Colonials Alumni Mentoring Program Night

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Morristown High School

 

Keynote by Brett Yormark, ’84

CEO Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

On Tuesday, November 28 the Morris Educational Foundation will host the 3rd Colonial Alumni Mentoring Program Night. C.A.M.P. Night will feature MHS’s most inspiring alumni. It is a great opportunity to explore careers with MHS graduates who have found success.

The evening begins with a keynote address by Brett Yormark, class of ’84 and current CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment – yes, that’s right, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets, as well as the New York Islanders, the Barclay’s Center and more!

Then move into small group forums to explore the careers of your choice with successful alumni working as doctors, lawyers, engineers, business people, music, television, and media professionals, a state trooper and even an anti-terror counter-intelligence specialist.

All students and parents are encouraged to attend.  This is not your typical career night. Our alumni are there to connect with you. Check out our speaker’s bios below.  RSVP and submit questions at here.  See you there!


KEYNOTE

BRETT YORMARK, ’84

CEO Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

Brett Yormark oversees the business enterprise that manages and controls Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Islanders business operations, NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, Webster Hall, and the Nets’ NBA G League team, the Long Island Nets.

Yormark has oversight for all facets of Barclays Center and the Coliseum, including operations, event programming, sales, and marketing. Having joined the Nets in 2005, Yormark led all aspects of the team’s move to Brooklyn in 2012, including the rebranding that established the Nets as a lifestyle brand. Yormark was also instrumental in facilitating the move of the New York Islanders to Barclays Center in October 2015.

Yormark is a member of the Board of Advisory Directors for both the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. Alongside Charlie Walk, President of the Republic Group, Yormark co-founded the BSE Advisory Board, which provides strategic guidance and supports development initiatives and unique content opportunities for BSE venues. Yormark is also on the board of the City Parks Foundation, the TJ Martell Foundation, and NYC & Company.

Under Yormark’s leadership, BSE has established platforms to secure robust programming for its venues. Through BROOKLYN BOXING, Barclays Center has hosted more than 200 fights and dozens of world championship bouts. In fortifying Barclays Center as the center of boxing in the country, Yormark was named to the Supreme Council of WBC, having brought professional championship boxing back to the borough for the first time since 1931.

In making Barclays Center a must-play for college basketball, Yormark secured agreements to host the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2016, the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2017 and 2018, and the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional in 2021. The venue hosted the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship for four consecutive years, which returns to the venue in 2019.

In addition to its sports programming, Yormark oversees the BROOKLYN SHOW and LONG ISLAND SHOW platforms, which bring the hottest names in music to Barclays Center and the Coliseum, including JAY-Z,Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, and more. The BROOKLYN FAMILY and LONG ISLAND FAMILY platforms have hosted top shows, including Disney on Ice and the Harlem Globetrotters.

Barclays Center and the Coliseum have been named among the industry’s top venues worldwide in ticket sales by leading industry publications. Most recently,Pollstar’s Q3 report ranked Barclays Center as No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 8 worldwide, and the Coliseum as No. 22 in the U.S. and No. 46 worldwide. Billboard’s mid-year report recognized Barclays Center as the world’s No. 5 highest grossing venue in the 15,001+ capacity space. The Coliseum was named the country’s highest grossing venue and No. 4 worldwide in the 10,001 -15,000 capacity space.

Yormark previously worked for NASCAR for six years, where he helped build the stock-car racing company into a major sports property.

Yormark is the proud father of Madison and Drake, and is married to Elaina Scotto.

ARTS

JOSH GANNET, ’99
Music Producer and Sound Engineer

A member of Morristown High School class of ’99, Josh Gannet is a professional recording/mixing engineer, producer, artist manager, tour manager, and artist relations representative. He has worked with a variety of artists spanning the full spectrum of genres such as hip hop legends Redman and Method Man, classic rock icons Keith Richards and Steve Miller, jazz greats Bucky Pizzarelli and Jose Feliciano, as well as several others including fellow Morristown natives Emily Eddey (Moby) and John Ginty (Citizen Cope, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Dixie Chicks). Josh is also a regular in the artists relations department of several major US music festivals such as Gov Ball, Bonnaroo and AfroPunk.

