Class Notes – January 2010

Tanmit Singh ’10 was featured in an article on SikhChic.com about people of the Sikh faith creating hip hop music. In addition to being a hip hop artist, Singh runs Rootsgear, a clothing line. He also represents G.N.E., a group of hip hop artists.

Michael G. Jouaneh ’04 wrote an article, “Lighting controls play a key role in meeting energy codes for buildings,” for CSE Magazine. Jouaneh is a marketing manager with Lutron Electronics of Coopersburg, Pa.

Richard Gilbert ’02 was named an assistant vice president in large bank supervision at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Timothy A. Hoyle ’01 was promoted to vice president of research at Haverford Trust, located in Radnor, Pa., where he will lead the firm’s research team. Hoyle was previously employed as a research analyst at the firm. Prior to joining Haverford Trust, Hoyle served as a research analyst at Logan Capital Management.

Marc L. Rose, CPA ’98 was appointed chief financial officer, treasurer, and corporate secretary for Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. Prior to joining the company, Rose was vice president of finance, chief financial officer, treasurer, and corporate secretary for Protalex.

Ravi Tripuraneni, Sr. Ph.D. 97 was named program chair for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Care Administration at West Coast University in Los Angeles. Prior to joining the university, Tripuraneni taught at a number of campuses within the Cal State University system as well as at Chapman University. Outside of teaching, he has served as senior manager for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Group in Irvine, Calif.

Daniel K. Fitzpatrick ’93 was named chairman of the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan political watchdog group. Fitzpatrick is president and chief executive officer of Citizens Bank, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware region.

Merrick Rosenberg ’92 and his business partner Jeff Backal, also a Drexel alum, recently merged their business, Team Builders Plus, with a national company, Teambuilding Inc.

Michael P. Giessmann ’92 was appointed to the board of MANNA, a Philadelphia nonprofit group devoted to bringing nutrition and other services to individuals and families living with life-threatening illnesses. Giessmann is director of financial planning and business analysis at Peco Energy in Philadelphia.

Kim Huggins ’90 CEO and president of K HR Solutions of Harleysville, Pa., recently served as a speaker for two large healthcare organizations on the topic of generational differences. Prior to launching K HR Solutions, Huggins spent more than 18 years in human resource and leadership development positions with corporations including Mobil Oil and Merck & Co.

Charles Bancroft ’82 was appointed acting chief financial officer of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. He was most recently vice president, finance for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s global biopharmaceutical business. He has worked at the company since 1984.

Douglas S. Briggs ’70 joined the board of trustees of the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia. Briggs is former president and CEO of the cable television home-shopping network QVC.