Dadey named Chief of Mission at IOM Philippines

Dadey blogKristin M. Dadey ’94 BA (IR/PSc) and ’98 JD/MPA was just named Chief of Mission at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines.  She will be working in Manila, Philippines. IOM works to promote humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advices to governments and migrants. Dadey has been at IOM since September of 2003 when she came on as the Program Manager for the Counter Trafficking Unit in Jakarta Indonesia. Through her years at IOM Dadey has worked in Tblisi, Georgia as a Program Development Manager, in Cairo Egypt as the Senior Program Manager for Migrant Assistance and Protection, and in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia as senior program manager, head of programs.

Geraghty named president of JetBlue Airways

GeraghtyJoanna Geraghty ’97 MAIR has been promoted to president of JetBlue Airways Corp. The promotion makes Geraghty the highest-ranking woman at a large American airline. JetBlue is the sixth-largest airline in the U.S., serving over 102 destinations in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Geraghty has been at JetBlue since 2005. She was most recently serving as executive vice president, customer experience, which she was promoted to in 2014. From 2010 to 2014 Geraghty served as executive vice president, chief people officer for JetBlue. Prior to this she served as the airline’s vice president and associate general counsel and director of litigation and regulatory affairs. For more information read this news story.

Kurt Steinberg ’93 BA (IR)/’94 MPA is president of Montserrat College of Art

SteinbergKurt Steinberg has been named president of Montserrat College of Art; he will start his new role July 1. Steinberg joins Montserrat College of Art following 12 years at the Massachusetts College of  Art and Design (MassArt), including one year as acting president. During his time at Mass Art Steinberg oversaw a 10-year plan to renovate the school’s Boston campus and established a partnership with the Beijing Royal School in China. Previously he was associate vice chancellor and chief financial officer at the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. He is currently completing his doctoral studies in organizational leadership at Northeastern University. For more information, see this press release.

Ryan Perry ’17 BA (PSc/IR) joins defense consultancy

PerryRyan Perry has joined IB Consultancy, an independent defense and security company. IB offers defense research, security conference planning, business consulting and threat assessment reports. Perry recently authored a report on mine removal in Afghanistan, which can be read on this webpage. He is also currently enrolled in a master’s of science program in political science at the University of Leiden.

Anne Richardson ’02 MAIR takes the lead at oldest U.S. investment firm

Anne RichardsonAnne Richardson has taken the lead at Calvert Research and Management, a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp., the oldest investment management firm in the United States, established 1924. Previously, Richardson worked for Cambridge Associates, where she was Chief Operating Officer for Global Investment Research. She was also previously associated with The Brookings Institution and The George Washington University. Visit the press release for more information.

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.

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.

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.

Helen Beaudreau ’09 MPA/IR now director of scholarship fund

alum-news-buttonHelen BeaudreauHelen Beaudreau was made director of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF). The Gates Millennium Scholars program is a 1.6 billion dollar initiative funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation and the APIASF is the nation’s largest non-profit dedicated to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Previously Beaudreau was senior policy advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives where she spearheaded initiatives to end human trafficking. For more information about APIASF and their mission, click here.

Jeffrey Lee ’11 MAIR joins planning commission of Temple City, Calif.


Jeffrey LeeLee was appointed to the Temple City, Calif. planning commission by the City Council. Lee will collaborate on decisions over land use, zoning, and regulating the city’s growth. Lee works for the public utility Edison International where he specializes in planning and information systems. For more information about the planning commission, click here.