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Laurentians in Residence Program Begins Feb. 27

Four successful alumni will share with students career advice and tips on how to be successful during Career Services' Laurentians in Residence program. A panel presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Student Center Hannon Room. Students can also sign up for individual informational interviews with the four alumni, which will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.

The alumni include JD Delmonico '03, vice president and partner at Delmonico Insurance Agency; Carla von Trapp Hunter ’06, a professional skier and director of marketing for SheJumps; Noelle Laing ’03, a senior research specialist for Cambridge Associates; and Thomas Sy ’82, president and CEO for Aspire of Western New York.

JD Delmonico '03

Delmonico is a partner at Delmonico Insurance Agency, which has locations in Syracuse, Skaneateles and Canandaigua, New York.  He has helped lead his company to double-digit annual organic growth as well as the successful acquisition of four companies. Delmonico Insurance Agency has been voted one of the best places to work in Central New York.  Last fall, Delmonico was selected as one of Central New York’s “top 40 under 40” business people. He sits on the board of directors for the NY Family Business Center and Adapt, CNY, Inc., and has been active in organizations such as Leadership Greater Syracuse, 40 Below, Come Home to Syracuse and Ducks Unlimited. A psychology major, Delmonico lives in Skaneateles with his wife Mary Amidon Delmonico ’03 and their three sons.
 
Carla von Trapp Hunter ’06

After graduating from St. Lawrence in 2006, von Trapp Hunter took a job at Burton Snowboards, and she has been working in various capacities in the snow sport industry ever since. As the director of marketing at SheJumps, von Trapp Hunter is responsible for the strategy and oversight of all of the non-profit’s marketing and public relations efforts. She also advises the Partnerships Team, helping to ensure that SheJumps’ relationships and trademark-based product collaborations are sound and mission-driven.
 
Independently, von Trapp Hunter is a consultant, delivering product development, marketing and sales solutions supporting a wide variety of individuals and companies. She maintains professional membership in the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition and the Professional Ski Instructors of America. She serves on the interim board of directors at SheJumps and on the advisory council for Fringe Diplomacy of the Aspen Institute’s Global Alliances Program.
 
Noelle Laing ’03

Laing identifies and researches mission-related investing (MRI) opportunities across asset classes and serves as a resource to generalist consultants by monitoring managers in clients’ MRI programs. She is also staffed on client relationships that have a particular focus on social or mission-related investments. Laing currently works with private clients and foundations.
 
Prior to rejoining the firm in 2010, Laing was a senior investment advisor at the IAM National Pension Fund, where she focused on alternative assets. She also worked as a public markets investment analyst for the American Red Cross, where she conducted asset allocation analysis and manager due diligence for the public market portfolios of the endowment, pension, corporate accounts and 401K programs. Laing began her career at Cambridge Associates as a consulting associate in 2003. An honors graduate with a mathematics major, she is a CFA Charter holder.
 
Thomas Sy ’82

Aspire is a leader in providing a full range of services to the developmentally disabled throughout Western New York. Under Sy’s leadership, Aspire has grown from serving 2,000 individuals to more than 3,200, and its budget has more than doubled.
 
Prior to assuming his leadership position at Aspire, Sy was a healthcare administrator for 16 years, serving in increasingly senior administrative positions in hospitals in New Hampshire and New York. He serves his community and his profession in numerous volunteer roles. As a St. Lawrence alumnus, he has been a member of the Alumni Council and the Saints Network Planning Group for Western New York as well as an Laurentian Admissions Associate. He was recently named one of Western New York’s “Power 250,” a list of influential people as noted by Business First magazine.
 
For more information, visit www.stlawu.edu/career-services/laurentians-residence