Alumni Notes

2013

Richard E. Muise (EMBA) has been promoted to the position of Director of Canadian Airport Operations at American Airlines. He is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Published in: Summer 2014
Christopher Drax (MIB) has released his first book, “Aviation Risk and Safety Management,” published by Springer. The co-edited book can be purchased online at Amazon.com
Published in: Summer 2014
Thomas Scott (CQ-EMBA) is now PDE Director at CDI Corporation in Springdale, Ohio. On Apr. 24, 2014 he married Jessica Potter.
Published in: Summer 2014
Robert Mashohn (EMBA) is now the Western Canada Regional Controller for Progressive Waste Solutions, and is based in Vancouver.
Published in: Summer 2014
Dylan DiLecce (BCom) founded Sovereign, a progressive, upscale casual clothing company in Toronto that launched in Nov. 2013, just six months after he graduated. Classmates modelled the inaugural collection at the launch (pictured are Elizabeth Westgate, Utsav Gandhi, Dylan and Ryan Seager; absent is fellow classmate/model Angela Wong). As a completely online retailer, Dylan looks forward to building the brand while continuing to work for real estate internet company BuzzBuzzHome. Visit www.svrgn.ca (See qsb.ca/magazine/startups for more.)
Published in: Winter 2014
Kajal Palan (CQ-EMBA) and his wife Hina were excited to welcome their twin boys, Shiven and Shyam, in September. It’s been a hectic time for Kajal; after graduating in May, he changed jobs and is now Director of Finance at the Ontario Genomics Institute. He lives with his family in Mississauga.
Published in: Winter 2014
Chris Smeets (EMBA) is now Manager of Quality Assurance, Maintenance Operations, with Air Canada rouge in Toronto. He reports that this opportunity will provide him with the challenge he was seeking and the ability and freedom to build from the lessons learned through the Queen’s MBA program. Chris reports being very excited to help grow this new venture into a sustainable organization that provides something special to the lesser-travel market.
Published in: Winter 2014
On May 26, immediately after attending their convocation in Kingston, several members of the EMBA Class of 2013 ran the Ottawa Half Marathon. Runners Rhonda Devine, Jody Seerup, Michael James, Ian Ball and Dan Robillard were supported by fundraising classmates Jessica Hulsman and Rose Harrison. Calling themselves “The Graduates,” the team raised more than $7,000 to benefit the Ottawa Hospital Foundation as part of the Run for a Reason charity initiative. The team wishes to thank all who generously supported them.
Published in: Summer 2013

2012

Robin (Greschner) Lee, BCom’08, AMBA, and husband Paul in August 2016 welcomed Grace Lee, a future Queen’s grad, Robin hopes, having already shown off the campus to Grace during a visit to Kingston.  
Published in: Summer 2017
Katherine Wong Too Yen, BCom, was recently promoted to a new role as Manager of Communications and Customer Care, Digital Banking, at the Equitable Bank in Toronto. In her spare time, she continues to work in the sports industry at theScore, and is now in her third year of running its social media platforms.
Published in: Summer 2017

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