Marcella Donovan (Communications ’02), Head of Verticals, for global media platform Teads MEA, in Dubai, was nominated as a "Woman Who Inspires." 

The nomination cited her "Advisory excellence for industry seniors and being a role model on how to best support a client business in the B2B media industry. Marcella is now positioned to inspire younger individuals to deliver strong business impact.” 

Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Marcella for this important accolade. We are proud to see her continuing the tradition of mentoring and support that epitomizes the very best of AUR students in the workplace.

Dominic Coluccio (Business Administration ’05) has received many industry honors for his innovative work in the real estate sector in New York. The latest accolade is a Globe St Real Estate Forum nomination as Retail Influencer for 2023.  

Dom is a real estate executive with The Corcoran Group and Head of Real Estate for the Lesso Mall Development. “The professionals, teams, and companies selected for the Influencer list were nominated based on their performance, accomplishments, and innovations in their industry.” 

Congratulations to Dominic, a real industry mover (pun intended!).

Career Updates from AUR Alumni

We would like to acknowledge and congratulate four alumni who have either been promoted or started new jobs recently:

  • Naz Gedizşener (Art History ’21) recently started a new position as Executive Assistant at Akcok Law Office in Burlingame, California.
    The firm focuses on helping immigrants, businesses, and talents with their U.S. immigration needs.
  • Mitch Mackenzie (Communications & Digital Media ’23) has joined Potomac International Partners in Washington DC as Business Development Associate.
    The firm focuses on lobbying, market-entry, federal marketing, and resolving regulatory issues for both international and domestic clients.
  • Susana Barnwell (Herrera Business Administration ’09) has been promoted to Staff Software Engineer at The Home Depot in Atlanta, GA.
  • Chase Bullen (Study Abroad ’14 – Norwich U) is undertaking his MBA with our great friends at Goizueta Business School, Emory University, and has been offered a position as a Summer Consultant at EY-Parthenon in Atlanta.

Congratulations to all!