Nathan Sterner ’89 BA (PSc) promoted to president at advertising firm

alum-news-buttonNate_SternerNate Sterner is president of Apple Outdoor, a billboard media company based in York, Pa. Sterner started with Apple Outdoor advertising at its inception in 1999, serving as general manager, then vice president. In his new role, Sterner is excited to lead Apple Outdoor into a new era of growth, especially in digital LED billboard advertising.

David Clary ’96 BA (PSc) writes book on the legalization of gambling

alum-news-buttonDavid-Clary-photoDavid Clary wrote the book “Gangsters to Governors: The New Bosses of Gambling in America,” which was published by Rutgers University Press in October 2017. The book, his first, explores how and why states seized control of gambling from organized crime. In the book, Clary weaves together a colorful narrative that is full of roguish criminals like Bugsy Siegel and Benny Binion and modern-day gambling magnates like Sheldon Adelson. He is a news editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune. For more information about Clary’s book, visit its webpage at Rutgers University Press.

Joe Mareane ’79 MPA retires from Tompkins County Legislature

alum-news-buttonMareaneJoe Mareane retired from his post as county administrator for Tompkins County, which has its county seat in Ithaca, N.Y. During his tenure, Mareane helped the county avoid many of the layoffs that followed the global financial crisis of 2007-2008. Before joining Tompkins county, Mareane was the Chief Fiscal Officer of Onondaga County, which has its county seat in Syracuse. To read about tributes paid to Mareane by the Tompkins County Legislature, read this ithaca.com article

Vicki Mak-Romo ’14 MAIR joins Department of Energy

alum-news-buttonVicki Mak-RomoVicki Mak-Romo is an energy economist for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. The FERC regulates the interstate sale of natural gas, electricity, and oversees the licensing of non-federal hydroelectric dams. Mak-Romo joined FERC after completing a master’s degree in energy economics at Rice University. She also recently married fellow Maxwell alumnus Jeremy Mak (’13 MAIR). For more information, visit the FERC’s website.

Sierra Lloyd ’17 MPA joins education nonprofit

alum-news-buttonSierra LloydSierra Lloyd is scholarship program coordinator at Say Yes to Education, Inc. Say Yes connects high school students with the resources and support they need to graduate from college. In her role, Lloyd is responsible for representing the organization at partner colleges and public high schools. For more information about her new employer, visit its website.

Simone Martin ’11 MPA/IR joins the faculty of Long Island University

alum-news-buttonSimone MartinSimone Martin is an assistant professor in the masters of public administration program of Long Island University, at its Brooklyn campus. Her research examines the impact of community-based organizing on maternal health and child health outcomes in the Western Cape of South Africa. For more information about Simone’s research, visit her webpage at LIU-Brooklyn.

Yasmin Ortiga ’13 MA (Soc)/’15 PhD (Soc) writes book on emigration in the Philippines

alum-news-buttonOrtiga_cropYasmin Ortiga recently wrote a new book entitled “Emigration, Employability and Higher Education in the Philippines.” The book, which is based on her dissertation, was published as part of the Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education series. The book examines the challenges that labor emigration has put on the Filipino higher education system. Ortiga is currently a lecturer at the National University of Singapore.