Alexandra Maider

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Alexandra graduated from...

McGill in 2011 with a degree in Education. After teaching for a few years and starting a summer camp, she realized she wanted a more administrative role in education. After a lot of research, she decided to get a Master's degree from Isenberg School of Management in 2014. Alexandra relocated back to Massachusetts and in 2016 graduated with an MBA in nonprofit management. Recently, she took over the role of Director at the Tobin Beaudet Schools in Needham. Alexandra now manages a fantastic team of teachers and oversee the daily operations of the organization.

 
 

Angela Ceppetelli

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Angela is a umass alum...

graduated in Dec 1989.  She was recruited from UMASS into Pratt & Whitney’s Financial Leadership Program, which is now UTC’s Financial Leadership Program.  

 

Angela is currently the Controls and Compliance Manager for Operations Finance at Pratt & Whitney.  Over her career, Angela has held various leadership positions within the Commercial Engines Finance organization, the Controller’s department, and most recently in the Manufacturing Operations organization at Pratt & Whitney.  Over her 25 years with Pratt & Whitney, she has managed teams responsible for various functions within Financial Planning and Analysis, Commercial Accounting, and Commercial Engines Consolidations and Reporting.  Additionally, she was a Group Controller for Pratt & Whitney  foreign subsidiaries in Switzerland, China, Singapore, and Israel.

 
 

Ariel Methe

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Ariel Methe has... 

a BBA in Finance & Operations Management from the UMass, Isenberg School of Management and an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After graduating, she joined United Technologies (UTC) Finance Leadership program, a two-year rotational program with 4 different roles across UTC’s business units. Upon completion, she become a Commodity Controller for Global Supply Chain Finance and currently works in Operations Finance doing financial planning & analysis, supporting the Global Supply Chain Organization.

 
 

Barbara Roche

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barbara splits her time between...

corporate training, executive coaching and teaching Leadership Communication at Wharton. She recently relocated from Delaware to Connecticut and is happy to be back in New England. A native Bostonian, Barbara holds a Master's degree in Psychology from Northeastern University and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a former collegiate rower and still has the calluses to prove it. Finally, and most importantly, she is a proud member of Red Sox Nation.

 

 
 

Carla Santiago

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Carla santiago is the...

Senior Manager, Field Public Relations for Latin America & Caribbean at Hyatt, where she currently supports 25 hotels in the region with media relations, event management, and corporate and crisis communications. Prior to this role, Carla was a Vice President at FleishmanHillard Miami where she led U.S. Hispanic public relations for Procter & Gamble brands Pantene and COVERGIRL, as well as AT&T and JP Morgan Chase. She started her career in public relations at Edelman New York working on Unilever brands Suave Professionals and Axe Hair, this after pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications at New York University. Carla was proudly born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and first moved to the United States in 2001 to attend the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she completed a double-degree in Marketing and Economics.

 
 

Chris Foley Pilsner

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Chris foley pilsner is the...

Assistant Dean & Chief Marketing Officer of Isenberg School of Management and a candidate in Isenberg’s Online MBA program. She leads a cross functional team that supports many of the school’s most important strategic initiatives, and spearheaded the development of the “We Drive the Driven™” branding campaign. Before joining Isenberg in June of 2013, she developed and implemented successful marketing and communications plans for a variety of well-known companies and brands including Kraft Foods, Kao Brands, Unilever, Cadbury-Adams, Diageo, Merrill Lynch and more. Her nearly 20 years of experience working in New York, London and the Midwest has run the gamut of consumer marketing: from shooting beauty ads with celebrities to launching complex financial and pharmaceutical products. Chris has a BA in English, Women’s Studies and Political Science from Villanova University.

