Economics Department Alumni

This list is arranged alphabetically by the last name that the person had when they graduated from Oswego.

Christine Abbey (1988) works as the Registrar for www.Coachinc.com:  a Life and Business Coach training school.  She is also a Natural Living Coach, a part-time farmer and a Master Herbalist.  She can be reached at steenster@ymail.com

Julie Aluzzo (1994) is currently enrolled in the Master's program in Mathematics Education at Syracuse University. She may be reached by e-mail at .

Julie A. (Amedio) Flack (1982) is the Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Development at Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Central New York. Julie's e-mail address is for her entire office, so be sure to include a note in the subject line stating: For Julie Flack. She may be reached by e-mail at: bsop@ix.netcom.com

Dennis Anthony (1994) is currently working for the Scoular Company in Orchard Park. This company, headquartered in Nebraska, buys and sells cash commodities.

Michael Anthony (1996) has accepted a position as Contract Specialist with the Army Material Command. He currently resides in New Jersey. Michael can be reached by e-mail at: anthony@oswego.edu.

Patty (Boerschig) O'Brien (1986) was married in September 1995. She is currently working in the commercial loan review department of OnBank in Syracuse after spending several years working at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. and at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Kevin Brady (1996) has accepted a job at Brown Brothers Harriman as a financial analyst. You may reach him by email at: kbrady@oswego.edu.

David Clark (1980) graduated with a double major in Applied Mathematical Economics and Psychology in 1980. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics at SUNY-Binghamton in 1985. He is currently an associate professor in the Economics Department at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. He is married and has two children. He formed a consulting firm, C3 Statistical Solutions, in 1997, which conducts statistical analyses for clients in the manufacturing, financial and service sectors as well as for industry trade associations. David may be reached by e-mail at: david.clark@marquette.edu.

Kathie Cuson-Graham (1989) enrolled in the Ph.D. program in economics at Binghamton University after leaving Oswego. Subsequently, she completed a master's degree in Library Science at Syracuse University.

Megan Darnell (2000) received a Master's degree in 2002 from the Applied Statistics program at Penn State University. She is currently working as a biostatistician in the Neurology Department at the University of Rochester (after holding a similar position at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA until the spring of 2004). Megan was a double major in Applied Mathematical Economics and Applied Mathematics (with a statistics minor).

Kristin Dunbar (1994) has recently accepted a position as a utility analyst with the Pyramid Management Group. Prior to this, Kristin served as a consultant at Electrotek Concepts, Inc. after completing her masters degree in in economics at Syracuse University. You may reach her by email at kristind@aiusa.com.

Fred Floss (1978) is a Professor of Economics at SUNY - College at Buffalo. After graduating from SUNY-Oswego, Fred received his Ph.D. in economics at SUNY-Buffalo. You may reach him at e-mail at: flossfg@snybufaa.cs.snybuf.edu

Jared Gerstenbluth (1997) has accepted a position as a survey/statistician at the U.S. Census Bureau. He can be reached by email at jared.n.gerstenbluth@ccmail.census.gov

Chris Giunta (1997) is currently working in the research department at Pyramid Brokerage in Rochester. He can be reached by e-mail at: noitulosba@aol.com.

Brad Goldowsky (1999) is currently working for Ford Motor Credit. Brad graduated with a double major in economics and business in May 1999. He is now working at Ford Motor Credit in Buffalo after working for them in in Tampa, Florida for 3 years. Brad is completing an MBA from Nova Southestern University. Brad may be reached by e-mail at: bgoldows@ford.com

Todd Hermon (1994) is currently working in the nonprofit sector as a Project Coordinator for the Central/Northern chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. After graduating from Oswego, Todd spent a year and a half working as a promotions director for a Syracuse radio station. Todd notes that: "There is life past Oswego."

Mark Hertzendorf (1986) is currently working at the FTC in Washington, D.C. Mark received his Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Rochester. He may be reached by e-mail at mhertzendorf@ftc.gov.

Sharon Hoolan (1993) worked as a manager at a Friendly's Restaurant for one year after graduation. She also spent some time working as a manager at Uno's Chicago Bar and Grill. Sharon is currently an owner and general manager of the Country Kitchen restaurant in Rockville Center. She may be reached by e-mail at: Sharonalida@msn.com.

Nicole Kinton (1996) is working as an actuarial analyst for Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Central New York. Nicole may be reached by email at: nlktaw@yahoo.com.

