teen vaping, as well as fighting age discrimination in the hiring process. Last year he introduced pay equity legislation that became effective January 1.
State Representative Derek Slap ’12 EMBA has been named CEO and President of The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC). CTC board chair Severine Zygmont said Mr. Slap became its top candidate due in large part to his state government and nonprofit experience as Vice President of Marketing and Communication at the UConn Foundation.
Kelli D. Griffiths ’12 has joined The Siegfried Group, LLP as an Associate Manager in the Boston Market. She started her career at Deloitte, and was most recently a Financial Reporting Analyst at DentaQuest.
Judith Ward ’18 MBA has been named Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Baystate Health. Ms. Ward will oversee marketing, digital/web, communications, public affairs, social media, creative services, loyalty programs, and special events at the Springfield-based health system. She comes to Baystate Health from Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, California, where she led the organization’s strategic marketing efforts, developed award-winning advertising campaigns, and executed engaging Facebook Live strategies.