JOAN REINHART CEAR   KELLEY CLAFFEY   LEONARD “LENNY” A. COMMA   BERNARD ASMAN DAHLEM   SARAH DAVIS   JAN EMICH  
                         
  Class of 1980
SUNY Oswego
Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies
  Class of 1999
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Construction Management
  Class of 1991
Drexel University
BS, Finance,
LeBow College of Business
  Class of 1951 & 1972
University of Louisville,
J. B. Speed School of Engineering
BCE & MENG, Civil Engineering
  Class of 2013
Auckland University of Technology
(AUT University), New Zealand
Bachelor of Business,
Major, Finance,
Minor Commercial Law
  Class of 1998
Johnson & Wales University Master of Business, Management
 
                         
  NOMINATED BY
Dr. Deborah F. Stanley, President
SUNY Oswego
  NOMINATED BY
Dr. Zorica Pantić, President Wentworth Institute of Technology
  NOMINATED BY
President John Fry
Drexel University
  NOMINATED BY
Dr. Neville G. Pinto,
Dean of Engineering
University of Louisville
  NOMINATED BY
Professor Geoff Perry,
Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of Faculty of Business & Law
AUT University
  NOMINATED BY
Chancellor John Bowen Johnson & Wales University
 
                         
  As senior vice president at Kellen Communications, a public relations and digital agency, Joan Reinhart Cear ’80 oversees the client programs, staff teams and business development for the group’s New York, Washington, DC, and Chicago offices. She is committed to providing hands-on learning opportunities to students and has served as the keynote speaker at the SUNY Oswego Alumni Association’s NYC Career Connections event for students, as an advisory board member for Oswego’s School of Communication, Media and the Arts and as a mentor for current students. She is a volunteer leader with the Public Relations Society of America New York Chapter and New York Women in Communications.   Kelly Claffey is a project manager for Bartlett Brainard Eacott, where she oversees The Hartford’s Interior Renovation Project. Claffey also works as an independent consultant for JAFRA Cosmetics USA. Prior to her current positions, she served in project management roles for both Holder Construction and O&G Industries, as well as an assistant project manager at Barr & Barr, Inc. She has overseen in her career projects for State Farm Atlanta, Bradley International Airport, and Emory University, among others. During her tenure at Wentworth, Claffey earned co-op experience working with the NY State Dept. of Transportation, Shawmut Design & Construction, and Barr & Barr, Inc. She has also garnered awards for LEEP Accreditation Commercial Interior Projects, and the Wentworth President’s Award for Academic Excellence and Co-curricular Involvement. Claffey notes that she often takes coop experience into consideration when hiring, noting that co-op teaches professionalism and details that cannot always be taught in a classroom.   Mr. Comma is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Jack in the Box which operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants, and, through a wholly owned subsidiary, Qdoba restaurants. He has been promoted numerous times since starting with the company in 2001 as director of Convenience Store & Fuel Operations. For his co-ops, he worked at Unisys in accounting, at Susquehanna Investments in options trading, and at Mobil Oil (now Exxon Mobil), where he discovered that working in teams was empowering. After graduation, he continued to work at Mobil, becoming regional manager with responsibilities for supporting more than 300 franchisees in California, Nevada and Arizona.   Bernie’s co-op experiences included working at a small architectural and contracting office and EI DuPont were he also worked after graduation. He then became an officer in the US Navy Civil Engineer Corps, where he was the Resident Officer in Charge of Construction of major building renovation. With this early experience Bernie grew Dahlem Construction into one of the major commercial and industrial construction companies in the Louisville region. The company’s accomplishments include GE Appliance Park and the UPS Louisville hub. Co-op provided Bernie the necessary experience to rapidly become a licensed PE and to operate Dahlem Construction as President and CEO.   Sarah started her career as adviser support at Macquarie Equities in New Zealand, a division of the largest investment manager in the southern hemisphere. Sarah’s main role at Macquarie was trading in the global bond and stock markets for wealthy individuals. Sarah then joined Fisher Funds, the favourite part of her role as an investment adviser is the creation and management of portfolios for her high net worth clients. Sarah is one of the youngest investment advisers in New Zealand, in her first year as an adviser she was able to secure in excess of $18,000,000 of new client mandates.   Jan Emich is the chief operating officer for tape.tv in Berlin, Germany, an online music video platform. Prior to this, Mr. Emich was the chief operating officer at DailyDeal. After selling DailyDeal to search engine giant Google in 2011, the founder of the company bought it back in 2013. Mr. Emich has over 20 years of international expertise from various industries. He is skilled at leading large multicultural teams. He is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University where he earned a BS degree in International Business and an MBA in Management.