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Amylou Porter

Amylou Porter

amyloup@prodigy.net
Operations Manager at Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
www.icomusic.org
Class Year: 1988
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Amylou Porter is an established arts administrator who has served as operations manager for orchestras in Massachusetts, Louisiana, Tennessee and Indiana.

 

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Ashley Wright

Ashley Wright

ashley.wright@urbanteachers.org
Recruitment and Selection Specialist at Urban Teachers
Career Advisor
www.urbanteachers.org
Occupation: Education & Training
Ashley was raised in a small town outside of Detroit, MI. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Albion College where she studied English. After graduation, she worked in human resources for two Fortune 500 companies before moving into the nonprofit sector as a staffing specialist for a large hospice in Dayton, Ohio. In 2016 she completed her MS degree from Tufts University in nutrition science and policy with a focus on workplace wellness initiatives in low-income schools. With many years of HR experience focused on staffing, recruitment, workplace wellness, and project management, Ashley is now the Northeast recruiter for Urban Teachers. Urban Teachers is a non-profit teacher prep program where teachers receive their Master's in Education from Johns Hopkins University School of Education while teaching in inner-city urban schools.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - We recruit all majors for a teacher training and preparation program in partnership with Johns Hopkins University.

 

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Brandy Pascazio

Brandy Pascazio

brandy.pascazio@globalfoundries.com
University Relations at GlobalFoundries
www.globalfoundries.com/careers
Occupation: Manufacturing
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandypascazio
Corporate Human Resources Recruiter with a passion for networking.

Specialties: Technical Recruiting, Operations and Manufacturing Recruiting.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a leading full-service semiconductor foundry providing a unique combination of design, development, and fabrication services to some of the world’s most inspired technology companies. With a global manufacturing footprint spanning three continents, GLOBALFOUNDRIES makes possible the technologies and systems that transform industries and give customers the power to shape their markets. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by Mubadala Investment Company. For more information, visit www.globalfoundries.com.

 

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C. Jerome Mopsik

C. Jerome Mopsik

cjmopsik@gmail.com
Manager, Partnership Development & Analysis at Pet Partners LLC
Career Advisor
www.petpartnersusa.com
Class Year: 2006
Occupation: Business, Management & Administration
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David Wronowski

David Wronowski

gdelurey@ayco.com
Human Capital Management at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company
https://www.ayco.com/homepage.html
Occupation: Finance
With a rich 40-year history in the areas of financial planning, education and investment services, Ayco develops and assists in implementing holistic financial solutions to help our clients achieve their goals. We believe in the power of human relationships to drive action, and a career with Ayco offers an opportunity to be part of this unique culture of client service. We invest in our associates, care about professional development, and believe in creating many paths of opportunity. Through our supportive, diverse and innovative environment, Ayco is committed to the success of our associates.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - We will provide information on the current openings and future careers here at Ayco.

 

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Diron Thompkins

Diron Thompkins

dthompkins@fs.fed.us
Federal Law Enforcement Officer at U.S. Forest Service
Career Advisor
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
I served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer dog handler for six years. I had the opportunity to work both, a narcotics dog and an explosives dog. I worked for the U.S. Department of Interior for five years, before transferring to the U.S. Forest Service. I have worked for the Forest Service since 2010 and am currently stationed on the White Mountain National Forest in NH.

 

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Douglas Alden

Douglas Alden

douglasalden2015@gmail.com
Writer/Producer/Director/Digital Entrepreneur at Alden Media
http://AldenMedia.com/bio
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglasalden
MY ARTICLES for Fortune Magazine, GQ & the New York Times—along with other odds and ends—can be seen at: www.Alden.Media

* 25+ years experience successfully Creating, Developing, Producing and Selling Programming and Marketing Initiatives over All Media Platforms—Online, Television, Print, Film, Music—and creating new business models.

* Sr. Executive experience both with Start-Ups and Major Media companies (NBC, ABC, ESPN)

* Co-Founder, Motionbox.com (bought by HP, 2010)

* Founding Team member of Classic Sports Network (bought by ESPN, 1997)

* Author of "The Alden Curve"​ (https://www.alden.media/what-is-thecurve)

* Author of "1927: The Diary of Myles Thomas" — a historical novel serialized by ESPN at www.ESPN.com/1927

* 3 National Emmy Awards and 12 Emmy Nominations for producing, writing, and directing.


Specialties:

* Creativity.

* Convergence Media Strategy and Execution — combined with the ability to create compelling narrative programming.

