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.
Christopher J. Calabro ’83 has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Ohio National Financial Services. Mr. Calabro is now responsible for the company’s sales, distribution and marketing efforts of Ohio National’s life and disability income insurance products within its core traditional distribution channel.
Yucheng Chen Ph.D. ‘19 successfully defended his dissertation titled, “Three Essays on Emerging Issues in Healthcare.”
Janette Edwards ’11 MBA has been named one of the Hartford Business Journal’s 2019 40 under Forty honorees. Ms. Edwards is the Vice President of Operations, Central Region, Hartford HealthCare. She oversees daily operations of The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center, with direct responsibility over 20 different departments and service lines.
Stephen J. Kinkade ’07 has drawn upon his experiences with departments of human services, education, and labor as a counselor, social worker, and program coordinator to publish “Shouting into the Mist,” with Covenant Books.