MICHAEL C. BARBARITA '72 is managing director and chief operating officer at First National Insurance Agency, a subsidiary of First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Mike serves on the RMU Board of Trustees.
ED TRAVERSARI '74 is an assistant professor in the sport, arts, and entertainment management department at Point Park University. As a veteran concert promoter, he brings over 35 years of experience to his classes. Ed and his wife, MARY LANDRIN TRAVERSARI '78, live in McCandless.
JAMES V. SACCO '75 is executive director of stadium management at Heinz Field. He was recently honored with former Steeler Hines Ward at this year's Dapper Dan Dinner and Sports Auction, where he received the Dr. Freddie Fu Sports Leadership Award. Jimmie started in the Pittsburgh sports industry as an usher at Civic Arena, and later helped to manage Civic Arena and Three Rivers Stadium before moving to Heinz Field.
MICHAEL J. SMITH '77, president and CEO of Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, was appointed to the RMU Board of Trustees in September.
JAMES MCRICKARD '79 is president and chief executive officer of Dayton Superior Corp. He previously was group vice president and general manager of global engineered products at Kennametal.
GARY PAINE '76 was elected to the board of Heartland BancCorp. Gary is president of Pilot Freight Services, Pilot Air Freight, and CMH Pilot Cartage Services. He lives in New Albany, Ohio.
KIMBERLY CONROY SAWYER ’79 was honored as the 2013 Alumni Award winner for the University of Massachusetts Lowell School of Sciences, where she obtained her master's degree in mathematics and computing. She is the deputy laboratories director and executive vice president mission support at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M. Kim was included in the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2012 list of Women Worth Watching. She previously was with Lockheed Martin as vice president for technical operations. Kim and her husband, Anthony, live in Albuquerque.
MIKE BELSKY '82 is director of business development for Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania. He was recently elected to the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce.
DONALD MOGAN '83 joined the business development team at Scranton logistics provider Kane Is Able as vice president of customer solutions.
CARMELITA SINKLERPUGH '87 has joined the legal staffing agency Special Counsel as paralegal search director for the Chicago branch. She lives in Aurora, Ill.
JIM YOUNG '87 is vice president for residential mortgage for Fifth Third Bank. Previously he was regional sales manager at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Jim lives in McMurray.
DOUGLAS LEONARD M'87 is director of consulting services at SSi in Greensburg and has been reappointed to the disciplinary board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
DAVID J. GRECCO '88 joined the energy law team of Steptoe & Johnson in Canonsburg. Previously he was vice president for legal at Phillips Resources. David lives in Mt. Lebanon.
MATTHEW SCHULTE '88 M'94 is treasurer and senior administrator for business at Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in Midland. He lives in Midland with his wife and two children.
MICHAEL WASSIL '89 M'97 was promoted to consulting partner and director at The Binkley Kanavy Group, an accounting and auditing firm. He lives in Bethel Park.
KARA MOSTOWY RUTOWSKI '91 M'06 is executive director of The Early Learning Institute, and was named 2012 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
PATRICK M. KELLY M'93 is executive director at the law firm of Lubell & Rosen in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and executive director of Bold Legal Defense Insurance. He was previously executive director at Fowler White Burnett.
LOUANN KRISTOFF MEREDITH '93 is a member of the Pittsburgh Passion women's football team, which she tried out for in memory of her father, who died in August. Louann works for First National Bank and lives in Follansbee, W.Va.
CHRISTOPHER KING '94 is director of athletics at the University of Texas-Pan American, and coedited and cowrote a chapter in The Handbook of College Athletics and Recreation Administration. Chris lives in McAllen, Texas.
JASON NORKEVICUS '95 also known as Jason Christopher, is a certified stage hypnotist performing in Pittsburgh venues.
PATRICIA STOCKE '98 is chief financial officer of fi360. Previously she was CFO of Management Science Associates. She lives in Bethel Park.
ALISA FAULK '99, general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Settlers Ridge, was named vice chair of the executive committee of The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce.
STACY BEAULIEU FRESHWATER '99 was named "CFO of the Year" by the Pittsburgh Business Times in the category of private firms of less than 100 employees. Stacy works for Sierra w/o Wires and lives with her husband, Bruce, and their four children in McDonald.
