Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Herbert, Donald [MC1989] Contech Director of Rail Markets

2014-Sep-15

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12166228.htm

Contech Names Herbert Director of Rail Markets
New leadership to further enhance Contech Engineered Solutions.
West Chester, OH (PRWEB) September 15, 2014

Contech Engineered Solutions LLC announces the promotion of Donald Herbert to the position of director of rail markets effective immediately. Herbert will be responsible for managing and developing the sales and marketing strategy for the rail market by identifying and prioritizing project opportunities in collaboration with the Contech sales engineers, maintaining relationships in the railway industry at the region and national level and influencing architectural and engineering communities.

Herbert joined Contech in June of 1991 and has held many positions within Contech including sales engineer, regional sales engineer, area technical manager and most recently – area manager drainage. Herbert has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineer from Manhattan College and a Master of Science in Construction Management from Texas A&M University. Herbert brings over 23 years of increasingly responsible sales experience to his new role. Herbert currently resides in Georgia where he will continue to provide world class leadership while driving our rail market relationships.

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Herbert, Donald [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Donald is a member of the Class of 1989.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Herbert, Donald [MC1989]

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JNEWS: McCray, Arthur [MC1980] VP Provident Asset-Based Lending

2014-Sep-11

http://njbmagazine.com/njb-news-now/provident-bank-forms-asset-based-lending-group/

NJB > NJB News Now > The Provident Bank Forms…The Provident Bank Forms Asset-Based Lending Group
Sep 10, 2014    

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The Provident Bank announces the formation of an Asset-Based Lending Group that will serve businesses throughout the bank’s footprint in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

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Arthur McCray of New York, NY, joins Provident as vice president of the Asset-Based Lending Group. Prior to joining Provident, he also worked at Sun National Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Manhattan College.

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McCray, Arthur [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

                       Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCray, Arthur [MC1980]

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JNEWS: Creagh, Gerard [MC1981] Senior Advisor BRC’s Forensic Investigations Division

2014-Sep-04

http://www.brosnanrisk.com/our-history/our-senior-consultants/gerard-creagh/

2014 09 04 Creagh

Gerard Creagh is a Senior Advisor to BRC’s Forensic Investigations Division. He is the former President of Duff & Phelps LLC, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisory firm with expertise in complex valuation, dispute consulting, M&A and restructuring.

Mr. Creagh served as Executive Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s Corporate Value Consulting prior to its merger with Duff & Phelps. He joined Standard & Poor’s from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he held the position of North American Valuation Services Practice Leader.

At PricewaterhouseCoopers, his primary focus was growing revenues, developing service offerings and enhancing its presence within the industry. He built the Corporate Value Consulting Practice which expanded into Real Estate Advisory, Litigation Support, Fairness Opinions and Corporate Finance Advisory that was acquired by Duff & Phelps. His tenure with PwC came from a merger between Coopers & Lybrand, where he was the U.S. Leader for its Valuation Practice.

Mr. Creagh has more than 20 years of experience consulting with U.S. and multinational companies on valuation issues arising from corporate strategies, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and restructurings and has been a Director for Duff & Phelps Corp. and Duff & Phelps, and at Chimera Investment Corporation since 2010.

Mr. Creagh received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College and his MBA degree in Finance from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

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Creagh, Gerard [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Gerard is a member of the Class of 1981.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Creagh, Gerard [MC1981]

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JNEWS: Lauria, Joe [MC1976] VP Orange County Market MWH Global

2014-Sep-02

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12131076.htm

MWH Strengthens Position in Southern California Municipal Water & Wastewater Industry with Key Hires
Joe Lauria Joins MWH as Vice President and Area Manager of Orange County Operation. John Hanula, Senior Vice President to lead MWH Los Angeles Operation.

Broomfield, CO (PRWEB) September 02, 2014

2014 09 02 Lauria

MWH Global, the global wet infrastructure sector leader and provider of strategic consulting, environmental engineering and construction services, today announced the expansion of the firm’s Southern California practice. The addition of vice presidents Joe Lauria and John Hanula provides increased expertise on a variety of water and wastewater issues for municipalities and companies operating in the region, further strengthening the MWH position as a leader in the area.

Joe Lauria has joined the firm as Vice President, and Area Manager – Municipal Water/Wastewater, for the Orange County Market, based in the Irvine, California office. Lauria brings more than 30 years of experience in the municipal water and wastewater business. The majority of those years were spent with Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. (MPI) in locations throughout the U.S. The last thirteen years have been focused in California. In his new role, Lauria will be responsible for directing, planning and coordinating the MWH business development and growth strategy in Orange County and other portions of the Southern Los Angeles Basin area.

A Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, Lauria served as MPIs Technical Director of Engineering Services for ten years and developed their national Capital Project Delivery guidance document, establishing procedures to implement alternative project delivery methods, as well as traditional methods, for water and wastewater projects. After the acquisition of MPI by ARCADIS, Lauria became the National Design-Build Leader. He has been responsible for more than $1.5 billion in capital projects from New York to California, and most recently served as the Project Director of the contractor’s engineer for the Carlsbad Seawater Desalination Facility, the largest seawater desalination facility in the western hemisphere. The work, now 60 percent constructed, has a total design, construction and financing budget in excess of $900 million.

