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.

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.

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.

Mikalah Parsons and Lesley Field

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

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 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.

Shanti Parikh

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.

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.”

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)

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 re-elected to a second four-year term, lasting through 2023, as the  Commonwealth’s Attorney for Franklin County, VA.

Celia Fleischaker

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

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 Macgill

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

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.

Shannon Nash

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.

Shannon Nash

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.

John Reilly

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 john@reillycpas.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

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.

Krissy Gathright

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.

 

haircare products on a countertop

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.

Dillon family

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

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 Sibley

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

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.

Butler

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

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.

Benjamin Kaufman

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).

Katie Williams and Jenny Lucas

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.

Nicholas Magill

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

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

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

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

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.