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Please note: Individuals are listed in Class Notes according to the year of their most recent School of Management degree.


Lawrence Singer '64 has created a training program, FedtoYou Government Contract Training, which helps companies sell their products and services to secure a share of federal government stimulus spending. He previously served as CEO of Singer Advertising & Marketing.

James C. McNally '66 received a Volunteer Recognition Award from the UB Alumni Association in honor of his many hours of volunteer service to the UB Division of Athletics. He is the retired offensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills.


James C. Rosetti '70 was re-elected chair of the board of directors for the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

James R. Roush '71 retired in 1994 after 25 years in the IRS as a revenue officer.

Glenn T. Koszka '74 joined the law firm of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman as executive director and chief financial officer.

Dana Marlena Grant '76 is retired but remains active in private research, investigating new technology developments and their applications for corporations.

Daniel J. Cronmiller '78 was honored by The McGuire Group for 25 years of employment. He is vice president of finance.

Catharine L. Dohn '76, MBA '79, received a Volunteer Recognition Award from the UB Alumni Association in honor of more than 2,250 hours of service with REV-UP (Retired Employee Volunteerd-University Program). She is the former assistant dean for Millard Fillmore College.

Robert F. Mahoney '79 is a member of the CPAlliance Network of 50 CPA wealth advisory firms managing $400 million in assets.

Naresh Malhotra, PhD '79, was named a Marketing Legend, a distinction jointly awarded by the Sheth Foundation and the Academy of Marketing Science, for his lifetime of contributions in advancing the discipline of marketing. He is Regents' professor emeritus of marketing at Georgia Tech and teaches in the UB School of Management's Singapore undergraduate program.

Andrew B. Rosengard '79 was named to the advisory board of CPX Interactive, a global online ad network, and to the board of directors for NeoMagic, a semiconductor company in Silicon Valley. He is principal of the consulting firm Rosengard & Associates.


Joe Lojacono '79, MBA '80, was elected president of the Monday Quarterback Club, the business group that supports the Buffalo Bills. He is president of Valmark Associates, a full-service marketing resource firm.

John C. Moshides '80 was certified as an Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.

Brian J. Robison '80 was promoted to supervising public work wage investigator for the New York State Department of Labor, overseeing prevailing wage enforcement on public work projects in 13 Western New York counties.

Marc Adler, MBA '82, was appointed to the board of directors of Leadership Buffalo and recently received a Volunteer Recognition Award from the UB Alumni Association for his service to the university. He is vice president of client services for Flynn & Friends and an adjunct professor in the School of Management.

Robin Bronstein, MBA '82, was appointed a director at Chiampou Travis Besaw and Kershner.

Michael D. LaMancuso '82 was appointed director of the Buffalo office of The McLean Group, a national independent investment bank.

Jan Malof '82 received an award for 2009 Outstanding Women-Owned Business of the Year from New York State Senator Antoine Thompson. She is president of Interior Solutions of Western New York.

Ann Podd, MBA '82, was promoted to deputy managing editor and night editor at The Wall Street Journal.

Arthur G. Wingerter '82 was named to the 2010 Health Care 50 honor roll by Business First of Buffalo. He is president of Univera Healthcare.

Donna L. DeCarolis '81, MBA '83, was appointed to the board of directors of Leadership Buffalo. She is vice president of business development at National Fuel.

Margaret G. McGlynn '82, MBA '83, was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the UB Alumni Association. She is the former president of Merck & Company's global vaccine and infectious disease division and its U.S. hospital and specialty division.

Christopher C. Hoover, MBA '84, joined the firm cfoSOLUTIONSPlus as a chief financial officer specialist.

Timothy P. Laehy '84, MBA '85, was appointed chief financial officer at CloudShield Technologies, a service management and security solutions provider.

Timothy P. Lafferty '86 was names national sales manager for the PCA Group.

Arlene F. Kaukus, MBA '87, was named director of career services at the University at Buffalo.

Walter F. Ludwig, MBA '88, was appointed chief operating officer at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.

Donald P. Sosnowski '89 was appointed chair of the board of directors of Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled. He is director of Brisbane Consulting Group.


Daniel Laufer '92, an expert on crisis management, was quoted on about the recall crisis at Toyota. He is an associate professor of marketing at Yeshiva University.

Lynn A. Jackson, MBA '94, was appointed compliance officer at Dopkins Wealth Management.

Joseph A. Jansen '94 was promoted to assistant vice president at Evans Bank.

Barbara J. Smith '94 was promoted to chief financial officer for the Buffalo Public Schools.

Ted J. Woronowicz III '94 was promoted to principal at The Bonadio Group.

Doris A. Ferguson '96 was named supervising senior tax accountant at Tronconi Segarra & Associates.

