Nilab Mobarez ’16 EMPA has been appointed as Secretary General of the Afghan Red Crescent Society. Founded in 1934, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) is the Afghan affiliate for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies—the world’s largest humanitarian network. ARCS performs a large range of humanitarian duties in Afghanistan, including disaster management, health services, and youth development. In her role as secretary general, Mobarez is responsible for managing ARCS headquarters, 34 provincial offices, and 2,000 staff members. Before her appointment as secretary general, she served as the national spokesperson for United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan from 2007-2015. Prior to that, Mobarez spent over 20 years as a surgeon and as an associate professor with Kabul Medical University. She also played a vital role, as the CEO of a French NGO, in building a teaching hospital for pediatric surgery in Kabul. In 2004, she was one of three female candidates in the first direct Afghan Presidential Elections. She is the co-author of three books, and the author of several articles about medical issues in Afghanistan.
Jonathan Rosenthal’s new book, Small Town Economic Development: Reports on Growth Strategies in Practice, co-edited by Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III and Roger L. Kemp, has been published by the independent academic publisher McFarland. The book is a collection of recent articles that address stories of struggle in small-town America and describes innovations and practices behind successful small-town revivals. In the book, Rosenthal draws from over 35 years of experience in economic development, serving Syracuse and Onondaga County, the City of Des Moines, the City of New Haven, and the City of Bristol.
Michael Frame is now vice president of external relations and chief of staff at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. Previously, he served as director of federal relations for Florida State University, where he established Florida State University’s first Washington, D.C. based operation. He has also served as director of federal relations for the State University of New York (SUNY) System and as director of federal relations for Binghamton University. Other positions he has held include director of special projects for the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York (now Centerstate CEO), executive director of the New York State Urban Council, and policy analyst for the California State University System. More details can be found at: http://www.sunycnse.com/AboutUs/FacultyStaff/ExecutiveStaff/MichaelFrame.aspx
Michael Castrilli’s new book, Parish Finance: Best Practices in Church Management, has been published with Paulist Press. The book, co-authored with Charles Zech, gives church leaders a guide to help achieve an effective, accountable and transparent financial process. Castrilli is the President of the Church Management Academy and an adjunct professor at Villanova University’s Center for Church Management and Business Ethics. At Villanova, he teaches courses on pastoral strategic planning and church decision-making in the Master of Science in Church Management program. He has also been a featured church management speaker at workshops across the U.S. and in Rome, Italy. In the book’s preface, Castrilli thanks three Maxwell School professors, Bill Duncombe (deceased), Bernard Jump and Stuart Bretschneider, as the preface notes, “who inspired him to pursue his excitement for budgeting and financial management,” during his time at Maxwell.
Adam Carrico is now director of finance and operations (U.S.) for Fabretto Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports children in education centers at over 300 primary schools in underprivileged rural and urban communities in Nicaragua. In his new position, Carrico is responsible for customer relationship management and donor coordination, and for the foundation’s U.S. budgeting and cash flow tasks, including expense forecasting.
Lloyd Alexander is now vice president of strategic solutions at Pramata, a computer software company headquartered in Brisbane, Calif. The company specializes in customer relationship intelligence for Fortune 500 companies. In his new position, Alexander will lead expansion into new market opportunities, drive go-to-market strategies, and deliver thought leadership and industry best practices in the marketplace. Previously, Alexander was vice president of contract strategy at Seal Software. Prior to that he held various leadership positions at IBM/Emptoris including CLM practice executive and director of global sales consulting.
Ron Feldman is now vice president and chief operating officer the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. As first vice president, Feldman leads and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Minneapolis Fed, including all operating and support function activities at the corporate headquarters in Minneapolis and its branch in Helena, Mont. Feldman joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in 1995 in the Banking Supervision Department. He has since held several positions of increasing responsibility. He became a senior vice president in 2008 and executive vice president in 2013. In addition, Feldman oversaw the Financial Services Support Office, which assists in the oversight of the Federal Reserve’s financial services. Feldman has published research on a wide array of banking and financial topics. He is the co-author of Too Big to Fail: The Hazards of Bank Bailouts, published by the Brookings Institution (2004).