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Don Driscoll was featured in an article, “Whatever Happened to: Don ‘Ducky’ Driscoll, Holliston/Babson,” in the Jan. 19 issue of The Metrowest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.). He played basketball and baseball in high school, and he played baseball in the Army while he was stationed in Germany, but threw his arm out shortly after that while he was playing for Dean Junior College. After graduating from Babson, he worked at General Motors in Framingham and moved to New Jersey to work at Wagner Electric. He and his wife Sandy are retired and living in Florida. They have two daughters, two sons, and 10 grandchildren.

annual Phil LaFauci Golf Classic and dinner to benefit the Philip J. LaFauci Jr., MBA ’75, P ’96, Memorial Scholarship at Babson. The shotgun-start golf tournament will be held on June 23 in Yarmouth Port on Cape Cod. Please visit www .phillafauci.com for more information about the tournament and scholarship.” Last year, the golf classic netted more than $12,500 for the fund. Bruce’s son, Jon Garvin ’94, is married to Phil’s daughter, Kendra Garvin ’96.

1961
Kevin Malley writes, “Enjoying retirement in Las Vegas. Ten grandkids to brag about. I watch the Red Sox on MLB.TV. Life is great.”

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Correspondent: Ken Koff kmk818@ix.netcom.com

1962
Bruce Barren has been appointed to the board of directors of Elephant Talk Communications Inc., a telecom and multimedia content distributor. He has been elected to the board as an independent director and will serve on its audit and finance, compensation, and nominating and corporate governance committee. Bruce is chairman of EMCO/Hanover Group Inc. (www.emcohanover.com), an international merchant banking firm. Yale Morse e-mails, “After selling my auto parts store, I started the Cambridge Hotline, which led to going to Boston University for counseling psychology. I moved to Henniker, N.H., for a job in human services and became a substance abuse counselor and domestic violence educator. After 20-plus years of batterers, drunks, and druggies, my only concerns are my wife Ginger, my grandchildren, and Lily, the best dog in the world, a mix of yellow Lab (body) and spotted cocker spaniel (muzzle).” His e-mail address is yalegmorse@gmail.com.

Joseph LoBello ’61 retired as chairman of PeoplesBank in Holyoke, Mass., and from a 45-year banking career in February 2007. He joined PeoplesBank as its president and CEO in 1991. Previously, he spent 28 years as an executive at Third National Bank of Hampden County and its successors. Since 1991, PeoplesBank increased its total assets from $300 million to $1.4 billion, increased its capital base in excess of $100 million, created more than 100 jobs, opened nine new branches, and purchased its new headquarters in Holyoke. The bank has continued its philanthropic support of community outreach programs; in lieu of a retirement party, LoBello requested that the bank make a donation to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. His civic and charitable commitments include past chairman of Baystate Health System, past campaign chairman of The United Way, a founding director of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, and treasurer and trustee of The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Join classmates at Back to Babson. Correspondent: Rod Leavell rleavell@comcast.net e-mails, “The 55th reunion committee is up and working on some really great activities for our return to campus in September. Committee members are Allan Wolfe, MBA ’54; Ken Elgart, P ’90; Bob Romano; David Lee Turner, Sandy Russell; Ron Sockol, MBA ’64; Jeff Vander Wolk; Flip Weber, P ’80; and myself. We apologize if we left anyone off, but the list keeps on growing with great spirit and enthusiasm. Please e-mail Kelley Mulvihill, director of reunions and programs, at kmulvihill @babson.edu if you want to join us at our 55th or serve on the committee.”
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Bruce Garvin (MBA ’66) e-mails, “Friends and family are planning the second

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Roger Regnier ’63 (far left) e-mails, “For more than 10 years, there has been a holiday luncheon in Boston among several alumni. On Dec. 17, 2007, we met at The Kansas City Steakhouse in Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Enjoying lunch with me (left to right) are Paul Dernavich ’63; Charlie Adams ’62; Ash Smith ’62, who lives in Lenox; Paul McLaughlin ’63, Dave Boyce ’62, who lives on Nantucket; and not pictured, Lewie Gayton ’63, who traveled from Virginia Beach, Va.; Rob Wilkinson ’64; and Dick Young ’63, P ’92, P ’94, and his brother, Steve, who has attended every one of these lunches. It was perfect—snowy and cold. Many of us continue to work and see each other another time or two during the year. Charlie, Paul Dernavich, Lewie, and I traveled to Hilton Head, S.C., for golf in October. Our wives were with us, and we had a wonderful time in unseasonably hot weather. Paul ran away from an alligator!”

Thomas Gilbane has been designated by Verizon to fill a seat on the board of directors of FairPoint Communications Inc., a communications services provider to rural and small urban communities. Fairpoint is based in Charlotte, N.C. Designees will be appointed to the board once the merger of Verizon’s local exchange and related business assets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont with the operations of FairPoint is completed. He has been chair and CEO of Rhode Island-based Gilbane Building Co. since 2004.

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Art Scott e-mails from Menlo Park, Calif., “Sam Seidman ’73 passed away on Jan. 12. Sam and I became friends on our first day at Babson College in 1968. ‘F Troop’ evolved. Hey, it was the ’60s. Then it was the ’70s, and I was in California at the Berkeley Film House. Sam and I would visit each other on his wine trips to northern California or on my tech trips to Boston. Sam hosted my family—Cindy, Aka, and Ben—and me in 1997 during Cindy’s Wellesley College class reunion. We took Sam to a Boston Red Sox game. All the anxiety I was feeling about vacationing with my young family melted under Sam’s sumptuous care.”

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1963

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Ted Marks opened Atwater Estate Vineyards (www.atwatervineyards.com) for business in September of 2000 with several Atwater Estate wines on the shelf; his wines have won awards and medals since 2001. He e-mailed in February, “Atwater will be represented at the Boston Wine Expo this month at the Seneca Lake Wine Trail booth and the Finger Lakes Wine Country booth. I am 99 percent sure that I will be at the reunion in September, our 45th, along with John McIntyre. I’m working on Phil Riekert and Ron Marinaro.”

executive director of the William F. Glavin Center for Global Management, and Professor Jeffry Timmons, F.W. Olin Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship, shared their time and passion for entrepreneurship ensuring that the evening generated good memories and lasting thoughts about Babson. What made it interesting was the fact that the more than 50 guests represented more than half a century of Babson-Venezuelan history. All in all, it was a great evening!” Enrique, Vicente Davila, MBA ’86, and Humberto Marcano, MBA ’85, coordinated the event. To view event photos, visit www.babson.edu/alumni/venezuela.

1972
Steve Kurtz has been appointed to the board of directors of Ciber Inc., a Denverbased private equity firm. He was president of the CPA firm of Shenkin, Kurtz Baker & Co. from 1978 until 2001, when he founded Mankwitz Kurtz Investments LLC.

1966
Jim Ledwith has been appointed to the

1964
Enrique Sabal e-mails, “On Oct. 31,

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2007, Babson magic was present at the J.W. Marriott in Caracas, Venezuela. The always congenial hosts, Walter Esquivel, P ’98, the Luksic Director of the Institute for Latin American Business at Babson and

board of directors of Novatel Wireless Inc. and to the board’s audit committee. A CPA, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a director of the San Diego Trust Bank and a trustee of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.

1973

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Irv Canner writes from Greenland, N.H., where he and his wife Victoria live, “Our daughter, Brittany, graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May 2007 and is now teaching dolphins in

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Rudy Crew ’72 has been named 2008 National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators. He received the award, which is sponsored by AASA and Aramark Education, at AASA’s National Conference on Education in Tampa on Feb. 15. Crew is superintendent of MiamiDade County Public Schools, the nation’s fourth largest system. From 2000 to 2004, he was a consultant for the Stupski Foundation in Mill Valley, Calif. The foundation posits that a quality public education is critical to increase the options for children of color and those living in poverty. From 1995 to 2000, he was chancellor of the New York City public school system. Crew is the coauthor of “Only Connect: The Way to Save Our Schools.” The book outlines a plan to reclaim America’s schools, whether rural, suburban, or urban, by connecting all the parts of the country’s communities, from parents, teachers, and principals up to state and national leaders. More information can be found at www.rudycrewconnect.com. Crew received an honorary degree from Babson in 1996 and is a member of the Babson Board of Overseers.

of Atlas Mining Co. He is managing director and head of investment banking at Tejas Securities Group Inc. He cofounded the investment banking department at Tejas, which has raised capital for private and public companies in a variety of industries. He is also a member of the board of Trenwick America LLC.

