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& ENTERTAINMENT MATT SPITZ ’04 EMMETT KNOX ’04 Musicians (VanBuren Boys)

Emmett Knox is a graduate of the Dartmouth College class of 2008 with a BA in Music. Emmett learned to play the electric bass while at Thayer and began studying the upright bass as a member of The Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble at Dartmouth. Along with four other Thayer graduates, he currently performs with the progressive funk band The Van Burens as an electric and upright bass player and vocalist. Emmett also acts as manager of The Van Burens and performs such duties as scheduling, accounting, and production. Outside of The Van Burens, Emmett performs with a variety of other groups and works as a session musician for Mother Brother studios in Bridgeport, CT. In addition to his work in the music industry, Emmett is a tutor and coach.

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Professor of Film Studies (BC/ Emerson); Founder, CEO, Riding Shotgun Production, LLC

Gautam Chopra is founder and CEO of Riding Shotgun Productions, LLC. He received his MFA in film directing from the Graduate Film Program at Columbia University in New York City. He teaches film production and history at Boston College and Emerson College. He is currently editing a documentary about the Catholic Church in Boston. The premiere is scheduled for March 2013.


Producing Artistic Director SpeakEasy Stage Company

Since founding SpeakEasy in 1992, Paul has produced over 100 Boston premieres. His SpeakEasy directing highlights include: Xanadu; Next to Normal; Nine; Body Awareness; The Great American Trailer Park Musical; The Savannah Disputation; Jerry Springer -The Opera; The New Century; Some Men; Zanna, Don’t!; Parade (2008 Elliot Norton Award – Outstanding Director , Midsize Company); Almost, Maine; Caroline, or Change; Take Me Out; Company; A Man of No Importance (co-production Súgán); Bat Boy: The Musical (2003 Elliot Norton Award – Outstanding Director, Small Company); Passion; A New Brain; Violet; Songs for a New World; Floyd Collins; Jeffrey; and Love! Valour! Compassion! Regional credits: Grand Hotel and Nine (The Boston Conservatory and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music); Rent, City of Angels and Sunday in the Park with George (The Boston Conservatory); and Into the Woods, Urinetown and Blue Window (Boston College). Paul is also on the faculty at The Boston Conservatory where he teaches musical theater and directing. In 2007, Paul was honored with the Boston College Arts Council’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement. Last season Paul was again back at Boston College where he served as the 2011-2012 Rev. J. Donald Monan S.J. Professor in Theatre Arts. Beyond the theater Paul serves on the Boards of the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center and the ICU Patient & Family Advisory Council at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.



ALI ANDERSON ’07 Fashion/Design; Blogger

ROB HALE P ’14, ’16 Co-Founder & CEO, Granite LLC


Ali Anderson graduated from Thayer Academy in 2007 and went onto Hofstra University where she received a BA in Public Relations, with a minor in Speech Communications. In her junior year, Ali landed her first fashion internship at a European showroom in New York City. During this time she worked with several different designers, and travelled to Paris twice for Fashion Week. After two years, Ali became an account manager, where she represented seven designers. Soon after, she was hired by one of her designers to fully represent him, so she could devote all of her time to him and be his sole representative for the whole East Coast.

Rob Hale is the Chief Executive Officer and President at Granite Telecommunications, LLC.

Paula Becker graduated with an AB from Brown University in 1981 and a JD from Suffolk University Law School in 1986. Paula clerked for the Supreme Court of New Hampshire and practiced plaintiff personal injury law for 3 years before she began working in a family business, Fil-Tech, Inc.

Being exposed to this industry inspired Ali to start her own fashion blog. As it grew, she was given opportunities to cover fashion events and create editorial content for fashion magazines and designers. The blog became a platform for emerging designers, photographers, and videographers, offering them collaborations and a place to show off their talent. Luckily, Ali even re-connected with other Thayer graduates with whom she has also collaborated with. Over time, Ali put together a team and created her current company, “Jandy Monroe” where she offers creative consulting, styling and production services as well as produces editorial content.

Granite Communications, founded in 2002, is a telephone middleware company servicing 86 of the Fortune 100 companies. Hale, a Hingham, Mass. resident, also owns FoxRock Properties, a Boston-based commercial real estate firm with over 1 million square feet of space. Hale serves on the Board of Trustees for Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the South Shore YMCA, the Massachusetts Soldier’s Legacy Fund, and Deerfield Academy. He is a graduate of Connecticut College, class of 1988.

VP Fil-Tech, Inc. & Cold Springs R&D

Fil-Tech sells consumable parts to semiconductor manufacturers and optical coaters. In 2003, she and the owners of Fil-Tech, purchased Cold Springs R&D, Syracuse, NY, a manufacturer of quartz crystals. Quartz crystals are piezoelectric devices used to measure the thickness and density of a thin film coating and can measure as little as a pictogram (0.000000000001 gram) of deposited material. Quartz crystals are commonly used to measure anti-reflective coatings on eye glasses. Paula handles all aspects of the business, including overseeing daily operations to domestic and international purchases and sales. Paula and husband, James Mahar, live in Charlestown and are the parents of Cassandra Mahar (‘12) and Danielle Mahar (’14). Paula is currently the Chair of the Thayer Board of Trustees, a Member of the Board of Directors for the South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, MA, and a Director on the Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation.


