Alumni

Alumni are an integral part of our community and we encourage all our graduates to stay involved by participating in and attending campus events and special programs sponsored by the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics.

To be sure you receive the latest information on campus events and activities, to contact fellow alumni, or to utilize the alumni career center resources, visit the UNH Alumni Office Web page for details.

Here are links that may be of interest:

Giving

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Network Opportunities
Regional Networks
Reunion Events
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Reunions and Events
Paul College Calendar

Resources
Publications
UNH Advising and Career Center
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CONTACT:
Sharon Keeler
Director, Communications & Marketing
603.862.3775
Sharon.Keeler@unh.edu


Link Up

There are many ways to maintain your ties to the Paul College, formerly the Whittemore School. You've made friends and connections that will last a lifetime. As a Paul College/Whittemore School graduate, you are a part of an international network of alumni in key management positions in private- and public-sector organizations. This network is a powerful tool capable of providing assistance, contacts, services, and opportunities -- but to make use of it, you have to be plugged in.

Network

The Paul College works hand-in-hand with the UNH Alumni Association to make this network work for you, but we can only do that if we know who you are, where you are, and what you are doing. We maintain an online Alumni Directory so that you can network with other alums in your area. Are you taking full advantage of your status as a Whittemore School alum? The first step towards doing that is to make sure that all of your contact information is listed in the Alumni Directory. After that, you can choose to become an active alum, or you can simply check this site for periodic gatherings, events, and opportunities. The degree of your formal involvement is completely up to you.

Start now to take full advantage of this vital network: 

Alumni Notes

Shawn Gorman '89 is just the third chairman in the 103-year history of L.L. Bean, legendary retailer of everything from fly-fishing rods to flannel pajamas and the uber-popular L.L. Bean Boots. Read more.

John D. Murtha, CHA, authored the article, "The Four 'Ps' of Hospitality Recruiting," in Boston Hospitality Review.

Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market Competition finalists Khoa Cao '12, Seohyun Hwang '12, Hung Cao '12 and Andrew Burger '12 are using their prize winnings to give back to UNH and expand their business which connects students with local businesses.  Read more.

Scott Knightly, founder and president of EnviroVantage, earned NHBR's Business Excellence Award, and EnviroVantage received the Building Green Award during the Associated Building & Contractors (ABC) Massachusetts Excellence in Construction Award ceremony.

MBA alumnus and former Boston Bruins legend Rick Middleton tells students at Mgr-Scheffer School in Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, Quebec about the importance of receiving an education.

Leading Edge Design Group (LEDG) earned the #2 ranking in Business NH Magazine's 2012 "10 to Watch" list. "We are honored to be recognized again as a top "10 to Watch" company in New Hampshire," said WSBE alumnus Todd Boucher, principal.

Mark Burkush has been appointed to the position of food service director for the York School Department.

Skype, a division of Microsoft, today announced it is adding Elisa Steele '88 to its senior management team as Corporate Vice President to lead marketing for Skype.  In this role, Elisa will oversee Skype's global brand and marketing functions, as well as local go-to-market activities.  Elisa will report to Skype President Tony Bates and will be based at Skype's office in Palo Alto.

People's United Bank announced that Pamela DiPietro Hale hs been promoted to Market Manager for the Business Banking team in Southern Maine.

Maureen Reno's opinion piece "Green Energy Dramatically Benefits the Nation" was published by U.S. News & World Report

Jeffrey Colbert was recently appointed as Heineken USA's vice president of sales, Central Region.  In this new position he will be responsible for establishing Central Region objectives, strategies and tactics, guiding account planning, overseeing relationships with Heineken distributor partners and key regional accounts, and assessing and improving the effectiveness of retail executions that support brand development to ensure delivery of company objectives.

Three WSBE alumni - Craig Abbott ’70, active UNH NY Alumni Chapter Leader and involved in WSBE alumni activities; Bill Jackson ’75, Alumni Association Golf Committee Volunteer and founder of the UNH Endowed Scholarship; and Brad Thompson ’68, President of the Lakes Region Alumni Chapter - earned the UNH Alumni Association Meritorious Service Award.

