Peter Coates will be senior vice president for special opportunities and risk management at the Needham firm. The 30-year banking veteran was recruited from Citizens, where he was a senior vice president of the bank’s global restructuring group.
“We are thrilled that Eliot can return to speak with this year’s students,” said Haffelfinger. “His message to them is one of the most important they will receive during their studies here.”
He will be sadly missed by his dad and mom, brothers Matt (Vickey), Andy and sister Michelle (Shawn); nephews Jaiden, Jaxton and Riley; niece Brookelyn; many uncles, aunts and cousins, friends, and Nicole who he loved and had a special bond with.
Sokalsky has provided lectures to more than 100 residency and fellowship programs, and medical and dental schools. These institutions include the University of Florida, University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Hahnemann University Hospital and Nova Southeastern University.
He graduated from Superior Senior High School in 2006. He went on to get his degree in Television Broadcasting, but his first love was making films with his friends.
Sokalsky completed his undergraduate work at the University of Maryland, and graduate work at the University of Florida. He volunteers with the Lee Memorial Military Support Group, and is a board member of the Southwest Florida Gator Alumni Association.