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Class Notes Archive: 1990-1999


Vivian (Althaus) Harrow and her husband Alexander welcomed their son, Maxwell Evan Harrow, on June 12, 1998. Vivian will be telecom-muting in order to spend more time with him.   December 2000

The Pantry, Inc., the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., today announced that it has named Melissa Anderson ‘90, to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Anderson joins The Pantry from International Business Machines Corp., where she progressed through a variety of increasingly challenging human resources positions during her remarkable 17-year career. For the last three years, she was the vice president of Human Resources for IBM Global Financing. October 12, 2006   November 2006

Scott Beijer accepted a position as general manager of Pepsi in Southern Colorado.   December 2000

Leslie Braginsky is now an attorney for ISP in Wayne, NJ.   December 2000

Andrew Brenner is cofounder of an on-line "Recession Camp" for those laid off by dot-com closures and downsizings. The site hosts events like lunches, bulk seating at atheletic events and outdoor activities for "dot-com refugees" while serving as a bulletin board for other activities. The on- line site was created to help keep job-seekers "healthy, happy and social."   January 2002

Mary Ann Bross was promoted to Vice President from Director of Human Resources at Somerset Medical Center.   February 2004

Mary Ann Bross recently accepted a new position at Somerset Medical Center in New Jersey. She is their Director of Human Resources.   October 2001

Carolyn Cassin Blair reports the birth of a son, Declan Cassin Blair on March 26, 2001.   August 2001

On March 20, 2001, Nancy Cohen and her husband Michael had their first child, a girl named Annabel Betsy. She was 8 lbs. 5 3/4oz., and 21 inches at birth and is the joy of their lives.   August 2001

Elizabeth De La Pena was promoted to the position of performance management coordinator and will spearhead the management development succession planning efforts of Nestle's African, Oceanian, Asian and Middle East markets. Scott Gold is now with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.   December 2000

Sharon Lamm is now an Adjunct Professor of Leadership for Colombia University.   February 2003

Bob Lavigna MS '90, has been elected President-elect of the International Personnel Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR). IPMA-HR is an organization that represents over 5,000 HR professionals at the federal, state and local levels of government. Bob will be President in 2004.   July 2003

Corinne Lopez-Allen is an Assistant Negotiator for the University of California, Office of the President. In addition to her daughter Angela, Corinne now has a 5 year old son, Anthony and a 3 year old son named Alexander.   February 2004

Dr. Patrice Mareschal celebrates the birth of her daughter, Arielle Miriam, a little sister for Jacob.   August 2001

Karen Mitchell recently joined Credit Susse First Boston as Vice President & Counsel practicing employment law.   August 2001

Christine Monterosso and Marc De Leeuw joyously announce the birth of their second child, Adam Brooks De Leeuw, born on January 18, 2006.   September 2006

Christine Monterosso '90 and her husband Marc are thrilled to report the birth of their first child, a son named Joshua Max DeLeeuw, born on 4/23/03.   July 2003

Christine Monterosso and Marc De Leeuw, both lawyers in Manhattan, were married on January 19, 2002. Congratulations!   January 2002

Raymond Mooney became the southeast regional human resources manager of Exec Logistics, a third-party supplier of logistical services, in August 1998.   December 2000

Ms. Christine Pambianchi gave birth to her second child on 6/15/01- a baby boy named Avery Clark Pambianchi. Everyone is doing very well.   August 2001

Jordan Resnick has been appointed director of human resources at Williams Controls, Inc.   December 2000

Russell Roman is now with S & H Greenpoints in Salem, MA.   November 2001

Simmons Bedding Company announced on April 2006 the appointment of Kimberly A. Samon ’90, to the position of Senior Vice President - Human Resources. Ms. Samon brings more than fourteen years of human resources, legal and professional development experience to the role and has held strategic and executive human resources positions in the consumer products, real estate and business services industries with companies such as Philip Morris Companies, PepsiCo and HQ Global Workplaces.   September 2006

Donna Sampson, vice president at Chase Manhattan Bank, was managing human resources as part of a transition team for an international acquisition beginning in July 1998.   December 2000

Mark Sobel was elected president of Branch 294 of the National Association of Letter Carriers.   December 2000

Debra Turner was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources for Corning Cable Systems.   May 2003


Craig Alexander is a partner in the law firm of Mandelbaum, Salsburg, Gold, Lazris, Discenza & Steinberg.   April 2002

Robert Bernstein moved to Washington, DC in July 1998 and joined the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. He is still practicing labor and employment law on the management side.   December 2000

Kimberley Best was married in June 2002 to Scot Robidoux who owns his own network consulting company which works computing.   March 2003

Christoper Borruso took a position in May 1998 as employee relations counsel for Asarco, Inc.   December 2000

Joanne Crawford is the director of labor relations at Westchester Medical Center, NY.   December 2000

Steven Davi is an associate in the commercial litigation department of Farrell Fritz concentrating in labor and employment law.   March 2003

The Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Michael J. Copps announced on April 2006 that Scott M. Deutchman ‘91 will be joining his staff as Legal Advisor.   September 2006

Kevin Dougherty (BS&ILR '91), commercial services officer and vice president has recently assumed responsibility for managing Tioga State Bank's Commercial Credit Department.   July 2003

Kevin Dougherty, commercial services officer and vice president, has recently assumed responsibility for managing Tioga State Bank's Commercial Credit Department.   April 2003

Karen Fromkes has been named director of information technology at the Newark, New Jersey campus of Rutgers School of Law.   January 2002

Karen Fromkes was promoted from product manager to market manager at Lucent Technologies. She reports that Lucent is a great place to work.   December 2000

Constance Gruenwald celebrates the recent birth of her second child, Jacob Charels, born June 1, 2001.   August 2001

Samir Gupte was named vice president of human resources for Bahama Breeze, the nation's leading Caribean- inspired restaurant company.   September 2003

Glenn Hamer married Tali Lehari in 1991. He recently opened his own political consulting firm, PPC Strategies, "where policy, politics and communications intersect."   October 2001

Richard Madris (BS IL&R '91) has been named partner in the Corporate practice for Stroock& Stroock & Lavan LLP.   July 2003

Richard Madris has been named a partner in the Corporate practice of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.   April 2003

Laurel Marshall '91 is the Director of Organizational Effectiveness for Gateway in San Diego.   July 2003

Christine O'Connor is the assistant director of labor and government accounts for HIP of Greater New York.   December 2000

Jesse Pichel is now an Equity Research Analyst covering Electronics Manufacturing for Needham & Company in New York City, a Technology Investment Bank. He was previously a Vice-President at C.E. Unterberg, Towbin.   January 2003

Jesse Pichel left Revlon Consumer Products where he was the manager of finance and is now with the Lipton Division of Unilever, responsible for tea beverages.   December 2000

Kahlil Reid has joined Galen Capital Group, LLC, a merchant banking firm dedicated to middle-market companies,as the Director of Investment Banking for its West Coast operations.   September 2006

Carolyn Richmond joined Wachtel & Masyr, LLP as chair of their labor and employment law practice in 2004. She was previously the General Counsel for BR Guest Restaurants & JAMES Hotels. She continues to reside in Manhattan.   January 2005

In 1999 I joined the Labor and Employment Group at Kelley Drye & Warren, where I continue to practice Management-side labor law.   August 2001

Andrew Rochester has just formed (5/06) a new law firm, Morgenstern & Rochester, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, concentrating in the areas of family and appellate law.   May 2006

Robert Matthew Rogers was married to Shannon Eileen Kelly on October 12, 2002 in Syracuse, New York.   April 2003

Robert Rogers has joined a private firm, AMTEK Management Services Corp., as a human resources and labor relations consultant for public and private sector employers.   December 2000

In October 2005 Brian Roman was named Vice President and General Counsel of Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., a leading U.S. generic drug manufacturer. Before joining Mylan in 2003, he was a partner at Doepken, Keevican & Weiss in Pittsburgh, PA and chaired the firm's labor and employment practice.   November 2005

Philip Rothman was recently promoted to Regional Counsel (Sept.'02) in the NASD's Department of Enforcement.   February 2003

Marcy Sacks is a professor of history at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.   December 2000

Julie Schatz celebrates the birth of her daughter, Brooke Jennifer on May 16, 2001.   August 2001

Mr. David Schmier graduated with an MBA from the University of Connecticut in May of 2001.   August 2001

Thomas C. Shirkey was recently named Vice President of Marketing for the newly formed Hallmark Loyalty Marketing Group, an advertising and marketing service agency.   September 2001

Mr. Thomas Shirkey was recently named Vice President of Marketing for the newly-formed Hallmark Loyalty Marketing Group, an advertising and marketing services agency.   August 2001

Peter M. Tully joined Motor Coach Industries as their Executive Director of HR and Employee Relations in July. Since that time he has become the father of twins, Lauren Elizabeth and Sean Christopher. The Tullys also has a five year old son, Ryan.   October 2001

Ruben Urquidi MILR '91 is married with one son: Aroan Emilio Urquidi.   July 2003

Agnna Varina Guzman '91 joined a new law firm in May of 2003. Curiale, Dellaverson, Hirschfeld, Kraemer & Sloan LLP is a West Coast law firm specializing in Employment and Labor Law. The firm has an immigration practice group based in San Francisco, CA. The law firm has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA.   July 2003


Laurie (Holmes) Dunn married Tom Dunn in their hometown of San Francisco, CA in March 1998. She moved from Pacific Gas and Electric Company to its parent company, PG&E Corporation and was promoted to director of human resource services in June 1998.   December 2000

Mr. Darin Barker will be married to Cheryl Jean Jenkins on August 4, 2001.   August 2001

Stephen T. Best, MILR '92, was named Assistant Vice President, Director of Compensation and Benefits for J.E. Dunn Construction Group, Inc., Kansas City, MO, one of the top 10 domestic general contractors in the United States.   June 2007

