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Class Notes

Simon Business School


Amy Leenhouts Tait (MBA) won a 2015 Athena Award from the Rochester Business Alliance’s Women’s Council. Amy is chairman and CEO of Broadstone Real Estate and a significant benefactor to the Rochester community through the United Way, the University, the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Advisory Council, and other organizations.


Ed Luzine (MBA) writes: “I retired from the U.S. Army last year in a ceremony at the Pentagon presided over by Air Force Brigadier General David Stilwell. I was awarded the Legion of Merit for my 28 years of active and reserve service to the nation during war and peace.” Ed, who retired as a colonel, served as an intelligence officer with special operations forces in the Balkans from 1997 to 1998, in Afghanistan in 2002, and in Iraq in 2003. He completed his last assignment as an advisor to General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He continues to work full time as president and CEO of the northern Virginia-based Adirondack Capital Management, which he founded.


Jay Allen (MBA), a native of Wichita, Kansas, has been named vice president and chief financial officer at Envision Inc., the Wichita nonprofit provider of vision rehabilitation and education and job training for the visually impaired. Previously, Jay was the vice president of finance for the military aircraft division of Textron Aviation, also in Wichita.