Joseph P. Lojacono, M.B.A. 1980 & B.S. 1979, has been promoted to executive vice president/account director at the SKM Group in Williamsville, NY, where his responsibilities include managing media planning, public relations and client support services. He will also lead a team to provide both new and existing clients with strategic planning services. Lojacono serves on the Blue & White Club’s board of directors for UB Athletics, is a member of the marketing communications committee for the American Red Cross Greater Buffalo chapter and is past president of both the School of Management Alumni Association and the General Alumni Association at UB. He resides in Getzville, NY.
John A. Colombo, Ph.D. 1981 & M.A. 1979, associate dean of the graduate school at the University of Kansas, has been selected as a fellow of the American Psychological Association for 2003. Fellows are selected on the basis of their extraordinary contributions to the field of psychology, and on how well they demonstrate the national impact of their work. Colombo lives in Lawrence, KS.
Mario L. Rocci, Ph.D. 1981 & B.S. 1976, has been named president and CEO of Prevalere Life Sciences, a contract research organization in Whitesboro, NY, which provides research and development services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Rocci was elected to serve in 2004 as president of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, a professional scientific society of more than 11,000 members employed worldwide in academia, industry and government. He has authored more than 100 scientific research publications and is the former director of operations for Oneida Research Services. He lives in Utica, NY.
Cheryl A. Freidman, B.S. 1982, has been named vice president of clinical services for Lifetime Health. In this position, she will be responsible for overseeing medical management, quality improvement, risk management, safety programs and regulatory compliance across Lifetime Health operations in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. Previous to this appointment, Freidman was vice president of resource management for Excellus Health Plans. She resides in Hamburg, NY.
Joseph A. Cook, B.S. 1983, is branch manager of a field audit office for the federal government. In this position, he is responsible for all Department of Defense audits of government contractors in the Houston and South Texas areas, which includes approximately 300 companies. He also handles audits for other government agencies located in the same region, including NASA. Now retired from the military, Cook joined the military reserves in 1975. Throughout his military career, he was a member of the 101st Airborne, as well as the Marine Corps. He lives in Houston.
Robert A. Klump, J.D. 1983, has been named associate director of the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. He also serves as an adjunct professor of political science at Canisius, where he has taught constitutional law since 1987. Established in 1981, the Raichle Pre-Law Center seeks to promote understanding of the role of law in American society among members of the Canisius community. In November 2002, Klump received the New York State Bar Association’s law-related education distinguished service award for his years of dedicated teaching, as well as his role as a faculty advisor to the Canisius chapter of Phi Alpha Delta. Klump resides in Williamsville, NY.
Margaret G. McGlynn, M.B.A. 1983 & B.S. 1982, has been promoted to president of the U.S. Human Health Division of Merck and Company. In her new position, she will be responsible for the company’s U.S. hospital and specialty sales group, the managed care group and specialty product franchises and marketing services. She also joins the Merck management committee, the senior leadership team of Merck’s president, to assist in managing business operations and in formulating growth strategies and corporate policies. She is a member of the board of directors of Quidel Corporation, a worldwide leader in diagnostic testing, and also serves on the dean’s advisory council at the University at Buffalo School of Management. McGlynn resides in Lebanon, NJ.
Jeri McClenaghan-Ihde, M.Arch. 1985, is working as an architect with Eppstein Uhen Architects in Milwaukee, WI. Previously, she worked with Aldrian & Guszkowski, an architecture firm in Elm Grove, WI. McClenaghan-Ihde resides in White Fish Bay, WI.
Donald K. Kintner, B.A. 1988, has been named marketing communications manager for General Electric (GE) Power Systems, Substation Automation Solutions, based in Atlanta, GA. In this position, he is responsible for all public relations, advertising, branding and other communications activities for the global business. He is also in charge of supporting GE Power Systems communications programs and initiatives. Kintner lives in Atlanta.
Lisa Foti-Milk, B.S. 1989, has been appointed chief financial officer at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI), a Western New York center for basic biomedical research established in 1956. Foti-Milk will be responsible for all financial and reporting requirements of HWI, which she joined after working as a senior manager with an international accounting firm. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Foti-Milk resides in Buffalo, NY.
Ilsu Rhee, Ph.D. 1989, is a professor and assistant dean at the Kyungpook National University in Taegu, Korea, where Rhee resides.