Mary Leigh Phillips ’08 is the new CFO of DriveTime, the nation's second largest used car retailer focused solely on used vehicles. Ms. Phillips has more than 10 years of banking and capital markets experience with Wells Fargo and most recently served as a Director for Asset-Backed Finance with Wells Fargo Securities. She specialized in executing lending facilities and capital markets transactions for auto finance companies, including DriveTime, since 2011.
Andrew Rudin '79 (M.S. in MIT '05) was one of five writers inducted into the CustomerThink Hall of Fame. CustomerThink is a global online community of business leaders striving to create profitable customer-centric enterprises. Each month, the site serves 150,000 visitors from over 200 countries around the world. According to the press release, "out of nearly 3,000 registered authors, five were recognized in June 2018 for their long-term, outstanding contributions. Earning Hall of Fame status requires at least five years of contributing as an author, with a minimum of 100 published posts, at least 100 comments on those posts, and over 100,000 total views."
Christopher Porter (M.S. in MIT '10) has served as Fannie Mae CISO since 2016. He talks about how his experience prepared him for running security programs at Fannie Mae in a recent TechTarget article titled “Fannie Mae CISO Calls for More Data on Security Incidents.”
David K. Golbahar (M.S. in Accounting '07) joined Brandlin & Associates as a Director. Golbahar will be based in Los Angeles but serve clients and conduct business development nationwide. A forensic accountant, expert witness, and turnaround consultant with more than 10 years of experience, he will focus on fraud investigations, damage calculations, restructurings, and turnarounds for shareholders, creditors, and attorneys.
Andrea Solana '05, Head of Advanced Planning at MASECO Private Wealth in London, is a finalist for the 2018 Women in Financial Advice Awards.
Deb Wetherby ’80, Founder and CEO of Wetherby Asset Management, was named to Barron’s 2018 Top Women Financial Advisers list for her business acumen and experience. Wetherby's appearance on the list by the prestigious weekly title is based on a ranking that accounts for the volume of assets she and her team oversee, the revenues generated by her firm, and the quality of her practice.
Bob Hardaway '49 was recognized by CFA Institute with a special service award for his more than 60 years of involvement with the institute, including serving as a CFA exam grader.
Penny Pennington ’85 has been selected as the next Managing Partner, effective Jan. 1, 2019, of financial services firm Edward Jones. She has been with the company since 2000. Pennington and her husband, Mike, live in St. Louis, Mo., and have two adult daughters.
Fred Thompson ’72 was elected to the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation Board in Las Vegas.
Jamie Todd Wohlert ’05 and Brian Wohlert (A&S ’05) welcomed their first child, Carter Todd Wohlert, born June 4, 2018. The family lives in Loudoun, Va.