Paul Bamford ’75, Alumni Association Golf Committee Volunteer and active with UNH Basketball teams, earned the UNH Alumni Association Profile of Service Award.

Vascular Dynamics, Inc. (VDI), a medical device company developing an innovative new treatment for refractive hypertension, announced that its Board of Directors has named Robert A. Stern to serve as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors. 

Jonathan Yu, vice president of Chief Beverage Co., launched a new beverage line.

Great North Property Management, Inc., of Exeter, New Hampshire announced today the appointment of Justin J. Gargiulo, CPM as Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Operations. In his new role, Mr. Gargiulo will oversee all Great North Property Management operations in both the field and in the corporate office in Exeter, New Hampshire, as well as the regional offices in Peabody, MA; Boston, MA; Nashua, NH; Bretton Woods, NH; and Lebanon, NH

Silvia Moraru G '10 was named Online Channel Manager for TD Bank.  Moraru speaks seven languages including: Russian, Romanian, Moldovan, French, Spanish, English, and Italian. 

Lash Realty welcomed Mike Ennamorati '10 as the newest member of their sales team.

George "Spunky" Branscombe '69 was recently inducted into the Rochester Sports Hall of Fame.  Read more...

Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels today announced the hiring of industry veteran Bob Webster, who has joined the firm's brokerage client service leadership in full service and luxury hotel investment sales and financing throughout the Americas.  Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/206125#ixzz1BxtYG7Pf

Congratulations to Amy Wheeler for earning First Colebrook Bank's Bill Bromage Community Service Award.

John Eager '09G was recently appointed CEO of Snap, Ireland.

David Cote '76 of Honeywell International was among the CEOs who met with President Obama to discuss the economy.  Read the USA Today article.

After nearly 40 years, local music rep, "Cuzin" Richard Smith, still hitting green note. View the  Seacoastonline.com article.

Envista Corporation welcomed Mark Prestipino as Chief Executive Officer and Brad Steer as the new Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Jessica Hatch '09, was named tasting room manager at the Jewell Towne Vineyards, New Hampshire's oldest and most awarded winery.

Megan Stevener '05, class secretary, would like news from her classmates to publish in the University of New Hampshire magazine's Class Notes Section.

Jennifer Andrews '02, works for Clean Air Cool Planet as the campus program manager. She advises students on how to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions.

Benjamin Levine '02, is a freelance writer and works as a product manager at Ketchum in New York.

Jamie King '01, ran her first Boston Marathon last April and ran for the Ronald McDonald House and raised $7,000.

Chuck O'Donnell '98, recently joined Laars as a product marketing manager, where he is helping to develop new product concepts and marketing strategies.

Michael Walsh '96, class secretary, would like his fellow classmates to send news to be published in the University of New Hampshire Magazine's Class Notes section!

Rob Bean '96, is the CFO for Orvis in Vermont.

Missy Langbein '92, class secretary, would like her fellow classmates to send news to be published in the University of New Hampshire Magazine's Class Notes section!

Alyson Kelley Graybill '92, is the manager of Optima Bank and Trust's new branch in North Hampton, NH.

Cecelia Doyle '92, works at Phoenix Insurance.

Timothy Dining '90, was elected to the board of directors for the Association for Manufacturing Technology, which represents more than 400 American manufacturers of machine tools and related products. Timothy is the president and CEO of Greenerd Press and Machine Co. in Nashua, NH.

Peter Getman '90, won an award for a documentary film he produced and directed called LemonAid Movie [www.lemonaidmovie.com]. The nonprofit organization, LemonAid, wants to help children learn the importance of eliminating poverty through education.

Neal Cass '89, has assumed the role of town administrator in Hancock, NH.

Jeffrey Pembroke '89, is president of Nordson's EFD operation. A 16-year, veteran of G.E., Jeffrey joined the company in 2005 as vice president of sales and marketing.

Jessica Mauger Kovash '89, is a senior manager at ECG Management Consultants in Seattle. Most recently, she served as vice president of operations and strategic business consultant at Surgical Directions.

