Christopher Tucker ‘18 MBA has been promoted to chief operations and technology officer of Silver Fern Healthcare. In his new role, Tucker, who has extensive experience in healthcare operations, technology, consulting, strategy, and program optimization, will lead all facets of Silver Fern’s operations and technology.
Julia Winer ‘16 EMBA has been promoted to chief corporate officer of Silver Fern Healthcare, a company dedicated to transforming care through its proprietary chronic disease management platform. Winer, a recent Hartford Business Journal Forty Under 40 honoree, will lead PR, marketing, product improvement, and human resources at Silver Fern.
Corrie Freudenstein ‘11 MBA has been named vice president of customer experience at Atlas Copco in Providence, Rhode Island. Freudenstein previously served as head of marketing for Leybol, as well as vice president and director of marketing and business intelligence at Brokers’ Service Marketing Group.
Justin W. Lee ‘15 has been named a senior associate at Palladin Consumer Retail Partners, LLC, a Boston-based private equity firm focused primarily on consumer and retail products and services companies in North America. Lee held previous positions at Alantra and Duff & Phelps
Katherine M. Patnaude ’12 MSA has been named member-at-large of The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Patnaude, a senior manager with PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP in Wethersfield, CT, has served the CTCPA as chair of the Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee and Accounting Scholarship Foundation, as well as a member of the Advisory Council, Audit Committee, and New and Young Professionals Cabinet.
Amber Moore ’09, ’11 MSA has been named the advisory council chair of The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.Moore, a manager at Goldblatt Bokoff, LLC in Norwich, CT, has served the CTCPA as a member of the Advisory Council, State Taxation Committee, Federal Taxation Committee, New and Young Professionals Group, Southeastern Connecticut Chapter, and Technology Committee.
Julia Winer ’16 EMBA was named a member of the 2020 class of Hartford Business Journal’s annual 40 under Forty. Ms. Winer pivoted to health care after obtaining her EMBA and has held senior leadership roles for 10 years, most recently joining Silver Fern Healthcare as Senior Vice President to oversee marketing, communications, and product improvement. Ms. Winer led lobbying campaigns that resulted in millions of additional funding dollars for public schools, and served on Governor Lamont’s Education Policy Transition Committee.
Larisa Kottke ’13 MPA was named a member of the Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under Forty Class of 2020. Kottke, who also holds a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the School of Business, is the vice president of Finance and Operations at Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH), a community leadership organization that develops, connects and inspires diverse leaders to build strong and vibrant communities. Kottke manages the organization’s business operations, having presided over four clean audits and implemented new technology enabling LGH to adapt programming to virtual platforms during COVID-19.
Chris Cusano ’06 was named a member of the Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under Forty Class of 2020. Cusano is the executive director of the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, Inc. (CTBTA), a nonprofit dedicated to providing hope and support to brain tumor patients and caregivers. A brain tumor survivor and advocate himself, Cusano came to the CTBTA after a successful career in the legal sector. Under his leadership, the CTBTA increased its grant funding to partner hospitals by approximately 18%.
Jonathan Bellamy ’12, ’19 MBA was named a member of the Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under Forty Class of 2020. Bellamy is a product manager at Stanley Black & Decker for the automotive and industrial solutions team. In his role, he leads the product development process of the Stanley, Fatmax and Irwin brands. Previously, he was a supply chain professional for the hand tools storage group and was also commissioned with the United States Army National Guard as a signal officer for the 102nd Infantry Battalion.