BUSINESS/FINA KARLA USALIS ’86 Founding Partner, Tashtego LLC

BRENDA LYONS P ’12, ’14, ’18 Executive VP, State Street

BILL PARENT P ’12, ’15

Karla Usalis has spent her two-decade career in the financial services industry.

Brenda Lyons is an executive vice president and division head for the Fund Administration group within State Street Global Services’ US Investment Services division. Fund Administration provides financial reporting, tax and other treasury services to approximately 100 clients representing $4.5 trillion in assets under administration. Previously, Ms. Lyons spent three years serving as chief operating officer within US Investment Services, leading a variety of divisional resource groups responsible for employee skill-based training and professional development, intern programs, business continuity and incident management, internal controls and strategic planning.

William M. Parent is President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Hills Bank. He has 27 years of experience in the financial services industry and was previously a Partner and Chief Investment Offi­cer at Grail Partners, a boutique merchant bank. Bill spent 16 years at Bank of Boston and its successor companies, FleetBoston and Bank of America, where he held senior executive roles in Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bank Management and Private Equity Investing.

Karla currently serves as a founding Partner at Tashtego LLC, an investment advisor in Boston focused on foreign exchange trading strategies. Her role at Tashtego encompasses firm administration and strategy development. Previously, Karla was VP, Head of Account Management at Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA), a provider of highly specialized research to hedge funds, fund of funds and private equity investors. At BIA, Karla cultivated and grew relationships with prominent domestic and international funds in a multi-faceted role that covered sales, marketing, relationship management and research production. She joined the nascent firm in 2002 as employee number six and helped to grow it to 50 employees at the time of her departure. Prior to joining BIA, Karla held the positions of VP with Fair Isaac, where she helped develop a market for cutting edge decision modeling within multinational banks and as Engagement Manager with Mitchell Madison Group, a management consulting firm spun out of McKinsey and focused on the financial services industry. Karla began her career at Salomon Brothers in New York, initially in the CFO Apprentice program, then in Equity Research where she assisted in covering tobacco and cosmetic stocks. Karla holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA in political economy from Princeton University.



Prior to joining State Street, Ms. Lyons was a managing director with Deutsche Asset Management (and its legacy companies) for approximately 20 years, where she served as president of the Scudder Mutual Funds, among other responsibilities. After leaving Deutsche Asset Management, Ms. Lyons started a consulting practice where she consulted to a board of trustees overseeing a large mutual funds complex. Ms. Lyons is a member of the board of directors for Cradles to Crayons and Thayer Academy and a former member of the board of trustees for The Sage School. Ms. Lyons received a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Bentley College

President & CEO, Blue Hills Bank

Bill is a non-practicing CPA and holds a BS from Bentley University. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for over a dozen middle market companies covering the financial services, retail, distribution and manufacturing sectors. Today, he serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Boston, Wediko Children Services, Thayer Academy and the Savings Banks Employees Retirement Association. He is also a member of the Honor Roll Development Committee for the Campaign for Catholic Schools.






Donavan Brown works at State Street Corporation in their Global Markets division as part of their management rotational program. He is currently working on an internal initiative to build out the company’s Data & Analytical capabilities.

Erin Lyall graduated from Thayer in 1997 and went on to Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She got her bachelor’s and a master’s degree, had a brief stint as an investment banker, and joined CBS News in New York as an intern in 2003. She worked her way up the ranks, starting literally in the basement of the building, taking notes on video coming in from the war in Iraq to spending a year working an overnight shift as an assignment editor to making cold calls booking interviews for the network. As a junior producer for the CBS morning show, the first major story she covered was a good one: she spent nearly a month living in New Orleans (in a car and a motel with no electricity) covering Hurricane Katrina.

Julie Mehegan is the deputy editorial page editor at the Boston Herald where she helps to develop the newspaper’s editorial positions on issues of public policy, writing editorials, and assisting with the selection and editing of opinion columns. Prior to joining the Herald in 2005 she was the State House bureau chief for the Lowell Sun and its sister newspapers, and a general assignment reporter in greater Lowell.

