Tag Archives: MC1978

JNEWS: Schnurr, Jeremy [MC1978] seeks NT attorney seat



 Alexander, Schnurr vie for NT attorney seat
    By Mia Summerson mia.summerson@niagara-gazette.com  Nov 6, 2016 

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The 1981 Cornell University graduate is originally from the Rochester area, but moved to North Tonawanda in 1993, following a five-year stint in Buffalo. He completed his undergraduate degree cum laude at Manhattan College in the Bronx. Schnurr is a single father of two teenaged children, a 15-year-old son and a 14-year-old daughter, both of whom attend North Tonawanda High School. 

Schnurr has held a number of positions practicing “pretty much every area of law,” including contracts, appeals, real estate, criminal, traffic, family law and personal injury. Today he manages a private practice, focusing on workers compensation cases, out of Buffalo’s Ellicott Square Building. He said he’s been active in Niagara County Democratic politics for the last six to seven years. 

“I think (North Tonawanda city attorney) is a position that requires experience and judgement and I think I have both of those,” Schnurr said. “I think that residents of the city, citizens, homeowners, rents, etc., would all benefit from that experience. It’s a good thing for the city.” 

Schnurr is a long-time member of the Lions Club, and was even involved in revitalizing the club in the Tonawandas under the moniker of “The Reborn Lions Club,” after the members of the original club aged out. When his son was young, Schnurr was also active in the local cub scouts. 

If elected, Schnurr said he would also focus on a push to bring the city code up to date, cleaning up outdated statutes before the cause problems rather than waiting for someone to complain. He mentioned a political advertising code that caused a stir at a common council meeting in June. He is running with Democratic endorsement. 

He also said that another area of code enforcement that needs some attention are laws that have to do with rental properties. He said the city needs to do something to make some of its less attractive properties “more livable.” 

“While it is a paid position, the hours I’d be putting in would be much more than the pay,” he said. “And I don’t mind that.” 

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Schnurr, Jeremy [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Jeremy is a member of the Class of 1978.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Schnurr, Jeremy [MC1978]

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JNEWS: Schnurr, Jeremy M. [MC1978] runs for North Tonawanda city attorney


Hi John,

I hope you’re doing well.

News from MC ’78 Jeremy Schnurr… See attached news article:


Best regards,
Mary Feerick Pople ’78

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Competition lacking as petitions emerge for elections in Niagara
    By Staff
    Updated 7:40 PM    July 17, 2016

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In North Tonawanda, appointed Republican incumbent Katherine D. Alexander will be challenged by Democrat Jeremy M. Schnurr for city attorney.

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Schnurr, Jeremy M. [MC1978]

Pople, Mary Feerick (MC1978)

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JNEWS: Hanson, Stewart (MC1978) interviewed



HARRISON, N.Y. – Daily Voice spoke with Harrison High School Director of Athletics Stewart Hanson recently, as part of our continuing spotlight series on area AD’ (sic).

Stewart Hanson, who has been in his current position at Harrison for three years, went to high school at All Hallows High in the Bronx, where he played baseball and ran track, before going on to Manhattan College.

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Dear John,

I believe that Stewart is member of the Class of 1978.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hanson, Stewart (MC1978)

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JNEWS: Judice, Louis [MC1978] speak on Railroading in Hunterdon 2016-Feb-29


Talk on ‘Railroading in Hunterdon County’ to take place Feb. 29 in High Bridge
Christine Unish | For NJ.com By Christine Unish | For NJ.com
on February 22, 2016 at 9:10 AM

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Railroad buff Lou Judice of Bethlehem Township, will speak on Railroading in Hunterdon County on Monday, Feb. 29, in High Bridge. This talk is part of the High Bridge Cultural and Heritage Committee History and Historic Preservation Lecture Series.

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Born and raised in New York City, he attended St. Francis Preparatory School in Brooklyn and received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College. Over his career, he has worked in a variety of worldwide technical and managerial roles with RCA Laboratories, Digital Equipment Corporation and Hewlett-Packard.