 
 

Courtney Levy

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Courtney levy graduated...

from Isenberg in 2009 with a BBA in Finance and a double major in Economics. Upon graduation, Courtney joined GE's Financial Management Program (FMP) in Milwaukee, WI. She continued with GE in other leadership programs including the Corporate Audit Staff, a leadership program designed to to expose high potential employees to intensive on-the-job development across GE's diverse businesses. Her current role is Senior Commercial Finance Leader with GE's Life Sciences business. In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband, son and dog in Charlestown, MA. Actively recovering from 13 years of an eating disorder, Courtney has an interest in encouraging and learning about mental wellness for women.

 
 

Devinn Tafaro

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devinn is a...

graduate of the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management Class of 2001. She holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication. Devinn spent the first 14 years of her advertising and marketing career in consumer marketing where she led strategic communications planning and media planning and buying for brands like Minute Maid, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Olay, COVERGIRL and Pantene. She then transitioned to the Global Business Marketing team at Facebook in June of 2016 and now oversees vertical marketing for the Facebook For Business brand. Devinn lives in Hoboken, NJ with her husband Chris and 4-year-old son Trey. She loves traveling the world for business and pleasure, cooking family recipes and challenging herself both physically and mentally through CrossFit and yoga.

 
 

Diane Holman

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diane homan was...

appointed VP, Global Talent Management for TE Connectivity in 2016. She is responsible for developing and implementing a global talent development strategy for 70,000 employees, which will include efforts in the areas of succession planning, learning and leadership development, performance management, employee engagement, and inclusion and diversity. Prior to joining TE Connectivity, she served as SVP, Global Talent for Capgemini, based in Paris, France. She held leadership positions in Human Resources at Raytheon, Reebok, and General Electric, where she led executive leadership development programs at Crotonville. She began her career at Massachusetts Mutual in various positions within Human Resources, Information Technology, and New Business. She holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Western New England College.

 

 
 

Donna Cohen

 
 

ms. cohen started her career...

specializing in civil, business and real estate related litigation and became the first woman partner in her law firm. After thirty five years Ms. Cohen now focuses on providing strategic advice to high visibility individuals in their personal, business and philanthropic matters as their personal legal counsel, confidential advisor and gatekeeper. She serves individuals in sports and entertainment.

With a keen understanding of issues facing women today, she is often asked to advise women in transition, especially those who are breaking gender barriers. She is an advisor to several women and non-profit organizations among them: the players of The All American Girls Professional Baseball League (made popular in the movie “A League of Their Own” starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis). She is a special advisor to the Boston Red Sox in their all women's baseball fantasy camp.

Ms. Cohen received her BA in Communication Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (‘78) and her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School (‘81) where she was elected to the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society.

She supports and is an advisor to numerous charitable causes and sits on the board of several non-profit organizations including the Museum of Fine Arts Textile and Fashion Arts Council, University of Massachusetts Sport Leadership Advisory Board and the Commonwealth Honors College Advisory Board.

Although she resides elsewhere, she calls Field Box 59 at Fenway Park, home.

 
 

About

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Elizabeth is a... 

partner for the IBM Global Business Services Business Analytics and Optimization service line focused on digital marketing and social media. She was previously the Vice President of Business Development at Visible Technologies. At Visible, Elizabeth also served as VP of Client Services responsible for Account Management, Data Analytics reporting services and customer support. Her clients included American Express, Sprint, Xerox and Dr. Pepper Snapple. Elizabeth holds an MBA from the University of Washington (2001) and a BBA in Finance from UMass Amherst (1983).

 
 

About

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Emily Baldarelli graduated... 

from UMass Amherst in 2013 with a B.A in Marketing from the Isenberg School of Management. She was the President of the Isenberg Marketing Club from 2011-2013. After graduating, Emily began working at another retailer as an Assistant Store Manager of Human Resources. Emily joined TJX in January 2015 in the Merchandising Development Program to become a buyer for the organization. She currently works in Planning and Allocation with a team of analysts to ensure a great assortment of handbags, luggage and other accessories are in TJ Maxx stores across the country. Emily is pursuing her MBA and is on track to complete it in August 2017. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, McKenzie, working out, and shopping.

