2011 Fall/Winter – Alumni News and Notes 1990’s

Deirdre (Radzveich) Childs ’90 (CLAS) is director of marketing and communications at Weiss & Hale Financial in Pomfret Center, Conn.

Sean M. Genden ’90 (BUS) is chief executive officer for Travelers Europe, where he is in charge of supporting its strategic and growth initiatives in the European property and casualty market. He previously was chief operating officer at Travelers Europe.

Stacey Fuller ’91 (CLAS), partner and shareholder at Gawthrop Greenwood, PC in West Chester, Pa., was elected to the board of directors of the Chester County Bar Association. She has been an active member of the association since 2004 and has supported many of their events and programs. She focuses her legal practice in municipal and land use law as well as special education and special education law.

Charles Pickett ’91 (CLAS) is deployed at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan with the 814th Multi-Role Bridge Company from Fort Polk, La., where he has logged 52 combat patrols and more than 2,000 miles maintaining Army and NATO bridging in Helmand and Kandahar provinces. This is his second tour in the Middle East, and he looks forward to returning to Connecticut.

Stephanie A. Burbine ’92 (BUS), vice president and cash management officer at Florence Savings Bank in Florence, Mass., is a board member for Community Enterprises Inc., a nonprofit community rehabilitation program with locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.

Tracy King ’92 (BUS) is commissioner of the Division III Liberty League. He has nearly 20 years of experience in collegiate athletics.

Jim Laurino ’92 MBA is an accomplished painter whose work will be on display in the Celeste LeWitt Gallery at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, Conn. His collection of representational paintings titled “A Connecticut Perspective” will run from Dec. 8, 2011, through March 12, 2012.

Heidi (Reichenberger) McIndoo ’92 (CANR), a registered dietician, is the author of When to Eat What, published by Adams Media in December 2010.

Frank Milone ’92 (BUS) was elected immediate past president of the University of Connecticut Alumni Association Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2011-2012. He resides in Amston, Conn.

Carlos A. Ruisanchez ’92 (BUS) is chief financial officer and executive vice president of strategic planning and development for Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. in Las Vegas. He is responsible for managing the financial and administrative functions of the finance department.

Bill Guerrero ’93 (CLAS), executive director of the Purchase College Association in Purchase, N.Y., worked with students in his entrepreneurship class at Purchase College to create Purchase Park 2 Fly, a new discount parking service offered by the Purchase College Association for passengers traveling to Westchester County Airport.

Peter MacGillis ’93 (ED), ’98 MBA was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food Nation” on Aug. 18, 2011.

N. John Phan ’93 (BUS) is senior consultant at the employee benefits consulting firm KSPH in Glen Allen, Va. He has more than 18 years of experience in account management, sales, financial underwriting, and operations management with Cigna Healthcare and Aetna.

Renee M. Savage ’93 (NUR) was elected treasurer of the New England chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, where she will serve a two-year term. She is certified in infection control.

Marie (Wacaser) Stroup ’93 (CLAS) announces the birth of a boy, Steven Russell, on May 31, 2011, in Syracuse, N.Y.

Mike Butler ’94 (CLAS), ’04 Ph.D., assistant professor of political science at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., was named “Teacher of the Year” by the university.

Joseph P. Cafferelli ’94 (BUS) is managing director with Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation, where he is responsible for business development and managing client services in Phoenix.

Ofer Doron ’94 (CLAS), ’98 DMD received his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.

John T. Sweeney ’94 (BUS) is administrator for Masonicare at Newtown, Masonicare’s long-term care rehabilitation and assisted-living campus in Newtown, Conn., where he is responsible for managing the daily operations of the facility to ensure its continued commitment to providing residents and patients with the highest quality of care.

Bill Brough ’95 (CLAS), president of the government affairs firm Brough Consulting Inc., was elected to the City Council of Dana Point, Calif., and sworn in on Dec. 13, 2010, for a four-year term. He is a former presidential appointee, congressional aide, and U.S. Army veteran.

Zygmunt F. Dembek ’95 Ph.D., ’05 MPH was awarded the Legion of Merit for his work as director of education and training at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Frederick.

Christopher R. Fee ’95 MA, a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities at Gettysburg College, is the author of Mythology in the Middle Ages: Heroic Tales of Monsters, Magic, and Might, published by Praeger in January.

Scott L. Sadowsky ’95 MBA is chief financial advisor and senior vice president of finance and operations at Aspen U.S. Insurance and has been named to Aspen Specialty’s U.S. Surety Team in Rocky Hill, Conn. He has more than 22 years of surety underwriting, reinsurance, and operational experience at the field and home office levels. He previously held positions at NacRe, Travelers, and The Hartford.

Alicia Young ’95 (CLAS) was elected to the University of Connecticut Alumni Association Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2011-2012. She resides in Port Chester, N.Y.

