Alumni News November 2017
Above: Alumni share advice with students about life after college at Coffee and Connections on November 7, 2017.
Faranetta Joins Stream as Chief Financial Officer
Stream (formerly Stream Energy), a leading direct selling company and provider of connected life services, recently announced the addition of David Faranetta ’89 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Faranetta will oversee the company's financial planning and reporting, accounting, tax and treasury functions.
A veteran of the energy industry, Faranetta brings with him a proven track record of strategic executive leadership. He is a motivational leader with a reputation for aligning people and resources to drive economic growth.
“I've been watching Stream for many years and am excited to finally be a part of this dynamic and fast-paced team,” Faranetta said. “I'm thrilled to join a team that will fuel our company’s growth and performance in the global energy industry."
As chief financial officer, Faranetta is responsible for driving Stream’s economic growth and overseeing all financial operations. He has a deep knowledge of and experience in financial, treasury and operations management, performance and risk management, mergers and acquisitions and board and regulatory relations.
“I'm extremely pleased to welcome David to our team,” said Stream President and CEO Larry Mondry. “His long industry experience is of utmost value to our organization and his contributions are going to play a major role in shaping a bright future for Stream.”
Previously, Faranetta served as CFO of TXU Energy and electricity generator and wholesaler Luminant. He comes to Stream after serving as Senior Vice President of Planning and Treasury at Dallas-based Vistra Energy. Faranetta holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Moravian College and an MBA from Lehigh University.
Zinczenko Dishes Nutrition Advice for NBC
David Zinczenko ’91 has been named Health & Wellness Contributor for the Today Show, NBC News. The show’s new segment, “Today Wellness,” features Zinczenko and other health and wellness experts. It launched October 5, 2017. Check out the premier episode here, and take Zinczenko’s quiz on best meal choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Bobby Beck (left) and Kevin Edwards (right) attend the Lehigh Valley Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony Wednesday at Green Pond Country Club. Edwards, director of golf at Olde Homestead, was one of three inductees. Beck, a Moravian Academy senior, represented his father, Bob. (Mark Wogenrich / THE MORNING CALL)
Edwards Inducted into Golf Hall of Fame
The following first appeared in the Morning Call on November 1, 2017.
By Mark Wogenrich of the Morning Call
Kevin Edwards walked into coach John Makuvek’s office at Moravian College before his freshman year and announced that he wanted to play golf. Upon hearing Edwards’ scores at Nazareth High, Makuvek paused.
“I was not ready to run into the lobby to clean off space for the trophies,” Makuvek said.
Little did Makuvek know then that Edwards [class of 1996] would succeed him as Moravian College’s golf coach and that, on Wednesday, he would introduce Edwards into the Lehigh Valley Golf Hall of Fame. Edwards was among three members inducted at Green Pond Country Club, with Terry Slater Jr. and Bob Beck.
The hall celebrated its 14th year commemorating Lehigh Valley golf, recognizing the area’s top players and contributors. The organization now has 66 members, including two Moravian College golf coaches.
Makuvek, who was inducted in 2009, remembered a young Edwards who was confident that he could play college golf. Edwards became a two-time all-conference player before turning pro. He has worked at Green Pond, Southmoore, Lehigh Country Club, Riverview, and Woodstone and is the director of golf at Olde Homestead.
Edwards became Moravian College’s co-head coach in 2009 and took over when Makuvek retired the following year. He was named the Empire 8 Conference coach of the year in 2015 and 2017.
“When I worked at Green Pond, I never thought I’d be standing here,” Edwards said.
Tony Ohanian Joins St. Luke’s
Tony Ohanian has joined St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care. Ohanian, a 2004 graduate of Moravian College and the American University of Antigua College of Medicine in New York City, is licensed in basic life support and advanced cardiac life support. He also holds certifications in HIPAA, OSHA blood-borne pathogens and infection control.