Cynthia Caruso is working for Citibank as the head of Corporate College Relations in New York City.   August 2001

Angela Cheng-Cimini '92 recently won a three-year seat on the Burgess Elementary School Committee with 212 votes.   August 2002

I have accepted a position as Director of Human Resources for TIAX, a product and technology based consultancy spun off from Arthur D. Little.   August 2002

Angela T. Cheng-Cimini is running for a committee position in her local school district.   March 2002

I have recently been promoted to Director of Employee Services for Extraprise, a Boston-based hi-tech consultancy.   August 2001

Jennifer Clemens is awaiting future changes with the Exxon-Mobil merger. Jennifer had Michael Raymond Clemens, 8 lbs., 21 in., on December 4, 1998.   December 2000

Marc Cornstein and Natasha Srauss were married in New York on the first of December. Mr. Cornstein is founder and president of Pinnacle Management Corporation which represents basketball players.   January 2002

Jennifer Davis is attorney in charge of business development at Cook Islands Trust & Banking Corporation Ltd. in the South Pacific. She will travel frequently to the US for clients interested in offshore finance and legal matters.   December 2000

Deborah Eiden was promoted to manager of executive compensation benefits for Colgate-Palmolive in October 1998.   December 2000

Bryan Glass started as Associate Counsel with NYSUT in April of 2001.   August 2001

Jeffrey Gorzynski is vice president and CAO in the office of technology and operations, management services for JP Morgan.   December 2000

Kristin Greenberg and husband Alex's daughter, Emily Ruth, was born January 15, 1998.   December 2000

Jennifer Hetling was married on October 10, 1998. She is an assistant professor of economics at St. Michael's College in VT and was scheduled to defend her PhD dissertation in August 1999.   December 2000

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Jennifer A. Hetling-Vincent, '92, Colchester, VT, who now works as an assistant professor at Champlain College, has just completed work on re-writing the entire general education curriculum at the college. After researching and writing several interdisciplinary courses for the curriculum during the past three years, Jen plans to enjoy teaching full-time again. She continues to enjoy watching her four children (Grace-10, Sadie-8, Elijah-6 and Claire-4) grow and learn.   August 2009

Michael Litvak '92, New York, NY, and his wife Diane are living in New York City with their two children, David, 3 and Josh, 1. Michael is currently a Director at Gartner Consulting. Gartner is the global leader in the area of IT Research and Advisory.   February 2008

I recevied my MBA from NYU in 1999 and am currently working for Gartner Group running benchmarking studies for CIOs.   August 2001

Carl Oronsky '92 has returned to school part time for his MBA at San Francisco State University.   July 2003

Carla Owens was promoted to division human resources manager at Georgia-Pacific Corporation in Atlanta, providing customer service for logistics, strategic planning, international and information resources for the corporation.   December 2000

Carla Owens Chaney '92 recently married Jim Chaney. She was also promoted to HR Director for Consumer Products Manufacturing for Georgia-Pacific.   July 2003

Peter Pepper is a lecturer in the industrial relations program at Baruch College.   December 2000

Jesse Pichel is now an Equity Research Analyst covering Electronics Manufacturing for Needham & Company in New York City, a Technology Investment Bank. He was previously a Vice-President at C.E. Unterberg, Towbin.   January 2003

Ruth Seroussi was married on October 6, 2001 to Mike Newhouse. They now live in Venice, CA.   July 2002

Zachary Skrivanek passed his qualifying exams for a PhD in statistics and is doing research. He is also working part time at Ross Laboratories as a statistician, in addition to being a TA at Ohio State University.   December 2000

Ms. Dawn Smith has recently been promoted to Manager of Human Resources at Highland Hospital, an affiliate of Strong Memorial Hospital (a teaching hospital at the University of Rochester).   August 2001

Dawn Smith is working part time, four days (one from home). Daughter Reilly Jo Smith was born on October 27, 1997.   December 2000

Theodore Smith has been employed by Cummins Engine Co. since June 1992, and in October 1998 he began a new position as director DWJ employee relations.   December 2000


I got married in September to Ken Goldberg (Hotel '93, MBA '97)....We have also moved to Northern Virginia and now I am an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant at America Online. - Carey (Epstein) Goldberg '93, MBA '98   August 2001

Darren Burton and his wife Patricia celebrated the birth of their son Justin on April 18, 2001.   January 2002

Angela Erba MILR '93 is currently at home with her 2 children and is doing some consulting work on the side.   July 2003

Susan Fiorella graduated from Harvard in June, and moved to Indonesia where she is the economic advisor to the Indonesian Minister of Finance.   December 2000

Marc Grabisch is attending Brooklyn Law School and expects to graduate in May of 2000.   December 2000

Alyse Hersh and her husband are enjoying life in the suburbs. Taking care of a house and their two year old son, Jacob, keeps them quite busy. Alyse survived yet another reorganizing at BP and she is waiting to hear about a new assignment.   February 2004