“Joe’s recognition as a successful business leader, practice builder and principal in charge of major engineering projects across the country will greatly strengthen the MWH prominent California consultancy and bring significant value to our clients,” said Dr. Steven Weber, Southwest Regional Manager for MWH in the Americas. “In addition to two decades of work for the Orange County Sanitation District and other major agencies, his vision and leadership on the Carlsbad Seawater Desalination Project is indicative of the type of thinking needed to address complex problems in the arid west amidst record drought. He’s the latest addition to the team that MWH is building to provide creative, value-added solutions and solidify our industry leadership.”

Lauria holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil/environmental engineering from Manhattan College in New York City. He is a registered Professional Engineer in three states, a past member of the Executive Board of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA), current member of the Executive Board of the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC) and current member of the Civil & Environmental Engineering Committee at the University of California, Irvine.

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About MWH Global

MWH Global is the premier solutions provider focused on water and natural resources for built infrastructure and the environment. Offering a full range of innovative, award-winning services from initial planning through construction and asset management, we partner with our clients in multiple industries. Our nearly 8,000 employees in 35 countries spanning six continents are dedicated to fulfilling our purpose of Building a Better World, which reflects our commitment to sustainable development. MWH is a private, employee-owned firm with a rich legacy beginning in 1820. For more information, visit our website at http://www.mwhglobal.com or connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Lauria, Joe [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1976.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lauria, Joe [MC1976]

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JNEWS: Oleszkiewicz, Cassie [MC2008] Watchung Hills HS

2014-Aug-31

http://thealternativepress.com/articles/phelan-named-director-of-curriculum-nine-new-tea

Warren — Education Top Stories
Phelan Named Director of Curriculum; Nine New Teachers Added to Watchung Hills H.S. Faculty
Denis Kelly
Thursday, August 28, 2014 • 9:04pm

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WARREN, NJ – Nine new teachers have been added to the faculty at Watching Hills Regional High School for the 2014-2015 school year. In addition, former Supervisor of English and English teacher Mary Ellen Phelan has been named Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

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Cassie Oleszkiewicz was appointed to the Child Study Team in January. She is a graduate of Manhattan College at the undergraduate level, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Monmouth University at the graduate level. She has experience as a youth advocate and crisis responder. She is also coach of the junior varsity field hockey team at Watchung Hills.

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Oleszkiewicz, Cassie [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Cassie is a member of the Class of 2008.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Oleszkiewicz, Cassie [MC2008]

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JNEWS: Lovin, Gabrielle Cottrell [MC2008] coach Prospect High School

2014-Aug-31

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140828/sports/140828228/

Prep Sports updated: 8/28/2014 10:58 PM
Lovin loves the challenge at Prospect

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As a standout volleyball player at Prospect High School in the early 2000s, Gabrielle Cottrell Lovin played under coach Mike Riedy.

“I learned a lot from him,” Lovin said. “He always pushed me to be a better athlete.”

Little did Lovin know at the time she would one day replace Riedy as the girls head coach at Prospect.

When Riedy stepped down after 20 seasons to spend more time with his family, Lovin received the job at her alma mater.

“I always dreamed about it but I never expected it,” said Lovin, who is also the school’s second all-time leading scorer in basketball (1,304 points) and played at Division I Manhattan College in Riverdale N.Y. “But’s it’s an honor.

“Basketball and volleyball were my two sports, with basketball kind of my No. 1 passion. But we had so much fun in volleyball and that’s what I am trying to portray to these girls. I want to instill in them that hard work combined with fun can equal success.”

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http://www.gojaspers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=692996

Lovin, Gabrielle Cottrell [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Gabrielle is a member of the Class of 2008.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lovin, Gabrielle Cottrell [MC2008]

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JNEWS: Williams, Harry Roger III [MC1970] gets second paid readio work

2014-Aug-30

http://www.harrythelibrarian.com/2014/08/once-again-i-am-paid-radio-announcer.html

Friday, August 29, 2014
Once again I am a PAID radio announcer – Thanks, Marty!

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Yesterday I joined Marty and Samantha in the WORC-FM 98.9 studio in Worcester to record a Marty’s of Dudley radio commercial. Marty intended to introduce me to Lance Ballance, Rick Brackett and Matt Ferguson, who might help me find work as a radio announcer.

Next thing you know, I was the ANNOUNCER in yesterday’s ad. It will air Sept. 2 to announce Marty’s fall specials.

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This was my first PAID (with hot dogs at Coney Island) radio work since my weekly “Critic At Large” spots on WGFP-AM 940 in the 1980s when I was paid actual money! Thanks, Marty!

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Williams, Harry Roger III [MC1970] 

[JR: Nice to see us old guys supplementing Social Security. Laff! Congrats. “green growing; brown dying”. Earning is good for the soul.]

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