Edward N. Jimenez (MBA ’00) was named CEO of the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital system. Previously he worked in management at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and University Hospital in New Jersey.
Brian Meltzer (MBA ’00) was named chief medical officer and VP of business development of Perseon Corporation.
Leston Welsh (’00) is VP of operations and market development at Unum. The former math major is responsible for helping to drive strategic growth and oversee leadership of Unum’s operations team.
Quest Group Search—an executive search and staffing firm—added Gerald Allen (’01) as managing director for its New York office.
In September Diane Arneth (EMPA ’01) was honored at a New York Women’s Foundation dinner, celebrating her support of local Staten Island neighborhoods. Arneth is president and CEO of Community Health Action of Staten Island.
Ernie Cappello (’01) is CEO of Window-Fix, Inc., the largest and fast-growing company specializing in doors and windows in the tristate area. As a student and star athlete, Cappello helped lead men’s basketball to two ECAC Metro Region Tournament appearances as point guard.
Camille (Gonzalez) Kennedy (’01) of Menlo Park, Calif., is executive director of Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) Silicon Valley, a nonprofit that recycles, repurposes, and donates flowers to healthcare facilities.
John Quinones (MSILR ’01) is VP of recruitment for Major League Baseball.
Kalvakuntla T. Ramarao (MBA ’01) is the IT Minister of the Indian state of Telangana. Before he was appointed to this position, Ramarao served on the Telangana State assembly.
James Levendusky (MBA ’02) is VP of Verisk Telematics, where he leads product development and strategic marketing for auto and commercial telematics and usage-based insurance products.
Theresa Von Klug (MS ’02) joined Berkeley Repertory Theatre as general manager. She has more than 20 years of experience in the New York not-for-profit performing arts world, planning and executing events for dance, theatre, music, television, and film.
Kibwe Williams (’02) became a United States citizen in June. Williams came to the U.S. from Guyana 13 years ago to attend Baruch.
Jonas Abney (MBA ’03) is director of sales at Wibbitz, a text-to-video technology company. He previously worked at Nielsen Business Media and Hachette-Filipacchi Media, in addition to serving on the Google AdSense team, where he was the first sales rep to generate $1 million in a quarter.
Shawn Arnone (EMBA ’03) is VP, program management, at Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies.
Last May Arnie Bautista (MA ’03) launched ArnieComm LLC, which provides marketing-strategy consulting services to small- and medium-sized businesses that want to reach the NYC tourist market.
Michael Perelman (’03) was appointed director of professional services for NightOwl Discovery, a global leader in analytics and discovery management. Previously Perelman served as director of Prudential’s High Tech Investigations Unit.
Eduardo G. Sanchez (’03) married Aishi Martini on Apr. 1, 2015, in New York City. Sanchez serves as assistant VP at M&T Bank, where he arranges financing for commercial real estate projects.
Christopher Lukacs (’04) married Michael Christopher Foley in June. Lukacs is a senior manager of magazine strategy for Macy’s; Foley is an associate director for Omnicom, an advertising company.
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, LP, hired Isaac Shabot (’04, MS ’11) as associate director. With more than 10 years of real estate experience, Shabot will now focus on urban retail investment sales and development in Brooklyn and Queens.
Enrique Vivas (’04) is the owner/director of Boho Mexica restaurant and lounge in London.
Jenny V. Brito (MBA ’05) was recognized as a “Hispanic Corporate Achiever” at ASPIRA of New York’s 2015 annual Circle of Latino Achievers Gala. A Con Edison employee for 16 years, Brito currently serves as section manager in the company’s gas conversion group.
Jewish Week included attorney Adam Dayan (’05) on its “36 Under 36” list. Dayan heads his own law firm focused on special education law and guides special needs families through the process of securing educational programs and services.
Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Company—a business advisory firm—promoted Kenneth B. Laks (MS ’05) from principal to partner. Specializing in taxation, Laks has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of public accounting.
Liao Pin Tsung (EMS ’05) is CFO and executive director of China Hanking, an integrated international mining company.
Sen Yi Zhang (’05) was named VP, store manager, of the Grand & Allen store locations of TD Bank. With more than 12 years of banking experience, Zhang most recently served as branch manager at JPMorgan Chase in Flushing.
Network Journal named Nneka Norville (MPA ’06) one of its “40 Under Forty Achievers.” A senior manager at BET Networks, Norville has utilized social media to spread BET’s message of social responsibility with a broader audience, particularly on college campuses and at community events.
Francesca Sterlacci-Purvin (MSEd ’06) is the founder and CEO of University of Fashion, Inc., a website that produces instructional videos designed for fashion students, teachers, and industry professionals.
Peter Shafer (MBA ’06) and his brother own and operate Nanticoke Gardens, the Binghamton area’s premier grower of high-quality bedding plants and poinsettias. The business recently expanded, building a 15,000-square-foot growing facility in the town of Maine, N.Y.
Piotr Luc (’07) became director at Alderney Advisors. He previously served as a senior consultant at Ernst & Young. While at Baruch, Luc participated in study abroad programs and foreign internships, traveling to South Korea, the Czech Republic, and Egypt.
In August stand-up comedian Daniel Lobell (’08) married Kylie Jane Wakefield, a freelance writer.
Brian A. Blake (MBA ’09) was named a Community Bank Hero by the Warren Group and Banking New York magazine. Blake currently serves as VP of Spring Bank, which emphasizes serving the city’s ‘underbanked’ people and businesses.