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Class Notes

May 13, 2015

Justis McEvilly ’02 is Co-Founder and Director of The London School of Barbering.

May 13, 2015

Bingham C. Jamison CFA ’02 is a Client Strategist at private wealth management firm Signature (Link). He is also a Captain in the Marine Ready Reserves and a Contributor to TIME’s Battleland. (Link) His latest article, “My Wife’s War,” published Nov. 10, 2013, can be found at the Daily Beast. (Link)

May 13, 2015

Jeff White ’01 (Law ’04) has become a Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he practices in the firm’s Antitrust/Competition group in Washington, D.C., focusing on antitrust clearances for M&A transactions, government investigations, and antitrust litigation.

May 13, 2015

Heidi Lieske ’01 left her position as Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble for the COVERGIRL cosmetics brand to focus on her new start-up, Borrow Mini Couture (Link), an online designer children’s clothing rental service for special occasions. She happily lives outside of Baltimore with her husband and two small children.

May 13, 2015

Nicole Fitzwater Boyle ’01, Director of Development at the Virginia Tech Graduate School, traveled to Paraguay in September 2013 as one of 50 TOMS Ticket to Give winners. (Link) While there, she worked with two partner organizations—Fundacion Paraguaya, a microfinance nonprofit, and Fundacion Vision, an eye care clinic. Boyle’s trip included visits to an orphanage, schools, and microfinance groups as well as eye care outreach through the clinic. Says Boyle of her “amazing experience,” “I’ve always admired TOMS and the work they do. What was most impressive was the work they do with these partner organizations in the communities as well as the outreach—and impact they have together. And that was just Paraguay. TOMS works with partner organizations in over 63 countries for shoes and 15 for eyesight. It’s not just about the shoes, but also about health care, education, creating jobs, and making programs sustainable once TOMS leaves.” In addition to her role at Virginia Tech, Boyle is Owner of In Balance Yoga Studio in Blacksburg, Va.

May 13, 2015

Suzanne Schnell Gore ’96 has been appointed Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ms. Gore previously served as the Director of Policy and Research and a Senior Executive Adviser at the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), as Director of Integrated Care at the Center for Health Care Strategies, and as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources in the administration of former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner. In addition to her B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School, Ms. Gore holds a law degree from George Mason University and a master’s in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Gore is married to Jeffrey Gore (A&S ’94), an Attorney with Hefty & Wiley P.C. in Richmond, Va. They reside in Richmond with their 2-year-old daughter, Adalee Stuart Gore. (Link)

May 13, 2015

Michelle Vaniels Pendleton ’95 and her husband, Mike, welcomed their second son, Samuel William, born Oct. 1, 2013. Sam joins big brother Charlie, 3. The family resides in Roanoke, Va., where Michelle is a CPA for Advance Auto Parts.

May 13, 2015

Reggie Aggarwal ’91 is Founder and CEO of Cvent (NYSE:CVT), a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company that went public in August 2013. Reggie grew the company from a two-person start-up to a global company with more than 1,450 employees, 12,000 customers, and $1 billion in market capitalization. Reggie was voted the 2013 CEO of the Year by Washington Business Journal. (Link) Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing, and web surveys. Cvent also provides hotels with a targeted advertising platform to reach event planners looking for meeting venues.

May 13, 2015

Theresa Payton (M.S. in MIS ’90) » was interviewed by TV host Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” Jan. 21, 2014. (Link) In a Q&A about the new book she has co-authored, Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family, Payton, an Internet security expert and former White House Chief Information Officer from 2006 to 2008, says one of the biggest threats to our privacy and security is not knowing when our data are being collected and how they will be used. (Link)

May 13, 2015

Michael L. Goodove ’89, a Partner in the Norfolk law firm of Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz & Goodove P.C., wasrecognized as a “Virginia Super Lawyer” in 2014 in the area of personal injury law byVirginia Super Lawyers magazine. The top 5 percent of all Virginia attorneys are selected by their peers for this honor. Mr. Goodove specializes in personal injury law.

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