Tag Archives: MC1980

JLINKEDIN: Ishak, Bassam [MC1980] Systems Integration at Boeing



Ishak, Bassam [MC1980]
Systems Integration at Boeing
Phoenix, Arizona Area

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JLINKEDIN: Wilson, David [MC1980] Owner, Statistical Consultants, LLC



Wilson, David [MC1980]
Owner, Statistical Consultants, LLC
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Area
Professional Training & Coaching

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JLINKEDIN: Quinn, Daniel [MC1980] Director of Programs BAE Systems



Quinn, Daniel [MC1980]
Director of Programs, Communications & Information Systems at BAE Systems
Greater New York City Area
Defense & Space

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JNEWS: McAvoy, John J. [MC1980] BoD NYSERDA



NYSERDA Announces New Members Appointed to Board of Directors

New Members Include Executives of National Grid and Con Edison, a Former Senior Science Advisor to President Obama, Clean-Energy Investment Experts, and a Consumer Policy Advocate

July 07, 2014

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the appointment of six new members to its board and the reappointment of two currently-serving members, which were nominated by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and approved by the New York State Senate.

The new members are the Honorable Sherburne Abbott, a Syracuse University sustainability professor and a former senior science advisor to President Obama; Kenneth Daly, president of National Grid’s New York operations; and John McAvoy, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Con Edison Inc.; Jigar Shah, author of Creating Climate Wealth and founder of SunEdison; Charles Bell, programs director for Consumers Union, who works on consumer policy issues, including energy and environment; and Jay Koh a managing director and partner at Siguler Guff, who previously led the federal U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corp.’s (OPIC) $2.6 billion active emerging markets private equity program.

The reappointed members are Elizabeth Thorndike, an environmental policy expert, and Mark Willis, a community-development banking expert who is currently a Resident Research Fellow at New York University. 

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McAvoy, John J. [MC1980]

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JNEWS: Fumoso, Richard [MC1980] VP Leidos Engineering Houston



Richard Fumoso Joins Leidos Engineering
RESTON, Va. – May 20, 2014 (News Release)]

Richard Fumoso joined Leidos Engineering as the vice president for commercial account development in support of the company’s environment and civil infrastructure operation and will be based out of the new Leidos Engineering Houston office. Fumoso will work with business leaders and line management to develop strategic accounts and projects.

Fumoso has 30 years of experience working in the oil and gas and energy industries in various roles including engineering, business management, sales, and marketing management. Prior to joining Leidos Engineering, Fumoso was the director of marketing and business development for L-CON Inc. He previously worked for Ferrostaal, Linde North America, UOP, and Air Liquide.

Fumoso has a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Manhattan College and a master of business administration in finance from the University of St. Thomas.

Leidos Engineering opened the Houston office in April to focus on serving oil and gas, chemical, manufacturing and industrial, and utility clients. The new office will bolster current services and support other local and national clients by providing access to all of Leidos Engineering’s capabilities including architecture, design, engineering, information technology, construction, and innovative solutions for energy, infrastructure, and environmental management projects.

About Leidos

Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world’s toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. The Company’s 22,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our Nation’s digital and physical infrastructure from ‘new world’ threats. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.77 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2014 after giving effect to the spin-off of the company’s technical services and information technology business. For more information, visit http://www.Leidos.com.

Lindsay Gross
Phone: (303) 299-5245
Email: lindsay.a.gross@leidos.com

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Fumoso, Richard [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fumoso, Richard [MC1980]

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports on the NINTH


Dear John,

It has been a busy few days for the McEneney Clan. The bride and I went up to Albany on Thursday to attend a reception for the Families and Graduates of Albany Law School . Graduation was Friday Morning for our Granddaughter Catherine McEneney Chan, ’10. On Saturday her Cousin Gregory Johnson (Son of Teri (McEneney) ’81 and her husband Chuck, ’80) graduated from U. Mass. (we did not attend). On Sunday Catherine’s younger brother, John Michael Chan was the NINTH member of the McEneney Clan to graduate from Manhattan! On Monday her older brother Christopher McEneney Chan graduated from Hofstra Law School. And finally on this Thursday, Gregory’s older sister, Lauren Johnson,’05 will receive her Masters Degree in Theological Studies from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We will be going up there early Thursday morning.

As you can see it has been and is a very proud and interesting time.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. And I can understand the pride you must all feel.]

Chan, Catherine McEneney [MC2010]

Johnson, Teri McEneney [MC1981]

Johnson, Chuck [MC1980]

Chan, John Michael [MC2014]

Johnson, Lauren [MC2005]

[JR: Hope I captured it all correctly. Mozel Tov to all.]

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JNEWS: McAvoy, John J. [MC1980] has a sense of humor



Editor’s Note
Class of ’14
Get ready to meet Crain’s 40 Under 40 picks.
By Glenn Coleman
March 30, 2014 4:00 a.m.

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A memorandum dated Nov. 17, 1995, crossed my desk in February.

An old-time stamp showed it had been sent via fax(!) by Consolidated Edison Inc.’s public information office, and its author was nominating a young utility executive for Crain’s New York Business’ annual 40 Under 40 feature: John McAvoy, 35, manager for the Indian Point 2 nuclear-power plant in suburban Westchester County. The precocious Mr. McAvoy had graduated from Manhattan College at age 19 with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, the memo reported, and the nuke he oversaw produced almost one-fifth of the electricity used by Con Ed’s millions of customers at the time.

