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Ann Cunningham, MBA ‘96, was appointed to the board of VistaGen Therapeutics. “We are delighted to welcome Ann to our Board of Directors,” stated Shawn Singh, Chief Executive Officer of VistaGen. “With decades of commercial and leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry, experience that is especially relevant in the depression and other CNS markets we are pursuing, Ann’s expertise expands our Board’s strengths. We look forward to her valuable insights and strategic guidance as we continue to advance our pipeline programs.”

Francis (Jim) Roney, MBA ‘15, became Vice President of Investment Banking for Moelis & Company, a global independent investment bank.

Nate Springer, MBA ‘11, was named the Director of Market Development for Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), a leading North American consulting firm specializing in market development for low emission and alternative fuel vehicle technologies.

Paul (Tony) Marsh, MBA ‘05, was named Chief Capital Markets officer at TA Associates in Boston.

Jason Mironov, BBA ‘05, was promoted to Director at TA Associates in their Menlo Park office.

Scott Schaen, BBA ‘04, was named partner at Pine Brook, a New York-based investment firm.

Allison Swayze Navitskas, MBA ‘04, was named to the board of Forterra, Inc. She currently serves as a Managing Director of Global Business Development and Strategy with Lone Star Funds.

Candace Tenbrink, MBA ‘97, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and will be studying at the University of Gdansk in Poland in 2020.

Walter Ripple, MBA ‘09, was named Vice President of Sustainability at PolyOne, a polymer materials and services company.

Steve Zanella, MBA ‘14, was named President and Chief Operating Officer of CityCenter with MGM Resorts, overseeing day-to-day operations at ARIA and Vdara in Las Vegas.

Brian Stearns, MBA ‘07, joined Workstorm, a provider of enterprise-level workplace collaboration technology, as their Chief Commercial Officer focused on driving efficiency for corporate legal departments and law firms nationwide.

Allison Van Houten, MBA ‘11, joined Getaround, a carsharing platform, as Vice President of Marketing.

David Zussman, BBA ‘08, became the new Chief Financial Officer of Related Companies.

Katie Vanderjagt, MBA ‘16, was named Chief Human Resource Officer at La-Z-Boy Incorporated at the end of 2018.

Lisa (Elizabeth) Black, MBA ‘87, retired at the end of 2018 from her role with Nuveen (a TIAA company). At Nuveen, Black lead the taxable income strategic direction and investment perspectives teams. She joined TIAA in 1987 as a corporate credit analyst, where she covered paper/forest products, banks, and finance companies.

Rohan Mendoza, MBA ‘09, was appointed by Relevium Technologies to lead the company’s Amazon marketplace operations.

Jeremy Werner, BBA ‘12, was promoted to Vice President at Beringea, a venture capital firm. Werner is currently a board director for Beringea portfolio company D3O.

William Blake III, BBA ‘06, was promoted to Vice President at Beringea, a venture capital firm. Blake also serves as a board director for Beringea portfolio companies Avid Ratings, Fiber By-Products, and Montage Talent.

Prabhu Patil, MBA ‘02, as the CEO and President of PROLIM, was named a 2018 Small Business Supplier of the Year by Siemens USA. “We are extremely pleased and proud to be honored with this award, especially given Siemens’ wide range of high-quality suppliers, it is a tribute to all the dedicated and committed PROLIM employees,” Patil said.

Steve Mitzel, BBA ‘94, CEO of Mspark, was named a Top CEO by the Birmingham Business Journal in Alabama for companies with 100-250 employees. “I am honored to be named Top CEO for our category,” Mitzel said. “It’s an honor and a privilege to lead the amazing people at Mspark.  It’s all about the team, the team, the team. Together we have transformed our culture and pushed to significantly grow Mspark and improve each and every day. I couldn’t be more proud of all our team has accomplished, and look forward to a great 2019”.

Matthew Muench, MBA ‘10, is now the Director of Workforce Innovation for the City of Chicago.

Ali Raymond, MBA ‘18, was selected as a 2019 Fellow of the New Leaders Council of New Jersey. Ali is an HR Manager currently in the Human Resources Leadership Development Program at Johnson and Johnson, having served rotations in the office of Diversity and Inclusion and Total Rewards. Ali hopes to take from NLC strategies to leverage J&J’s size for good.

Kimberly Dillon, MBA ‘10, was named one of 16 AdWeek “Brand Stars” in the Los Angeles area for her work as Vice President of Marketing at Papa & Barkley, a company making CBD-infused products.

Gregory Seremet, BBA ‘07, recently welcomed a new baby to the family.

Laura Frey, MBA ‘11, was named one of the Top Women in Investing in Latin American Tech by the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America. Frey is an impact investment professional with over ten years of experience in Latin America and Emerging Markets.

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