Tina Napolitano Savoia '87, class secretary, would like news from her fellow classmates to publish in the University of New Hampshire Magazine's class notes section!

Peter Tawney '87, has joined Baker Newman Noyes as audit principal in its Manchester, NH office. Most recently, Peter worked at Ernst & Young, where he led the New England area employee benefit plan audit practice.

Richard Burke '87, has been appointed the Northeast Region sales manager of Zestron America, a world leader in high precision cleaning products and services.

William Darcey '84, was named to the board of directors at Needham (MA) Bank. He is senior vice president and chief operations officer of Provider Insurance in Needham.

Julie Lake Butterfield '82, class secretary, would like news from her classmates to publish in the University of New Hampshire magazine's Class Notes Section.

George Cozonis '83, is the general manager of W South Beach, which features a contemporary design and an innovative art collection. He also serves as the chair of the Visitor Industry Council and is on the executive committee of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Christian Mason '83, is the chairman and CEO of Vigilan, a continuing education software company. Chris is a nationally certified leader in assisted living training, and developed the first national licensing exam. He is also a founding member of the Oregon Assisted Living Facilities Association.

Chris Wallace '82, is the vice president of sales and marketing at www.amsterdamprinting.com and owns a marketing communications and design firm called MediaConcepts that specializes in providing corporate communications services to the food and beverage, financial and pharmaceutical industries.

Mark Cronin '82, has been named a chief pilot by American Airlines in New York. Mark has been with American since 1989 and prior to that spent seven years in the Air Force.

Scott Briggs '81, started New England Footwear in Newmarket, NH. The company sponsors the N.H Outing Club and they now have a partnership with Soles4Souls, an international shoe charity.

Al Wiles '79, has been promoted to senior vice president of operations for Crestline Hotels and will manage the Hampton Roads portfolio of managed hotels in Virginia.

Chris Engle '79, class secretary, would like news from his classmates to publish in the University of New Hampshire magazine's Class Notes Section.

Brig. Gen. Mark Sears '76, was inducted into the UNH ROTC Hall of Fame. Mark is commander of the N.H. Air National Guard's 157th Air Refueling Wing at Pease Air National Guard Base. 

Bruce Jordan '76, has been promoted to Northeast Territory vice president at Bankers Life and Casualty. Bruce joined Bankers in 1976 and for the last seven years has been the regional director out of Concord, NH. 

Mary Anne Sharer Waikart '75, was a graduate student and former assistant dean of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Now she has joined Georgetown's McDonough School of Business as assistant dean of the executive degree programs.

John Dorrer '72, recently addressed the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce on "Recession and Recovery - Challenges for Maine." John is director of the Center for Workforce Research and Information of the Maine Department of Labor, where he is responsible for overseeing the state's work force statistics systems.  

Craig Abbott '70, helped make the 40th Reunion a success.

Bill Henabray '68, retired from the commercial litigation division of the Air Force. He joined the Navy's Office of General Counsel, where he is a program attorney assigned to NAVAIR at Patuxent River, MD.

Brad Aiken '65, vice president of the class of 1965, is assembling a 50th Reunion gift committee. If you are interested in being a part of this committee please contact one of the officers or the alumni office.

Ralph Young '65 and his co-authors had another book published last spring entitled How to Save a Failing Project. The book is meant to help project managers. 

Nelson Kennedy '63, is the reunion chair for the class of 1963's 50th Reunion. If you are interested in helping to plan or run the reunion please contact him at nfkkjak@ttlc.net.

Pat Gagne Coolidge '61, class secretary, would like news from her fellow classmates to publish in the University of New Hampshire magazine's Class Notes section!

Doug Blampied '60, Henry "Butch" Roy '60, and Charlie Wibel '60 all helped to organize their 50th reunion last spring.

Anne Schultz Cotter '51, class secretary, would like news from her fellow classmates to publish in the University of New Hampshire magazine's Class Notes section!

Dan Sweet '40, class secretary, would like news from his fellow classmates to publish in the University of New Hampshire magazine's Class Notes section!

Dean P. Williamson '32, class secretary, would like his fellow classmates to "Send news, please!"

