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.

Jim Tallon ’63 BA (PSc) retires from United Hospital Fund


Jim Tallon is stepping down as president of the TallonUnited Hospital Fund (UHF) at the end of 2017 after 24 years on the job. Tallon contributed a steady hand and wise counsel to the UHF, the New York State Assembly for 19 years and the New York State Regents for 15. Tallon recently contributed a commentary on the American Health Care act. To read his article, click here.

Former Orangeman Zack Chibane ’12 BA (PSc) graduates Harvard Law



Zack Chibane, former starting offensive lineman for the Syracuse Orange, graduated from May from Harvard Law School, cum laude. He was an executive editor for the Harvard Business Law Review and will being work at the law firm Skadden, Arps in New York. In April 2018, he will begin a one-year clerkship with Judge Robert Sweet in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. For more information click here.

Andrew Berlin ’83 BA (PSc) appointed to Illinois State Police Merit Board


Andrew Berlin has been named to the Illinois State Police Merit Board by Illinois governor Bruce Rauner. The goal of the Illinois State Police Merit Board is to remove political influence in the selection of new Illinois State Trooper candidates. The Board also ensures that the promotion and discipline of Illinois State police officers is based upon a fair and equitable merit process. Berlin’s appointment to the Merit Board comes at the heels of his long-standing commitment to law enforcement; in addition to raising funds to support the Illinois State Police Heritage Memorial, he has produced an Emmy Award winning documentary: Never Forgotten–a film which honors fallen officers. Berlin is chairman and chief executive officer of Berlin Packaging, a $2.3 billion global supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures.

More information about Andrew Berlin, his appointment to the Illinois State Police Merit Board, and Berlin Packaging can be found here.




Jennifer Osias ’13 BA (IR/PSc) is now senior strategist at Revolution Messaging


Jennifer Osias is now senior strategist at Revolution Messaging. Based out of Washington, D.C., Revolution Messaging is a digital marketing and advertising firm founded by key members of Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign and Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign. The organization is aimed at advancing progressive causes for a diverse clientele–from political campaigns and government agencies, to labor unions and nonprofits. Previously, Osias served as candidate fundraising assistant for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the official campaign arm for the Democrats in the House of Representatives.

Madeline Tormey ’16 BA (PSc/PSt) is now project management analyst for Hagerty Consulting

Madeline Tormey is now a project management analyst for Hagerty Consulting. Hagerty Consulting is an emergency management consulting firm established in 2001. The firm assists clients in disaster preparedness and recovery, and has worked on projects after September 11th and Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. Hagerty Consulting was founded by Steve Hagerty ’93 MPA.

Alison Hodin-Baier ’94 BA PSt / ’95 MPA appointed Associate Executive Director at DOROT

alum-news-buttonAlison Hodin-Baier was appointed associate executive director at DOROT, a Manhattan-based non-profit social service organization that provides a wide range of services for seniors. In this position she overseas DOROT’s community services, friendly visiting, and volunteer services programs. As well as, its new effort to measure program impact against key metrics. Prior to this position, Hodin-Baier worked for the philanthropic arm of the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA). It was there that she held a dual role as executive director of the Aging in New York Fund and managing director of DFTA’s Volunteer Resource Center.