Class Notes

Rhonda Fischer
October 17, 2019

Rhonda Fischer '99, daughter of NAACP President Albert Pelham and COO at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Thurgood Marshall Dinner. Before her role at the Tepper School, Fischer, who earned a B.S. in Commerce (Finance and Marketing) at McIntire and an M.B.A. at Emory University's Goizueta School of Business, served as COO of the East Lake Foundation, a community revitalization organization in Atlanta.

Brian and Arin Mitchell
October 17, 2019

Brian Mitchell (McIntire '18) is Founder and CEO of Bullseye Admissions, which connects high school students with admissions strategists and personalized technology to turbocharge their college applications. His sister Arin Mitchell Peter (McIntire '13) is an Advisor for the startup.

Garrett Prisinzano with Clarissa and Anthony
October 2, 2019

Garrett Prisinzano (M.S. in Commerce ’18) and his wife, Clarissa, welcomed their son, Anthony Mario, born Sept. 6, 2019. Mr. Prisinzano is a Real Estate Analyst at Dollar Tree Stores in the Virginia Beach, VA, area.

Stockwell family
September 17, 2019

Geoffrey Stockwell '00 and his wife, Valerie, are pleased to announce the birth their daughter, Sage Frances, born Aug. 11, 2019. The family lives in Singapore, where Mr. Stockwell is Managing Director at Blackstone.

September 17, 2019

Serim Kakkos '04 has been promoted to Partner at EY in Tysons, VA.

September 13, 2019

Dominique Genest ’06 was one of six writers selected from over 1,000 submissions for the 2019 Feature Residency program and Annual Feature Lab offered by The Black List and Women In Film, Los Angeles. The collaboration between the organizations provides mentorship and career opportunities to six rising women screenwriters over the course of a year. Genest is an L.A.-based writer and producer who has worked in independent film, television, and branded content.

Chris Nassetta
September 13, 2019

Christopher J. Nassetta '84, Hilton President and CEO, has been named 2020 Hospitality Executive of the Year by the Penn State School of Hospitality Management and the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society. Nassetta, who joined Hilton in 2007, is being recognized for his strategic leadership of the company that, across its nearly 5,900 properties, accounts for more than 939,000 rooms in 114 countries and territories.

September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019

Renata Dinkelmann ’02, former Head of Global Executive Recruiting at Kraft Heinz, recently joined Paine Schwartz Partners LLC in the newly created position of Director – Human Capital. She works with both Paine Schwartz's portfolio companies and the firm's leadership team to identify and execute on opportunities to recruit, retain, and develop the human capital that drives strategic and operational excellence. Previously, she worked as a Consultant at global executive search firm Egon Zehnder. Before that, Ms. Dinkelmann was Vice President of Real Estate at Patria Investimentos and Investor Relations Manager at retail real estate company BRMALLS, both in Brazil. Ms. Dinkelmann started her career at JPMorgan's Private and Investment Banking divisions in New York.

Alice Tomdio
September 13, 2019

Alice Tomdio (M.S. in Accounting '09), Director for PwC’s Capital Markets Services, joined CNBC Africa Aug. 8, 2019, to discuss the outlook of Nigeria’s capital markets.

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