1982
Correspondent: Vivian Markoulakis Kreig lvkreig@comcast.net
Dan Honan received the Magis Award from Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine, on Feb. 10. The award recognizes his commitment to volunteer service and nonprofit work. He graduated from Cheverus in 1978—his father and brothers are also alumni and his son is a current student—and returned to the school after graduating from Babson as Cheverus’ first full-time director of development and alumni relations. Dan was the founder of the school’s annual alumni golf tournament, which is now in its 25th year. He was a member of the school’s board of trustees from 1992 to 1998 and serves on its board of advisers. Additionally, he is cochair of the capital campaign and a member of the board of The Morrison Development Center, formerly the Cerebral Palsy Center. In 2001, he received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in recognition of his volunteer involvement and nonprofit assistance. He is senior vice president of wealth management and senior portfolio manager at Smith Barney, where he is the company’s top producer in Maine. Linda Simmons has been named CFO and treasurer at Bank Rhode Island. She is responsible for the departments of human resources, operations, and information technology.

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Bermuda!” Irv is the director of finance at Pease Development Authority in Portsmouth. Kathleen Greer is the president and founder of KGA Inc. (www.kgreer.com), a Boston-area human resources consulting firm. KGA, which provides clients with a 24/7 employee assistance program, has adopted a plan to ensure the company remains operational in the event a pandemic or catastrophe prevents its employees from accessing its Framingham, Mass., headquarters.

mobile payment company in Cambridge, Mass. Previously, he was vice president and CFO at Verizon International, with responsibilities for finance, strategy, and business development opportunities.

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1978 1979

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1976
Bill Green (MBA ’77) has been named chairman of the education and workforce task force of Business Roundtable, an association of 160 CEOs from leading U.S. companies. The task force will ensure that American students and workers have the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the growing international economy. Bill has been CEO at Accenture since September 2004, its chairman since September 2006, and a member of its board of directors since June 2001. He received an honorary degree from Babson in 2007.

Dean Kacos e-mails, “I joined Mosaic Technology as its COO. Mosaic Technology, in Salem, N.H., provides IT infrastructure to companies around the world. In February, I completed my third consecutive session with Babson’s CLTP. My only regret is that I waited so long to participate. It is interesting to work with Joe Weintraub [holder of the Charles Barton ’49 H ’89 Term Chair] on a professional level because he was one of my professors over 30 years ago. He and his team have done a great job with CLTP. I highly recommend participating if you haven’t already. Finally, I encourage all alums from ’75 to ’79 who wish to reconnect to look me up on LinkedIn.com.”

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1983

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Thomas Knott has been appointed to the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, where he is a current member of its investment committee. He is also a member of the board of trustees of The Meadowbrook School. Tom is president of Four Pillars Capital Inc., an alternative investments company that he joined in 2007.

1977
Ed McQuaid (MBA ’82) has been named CFO at iCache Inc., a privately held,

1981
Morris Weiss has been named an independent member of the board of directors

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Charles Gerber ’83 (left) and Hari Asok, MBA ’03 (center), with his guest, Ashish Khokha (right), talk at the Alumni Club of New York annual networking reception on Jan. 10. This year, the event was held at The University Club in New York City and the speaker was Erik Sirri, director, division of trading and markets at the Securities and Exchange Commission, and professor of finance on leave from the College. Sirri delivered a presentation on “Recent Credit Market Events and Credit Rating Agencies.” More than 200 people—alumni, governance, current parents and students, and guests—attended the event.

1985
Chuck Scott was featured in an article, “Chuck Scott: His CoolTea Workshops Brew Business Connections,” in the Art & Leisure section of the Jan. 21 issue of Acorn-Online.com. He is the founder of CoolTea (www.cooltea.com), which is a mixed brew of presentations and workshops to grow businesses and skills. The workshops are multitrack programs that also feature meet-the-expert sessions. He lives in Ridgefield, Conn.

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Association. His father is Bruce Avery ’57. Glenn Gaudet e-mails, “In October 2007, for the second year, I hosted Professor Scott Timmins’ [MBA ’87, vice president for College Marketing at Babson] undergraduate marketing class at Fall VON. Fall VON is a trade show focused on the voice and video over the Internet market. For many of the students, it was their first exposure to a trade show. I am the former CMO at Pulvermedia, the producer of Fall VON. The company was gracious enough to allow me to continue the student tour even after my departure. The general manager of Fall VON, Bill Sell, also came by to give the class a taste of the economics of a trade show. All in all, it was a great experience for all who participated. While I am now the CMO and vice president for business development at Treedia Labs in Cambridge, Mass., I appreciate and value the benefits that faceto-face events continue to have on the marketing effort.” Glenn is a vice president of the Babson Alumni Association. Alena (Antonucci) Poirier e-mails, “My husband Scott and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Kaili, on Dec. 3, 2007. Kaili is a Hawaiian name that reflects my husband’s Hawaiian upbringing. Kaili joins her big brother, Hudson, 3. We live in the Back Bay section of Boston, and I am enjoying life as a stayat-home mom.”

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1988

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Debora Katz coauthored an article, “New Direction Drives Safety Success at APAC-Missouri: How One Construction Company Turned Its Safety Culture Around Using E-learning,” in the January issue of Occupational Hazards magazine. She is founder and principal of d.communications (www.doingbusinesswrite.com), which offers a wide variety of marketing and communication services, including direct mail, direct marketing, presentations, and writing.

1990
Matt Coffin has been appointed to the board of directors of eBureau, a provider of custom predictive scoring and information solutions, based in St. Cloud, Minn. Previously, he was president of Experian Online Customer Acquisition Services. He founded LowerMyBills.com, which was acquired by Experian in May 2005. Stephen DeBiasi has been named practice administrator at Wilmington [N.C.] Orthopaedic Group. He is one of four certified medical practice executives in the Wilmington area and is president of the Wilmington Medical Group Managers. Previously, he was practice administrator at Wilmington Plastic Surgery P.A. Charlie Doering e-mails, “I have been named managing director at Thomas Weisel Partners, an investment bank with offices in 16 cities in the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, U.K., and India. I live with my wife and two daughters in Alamo, Calif.”

1987
Paul Gilbody has been promoted to

1989
Steve Avery has been promoted to CFO at Dimeo Construction Co. in Providence, R.I. He joined the company in 1996 as controller and has managed the company’s accounting, financial reporting, surety interface, and banking interface. He is past president of the R.I. chapter of Construction Financial Management

executive vice president and COO at Bay State Savings Bank in Worcester, Mass. Previously, he was senior vice president for administration at the bank, which he joined in 1997.

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Paul Giunta ’91 (front right) was seriously injured in a car accident in 2006, shortly after the birth of his third child. He incurred massive head and brain trauma, which has made him dependent upon a wheelchair or a walker. Since the accident, he lived in a retirement community away from his family because their home was not handicap accessible. In February 2008, ABC television’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” teamed up with a local builder and contractor to tear down the Giunta’s home in Maynard, Mass., and build them a dream home in seven days. The project, which is scheduled to air in May, enabled the family—Paul, his wife Renee, and their children, Dylan, 7, Cameron, 4, Brianna, 2—to live together for the first time in two years. Ty Pennington, the show’s host and lead designer, is in back of Paul with Renee; in back of them are Paul’s parents and Michael Moloney (far right), a member of the show’s design team. For more information, visit www.middlesexbank.com/extremehome.asp.

been retained as the leasing agent for the 223,450-square-foot building. Toby Stewart has been appointed controller at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vt. Previously, he worked for 14 years at Goodrich Aerospace, formerly known as Simmonds Precision, in Vergennes. He was certified as a lean practitioner in 2007. He and his wife have three children and live in Essex Junction. Jennifer (Dublirer) Titton e-mailed in February, “I have not checked in since graduation, but the birth of my daughter seems like a newsworthy event! She was born in October 2007, and her name is Reese Whitney Titton. My husband and I moved to New Jersey (right outside of Philadelphia) about five years ago, and we both own businesses. He is a partner in a radiology practice, and I own Smarty Pants Shop (www.smartypantsshop.com), a Webbased business. I have been fortunate that my business grows every year. In fact, Smarty Pants products have been featured on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, CBS’s ‘The Early Show,’ and other media outlets. I’m also a freelance publicist and marketing director. This month, my clients grace the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine; Elle; New York Post; and USA Today. I have been terrible about keeping in touch with Babson friends, but would love to hear from you— especially my former lacrosse teammates!”

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1991
Richelieu Dennis is the president and CEO and Nyema Tubman is the vice president and CFO of Nubian Heritage of the Sundial Group of Companies LLC. The company’s Nubian Heritage line of beauty products—soaps, lotions, body sprays, and oils made from traditional African recipes—is now available at certain Macy’s stores. The products are also available at Nubian Heritage’s stores in New York City and online. Richelieu and Nyema founded Nubian Heritage while they were students at Babson.

