UB School of Management graduates 32 Executive MBAs

Release Date: June 16, 2016 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thirty-two Western New York business professionals have graduated from the Executive MBA program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

The UB Executive MBA program develops leaders who can initiate change and drive business strategy within their organizations. Participants receive one-on-one training through a leadership assessment center and executive coaching program.

EMBA classes are held all day Friday and Saturday approximately every third weekend and participants can complete the program in 20 months. For more information, visit mgt.buffalo.edu/emba.

The graduates are:

  • Robert Ashe, brand management consultant, Daymon Worldwide
  • Michael Brenon, territory manager, Boston Scientific
  • Rositsa Byers, physician-hospitalist, ECHO Locums Tenens
  • Mercedes Calway, project manager, R&P Oak Hill Development LLC
  • Tiffany Ciolek, director of admissions, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
  • David Colonna, area leader, General Motors Rochester Operations
  • Brian Connolly, managing editor, The Buffalo News
  • Joseph Grupp, senior programmer/analyst, University at Buffalo
  • Taz Guishard, endocrinology diabetes care specialist, Novo Nordisk
  • Rema Hanash, director of resource development, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
  • Carol Heffernan, managing consultant and product owner, Humantech Inc.
  • Donald Herzog, director, sponsored projects services, SUNY Research Foundation, University at Buffalo
  • Ryan Holbrook, corporate counsel, U.S. Energy Development Corp.
  • Mariah Ireland, IT finance and project budget lead, HealthNow New York Inc.
  • Christa James, investigating public health sanitarian, Erie County Department of Health
  • Amit Kandel, attending neurologist and assistant professor, University at Buffalo Department of Neurology
  • Thomas Kennedy, business integration analyst, Recall
  • Padmaja Kumar, practice manager, Alden Medical Group
  • Kaitlin McCormick, senior scientist, EA Engineering, Science and Technology Inc. PBC
  • Seth Mitchell, vice president of client services, ScerIS
  • Kristin Nebral, manager - corporate finance, M&T Bank
  • Michael Nelkin, wealth management banker, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Phuong Phung, manager, Greatbatch Inc.
  • Andrew Piechowicz, information security analyst, Citibank
  • Freddie Panthallukaran Raphael, manager, HSBC
  • Kevin Rogers, manager of rail operations, NFTA
  • Diego Silva Velazco, aftermarket engineer, Ingersoll Rand
  • Dustin Snyder, senior HR specialist, Kaleida Health and managing member, Hatchets & Hops
  • Darren Tower, production supervisor, Harmac Medical Products Inc.
  • Michael Venezia, principal architect (engineering), Viacom
  • Heather Williams-Pudlak, investigating public health sanitarian, Erie County Department of Health
  • Mark Zogaria, chief financial officer, Harmac Medical Products Inc.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

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