Class Notes

Jonathan Moak
January 17, 2020

Jonathan Moak (M.S. in Business Analytics ’19) was appointed the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (financial management and comptroller), and then became the senior official, performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (financial management and comptroller) in late October 2019.

January 14, 2020

Robert Cowgill ’02 has been named President of Virginia at South State Bank. Since joining South State in 2014, Cowgill has held positions of increasing influence and responsibility within the bank, including Richmond Market President. Cowgill currently serves on the board of directors for both the United Way of Greater Richmond and Sportable Adaptive Sports.

Libbie Randolph and children play games to inspire conversation.
January 14, 2020

Libbie Randolph (M.S. in Commerce ’15) is a Women’s Sports Corps Fellow with Moving the GoalPosts. Read about how she uses sport for development to educate, empower, and inspire youth.

December 20, 2019

Julie Sanders (M.S. in Accounting '11) has been promoted to Director at Kainos Capital, a leading food and consumer-focused private equity firm. As a Director, Ms. Sanders will lead the firm's investor relations activities and continue to be involved in marketing, business development, and deal sourcing efforts. She also leads the firm's environmental, social and governance initiatives and is actively involved in recruiting activities. Prior to joining Kainos in 2017, Ms. Sanders served as a member of the Consumer and Corporate Officers' practices at Russell Reynolds Associates. Previously, Ms. Sanders served as a Management Accountant at Oak Hill Advisors, and she began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Assurance Practice.

December 18, 2019

Zain Shaikh ’13 is Co-Founder and Director of Yegertek, a customer loyalty solutions company in Dubai. Since its founding in 2017, the company has grown from a two-person team to a team of 20+ employees. Yegertek has also expanded its clientele from regional players in the Middle East to international players in Europe and Africa. Before founding Yegertek, Shaikh worked for retail company Geant Hypermarkets and later joined management consulting firm Booz & Company (now called Strategy&).

Irma Goyal Shrivastava
December 12, 2019

Irma Goyal Shrivastava ’93 is Chief Marketing Officer for Randstad USA, the largest business unit of Randstad, a $26.8 billion global leader in the HR services industry, putting 110,000+ people to work each day. Shrivastava is based at the Randstad USA headquarters in Atlanta.

December 12, 2019

Adam Bergman ’96 is Executive Director and Associate Portfolio Manager and George Shipp (A&S ’79, Darden ’82) is Senior Managing Director and Lead Portfolio Manager of Sterling Capital Management. The company's equity income mutual fund ranked in the first percentile on total return among 442 funds in its Morningstar1 Large-Cap Value category for the 15-year period ending June 30, 2019.

December 12, 2019

Megan Van Syckle Winter ’09 and Christopher Warren Winter (A&S ’07) welcomed their first child, Caroline Godsey, Aug. 22, 2019. The family lives in Charlottesville.

Ken Manson
December 12, 2019

Ken Manson ’68 published Bring Me Back Alive: A Memoir of Adventure, Luck, and Terror in the Air. Manson's first book covers his harrowing flying experiences as a U.S. Air Force pilot during the Vietnam War years. The book starts in 1967 with his initial training at the UVA Airport (Milton Field) and concludes with his experiences as a Jolly Green Giant rescue pilot in 1973. Among the many unforgettable characters in the book is Chief Master Sgt. Duane Hackney (the most decorated airman in the history of the Air Force), who flew with then-Capt. Manson during his time in the Air Rescue & Recovery Service. Flip Viles (A&S ’68) served as an editor to make the book a reality. Mr. Manson is the father of Ashley Manson Marratt (A&S ‘94) and William Manson (A&S ’99), who is a doctor at the UVA Hospital.

Matt Wochok
December 12, 2019

Matt Wochok ’04, based in Washington, D.C., has been elected to Partner at Morris, Manning & Martin effective Jan. 1, 2020. Wochok has considerable experience in areas of tax law, including corporate, partnership, income tax accounting and international taxes. He also assists with M&A, divestitures, fund formation, and other complex transactions.