Anthony Azzara is working on a Showtime original project.
Joseph Heavey (MPA) is now living full time in Naples, FL.
Tara (McLaughlin) McGuinness’s daughter Tricia graduated from Marist in May 2021 cum laude and son Matthew is now a freshman in the Marist Class of 2025.
Darryl Rochford married Linda in October 2015, and in April 2016 he opened his vending business. He says both are doing well so far.
Luis Marin has spent 25 years producing commercial still and motion content for international brands and networks. He is currently developing family-driven, dramatic, comedic diverse stories for the Latinx community the world over.
Dawn (Matte) Pfaff started the first-of-its-kind real estate broker-owned statewide multiple listing service for the state of New York in 2009 and in 2015 expanded it to become a nationwide service. Her company runs the MLS but also owns and maintains the software. They are a technology firm with proprietary software which was conceptualized by Dawn. The firm’s websites, nystatemls.com and mystatemls.com, have over 40,000 members.
Michael Prout is head of global security for Crane Currency, based in Boston. He relocated to the Boston area in summer 2020.
Robert J. Ranieri Jr., senior vice president at Rose & Kiernan Inc., has joined the board of directors of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. The HVEDC collaborates with business, academic, government, and community leaders to drive business innovation and growth throughout the region. Rob is a lifelong Hudson Valley resident and a member of the steering committee for Marist’s Hudson Valley Scholars campaign, through which area businesses support scholarships for local students to attend Marist.
Hilary (Simon) Britton announced that after 23 years of being a traditional real estate broker, coach, and trainer, in May 2021 she was hired to work for Redfin as a senior lead broker. Her oldest son graduated from high school in June 2021 and is attending Ottawa University in Kansas to play baseball and study exercise science.
Laura Connell will celebrate 15 years of running her own private practice in January 2022.
Jennifer Flynn Walker was featured in the book Girl Activist with a chapter on her work to create the Birddog Nation, the subject of a 2018 documentary film. She is also mentioned frequently in Ady Barkan's book Eyes to the Wind about the campaign to defeat a federal bill that would strip away healthcare to millions.
Jake Knorr married Michelle Brazil in 2020 and is now a proud stepfather to three wonderful kids and blessed with his own six kids, ages 13-26. “Family and Faith.”
An article by Dr. Jeffrey M. Schanz (’99MPA) was published in the spring 2021 issue of the Journal of Education Advancement & Marketing, Vol. 5, No. 4. The article highlights the value of alumni-volunteer relations programs at colleges and universities and how to expand and strengthen them. Jeff is vice president for institutional advancement and chief of staff at Albany Law School.
Kevin Stranahan was named director of risk management and safety for Fair Haven Community Health Care in New Haven, CT. He was also accepted as an associate member into the World Association of Detectives — a highly vetted and selective group of approximately 1,000 investigators and security professionals operating in 80 countries.
Patrick Farcon is married and blessed with a daughter. He received his MS in information systems from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Christopher Berinato was promoted to digital executive producer at WBFF-TV in Baltimore. He has been nominated for two regional Emmy Awards.
Rose Caiazzo was asked to host a national radio show called "Yellowstone Country with Jackson Hole Rose.” It will take a few months for other stations to pick it up around the country, so for now, you can find her livestreaming on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. (Mountain Time) at http://kjax.live.
Amber (Bevilacqua) Gregory graduated with her 500-hour yoga teacher training certificate on Nov. 20, 2020, and is an E-RYT 500. Her credentials include YACEP Continuing Education Provider, featured writer in the book Structure & Spirit: Moving Smarter On and Off the Mat, KiraGrace Warrior Ambassador, and featured yoga teacher on the podcast “Thriving in Chaos: Ep. 34: It is not about finding peace, it is about being at peace with what you find.” She leads yoga retreats, workshops, and special events.
Thomas Gallagher was promoted to director of technology-innovated solutions for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Jennifer Harmer (’14MA, ’17MA, ’20MBA) received her MBA in ethical leadership from Marist in 2020
Lark-Marie Antón joined Gannett as senior vice president of corporate communications, overseeing external and internal communications for the company. Her role is to enhance Gannett’s position in the marketplace through strategic communications focused on the company’s mission to strengthen local communities through its content and marketing solutions brands.
Russell Boedeker (MBA) joined Package Containers in Canby, OR, a manufacturer of food packaging products, as its chief financial officer in June 2020.
Steven Coogan and Jennifer (Rossignol ’01M) had a baby! Cassidy Grace Coogan was born on Feb. 5, 2021.
Debbie (Tannacore) Garcia has started her own company because of the pandemic. Virsitour is an online platform for meeting and event planners to source venues virtually, offering listings of hotels, venues, and virtual services.
Jessica (Monck) Lorant (’15M) was promoted to deputy commissioner of finance for Dutchess County, NY, this summer.
Amy (Cotter) Merrow is proud to announce her oldest son, Noah, began his freshman year at Marist in fall 2021.