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  • Lauth awarded President’s Medal by the University of Georgia

    Thomas Lauth ’76 PhD (PSc) received the 2020 President’s Medal from the University of Georgia during the university’s Founders Day activities on January 15, one of the highest honors given by the University. A professor emeritus of public administration and policy, Lauth retired in 2013 after more than 30 years on the University of Georgia’s faculty.



    Econ alumnus explains economic shock of coronavirus in HBR

    "Understanding the Economic Shock of Coronavirus," co-authored by Paul Swartz '05 BS (Econ) was published in the Harvard Business Review. According to the authors, the intensity of the shock will be determined by the underlying virus properties, policy responses, as well as consumer and corporate behavior in the face of adversity.



    Feldman named trustee of Miami University of Ohio

    Deborah Feldman ’82 MPA was appointed to a nine-year term as a trustee of Miami University by Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio. Located in Oxford, Ohio, Miami is the 10th oldest public university in the United States and enrolls slightly more than 24,000 students. Feldman is the president and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital, a role she has held since 2012.



    Katz appointed general counsel of the Ryan Specialty Group

    Mark Katz ’90 BA (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.



    Alletto named chief program and services officer at Texas HHS

    Michelle Alletto ’06 MPA will serve as the new chief program and services officer for Texas Health and Human Services. In her new position, Alletto will be responsible for overseeing the management of Texas’s medical and social services, which include, among others, Medicaid, CHIP, SNAP, TANF, and WIC.



    MAIR alum explores Tunisia's socioeconomic hardships in Carnegie blog

    "To be successful, the government should identify and quickly enact short-term measures to begin bringing positive change to the lives of Tunisia’s most vulnerable citizens," writes Hamza Mighri '19 MAIR. His co-authored article "Tunisia’s Perennial Priorities," was published in the Carnegie Middle East Center's blog Diwan.



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

    Curtis Eatman ’09 BA (PSc)/’11 MPA 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.



    Orose appointed executive director of Words Alive

    Rachael Silbar-Voorhees Orose ’09 MPA has been named the executive director of Words Alive, a children’s literacy nonprofit in San Diego. In her new position, Orose 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.



    Selman named to Homeland Security & Defense Business Council Board

    John Selman ’92 MPA has been appointed to the board of directors for the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council, a corporate membership organization working to build engagement between industry and government. Selman is currently vice president of national security programs for LMI, a management consulting nonprofit.



    Nuno joins Apex Systems as a data analyst contractor for Facebook

    Cristian Nuno ’17 MPA has moved to Facebook via Apex Systems as a data analyst contractor. In this new position, Nuno will help develop better analytical protocols through Python and R statistical tools, and by increasing the efficiency of SQL queries.



    Shalala article on politics and coronavirus published in NY Times

    "Now is not the time for political gamesmanship," writes Donna Shalala '70 MSSc/'70 PhD (SSc). "The American people want politicians in Washington to stop bickering, tone down the talk, and pull together to save lives." Shalala's article, "Drop the Politics and Fight the Coronavirus," was published in the New York Times.



    Pasquale named a director at Allyn Family Foundation

    Stephanie Pasquale ’94 BA (PSt)/’97 MPA has been appointed as director of neighborhood engagement at the Allyn Family Foundation, a philanthropic organization working to improve the quality of life across Central New York. In this new position, Pasquale will be the Allyn Family Foundation’s liaison with the City of Syracuse, working closely with the Syracuse Housing Authority on large scale affordable housing projects



    Stress named Onondaga Community College Foundation executive director

    Kathleen Stress ’08 MA (PA) has been appointed the executive director of the Onondaga Community College Foundation. In her new position, Stress will oversee the foundation’s programming and outreach, while helping develop plans to attract philanthropic support for Onondaga Community College activities.



    Entertainment lawyer and producer Davis wins Grammy Award

    Doug Davis ’94 BA (PSc) has won a Grammy Award for his role in the making of the Brian Lynch Big Band album, “Omni-American Book Club,” which won in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category. This is Davis’s second Grammy; he previously won the award as a producer on the album “American Dreamers.”



    Nicolelli appointed executive vice president and CFO at EXL

    Maurizio Nicolelli ’90 BA (PSc) has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer for EXL, an operations management and analytics firm headquartered in New York City. As a member of EXL’s senior executive team, Nicolelli will be responsible for the company’s financial and operational leadership.



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