PixelMEDIA, founded by alumnus Erik Dodier, earned one of only five job training grants awarded by Governor Lynch in July.

Priscilla MacInnis will lead the marketing efforts of Tapley Insurance Agency's comprehensive line of commercial and personal insurance products as it expands into Portsmouth, NH.

Gregg Hayward '04 received the prestigious Lux in Tenebris ("Light in Darkness") Award presented by St. Thomas Aquinas High School.  The Lux in Tenebris award was established to recognize individuals who made significant, enduring contributions to humanity. 

Janice Bourque has joined Hercules Technology Growth Capital Inc., a California-based venture investment firm, as a managing director in the firm's life sciences group in Boston.  Bourque is well-known for her service as President and CEO of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.

Alumnus David Greenlaw is the top-ranked economist in the 2009 Wall Street Journal survey of economic forecasts.

Peter W. Tawney, CPA recently joined Baker Newman Noyes in their Manchester, New Hampshire office. Most recently, Peter worked at Ernst & Young where he led the New England area employee benefit plan audit practice.

Crestline Hotels & Resorts announced the promotion of alumnus Al Wines to Sr. Vice President of Operations.  Mr. Wiles will oversee the Crestline portfolio of managed hotels in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and will be based in the Crestline offices in Virginia Beach.

The Renaissance Providence Hotel has named Janet Poole Karchner as the new director of catering. She will lead the hotel's ongoing commitment to high customer service by combining the catering sales division and event service areas.

Stacia Roberge '03 is one of a number of young entrepreneurs who are choosing to return to their hometown of Berlin, N.H., and set up shop--a clothing boutique called Rumorz, in her case. After more than a year in business, she has long-range plans to open a second store in Littleton and start a line of locally made clothing.

MicroArts, co-founded by alumnus Peter Getman, has launched http://www.doyoufint.com/ so firms can start to have a presence on the three key platforms in social networking. FINT refers to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Nicole Houle Vinet has joined the Board of Director of Seacoast Area Bicycle Routes (SABR), a non-profit bicycle advocacy group, and has been elected treasurer of the organization. Nathan Wechsler & Company, P.A. recently announced that Nicole earned her New Hampshire Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification.

Peter Terkow has joined Northeast Bank in their newly created Loan Production Office.

451 Marketing announced Louisa Plank has joined the Marketing team as a New Media Specialist.

Alumnus Mike Sanders reinvents Sander Fish Market in Portsmouth, NH.

Alumna Diane Woolf has joined Boston-based specialty investment banking firm Covington Associates as a Principal.

Christopher Connors has joined Citisoft, Inc. as a Director of Business Development.

Congratulations to Daniel Corcoran, who has been named President of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Maine.

Susan Jamback has joined Bassett Healthcare as Executive Director of Physician Services.

The Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire appointed EMBA alumnus Phil Suter as its Executive Director.

MBA alumnus and president of North Shore Community College (NSCC) Wayne Burton is on a mission to turn NSCC green. Read about Wayne's efforts in the SalemNews.com.

Nathaniel Bruno recently opened a College Hunks Hauling Junk franchise in Denver, CO.

Congratulations to Gregg Tewksbury his promotion to President and CEO of Savings Bank of Walpole.

Petards, Inc., a leading developer of advanced surveillance systems welcomes alumna Crystal Tucker as the company marketing manager.

Bresette & Company welcomes Kaitlyn Grant to their team.

Alumna Shirley Jones joined Aken, Inc., a recruiting and staffing software system provider, as Vice President of Sales.

Gerald R. Emery has been promoted to senior vice president in loan operations at TD Banknorth Inc. in Lewiston, ME.

More kudos to Delores Lawrence, President & CEO of NHI Nursing & Homemakers, Inc. which recently earned the 2007 Consumer's Choice Business Excellence Award for "Nurse Service".

John Stech, was recently transferred to Moscow and promoted to CEO of Chrysler Russia SAO. While CEO at DaimlerChrysler - Egypt, he talks about doing business in Egypt in the article "The 25 (Not-So) Mysterious Secrets of Great Customer Service". John.

