Alumni & Chapter News

Alumni and Chapter News

By State

Alabama

Psi, University of Alabama

Allen Meisler, 1980, is living in Birmingham with wife Nancy. His two children, Anna and Mitchell, are grown and living in different cities.

 

Aaron Zucker, 2011, recently started ZIG (Zucker Investment Group) in Charlotte, NC. ZIG is a commercial real estate company that focuses exclusively on buying retail properties throughout the United States with any sort of value-add component.

Michael S Cohen, 1968, is celebrating his 50th anniversary of marriage.

Arizona

Alpha Omicron, University of Arizona

Gary Shapoff, 1972, retired and is now living in Boynton Beach, Florida.

California

Gamma Beta, CSUN

Perry Persoff, 1983, is continuing to work on the air at WUMB-FM Radio in Boston:  Filling in on the air, producing and voicing multiple promotional spots, and in the last six months doing a lot of artist interviews.  Hosting station live concert broadcasts. In addition to writing a monthly article on local music for the WUMB online program guide, he also writes a monthly local music column for an online arts magazine called ALL ABOUT THE ARTS based out of Roslindale, Massachusetts (Boston area).

Jeffrey Grinel, 1988, is proud to announce he has been cast in a unique sketch comedy series; Split Personality. He is also the lead writer. Brothers can watch the Las Vegas based Split Personality on YouTube. The link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5JjP8lfb1O8kHZ5myxCPkA.

Alpha Rho, UCLA

Welsey Negus, 1998, AWS – Amazon Web Services (AWS), the preferred cloud platform of customers like Netflix, NASDAQ and the CIA, has a new unofficial designation: it’s home to 3 ZBT brothers from the Alpha Rho chapter (UCLA): Wesley Negus, Global Account Manager for Media & Entertainment, Jack Andersen, Enterprise Sales Leader for Southwest, and Kris Hamrick, Principal Enterprise Sales in Bay Area. If you’d like to put AWS to work at your company, whether a startup or a fortune 50 enterprise, email negus@amazon.com. Also please reach out if you’re thinking about applying for a job at Amazon.

Nick Prunty, 2017, married Delaney McComb on July 20th!

Connecticut

Gamma Beta, University of New Haven

Timothy Juergens, 1988, retired from the East Hartford, Connecticut, Police Department as a Lieutenant in 2018 after 30 years of service.  He is now employed as a Police Officer for the University of Connecticut Police Department.

Delta Beta, UCONN

Bryan Rosenblatt, 2011, named to Forbes 30 under 30 list under marketing and advertising. He left his job as head of sales at Reddit to join Craft Ventures as a venture capitalist.

Zeta Theta , WCSU

Stephen Papallo, 2015, will wed fiance Nick Collins of Sigma Chi. The wedding will be September 6th, in Connecticut. Having met at university, Stephen and Nick have been dating for 9 years, on and off.

Florida

Alpha Omega, UM

Norman Waas, 1982, is the President-Elect of the Miami Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Selected for Super Lawyers for the 10th year in a row.

Alpha Zeta, UF

Jordan Fishfeld, 2006, is now married to a Tri-Delta named Jessica and has two daughters, Melody and Eden.

Gamma Chi, USF

Ryan Mink, 2014, moved back to South Florida and started a new career as a Quality Control Manager for Kast Construction based out of West Palm Beach serving our projects in Southeast Florida.

Louisiana

Sigma, Tulane

Doug Jacobs, 1977, became a grandfather, again, to Tyler Brett Goldberg born July 12, 2019. All live in Miami.

Massachusetts

Alpha Mu, Phi Sigma Delta, UMASS

The Phi Sigma Delta of Zeta Beta Tau Alumni Association will be holding the annual reunion the weekend of Oct 4-6. The host hotel is the Tower Square in Springfield, MA.  All Phi Sigma Delta and Zeta Beta Tau Brothers are invited. Please contact Stan Kittredge, 1972, for details at 508-528-1107 or kitco1@comcast.net.