Alyse Hersh '93 and her husband are enjoying life in the suburbs. Taking care of their 2 year old son, Jacob keeps them busy. Alyse survived yet another reorganization at BP and is waiting to hear about a new assignment.   July 2003

Kelly Maura Horl '93, Middletown, NJ, was recently promoted to Account Executive for the CBS Television Network. In addition, Kelly and her husband, Richard Limekiller, joyously announce the birth of their first child, Ryan John, born on January 19, 2007.   May 2007

Alyse Jedel-Hersh is celebrated the birth of her son Jacob Nathaniel Hersh on March 25, 2001.   January 2002

Jason Markel has moved to Buffalo to take a position as an associate with the law firm of Hodgson, Russ, Andrews, Woods & Goodyear LLP.   December 2000

Julia Prieto, formally Julia Reichgott, was married to Daniel Prieto in July 2002. The marriage took place in Seville, Spain. Julia also joined Bank One Corp. in July of 2002.   January 2003

Julia Reichgott is a law student at the University of Chicago.   December 2000

Kimberly Rizzi has a position in Enron Capital & Trade Resources as manager of human resources.   December 2000

Jeffrey Rugg is a student at Fordham University School of Law.   December 2000

Barbara Russell began work as an associate with Littler Mendelson PC in San Fran-cisco, CA in September 1998, after receiving her JD from the University of Michigan Law School in May 1998.   December 2000

Justin Smith recently announced his engagement to Denise Emenheiser of Lancaster, PA.   September 2003

Eric Steiglitz and his wife Sharon were married in Boston on September 3, 2000.   January 2002

Stephen Stern '93, Annapolis, MD, has earned the 2012 Label A. Katz Young Leadership Award, named for the youngest person to achieve the office of international president of B’nai B’rith. Stern received his award at B’nai B’rith’s 2012 policy conference on Sept. 9 in Washington, D.C.   September 2012

Stephen Stern joined a new law firm, Ross, Dixon & Bell, L.L.P. in Washington, DC. He still practices employment law, giving advice and representing employers in litigation. In addition, Stephen's practice has expanded to include commercial and insurance litigaiton. Also, in September he and his wife Jacquelyn had their first child, Madeleine Ava.   February 2004

Alexander Stiles was married on June 28, 2003 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Newport News, VA.   September 2003

In July 2002, Edward Velez joined the law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, specializing in labor and employment law.   January 2003

Edward Velez will be happily married on August 25, 2001 to Ms. Marti Colchamiro, a wonderful junior high teacher from Brooklyn, NY.   August 2001

Mr. Edward Velez will be married to Ms. Marti Colchamiro, a junior high school teacher on August 25, 2001. He couldn't be happier!   August 2001

Kelly Wagner accepted a position as human resource manager with Quaker State Corp. in April 1998.   December 2000

In addition to duties as a firefighter, Brian Weinstein holds the position of president of IAFF Local 737, a local union representing the 65 uniformed employees at the Ithaca Fire Department.   January 2003

Mr. Brian Weinstein was recently elected president of the Ithaca Paid Fire Fighters Association, representing career fire fighters and fire officers in Ithaca, NY.   August 2001

Mr. Brian Weinstein was recently elected president of the Ithaca Paid Fire Fighters Association, representing career firefighters and fire officers in Ithaca, NY.   August 2001


Hanora Bellucco and her husband Jeff Chapman (ILR '95), are now the proud parents of a baby girl, Hanora Mae Chapman.   August 2001

Carolynn Benedetti and her husband Joseph are enjoying their two children; Christopher, age 2 1/2 and Connor, six months old.   January 2002

Leigh Benevento '94 and her husband will be expecting their first child, a girl, in October of 2003. She will be graduating with her masters from NYU and will be a psychotherapist.   July 2003

Leigh Benevento '94 and her husband are expecting their first child, a girl, in October 2003. Leigh will be graduating with her masters from NYU and will be a psychotherapist.   July 2003

Leigh Benevento's division was recently purchased by Hewlitt Packard so he will shortly be working for HP. He is still going to school part time at NYU to get his masters so he can become a psychotherapist.   August 2001

Leigh Benevento was engaged August 1998 and will be married October 30, 1999.   December 2000

Christina Dougan is a human resources generalist at Penton Media Inc., a multi-media company specializing in trade magazines. She is based in Cleveland, OH.   December 2000

Andrew Doyle has repatriated to the US with his wife, Yukiko, and son, Hiroki, who is now 15 months old. He is working for Merrill Lynch in NYC, and living in Glen Rock, NJ.   September 2001

Andrew Doyle left Toshiba Corporation in September 1998 to join Merrill Lynch Japan (Tokyo) as vice president of human resources with responsibility for com-pensation and performance management. On October 11, 1998, he married Yukiko Ishii, who has a position in international relations for Toshiba Corp.   December 2000

Shaun Francis was married May 30, 1998, to Michelle Lafornara '97 AG.   December 2000

David M. Glanstein was recently published in the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. His piece was entitled "A Hail Mary Pass - Public Policy Review of Arbitration Awards."   September 2001

