Alumni Notes

2014

Ray Dubois, EMBA, in November 2014 accepted a role with Merlin Entertainment LLC, as Director of Projects, Asia, where he is working on the Legoland theme parks in Nagoya, Japan, and Chuncheon, South Korea. Merlin oversees 104 attractions in 22 countries, including The London Eye and Madame Tussauds. 
Published in: Winter 2017
Armen Kurdian, CQEMBA, a U.S. Navy Captain, is the Director of Engineering and Product Support for Navy Supply Command — Weapon Systems Support in Philadelphia, PA. He and wife Lindi welcomed son Gregory Patrick in December 2015.
Published in: Winter 2017
Kevin Dong, MFIN, accepted a finance manager role at VersaCold Corporation on April 8, his 8th wedding anniversary, after working at Kimberly-Clark for 18 months.
Published in: Summer 2016
Bettina Pierre-Gilles, EMBA, member of the boards of Calgary Co-op and Exaltexx, has completed the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is also in the process of launching the first utility-scale solar project in Alberta.
Published in: Summer 2016
Laurel Walzak, EMBA, received the 2016 Ontario Volunteer Service Award from the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade in recognition of her role as a community volunteer through five years of service supporting George Brown College.
Published in: Summer 2016
Casey Burgess, CQEMBA, is beginning his second term as Mayor of the City of Wilmer, Texas, after running unopposed in this year's general election.
Published in: Summer 2016
Stewart Campbell, CQ-EMBA, accepted a new role at Roche Genentech’s global headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, where he heads up Global Product Strategy for the Breast Cancer Franchise, the company’s largest portfolio. Roche leads all biopharmaceutical firms in oncology product development in pursuit of finding a cure for cancer, spending more on R&D than virtually any other company in the world, Stewart reports. 
Published in: Winter 2016
Jessica Lui, BCom, has accepted a consulting position at Deloitte in Toronto after having spent much of the past year involved in United Nations initiatives and working as a strategy consultant at Global Professionals Practicum, a professional coaching firm. In July, Jessica attended the annual UN Youth Assembly in New York as a Canadian Representative. She was one of 600 invited international delegates and reported on her experience in The Huffington Post.
Published in: Winter 2016
Steven Sapinsky, EMBA, and his wife Loren announce the April birth of their son Taylor, who joins big brothers Kingston and Carter in making the family’s household more energetic than ever.
Published in: Winter 2016
Celine Tarrant, BCom, launched Smart Girls Sweat, a "sweatworking" group that combines working out and networking for professional women in the Toronto area interested in meeting like-minded people and maintaining an active lifestyle. The December inaugural event sold out, attracting 30 professional women for an evening of working out, healthy refreshments and a presentation by Laurel Walzak, EMBA’14, COO of Fitneff Inc. (profiled in QSB Magazine, Winter 2015). Visit smartgirlssweat.com for news of upcoming events.
Published in: Winter 2016

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