Eric Olson (M.S. in MIS ’93) has been appointed CEO of IT firm Buchanan & Edwards Inc. With over 30 years of experience in technology-focused consulting leadership, Olson previously served as Senior Vice President for ECS Federal, as well as Executive Vice President of InfoReliance. In both positions, Olson supported cloud and cyber operations, solutions, and services. Before his leadership with InfoReliance, Olson served in executive and senior leadership roles for Mediachase, Ernst & Young, and Price Waterhouse.
Jeff Dunn '01, Vice President of Business Strategy and Analytics for the Seattle Seahawks, talks about how the team uses data to improve not only player performance, but also the fan experience, and ultimately, the team's bottom line, in a June 23, 2019, GeekWire article titled "How the Seattle Seahawks Use Data to Win—on and off the Field."
Hana Kerner '19 joined soccer team Orlando Pride as a National Team Replacement Player. The New Jersey native was a member of the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team and nominated for the 2014-2015 Gatorade New Jersey State Player of the Year. At UVA, she made an appearance in 78 matches, scoring one goal and registering eight assists.
John Pullen '95, after almost 11 years with Salesforce, has taken the role of Vice President, Global Sales Engineering at Zuora. He still resides in the Atlanta metro area with his son, Gage, and two dogs, Roxy and Xena.
David E. Brown '92 joined BDO USA LLP as Director–Private Equity Services in May 2019. David is based in Chicago. Most recently, he was a Managing Director with Riveron Consulting. After graduating from the Comm School, David joined PwC as an Auditor in Washington, D.C. After completing his M.B.A. at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, David also worked at Banc of America Securities, Huron Consulting, and Tatum.
Thomas H. Cook Jr. '81 has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He is Head of the tax practice group of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in Raleigh, NC.
Katie Chapin ’08 and her husband, Sam Murphy, welcomed a son, Kit, born April 18, 2019. The family lives in London.
David Meredith (M.S. in MIT '03) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors at enterprise safety software application provider Everbridge Inc., effective July 15, 2019. Meredith brings over 25 years of executive leadership experience across leading multibillion dollar cloud-managed services providers and software companies, having most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Rackspace.
Will Boland ’03, Co-Founder of CarLotz in Richmond, VA, and Doug Duenkel ’92, President and COO of Knight Point Systems in Reston, VA, are winners of 2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards in the mid-Atlantic region. Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world's most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national, and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
Leigha Field (A&S '11, M.S. in Commerce '12) is the Co-Founder of Okko, a startup that offers affordable, well-made no-show women’s undergarments.