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JNEWS: Albers, Lynn A. [MC1996] founding faculty members Campbell U SoE

Campbell Engineering announces new faculty hires
February 8, 2016

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BUIES CREEK — The Campbell University School of Engineering, which will enroll its first students in August 2016, has named three new founding faculty members:

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Dr. Lynn A. Albers | Assistant Professor of Engineering

During her 20-plus-year career, Albers has served as a systems application engineer at Nortel Networks and as an instructor and a teaching assistant, project coordinator, and program manager at North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering.

At N.C. State, she served as project coordinator of the ARRA-funded Student Energy Internship Program in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2010-12); a graduate fellow and a program manager of the NSF GK-12 RAMP-UP program (2005-09; 2009-11); instructor of Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2007-10); teaching assistant for several courses in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2004-05); and an intern at the North Carolina Solar Center (2002-03). She has also co-authored or co-presented nearly two-dozen publications and presentations on topics related to hands-on learning, activity-based learning, and the education outreach model in engineering.

She began her engineering career as a project manager and systems application engineer at Nortel Networks (1994-01).

Albers earned her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from N.C. State in 2014. She specialized in engineering education, thermal sciences, energy systems, and K-12 STEM education. She also completed a certificate in computer science at N.C. State in 2003.

She received her undergraduate degree in mathematics, with a minor in music, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1992) and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in nuclear engineering, from Manhattan College (1996).

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Albers, Lynn A. [MC1996]

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JNEWS: Bouyer, Ken [MC1990] selected speaker for the iSchool’s convocation


February 9, 2016
By: J.D. Ross

The Class of 2016 at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) today announced the selection of Ken Bouyer, Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting at EY, as the speaker for the iSchool’s convocation ceremonies in May.

In his position with EY, Bouyer is responsible for a developing a recruiting strategy that builds and attracts diverse and inclusive talent pools for EY’s member firms in the Americas. The firm strives to reflect the changes in world demographics, taking into account the new mix of cultures and individual characteristics that build their talent pool. In his work with the firm, Bouyer frequently serves as an industry group spokesperson on both diversity and recruiting trends at events and with the media.

Senior Class Marshal Tim Kowalsky, who helped to lead the selection committee for the School’s convocation speaker said, “we felt Ken was uniquely qualified to speak about the human side of technology, which is something that has always been at the forefront of our minds during our time at the iSchool. His job revolves around the fact that as technology changes and evolves, so do the people developing and working with it every day.”

“Hearing about the experiences and life lessons he has collected on the path to his current position and level of responsibility will be applicable and valuable to any iSchool graduate as they transition into the professional world, no matter the industry,” Kowalsky added.

“We wanted our fellow graduates to feel motivated, whether they are going on to graduate school, starting their careers, or still in the process of looking for their first job,” said fellow Senior Class Marshal Fanta Dicko. “Ken is an inspirational speaker who can help deliver this message.”

Ken Bouyer – EY

In addition to his work at EY, Bouyer serves on the dean’s advisory council at North Carolina A&T, the accounting advisory board at Arizona State University, and on the corporate advisory partners council at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

He is a lifetime member and a current Corporate Advisory Board Member of both the National Association of Black Accountants and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting organization. He is a past board member and international president of Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor organization for financial information students and professionals. Bouyer has also served on the board of directors for the Federation for the Schools of Accountancy, and is a recipient of their “Practitioner Service Award” for his distinguished service to the profession of accounting and accounting education.

Bouyer has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Manhattan College, and has been with EY, in various positions, since 1990.

The iSchool’s convocation ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, May 14, with the undergraduate ceremony from Noon – 1:30 PM, and the graduate ceremony from 3:00 – 4:30 PM. Bouyer will address graduates at both ceremonies. More information on the ceremony is available on the iSchool’s convocation web page. Details on the University-wide commencement ceremony, scheduled for Sunday, May 15, are available on the commencement website.

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Bouyer, Ken [MC1990]

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JNEWS: Platt, Joseph P. [MC1968] BoD CONSOL Energy Inc.


CONSOL Energy (CNX) Nominates Three Directors for Election Top Tickers, 2/8/2016 

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Joseph P. Platt

Mr. Platt is the general partner at Thorn Partners, LP, a family limited partnership, since 1997. Mr. Platt’s career at Johnson and Higgins, or J&H, a global insurance broker and employee benefits consultant, spanned 27 years, until 1997, when J&H was sold to Marsh & McLennan Companies.

At the time of the sale of J&H, Mr. Platt was an owner, director and executive vice president. Mr. Platt is on the board of directors of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd., which provides a variety of custom tailored reinsurance solutions to the insurance, risk retention group, captive and financial marketplaces. He also serves as an independent director of BlackRock’s Open End & Liquidity Funds. Mr. Platt is active in the community, serving on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College in 1968 and his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University Law School in 1971. He also attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 1983. Mr. Platt is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Platt brings to the Board significant financial, compensation and risk management expertise.

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Platt, Joseph P. [MC1968]

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JFACEBOOK: Zambito, Maryann Stallone [MC2000] Festival of Song USA 2016 WoY


So proud of my friend, fellow Kearney Tiger, and fellow Jasper!! Congratulations Maryann! 🎉

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2016 — Festival of Song USA named Maryann Stallone, a partner in [Tannenbaum Helpern __title__ ]’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, “Woman of the Year” at its 21st annual gala

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Festival of Song USA 2016 names Tannenbaum Helpern’s Maryann Stallone “Woman of the Year”

Festival of Song USA named Maryann Stallone, a partner in Tannenbaum Helpern’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, “Woman of the Year” at its 21st annual gala


Maryann C. Stallone


Tannenbaum Helpern is proud to announce that Festival of Song USA named Maryann Stallone, a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, “Woman of the Year” at its 21st annual gala on January 31st.

