Philip Church ’05 MA (PA) elected to N.Y. State Association of Counties

alum-news-buttonPhilip_ChurchPhilip Church was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). The mission of the NYSAC is to represent, educate and advocate for 57 member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials in Albany, N.Y. and Washington. Previously, Church worked as a purchasing director, executive assistant to the county administrator and public information coordinator for the county of Oswego, N.Y. For more information about his recent posting, click here.

Vanessa Colón ’11 MPA/IR manages U.S.-India relations at the U.S. Department of State

alum-news-buttonVanessa_ColonVanessa Colón is an environment, science, technology, and health officer for the U.S. Department of State. Her duties include managing and drafting policy on space, IT, renewable energy, and climate change relations. She also advances the Secretary’s economic agenda by drafting policy guidance and briefing senior officials on U.S.-India economic relations.

Join Maxwell for a Houston Happy Hour!

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You are invited to join the Maxwell School in Houston for an informal evening of connecting and networking with Maxwell alumni. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres; cash bar. Guests welcome; RSVPs requested by November 3.

Date and Location

Friday, November 6, 2017
5:30–7:30 p.m. CST   Reception and networking

Grotto Ristorante
4715 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 622-3663

Event Details

This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni and their guests. Students and prospective students also welcome. Light appetizers will be served.

RSVP and More Information

Register Now

Questions? Contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office at  315.443.2660 or jwmurr01@syr.edu.

Lisa Henty ’09 MPA takes leadership role for Alexandria, Va.

alum-news-buttonLisa_HentyLisa Henty was chosen to serve as the assistant director for the office of management and budget for the city of Alexandra, Va. She will be responsible for supervising a team of five and managing the budget development process. Previously, Henty served the City of Durham, N.C., Orange County, N.C. and Albany County, N.Y. While working for Durham, she worked on budgets for parks and recreation, economic and workforce development, and the finance department. To read more about her new posting, click here.

Jason Yaley ’05 BA (IR/PSc)/’06 MPA joins board of Syracuse University Alumni Association

alum-news-buttonYaley110PXJason Yaley was selected to serve on the board of directors for the University’s Alumni Association. Yaley is assistant vice president of Aerospace Industries Association. He created the project, Orange Around the World, which sends care packages to alumni serving in the armed services. In 2016 he won the Generation Orange Award from Syracuse. To read more about his achievement, click here.

Join Maxwell for an Alumni Reception at the APPAM Conference in Chicago

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Please join the Maxwell School for an alumni reception at the APPAM Conference in Chicago. Meet Public Administration and International Affairs faculty, including Chair and Professor Robert Bifulco and new faculty members Colleen Heflin, Saba Siddiki, and Matt Young. Join us as we celebrate Trustee Professor John Yinger for receiving APPAM’s 2017 Steven D. Gold Award in recognition of his contributions to the field of public financial management. Assistant Dean for Advancement Linda Birnbaum will also be in attendance.

We hope you’ll enjoy this special opportunity to reconnect with your Maxwell colleagues, fellow alumni, and faculty* attending the conference.

Date and Location

Friday, November 3, 2017
6:30–8:30 p.m. CDT   Reception and networking

Hyatt Regency Chicago
New Orleans Room (Gold Level – West Tower)
151 E Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 565-1234

Event Details

This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni, their guests, students, and prospective students. Light appetizers will be served.

Conference attendees and local alumni are invited to join us. Attendees need not be registered for the APPAM conference to join us.

RSVP and More Information

Register Now

Questions? Contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office at 315.443.2660 or jwmurr01@syr.edu.


 

*Maxwell faculty attending the APPAM conference include:

Julia Carboni
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Sarah Hamersma
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Colleen Heflin
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Len Lopoo
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Director, Center for Policy Research
Director, Maxwell X Lab

Katherine Michelmore
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Michah Rothbart
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Amy Ellen Schwartz
Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs
Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs

Saba Siddiki
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

John Yinger
Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs
Recipient, APPAM 2017 Steven D. Gold Award

Matt Young
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Joanna Geraghty ’97 JD/IR appointed board chair at anti-poverty nonprofit

alum-news-buttonJoanna_GeraghtyJoanna Geraghty was appointed chair of the board of directors at Concern Worldwide U.S. Concern is an international humanitarian organization that improves the lives of people living in extreme poverty. Geraghty is executive vice president of customer experience at JetBlue, where she was previously director of litigation and regulatory affairs. For more information about her achievement, click here.