Epsilon Phi, Brandeis

Spencer Isen, 2016, married Shana Pancer on July 14th, 2019.

Omicron, Tufts

Bill Sullivan, 1997, will be joining the Family Office Exchange (FOX) as their next President on September 11 to spearhead their thought leadership and new insights on critical issues such as technology disruption and the future of wealth management. Bill currently serves as the Global Head of Financial Services Market Intelligence at Capgemini. He is a thought leader who understands the role that disruption and innovation will play in transforming the wealth and family office industry. He will lead FOX in helping members to understand and plan for future transitions in the family enterprise, the family business, and the family office.

Xi, MIT

Kendall Marr, 1969, Dennis Keane, 1969, Denis Bovin, 1969, and Joseph Levitch, 1969, walked into graduation together in 1969 and did same walk 2019 at their 50th reunion.  Denis and Joseph had leadership positions in the class gift committee.

Michigan

Beta Epsilon, Michigan State

Sandy Layne, 1964, is now a retired real estate developer living in Studio City, CA. Married 41 years.

Phi, University of Michigan

Thomas Lewy, 1958, after having a career in opera and working for companies that included Capitol and Angel Records (where he worked with the Beatles) and major advertising agencies in New York and Chicago, he retired and moved with his wife, Mariel (also a professional musician), to Connecticut. Last year, they moved to an Independent Living Facility in North Branford, CT where he continues to give opera and Broadway lectures to residents as well as serve on major committees. They have children in both Connecticut and Chicago, IL.  Four grandchildren, all of whom are involved in athletic fields and are looking forward to college someday.

Missouri

Omega, Mizzou

Josh Chodor, 2019, received the prestigious NIC Undergraduate Award of Distinction. It was presented to him at Convention in Denver, CO.

New Jersey

Beta Delta, Rutgers

Colin Talley, 2020, passed the Advanced Machine Gunners Course and officially became a machine gun squad leader in the infantry. He is now deployed in Africa doing his first tour of duty in the United States Marine Corps.

 

 

Howard Davis, 1964, will re-locate to Wake Forest, NC this fall.

Beta Mu, Rider

Barry Konner, 1967, lives in Rye Brook NY. Married, 40 years to Debbie. 2 children, Brett 35 and Harley 32. Still working and keeping in touch with many fraternity brothers.

DAVID PERLMAN, 1969, retired and is now living in Bluffton, SC, just outside of Hilton Head and 30 minutes from Savannah, GA.

Delta Pi, FDU Metro

Joseph Cremona, 2013, graduated from Montclair State University with his second master’s degree. Degree is in Special Education with a concentration in Inclusive Education for Subject Area Teachers. Became a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in Passaic County, NJ back in March 2019. Also, became trained as an NCBI Facilitator for Diversity Equity and Inclusion with fourteen other brothers in Baltimore, MD in July of 2019.

New York

Beta, CCNY- Baruch

Philip Roth, 1969, is the president of Cabot Consultant, college Professor at Adelphi University and LIU/ CW Post.

Delta, Columbia

Michael Gritzbach, 2019, has been accepted as Yenching Academy Scholar at Peking University.

Epsilon, Union College

Alan Kane, 1958, moved from Long Island, NY to Delray Beach, Florida two years ago and is enjoying golf, tennis and pickle ball very much. If any of his fraternity brothers would like to reach him, his phone number is 561 501-7310.

Eta Gamma, SUNY Oswego

Alexander Alvarado, 2016, was recently promoted from Field Investigator to Surveillance Unit Leader in his company.

Gamma, NYU

David Glaser, 2019, launched an iOS app called Decibel, a music social media which allows users to share music and listen together in sync regardless of whether they subscribe to disparate streaming services. For more info on Decibel, visit decibelapp.com.

Alan Goldfarb, 1964, and his wife Ellen are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary along with their grandchildren’s graduation.

Omicron, Syracuse

Adam Shapiro, 2010, has recently been promoted to the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Doctor.com, and is now managing high-touch, high-impact relationships that can move the needle for the businesses he chooses to work with. He has developed lucrative partnerships with healthcare associations, medical device companies, pharmaceutical groups, healthtech innovators, and more.