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Alessandro Bartolini has been appointed vice president, strategic planning officer at TransAtlantic Bank. He works out of the bank’s headquarters in

Miami. Previously, he was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Atlanta. Bill Blanchfield e-mailed in February, “Erin and I were married in 2005, and we are expecting our first child. I am in my fifth season with the Boston Red Sox. My team manages nongame events at Fenway Park. I’m always at the ballpark, so please e-mail me at bblanchfield@redsox.com the next time you’re able to make it to a game. I’d love to catch up with fellow alumni.” John Lashar and Richard Bradbury ’95 work for Richards Barry Joyce & Partners LLC, a full-service commercial real estate firm based in Boston. They were part of a four-member team that located a buyer for a 17-acre commercial parcel and building, the Franklin Commerce Center in Franklin Industrial Park, approximately 40 miles southeast of Boston. John is a member of RBJ’s suburban leasing group; he specializes in tenant and landlord advisory work. Richard is a vice president of the company; he handles the analytical aspects of the firm’s investment sales activities. RBJ has

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Michael Downey ’99, MBA ’07, has been named a shareholder of Feeley & Driscoll PC, a Boston-based regional accounting and consulting firm, where he has worked for more than eight years. A CPA, he has focused on the construction, manufacturing and distribution, and professional services industries.

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David Onorato ’97 e-mails, “I was married to Laura McLaughlin on Sept. 1, 2007, in Las Vegas. Fifty close friends and family attended, and Laura and I honeymooned in Hawaii and currently live in Charlestown, Mass. I am an assistant vice president at AEW Capital Management in Boston. Just paid off my last Babson loan, and it was worth every penny!”

Chad Isaacs ’99 was married to Shannon Jakovich on Feb. 2 in Vail, Colo. Babson alumni at the wedding included John Real ’98; Beth Pacocha Jodice ’99 and Paul Jodice ’99, MBA ’06; and Emma Jahreskog ’99.

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Lacey (Clarke) Jensen ’99 e-mails, “I
married the most amazing man and my soul mate, Jonathan Jensen, on Aug. 25, 2007, in Jackson, N.H. Babson alumni at our wedding included my brother and groomsman, Gordie Clarke ’00, and bridesmaid Kelli Locke ’99. Jonathan and I live in Waltham, Mass., with our shih tzu, Louie.”

Cara Madill and Matt Lafond, both ’01, were married on July 7, 2007, in the Glavin Family Chapel at Babson College. Cara e-mails, “The reception followed in Boston, where more than 25 alums kept the dance floor full all night. The wedding party included former McCullough B-Tower residents Amy Rossi; Annie Woodward; Betsy Greene; Sarah Best, MBA ’10; Scott Shelley; Bill Benger; Mike Pugatch; Matt Stork; and Mike Pagnotta, all ’01.”

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Marisa Stubin ’01 e-mails, “I was married to Michael Mamarella on Sept. 6, 2007, in Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Babson friends with us at the wedding were Michael Lorber ’01 (far left), Wendy Beth Cohen ’00 (second from right), and Joseph Zichelle ’01, (far right).”

Meghan Norton and Paul-Michael Quintin, both ’02, were married on June 30, 2007, in Boston. Among the 18 alumni at the wedding were bridesmaids Katie Carlson, Sabrina Particelli, Michelle Malone, and Alexis Dawicki; best man Peter Apostolides; and groomsmen Evan Carlson, Jon Tate, and Jeff Mehne, all ’02. The couple lives in Natick.

Maria Barraza and Benjamin Bowman, both ’05, were married on June 22, 2007, in Panama City, Panama. Maria e-mails, “We were fortunate to have Babson alumni and friends at our wedding. In the picture with us are groomsman Alex Slemrod ’05 (left to right), Jen Sandler ’06, best man Michael Mandel ’05 with his guest, Lauren Greenberg ’05 with her guest, Barry Berkowitz ’05, and Gautam Gupta ’07.”

James Basbas ’02 was married to Sara Cassavaugh on
Dec. 8, 2007. James e-mails, “We had a wonderful time at our wedding in the Bahamas. Twenty-five guests came with us, and we would like to thank all of our family and friends for sharing our special day with us. Sara and I live in Manchester, N.H. I am the store manager of the Dracut, Mass., Hannaford, and Sara is the HR manager at the Concord, N.H., store.”

Jonathan Pacor ’05 was married to Kelly Devine on Aug. 4,
2007, in Pottsville, Pa. Among friends and family at the wedding were Babson alumni Jason Pacor ’00, brother of the groom; and Bethany Yeasted and Corey McGovern, both ’05.

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Carla Curiel ’05 was married to Roberto
Castro on April 21, 2007, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Among the 17 alumni at the wedding were bridesmaid Laura Pellerano ’06 and Gloria Coleman, Paolo Dina, Juan Brando, Verena Hackenbruch, Andrea Poggi, Paul Sarfati, Mukund Menda, Erol Sarikaya, and Nicolas Steiner, all ’05. Carla e-mails, “After an amazing honeymoon, my husband and I moved to Miami, where I am starting my own import and export business.”

Mark Saindon ’05, MS ’05, e-mails, “Suzanne Loisel, my longtime girlfriend, and I were married on May 27, 2007, in Worcester, Mass. We met in high school at Pinkerton Academy. My brother, Matthew Saindon ’06, MS ’06, was best man; Patrick Malone and Jonathan Ricci, both ’05, were groomsmen.” Suzanne is a medical student at Midwestern University, and Mark is a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago, where the couple lives.

Verena Hackenbruch ’05 and Jean Marc DeMatteis were married on Nov. 24, 2007, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Verena e-mails, “Many of my Babson friends attended the wedding, including (left to right) Ilka Bijoux ’04, MBA ’08, bridesmaid Katie Connon ’05, Vishal Mehta ’01, Helene Hansteen ’04, Kristopher Lemke ’00, Carla Curiel ’05, Daniel Bouscayrol ’05, bridesmaid Aditi Doshi ’05, and Andrea Poggi ’05.”

Gene Begin, MBA ’07, and Megan
Mathewson were married on Sept. 2, 2007, in Providence, R.I. Gene e-mails, “We celebrated at a reception at the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick. Fellow alumnus Andy Dunn, MBA ’07, attended the wedding. Megan and I live in Dedham, Mass.”

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Meagan Ballard, MBA ’06, was married to Douglas Hall on Oct. 6, 2007, in Ithaca, N.Y. Babson alumni at the wedding included Jamie Fitz, Deirdre (Murdock) Day, Richard Raeke, Marissa Reisman, and Nerine (Kwan) Warasta, all MBA ’06, and Eric Warasta, MBA ’04. Meagan and Douglas live in Somerville, Mass.

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A Multifaceted Business

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argarita Druker ’00 and her husband Gary Shteyman

are co-owners of Persona Jewelry+ (www.persona style.com), a high-end jewelry and gift boutique. In May 2004, the couple opened their flagship store in Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth. Since that time, they have opened five more stores in rapid succession—three in Boston, one in New York City’s Hotel Pierre, and one in San Francisco’s Four Seasons Hotel. But the transition from planning the business to owning and running six stores was not always smooth. “We dealt with attorneys who charged too much, partnerships that went sour, and contractors who took deposits and didn’t show for work,” says Druker. “We were young and inexperienced and couldn’t secure angel investors, but we’re fortunate to have supportive families and were able to accomplish first-level funding with family and friends.” The stores occupy small spaces and are carefully tailored to enhance the customer’s experience. Each store offers

luxury lifestyle gifts and jewelry that are good fits for the hotels in which they are located. “Gary has been designing jewelry since 1990, and he will meet with a customer to create an original piece or rework an old one,” says Druker. Persona Style+ has gone from being a virtual unknown in 2004 to being named to Boston magazine’s “Best in Boston” list in 2006, recognized by Citysearch in 2005, 2006, and 2007 for best jewelry items, and listed as one of the top 50 designer stores two years in a row by JCK, a jewelry industry news magazine. “It’s been a fun ride,” says Druker.

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Richard Bradbury: See John Lashar ’93. Robert Eddy is the senior vice president

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of finance at BJ’s Wholesale Club, headquartered in Natick, Mass. He has assumed responsibility for financial departments formerly managed by the controller. He joined BJ’s Wholesale Club in July 2007 from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a member of the retail team for 12 years.

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1998

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Matt Carrick has opened a Freedom Boat Club franchise at Bass River Marina in West Dennis, Mass. Freedom Boat Club gives its members unlimited access to a fleet of boats at its locations on the East Coast. Members call or go online to select the boat and day to go boating. Alex Lefferts has been named manager of the data analytics practice in the Boston office of StoneTurn Group LLC, a national intellectual property, forensic accounting, forensic technology, economic analysis, and dispute consulting firm. Previously, he worked at a Big Four public accounting firm. He also creates graphical-userinterface-based software applications for

Joshua Corson ’99 (second from left) and his wife Emily (far left), with his uncle Mark Zorensky ’74 (second from right) and his wife Karen (far right), attended a reception for the Babson College men’s basketball team in St. Louis. The reception preceded the 24th annual Lopata Classic at Washington University. Babson opened with a 60-47 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in the semifinals on Nov. 30, 2007; the next night, the Beavers narrowly lost to eighth-ranked Washington University, 68-66, in the championship game.

