Jason 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.
Lawrence Levine was made senior vice president, director of client experience at Peapack-Gladstone Bank. This promotion recognizes Levine for his focus on enhancing the quality of client service and his record of developing “best in class” employee experiences. Previously Levine spent 25 years working for Citibank, J.P. Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and Natwest Bank. For more information about his recent achievement click here.
Jim Tallon is stepping down as president of the United Hospital Fund (UHF) at the end of 2017 after 24 years on the job. Tallon contributed a steady hand and wise counsel to the UHF, the New York State Assembly for 19 years and the New York State Regents for 15. Tallon recently contributed a commentary on the American Health Care act. To read his article, click here.
Zack Chibane, former starting offensive lineman for the Syracuse Orange, graduated from May from Harvard Law School, cum laude. He was an executive editor for the Harvard Business Law Review and will being work at the law firm Skadden, Arps in New York. In April 2018, he will begin a one-year clerkship with Judge Robert Sweet in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. For more information click here.
Andrew Berlin has been named to the Illinois State Police Merit Board by Illinois governor Bruce Rauner. The goal of the Illinois State Police Merit Board is to remove political influence in the selection of new Illinois State Trooper candidates. The Board also ensures that the promotion and discipline of Illinois State police officers is based upon a fair and equitable merit process. Berlin’s appointment to the Merit Board comes at the heels of his long-standing commitment to law enforcement; in addition to raising funds to support the Illinois State Police Heritage Memorial, he has produced an Emmy Award winning documentary: Never Forgotten–a film which honors fallen officers. Berlin is chairman and chief executive officer of Berlin Packaging, a $2.3 billion global supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures.
More information about Andrew Berlin, his appointment to the Illinois State Police Merit Board, and Berlin Packaging can be found here.
Jennifer Osias is now senior strategist at Revolution Messaging. Based out of Washington, D.C., Revolution Messaging is a digital marketing and advertising firm founded by key members of Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign and Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign. The organization is aimed at advancing progressive causes for a diverse clientele–from political campaigns and government agencies, to labor unions and nonprofits. Previously, Osias served as candidate fundraising assistant for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the official campaign arm for the Democrats in the House of Representatives.
Gian-Carl Casa gave the keynote address at the Kennedy Center Awards Dinner. The Kennedy Center is an internationally accredited, non-profit, community-based rehabilitation organization that offers service options to persons with disabilities and special needs. Casa was selected as keynote speaker for his many years of experience in the non-profit and government sectors. Currently, he is the president and CEO of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, a statewide association representing nonprofit agencies across Connecticut. Previously, he served for five-and-a-half years as undersecretary for legislative affairs at the Connecticut state Office of Policy and Management. Before that, he worked for over two decades at the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, most recently as director of public policy and advocacy, where he oversaw many association-related activities.