Norman Palmer, 1952, retired and is living in Peoria, Az.

Ohio

Lambda, CWRU

Bob Wilensky’s, 1972, son Michael was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives.

RONALD TVERT, 1959, celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary in June and went to Cleveland where he celebrated his anniversary with 2 fraternity brothers, Mickey Rosenthal and Mike Thal, who were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversaries as well.

Nu, Ohio State

Norman Jacobson, 1951, lives in Netanya, Israel.

Pennsylvania

Alpha Psi, Penn State

Bryce Starner, 2019, published a novel that has sold several hundred copies, with 100% of the proceeds going to cancer patients through Penn State THON and the York Cancer Center (over $1,000 donated so far) – https://www.amazon.com/Always-Bryce-William-Starner/dp/1719940584. He landed his dream job with the Baltimore Orioles in their baseball operations department.

Michael Hazen, 1997, graduated May 2019 from University of Alaska with Master of Business Administration with leadership emphasis.

Alpha Tau, Franklin and Marshall

Lester Wurtele, 1958, graduated University of Vermont College of Medicine, 1964, Internship Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, 1964-65, U.S. Army Medical Corps, 1965-67, 1 year at Fort Hood, Texas, 1 yr. South Vietnam. Three yr. radiology residency, Mayo Clinic. Practiced Diagnostic Radiology in Philadelphia area 39 years, Did some consulting work for three years. Married to Irma for 57 years. Three children, 6 grandchildren. Winters in Florida, summers at Jersey Shore. Enjoy tennis, have traveled.

Beta Alpha Chi, York College of PA

Neal Dickstein, 1996, assumed the role of Superintendent of Schools in the Freehold Township School District.  Freehold Township is a Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade school district in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

Beta Tau Colony, Edinboro University

Shawn Miller, 1995, former ZBT Director of Services and Chapter Advisor for the Zeta Xi Chapter at Gannon University, recently received his educational doctorate in special education from the university of Pittsburgh. Shawn is a teacher at the Barber National Institutes Elizabeth Lee Black School and an adjunct professor at Mercyhurst University.  He is a board member of the ARC of Erie, providing advocacy and education for families and individuals with developmental disabilities.  He and fiance Jerry will wed on November and look forward to continuing their commitment to ZBT.

Delta Tau, Carnegie Mellon

Frederick Eversley, 1963, is a Los Angeles-based sculptor, one of a group of artists associated with the 1960’s L.A. Light & Space movement. Working out of a studio in Venice Beach, his sleek creations in poured acrylic polymers, stainless steel and bronze frequently take the form of disks, parabolas, helices and lenses.

Theta, Penn

Jeffrey Pollock, 1984, was recently re-elected to a third 2-year term as President of ZOA: Pittsburgh. He has led his chapter of the Zionist Organization of America to Fight for the right of the Jewish People to live in their homeland in peace and security.

Tennessee

Gamma Mu, University of Memphis

Ben Wayer, 2016, commissioned in the Air Force as an RPA Pilot and recently promoted to First Lieutenant. He got married shortly after graduation and has two children, a daughter, 2, and a son, 1. Currently he lives in New Mexico where he is stationed.

Texas

Lambda, University of Texas

Billy Koen, 1959, just moved back to Texas (Fredericksburg), after living in Santa Fe, NM for the last 8 years! He was also honored as ZBT’s 2019 Man of Distinction.

Virginia

Rho, University of Richmond

Another “Rho Tau” reunion of the brothers of Phi Alpha and Phi Sigma Delta from the U of Richmond spanning the classes from the mid-fifties to the late sixties will be held in Richmond, VA October 25-27, 2019. For info, email: skierdancer@gmail.com.

Wisconsin

Alpha Kappa, Wisconsin

Dan Goldfine, 1985, is moving his antitrust, complex and class action litigation team to Husch Blackwell.

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