Category Archives: JFOUND

JFOUND: Spence, Jean E. [MC1982] EVP Research, Development & Quality, Mondelez

2014-Jul-30

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=9459811&ticker=MDLZ&previousCapId=31973&previousTitle=NESTLE%20SA-REG

CONSUMER STAPLES SECTOR
FOOD PRODUCTS INDUSTRY

Jean E. Spence
Executive Vice President of Research, Development & Quality, Mondelez International, Inc.

Ms. Jean E. Spence has been an Executive Vice President of Research Development & Quality at Mondelez International, Inc., (formerly, Kraft Foods Inc) since January 2004. Ms. Spence joined Mondelez International in 1981 as a Research Engineer for Maxwell House coffee research and holds three U.S. and worldwide patents for her development work. She held a variety of management positions in Research and Development and Quality before being named Quality Assurance Director since 1993 at Mondelez International. Since 1994, Ms. Spence served as Research Director, Beverages and Group Director for Beverages and Desserts since 1995 at Mondelez International. She also served as Vice President of Technology since 1996 and Vice President, Worldwide Quality and Scientific Relations since 1999 at Mondelez International.

Since November 2001, Ms. Spence served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Quality, Scientific Affairs and Compliance for Kraft Foods North America and was responsible for quality on a worldwide basis, coordinating global compliance programs, scientific relations, regulatory issues, microbiology and auditing.

Since August of 2003, she served as Senior Vice President, Research & Development at Kraft Foods North America. In that role, she oversaw basic research, nutrition and product, product, package and process development.

Prior to Kraft, Ms. Spence worked in manufacturing as a Process Supervisor for Procter and Gamble in Staten Island, NY.

She has been Member of The Supervisory Board at GEA Group AG since April 2011. Ms. Spence is on the board of the Junior Achievement, Girl Scouts Illinois Crossroads Council, a Clarkson University trustee, an International Life Sciences Institute trustee, and is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists.

She serves on the Department of Homeland Security Private Sector Advisory Council. Ms. Spence received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.

Education*
BS
Clarkson University
ME
Manhattan College

Other Affiliations*
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
Clarkson University
Manhattan College

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Spence, Jean E. [MC1982] 

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JFOUND: Hanna, Robert M. [MC1980] President to the N.J. Board of Public Utilities (BPU)

2014-Jul-29

http://www.njcth.org/PublicInnerPage/testfolder/Governor-s-Cabinet/Honorable-Lee-Solomon.aspx

Honorable Robert Hanna, Esq., President
NJ Board of Public Utilities

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Robert M. Hanna, Esquire, was named by Governor Christopher J. Christie as President to the N.J. Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on December 21, 2011. President Bob Hanna also serves as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. The BPU has jurisdiction over the rates and facilities of electric, gas, water and wastewater, telephone and cable television companies and works to ensure that consumers have access to safe, reliable, and efficient services at reasonable costs. In addition, the BPU is working to foster innovation, competition and consumer choice in the energy and telecommunications markets.

Prior to his nomination, Bob served as Director of the Division of Law within the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety. As Director, Bob was responsible for overseeing a division with more than 500 attorneys and for the supervision of Division of Law matters, including advice and litigation on Christie Administration initiatives, including pension and benefit reform, property tax cap and other “toolkit” items; development and defense of legislation, regulations and Executive Orders; State budget, financing, contracting and “pay-to-play” matters; affirmative civil enforcement actions against consumer fraud, securities fraud, government fraud and healthcare fraud; civil rights enforcement; election law matters; environmental enforcement, permitting and counseling; OPRA and OPMA matters; cy pres and CHAPA reviews and enforcement; DYFS child abuse/neglect matters; education and higher education matters; employment and labor law litigation and counseling; State Police, Homeland Security and Corrections Services; representation of the N.J. Board of Public Utilities, New Jersey Transit, Department of Transportation and UMDNJ; construction, condemnation and debt recovery matters; representation of the Department of Labor and Civil Service Commission; representation of the Department of Banking and Insurance; defending Tort Claims Act claims and actions.

Prior to joining the Office of the N.J. Attorney General in January 2010, Bob was a director in the Newark-based law firm of Gibbons P.C., where he began working in May 2006. In private practice, he represented clients in a wide variety of complex white-collar criminal matters, civil matters and attorney-ethics matters. He also has served as a court-appointed receiver.

Previously, Bob joined the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey in May 1990. There he handled a wide array of affirmative and defensive civil matters, including appeals, on behalf of the federal government. His affirmative civil matters included, among others, a successful civil RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) action to rid Local 54 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union in Atlantic City of organized crime influence. Bob’s civil matters included defending the U.S. Attorney, federal judges and other federal officials in civil rights actions, litigating significant Freedom of Information Act cases, and opposing the municipality of Secaucus’s attempt to halt a major federal rail transportation project.

