Class Notes

Bennett Reck
April 17, 2018

Bennett Reck '15 earned a spot in the Community Investment Collaborative’s 16-week entrepreneurs workshop in Charlottesville, Va., as part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival Crowdfunded Pitch Night in April 2018. The Connecticut native spent two years researching and working with food scientists and industry experts to understand the science behind ice cream, producing RIPE Gelato, non-dairy vegan ice cream made from avocados.

T.J. Cawley
April 10, 2018

T.J. Cawley '87 was elected Mayor of Morrisville, N.C., for a four-year term that began December 2017. He served as a Morrisville Town Council member for four years. Mr. Cawley and his wife, Kathy Sheehan Cawley (A&S '86), and their three children enjoy supporting Virginia athletic teams when they compete against the many ACC rivals in the Triangle area.

Amie Seymour
April 10, 2018

Amie Seymour (M.S. in MIT '06) has joined Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. In these positions, she supports the company’s growing business by implementing its future-state operating and digital distribution model across all business units. She also is responsible for the development and execution of the bank’s overall technology roadmap.

Virginia Sharma
March 27, 2018

Virginia Sharma ’99, Director of Marketing Solutions for LinkedIn India, has been named one of IMPACT magazine's 50 Most Influential Women in Media, Marketing, and Advertising. The seventh edition of IMPACT’s 50 Most Influential Women list was unveiled in Mumbai, India, March 22, 2018.

March 20, 2018

Les S. Bowers ’05 (Law ’08) has joined the law firm of MichieHamlett. Bowers, a former Partner with Gentry Locke of Roanoke, Va., is a litigator in medical malpractice, product liability, and personal injury claims.

Jonathan Koes
March 20, 2018

Jonathan Koes (Architecture ’14, M.S. in Commerce ’15) has joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer as Research Manager, responsible for leading Thalhimer’s research efforts across its platform. He recently returned to Central Virginia after three years in Denver, where he worked with a commercial real estate technology firm.

March 20, 2018

Jimmy Stanger ’17 was named a player to watch by PGA TOUR in December 2017. In his final two years at UVA, Stanger was named All-ACC twice, was a finalist for the Byron Nelson Award, made the watch list for the Ben Hogan Award, was a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus Award, became the first Cavalier in school history to be named first-team All-American, and helped the U.S. team capture a Palmer Cup championship. He then went on to win the ACC individual championship, becoming only the third person in UVA history to capture the title. He turned professional shortly after graduating from UVA.

Nancy Twine
March 20, 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. She was also featured in UVA Today in a March 7, 2018, article titled "How a Former Investment Banker Created a Breakout Hair Care Line."

March 20, 2018

Alice Tomdio (M.S. in Accounting ’09), Senior Manager in PwC Nigeria’s Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services, was interviewed on Nigeria's Channels Television in March 2018 and discussed challenges and prospects for the Africa capital markets.

March 20, 2018

Jeannette Lichner (McIntire '79, M.S. in Accounting '80) is a Member Board of Trustees at Local Trust in London. She shares practical guidance about what women can do to prepare themselves for career success, including preparing for a board position, in a Feb. 21, 2018, podcast on