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Life couldnt be better for Carol Virginia Beaver, BA 50, MA 74, (pictured at left) since her retirement in 1996. She spent many years as a geographer/cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency and the Office of Aeronautical Charting and Cartography at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Her time is now devoted to recreational travel, reading, and research; volunteer activities; exercise; family; and friends.
Harry B. Glazer, BA 50, (pictured at right) retired in 1988 after a distinguished international career with the State Department, with various postings in Europe, Vietnam, and Washington. Since retirement, he and his wife, Carol, have enjoyed traveling extensively. They are both docents at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and he is an assistant district commissioner for the Boy Scouts.
Retired Dept. of Justice employee Madelaine (Trumper) Husic, BA 50, remembers the comfort and comradery found at Strong Hall residence, and cherishes the lifelong friendships made there and as a member of the GWU Newman Club. (A fellow member of the club, William Husic, BS 43, became her husband.)
Virginia Ault, (MVC) AA 62, joined Image Media Services in McLean, Va., as senior vice president.
Robert J. Sanford, BS 62, MS 65, professor emeritus in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Univers-ity of Maryland in College Park, was named the 2000 Jerry L. Swedlow Lecturer by the American Society for Testing and Materials. His lecture, The Collocation Method in Fracture Mechanics: Then and Now was presented at the 32nd National Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics.
FBR Asset Investment Corporation elected veteran business and public sector leader Peter A. Gallagher, BA 63, as a new member of the companys board of directors. He is the current president and chief executive officer of Americas Promise, the organization chaired by retired general Colin L. Powell, MBA 71, which is dedicated to engaging the nations youth in constructive character-building activities.
Leslie L. Megyeri, BA 63, JD 68, MBA 80, has opened a private practice and is currently practicing immigration law. He is also working toward an instrument rating as a private pilot. His wife, Kathy Megyeri, MA 69, MA 82, is a teacher at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Md.
President Clinton appointed James C. Harris, MD 66, a member of the Presidents Committee on Mental Retardation. Dr. Harris is a professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Mental Hygiene and Director of Developmental Neuropsychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
CreoScitex of Vancouver, Canada, appointed Dan McConnell, MEA 67, to lead the North America Packaging Group.
Marianna ODwyer, BA 67, MA 70, the State University of New Yorks liaison for presidential searches and evaluations for the 64-campus system, has been appointed an associate vice chancellor by the universitys board of trustees.
International Technology and Trade Associates Inc. of Washington named Charles W. Dyke, MA 68, chairman.
The Washington Post announced that Elizabeth S. Loker, BA 69, was named vice president/planning, with responsibility for strategic planning on information-technology issues. She has been with the Post since 1974.
After retiring from the Department of Defense and subsequent consulting business in the Washington metropolitan area, Melvin R. Bielawski, MS 70, has turned to writing both fiction and nonfiction, traveling with his wife, and enjoying golf and fishing. His manuscript The Corner is a documentary of his neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio, from the 1930s through 1950s. He also recently published a novel, Secession.
TruePosition Inc. of King of Prussia, Pa., hired Clyde Smith, MEA 70, as senior vice president of operations. A leading operations and technology expert in the wireless industry, he joins TruePosition from his prior post as executive vice president and CTO of Triton PCS, of Malvern, Pa.
Frank Aurelio, MS 71, was named city manager of Richmond locations for Thrifty Car Rental.
Gilles De Montigny, MBA 71, is managing director at DeLoitte & Touche in Montreal.
NOFIRE Technologies in Upper Saddle River, N.J., a manufacturer of high performance, fire retardant products, appointed retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral William A. Retz, MS 71, as its new CEO.
Barbara Ryan, BA 71, works with the Barnaby Council for Celtic Studies in Burke, Va. The Potomac Celtic Festival, a two-day event to be held in June 2001, this year features the Celtic Spanish lands of Galicia and Asturias in northern Spain.
Genelabs Technologies, Inc. in Redwood City, Calif., announced that Richard J. Whitley, MD 71, is a member of its newly established Scientific Advisory Board.
Glen D. Bottoms, MA 72, MA 78, is chief of the transit data and support division within the Federal Transit Administration. He oversees the national transit database, which collects data from more than 500 agencies across the country.
Terence T. Cunningham, MHA 72, former vice president at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Balti-more, took over as head of the Harris County (Texas) Hospital Districts nationally renowned Ben Taub General Hospital in October 2000.
John P. Ferguson, MBA 73, (pictured at left) president and chief executive officer of Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center, was elected to the board of trustees of Marthas Vine-yard Hospital. He was also selected by the board of trustees of the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey as the Medical Executive of the Year for 2000.
Recently ordained as a deacon at St. John Baptist Church in Columbia, Md., is James Earl Fitzpatrick Jr., MSA 73. He is also owner and CEO of HKF Enterprises.
Marc Schectman, BA 73, vice president of investments for Salomon Smith Barney, was elected president of the southeast region of American Red Magen David, the U.S. support arm of Magen David Adom, Israels emergency medical network.
Variagenics, Inc. of Cambridge, Mass., a leader in pharmacogenomics, has appointed Ellen M. Zane, BA 73, to its board of directors.
