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Alumni updates

Katerina GimonComposer Katerina Gimon (BMus ’15) was recently named to CBC’s 30 under 30 list of emerging classical musicians. Previously, Gimon won first prize in the Godfrey Ridout category at the 2016 SOCAN Foundation Awards for her choral piece Elements. In March, the Pembroke Hill Chamber Choir performed her piece Fire at Carnegie Hall.

Afendi YusufAfendi Yusuf (BA ’13) has been named principal clarinet with the Cleveland Orchestra. Yusuf, who previously served as guest principal with the Canadian Opera Company, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and orchestras in Toronto and Cincinnati, began his new position in September. Yusuf was also recently named to CBC’s 30 under 30 list of emerging classical musicians.

Johnathan BlackhamJonathan Blackham (BA ’10) has been appointed director, policy and public affairs with the Canadian Trucking Alliance and Ontario Trucking Association. Blackham previously served as policy and government affairs assistant with the organizations, working on files related to taxation, trade, the environment and labour.

Kevin Ryan (BA ’09) has been appointed a director with OANDA Europe. As the company’s vice-president of finance, Ryan leads OANDA’s overall financial management, overseeing planning, accounting, reporting, treasury and taxation.

Carolyn McEwenCarolyn McEwen (BA ’08) represented Canada as a member of the national team at the Women’s Rugby World Cup, which took place from Aug. 9 to Aug. 26 in Ireland. Canada, which earned a fifth-place finish and 4-1 overall record, was knocked out of medal contention following a loss to eventual tournament champions New Zealand.

Nicole Maruzzo (BBA ’07), a senior accounting manager with Cineplex Inc., has been appointed to the board of directors of Inventronics Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of custom enclosures for the telecommunications, electric transmission and cable industries.

Brad KatsuyamaBrad Katsuyama (BBA ’01), co-founder and CEO of IEX Group, was named among Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, an annual recognition of exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40. The award highlights the important role the next generation of Canadian business leaders will play on the national and international stage.

Dan ChapmanDan Chapman (BBA ’00) has been named chief administrative officer with the City of Kitchener. Chapman first joined the city as director of financial planning in 2005 and most recently served as deputy chief administrative officer.

Heather McDonaldHeather McDonald (BA ’98) has been named the chief executive officer of LOFT Community Services, a Toronto-based organization that serves individuals living with complex mental health, addictions, cognitive and physical health challenges.

Alysia BorsaAlysia Borsa (BBA ’95) has been named chief marketing and data officer with media company Meredith Corporation. Among her responsibilities, Borsa will lead corporate marketing strategy and integrated marketing communications out of the company’s New York City office.

Shawn CadeauVena Solutions has appointed Shawn Cadeau (BA ’94) as chief operating officer. He was previously the company’s chief revenue officer. Vena Solutions is a provider of cloud-based corporate performance management software.

Glenn GibsonSigma Systems has appointed Glenn Gibson (BBA ’92) vice-president of marketing. Gibson possesses more than 20 years of marketing experience within the communications, technology and software industries and most recently served as head of marketing at Juniper Networks.

Roger DunbarRoger Dunbar (BBA ’85) has been appointed to lead Sonnet Insurance Company in the role of senior vice-president. Dunbar possesses more than 30 years of progressive business experience, most recently serving as vice- president of marketing at Trader Corporation.

Helene CumminsHelene Cummins (BA ’84) was recently awarded the Status of Women Award of Distinction by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations. The award recognizes women who have improved the lives and working conditions of women in academics. Cummins is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Family Studies at Brescia University College in London, Ontario.

Daniel AndreaeDaniel C. Andreae (MA ’80), an adjunct associate professor at the University of Waterloo and professor at the University of Guelph-Humber, was selected as “Top Professor of the Year” for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals for his achievements in the fields of psychology and higher education.

Michael DelisleMichael Delisle (BA ’75) has been appointed board chair of the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network, which plans, integrates and funds health care in Waterloo-Wellington region. Delisle is CEO of The Registrar Company.