In 1997, Bob joined the Frauds Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, later serving in a variety of roles, including Chief of the Securities – Health Care Fraud Unit and Criminal Health Care Fraud Coordinator. Among his many white-collar criminal cases, Bob was lead prosecutor in suits regarding the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and major pharmaceutical concern Bristol-Myers Squibb. As a federal prosecutor, Bob also tried complex, lengthy securities and health care fraud criminal cases.
Bob graduated from Manhattan College in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. After working for a year at a national public accounting firm, he attended Fordham University School of Law School in New York, serving on the Fordham Law Review staff and graduating in 1984 with a Juris Doctorate degree. Following law school, Bob was a litigation associate at the Cahill Gordon & Reindel law firm in New York, working on a broad range of commercial litigation matters. He is admitted to the practice of law in New Jersey and New York. Born in Teaneck and raised in New City, Bob has lived in Madison for 22 years.

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Hanna, Robert M. [MC????]

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Dear John,

          I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1980.

                          Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hanna, Robert M. [MC1980]

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JFOUND: Thomas Zugibe [MC1975] on NYS Moreland Commission

2014-Jul-27

http://morelandcommssiononpubliccorruption.blogspot.com/

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Commission on Public Corruption

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Thomas P. Zugibe was elected Rockland County District Attorney in 2007, and re-elected to a four year term in 2011. Earlier in his career, D.A. Zugibe worked as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the New York State Deputy Attorney General for Medicaid Fraud Control and as an Assistant District Attorney and Executive Assistant District Attorney in the Rockland County D.A.’s office. He also worked for two decades in private practice, concentrating on personal injury and commercial litigation. D.A. Zugibe attended Manhattan College and St. John’s University School of Law.

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Thomas Zugibe [MC1975]

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JFOUND: Dischino, Michele (MC1992) Associate Professor CCSU

2014-Jul-26

http://ccsu.finalsite.com/page.cfm?p=6546&viewdirid=152268&

Michele Dischino

Faculty Information
Location(s) Nicolaus Copernicus 2351000
Departments(s) SET – Technology & Engineering Education
Title(s) Associate Professor

Biography

Michele Dischino is a member of the Technology & Engineering Education department within the School of Engineering and Technology at Central Connecticut State University.

Education:
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Ph.D., Bioengineering, 2006
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1992

Experience:

Dr. Michele Dischino has experience in the utilities, graphic arts, and bioengineering fields. She has also worked with both middle- and high-school students. Originally from New York, Dr. Dischino recently completed her graduate studies in the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, where she explored strategies to improve the outcome of tendon injuries through engineering. In addition to her research, she has coordinated educational outreach activities with West Philadelphia public schools and volunteered at the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Center City, Philadelphia.

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Dischino, Michele (MC1992)

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JFOUND: Racette, John [MC1987] Lab School of Washington

2014-Jul-26

http://www.labschool.org/page/Directory?deptId=&letter=R

DIRECTORY

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John Racette
Dept: Math (High School)Algebra II, Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics
202-580-7967
Manhattan College – B.S.
College of St. Rose and George Mason University – Work toward M.A.

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The Lab School of Washington
4759 Reservoir Road, NW    
Washington, DC 20007-1921

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Racette, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Racette, John [MC1987]

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JFOUND: Keogh, Michael [MC1974] Wikipedia – athlete

2014-Jul-25

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Keogh_%28athlete%29

Michael Keogh (athlete)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Michael Keogh (born October 13, 1950) is a retired Irish middle-distance runner. He competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in the 5000 metres.[1]

Keogh attended Essex Catholic High School and Manhattan College where he ran track for the Jaspers. Along with Anthony Colón, Keogh won the team 1973 NCAA Men’s Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships and was part of the distance medley relay championship team.

[2]References

“Mike Keogh Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com”. sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-07-25.   

“The Manhattan Project | Running Times”. runnersworld.com. Retrieved 2014-07-25.

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Keogh, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1974.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Keogh, Michael [MC1974]

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JFOUND: Geary, Colette [MC1982&MCxstaff] to CNR

2014-Jul-25

http://newrochelle.dailyvoice.com/schools/college-new-rochelle-appoints-new-senior-vp-strategic-initiatives

College Of New Rochelle Appoints New Senior VP For Strategic Initiatives
by Joe Jenkins Schools 6 hours ago

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — The College of New Rochelle has appointed Colette Geary as the new senior vice president for Strategic Initiatives.

The newly established position will support the implementation of a long-term strategic planning initiatives across the college’s four schools and six campuses.

Geary has been vice president for Student Services at the college since 2010. She was responsible for overseeing student development, intercollegiate athletics, The Wellness Center, campus ministry, health services, career development, counseling services and undergraduate admissions for the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Nursing.

“Dr. Geary is a dynamic, organized and seasoned visionary, proficient in developing and deploying systematic processes to address complex challenges. She has built strong relationships across the entire College Community,” Judith Huntington, president of the college said in a statement. “Her commitment to the mission and identity of the College will ensure fidelity to our values and heritage while we embrace this opportunity for institutional change and renewal.”

