Kane, Jeffrey [MC1977]
Attorney at Law Office of Jeffrey J. Kane, Esq.
Katonah, New York (Greater New York City Area)
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William A. Houlihan has been a member of our Board of Directors since August 2010, and he currently serves as Chairman of our Audit Committee and as our Lead Director. Mr. Houlihan has more than 30 years of business and financial experience. Since March 2013, Mr. Houlihan has been Chief Financial Officer of Amalgamated Bank. Since September 2009, he has served on the Board of Directors and as the financial expert on the Audit Committee of First Physicians Capital Group, Inc. (OTC: FPCG), a publicly-traded company that provides services to and owns investments in small hospitals. Since 1998, Mr. Houlihan has served on the Board of Directors of the James G. Houlihan Family Second Limited Partnership, a privately-held company that owns investments in commercial real estate assets. Mr. Houlihan served on the Board of Directors of SNL Financial, a privately-held company that maintains database financial information on financial institutions, REITs, energy, media and other companies, from November 2003 until June 2010. During an eight-year period from 2001 through 2008, Mr. Houlihan was a private investor while he served as transitional Chief Financial Officer for several distressed companies: Sixth Gear, Inc. from October 2007 to November 2008, Sedgwick Claims Management Services from August 2006 until January 2007, Metris Companies from August 2004 to January 2006, and Hudson United Bancorp from January 2001 to November 2003. Mr. Houlihan also worked as an investment banker at UBS from June 2007 to September 2007, J.P. Morgan Securities from November 2003 to July 2004, KBW, Inc. from October 1996 to January 2001, Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. from April 1991 to October 1996, and Goldman Sachs & Co. from June 1981 to April 1991. He also held several auditing and accounting positions from June 1977 through June 1981. Mr. Houlihan received a B.S., Magna Cum Laude in Accounting in 1977 from Manhattan College, became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1979, and received his M.B.A. in Finance in 1983 from New York University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Houlihan was selected and qualified to serve as a member of our Board of Directors because of his diverse financial experience, including his service on the boards of directors of several small capitalization, high-growth companies, as chief financial officer of transitional public and privately-held companies and his extensive accounting background.
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Houlihan, William A. [MC1977]
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Good Evening All,
Some great news to share from Maria Khury. Sophia Frances Menchini checked in at 3 PM this afternoon weighing in at 7.7 Lbs. and 19 Inches long and as Maria, proud Gram for the third time, says: ” Beautiful, healthy and ready to make a difference in this world.” I can vouch for her beauty having seen the picture (which I am unable to attach) and we know that Sophia in Greek means Wisdom so Sophia is off to a great start. Mom Lark, Baby Sophia, proud Dad and beyond happy Maria are all doing well. Thank you for your prayers. God Bless.
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[JR: Thanks, Phil. Much appreciated.]
Khury, Maria [MC1977]
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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The College is proud to recognize one of its alumnae, Maria Khury ’77, president of Khury Travel, who will be the recipient of the Business Leadership Award at the Dominican Women’s Development Center’s 24th Anniversary Gala. For more information about the event, visit http://www.dwdc.org/index.php/news-and-events/details/24th_annual_gala_dinner/
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Khury, Maria [MC1977]
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Jobs, economy top issue for Nigrello
September 07, 2012 2:00 AM
Name: Robert (Bob) Nigrello
Address: 2 Pine Woods Road, East Kingston, NH 03827
Occupation: Lighting Sales for Osram Sylvania
Education: Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College
Public service/public office experience: East Kingston Planning Board- 3 years,
East Kingston School Board- 5+ years, School Board Chair – 3 years
SAU16 Joint Board – 5+ years. Compensation Committee Chair – 2 years
Question #1: How would you restore civility to the Statehouse?
Four hundred men and women are elected to apply their collective experience; knowledge and expertise to deliver meaningful legislative solutions.
These solutions include; providing an environment for business to grow, efficient delivery of state services and excellent educational opportunities to all. In order to create real solutions, it is imperative that the members work towards common goals and go beyond both individual and party differences. I look forward to working with and learning from my colleagues to seek the best solutions. To quote Bill Belichick, “we need to do our jobs.” Considering his theme and understanding that there cannot be civility without mutual respect, all members must be held to a “higher standard” and be fully accountable for their actions.