It’s hard to tell from the notes scribbled in the margins why the editors at Crain’s back then hadn’t chosen this young man, who seemed to be going places. (I’m guessing it’s because he didn’t work in the five boroughs of New York City, one of the cardinal rules of our annual 40 Under 40 search these many years.) Naturally, I showed a copy of the memo to Mr. McAvoy, now 53, when he visited our office last month as the newly elevated chief executive of Con Ed. He laughed. I shrugged. Hey, it’s not like any editor in the long history of Crain’s has ever claimed we always get it right.

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JFOUND: One comment in support of Paluszek, Mike [MC1980]


Letters to the Editor: Manhattan College basketball fan should keep game ball

Summary I have never been more ashamed of the treatment of a visiting Manhattan College fan than I am after reading last week’s article by Conor Berry in The Republican. I hope that an apology as well as the ball will be given to Mike Paluszek so that he can look with favor on the people of Springfield rather than leaving with a real bad taste in his mouth.

[JR: I agree.]

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JNEWS: Paluszek, Mike [MC1980] get the game ball stolen



Whose ball is it, anyway? Manhattan College basketball fan forced to give up game-winning ball at MAAC championship game at MassMutual Center
By Conor Berry | cberry@repub.com
on March 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM, updated March 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM

SPRINGFIELD — Mike Paluszek, a diehard Manhattan College basketball fan from New York, made the drive up I-91 for Monday night’s MAAC championship game at Springfield’s MassMutual Center.

Everything was going great for Paluszek, whose beloved Jaspers defeated the No. 1 Iona Gales in a final clash pitting the Catholic college rivals – one in the Lasallian Brother tradition, the other in the Christian Brother tradition – against each other.

Not only did Paluszek’s team defeat the Gales, 71-68, but he managed to score the game-winning ball after Jaspers guard George Beamon hurled it high into the stands, sending Manhattan fans scrambling for a game keepsake.

A guy in the row behind Paluszek caught the ball, much to Paluszek’s dismay.

“The ball has great value and significance to me as an alum,” said Paluszek, a 1980 graduate of the Bronx college who’s had season tickets to the Jaspers for more than a decade.

The New Yorker, incapable of accepting defeat, began negotiating with the local man, who was with his two sons.

Paluszek first offered $100 for the ball, but the man who caught the ball didn’t budge. “He wavered, talked to his kids, and decided that they wanted to keep the ball,” Paluszek said.

The Jaspers fan waited a few more minutes before upping his offer to $200, piquing the father’s interest. The man conferred with his sons and, eventually, a deal was struck.

Alas, the ball was Paluszek’s – or so he thought.

“With the celebration still going on on the court, and me in my state of exhilaration, excitement and happiness with our big win, I turned toward the court where the players and coaching staff were pointing to and thanking us, the fans in the stands, who had come to support them,” Paluszek said.

He said he raised the winning ball up over his head, and made the No. 1 sign with his other hand. A couple of minutes later, Paluszek said he was approached by MassMutual Center staff, who told him to return the ball.

Paluszek explained that he had just given the man who caught the ball $200, but the officials were apparently unmoved by his story. A security guard and a city police officer were now on the scene, telling Paluszek to either give up the ball or go to jail.

“I told the officer my story and said I was willing to get arrested if I could take the ball with me to the police station,” Paluszek said.

At that point, he said, the ball was punched out of his hands, ending the brief standoff.

Paluszek wasn’t criminally charged, but he did leave the MassMutual Center with mixed feelings – elation for the Jaspers’ big win, but disappointment over losing the ball.

And, for losing 200 bucks.

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Paluszek, Mike [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael IS a member of the Class of 1980.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Paluszek, Mike [MC1980]

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JEMAIL: McAvoy, John J. [MC1980] leads ConEd per McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Dear John,

Tuesday’s NY Times has an article about the new head of Con Ed, John McAvoy, class of 1980.

Another Jasper does well!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Not Even a Rate Freeze Deters Con Ed’s New Chief

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With no rate increases on the horizon, running New York City’s main provider of electricity, Consolidated Edison, might seem like the biggest challenge of its new chief executive’s career. But John J. McAvoy has already been tested by fire — literally.

Mr. McAvoy, who ascended to the top job at Con Edison on Jan. 1, was 26 when the hydrogen dryer he was operating inside the Indian Point nuclear power plant started spitting flames at him. He suffered severe burns on his face, chest, arms and hands, wounds that left him in a hospital in Westchester County for several weeks.

Sitting in his corner office 27 years later, Mr. McAvoy reluctantly recounted the accident, not as a horror seared into his memory but as a brief and rare setback. “It never deterred me,” he said, leaning forward in a wrinkle-free, button-down white shirt.

Once he had healed, Mr. McAvoy said, he “went right back” to Indian Point and resumed his climb through the ranks of Con Edison. By the time he left the nuclear plant in 1997, he was running it.

He clearly enjoyed that first half of his career, working with what he called “very advanced technology that requires surgical precision, meticulous attention to detail, a really technical prowess that you don’t see in a lot of businesses.” But, he said, he has never been back to Indian Point since Con Edison sold it in 2001, and he does not oppose Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s efforts to have the plant shut down.

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McAvoy, John J. [MC1980]

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