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Daniel A. Szpiro, MBA, was appointed Dean of the School of Professional Programs at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, in January. The School focuses on adult and continuing education.
Published in: Summer 2016
Daniel A. Szpiro (MBA) has been appointed Dean of the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) at Strayer University in Herndon, VA. JWMI was founded by Jack Welch, the legendary former CEO of General Electric, and currently offers an online Executive MBA and certificate programs. From 2004 to 2012, he was a faculty member and Associate Dean for Executive Education at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Email:
Published in: Winter 2013
Daniel A. Szpiro (MBA) has been appointed Assistant Dean for Executive Education at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He has been a faculty member at the Johnson School since 2004, when he joined as the founding Director of the Cornell-Queen's Executive MBA program, the dual-degree EMBA program offered by Cornell and Queen’s. He now has responsibility for all executive education at The Johnson School, including EMBA programs and non-degree executive education.
Published in: Winter 2011
Stephen Thomson (MBA, BSc’81) was appointed COO, Geophysical Services and Subsea at Fugro World Wide in Leidschendam, the Netherlands. Fugro provides the people, equipment, expertise and technology that support the exploration, development, production and transportation of the world’s natural resources. Stephen joined Fugro in 2000, following its acquisition of Geoterrex.
Published in: Summer 2013

Bill Tsotsos, MBA’90, has joined the global investment management business of U.S.-based Prudential Financial, PGIM, as managing director of its institutional relationship group. Bill established a downtown Toronto office for PGIM in September and is working with the PGIM affiliate investment and distribution teams to foster new product development and strategic relationships by bringing PGIM’s partnership model, knowledge and offerings to Canadian investors.

Published in: Spring 2022

William (Bill) Tsotsos, MBA, has been appointed head of institutional, Canada for Franklin Templeton. Bill is responsible for setting and executing the company’s overall institutional strategy. Prior to this, Bill was senior vice-president and head for Canada at BrightSphere Investment Group.

Published in: Winter 2020
Tom Weedon (BCom) has joined Microsoft to manage their recently signed partnership with Viacom (MTV Networks/Paramount/BET). Although he’ll still be based in Los Angeles, Tom will be splitting his time among Redmond, Seattle and Los Angeles.
Published in: Summer 2008
Brian Williamson

Brian Williamson, MBA’90, has discovered a love of pottery in retirement. “It’s cheaper than therapy and makes for great Christmas or birthday presents!” he writes. “I have no artistic talent, but thankfully with a few tricks you can make something that isn’t half bad.” One of his favourite techniques involves rolling out a piece of clay, laying it over a form, lifting it over his head and dropping it. “Dropping stuff is right in my wheelhouse...If you are looking for something to do in your spare time, give pottery a whirl.”

Published in: Spring 2023


Clayton Rogers (BCom) passed away on July 12, in Oakville, Ont., aged 47, following a battle against lymphoma. Father of Jake Rogers of St. Catharines, Ont., son of Mary and Lloyd Rogers of Regina, Sask., brother of Kim Rogers (Craig McTaggart) of Ottawa, Ont., and Krista Touhey (Kyle) of Vancouver, B.C. Clayton began his law career at Stikeman Elliott in both Toronto and London, U.K. A world traveller, he worked in Prague in telecommunications before assuming his most recent position as Director, Client Agreements and Legal Services, at Hatch in Mississauga, Ont. He visited many countries, and spent time in Australia, where he explored his maternal roots. Clayton’s sociable personality and outgoing nature helped him forge many lifelong friendships.
Published in: Winter 2015
Michael King (BCom), his wife Yvonne and their two sons (Robert, 12, and Peter, 9) have returned to Canada after spending three years in Basel, Switzerland. Michael has joined the University of Western Ontario as an Assistant Finance Professor in the Richard Ivey School of Business. Having spent the past three years working on the financial crisis and regulatory response with the Bank for International Settlements, Michael reports he is happy to be changing gears and returning to the classroom. He will be teaching HBAs, MBAs and business executives while continuing his research on banking, international finance and foreign exchange markets. See his profile at www.ivey.
Published in: Winter 2012