Gary Gaudet, BSBA ’10, MSA ’11
Stephen Gaudet, BSBA ’12, MSA ’13
Thomas Gaudet, BSBA ’16, 2017 MSA Candidate
For Thomas, Stephen, and Gary Gaudet, earning accounting degrees from Suffolk University has become a family tradition. The three brothers have attained five among them, and Tom will add a sixth this spring.
Katelyn Kelly, MEPP ’10
Chief of Staff at the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Katelyn oversees representatives’ policy initiatives and committee investigations, and she was instrumental in passing the Massachusetts Gun Violence Prevention Law. While at Suffolk, she interned in the Massachusetts Senate President’s Office, where she researched and resolved local issues and reported on budgetary issues. Previously, she interned for the minister to the environment at the Department of the Environment in Dublin, Ireland. She is pursuing her PhD in public policy at University of Massachusetts Boston.
“The electives really drew me to Suffolk,” she says. “There was such a range. I felt like the EPP program was almost designed for me. It was everything I wanted, and I got practical, professional experience in my classes.”
Senofer Mendoza, MAIA ’10
Managing Partner at Mendoza Ventures
Senofer focuses on marketing and brand management for large companies, including the Boston Children’s Museum, Ritz Carlton, Waldorf Astoria, Marriott, Starwood, and Park Plaza NY. She is a certified green designer with the US Green Building Council, sits on the board of the American Society of Interior Designers New England, and teaches as an adjunct faculty member here at Suffolk.
“The broad range of design experiences I had at Suffolk empowered me to launch my design firm and build it into a successful business serving many prestigious clients,” she says. Watch her in action at suffolk.edu/senofer.
Ryan Boehm, BS ’03, MSPS ’13
Digital Director for Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
Ryan earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science at Suffolk. “I knew having an advanced degree would be helpful in getting ahead in my career. And being at Suffolk, in the shadow of the State House, certainly opened doors for me and made networking easier. When I graduated from the program, I went to work for a small public policy nonprofit and my professors would meet with me and my clients to offer free advice. When I got the call to be digital director for the governor’s press office, I was very thankful for my Suffolk education.” See his video at suffolk.edu/ryan.
Anthony Sojka, MSF ’16
Fund Accountant at ALPS
“Suffolk has a location that no one can beat. It was a 10-minute T ride from my work to class. And I loved the diversity in my small classes. I had classmates from many professions and different parts of the world. Each day, I could see what I was doing at work come to life in the classroom. It didn’t hurt that my professor rode the train home with me at night. I felt like I got 45 minutes of individual instruction after every class. This is a place where professors love what they teach and value getting to know you.”
Patrick Donovan, MBA ’99
Senior VP and Chief Compliance Officer at Bank of America
As CCO of Bank of America Distributors, Inc., Patrick oversees compliance for the company’s global capital management: distribution of separate accounts and proprietary fund securities, sales, marketing, intermediary due diligence, AML, conflict management, transfer agent oversight, and offshore compliance. For the first 18 years of his career, he was vice president of Deutsche Bank Asset Management.
“I pursued my MBA with a concentration in finance at night at Suffolk. The energy of the downtown location and the prestige of the program are the reasons I wanted to go to Suffolk.” See his video at suffolk.edu/patrick.
Ashish Buttan, MBA/Health ’12
Service Line Administrator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Ashish’s internship at Tufts Medical Center quickly turned into a full-time position that was vital to his career success. “My internship experience greatly enhanced my decision-making and problem-solving skills and really prepared me to take on challenging roles in an organization,” he says. After moving up the ranks from financial coordinator to business operations manager and division administrator at Tufts, Ashish is once again taking the next step in his career. Today, he oversees strategic, financial, and operational planning for the Neuroscience Service Line at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He plays a key role in expanding the service line and building an epilepsy monitoring unit.
Pamela Crombie, MSA/MST ’12
Director of Accounting and HR Coordinator at The Grommet
Pamela came to Suffolk to pursue a dual degree. “I knew I wanted to go to graduate school in the city, and when I saw that Suffolk offered a master’s in accounting and taxation—and it was only a 10-minute walk from work—I didn’t need to look anywhere else.” Today, Pamela works at The Grommet, an e-commerce company that launches two online products each day. “One of my favorite courses at Suffolk focused on case studies related to thinking outside the box, and that’s what this company is all about.”
Levi Kedowide, MSA ’15
FSO Audit Associate at Ernst & Young
Levi, a native of West Africa, entered the 4+1 accounting program, which allowed him to complete his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years. While in the program, he met international students from France, China, Liberia, and Central Africa, as well as students already working in some of Boston’s top firms. As he neared graduation, he reached out to a Suffolk alumna at Ernst & Young. “I had met her in class and she encouraged to apply,” he says. Levi interviewed with an EY recruiter at a Suffolk job fair and landed a position. “It’s pretty amazing. Firms want students with a master’s degree in accounting. I am so thankful I pursued the MSA at Suffolk.”