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custom client needs. He is a frequent lecturer at Northeastern University on investigative accounting and fraud examination topics. Michael Papay and his wife Megan were featured in an article, “Sausalito Couple Aim to Make the World’s Best Boxer Shorts,” in the Dec. 2 issue of San Francisco Chronicle. The couple founded a company, Birds Outstanding Boxers (www.birdsboxers.com), that sells two styles of boxers—the Custom Fit and the Classic Fit—both hand sewn and made of Sea Island cotton. Alex Paz has been appointed a senior sales executive on Veritude’s commercial sales team in Boston. He sells Veritude’s comprehensive suite of staffing services, including recruitment process outsourcing and managed services. Previously, he was a sales director at Kenexa Corp.

Marcela Zamora Erana ’00 e-mails, “On Nov. 29, 2007, associate professor of accounting Bob Turner, P ’07, and development officer Karen Spellman met with young alumni in Miami to discuss the importance of philanthropy. We shared a lovely dinner at Gordon Biersch restaurant. It was great catching up with old friends and learning about the need for alumni to help contribute to the success of the school. In the front row (left to right) are Vivian Alvarez ’99, Gabriel Ackermann ’04, Michelle Martinez ’03, MBA ’07, myself, Eduardo Erana ’98, and Carla Curiel ’05; in the back row are Jorge Perez ’00, Matt Fuller ’00, Eric Dosal ’00, Ricardo Caporal ’00, Rafael Villoldo ’01, Professor Turner, Katherine Clase ’03, Jose Diaz ’01, Paolo Dina ’05, and Karen.”

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Eric Dosal has been promoted to director of managed services at Compuquip Technologies Inc., headquartered in

Miami. The company provides IT services throughout southern Florida. Previously, he was an account manager for Compuquip’s sales group, where he managed major accounts.

2001
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Ashley Clark was married to Sean Quinn on Oct. 27, 2007, in Portsmouth, N.H. She is employed at Tudor Investments Corp., and he is a manager at KPMG. The couple lives in London. Don Jacobson e-mailed in December, “Joshua turned 6 months old on Dec. 24, 2007. His parents, Sara and I, were married in August 2006 in La Jolla, Calif. A number of alumni were there, as well as members of various chapters of my fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. A special thanks to those alumni who came. In September 2006, Sara and I bought a house just north of Denver. I am the plant superintendent for a division of Newcomb Spring, while Sara takes care of Joshua and works part-time as an assistant manager at Janie and Jack, a boutique children’s clothing store. Besides the three of us, there is also Ripley, our mammoth cat, and Daisy, our black pug.” Timothy O’Brien has joined Meredith & Grew in Boston as an associate in the company’s suburban brokerage group. He will focus on the Route 495 submarkets. Previously, he was a territory manager at Biomet 3i in Boston. Tyler Stacy and Jamie Kasbarian were married on Aug. 4, 2007, in Ashland, Mass. The best man was Michael Pagnotta. Jamie is a clinician at Westwood Lodge Hospital, and Tyler works at Haven Restoration. The couple lives in Bellingham.

Franco Estrada ‘02 e-mails, “This is a picture from our February trip to Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic, which turned out to be a Babson reunion. Diego Urrutia ‘03 (far left) with his girlfriend Caroline Kitidis, Fernando Barciona ‘02 (top, center) with his wife Fabiana Garzozi Puig, myself (front, center) with my fiancee Cristina Brau, Gaston Arevalo ‘02 (far right) with his wife Luisa Lander, and Maria Solange de la Rocha ‘02 (bottom, right), our hostess. We stayed at Maria Solange’s house in Casa de Campo for four days and had a good time. We all live in different countries so it was a good way to catch up and relax.” Estrada’s e-mail address is franco.estrada@gmail.com.

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2002

Sandy Ip and Junto Nozawa started Ippie Design (www.ippie.com) in July 2005. The pair and their jewelry business were profiled in an article, “Fear Turned Me Into a Jewelry Designer,” in the October 2007 issue of Home Business magazine. The company is based in Sandy’s small studio apartment in midtown Manhattan. Alexander Nekritin wrote an article on the foreign exchange market, “Trading Forex on the News,” for TradingMarkets .com. He is the CEO of NCMFX Inc., a forex introducing broker and an educational company that helps clients with forex trading.

2003
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Vincent Framularo has been named lead account executive at Power Marketing Partners, based in Stamford, Conn. He oversees activities for accounts pertaining to education and those linking private and public sector sponsorships. Previously, he operated FramBaM Consulting, a firm focused on business development and marketing analysis. He is director of programming for the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Corp. at Quinnipiac University. Kevin Shane e-mailed from Mantoloking, N.J., in January, “This is the third year that I’ll be raising money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and partaking in the MS Walk. Last April, my team raised more than $3,000, and we’d like to beat that this year. My business, Telme Clothing (www .telmeclothing.com) still offers the most unique clothing out there, and we’re working on expanding. As long as people keep wearing clothes, we’ll have a place in the market. If you’re in the Princeton area, stop at Hoagie Haven and treat yourself to one of the best hoagies around and the coolest T-shirt on Planet Earth! My most recent venture is EFOPS (Environmentally Friendly Operating Procedures, www.efops.com). EFOPS is a consulting firm that makes it convenient for companies to be more eco-friendly in their office environment (energy use, computers, marketing, supplies, etc). Along with the environmental benefits, we show our customers cost savings by

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anaa Hyder ’04 knows that artistic creativity must be the foundation of any entrepreneurial venture she undertakes. Therefore, after graduating from Babson, she pursued a degree in fashion merchandising, studying fashion design and marketing at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. As soon as she graduated, she launched a high-end designer dress collection, the Zehra Hyder line (www.zehrahyder.com). “Zehra is my middle name,” says Hyder. “I view the line as being a true extension of who I am.” The line was shown to numerous boutiques and found its first fan in Hazel & Grace in Wellesley. “The fashion industry is the best place to combine my creative impulses with my entrepreneurial drive,” Hyder says. “But breaking into this industry isn’t easy; it takes persistence.” She realized that the right sample makers, fabric vendors, and other suppliers were key to her success. To find a reliable manufacturer, she traveled to India for two months in summer 2006 to identify sources and create a test line. In May 2007, Hyder launched her second line, the contemporary ZH Collection that showcases whimsical print designs (www.zhcollection.com). The collection was presented at the Moda Manhattan Trade Show in January, and she now has orders from boutiques across the country. Hyder says, “I am preparing to go online and global. I constantly explore untapped markets where I can really make an impact.”

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reducing their energy use and use of supplies. Since green is the newest trend, and my passion for the environment is ginormous (former resident of the ‘O’ or ‘Outdoors-Tower’ at Babson), it was an easy business for me to get into. All the green buzz in the media has helped launch our business, and we’re even looking into franchising it.” Kevin’s e-mail is kevin@kostogie.com. Siamak Taghaddos is the CEO and David Hauser ’04 is the CTO at GotVMail (www.gotvmail.com). They and the business they cofounded were profiled in an article, “GotVMail: Making a Connection,” in the Jan. 4 issue of Boston Business Journal. The pair launched the company in 2003; the startup provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with professional voice-mail service.

Rich Bottner ’07 has published a book on internships. He e-mails, “My book, ‘Total Internship Management: The Employer’s Guide to Building the Ultimate Internship Program,’ is backed by the in-depth research of more than 6,000 students and 240 organizations. It’s a comprehensive resource for organizations looking to build the best internship programs possible. For more information, visit www .theinternbook.com.” Bottner is the president and founder of Intern Bridge Inc., a firm that develops resources for employers and universities; delivers seminars, workshops, and presentations; and staffs organizations with qualified students.

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Jason Clinkscales is a freelance sportswriter in New York City. He wrote an article, “Sports Journalists: Why So Angry?,” that was published on Jan. 20 in BC: Blogcritics Magazine, an online magazine at www.blogcritics.org. Jason’s work is featured in the New York Beacon, a weekly African-American paper for which he is the reporter for the New York Yankees and New York Giants. His work can be found on his blog, A Sports Scribe, at asportsscribe.blogspot.com. Audrey Dallamora was married to John Kirejczyk on Sept. 22, 2007, in Marlboro, Mass. Jacob Donnelly is a management consultant at Accenture in Los Angeles. He spoke with seniors at his alma mater, TriCounty Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin, Mass., about his high school, college, and career experiences. Jacob also owns a Web design business and co-owns a nonprofit human rights organization. Ryan Dowd: See Angela Lucier ’06. David Hauser: See Siamak Taghaddos ’03.