Digital Lightwave, a provider of optical networking products and technology in Clearwater, Fla., announced that Robert Hussey, MBA 74, will serve as director of the company. He was also appointed to serve on the board of directors of the New World Power Corporation, an independent power producer that sells electrical energy to major utilities under long-term and midterm contracts.
Robert J. Lavigna, BA 74, (pictured at left) recently received two honors for his work as administrator of the Division of Merit Recruitment and Selection in the Wisconsin Department of Employment Relations. He was selected by Governing magazine as a Public Official of the Year for 2000. He also received the Warner W. Stockberger Achievement Award from the International Personnel Management Association.
The new principal of Potomac Elementary School in Potomac, Md., is Lee Meiners, MA 74.
LeapIt, a Baltimore-based provider of e-learning solutions, appointed Larry Schwartz, MS 74, vice president of the LeapIt e-Library, a direct-to-business training offering designed to bring e-learning directly to employees.
Helen S. Chaset, MA 75, EdD 94, was named principal of Burning Tree Elementary School in Bethesda, Md.
Marilyn K. Gowing, MA 75, PhD 81, was the recipient of the Distinguished Psychologist in Management Award for 2000. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the practice of management, including the development, refinement and implementation of practice, procedures and methods that have a major impact on people in organizational settings.
Richard G. Popiel, BS 75, MD 81, was appointed chief medical officer of Horizon Blue Cross/Shield of the Newark, N.J., area.
The board of directors of North Penn Hospital in Landsdale, Pa., elected David T. Shannon, MBA 75, (pictured at left) president and chief executive officer. He began his career at the hospital in 1975 and most recently served as senior vice president and chief operating officer.
The board of trustees of Bastyr University selected Thomas C. Shepherd, MHSA 75, as president of the university. Bastyr is one of the worlds leading academic centers for natural health sciences. Shepherd brings with him 28 years experience in health care administration and management.
Richard Valade, MBA 75, joined Schlotzskys Inc. as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He is responsible for accounting, finance, treasury, and investor relations for Schlotzskys, a brand licensor and franchiser of quick-service deli restaurants in the United States and abroad.
The Maryland Transportation Authority appointed Steven E. Welkos, MS 75, director of finance. He previously served as director of finance for the St. Marys County, Md., government.
President of Indonesia Abdurrahman Wahid named prominent talk-show host and commentator Wimar Witoelar, MBA 75, as his presidential spokesman. Wimar is chairman of PT InterMatrix Bina Indonesia Management Consultant.
The Board of Directors of Potomac Electric Power Company elected Dennis R. Wraase, MSA 75, (pictured at left) chief operating officer. He will continue to serve as president.
Douglas Menarchik, MS 76, PhD 83, a retired Air Force colonel and adviser to former president George Bush, was named director of the Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
Rayonier, a global supplier of specialty pulps, timber, and wood products in Jacksonville, Fla., announced the election of Charles R. Snavely, BBA 76, to vice president of finance and taxes. He is responsible for corporate and international financial services.
The Michigan Peer Review Organi-zations board of directors welcomed Charles James Barone II, MD 77, as one of five new directors. Barone, recognized as an outstanding Michigan physician by several publications, is board-certified in pediatrics and practices with the Henry Ford Medical Center at Lakeside.
HostPro, Inc. in Nampa, Idaho, the Internet and Web hosting subsidiary of Micron Electronics, Inc., appointed Bob Carlier, MBA 77, vice president of marketing. He will be responsible for leading branding and marketing efforts across the companys broad range of Web hosting, e-commerce, and Internet services.
George A. Coelho, MBA 77, joined Benchmark Capital in its London office as a founding general partner.
Peter S. Fine, MHSA 77, (pictured at left) has been named the President and CEO of Banner Health System, a multi-state health delivery organization with headquarters in Phoenix. The system owns and operates 28 hospitals, more than 20 nursing homes and includes a large homecare and home medical equipment company.
Mark Israelsen, BBA 77, former vice president of Oracle Asia Pacific Divisions consulting services, joined New Media Venture Partners executive team. He serves as chief technology officer of the Salt Lake City-based technology venture holding company.
Montgomery County Public Schools appointed Linda McDaniel, MA 77, principal of Brooke Grove Elementary School in Olney, Md.
Charles Reese, BS 77, received the Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Anesthesia Practitioner Award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists at its 2000 annual meeting in Chicago. The award recognizes the accomplishments of certified registered nurse anesthetists who are involved in direct patient care. Following a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy, Reese retired in 1993 and is currently an associate professor at the Medical College of Virginia and a doctoral student at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Richard J. Baltz, MBA 78, was named director of the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. In a VA career that began in 1977, Baltz has served at six medical centers, most recently as director of the Fayetteville, N.C., VA hospital.
CapMed, the Delaware-based developer of the Personal Health Record, announced that Gail B. Malcolm, MHSA 78, is its new director of marketing.
The Nuclear Energy Institute of Washington named Ronald G. Peterson, MBA 78, a member of the board of directors.