Matthew Hiltzik was promoted by Miramax Films to Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications.   April 2003

Matthew Hiltzik, Vice President for corporate communications at Miramax Films in New York, married Dana Chipkin, a speech pathologist in Manhattan, on November 18th.   January 2002

Carolynn Kipp Benedetti is happy to report the birth of her son Christopher on May 10, 1999. At 8 lbs. 5 oz., 21 in., Christopher is still keeping mom and dad awake, but everyone is doing well nonetheless.   December 2000

Amy Kroe was appointed to the Sullivan & Cromwell pro bono fellowship to provide legal representation for indigent pro se plaintiffs in the Southern District of New York.   December 2000

Michael J. Lebowich is the proud new parent of Marina Belle Lebowich, born 4/6/01.   September 2001

David Levine married Heidi Verhaal in May 2005. He is now a Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.   January 2006

David Levine is an associate at Lane & Mittendorf, LLP in New York City.   December 2000

Mitch (MILR '94 ) and Erica Linnick, along with their son Isaiah, welcome the arrival of the newest member of their family, Sadie Teasley Linnick.   February 2008

Mitch and Erica Linnick are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Isaiah Teasley Linnick.   October 2005

Mitchell Linnick '94 married Erica Teasley of Los Angeles, CA on May 18, 2003. Erica is on the Western Regional Counsel with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.   June 2003

Mitchell Linnick recently returned to California after working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia.   January 2002

Mr. Mitchell Linnick has returned to California.   August 2001

Eliza Moore '94 and Timothy Broshears were married in the Sage Chapel on August 17, 2002.   August 2002

Eliza Moore just received her MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell.   January 2002

Kim Nino is an employee relations manager at Carrier Corp. in Syracuse, NY.   December 2000

Over the last year, Mr. Preston Pugh has come back to visit the ILR School 2 times, both to speak in Professor Gold's Labor/Employment law classes. He was VERY impressed with the students with whom he spoke- it was a treat!   August 2001


Jennifer Glass recently got married to Raymond Ausrotas in December 2001. Jennifer is a corporate attorney in Washington, DC at Shaw Pittman LLP.   August 2002

Lisa Hanney Tobio '95 started a new job in 12/02 after her start up closed. She is now director of HR at Chemical Week Associates, a periodical publishing company. The company has about 170 employees in 3 domestic and 2 international sites. She is heading HR for the company. She and her new husband are still happily residing in Bayside and enjoying their city and relationship.   July 2003

Sonia (Malhotra) Cunningham and her husband Tom relocated from San Francisco Bay to the Boston area in June 2004. She is working as an HR Manager for Johnson and Johnson.   April 2005

Lorie Acciarito announces the birth of her son, Spencer Dominic Acciarito on 1/11/01.   August 2001

David Alcocer works for the University of California Office of the President. He manages a team of analysts who focus on issues related to graduate and undergraduate financial aid at the ten- campus UC system. David lives in Oakland, CA, with Steven Thompson, his partner of eight years.   August 2004

Robert Barravecchio is working at a small labor and employment law firm in Manhattan after graduating from New York Law School in June 1998. He and Lisa Zappola are engaged to be married in July 2000. He wrote a paper during his Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Fellowship analyzing Harry Van Arsdale Jr.'s political involvement with Governor Nelson Rockefeller, which will be published on the internet at   December 2000

Jordan Berman, online marketing manager for Showtime Television, married Elizabeth Joy Schepp on January 13, 2001.   January 2002

Daniel Bonsick continues to practice as a paramedic and recently accepted a new position as a senior human resources representative for Lockheed Martin Control Systems in Johnson City, NY.   December 2000

Jennifer Buchalter '95 and Leonard Cohen were married on August 25, 2002 at the Knoll Country Club in Parsippany, N.J.   August 2002

Diane Carcich recently accepted a new position as Manager- Human Resources for Apple & Eve, the juice manufacturer.   August 2001

John Claus and his wife Jeanne welcomed their third child on August 31, 2002. Her name is Abigail Suzanne and she joins her big sisters Gabrielle and Madeline.   February 2003

John Claus and wife Jeanne welcomed daughter Gabrielle Cecilia on August 24, 1998 "A future Cornellian," he says!   December 2000

Sonia (Malhotra) Cunningham and her husband Tom welcomed their first child, Nathaniel Evan on July 31, 2006. Nate was 7lbs, 4 oz and 20 inches.   September 2006

Rob Friedman '95, West Palm Beach, FL, his wife Ruth and their three children (ages 7, 5, and 3) moved into a new home that they built in West Palm Beach, FL in July. In August, Rob opened his own law firm on Palm Beach focused on counseling corporations with insurance coverage and risk management issues and litigating disputes with their insurance companies.   September 2011

Rob Friedman (and family) has moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, where he works as an attorney at the law firm Gunster Yoakley & Stewart.   November 2006

