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YOUSSEF DAOU has joined MicroSun Technologies, LLC as its advanced product development manager. He has had a distinguished career in consumer, medical and energy storage industries before joining MicroSun, and brings expertise in many critical areas, such as better development and architecture, power and safety management and risk/reward management. RAYMOND J. DOWD is a partner at Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York, working in the corporate, intellectual property, litigation and arbitration, and art and art law practice groups. He was also appointed general counsel of the Federal Bar Association last month.


JEANETTE BROWN has been named executive director of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). “During my tenure as president, I plan to continue to place WEF and our members in a leadership role for solving the water challenges of this century,” she says. Brown is also an adjunct professor of environmental engineering at Manhattan College. THOMAS L. MERTENS has been named associate broker by Omni Development Company, Inc. He has more than 15 years of industry experience and has achieved membership into the prestigious Century 21 Centurion Honor Society.


ANDREW DESTEFANO has been promoted to captain of the 46th precinct, New York City Police Dept. MARYANN MCCARRA-FITZPATRICK’S poems appear in OBSOLETE! Magazine #3 and Contemporary Literature Horizon Jan.-Feb. 2011. She has performed at Lola’s Teahouse in Pelham, N.Y.,

and the Blue Door Gallery in Yonkers, N.Y. Aleris International Inc. named STEPHEN STONE vice president of sales and marketing of its rolled products North America business. ALEXANDER TERGIS has been appointed the new commissioner of public works by New Rochelle City Manager Charles B. Strome III. He brings extensive municipal experience to the position, having managed multiple divisions in Stamford, Conn., during the last four years. Prior to that, he was the superintendent of highways for the city of Norwalk, Conn.


CARLOS RODRIGUEZ ran as this year’s Libertarian candidate for the California House of Representatives. Although he did not win the election, he felt he learned a lot, and says of the experience of running, “I was very fortunate that I was able to participate in various candidate forums and one debate, and that I am a fast learner! You can’t call yourself a politician (in a good way) until you’ve done at least one of those!”

GLEN BERAM has always been passionate about exercise and has created a not-forprofit program, Work2Workout, to bring his passion to high school students. The program, which allows kids to earn gym memberships for academic excellence, now has three gyms and two school districts in Westchester County, N.Y., participating in the program.


MATTHEW P. GROSSO has been promoted to executive vice president of the Data Storage Corportation unit. In his new position, he will be held responsible for business development and expanding the DSC Partnership Program, and also continuing to hold operational, data center and product development responsibilities. WILLIAM MCAULIFFE has announced his engagement to Elizabeth Earl, and a wedding is planned for April 2012.


MICHELLE PÉREZ has been hired as associate vice president for student affairs at Millersville University, Pa. She has previously worked at the University of Arizona’s center for student involvement and leadership.

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP promoted Christopher Rizzo to counsel. Rizzo serves as a member of the litigation department and the environmental practice group. He also is adjunct professor at Pace University Law School, co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s parks and historic preservation committee and a “Green associate” of the U.S. Green Building Council.




Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP has elected DENIS J. SULLIVAN a managing partner of the firm. Sullivan is a registered patent attorney and a New York State licensed professional engineer. Prior to attending law school, he was an electrical engineer and project manager in the aviation-design division of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

CHRISTOPHER BORELLO has been elected partner of Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper and Scinto.


DAN SCOTT ran for the position of mayor in Sleepy Hollow in the March election. However, he was unable to secure the majority vote.

IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME Tom Muldoon ’62, former president of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB), was honored for his 25 years of service and dedication to Philadelphia, its hospitality industry and the PCVB at the bureau’s annual luncheon in November. In addition to a video tribute, Mayor Michael Nutter presented him with the Philadelphia Bowl, the city’s highest honor. Looking for a gift that befitted the avid baseball fan, the staff of the PCVB also surprised their outgoing president with his very own “Field of

Dreams.” The name, Muldoon’s Field of Dreams, will adorn a ballpark in Francisville, Pa., near his home, and will be used by the Francisville A’s youth baseball team. A “fun-raiser” was held in January to help pay for the renovation and maintenance of the field, which was scheduled to open this spring. Muldoon, who stepped down at the end of December, is credited with the expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, among many other contributions.

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