Walt Addison Linscott is now president COO and general counsel of business development at Biotech Venture – Treiber Therapeutics, Inc., a firm that develops, invests in, and manages early stage biotechnology companies. In his role, he is responsible for strategic development, finance, business development, management, and all legal issues pertaining to various enterprises under development. This is not his first position in the biotechnology industry. Previously, he was business operations executive, and the general counsel and corporate secretary at Cocrystal, a pharmaceutical company that develops antiviral treatments for serious and/or chronic viral diseases.
Nilab Mobarez ’16 EMPA has been appointed as Secretary General of the Afghan Red Crescent Society. Founded in 1934, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) is the Afghan affiliate for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies—the world’s largest humanitarian network. ARCS performs a large range of humanitarian duties in Afghanistan, including disaster management, health services, and youth development. In her role as secretary general, Mobarez is responsible for managing ARCS headquarters, 34 provincial offices, and 2,000 staff members. Before her appointment as secretary general, she served as the national spokesperson for United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan from 2007-2015. Prior to that, Mobarez spent over 20 years as a surgeon and as an associate professor with Kabul Medical University. She also played a vital role, as the CEO of a French NGO, in building a teaching hospital for pediatric surgery in Kabul. In 2004, she was one of three female candidates in the first direct Afghan Presidential Elections. She is the co-author of three books, and the author of several articles about medical issues in Afghanistan.
Scott Morelli is now the city manager of South Portland, Maine — the state’s fourth-largest city and an important center for retail and industry. He brings over 12 years of municipal government experience to the role. Previously, he served as the city manger of Gardiner, Maine, and in other local government positions, including as executive assistant of Framingham, Massachusetts, and as selectmen’s assistant in Waterboro, Maine.
Jonathan Rosenthal’s new book, Small Town Economic Development: Reports on Growth Strategies in Practice, co-edited by Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III and Roger L. Kemp, has been published by the independent academic publisher McFarland. The book is a collection of recent articles that address stories of struggle in small-town America and describes innovations and practices behind successful small-town revivals. In the book, Rosenthal draws from over 35 years of experience in economic development, serving Syracuse and Onondaga County, the City of Des Moines, the City of New Haven, and the City of Bristol.
Donna Shalala, member of the Maxwell School Advisory Board, stepped down as president and chief executive of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and is returning to the University of Miami to teach full time. Read more in the Miami Herald article, “Former Clinton Foundation head Donna Shalala is back in Miami and at UM.”
Michael Frame is now vice president of external relations and chief of staff at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. Previously, he served as director of federal relations for Florida State University, where he established Florida State University’s first Washington, D.C. based operation. He has also served as director of federal relations for the State University of New York (SUNY) System and as director of federal relations for Binghamton University. Other positions he has held include director of special projects for the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York (now Centerstate CEO), executive director of the New York State Urban Council, and policy analyst for the California State University System. More details can be found at: http://www.sunycnse.com/AboutUs/FacultyStaff/ExecutiveStaff/MichaelFrame.aspx
Please join the Maxwell Albany alumni network for a summer barbeque. Alumni, (including the newest members of the Maxwell network!), students, and prospective students are invited to attend. Family and friends welcome!
Date & Location
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Home of Tim Maniccia
(please email the Maxwell Alumni Office for address)
This event is open to Maxwell School alumni and their guests, in addition to students and prospective students.
Food and refreshments will be provided, but please feel welcome to bring a favorite beverage.
RSVPs requested by May 28 using the link below.
RSVPs available soon!