Jason Bordainick ’02 is Co-Founder of Hudson Valley Property Group, which this year has rescued more than 2,500 affordable housing units from the chopping block and made them more livable and sustainable than ever, while still remaining affordable to the current tenants. He is featured in a March 20, 2017, UVA Today article titled “The U.S. Needs More Affordable Housing. This Alumnus Is Leading the Way.”
Samuel A. Derieux ’47 was recognized in the 125th anniversary issue of Journal of Accountancy as one of 125 people having had a significant impact on the accounting profession from 1887 to 2012. In May 2012, he attended the 125th anniversary meeting of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Derieux is a past chairman of the board of AICPA and received its Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service in 1978. He is also a past president of the Virginia Society of CPAs.
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.
Ed Roseberry ’49 was featured in a Sept. 23, 2012, Daily Progress article titled “Photographer Captures Hometown’s Many Moments.” (Link) Mr. Roseberry got his start shooting pictures for Corks & Curls in 1947 and took photographs for The Daily Progress and the University News Services. He also taught photography classes in the School of Architecture and served as an adviser to the yearbook staff, but it was his freelance work that most established him as a familiar and welcome figure to generations of UVA students.
Meredith E. Yeago ’49 and his wife, Ann, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Christ Lutheran Church in Staunton, Va., Sept. 16, 2012. The celebration, given in their honor by their three sons and wives, included attendance at their Sunday church service and was followed by a luncheon held in the fellowship hall. Meredith is the son of the late Jacob E. and Nellie Yeago. He is the retired Vice President and Treasurer of CFW Communications. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Staunton and the Shenandoah and American Rose Societies. Ann, former Ann Elizabeth Brower of Waynesboro, is the daughter of the late Ruth and David Brower. Ann sings in the choir at church and is a member of the church sewing circle. They have been active members of Christ Lutheran Church of Staunton since 1950. They were married at Grace Lutheran Church of Waynesboro by the Rev. Robert Schenk, Aug. 30, 1947. Ann and Meredith have three sons, John Yeago and his wife, Donna, of Stuarts Draft, Va., and their sons, Jacob, Marcus, and Taylor, and daughter, Adriana; Tom Yeago and his friend, Sharon, of Staunton; and Dan Yeago and his wife, Desiree, of Charlottesville, Va., and their sons, Bryan, Cory, and David. (Published in The News Leader Nov. 27, 2012; Link)
Ramon “Ray” Breeden Jr. ’56, President and CEO of The Breeden Company, was named Virginia Beach, Va.’s First Citizen for 2013 by the Virginia Beach Jaycees. (http://www.virginiabusi ness.com/companies/article/developer-named-first-citizen-of-virginia-beach) The Breeden Company, which Mr. Breeden founded in 1967, has developed, built, and operated more than 7,000 apartments, 2 million square feet of commercial shopping center and office space, 1,700 homes, and three timeshare resort hotels. He was also recognized in March 2013 by Virginia Business as one of the Commonwealth’s “most influential Virginians.” (http://www.virginiabusiness. com/news/article/50-most-influential-virginians) In addition to supporting and serving on boards of numerous educational institutions and charities in the Virginia Beach area, Mr. Breeden was a charter member of the McIntire Advisory Board and for a number of years held the prestigious role of president of the McIntire Foundation Board.
Arthur Austin ’58 is the Edgar A. Hahn Professor Emeritus of Jurisprudence at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, retiring in 2012 after almost 45 years at the university. Professor Austin taught Contracts, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and Trends and Tensions in Legal Education; his writing is chiefly on antitrust law, juror surveys, and legal scholarship. While at Case Western Reserve University, Professor Austin spent a year on leave with the Policy Planning Section of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (1970-1971). A prolific author, he has published frequently cited articles in leading law reviews and three books:Antitrust: Law, Economics, Policy (1976), Complex Litigation Confronts the Jury System (1984), and The Empire Strikes Back: Outsiders and the Struggle over Legal Education (1998). He has also been featured in various media including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Professor Austin earned a B.S. in Commerce with Distinction in 1958 after serving in the Korean War as an Army Medic and earning the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with “V” (Pork Chop Hill). He earned his law degree in 1963 from Tulane University.
Clark MacKenzie ’61 received the William C. Campbell Award from the United States Seniors’ Golf Association for his contributions to the association and to the advancement of amateur golf. He has played on the USSGA international team 15 times since 1998, captained the team for four years, and served as team secretary for two years. Mr. MacKenzie has also served on a number of committees for the organization, including the committee planning the celebration of the USSGA’s 100th anniversary in 2005, and has served on its board of governors in various capacities. A member of the Senior Slam Society, he has participated in each of the USSGA’s invitational tournaments. He and his wife, Andy, live in Jackson, Wyo.
Carl S. Markowitz ’67 retired after 45 years as an Attorney specializing in residential and commercial real estate. Throughout his career, he conducted more than 20,000 real estate settlements. Formerly a resident of Virginia Beach, Va., he now lives in Naples, Fla.
Robert A. Buerlein ’68 has been elected president of the U.S. Marine Raider Foundation, which keeps alive the history of the United States’ first elite-force unit, formed in 1942 along the lines of the British Commandos. In 2014, the Marine Corps revived this unit name and mission objective for its new Marine Raider Regiment, which is part of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Very little is ever known by the public of their successes, which include sensitive reconnaissance and direct-action missions against high-value targets, far within enemy-controlled territory. Bob and Judy live in Richmond, Va.; their youngest son is a doctor at the University of Virginia Hospital.
Robert A. Buerlein ’68 was elected to serve another term on the board of the U.S. Marine Raider Foundation. A Co-Founder of the U.S. Marine Raider Museum, located in Raider Hall at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Mr. Buerlein also serves on the museum’s historical preservation committee. He continues to serve on the executive committee of the board of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Va.
Bill Couper ’68 was honored Dec. 3, 2013, as a 2013 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureate. Founded in 1988 by The Greater Washington Board of Trade, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, and The Washingtonian, the annual induction ceremony honors outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs who, through their work, have made a significant contribution to the quality of life in Greater Washington. Couper retired from Bank of America in 2012.
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.
Daniel P. Collins ’69 retired as Senior Portfolio Manager & Director of Research at DuPont Capital Management. He and J. Randolph Garrett III ’69, who retired from BB&T Insurance after serving as President and Principal of Chaney Thomas Stephenson & Hill Insurance before it was acquired by BB&T, completed a seven-week 3,000-mile bicycle ride from San Diego to St. Augustine, Fla., after retiring. Dan lives in Asheville, N.C.; Rand resides in Roanoke, Va., with his wife, Jan.
Albert E. Ferrara Jr. ’70 (Law ’73) retired from AK Steel, effective Aug. 31, 2013. For more than a decade, Mr. Ferrara served AK Steel with distinction, principally as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and, most recently, as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations. Mr. Ferrara served the steel industry for more than 40 years, and joined AK Steel in June 2003. He has previously been recognized by Institutional Investor magazine as one of America’s best CFOs. Before his AK Steel career, he held a number of executive-level positions with NS Group, USX Corporation, and United States Steel Corporation. In addition, Mr. Ferrara is a member of the FM Global Advisory Board and previously served as a member of McIntire’s Advisory Board. He is a past board member of the Upper St. Clair (Pennsylvania) School District, Regional Industrial Development Corporation (Pittsburgh), and Metropolitan Development Board (Birmingham, Ala.). He has also served as a member of the board of directors and executive committee of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Middletown Area. (Link)
Robert D. “Bob” Perrow ’70, an Attorney with Williams Mullen, along with Farhad Aghdami (A&S ’89), W.F. Drewry “Drew” Gallalee (A&S ’77), Howard E. Gordon (A&S ’69, Law ’72), and Charles E. “Chuck” James Jr. (A&S ’96), all of whom practice with Williams Mullen, were named “Lawyers of the Year” in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in their respective fields.
Jeff Williams ’70 runs a start-up coaching business, Bizstarters, that serves entrepreneurs over the age of 50, a group twice as likely as millennials to start a business, according to recent labor statistics. He is featured in a June 1, 2016, UVA Today article titled “Q&A: Why More Baby Boomers Are Turning to Entrepreneurship.” Williams is also running a three-part webinar series, titled “Boomer Entrepreneurship,” through the UVA Alumni Career Services office as part of its Friday Forum Webinars series. The third and last installment takes place Nov. 18.
John Pettey ’71 is a Managing Director with Raymond James in the Private Client Group. He was recently selected by Barron’s as a Top 1000 Financial Adviser for the years 2012-2014 and by Financial Times as a Top 400 Financial Adviser in 2014.
Jon Butler '72, Executive Director of Pop Warner Little Scholars, is pleased to announce that the nonprofit recently celebrated the 90th season of Pop Warner Football and, coincidentally, Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday during the organizations’ Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer and Dance Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World.
Fred Thompson ’72 was elected to the Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation Board in Las Vegas.
R. Helm Dobbins ’73, after 44 years in the financial industry, retired March 30, 2017, as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of American National Bank and Trust Co./American National Bancshares (NASDAQ: AMNB) of Virginia and North Carolina. After taking his degree from the McIntire School with honors in 1973, he received an M.B.A. degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He spent a number of years with the Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh and the Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. /J.P. Morgan in New York City. Later, he spent 17 years with the Liberty National Bancorp in Louisville, Ky., and became Executive Vice President and head of Corporate/Commercial banking, helping successfully grow the organization from $800 million to $5 billion in total assets when it was sold in 1994. At American National, he led the organizations credit policy and execution and fully avoided the negatives of the 2008-2012 economic collapse, including no reduction of dividends, declining the federal government TARP capital assistance program offered to banks, maintaining superior earnings, capital and asset quality as well as completing three significant acquisitions during his tenure as Chief Credit Officer. He continues to serve on several boards in Virginia and work on strategic credit issues and troubleshooting for different institutions in the mid-Atlantic region. He also continues to pursue his deep interests in aviation, history and politics. He was the founder and first President of the UVa Club of Southern Virginia, co-chaired the UVa Families Committee, served on the Parents Committee and its Executive Committee, and chaired the southern regional Board for the Sorensen Institute for Politics. In 2013, he co-chaired the Class of 1973 40th Reunion for the University. He is a member of the University’s Cornerstone Society and a Life Member of the Alumni Association. He and his wife, Leslie, are the parents of Courtenay M. Dobbins (A&S ’12) and H. MacNeil Dobbins (A&S ’16).
Mark S. Kramer ’73 retired from a marketing and sales career with the Gillette Co. and The First Years Inc. in 2013, moving to Boston with his wife. Their three children all live and work in the greater Boston area. Since 1995, Mr. Kramer has competed in more than 30 triathlons; he qualified for the National Senior Games in 2013. His interests in volunteering over the past decade include Best Buddies International, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, and Swim Across America, which funds cancer research. In 2013, he also began work as an ambassador at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.
Frank Spitzig ’73 and his wife have officially retired and relocated to Boquete, Panama. Before retirement, Frank had several career paths, including human services administration, sales (including stints in insurance, hardware, and soft goods), construction (carpentry and new construction and remodeling, both commercial and residential), and personal and business coaching. After "moving around a bit from state to state," he spent the last 25 years in Texas.
John Carten ’74 retired from Amtrak after 39 years with the corporation. He began working with Amtrak after earning his M.B.A. degree from The George Washington University. He worked in Amtrak’s finance department and later in the corporate development department, serving as Director Board Liaison and Assistant Corporate Secretary for 22 years. Mr. Carten also served as Corporate Secretary for the Chicago Union Station Co. and the Washington Terminal Co. and as Assistant Corporate Secretary for the Union Station Redevelopment Corp. in Washington.
Harry Dickinson Ph.D., CPA ’75 (M.S. in Accounting ’76) received the 2018 Outstanding Member of the Year Award from the Virginia Society of CPAs. The award is presented to a CPA who has demonstrated a career full of notable professional involvement, community involvement, and dedication to the CPA profession. Dickinson recently withdrew from the partnership with Bishop, Farmer & Co. LLP (formerly known as Bowling, Franklin & Co. LLP), where he currently works as a consultant. He was a member of the McIntire Accounting faculty 1976–1978 and 1981–1986. A video presented at the awards dinner is available here.
James W. Hammersley ’75 retired after 36 years at the U.S. Small Business Administration. He spent his career working in the financial assistance programs, specializing in loan making and loan securitization policy. He held senior management positions, including Assistant Associate Administrator for Field Operations, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Strategic Planning, and Director, Office of Loan Programs. He has accepted a consulting position with the International Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of the World Bank. He will assist the IFC/ World Bank with their efforts to increase the availability of capital for small businesses in the Middle East. In addition to his work in the Middle East, he has also been invited to address the G-20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the subject of securitization of small business loan assets.
Barrett E. Pope ’75 is the Managing Director of DurretteCrump PLC, headquartered in Richmond, Va. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the categories of commercial litigation and appellate law.
Joyce Bigio ’76 was elected to the Board of Directors of FIAT (Chrysler) S.p.A. and serves on two of its board committees: audit and nomination. She is also the Managing Partner of International Accounting Solutions Srl. She has lived and worked in Washington, D.C., and London and is currently based in Milan, Italy.
Bill McClain ’76 is the Author of Strategic Planning in the Age of Disruption, which demonstrates how to envision the future and then plan backward. The book encourages readers to look beyond new technologies to consider their ripple effects, as well as ethics and governance issues.
Richard Nadeau ’76 (M.S. in Accounting ’77) was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of government services provider MAXIMUS, effective June 23, 2014. In this role, Nadeau is responsible for the company’s financial operations, including all corporate accounting and financial planning and analysis. He also oversees the corporate controllership, treasury, and tax functions and provides leadership assistance for the company’s mergers and acquisitions activities. (http://investor.maximus.com/press-release/executive-recognition/maximus-welcomes-richard-nadeau-new-chief-financial-officer)
David M. Walsh ’76 has been appointed honorary Consul of Japan in Orlando by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Mr. Walsh was President and CEO of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, based in Lake Mary, Fla. He also served as a Corporate Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems in Japan and as Vice President of Service and Manufacturing for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America’s power generation business.
Robert L. Edwards ’77 (M.S. in Accounting ’81, Law ’83) and Paul W. Kreckman (M.A. in Economics A&S ’76) are part of an ownership group of Valley Road Vineyards, a farm winery in Albemarle County that celebrated its grand opening in August 2016. Stanley K. Joynes III (A&S ’77, Law ’81) is CEO.
David McFarland '08 was promoted to Vice President at First Reserve, the largest global private equity firm exclusively focused on energy, effective July 1, 2014. Since joining the firm in 2010, McFarland has proven to be a valuable contributor in both the midstream/downstream and equipment and services (“E&S”) sectors—with involvement in midstream investments BORCO, Midstream Enterprises, FR Midstream and Century Midstream, as well as E&S investment Saxon Energy Services. Before joining First Reserve, McFarland was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division, Global Natural Resources Group, at Barclays Capital. As a Vice President, McFarland continues to focus on portfolio company optimization and platform enhancement, maintaining his focus in particular on the midstream. He is based in the Houston office.
Tory Shanholtzer Vornholt ’77 (M.S. in Accounting ’83) has joined the faculty of Agnes Scott College in Decatur/Atlanta as the Hal L. Smith Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Management. In this position, Tory is responsible for courses in accounting, business law, and nonprofit organizations, in which she draws upon her academic background and professional experience in accounting, law, theology, and nonprofit management.
Beth Engelmann Brykman ’78 published The Best of Both Worlds: How Mothers Can Find Full-Time Satisfaction in Part-Time Work (Prometheus Books). She interviewed more than 100 mothers across the country to answer the question, “How can mothers bridge the gap between the worlds of ‘mom’ and ‘career woman’ to find work-life balance?”
Daniel Friend ’78 is now Administrator of the Office of Strategic Initiatives for the MCV Physician Group, a division of VCU Health System.
William T. Johnson A&S ’75 (McIntire ’78) is a Partner at Texas law firm Jackson Walker. He is based in the firm’s Houston office, where he works in the real estate and finance practice groups. Mr. Johnson has worked as a banking lawyer for more than 30 years and spent four years in Dubai representing multinational companies in cross-border transactions. He holds a rating of “AV Preeminent” from Martindale-Hubbell.
Cindy M. Sommers ’78 is the author of the book Simply for Thought. Sommers is an Attorney who contributed to several published articles before writing Simply for Thought. After a number of years practicing law with private law firms, she has been working primarily with nonprofit organizations, including UNOS. Sommers lives in Appomattox County, Va., with her husband and their Jack Russell terriers.
Jill Anderson ’79 has been appointed Executive Vice President and CFO for Wal-Mart India. She previously was Vice President of International Financial Planning & Analysis and Senior Director, International Finance for Wal-Mart Stores.
David A. Chandler ’79 has been promoted to Regional Corporate Banking Manager at BB&T Bank. Based at the North Loudoun Street location in Winchester, Va., Mr. Chandler has more than 36 years’ experience in the commercial lending industry.
