Thomas Glynn, Heller MSW’72, PhD’77, a longtime manager in high-profile public and private-sector positions, was named CEO of the Massachusetts Port Authority, the agency that runs Logan Airport and the port of Boston. He previously served as deputy commissioner of the state’s Department of Public Welfare, general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority and U.S. deputy labor secretary. He also was COO of Partners HealthCare, the state’s largest hospital network. John Zurick, MFA’74, was named chief operating officer of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights after serving as the organization’s strategic planning and business consultant for six years. According to Kerry Kennedy, the organization’s president, John helped quintuple annual revenues, which enabled the center to substantially expand its core human rights and education programs. He also helped plan and launch the RFK Compass Program, a catalyst for thought leadership at the top of the investment industry and a generator of vital net revenues. University of Missouri biology professor Stephen Alexander, PhD’76, has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow. Stephen was elected for his “distinguished contributions to the understanding of the molecular basis of drug resistance using model organisms and for major contributions to the study of glycosylation.” After graduating from Brandeis, he pursued his postdoctoral studies at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston followed by seven years as a junior faculty member at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. In 1987, Stephen joined the faculty in the Division of Biological Sciences at Missouri, where he teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses on cancer biology. He is also the recipient of an American Cancer Society Faculty Research Award. Susan Windham-Bannister, Heller PhD’77, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, was named a Hero in Home Health Care by the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston. Before assuming her role at the Life Sciences Center, she was a founding partner of Abt Bio-Pharma Solutions, a boutique consulting firm serving life sciences companies. In her 35-year consulting career, Susan has been instrumental in the successful launch of a number of well-known therapeutics, medical devices and novel biomarkers. Ruth Brandwein, Heller PhD’78, reports that she is busier than ever in her “retirement.” She serves as legislative chair for the Florida chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and is in her final term on the editorial board of Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work. Ruth also teaches a noncredit adult-education course on contemporary political issues.
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