jeanine genauer MBA ¹90-web144-editJeanine Genauer (MBA ’90) is the founder and chief communicator of the JPR Group, LLC. The boutique firm, established in 1998 and located in Montclair, N.J., offers expert services in public relations, marketing, social media, media relations, strategic communication, web content, and crisis communications.


Evon Jones (’90) joined Hallmark Cards, Inc., in November as senior VP of technology and business enablement and was subsequently elected a corporate officer. He will serve as the company’s CIO. Previously he was an information technology executive with Fifth & Pacific Companies (formerly Liz Claiborne).


Jay Zimmer EMBA ¹90In November, Jay Zimmer (MBA ’90) joined The Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living in Danville, Calif., as CEO. He brings to the position 20-plus years of senior management experience across the full spectrum of health care.



HilaryTopper MPA ¹91Hilary J. Topper (MPA ’91) is the CEO of HJMT Public Relations Inc. She is an avid blogger— and lifestyle/business/tech blog—and the radio host of Hilary Topper on Air and host of YouTube shows Wearable On Air and Tech News Now.



John H. Banks III (EMBA ’92) was named president-elect of the Real Estate Board of New York, one of the city’s most influential industry groups. He will become the first African American president of REBNY in its 118-year history. He was previously VP of government and community relations at Consolidated Edison Inc. Read more.


Steven V. Melnik ¹93Tax attorney and CPA Steven V. Melnik (’93) authored Tax Relief and Resolution: The Ultimate Guide to Paying Less to the IRS Starting Now (Flamenco, 2014). The practical guide offers solutions to tax debt, relief, and resolution. Melnik is an associate professor of tax law in Baruch’s Stan Ross Department of Accountancy.


Celeste R. Barone (’94) was named CFO of Commonfund Capital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Commonfund, an institutional investment management firm with assets totaling $25 billion. Previously Barone worked at Pomona Capital as a managing director of finance and chief compliance officer.

Earlier this year, Samsung Electronics Taiwan appointed Sheng-chi Wu (MBA ’94) general manager of its enterprise solutions business group, which leads the company’s business-to-business operations in the country. Wu has almost 30 years of experience working in enterprise-use software and the information sector.

Diane Warmsley MSEd ¹95 photog by Cedric Wooten PhotographyDiane M. Warmsley (MSEd ’95) has authored Cash Poor or College? The Essential Guide to College Admissions for Teens (Ages 13 to 18) and Their Parents (Motivational Press, 2014). The book presents a step-by-step approach to the college admissions process. In 2015 Warmsley, a former director of admissions, expects to offer interactive presentations for parents and teens.


Donna Frisby-Greenwood (MPA ’96) has been appointed the first president and CEO of the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, which manages and generates philanthropic resources to benefit the School District of Philadelphia. She previously served as Program Director/Philadelphia at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Beryl Hamilton-Horton (MS ’96), using the pseudonym Nina Foxx, wrote the NAACP Image Award–nominated Momma: Gone (Brown Girls Publishing, 2014). The book is the 15th for the Seattle-area resident.

Fran Murphy MBA ¹97 photog jspeierFrances Murphy (MBA ’97) was elected to the post of trustee of the Village Board of Cold Spring, N.Y. She is formerly the director of graduate admissions at Baruch’s Zicklin School. Read more.



Marsha Bonner (’98) has joined the New Jersey Performing Arts Center as assistant vice president, human resources. She was previously a senior human resources and executive search consultant with MRW Consulting Group International, LLC.