Congratulations to RBS Alumni Relations Director Lisa English who was recently promoted to Director of Alumni Relations for the entire Rutgers-Newark campus.

The Whittemore School of Business and Economics would like to congratulate Bruce S. Weisberg for being recently named Middlesex Savings Bank's Senior Vice President for Property Management.

Ping Identity added Bill Dedrick to its executive team. In his new roll as Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Bill will assume responsibility for Ping Identity's direct sales and business development organization.

Hitchiner's CEO, John Morison III, learned from forefathers. Read article - Manchester Union Leader.

Congratulatons to Robert Nerbonne who was appointed to the position of Group President-The Americas at Enodis.

Kudos to Jason and Kerry Wood who were named Emerging Young Entrepreneurs by NH Business Review and Centrix Bank. Jason put into practice the business plan he developed for the Holloway Business Plan Competition when he opened Leaps and Bounds Educational Planet, a supply and gift store located in Dover, NH.

500 million computers and televisions in the U.S. alone need to be recycled or disposed of annually. MBA alumnus, Shiva Nanda and his partner, recognizing the need for businesses to have a safe way to dispose of their computers, founded Newcore Asset Services, Inc. which inspects and recycles used computers.

Arthur B. Learmonth '70, President of Maytag Services business unit, was promoted to the position of Acting President for Maytag Appliances business unit. Mr. Learmonth will lead Maytag's largest business unit, which manufactures and markets major appliances and floor care products sold in North America.

Tim Murray '98 recently joined the Calgary office of Northern Securities as an Oil and Gas Analyst.

Alumnus Fedra "Feddy" Pouideh '94 recently published her first novel, The Blushing MBA, which humorously chronicles her experiences as a graduate student.

Garrett Ilg '83 recently joined Adobe Japan as the company's new president.

Randal Williams '00 signed as a tight end for the Oakland Raiders.

EMBA alumna, Delores Lawrence, was named to the Order of Ontario - Ontario's highest honor. The Order recognizes "who have enriched the lives of others by attaining the highest standards of excellence and achievement in their respective fields". Ms. Lawrence is the founder of Nurses and Home Healthcare, Inc. which provides healthcare services to homebound patients.

Rob Hodgkins, MBA '94, was recently hired as the Director of Sales for Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT.

The Reid Group LLC recently announced the appointment of Kenneth R. George '85 as Financial and Operations Principal.

Doug Wong '76 has joined Denny's Corporation as Director of Franchise Development.

Ron Noble '79 has been appointed by delegates at the 74th Interpol General Assembly to serve a second five-year term as Secretary General.

Congratulations to football's Jerry Azumah, hockey's Jason Krog and Brandy Fisher who were recently inducted into the UNH Hall of Fame.

Brad Smith MBA '81, named NeuroMetrix, Inc., Chief Financial Officer.

Mark Stevenson MBA '72, recently moved back to the mainland to assume the GM position at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas. Over the past 22 years Mark has enjoyed senior level positions in Lake Tahoe, Aruba, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Thomas B. Wiggins '92 was recently named vice president and financial officer at Piscataqua Savings Bank.

Congratulations to Krista Mahokin '02 who will soon be enjoying vacations at luxury resorts, a brand new car, sleek new boats and and much more, compliments of Bob Barker and The Price is Right.

Business School Alumni Resources

Business School Alumni Resources

Alumni are an integral part of our community and we encourage all our graduates to stay involved by participating in and attending campus events and special programs sponsored by the Whittemore School.

To be sure you receive the latest information on campus events and activities, to contact fellow alumni, or to utilize the alumni career center resources, visit the UNH Alumni Office Web page for details.

Here are links that may be of interest:

Giving
Peter T. Paul Challenge

Network Opportunities
Regional Networks
Reunion Events
Speakers Bureau

Reunions and Events
Paul College Calendar

Resources
Publications
UNH Advising and Career Center
UNH Alumni Association
UNH Library

Volunteer
Volunteer With Us

CONTACT:
Sharon  Keeler
Director, Communications & Marketing
603.862.3775
Sharon.Keeler@unh.edu