December 6, 2023

Alumni in the News | May 2016

Veteran Marin Police Chief Negotiates for Town Manager Role

Chief Todd Cusimano of the Central Marin Police Department is currently negotiating with the town council for the town manager post. A member of the Twin Cities Police Authority since 1995, Cusimano pledges to bring excellent communication skills and fiscal prudence to his new role as town manager. Cusimano graduated from Columbia Southern University with a Master’s in Business Administration and a concentration in public administration. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Madison Fire and Rescue Department Promotes Fire Captain

Brandy Williams has been promoted to deputy chief of the Madison Fire & Rescue Department. Williams joined Madison in 1998 as a volunteer fire fighter. She received her Bachelor’s in Fire Science Administration from Columbia Southern University. Williams is also a candidate for the Executive Fire Officer program with the National Fire Academy.

Austin Police Officer Runs for Leander City Council

Philip Contatore is looking to expand his role as community service leader through a seat with the Leander City Council. Contatore has served with the Austin police force since 2001 and received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. He has served on various committees including the Police Activities League of Austin, Inc., where he was the founding president.

Stellar Industries, Inc., Promotes Employee to Inside Sales Position

Eric Janssen has taken on a new role within Stellar Industries, Inc., a company that specializes in the manufacturing of hydraulic truck mounted equipment. He is looking forward to working with customers to build an entire package for service vehicles. Janssen has a bachelor of arts degree from Waldorf College and a Master’s in Business Administration in Sports Management from Columbia Southern University.