Jeffrey Edell ’79 and his wife, Elaine Hastings Edell, are the Producers of “Final Recourse”/“Taken for Ransom,” a psychological thriller starring Teri Polo, Chazz Palminteri, and Tia Carrere that garnered a primetime cable premiere release Lifetime Dec. 29, 2013, after its limited theatrical release in Los Angeles. Jeffrey, who is CEO of Edell Ventures, has a cameo role in the film. (Link; Link; Link) Jeffrey has also partnered with “Spider-Man” Creator Stan Lee to release a new superhero game world and mobile app (Superhero Ball Wars; Link). In addition, he is preparing to launch a new digital indie music world and app that he and his daughter, Natalie Edell, created. The music network currently spans 20 U.S. colleges and is growing exponentially (Link).
Florence Kingston ’79, Director of Development for the city of Newport News, Va., since 2003, has been named 2013 Business Woman of the Year by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Kingston has overseen and directly negotiated many of the transformative projects that are shaping Newport News as a vibrant, viable, business-friendly city. She also maintains a strong focus on retaining the city’s current small and medium-sized businesses, and revitalizing areas of the city with the greatest need. Ms. Kingston has been married to George Kingston for 28 years, and their daughter, Kasey, is a recent UVA graduate. (Link)
Jeannette Lichner ’79 (M.S. in Accounting ’80) has authored a new book on personal finance to help readers make informed money management decisions: Your Money 2019-20: The Beginner’s Guide to Earning, Spending, Borrowing and Saving.
Jeannette Lichner ’79 (M.S. in Accounting ’80) published a book titled Everything You Need to Know about Earning, Spending and Saving. While aimed at the U.K. market, particularly those 16 to 25, the underlying concepts are relevant around the world, and plans are under way to produce a U.S. version. Jeannette has worked in the financial services industry throughout her career and currently provides independent consulting and coaching services to senior executives and career coaching support to young people. After graduating from UVA, Jeannette moved to New York City to work for Price Waterhouse. In 1983, she began her career in financial services with Morgan Stanley, which moved her to London in 1984, where she has lived since. She has held numerous senior executive roles within banks and as a consultant.
Jeannette Lichner (McIntire '79, M.S. in Accounting '80) is a Member Board of Trustees at Local Trust in London. She shares practical guidance about what women can do to prepare themselves for career success, including preparing for a board position, in a Feb. 21, 2018, podcast on https://www.helen-fitness.com.
Jeannette Lichner ’79 (M.S. in Accounting ’80) and her husband, Andrew Taylor, traveled to Moshi, Tanzania, in fall 2016 to spend six weeks working as volunteers with Anza, a social entrepreneur business accelerator. While there, Jeannette worked with the heads of companies on strategy, execution, and leadership; Andrew established Anza's loan program. (https://jeannetteandandrew.wordpress.com/)
Rich McKinless ’79 spent last summer on a 4,300+ mile cross-country cycling adventure with his son, Chris, dedicated to First Book, a charity that places new books in the hands of at-risk children. Rich has blogged updates throughout the trip at http://biking-for-books.org/ and www.facebook.com/BikingForBooks.
Michael T. Powers '79 was appointed as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Financial Management & Comptroller) and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer in July 2017. His mission includes formulating, submitting, and defending the Army budget to Congress and the American people and overseeing the proper and effective use of appropriated resources to accomplish the Army's assigned objectives. His work providing reliable financial information to leaders and managers will enable them to incorporate cost considerations into their decision making.
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."
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.
Sarah Umbarger Burnett ’81 and Anne Umbarger Scruggs ’96 are the Founders of MontVue Capital Management (Link), a private wealth management firm in Lynchburg, Va., celebrating its 15-year anniversary. With over $91 million in assets, MontVue serves clients throughout the East Coast.
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.
Gary England ’81, on the shoulders of 30 years of corporate banking, is opening two Elements Therapeutic Massage studios with his wife, Elspeth, in late 2013 that will serve Buckhead and Sandy Springs/Dunwoody, Ga.
Donald Olinger ’81 recently joined Cordia Partners as a Partner. Cordia Partners is a leading accounting and financial consulting services firm in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan. One of Mr. Olinger’s primary roles will be to expand and lead the firm’s Maryland operations, including opening a Maryland office. Mr. Olinger will work with the Cordia Recruiting and Staffing team to grow that practice in addition to providing CFO consulting and advisory services to Cordia clients.
Emily Lewis Wilkinson ’81 and Lynne Tickle (A&S ’84) started Concierge on Call in 2018. The company, based in Richmond, VA, provides organizational, decluttering, and downsizing assistance throughout the Northern Neck of Virginia.
Ronald C. Goodstein ’82 is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He was honored by his students this year to receive the MSB Academic Council's Professor of the Year Student Choice Award.
Owen Rankin '82 , Founder and President of corporate brand consultancy Over the Horizon Strategies, takes a deeper look into the science of gratitude and why it matters for companies in a Nov. 25, 2018, InnerWill blog post titled "The Foundation of Strong Corporate Reputations: Gratitude."
Donna Garban ’83 has opened a bookstore in Hoboken, N.J., called Little City Books, named “best new business in Hoboken” by the Chamber of Commerce.
Thomas Gayner ’83, Co-CEO of Markel, spoke with NPR One’s “Full Disclosure” Jan. 28, 2018, about his career, markets, the lost art of value in this era of go-go-growth, and how he transformed Markel into an investing heavyweight.
Kyle Shaw ’83 and his wife, Belinda, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kara, born June 12, 2017, in Hong Kong. Kara joins big sisters Julia, 10, and Kelly, 3. Kyle is Founding Partner and Managing Director of Shaw Kwei & Partners. The family lives in Hong Kong.
Meryl Witmer ’83, a General Partner at Eagle Capital Partners, has been appointed to the Berkshire Hathaway Board of Directors, the company’s first new Director since 2009. Witmer’s appointment expands the board to 13. She is the third woman on Berkshire’s board, which is led by Chairman of the Board and CEO Warren Buffett, who is widely recognized as one of the top investors in history. (Link)
William Alesio Jr. '84 has joined a group of leading experts in the legal services field, and they have established Morae Legal LLC, a legal consulting firm with offices in Houston, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.
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.
David Barr ’85 was recently reappointed to the board of directors of Famous Brands International (parent company of Mrs. Fields Cookies and TCBY Yogurt) after the company was acquired by Z Capital of Chicago. Barr also serves on the board of directors of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (operates Del Frisco Double Eagle Steakhouses and Sullivan’s Steakhouses), Don Pablo’s Mexican Restaurants, Charles & Colvard (exclusive distributor of moissanite), and The Jewellery Group (the third largest chain of jewelry stores in Australia). In addition, Barr has served on McIntire’s Advisory Board since 1996 and is on the board of the International Franchise Association.
Richard “Shark” Forsten ’85 (Law ’88), a Partner in the Wilmington, Del., law offices of Saul Ewing LLP, where he practices in commercial real estate and business litigation, has become president of the Delaware State Bar Association and president of the Appoquinimink School District School Board, both for 2015-2016. In addition to his new roles with the bar association and school board, the “Shark” (as he was known in college and law school and continues to be known) serves as the chairman of the Everett Theatre, a restored historic movie theater and vaudeville playhouse in Middletown, Del.; on the Board of Directors for Goodwill of Delaware; on the Board of Directors for the Delaware Homebuilders Association; and as General Counsel to the Delaware Republican Party. He also serves on several judicial committees looking to improve Delaware courts.
Richard “Shark” Forsten ’85 has been re-elected to another five-year term on the Appoquinimink School Board in New Castle County, Del. A Partner in the Wilmington, Del., law offices of Saul Ewing LLP, "Shark" practices in commercial real estate and business litigation, and in addition to serving on his local school board, has spent the past year serving as President of the Delaware State Bar Association.
Douglas G. Kott ’85 has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Fresenius Medical Care North America. Through an industry-leading network of more than 2,100 dialysis facilities and 55,000 employees in North America and vascular access centers, laboratory, pharmacy, and affiliated hospitals and nephrology practices, Fresenius Medical Care North America provides renal services to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. FMCNA is also the continent’s top producer of dialysis equipment, dialyzers, and related disposable products and a major supplier of renal pharmaceuticals.
Cheryl Reever Moore ’85 was named Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. In her new role, Cheryl leads the Fed’s internal and external communications strategies and media relations. She joined the bank in 2011 as Director of Corporate Communications and previously worked for Genworth Financial, Performance Food Group, and First Market Bank in various communications and marketing leadership roles. While at the Comm School, Cheryl received the William F. O’Dell Distinguished Award in Marketing and served as president of the McIntire Marketing Association. Cheryl and her husband, Scott, reside in Midlothian, Va. Their oldest son, Tucker S. Moore (Engineering ’09), is also a graduate of the University.
Bob O’Hern ’85 is now the COO of Next Day Blinds, a retailer, manufacturer, and installer of custom blinds and shutters in the Northern Virginia; Washington, D.C.; and Baltimore markets. He previously was with Ritz Camera for 19 years, with his last roles being CIO and Senior Vice President, Operations.
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.
Douglas Schneider (M.S. in Accounting ’85) holds the Edwin B. Jones Family Endowed Professorship in Accounting at the East Carolina University College of Business. An Oct. 5, 2017, tweet by one of his students showing Schneider at the ECU library late in the evening, helping them study, went viral, and he has since been featured in several news outlets, including ABC’s “Good Morning America”; WCTI; WTIB-FM 103.7; ABC Channel 7; Reflector; The Fayetteville Observer; and The East Carolinian.
Gary Wallace ’85 (M.S. in Accounting ’86) has been elected to the executive committee of Keiter, a CPA firm based in Richmond, Va. Gary is a Partner with the firm and his practice areas are primarily tax and M&A.
Gary G. Wallace ’85 was named Keiter’s Tax Practice Leader and will continue to serve on the Richmond, Va.-based public accounting firm’s executive committee.
Gary Wallace ’85 (M.S. in Accounting ’86) has been named Managing Partner, effective Jan. 1, 2019, at Keiter, one of the largest, independent certified public accounting firms in Central Virginia. Mr. Wallace has over 30 years of accounting experience both in the private and public sectors and most recently served as the Tax Department Leader for the firm. In his new role, Mr. Wallace will oversee Keiter’s strategic direction, providing leadership on firm matters. He will also continue serving as a Partner in the firm’s tax practice. Mr. Wallace will be actively involved in the firm’s marketing and business development opportunities and remain engaged in community development and support. Before joining Keiter in 2010, Mr. Wallace was the Chief Financial Officer for The Riverstone Group LLC and CCA Industries Inc. He acquired significant public accounting experience as Tax Partner with the Richmond office of KPMG. In his over 20 years at KPMG, Mr. Wallace was tax adviser to publicly and privately held business clients and individuals, principally in the retailing, distribution, real estate, and financial services sectors.
Peter Belden ’86 has been named General Manager of Packaging Coordinators Inc.’s Rockford, Ill., facilities. The site supports pharmaceutical and biotech packaging services for clinical and commercial medicines, as well as medical device and consumer health care products. Mr. Belden has worked in the packaging industry for more than 25 years, and previously headed PCI operations in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, and served as Senior Vice President of sales and marketing for PCI in Rockford.
Marisa Drew '86 talks about her trailblazing career in finance, her appointment as CEO of Credit Suisse's new Impact Advisory and Finance department, and her unapologetic personal and professional style that keeps her driving forward in an Iris Lillian Q&A titled “One of the Most Powerful Women in Finance Shares Her Secrets to Success.”
Tom Kelly ’86 joined the Class of 2014 of Leadership South Carolina, a statewide leadership program that provides gifted and highly motivated South Carolinians an opportunity to advance their leadership qualities while broadening their understanding of issues facing the state. Col. Kelly is a senior Army Adviser to the South Carolina Army National Guard in Columbia, S.C.
Steven Krug ’86 is Senior Director of Acuitas, an Atlanta-based valuation and litigation consultancy firm regarded as one of the country’s leading experts on fair value. Having recently served as Managing Director of the Valuation Services practice at Grant Thornton, Krug brings more than 25 years of experience in accounting and advisory services to Acuitas. Krug brings a breadth of experience in business valuation, including providing financial advisory services to firms in the software, technology, government, and health care industries, and performing valuations for financial reporting. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of multiple professional groups, including the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts and the American Society of Appraisers. Most recently, Krug provided services for fair value and financial reporting, tax-related matters, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as testimony and litigation support in divorce cases, shareholder dissents, and bankruptcies. Krug also served as the Vice President of a nationwide investment banking firm.
Brian Macauley ’97, David Rainey ’86, and Ira Rothberg recently cofounded Broad Run Investment Management LLC, in Arlington, Va. Broad Run manages an equity mutual fund and separate accounts using a concentrated and low-turnover investment strategy.
Thomas J. “T.J.” Cawley ’87 is serving his first term on the Morrisville, N.C., Town Council. Mr. Cawley; his wife, Kathy Sheehan Cawley (A&S ’86); and their three children are all active on local sports teams and volunteer in the community and at local schools.
T.J. Cawley '87 was elected Mayor of Morrisville, N.C., for a four-year term that began December 2017. He served as a Morrisville Town Council member for four years. Mr. Cawley and his wife, Kathy Sheehan Cawley (A&S '86), and their three children enjoy supporting Virginia athletic teams when they compete against the many ACC rivals in the Triangle area.
TJ Cawley ’87, after completing his first year of a four-year term as a Town Council Member in Morrisville, N.C., was appointed to the Planning and Environment Legislative Action Committee of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, where he advocates for Parks and Recreation, smart growth, and sustainable environmental practices. Council Member Cawley also serves on the Advisory Council of the Local Government Federal Credit Union, helping his fellow North Carolinians achieve their financial goals.
Michael Crotty ’87 has been appointed EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor. Mr. Crotty brings more than 25 years of multichannel retailing and brand management marketing experience, the last 10 years concentrated in retail, holding progressively senior positions at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and, most recently, Nordstrom. Mr. Crotty is responsible for the overall marketing strategy for Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor.
Joyce L. Franklin ’87, Founder of JLFranklin Wealth Planning, recently published Startup Wealth: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Personal Financial Success and Long-Term Security. The guide for entrepreneurs looking to understand the personal financial and legal challenges of creating, building, and profiting from a company features more than 65 entrepreneurs, executives, venture capitalists, and advisers offering guidance for making smart financial decisions in all phases of a start-up. Joyce has more than two decades of experience in personal financial, tax, and investment planning. She is also a CPA with 25 years of accounting experience.
Timothy Hale ’87, with his wife, Sara, founded Coastal Cloud, a subsidiary of the couple’s management and technology consulting firm, Graphene. Based in Flagler County, Fla., Coastal Cloud is a cloud-based technology company that provides consulting, implementation, user training, and ongoing administration to its clients. Coastal Cloud partners with leading cloud solution providers, including Salesforce.com, TOA Technologies, Jitterbit, BrightDoor, and others. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the company, attended by Fla. Gov. Rick Scott, was featured in a Daytona Beach News-Journal article Feb. 26, 2013. (Link)
Michelle Mosier ’87 joined Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Company Oct. 29, 2018, and, effective Jan. 1, 2019, will become Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer. Mosier most recently served as CFO for United Sporting Companies. Before that, she was Controller for Reynolds Group Holdings Limited and CFO for Reynolds Consumer Products. At Hamilton Beach, Mosier will have overall responsibility for the company's Finance, Accounting, Internal and External Reporting, Treasury, Tax, Risk Management and Investor Relations functions. She also previously served as Vice President and Controller for Circuit City Stores Inc. and as Corporate Controller for Tredegar Corporation. She began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and served as a Partner.
Ronald G. Polly Jr. ’87 has been re-elected Managing Partner of national litigation firm Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young. He will continue to lead the labor and employment group, which represents Fortune 500 companies, public entities, and senior executives.
Mark B. Shaffer ’87 joined health care consulting firm Sellers Dorsey as a Senior Consultant in January 2013. He was most recently a senior official at Magellan Medicaid Administration.
Robert White '87, Founder and President of Real Capital Analytics, provided "An American Investor's View of Europe" in an Aug. 4, 2015, column for Property Magazine International.
Frank C. Williams III ’87 was named to Greenville Business Magazine’s 2014 “Legal Elite” list in the areas of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. An Attorney with Smith Moore Leatherwood in Greenville, S.C., he was previously the practice area leader for the firm’s business practice group. Mr. Williams’ practice covers a range of commercial transactions, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and lending.
Charlotte Baker ’88 (Darden ’94), CEO of Digital Hands, in Tampa, Fla., was recently presented the WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy) and AT&T Innovator of the Year Award. The award recognizes the WIPP member who has effectively leveraged technology for innovation and success in business. Baker was also named one of the Gulf Coast Business Review’s “50 Most Powerful People on the Gulf Coast” and awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from eWomenNetwork. She is also a frequent guest speaker on topics such as building entrepreneurial companies, advocacy of women in technology, and raising awareness of cyber security threats. Under Baker’s leadership, Digital Hands gained national recognition in 2008 as the winner of the Service & Support Professionals Association Star Award for “Service Excellence—Integrated Services” and for “Best Customer Commitment” in 2009.
