Brian Burns ’85 BA (Econ/PSt) named Fulbright Specialist on opioid addiction project

24p1.previewBrian Burns is a Fulbright Specialist and will be teaching a three-week seminar at Dublin City University in Ireland titled “Social Justice – The Use of Drug Treatment Courts as a Judicial Response to the Opioid Crisis.” The project has been fully funded by the U.S. Department of State. For more information see the news story.

Lawrence Levine ’73 BA (Econ) promoted to senior VP at Peapack-Gladstone

alum-news-buttonLawrence_LevineLawrence 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.

Kyle Coleman ’14 BS (Econ)/ ’16 MPA is now assistant to village manager for Estero, Fla.

Kyle Coleman is now the Assistant to the Village Manager for the Village of Estero, FL.  In his new position, he assists the Village Manager, Maxwell alum Steven Sarkozy ’88 MPA, and Village Council with the daily operations of the Village.  Helping to establish the Village Public Works department, and strengthening intergovernmental relations with neighbor cities, are the focus of his work presently.  Coleman previously worked as a Graduate Assistant at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families while at Syracuse University.


Beth Walter Honadle ’76 MPA/ ’77 MA (Econ)/ ’79 PhD (PA) recently became National Program Leader for Rural Sociology in the U.S. Department of Agriculture

BethHonadleBeth Walter Honadle has recently assumed her position as National Program Leader for Social Sciences (Rural Sociology) at the National Institute of Food & Agriculture at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC. In this position, she performs critical tasks in four broad areas: networking and collaborating with partners and stakeholders to identify mission-relevant problems, opportunities and issues requiring federal attention and support; conceiving, formulating, and executing programs and activities to respond to existing or emerging problems, opportunities, priorities and issues for development; developing and applying science-based knowledge by working with universities and other partners; and evaluating and assessing the quality, outcomes and impacts of these programs. Previously, Honadle was the Director of the Program Monitoring and Research Division at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Brian Burns ’85 BA Econ/PSt elected to serve on the NYADCP Board of Directors

alum-news-buttonThe Honorable Brian D. Burns has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the New York Association of Drug Court Professionals.  The NYADCP was chartered in 1997 and advocates for the establishment, funding, and enhancement of Drug Courts and provides education and training across all of New York.   Judge Burns was elected as an Otsego County Court, Family Court, and Surrogate Court Judge in 2001, and has been a full-time Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice since 2008.  He also serves on the New York State Family Violence Task Force, and supervises approximately 160 Town and Village Judges in a five-county area of New York.  His chambers are in Cooperstown, New York.

Mayor Miner names Andrew Maxwell ’06 MPA and Samuel Edelstein ’07 BA PSt/Econ new employees of Syracuse innovation office

alum-news-buttonThe City of Syracuse’s Office of Innovation team has been hired and of the new employees are Andrew Maxwell, director of policy and innovation, and Samuel Edelstein, analytics coordinator. Andrew Maxwell, who leads the team, is the former director of the Syracuse Onondaga County Planning Agency. Samuel Edelstein who handles the analytics, previously worked with the Syracuse University Office of Alumni Engagement. As Syracuse’s new innovation team they have been assigned to look for creative and data driven improvements in city operations. Their first assignment will be to investigate solutions for Syracuse’s problems with aging infrastructure, such as fragile water mains.

Galen Antle ’98 BA (Econ) joins PwC


Galen Antle has been named a director at PwC, where he is responsible for clients involved in business transformation, regulatory compliance, and remediation. He is particularly focused on global regulatory matters that impact OTC derivatives market structural reform and transaction processing. Antle moves to PwC after four and a half years with Ernst & Young.