Connections

Chancellor’s Award winner Latonia Spencer ’92, ’94, ’00 with UAlbany President Robert J. Jones and UAlbany Provost James R. Stellar.

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Jim McArdle ’69, ’72 published “A Yank in Libya: Living and Working in Gaddafi’s Jamahiriya.”

Andrew Goldbaum ’83, was named chief operating officer of Thornton Tomasetti.

David Light ’86 co-founder and principal of CrossRate Technologies has announced that his firm is partnering with Nasdaq eSpeed to develop Nasdaq Crossrate.

Michael F. Poppo ’86, managing director of the Poppo Group, has been named to the School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board. 

Latonia T. Spencer ’92, ’94, ’00, the director of student financial services and fiscal officer for the division of enrollment management at the University at Albany, received the New York State Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. 

Josette Valenti ’92, ‘95 was named vice president of human resources for The New York Independent System Operator.

Evan H. Margolin ’94 has been named executive managing director at Savills Studley.

Richelle Konian ’95 of Careers On The Move, was named CEO of the Month by Acquisition International Magazine. 

Kareem Chin ’96 was named vice president of investor relations at Viacom.

David Helprin ’96 was named a tax principal at EisnerAmper LLP. 

Damian Bazadona’s ’98 company Situation Interactive has been named one of 2016’s Best Companies to Work for in New York State, chosen by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management, the Business Council of New York, Best Companies Group and Journal Multimedia Corporation.

Stephen N. Stabile, ’01, senior vice president at Merrill Lynch, has been named to the School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board.

Mike Li’s ’04 company Pure Adapt Inc. was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. 

Joe Frigolette ’14, ’15 was featured in a TED Talk, “Tell Me No!” at TEDxSalisbury.