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.
Genevieve C. Stimpson ’18 has joined MahoneySabol, a regional certified public accounting firm with locations in Glastonbury, Middletown and Essex. Ms. Stimpson will serve as a Staff Accountant-Audit.
Jess (Hoffman) Moran ’14 MBA was promoted to Senior Vice President within the Consumer Banking & Merrill Edge Business Integration team. Upon graduation from UConn, Ms. Moran joined the Bank of America Consumer Banking Leadership Development Program. Following this two year program, she joined Business Integration, where she serves as a consultant across the various lines of business within the Consumer Bank.
John F. Rossi ’13 MBA was named one of Hartford Business Journals 40 Under Forty 2018. He serves as the vice president of operational integration for Hartford HealthCare. He is primarily focused on improving quality and reducing costs to help HHC provide reliable andefficient health care. Hired in 2014 to launch a system-wide project management office, he now serves as the leader for the annual operational budget improvement process.
Mahesh Puthenveetil ’10 MBA has received one of the Hartford Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 awards. He is currently a senior director within the Enterprise Execution Department at Anthem Inc., which is the second largest health insurer in the US. In his role, Mr. Puthenveetil is leading the new prtoduct and service operations portfdolios that support 30-plus enterprise transformative initiatives impacting Anthem’s top-line and bottom-line growth across multiple commercial segments.
Bradley P. Bentley ’13 MBA has been named Director of the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities. Mr. Bentley’s career spans over 25 years working for public utilities throughout the United States and, most recently, the Jamestown Urban Renewal Agency. His work experience includes both management and engineering positions while working for American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio; GridAmerica in Cleveland, Ohio; San Diego Gas & Electric in San Diego, Calif.; and Eversource Energy in Hartford, CT.