Douglas J. Glenn ’88 is President and CEO of Hampton Roads Bankshares, a multibank holding company based in Virginia Beach, Va. Glenn joined the company in 2007 as its General Counsel after practicing law for more than 16 years and held a succession of roles before becoming CEO in February 2012.
Timothy Kitt '88 was named Senior Vice President, head of pricing and execution in Freddie Mac's single-family business. For the last four years, Kitt has led the pricing and analytics team in single-family portfolio management.
Lori Overholt ’88 received the Virginia Business 2015 CFO of the Year Award in the small private company division. She is President and CFO of VSA Resorts, a three-property hospitality and vacation ownership company in Virginia Beach, Va.
Sonja Hoel Perkins ’88, Managing Director of The Perkins Fund, is featured in a May 1, 2019, Wired article titled “The Woman Who Saved John McAfee from an Epically Bad Deal.”
Dick Stanton ’88 completed eight years of service on the board of directors of the Wissahickon School District in suburban Philadelphia. Mr. Stanton lives in Lower Gwynedd, Pa., with his wife, Bev, and their sons, Danny, 11, and Michael, 9.
Troy Benesch ’89 is Principal and Creative Director of V! Studios, which has developed the NASA Image and Video Library website. The website allows users to search and download more than 140,000 NASA images, videos, and audio files from across the agency’s missions in aeronautics, astrophysics, Earth science, human spaceflight, and more.
Peter Carr ’89 (M.S. in MIS ’00) became a Principal at CapTech Consulting, where he has led CapTech’s Data Management & Business Intelligence Practice since 2005.
Scott R. Ehrlich ’89 is a Partner in the Corporate Group of corporate and real estate transactional law firm Sklar Kirsh. Scott’s practice focuses on corporate M&A and finance transactions, with an emphasis on the media and entertainment industry. Scott has more than 20 years’ experience representing diverse public and private clients in corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, IPOs, equity and 144A debt offerings, PIPE transactions, and general corporate and business matters. He has also represented start-up entities and investors in seed capital and venture capital financing rounds. Scott joined Sklar Kirsh after almost nine years as the General Counsel of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group. Prior to joining Deluxe, Scott was a Counsel in the corporate finance department of Skadden Arps in New York. Scott started his legal career as a Corporate Associate with Tucker Flyer (since merged with Venable) in Washington, D.C., for five years.
Michael Goodove ’89, a Personal Injury Attorney and Partner in the Norfolk, Va., law firm of Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz & Goodove, has been appointed to Southern Bank’s Hampton Roads Regional Advisory Board. Goodove was selected as he is a leader in the business and overall community as well as a lifelong resident of Hampton Roads. Southern Bank was founded in 1901 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern BancShares (N.C.) Inc. With its corporate headquarters located in Mount Olive, N.C., the bank has total assets of approximately $2 billion and over 60 locations serving North Carolina and Virginia.
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.
David G. Zura ’89 has been named President and COO of Allsup, a company that provides services and technologies that help meet the financial and health care needs of people with disabilities. Mr. Zura previously owned Centria Design Services. He has also held positions as President, COO, and Vice President with financial services companies.
Carrie Chupp (M.S. in MIS ’90) married Kyle Morris Harper April 7, 2012, in the Waterside Chapel at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, S.C.
Lesley A. Field ’90 is pleased to announce the adoption of Mikalah N. Parsons Jan. 23, 2017. Mikalah is an honor student, violinist, cheerleader, and varsity track team member at her high school, and was warmly welcomed by friends and family in a happy celebration preceding the official adoption event. Lesley is the Deputy Administrator for federal procurement policy in the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, and is also currently serving as Acting Administrator. She was recently recognized by FCW and 1105 Media with their top 2017 President’s Award as part of this year’s Fed 100 awards program recognizing sustained leadership in federal information technology. Lesley was featured in FCW’s March 2017 issue, and was also named as one of the Top Women in Technology 2017 by FedScoop magazine. Lesley is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
Lesley A. Field ’90 was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration Nov. 15, 2012. She is the Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Executive Office of the President, and served as the Acting Administrator from 2008 to 2009 and again in 2012.
Jim Gilkeson ’90 recently joined Amazon Web Services in its Health Care and Life Sciences Global Specialty Practice and will manage a team of consultants focused on innovative cloud solutions for health care providers globally. Gilkeson has spent the last 22 years working in the health care industry, focused on technology for improving patient outcomes and personalized medicine.
Tara Yancey Harrison ’90 has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Virginia National Bankshares Corporation (OTCQX: VABK) and its subsidiary, Virginia National Bank, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va. She will oversee all financial aspects of both the company and the bank. Ms. Harrison joined the bank in October 2016 as an Accounting/Finance Internal Consultant. She has 25 years of experience, including eight years with a Big Four public accounting firm and the remainder in corporate leadership positions in accounting, finance, and internal audit. Ms. Harrison served as the Director of Internal Audit for StellarOne Corporation, a $3 billion bank holding company, and its subsidiary and predecessor banks for 10 years. Other positions Ms. Harrison has held within executive financial leadership include the Chief Financial Officer for Guaranty Financial Corporation and Guaranty Bank and the Director of Finance and Controller for Comdial Corporation. Ms. Harrison is a certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner, and certified internal auditor. She is also certified in financial forensics and risk management assurance. She is a native of the Charlottesville, Va., area and currently resides in nearby Greene County with her husband and two daughters.
Todd MacLeod '90 joined Bachara Construction Law Group in Jacksonville, FL. An experienced litigator with extensive knowledge of the construction industry, MacLeod was previously a Partner at Cole, Scott and Kissane, also in Jacksonville. His practice will continue to be focused on construction litigation, general and commercial litigation, contract evaluation, and dispute resolution. Before earning his law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law, MacLeod was a general contractor, business owner, and corporate executive.
Kristin Kisska Mehigan ’90 contributed a short story, “The Sevens,” to the mystery anthology, Murder Under the Oaks (Down and Out Books II). The book is published in conjunction with Bouchercon, the annual World Mystery Convention.
Shanti A. Parikh ’90 was one of 100 St. Louis-area educators honored with an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. Now in their 27th year, the awards recognize achievements and dedication of educators from kindergarten through college. Ms. Parikh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St Louis.
Shanti Parikh ’90 published her second book, Regulating Romance: Youth Love Letters, Moral Anxiety, and Intervention in Uganda’s Time of AIDS (Vanderbilt University Press). The book draws on 10 years of ethnographic research, 250 interviews, and more than 300 youth love letters to provide a window into young people’s heterosexual desires and practices in Uganda. Ms. Parikh is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and African and African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
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)
Theresa Payton (M.S. in MIS ’90), former Chief Information Officer under President George W. Bush, applied her cybersecurity expertise to locate “fugitives” on CBS reality show “Hunted,” which aired from January to March 2017. The show’s premise is that everyday people play fugitive, trying to evade a team of investigators and “hunters,” whose résumés include an alphabet soup of acronyms like CIA, FBI, and NSA. Payton, who runs her own cybersecurity firm, Fortalice, said that she and her colleagues took the man-hunting as seriously as they would if they were tracking deadly criminals. “We did not want to be outsmarted by anybody,” she tells The Washington Post in a Jan. 25, 2017, article titled “Former White House Chief Information Officer Is Using Her Cyber Skills on a New CBS Reality Show.”
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.
Allen (“A.J.”) Dudley Jr. ’91 was elected to serve as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Franklin County, Va., for a four-year term beginning in January 2016.
Allen (“A.J.”) Dudley '91 was reelected to serve another four-year term as the Commonwealth's Attorney for Franklin County, VA. Dudley was first elected in 2015. His new term will expire in December 2023.
Celia T. Fleischaker ’91 has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer of cloud software company PROS® (NYSE: PRO). Fleischaker brings to PROS more than 20 years of enterprise software marketing experience. She most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President for Epicor Software Corporation, a leading global provider of industry-specific enterprise software. During her two-decade career with Epicor, she held numerous leadership roles in marketing, including as the Head of Corporate Marketing and Senior Vice President responsible for global field marketing. At PROS, Fleischaker will lead all aspects of marketing, including marketing operations, product marketing, branding, corporate communications, global events, digital strategy and demand generation.
Yolanda Ruisanchez Gruendel ’91 received a Distinguished Service Award from the Federal Trade Commission for her contributions during the past two decades. She served as an Antitrust Attorney and leader at the commission, where she dedicated herself to professional and leadership development efforts. She recently left the commission to found Pause for Insight LLC, a professional and leadership coaching firm.
Frank S. Macgill ’91, a Partner at business law firm HunterMaclean, was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 under the category of tax law and trust and estates. Mr. Macgill was also recognized by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” for his region, also under trusts and estates. Best Lawyers, which is published annually in almost 70 countries, recognizes attorneys for significant achievements in their area of practice.
Margot Shetterly’s ’91 book proposal about the true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson—African-American women at NASA’s Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory who were some of the leading minds behind John Glenn’s successful orbit of the Earth in 1962—was adapted for the big screen as the film “Hidden Figures.” The box office hit, based on her bestselling book, went on to earn Academy Award nominations in February 2017 for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer’s portrayal of Vaughn.
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.
Douglas Duenkel ’92 was named President of Knight Point Systems, a company he co-founded in 2005. An INC 500/5000 award winner for the fifth time in 2016, Knight Point specializes in hybrid cloud delivery through its Horizon® platform. Named a finalist in the GovCon executive awards last year, Mr. Duenkel oversees sales and execution for Virginia’s top small/medium company, as voted for four straight years by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Khristina Smiley Hammill ’92 is the Finance and Debt Manager for the City of Charlottesville. Charlottesville Tomorrow featured Hammill in its “Meet Your Government” column Sept. 1, 2013. (Link)
Scott Holmes ’92 and his wife, Courtney, are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Ellison, born in January 2015. She joins older brothers, Lucas and Reid. Mr. Holmes is a Co-Founder of Asenti Diligence Partners LLC. He is the son of H. Alexander Holmes ’64 (Law ’67). The family lives in Arlington, Va.
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.
Shannon Nash ’92 (Law ’95) is CFO and COO of InsideSource, a leading space design, planning, and office furniture dealer with over 200 employees spread across seven offices. In this combined role, Nash brings over 20 years of experience in business operations, finance, human resources, IT, and legal. She will oversee finance, accounting, human resources, legal, IT, and sales operations; serve on the company’s executive management team; and serve as an officer of the Board of the Directors. Nash started as a Tax Attorney with several large firms, including KPMG, K&L Gates LLP, and Cooley LLP. She then transitioned to the corporate world, where she worked as a Senior Attorney with Amgen in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and as an expat in Lucerne, Switzerland. She pivoted into management, becoming the Executive Director of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, where she led the organization’s expansion to a premiere national performing arts company. Later, she became CFO of Sunseeker Media and COO of Aspire University. Recently, Nash was Vice President of Finance for the San Francisco market of Cumulus Media.
Shannon Nash ’92 (Law ’95), CFO of Insidesource, was recently named to San Francisco Business Times' 2019 list of The Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business.
John Reilly ’92, after 25 years in various public and private accounting roles, is returning to Charlottesville to open a new office for his Baltimore-based CPA firm, John Reilly and Associates. The firm’s outsourced CFO and cloud accounting practice supports small business and tech startup clients nationwide, and has a thriving tax practice for both corporate and individual clients. Reilly is also seeking board members and other volunteers for a new nonprofit he has launched, WWW C’Ville (We Welcome the World), which has a mission to provide affordable housing for recently resettled refugees in supportive communities. Please get in touch with John at email@example.com if you want to help.
Kelly Shen ’92 has been appointed Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s Senior Managing Director and Chief Technology and Data Officer, a newly created role on the senior leadership team. Brings over 20 years of experience in optimizing the use of data, analytics, and technology, Shen will be responsible for accelerating CPPIB's focus on technology and data infrastructure. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Managing Director for S&P Global Ratings based in New York. While there, she helped to simplify and standardize its credit rating processes and modernize its technology and data ecosystems to fully digitize its intellectual property, drive productivity and innovation, and de-risk the franchise. Before that, she served as Chief Information Officer, Business Intelligence for GE Capital.
Charles Siu '92 (M.S. in Accounting '95) is a Server at Jackey Cafe in Washington, D.C.
Pamela Smith ’92, a Professor at the University of Texas-San Antonio’s College of Business, is one of only eight faculty members there to be named a Dean’s Distinguished Fellow. The inaugural fellows awards were established to support prominent faculty members who are actively contributing to the mission of the College of Business and UTSA. Smith is faculty adviser for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and has participated in the UTSA Faculty Leadership program. Joining the Department of Accounting in 2001, she teaches at the undergraduate and master’s level and has also co-authored numerous journal articles with doctoral students. Smith has chaired the department executive committee for the last three years. She received the Dean’s Excellence Award for Community Service in 2010 and the 1969 Commemorative Faculty Award for Overall Excellence in 2008. In addition to earning her B.S. in Commerce (concentration in Accounting) from the McIntire School, Smith earned her Ph.D. in Accounting from Virginia Tech. (Link)
Glen Kacher ’93 is Chief Investment Officer at Silicon Valley-based Light Street Capital. Since its July 2010 inception, the firm’s long-short strategy has topped the Nasdaq’s 17.5% net annualized return with one of 19.1%. Kacher was featured in a May 25, 2019, Bloomberg article titled “Tech Hedge Fund Beats Nasdaq by Looking for Key Inflection Points,” discussing some of his top picks. (Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg)
Michelle Kelner ’93, Co-Founder of Sandglass Capital, is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Uma Hannah Kelner-Hallum, born June 21, 2014.
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.
Hong Paterson '93, who left a high-travel position for a more flexible role that affords the single mom more time, and more surfing, with her teenage daughter, was featured in a Nov. 4, 2018, Bloomberg story titled “How Asian Firms Attract—and Keep—Top Women Executives.” Paterson joined Royal Bank of Canada as Country Manager for its Singapore Investor & Treasury Services operations.
Irma Goyal Shrivastava ’93 is Chief Marketing Officer for Randstad USA, the largest business unit of Randstad, a $26.8 billion global leader in the HR services industry, putting 110,000+ people to work each day. Shrivastava is based at the Randstad USA headquarters in Atlanta.
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.
Krissy Gathright ’94 has been appointed to the Apple Hospitality Board of Directors, effective March 22, 2019. She plans to retire from her role with the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in the first quarter of 2020. Mrs. Gathright was the first employee of the Apple REIT Companies, which began in 1999. She has played a vital role in the companies’ growth and accomplishments, and through her leadership, passion, and diligence, has made Apple Hospitality a leader in operational excellence and efficiency. In conjunction with her role with the company, she has developed outstanding industry knowledge and experience through her involvement with brands, operators, and organizations that support the hotel industry. Mrs. Gathright also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, as president of the Courtyard Franchise Advisory Council, and on the distribution advisory councils for Marriott and Hilton.
Michael “Mike” Lang ’94 has joined BB&T as a Residential Construction Specialist in the firm’s commercial real estate group. He is based in Richmond, Va.
Chris Norton ’94 (Darden ’99) has been promoted to Managing Director at Capitala Group, a provider of capital to lower and traditional middle market companies. Before joining the firm in 2003, Norton worked at Bowles Hollowell Conner/First Union Securities, First Union High Yield investment banking, and First Union Capital Partners.
Terrye Underwood '94 and William S. “Jake” Wheatley III (A&S '94) were married Nov. 17, 2018, in Paradise Valley, AZ. The couple lives in Denver.
Valerie Camillo ’95 (Darden ’00) has been appointed by Comcast Spectacor as President of Business Operations for the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center. Camillo will oversee all key business functions, including sales, marketing, analytics, technology and overall business optimization for the NHL franchise and one of the country’s busiest arenas. Camillo joins Comcast Spectacor from the Washington Nationals, where she was Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer. Previously she was Senior Vice President, Team Marketing and Business Operations for the NBA. In this role, she provided strategic counsel to multiple NBA clubs that covered best practices in revenue generation, marketing, analytics, technology, and property development. Before joining the NBA, Camillo led a strategy consulting practice for Booz Allen Hamilton and acquired additional experience as a Consultant for IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
William Cogswell ’95 successfully completed all exams necessary to earn the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation while working as an Auto Underwriter for State Farm Insurance in Charlottesville, Va.