BUSINESS

JIM OLIVO, ’96

Senior VP, Director of Operations at Paulson & Co. Inc.

Jim Olivo is a 1996 graduate of Morristown High School.  In 2000, he received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture.  After graduation, he worked as the Assistant Superintendent of Preakness Hills Country Club in Wayne, NJ.  While there, he decided to change his career path and went on to earn his MBA in finance at Rutgers University in 2003.  He has worked for various asset management firms including Bisys-RK Alternative Investment Services, GSC Group, and Del Mar Asset Management, and is currently a Senior VP and Director of Operations at Paulson & Co. Inc.   He manages a team of 4 and is responsible for all daily operations of hedge fund business.

LIAM MULCAHY, ‘07
Corporate Account Executive at MongoDB

Liam Mulcahy is a Corporate Account Executive at MongoDB where he works with companies on their strategies around technology and data. MongoDB is a New York City-based software startup that raised over $300 million and went public in October 2017 with a valuation of $1.6 billion. After graduating with honors from Rutgers University, where he was a Division I track and field athlete, Liam worked in business development and marketing for Warner Music Group, DraftFCB, CrossFit, e4 health (a healthcare start-up) and developed/launched his own app before landing at renowned advertising agency McCann Erickson. He serves on the board of Good Grief, a support center for grieving children/families, and works with HelpUsAdopt.org, which provides grants for families looking to adopt. Liam lives in Brooklyn with his fiancee, also an MHS grad, and corgi, Reesa.

CIVIL SERVICE AND INTELLIGENCE

RYAN MARTIN, ’02
US Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism Consultant

Ryan Martin is a 2002 graduate of Morristown High School.  Ryan spent ten years as an analyst supporting US intelligence community and defense counterintelligence and counter-terrorism programs.  Ryan supported targeting efforts against terrorist financing networks for US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) before conducting counterintelligence support to intelligence operations and covert action programs for the Central Intelligence Agency.  Prior to his work for the government, Ryan worked for a non-government organization supporting democracy efforts in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.  After graduation from MHS, Ryan obtained his bachelor of arts degree in peace and conflict studies from Colgate University and his masters of public and international affairs in security and intelligence studies from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is currently an independent investigator, trainer, and consultant on corporate investigations, background investigations, and risk mitigation, providing services to the US Government and corporate clients.

BRIAN MCNALLY, ‘06
NJ State Trooper, Ret. Infantry Officer US Marine Corps

After graduating Morristown High School in the class of 2006, Brian McNally attended The Citadel Military College of South Carolina on a Marine NROTC scholarship, graduating as a Cadet Company Executive Officer and receiving a commission into the United States Marine Corps as a 2nd lieutenant. Brian was selected and graduated from the Infantry Officer Course, serving as a Platoon Commander and Executive Officer during a combat deployment in 2012 with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. Brian currently serves as a Company Commander in Kilo 3/25 with the USMC reserves and works as a Trooper with the NJ State Police

ENGINEERING

ANDY GALLERSTEIN, ’01
Engineer at DOTGO

Andy graduated from MHS in 2001. He went on to graduate from the University of Michigan with an engineering degree in computer science and later earned a master’s degree in Technical Management. His first employment was at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, a non-profit research & development center focused on national security. He served as a technical advisor to the Missile Defense Agency, supporting development of the US Ballistic Missile Defense System. After relocating back to NJ in 2011, he joined a small tech startup, Scientific Media, developing new software technologies in tandem with phone carriers in emerging markets. As the business grew, he focused on software architecture & distributed computed. When the company was purchased in 2016, he was involved in many of the financial and business activities of the company and responsible for the management of the engineering department. He now works as a computer engineer and lives in Morristown with his wife and 2 girls who will one day be MHS alumni.

ERIC HEIBERG, ’81
Principal Engineer at Heiberg Engineering and Forensic Services

Eric Heiberg, P.E. works as a mechanical engineer who performs design work and Expert Witness/Forensic Engineering work. His work experience ranges from designing dental and medical machinery and devices to designing the glass exterior walls on some of the worlds tallest buildings. He uses the expertise gained through this work to investigate accidents and determine their cause(s). He often gets to testify in court as to these causes. The most exciting parts of his career are seeing his designs come to fruition, presenting his designs to work superiors or other interested parties, and testifying in court.

