Keely Hanson ’16 M.P.A.
is executive specialist in the Office of the Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Prior to that, she worked as a strategy and impact coach for Secoya Strategies, an organization that works to build strong performance through design and practice.
Arnold P. Etelson ’59 B.A. (PSc)
retired after serving 54 years as a municipal judge for the village of Spring Valley, the town of Ramapo and the village of Montebello in Rockland County, N.Y.
Matthew Little ’97 M.P.A.
was recently named the western region director of public policy for the Memphis-based Ducks Unlimited, an organization that supports the growth of duck populations and the future of waterfowl hunting.
Kyle Doran ’12 M.P.A.
is a director of advisory services at Social Finance, a national impact finance and advisory nonprofit that works with the public, private and social sectors to build innovative partner-ships and investments that measurably improve lives.
Reem Maysoon Ghandour ’01 M.P.A.
has won a 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal from the Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. The award honors federal workers whose achievements have directly benefited the health, safety and prosperity of the United States.
Kent Olson ’83 M.P.A.
retired after 37 years of local government financial management. He served as finance director for two suburbs in the Chicago region and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Nancy Laird ’97 M.P.A.
joined the Harvard Art Museums as the director of finance after working for Harvard University for 22 years.
Kate Powers ’02 J.D./M.P.A.
was appointed assistant deputy superintendent of life insurance at the New York State Department of Financial Services.
Kevin Boryczki ’02 B.A. (Hist)
was named general manager for Spectra’s new Tahoe South Events Center. Spectra is an international hospitality company that works in live events and entertainment.
Krista Peyton ’95 M.A. (PSc)
was appointed associate circuit judge for St. Louis County in the 21st judicial circuit in the greater St. Louis, Mo., area.
Howard Palley ’63 Ph.D. (SSc)
professor emeritus in the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, published three articles in 2021. “Review of Health Care in Switzerland: A Closer Look at a System Offered as a Model for the United States” was published in the Journal of Medicine and Surgical Sciences, while the Open Journal of Political Science featured two pieces: “The White Working Class and the Politics of Race in the United States and Race and Caste: Its Impact on the American Political System.”
Elizabeth Hansen ’03 B.A. (PSc/PSt)
was hired as director of university records management at Syracuse University.
Alicia Madden ’10 M.P.A.
returned to Syracuse University as director of finance and administration for the iSchool after serving 10 years in government.
Brian Selmeski ’02 M.A. (Anth)/ ’07 Ph.D. (Anth)
was named associate vice president for learner success for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
Anne-Marie Deitering ’94 M.A. (Hist)
has been named the Donald and Delpha Campbell Dean of Libraries for Oregon State University. Deitering oversees more than 100 staff members while working to build an inclusive process for employee retention, creating flexible library spaces that support student engagement, promoting innovative uses of technology, and continuing to ensure a transparent, equitable and anti-racist work environment.
Peter Simmons ’98 M.P.A.
was named chief administrative officer of the town of Amherstburg in Ontario, Canada.
Robert Layton ’79 M.P.A.
received the 2021 Board of Trustees award from Wichita State University. The award is given to a person who has made significant contributions to the partnership between Wichita State University and the surrounding community. Layton is currently the interim chief financial officer for Kansas City Community College.
Kathleen Walpole ’12 B.A. (Hist/PSt/PSc)
accepted the position of Central New York Humanities Corridor program manager in the Humanities Center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.
Evan Theis ’06 B.A. (PSc)
and business partner Alexis Grenell have started Pythia Public, an organization that shapes public agendas for public and private sector clients.
Kevin Porter ’18 B.A. (PSc)
was promoted to Congressman Kurt Schrader’s communications director in March 2022. Schrader represents Oregon’s 5th congressional district.