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Kevin CONRY (B.S., AME ’82) has joined Toro Sitework Systems Business as senior marketing manager in charge of dealer marketing for the underground and compact equipment product lines. He had been marketing and managing the Toro Groundmaster rotary mower product line for the compay's Commercial Business since 2002. Prior to joining Toro, Conry held a number of leadership positions at Honeywell and General Electric.

Dominic Fahey (B.S., CSE ’99) has been named senior vice president of strategy and corporate development for the North American Title Group, LLC. (NATG). He is returning to the NATG after recently serving as vice president, state agency manager for another national title company

Waleed JOHNSON (B.S., CSE ’15; B.A., ART '15) works as an engineer by day. He develops mobile apps for Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Mich. At night he creates art. To date Johnson's work has been shown in galleries in Chicago, Detroit, and Washington, D.C.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Paul A. KARAS (B.S., CEEES ’73) as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation on November 20, 2017. Prior to joining the Cuomo Administration, he served for four years as vice president and manager of RS&H, Inc., a transportation and buildings infrastructure development consultancy. In his new role, Karas will continue the governor's $100 billion investment plan to modernize aging infrastructure across the state.

On November 15, 2017, Dewberry announced the promotion of Andy Kioko (B.S., CEEES ’04) to associate. Kioko, PE, is a project manager and civil working with commercial, residential, military, and rail and transit clients. He is based in the firm's Fairfax, Virginia, office.

Lawrence J. KUPFER (B.S., AME ’80) will serve as the next executive director and chief executive officer of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, effective March 1, 2018. He joins the WAPA after having served more than 20 years with Hess Corporation and its affiliated companies. He is also a former president of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network and, most recently, chief operating officer of FarmPod, LLC, a Virgin Islands company working with startup businesses.

Effective January 2018, Damian MARSHALL (B.S., AME ’82) was promoted to vice president and added to the board of directors for Hallstar, a global specialty chemical company. Marshall began his tenure at Hallstar in 1997 as a product manager, most recently serving as general manager of Industrial Solutions, when he was responsible for the P&L, product development and strategic direction of Hallstar's specialty ester modifiers business.

M. Brent  McMICKELL (Ph.D., AME ’04) has been appointed senior vice president of global product development for AgJunction Inc., a leader in automated steering and machine control technology for precision agriculture. Prior to joining AgJunction he held various management positions, including senior director of program management at Honeywell Aerospace. He also led the development of strategic and operating plans for Honeywell's Orion space programs.

Larry ROONEY (B.S., AME ’04) has been promoted to president of Manhattan Construction Group, whose flagship company is Tulsa-based Manhattan Construction Co. He is the fifth generation of the Rooney family to work at Manhattan and will continue to serve as the regional manager for Manhattan Construction Co. in Oklahoma.

Michael SHEPHERD (B.S., CSE ’02) was elevated to principal at Fish and Richardson, effective January 1, 2018. A global patent prosecution, intellectual property litigation, and commercial litigation law firm, Shepherd focuses his practice on client counseling and patent prosecution in the areas of software and other computer-related technologies.

John-David YODER (B.S., AME ’91; M.S., AME '94; and Ph.D., ME '96) has been named the dean of the T.J. Smull College of Engineering at Ohio Northern University, effective June 19, 2017. He joined the ONU faculty in 2001 and is currently serving as professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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