Category: Business

school of business alumni included in note

Dorothy Carlone ’01 MBA

Dorothy Carlone ’01 MBA received the Small Business Award from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development on Aug 23,2017 at the Women’s Day Luncheon at the Connecticut Open from Commissioner Catherine H. Smith and Mayor Toni N. Harp. This award was for Excellence in Precision Manufacturing. Dorothy is Vice President of General Machine Company in Southington, Conn.

Heidi (Forrest) Henaire ’02 MSW and Kristopher Henaire ’03 (CLAS), ’16 MBA

Heidi (Forrest) Henaire ’02 MSW and Kristopher Henaire ’03 (CLAS), ’16 MBA announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Grace. She joins two year old brother Colton. Heidi works for the State of Connecticut as an Education Consultant and Coordinator for Deaf Services and Kris is Director of College Counseling at Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury.

Frank Cappabianca ’74 (BUS)

Frank Cappabianca ’74 (BUS) retired after 21 years in the Paint, Body & Equipment business in 2011 by selling his business to an Albany, N.Y.-based competitor. This freed him up to devote more time to manage his and his spouse’s rental properties and serving on not-for-profit boards of the Seagle Music Colony (Schroon Lake, N.Y.), Charles R. Wood Theater (Glens Falls, N.Y.) and the Friends Lake Association (Chestertown, N.Y.). Lately he’s also had his hands full assisting his son with a start-up business, THE HUB, an athlete and family friendly complex including a bicycle repair shop/bistro cafe serving artisan food, craft beer and wine, a hostel lodging facility, and a 200+ acre mountain with hiking and soon to be built mountain bike trails, in Brant Lake, N.Y.

Jasmine Alcantara ’95 (CLAS), ’99 MBA

Jasmine Alcantara ’95 (CLAS), ’99 MBA, owner of JLA Group, will be awarded the 2017 U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Innovation & Performance Award at the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 2017. This prestigious award recognizes women-owned small business owners who exhibit outstanding innovation and/or performance on a key contract that will significantly bolster their ability to secure future opportunities. She has also been selected to present at the Southern New England Conference-Project Management Institute 12th Annual Conference at the Connecticut Convention Center on April 24, 2017. JLA Group (www.jlausa.com) provides a wide range of consulting and advisory services such as strategic planning and communications, project management, change and performance measurement, acquisition strategy and execution, and proposal and grant development to Government clients and commercial industries.

Deborah Fuhr ’82 (BUS)

Deborah Fuhr ’82 (BUS), managing partner and co-founder at ETFGI LLP, an independent research and consultancy firm, will be presented with the 100 Women in Finance (100WF) 2017 European Industry Leadership Award at the organization’s annual London Gala on October 11, 2017.

Each year, 100WF identifies a woman whose professional talent, business ethics, and passion for investing help define and advance the industry’s standards of excellence.

Steven R. Jenkins, C.P.A. ’99 J.D., ’12 MBA, ’15 LL.M

Steven R. Jenkins, C.P.A. ’99 J.D., ’12 MBA, ’15 LL.M has been appointed as a Trustee to the Connecticut Laborers’ Pension, Health, and Annuity Funds. Steve is General Counsel and Compliance Director for regional construction firm Manafort Brothers Incorporated headquartered in Plainville, Conn.

Kerry (Coffey) Welton ’10 (CLAS) and Jeffrey Welton ’08 (BUS)

Kerry (Coffey) Welton ’10 (CLAS) and Jeffrey Welton ’08 (BUS) are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Dina, on March 18, 2017. Born a husky fan!

John O’Hara ’97 MBA

John O’Hara ’97 MBA has joined ProHealth Physicians in Farmington, Conn. as a Finance Director. Previously, was the Director Medicaid Financial and Business Performance at Tufts Health Plan in Watertown, Mass.