Global Markets Division State Street

While at Thayer, Donavan captained the football, basketball, and track teams and was president of his class. He went to Tufts University where he studied economics and played football. By the time he graduated Tufts in 2005, Donavan had obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor concentration in history. On the football field he was voted team captain, first team all-league for defensive backs, and won the defensive back of the year and special teams player of the year awards for his team. After graduating from Tufts, Donavan began working in the financial services industry for a private bank called Brown Brothers Harriman & Company where he worked with their Japanese trust bank clients assisting them in achieving their investment objectives in emerging and developed markets. He worked at BBH for 5 years before leaving the company to pursue a Master’s degree in International Business at The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. Donavan completed his Master’s degree in 2011 with concentrations in International Finance & Banking as well as International Business & Economic Law. He also wrote a Master’s thesis on financial regulation entitled: The Volcker Rule and its impact on the Private Equity Industry. Donavan lives in South Boston with his wife Lauren. He is still active playing in flag football, soccer and basketball leagues in and around the Boston area.

Television Producer CBS News

She moved to Chicago and was promoted to producer for the CBS Evening News. There she spent 18 months covering the first election of Barack Obama, traveling on his plane, working 7 days a week, and hitting all of the lower 48 states.

Editorial Reporter Boston Herald

Julie’s journalism career began covering town government and writing feature stories for her hometown newspaper, the Scituate Mariner. Prior to becoming a journalist Julie worked in politics, in the press office of former Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of the Holy Cross.

In 2009 she moved to Los Angeles and REALLY started working (she also finally got to Alaska for work: all 50 states, completed!). She won an Emmy for her coverage of the financial recession, and is currently nominated for a Dupont for the many weeks she spent in Japan covering the tsunami. The Haiti earthquake, the revolution in Egypt, the horrible theater shootings in Aurora - she was there for all of it. She just returned from a month in Afghanistan and is happy to not be wearing a headscarf. When she’s not working, she runs, does yoga, cooks, and writes a food blog.

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COLIN SMYTH ’00 Sales Greater Media, Boston Colin Smyth graduated from Thayer in 2000 and then went on to graduate from Boston College. Colin currently works in sales for Greater Media in Boston. Prior to that Colin worked for Greater Media in Philadelphia. Greater Media is a privately held media company headquartered in Braintree MA that owns 23 radio stations across the country, as well as newspapers in the Northeast. Colin and his wife Victoria live in the South End in Boston.

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Mr. Mellen holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston University School of Public Communication and an MBA from Pace University Graduate Business School. His experience in marketing and communications includes the position of brand manager for CocaCola, ownership of Mellen Marketing Associates, Inc, and development of the website

Jennifer Daly serves as the principal of a K1-8th grade public charter school in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The school day runs from 7:155:00 and is in session 11 months a year. Bridge Boston is a full-service school – meaning the school works intentionally to remove obstacles to student learning, such as homelessness, chronic health issues, foster care placements, hunger, etc. Rev. Daly is in charge of teacher hiring and supervision, curriculum, assessment, and student growth.

President Mellen Marketing

Mellen Marketing Associates develops, produces, and distributes unique promotional items targeting the backto-school sales period. The company has developed national promotions for such well-known businesses as WalMart, Sam’s Club, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Gerber Life Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Red Robin Restaurants.

Principal Bridge Boston Charter School

Prior to working at Bridge Boston Rev. Daly was the Co-founder, Principal, and Director of Student Services at The Epiphany School, a private, tuition-free middle school for low-income children. Before that she worked at Nativity Prep and served as the director of Camp St. Augustine, a year-round program for innercity boys. She has been a teacher in Roxbury and in Kingston, Jamaica and a youth worker in Roslindale where she worked with youth who were involved in gangs. Rev. Daly has a deep and lifelong commitment to serving urban youth.




Spanish Teacher BC High

English Teacher St. Agatha School

Jeffrey Allen has been an Assistant Professor in the Information Systems Department of Boston University’s School of Management since 2001. His undergraduate degree is in Management Information Systems from Georgia State University; he also earned an MBA in Finance/ Information Systems, an MS in Risk Management and Insurance, and a PhD in Decision Sciences from Georgia State.

Laura is a Hingham native who transferred to Thayer for her junior and senior years of high school. She played on three varsity sports at Thayer and went on to Northwestern University to double major in Spanish and Education and play lacrosse for Thayer alumna and coach Kelly Amonte-Hiller. Upon the tenth anniversary of her graduation from Thayer, Laura was inducted into the Thayer Academy Sports Hall of Fame.

Mark McLaughlin teaches 7th grade English at Saint Agatha School in Milton.

Professor, Boston University School of Management

A former athlete, Jeff has written several articles relating to the student/ athlete, and he has worked since 1991 as a financial education consultant to the National Football League, conducting seminars in financial planning for NFL players, coaches, and trainers. A popular teacher/lecturer at BU, Jeffrey also serves as a member of the University’s Multicultural Advisory Committee and as a mentor for 12 students from the Atlanta, Georgia area who were awarded full tuition scholarships by the Posse Foundation. Jeffrey and his family live in Brookline.