Matthew D. Green ’95 joined the Richmond, Va., office of Sands Anderson PC. Green focuses his practice on commercial litigation, professional liability, products liability, and insurance coverage. In addition to his extensive jury trial experience, Green has successfully represented clients in various forms of alternative dispute resolution. Rated “AV Preeminent” in information services company Martindale-Hubbell, Green has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012 as well as in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys since 2008. He has been recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers since 2007. He is a past recipient of the E. Randolph Williams Award for outstanding pro bono service. Green was most recently at Morris & Morris. Prior to law school, he was a Small Business Adviser in the U.S. Peace Corps, stationed in Honduras.
Gretchen Schroeder Johnson ’95 and her husband, Chris, welcomed their second child, Nathan Christopher, born Feb. 23, 2012. Nathan joins sister Allison, 5. The family resides in South Riding, Va.
Nikhil Nath ’95 (Darden ’00) has joined Australia’s Macquarie Group as a Managing Director and is based in Singapore. He previously was a Managing Director with Nomura Holdings Inc. in Hong Kong.
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.
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.
Andy Rah '95 (M.S. in MIS '96) recently launched a beauty company, Sauce Beauty, a food-inspired line of haircare products. After spending 13 years in the beauty space working for companies like L'Oréal, TIGI/Unilever, and Macadamia Beauty, he has brought his own brand into the market. Sauce Beauty launches at over 3,000 Sally Beauty stores in the United States and will also be available on Amazon.com and Saucebeauty.com.
Christian Spencer ’95 and his wife, Patty, welcomed their son, Nicholas Julio, to their family March 7, 2014. He joins big brother, Noah, who is three years old. The family resides in Arlington, Va., where Christian is a Partner at the accounting and consulting firm of Tate and Tryon, which specializes in serving nonprofit organizations.
Adam Bergman ’96 is Executive Director and Associate Portfolio Manager and George Shipp (A&S ’79, Darden ’82) is Senior Managing Director and Lead Portfolio Manager of Sterling Capital Management. The company's equity income mutual fund ranked in the first percentile on total return among 442 funds in its Morningstar1 Large-Cap Value category for the 15-year period ending June 30, 2019.
Scott Dillon ’96 founded The Twisted Shrub in Minneapolis. The Twisted Shrub specializes in the hand-crafted production of shrubs. Shrubs, also known as “drinking vinegars,” are cocktail and soda mixers made using apple cider vinegar, fresh fruit, and cane sugar. Scott founded the company after attending a cocktail class in Minneapolis and is an avid consumer of his own product to help him cope with constant stress of UVA athletics. Before launching the company in 2015, Scott spent 19 years in sales at General Mills. He lives in Edina, Minn., with his wife, K.C. Danzansky, and their two children, Drew, 10 and Benji, 8.
Shae Garwood ’96 co-edited a book, Lessons for Social Change in the Global Economy: Voices from the Field, published by Lexington Books. Ms. Garwood is a researcher interested in civil society and transnational politics, gender, labor, and social change. She resides in Perth, Australia.
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)
Macye Lavinder Maher '96 is the Author of romance and suspense novel Fireworks and Fertility, which follows the protagonist as she struggles to oversee a tumultuous merger of the nation's best fertility clinics and resolve a series of strange incidents that lead her to discover her true identity. Maher lives in lives in Jackson, Wyo., with her husband and three children and is an Owner of Live Water Properties, a brokerage firm that specializes in hunting, ranching, fly fishing, and conservation properties. She also serves on the board of the Jackson Hole Writer's Conference.
Kendal A. Sibley ’96 (Law ’02) is a Partner in the firm of Hunton & Williams. She works in the firm’s Richmond, Va., office, where her practice focuses on federal income tax issues, with an emphasis on real estate investment trusts, asset securitization, and investment funds.
Ronde Barber ’97, Super Bowl champion and FOX Sports NFL Analyst, was the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Richmond Raceway April 13, 2019. He is also set to be the 13th player in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' history to be inducted into the Ring of Honor. Barber, a five-time Pro Bowler and one of the most consistent cornerbacks in NFL history, was named to the NFL 2000’s All-Decade Team and played in every game from 2000 to 2012. The only player in NFL history to record more than 45 interceptions and 25 sacks, Barber also led the league in interceptions (10) in 2001. He remains the Buccaneers’ all-time interceptions leader (47) and the organization’s lone member of the “40/20 club” (40+ interceptions, 20+ quarterback sacks). Barber also owns the most consecutive starts by a defensive back (215) and cornerback (200) in NFL history. He retired from the NFL at the conclusion of the 2012 season and joined FOX Sports as an NFL Game Analyst beginning with the 2013 season. He was nominated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a first-ballot candidate in late 2017 and progressed to the semifinalist stage in just his first year of eligibility. In 2014, he was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
Tiki Barber ’97 is Chief Business Development Officer of investment company Grove Group Management. Formerly an acclaimed Running Back for the New York Giants, Barber has become a successful business entrepreneur in the entertainment and software industries.
Adrianna Ryan ’97 and her husband, Peter, are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Henry Edward Joseph Whish, born Jan. 27, 2013. Henry joins brother Richard (3.5 years) and sister Sophia (2 years). The family lives in London, where Ryan is a Senior Vice President at FRM Limited, a fund of hedge funds bought by the Man Group in 2012.
Benjamin Tisdell ’97 and Alexis Siggers (A&S ’99) welcomed identical twin sons, Henry Brennan and Jack Woodward, born March 26, 2014. Henry and Jack join big sister Nora Joan, aged two. The family resides in Hong Kong.
Eric Tracy ’97 successfully sold his company EQUARIUS Waterworks to Ferguson Enterprises. All management and staff will remain on board with Ferguson, where they will continue to help California communities successfully manage their water resources for a more sustainable future.
Matt Preece ’98 is now a Managing Director at Deloitte Corporate Finance in Charlotte, N.C., where he leads M&A transactions in the firm’s consumer and retail group. He was previously a Partner at McColl Partners, a boutique investment bank in Charlotte, before its acquisition by Deloitte this past summer.
Theodore Stimson ’98 and Katherine M. Yontz were married March 29, 2014. The couple resides in Columbus, Ohio, where Mr. Stimson works for a private equity firm investing in hotels.
Elizabeth Butler ’99 and her husband, Rhett, welcomed their daughter, Alyson Victoria, born July 20, 2014. Alyson joins her big sister, Kathryn Elizabeth, 2. The family resides in Fairfax, Va. Elizabeth is the Director of Operations for the accounting firm Pipaya Partners, which specializes in M&A accounting support and due diligence for the aerospace, defense, and government contracting industries.
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.
Noah Kaufman ’99 published his first book, Business Ethics of our Fathers, which contains 36 lessons about proper business ethics, gleaning lessons from the Bible, rabbis, modern businesses – and his helpful classes at the McIntire School. Noah works as a Systems Accountant (Project Manager) at the Department of State, is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Maryland University College, and is a high school/youth wrestling coach. He was also a speaker at an AICPA not-for-profit conference in June 2015. Noah lives with his wife, Rachelle Kaufman (A&S ’02), in Arlington, Va.
Noah Kaufman ’99 and his wife, Rachelle Lasken Kaufman (A&S ’02), welcomed a son, Benjamin William, born in May 2016. The Kaufmans live in Arlington, Va., where Mr. Kaufman works as a Systems Accountant at the U.S. Department of State and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Maryland University College, and Ms. Kaufman is a Personal Trainer. Mr. Kaufman recently published his third book, Lessons from the Wrestling Mat—Life Lessons from a Quarter Century of Coaching and Competing (CreateSpace), which includes lessons learned during his time on the UVA wrestling team. Ms. Kaufman has also written several books, part of the Kaufman Green Guide series (Amazon Digital Services).
Jenny Lucas ’99 (M.Ed. Curry ’05) and fellow UVA alum Katie Williams (A&S ’00) are Co-Founders of startup Navy Hill. Navy Hill “sonic”—a mixer that combines tonic water made with real quinine with club soda and even added electrolytes—is being sold in Whole Foods stores across seven states; Fresh Market stores in 24 states; and specialty shops, bars, and restaurants in 12 states. The Richmond-based business has also won a major accolade from one of the South’s best-known magazines. Southern Living hailed Navy Hill as one of the South’s best beverages in its 2018 Southern Food Awards. The duo also have a third partner, Amanda Coulbourn, whom they met in Richmond.
Jason Magill ’99 and his wife, Jessica, welcomed their first child, Nicholas Jason, born Dec. 4, 2018. The family lives in Indianapolis.
Matthew O'Neill ’99 and his wife, Erica, welcomed a son, William “Liam,” born May 13, 2016. The family lives in Hong Kong, where Mr. O’Neill is CAO and CFO of Banking, Asia Pacific, at Citi.
Virginia Sharma ’99 recently joined LinkedIn Asia Pacific as Director (Marketing), Talent Solutions after a 15-year stint at IBM. (http://www.afaqs.com/news/story/41280_Virginia-Sharma-quits-IBM-to-join-...)
Virginia Sharma ’99, Director of Marketing Solutions for LinkedIn India, has been named one of IMPACT magazine's 50 Most Influential Women in Media, Marketing, and Advertising. The seventh edition of IMPACT’s 50 Most Influential Women list was unveiled in Mumbai, India, March 22, 2018.
Daniel Stern ’99 (Law ’07) has been named a Partner in the law firm Baker & McKenzie. He works in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, where he focuses his practice on business taxation matters, including international and domestic tax planning for mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions.
Dina Tamimi ’99, Director of Smart Cities and Industry Verticals for High Growth Regions at technology conglomerate Honeywell, discusses how sensors, the internet of things (IoT), and cloud-based platforms can boost safety, security, and energy efficiency, thereby also reducing the environmental impact of future city development in a Feb. 20, 2019, asmag.com article titled “The Evolving Focus of Global Smart City Development.”
Dina Tamimi '99, Director of Smart Cities, Verticals & Strategic Accounts for Honeywell, contributed to a recent Wired article titled "Can Smart Buildings Lead to Smart Cities?" that discusses how "smart" buildings and cities can enhance citizen experience as they address the challenges that come with the population shift to urban areas around the world.
Jillian Adler Thomadsen ’99 published her first book, All the Hidden Pieces April 21, 2018. The book is a suspense novel about a family that receives a mysterious phone call and suddenly disappears. Thomadsen has written for Sophisticated Living St. Louis, ADDitude Magazine, The Today Show Parenting, Bloomberg Businessweek, and ScaryMommy, but it was her 10-year-old son’s dyslexia that compelled her to write this novel.
Ed Wallen ’99, CIO and Part-Owner of CR Software, sold his financial software company to FICO (Fair Isaac Corporation). Ed now serves as Vice President of Software Engineering for FICO.
Lindsay Waltman ’99 and her husband, Joe, welcomed their first baby, William Charles, born July 7, 2012. Lindsay, Joe, and Will live in San Francisco with their French bulldog, Howie. Lindsay works as a Management Consultant for the Alexander Group.
Ed Deng ’00, Founder of Health2Sync, aims to help the world's 422 million diabetes patients more effectively manage their condition by harnessing the power of cloud-based analytics and mobile technologies. Health2Sync has launched in Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United States. In summer 2016, China’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba, decided to invest millions in the company. Deng lives in Taiwan.
Ed Deng ’00, is CEO and Co-Founder of Health2Sync Partners, which is partnering in Japan with Novo Nordisk Pharma Ltd. to expand digital diabetes management to healthcare providers and patients.
Jeremy Ebrahim ’00 and Alexandra H. Ellen Ebrahim (A&S ’00) welcomed a son, Carter Williamson, born Sept. 10, 2015. Carter joins big brothers Jameson and Preston. The family lives in New Providence, N.J.
Sarah Davis Garceau ’00 and her husband, Michael, welcomed their second child, Paul Samuel, born Feb. 28, 2014. Paul joins his big sister, Julia, aged two. The family resides in Woodbury, Minn. Mrs. Garceau is Senior Manager, Strategic Business Development at 3M.
Corinne Good ’00 (M.S. in Accounting ’01) was promoted to Partner of Ernst & Young’s Tax practice July 1, 2013. Since graduating from UVA, Corinne has developed extensive experience in assisting clients in minimizing their tax posture, while complying with regulatory filing requirements. She has managed significant tax outsourcing engagements, where she oversees federal, state, and international tax advisory projects, the annual tax accounting process, and the tax compliance requirements of the companies. Over the past 12 years, she has spent her career in Ernst & Young’s Philadelphia office.
Rob Harper '00 and his wife, Kristen (A&S '03), are proud to announce the birth of their second son, William Otto, born June 24, 2015. William joins older brother Robby.
Michelle Kelly ’00, CEO of Lilly Pulitzer, discusses her career path, leading a predominately female team, and how the resort wear company has evolved in a Dec. 3, 2018, Forbes article.
Mary Owen ’00, Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning for the Buffalo Bills, has been selected to serve on the board of the National Football League Foundation. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation and is the President of the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation.
Henric Persson ’00 and Lauren Brown (A&S ’00) welcomed a daughter, Hannah Persson, born June 10, 2014. Hannah joins big sister Anabelle, aged five; and big brother Cole, aged three. The family resides in Old Greenwich, Conn.
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.
Carter Wood ’00 has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of IT firm Buchanan & Edwards Inc. Wood has nearly 20 years of experience in accounting and finance, leading change and growing government services providers through M&A as well as organic growth. Most recently, he was Director of Financial Reporting for Cognosante. Earlier, he served as CFO with Buchanan & Edwards, from 2010 to 2015. Prior positions include Director of Accounting for CGI and working as a public accountant and senior auditor with Deloitte.
Brian Woodall '00, Founder and CEO of Lamplighter Financial, sold the company to LeverPoint Management. The combined firm continues to provide full-service fund administration solutions to private equity firms across the country. Brian remains with the company as LeverPoint's Director of Business Development. Separately, Brian, his wife (Dana), and their two children (Cambria and Bennett) moved to Mechanicsburg, Pa., this summer.
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.
Mike Cannady ’01 and Lesley Cannady (A&S ’01) welcomed a daughter, Cora Jane, born March 18, 2016. Cora joins big brother Nathan, 3. The family lives in Falls Church, Va.
Mike Cannady ’01 and Lesley Cannady are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Ray, born Sept. 23, 2012, in New York City and weighing in at 8 pounds, 2 ounces.
Evan Donovan ’01 is an Anchor, Reporter, and Political Show Host at WFLA News Channel 8 in Tampa, Fla. Donovan started as a Trader at Chesapeake Partners, an event-driven risk arbitrage hedge fund. He then transitioned to the corporate world, working for NCR in London in various roles. He managed the ATM installation business across the UK/Ireland and later throughout EMEA, then became a Project Manager for NCR UK’s service improvement initiative. After traveling the world in 2008, he returned to the United States to follow his childhood dream in broadcasting. Starting in radio then climbing the ladder in TV, Donovan worked in Raleigh, Fayetteville, and Asheville, N.C., before accepting the position in Tampa in October 2017. He was married in May 2017 to Tracey Early, Morning News Anchor at a competing station.
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."
Jeff Dunn ’01 was promoted to Vice President of Business Strategy & Analytics for the Seattle Seahawks in June 2014. He is responsible for providing strategic and analytical support to effect data-driven decision making across each department of the Seahawks business operations. He also leads special strategic initiatives, including major stadium capital projects. He is entering his second season with the Seahawks after spending 2013 as the Director of Business Strategy & Analytics. Before joining the Seahawks, Dunn worked in the private equity investment group of Vulcan Capital for nine years. (http://www.seahawks. com/news/articles/article-1/Seahawks-Name-Jeff-Dunn-VP-of-Business-Strategy–Analytics/65467465-c4bc-4abf-81ae-a2d48a7304cf )
Anthony Holbrook ’01 and Rebecca Brocato Holbrook (Nursing ’05) welcomed twins, Patrick Miles and Emma Kate, born Jan. 13, 2015. They join big brother Ben, 7, and big sister Claire, 5. The family lives in Temecula, Calif.
Frank Hopkins ’01 and Katie Hopkins are excited to announce the birth of their twins, Nora Ann and Theodore Franklin, born April 28, 2016. Nora weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces; Theo weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. The Hopkins family lives in Arlington, Va.
Monique Alvino Jennings ’01 and her husband, Stephen, welcomed their second child, Charles Michael, born Feb. 11, 2015. Charlie joins his big brother, Miles, 2. The family resides in Chicago, where Mrs. Jennings is Senior Manager, Sales Strategy at PepsiCo.
Monique Alvino Jennings ’01 and her husband, Steve, welcomed a daughter, Emerson Marie, born March 15, 2017. Emerson joins big brothers, Miles, 4, and Charlie, 2. The family resides in Bentonville, Ark., where Monique is a Director of Customer Management at PepsiCo.
Tyler Jensen ’01 is the Founder of The Startup Garage, a business plan consulting and start-up services firm specializing in helping entrepreneurs and business owners achieve success. Tyler is also the founder of VAVi, a sport and social club that he grew to over 25,000 members in six years. The company was recognized as San Diego’s 30th fastest growing private company in 2006 by San Diego Business Journal and 32nd fastest in 2007. Tyler sold the company for over 150 times the capital investment in 2008.
