Elise K. Prairie ’12 has joined Cronin and Company, LLC as an assistant account executive. Cronin and Company, LLC is the largest full-service independent marketing communications agency in Connecticut. Ms. Prairie previously worked for Media Storm in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Margaret M. Luciano ’15 Ph.D. has successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Unpacking the Dynamics of Cross-Unit Coordination: A Multilevel Quasi-Experimental Investigation of Patient Handoffs.” Dr. Luciano was also inducted into the School of Business Hall of Fame in May, 2015.
Iraj Kamili ’13 MBA has been appointed general manager of De Rigo Vision USA and will be based out of Miami, Florida. Mr. Kamili is an administrator with extensive experience in the management of international companies. Mr. Kamilli will supervise and develop DeRigo’s business in the North American market where he will be responsible for coordinating an optimizing all operational activities and strategies for the company.
Maria A. Falvo ’12 MBA has been named the new president and chief executive officer at New Britain’s American Savings Foundation. Ms. Falvo was hired by the bank in 1998 as director of communications and public relations before moving to the foundation two years later.
Peter E. Bihuniak ’07, ’10 MSA has been promoted to the position of manager at MahoneySabol. Mr. Bihuniak who has more than seven years of audit and consulting experience, is highly experienced at conducting audits of large not-for-profit, governmental, and quasi-governmental organizations. His expertise is primarily with federal and state single audits and handling complex accounting and audit issues.
Conor Horrigan ’11 MBA has left a high paying job on Wall Street to follow his dreams. While enrolled at UConn and working closely with professors in the MBA program, he created a business plan and strategy that helped him win the seed money to start his company, Half Full Brewery in Stamford. Mr. Horrigan has been recognized on the “40 Under 40” list that recognizes those who are pursuing their dreams. Mr. Horrigan has said that “UConn’s paw prints are all over his company.”
David W. Meo ’10 MBA has been promoted to national sales manager of Koma Precision, Inc. Mr. Meo has been with Koma Precision, Inc. for seven years and his knowledge and abilities will contribute to continuing their growth and expansion. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Meo worked as a financial analyst at Ipreo in New York.
Nathan D. Elliott ’10 MBA has joined Balance Point Capital Partners as vice president. Mr. Elliott previously worked at Jefferies Finance LLC as the vice presidentand has significant experience in a variety of industries which include the healthcare, manufacturing, telecom, media, restaurant and consumer areas.
Katharine M. Mongoven ’10 MBA has been recognized as one of the “49 ASC Leaders Under 40” by Becker’s ASC Review. Ms. Mongoven is the director of marketing, sales and business development with Pinnacle III. Since joining the company in 2013, she has assisted clients with same-store growth initiatives, charity care days and brand imaging.