University at Buffalo School of Management

Buffalo Business - Autumn 2014

The magazine for alumni and friends of the UB School of Management

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 27 of 31

B B Autumn 2014 1970s David F. Simon '74 was appoint- ed by Gov. Tom Corbett to be chairman of the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority, which strives to improve health care delivery and outcomes by enabling the secure electronic exchange of health information. Nancy Blaschak '76, regional chief executive officer for the American Red Cross, was honored by the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York for her work in social services. Tim Noe '76 was named manufac- turing director of Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America's manufacturing plant in Tonawanda, New York. Jeffery A. Hunter, MBA '78, is a public health advisor for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Thomas A. Meyers, MBA '78, CPA, was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial offi- cer at Merchants Insurance Group. 1980s Robert Zak, BS/MBA '80, president and CEO of Merchants Insurance Group, received the Business Executive of the Year Award from the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College. Jim Toellner '81, president and general manager of WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, was awarded GM of the Year in mar- kets 51-100 by Broadcasting & Cable magazine. Gerald Reger '83 was named chief financial officer and chief administrative officer at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Timothy Lafferty '86 joined JBM Computer Consultants Inc. as vice president of sales and marketing. Ann Baumer Schulte '86 was named senior director, global intelligence market at St. Jude Medical Inc., a global medical device manufacturer. George E. Barthel '87 is a sales assistant at Capstone Financial, a MassMutual general agency in Atlanta. Lori Craig '87 was promoted to executive administrator at Adoption STAR, a nonprofit adoption agency. C l a s s N o t e s Mary L. Hoffman, MBA '87, was appoint- ed senior vice president of operations at Erie County Medical Center Corp. Murray S. "Skip" Marsh Jr. '85, MBA '87, is vice president and chief financial officer at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro, North Carolina. 1990s Joanne Bender '89, MBA '90, CPA, was appointed a sen- ior tax manager at Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP. Jeffrey Werdein '89, MBA '90, was promoted to senior vice presi- dent and leader of the commercial lending team at Evans Bank. Cheryl Jankowski '91, CPA, became a partner at Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP. Francis M. Conway, MBA '92, was promoted to group vice presi- dent and senior manager for com- mercial service management at M&T Bank. Julie McGuire, MBA '92, was promoted to administrative vice president and systems manager in the corporate services division at M&T Bank. Sean Flowers '93, CPA, was pro- moted to principal at the Bonadio Group. David Mansour, MBA '93, was named controller at EnergyMark LLC, a natural gas and electricity supplier. Mark Beese '87, MBA '94, president of Leadership for Lawyers LLC, was inducted into the Legal Marketing Association Hall of Fame. Rachel Lunney, MBA '94, is director of the Economic Development District at the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments. Ralph Pallante '85, MBA '94, was promoted to administrative vice president and telephone bank- ing support man- ager at M&T Bank. Paul McGrath '96 was promoted to senior vendor business manager at Ingram Micro Inc. Ann Marie Odrobina '96 was promoted to group vice president and employee benefits manager in the human resources division at M&T Bank. Jenifer Barr, MBA '97, was appointed human resources busi- ness partner and director of regu- latory administration by Independent Health. Please note: Individuals are listed in Class Notes according to the year of their most recent School of Management degree. New job? Promotion? Your classmates and colleagues want to know. Send your updates for Class Notes to or complete the reply card in this issue. Simon Blaschak Noe Zak Toellner Bender Jankowski McGuire Mansour Pallante McGrath Hoffman

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

view archives of University at Buffalo School of Management - Buffalo Business - Autumn 2014