College of Business, Public Policy and Health - Alumni Profiles
- Nicole Gogan
Orrington, Maine native Nicole Gogan is 2011 graduate of the Maine Business School and a former business counselor with the UMaine School of Economics Knowledge Transfer Alliance, a free program that helps small businesses with basic business analysis, planning and efficiency.
- Sandy Cyrus
Teaching yoga at her studio in Orono, Sandy Cyrus enjoys being her own boss while passing on her passion for the ancient system of breathing practices, postures and meditation.
- Themis Violaris
Maine Business School alumnus Themis Violaris, founder and managing director of Monarch, a satellite communication services company based in Cyprus, returned to campus last October to speak to graduate students in Assistant Professor Anne Canabal’s international business class.
- Gary Roderick
Retired after a successful 40-year career in marketing research, Gary Roderick says he enjoyed his work helping companies identify and develop new business opportunities, promote products, conduct and analyze consumer surveys, and create advertising campaigns.
- Cynthia Bromley Gallagher
Less than 10 years after earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree at the Maine Business School, Cynthia Bromley Gallagher ’01, ’02G is vice president and deputy controller at AOL, overseeing accounting services operations.
- Kim Preble
Kim Preble graduated from the Maine Business School in 2011 and three months later, landed a job as a marketing associate at Engenuity Systems Inc., in Chandler, Ariz. Cofounded in 1994 by University of Maine College of Engineering alumnus Tracy Markie ’84, Engenuity is one of the world’s largest distributors of energy efficiency control systems.
- Jeffrey Schweitzer
Maine Business School alumnus Jeffrey Schweitzer, EPA, CEP, ATP of Northeast Financial Strategies Inc., in Wrentham, Mass., is using Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to grow his family business.
- Kristin Powell
Six years after earning her M.B.A. from the Maine Business School, Kristin Powell is an instructor at the University of North Dakota Honors Program, teaching interdisciplinary courses focused on such diverse subjects as film and capitalism, the Supreme Courtand censorship in America.
- Amy Irish
When Amy Irish graduated from the Maine Business School withan M.B.A. in 2011, she had more than a solid business education under her belt. She also had her first full-time job as marketing manager at University Credit Union in Orono.
- Bethany Brown
Bethany Brown applied what she learned in the Maine Business School during a two-year stint in the Peace Corps, where she worked in Thailand helping residents in a rural village start and grow their businesses and develop a tourism industry.
- Crystal Jiang
As an assistant professor of management at Bryant University, Crystal Jiang is teaching the same business policy course she took from Maine Business School Professor John Mahon.
- Larry Shaw
Nearly 30 years after he graduated from the Maine Business School, Larry Shaw, president and chief executive officer of MMG Insurance in Presque Isle, Maine, continues to fall back on a valuable lesson he learned as an undergraduate.
- Matt Kaubris
Maine Business School alumnus Matt Kaubris, president and CEO of Oxford Federal Credit Union, is on a mission to change the way young adults think about cooperative financial institutions.
- Paul Bisulca
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Paul Bisulca Jr., who earned his undergraduate degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Maine in 1996, worked a few months at an advertising agency near Boston, then did an about-face and joined the Marines.
- Nicholas Nadeau
After being accepted at several other schools in addition to UMaine, I visited each one, weighed my options, and the combination of student life, cost and a nationally accredited program drove my decision to attend.
- Sarah Bigney
It all started with a few cups of coffee.
Four years ago, Sarah Adams Bigney was a student worker at the Oakes Room Café in the University of Maine’s Fogler Library, drinking down almost as many lattes as she was serving up, when she started to wonder about all that coffee she was handling.
- Justin Jamison
Justin Jamison admits he's always been a little obsessed with dairy production and how it fits into a sustainable food economy.
- Jason Charland
For the past five years, Jason Charland has been a direct care provider in a group home for adults with mental illness, assisting residents with daily living tasks and recreational activities, supporting social skill development and administering medications.
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