Martin O. Josefsson ’01 and his wife, Lizabeth Sklaroff, are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Hugo Montgomery Sklaroff Josefsson, born March 11, 2014. The family lives in London.
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.
Jason Maras ’01 and his wife, Maria, welcomed a daughter, Violet Anne, born June 18, 2013. Violet joins big sister Eleanor, aged three. The family resides in Chicago.
Kennon Poteat ’01 has been made Partner at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., where his practice focuses on complex civil and criminal litigation. He has litigated matters in federal and state courts across the country and arbitration panels here and abroad. Mr. Poteat lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and children.
Rick Ramsey ’01 (Darden ’07) has been named President of Engineered Steel Products, a structural steel manufacturing company headquartered in Sophia, N.C. He also serves as Operating Partner of New Page Capital, a private equity firm he established with Adam Duggins (Darden ’08). Engineered Steel is the first major acquisition for New Page Capital.
Amanda Richardson ’01 is CEO at Rabbit. In her May 7, 2019, LinkedIn article, “This Mother's Day, Give Her Something She Really Wants: Better Workplaces for Women,” she encourages business leaders to remove barriers and signal real openness—and benefit from greater productivity and increased loyalty.
David Scott Thompson ’01 and his wife, Lauren MacIvor Thompson (A&S ’03), welcomed their second child, Margaret Adalie, born June 30, 2015. Adalie joins big sister Ginna Gail, 3. The family resides in Atlanta, where Mr. Thompson runs a solo law practice and Mrs. Thompson is finishing her Ph.D. at Georgia State University in the field of history.
Brian Vahaly ’01 is a board member of the United States Tennis Association. He and the other 13 members of the USTA Board of Directors help steer tennis at every level, from youth leagues across the country to the U.S. Open. As a professional tennis player, Vahaly was ranked among the top 100 tennis players in the world, competing against the likes of Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, and Roger Federer before a shoulder injury ended his playing career. He embarked on a second career in finance and is now COO at NextGen Venture Partners in Washington, D.C., where he lives with his husband, Bill Jones, and twin 13-month-old sons, Bennett and Parker. (Read the UVA Today story.)
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.
David Bloovman '02 became President of the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART Association) in March 2018. He has served on SMART's board of directors since 2011. Established in 1932, SMART is a global organization of companies involved in the reuse and recycling of textiles and related secondary materials.
David Bloovman ’02 and Michele Bloovman welcomed their second child, Lucille, born Dec. 7, 2012. Lucille’s big sister, Beatrice, is 3 years old.
Heather Boone (née Norris) CFA ’02 and her husband, Byron Boone, welcomed their second child, Beckett Norris, born May 20, 2014. Beckett joins big sister, Aila, at the family’s home in Denver.
Yevonne Simms Chandler ’02 and Cary Chandler (A&S ’01) welcomed a daughter, Evelyn Virginia, born May 19, 2018. She joins big brother Bennett, age 3. The Chandler family resides in Richmond, VA.
Narci Chang ’02 and his wife, Jasmine, live in Taipei, Taiwan, with their children, 7-month-old Isaac and 6-year-old Jacqueline. Narci is an Equity Analyst at J.P. Morgan, covering the technology industry.
Robert Cowgill ’02 has been named President of Virginia at South State Bank. Since joining South State in 2014, Cowgill has held positions of increasing influence and responsibility within the bank, including Richmond Market President. Cowgill currently serves on the board of directors for both the United Way of Greater Richmond and Sportable Adaptive Sports.
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.
Brett Gibson ’02 is NextGen Angel’s first-ever Managing Director. NextGen is the nation’s youngest angel investing network and is based in Washington, D.C. He previously was Senior Manager of Business Development at LivingSocial.
Michelle K. Harding ’02 (M.S. in Accounting ’03) received a $10,000 scholarship from the KPMG Foundation to pursue her doctorate in accounting at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year. Her previous work in the accounting field earned her nonprofit, public accounting, and industry work experience.
Bingham C. Jamison CFA ’02, Founder and President of Qaim Wealth Advisors, is a Contributor to Forbes, writing about managing wealth for taxable estate over $10 million. He was also recently interviewed by Investopedia for a video production that highlights, in part, how Qaim Wealth Advisors aims to be “a force-multiplier for the greater good” in the daily service of its family clients.
Bingham C. Jamison CFA ’02, Principal, Client Strategist at Signature Family Wealth Advisors, is a Forbes magazine Contributor, writing wealth management and investment-related pieces. His first Forbes article is titled “A Purpose Driven Retirement.”
Bingham C. Jamison CFA ’02, Founder and President of Qaim Wealth Advisors, has integrated the company into Manchester Capital Management and assumed the role of Wealth Manager in Manchester’s Charlottesville office. Says Jamison, “Joining the Manchester team allows me to continue providing the same unbiased advice to families in Virginia and across the country, with the added benefit of being armed with complementary tools and scale as part of a 40+ person team with a national presence (via additional offices in Montecito, Calif., New York, and Manchester, Vt.).”
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)
Bingham C. Jamison CFA ’02 is Founder and President of Qaim Wealth Advisors LLC. Headquartered just west of Charlottesville, Va., Qaim offers multifamily office expertise for families, professionals, and retirees with investable assets below the $10 million threshold typically required by larger investment firms. Says Jamison, “By leveraging cutting-edge technology and embracing the sophistication of a much larger multifamily office, Qaim represents the next generation of democratized wealth management, providing comprehensive financial planning and investment solutions that were once tailored exclusively to the ultra-wealthy.” Qaim will donate a portion of its annual earnings to support veterans and their families as they navigate the post-war recovery process, he adds.
Bingham C. Jamison CFA ’02 recently joined private wealth management firmSignature as a Client Strategist. Jamison is also a Captain in the Marine Ready Reserves and a Contributor to TIME’s Battleland blog. (Link) His latest article, “Section 60: Visiting Hallowed Ground” (Link), was published May 28, 2013.
Bingham C. Jamison CFA ’02, Founder and President of Qaim Wealth Advisors, is a Forbes magazine Contributor. His latest piece, "How a Family Wealth Advisor Can Add the Most Value," explores how a proactive adviser can implement robust tax-planning strategies to protect client capital from unnecessary tax drain.
Lisa Jeffreys ’02 and Walker Duncan were married Nov. 19, 2016, in Nashville. The couple lives in Nashville, where Ms. Jeffreys leads the corporate development efforts for Premise Health and Mr. Duncan leads content strategy for Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock.
Mark Koontz ’02 recently joined New Generation Advisors, an SEC-registered hedge fund in Charlottesville, Va., that invests in distressed securities, as the Head Trader. Koontz previously spent nine years in the high-yield sales and trading group at Goldman Sachs in New York City, and one year at J.P. Morgan in Washington, D.C. Koontz and his wife, Pender (A&S ’03), are also delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Todd Ellett, born Nov. 27, 2012. Says Koontz, “We’re excited about the opportunity to raise Todd and his big sister, Kelsey, in Charlottesville.”
Meredith Lufkin Majoch ’02 and her husband, Thomas, welcomed twins Christopher Elwood and Liliana Claire, born Dec. 8, 2016. The family lives in Boston, where Ms. Majoch is the Director of Joint Venture Relationships at Boston Properties.
Justis McEvilly ’02 is Co-Founder and Director of The London School of Barbering.
Amber Reed Sappington ’02 and her husband, Jarrett Sappington, welcomed their daughter, Taylor Elise, born Sept. 28, 2017. She joins big sister Annie, who turns 3 years old June 25, 2018.
Amber Reed Sappington ’02 and her husband, Jarrett Sappington, welcomed a sweet baby girl, Annie Anders, born June 25, 2015, at 12:04 p.m. Annie weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long. The Sappington family resides in Atlanta, where Amber is a Director of Marketing at Equifax and Jarrett is an Investment Associate at Prudential Real Estate Investors.
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.
Kent Collier '03 is CEO of Reorg Research, an industry-leading provider of real-time news, commentary, and analysis on issues affecting the distressed-debt, event-driven, and leveraged-finance markets. The company recently expanded its team in Puerto Rico and expanded into London.
Kent Collier ’03, Founder and Chief Executive of Reorg Research, is featured in June 21, 2016, Forbes magazine article titled “In or Out Of Bankruptcy, Reorg Research Is Watching.” The company is an industry-leading provider of real-time news, commentary, and analysis on issues affecting the distressed-debt, event-driven, and leveraged-finance markets.
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.
John Hackney ’03 (M.S. in Accounting ’04) was elevated to Shareholder at Chamberlain Hrdlicka. As a member of the firm’s Tax Controversy & Litigation practice, Hackney represents individuals and businesses in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities.
Eleven-month-old Noah Galoppo, the first child of Allison Knowles ’03 and Nico Galoppo, sports a McIntire onesie!
Allison Knowles ’03 and her husband, Nico Galoppo, are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Noah Gibson Galoppo, born May 23, 2013, and weighing 8 pounds. The happy family resides in Portland, Ore., where Allison works as a Supply Chain Analyst for Blount International.
David Meredith (M.S. in MIT ’03) has been named President of Private Cloud and Managed Hosting at Rackspace, effective June 1, 2017. Meredith leads the company’s single-tenant business, the largest revenue-driving business at Rackspace, with the goal of accelerating growth through investments and product strategy. Before joining Rackspace, Meredith served as President of Global Data Centers at CenturyLink. In this role, he was responsible for profit and loss oversight, product management, marketing, sales, operations, expansion, service delivery, and analytics for 57 data centers and related services across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Jill Mitchell (M.S. in Accounting ’03) is a 2019 recipient of the American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize (two-year college category), the foremost recognition of an individual who consistently demonstrates the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of accounting. Mitchell has taught at Northern Virginia Community College since 2008 and has been an adjunct at George Mason University since 2009. She is also the 2019 recipient of the Virginia Community College System’s Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, as well as the Outstanding Faculty Award, presented by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Jill Mitchell (M.S. in Accounting ’03), Associate Professor of Accounting at Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Annandale campus, has been selected for the 2019 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards. The award is the most esteemed honor for faculty at Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities. Mitchell is the only community college faculty winner this year for the state, and the first accounting professor in 25 years to receive the award. (View the full list of winners for 2019 at the SCHEV website, and watch Mitchell’s story on how she went from “Dancing to Debits.”)
Jody Moore ’03 is Founder and Director of My Great Move, a Web site that helps make moving to London easier. She has lived in the city since 2006.
Gwin Griesbeck Myerberg ’03 and her husband, Ryan, welcomed their son, Thomas, born Sept. 10, 2013. The family resides in London, where Gwin is a Client Portfolio Manager for Southeastern Asset Management.
Eric Patlovich ’03 and his wife, Stacy, welcomed a son, Whitford “Whit” Theodore Patlovich, born Dec. 26, 2014. The family resides in Washington, D.C.
Rachel Perini ’03 and her husband, Dale Perini, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian (Lily) Violetta, born Sept. 21, 2019. Ms. Perini is Executive Director of Institutional Client Coverage at UBS Asset Management in London.
Stephen A. Reis ’03 (Law ’08) has been elected a Partner at McKinsey and Co., a global management consulting firm that advises CEOs and other C-suite executives at corporate and investor clients on issues related to strategy and operations. Mr. Reis works in the firm’s Atlanta office.
Mike Ritzer ’03 (Darden ’10) and Sarah Ritzer (A&S ’03) welcomed their daughter, Sydney Blair, to the world Aug. 16, 2015. She joins proud big brother, Graham, 2.
Mike Ritzer ’03 (Darden ’10) and Sarah Ritzer (A&S ’03) welcomed their first child, Graham Brantley, born June 10, 2013. The family lives in Charlotte, N.C.
Teresa Smerdzinski Sandstrom ’03 and her husband, Gus, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Lucille, born Jan. 26, 2016. She joins big brother William, 2.
Sarah Bruss ’04 and Matthew Walsh were married June 20, 2015, at the University Chapel in Charlottesville, Va. The reception was held at Keswick Hall. The couple lives in Hoboken, N.J., and both received their M.B.A.s from Duke University.
Michael Burgess ’04 and Kathleen Young Burgess ’04 welcomed their first child, John Benjamin, born Sept. 19, 2013. The family resides in Charlotte, N.C.
Ashley Deihr '04 (M.S. in Accounting '05) has been promoted to Partner at Baker Tilly, an advisory, tax, and assurance firm. Deihr has been with Baker Tilly since 2005 and assists institutions to achieve strategic and financial success, optimize operational effectiveness, and enhance compliance.
Phung Huynh '04 co-owns Got Dumplings with her sister, Kynnie Wong. The two brought the food truck to UVA Grounds in 2011 and have added a store on the Corner.
Phung Huynh ’04 is a restauranteur whose latest endeavor is Poke Sushi Bowl, a restaurant offering Hawaiian-inspired cuisine that already has six locations throughout the state, including two in Charlottesville—one on the Corner and another in the Barracks Road Shopping Center.
Serim Kakkos '04 has been promoted to Partner at EY in Tysons, VA.
Dennis King (M.S. in MIT ’04), Tim Kelly (M.S. in MIT ’04), Adair Ross (M.S. in MIT ’04), Autumn Zaborowski (M.S. in MIT ’04), Brian Dixon, and Dr. George Moxley are training to ride as a team in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, which takes place Sept. 19-20, 2015. After each team member raises $2,500 to benefit cancer research at Johns Hopkins, the team will ride 150 miles over two days through the Washington, D.C., area.
Julia Moore ’04, along with Lindy Fishburne and Hemai Parthasarathy, joined forces with the foundation of well-known contrarian investor Peter Thiel to launch Breakout Labs, an incubator program to help start-ups in “hard science” turn their ideas into viable businesses. The trio has now officially launched Breakout Ventures with a $60.1 million fund to help these companies take the next step. The three were featured in a Sept. 17, 2017, Fortune article titled “These VCs Are Bringing ‘Hard Science’ to Fortune 500 Companies.”
Nabila Popal ’04, a Senior Research Manager with International Data Corporation’s Systems and Infrastructure Solutions group, is quoted in a Sept. 26, 2017, Gulf News article titled “Facial Recognition to Become Universal Feature on Smartphones.” She is based in Dubai.
Tiina Rodrigue (M.S. in MIT ’04) and Brian Rodrigue welcomed Layla Bayou, born Aug. 12, 2015. She joined her other siblings, Yoni, Ayalla, Elizabeth, and Michael III.
Matthew Rubin '04 has been designated Associate Partner at McKinsey and Co., a management-consulting firm committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve substantial and lasting improvements in their performance. Mr. Rubin advises financial institutions on digital strategy, innovation, and disruptive business models. He also leads a global team that tracks financial-technology (fintech) startups and banking revenue. Mr. Rubin works in the firm’s New York City office.
Brandon Smit ’04 (Darden ’11) and his wife, Julia, welcomed their third child, Isla Rose, born Oct. 27, 2017. She joins brothers Aidan, age 5, and Luke, age 2. The family lives in Seattle.
Jordan Wenger '04 married Gregory Foster Brown Jan. 19, 2019, in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. The couple, along with stepson, Bruce, age 6, lives in Newport Beach, CA. Jordan completed her master’s from the Kellogg School of Management in 2014 and is a retired Strategy Consultant. Greg is a Commercial Debt and Equity Broker with HFF.
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.
Michael Alden (M.S. in Accounting ’05) became a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA). He also has an M.B.A. from UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School and completed the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jonathan Alboum (Engineering '95, M.S. in MIT '05) was recently named USDA's Chief Information Officer. (Read the press release on the USDA website.)
Michael Alden ’05 is a recipient of the Worcester Business Journal 40 Under Forty Award, in the Class of 2018. Alden works in corporate restructuring with Ascentria Care Alliance.
Les S. Bowers ’05 (Law ’08) has joined the law firm of MichieHamlett. Bowers, a former Partner with Gentry Locke of Roanoke, Va., is a litigator in medical malpractice, product liability, and personal injury claims.
Rob Cimperman (M.S. in MIT ’05) and Erika Jones- Trujillo(M.S. in MIT ’08) are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Reed Lucas Cimperman. He was born Feb. 25, 2013, in Fairfax, Va., and weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. All are healthy and very happy. Cimperman also published The Mindful Journey, a poetic and beautifully illustrated children’s book that introduces themes of mindfulness, karma, and duty to society. It is inspired by the story of Shambhala, the legendary Buddhist kingdom.
Tori Drummond ’05 is a Senior Financial Analyst at Dominion and also serves as Chair of 3HC, Better Housing Coalition’s Junior Board. She and her husband, Tim, are proud parents of Fiona Mae, born in September 2012. (Link)
Solomon Eskinazi ’05 married Olga Sherman (A&S ’08) Sept. 2, 2012, in Richmond, Va. The couple lives in Philadelphia, where Solomon is completing a joint J.D./M.B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and Olga runs her own marketing consulting business. They plan to move to New York City in the fall.