Rob Friedman and his wife Ruth welcomed a daughter, Rose Natanya (7 lbs., 4 oz.), born on December 5, 2005 in Boca Raton, FL. Rose's older brother Sammy Rey (2) likes helping take care of her, and still receives plenty of attention.   January 2006

Larry Goldberg is currently a Senior Project Manager with netASPx-- a Managed Applications Services (MAS) company-specialized in the hosting of ERP Packages with a focus on Enterprise Resource Planning and Work Force Management solutions.   May 2006

Janet Lee Goldberg was recently married to David Bruce Horn at Temple Emanu-El in Closter, N.J.   September 2003

Lisa Hanney Tobio and her husband welcomed their daughter, Morgan Antonia, into the world on June 14, 2004. The proud parents and Morgan live in NYC.   July 2004

Lisa Hanney is managing labor relations, payroll, compensation, benefits, and communications for Merck-Medco in Columbus, OH.   December 2000

Diane Hausman is a legal support coordinator for Morgan, Lewis & Bochius, LLP in Washington, DC.   December 2000

Susan Isaacs is manager of human resources for the western region of Winstar Telecommunications, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA.   December 2000

Daniel Kornfeld and his wife Aliza Milner celebrated the birth of their first child, Ariella Tove on April 29, 2001.   August 2001

Jennifer Lee-Olmstead and husband David welcomed daughter Katherine Perrin on March 6, 2005. Jen is now a headhunter focused exclusively on HR positions at HR Search Firm.   February 2006

Amanda Lumpkin '95 moved home to Cleveland, Ohio in February of 2003, accepting a position with Eaton Corp.   July 2003

Harriet Maphet is working for Nicholson International.   December 2000

John Rabaglia will be attending NYU's Stern School of Business as of August 2001.   August 2001

Jodi R. Smith has sealed a two book deal with Barnes & Noble.   September 2003

Jodi and her husband Tom welcomed the arrival of their new son Daniel Douglas Smith on 1/28/02.   March 2002

Jodi Smith's business, Mannersmith, recently celebrated its 5th anniversary   August 2001

Dr. John J. Tinghino contributed several articles in 1999 to a publication entitled Encyclopedia of the Vadican and Papacy (Greenwood Press). Among them was a piece on the economic doctrine of corporation.   September 2001

Dr. John Tinghino presented a paper entitled "Corporatism: Fascist and Church, The Third Way," at the St. John's University Symposium on Vatican Studies, Jamaica, NY in September 1997.   December 2000

Lisa Tobio started a new job in December 2002 as the Director of HR at Chemical Week Associates, a periodical publishing company.   February 2004

Formerly Lisa Hanney, I got married October 11, 2002. I've also had a job change, as my dot com closed in November. I'm currently the Director of Human Resources for Chemical Week Associates in NYC.   January 2003

Sherry Whitley completed her MBA at Harvard University in 2001. She and her fiance, Greg Fairbank, '96, have a wedding planned for July 2002.   November 2001


Sarah Camp '96 and Frederic Kast were married in June, 2002. After a wedding in NY and a honeymoon in Hawaii the couple returned to their home in Austin, TX. Sarah has been working with Dell Financial Services Human Resources since 1998.   August 2002

Maggie Berman has been promoted to legislative director for US Representative Joe Crowley. She deals with education, labor, children's, women's and social services issues.   December 2000

Maria Buckenberger is the human resources director at Standard Uniform Service in Irvington, NJ.   December 2000

Patricia Campos has joined the Legislative Dept. of UNITE!   February 2003

Jason Clifford was promoted to senior human resources manager for Aramark School Support Services, Southern Region in November 1998.   December 2000

Richard Cooper is a Financial Advisor with Smith Barney in Chicago. He spent nearly a decade in management consulting with Andersen Consulting and PriceWaterhouseCoopers/IBM, helping Fortune 500 companies with organizational strategies. He was on the team that affected the breakup of Andersen Worldwide which subsequently created Accenture. "Being a financial advisor is tough, but it's the most rewarding job I've ever had - including the consulting gigs. I'm helping individuals and small businesses make investment decisions and plan for their financial futures. I tell people, if you don't have a financial plan, you need to get one - because "Hope" is not a strategy." Richard is married to Candace Brooks-Cooper MS'91, PhD'97. They have two children, Christian (8)and Peri (4).   November 2006

Ethan Frank-Collins has been working in Marietta, OH as a human resources generalist at Ellen Metals Company since December 1997.   December 2000

Mr. Steven Gara is a data analyst for ANC Rental Corp. He holds a certified profession in Human Resources (PHR), cobnos, citrix.   August 2001

Vaughn Lowery has received celebrity fame as the man who does the "Boxer Boogie" for Kmart Corp.'s much-talked about Joe Boxer ad campaign.   February 2003

Patrick O'Hara earned his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1998. Since then he has worked for Deutsche Bank Alex Brown and presently GE Capital.   November 2001

Lewis Persons was named executive director of The Lands Council in Spokane, WA.   December 2000

Stephanie M. Roebuck was recently named co-chair of the Labor and Employment section of the Westchester Womens Bar Association.   October 2001

