Scott Morelli is now the city manager of South Portland, Maine — the state’s fourth-largest city and an important center for retail and industry. He brings over 12 years of municipal government experience to the role. Previously, he served as the city manger of Gardiner, Maine, and in other local government positions, including as executive assistant of Framingham, Massachusetts, and as selectmen’s assistant in Waterboro, Maine.
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).
Brooke Dickson-Knowles is now Acting Director of Privacy Management and Compliance for Department of Energy’s Privacy Program (DOE). In her new role, Dickson-Knowles manages the Department’s implementation of and compliance with federal laws, regulations, policies, and practices that protect the privacy of individuals who share their personal information with the Department. This new role comes after over 10 years of experience in the public sector as an information management and privacy specialist. Before joining the DOE in 2015 as a senior privacy analyst, she was a privacy analyst with Scitor Corporation. In this role, she supported the implementation of policy protections for the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of individuals during the sharing of homeland security and counterterrorism information between federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations.
Jason Yaley is now assistant vice president of communications at Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), a trade association that represents the American aerospace and defense industry. In this role, he manages the communications function of AIA, driving all internal and external communications, integrated communication planning, branding and advocacy campaigns, strategic research, partnerships, media relations, and community outreach. He joined AIA following over a decade of work inside the Department of Defense, most recently as the Special Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff. In addition, he has developed and implemented major public-private partnerships across public and private stakeholders to garner support for veterans, wounded warriors, and military families. He is also the recipient of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award, along with the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, the Service’s highest civilian award.