This talk will be given at 7:30 p.m., in the High Bridge Emergency Squad Building, 95 West Main St. (Route 513), High Bridge.

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Judice, Louis [MC1978]

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GOOGLE+: Cundari, Joseph [MC1978] Worked at SWBOCES


Dear John,

             I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1978.


On 8/10/2015 3:49 PM, Jasper Fjohn68 [JasperJottingsEditorial] wrote:


Joseph Cundari
Worked at SWBOCES
Attended Manhattan College
Lives in Yonkers, NY

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Cundari, Joseph [MC1978]
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JFOUND: Shoemaker, Tom [MC1978] CEO Phacil



Tom Shoemaker
President & Chief Executive Officer

Tom serves as Phacil’s President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As such, he is responsible for advancing the business by driving operational excellence and technology innovation.

Tom’s illustrious career includes 20 years in executive management and technical positions with communications and information technology companies. He co-founded DisasterSOS, a leading provider of next-generation, on-demand Disaster Management Services. Prior to DisasterSOS, he was President and CEO of Send Word Now, an on-demand emergency alerting and response service. Tom also served as Executive Vice President of Business Development at ITXC Corp, a VoIP network communications carrier and Vice President and General Manager of AT&T WorldNet Service. He also spent several years at AT&T Bell Labs where he focused on network operation systems and software architecture assignments, working on large government contracts, including some for the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Postal Service, and the Department of Defense.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Manhattan College, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, and an Executive MBA from The University of Michigan School Of Business. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. When not at work, Tom can be found spending time with his wife or golfing with his three sons.

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Shoemaker, Tom [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1978.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Shoemaker, Tom [MC1978]

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JFOUND: Sorbara, Massimo [MC1978] Sr. Director of Technical Standards at Ikanos Communications



Ultra-Fast-Broadband Seminar
Published: June 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. ET

Ikanos Expert Will Discuss Framework to Facilitate Self-Install by the Subscriber for Future Deployments of G.fast and Vectored VDSL2 Services

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FREMONT, CA, Jun 12, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Ikanos Communications, Inc. IKAN, -8.55% a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the connected home, has announced that Massimo Sorbara, Senior Director of Technical Standards, will speak at TNO’s Ultra-Fast Broadband Seminar, on June 18, 2015 at Hilton The Hague in the Netherlands.

This presentation will provide a framework to facilitate self-install by the customer in the deployment of G.fast and Vectored VDSL2 access lines. Ikanos will show a system model for implementation of customer self-install and identify various challenges to be faced and tools to use in the installation process. This will conclude with a summary of the standardization activity supporting customer self-install in the Broadband Forum and ITU-T.

Who: Massimo Sorbara, Senior Director of Technical Standards, Ikanos Communications

What: DSL Technical Innovations

When: Thursday, June 18, 2015, 10:45 am UTC

Where: Hilton, The Hague, Netherlands

About Massimo Sorbara

Massimo Sorbara is Sr. Director of Technical Standards at Ikanos Communications in Red Bank, NJ (formerly of Globespan, GlobespanVirata, and Conexant Systems). He is currently involved in the development of G.fast and DSL standards in the ITU-T and serves as Vice-chair in the Metallic Transmission Group in the Broadband Forum responsible for development of the DSL test specifications. Massimo has been involved in DSL Standards Development since 1990 seeing the evolutions of the HDSL, ADSL, and VDSL standards. He has served as the Chair of ATIS Committee NIPP-NAI (formerly T1E1.4) 2000-2008 and as Vice-chair 1994-1999, and 2008 – present; chair of the Spectral Compatibility Sub-Committee in NRIC-V (an advisory group to the FCC); and the CPE Working Group in FS-VDSL Committee defining CPE technical specifications in support of VDSL based services. From 1986 through 1996, Mr. Sorbara held positions at AT&T Bell Labs / AT&T Paradyne, where he was primarily responsible for DSL systems engineering and product definition. Mr. Sorbara holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Santa Clara.

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Sorbara, Massimo [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Massimo is a member of the Class of 1978.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sorbara, Massimo [MC1978]

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