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Alumni Notes - November

Posted 10.23.2008

Kleio Arivou, Ph.D. '08, has just accepted a faculty position as a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Management and OB, at the Henley Business School, Reading University, Reading, UK.  The Reading University is in the top 2.5 percent of research universities globally.

Tami Bolder, MBA '00, was promoted to manager of business valuation and litigation consulting at SS&G Financial Services Inc.

Rogerio Braga, MBA ’00, is a Human Resources executive with more than 15 years of experience in large international companies, fluent in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese (native) and with international mobility.           

John Breen, MBA '61, received the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Philanthropic Leadership Award.

Ly'Nette Cordaro, BS '93, MSMIS '00, was nominated a member of the Call & Post’s Salute to Northeast Ohio's Most Influential in the African American Community program.

Julie Cox, Ph.D. '97, after working at Melbourne, Monash and RMIT Universities (all in the Melbourne area), Jule moved to Deakin University in February 2007 to take up the Chair in Managment.  She has also been fortunate to recieve an Austrailian Research Council Grant into organizatinoal change at Victoria Police and is working on administrative work this year.  She is happy now to move back into a more traditional research and teaching role.  She and her husband's home lives are still very busy although their boys are growing up fast.  THey try to travel together at least once a year and last year all went to Africa for a very special two weeks.  She looks forward to catching up with people from Case at the Academy each year and has every intention of continuing to make that an annual event.

Frank Fantozzi, BS '86, was recently featured in The Plain Dealer's column, "My Biggest Mist and How I Fixed It".

David Fitts, MBA ’89, joined Time Warner Cable as Director of Marketing in August 2008.

Robert Gross, JD/MBA '79, was elected to the board of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland.

Arpit Gupta, MEM ’08, recently moved to Boston for a new position as Consultant with Arcadia Solutions. He works with incentive compensation and health care consulting.

Brian Hurtuk, BS '79, was named first vice president at CB Richard Ellis Inc.

Lynnette Jackson, MBA '07, received the Women of Color Foundation's 2008 "STAR" Professional Woman of the Year Award.

Shilpa Kedar, MNO '05, was named associate program director for the Cleveland Foundation.

Rebecca Kodysh, MNO '05, was promoted to vice president of programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland.

Karolyn Krems, BS '02, was promoted to manager of audit at Grant Thornton LLP.

Regina Olbinsky, PHR, MBA '98, was recognized by The Cleveland Jewish News (CJN) in the paper's recent feature, "On the Rise."  She was one of 20 recipients who careers continually make an impact on the Cleveland business community.  The selection was made by CJN editorial staff based on entreprneurial accomplishments.  She is the reseident of The Career Group, LLC, a career and leadership coaching firm, which she founded in 2003.

Roberta Melnyk, MBA ’02, relocated to London in September of 2007. She has been busy caring for her 18-month old twin boys and hoping to get back to a career in next two years!

Steven Muir, EMBA '01, was elected treasurer of the board of the Cleveland Music School Settlement.

Rafiqur Rahman, MS '97, PFP '98, earned certification as a member of the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Leslie Sabo, MBA '04, was named executive director of development and university campaigns at Ashland University.

Joseph Scaminace, MBA '80, and his wife Joanne received leadership recognition awards from the Womankind Maternal and Prenatal Care Center.

Eric Schnur, MBA '94, was promoted to corporate vice president and president of Lubrizol Advanced Materials.

Alan Stasa, MS ’91, retired as manager, organization development from the Internal Revenue Service after nearly 33 years with the Federal Government.

Laura Torboli, MBA ’06, has made two careers moves since graduation. Her first career move was to a management position in Customer Service in the Refinish business unit with PPG. Recently, she has accepted a position as a Technical Sales Service Representative within PPG, gaining technical, management and field experience to further her career.     

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