Before coming to The College of New Rochelle, Geary was dean of students at Manhattan College in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. During fourteen years at Manhattan, she also served as director of Counseling and Health Services, as staff psychologist, and taught in the School of Education graduate program.

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Geary,  Colette [MCxstaff]

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Dear John,

I believe that Colette is a member of the Class of 1982 as well, and was an outstanding member of the Administration.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Geary, Colette [MC1982&MCxstaff]

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JFOUND: Smith, Derek K. [MC1995] Nashville State CC

2014-Jul-25

http://catalog.nscc.edu/content.php?catoid=8&navoid=742

 Administration, Faculty, and Staff
    Administrative, Professional and Support Staff    Faculty    Faculty Emeritus
 Administrative, Professional and Support Staff

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Derek K. Smith, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences

B.S., Mathematics, Manhattan College, 1995

M.S., Mathematics, University of Tennessee, 1998

Ed.S, Mathematics Education, Florida State University, 2001

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Nashville State Community College
120 White Bridge Rd.
Nashville, TN 37209

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Smith, Derek K. [MC1995]

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JFOUND: Loudon, Dennis E. [MC????] Head of Fixed Income, Hapoalim Securities

2014-Jul-24

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=8985560&privcapId=642736&previousCapId=642736&previousTitle=Hapoalim%20Securities%20U.S.A.,%20Inc.

Dennis E. Loudon [MC????] 
Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income, Hapoalim Securities U.S.A., Inc.

… serves as Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Trading and Sales at Hapoalim Securities U.S.A., Inc. Mr. Loudon is a 25-year industry veteran with a distinguished reputation among the US fixed income community. Mr. Loudon served as Senior Vice President of Fixed Income Trading at Ryan Beck & Co., Inc. and Ryan Beck & Co., Capital Markets Group. Mr. Loudon received an MBA from Manhattan College School of Business. 

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Dennis.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

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JFOUND: Cruz-Brown, Maribel [MC2000] NYPA 3/21/14

2014-Jul-24

https://newyorkpowerauthority.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/women-in-engineering-maribel-cruz/

NYPA Recognizes its Women in Engineering: Maribel Cruz-Brown

Throughout March, we’ll be posting a series of interviews with NYPA’s female engineers in honor of Women’s History Month. Today’s entry features a Q&A session with NYPA Economic Development & Energy Efficiency Program Manager Maribel Cruz-Brown.

1. How did you enter the engineering field? How did you decide on your specialty?

I really enjoyed Math and Science in high school and received a partial scholarship to attend Manhattan College. During my college search, I was informed that an Engineering Degree would serve me well if I wanted to enter into any other career choice later on. They were right.
Maribel Cruz-Brown

2. Did you have a female engineer as a mentor?

I had interned all through college but didn’t come across any other female engineers until my first job out of college with Syska Hennessy Group. My aunts and uncles went to great schools like NYU and Yale. They were amazing role models for me, and I have great female engineering role models here at NYPA.

3. What makes you proud to work at NYPA?

This organization thrives because of the contributions from entry level to executive management. Over the past 14 years, I have seen how reliable public power and energy efficiency upgrades have real, positive impacts on NY communities.

4. What things do you love most about engineering?

Most engineers say problem solving skills and I agree but it goes deeper than that. Engineering is a resolution to a need, it is an approach. I studied Mechanical Engineering so to me it’s all about gears, motors and turbines making things happen.

5. What project are you most proud of?

My first energy efficiency projects at NYPA have set the tone for my career here. I began my career with NYPA at NYC and Westchester schools, hospitals and precincts. They called on my engineering knowledge, street smarts and negotiating skills. I learned to maneuver through challenges with customers, public officials and contractors.

6. Did you face any obstacles in becoming an engineer?

I always had to balance school while working close to full time my entire college career. I’m currently earning my M.B.A, and I have two young sons – so life is a little busy at the moment.

7. What valuable lessons have you learned as your career as a female engineer has evolved?

Always be professional and mindful of your contributions and you will be successful. Not everyone we work with has been exposed to the diversity of the engineering world of today. I had a customer ask me if I had really gone to school for engineering, why I chose my nontraditional profession, where I had studied, etc. By the end of our meeting he was eager to proceed with the recommendations I had presented for his town.

8. What advice would you offer young women considering engineering as a profession?

I have been speaking to elementary and high school students for 10 years. My message is still the same. If she (or he) has a passion for math/science, want to work on projects that have local impact and is ready to put the time in then the engineering field is for them!

9. If you had to use one word to describe your opinion of the engineering profession, what would it be?

Symphony. A collaboration of instruments, players, working at different levels to create a beautiful product.

10. What is one thing about yourself that most people would find surprising?

Years ago I wanted to create and be the host of a Home Improvement Show demonstrating to women how to DIY.

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Cruz-Brown, Maribel [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Maribel is a member of the Class of 2000.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Cruz-Brown, Maribel [MC2000]

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