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 ’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.
Kristin Clarke Marshaleck (M.S. in Accounting ’09) and her husband, Andrew Marshaleck (M.S. in Accounting ’10), welcomed their third child, Tenley Paige. Tenley joins her two older brothers Tucker, 4, and Tanner, 2. The family lives in Charlotte, NC, where Andrew is a Vice President in the technology group at Wells Fargo and Kristin is a Manager in the financial accounting advisory services group at Ernst & Young.
Dave Lavinsky ’92, President of management consulting firm Growthink Inc., shared his expertise on global financial comparison site Finder.com. Growthink aims to help executives and entrepreneurs grow their businesses so they can create jobs, offer customers better products and services, realize personal satisfaction and wealth, and fund programs that make the world a better place.
Yuan Chou ’94 was promoted to Tax Partner at assurance, tax and advisory firm BDO USA. Chou has been with BDO since 2008 and serves as the technical practice leader of the Accounting Methods group within BDO’s National Tax Office. Chou assists clients with optimizing core accounting methods, interacting with the IRS on making changes in accounting methods and periods, implementing the new revenue recognition and leasing standards, and advising on the tax treatment of M&A transaction costs.
Grady Kidder (M.S. in Commerce ’13) and Arianna Parsons (A&S ’13) were married in San Francisco May 26, 2019. Lots of fellow ’Hoos helped to celebrate! Arianna and Grady live in New York City.
Richard DeJarnette ’13 and Caroline Massie (A&S ’13) were married May 18, 2019, at the bride’s family farm in Rappahannock County, VA. The couple lives in Richmond, where Caroline works as a Marketing Manager and Richard as an Accountant.
Christopher Rannefors '13, was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in the Social Entrepreneurs category. Rannefors, along Harrison Broadhurst, founded BatBnB, an ecofriendly pest control product that helps fight mosquito-borne illnesses while also helping the declining bat population.
Alex Wu '07 is a Founding Team member of NEX Team, creator of HomeCourt, an app that's revolutionizing the basketball industry. The app, which uses AI to allow players to track performance in real time and share it, was recently named to TIME magazine's list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019.
Nalini Agrawal ’13 and Nishant Ambasht were married Oct. 8, 2019. Nalini is a Data Science Consultant, Strategy & Analytics, at Deloitte Consulting. Nishant is a Technology Consultant at Accenture.