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logical U. in Singapore. Hope I got that right, Gary.
The Center for Environmental Policy at American
University's School of Public Affairs awards the
William K. Reilly Award for Environmental Leadership to recognize individuals who demonstrate
leadership, innovation, engagement of diverse
interests, effective problem-solving, and contributions to future generations of environmental leaders. Claire Barnett is this year's award winner.
Claire is the founder and executive director of
Healthy Schools Network, a national nonprofit
organization that works to ensure that every child
attends an environmentally healthy school. It promotes reforms to improve school design and siting,
to advance the use of green products in schools,
and to expand public health services for children
at risk of or with suspected school-based exposures
to environmental hazards. Congratulations, Claire.
Mike Bartikoski was appointed senior vice president of Land O'Frost in April. Mike is an expert
at global operations, particularly in the food, beverage, and supply chain industries, and has experience working at global food brands like The
Hershey Co. and Coca-Cola Beverages. At Land
O'Frost, he oversees corporate operations and
develops the manufacturing, supply chain, and
organizational excellence teams.
Brett Evans moved from Central New York to
Tampa, Fla. With only 3 million people in our way,
we haven't crossed paths yet but hopefully we will
at an RPI function. Keep the news coming. -
Diane Updegrove '84; firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you logged onto Rensselaer Alumni Connect
lately? There are numerous types of career-building
resources at your fingertips; the content is always
evolving. Check it out, and see what it can do for
Remember the exciting hockey prowess of Adam
Oates as he helped lead our hockey team to winning the 1985 NCAA Championship? Of course,
you do because those were the thrilling days of our
youth. We know he went on to have an impressive
professional hockey career. In January, when the
National Hockey League celebrated its 100th year
at this season's All Star Weekend, Adam Oates was
identified as one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players.
Oates enjoyed a 19-season career participating
in five NHL All Star Games. He was selected for
the NHL Second Team All Star in 1991. Upon
retiring, he ranked fifth in NHL history in assists
(currently 7th) and 13th in points (currently 17th).
In 2012, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of
Fame. Oates then served as the head coach for the
Washington Capitals; he joins Kevin Constantine
'80 as the only two RPI players to lead NHL teams.
Please send your news because I'd like to share it!
-Patricia DeLauri '85; email@example.com
named a fellow by the ASCE (American Society
of Civil Engineers) board of directors for his over
25 years working on the investigation, analysis, and
restoration of landmark buildings. Don's specialty
lies in the integration of modern construction into
historic buildings to save them, such as the 1846
Fort Jefferson National Monument, crypts in the
NY Marble Cemetery, and New York's 1848 John
Street Methodist Church and 1906 Langham
Apartments. He has taught engineering of historic
buildings at RPI, UMass Amherst, and Columbia
University. He authored After 9-11: An Engineer's
Work at the World Trade Center, Historical Building Construction, and The Investigation of Buildings,
along with speaking at multiple ASCE Forensics
Conferences. Don earned an M.A. in historical
studies from the New School for Social Research
and is certified in the practice of structural engineering by the Structural Engineering Certification Board. He is currently president of the consulting firm Old Structures Engineering, PC.
Timon Sloane (B.S. CompSci) was named vice
president of standards and membership by the
Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a nonprofit
dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open
Software-Defined Networking (SDN). He concentrates on integrating standards and open source
efforts, new standards development, and leading
the ONF-certified SDN Professional Program.
Prior to ONF, Tim provided product and management consulting to Ericsson, Matisse Networks,
Extreme Networks, NET, FlowWise, and SCO.
-Jane LaGoy '86, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Jojo, a senior executive at United Airlines,
was named Chicago CIO of the Year by the Chica-
go CIO Leadership Association in March. She won
in the Super Global category, for organizations with
over $1 billion in revenue and over 5,000 employees outside the U.S. Linda's role at United Airlines
was expanded in June when she was named executive vice president, technology, and chief digital
Pallavi Verma was named senior managing director-U.S. Midwest by Accenture in December. In
the newly created role, she leads Accenture's business in 12 states and serves on the North American Leadership Team. She is a 30-year veteran of
Accenture who has held a variety of leadership
roles in the firm's Health & Public Service practice.
-Peter Quinones '87; email@example.com
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30th Reunion: September 2018 David Frey
(B.S., BME, & MBA) has been appointed by New
York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to be a NYC judge,
currently assigned as a criminal court judge in
Manhattan. This appointment came after working at the Richmond County District Attorney's
Office for over 19 years, where he was last the
bureau chief of investigations.
Brian Seaworth (B.S. ME) has begun his third
term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and his second term as the clerk for the Labor,
Industrial, and Rehabilitative Services committee
(he says to note their acronym LIARS). He also
represents the House on the Workers'™ Compensation Advisory Council and is a member of the
Executive Committee for the Merrimack County
Delegation. His two kids (ages 3 and 6) occasionally accompany him to the seemingly endless meetings. If you are in Concord, N.H., ask for a guided
tour of the NH State House, as representatives
Dan Buckley '91 Named
President of Marvel
Dan Buckley, MBA '91, was promoted to
president of Marvel Entertainment in January.
Buckley joined Marvel in 2003 and has overseen the expansion and continued success of
the Publishing, Animation, Television, and the
Brand & Franchise groups.
Along with producer Jeph Loeb, Buckley has
created more than 100 hours of live-action
programming including Marvel's Agents of
S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, and several programs on
Netflix and DXD, including Marvel's Guardians
of the Galaxy, and Marvel's Spider-Man.
Buckley earned a B.A. from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from Rensselaer. While
studying in Japan, Buckley, a self-proclaimed
"comic geek," was graced with a career-driven
epiphany, leading him to decide to approach
the comics industry.
He entered his first tenure at Marvel in the
international licensing division and eventually
became a vice president for marketing services. From Marvel he moved on to the Omnicon
Group Inc., a network of marketing agencies,
before returning to Marvel as publisher. Under
his leadership, Marvel Comics has remained
at the forefront of innovation and remains the
industry leader in graphic fiction
Donald Friedman, P.E., (B.S. CE) has been
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