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JNEWS: Spence, Jean E. [MC1985] Chair Clarkson University BoT



Jean Spence Elected Chair of Clarkson University Board of Trustees

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Jean E. Spence, Clarkson class of 1979, of Wilmette, Ill., has been elected to serve as the chair of the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.

Jean E. SpenceSpence is the recently retired executive vice president of research development & quality for Mondelēz International Inc. She currently consults for several organizations as president of JES Consulting, LLC.

As the 22nd board leader since Clarkson was founded in 1896, Spence is the first woman elected to serve as chair. She has been a University trustee since 2006; has been board vice chair since 2012; has served on the executive, compensation, finance & budget and development committees; and chaired the internal affairs committee.

She received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson in 1979 and a master of engineering degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College.

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Spence, Jean E. [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Jean received her Masters in 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Spence, Jean E. [MC1985]

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JFOUND: Hankevych, Andriy [MC1985] CTO ELEKS



Hankevych, Andriy [MC1985]

2015 Jul 10 hankevych

With over 20 years experience in the software industry and 15 years managerial experience with an emphasis in financial services and e-commerce, Andriy brings extensive technology management experience to Lohika, providing strategic guidance in technology, as well as leadership for the company’s engineering resources. His work experience includes 5 years as Executive Vice President at Ameropa Capital Markets/Deutsche Kapital Anlagen, Ltd., wherehe was responsible for US operations of a joint German/US venture capital and real estate investment consulting firm.

More recently, Andriy held the position of Chief Technology Officer for LiquidityLINK.com where he was responsible for the architectural design and implementation of the company’s transactional financial product, a B2B e-commerce site and online trading system for Commercial Paper. LiquidityLINK.com and its product were successfully acquired by Reuters and made part of the Reuters family of web financial markets sites. Andriy also spent seven years at Coopers & Lybrand where he developed the Structured Finance practice and directed the design and development of CMO/Asset-Backed Securities computer models. Andriy received his B.E.E. in Computer Engineering from Manhattan College in New York.

Company: Lviv IT Cluster, ELEKS, Leopolis, Inc.
Position: Supervisory Board member
Website: http://itcluster.lviv.ua/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/hankevych

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JFOUND: Spence, Jean Healy [MC1985] interviewed about risk-taking



Jean Healy Spence
Class of 1979
Major: Chemical Engineering
Originally from Brooklyn/ Massapequa, NY
Currently lives in Wilmette, IL

While at Clarkson, Spence was a member of the Society of Women Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Zeta Gamma Sigma (sorority), and she worked in the cafeteria and as an admissions tour guide. She began her career as a process engineer at Procter and Gamble in Staten Island, NY. In 1985, Spence received a master of engineering degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College. From 1981 to 2015, Spence worked at the same company, which changed names from General Foods to Kraft Foods to Mondelēz International, and rose up to the executive level. She joined Kraft as a research engineer for Maxwell House coffee, and she retired from Mondelēz as Executive Vice President of Research, Development, and Quality. She holds three national and international patents for her development work. Since 2006, Spence has served on Clarkson’s Board of Trustees and is currently Vice Chair. She is married to Robert Spence, class of 1979, and they have two children, Daniel and Kerry.

In this interview clip, Spence discusses her decision to be on the management track after 10 years of work in process development and three patents to her name, as well as her decision to work as Director of Diversity in her company for three years, issues surrounding maternity leave, and risk-taking.

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Spence, Jean Healy [MC1985]

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JLINKEDIN: DeCarlo, Steve [MC1985] Director of Energy Services at Maser Consulting P.A.



DeCarlo, Steve [MC1985]
Director of Energy Services at Maser Consulting P.A.
Howes Cave, New York


Mr. DeCarlo, Director of Energy Services at Maser Consulting P.A. is responsible for overseeing the Energy Service line for the firm. Mr. DeCarlo is a highly effective senior team leader with 27 years experience in diversified Energy services including operations, maintenance, engineering, asset management, and code compliance. His expertise also extends to company representation in public, professional, government, and regulatory agency matters.

Mr. DeCarlo’s vast expertise in the Energy field is leading the firm, utilizing specialized in-house staff, toward exploration opportunities in the Energy sector as part of Maser Consulting’s continued expansion and diversification initiative. This includes the design engineering of Transmission Lines and Substations; System Planning and Wind Farm Integration Studies; Micro-grid Analyses; Regulatory Compliance Analysis & Support; Storm Damage Preparation and Recovery Planning; and the Development of Renewable Energy Design.

