Posted 7.28.08August 2008
Michele Kryszak Abraham, JD/MBA '03, accepted a new position with The Timken Company to lead their global corporate compliances and ethics program.
Yatin Ambani, MBA '02, was recently married to Marice Ambari on May 23, 2008.
John Asimou, MBA '74, was recently named director of metallurgy and quality at Jade-Sterling Steel, Inc.
Gary Atkinson, JD/MBA '07, was recently named General Counsel for The Singing Machine.
William Brake, MBA '99, was recently named chairman of Renewafuel, LLC.
Louis Buchino, MBA '06, was named to Crain's Cleveland's "Twenty in their 20's" list.
Peter Bullen, MBA '93, was named regional sales director of the Great Lakes region for Key Equipment Finance.
Eva Burris, MBA '87, was appointed to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees.
John Cook, Ph.D. '88, the firm of Long, Cook & Samsa Inc. celebrates of 25 years in business and a nomination for a Small Business of the Year Award.
Rachel Costanzo, MBA '02, recently received the 2008 YWCA Women of Professional Excellence Award.
Rachel Daniel, MBA '08, unveiled Syngery International Limited, Inc.'s focus group facility.
Ronald Fountain, EMBA '83, EDM '99, PFP '01, was named dean of Walsh University's business school.
Theodore Frank, Jr., MBA'94, was named entrepreneur-in-resident for Jump Start Inc.
Vinicius Gasparetto, MBA '99, has worked at Mitsui Trading USA since graduation as a Sales and Marketing Manager on turnkey projects between the US and Latin America. In 2004, he left the US and went back to Brazil and began working at the Federation of the Industries of the State.
Victor Geraci, BA '85, was named co-chair of McDonald Hopkins labor and employment practice.
Shelley Green, MNO '08, gave birth to a daughter, Lauren Elizabeth.
Erasmia Griffin, BA '83, was named to the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2009.
Brent Grover, BS '72, joined the Board of Advisors of Supply Chain Equity Partners.
Arpit Gupta, MEM '08, and his team won the Nottingham Spirk Design Innovation Award.
David Ito, MBA '91, was named product development manager at Logos Communication, Inc.
Morgan Jones, MBA '06, will launch his own talk radio show "Get It Started" on 55KRC out of Cincinnatti on August 3. The focus of the show will be entrepreneurship and starting small businesses.
Kathryn Kaesberg, MBA '83, was elected treasurer of the National Association of Professional Organizers - North Coast Ohio.
Mary Ann Lawrence, MBA '87, was named as one of the 12 founding members of the Private Company Financial Reporting Committee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
Renne Loncar, BA '93, received the 2008 YWCA Women of Professional Excellence Award.
Eric Lutzo, MBA '00, was named to the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2009.
Ronald Majka, MBA '96, was appointed senior vice president and commercial banking team leader at Liberty Bank, N.A.
David Mariano, BS '00, was promoted to director at Western Reserve Partners, LLC.
Patrick Mulloy, MBA '02, was appointed chief financial officer of MDG Medical, Inc.
Gordon Newell, MBA '99, was promoted to president and chief operating officer of Reliable Construction Heaters, Inc.
Marianne Paul, MBA '94, was named to the Legacy Advisory Committee of the Hattie Larlham Foundation.
Kevin Poor, MBA '05, was promoted to senior vice president at Dix & Eaton.
Radhika Reddy, MBA '91, was named to the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2009.
Alan Rosskamm, EMBA '85, was recently elected chairman of the board of Charming Shoppes Inc.
Shashwat Sharma, MEM '08, recently joined Deloitte Consulting LLP in Detroit.
Robert Siewert, MBA '95, was named to the Legacy Advisory Committee of the Hattie Larlham Foundation.
Kiley Smith, MBA '02, received a new position with Charter One Bank.
Kathleen Starkoff, MBA '86, was named chief information officer at The Ohio State University.
Heather Stoll, MBA '03, received the 2008 YWCA Women of Professional Excellence Award.
Thomas Stover, PFP '95, was named senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Akron General.
Jeff Tengel, MBA '85, was named to the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2009.
James Thompson, MBA '94, was named to the Legacy Advisory Committee of the Hattie Larlham Foundation.
Robin Thompson, MS '08, received the Toastmasters Competant Communicator Certification in March 2008 and he also won the local level International Toastmasters Competition in 2008.
Elizabeth Younger, MBA '04, celebrated the launch of her new company, JulieBeth, LLC (www.julie-beth.com).