LAW

KIRSTEN HOTCHKISS, ’79
Counsel at American Express Global Business Travel

Kirsten graduated from MHS in 1979. Following graduation, she attended Albright College in Reading, PA, and did her Junior Year Abroad in London, England. She got a degree in English and Business and then obtained her law degree from Case Western Reserve University Law School. Throughout her career, she has focused on representing companies in employment related matters – addressing issues about discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, attendance policies, leaves of absence and other employment issues. She came back to Morristown in her mid-thirties and lived here until 2015. In addition to career related volunteer activities, while in Morristown, she has been very involved in civic and community service activities, serving on the boards of Pre-School Advantage, Family Service of Morris County (now Cornerstone Family Programs), Alliance for Morris County Parks, Member, Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, Morris Tomorrow, and has raised 2 Seeing Eye puppies. She also worked on the campaign of Michelle Harris King to be elected to Town Council. She and her husband now reside in Bluffton, South Carolina.

ERIC INGLIS, ’86
Partner at Schenck, Price, Smith & King

Mr. Inglis graduated from Morristown High School in 1986.  He attended college at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., from which he graduated in 1990.  During his time at university, he conducted an independent study on student political activism at Jagellionian University in Krakow, Poland.  After college, Mr. Inglis spent more time in Eastern Europe and worked as a high school English teacher in Lublin, Poland.  After his time abroad, Mr. Inglis graduated from George Washington University, National Law Center in 1994, and he returned to Morristown that year to start his legal career at the law firm of Schenck, Price, Smith & King, which was founded on the Green in 1912 and is believed to be the oldest “native” Morristown law firm.  Mr. Inglis is the co-chair of the Litigation Department of Schenck, Price, Smith & King, an 80-lawyer firm, and he concentrates his practice on partnership and shareholder disputes, real estate litigation, and the defense of licensed professionals, like architects, engineers, and lawyers.  He has also devoted his professional time to pro bono legal projects and has sat on the boards of a number of local charities. Even 31 years after graduating, Mr. Inglis continues to consider M.H.S. to have been the place that taught him the most valuable academic and social lessons he has ever learned.

MEDIA

EILEEN BERNSTEIN, ’77
Television and Film Producer

Based in New York City, Eileen began her career in feature and independent films. She has held many producing titles including executive, supervising, coordinating and line producer of entertainment events over the past 30 years. Comedy specials to award winning live television, landmark 66+ hour live TV events, from Finland’s Artic Circle to Hollywood’s boulevard to Carnegie Hall, her accomplishments are seen on big and small screens across the globe. Memberships include the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and The Producers Guild of America.

JOE TERRITO, ’87
Chief Content Officer at NewBay Media

Joe Territo is Chief Content Officer at NewBay, which provides business information and networking for professionals in the audio, electronics, music, video and education industries through live events, websites and magazines. Joe spent most of his career in local news, first as a reporter for The Star-Ledger, then as the first employee of NJ.com— ultimately building a network of local websites with NJ.com parent Advance Digital. Joe graduated from MHS in 1987, American University (BA) in 1991, and The New School (MA) in 1998. He lives in Maplewood with a blended family including 6 children, three now in college.

MEDICINE

SHAUN ADAIR, ’05
Resident Physician at Atlantic Health

Sean graduated from Morristown High School in ’05. He then attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pa, where he majored in Psychology and was a student-athlete playing football and running track. Following his graduation, Sean took a job as a personal banker at JP Morgan Chase. He soon realized that finance was not the right career choice and applied to and was accepted at NYU for a Post-Bacc position. After two years there, Sean went to Rutgers-NJMS (previously UMDNJ) for medical school. During medical school, Sean realized OBGYN was the right career choice. He is now an OBGYN resident at Morristown Medical Center-Atlantic Health.

LAUREN PALLONE MARTIN, ’02
Pediatrician at Advocare Morristown Pediatrics

Lauren graduated from Morristown High School in 2002. After high school, she attended the University of Notre Dame majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Bioethics. Upon graduation, Lauren returned to New Jersey to attend UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, then completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. After an additional 4 years in Washington, DC, she returned to the Morristown area in 2017 as part of Advocare Morristown Pediatric Associates.

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