Kenneth Wade Knott (1997) has returned to New York State and is working for CareCore National as a Medical Economist. He is investigating taking the SOA exams. Ken may be reached by e-mail at: WKnott@CareCoreNational.com.

Jean (Linnenbach) Klein (1987) is working for Actuarial Pension Analysts, Inc., a pension consulting firm. Her daughter, Amanda, was born on April 18, 1995. On September 17, 1997, Jean gave birth to a son, Joseph Justin. You can reach Jean by e-mail at: GKlein7229@aol.com

Nancy Linnenbach (1986) is working as an actuarial assistant at Unity Mutual Life Insurance. She is currently working on her actuarial exams.

B.J. Marshall (1999) is working in the Business Investment Branch of the Company Statistics Dvision of the U.S. Census Bureau. He accepted an offer from the Census Bureau prior to his graduation in May 1999. B.J. may be reached by e-mail at: William.Joseph.Marshall@ccMail.census.gov.

Jon Mathieu (1987) is a doctoral candidate in Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is currently working on his dissertation on water resources. Jon spent several years working in the ski industry in Vail, Colorado before returning to school in the spring of 1992. He may be reached by e-mail at mathieuj@spot.colorado.edu

Christopher McCormack (1995) is working as account executive for the CIT Group in NYC. On a daily basis, he analyzes cashflows, financial statements, and projections to make prudent lending decisions and to make sure that the collateral is sufficient to cover the loan in the event of a bankruptcy. Christopher notes that he recalls many things that were said by Dr. Jack Miller. Christopher may be reached by e-mail at christopher.mccormack@cit.com

KimMarie McGoldrick (1988) is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Richmond. KimMarie received her Ph.D. in economics from Binghamton University. You may reach her at: http://www.richmond.edu/~kmcgoldr/.

Maria Millares (1987) is currently working for the Export-Import Bank of the United States. After graduating from Oswego, Maria received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and spent several years working for a large national law firm. Her current work involves providing the legal documentation for international transactions involving U.S. exports. Maria may be reached by e-mail at: maria.douglass@exim.gov

Matthew Moore (1998) is currently employed as a Financial Analyst for Practice Resources, a health care management firm, based in Syracuse. Mark may be reached by e-mail at: mmoore@aiusa.com

Joseph Morrell (1997) is working as a Tax Specialist in the Business Incentive Group at KPMG Peat Marwick. He is currently doing Corporate Incentive Planning and Urban Planning and Economic Development for Fortune 500 companies in the Northeast. Joseph may be reached by e-mail at: jmorrell@kpmg.com.

Paula (Moskal) Strauss (1990) is working in the Corporate Planning Department at Niagara Mohawk. After graduating from Oswego, Paula received an M.A. degree in economics from Binghamton University. She may be reached by e-mail at: straussp@nimo.com

Ric Pace (1987) is a Director of Economics and Statistics in PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Financial Advisory Services practice. His work focuses on developing econometric models for use by their financial services clients in the areas of credit risk assessment/management and fair-lending compliance monitoring. Prior to this appointment, Ric spent several years working as an assistant professor of economics at the University of Dayton. After graduating from Oswego, Ric received his Ph.D. degree in economics at the University of Rochester. You may reach him at: pace@smart.net

Wendy Pickard (1995) is currently serving as a Senior Member Service Representative at First Source Federal Credit Union in Utica. Wendy has been working at First Source Federal Credit Union since her graduation. Her current position is a supervisory position. Wendy may be reached by e-mail at: pickard@oswego.edu

Kelly (Pokorny) Patrick (1998) is currently working for Marine Midland Mortgage in Yukon, Oklahoma as a Financial Analyst. Kelly moved to Oklahoma following her marriage in the summer of 1998. Kelly provides some useful advice to economics majors contemplating career options. A copy of this letter may be viewed by clicking here. Kelly may be reached by e-mail at: kellypatrick@hotmail.com

Nancy (Potter) Bellow (1978) served as Director of Workforce Development and later Director of the Office of Business and Community Relations at SUNY Oswego until retiring in 2010. Prior to that Nancy was the Director of Employment and Training of Oswego County. Nancy may be reached by email at: nbellow@oswego.edu

Arthur Prostick (1992) is currently a Public Finance Associate with the law firm of Brown and Wood in New York. He notes that he's been able to use his economics training quite a bit as part of his practice in public finance law. After graduating from Oswego with a B.A. degree in Economics, Arthur received his law degree at Albany Law School. Arthur may be reached by e-mail at: aprostick@brownwoodlaw.com.

