OPIM Assistant Professor Chen Liang was one of only eight academics worldwide honored with the Information Systems Society’s 2023 Gordon B. David Young Scholar Award. The award is presented to pre-tenure scholars who have completed quality research and who are on a path toward making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline.
Fernando Macaro ‘15 was promoted to manager at Travelers. He joined Travelers in September 2019 and works within MM Finance on strategic initiatives. Macaro started his career with The Hartford in 2015, after graduating from their Financial Leadership Development Program.
Michael D. Horan ‘95 MBA joins Worcester Polytechnic Institute as executive vice president and chief financial officer. In this role, Horan will oversee the university’s financial, physical, and technological resources.
Amber L. Moore ‘09, ‘11 MSA has been promoted to partner at Goldblatt Bokoff LLC in Norwich, CT. Moore, who joined the firm in 2011, was recently elected to the CTCPA Board of Directors and as Chair of the Advisory Council.
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).