William S. Freeman (AB ’70) created (with a New Jersey grant) a county research service for the elected and appointed officials of Monmouth County, New Jersey’s municipalities. William writes that he received the “NACo award in 1978 for first such service in U.S. First retroactive promotion by N.J. government since WWII. [The] research service I created [is] still running 40+ years later.”
Janice Martin Bergeron (BS ’87), Senior Program Director of Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, was named 2015 Woman of the Year by the Boston Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS-Boston). “Janice’s passion and energy to make things better and make people better have resulted in tremendous contributions to WTS-Boston and to the overall transportation community,” writes WTS-Boston President Rachel Sack. Janice oversees transportation projects and manages Kennedy/Jenks new Boston office.
In May, John Granara (BSBA ’92) was named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ameresco, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company. Mr. Granara joined Ameresco as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer in 2013. “As Chief Accounting Officer, [John] has been implementing his clear vision of an enhanced finance function,” says George P. Sakellaris, President and Chief Officer, Ameresco. “John has demonstrated that he is ready to assume the responsibility of CFO, and we are looking forward to his transition.”
Paul Weisser (BS ‘11) “recently got hired as a research consultant at Mosaic Research Management in Boston. I have been living in France playing professional ice hockey for the past two years. Glad to share the next steps in my life with the Suffolk community.”
Michael A. Mirra (BA ’13) “spent the last year curating a compilation album to benefit Active Minds, a charity that works toward improving emotional health and the prevention of suicide among college students. It is called One Hundred Thousand Voices [because that is how many voices we want to hear raised to end this stigma] and features some of my favorite artists as well as friends I perform with in the Boston music scene. They include Dum Dum Girls, La Sera, Lady Lamb, the Lovely Bad Things, Marissa Nadler, myself and more. Every artist, label and publisher donated their time, energy and song for free so that every cent can go to the charity. It is available now on iTunes and on CD.”
“After graduating a semester early in December 2013, I started working in media at Hill Holliday,” writes Natalie Breen (BS ’14). “I spent sixteen months at the agency working on Chili’s and Partners Healthcare. I recently joined the sales team at Hubspot in Cambridge and am absolutely thrilled to be part of such a fast growing company. I was also appointed by the Mayor of the City of Medford to serve on the Commission for Persons with Disabilities.”
Jason Froio (BA ’96, M.Ed. ’98) is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service.
In August, Michael M. Moon (M.S., 2008) successfully completed the defense of her PhD in Human Capital Management from Bellevue University. While studying at Suffolk, she was mentored by Dr. Barbara Ash “who she owes eternal thanks to for her inspiration and compassion while she pursued her academic and professional goals.”
Dan Pope (JD ’87) has a new novel, “Housebreaking.” Dan reports that The New York Times Book Review called it “a heartfelt chamber piece of flawed personalities, calamitous decisions and unexpected moments of grace.”
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced that he will appoint attorney John Valente (JD ’91), a shareholder and director at the Rutland law firm of Ryan, Smith, and Carbine, Ltd., to the Vermont trial bench. Valente fills the seat left open by the retirement of Judge David Suntag. John Valente’s practice centers around workers’ compensation, employment and business disputes. He is the current Chair of the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank and a member of the Vermont Capital Debt Affordability Advisory Committee. He serves on the Rutland Economic Development Corporation board and is a prior chair of the boards of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and the Rutland Regional Chamber of Commerce. “I am greatly honored that Governor Shumlin has chosen me to serve on the Superior Court,” says Valente. “Our system of justice affects people’s lives on a daily basis and with that comes a great responsibility: to be neutral, to be committed to the rule of law and to the administration of justice. I am humbled by this opportunity to serve my fellow Vermonters, as my father did for over two decades.”
Jack Reardon (JD ’98) is president of the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys 2014-15.
Jessica (Marie) Tamarin (JD ’02) and David Tamarin (JD ’01) welcomed a baby boy, Bronson Scott Tamarin, on January 29.
William Moorhouse (JD ’02) recently retired from the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps after more than twenty years of active duty service between the Coast Guard and Army. He writes, “I recently started working for the Department of Defense as an Associate General Counsel for Contracts and Fiscal Law with the Defense Human Resources Activity in Alexandria, VA.”