Laura spent a year abroad in Spain after her four years at Northwestern perfecting her Spanish and learning the Spanish culture. Upon returning from Spain, Laura taught one year in Bridgewater at the Williams Middle School. In 2008, Laura was hired by Boston College High School to teach Spanish in the Arrupe Division where she has been teaching ever since. Laura continues to stay involved with the game of lacrosse through coaching, both at BC High and for a local club program.

He is a member of Thayer’s Class of 1975 and the father of Amelia McLaughlin, a member of the class of 2011. His interests in literature and writing were strengthened and deepened during his years at Thayer, and later at Connecticut College. However, it was not until recently that he pursued his long-held interest in teaching. Mr. McLaughlin first applied his language skills in the field of journalism. Over a period of 30 years, he worked as a reporter and later as an editor, including 19 years at The Boston Globe. As the financial health of the newspaper industry declined, he decided that it was time to try to make the leap to teaching. Since 2011, he has spent his days trying to instill a love of reading and writing in his middle school students, just his teachers at Thayer did for him, and enjoys every minute of it.




& ARCHITECTURE DAVID BACON P ’15 Senior Tools Engineer Teradyne

Engineer CESWeb


BOB DAYLOR P ’02, ’13

David Bacon is a Semiconductor Engineer at Teradyne Corporation based in North Reading, Massachusetts. Mr. Bacon has 30 years of experience and is a specialist in the software used to design and verify custom computer devices. Mr. Bacon works with Teradyne’s R&D centers that span the United States, India and Japan. The custom devices that Teradyne designs are integral to their products used to test consumer & military electronics devices and systems.

Mr. Coan earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s degree in computer science from Boston University. His experience in the field of engineering began as the founder of a local firm that manufactured products used in the computerized control of HVAC systems where he was the Director of Marketing and Director of Technical Services. Mr. Coan then ran a California-based company that designed and installed automation solutions to the food production and farming industries. Currently Mr. Coan is directing a firm that takes control and monitoring systems for specialty manufacturing businesses from the design stage through to installation and programming.

Mr. Daylor is a senior vice president with the international consulting firm, Tetra Tech Inc., a $2.7 billion science and design consultancy. He works in a group doing international development and currently has projects in Pakistan, India and the Philippines.

Mr. Bacon graduated from Northeastern with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Mr. Coan lives in Scituate with his family and can be seen on the ice at various local rinks working with the Thayer Academy JV girls’ hockey team as their head coach.


Sr. Vice President Tetra Tech, Inc.

Prior to Tetra Tech he was the founder and CEO of the Daylor Consulting Group, Inc. in Braintree and Managing Partner of Vanasse & Daylor LLP in Fort Meyers, Florida. He is the father of five children, including Matt ‘02 (Middlebury ‘06), and Andrew ‘13. Bob has BSCE, MSCE (environmental emphasis) degrees from Northeastern University and was awarded a post-graduate Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard. As an engineer and land planner, he has worked on heavy construction, the design and operation of water and wastewater systems, the planning and design of corporate and institutional facilities, and international economic development projects. Daylor Consulting designed many of the recent updates and renovations at Thayer Academy, including all the new playing fields, the new fitness center, Middle School improvements, Glover Building Labs, and the Center for the Arts. Mr. Daylor is a member of the Board of Trustees, and chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee.




A Brockton native and graduate of Stonehill College (B.A. 1982) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D. 1985), Representative Cronin maintains a law practice in Brockton, Massachusetts. She has been affiliated with Commonwealth Mediation and Conciliation in Brockton for the past ten years, where she has arbitrated and mediated cases involving a wide range of issues, including most notably, the landmark settlement of the Massachusetts clergy sexual abuse cases.

Scott is currently Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline of Rhode Island.

Thomas Bowman is currently an Assistant Director at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, D.C., one of the oldest foreign policy research and advocacy organizations in the county. In his position, Thomas acts as the main point of contact between CFR, executive branch officials and foreign diplomats.

State Representative (D) 11th Plymouth District

Cronin was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1985, the U.S. District Court in 1986 and the United States Supreme Court in 2007. She is a current member of the Easton Democratic Town Committee and the Democratic State Committee. Cronin serves on the Board of the Old Colony Y.M.C.A. and on the board of the Foundation for Educational Excellence in Easton (F.E.E.E). She was elected State Representative for the Eleventh Plymouth District on November 6, 2012. Representative Cronin lives in Easton with her husband, Ray Cronin and their two daughters, Kara ’10 and Kerry ’13.

Chief of Staff RI Congressman David Cicilline

Before graduating from Thayer in 1998, Scott fulfilled his Senior Project requirement by interning in the Boston office of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Scott continued interning in Senator Kennedy’s Boston office throughout his undergraduate studies at Boston University, and upon graduation was offered a position on Senator Kennedy’s staff. Scott remained on Senator Kennedy’s staff for the next nine years working in both the Boston and later the Washington office, rising through the ranks to become the Senator’s Senior Advisor and National Political Director, a position Scott remained in until Senator Kennedy’s death in 2009. After the Kennedy office, Scott joined the political marketing firm MSHC Partners for the 2010 election cycle. In late 2010, former Mayor of Providence and Congressman-Elect David N. Cicilline asked Scott to serve as his Chief of Staff overseeing all policy matters, communications outreach, campaign activities and office operations.

