Alumni entrepreneurs Shelly Hewson ’80, Joe Gesualdo ’11, Gregg Hollmann ’93 and Chris Hindley 04 joined Dean Keep on Friday, Sept. 13 to kick off the third annual Mayo Business Plan Competition. The event doubled as one of the Business School’s “Third Wednesdays” panels which look to provide students with networking opportunities and exposure to various industries. Read more in Courtney Wirths’ article in The Signal. View details about the Mayo Business Plan Competition here.
Shane Haverstick ’99, SVP of Operations at Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., was invited to ring the opening bell of the NYSE on August 15th, after Third Point Re announced launch of their initial public offering. He is pictured on the far left (rear). The Company has been approved to list the common shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “TPRE.” See the press release here.
Constance Colon-Jones ’83, MEd ’88 received this year’s Alumni Citation award, the premier award given by the TCNJ Alumni Association. At TCNJ, Colon-Jones earned her undergrad degree in Business Education and her master’s in education. With a doctorate from Penn State, she has gone on to earn professional development certificates in the areas of business, communications, technology, arts, English, and humanities. She taught for numerous years at Penn State in the speech communication department, and has written a number of books and articles on topics such as poetry, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), intercultural communication, and business communication. Colon-Jones has also served on editorial boards and is an Editor’s Poetry Choice award winner. Read more in TCNJ Magazine.
Christopher Jones ’90, is co-founder and CFO of Durante Rentals, LLC which was recently ranked by The 2013 Inc. 5000 List as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. They ranked #1879 overall with a 203% growth rate; #61 of the top 100 Fastest Growing Construction Companies on the list, #113 of just New York companies (all industries) and #2 for Construction in NY. View their profile in Inc.com. Chris was the recipient of the 2013 Westchester Small Business CFO of the year award and also serves on the School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council.
Michael Movsovich ’86 (finance) chose corporate law over a career in business—and he couldn’t be happier. A senior partner in the New York office of the Kirkland & Ellis law firm, Movsovich recently told TCNJ Magazine: “All the skills I acquired as a finance undergraduate translate to what I’m doing as a lawyer.” He’s pictured (far left) at the inaugural JPMorgan TCNJ Finance Forum.
CFO of the innovative online company Confusing Homework Robert Czesak ’03 (finance) has turned his past experiences as a penniless college student into an ingenious business. He and Bryce Moral (from Wichita State University) have partnered to create a service dedicated to providing college and high school students with free, high-quality tutoring. Read more in TCNJ Magazine.