M. Nesij Huvaj ’12 Ph.D. has been named Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship with tenure at Suffolk University, Boston. His research and teaching interests are at the intersections of innovation, entrepreneurial finance, and corporate entrepreneurship.
Stacy M. Georgette ’09, ’15 MSHRM during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Georgette was selected to manage the facility labor pool under Incident Command Operations at the largest hospital in the Kitsap/Olympic Peninsula, Harrison Medical Center. She has been working hard on the front lines to ensure the facility has functioned with the needed resources and support.
Michael Fedele ’10 MBA was recently named to AdAge’s 40-Under-40 list and will be a judge for the upcoming Effie US Awards. Mr. Fedele is the vice president of marketing at BODYARMOR Sports Drink. His role includes overseeing all marketing and advertising for the brand.
Sophia Ononye ’13 Ph.D., ’15 MBA has launched The Sophia Consulting Firm, an integrated marketing and communications consultancy headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. She was recently honored with the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Spark Award and a Congressional Letter of Recognition for receiving the Face2Face Leadership Award. Also, she joined the boards of two growth-stage life science companies: BioSortia Pharmaceuticals and BlueCloud by HealthCarePoint.
Byron Bunda ’14 has been promoted to Team Lead for the North America West Region at Cloudbeds, a SaaS company for independent hosts and hoteliers. Mr. Bunda is grateful for UConn’s Program for Sales Leadership, led by Professor Bill Ryan, which gave him the tools to succeed in Cloudbeds’ sales organization.
Michael Fedele ’10 MBA has been selected as an award recipient by the Sports Business Journal to its 40 Under 40 Class. The 40 Under 40 awards is an annual celebration of the best young talent in sports business and celebrates the hard work, accomplishments and aspirations of talented young professionals. Forty winners are chosen annually from nearly 500 submissions.
Josephine Baah ’01, ’11 MBA has joined the Board of Directors with Journey Home, a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide innovative solutions to homelessness. Ms. Baah is the Chief Executive Officer of Blissful Royal Creations, an event planning and design boutique based in Windsor, CT.
Ilona Gooley ’11 has been named one of “Women to Watch” by CTCPA Women, an award program celebrating Connecticut’s exceptional CPAs. The award was presented at the CTCPA Women’s Awards Breakfast. Ms. Gooley is an accountant with the Blum Shapiro Foundation, Inc.
Mary S. Connolly ’11 has been named one of “Women to Watch” by CTCPA Women, an award program celebrating Connecticut’s exceptional CPAs. The award was presented at the CTCPA Women’s Awards Breakfast. Ms. Connolly is an auditor at Deloitte, LLP.
Robert L. Truitt ’11 MBA has been appointed Chief Financial Officer for Amerifirst Home Mortgage, a division of AmeriFirst Financial Corporation. Mr. Truitt is based at the company’s headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He most recently served as CFO of Flagstar Bank’s Mortgage Division and held senior roles at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley.