Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Class Notes


David Isenberg (B.B.A, B.S.Ed. ’64) of New York, NY, was recently presented with the Distinguished Insurance Service Award by the Professional Insurance Agents of New York State Inc.  This award recognizes an individual who has established a history of service, dedicated leadership, and attention to the concerns of independent agents and their clients.


Michael S. Sachs (B.B.A.) of Montgomery, NY, maintains a private law practice in the Town of Windsor, NY, where his areas of practice include, but are not limited to, criminal law, family law, wills and estates, real estate proceedings, negligence proceedings and civil matters.


Paul Katzka (M.B.A.) of West Hollywood, CA, was named to the Search Optics Advisory Board, a leader in providing fully integrated digital marketing solutions, specializing in the automotive industry.


Steven Freiberg (B.B.A., M.B.A. ’ 80) of Jericho, NY, was appointed to the board of directors of E*Trade Financial Corporation as chief executive officer.


Martin Schwartzman (B.B.A.) of Bayside, NY, is superintendent for strategic planning and market initiatives at the New York State Insurance Department.


Stephen LoSardo (B.B.A., M.B.A. ’88) of Bucks County, PA, was recently promoted to vice president of data analytics and services of SDI Health LLC, a health care informatics company.


Lauren Sabella (B.B.A) of Hawthorne, NJ, joined Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. as executive vice president, commercial development, reporting to Ron Cohen, M.D., president and chief executive officer. Ms. Sabella will have responsibility for Acorda's commercial operations, including marketing, sales and managed markets.


Russell I. Marnell (J.D./M.B.A.) of East Meadow, NY, co-wrote an article published by The New York Law Journal titled “The End of Social Abandonment as a Ground for Divorce?”  The article discussed the concept of “social abandonment,” as opposed to “constructive abandonment,” as sufficient grounds for divorce in New York state.


Lori Melnitsky (B.B.A, M.A. ’92) of Plainview, NY, opened All Island Speech in Plainview five years ago.  Ms. Melnitsky has struggled with stuttering since she was 4 years old.  She completed a master’s degree in communication and speech pathology at Hofstra.  She is now helping children and adults with communication disorders by administering “fluency therapy.”

Lori Melnitsky


William M. Heberer (B.B.A., J.D. ’95) of Syosset, NY, is a partner at Moritt Hock Hamroff & Horowitz LLP, and he will be a featured speaker at the Association of National Advertisers’ Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference.


Maria Umbach (B.B.A., M.B.A. ’93) of Jersey City, NJ, was named vice president of financial services innovation by the Innovation agency Maddock Douglas, a national firm that helps leading brands develop new products, services, and markets.  Ms. Umbach heads this first-of-its-kind insurance and financial services platform for Innovation.


Shawn Foley (B.B.A.) of Queensbury, NY, was appointed an investment officer in the Trust and Investment Group at Glens Falls National Bank.

James P. Joseph (B.B.A., J.D. ’93) of Merrick, NY, was named pro bono attorney of the month for June 2010.


James Loiacono (B.B.A.) of East Northport, NY, was recently promoted to vice president of national telesales operations at Henry Schein, the largest distributor of health care products and services. In 1993 he began with the company as a telesales representative.

James Loiacono


Joseph A. Magliarditi (M.B.A.) of Las Vegas, NV, was appointed executive vice president, gaming of MHG and president and chief executive officer of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.


Andrea Hoffmann (B.B.A.) of Livingston, NJ, along with partners Jennifer LoBianco Gregersen and Bradley Leszczynski, announced the launch of 8fold (www.8foldworks.com), an integrated creative services agency based in Livingston.  8fold helps develop and implement smart marketing strategies that combine traditional tactics such as brochures and ads with new media, including optimized PR and social media outreach.


Sabira Beg (B.B.A.) of Revere, MA, is executive director/owner of First Steps Early Learning Center.  First Steps Early Learning Center has more than 70 students enrolled, and Ms. Beg has been recognized by the city of Cambridge in its Who’s Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership, and excellence in child care.


Maxime Beaulieu (B.B.A.) of Searingtown, NY, joined the New York foreclosure practice in the Creditors’ Rights Department of the New Jersey firm Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard, P.C.


Alex Cadet

Alex Cadet (B.B.A.) of Atlanta, GA, was promoted to senior staff accountant in GH&I’s audit department.  GH&I is an Atlanta-based certified public accounting and advisory firm.


David R. Dahlquist (M.B.A.) of Massapequa, NY, was elected vice president and chief financial officer of Park Electrochemical Corp.

Valerie McDonald
Valerie McDonald (B.B.A) of Arlington, TX, is general manager of The Sanford House Inn & Spa, a premier boutique hotel in Arlington.


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