2005
Correspondent: Melony Isaac missmelony@gmail.com
Jason Bedrick is the first Orthodox Jew elected to the New Hampshire legislature. He was profiled in an article, “An Orthodox Lawmaker: 24-year-old Makes History in Legislature,” in the Feb. 7 issue

of the Concord Monitor. While at Babson, Jason ran unsuccessfully for state representative as an independent. After graduation, he worked in his family’s furniture business before leaving for New York to study at a yeshiva. During his studies, he ran again, but this time as a republican— and successfully. Jason does not plan to run again when his term expires. He will spend another year at a yeshiva and apply to law school. Jason’s father is Mark Bedrick ’73. Stephen Carrabba was featured in an article, “A One Man Show,” on Feb. 25 in HartfordBusiness.com. He is the president and sole employee of Accuposture Systems in Bloomfield, Conn. He introduced the company’s product, a height-adjustable countertop, at the November 2007 National Ergonomics and Trade Show in Las Vegas, where it won the best new product of the year award. Sarah Silverman is a social cause marketing manager at Experience Project. She e-mails, “Experience Project is an online startup company with a strong social mission, a community designed around shared life experiences. Members can connect anonymously with others who share their experiences for support and understanding, as well as explore first-person stories. We found that many of our members, a high percentage of which are women, talk about body image and eating disorders. Therefore, we have addressed the issue in a concentrated way by launching More to Me (www.moretome.org), and starting The More to Me Declaration, which collects support to fund body image programs in our schools. By teaching kids to appreciate themselves at a young age, we can

help change the shocking statistics on eating disorders and dieting. When I researched the topic, I was stunned to find that young girls are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of nuclear war, cancer, or losing their parents, and that 80 percent of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat. Here is another scary stat: 40 percent of college women in the U.S. have an eating disorder. I encourage you to check out the site and sign the declaration. Thanks in advance for your support.” Sarah’s e-mail is sarah@experienceproject.com.

2006
Libby Johnson e-mailed in February from Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., “The Safe Haven Project, for K–12 children who are affected by HIV/AIDS, has been important to me since I first volunteered at one of its annual camps in high school. I joined the Safe Haven Project Committee about six months ago, and I have been working with a small and very dedicated team to raise the funds for a weeklong camp in April. We have worked on grants, raffles, a casino night, and our next fundraiser is a 5K run/walk on a beautiful cross-country trail. I am fortunate to work for Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks, a glassblowing studio and gallery that generously donated a percentage of sales during AIDS Awareness month to the Safe Haven Project. This is an example of the most rewarding part of being involved with this nonprofit; knowing that your skills are going to a

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great cause, and knowing that you are helping to empower others to do the same.” Angela Lucier and Ryan Dowd ’04 were married on Sept. 2, 2007, in New Castle, N.H. Emily Cashman and Chelsey Champ were bridesmaids; Matt Gerke ’04 was best man; and David Crowley and Luke Weber, both ’04, were ushers. Angela is a buyer at BAE Systems in Hudson, N.H., and Ryan is a senior account executive at Quest Software in Burlington, Mass. They live in Methuen. Emily Marmorek was featured in an article, “Learning to Teach at Needham’s Hillside School,” in the Feb. 14 issue of the Needham Times. She is a student teacher at Hillside School, working in the third grade during the fall semester and interning in the fourth grade during the spring semester. Kit Yan has been featured in several articles, including “Proving Asians Can Drive Well via Music and Spoken Word,” in the Jan. 10 issue of the West Roxbury [Mass.] Transcript and “Transgender Poet Slams Asian-American Stereotypes” in the Feb. 7 issue of the San Francisco Bay Times. Kit and a friend have teamed up for the Good Asian Drivers Tour (www.goodasiandrivers

.com), a cross-country tour that began in February. Kit e-mails, “The tour addresses Asian-American stereotypes and issues that gay and/or queer people face in the U.S. When I hit the slam scene, I never hear other trans(gendered) people talking about these issues. It’s important for my voice to be heard. Queer Asian-Americans are a minority within a minority and deserve to have their stories told. Being an openly transgendered performer is tough sometimes. My work is very personal, but I am inspired by the people around me, and I hope we will be able to share and hear stories across the country during this tour. We plan to have a tour party in Boston in June; the venue has yet to be decided but will be posted on our site.” His e-mail address is goodasiandrivers@gmail.com.

2007
Sarah Rubino has joined the tax group at Tofias PC, an accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. She focuses on tax planning and compliance for individuals and closely held family-owned companies.

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1966
Bruce Garvin (’60) e-mails, “Friends and family are planning the second annual Phil LaFauci Golf Classic and dinner to benefit the Philip J. LaFauci Jr., MBA ’75, P ’96, Memorial Scholarship at Babson. The shotgun-start golf tournament will be held on June 23 in Yarmouth Port on Cape Cod. Please visit www.phillafauci .com for more information about the tournament and scholarship.” Last year, the golf classic netted more than $12,500 for the fund. Bruce’s son, Jon Garvin ’94, is married to Phil’s daughter, Kendra Garvin ’96.

1970
Mark Azia has been appointed vice president, commercial loan officer at the Worcester, Mass., location of Southbridge Savings Bank. He lives in Framingham. Peter Hussey, MBA ’77, was featured in an article, “The Impact of Geometric Shapes in Watercolor Paintings,” in the February 2008 issue of American Artist magazine. He e-mails, “I entered Babson’s MBA program with an aim toward pursuing a career in arts administration. The history of art was my primary undergraduate focus at the University of Michigan. Working for a museum seemed a viable strategy for staying involved with the discipline while simultaneously earning a living, and development experience would add value to any managerial contribution I could bring to a museum setting. Upon graduation, I entered what was meant to be a temporary stint in fundraising. Seventeen years later, I had raised handsome sums for a series of independent schools, universities, and hospitals, but not one penny for the arts. Throughout this period, my interest in art remained strong. What changed was my focus—not so much in curating as in creating. During a transition in fundraising, I started teaching myself to paint, and in the early ’90s, I began producing architectural watercolors full time. Being able to see 13 beautifully reproduced, full-color images staring back at me from the pages of American Artist magazine is the kind of validation that all artists should have the chance to experience.” Hussey’s Web site is www.peterhusseygallery.com.

1972
Col. Don Butts, who served in the Army for 25 years, was featured in an article, “Three Generations of Service,” in the Jan. 20 issue of The Daily Home [Talladega, Ala.]. His father was also in the military, as is his son. Before Don retired from the Army in 1986, he had toured Germany three times, serving 12 years in that country. He also served one year in Vietnam and 12 in the U.S. After the military, he was a stockbroker, a subcontracts manager at Martin Marietta Aerospace Co., and a director of support services in the Alabama Mental Health and Retardation Department. When he retired in 2002, he and his wife Maria moved to Las Vegas.

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1974
Patrick Gregorius is the owner of Bay State Nissan in Springfield, Mass. In 2007, he received a 25-year award from Nissan Corp.; he is the company’s longest serving dealer in the region. Over the years, Nissan has given his dealership the highest customer satisfaction rating. Patrick is also a member of the board of directors of Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer and volunteers as a business case study coach at Babson.

1976
Barbara Capuano has been appointed to the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority by Governor Deval Patrick. MCCA is responsible for the operation of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, and the Boston Common Garage, all in Boston, and the MassMutual Center in Springfield. A CPA, Barbara works at Raphael and Raphael LLP. She is a member of the Somerville Chamber of Commerce, the

1973
James Mecone has been named a shareholder in the accounting and auditing group at Tofias, a regional accounting and consulting firm in New England. Previously, he was a partner at Grant Thornton LLP, where he was the higher education and not-for-profit practice leader.

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Somerville High School scholarship fund, the board of directors of the Boston Harbor Alliance, and the Children’s Hospital community health board. Fred Dowling has been named CFO at Easter Seals Tennessee in Nashville. Previously, he was executive director and CFO at the Performing Arts School of Worcester [Mass.]. Before that, he was vice president for finance and administration at Easter Seals in Massachusetts for 22 years. Larry Gulko was featured in an article, “Larry Gulko Launches New FreshLook Brand Leadership Retreat,” in the Jan. 3, 2008, issue of WorldGolf.com. The FreshLook Brand Leadership Retreat gathers an organization’s leadership team offsite for a dedicated session on using brand leadership to improve business performance. Larry is the founder of Gulko Brand Marketing (www.larrygulko.com), based in Sharon, Mass.

and treasurer at Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., a business he joined in 1992.

1981
George McHorney has been named CFO at Adverplex Inc. in Wakefield, Mass. The company provides search engine marketing solutions. Previously, he was COO/CFO at Electric Red, a digital media entertainment company.

1982
Joe Coughlan has joined Falcon Communications Solutions Inc. as an account manager for the telecommunications management firm’s connectivity clients. Before this, he worked at MCI, Paetec, Digital Equipment Corp., and other companies. He is a faculty member at the University of Phoenix, northern Virginia campus, and lives in Leesburg, Va.