 
 

Galina McDonnell

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galina graduated from...

UMASS in 2011 with a degree in Accounting and Information Systems and a minor in Psychology. Upon graduation, Galina was offered a full-time position within EY's Advisory Services group. Now in her 5th year, she is a Senior with a focus on leading teams of 2-5 people for clients within the Technology, Pharmaceutical and Retail sectors. The teams are responsible for executing procedures to assess the effectiveness of business and IT Processes and controls in support of financial audits.

 
 

Heidi Bailey

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heidi bailey earned a...

BBA from Isenberg and MBA from Western New England University. Her specialty in Consumer Relationship Marketing at the LEGO Group provided opportunities to "Inspire and Develop the Builders of Tomorrow" working with colleagues around the world, and to partner with respected brands like Disney. She enjoys reconnecting with UMASS friends and mentoring Isenberg students.

 

 

Henri Hebert

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since 1994...

Henri Hebert has created, produced, casted, directed, and written nonfiction projects for print, syndication, network, cable and digital platforms. Recently, Henri has been the Executive Producer/Showrunner for Lifetime’s The Jacksons: The Next Generation and Co-Executive Producer/Showrunner for TLC’s Strange Love. But, her career has included everything from researching at Inside Edition and American Journal to producing NBC’s Average Joe series and working with Maria Shriver on the highly regarded NBC documentary Siegfried & Roy: The Miracle.

While producing NBC’s Biggest Loser, and Three Wishes, Henri began producing brand integration content simultaneously for network and digital delivery. She went onto be a part of the producing team for the mega-hit The X Factor in 2011. Henri also served as a Co-Executive Producer for Oxygen’s Player Gets Played, Oxygen's Tattoos After Dark, MTV's The Ex and the Why, A&E's 8 Minutes, WE's Pregnant and Dating and Executive Producing CMT's The Bull Life. Recently, while filming Lifetime’s The Jacksons: The Next Generation, Henri co-founded The Dee Dee Jackson Foundation which shines a light on loss and grief how it impacts our lives negatively. Henri took a year to implementing the mission of DDJF and creating their core music therapy program for children. She is based in Los Angeles and repped by ICM.

 
 

Hilary Allard

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hilary allard...

Senior Vice President The Castle Group, Inc. While her career was founded in consumer PR, working with brand names in CPG, housewares and hospitality, Hilary now works with startup and corporate clients in professional and financial services, consumer tech, nonprofit and real estate. A strategist at heart, Hilary works closely with her teams to amplify clients’ messages through media relations, content creation, social media and executive visibility programs. Additionally, she manages the operations for the PR team and takes pride in mentoring the next generation of leaders at Castle. She serves on the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Network Advisory Board and, for three years, its Small Business of the Year Award committee. She earned a BA in Journalism at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 
 

Jean Callahan

 
 

Jean is currently...

responsible for the operation of State Street’s University Relations team.  The team recruits for Undergraduate and Graduate level programmatic hiring, including the Summer Internship Program as well as the company’s Rotational Program.  Jean has oversight for this function in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Prior to joining Talent Acquisition in 2016, Jean led the fund accounting operations for a large Private Equity client within State Street’s Alternative Investment Solutions division.  She joined State Street as part of the Investor’s Bank and Trust (IBT) acquisition in 2007.  She joined IBT in 2004 and began her career in the hedge fund administration business.  

Jean graduated cum laude with a BS in Business Administration from Bryant College.

 
 

Jennifer Merton

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attorney jennifer merton is a...

Senior Lecturer and a long-time member of the Isenberg community, serving as the Coordinator of the Law Faculty within the Management Department. Attorney Merton also practices law in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, focusing on business planning and succession issues, estate planning and probate, and elder law. Her academic interests include negotiation and conflict resolution, with an emphasis on gender bias issues. Additionally, Attorney Merton directs her research and teaching attention to the areas of ethics, corporate governance issues, along with corporate social responsibility and corporate sustainability perspectives, social entrepreneurship and business planning, and environmental law.

