JLINKEDIN: Stokes, William [MC1987] Bishop – Episcopal Diocese of NJ



Stokes, William [MC????]
The Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey
Trenton, New Jersey (Greater New York City Area)
Religious Institutions

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Dear John,

I believe that the Bishop is a member of the Class of 1987.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Stokes, William [MC1987] 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) adds another cause



Good Evening All,

Today I had an update from Bob Mattis regarding their friend, Sharon, whom we just placed on our prayer list. Sharon is still in Hospital and will be having tests tomorrow, Thursday, 9/18/14, as the MDs attempt to localize the Cancer so that they may address treatment where /as needed. Please raise the volume. Family and friends are very worried.Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JLINKEDIN: DuBois, Steven [MC2004] Professional Services Manager Bronto Software



DuBois, Steven [MC2004]
Professional Services Manager at Bronto Software
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Marketing and Advertising


I have been told to never stop learning. Knowledge is power and experience will drive success.

I have had eyes and ears open since day one – mimicking a sponge and learning something new every day. I am flexible where I am not afraid to try something new, yet able to adapt to nearly any situation. I am results driven and passionate about technology.

Demonstrating to clients that no tactic should be overlooked when it comes to their success is key to moving forward. Outside the box thinking combined with an understanding of basic fundamentals can be applied to any situation in need of results.

With over 8 years of experience in Digital Marketing, I joined Bronto in 2011 as a Marketing Strategist. In previous positions I have been responsible for advising clients where to direct their marketing budgets by analyzing attribution models and cross channel analytics. In another role I have worked to drive revenue from email using optimized acquisition methods, re-engagement strategies, automated and triggered messages, segmentation, and more.

Specialties: Online Marketing, Email Marketing and Operations, Digital Advertising, Sales User Segmentation, Analytics, Strategy, Implementation, Social Media Networking, Direct Response, Branding, Email Deliverability, Exchange Server Technology, Ad Server Technology, Client Account Management, Campaign Management and Optimization, Customer Acquisition and Retention

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has three causes to pray for


Good Afternoon All,

Bob & Noreen Mattis ask for our prayers for a Dear Friend, Sharon. Sharon is in the hospital in the process of being Diagnosed with Abdominal Cancer. As Bob says, our prayers are needed for this very special person and dear Friend. Let us pray that the MDs are able to contain and eliminate the Cancer. Please raise the volume.

From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for Charlie K. Charlie suffered a Heart Attack nine days ago and has developed a serious case of Pneumonia that the MDs have not been able to cure. Let us pray that the Pneumonia is arrested and Charlie continues his recuperation from his Heart Attack.

Please keep Roberta Ronan, her husband ” Buzz ” and their Family in your prayers as we continue to pray for Roberta’s complete recovery.

Thank You. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JFACEBOOK: Lodato, Ray (MC1984) writer for The Hill



Lodato, Ray (MC1984):

Would you consider including this in the next Jasper Jottings?  




[JR: Sure. Saved me the trouble of finding it in order to “collect” it!] 

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September 17, 2014, 04:00 pm
Senate’s unfinished business: Fill judicial vacancies
By Raymond M. Lodato

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The Senate has one week until it adjourns for its pre-election recess. While several bills are making their way through the upper house, the arena in which it can have the most impact is in confirming President Obama’s judicial nominees. So far this year, the upper house has filled 68 vacancies on the Federal bench, more than in all of 2013. However, even with the increased pace, 60 vacancies remain on Federal district and appellate benches.

Each vacancy in the Federal courts increases the burden on active and senior judges (who work a reduced number of cases in semi-retirement) and delays the administration of justice for individuals, businesses, and non-profit groups seeking resolution of their claims. Nearly two dozen of the vacancies have been classified as “judicial emergencies” because of the length of time they have been unfilled and the number of cases in their jurisdictions.

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If the Senate confirms these 25 nominees by December (a best-case scenario, to be sure), it has an opportunity to significantly reduce the number of Federal courts saddled with an insufficient number of judges to handle heavy caseloads. Should the Senate end 2014 with less than 50 vacancies, it will be the lowest total of the Obama presidency, ensuring that more Americans have access to timely consideration of their cases in Federal courts.

Lodato, Ph.D., is a Lecturer at the University of Chicago.

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[JR: “We, The Sheeple” screwed up when we passed the 17th Amendment for the direct election of Senators. The State Legislatures would have never stood for this non-sense. The House was for the rabble. The Senate was for the States. Argh! Dead Old White Guys must be rolling over. “Justice delayed is justice denied”? Thanks for the fodder. Hope everyone hits it and runs up "your score”.]

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JOBIT: Picchianti, Robert Joseph [MC???? RIP]



Robert Joseph Picchianti
1941 – 2014
AGE: 72 • Essex Junction, VT

Robert Joseph Picchianti passed away September 15, 2014, he was 72.

Born on September 30, 1941 in Yonkers, NY to his loving parents, Joseph and Vera (nee Prota) Picchianti.

Robert is survived by Rosemary, his adoring wife of 50 years; he also leaves behind 3 sons, Robert, Anthony & Joseph Picchianti and 4 grandchildren, Savannah, Maria, Sofia and Angelo.

He attended Manhattan College where he participated in the ROTC.

Robert worked as a computer programmer analyst in New Rochelle for 26 years he then moved to Vermont where he worked for IBM until he retired.

Robert was the life of every family function he will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be at the Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 72 East Main St. Elmsford, NY on Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19 from 2-4pm & 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Elmsford on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10 am. Burial will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY.

Published in the The Journal News on Sept. 18, 2014


Picchianti, Robert Joseph [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: same link

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JLINKEDIN: Jara, José Martin [MC1995] National Practice Leader Buck Consultants



Jara, José Martin [MC1995]
Principal and National Practice Leader – Multiemployer Plans at Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company
New York, New York
Management Consulting

Provide innovative solutions to the pension and insurance community.

* Guide plan sponsors and fiduciaries through U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) – Audits and Investigations; and Office of the Solicitor – lawsuits

* Advise on Withdrawal Liability, Controlled Group and Affiliated Service Group, Plan Funding, and PBGC issues

* Advise on Plan Fees and Expenses, Plan Assets and ERISA Prohibited Transactions and Exemptions

* Experienced in ERISA Class Action Litigation (employer stock drop, cash balance, and fee cases)

* Advise on D&O, Fiduciary, and EPL Insurance

* Correct retirement plan errors under the Internal Revenue Service, Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS)

* Correct Fiduciary violations under the DOL Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP)

* Correct Annual Reporting failures under the DOL Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program (DFVCP)


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