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UB School of Management Graduates 25 Executive MBAs

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: June 19, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Twenty-five Western New York business professionals have graduated from the Executive MBA program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

The graduates are:

Alex A. Adema, executive pastor, Restoration Church; William R. Basile, vice president, actuarial and underwriting, Independent Health; Michael Boldt, collaboration systems manager, Moog Inc.; David Bothwell, new product launch manager, PCB Pieczotronics; Adin J. Bradley, vice president, east zone operations, Rural/Metro Medical Services; Amy J. Burke, physician and hospitalist, Amy J. Burke, MD; Kristine Maiga Carmichael, manager, human resources, customer service and corporate communication, Canadian Niagara Power (FortisOntario); Ronaldo F. Cruz, procurement associate director, Praxair Inc.; Dennis J. Currie, director of information management, John W. Danforth Co.

Also, Thomas R. David, assistant vice president, Lyons National Bank; Jill W. Douglas, senior manager, HR business partner, New Era Cap Co.; Anthony J. Ehimare, credit operations manager, Citi; Jennifer L. Flagg, project administrative officer, Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer; John V. Fridmann, director of materials management, New Era Cap Co.; Terrence G. Greene, vice president of sales, Buffalo Wire Works Inc.; Jie Han, manager, engineering, Canadian Niagara Power (FortisOntario); Marc A. Hyde, project analyst II, M&T Bank.

Also, Shannon L. Johnson, payroll manager, Smokin Joes; Kelly A. Lincoln, consultant; Christopher Matz, business development manager, project manager, Moon-Matz Ltd.; Christopher E. McPhillips, global market development manager, Unifrax Corp.; Robert Nicholl, engineering manager, Moog Inc; John Sander, manager, information technology, FortisOntario; Kenneth Schonbachler, director, rehabilitation and business development, Kaleida Health/VNA of WNY; and Merle A. Thompson, vice president, business and planning manager/project manager, M&T Bank.

The Executive MBA is an intensive, 20-month program designed for high-achieving managers who want to earn an MBA while continuing to work full-time. Classes meet all day Friday and Saturday every third weekend, with one full week each August and a weeklong international residency in the fourth semester. Between class weeks, tutoring in quantitative courses is offered live at UB or online. Limited openings are still available for this fall's Executive MBA class. For more information, call 716-645-3200 or visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu/emba.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.