Ed McQuaid (’77) has been named CFO at iCache Inc., a privately held, mobile payment company in Cambridge, Mass. Previously, he was vice president and CFO at Verizon International, with responsibilities for finance, strategy, and business development opportunities. Akio Toyoda, an executive vice president and head of sales operations in Japan at Toyota Motor Corp., was featured in an article, “Top Toyota Motor Official to Open New Lexus Showroom,” in the Jan. 29 issue of Times of Oman. The new showroom in Muscat, Oman, will be one of the largest and most luxurious Lexus showrooms. Akio was profiled in another article, “For Founder’s Grandson, On-theJob Education,” in the Feb. 22 issue of The New York Times.

1985
Paul Fichera has been named senior vice president for sales development services at John Hancock Retirement Plan Services. He is also a member of the senior management and strategy team. Previously, Paul was senior vice president, director of product development and sales support at Massachusetts Financial Services, where he worked for 10 years.

1977
Correspondent: Ron Snarskis rjsa49@hotmail.com
Barry Culkin is the president and CEO at Questech Inc., a Vermont company that he has worked for since 1997. The company manufactures lightweight tiles made from a formula of metal, special polymers, and ceramics. The company received the 2006 New England Innovation Award from the Smaller Business Association of New England. In 2007, Barry addressed SBANE’s Massachusetts breakfast series. His presentation, “From Artistic Success to Commercial Success,” reviewed Questech’s transformation to a leading producer of decorative wall and floor tile. Bill Green (’76) has been named chairman of the education and workforce task force of Business Roundtable, an association of 160 CEOs from leading U.S. companies. The task force will ensure that American students and workers have the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the growing international economy. Bill has been CEO at Accenture since 2004, its chairman since 2006, and a member of its board of directors since 2001. He received an honorary degree from Babson in 2007.

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1986
John McDonald has been named publisher of The Edmonton [Canada] Journal. He was profiled in an article, “Journal’s New Publisher Eyes ‘Gold:’ John McDonald Seeks Excellence, Innovation,” in the newspaper on Jan. 14. In 1997, he was recruited by GTE, which became Verizon after a series of mergers. He was president of the company’s mid-Atlantic region, headquartered in Dallas, and led a staff of 1,000 employees. In 2006, he was a private business consultant; his clients included the American Cancer Society.

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Robert Vincent has been appointed executive vice president and CFO at Ruth’s Chris Steak House Inc. Previously, he was executive vice president for finance, CFO,

Jonathan Palmer, MBA ’85, has accepted the board of trustees’ appointment as president of Principia College in Elsah, Ill., effective July 1, 2008. He is associate dean for academic affairs and a tenured professor at the Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. A graduate of Principia College, Palmer also holds an MS from Simmons College and a PhD from Claremont Graduate University. He has a wide range of research interests within information systems, including the strategic use of information technology, electronic commerce, supply and demand chain management, and the design of appropriate user interfaces. He and his wife Susan Palmer, MBA ’85, have two children.

1988
Kurt Eldracher was featured in an article, “Local Athlete Creates iPod Accessory for Runners,” in the Nov. 23, 2007, issue of Daily Evening Item [Lynn, Mass.]. Kurt has invented Nekfit (www.nekfit.com), a plastic collar that holds an iPod nano or shuffle at the back of the athlete’s neck, maximizing freedom of movement while jogging, cycling, or

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1989
William Darcey has been promoted to COO at Provider Insurance Group in Needham. Previously, he was senior vice president and sales manager at the company. His expertise is in commercial insurance, with a focus on sales, marketing, client service, and agency operations. Tom Georgens has been promoted to president and COO at Network Appliance, a data storage company headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. He joined the company as executive vice president and general manager of enterprise storage systems in 2005 and became its executive vice president of product operations in 2007.

1990
Ed Rodriguez e-mails, “Congratulations are due to our resident world-class athlete, Chris Weissman. Chris, aka Aquaman, crushed the men’s 45–49 masters world record for 100- and 200-meter breaststroke with times of 1:06.39 and 2:29.89 respectively. Chris is a principal at the Zyman Group in Atlanta, ironically a city that has no water. He trains with the Dynamo Masters Swim Team along with another former Babson swimmer, D.J. Fairbanks ’91.”

strategies and processes. She coauthored a book, “A Seat at the Table for CEOs and CSOs,” which was published in May 2007. Ruthie Davis is the founder of Davis by Ruthie Davis (www.ruthiedavis.com), a shoe company headquartered in New York City. The company and its shoes have been featured recently in varied media outlets, including Alicia Keys’ wearing the shoes on “Live With Regis and Kelly” and during her 2008 Superbowl performance; on Bravo TV’s reality show “Make Me a Supermodel;” on Zoozoom.com in a profile in January about Ruthie and her business; on WhoWhatWearDaily.com in January; in the Jan. 7 issue of Footwear News; as well as in the February issues of InStyle, Flare [Canada], and Marie Claire magazines. David Shea has been promoted to vice president and Six Sigma Black Belt II in the manufacturing quality and productivity division at Citizens Bank. Previously, he was an assistant vice president in the same division. He joined Citizens in 2001 as an assistant vice president and business liaison in the project management office of Citizens Services Group. He is a committee chairman for Cub Scout Pack 205 of the Boy Scouts of America. He lives in Pembroke, Mass.

Shopping,” in the December 2007 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions magazine. Cheryl is a managing director and the national director of retail finance at CapitalSource, a business she joined in 2004. Laura Curtis has been appointed director of market intelligence advisory research at IDC, headquartered in Framingham, Mass. IDC provides market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets.

1996
Jose Madero has been promoted to commercial lead, Latin America South, at Monsanto. Previously, he was country lead for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Monsanto in 2002, he was the global manufacturing and supply chain lead at Seminis Inc. Jose e-mailed in February, “The role of commercial lead that I have assumed is responsible for all of Latin America except Brazil, Mexico, and the Andean countries (Venezuela and Colombia).” He and his wife Guadalupe and their four children will move to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jose’s e-mail is jose.m.madero@monsanto.com. Alan Valenca has been appointed regional director, qualified plans, Northeast region, at The Newport Group, headquartered in Orlando, Fla. Alan is based in Massachusetts, where

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1994
Cheryl Carner was profiled in an article, “Charge It: Retail Lending Is Cheryl Carner’s Specialty, Which Isn’t a Bad Place to Land for Someone Who’s Always Loved

1992
Eric Hudson is the founder of Recycline (www.recycline.com), a company that provides products that are made out of recycled content and are recyclable. Recycline manufactures the Preserve line of toothbrushes, razors, and kitchenware. In December 2007, the company won the $100,000 grand prize in Forbes.com’s Better Your Business contest. (Editor’s note: See related feature on page 16.)

1993
Jackie Bassett wrote an article, “VoIP Hacking: So Easy a Caveman Can Do It?,” that ran in the December 2007 issue of Security Technology & Design, a monthly magazine. She is the founder and CEO of BT Industrials Inc. and helps CEOs and CSOs integrate security into their business

John Cogliandro, MBA ’94, is the author of “Intelligent Innovation: Four Steps to Achieving a Competitive Edge.” He e-mails, “My book (www .intelligentinnovation.com) was published in February 2007. It is being used at various universities and has received some good press. Dean Mark Rice [now professor of entrepreneurship] penned one of the reviews for the back cover of the book. During the past couple of years, my wife and I coinvented, along with three other engineers, a revolutionary new method, which has received worldwide attention, for removing oil and gas from shale and tar sands. The R&D was sponsored by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, which sold it to Schlumberger Ltd. I am enjoying an intrapreneurial career at Raytheon in its Mission Innovation group, an innovation incubator for both products and business methods. My education at Babson definitely helps with the challenges of helping a large traditional incumbent enter adjacent markets. I hope all my fellow classmates are well!”

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Lori Lustig, MBA ’97, e-mailed in November 2007, “I recently opened the doors to my own executive recruitment firm. Lori Lustig Executive Search LLC (www.lorilustig.com) is a nationwide direct marketing and interactive executive search firm. I have more than 15 years of industry experience and a track record of successful placements in mid- to executive-level positions.”

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he will develop business relationships and identify market opportunities to promote the sale of the firm’s qualified retirement plan administration and investment services to third-party intermediaries.

