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

SteinbergKurt Steinberg will assume the presidency of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design on July 1. Steinberg has worked at Mass Art for 12 years, 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.

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.