Posted July 12th, 2011
PIAA President Christine Ianuzzi '87 '94 (center) poses with Presidential Candidates Rosa Yaghmour '98 (left) and Josiane Arbouet '96 '99 (right) prior to the election.
On Sunday, May 22, 2011 members of the Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association (PIAA) gathered for the association's annual meeting in Pfizer Auditorium. The meeting featured a keynote presentation by Professor Keith Ross, Department Head and Leonard J. Shustek Chair for Computer Science, entitled "The Internet is Even Less Private than You Think" in which he discussed how P2P communications systems such as Skype can be exploited to track a user's location, file-sharing behavior and other personal information.
As the outgoing president of the PIAA, Christine Ianuzzi '87 '94 thanked the leadership of the association for the great strides they have made towards advancing the mission of the association and creating meaningful connections with Poly alumni. She highlighted some of the PIAA's accomplishments during her tenure, including greater collaborations with NYU; increased communications and online presence; expanded involvement in regional alumni programming; sponsorship of student programs such as Toast, Engineers Without Borders and the Concrete Canoe; involvement of PIAA leadership in Poly's annual fundraising efforts; and, perhaps most significantly, the advocacy and representation of Polytechnic Alumni through the process of Poly's affiliation with NYU.
The 2011 election was conducted during the annual meeting, and the following individuals were elected into officer and director positions:
Josiane Arbouet '96 '99, President
Michael Urmeneta '92 '00, Executive Vice President
Leonard Singh '98, Vice President
Sonia Moin '04, Treasurer
Eric Levenstein '06 '08 '10, Secretary
Edward Manzo '72
Konstantinos "Gus" Maimis '84
John Genuard '85
John Yankovich '91
For more information about the PIAA, and biographical information about the International Board of Directors, please click here.