Christine D. Gagnon ‘99, ‘02 MSA, ‘04 MBA, has been named one of the Top 50 Women in the Equipment Finance industry for 2021 by Monitor Daily. Gagnon, CFO of Africa Asset Finance Company, was nominated based on her industry engagement and unique contributions in finance and leasing. Previously, Gagnon held leadership positions at Ernst & Young LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Dr. Madhavi Gorusu ‘07 MED, ‘19 EMBA, a hematologist and oncologist with Starling Physicians, has been recognized as one of the Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Women in Business.
Jin Peng ‘20 Ph.D. successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Essays on Speculative Bubbles, Cultural Diversity in Mutual Funds, and Pension Risk Transfer.”
Warren “Butch” Hyatt, a graduate of the Public Safety Management Program, was named police chief of Guilford, CT. Hyatt holds a B.S. in Public Safety Administration from Charter Oak State College and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Hyatt currently serves as the director of law enforcement services for the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV).
Mark L. Boxer ’84 MBA is currently the Executive Vice President of CIGNA. Mr. Boxer was named one of the Hartford Business Journal’s Power 50. The HBJ Power 50 recognizes professionals that must not only be in a position of power, but they also need to wield it in such a way that has a positive impact on the region’s community and business in Connecticut.
Jieqiong (Cheryl) Gao ‘19 Ph.D. has successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Three Essays of Corporate Finance.” She has accepted a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Finance position, at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).
MaryAnn N. Haverstock ’04 MBA has joined The Gunnery faculty as Director of the IDEAS Lab. Ms. Haverstock brings to the school’s robust STEM curriculum – which is offered in a hands-on lab environment – more than two decades of engineering experience. In her new role she is responsible for both teaching courses and managing the Innovation, Design, Engineering, and Applied Scholarship Lab.
Matt Fleury ’07 EMBA has been reappointed by Governor Ned Lamont to a second term as Chairman of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education. Mr. Fleury has served as BOR chair since 2016 and has been a member of the board since 2011.
Tina M. Wilson ’92 has been appointed Senior Vice President Chief Product Officer at Empower Retirement. Ms. Wilson will lead a team of 35 professionals responsible for product development while collaborating with teams across the organization, including technology, marketing and client experience.
Gregory Kirber ’13 MBA, JD and Erik B. St. Pierre ’12 MBA, JD have created PartsTech, an automotive eCommerce platform that revolutionizes the parts-ordering and procurement processes for professional technicians and auto-shop owners. PartsTech’s Director of Data Management, Eric Lough, has also studied at the UConn School of Business.