Assistant Director Council on Foreign Relations

Prior to that Thomas served in the White House as an assistant staff secretary and as a legislative analyst for the Office of Management and Budget. He started his service for the Bush Administration as a congressional liaison with the Department of Health and Human Services. Thomas graduated with a BA in political science from Duke University in 2001 and spends his summers in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Scott has a Masters degree in Public Communication from American University.




MARIANNA ACCOMANDO P ’10, ’12 VP Sales Seaport Hotel

ELIZABETH IANNESSA ’03 Event Management Corinthian Events


As both Vice President of Sales and Assistant General Manager for Seaport, Marianna holds dual responsibilities. She is responsible for leading all sales efforts to all key business segments including group, exhibition, small meeting, transient, revenue management, leisure, reservations, social and weddings, for the Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center. Inclusive of this role is her work managing shows such as The Boston Wine Expo and the New York Wine Expo. As well, she manages the Guest Service experience for one of Boston’s leading independent hotels. She is directly responsible for over $55 million in sales revenues.

Armed with creative energy, Elizabeth Iannessa joined the Corinthian Events team in 2007 where she has grown her expertise in all aspects of event management. Meticulous in budget management and obsessive about event details, Elizabeth’s strong communication skills and personable nature make it easy to build client and vendor relationships. During a brief hiatus from CE in 2009, Elizabeth grew her passion for food and beverage in Rome, Italy gaining a professional certificate in the culinary arts. Though she’s a foodie on the surface, it is problem solving and understanding the complex logistics that really drive Elizabeth to produce unique and over-the-top events. Elizabeth’s calm demeanor on-site will always leave you feeling taken care of and under control.

Rosemary C. Scapicchio is a nationally acclaimed Criminal Defense Attorney in Boston, Massachusetts. She provides aggressive criminal defense in both trials and appeals involving murder, firearms, drug trafficking, armed robbery, white-collar crimes and other serious felonies.

A BFA graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Marianna brings over 25 years of hospitality experience to this position. She previously worked as Seaport’s Director of Sales and Catering, where she supervised all sales and catering operations. Prior to joining Seaport’s team in 1998, she held numerous positions with Sheraton Boston Hotel and Towers, where she began her career as a food and beverage trainee. Marianna is on the Advisory Board of the University of New Hampshire Hotel School, as well as having taught at BU’s School of Hospitality. She sits on several local charity boards inclusive of the Rodman Ride for Kids. She currently resides in Scituate, Massachusetts with her husband, George Taylor, and their two children, Nicholas and Emma.



Elizabeth is a Thayer Academy ’03 graduate and holds her BA in Social Science and Business Studies from Providence College.

Defense Attorney Boston, MA

Attorney Scapicchio has been named one of the top ten attorneys in the country by Lawyers Weekly USA and Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly twice named her one of the top ten attorneys in Massachusetts. She has also been named a Super Lawyer for the years 2003-2012. She practices in both state and federal court and is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, First Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and the Massachusetts state and federal bar.


SEAN FALLON ’81, P ’19

PETER KENYON P ’10, ’12, ’16

Andy Lemelman graduated from Thayer Academy in 1978, from UVM with B.A. Political Science in 1982 and from Suffolk Law School with a J.D. in 1985. His first professional job in 1985 was with Secretary of State’s Office for Commonwealth of Massachusetts in its Public Records Division determining various public record’s release issues and writing administrative opinions. In 1986 Andy went into the private practice of law in a family firm that had been in existence for about 50 years. His law practice has been general with a focus on real estate, small business and bankruptcy. Andy served as a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee for the United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, Boston, MA, 1990-1992.

Sean Fallon graduated from Thayer Academy in 1981. He attended the College of the Holy Cross where he graduated in 1985 with a B.A. He then went on to get his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University School of Law. In 1991, he opened a law firm specializing in all aspects of residential real estate. The firm has consistently worked towards one goal – to provide the highest quality of personal service for its clients. His policy of closing transactions anytimeanywhere has made Fallon Associates, PC one of Massachusetts premier real estate conveyance firms.

Peter Kenyon is the Senior Regional Criminal Enforcement Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Boston. He has been prosecuting environmental crime throughout New England for more than 25 years. Working closely with EPA’s criminal investigators and the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Kenyon prosecutes individuals and corporations for dumping hazardous wastes, discharging untreated wastewater, spilling oil, misapplying pesticides, ripping out asbestos, falsifying documents and otherwise violating federal environmental law.

As part of being an entrepreneur, Sean believes in diversifying his business. He also owns and operates Fallon Realty which has a number of rental properties, and does private lending.