Question #2: What is your opinion on expanded gambling in New Hampshire?
The extensive final report from the May 2010 New Hampshire Gaming Study Commission suggests that New Hampshire would have a net benefit of $89 million in new revenue with an expanded gaming facility located in the southern part of the state. It is estimated that the construction of such a facility would take appromimately 18 months and the jobs created by this construction would result in a much needed “shot in the arm” to our construction industry. In addition once built it is estimated that another 2,100 new jobs would be needed to run the facility itself. Based on the Gaming Study I would support legislation to make VLT’s or Casino Gaming a reality in New Hampshire.
Question #3: What is the most important issue facing the Legislature this upcoming session and why?
Jobs and our state economy in general must be the two priorities in the upcoming legislative session. As a primary goal for this session, the legislature must not only do everything in its power to reduce the state’s current 5.2 percent unemployment rate, but it must also take measures to reduce underemployment. A healthy state economy provides jobs for our current and future work force and attracts the best and the brightest. It provides a work-atmosphere and job opportunities at all levels that will allow our young adults the opportunity to live, work and raise a family right here in New Hampshire.
Question #4: What role could you play as a state legislator in improving the business climate in the state and restoring jobs for New Hampshire Citizens?
Currently, New Hampshire is ranked sixth in the nation with an unemployment rate of 5.2 percent. In New England we have the second lowest unemployment rate, with Vermont at 4.7 percent unemployment rate being the lowest and Rhode Island’s 10.9 percent being the highest. While there is no denying that we must still do better it is important to understand that New Hampshire continues to outperform most states in New England and the nation even in these tough economic conditions. Over the last six years we have seen the implementation of many new taxes —- followed by their reversal. It is imperative that the State legislature stabilize our tax structure and ensure that New Hampshire build on its “Business Friendly” image. By doing this business confidence will increase and business currently located in New Hampshire will be encouraged to expand and other businesses will be given another reason to move here. Since the unsustainable increases in the cost of health care continue to burden New Hampshire’s economy and job growth, as a critical tie —in we must review all state policies related to health care, eliminate any that are unnecessary or duplicative, streamline those wherever possible and then do all that is possible to drive down health-care costs by fostering competition in all health related areas.
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Nigrello, Bob [MC1977]
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Support Nigrello for District 16 state rep.
August 03, 2012 2:00 AM
To the Editor:
Dear neighbors: In order to be an active participant in our state legislative process I am running as a District 16 Republican candidate representing East Kingston, Kensington and South Hampton. I have served the community as a past member of the East Kingston Planning Board for three years and Recreation Department baseball coach for three years. For the past five years I have been serving as a member of the East Kingston Elementary School Board and I am currently in my third term as the School Board chairman.
During my tenure on the School Board, we have used a zero-based budgeting process — an effort that has resulted in school budgets below state formulated default levels, while, providing an excellent learning environment at the lowest cost per student in SAU 16. I am also a member of SAU16 Joint Board and past-chairman of the Compensation Committee. As Compensation Committee chairman, the committee focused on the spiraling cost of health and liability insurance and was able to reduce costs in both of those critical areas.
The savings that we were able to achieve were shared by all the towns in SAU 16 including East Kingston and Kensington. As a legislator I will support legislation in the following areas: Business growth for job creation; producing fiscally conservative budgets; and excellence in the New Hampshire educational system. My wife Morna and I have been married for 28 years and have lived in East Kingston where we raised our three children Amanda, 25, Elizabeth 23, and Gregory, 19, for 18 years. I graduated from Manhattan College in 1977 where I earned a degree in electrical engineering and have been employed by Osram Sylvania for 28 years in a variety of capacities, including my current position in the vertical markets sales group.
Please participate in our electoral process by marking Sept. 11 on your paper and electronic calendars and vote in the New Hampshire Primary. On Primary Day I would appreciate your support for my Republican candidacy for District 16 state representative. I welcome your input or questions; I can be reached by phone at 603-394-7591 or by e-mail at email@example.com
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Nigrello, Bob [MC1977]
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