Drawing hundreds of attendees to its annual event, Festival of Song USA keeps the arts and the Italian culture alive through music, dance, and food and collaborates with the Cantamare Festival in Sicily, Italy to promote the arts and Italian culture and tradition across two continents. Its “Woman of the Year” award recognizes an individual’s drive to succeed, contribution to the community and accomplishments in their profession. This year’s event was in memoriam of its founder Silvana Romania.

Born to two immigrants from Italy, Maryann is the first in her family to graduate from college and law school. In 2007, Maryann graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where she was a Primary Article and Symposia Editor of the Journal of Law & Policy and served as Secretary of the Italian American Law Students Association (IALSA). In her last year of law school, Maryann had her first child just weeks before her final exams and a few months before the bar exam. One of her proudest moments was walking on stage to receive her Juris Doctorate degree with her daughter in her arms.

As a commercial litigator, Maryann advises clients on complex business disputes and has handled cases involving securities fraud, breach of contract, business torts, employment discrimination, intellectual property infringement, and professional malpractice. She has represented clients in the hedge fund, private equity, REIT, law firm, accounting, dental, real estate, media and staffing industries. Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2014 and 2015 and as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York Rising Stars for 2014, Maryann is actively involved in Tannenbaum Helpern’s Women’s Initiative and co-authors the Attorney Professionalism Forum in the New York State Bar Association Journal.

A proud mother of three, Maryann is fluent in Italian and takes great pride in her Italian heritage, roots and culture.

About Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP 

Since 1978, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP has combined a powerful mix of insight, creativity, industry knowledge, senior talent and transaction expertise to successfully guide clients through periods of challenge and opportunity. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality legal services in a practical and efficient manner, bringing to bear the judgment, common sense and expertise of well trained, business minded lawyers. Through our commitment to service and successful results, Tannenbaum Helpern continues to earn the loyalty of our clients and a reputation for excellence. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter: @THSHLAW.

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Zambito, Maryann Stallone [MC2000]

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So proud of my friend, fellow Kearney Tiger, and fellow Jasper!! Congratulations Maryann! 🎉

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2016 — Festival of Song USA named Maryann Stallone, a partner in [Tannenbaum Helpern __title__ ]’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, “Woman of the Year” at its 21st annual gala

JNEWS: Rizzo, Christopher [MC1997] partner Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP


Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP Names Christopher Rizzo Partner And Anne K. Gerson And Leonardo Trivigno Counsel

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NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP ( is pleased to announce that Christopher Rizzo has become a partner and Anne K. Gerson and Leonardo Trivigno have become counsel to the firm effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Rizzo was previously counsel to the firm. Ms. Gerson and Mr. Trivigno were previously associates at the firm.

“Congratulations go out to Chris, Anne and Len on their promotions,” said Carter Ledyard’s managing partner, Judith Lockhart. “Their promotions reflect their consistent hard work, dedication and insight in serving our clients.”

Christopher Rizzo’s practice includes a wide variety of litigation, environmental and land-use matters. They include litigation and transactional matters arising out of environmental impact reviews for state and city-sponsored projects, compliance with local zoning and preservation laws, open space preservation, open space easements, development agreements and licenses, management of hazardous materials and energy generation. His practice also includes general litigation, often related to land-use disputes and contract disputes. In a pro-bono capacity, he is involved in several community-based organizations focused on the revitalization of New York City’s parks and public spaces. He currently serves as chairman of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Inc., trustee of the Porzelt Foundation, member of the Riverdale Merchants Association and board member of New Yorkers for Parks. Mr. Rizzo received his B.A. summa cum laude in 1997 from Manhattan College and his J.D. cum laude in 2001 from Pace University School of Law School.

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Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (, established in 1854, has approximately 90 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding. Carter Ledyard’s general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, broker-dealer, on-shore and off-shore hedge and other alternative investment funds, private equity, litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, media and technology, investment regulation, antitrust, art law, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm’s practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.

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Rizzo, Christopher [MC1997]

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JNEWS: Gene, John P. III [MC????] VP Tompkins Financial Advisors


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Management firm appoints vice president— Tompkins Financial Advisors recently announced the promotion of John P. Genn III to vice president and senior trust officer.

Genn, a Pawling resident, joined the company’s Hudson Valley branch in September 2015 as a senior trust officer. He is based in the firm’s Wappingers Falls office. In his position, Genn will continue to develop clients’ estate planning strategies, including consideration of their legal, tax and investment strategies, for the design, implementation and administration of appropriate trust and estate agendas.

Prior to joining the firm, Genn directed the trust departments of the Bank of Millbrook and Valley National Bank. His experience includes work in trust, estate and investment services, including insurance, new business development, and administration.

Genn received his master’s in business administration from Manhattan College. He serves as director of the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council, is a board and finance committee member of Astor Family Services, and is a member of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Action Committee.

Tompkins Financial Advisors is the wealth management firm of Tompkins Financial Corporation, a New York based financial services holding company.

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Gene, John P. III [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Sandler, Andrew [MC2008] NYC CB7 District Manager


Young Public Servant Dons CB7 District Manager’s Cap
February 3, 2016

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Even before Andrew Sandler was to officially become the new district manager for Community Board 7, his schedule was beset with meetings focusing on issues impacting the neighborhoods CB7 covers.

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A Bronx-bred native, Sandler grew up in Riverdale. He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in political science after flirting with the idea of working as a comedian or working in film.

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Sandler, Andrew [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sandler, Andrew [MC2008] 

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