Class Notes

February 21, 2018

Edward Thomas Gengler ’09 (M.S. in Accounting ’10) and Katie Bevan Gengler (Engineering ’10) welcomed their first child, Henry Harold, born Oct. 25, 2017. The family lives in New York City, where Ms. Gengler is a Civil Engineer at AKRF and Mr. Gengler works at Goldman Sachs. The two were married in Norfolk, Va., in May 2015.

February 21, 2018

Kelley Halpin (A&S ’11, M.S. in Commerce ’12) recently launched health and wellness company Karrot Health, which creates a platform for employers to directly incentivize their employees to exercise.

Nancy Twine
February 21, 2018

Nancy Twine ’07, Founder of Briogeo, tells career site The Lifestyle Edit how she went from Wall Street to her own successful hair care line.

February 10, 2018

Thomas Gayner ’83, Co-CEO of Markel, spoke with NPR One’s “Full Disclosure” Jan. 28, 2018, about his career, markets, the lost art of value in this era of go-go-growth, and how he transformed Markel into an investing heavyweight.

February 9, 2018

Claude Reynold Davenport Jr. ’49 passed away Jan. 25, 2018. Born June 25, 1926, he was the son of the late Mabel Watkins and Claude R. Davenport. (Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch Jan. 29, 2018)

January 22, 2018

Edward Daniel McCrady ’85, beloved husband, father, son, and brother, passed away suddenly and tragically at his home in Atlanta Jan. 17, 2018. Ed was born Dec. 16, 1963, in Pittsburgh. (Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jan. 21, 2018)

January 22, 2018

John "Jack" Newton Faris '54 of Amherst, Va., passed away Jan. 16, 2018, at the age of 84. He was the husband of 58 years to Judith "Judy" Martin Faris. (Published in The Daily Progress Jan. 19, 2018)

January 16, 2018

David McFarland ’08 was promoted to Director at First Reserve, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Since joining the global private equity investment firm in 2010, David has been a key member of the portfolio company teams responsible for several investments in the midstream/downstream and equipment and services sectors, including Crestwood Permian Basin Holdings LLC, KA First Reserve, Western Gas Partners, Plains All American, Phillips 66 Partners, and Saxon Energy Services (in partnership with Schlumberger). As a Director, he will continue to help drive diversified investments throughout the global energy value chain. Prior to joining First Reserve, David was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division, Global Natural Resources Group, at Barclays Capital. He is based in the Houston office.

Chat Razdan
January 10, 2018

Chaitenya Razdan ’05 and his company, Care+Wear, are on a mission to improve the notoriously undignified hospital gown. Their new privacy-preserving gown is already being tested in hospitals and was featured in a Jan. 3, 2018, New York Times article titled “The Hospital Gown Gets a Modest Redesign.”

January 8, 2018

Leighton Land Turner ’50, affectionately known as "Buddy," died, Jan. 4, 2018, at his residence “Bell Hill” in Howardsville, Va. Leighton was born Oct. 18, 1924, in Rome, Ga. (Published in The Daily Progress Jan. 7, 2018)