William Kennon Reed (1992) is currently practicing law in Asheville, N.C. He is specializing in Real Estate, Business, and Environmental Law. After graduating from Oswego with a double major in Economics and Political Science, William completed his J.D. degree in 1995 at the Washington College of Law at American University. He received an M.A. degree in Law and International Affairs at American University in 1997. He notes that he actively plays and referees ice hockey, a love of which was developed at Oswego. William may be reached by e-mail at: wilkreed@netscape.net.

Andrea Sacks (1999) is attending Touro Law in Huntington, Long Island after graduating from Oswego in May 1999 with a B.A. degree in economics. Andrea was also accepted to New York Law and Queens College Law. She plans to specialize in corporate law. Andrea states that she is enjoying law school very much and feels that she may have a slight advantage thanks to the analytical background she acquired from the economics department at SUNY Oswego. Andrea may be reached by e-mail at: Acsdance@aol.com

Jennifer (Schachter) Mullen (1992) has completed a Master's Program in Environmental Studies at Antioch New England Graduate School. Jennifer decided to return to school after spending several years living and working in New York City, traveling through New Zealand, dropping out of airplanes (with a parachute), backpacking, camping, and ice caving in glaciers (in New Zealand). Jennifer may be reached at e-mail at: jen@cibeo.com

Donna (Scholz) Gargiul (1987) is an economist at Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation in Syracuse, N.Y. Her work involves electric and natural gas demand forecasting, unit cost performance benchmarking, and incentive regulation policymaking. After graduating from Oswego with a degree in Applied Mathematical Economics, Donna acquired a Master's degree in Economics and Finance from Binghamton University. Donna is married and has two dogs. She may be reached through e-mail at: dgargiul@nmgas.com

Christopher Smith (1979) is currently Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.S., for CellStar Corporation. This $600 million division of a $2.5 billion company is a leading distributor of cellular phones and accessories throughout the world. Chris, his wife Pattie of 22 years (a graduate of Oswego and currently a teacher in Fulton County Schools) live in Duluth, GA, with their 2 children Josh (19) and Kaitlin (14). After Graduation from Oswego, Chris earned an MBA degree from the Simon School of the University of Rochester. He can be reached at CSmith@CellStar.com.

Kevin Stephenson (1987) has been a member of the economics department faculty at Middlebury College since 1992. Kevin received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics at Cornell University in 1990 and 1992, repectively. Kevin may be reached by email at: stephens@panther.middlebury.edu

Arik Turner (1998) is attending Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. Arik graduated from Oswego with a major in Public Justice and a minor in Economics. He notes that Dr. Spizman's classes in Labor Law (Eco 355) and Law and Economics (Eco 356) were extremely helpful in making the transition to law school. Arik may be reached by e-mail at: Arikg17@gateway.net.

Tim Vandenburg (1990) is currently working as a Senior Legislative Aide in the U.S. Senate focusing on international trade, taxes and the federal budget, after spending five years as an analyst in the Microeconomics and Financial studies division of the Congressional Budget Office in Washington, DC. Recently completed a MBA at Johns Hopkins University with a finance concentrate. Prior to working for the U.S. Congress I was employed by Resources for the Future, an independent nonprofit research organization. Previously completed a Master's degree in resource economics at Cornell University's Dept. of Agricultural Economics.

Six years on Capitol Hill has taught me that the legislative process is not exactly efficiency maximizing but it is nonetheless fascinating to participate in and an understanding of economics, even just the basics, is vitally important in making meaningful policy prescriptions. Tim may be reached at: kathryn-tim@erols.com.

David Wasserman (1997) is now working for Alliance Capital as an Equity Analyst. After graduating from Oswego with a major in Applied Mathematical Economics, David worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Pension Asset Management. As of September 1999, David has been accepted into both the Tuck School of Business and the Darden School of Business for Fall 2000. He will make his decision within the next few months. David will be getting married on November 6, 1999 and gives credit to Professors Dunne and Kane in preparing him for a career in Finance. David may be reached by e-mail at: David_Wasserman@acml.com.

Shawn Yang (1999) graduated from Oswego with a major in Economics and a Statistics minor in May 1999. Shortly after graduation, Shawn accepted a statistician position with the U.S. Census Bureau. He may be reached by e-mail at: Shawn.C.Yang@ccmail.census.gov.