Category: Business

school of business alumni included in note

Laura Vargo ’11 (CLAS) and Jeff Petrower ’11 BS  ’11 MS (BUS)

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, Laura Vargo ’11 (CLAS) married Jeff Petrower ’11 BS  ’11 MS (BUS).

Bridal party also included Matron of Honor Elyssa (Shildneck) Kelly ’11 (CLAS), Maid of Honor Allison Gale ’11 (CLAS), Bridesmaid Abbey (Williams) Farrell ’11 (Nursing), Groomsman Ben Hochron ’11 (NUS), and Groomsman Dorian Bramarov ’12 (CLAS).

Both Elyssa and Abbey married UConn gents themselves and Dorian recently married a UConn gal, so it was about time that Jeff and I tied the knot! UConn couples are the best couples.

Robert Charles Illi MBA ’68 (BUS)

Robert Charles Illi MBA ’68 (BUS) of Rochester/Pulteney, New York, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 at the age of 76. Robert was a thirty plus year retiree of Eastman Kodak Company. He received his B.S. in 1963 from The University of Buffalo, SUNY, MBA in 1968 from University of Connecticut and a MATS in 2006 from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Bill Hendricks ’75 (BUS)

Bill Hendricks ’75 (BUS) has been recently appointed Director, Branch Control Officer at Oppenheimer & CO. Inc, Los Angeles, California. Bill has over 30 years experience in the secuirities industry, holding mangement positions for Wells Fargo Advisors, UBS and PaineWebber.

Bruce Lubin ’75 BA , ’77 MBA

Bruce Lubin ’75 BA , ’77 MBA has been named Chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, which represents 1,000 member organizations that employ 400,000 people and create more than $24 billion in annual revenue in the Chicago region. Lubin works at CIBC, where he is Executive Managing Director and President of Illinois Commercial and Specialty Banking.

Theresa Mayer-Benfer ’83 (BUS)

Theresa Mayer-Benfer ’83 (BUS) recently opened a craft brewery, Raritan Bay Brewing, in Keansburg, NJ with her three sons.

Matthew Greene ’89 (BUS)

Matthew E. Greene, CLU, ChFC, CFP has been honored as one of the top financial advisors in the country by Northwestern Mutual.  This is the fifth time that he has received this honor.

Andrew Caponegro ’17 (BUS)

Andrew Caponegro ’17 (BUS) recently passed all 4 sections of the CPA exams and is employed at KPMG in Hartford, Conn. as a Tax Associate.

Mark Boxer ’87 MBA

Mark Boxer ’87 MBA was awarded a Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Boxer’s dissertation was titled “Improving Underserved Population Health: Attitudes on Medicaid Financial Incentives for Medication Adherence in Asthmatic Children.” This is Dr. Boxer’s second doctorate in a health related field. Dr. Boxer also holds a doctorate in global public health from Arizona’s School of Health Sciences. Mark Boxer is Executive Vice President and Global CIO at Cigna and serves on the UConn Board of Trustees.