Christine Silvia-DeGennaro and her husband Rich are proud to announce the birth of their first child Abigail Grace, born in February 2005.   April 2005

Lorraine Stokes, now known as Lorraine Patterson, practiced law for Littler Mendelson in Seattle, WA for 3 years. She currently works for King County where she has been in charge of HR operations for the Department of Transportation and is currently the Deputy Director for a division in the Department of Natural Resources and Parks.   August 2005

Tara Sweeney is Govenor Murkowski's special assistant for rural affiars.   April 2003

Kevin Sweeney is the owner of Max's Mountain Bar and Grill in Girdwood, Arkansas. He and his wife Tara have two daughters; Tara and MacLean.   January 2002

Shani M. Waugh is currently pursuing an MBA at Pace University.   October 2001

Michael Williams accepted a position as a compensation and benefits analyst at Bank Boston. He moved out of consulting following the Coopers/Price Waterhouse merger.   December 2000


Sharon (Kings) Tatro was married to Robert Tatro on June 27, 1998. She started her own consulting business in Philadelphia while working on her PhD dissertation.   December 2000

Cheri Arnott became the manager of Haagen-Dazs human resources in May 1998.   December 2000

Thomas Campenni and Christine Mantione were married on August 3, 2002 at Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston.   March 2003

Eric Castillo is attending Graduate School at NYU Law School.   August 2001

For the last year and a half, I have served as the Executive Director of Teach For America - Houston. Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand opportunity for children.   October 2002

Jonas Chartock is a fourth grade teacher and union representative for his school in Compton, CA.   December 2000

Melanie Chieu is attending Cornell Law School.   December 2000

Jarik Conrad, SPHR has earned his doctor of education degree from the University of North Florida. Dr. Conrad is the Chief Administrtive Officer for the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce in Jacksonville, FL. One of Dr. Conrad's primary responsibilities in that role is serving as Executive Director for a partnership among the city of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Worksource designed to improve incomes and quality of life in Duval County, Fl. Dr. Conrad's dissertation is entitled   July 2006

Jason Coulter recently moved to New York as part of his promotion to Assistant Organizing Director for UNITE!   January 2002

Gregory P. Fried graduated from Fordham University with his MBA in Management and Finance in May of this year. He became Benefits, Compensation and Operations Manager at Capco in New York City in July.   October 2001

Juliet Hershey was married on February 21,2003 to Christopher Beatty at the First Presbyterian Church in New York.   March 2003

Patricia Howard finished her first year of law school successfully and spent the summer working in the office of the General Counsel at the AFL-CIO Headquarters as a law clerk. She also works there part-time during the school year.   December 2000

Jennifer Ketchum and her husband Randell celebrated the birth of their son Jacob on July 30, 2001.   January 2002

Jennifer Ketchum expected her first baby in August. We can't wait to hear deatils!   September 2001

Dominic Macrone has a position as senior international recruiting administrator of Johnson & Johnson. Also in September, he married Katherine McManus in a ceremony at Lamoreaux Landing Winery, Lodi, NY.   December 2000

Katherine Nemens graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in May 2001 and joined a legal services firm in Massachusetts that provides services for domestic violence victims.   January 2002

Vijay Ramnath graduated from Boston University with a Masters in Economics in 2000 and is now working in Deloitte Consulting's Philadelphia Office in the Compensation group. He was married in 2001.   April 2003

I graduated from BU with a Masters in Economics in 1997 from Boston University. I am now working for Deloitte Consulting's Philadelphia Office in the Compensation group.   April 2003

William Rukin has been appointed to the new position of chief information security officer of Valley National Bank, Wayne.   April 2003

Eric Saidel was married to Tahl Ben-Yehuda (A&S 1992) in December of 1998. Their daughter, Eliana Dora, was born on August 31, 2000. Eric has just finished his third year at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Yeshiva University) and is about to start studying for the Bar Exam. Anyone interested in contacting Eric can reach him at:   August 2001

Devan Scott became labor relations supervisor of Allied Signal Inc. in August 1997 and was promoted to labor relations manager in November 1998.   December 2000

Phil Simon has started a consulting business focusing on HR systems and is engaged to be married in Oct of 2002.   June 2002

Newly appointed Associate Director of Finance for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.   March 2003

Sharon Kingsley Tatro MILR '97, Medfield, MA, is currently the VP, Operations of Kingsley Business Service, Inc. in Waltham, Massachusetts. She joined the family firm after spending 4 1/2 years in Human Resources Management. She is married to Robert Tatro and they have two children.   June 2008


Jennifer Glass recently got married to Raymond Ausrotas in December 2001. Jennifer is a corporate attorney in Washington, DC at Shaw Pittman LLP.   August 2002

Celia Balli is an in-house employment attorney for Halliburton Energy Services in Houston, Texas. She is married to Daniel Ramirez, also an employment lawyer in private practice, and they have a two year old son - Cristobal Nicolas Balli Ramirez.   August 2005