* Ability to Blend "Creative" with Deep Understanding of User-Interface and information Architecture

* Broadcast & Cable Programming and Business Development

* TV & Film Development

* Writing, Producing, Directing (DGA)

 

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Ellen Butowsky

Ellen Butowsky

ebutowsky@preventchildabuseny.org
Associate Director at Prevent Child Abuse NY
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Human Services
Ellen Butowsky P'21 has served as the associate director of training and staff development for Prevent Child Abuse New York for the past 10 years. She is also an Adjunct Professor for Adelphi University School of Social Work, teaching master’s level social work students.
PCANY provides advocacy, training, education and referral services with the goal of stopping child abuse before it has a chance to start. Her work takes her throughout New York State providing Healthy Families NY home visiting programs with training, technical assistance, coaching and skill building necessary for them to provide high quality services to vulnerable new and expectant families. She is also the managing editor of The Link, the statewide publication for Healthy Families NY.
For 10 years, Ms. Butowsky was the director of community services for the Mid Hudson Family Health Institute, overseeing its home visiting programs. This included building community partnerships, advocating at the national and local level, grant writing, supervising staff, and working directly with participant families in their homes and in a group setting. Ms. Butowsky helped initiate a nationally recognized random control trial; this research helped justify continued funding for much needed preventive services for vulnerable children and families.
In other positions, Ms. Butowsky has worked with migrant farmworkers, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless families. She served in the U.S. Peace Corps in southern Honduras for three years working in rural villages. She assisted women’s groups with cashew producing projects and health and nutrition activities. Ms. Butowsky holds dual masters degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill in public health and social work, with a focus on maternal and child health. She is very excited to share her experiences and passion with anyone interested in this work.

Recruiting Talent: Yes - We will most likely have an opening for an intern to be based in our Albany office. I will have an information sheet with me if that is the case.

 

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Erik Morrison

Erik Morrison

erik.morrison98@gmail.com
HR Specialist at Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES
Career Advisor
www.wswheboces.org
Class Year: 2015
Occupation: Business, Management & Administration
Erik Morrison is the HR Specialist at Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Board of Cooperative Educational Services (WSWHE BOCES). Erik handles all aspects of HR recruiting and on-boarding for WSWHE BOCES. Erik graduated from Skidmore College in 2015 with a degree in History and a minor in Arts Administration and graduated with an MBA with a concentration in HR Management from Notre Dame de Namur University in May of 2018. Erik is also in the process of becoming a certified professional through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Jesse Tyree

Jesse Tyree

creative@blackdogllc.com
Owner at black dog DESIGNS
blackdogllc.com
Occupation: Marketing, Sales & Service
black dog DESIGNS is a versatile marketing agency offering branding, advertising, web design, and more. From new business creative, to enhancing an existing marketing campaign or brand, we help take our clients towards their next goals.


Recruiting Talent: Yes - We're looking for potential interns, future employees, and looking at the current education standards of these individuals.

 

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Katherine Stephens

Katherine Stephens

kstephens@proctors.org
School Programs Director at Proctors
www.proctors.org
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Katherine has a combined 13 years experience in non-profit arts management. She currently works at Proctors in Schenectady as the School Programs Director. Her programs include after-school, internships, film and media, school days, student matinees, in-school programming.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - Proctors is proud to be the premier theatre destination for the Capital Region and is committed to its mission “Through arts and community leadership be a catalyst for excellence in education, sustainable economic development and rich civic engagement to enhance the quality of life in the greater capital region.” Proctors also has a partnership with Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany and Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs. Internships may crossover in scope. Internships are designed for undergraduate or graduate students to have an in-depth experience of working in a not-for-profit theatre company. Training can be supplemented with discussions and workshops with directors, designers and senior staff who provide insight into the overall management of the company. Interns’ relationships with their supervisor ensure that they are not only gaining valuable skills but also receiving support and feedback. Internships are part-time Monday-Friday with occasional nights and weekends (12-20 hours per week). They take place year-round during the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters. We have openings for the following internships: Accounting Internship, Company/Production Management Internship, Dance, Acting, Jazz Internships, Graphic Design Internship, Special Events & Fundraising Internship, Education and Community Outreach Internship, Marketing Internship, Television Production Internship, Non-Profit Management Internship, Editorial Intern and Production/Web Intern. insider.proctors.org/internships

 

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Louis Scenti

Louis Scenti

ljscenti@gmail.com
Senior Vice President, Talent Management at Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Career Advisor
https://www.newyorkfed.org
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Finance
https://www.linkedin.com/in/louis-scenti-b527119
Experienced Talent Management professional with a demonstrated track record of results in the financial services industry. Strong professional skilled in Executive Development, Career Development, Coaching, Executive Coaching, and Facilitation.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - We seek rising Seniors for our 10 week summer internship program and will also entertain direct entry-level hiring.

 

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Melissa Lazarov

Melissa Lazarov

mlaz@gagosian.com
Director at Gagosian Gallery
gagosian.com
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Global director, Gagosian Gallery

 

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Mohit  Manaktala

Mohit Manaktala

Mmanaktala@comcast.net
Managing director at BofA Merrill Lynch
Career Advisor
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Finance
Technology corporate and investment banking

 

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