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JFOUND: Hankevych, Andrey [MC1985] Chief Global Strategist, CTO ELEKS



Hankevych, Andrey [MC????]
Chief Global Strategist, CTO

Andrey Hankevych joined the ELEKS executive team in 2013 to help structure and broaden the company’s scope and capabilities globally. A Manhattan College graduate with a BEE in Computer Engineering and 3 decades of experience in the global IT industry, he starts new software engineering and consulting projects annually in various market spaces. His reputation as an outstanding manager, combined with prominent speaking and coaching skills, make Andrey a most welcomed guest at international IT and business events.

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Dear John,

I believe that Andrey is a member of the Class of 1985.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hankevych, Andrey [MC1985]

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JFOUND: Desmarais, John M. [MC1985] Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP



Desmarais, John M. [MC1985]
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Mr. John M. Desmara is a Partner in the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis. Mr. Desmarais obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and a law degree from New York University.

After practicing in the area of intellectual property litigation and counseling for several years, he left private practice to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where for three years he tried criminal jury trials for the federal government.

After leaving the government, Mr. Desmarais returned to the practice of intellectual property litigation, and later joined Kirkland & Ellis’ New York office. Mr. Desmarais is a member of the bars of New York and Washington, D.C., the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and various other federal district courts and courts of appeal. Mr. Desmarais is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has and continues to serve on the Delaware District Court Judges’ Intellectual Property Advisory Committee from 1999 to present.

In January 2003, Mr. Desmarais was retained by Computer Motion, Inc. to lead efforts in their ongoing patent litigation. Computer Motion, Inc. is the world’s leading developer of surgical systems.

Mr. Desmarais’s work on behalf of Verizon Wireless and several other cellular service providers was selected as Defense Verdict of the Week by The National Law Journal. The article is entitled “Company Loses $271 Million Claim Over Wireless Patents.” Mr. Desmarais’s successful win for Kirkland & Ellis client, Infineon Technologies AG, was profiled in a feature story in Fortune, “A Hot Stock’s Dirty Secret,” Vol. 144, No. 1, Pg. 106, July 9, 2001. That article quotes some of Mr. Desmarais’s key cross-examination and concludes that: “During the trial Rambus’ lawyers were outmaneuvered at every turn by a team from the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis.”

Mr. Desmarais was quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “Rambus Is Ordered by Jury to Pay $3.5 Million to Infineon Over Patents,” and the San Jose Mercury News article, “California-Based Chip Designer Rambus Found Guilty of Fraud in Patent Case.”

Mr. Desmarais was selected by The American Lawyer for “45 Under Forty-Five: The Rising Stars of the Private Bar.” He was selected as one of the 7 best IP trial lawyers in the IP Worldwide article, “The Magnificent Seven, IP’s Best Young Trial Lawyers.” He was also recognized as one of the most successful young litigators in America in The National Law Journal’s , “40 Under 40, A look at some of the most successful young litigators in America.” The path towards his career as a K&E IP litigator was profiled in the IP Worldwide article, “IP Litigation Makes Desmarais a Happy Guy.”

He is a Member of American Bar Association, New York Bar Association, Federal Bar Council, New York County Lawyer’s Association, New York Intellectual Property Law, Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, International Trademark Association (INTA), and American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

He did JD in 1988 from New York University School of Law and B.Ch.E. in 1985 from Manhattan College.

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JFOUND: Cox, James L. (MC1985) Associate Professor Brooklyn



Cox, James L. (MC1985)
Associate Professor
Computer and Information Science

James Cox was awarded a fellowship by NYU Courant Institute in 1983 and completed a Ph.D. in 1988, in the area of robotics algorithms. Since then his research has focused on problems in computer science having a significant mathematical component. He has done work in robotics algorithms, computational complexity theory, constraint programming and scientific visualization. He holds a U.S. patent. His recent work, supported by a large NIST/ATP grant (to a private firm), resulted in a system that can efficiently perform semiautomatic segmentation of large medical images, including segmentation of soft tissue tumors. He is presently interested in algorithmic information theory. Cox’s industrial experience includes GMAC, and consulting work for the Montage Group Ltd. (a video-editing software company), Computer Aided Surgery, and other companies.

Show Scholarly Activities and Professional Accomplishments

Ph.D., New York University – 1988 (Computer Science)

M.S., New York University – 1984 (Computer Science)

B.S., Manhattan College – 1980 (Mathematics with minors in Philosophy and Computer Science)
Areas of Expertise:

Cox’s areas of interest include robotics algorithms, discrete and combinatorial algorithms, and computational complexity, with an eye to the practical applications of these techniques. His goal in implementing his theoretical work has been to produce production quality software, and not mere “academic toys” or “proofs of concept.” In the area of visualization, he has largely achieved this goal.

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