Celia Balli is a 3rd year law student at the University of Texas School of Law.   August 2001

Denise Chu recently opened the first "sonic drive-in" restaurant in Merced, CA. She signed on to open 4 more.   August 2001

Alison Crean and Joseph Rogish were married July 13, 2002 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, New York.   February 2003

In February 2001, Rita Doyle accepted a Staffing Account Manager position with IBM and relocated from San Jose, CA to Raleigh, NC. She is getting closer to Ithaca!   August 2001

Jana Hill announced her marriage to Reghan Hill (Ph.D '01).   August 2001

Joshua Malkin is an associate in Davis Polk & Wardwell's Corporate Department and is assigned to the Real Estate Group.   March 2003

Daniel McHugh, consulting editor for Vault, Inc. married Philippa Bark, a producer for the Fox News channel in Manhattan, on September 3, 2001.   January 2002

Colleen Sorrel and Lynda Muller are both law students at Fordham University in NYC. Colleen is in her third year, and Lynda is in her second.   August 2001

Alice Nash was married in Washington DC on April 21, 2001 to Steve Connaughton, a chef in the Washington area.   January 2002

Ms. Jeannine Novak graduated from Emory Law School in May of 2001, and will begin working as an associate at the law firm of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, and Stewart in Altlanta in August of 2001. She recently had an article published in the Defense Counsel Journal on sexual harassment in the workplace and related litigation.   August 2001

On 7/6/02 Evan Shenkman married Jennifer Salzwedel, AG '98, at Sage Chapel at Cornell. Andrew Lah, ILR '98, was a groomsman and Colin Dougherty, ILR '98, Melissa Amernick, ILR '98, and Noah Shannon, ILR '99 were in attendence.   January 2003

Mr. Evan Shenkman announces his engagement to Jennifer Salzwedel, ALS '98. He recently graduated from Boston College Law School, and will be working at Jackson Lewis Schnitzler& Krupman in Boston.   August 2001

Rick is currently running to be a state representative in Pennsylvania. Please visit   August 2006

Karen Viechnicki began her MBA program at UCLA in August. She is still working for Honeywell (formerly Allied Signal) in Torrence, CA.   September 2001

Lori Ann Wardi '98 recently started a new practice area of her consulting firm called simuL-EARN (TM), in which she coached individuals, entrepreneurs, and small businesses on new opportunities to generate simultaneous streams of income to supplement (or replace) wages. This practice area is about wealth creation, autonomy, and financial independence through the creation of residual income streams. See   July 2003

Lori Ann Wardi recently left her position in employment law to open Pebble Alley, a career development company.   January 2002

Guillermo Willi was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer of, an HR technology solutions group with offices in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela and Spain. Willi married four years ago and has a two year old daughter Magdalena.   September 2001

Yasmin Yanthis graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2001 and works in New York City at Dewey Ballantine, LLP. She was engaged in February 2002 to Kendall Bailey, a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. - the wedding is planned for July 2003 in upstate New York.   July 2002

Graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2001 and works in New York City at Dewey Ballantine, LLP. Engaged in February 2002 to Kendall Bailey, a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. - wedding is planned for July 2003 in upstate New York.   July 2002


Amy M. Burlingame married Stephen R. Stephenson, MILR '00 on July 7 at Sage Chapel.   October 2001

Ms. Amy Burlingame announces her marriage on July 7, 2001 at Sage Chapel.   August 2001

Kara Buscaglia graduated from law school in May 2002.   February 2003

Mark Caracausa visited the new ILR (Catherwood) Library June 11th 2005.   June 2005

Paul Gianamore is now an Associate at American Capital Stratigies.   March 2003

Jon Krolick can now ne heard on the radio on Long Island and in NYC on 92.7 WLIR during mid-days, 10am-3pm Monday-Friday. Not in the tri-state area? Listen to the World famous WLIR online at Jon goes by the name "Jon Daniels" on the air.   August 2001

Shawn McDonald made People Magazine's Top 50 Bachelors list in July 2001.   January 2002

John A. Ontiveros '99, was recently chosen for partnership at Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country’s largest and fastest growing workplace law firms. He works in the firm’s San Francisco office.   February 2011

Dylan Pollack is currently in his third year at Fordham University Law School. He is also a summer associate at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York City.   September 2001

Mr. Samuel Pollack is currently in his thrd year at Boston University Law School. He spent the summer in the legal department at Liberty Mutual handling employment law claims.   August 2001

Alida Cella, nee Schlessinger, was married on Labor Day weekend 2001. She is now working as an organizer for Local 34, H.E.R.E. that represents numerous Yale Universty employees.   October 2001

Brenda Sonnenstuhl is now with Perkin Elmer Instruments, a manufacturer of security scanning devices.   November 2001

Shannon Tiffany recently completed the education and training required to become a New York State licensed massage therapist. She is a partner in a chiropractic and wellness practice.   January 2002

Tricia Turley is persuing a graduate certificate in non- profit management and will be starting her Masters in public administration in the spring of 2002.   January 2002