Ted Horan ’05 co-founded Gorilly, a sharing economy shopping application that allows people to try high-end products in person before they buy direct. Says Ted, “Shoppers shop smarter and great brands sell direct. Gorilly is changing the way people shop and shaking up retail as we know it.” Ted lives in Oakland, Calif.
Andrew Jacobson ’05 is the Co-Founder of Dig Inn, a fast-casual restaurant offering higher-quality food. Dig Inn, with 17 locations across New York and Boston, sources its ingredients directly from farmers, who often work within 300 miles of the restaurant, or from its leased farmland in Chester, N.Y. (Read the UVA Today story.)
Melody Jones ’05 and Meredith Shields ’05 founded Vantage Point MBA Admissions Consulting, a consultancy providing comprehensive, expert advisory services to candidates applying to U.S. and European M.B.A. programs. Their high-touch, personalized approach helps each client develop his or her strongest application to maximize the chances of admission to the most selective schools.
Robert Law ’05 co-founded Shot Tower Capital. The investment banking firm specializes in media and consumer companies, with a focus on entertainment and intellectual property assets.
Justin P. Nance '05 and his wife, Erin McDermott Nance (A&S '05), are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Annabel Virginia, born July 25, 2015.
Alexis Ohanian '05 (A&S '05) returned to Grounds April 17, 2019, to share stories of venture creation, funding new startups, and balancing life as a busy dad. Ohanian, Reddit Co-Founder and Initialized Capital Managing Partner, spoke to a packed house as part of The New York Times-sponsored “Get With The Times” event. (Photo by Leigh Vogel, The New York Times)
Chaitenya Razdan ’05 and his company, Care+Wear, are on a mission to improve the notoriously undignified hospital gown. Their new privacy-preserving gown is already being tested in hospitals and was featured in a Jan. 3, 2018, New York Times article titled “The Hospital Gown Gets a Modest Redesign.”
Chaitenya Razdan ’05 is the Co-Founder of Care+Wear. The startup recently collaborated with famed design house Oscar de la Renta to release a specially designed hoodie for patients receiving chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and other IV treatments.
Kyle Redinger ’05 (Darden ’13) earned an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business in May 2013. Along with Baron Schwartz (Engineering ’03), Redinger also launched his most recent of three start-ups, VividCortex, a company dedicated to introducing technical intelligence to manage complex information systems. Redinger’s other two are the SuperFit Games – sold to a group of investors in Richmond, Va. – and CrossFit Charlottesville. To date, Redinger and Schwartz have raised $2.7 million in seed funding for VividCortex, gone after well-known consumer Web companies, and built a highly talented technical team. (Link)
Mike Schmidt ’05 and Anne Schmidt (Betts) ’05 welcomed a daughter, Marie Virginia, born April 6, 2015. The Schmidts recently relocated to Austin, Texas, where Mike is a Senior Brand Strategist at McGarrah Jessee and Anne owns web development firm Scout Digital. Go Block 8!
Meredith Tierney Shields ’05 and her husband, Christopher Shields, welcomed their second child, Bowen Robert Reynier, born April 25, 2018. Bowen joins big sister Ainsley, who turned 2 in June. The Shields are looking forward to moving back in August to the Washington, D.C., area, where they will be closer to family and friends on the East Coast.
Meredith Tierney Shields ’05 and her husband, Christopher, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ainsley Elizabeth Ann, born June 11, 2016, in Zurich, Switzerland. The family lives in Park City, Utah.
Andrea Solana '05, Head of Advanced Planning at MASECO Private Wealth in London, is a finalist for the 2018 Women in Financial Advice Awards.
Andrea Solana ’05 is an M.B.A. student at the Imperial College London, in the Class of 2014. She previously held several positions at Wolf Group Capital Advisors, most recently Manager, Financial Advisory and Chief Compliance Officer.
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.
Bryan M. Antler ’06 graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in May 2015. He plans to start his own law firm in southern California, focusing on civil violations of mentally disabled people.
Brad Christmann ’06 is the Founder of Boldfoot Socks, which offers a 100 percent American-made product and supports veterans’ organizations. (Read the UVA Today story.)
Brad Christmann ’06 recently founded Boldfoot Socks, located in Arlington, Va. The Boldfoot brand was started to help spark a movement and bring apparel manufacturing back to the United States. Boldfoot Socks are 100 percent American-made, and for each pair sold, $1 is donated to a nonprofit that helps U.S. military veterans in need find jobs, housing, improved health, and more.
Megan L. Clayton ’06 received a doctorate from the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in November 2014.
Danny Donado ’06 is Founder and CEO of BipSync a research and decision optimizer that helps investors capture, manage, and convert raw flows of ideas into profitable investments. The company was selected to launch at DEMO Fall 2012. (Link) BipSync was also featured in an Oct. 2, 2012, VentureBeat article titled “Professional Investors with Information Overload Have a New Friend in BipSync.” (Link)
Fiona Foxon ’06 is Global Brand Ambassador to the Quintessentially Group, a global private members’ club that provides bespoke concierge and travel services. She previously was Managing Director of the Quintessentially Greater China teams. Foxon is also now Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for Tink Labs Ltd., Hong Kong’s first travel tech start-up, whose mission is to revolutionize the way people travel through the power of mobile technology.
Fiona Foxon ’06 and her husband, Peter Hanna, are delighted to share the good news of the arrival of their son, John Peter Hanna, born Oct. 27, 2016, weighing 3.17 kilograms. The family lives in Hong Kong.
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.
Crawford Hawkins '06 is Founder and CEO of Grupo Crawford. By offering direct, transparent, and traceable transactions via blockchain, Hawkins and his company’s new app propina are helping coffee drinkers provide crop insurance and savings accounts to farmers across the planet. Learn how his startup is aiming to change the global coffee market long term by improving the lives of those who perform some of the industry’s most crucial work.
Courtney Marzahn Iselin ’06 and Charles Oliver Iselin (A&S ’03) welcomed their first child, Oliver Halsey, born Oct. 2, 2016. The couple resides in New York City, where Ms. Iselin is Vice President with Magrino Agency and Mr. Iselin is Vice President with Guggenheim Partners.
Emily Lodge ’06 and Tim Pote were married Nov. 2, 2013, in Arlington, Va. The couple resides in Arlington, where Ms. Lodge works as a Conference Planner for a defense contractor and Mr. Pote is a Co-Founder of a tech start-up.
Qiao Ma ’06 is Head of Asia Pacific for Jericho Capital. She began this new role in January 2015. Jericho Capital is a technology-focused hedge fund with $2 billion in assets under management.
Qiao Ma ’06 is Portfolio Manager - Asian Equities for Cooper Investors in Melbourne, Australia. She was featured in an Oct. 13, 2019, Australian Financial Review article titled "Qiao Ma's Journey from Wizard's Apprentice to Wall Street."
Natasha Novikov (M.S. in Accounting ‘06/YMP) is one of 32 CPAs age 40 and under honored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for their contributions to the areas of forensic accounting and business valuation with the inaugural Standing Ovation, which recognizes the best young CPAs who exhibit outstanding professional achievement in various specialty credential areas.
Natasha Novikov CPA/CFF, CFE (M.S. in Accounting ’06/YMP) was named the Woman to Watch Emerging Leader for 2016 by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). The Women to Watch awards were created by the American Institute of CPAs to recognize outstanding women in the accounting profession. The FICPA Women to Watch awards focus on the outstanding women who not only shape the Florida Institute of CPAs, but also the profession through community/public service and leadership.
Natasha Novikov (M.S. in Accounting ’06/YMP) has been named by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year. The award is presented to a CFE who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fraud examination. Novikov was evaluated based on her contributions to the ACFE, profession, and community. Novikov is also a lifetime member of the UVA Alumni Association. (Read more at Fraud Magazine.)
Wes Petticrew ’06 and his wife, Lizzie Petticrew (M.T. in Education ’07), welcomed their daughter, Josephine Virginia, born Feb. 22, 2015. The family resides in Portland, Ore., where Wes is Marketing & Tournament Manager for Lagardere Sports and Entertainment.
Alexander Pugatch ’06 and his wife, Elizabeth Dubin Pugatch (A&S ’06), welcomed their second child, a daughter, Caroline Reese, born July 12, 2016. The family resides in Armonk, N.Y.
Alexander Pugatch ’06 and his wife, Elizabeth Dubin Pugatch (A&S ’06), welcomed their first child, a son, Zachary Ethan, born March 5, 2014. The family resides in New York City.
Amie Seymour (M.S. in MIT '06) has joined Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. In these positions, she supports the company’s growing business by implementing its future-state operating and digital distribution model across all business units. She also is responsible for the development and execution of the bank’s overall technology roadmap.
Eric Stangarone '06 founded Foodthinking.co, an innovation consultancy focusing on the ever-growing food business. Foodthinking works with everyone from the scrappy start-up to the established billion-dollar giants, helping companies innovate with an emphasis toward consumer desirability, operational feasibility, and brand fit.
Eric Stangarone ’06 launched his second restaurant, Beauvine Burger Concept, in Richmond, Va. this fall. The restaurant features artisan burgers; handcrafted milkshakes and sodas; and a variety of snacks, salads, and appetizers inspired from Virginia, California, and France. Eric is also the owner of Food Thinking, a restaurant innovation consultancy, as well as En Su Boca Restaurant, located in Richmond.
Alina Vivian ’06 and her husband, Joe Kanaan, welcomed their second child, Mia, born April 5, 2019. The family lives in London.
Alina Vivian ’06 and Joe Kanaan were married June 18, 2016. The couple lives in London.
Matt Ward ’06 was inducted into Northwestern Mutual's 2018 Forum Group, the company's elite membership. Ward is affiliated with Northwestern Mutual–Chicago, and this is the first time he has received the Forum honor. Only 5% of more than 6,000 financial advisers receive this recognition.
Xia (Shell) Wu '06 welcomed a daughter, Noe, born June 21, 2015. They live in Beijing. Shell is a Co-Founder of One Education, an education company focused on developing leadership skills and promoting social responsibility among Chinese youth. Noe often accompanies Shell to work nowadays, attending conferences, meetings, and classes.
Lydia Xu ’06 and Jeffrey Zolman were married June 27, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Lydia is a Director of Client Development at health care technology company Kyruus; Jeff is the Vice President at RFE Investment Partners, a private equity firm in New Canaan, Conn. The two met as graduate students at Wharton and currently reside in Manhattan.
Bill Zhang ’06 and his wife, Jennifer (née Tom) Zhang ’06, who were married in October 2010, are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Abby, born in July 2012. Jen works as a CPA, and Bill is in the e-commerce marketing field. The family lives in Maryland in an eco-friendly house (solar panels, organic garden, rain collectors) and is loving family life.
Lana Alcorn ’07 and Taylor Martin (A&S ’07) were married May 25, 2014, near Charlottesville, Va. The couple resides in Arlington, Va., where Mr. Martin is an Energy Industry Analyst at FERC and Ms. Alcorn is a Consultant at Deloitte. UVA alumni in the bridal party included Alysia Jina Alcorn Kennedy (McIntire ’03), Jessica Markey (A&S ’06), Kristine Detar (McIntire ’07, M.S. in Accounting ’08), Jing Fang (A&S ’07, Medicine ’11), Chris Lucas (A&S ’07), and Greg Kastner (A&S ’07).
Paige Anderson ’07 (Law ’13) and her husband, Marc, welcomed a daughter, Mackenzie Corbin, born July 6, 2016. The Andersons live in Richmond, Va.
Michael C. Foroobar ’07 and Kristen E. Dunbar (A&S ’08) » were married May 18, 2013, in Atlanta. The couple resides in Boston, where Mr. Foroobar is an Analyst at Google and Ms. Dunbar is completing an ophthalmology residency at Tufts Medical Center. Several UVA alumni were in the wedding party, including Daniel Ferrari ’07, Matthew Bradley ’07, and Thomas Edmunds ’07.
David Golbahar (M.S. in Accounting ’07) teaches financial and managerial accounting as an Adjunct Professor for the Loyola Marymount University M.B.A. program. He continues his forensic accounting and restructuring practice with Golbahar Consulting Group in Los Angeles.
David K. Golbahar (M.S. in Accounting '07), Director at strategic financial advisory services firm Brandlin & Associates, is one of 26 young CPAs who have received a Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Standing Ovation by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) for their significant contributions in their accounting specialty areas and in their communities. Recipients were honored in November at the 2018 AICPA FVS Conference in Atlanta. Says Golbahar, “Credit goes to Professors Paul Walker, Elizabeth Thurston, Roger Martin, George Overstreet, and Susan Perry for developing the foundation for what I do today.”
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.
Melody Koh ’07 has been promoted to Partner at NextView Ventures, a Boston- and New York City-based seed-stage venture capital investment firm focused on tech companies. As reported in Forbes, Koh will continue to work out of the Manhattan office as the first Partner established in that location, where she expects to invest primarily—but not exclusively—in the New York area.
Michael Langman ’07 (M.S. in Accounting ’08) and Lyn (Mandigo) Langman ’07 (M.S. in Accounting ’08) welcomed their first child, a son named Matthew Robert Langman, born Nov. 17, 2015. The family resides in Virginia Beach, Va., with their dog, Elliewood. Michael is a Senior Manager at KPMG, and Lyn is a Manager at Capital Group.
Bradford James Manning ’07, Founder and Principal of private investment firm Tiger Lily Capital, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world’s leading private funding source for research on inherited retinal disease. Manning has been an active member of the Foundation Fighting Blindness for over a decade, including being a co-founder of its Young Professionals Initiative in the New York City area. At Tiger Lily, Manning is focused on sourcing early- and mid-stage investments in the health care industry. Before Tiger Lily, Manning served in various investment roles in private equity and wealth management offices in New York. He hopes to leverage his investment experience and relationships in the biotechnology space to further the mission of the foundation.
Bradford Manning '07 and his brother, Bryan Manning (A&S '13), spoke at TEDxUVA's annual conference Feb. 24, 2018, about their clothing label, Two Blind Brothers, which generates proceeds for blindness research. The theme of this year’s conference was "5 Seconds of Courage." Two Blind Brothers is also one of 13 companies that are part of Facebook’s Small Business Council.
Bradford Manning ’07 and his brother, Bryan Manning (A&S ’13), are Co-Founders of Two Blind Brothers, a clothing company that donates its profits to research to cure blindness. The company’s products will be displayed in “The Market @ Macy’s” for the holiday shopping season (the “Market @ Macy’s” will be available at nine stores: New York; Pittsburgh; Atlanta; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; San Antonio; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; San Francisco; and Seattle).
Blair Reilly Matthews ’07 and Adam Matthews (Engineering ’07) welcomed a daughter, Kathryn “Kate” Virginia, born Aug. 12, 2015. The family lives in Arlington, Va.
Samuel Ian Rosen '07 is the Founder of Tap, an app that keeps track of thousands of water refill stations—including public water fountains, cafes, restaurants, and stores that offer water bottle refills—across more than 7,000 cities in 30 countries. Thirsty consumers can simply open the free app, pull up their location, and look to see what is nearby.
Nancy Twine ’07, Founder of Briogeo, tells career site The Lifestyle Edit how she went from Wall Street to her own successful hair care line. She was also featured in UVA Today in a March 7, 2018, article titled "How a Former Investment Banker Created a Breakout Hair Care Line."
Nancy Twine ’07 is the Founder of Briogeo (Link), a naturally based hair care collection that combines the best of science and nature to create high-performing hair care formulas for a diverse array of hair texture types.
Christopher Walters ’07 completed his M.B.A. at Columbia Business School in May 2013. He is building a wealth management practice at Credit Suisse that focuses on advising high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and institutions. He resides in New York City with his fiancée, Courtney.
Doug Williams ’07 and Libby Muldoon Williams (Nursing ’07) welcomed their first child, Virginia Grace, born Aug. 29, 2018. The family lives in Arlington, VA. Her aunts, Kathryn Muldoon Griffin ’02 and Courtney Muldoon Nazareno (A&S ’03), are looking forward to encouraging their niece to be a future Wahoo!
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.
Alex Wu '07 of basketball app HomeCourt was featured on CNBC April 17, 2019, with Joe Harris (A&S '14) of the Brooklyn Nets in “How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Better Basketball Shooters, with Just Your iPhone.” Harris plans to use the app at the youth basketball camp he runs each summer.
Alex Wu ’07 is Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer and founding team member of the Silicon Valley- and Hong Kong-based startup NEX Team Inc. The company’s new iPhone app, HomeCourt, has attracted NBA stars Jeremy Lin and recent Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Steve Nash and Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban as investors. The app, which uses mobile artificial intelligence to record, track, and analyze individual practice sessions, is already being used by NBA teams including the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers as well as college teams including Duke University, the University of Florida, and Stanford University. Wu is in the process of reaching out and sharing the product with several other college teams, including UVA.