Mr. Kenyon also teaches environmental criminal investigation and prosecution techniques at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia and is a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He attended Middlebury College and Boston University School of Law.

Attorney Lemelman & Lemelman

In addition to his law practice, Andy has been involved in the production of a number of films ranging from small indies to an award-winning documentary. Currently, he and his film partners are in development of a feature film for a script Andy’s writing partner and he created.

Attorney Fallon and Pappas

Attorney EPA Regional Criminal Enforcement

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MEDICINE DAVID STERN P ’14, ’16 Global Franchise for Fertility EMD Serono (Bio-Pharmaceuticals) David Stern is the Head of the Global Franchise for Fertility at EMD Serono Inc, the bio-pharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, an international pharmaceutical and chemical group headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany. David’s responsibilities include leading the development and execution of the franchise strategy by driving innovation through both drugs and technologies to provide solutions to meet patient’s needs and to increase pregnancy rates in fertility treatment. To ensure close alignment and implementation throughout the world, David directs the collaboration between headquarters, global medical affairs, regional franchise leaders and country marketing teams, to increase future growth opportunities and franchise profitability. David holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the F. W. Olin School of Business at Babson College. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Brandeis University. Before joining the Global Business Franchise, he was the Executive Vice President of the Endocrinology Business Unit at EMD Serono, leading all commercial operations for the US market in the HIV Metabolics, Fertility and Growth areas. David has been involved in the pharmaceutical industry in both a sales and marketing capacity since 1993. When not working, David enjoys traveling with his family, and is an avid photographer. He is married and has three children, Jacob ’14, Jonathan ’16 and Hanna, and lives in Marshfield.


JENNIFER JOHNSON ’84, P ’19 Veterinarian Pembroke Animal Hospital

Jennifer Johnson graduated from Bates College in 1988 with a B.S. in biology, and from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine with a D.V.M. with Thesis degree in 1995. She then went on to complete a thirteen-month internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery before starting in general practice. In the three years between college and veterinary school, Jennifer worked as a research assistant in a calcium and bone metabolism laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University. She then travelled to Western Australia to work on a dolphin research project through the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The veterinary school at Tufts has a strong international program, so several students every year travel overseas to work in field research. Dr. Johnson spent 3 months during the summer of 1994 assessing the health status of a group of wild chimpanzees in Burundi, Central Africa. For the past seventeen years, Dr. Johnson has practiced small animal medicine and surgery at several veterinary hospitals in Massachusetts and New Jersey. She works mainly with dogs and cats, but occasionally will greet a ferret, chicken or goat in an exam room. Dr. Johnson and her husband, Stephen, and two children, currently share an old farmhouse in Hanover with three dogs, two cats, twelve chickens, a tarantula, a mouse and a snake (that’s gone missing).

NE JILL ROCKOFF SYKES ’99 Physical Therapist Summit Orthopedic Therapy

Jillian Rockoff Sykes, PT, DPT is a Thayer Academy graduate of the class of 1999. During her tenure at Thayer, she captained the field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse teams and was president of the Thayer Athletic Association. She went to Dartmouth College where she studied psychology and brain sciences on the pre-medical track. After graduating from Dartmouth, she moved to San Diego, CA where she took the remaining pre-requisite courses for entrance into the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy program. She completed her internship at Harvard University in its sports medicine department and went on to accept her first job as a physical therapist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. In 2009 Jillian began working with Dan Dyrek, PT, DPT, an orthopedic manual therapy expert in a private practice in Wellesley Hills, MA, well known for his work with NBA sstar Larry Bird. He was recently appointed the Coordinator of Sports Medicine for the Boston Red Sox. After training with Dan for more than three years, Jillian is transitioning to Summit Orthopedic Therapy where she will continue to see a variety of patients with varied orthopedic issues and will continue her focus on manual therapy. Jillian lives in South Boston with her husband Ezra Sykes. On the weekends you can find them running around Castle Island, kitesurfing on Cape Cod, or hiking in the mountains of New Hampshire.


CAROLINE GOODING ’03 Nurse Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Ctr

Pauline C. Pappas is a Massachusetts native, graduating from North Quincy High School as Valedictorian of her class. She was nominated for the prestigious Trustee Scholar Award at Boston University and matriculated there, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. Thereafter she attended Boston University School of Medicine graduating with Pediatric Honors, and subsequently completed her Pediatric Internship and Residency at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital. She is Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Caroline Gooding graduated from Thayer in 2003 and then attended Saint Anselm College in Manchester NH for four years, where she studied nursing and played varsity lacrosse. Caroline graduated with her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2007 and went on to take the NCLEX exam in the summer of ‘07, and earned her RN. For the past five years, Caroline has been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Pediatrician Milton Pediatrics

She joined Milton Pediatrics Associates in 1994 and has had the honor of taking care of thousands of children with their families ever since. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Boston, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital. In her over 18 years of private practice she has served on numerous boards, lectured locally, regionally, and internationally and has received numerous awards, notably Boston University’s Alumni Award and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Excellence in Primary Care Award. She resides in Squantum, MA with her husband, Dr. George Theodore and their two children, Harry and Maria.

