JOE FALLON   EDWARD GENTILE   MARK GLEIBERMAN   RYAN HEALEY   DEBRA HEATH-THORNTON   GLENN IVES  
                         
  Class of 1977
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Civil Engineering
  Class of 1988
Rochester Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Packaging Science
  Class of 1980
Drexel University
BS, Accounting,
LeBow College of Business
  Class of 2012
Johnson & Wales University Bachelor of Science, Advertising & Marketing Communications
  Class of 1981
Rochester Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
  Class of 1984
University of Waterloo Bachelor of Mathematics, Mathematics/Chartered Accountancy (Information Systems Package), Honours, Co-operative Program
 
                         
  NOMINATED BY
Dr. Zorica Pantić, President Wentworth Institute of Technology
  NOMINATED BY
President Bill Destler Rochester Institute of Technology
  NOMINATED BY
President John Fry
Drexel University
  NOMINATED BY
Chancellor John Bowen Johnson & Wales University
  NOMINATED BY
President Bill Destler Rochester Institute of Technology
  NOMINATED BY
Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, President & Vice-Chancellor University of Waterloo
 
                         
  Joe Fallon is not simply a veteran of Wentworth’s co-op program—he initiated the Institute’s very first one. While studying at Wentworth in the 1970s, Fallon took a co-op position with Malden Redevelopment Authority, setting in motion a career that would take him to tremendous heights in the real estate world. As the President and CEO of The Fallon Company in Boston, Fallon’s portfolio includes Fan Pier, a three million square foot development that contains Twenty Two Liberty, One Marina Park Drive, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and 100 Northern Avenue. The Fallon Company is also responsible for the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, and Park Lane Seaport, among other sites. Fallon was named one of The Boston Globe’s “Bostonians of the Year,” as well as “Developer of the Year” by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and he serves on numerous nonprofit boards. Fallon has employed co-op students and relates that he hires people who match his passion in their work.   After getting a business marketing degree in 1984, Gentile earned his bachelor’s degree in packaging science in 1988, embracing a new passion along with a new career. His first position after graduation was at McDonald Douglas Corp., where he had worked on co-op. Currently a business development executive at Perfecseal North America, he oversees sales, development and service of flexible and rigid sterile packaging products used in the health care industry. He daily applies what he terms “the great, solid technical skills I learned at RIT.” Based on his own RIT success, Gentile advises students to not ever limit themselves.   Mr. Gleiberman is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of MG Properties Group (MGPG), a San Diego-based real estate investor in apartment communities throughout the Western United States. The Group oversees a portfolio of 12,000 units in over 49 communities in high-growth cities in California, Washington, Arizona, and Nevada. As president, Mr. Gleiberman has guided the growth of MGPG, raising money for new investment partnerships and overseeing the renovation, leasing and property management of the company’s portfolio of communities. Mr. Gleiberman completed one co-op at Samuel Fisher and Company, a regional CPA firm, and two co-ops at major accounting firm, Ernst & Whinney (known as EY today). After graduating, he was hired by the company and worked as a tax specialist.   With the explosion of data readily available through the sheer size and depth of the Internet, the advertising industry is “taking a really cool turn right now.” The analytics team Ryan Healey works with brings value to nationally known brands such as Bank of America, Chili’s, Trip Advisor, and Dunkin Donuts, by taking insights from all that information and presenting it in a way that makes it understandable. The insight they glean informs their clients and internal teams at the agency about the success of their current campaigns and what can be done to expand their potential. Working as part of a team presenting to big-name clients might intimidate more than a few new graduates, but Ryan found his internship at the agency gave him the confidence he needed.   Debra Heath-Thornton is the executive dean of the Campalo College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Eastern University. She is responsible for the quality of the academic programs in the college and for managing curriculum development and strategic planning for the college. Previously, Heath- Thornton was a tenured faculty member at other institutions. She is committed to higher education, where she believes she is able to do the most good and effect positive change one student at a time. Heath-Thornton is particularly passionate about the criminal justice curriculum courses she has created in victimology, community-based corrections and restorative justice.   Glenn Ives is the Chairman of Deloitte Canada and serves on the global Board of Deloitte where he chairs the Risk Committee. Glenn also leads Deloitte’s mining sector group in North and South America. Glenn credits his professional success to the combination of education and practical experience gained through six co-operative work terms while at the University of Waterloo where he graduated on the Dean’s Honor Roll. Glenn received the Gold Medal in the Institute professional exams in 1984. Glenn and Deloitte continue to highly value students with co-op education backgrounds as they are able to contribute immediately.