Alexandra Yin Yeung ’07 and Alvis Kam Ko (Architecture ’09) were married in February 2017 at Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia.
Alexandra Yin Yeung ’07 and Alvis Kam Ko (Architecture ’09) are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Asher Yik Ning Ko, born Oct. 15, 2019.
Jason Bain (M.S. in Accounting ’08) was recently promoted to Partner at EY’s Sydney, Australia, offices. He works in assurance and advisory services for financial services institutions at EY, specializing in insurance companies, assisting both life and non-life companies.
Katie Chapin ’08 works as a Digital Strategist in VML’s London office. Her submission to WPP’s 2012-2013 Atticus Awards program for the Under-30 Essay category was recognized as Highly Commended. (Link; Link)
Katie Chapin ’08 and her husband, Sam Murphy, welcomed a son, Kit, born April 18, 2019. The family lives in London.
Jennifer Clifton ’08 (M.S. in Accounting ’09) and Samuel Leven (A&S ’07, Law ’10) were married May 16, 2010. The couple welcomed their first child, Noah Robert Leven, born Feb. 12, 2013. The couple resides in Fairfax, Va., where Ms. Clifton is an Accountant for KPMG and Mr. Leven is an Attorney with The Baldwin Law Firm.
Jay Du-Sauzay ’08 has joined the project consulting division of SK Commercial Realty, which manages the design and construction processes for medical and commercial office projects. Prior to joining the SK consulting team, Mr. Du-Sauzay worked as an Assistant Project Manager for Choate Construction, where he managed approximately 500,000 square feet of commercial construction in the Atlanta area.
Sara Elizabeth Bryan Hutter ’08 (M.S. in Accounting ’09) and Lucas Conley Hopkins (Engineering ’08) were married at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, Va., June 6, 2015. The couple lives in Greensboro, N.C., where Ms. Hopkins is an Audit Manager with KPMG and Mr. Hopkins is a Process Engineer with Olympic Products.
Shakenya S. Johnson ’08 received a $10,000 scholarship from the KPMG Foundation to pursue her doctorate in accounting at the University of Alabama. Previously, Ms. Johnson worked as a Certified Public Accountant in the Montgomery, Ala., area.
David McFarland ’08 was promoted to Director at First Reserve, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Since joining the global private equity investment firm in 2010, David has been a key member of the portfolio company teams responsible for several investments in the midstream/downstream and equipment and services sectors, including Crestwood Permian Basin Holdings LLC, KA First Reserve, Western Gas Partners, Plains All American, Phillips 66 Partners, and Saxon Energy Services (in partnership with Schlumberger). As a Director, he will continue to help drive diversified investments throughout the global energy value chain. Prior to joining First Reserve, David was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division, Global Natural Resources Group, at Barclays Capital. He is based in the Houston office.
Katie McIntosh ’08 and Ryan Chorazy (A&S ’05) were married May 21, 2016, in Virginia Beach, Va. The couple lives in New York City, where Ms. Chorazy works in strategy development for Deloitte and Mr. Chorazy is a Vice President at private equity group Liberty Partners.
William Mertens '08 and Michelle Kutcher (M.S. in Accounting '09) were married July 11, 2015, at the University of Virginia Chapel. Their reception was held at the Pavilion at Trump Winery.
Courtney Roberts Nickels ’08 and Neale Canter Nickels (A&S ’08) welcomed a daughter, Emmett Fleet, born July 27, 2016. She weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces and was 17.5 inches long. The family resides in Atlanta, where Courtney is a Vice President of Acquisitions for Formation Capital and Neale is the Director of Preservation for The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
Mona Anita K. Olsen (M.S. in MIT ’08) has been promoted to Academic Director of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Ms. Olsen, an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, previously served as the center’s Associate Director. Before joining the faculty, she was a U.S. Fulbright Grantee to Norway, and earlier was the Assistant Director of the Mason Small Business Development Center at George Mason University. (https://www.monaanitaolsen.com/)
Mona Anita K. Olsen (M.S. in MIT ’08) defended her dissertation to complete her Ph.D. in Education (Entrepreneurship) at George Mason University in March 2013. She is currently finishing up her Fulbright project in Stavanger, Norway, and building entrepreneurship education courses and strategic plans for her new appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship (PIHE).
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.
Lee Robertson (A&S ’08, M.S. in Commerce ’09) is an M.B.A. candidate at the Darden Graduate School of Business. Before entering Darden, Robertson was a Strategy Consultant and Business Analyst at Accenture. Before that, he was a Client Relationship Associate at Vanguard.
Gabriel (Gabe) Robleto ’08 has been named Vice President of Buy/Sell Advisory at Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the United States. He now heads up the company’s new, second office in the Washington, D.C., metro. Robleto joins the company from Capital Automotive Real Estate Services Inc. (CARS), where he most recently served as Vice President of Acquisitions. His new role at Kerrigan Advisors will leverage his expertise in all facets of automotive retail real estate, including due diligence, financing, transactions, lease terms, and real estate purchase agreements. Robleto is also a frequent guest lecturer within McIntire’s Real Estate Track.
Michael Timms (A&S ’08, M.S. in Commerce ’09) has opened a full-body indoor cycling studio, TidalWheel, in Virginia Beach, Va.
Phi Trinh (A&S ’08, M.S. in Commerce ’09) is a Senior Associate, Small Business Product Management at Capital One. She helped launch a new line of greeting cards available on etsy.com.
Degelis Tufts ’08 recently joined Top- Shelf Clothes, an online personal styling start-up based in New York City, as Chief Operating Officer. TopShelf introduces efficient discovery and personalization to the online shopping process using insights from past purchase data, customer preferences, and in-site voting on items. It also automatically generates a “digital closet” of past purchases and guides members to new items that complement their existing wardrobe. As COO, Dega is responsible for marketing, business development, finance, and customer analytics.
Degelis Tufts ’08, COO of TopShelf Clothes, along with TopShelf Founder Katie Nadler, were featured on Rebecca Minkoff ’s blog, RMedit, in a May 15, 2014, post titled “Digital Darlings: Meet Katie Nadler and Degelis Tufts of TopShelf Clothes.” (http://rebeccaminkoff. com/rmedit/2014/05/digital-darlings-9/)
Neil Ackerman (M.S. in MIT ’09), Global Director of E-Commerce for $30 billion, 100-year-old snack foods company Mondelez International, was featured in a Dec. 8, 2016, GeekWire articled titled “Ex-Amazon Star Finds New E-Commerce Success in Company’s Backyard with Snack Foods Giant.” At Amazon, Ackerman was in charge of operation planning for Fulfillment by Amazon and was the inventor and general manager for the Small and Light Program, which involved the shipping of items valued at less than $10 for free to customers around the world. At Mondelez, he directs the company’s global supply chain engagement, worldwide shopper insights, all content and search engine optimization, business planning and analytics, digital solutions, and data management.
James Barrett (M.S. in MIT '09) is pleased to announce that his start-up venture, Tenant Turner, has been accepted to Mountain View, Calif.-based early-stage start-up accelerator Y Combinator. The fledgling company, which offers a proprietary software platform that matches rental homes with high-quality tenants, hopes to become a key player in the 43-million-unit U.S. home-rental market. Y Combinator, widely regarded as the world's best accelerator for early-stage tech startups, twice a year offers a highly select group of promising entrepreneurs and their ventures $120,000 in seed money, as well as three months of intense mentoring from leading Silicon Valley investors, entrepreneurs, and engineers.
Edward Thomas Gengler ’09 (M.S. in Accounting ’10) and Katie Bevan Gengler (Engineering ’10) welcomed their first child, Henry Harold, born Oct. 25, 2017. The family lives in New York City, where Ms. Gengler is a Civil Engineer at AKRF and Mr. Gengler works at Goldman Sachs. The two were married in Norfolk, Va., in May 2015.
Alex Haddock '09 (Darden '16) and his wife, Alicia, welcomed their first child, Lily Elizabeth, born Aug. 20, 2017. The family resides in New York, where Mr. Haddock works for Goldman Sachs.
Judith M. Hermis '09 joined the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy. Ms. Hermis received her doctorate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a certified public accountant. Her research focuses on the impact of regulatory oversight on firms' operating decisions and financial disclosures
Andrej Kiska '09 and his wife, Irma, are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Mia, born Jan. 22, 2016.
Katherine Stewart Knight (M.S. in Commerce '09) and two high school friends joined forces in early 2019 to launch Commonhealth Botanicals. The startup offers elderberry products grown and processed in Virginia.
Cheryl Y. Kong ’09 married Jeff Lin in August 2017.
Cheryl Kong ’09 is an M.B.A. candidate at Columbia Business School, in the Class of 2016.
Dominic C. Law ’09 is the Co-Founder of social food app FeedMe, launching in Hong Kong and Asia. He is deferring from Harvard Business School after receiving seed funding from Harvard to work on FeedMe over the summer.
Will Manderscheid ’09 and two teammates won the Ivey Business School’s Ben Graham Centre International Stock Picking Competition at Western University in Canada in April 2015. (Read more at the Ivey Business School website.) The competition attracted 25 teams of M.B.A. students from top business schools from North America, Europe, and Asia who vie for $17,500 in cash prizes. Manderscheid earned an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in June 2015.
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.
Tim McCrosson (M.S. in MIT ’09), an Analyst in the eGov Office at Office of Management and Budget, was named a 2014 Fed 100 by Federal Computer Weekin February 2014. The annual Federal 100 Awards are presented to government, industry, and academic leaders who have played pivotal roles that affect how the federal government acquires, develops, and manages IT. These individuals have gone above and beyond their daily responsibilities and made a difference in the way technology has transformed their agency or accelerated their agency’s mission. (Link)
Justin McDougall ’09 and Jessica Clarke (A&S ’10) were married May 4, 2013, in West Chester, Pa. The couple resides in Philadelphia, where Mr. McDougall works in private equity at Morgan Stanley and Ms. McDougall works in wealth management at TIAA-CREF.
John Messamore ’09 was recently promoted to Assistant Director at Advent International in London.
Melissa Anderson Morgan (M.S. in MIT ’09, Ed.D. in Education ’14) received her doctor of education degree from UVA’s Curry School of Education after defending her dissertation titled “Assessing School Technology Leadership Practices: Perceptions from 1-to-1 Schools in the Context of Continuous Improvement.” In the final year of her doctoral studies, Melissa joined Assistant Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools Matt Haas to present at the Superintendent’s Leadership Forum, in Fort Worth, Texas. Their workshop, titled “Expanding Our Horizons: A Systems Approach to Creating Stakeholder Value in the District’s Strategic Planning Process,” focused on engaging stakeholders in the planning process by structuring opportunities to collaboratively envision the future of student learning. The topic of the forum was Leading the Way with Continuous Improvement, and it included school district leaders from across the United States. Melissa’s research interests include educational technology leadership, strategic planning in education, and continuous improvement in education.
Yi-Xian Ng ’09 is Executive Director of EtonHouse in Singapore. Ng’s mother and her brother founded and helped grow EtonHouse from just one school in Singapore in 1995 to more than 100 schools in 12 countries, with over 12,000 students.
Christina Marie Polenta ’09 has been promoted to Managing Director at Chicago-based hedge fund JHL Capital Group.
Christina Marie Polenta ’09 and Eric Stephen Magenheimer ’09 were married Aug. 29, 2015, in the University of Virginia Chapel. The reception was held at Keswick Hall. The couple resides in Chicago, where Ms. Polenta works as a Senior Analyst for a Chicago-based hedge fund, and Mr. Magenheimer is pursuing his M.B.A. at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.
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.
Alice Tomdio (M.S. in Accounting ’09), Senior Manager in PwC Nigeria’s Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services, was interviewed on Nigeria's Channels Television in March 2018 and discussed challenges and prospects for the Africa capital markets.
Megan Van Syckle Winter ’09 and Christopher Warren Winter (A&S ’07) welcomed their first child, Caroline Godsey, Aug. 22, 2019. The family lives in Charlottesville.
Bader Alshawa ’10 and Jude G. Majali (Architecture ’13) were married June 28, 2017.
Taylor Bezerra (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) is Principal Consultant at custom software solutions firm Counterpoint Consulting. The amateur Muay Thai fighter with a 5-0 record is also an award-winning competitive baker who won Best in Show for the 2018 Fairfax County Chocolate Challenge.
Taylor Bezerra (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) recently launched a home bakery business, Dulce de Yum (http://dulcedeyum.com/), in Alexandria, Va.
Chip Bond (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) is the Co-Founder, Wine Content and Business Development Lead at myWei, a Chinese online retail that is developing e-commerce solutions to meet the needs of the new Chinese consumer. Says Bond, “myWei will first tackle the rapidly growing wine market, and then branch out into other fast-moving consumer goods segments.” Bond also entered the Darden School of Business in fall 2013 to earn his M.B.A.
Margaret J. Cooper (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) married Richard Kenner Aug. 6, 2016, in Charlottesville, Va. They recently moved from Singapore to Cincinnati, Ohio.
Abigail F. Coster ’10 was married July 25, 2017, to Alejo Richard Stith Cabranes in New York, and celebrated their vows Aug. 5, 2017, in Middleburg, Va. The couple met in 2011, on the first day of law school at Columbia, where each received a law degree. Abigail is a Litigation Associate at New York law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel. Alejo, a Dartmouth alum, is a Litigation Associate at New York law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed.
Chelsea Cullerot ’10 (M.S. in Accounting ’11) is a Manager in the audit practice of Baker Newman Noyes, an accounting and consulting firm. She joined the company in 2014 and specializes in internal control compliance, particularly detailed Sarbanes-Oxley testing.
Christian Russell Edeleanu (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) married Lynelle Marie Douma (A&S ’14) Sept. 30, 2017, at Christ Church in Charlottesville.
Robert B. Guest ’10 and Alexandra Vuxton Guest (A&S ’09) welcomed a daughter, Everly Cynthia, born Aug. 22, 2015. Mr. Guest recently graduated from Harvard Law School, and the family is relocating to Virginia.
Kiran A. Jinsi ’10 is an M.B.A. student at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, in the Class of 2016.
Samantha Brooke Mignone ’10 (Curry ’13) is a rising Instagram star. She discussed how she became a social media influencer on the July 9, 2017, edition of “TODAY.”
Lauren Summers Nelson ’10 (Darden ’15) and Samuel D. Hutchings (Darden ’15) were married Sept. 3, 2016, in New Kent, Va., in the presence of many Virginia alumni. The couple lives and works in Richmond, Va.
Heather Page (formerly Megaw) ’10 and Adam Page were married Nov. 2, 2013. The couple lives in London, where Mrs. Page is a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Page, a 2010 graduate of Clemson University, is a Sales Manager at The Advisory Board Company.
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.”
Crutcher Reiss (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) and Sarah Kirkwood Reiss (A&S ’08, M.S. in Commerce ’10) are the Founders of myMix Nutrition (https://www.facebook.com/myMixNutrition). myMix is the first-ever online store that allows visitors to custom design their own composite and complete protein powder-based health and fitness products. The company was one of 22 companies nominated for The Big Idea 2015 competition during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week March 20-27, 2015.
Robert John Shaughnessy III (A&S ’10, M.S. in Commerce ’11) and Noella Overbey (A&S ’11) welcomed their first child, a daughter, Maya Grace, born June 19, 2014. The family resides in Plainsboro, N.J.
Avina Sugiarto ’10 and her husband, Andru, are delighted to announce the birth of their first child and son, Archie Wijaya Jo, born July 26, 2016.
Michael Wisler (M.S. in MIT ’10), Managing Vice President of Information Technology at Capital One, has been named by IDG’s Computerworld as a 2014 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree. This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges, and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. (Link)
Tian Zeng '10, Director and Senior Credit Trader with Deutsche Bank, was recently named as one of 25 rising stars of Wall Street by financial magazine Business Insider.
Stephanie E. Baker ’11, Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual in Williamsburg, Va., has been authorized by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to use the CFP® and CFP (with flame logo)® certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification requirements. These marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements; have successfully completed financial planning coursework; and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning.
Owen T. Blanton (M.S. in Accounting ’11) recently passed the CPA exam. Mr. Blanton has been an Audit Associate for the CST Group since December 2011 and works closely with the firm’s partners in providing tax and accounting services to business and individual clients.
Marvin Boyd ’11 and Sarah Stoneham (A&S ’06, Darden ’12) and were married March 18, 2017, at the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, where Mr. Boyd volunteers as an EMT. The reception was held at Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, Va.
Jennifer Eaton ’11 is an Associate Attorney in the business department of Vandeventer Black in Norfolk, Va., where she advises clients regarding corporate and transactional matters. Before starting at the firm, she completed a one-year clerkship with the 4th Judicial Circuit of Virginia.