 
 

Jodi Warschauer

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jodi warschauer is...

Certified Public Accountant and an Executive Director/Compliance Manager at JPMorgan Chase supporting the Corporate and Investment Bank division. Jodi is responsible for overseeing and managing compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and related controls that govern the business. Prior to transferring to the Compliance division, she was a Vice President in JPMorgan's CIB Institutional Fund Accounting Services group where she was responsible for the accounting and reporting product and operational internal controls. Prior to joining JPMorgan, Jodi was a senior associate at Ernst and Young, LLP, specializing in financial services. Jodi graduated UMASS with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1990. She is married with 2 children.

 
 

Johanna Zuber

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johanna zuber is...

a class of 2011 alumnae of the Operations and Information Management program at Isenberg. She has 5 years of experience, first in Pratt & Whitney and more recently in Unilever, where she has successfully covered different positions in material management, processes and operational excellence. Johanna’s is currently employed at Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world's leading logistics companies. Determined, passionate and results driven, Johanna has received Appreciation and Employee awards for her outstanding performance, leadership and dedication She has most recently started her MBA at NYU Stern.

 
 

Julia Barth

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Julia is an...

IT Project Manager and Senior Business Analyst for the US branch of an IT consulting firm. The fast-paced, solutions-oriented work environment is a natural fit for her personality and skills. Julia began her career in non-profit fundraising and marketing, and continues to be involved with non-profit, volunteer, and philanthropy groups, including Women for UMass Amherst. In her free time, Julia enjoys writing poetry, exploring her new neighborhood, and weekend getaways.

 
 

Kara Doran

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Kara is a...

Media Development Manager for Brand Networks,an award winning social media advertising company with offices in Boston, San Francisco, New York City, Rochester, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Sydney, and Mexico City. She has worked in media, PR and marketing since she graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2008. Prior to joining Brand Networks, Kara worked on the social media team at National Geographic. She began her career working in public relations and marketing at boutique communications agencies in Boston. Kara currently resides in Boston.

 
 

Kara Martin Snyder

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Kara martin snyder is the...

Owner/Strategist over at vital corps, a health + lifestyle studio located at the 3-way intersection of functional health, self-care and strategic action. Kara's not your run of the mill, wellness coach, though. Sure, she's got the classroom and professional creds that many health coaches have but she's also got an arsenal of bad-assery stemming from her experience in the boardroom, kitchen, and personal experience with the effects of chronic stress - namely Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Serving frazzled,Type-A women since 2009, Kara deconstructs the broken processes in her clients' lives, investigates why they might feel not-so-great, and co-creates actionable steps towards a healthier life – a life spiked with passion and slathered with joy. Additionally, she’s the creator/host of Le vital corps Salon podcast and the 33K Task List Project. Her work has been featured in Prevention, the Wall Street Journal and Fortune magazine among others. Make yourself cozy in Kara’s digital home at http://vitalcorpswellness.com/.

 
 

Karyn Schoenbart

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karyn b. schoenbart is...

President and Chief Operating Officer of The NPD Group, a global provider of information and advisory services.  NPD combines unique data assets and solutions with industry expertise, working with the world’s leading brands to support better business decisions and deliver a winning advantage.

Karyn oversees NPD’s global Commercial Practices, Product, IT and Operations, leading the firm’s strategic expansion with the introduction of analytic solutions that complement its industry leading sales and market share data.  She has over 30 years of experience in the market research field, with expertise in identifying and developing new business opportunities and client partnerships.

Karyn received the 2016 Long Island Brava Award, which recognizes high-impact female business leaders, and was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market for 2016 and 2015 by the CEO Connection®.  She is also a recipient of the 2017 Legacy Award from Women in Consumer Technology, an organization that promotes the advancement of women in the consumer technology industry.

