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The HWS Update

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Captain Kevin Cook ’90 was recently named the chief operating officer for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. In the position, he oversees the market operations of the $3.6 billion and more than 1,700 licensed beds health care organization serving Louisiana and Mississippi. Previously Cook worked as the chief

After two consecutive summers interning with Credit Suisse, Garrett McGowan ’21 has accepted an offer at the global investment bank, wealth management and financial services firm. In Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Financial Institutions Group based in New York City, the economics and mathematics double-major will work in a range of areas, from mergers and acquisitions

The 2017 winner of the Stu Lieblein ’90 Pitch Contest, Sam Solomon ’17 and his business, Pizza Posto, are giving back to the Geneva community this summer. The wood fired pizza truck that supports local agriculture with a farm-to-table menu is partnering with the Geneva Community Lunch program, Geneva 2030 Literacy Action Team and the

Discuss entrepreneurship, professional transitions, and how the principles and practices of Feng Shui can spur powerful personal change with former Vice President of JP Morgan Chase and the Owner of Creative Feng Shui Katherine “Kate” MacKinnon ’77. MacKinnon, a member of the HWS Board of Trustees and certified Feng Shui practitioner, will lead a virtual

Global leadership development and training company Fierce, Inc., founded by Susan Scott ’67, is offering a free mini-course that will teach you how to have essential conversations that enrich and strengthen your relationships with family, friends — and even yourself. “Fierce Conversations for Social Distancing” includes downloadable templates to guide you through the practice of

Cornelia “Nellie” Smith ’15 celebrated the one-year anniversary of her business the Red Wagon Bakery on March 15. The Canaan, N.H.-company’s first anniversary was also the same day she closed her doors to protect the safety and health of others during the pandemic. To stay operational, Smith has pivoted her business model. Her success has

William “Bill” Yaffa ’73, P’01, senior vice president of BMT Commodity Corp., has spent more than 45 years working as an importer and distributor of raw materials that are environmentally friendly. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Yaffa has been working to redirect virus guard fabrics and barrier screens to those who manufacture masks and face shields

Michael Barlow ’11, co-founder of the online home furnishing subscription service Fernish, is featured in a new article in Forbes. In “Think Like a Lean Startup, Even If You’re Not A Startup,” Barlow and his business partner Lucas Dickey share five key things they learned from their lean startup experience, including the importance of outsourcing

Annie Mandart ’14, of Niagara Piece Project, will be featured in WNED’s Horizons Gallery June 14 through July 30. Mandart is a self-taught modern quilter who started the craft in the fall of 2017. The PBS show will feature eight of Mandart’s quilts and a handful of quilted tote bags with varying designs. The show

This spring, Maxim Zibitsker ’19 won $10,000 in the final round of the Pitch Contest to launch Aqua Salutem Technologies, which uses artificial intelligence and a computer-based echolocation system to help minimize rescue response times for drowning victims and identify drowning before it occurs. Zibitsker joins a select group of HWS students who since 2012