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Timothy Doyle ’97 M.P.A.

has been appointed as the inaugural CEO of the Drupal Association, a free, open-source content management system with a global team of over a million developers.

July 5, 2023

Lelia DeAndrade ’90 M.A. (Soc)/ ’96 Ph.D. (Soc)

has been appointed the deputy secretary of state for equity and inclusion of Maine. She develops strategies to foster equity and inclusion across Maine’s Department of the Secretary of State.

July 4, 2023

Jonathan Shull ’86 M.P.A.

announced his retirement as CEO of the self-insurance pool California Joint Powers Insurance Authority on June 30, 2023, after a 28-year career at the agency.

June 29, 2023

Timothy Dye ’85 B.A. (IR)/ ’87 M.P.A./M.A. (IR)

has been appointed to a five-year term as the inaugural dean of Concordia University's new School of Health in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

June 27, 2023

Jeff Leach ’78 B.A. (Econ)

has been included in “Marquis Who’s Who,” a biographical publication chronicling top leaders and professionals in the United States. Leach, who retired in 2015, is recognized for his work as an information technology consultant with IBM, Deloitte and more.

June 23, 2023

Emma Fawcett ’22 B.A. (PPhil)

is a donor development and engagement coordinator for New Narrative, an organization in Tigard, Ore., that provides a holistic approach to mental health and homelessness.

June 17, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Seth Matakis ’21 E.M.P.A.

has accepted the role of global operations administrator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

June 16, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Kristen Baker ’19 M.P.A.

is the senior environmental analyst for Environmental Design and Research, a multidisciplinary site design, engineering and environmental consulting firm based in Syracuse, N.Y.

June 15, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Forrest Young ’17 M.P.A.

is a trial attorney for the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

June 14, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Pengju Zhang ’16 Ph.D. (PA)

received an award for best paper at the 2022 Midwest Public Affairs convention in Springfield, Ill., for “Impact of Home Rule on Municipal Boundary and Fiscal Expansion: Evidence from Texas.”

June 13, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Sean Hood ’15 M.P.A.

is a strategy, insights and planning consultant for ZS, a business consulting and services agency based in Evanston, Ill.

June 12, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

John Stefanski ’14 M.P.A.

is the 2023 president of the Municipal Management Association of Northern California, a membership organization of local government management professionals that encompasses 49 counties.

June 11, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Sean Wang ’13 M.A. (Geog)

of Chicago, Ill., started as partnerships and collaborators manager for the Integrity Institute in November 2022. The Integrity Institute protects the social integrity of the internet by navigating its various ethical obstacles.

June 10, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Mark Cohen ’13 E.M.P.A.

was recognized with a Meritorious Presidential Rank Award by his former employer, the U.S. Department of State. The award is conferred at the president’s discretion and recognized sustained superior accomplishment. He is currently a medical program consultant for RockRoad Consulting in Albany, N.Y.

June 9, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Savannah Chin ’13 M.P.A.

is an enterprise risk officer on the reputation risk oversight team for Wells Fargo. Chin oversees the management of reputation risk, including enterprise-wide reputation risk training and education initiatives.

June 8, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Lara Sepanski Pimentel ’12 M.P.A.

is an advancement specialist for Black Fox Philanthropy, a fundraising strategy consultancy in Boston, Mass.

June 7, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Haifa Jedea ’11 M.A. (IR)

was named ambassador and head of the Saudi mission to the European Union and European Atomic Energy Community following a royal decree by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Jan. 3, 2023. Previously, Jedea worked as managing director of SRMG Think, an organization that provides perspectives, analysis and insights relating to the Middle East and North Africa. Jedea also worked for the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Center in New York City.

June 6, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Anna Abruzzese ’09 M.P.A.

has been promoted to department director for the Hennepin County Service Centers in Hennepin County, Minn. Abruzzese oversees seven locations that provide driver’s licenses, motor vehicle and vital records services.

June 5, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Eric Morris ’08 B.A. (Econ)/ ’09 M.A. (Econ)

was named portfolio management associate and staff economist at Alesco Advisors, a wealth and investment management company based in Pittsford, N.Y.

June 4, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Tanya Raymond ’06 M.A. (IR)

received the 2022 Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service. The award is given annually to employees who exemplify the highest standards of public service in Massachusetts. At the time of the award, Raymond served as the commonwealth’s emergency rental assistance program coordinator.

June 3, 2023
Published in the Spring 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective
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