Karyn currently serves on the ARF Women in Analytics Board and the advisory board of The Resolution Project, a nonprofit organization that develops socially-responsible young leaders.  Karyn has also served on the boards of directors of Civic Science and CASRO, the Council of American Survey Research Organizations.   She regularly teaches classes in leadership and developing client relationships, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.

Karyn graduated from the University of Massachusetts, summa cum laude. She is a resident of Woodbury, NY, where she lives with her husband.  They enjoy the beach and spending time with their adult children.  

 
 

Kathleen E. Murphy

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ms. murphy is...

known for radiating enthusiasm, her strategic outlook and positive attitude and energy. Her entrepreneurial and marketing career has spanned over (20) years and has been focused on technology and start-up companies in a variety of industries. She is well regarded for her extensive global marketing leadership and partner marketing acumen, and has been sought after for her innovative, collaborative and strategic thinking style by companies such as Constant Contact, Dell/EMC, Hitachi, Staples as well as a number mid size companies. Her highly creative problem solving and entrepreneurial approach to growing companies has served her well in dynamic, fast-paced environments. She has mastered the art of building “best-in-class” marketing teams, and credits her family lineage as inventors and entrepreneurs for shaping her career path.

 

 
 

Kathryn Diemand

 
 

when finishing her master's...

in Industrial Engineering at UMass Amherst, Kathryn started working at Pratt & Whitney as a student co-op in 1996. After graduating from UMass in 1997, she participated in a 2-year P&W development rotational program for Manufacturing engineers.  After the rotational program, she  worked in a number of areas including Manufacturing engineering, Finance and then Manufacturing Accounting, where Kathryn has spent the last 12+ years.  Taking advantage of P&W’s Employee Scholar Program, she earned an MBA in Finance/Accounting in 2001.  Kathryn is currently the Manager of Pegging & Distribution in Manufacturing Accounting at P&W.

 
 

Kimberly Bilawchuck

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kim bilawchuck helps...

young professionals get “unstuck” and find rewarding careers. Kim brings nearly 20 years of corporate and academic counseling experience to help her clients explore their career goals, assess their skills, and develop essential career tools. Prior to starting her own practice, Kim coached and counseled professionals in a variety of corporate technology and financial services settings at companies such as Teradyne and BNY Mellon Financial. She has also counseled students of all ages and backgrounds at many local college and universities, including Babson College, Boston University, Boston College and most recently at UMass Lowell, where she has taught a Professional Development Seminar to help students prepare for co-op and the world of work. She holds an MBA from Boston College, an M.Ed. in Counseling from Boston University, and a BBA from UMass Amherst. She lives in Lowell, MA, with her husband and 2 school-aged children.

 
 

Kristin Fafard

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kristin has a...

25 year career in investments, working for 3 employers, two of which were large insurance companies where she was responsible for selecting and monitoring the third party investment managers hired for retirement, life and annuity products. For the last 9 years she has worked for high net worth families and foundations in numerous roles including President, CIO, and Managing Director, now managing a staff of investment professionals responsible for the firm-wide best thinking on investment strategy. Kristin is a 1988 graduate of UMASS Isenberg and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. She is steering committee member for Women for UMASS, is a voting member for the investment committee for the United Nations Foundation and a member of UMASS' Isenberg Finance Advisory Board. She is married to Matt, a detective in the MA State police and they have four children Sydney (20), Cameron (17), Emily (14) and Anna (8).

 
 

Margery Piercey

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margery piercey is...

partner-in-charge of Marcum's Boston office and a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. She has more than 30 years of experience, over which time she has served a diverse client base ranging from start-ups to multi generational businesses, from partnerships to public companies and non-profit organizations. Ms. Piercey is an active leader in the profession. She currently serves on the AICPA Board of Directors and is a past chair of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs. Margery spent a portion of her career in industry serving in corporate financial reporting and treasury management and is credentialed as both a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is the 2008 recipient of the Isenberg Accounting Department Alum of the Year and currently serves on the Accounting Department Advisory Council.