Caroline works as a staff nurse on a general surgery floor, specializing in orthopedic, plastic, GYN, and urology surgeries. She also teaches a total joint replacement class twice a month for patients who are preparing for a total hip or knee replacement. In May of 2011 Caroline was awarded the “Edward & Marilyn Schwartz Award for Patient Education” in recognition of her committed effort to meeting the learning needs of the patient population. On her days off, Caroline enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, and spending time on Cape Cod.


REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT ALEX MACNEIL ’03 Senior Project Engineer Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.

BETH ROONEY ’88, P ’16, ’18

After being introduced to Architecture by Mr. William Searle and realizing that this profession would be a combination of his many interests, Alex MacNeil continued to study his passion thoughout his years at Thayer Academy.

Beth Rooney is the Senior Vice President and Manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in Newton and Chestnut Hill. She is a graduate of Boston College, and has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing.

Once he earned his professional degree from Roger Williams University, Alex started designing projects in Newport, RI and in recent years has moved into a position at Suffolk Construction. Now providing Pre-construction, Management, General Contracting, Design-build, and BIM services to the clients such as the Broad Institute, Alex is continuing to learn about architecture, construction, and real estate.

CHRIS MCPHERSON ’01 Senior Project Manager Central Ceilings, Inc.

Chris McPherson graduated from Thayer in 2001, where he participated in various organizations including the soccer, ski and track teams. Chris attended Hamilton College after Thayer, majoring in Public Policy. As part of his time at Hamilton, Chris spent semesters in New York City and Sweden during his sophomore and junior years. As a Senior Project Manager at Central Ceilings, Chris McPherson works with clients to manage drywall, ceiling and carpentry subcontracts in the commercial construction business. Chris is responsible for maintaining a relationship with Central’s clients by ensuring competitive pricing, safe work practices and completing Central’s scope of work in a timely fashion. Central has earned a great reputation in the New England market by delivering quality workmanship in a positive and professional manner over the past 50 years. The Central team works in the hospital, pharmaceutical, institutional, large scale residential, hospitality and corporate markets in greater New England.



Senior VP, Manager Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Before turning her talents to real estate, Beth held an executive position at Fidelity Investments, serving as Vice President of both Strategic and Customer Marketing. Beth’s success began early in her real estate career capturing the Rookie of the Year Award and quickly transitioning into sales management. Her proven success and notable accomplishments in management is substantiated having earned the President’s Council Award in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 for demonstrating exemplary leadership and management skills. A real shining star, Beth brings dynamic energy, exceptional managerial skills, and a strong business background.

HEIDI SCHONLAND ’97 National Field Operations Specialist Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. Heidi Schonland has been with Suffolk Construction for 2 years and in the construction industry for 9 years. Heidi currently serves as Suffolk’s National Field Operations Specialist. In this role she assesses Suffolk’s projects to ensure that each project team is delivering the “Build Smart” promise to each client. She helps drive efficiency with each team and communicates field needs to the company’s executives. Heidi works with project teams and senior management to continuously review and refine Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Compliance research, documentation, and reporting procedures. Her previous role at Suffolk was in Strategic Planning where she led Suffolk’s research directives in regards to corporate initiatives and growth strategies.


MATT O’TOOLE ’97 Head Men’s Soccer Coach Clark University

KRISTEN VASSALOTTI ’07 Children’s Footwear Developer Reebok International

Jared Porter is the Director of Professional Scouting for the Boston Red Sox, a job that includes oversight of the professional and major league scouting staffs, daily interaction with the General Manager and Baseball Operations staff on trades, free agent signings, and overall scouting and statistical analysis of players within other organizations. Prior to his tenure in Pro Scouting where he’s also held the roles of Coordinator and Assistant Director, Jared worked as the Assistant in Player Development for the Red Sox organization from 2005-2007, during which time current Major League players Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester, Jonathan Papelbon, Felix Doubront, Daniel Bard, and Justin Masterson were developing in the Red Sox Farm System.

Matt O’Toole is currently the head men’s soccer coach at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Matt graduated from Thayer in 1997 and went on to earn a degree in Marketing from Providence College in ‘01. Following a stellar four-year career at PC that saw him start 64 of 65 games and earn All-New England honors, O’Toole was invited to train with three different Major League Soccer clubs, as well as with Bohemians FC of the Eircom Premier League of Ireland.

A three-sport varsity athlete, Kristen graduated from Thayer in 2007 and went on to St.Anselm College where she played lacrosse for four years, serving as captain during her senior year. Kristen also chaired the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, a role that exposed her to the world of collegiate athletics beyond playing on the field. She worked behind the scenes with the St. Anslem Athletic Director to represent the college at many NCAA conferences around New England. During the summer before her senior year, Kristen interned at Reebok International in their marketing and management departments. Kristen graduated from St. Anselm in 2011 with a degree in business administration.

