Archive | The Class of 2012


Jaclyn Stevenson: 34

Director of Public Relations and Social Media, Winstanley Partners Jaclyn Stevenson knew she would be a writer when she grew up. “As soon as I was old enough to put sentences together, that’s what I wanted to do,” she said. “I had a little typewriter, and I was always making storybooks and newsletters. I had […]

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Jason Tsitso: 37

Project Manager, R & R Windows Jason Tsitso has worked on countless projects large and small during his decade-long tenure with R & R Windows, but there was noting quite like the work undertaken at Springfield College last year in the weeks after the June 1 tornado roared through the campus. Facing tight and extremely […]

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James Welch: 36

Massachusetts State Senator, First Hampden District The tornado that roared through Western Mass. last June passed through several communities and neighborhoods. A common denominator for many of them is the fact that they lie in the First Hampden District. That’s Sen. James Welch’s district, only he would never call it that. He contends that such […]

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Karen Woods: 37

Director of Public Relations, Yankee Candle Co. In her nine years at Yankee Candle, Karen Woods has worked in a number of capacities, from human resources to wholesale to public relations. It’s that current role, she said, that most lights her fire. “I have the opportunity to share the company’s history and products, and create […]

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