 
 

Mary McCarthy

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as an advertising professional...

Mary is tasked with helping clients grow revenue through research, marketing strategy, media planning, buying, negotiation, and analytics. From the weeds up, she learned both traditional and emerging media channels and more importantly how they work together. A passion for research and data, combined with a deep knowledge of media allow her to work with clients to maximize return on media investment and to achieve overall marketing goals. Prior to ounding MMC Media, Inc., ary was Chief Media Office at Blitz Media and SVP/Group Media Director at Arnold/MPG. A BBA with a concentration in Marketing from the Isenberg School of Management provide a great foundation to her my career in Advertising.

 
 

MaryKate (Toomey) Daly

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marykate (toomey) daly is...

a 2008 graduate with High Distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a BS in Civil Engineering and a 2015 MBA graduate of University of Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management with membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. She has spent time as an existing buildings/facilities management engineering consultant, airports civil engineer, and in construction project management. Presently, MaryKate works in commercial real estate development focusing on the multi-family apartments sector with a specialty in renovations as Manager, Redevelopment & Asset Management for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. in Boston. When she isn’t immersed in real estate or her other love of transportation, MaryKate volunteers with her sorority Alpha Gamma Delta as a Province Director, is on the WPI Civil Engineering Advisory Board, and also spends time supporting Let’s Get Ready to help deserving students get into and graduate from college. A native of Worcester, MaryKate lives with her newly-minted husband Tom (UMass CNS ’07) and two dogs in Dedham, MA.

 
 

Meredith Coughlin

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meredith currently serves as...

the Global Senior Manager responsible for Investor Servicing. In her role, Meredith supervises all SOC services provide to State Street, and coordinates with local resources throughout the world to monitor all services provided to Investor Services Globally and to ensure all teams are delivering the highest level of service. Meredith has more than 10 years of experience serving global clients in the financial services industry servicing asset management and banking clients. She has worked with a wide variety of investment management organizations and banks with significant experience serving SEC registered financial services organizations, registered investment companies, investment partnerships and investment advisors, and working on SSAE 18/ISAE 3402 controls reports. Meredith has also served in a significant advisory role, implementing The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Meredith serves as an instructor of Ernst & Young training classes, speaker, counselor and mentor. She also serves as a chair of the Professional Women's Network. Meredith graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and from Northeastern University with an MS/MBA in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and New York

 

 
 

Michele Equale

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michele has been with...

MassMutual for 9.5 years, her current role is an AVP Continuous Improvement within the Investment Management division. In this role she guides Sr. Executives to evaluate, plan, and deploy lean management principles and increase the value delivered to customers and reduce the waste within operational processes. Michele coaches leaders on transformation management, change management, data analytics and lean foundations such as capacity & demand management, skill development & work flow improvements. Early in her career Michele sold software solutions and consulting services to fortune 100 corporations in multiple regions of the country. Michele is a proud mother of two children, Joseph 13 and AnnaRose 5 and is actively planning a wedding with Chris for summer 2017. Currently Michele is a CFA Level 1 Candidate, she Michele obtained her MBA at Isenberg School of Management in 2013 and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Colorado State University in 1995.

 

 
 

Michelle Marion

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Michelle Marion is...

a Senior Manager in the Tax Controversy Services practice of KPMG LLP, resident in the firm’s Boston’s office. Ms. Marion received her B.A. degree from Western University in London, Ontario, and both her J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Boston University School of Law. Since joining KPMG in 2010, she has focused her practice on representing clients in IRS examinations, appeals, and in collection matters covering a wide range of federal tax issues.

 
 

Patricia Parcellin

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Pat Parcellin is... 

Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEM) serving 35,000 girls and 15,000 volunteers in 178 communities.   Pat is an executive with more than three decades of financial industry and global operations experience, as well as nine years of nonprofit board service. Prior to Girl Scouts, Pat was at State Street Corporation for 22 years, most   recently   as   director   of  global

business reporting, responsible for cross-organizational systems to strengthen customer relationships and operational efficiencies in 26 countries.   She also served as a member of the Investment Company Institute’s Statistical Advisory Group and Research Committee for 17 years.  Pat is a graduate of the Isenberg School of Management.

 
 

Rachel Northup

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rachel northup is a...

Campus Recruiter at PwC, a multinational professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Originally from Hanover, PA, Rachel graduated from University of Massachusetts – Amherst in May 2013 with a BBA in Accounting. Starting her career in PwC – Boston’s Assurance practice, Rachel made the move to campus recruiting in July 2016. An avid traveler, Rachel enjoys dinners with friends, visiting family, hiking and volunteering for Sigma Kappa sorority.

 
 

Rebecca Spencer

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As an innovative leader

who has built her career in digital communications, Beck joined Cadreon to develop bespoke solutions for her clients. In her role as Director, Programmatic Strategy, she is driven by her passion to solve problems and thrives on crafting end-to-end, cross-channel and cross-device plans. Her love of data and the ever-evolving ad tech space aid her in creating unique programmatic solutions for clients in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, luxury, automotive and financial verticals.

Prior to joining Cadreon, Beck was brand side creating marketing solutions for BNY Mellon Global Client Management, OppenheimerFunds and eFinancialCareers North America and for startups such as Levo and TastingTable.

Beck earned a B.S. in Sociology and a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, has a penchant for 4” heels, downhill skiing and medium rare steak.

 
 

Sarah Beth Hill

 
 

triggered by the...

post-university experience of moving to NYC, Founder, Sarah Beth Hill, focuses on a holistic approach to addressing the many needs of a diverse clientele. Since its 2012 launch, Perfect Strangers is cash positive and has experienced exponential growth while maintaining an exceptional customer satisfaction rating. Perfect Strangers is revolutionizing and creating a new standard of living in NYC where individuals no longer just find an apartment and roommate, but, rather, a home and a friend.

 
 

Sarah Marsan

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sarah marsan...

graduated UMass Amherst in 2008 with a B.A. in Marketing from the Isenberg School of Management. She was a member of the UMass varsity women’s rowing program from 2004-2008, and captained the UMass team from 2007-2008.  After graduating, Sarah began working for the TJX Corporation in the Merchandising Development Program, a buyer training program. She is currently a Ladies' Apparel buyer for TJX.  The most motivating and exciting part of this position is forming strategic visions for product categories, and seeing those ideas come to fruition.  She appreciates developing relationships with her vendor community, which allows her to negotiate positive outcomes that benefit her organization, as well as her vendors.  Sarah enjoys traveling, running, yoga, and baking in her spare time.

 
 

Stephanie Lines

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for over six years...

Stephanie has led innovative marketing and communications campaigns that have reached and engaged with millions of consumers around the world. From working at PepsiCo, a fortune 50 company, to tech start-ups in New York City, Stephanie has acquired a unique and diverse skill set. Currently, Stephanie is the head of Marketing and Public Relations at OY-L - an all-natural luxury skin care line. Prior to that, Stephanie was at PepsiCo where she executed global brand communications campaigns for Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Doritos "Crash The Super Bowl" and more. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys attending art shows and museums and is a member of the New York City Celiac Disease Meet Up Group where she networks and acts as a resource for people living with celiac disease and shares her gluten free finds on her Instagram: GlutenFreeSteph.

 
 

Tori Wechsler

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Tori moved to Los Angeles from...

