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William Smith Alumnae in Business

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the William Smith Deans are hosting a dinner and panel discussion featuring “William Smith Alumnae in Business.” The panel will be composed of three accomplished alumnae Lori Gable ’86, Kelly Johnson Mittiga ’94 and Laura Lovria Paskell ’90. The panel discussion will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 8 in the Vandervort Room in Scandling Campus Center.

Gable recently began writing for the Rochester Business Journal.  Previously she worked for more than 10 years for Fusion Productions, a communications technologies company based in Webster, N.Y. She has also worked for WROC TV-8 and WHEC TV-10. As senior producer at WHEC, she led her news team to several broadcasting awards including Best Newscast.  Gable earned her B.A. from William Smith in English literature, and also holds an associate of arts degree in broadcast journalism from Cayuga Community College.

Shortly after earning her B.A. in economics from William Smith, Mittiga was hired by First Niagara Bank where she now serves as senior vice president of retail banking. In addition to her professional life, Mittiga volunteers as chair of the board of the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce; treasurer of the board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Geneva; as a member of Jobs for Geneva Board; and a member of the City of Geneva’s Revolving Loan Fund Committee.

Paskell has served as research analyst at Wegmans since 2001. After graduating from William Smith with a B.A. in economics, she worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a bank examiner. She then spent the next 10 years as internal bank auditor for Fleet Bank, Rochester Community Savings Bank  and Charter One Bank. She also holds a MBA from St. John Fisher.