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JNEWS: Breheny, Jim [MC1981] CoB ASSN of Zoos



Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny Sworn-In as Chair of the Board at Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Indianapolis, Indiana, Sept. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is announcing the swearing-in of Jim Breheny, Director of the Bronx Zoo, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors.

“Jim has been a strong and influential voice within the AZA community for years. Jim’s experience in animal welfare and husbandry, combined with an incredible commitment to field conservation and saving species, make him well-suited to lead us as the next chair of the AZA Board of Directors,” said Dan Ashe, President and CEO of AZA. “I have had the opportunity to spend time with Jim – both at the Bronx Zoo and among his colleagues. He is a respected member of our community and will help us continue to advance our profession.”

As Chair of the Board, Breheny, along with three other executive officers and nine Board members, will be involved in every aspect of the national organization, including accreditation, ethics, animal welfare, and conservation. Each year, AZA’s 231 accredited facilities collectively contribute $216 million to field conservation projects that help to protect species across the world, serve more than 196 million visitors, welcome more than 12 million students on educational field trips, contribute $22.5 billion to the U.S. economy and support 208,000 jobs. 

“Our mission as leaders in the zoo and aquarium community all boils down to this: we need to provide the best care and welfare for the individual animals we keep,” said Breheny. “We must manage the species we keep sustainably for the future; and we must connect our animals and our exhibits to species in the wild and inspire and empower our visitors to support our efforts to save these species and their habitats.  As members of this association, we must be active agents of conservation.  We must continue to challenge ourselves, to increase our efforts and funding for saving species and protecting the areas in which they live.” 

As WCS Executive Vice President and General Director, Zoos and Aquarium and Director of the Bronx Zoo, Breheny is responsible for the operation and management of the Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, the Central Park, Prospect Park and Queens Zoos. Collectively, the zoos and aquarium house over 14,000 animals representing 1,500 species. Jim earned a B.S. in Biology from Manhattan College and an M.S. in Biology from Fordham University. He has been with WCS for 44 years, 36 years as a full-time staff member. A former Curatorial Science Fellow and Curator, he was named General Curator in 2004, Director of the Bronx Zoo in 2005 and was appointed General Director in 2011. Jim was an adjunct professor of Biology at Manhattan College from 1988 – 2005. In 2016, Breheny launched, along with Animal Planet, a television docu-series called THE ZOO, which provides insights into the dedicated and diverse skills of the staff at the zoo as they care for the animals and work to save species. The series is currently taping its second season.

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Breheny, Jim [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Jim is a member of the Class of 1981.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Breheny, Jim [MC1981] 

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JFOUND: Higgins, Julianne McKenna [MC1981] Attorney in Wilton, CT



Higgins, Julianne McKenna [MC1981]
Attorney in Wilton, CT

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JHQ: Squeri, Stephen J. [MC1981] De La Salle Medal honoree


On February. 9, the College will honor Stephen J. Squeri ’81, Vice Chairman, American Express Company, at the De La Salle Medal Dinner. As the College’s largest fundraiser of the year, proceeds help provide an excellent, values-based education for our students. If you would like to celebrate with us at the Waldorf Astoria, visit manhattan.edu/DLSDinner 

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Squeri, Stephen J. [MC1981]

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On February. 9, the College will honor Stephen J. Squeri ’81, Vice Chairman, American Express Company, at the De La Salle Medal Dinner. As the College’s largest fundraiser of the year, proceeds help provide an excellent, values-based education for our students. If you would like to celebrate with us at the Waldorf Astoria, visit manhattan.edu/DLSDinner 
De La Salle Dinner

JNEWS: Babka, Jeff [MC1981] CFO nCino



nCino appoints Jeff Babka as chief financial officer

WILMINGTON, NC (December 6, 2016) — nCino, the worldwide leader in cloud banking, today announced that Jeff Babka has joined the company as chief financial officer. A seasoned financial executive, Babka brings more than 40 years of experience in financial and operational management with a specific focus in the technology and software industries.

“With Jeff, we have found the ideal CFO to bring nCino to the next phase of our growth and evolution,” said Pierre Naudé, CEO of nCino. “His experience, leadership and expertise will be instrumental as we prepare to enter our fifth year and continue working to achieve our mission of transforming financial services through innovation, reputation and speed.”

Prior to joining nCino, Babka was a venture partner at Insight Venture Partners, a global private equity firm. In this role, he worked with Insight’s portfolio company executives to drive operating efficiency and process improvement in their business and maximize returns for their investors in both public market and private liquidity events. Previously, he was CFO of Applied Predictive Technologies (APT), the world’s largest purely cloud-based predictive analytics software company, which was acquired by MasterCard in May 2015. Before that, from 2005 through 2009, Babka served as CFO of NeuStar, Inc., where he led the company’s highly-successful IPO and listing on the NYSE in June 2005 (NSR); NeuStar was awarded “IPO of the Year” by International Financing Review and Renaissance Capital. Babka received a Master’s of Business Administration from Manhattan College and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Dayton.

“I am thrilled to join nCino at this exciting time and help the team deliver on its mission and vision for the future,” said Babka. “I have spent most of my career in the software industry and have rarely come across a company that has experienced the level of growth nCino has in such a short time – over 1,800% in a three-year period. nCino has a transformative product and a strong, innovative culture and I am delighted to be a part of it.”

nCino is the leader in cloud banking for the financial services industry. Through its Bank Operating System, nCino leverages the power and security of the Salesforce platform to deliver a complete banking solution. Dedicated to transforming financial services through innovation, reputation and speed, nCino’s technology enables financial institutions of all sizes to expand market share, adapt to meet regulatory compliance, drive profitability and optimize operational transparency. Founded in 2012, nCino is headquartered in Wilmington, N.C. For more information, visit http://www.ncino.com and follow us on Twitter: @nCino.

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Babka, Jeff [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Jeff received his Masters in 1981.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Babka, Jeff [MC1981]

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JNEWS: Sassone, Henry [MC1981] North Salem HS athletics dir



North Salem’s Sassone Leaving Imprint On Tigers Athletic Department
by Skip Pearlman 4 hours ago 

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Daily Voice sat down with North Salem High’s Henry Sassone, as part of our continuing series on Athletic Directors.

Henry Sassone has been a fixture at North Salem High School for the last 32 years, coaching the boys varsity basketball team for the entire stretch. Sassone is entering his 30th year as the school’s director of athletics. 

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He later went to Manhattan College (where he played two years of baseball) before doing grad work at Fordham University. 

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Sassone, Henry [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Henry is a member of the Class of 1981.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sassone, Henry [MC1981]

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JNEWS: Alexander, Richard [MC1981] Roxbury school board candidate



Educational group backs three for Roxbury school board
Sep 9, 2016

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ROXBURY TWP. — An organized group which says it strongly supports the educational system in the grades K-12 school district has backed three candidates, including two incumbents, for the Nov. 8 school board race.

When voters go to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States, they will also be choosing three candidates to sit on the school board for three years each.

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Richard Alexander

Alexander and his wife Anne are 24 year Roxbury residents. Their three daughters are products of the Roxbury school system.

Alexander is a product director for Asurion and holds a masters in finance along with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and a minor in accounting. He is a Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and U.S. Olympic Trials participant. He has been active in the community as former head coach of the Roxbury Recreation Track and Field program for seven years. He served as religious education board member, parish council finance liaison and religious education teacher at St. Elizabeth.

He is on the Personnel and Facilities committees and is the Chair of the Community Relations and Shared Services Committee, where he spearheaded the establishment of the Roxbury Distinguished Alumni Award. Additional focus areas have been ongoing communications through newsletters and frequent press releases, as well as gaining strong community involvement during the establishment of the district’s five year strategic plan. The district also gains input into areas such as the school calendar through a committee of parents, community members and multi-denominational clergy to meet the need of township residents.

“I’m passionate about Roxbury and developing our children to the best of their ability. I’m proud of our educational and extra-curricular achievements as well as our infrastructure advancements and recognized fiscal accountability.”

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Alexander, Richard [MC1981]

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COMMENT: Lutz, Peter (MC1981) approves of the mail chimp move


Moving from the 20th to the 21st century…good !
 Lutz, Peter (MC1981)
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