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UMass Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research Fall 2013 New Hires and New Board Members

New Hires at the Center this Fall


Kayleen is a recent graduate of UMass Dartmouth, with a B.S. in Management HR. She has been working at the Center since her junior year at UMass Dartmouth, and is enthusiastic about the new roles and responsibilities that will come along with the grad assistant position. While acquiring her MBA, Kayleen looks forward to gaining valuable knowledge and experience that will be useful when assuming managerial positions in the corporate industry.



Stephanie recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from UMass Dartmouth with a B.S. in Marketing and a double minor in International Business and French.  She is one of two MBA students to come on board this year as graduate assistants at the Center.  While pursuing her MBA, Stephanie is looking to gain real-world experience through her involvement in client meetings, data collection/analysis, and report compilations.




Ashley recently graduated Cum Laude from UMass Dartmouth with a B.S. in Computer Science. She is joining the Center this year as our Social Media Coordinator as an internship while pursuing her MBA. Through managing our website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, Ashley is looking forward to gaining valuable hands-on experience in marketing for the Web.



Sean is a senior at UMass Dartmouth majoring in Graphic Design. He started working with the center during the 2013 Summer and continued through the Fall semester as an internship. While in his last year as an undergrad, Sean is looking to gain real world hands-on experience in the design world by working closely with the center and clients.



New Board Members at the Center this Fall

The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is pleased to announce that Andrea Amaral and James R. Rice have joined their Advisory Board. Amaral is Assistant Vice President, Marketing Manager at Bankfive and Rice is Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at BayCoast Bank.

Andrea Amaral attended UMass Dartmouth and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration. In 2009, Amaral started at Bankfive as a Marketing Specialist. She is on the Leadership SouthCoast board, and is also a member of the SouthCoast Young Professionals’ leadership team.

James R. Rice received his Bachelor’s Degree from Stonehill College, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University. Before joining BayCoast Bank, Rice served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at HarborOne Credit Union. James also worked as the Senior Vice President/Director of marketing and Sales at Compass Bank, as Vice President, Director of Investor Relations at Seacoast Financial Services Corporation, as Senior Marketing Manager for BankBoston, and as Vice President, Director of Marketing for Medford Savings Bank. Currently, Rice also serves as Chairman of the Board and is an Executive Committee member for Lifestream, in New Bedford.



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