Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Bendary, Ahmed [MC????] honored by Buckley Country Day

2018-Apr-20

https://www.gcnews.com/articles/buckley-country-day-school-to-honor-garden-city-resident/

Buckley Country Day School to honor Garden City resident Ahmed Bendary
| April 19, 2018

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Buckley Country Day School in Roslyn is proud to announce that it will honor Ahmed Bendary at its annual Spring Gala on Saturday, May 12th, 2018. Bendary, a Garden City resident, has been a part of the Buckley community since 2000.

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Founder and CEO of Bendary Car Corporation, Ahmed graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in electrical engineering. In 2005, Mr. Bendary joined Buckley’s Board of Trustees and was instrumental in supporting key facility and campus improvements. During his tenure, Mr. Bendary has been a dedicated Board member in every way.

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Bendary, Ahmed [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

 

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JNEWS: Jerome, Peter [MC1990] BoD American Bio Medica Corp

2018-Apr-20

https://www.streetinsider.com/SEC+Filings/Form+DEF+14A+AMERICAN+BIO+MEDICA+CORP+For%3A+Jun+21/14078127.html

AMERICAN BIO MEDICA CORPORATION

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The Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Nominating Committee has nominated Melissa A. Waterhouse and Peter Jerome to serve as directors until the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified. It is the intention of the persons named as proxies in the accompanying proxy, unless instructed otherwise, to vote for Melissa A. Waterhouse and Peter Jerome. If either Melissa A. Waterhouse or Peter Jerome should become unavailable to serve, the proxy may be voted for the election of a substitute nominee as may be designated by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has no reason to believe that either Melissa A. Waterhouse or Peter Jerome will be unable to serve if elected.

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Peter Jerome was appointed to our Board of Directors in January 2018. Since February 2016, Mr. Jerome has been the Senior Director, Finance of Taconic Biosciences, Inc., a company that develops and produces animal research models for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide. Prior to his position with Taconic Biosciences, Inc., Mr. Jerome served as the Chief Financial Officer for CMP Pharma, Inc., a niche pharmaceutical company and Chief Financial Officer for Tyratech, Inc., a life science company. Mr. Jerome received his B.S in accounting and computer information systems from Manhattan College and has been a certified public accountant since 2004.

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Jerome, Peter [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Peter Jerome is a member of the Class of 1990.

                                 Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Jerome, Peter [MC1990]

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JNEWS: Dischino, Michele [MC????] Women in Science Leadership Award

2018-Apr-17

https://www.registercitizen.com/news/article/NCCC-professor-receives-Connecticut-Science-12838164.php

NCCC professor receives Connecticut Science Center STEM Award
Published 12:00 am, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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HARTFORD — At its annual award breakfast on Tuesday, April 24, the Connecticut Science Center will celebrate individuals and organizations in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) who share in the mission of lifelong learning through interactive and innovative experiences that explore our changing world through science. Along with the Science Center’s STEM Achievement Awards, the Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award is presented to a female leader who makes a significant effort to support other women and encourage girls’ interests in STEM. The event is generously presented by Stanley Black & Decker, with support from the Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

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Michele Dischino, Ph.D., is the 2018 Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award honoree. Dr. Dischino is a Professor of Technology and Engineering Education at Central Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses in a variety of science, technology, engineering and math subjects. She served as co-principal investigator on two NSF-funded grants through which she developed problem-based learning curricula used by educators throughout the U.S. and internationally. As an engineer drawn to education, she has a passion for delivering high-impact experiences to students that serve as examples of the many ways in which engineers can make the world a better place. Dr. Dischino received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College.

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Dischino, Michele [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

 

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JNEWS: Butler, John P. [MC1986] BoD Zynerba Pharma

2018-Apr-16

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/04/16/1471865/0/en/Zynerba-Pharmaceuticals-Appoints-John-P-Butler-to-Board-of-Directors.html

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Appoints John P. Butler to Board of Directors
April 16, 2018 07:00 ET | Source: Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

DEVON, Pa., April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZYNE), a clinical-stage specialty neuropsychiatric pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative pharmaceutically-produced transdermal cannabinoid treatments for rare and near-rare neurological and psychiatric disorders with high unmet medical needs, today announced the appointment of John Butler to its board of directors. Mr. Butler serves as the President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors at Akebia Therapeutics.

“We are excited to welcome John to our Board at such an important time in our evolution,” said Armando Anido, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zynerba. “John is a recognized leader in our industry, and his extensive operational and commercialization experience in rare diseases will be instrumental as we execute on our vision to bring new therapeutic options to patients with rare and debilitating neuropsychiatric disorders.”

Mr. Butler has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. since 2013, where he has led the company through its IPO and multiple strategic partnering transactions. Previously Mr. Butler served as the Chief Executive Officer of Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. where he led the transactions that resulted in the sale of Inspiration’s hemophilia assets to Cangene Corporation and Baxter International for a total aggregate consideration that could exceed one billion dollars. From 1997 to 2011, Mr. Butler held various positions of increasing strategic importance at Genzyme Corporation, culminating in his tenure as President of the company’s rare genetic diseases business. Prior to his work at Genzyme, Mr. Butler held sales and marketing positions at Amgen and Hoffmann-La Roche. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Relypsa, Inc. from 2013 to 2016, and Chairman of the Board at Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, from 2015 to 2017. Mr. Butler received a B.A. in Chemistry from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. degree from Baruch College, City University of New York.

