Alumni Notes: April 2015

Marquis Bank has promoted Jessica Nieves (BBA ’00) to assistant vice president, personal banker and lending assistant. She will be opening and managing accounts for four different banks and will be responsible for loan administration. Emery Sheer (BAcc ’77) has opened Sheer & Company, a CPA and business advisory firm…

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