Ashley Eidson ’11 is engaged to Will Mauldin (Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, UVA ’10). The two met at the inaugural University of Virginia Entrepreneurship Cup, held in 2009, where Eidson and her team placed third and Mauldin and his team placed second. The couple plans to marry Aug. 30, 2014, in Crozet, Va. Eidson is a Senior Creative Manager at WorldStrides in Charlottesville, Va. Mauldin is an Assistant Research Professor at UVA and Chief Technology Officer at Charlottesville-based medical ultrasound start-up Rivanna Medical.
Sarah Feldner ’11 and William D. Earthman (Engineering ’11, M.S. in Commerce ’12) were married May 29, 2016, in Belle Meade Plantation's boxwood garden in Nashville.
Sieglinde “Siggi” Hindrichs ’11 is a second-year student at Stanford Law School at Stanford University. Before attending law school, she taught eighth grade in Boston Public Schools for two years through Teach For America.
Stephen Levin (A&S ’11, M.S. in Commerce ’11) is now Director of Analytics at Speek, a D.C.-area start-up co-founded by John Bracken (Engineering ’91) that is making conference calling easier, cheaper, and more productive. In February 2014, Levin helped Speek raise its $5 million Series A. He also married Lindsey Fogle (A&S ’11) in October 2013.
Steven McAlpine (M.S. in Commerce ’11), Head of Data Science at First Street Foundation, co-authored a paper titled “Estimating Recent Local Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on Current Real-Estate Losses: A Housing Market Case Study in Miami-Dade, Florida,” which appeared in Population Research and Policy Review in 2018.
Manish Mordani ’11 and Sanchita Singh ’11 were married in June 2017.
Amanda McCaulley O’Brien (M.S. in Accounting ’11) married Stephen O’Brien Jan. 9, 2016, in Dallas. The couple lives in Carrollton, Texas.
Lyndsey Lawrence Padden (A&S ’10, M.S. in Commerce ’11) and Tyler Padden (Engineering ’10) welcomed a daughter, Nora Kathryn, born Oct. 27, 2015. The family lives in Cincinnati.
Julie Sanders (M.S. in Accounting '11) has been promoted to Director at Kainos Capital, a leading food and consumer-focused private equity firm. As a Director, Ms. Sanders will lead the firm's investor relations activities and continue to be involved in marketing, business development, and deal sourcing efforts. She also leads the firm's environmental, social and governance initiatives and is actively involved in recruiting activities. Prior to joining Kainos in 2017, Ms. Sanders served as a member of the Consumer and Corporate Officers' practices at Russell Reynolds Associates. Previously, Ms. Sanders served as a Management Accountant at Oak Hill Advisors, and she began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Assurance Practice.
Garrett Trent (A&S ’10, M.S. in Commerce ’11) is the Director of The Perkins House, a house in Charlottesville’s 10th and Page neighborhood named in honor of civil rights activist John M. Perkins. The Perkins House is home to five UVA third-year students who, throughout the year, are learning about the history of the neighborhood and working to build relationships in big and small ways, whether by opening up their home for dinners or visiting neighbors where they live. Some are also partnering with different nonprofit organizations working in the community and are part of a local church, All Souls Charlottesville. Trent bought a house in the neighborhood in 2015 and helped to plan the new UVA initiative that students hope will deepen the connection between the University community and some of the Charlottesville neighborhoods closest to Grounds.
James Troup (M.S. in MIT ’11), CEO of Pediatric Alliance, is the recipient of a 2018 Executive Leadership Award from the Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation (Pennsylvania). The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and advocacy for physicians. Over a sustained time, the recipient shall have displayed administrative guidance and support to physicians to improve their ability to improve the lives and health of the people of the community.
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.
Lauren Greenlief (A&S ’11, M.S. in Commerce ’12) is the Virginia State Golf Association Women’s Amateur champion.
Kelley Halpin (A&S ’11, M.S. in Commerce ’12) recently launched health and wellness company Karrot Health, which creates a platform for employers to directly incentivize their employees to exercise.
Patrick Keating ’12 is the Founder of Globo, a tool that helps users reduce their carbon footprint by allowing them to track their incremental improvements over time and keeping them accountable to their progress.
Samuel Muffly (M.S. in Commerce ’12), Special Gifts Officer for Cohen Children’s Medical Center, is using his calling to philanthropy and his M.S. in Commerce degree to help the hospital in its mission to provide the best healthcare to children.
Alex Murray (M.S. in Accounting ’12) recently joined the faculty at University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management.
Andrew Phillips (M.S. in Commerce ’12) and his wife, Marlow (Nursing '09), welcomed their first child, a little girl named Henley Olivia Phillips, born Oct. 20, 2015. In December, the family is returning from California to the D.C. area, where Andrew will be helping LinkedIn grow out its D.C. presence.
Meg Greenhalgh Pryde ’12 (Darden ’18) is the Founder of shopping app Brandefy, which allows shoppers to compare generics to name brands, was featured on Richmond, VA’s WWBT Channel 12 Oct. 15, 2018, in a news story titled “Generic vs. Name-Brand Items: App Helps You Find the Lowest Cost.”
Kellie J. Walker A&S ’11 (M.S. in Commerce ’12) and Nikolaus J. Lawson (A&S ’12) were married Oct. 8, 2016, in Duck, N.C., during Hurricane Matthew. They met as neighbors on 14th Street in Charlottesville and currently live in Apex, N.C. Mr. Lawson is finishing his Pharm.D. and M.B.A. degrees, and Ms. Walker works at the Durham Performing Arts Center.
Rose Zu ’12 is a trade finance professional in New York City. She also writes about her travels on her personal blog, www.adashofrho.com.
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.
Daniel Blakely (M.S. in Commerce ’13) and Rachel Dodd were married June 24, 2017, in Durham, N.C., where Daniel is a Marketing Specialist at TransPerfect.
Donna Buckner (M.S. in MIT '13) moved to Jacksonville, Fla., in June 2015 and is Information Technology Executive Vice President for Wounded Warrior Project. Says Buckner, "I am thrilled to be working with this worthwhile organization and find that I am successfully leading a team of 40+ IT professionals largely due to what I learned at UVA."
Manya Cherabuddi ’13 is Co-Founder and Head of Sales & Customer Service at DoctorC (http://doctorc. in/), in Hyderabad, India. DoctorC, an online aggregator for diagnostic tests, helps people find the best options for getting medical tests in Hyderabad, and provides a sizeable discount. DoctorC also partners with health care providers to increase their top line by referring customers to them. Says Cherabuddi, “We recently closed a seed round of funding and are looking to expand to other cities in India very soon.” She’s excited to be working with a team of passionate Co-Founders: Neehar Cherabuddi, Mansi Gandhi, Karan Kurani, and Dr. Dayakar Reddy, who are experts in the technology and health care domains. “We want to use the power of information and technology to make a dent in the Indian health care system,” says Cherabuddi. (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/emerging-businesses/startups/doctorc-raises-rs-2-5-crore-in-seed-round/articleshow/42604052.cms; http://techcircle.vccircle.com/2014/09/16/price-comparison-site-for-health-diagnostic-centres-doctorc-raises-over-400k-from-leviathan-investments-others/)
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.
Matthew Ellis ’13 and Sarah Webster (A&S ’13) and were married June 24, 2017, in Charlottesville, with many fellow Hoos present to help celebrate. The couple currently lives in New York, where Sarah works as an Audiologist and Matt is pursuing his M.B.A.
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.
Tuonan Li ’13 and Ling Yu (A&S ’14) were married in July 2017.
Jenna Lloyd (M.S.N. ’02, D.N.P. ’12, M.S. in MIT ’13) is Centra Health’s first Chief Nursing Information Officer.
Hortensia Lobe (M.S. in Accounting ’13), an Assurance Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the company’s Washington, D.C., office, recently passed all four sections of the CPA exam in two months.
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.
Christopher Rannefors ’13, in response to the alarming spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus and its association with severe birth defects, has co-founded Bat-BnB, a company that produces sleek wooden bat houses as a natural pest control solution. Rannefors and his co-founder Harrison Broadhurst have created several prototypes and crowdfunded over $85,000 to help manufacture the bat houses on a larger scale. BatBnB has been featured on HuffPost and has upcoming appearances on Entrepreneur magazine's "Elevator Pitch" web series, as well as on CBS' "Innovation Nation" with Mo Rocca. (Read the UVA Today story.)
Taylor Richardson '13 has been helping fellow 'Hoo Mollie Burch (A&S '13) launch CROSBY by Mollie Burch (www.crosbybymollieburch.com), a women's contemporary clothing line distinguished by custom abstract prints, bold colors, and feminine silhouettes. The two have successfully launched the line with a spring/summer 2016 collection and are excited to bring their fall 2016 collection to the market.
Elliot Rosenberg ’13 lives in Brazil, where he founded and runs for-profit social enterprise Favela Experience (Link). The business offers travelers an online marketplace for authentic homestays and apartment rentals in the homes of favela residents. Rosenberg was inspired to return to Brazil after a summer 2012 internship there, where he saw firsthand how sustainable development models are providing livelihoods to residents of Rio de Janeiro’s poorest neighborhoods and changing outsiders’ perceptions. Favela Experience has been featured in Forbes(Link), in The New York Times (Link), and on CNN (Link) and recently crowd-funded $30,000 in pre-sales (Link) for this summer’s FIFA World Cup.
James Schroeder ’13 and his wife, Dr. Nikhila Schroeder, are Co-Owners of Allergenuity Health Associates. The direct-care allergy clinic, which opened in July 2018 in Charlotte, NC, provides comprehensive sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT or allergy drops) for people of any age with any kind of food or environmental allergies. Says James, “We’re one of only two clinics that we know of in the United States to offer this treatment and use the less aggressive methods we currently use, and the only allergy clinic that uses SLIT while also not going through the insurance reimbursement business model.”
Zain Shaikh ’13 is Co-Founder and Director of Yegertek, a customer loyalty solutions company in Dubai. Since its founding in 2017, the company has grown from a two-person team to a team of 20+ employees. Yegertek has also expanded its clientele from regional players in the Middle East to international players in Europe and Africa. Before founding Yegertek, Shaikh worked for retail company Geant Hypermarkets and later joined management consulting firm Booz & Company (now called Strategy&).
Satveer Singh Thakral '13 is CEO of early-stage venture fund Singapore Angel Network, which is now transitioning from a family fund to raising external money. Read how he is pushing his 113-year-old family business into technology in a Dec. 12, 2018, Entrepreneur article titled "What's Behind This Tycoon's Growing Appetite for Tech Startups in Asia?"
Sarah Colburn (M.S. in Commerce '14) is Co-Founder of Backdrop, a direct-to-consumer paint startup that recently launched with its first retail partner, Urban Outfitters.
Austin Collier ’14 is one of 10 private equity professionals featured in Mergers & Acquisitions’ 2019 Rising Stars of Private Equity. Mr. Collier is a Senior Associate at Branford Castle Partners.
Alan Donovan (M.S. in Commerce ’14) left his job in finance in January 2016 to launch Boston’s first oatmeal café, the Oat Shop. The café will soon open in Somerville’s Davis Square.
Ryan Ho '14, Co-Founder of team-building event company The Fun Empire, was named to Forbes' 2019 “30 Under 30 Asia” list for its retail and e-commerce category. Along with The Fun Empire Co-Founder Natasha Toh, Ho made the list of honorees noted as standout entrepreneurs and rising stars in their field. Singapore-based Ho was chosen from more than 2,000 entries representing 23 countries and territories from across the region. Ho’s event company has created experiences for clients ranging from Google, Facebook, and Apple, to Disney, Nike, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, and the National University of Singapore. Read about Ho in Forbes.
Ryan Ho '14 is Co-Founder of The Fun Empire, a team-building and events company in Asia that provides unique activities such as bubble soccer, Saber Tag®, SaberFit®, Poolball™, Combat Archery™, Ninja Tag™ and Bullet Ball™. Ho shares his story of how he created and grew his business with The Asian Entrepreneur, in a Jan. 7, 2019, Q&A.
Mark Nabor ’14 and Carisma Shearn (A&S ’14) were married July 3, 2019, in Italy with fellow Hoos in attendance. Mark is a Consultant with Capco; Carisma is the Owner and Lead Videographer of Carisma Films. The couple lives in Chicago.
Haley Alvarez ’15 is the Scouting Coordinator for the Oakland Athletics, helping to oversee the development of some of tomorrow’s baseball stars. She was featured in a March 24-24, 2019, Wall Street Journal Q&A titled “A Baseball Lover’s Dream Job.”
Jonathan Koes (Architecture ’14, M.S. in Commerce ’15) has joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer as Research Manager, responsible for leading Thalhimer’s research efforts across its platform. He recently returned to Central Virginia after three years in Denver, where he worked with a commercial real estate technology firm.
Joseph Linzon ’15, Co-Owner of Roots Natural Kitchen, recently opened Corner Juice and Yoga restaurant in Charlottesville. “Corner Juice is more than just a restaurant,” he told The Daily Progress in a Sept. 2, 2017, Q&A with the paper. “What we’re doing here is trying to create a wellness brand that caters to the lifestyles of students. Not only are we a restaurant, but we have a yoga studio that we’re building out in the basement, and they go hand-in-hand. That’s kind of the inspiration behind this, and more so, it’s also just making this kind of eating sustainable.”
Libbie Randolph (M.S. in Commerce ’15) is a Women’s Sports Corps Fellow with Moving the GoalPosts. Read about how she uses sport for development to educate, empower, and inspire youth.
Bennett Reck '15 earned a spot in the Community Investment Collaborative’s 16-week entrepreneurs workshop in Charlottesville, Va., as part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival Crowdfunded Pitch Night in April 2018. The Connecticut native spent two years researching and working with food scientists and industry experts to understand the science behind ice cream, producing RIPE Gelato, non-dairy vegan ice cream made from avocados.
Collin Waldoch '15 is the Program Manager of Bike Angels in New York City. The Citi Bike program incentivizes bike riders who follow regular commuting patterns to self-balance a system of 700+ stations and a network of 12,000 bikes by awarding points for taking bikes from full stations and parking them at empty ones. Waldoch and Bike Angels were featured in The New Yorker Dec. 4, 2017, along with a rider who far exceeded program expectations, in an article titled "Hacking the Citi Bike Points System."
Juliet Wiebe-King (M.S. in Commerce ’15) is a Marketing Intern for East Bali Cashews, a social enterprise start-up in Bali, Indonesia. Founded in 2012, East Bali Cashews is the first modern, large-scale cashew-processing facility in Indonesia and currently employs 350 villagers—90 percent of whom are women who previously had no employment opportunities. Wiebe-King has been in charge of several initiatives to aid in the company’s international expansion, including social media strategy, website redesign, and building relationships with international retailers.
Jeff Hibbard (M.S. in MIT ’17) is Chief Product Officer for financial services company Fidor Solutions, effective March 1, 2017. Fidor Solutions founded digital banks in Germany (2013) and in the UK (2015) and is now taking its platform to the market for other banks. Fidor's principal offices are located in Munich, New York, and Dubai.
Thai-Son Kwiatkowski ’17 recently launched his professional tennis career. In August 2017, the 2017 NCAA Men’s Singles Champion joined the 128 competitors as a rookie pro in the prestigious Grand Slam tournament of the U.S. Open.
Jack Murray (A&S ’16, M.S. in Commerce ’17) has joined Skyway Capital Markets, a boutique investment bank in Tampa, Fla., as an Investment Associate.
Jimmy Stanger ’17 was named a player to watch by PGA TOUR in December 2017. In his final two years at UVA, Stanger was named All-ACC twice, was a finalist for the Byron Nelson Award, made the watch list for the Ben Hogan Award, was a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus Award, became the first Cavalier in school history to be named first-team All-American, and helped the U.S. team capture a Palmer Cup championship. He then went on to win the ACC individual championship, becoming only the third person in UVA history to capture the title. He turned professional shortly after graduating from UVA.
Jimmy Stanger ’17, after playing in the British Amateur Championship and U.S. Amateur Championship this past summer, has become a professional golfer. (Read the UVA Today story.)
Sophia Bredice (M.S. in MIT '18), Assistant Director of Client Services at Wake Forest University, and Eric Rzeszut, Associate Director for Client Services at the McIntire School, co-authored a June 3, 2019, article titled "Life from the Other Side of the Table: Completing a Graduate Degree While Working in Higher Ed" for EDUCAUSE Review’s Professional Development Commons, about their experience in McIntire's M.S. in the Management of Information Technology Program.
Brian Mitchell '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 (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.
Ryan Conrad '19, two-time UVA Men’s Lacrosse captain, was selected as the 2019 Men’s Lacrosse Senior CLASS Award winner. He is the first Cavalier to win the award in Men’s Lacrosse. Conrad’s classmate Lawson Pisani (McIntire ’19), who served as midfielder for the team, also contributed to this season’s NCAA championship run with appearances in five winning games, scoring three goals.
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.
Jonathan Moak (M.S. in Business Analytics ’19) was appointed the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (financial management and comptroller), and then became the senior official, performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (financial management and comptroller) in late October 2019.