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Alumni Notes

Posted 8.27.2008

Ellen Blahut, MBA'92, was named to the board of the Hard Hatted Women.

Jisun Burton BS'86, MBA'87, was appointed vice president of product risk and strategy at DTCC.

David Dasko, MBA'03, has recently made a commitment to transition his career from a successful Life Science Salesperson towards environmental/conservation/sustainability.

Matthew Dennis, MBA'90, was elected vice president of programs for the Cleveland/Northeast Ohio chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute.

Kimberly Hartwell, EMBA'98, was appointed vice president, Global Go-to-Market for ADC.

Morgan Jones, MBA'06, launched "Get it Started" radio program.

Carol Kline, MBA'93, was named executive vice president and chief information officer of TeleTech.

John Kobs II, BS'03, has his company featured in the Case Daily.

Jason Koles, MBA'05, was promoted to leader of supply chain for Rubbermaid Foodservice Products.

Zara Larsen, EDM'07, has her own radio talk show in Tucson that focuses on leadership consulting, executive and career fulfillment, and enabling individuals and organizations to unleash potential through transformational change.  Listen live at from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. pst (4 p.m. - 5 p.m. edt). If you are using a Mac, circumvent Firefox to Internet Explorer to be able to web stream. You can also pose a "stump the expert" question to her at 520.529.3508/toll-free 877.544.2580 or

Louis Licata, MBA'97, PFP'97, was elected learning chairman for the Cleveland Chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization.

Kelly Lipinski, BS'03, joined McGlinchey Stafford PLLC as an associate.

Michael Lipka, MBA'98, was named manager of care management training for Medical Mutual of Ohio.

Alan Markowitz, M.D., PFP'94, was named the Marcella "Dolly" Haugh Chair in Valvular Surgery.

Lorne Novick, JD/MBA'00, was named to the board of the Center for Families and Children.

Gregory Orloff, MBA '01, welcomed the birth of a new daughter Logan.

Adriane Riase, MBA '98, just completed her first year of graduate studies at Howard University School of Law.

Margaret Strang, MBA '83, worked for 14 years in various middle-mgmt positions for Nordson Corp. in Amherst & Westlake. In 1999, she opened French Creek Fiber Arts in Avon, selling supplies for and teaching knitting, spinning, weaving, and crochet. She is currently the president of Avon French Creek Merchant's Association for 3 terms.

Paul Stropkay, MBA'99, was named chief investment officer and senior vice president at New Covenant Trust Company, N.A.

Meredith Weil, MBA'93, was named secretary of the board of trustees of Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio.

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