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Steve Morales has recently left the University of Virginia Darden Business School to make movies that inspire, equip, and encourage families as the executive producer at Franklin Springs Family Media. After seven years with the Darden Solutions group supporting the software technologies of many other business schools, with all of his seven kids, he knows something about the need for encouragement!

Richard T. Roca, director of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has been appointed to serve additionally as a professor in the university's Carey Business School. Roca has been director of APL since 2000. From 1996 to 1999, Roca served as vice president of AT&T Laboratories. During his 33 years with the company, Roca also served as vice president, AT&T Government Markets; and executive director, AT&T Bell Laboratories. Roca holds a doctor of science degree in mechanical engineering from MIT, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Roca serves on a number of federal advisory panels for both civilian and Department of Defense agencies.

Peter A. Romanella has been named to the new position of assistant director of leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Before joining Kenan-Flagler, Romanella worked at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business as associate director of Executive MBA and alumni career services. He was also a senior consultant with KPMG, a senior program associate for the Center for Creative Leadership, a principal with Romanella and Associates, and vice president of organizational effectiveness for a diversified $100 million company. Romanella has a doctoral degree in counseling psychology and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Miami, and an MBA and bachelor’s degree in economics from St. John’s University. He is a licensed psychologist.

Peter Severa was recently promoted from MBA Operations Manager to Assistant Director of Graduate Programs for the College of Management at Georgia Tech. In this capacity, his primary responsibilities are with the Evening MBA program. Peter has been with the College of Management for nine years. He is a graduate of the Industrial and Systems Engineering program at Georgia Tech.

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