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Two business executives named ‘alums of the game’

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Two business executives, Sandra Glaser Parrillo who earned her MBA in 1993 and Jodi Fournier who earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1982, were recognized as “Alums of the Game” at halftime during the UMass vs. URI game March 7 at the Ryan Center.

"Honoring outstanding alums during home games has become very popular,” notes Robert Beagle, vice president for University Advancement. Fans, including students, are pleased to see so many alumni whom they might not necessarily know about, but who are the kinds of alums that make URI proud.

“In this case, we were especially happy to honor two top-notch women CEOs, while calling attention to the impact URI has in the business world through alumni executives."

As president and chief executive officer of the Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Co., which employs 75, Parrillo is one of more than 800 alumni who own or run businesses in the Ocean State, contributing to the Rhode Island economy.

Jodi Fournier is chief executive officer of Taylor Grey, a recruiting and consulting firm in New York City. The firm specializes in high-end administrative and professional support. She is also an active member of the Women's Council for Development at URI and been a guest speaker/expert at some of the council’s events.

Pictured above: From left Thorr Bjorn, director of athletics, Jodi Fournier ’82, Sandra Glaser Parrillo ’93 MBA, President Robert L. Carothers, and Robert Beagle, vice president for University Advancement.