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Davis moves to Seneca County Industrial Development Agency

Sarah Davis ’16 MPA was named the executive director of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (SENIDA). SENIDA is a public benefit corporation that works with site selectors, CEOs, and local business owners to build partnerships for the benefit of employers and those who live in Seneca County.
April 28, 2020

Gooden named dean at Virginia Commonwealth University

Susan Gooden '95 named dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.
April 28, 2020

Monde-Anumihe featured in Guardian Woman

Chinenye Monde-Anumihe ’13 BA (IR) was recently featured in Guardian Woman, in a Q&A highlighting her efforts to bring international relations and human rights work together with business and development.
April 21, 2020

Bouran named CEO of International Media Investments

Nart Bouran ’89 B.A. (IR) has been appointed the chief executive officer for International Media Investments, a private investment company. In this new role, Bouran will lead IMI’s efforts to increase its portfolio overseas.

April 15, 2020

Executive Education alums discuss open data in transportation field in Vox article

Oleksiy Anokhin '17 EMPA/EMIR/CAS (conflict resolution and leadership/inter & non-govern orgs) and Anton Volov '15 EMPA/CAS (conflict resolution and leadership/inter & non-govern orgs) co-authored piece, "Traffic Accidents, Routes, Fines: Big Data in the Transport Section,"
April 15, 2020

Alumnus’s undergraduate scholarship gift serves as Mother’s Day honor

A bequest arrangement made by Maxwell School alumnus Jonathan R. Hancock ’95 MA (Geog) will honor his mother while providing scholarship assistance to undergraduates in select Maxwell disciplines, who demonstrate an interest in bettering the Syracuse and Central New York region. The bequest commitment, originally formalized on Mother’s Day 2019, is being announced to highlight this year’s occasion of that holiday.
April 15, 2020

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New scholarship honors EMPA alumna Theresa Flynns

A new scholarship fund, benefiting professional master’s students interested in organizational change and development, has been created to honor Theresa A. "Terry" Flynn, whose many connections to the Maxwell School included earning an E.M.P.A. 

April 10, 2020

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Executive Education alumni respond to need for masks in Syracuse

“We always imagine that our programs have global reach. So many of our students come here from around the world. But this amazing response to the coronavirus emergency confirms Maxwell’s belief in global community,” said Xueyi Chen, who directs Executive Education’s China Program, after 100 Chinese alumni of the program shipped medical masks to Central New York.

April 9, 2020

See related: COVID-19, New York State

Pudles, AnswerNet play an important role in the COVID-19 pandemic

Gary Pudles '84 B.A. (PSt) is the president and CEO of AnswerNet, a call center outsourcer operating throughout North America. AnswerNet was awarded a large contract to make outbound calls for the State of New York to book appointments for COVID-19 testing. 

April 7, 2020

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Farrell named superintendent of Brick Township schools

As superintendent, Thomas Farrell ’89 B.A. (IR) will be responsible for overseeing the district’s daily operations and developing long-term plans alongside the Board of Education. 

April 7, 2020

Farag book proposes improvements in immigration policy

George Farag ’02 MA (PA)/’02 MAIR/’07 PhD (Anth) has written Pro-American Immigration, recently published by Lioncrest. The book explores gaps in current U.S. immigration policy, and then proposes practical solutions to address these problems.
April 7, 2020

Bower promoted to associate principal at Dewberry

Margaret Bower ’96 M.P.A. has been named an associate principal at Dewberry, a civil engineering firm headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.

April 7, 2020

Lauth awarded President’s Medal by the University of Georgia

The President’s Medal, awarded to Thomas Lauth ’76 Ph.D. (PSc), is one of the highest honors given by the University of Georgia and is bestowed on individuals in recognition of their support for students and academic programs, as well as their contributions to advance research and enhance the quality of life for Georgia citizens through their community leadership. 

March 31, 2020

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Econ alumnus explains economic shock of coronavirus in Harvard Business Review

"Understanding the Economic Shock of Coronavirus," Explores the intensity of the shock determined by the underlying virus properties, policy responses, as well as consumer and corporate behavior in the face of adversity. But the shape of the shock is determined by the virus’ capacity to damage economies’ supply side, particularly capital formation. 
March 30, 2020

Feldman named trustee of Miami University of Ohio

Deborah Feldman ’82 M.P.A. is the president and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital, a role she has held since 2012.

March 27, 2020

Katz appointed general counsel of the Ryan Specialty Group

Mark Katz ’90 B.A. (PSt) has been named the executive vice president and general counsel of the Ryan Specialty Group, a Chicago-based insurance firm. In this new role, Katz will lead the company’s legal, compliance and regulatory functions. 

March 27, 2020

Alletto named chief program and services officer at Texas HHS

Michelle Alletto '06 MPA was named as the new chief program and services officer for Texas Health and Human Services.
March 24, 2020

MAIR alum explores Tunisia's socioeconomic hardships in Carnegie blog

Hamza Mighri '19 MAIR, coauthored an article called "Tunisia's Perennial Priorities," which covers some of the socioeconomic problems that previous governments failed to tackle.
March 23, 2020

Eatman named finance director for the Town of Hamden, Conn.

Curtis Eatman ’09 BA (PSc)/’11 MPA, Syracuse Alum, was hired as the new finance director for Hamden, Connecticut. In his new role managing the town’s fiscal affairs, Eatman will be primarily responsible for helping Hamden recover from a recent credit downgrade and helping to reduce their current debt burden. 
March 18, 2020

Orose appointed executive director of Words Alive

In her new position, Rachael Silbar-Voorhees Orose ’09 M.P.A. will help Words Alive fulfill its mission to expand opportunities for reading among at-risk populations, while also expanding the community of supporters and volunteers involved with their programming.

March 11, 2020

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