Director of Professional Scouting Boston Red Sox

Jared began his career with the Sox in 2004 as an Intern in Player Development in Fort Myers, Florida. During his time with the Red Sox, the team has won two World Series championships and has been to the playoffs five times. In 2002 and 2003, Jared worked for the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League, coordinating day to day player management, game day operations, and off-season player procurement. A graduate of Bowdoin College, where he captained the Ice Hockey and Baseball teams, and Thayer Academy, where he lettered in Ice Hockey, Baseball, Football, and Tennis, Jared currently resides in Boston.

Before assuming the head coaching position at Clark, Matt helped guide the Lord Jeffs of Amherst College to both the NESCAC regular season and tournament championships and the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Thanks in part to his tutelage, the 2011 Lord Jeffs led the NESCAC in 14 different statistical categories, including all 8 offensive rankings. Prior to Amherst, Matt was the head coach at Bridgewater College in Virginia for two seasons (2009 and 2010), where he recruited a trio of all-conference performers, as well as battled with 2010 NCAA Finalist, Lynchburg College and traditional MidAtlantic powers Virginia Wesleyan, Roanoke and North Carolina Wesleyan. Matt also served as an assistant coach at the University of Richmond for five seasons (2004-08). While on the Spider sidelines, he helped lead Richmond to the Atlantic-10 semifinals in 2006 and in competition against some of the strongest Division I programs in the country. Matt got his coaching start at Wheaton College where he helped guide the Lyons to a NEWMAC regular season (2002) and conference tournament title (2003) in his two seasons.

In 2011, Kristen went to work at State Street Bank in Boston as a fund accountant until a unique opportunity to return to Reebok International presented itself. Kristen is now a footwear developer, specializing in children’s footwear. Currently Kristen lives in South Boston with two former Thayer classmates, Emily Humphrey ‘07 and Taylor Trudeau ‘07.



JON ALIBER P ’09, ’13 Director of Enterprise IT Raytheon


Todd Larson is the Chief Technology Officer at Pioneer Investment Management in Boston. Todd has 20+ years of experience working in financial services in the Boston area and in addition to managing software development, systems integration and infrastructure technology teams, he has led trading and investment operations business teams.

Jon Aliber joined Raytheon in November 2010. Aliber is responsible for providing the overall leadership for the Company’s Enterprise IT Services organizations which include Application Development & Support, Partnership & Transformation, Infrastructure Operations, End-User Services & Productivity, and Solutions Engineering.

Peter Cundall is a Vice President and Client Executive with SapientNitro’s North American Digital Agency business. Peter is involved in the planning, design and implementation of digital solutions that allow businesses to engage with consumers and customers with a focus on the fast growing multi-channel commerce space.

Director of IT Pioneer Investment Management

In his career Todd has worked at Eaton Vance as an IT director and Back Bay Advisors as their CTO. Todd has also worked at John Hancock and State Street Bank. Todd has a Masters in Business from Suffolk University, and a BA in economics from Framingham State College.

Prior to joining Raytheon, Aliber was Executive Vice President/Chief Information Security Officer for Fidelity Investments. In this role, he was responsible for setting strategy, establishing plans, and ensuring execution of an effective Information Security and IT Risk strategy across the firm. In 2002, Aliber was appointed Executive Vice President and CIO of Fidelity Pricing and Cash Management Services (FPCMS) and was responsible for application development support for Fund Accounting, Fund and Tax Reporting, and Investment Management Operations. Prior to the EVP & CIO of FPCMS role, Aliber was the Executive Vice President responsible for Fidelity Data Center Operations, managing the Fidelity corporate data center environments including mainframes, enterprise servers, mid-range systems, and decentralized servers outbound to the desktop. Prior to joining Fidelity, Aliber spent several years at Data General in systems development and support.


Aliber received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire in 1981 and received a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Boston University in 1984.

Director of Program Management Sapient Corporation

During his 19 years with Sapient, he has worked with companies such as Staples, Panera Bread, New Balance, Luxottica/Sunglass Hut, Merrill Lynch, Constellation Energy, Barnes and Noble College Booksellers, Talbots and Pacific Bell as well as major academic institutions including Harvard University and MIT. A typical project was to first develop an overall eCommerce strategy for a retailer and then design and implement a new, improved online store using a range of state of the art technologies. Prior to joining Sapient, Peter was with Schlumberger, Ltd’s semiconductor design and manufacturing business unit for 13 years in a variety of engineering and management roles. Peter holds a B.Sc. (Eng.) Electrical Engineering with Honours from The Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University. He is married to Ann Stenbeck ’70 and is father of Jeremy Cundall ’11 and Ian Cundall ‘08. Peter and family live in Cohasset.



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