1997
John Esler was featured in an article, “Seeing a Career in the Window: Window Replacement Business Has Clear Sailing,” in the Feb. 21 issue of the Worcester [Mass.] Telegram & Gazette. He is the president and CEO of the Renewal by Andersen office in Massachusetts, which is the exclusive provider of the product in that state and southern New Hampshire. Previously, he owned Better Living Sunrooms, which he started in 1997 and sold in 2007.

biopharmaceutical products and clinical supplies at IQPC (International Quality and Productivity Center) Cool Chain Europe 2008 in Brussels, Belgium, on Jan. 28–30. More than 200 professionals from manufacturing, distribution, quality assurance, packaging, and supply chain management, as well as service providers, discussed best practices of temperature control. Henry led a roundtable discussion and participated in a panel discussion on storage, handling, and global distribution of temperature-sensitive products. Kelly Devine has been named executive director of the Burlington [Vermont] Business Association. Kelly has been the real estate development manager of Champlain Valley Cohousing in Charlotte for two years. She also has been a strategic business consultant and taught in the Women’s Small Business Program. She lives in Charlotte with her husband Rick and two sons. David Fain was interviewed in an article, “What’s Going On in the Life Insurance Business: There’s Life in Captivity,” in the November 2007 issue of Life Insurance Selling magazine. David is a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual Life. In September, he delivered a presentation, “The Art and Science of Client Building,” at the National Underwriter Sales Mastery Forum in Las Vegas. His father, Robert Fain ’61, has been in the insurance business in Providence, R.I., for 45 years. Peg Kastner has been promoted to vice president, professional services and support at OATSystems Inc. in Waltham, Mass. She joined OATSystems in 2006 as senior director, client services. The company develops radio-frequency identification technology software. Jeffrey Sturges has been appointed senior vice president, sales and marketing for medical and industrial business at Vermont Composites Inc. in Bennington, Vt. In the past, he has worked at Manufacturers’ Services Ltd., Lexmark, and Nypro. Vermont Composites designs and fabricates advanced carbon fiber composite structures for medical, aerospace, and industrial markets.

international. He began his career at New Balance in 1995 as senior product manager of running and custom products. Joe manages all aspects of the company’s international business, including Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Brian Smith was married to Donna Guarino on June 30, 2007, in Wellesley. She is a math teacher at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, and he works at Lawrence Pumps in Lawrence. The couple lives in Harvard. Lindsay Wills has been named an associate in the corporate department at the law firm of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP in Woodbridge, N.J. She earned a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2006.

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Adam Chase has been promoted to president and COO at Chase Corp. He joined the company in 1998 and has served in several positions, including controller, general manager, and vice president. The Bridgewater, Mass.-based company manufactures tapes, laminates, sealants, and coatings and also provides contract assembly services for the electronics industry. Adam and his wife live in Wellesley with their two children.

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Greg First e-mails, “I have spent the greater part of the last four years in Costa Rica and currently live in Tamarindo, a charming beach town on the ‘gold coast.’ Between surf sessions, I tend to my real estate developments in Tamarindo, just north on Playa Grande, and down south in Junquillal. I am active as a realtor and consultant. Shoot me an e-mail at gafirst @yahoo.com if you are in the neighborhood, or we can catch up in San Diego sometime in the fourth quarter!” Eric Glassoff was profiled in an article, “Realtor Expands to, and Thrives in, Beacon Hill,” in the Feb. 5 issue of The Beacon Hill Times [Boston] weekly newspaper. Eric is a Coldwell Banker real estate agent in Brookline, Newton, and Boston. He made the switch to real estate in 2002 after working as a sales representative for AT&T and a mortgage broker. Eric’s free property updates and real estate newsletter are available at www.bostonrealestateexperts.com.

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Joe Preston has been promoted to executive vice president, international at New Balance, which is headquartered in Boston. Previously, he was vice president,

marketing at Sensitech, a supplier of cold chain visibility solutions. The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carrier Corp., sponsored a conference on the global challenges to a safe and compliant supply of

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Edward Pickering has been appointed general manager of technical services in the Milford, Mass., office of Enviro-Safe Corp. Previously, he was a director of regulatory compliance at a local environmental consulting firm.

2003
Ryan Feig was featured in an article,

“Credit Crunch: Entrepreneurs Turning to Their Peers for Cash,” in the December 2007 issue of Florida Trend magazine. Ryan launched his company, Zensah (www.zensah.com), using credit cards and savings. In 2006, he approached his local bank for a loan to build inventory, but the bank was not interested. In 2007, he turned to the Lending Club, a startup peer-to-peer lending company, to borrow money. There were 15 individuals in his lending pool, which also provided a networking aspect for him because Lending Club originally launched on Facebook. Zensah uses a breathable, moisture-wicking fabric to make seamless shirts, shorts, socks, and other clothing. The company has a sales and marketing office in Miami and a development office in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Careful Planning—and Knowing There Will Be Sacrifices—Are Key to Taking the Leap,” in the Jan. 13 issue of The Boston Globe. In the article, Rich discusses how he went from working at the Federal Reserve Bank to aquaculture. Peter Kagunye and his wife Roseanne Kamau were featured in an article, “Owners Keep Kenyan Culture Alive in Billerica Shop and Help Those Back Home,” in the Feb. 20 issue of The Sun [Lowell, Mass.]. They are the founders and owners of Batian Peak Coffee and Tea Village (www.batianpeak.net), a coffee shop that custom roasts and grinds its coffee beans. Much of the store’s coffee beans

and tea comes from Kenya, and Roseanne and Peter hold coffee and tea tastings to acquaint customers with the different varieties. The owners donate 10 percent of the store’s proceeds to SAFI, Separating AIDS From Immorality, a foundation that they cofounded with friends. SAFI helps young people in Africa who are affected by AIDS.

2006
Paul Enderle is managing director of life science investments at LRG Capital Group LLC, a global merchant bank specializing in private equity, real estate, and MBA CLASSES

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Christopher Collins has been designated a chartered financial analyst by the CFA Institute. He is manager of corporate finance at FMC Corp. in Philadelphia. Dwight Schultheis is a cofounder of Getamenity.com, a company that develops shaving and grooming products for men. He and his company were featured in an article, “Turning a Passion Into a Profession: Careful Planning—and Knowing There Will Be Sacrifices—Are Key to Taking the Leap,” in the Jan. 13 issue of The Boston Globe. In the article, Dwight discusses how striking out on your own takes a certain type of person and how he and his partners cut their living expenses.

2005
Rich Brauman is the founder of The Little Pearl (www.lapetitepearle.com), a Somerville, Mass.-based company that sells fresh, preservative-free caviar to Whole Foods markets, local hotels, and upscale restaurants. He was interviewed for an article, “Turning a Passion Into a Profession:

Doug Giuliana, MBA ’05, e-mails, “I left my job as senior product manager of a software company in spring 2007 and started a yacht dealership, Advantage Yacht Sales (www.advantageyachtsales.com). This completed my transition into the marine industry, which began when I launched SailTime Boston in 2004. I started SailTime while attending Babson’s Fast Track MBA program and grew the business steadily as I worked in a day job. SailTime sells fractional memberships in new Hunter cruising yachts. When the dealer from whom I purchased my boats went out of business, I joined up with a partner and launched a new dealership, taking over some of the manufacturer relationships (including Hunter and Vanguard sailboats) and employees of the previous business. We have boatyards in Newburyport, Mass., and Seabrook, N.H. We also offer used boat sales, service and installation, and boat storage. Business has been strong, and we set a record for our territory for fall boat sales of Hunter sailing yachts!”

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secured debt financing, as well as financial advisory services. The bank is headquartered in Larkspur, Calif. Kevin Munnelly has been promoted to vice president for the OpenArray division at BioTrove Inc. in Woburn, Mass. Kevin joined the company in 2005 as OpenArray business unit manager and senior director in the genomics products division. BioTrove offers technology platforms to accelerate drug discovery and advance genomic research. Mihael Mikek and Maja Drolec, MBA ’07, were featured in an article, “Doubling Up,” in the Jan. 28 issue of Time. The article discusses the pros and cons of couples working together and the importance of complementary skills and roles. Maja and Mihael started FunkyCall.com, a service that provides recorded greetings and mobile voice campaigns. The couple also has cofounded Celtra (www.celtra.com), a supplier of viral

mobile marketing on demand. Mihael is president and CEO of Celtra, and Maja is vice president for marketing and finance.

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Maja Drolec: See Mihael Mikek, MBA ’06. Eric Granat has been promoted to assis-

tant vice president at Rampart Investment Management in Boston. The asset management firm specializes in option strategies. Eric is also an assistant portolio manager at the firm, which he joined in 2005. Brian Hayden is an accredited geothermal installer. He and Duncan Miller are the cofounders of HeatSpring Energy (www.heatspring.com), a company that provides independent education and training for building professionals and focuses on geothermal heating and cooling systems. In February, Brian addressed a

Green Living seminar at the Berkshire Environmental Resource Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. The topic of his address was geothermal technologies. (Editor’s note: See related feature on page 16.) Benjamin Kraines is a cofounder and co-owner of The Savant Project (www.the savantproject.com), a restaurant in the Mission Hill section of Boston. The restaurant, which offers Asian and Latin fusion cuisine, was featured in an article, “The Second Glass Wine Tasting at Savant Project,” in the February issue of The Second Glass magazine and on bostonist.com. The restaurant also was named one of “The 20 Best Midprice Restaurants” in the Eat 2008: Where to Dine Now section of bostonmagazine.com in January. That same month, WCVB-TV’s “Chronicle” program listed The Savant Project as one of the area’s best and affordable restaurants.

