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Alumni Notes - Feb 2013

Posted 2.4.2013

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Class of 1987

Mark Weinberger, JD '87, MBA '87
was selected as Ernst & Young's next Global Chairman and CEO. His title will be Chairman and CEO-elect until Jim Turley retires in June 2013. Ernst & Young is a professional services organization specializing in accounting, tax, advisory and transactions, with 170,000 people in over 140 countries. Mark first joined EY in the Washington, DC office in 1987 and has held many senior leadership roles with a track record of leadership both inside and outside of Ernst & Young. Mark previously served as Global Vice Chair–Tax, leading Ernst & Young’s global Tax practice. Mark has served on the Global Executive -- the organization's highest governing body -- the Global Policy Committee, Global Markets Executive Committee and the Americas executive and operating committees.

Mark has had very senior roles in government, including serving as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury (Tax Policy) under President George W. Bush and he was appointed to the U.S. Social Security Advisory Board by President Clinton. He has served on several national policy committees and was the Chief of Staff of the President's 1994 Bipartisan Committee on Entitlement and Tax Reform. Mark also set up a law firm which grew to be one of the top U.S. legislative and regulatory advisory firms in the U.S.
Mark is recognized as a leading authority on tax and regulatory policy and speaks regularly at major client events and accounting and profession conferences. He has a strong academic background in economics, finance and law. He sits on the Board of Directors for The Tax Council and The American Council for Capital Formation in Washington, DC. Mark is married and has four children. Both the Weatherhead School of Management and the CWRU School of Law send our congratulations and well wishes to Mark on his distinguished accomplishments and new leadership role!

Class of 2008

Joe Tichar, BS ’08
has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations, and retains the title of Chief of Staff DDR. Joe will continue to serve as a member of the management, executive, compensation, enterprise risk management, and charitable contributions committees; participate in all Board meetings and play an integral role in quarterly earnings announcements, press releases and all investor relations activities; serve as a critical conduit in the continued development and refinement of the company's branding and corporate communications strategy; and, lead the management training program and all aspects of our summer internship program. Additionally, Joe has become increasingly active in our pursuit of untapped investors in our company stock and regularly represents us before the retail and institutional investment communities.

Class of 2001

Rebecca Oettinger-Feder, MBA ’01
is assuming a new role as the HR Business Partner for Tyco International’s CFO and world-wide finance team. Rebecca has a proven track-record delivering organizational and talent results in marketing, R&D, finance, sales and operations divisions across multiple industries. She will work closely with the Leadership team to create a world-class Finance organization to help Tyco deliver its mission to ‘advance safety and security by finding smarter ways to save lives, improve businesses and protect where people live and work.

Class of 2005

Jared Oakes, MBA ’05
has been named a partner in Thompson Hine's Real Estate and Corporate Transactions and Securities practice groups. He regularly represents Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Real Estate Operating Companies (REOCs), institutional investors, lenders, private equity funds and other public and private investors, developers and owners of commercial real estate, with a particular focus on retail/shopping center assets. This work includes counseling clients in the acquisition and sale of commercial properties, repositioning troubled assets, entity planning (including formation and structuring with respect to joint ventures, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations), leasing, development, asset management, commercial lending and debt restructuring. In addition, Jared devotes a significant portion of his practice to providing strategic counseling on corporate real estate matters and complex real estate litigation.

Class of 2007

Matthew P. Maloney, MBA ’07
was named Director, Operations Research & Supply Chain Master's program at the Weatherhead School of Management.This newly created role was created to help the OR/SC students with their professional and career development as well focusing on corporate relations as it applies to this program. Most recently, Matthew worked in e-commerce for the Little Tikes Company in Hudson, Ohio.

Class of 2005

Michele A. Seyranian, MNO ’05
has joined Hospice of the Western Reserve’s management committee as its new Business Development Officer. In her new leadership role, Seyranian plans and implements business development activities and programs supporting the non-profit agency’s mission and long-term goals. Prior to joining Hospice of the Western Reserve, Seyranian held several executive leadership roles at KeyCorp. Most recently, she was Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, a role she has held since 2001.Seyranian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York, and Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management. She has extensive non-profit and volunteer experience, and currently serves on the boards of The Gathering Place, the Armenian Bone Marrow Foundation and Niagara University Board of Advisors. Seyranian lives in Beachwood.

Class of 1996

Michael DeAloia, MBA ’96
will assume the Regional Vice President role for Expedient in its Cleveland operations. Expedient operates eight data centers in six cities including two centers in Cleveland. The Company offers colocation, connectivity and managed services to its clients.

Class of 2006

Bobby Detwiler, PhD, MBA '06
from the University of Toledo in Higher Education, and just accepted a new job at Lourdes University as Director of Academic Advising. Bobby got his Masters of Management from the Weatherhead School of Management, and he received his Bachelors of Art from Case Western Reserve University.

Class of 2000

David P. Mariano, BS '00
rejoined Western Reserve Partners as a Director and will lead the firm's buy-side advisory practice. Prior to returning, Mariano spent three years at The Horsburgh & Scott Co. in various roles, including business analysis, marketing, business development, strategy development, management and operations. Mariano also founded and operated two businesses and regularly writes about leadership at

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