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1990s Alumni News & Notes

Spring 2023


Wendy Marsh was listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 2023. She is chair of the Environmental and Land Use & Zoning Departments at Hancock Estabrook, LLP, Syracuse.


John Bagyi was named to Lawdragon 500’s Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers. He also was recognized as a 2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyer and listed in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America.


Alon Bochman joined Google as Group Product Manager for YouTube Ads Privacy.

Francis Creighton was named president of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America in Washington, D.C.

John Castro joined the faculty at Nassau BOCES GC Tech as a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing teacher. John is the owner of Air Master LLC.

John Castro, UAlbany Class of 1994
John Castro ’94


Heather Sunser is Barclay Damon’s Financial Services Practice Group leader and Tax Credits Team leader.

Heather Sunser, UAlbany Class of 1996
Heather Sunser ’96


Jana Goldman Ryan is the director of Advancement at Adelphi University.

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Joseph Peterson is managing partner of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton’s Silicon Valley office. Joseph has represented clients in litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings involving copyright and trademark law for over 20 years and was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2021 and 2022.


Allison (Baker) Schulder joined dessert bakery chain Sprinkles as chief financial officer. Established in 2005, the cupcake bakery has grown to 24 locations throughout the United States.


Phil Kelly was named director of Human Resources, New York State Canal Corporation.


David Bergh was named president of Cazenovia College.

A photo of David Bergh, UAlbany Class of 1997 alum and president, Cazenovia College.
David Bergh ’97


Vera (Odierno) Sweeney is the founder of “Lady and the Blog.” A popular social media influencer, Vera helps busy women stay on top of the latest style, travel, and parenting trends.

Vera Sweeney ’99

Spring 2022


Michael Brodack was named special agent in charge of the Criminal Division of the FBI New York Field Office. Michael previously served as the FBI senior liaison to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at FBI and CISA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He began his career as an FBI special agent in 2002.

Christy Reuter joined Blank Rome LLP as partner in the firm’s Real Estate group. Christy previously was partner at Meister Seelig & Fein, where she chaired the Hotel & Hospitality group.

Christy Reuter ’92


John Bagyi was named an Upstate New York Super Lawyer for the 13th consecutive year.


Robert Modica is cofounder of Coffey Modica O’Meara LLP, based in White Plains, N.Y.

Robert Modica, UAlbany Class of ’96
Robert Modica ’96


Keith Ball was named 2021 Georgia Principal of the Year and is a finalist for the 2022 National Principal of the Year.

Keith Ball, UAlbany Class of 1997
Keith Ball ’97

Takis Dikasis is founder and president of online company Corporate Citizenship and has worked for several New York State offices including State Comptroller, Department of Taxation and Finance and the Workers Compensation Board. Takis has published three books: Abundant Life, Prosperous 20’s With An Unnecessary Depression and God’s Great Plan For Your Life.

Takas Dias ’97
Takis Dikasis ’97

Fall 2021

Class of ’93 alumni David Goldin, Andrew Altshuler, Matt Kutin and Jerrah Lieberman grabbed a slice at their old Albany hang out, Sovrana Pizza & Deli.


Victoria Lane was appointed chief special counsel for Ethics, Risk and Compliance, New York State Governor’s office. She previously served as a partner at Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP. She holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.


Jason Irizarry was named dean of the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education. He is the first Latino dean to lead the Neag school.

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