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Development Corp. in New Hartford. He leaves his daughter, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
John Watt ’46 of Palm City, Fla., and Falmouth, Mass., died on Dec. 10, 2007. He served in the Navy during World War II and later in the Naval Reserves. He was an executive at Holliston Mills, his family’s manufacturing business. He leaves his wife Pauline, son, two grandchildren, greatgrandchild, and nephew Tim McCusker ’78. Robert Gordon ‘49 of Boca Raton, Fla., died on Sept. 20, 2007. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the American and New York stock exchanges, and he was president of International Sales & Consultants Inc. He leaves his two sons, sister, and brother. Henry Jamison ’49 of Greensburg, Pa., died on Dec. 14, 2007. He served in the Army during World War II. He spent most of his career in work connected to the coal industry. He leaves his wife Nancy, daughter, son, and four grandsons.

of Wellesley, who was a member of the Economics Division at Babson College, died on Feb. 12, 2008. She joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1997 and was appointed associate professor in 2000. Her teaching responsibilities focused on the areas of macroeconomics and econometrics, and her research dealt with renewable energy economics and international economics. She leaves her husband Poh Hui, mother, sister, and brother.
Herman Donley ’34 of Hood River, Wash., died on Jan. 14, 2008. He worked as an electrical engineer until he retired. He leaves his wife Leona and sister. Charles Lowe ’38 of Charlotte, N.C., died on Dec. 4, 2007. He was a director of Wachovia Bank from 1952 to 1981. He leaves two daughters and two sons. Edward Heath ’39 of Redding, Conn., formerly of Darien, died on Dec. 20, 2007. He served in the Navy during World War II. In 1957, he joined Ted Bates & Co., an

advertising company in New York. After his retirement, he was the proprietor of Jackson Hole, a liquor store in New Canaan. He leaves two daughters, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Richard Holmes ’39 of South Yarmouth, Mass., and Inverness, Fla., died on Dec. 14, 2007. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked at Sears Roebuck and Co. in Brockton, Mass., for 32 years. He leaves four children, including Robert Holmes, MBA ’78, 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and his brother. James Dillon ’41 of Westfield, Mass., died on Jan. 17, 2008. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was the president and owner of Dillon’s Package Store in Springfield for 50 years. He leaves his wife Helen, daughter, two sons, and two grandsons. Thomas Smith ’42 of Utica, N.Y., died on Jan. 5, 2008. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a general contractor with Bradford Hills

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James Alcorn ’50 of Spring, Texas, died on April 25, 2007. He leaves his wife Mary, three children, and five grandchildren. Robert Christy ’50 of River Hills, Wis., and Pompano Beach, Fla., died on Dec. 17, 2007. He retired from the family business, Downing Box Co., when he was 47. He leaves his wife Barbara, daughter, son, stepdaughter, stepson, four grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and sister. Walter MacDougal ’50 of Wayland, Mass., died on Dec. 28, 2007. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a product engineer at Raytheon Co. in Waltham and retired in 1989. He leaves his wife Shirley, daughter, son, and five grandchildren. Dudley Whitney ’50 of Stone Mountain, Ga., formerly of Chicago and Atlanta, died on Nov. 17, 2007. He served in the Navy during World War II. He leaves his wife Marsden, daughter, son, granddaughter, and sister. Harry Humphries ’54 of Naples, Fla., died on Dec. 11, 2007. He founded Harry Humphries Auto City in New Philadelphia, Ohio, in 1956 and was its president until he retired in 1984. He also owned and operated several Ohio automobile and truck dealerships in Mansfield, Delaware, and Dover. He donated the funds for Humphries Plaza in front of Horn Library in memory of his parents; the plaza was dedicated in fall 1973. He also funded a Babson scholarship for students from Ohio. He was a member of Babson Governance from 1969 to 1987, serving on the board of trustees and the corporation. He was later named an honorary trustee in recognition of his dedication to the College. He leaves his wife Lynn; six children, including Michael Humphries ’81; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. John Kerns ’57 of Timonium, Md., died on Jan. 21, 2008. He served in the Army after college. In 1970, he formed National Graphic Arts Inc., later NGA Printing Co., from which he retired in 1988. He leaves his wife Stephanie, daughter, two sons, 11 grandchildren, and greatgranddaughter. Howard Furman ’58 of Miami died on

Nov. 29, 2007. He served in the Air Force before attending Babson. He was president of Leonard Enterprises Inc., a real estate development firm. Before that, he was director of communications for Wilbraham Civil Defense and a ham radio operator. He leaves his wife Janet, five children, eight grandchildren, and sister.
Joseph White ’58 of Wolfeboro, N.H., died on Dec. 4, 2007. He retired from Newark Paper Board Co. in Chicopee, Mass., in 2001. He leaves his wife Patricia, four children, eight grandchildren, two sisters, and brother. James Carroll ’59 of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died on Jan. 26, 2008. He served in the Marine Corps. He was an attorney, CPA, real estate broker, mortgage broker, and real estate instructor. He leaves his wife Colleen, four daughters, four sons, seven grandchildren, and sister.
James Smith ’61 of Bethlehem, Conn., died on Oct. 15, 2007. He served in the Army National Guard for six years. He worked at Colonial Bank, now Bank of America, from 1962 until his retirement. He leaves his wife Holly, daughter, two stepsons, five grandchildren, and brother.

Marines during the Vietnam War. He and his wife Sarah operated an engraving business in Clemmons, N.C., for many years. He leaves his wife, daughter, two sons, mother, two sisters, and brother.
Samuel Seidman ’73 of Winchester, Mass., died on Jan. 12, 2008. He worked at S.S. Pierce before he cofounded Grapevine Imports, a wine importing business that started in Newton. After he became the sole owner of Grapevine Imports, he purchased the S.S. Pierce warehouse and rectifying facility in Woburn, and moved Grapevine Imports there. He sold the company in 1991. He leaves his parents and sister. Scott Wilder ’74 of Westport, Conn., died on Jan. 25, 2008. He leaves his mother and brother. Mark Clair ’79 of Dover, Mass., died on Dec. 1, 2007. He was a co-owner of Clair International Motor Cars in West Roxbury, which he ran with his brothers and father. He leaves his wife Jane, two daughters, son, mother, sister, and three brothers. Elizabeth Dickinson, MBA ’79, of East Falmouth, Mass., died on Dec. 20, 2007. She served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service during World War II. After she moved to the United States, she worked for Digital Equipment Corp. and other companies. She leaves her husband William and daughter. Edward Neighbors ’81 of New Paltz, N.Y., died on Nov. 11, 2007. He was an owner of McKee’s Hardware in Fishkill, and later regional manager at Choice Distribution, a hardware distributor. He leaves his parents, two sisters, and two brothers. Michael LaBruzzo ’85 of Westfield, N.J., formerly of Wellesley, died on Jan. 1, 2008. While at Babson, he was an awardwinning defenseman for the ice hockey team. He leaves two former wives, including Alexandra Contey LaBruzzo ’87; his daughter; son; parents; and two brothers, including Christopher LaBruzzo ’94. Deborah Green, MBA ’89, of Lexington, Mass., died on Jan. 7, 2008. She was an administrator at the Harvard Institute for International Development, for the dean of undergraduate education at Harvard College, and for the Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She leaves her husband Winslow, two daughters, two grandchildren, and sister.

MEMORIAM

Wayne Phoenix ’63 of Marstons Mills, Mass., formerly of Wayland, died on Nov. 27, 2007. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked in finance and accounting for many years. He leaves his wife Linda, three daughters, son, nine grandchildren, and sister.
Eldon Macleod ‘66 of Yarmouth, Maine, died on Jan. 29, 2008. He leaves his wife Jean, daughter, son, four grandchildren, and two brothers. Carl Todt ’66 of Venice, Fla., formerly of Andover, N.J., died on Nov. 6, 2007. When he retired in 1991, he was a vice president at Dreyfus Investment Services in New York City. He leaves his wife Judith and brother Malcolm Todt, MBA ’68. Thomas Childs, MBA ’71, of Newburyport, Mass., died on Jan. 25, 2008. He was a marketing consultant for Raytheon, Honeywell, and Siemens before he retired. He leaves his wife Margaret, two daughters, three grandchildren, and three sisters. Hal Newell ’73 of Lewisville, N.C., formerly of Great Cranberry Island, Maine, died on Nov. 10, 2007. He served in the

May 30, 2007.
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Mass., formerly of Wilbraham, died on

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