“This is an important and exciting time for Zynerba as they initiate a pivotal program in Fragile X syndrome mid-year and begin their transition into a commercial stage company,” said Mr. Butler. “I look forward to contributing to the Company’s success as they work to change the lives of people living with certain rare and near-rare neuropsychiatric diseases and their families.”

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Butler, John P. [MC????]  

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1986.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Butler, John P. [MC1986]

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JNEWS: Boivin, Benjamin [MC2009] new Creative Copywriter at Liaison Intl

2018-Apr-15

https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-boivin-04833616/

Boivin, Benjamin
Creative Copywriter at Liaison International
Albany, New York

“Mr. Versatility” was a name bestowed to me on a youth basketball plaque during our 6th grade youth basketball awards night. Never the self-proclaimed best defender, shooter or dribbler on the team, but I was always talented and enthusiastic enough to fill any diverse position. 

My nickname in my short-lived basketball career has transcended into my professional career and it is the person who I aspire to be. A person of eclectic interests that is both approachable for problems and confident for solutions. 

I have worn many hats since beginning my professional career, and each experience has provided me with the knowledge to shine in the next position. From media buying and selling to college level recruitment, I have obtained the skills to learn quickly, execute efficiently, and grow professionally. 

Optimistically, I look to use my most underrated skill, creativity, to assist your company, while remaining versatile in the challenges that present themselves. Organizational leadership is what I currently specialize in and have proudly obtained my Master’s degree in that field to further my expertise. 

Specialties: Creative writing, editing, counseling, advertising, team-building and brainstorming, recruiting, higher education, financial aid, mentoring, event coordinating, public speaking, stand-up comedy, social media, training, and organizational leadership.

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JNEWS: Broderick, Edward [MC1982] promoted to CEO Gilbane Dev

2018-Apr-08

https://nerej.com/broderick-promoted-to-ceo-at-gilbane-development

Broderick promoted to CEO at Gilbane Development
April 06, 2018 – Owners Developers & Managers

Providence, RI Gilbane Development Co. (GDCo) has promoted Edward Broderick to chief executive officer. The promotion was effective January 1. Broderick previously served as chief operating officer and succeeds Robert Gilbane who will remain as chairman of GDCo.

As president and chief executive officer, Broderick will be responsible for the development and execution of Gilbane Development Co.’s strategic plan as well as for the management of all aspects of the company and its activities including new development opportunities, acquisitions, financings and project leadership. Broderick will serve on the company’s board of directors and its investment committee. During his 35 year career he  has successfully progressed through leadership roles at Gilbane, starting as a management trainee with Gilbane Building Co. before joining Gilbane Development Co. in 1989. 

Broderick has had many accomplishments including structuring transactions in both public and private sectors, growth of the company’s multifamily and mixed-use portfolio, and geographic expansion including Chicago, Washington DC, and New York City. He brings a wealth of experience to the Company, combined with exceptional leadership, a demonstrated ability to adapt to changing markets, and strong bottom line results.

“Ed is an open-minded, forward-thinking leader,” said Robert Gilbane. “Throughout his 35 year tenure with Gilbane, Ed has a proven track record of understanding markets and making strategic choices that translate vision into strategies that have contributed meaningfully to our success. The board and I are excited to have Ed as CEO.”

Broderick has a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College, an MBA in finance from Providence College and has completed an advanced executive management program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Management.

As chairman, Robert Gilbane will chair the GDCo board of directors and its Investment Committee, review and provide input to the company’s strategic vision and support GDCo’s expansion into new markets.

“I look forward to maintaining my relationships with lenders, investors and joint venture partners and supporting Ed in Gilbane Development Company’s continued growth into new markets,” said Robert Gilbane.

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Broderick, Edward [MC????] 

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Dear John,

I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1982.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Broderick, Edward [MC1982]

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JNEWS: Maligno, Vince [MC1969] has two 50 year anniversaries

2018-Apr-04

http://www.silive.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/04/dr_vince_maligno_reaches_50_ye.html

50 years of officiating and marriage has kept Dr. Vince Maligno in the game
Updated Apr 3, 10:35 AM; Posted Apr 3, 10:30 AM
By Matthew Angell

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Brooklyn-raised Dr. Vince Maligno never stepped foot on Staten Island until 1981, but it was through sports, he believes, that he was instantly welcomed.

But the 72-year-old Dr. Maligno hardly ever played any sports. Rather he constantly officiated games in a variety of sports and leagues, and this year he will be celebrating 50 years of officiating.

“Sports got me acclimated into the community,” said Dr. Maligno. “Without even playing sports I was involved. Especially in Staten Island, the high school leagues, softball leagues, the Little Leagues. I worked every Little League and kept myself involved not only because I enjoyed it, but it was also a source of income.”

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Dr. Maligno continued to umpire both baseball and softball in 1968 and 1969, but after graduating from Manhattan College, he became a second lieutenant in the Air Force. But his officiating career was basically just beginning as well.

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Maligno, Vince [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Vince is a member of the Class of 1969.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Maligno, Vince [MC1969]

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