Amy Kopchak ’96 (BUS), ’03 MBA is director of marketing at Flowery Beauty Products Inc. in Danbury, Conn. She was formerly an associate product manager at Playtex Products Inc. and the director of marketing for the W.E. Bassett Company.

Chad Landmon ’96 (CLAS), ’99 JD, partner at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP in Hartford, Conn., was named in the 2011 “40 Under Forty” list of the Hartford Business Journal.

Karen (Muller) Smith ’96 (CANR) and Richard Smith announce the birth of twins – a daughter, Isabella Sophia, and a son, Henry Herbert – on Jan. 19, 2011.

Beth Sylvia Caldwell ’96 (BUS), president of the Sylvia Group of Insurance Agencies in Dartmouth, Mass., has been recognized along with her company as a “Top 100 Women-Led Business in Massachusetts” by the Boston Business Journal and the Commonwealth Institute, a nonprofit organization created to help women business leaders build successful companies. She is a certified insurance counselor.

Kristen (Terninko) Buch ’97 (CANR) and Alan Buch announce the birth of a daughter, Cara Adele, on March 15, 2011, who joins older brothers Todd, 5, and Ben, 2.

Todd E. Cusano ’97 (CLAS), ’00 JD, counsel at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy P.C. in Hartford, Conn., was named in the 2011 “40 Under Forty” list of the Hartford Business Journal.

Eric S. Darmofal ’97 (BUS) is senior attorney at Horizon Technology Finance Corporation in Farmington, Conn., where he negotiates contracts and advises on general corporate legal matters. He has more than a decade of experience in representing and advising corporations on legal matters, including formation, financing, mergers, and acquisitions as well as compliance with federal and state regulations.

Theresa (Dombrowski) Forbes ’97 (ED), ’98 MA, ’05 6th Year and Sean Forbes announce their marriage on July 16, 2011, in Manchester, Conn. Theresa is a teacher in Glastonbury, Conn.

Brian L. Fox ’97 (BUS) is chief financial officer at the accounting firm Marks Paneth & Sharon LLP in the New York City area.

Robin Carr ’98 MFA, associate professor of voice and speech at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., was awarded a sabbatical to begin a Lessac-based voice and speech program at the University of Rijeka in Croatia in the fall of 2011. She is a certified Lessac Trainer, one of 36 in the world, a member of the Actors’ Equity Association, and voice and speech committee chair for the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

Nicole (Perras) Fuller ’98 (RHSA) and Greg Fuller ’97 (ED) announce the birth of their second child, Evan, on July 15, 2010. He joins older brother Jackson, 4.

Stephen Jordan ’98 (CANR), ’00 MS, senior manager of innovation and collaboration technology at Pfizer in La Jolla, Calif., returned from a six-month assignment as Pfizer Global Health Fellow with the Carter Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The center advances health care programs to combat guinea worm, river blindness, malaria, and trachoma among other tropical diseases while supporting a mass drug administration initiative, which treated more than 9 million people in November 2010.

Brian J. Kelleher ’98 (BUS), assurance and advisory services partner with Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP in Glastonbury, Conn., is treasurer of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) for the organization’s 2011-2012 activity year. He is also a board member and treasurer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum of Connecticut.

Maura McGurk ’98 (SFA) exhibited her painting in July 2011 at Wauregan Gallery in Norwich, Conn., in a show titled “Lavender Menace: Paintings by Maura McGurk in Response to Gay Bullying.” She donated 10 percent of proceeds to the “It Gets Better Project” to support its work with gay youth.

Martin Spielman ’98 DMD received his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Karen T. Staib ’98 JD, partner at Shipman & Goodwin LLP in Hartford, Conn., was named in the 2011 “40 Under Forty” list of the Hartford Business Journal.

Colleen H. Webb ’98 (CLAS), ’03 MA graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston.

Jonathan Zupnik ’98 (BUS) is executive vice president of ON Corp US Inc. in San Diego. He secured his license in early 2010 to manufacture televisions under the RCA brand. He previously was senior vice president of ON Corp US.

Michael Bishop ’99 (BUS) is chief financial officer at FuelCell Energy Inc. in Danbury, Conn. He had formerly served as vice president and controller of the company since 2007.

Kim S. Johnson ’99 (CLAS) received an MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., on May 15, 2011.

Jeff Robke ’99 (ENG) and Shannon (Browne) Robke ’99 (CLAS) announce the birth of a son, Tobias Leonard Robke, on Feb. 25, 2011. He joins an older sister, Emma, 2. The family lives in Apex, N.C.

Avril Sanz ’99 (PHR), ’01 Pharm.D. and Daryl Woods ’03 (BUS) announce the birth of a daughter, Sydney Marie, on Nov. 22, 2010, at Bridgeport Hospital.