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WINTER 2016-17
Class Notes
lead the way. The award is significant, as
Bysiek was the only Southern Tier native
being honored. A luncheon reception at the
Hyatt Regency in Buffalo was held Oct. 13 to
honor this year's award winners.
(Tandle) DiMartino, Esq.,
was appointed as
an Administrative Law Judge by the New York
State Workers' Compensation Board. Since
graduating from the State University of New
York at Buffalo School of Law in 2004, her
practice had exclusively focused on workers'
compensation law, most recently as in-house
defense counsel for Liberty Mutual Group,
Inc. She lives in Amherst with her husband,
Joe DiMartino, '01, and their two sons.
2002 -- Michael Cummings
was appointed
director of admissions for Cornell University
Law School. He and his family will be relocat-
ing to Ithaca.
2003 -- Kayte Malik
ated with an executive MBA
in strategy from the University
of Notre Dame Mendoza
School of Business in May
2006 -- Tim Stolinski
has founded a not-for-
profit organization called Band of Bards.
Stolinski and his partners will be interviewing
veterans, service members, and family mem-
bers in an effort to preserve their oral histo-
ries. "These interviews will be uploaded to the
National Archives and used to create graphic
novels that will be published online, bringing
these stories to a wider audience," Stolinski
writes. He welcomes email from the Bonaven-
ture family at
2008 -- Chris Ekimoff
was named a recipient
of the 2016 American
Institute of Certified
Public Accountants
Forensic and Valuation
Services Standing Ova-
tion Recognition program. The program
recognizes young CPAs who exhibit ex-
emplary professional achievement. Eki-
moff is a director in the Financial
Advisory Services practice of Resolution
Economics Group, an economics, statis-
tics, forensic accounting and economic
damages consulting firm with offices in
Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington,
D.C., and New York. He focuses on
forensic accounting, white collar mat-
ters, purchase price and post-acquisition
disputes, U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission and other regulatory en-
forcement actions, internal investiga-
tions, accounting and auditor
malpractice, and assisting companies
with financial statement restatements.
M. Flanigan
of Olean has been promoted to
manager at Buffamante
Whipple Buttafaro, P.C. She
joined the firm in June 2008
as a staff accountant and be-
came a certified public ac-
countant in July 2012.
Flanigan is a member of the
New York State Society of
Certified Public Accountants and the Ameri-
can Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
She serves as the treasurer on the Olean Food
Pantry Board of Trustees.
2009 -- Kyle C. Burch
Randolph has been pro-
moted to manager at
Buffamante Whipple Butta-
faro, P.C. He joined the firm
in June 2009 as a staff ac-
countant and became a cer-
tified public accountant in
December 2012. Burch is a member of the
New York State Society of Certified Public
2010 -- Charlie Specht
is the investigative
reporter for WKBW-TV 7 Eyewitness News in
2012 -- Andrew Nicholson
has agreed to
a four-year contract with the Washington
Wizards. Nicholson, a 2012 first-round NBA
pick, played his first four NBA seasons with
the Orlando Magic.
Joe Pechie
is an 11th
grade U.S. history teacher at a high school
in Manhattan.
Nathan Opferbeck
was pro-
moted to supervisor at Buffamante Whipple
Buttafaro, P.C. Opferbeck, of Ashville, joined
the firm in January 2013 as a
staff accountant and became
a certified public accountant
in April 2015. He is a member
of the New York State Society
of Certified Public Account-
2014 -- Jessica (Emick) Quinn
(also 2015)
has earned the designation of certified pub-
lic accountant in the state of New York.
Quinn, of Olean, joined Buffamante Whipple
Buttafaro, P.C. in June 2015 and is a staff
accountant in the Olean office.
2015 -- Andell Cumberbatch
signed to
play basketball with the Redwell Gunners
Oberwart in Austria. Last season, Cumber-
batch played for Etha in Cypriot's Division A.
In 17 games, he was Etha's fifth leading
scorer at 16.4 points per game. Cumberbatch
helped Etha make it to the Cypriot Cup semi-
finals and was named to's
All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention. He
also spent part of the 2015-16 season with
MMCITE Brno in the Czech Republic.
2016 -- Andrew Bevevino
is a public relations and so-
cial media coordinator at
Martin Davison Public Rela-
tions, the public relations af-
filiate of The Martin Group.
He is based in the company's
Buffalo's office.
of Randolph joined
Buffamante Whipple Butta-
faro, P.C., as a staff account-
ant in the firm's Jamestown
and Olean offices.
is working
at Mother New York as
a junior mother (their terminology for
a junior account manager), handling
campaign development, client rela-
tions and project management,
among other duties. He is working
on the U.S. launch of Boots No.7, a
UK beauty brand, as well as Head-
space, a meditation app.
joined Chiampou Travis
Besaw & Kershner LLP as a staff ac-
Dion Wright,
one of the
top scorers and rebounders in St.
Bonaventure basketball history, has
signed a professional contract to play
for the Sendai 89ers in Japan.
of Portville
joined Buffamante
Whipple Buttafaro,
P.C., as a staff account-
ant in the firm's
Jamestown and Olean
Eddie Perry, '09,
ran the Disney Wine and Dine Half
Marathon with two Bonaventure classmates. Pictured
with Team Bonnies are Perry (left), Nick David, '09,
and George Roland, '09.