New York in 2010 a month after graduating from UMass' Isenberg School of Management, to pursue her dream career in entertainment and events. After working briefly for hospitality company Aramark and then for a music producer organizing artist showcases, Tori joined leading global talent & entertainment agency CAA as an assistant to the head of brand partnerships in the music department. While in the music department, Tori helped secure and oversee brand deals for some of CAA’s biggest clients, including Maroon 5 with Honda, Jason Derulo with Hilton, Pentatonix with Ricola and Troye Sivan with SweeTarts. Tori has such a passion for creative collaboration and talent, and has been instrumental in signing new clients to CAA. With just over 5 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Tori has been promoted to Jr. Agent and  focuses on brand partnerships for CAA’s digital and music clients. While the east coast will always be ‘home,’ Tori currently resides in Los Angeles where she definitely enjoys the SoCal weather, attending concerts & music festivals, fashion, crafting, Classpass, travel, and anything Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, This Is Us and Friends related!

 
 

Sue Keegan

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sue keegan is...

Senior Director and Chief Financial Officer, International Aero Engines (IAE) at Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation.  In this position, Sue provides financial leadership and oversight of IAE’s financial planning, reporting and accounting processes, including financial support to commercial engine marketing and sales campaign activities.  In addition, Sue serves as an executive sponsor for the UTC Finance Women’s Forum whose mission is to promote the retention and advancement of women within UTC Finance.  

Sue began her finance career with United Technologies at Pratt & Whitney holding various positions of increasing breadth and responsibility within the finance organization, including roles in Commercial Engines Campaigns, Business Support, and Program Finance.  Prior to returning to Pratt & Whitney she most recently served as Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis at United Technologies’ corporate office where she was responsible for the development and oversight of UTC’s financial planning and measurement process, including management of the annual financial plan, analyzing the performance of significant investments presented to UTC’s Board of Directors, and reviewing the financial metrics of UTC’s commercial business units and managing the communication of such information to UTC’s CFO.

Sue received her Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Rensselaer at Hartford.  She also completed the Leadership Development Program at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia as well as the INSEAD Global Leadership Development Program.

 

 
 

Tezlyn Reardon

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Tezlyn (Kraft) Reardon ‘99 is... 

currently a Lead Consultant at Alliance Data Card Services in Columbus, Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts with a double major in Sports Management and Marketing/Promotions and her MBA from Franklin University. In addition to her role at ADS, she is involved with several Columbus area community organizations including WELD (Women for Economic Leadership and Development), Pelotonia (a bike-ride modeled after Pan-Mass to raise money for cancer research at the Ohio State University) and she is the board president for Franklin County Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) to serve those who are grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide.

 
 

Valerie Leikina

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Valerie Leikina...

graduated from UMass in 2011 with a BBA in Finance from the Isenberg School of Management. She is the founder of Faux Pas, a hybrid "Indie Fashion" marketplace and Netflix for accessories where fashionistas get trendy, one-of-a-kind fashion pieces that they can wear, enjoy, return, and then exchange for the next item on their que. Currently, Valerie is the Creative Director at Simply CHIQ Media & Marketing.

 
 

Victoria Vega

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as vice president of operations...

and Sales for Unidine’s Corporate & Education Culinary Groups, Victoria Vega brings extensive contract foodservice experience to her role. With a goal to support the company vision as the industry leader exclusively providing food and dining management services, her focus is to deliver on the Unidine Way by executing the company's values throughout their growing national portfolio.

 
 

Zheng (WeiWei) Ding

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weiwei graduated from...

Isenberg in 2014 with a degree in Operations and Information Management and a minor in Economics. After completing internships in a variety of industries (e-commerce, legal, engineering), she moved to New York City and became a Technology & Management Consultant for RSM starting in the Application Integration and Development group, and then moving on to Management Consulting. Currently WeiWei is a Data Scientist at OpenSky, an e-commerce company owned by Alibaba. " A wise (wo)man learns from the mistakes of others." WeiWei would love to share her knowledge and experiences of being a recent grad, making new friends/connections in a new city, and launching her career. She hopes to mentor students about having a smooth transition into the adulthood..because what is the “real world” anyways?