Gerry Murak, CEL '91, EMBA '96, spoke on Chinese entrepreneurship at the Small Business Institute's annual conference in Albuquerque. He is founder of Murak & Associates, a turnaround consulting firm.

Michael D. Myers '98 was named manager of database marketing and analytics for AAA Western and Central New York.

Robert Vezina, CEL '98, launched a new business, A Swann Innovative Solutions, to sell commercial doors and hardware. It is complementary to his primary business, Life Safety, that specializes in commercial fire and security services.

Lynn M. Oswald '85, MBA '99, was appointed director of the Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College.


Michael J. Condino '00 earned accreditation as a certified valuation analyst. He is a senior manager in the accounting and auditing department at Tronconi Segarra & Associates.

Joost M. Vles, EMBA '00, was appointed to the board of directors of Leadership Buffalo. He is process manager at Moog Inc.

Samantha (Stephens) Clark '01 was named vice president of career development with Alliance Advisory Group. She is also founder and president of WIFS (Women in Insurance and Financial Services) Buffalo-Niagara chapter.

Keith J. Parwulski '01 was promoted to vice president and regional branch manager at Evans Bank.

Jason Jankowiak, MBA '02, was named vice president, cardiovascular service line, for Catholic Health.

Tamara B. Owen, EMBA '02, was named to the 2010 Health Care 50 honor roll by Business First of Buffalo. She is president of Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital.

Jill M. Schaefer '02, MBA '02, was promoted to principal at Lumsden & McCormick.

Pascal E. Cohen, MBA '03, is manager of aviation business development for the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and the Niagara Falls International Airport, in addition to being manager of operations at Niagara Falls International Airport.

Michael W. Cropp, EMBA '03, was honored at the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York's Citation Banquet for advancing the NFJC's objectives and mission. He also received the 2010 Outstanding Executive award from the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. He is president and CEO of Independent Health.

Joyce A. Markiewicz, EMBA '03, was named to the 2010 Health Care 50 honor roll by Business First of Buffalo. She is president and CEO of Catholic Health Home Care.

Jonathan L. Roller '03, MS '04, was promoted to audit manager at Lumsden & McCormick.

Ron Ferri, EMBA '05, was promoted to regional vice president of the west region for Tops Markets.

Sara Melendy, PhD '05, is an assistant professor of accounting at Gonzaga University. She is involved with the Justice for Fraud Victims Project, in which her graduate students work with law enforcement to provide forensic accounting services to aid victims of fraud cases.

Sheri L. Ugowski '05 was appointed benefits account manager at M&T Bank.

Craig J. Garner '94, EMBA '06, was appointed inside sales manager at Ivoclar Vivadent.

Leong Heng, SEMBA '07, is deputy director (investigations) in the enforcement branch of Health Sciences Authority in Singapore.

Kathrine A. Panzarella '08 was named senior accountant in the accounting and auditing department at Tronconi Segarra & Associates.

Chintan H. Shukla, MBA '08, was promoted to investment executive at Jeffrey M. Goldfarb & Associates.

Santo D. Caracciolo '09 was named staff accountant at Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner.

Tyler J. Case '09 was appointed assistant accountant at The Bonadio Group.

Tammie Lee M. Demler, EMBA '09, received the Pharmacy Residency Excellence New Preceptor award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation. She is the director of pharmacy services for the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.

Matthew R. Difasi '09 was named staff accountant at Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner.

Wenhai Fu, MBA '09, is CEO of Sine Software Technology.

Michael P. Maley, MS '09, was named staff accountant at Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder and Weintraub.

Mary E. Timmel '09 was appointed assistant accountant at The Bonadio Group.

Zachary J. Wagner '09 was named staff accountant at Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner.

Jim Gibson, EMBA '10, was promoted to district manager for the Buffalo east district for Tops Markets.

Allen Yeo, SEMBA '10, is a principal consultant with Thomson Reuters in the areas of health care and science, and is frequently quoted in the Asian media for his expertise on medical patents.

Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Shrock, MBA '01



Jamie Shrock, MBA '01, has launched a new venture that combines her business skills with her background as a professional musician.

Shrock, an administrative vice president and manager of compensation services at M&T Bank in Buffalo, and her husband, Mark Hodges, principal percussionist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, developed Druminar two years ago as an innovative corporate training and consulting firm.

"Druminar is a new twist on the concept of team-building," Shrock says. "Our team uses drum circles and the power of music and percussion to teach both business managers and employees the value of highly functioning teams."

Prior to her business career, Shrock played bassoon with a number of U.S. orchestras. "Understanding the intersections that exist between music and business allows me to take common subjects such as teamwork and leadership and provide a fresh and interesting perspective-one that will allow participants to immediately apply what they have learned back on the job," Shrock says.

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