Class Agents: Kelly Koch
Daniel Patrick Morrissey joined the law firm
of Bacon Wilson, P.C. in Springfield. He will
continue practicing in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, workers compensation,
and immigration law.
Margaret R. Solis was appointed Law
Clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Mark
Mastroianni L’89. She had earlier served as
the Law Clerk for former U.S District Court
Judge Michael Ponsor.
Class Agents: Kendra Berardi
Justin P. Gorman was appointed counsel
at Aetna Corporate Procurement in Atlanta.
Ryan K. Morse was hired as a grievance officer at UMass Amherst’s Equal Opportunity and
Diversity Office. He was recently a Title IX
investigator at the University of Connecticut.
Class Agent John Bandeian
Marcy E. Spratt joined Wilson Elser in Albany,
NY, as an associate attorney.
Kevin Tuttle is counsel at Tangoe, Inc. in
Orange, CT. He was previously associate
counsel at Higher One in New Haven, CT.
Taylor E. Bouchard married Matthew Wallin
on July 26, 2014 in Santa Barbara, CA.
As a Chief Administrative Officer, what types of tasks
are you responsible for?
“I am responsible for developing and executing strategic initia-
tives of the Hartford Public Library for the areas that report to
me, including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technol-
ogy, Facilities, and Security.”
Why do you feel it is important to serve and support public
libraries, such as the Hartford Public Library?
“Our public libraries serve as the great equalizer in our society,
one of the last truly democratic institutions in our country.
They provide the public with free access to reading materials,
music, art, and offer a variety of programs where one can
explore, learn, and grow as an individual. Libraries provide the
resources needed to bridge the digital divide and, if leveraged
properly by our communities, they effectively partner with our
school systems as an integral part of the learning continuum
for our children. Libraries provide pre-K learning, after school,
and summer programs to create yearlong learning opportunities and experiences. Our libraries are a place where all belong
and all are welcome.”
What do you feel the value of a law degree is today? How
did Western New England add value to your career?
“The value of my law degree is immeasurable, something I
will have the rest of my life. I liken law school to Marine boot
camp, once completed you’re a different person.
“My thought process changed while obtaining my law
degree and I approach things more analytically. My coursework in law school was predominately business. I focused
on this coursework, thinking about future career opportunities
either in the practice of law or to position me for a senior leadership role in an organization. I use my legal education daily,
whether I am negotiating a union contract or drafting legal
documents as part of my job.
“Western New England University ignited my passion for
lifelong learning through the undergraduate program, and
helped me create a richer portfolio of knowledge through my
law school education. I appreciate having had the opportunity
to attend Western New England University School of Law.”
Where are they now?
Mary Tzambazakis ’84/L’01
Chief Administrative Officer
Hartford Public Library
Romano ’03 Phillips ’00 Dion ’00
Tao ’05 Wagner ’03