PAUL SCHWARZMILLER M'00 is vice president for human resources at the Community College of Allegheny County. He lives in Bridgeville.
BRUCE GOODMAN M'01 is vice president/commercial loan officer at The Farmers National Bank in Emlenton. Previously he was assistant vice president of corporate treasury management at Dollar Bank.
JAYE WILSON '01 is director of recruiting for Resources Global Professionals in Pittsburgh.
NORA BORGER '02 is head coach of the girls' softball team at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pa.
COLLEEN A. LUBAWSKI '02 is a financial assistant with Trebuchet Consulting. She was previously a claims operations manager with UPMC. She lives in Bethel Park.
SCOTT KOSKOSKI M'02 is the director of major and planned gifts for the Morris Animal Foundation.
KRISTEN VALERIO '04 and Scott Suchy were married on October 12. Kristen is HR manager for Fidelity Bank. The Suchys live in Monroeville.
PATRICIA TUITE M'04 is director of engineering and construction services at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. She lives in McKees Rocks.
NICHOLAS VUCHENICH M'05 and Jeanne-Marie Bua were married on October 13. Nicholas is a supervisor at Consol Energy. The Vuchenichs live in Bethel Park.
JAMI BURK GREGG '05 M'07 is a grant coordinator for Westmoreland County Community College. Previously she was a project manager at RMU.
JOEY SPEHAR '06 is the morning mix cohost on 91.3 WYEP-FM in Pittsburgh. He started as an intern and worked as a production director for "The Allegheny Front," an environmental program.
HOWARD B. SLAUGHTER JR. D'06 was selected to chair the policy committee of the board of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, where he has been a member of the board of directors since 2007. Slaughter is president and CEO of Christian Management Enterprises, which specializes in strategic solutions, project management, small business, and real estate development.
RACHEL CIBULAS '07 was voted Coach of the Year by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. In her first year as head coach of women's lacrosse at Adrian College in Michigan, the team finished 17-3, winning both the regular season and conference tournament titles and playing a home game in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Rachel was a member of RMU's first women's lacrosse team.
DR. ROBERT MAHA M'07 is chief operating officer of MedExpress Urgent Care. He previously was president and chief medical officer of Emergency Resource Management and vice president of UPMC physician services division.
JULIE COSTELLO HENDRY '08 was named to the PR News "15 to Watch" in 2012 at the PR People Awards in Washington, D.C., in November. Julie is a public relations specialist for Direct Energy.
RYAN CRUTHERS '08 was the first player signed by the ECHL Orlando Solar Bears, a new minor league affiliate of the NHL Minnesota Wild. Ryan is team captain and starting center. He played three seasons with the Reading Royals after graduation.
MICHAEL P. ANDERSON M'08 is vice president of human resources for the UPMC East Hospital.
ALICIA BOOKER D'09 is a senior consultant and risk analyst at Verizon Landline in Pittsburgh.
ASHLEY CAIN '09 is a facilities specialist in the office of facilities planning at RMU.
MICHAEL WITHEREL M'09 is the owner of Coffee Buddha, a West View coffee house.
ANTHONY GAETANO '10 is an admissions representative at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
CHELSEA WALKLAND '10 M'11 is Oswego State women's ice hockey's first full-time assistant coach. She was part of the staff that saw RIT win its first NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship last year, setting a D-III single-season record with 28 victories.
CHRIS HUGHES M'11 is executive director at The Education Foundation. Previously he was director of annual giving for the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
MANDY FIERENS '11 is the founder of Zaftig, an online clothing company for women sizes 10 and up. She does freelance photography and writes "The Curvy Blogger," which she started in 2009.
MICHAEL ROWSE '11 is assistant men's lacrosse coach at Queens University of Charlotte. Previously he was the assistant men's lacrosse coach at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa. Mike also has coached with the Maryland Raptors, FASTLAX, and the Pittsburgh Revolution clubs.
MIKE BOYLAN '12 is a programmer analyst in the information technology department at RMU.
KEVIN BROWNWELL '12 was drafted by the Buffalo Bandits and KIEL MATISZ '12 signed with the Minnesota Swarm of the National Lacrosse League.