Progenics Pharmaceuticals of Tarrytown, N.Y., announced the appointment of Philip K. Yachmetz, BA 78, to the position of general counsel. He will have responsibility for overseeing general legal and intellectual property matters for the company.
iXL, a global consulting firm in Atlanta, announced that the board of directors named Christopher M. Formant, MBA 79, president and chief executive officer, and elected him to the iXL board of directors. He most recently led PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Banking Consulting Practice.
Jerry L. Harken, MSA 79, joined Hillyer & Irwin in San Diego as executive director.
Michael W. Headman, MA 79, was appointed principal of Rock Creek Valley Elementary School in Rockville, Md.
Equis Corp. in New York hired David L. Itzkowitz, BBA 79, as a vice president for its tenant representation services. Itzkowitz has more than 18 years of commercial real estate brokerage and consulting experience, with extensive experience in the insurance industry. He has helped companies like Mass Mutual Life Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Jefferson insurance with their real estate needs. He has also worked with other commercial companies, including Elizabeth Arden, BF Goodrich, Gucci, and Perry Ellis.
Lee Lipsenthal, BS 79, will be a featured speaker at the 89th annual Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta in March 2001. He is the medical director of Lifestyle Advantage, a company whose mission is the development of programs designed to modify health behaviors.
The California Art Education Association named Karen Nelson, MA 79, Outstanding Museum Visual Arts Educator of 2000. The award honors an individual who has developed an outstanding program in the field of art education. As Art Interpretive Specialist at the Oakland Museum of California since 1989, Nelson serves as liaison between the museums art and education departments.
Karl E. Olsoni, Jr., BA 79, was appointed chief financial officer of Final Analysis in Lanham, Md.
Jeffrey J. Raynor, MBA 79, has completed his first successful year as head of The NOVIX Group, a Charlotte-based management/strategy consulting firm.
Lydia A. Rice, MBA 79, has returned to work as an accountant working with grant programs for the Department of Justice, after 18 years at home with her children, Rebecca, Stephanie and twins Daniel and Deborah.
Bryan Smith, MA 79, MBA 95, has been appointed Associate Deputy Director for Resources Oversight and Management of the National Recon-naissance Office (NRO). The NRO builds and operates the nations space-based intelligence collection systems.
N.C. State University has hired Thomas Younce, MA 79, to direct its public safety efforts. Younce previously was assistant police chief for East Carolina University.
Warner Music Group named Jane Clarke, MA 80, senior director of market research. She joins the Music Group from Time Warners Book-of-the Month-Club, where she served as vice president, market research for the past five years. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Bronxville, N.Y., and is an active volunteer at her daughters school.
John E. Graykowski, MA 80, joined Dyer Ellis & Joseph in Washington as a partner, handling marine transportation, environmental, and legislative issues for the firm.
After a six-month nationwide search, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers named Ralph E. Grunewald, MA 80, JD 87, executive director.
Ellen D. Harvey, MA 80, formerly of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, joined Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Co. in Baltimore as head of fixed income. She has managed fixed income investments for 16 years.
Handleman Company, the worlds largest category manager and purchaser of music, announced that Gerardo (Gerry) Lopez, BBA 80, has joined the company as senior vice president and general manager, overseeing customer teams and marketing within Handleman Entertainment Resources in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and Mexico.
SI International Inc. of McLean, Va., named Osama A. Mowafi, MS 80, vice president/chief technology officer.
Nancy Tate, MPA 80, was named executive director of the League of Women Voters.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Inc. of Landover, Md., appointed E. Clarke Ross, DPA 81, its chief executive officer. In 1974-1975 he worked on the enactment of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, and has 14 years of experience with both the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and UCPA. He is a CHADD member and a parent of a 10-year-old son with several challenges.
Calvert Group, one of the largest mutual fund complexes in the Washington, D.C., area, hired Dennis Truskey, BA 81, MA 86, as vice president and director of human resources.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals of Philadelphia named Alan L. Brechbill, MHSA 82, (pictured at left) executive vice president and chief operating officer. He previously served as Jefferson Hospitals senior vice president for program development and chief operating officer. He has been with the hospital since 1990.
John H. Grossman III, PhD 82, MPH 95, was named senior associate vice president for institutional advancement at The George Washington University Medical Center.
The book, A Guide to the Literature of Biafra (1971), by Joel Hettger,
MSA 82, has been catalogued by Yale and Harvard University libraries.
Michael M. Mannix, MBA 82, joined Kilpatrick Stockton in Vienna, Va., as a partner.
Christopher Scolese, MS 82, Associate Director of Flight Projects for EOS (Earth Observing System) at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., recently received a Presidential Rank Award as Meritorious Executive. This honor is bestowed annually on a small number of senior executive service employees whose career achievements are exceptional.
Gary C. McMahan, MBA 83, was named vice president and chief people officer for Builder Homesite, Inc., an Internet company formed by the nations largest homebuilders to develop a comprehensive e-business platform for the industry.
In the expansion of its technology practice, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, is opening a Northern Virginia office to serve clients in the Washington, Maryland, and Virginia region.
Dean Wayne Rutley, BA 83, JD 86, joined the firm as partner in the new office, and counsels Internet-related and other high-tech start-ups in transactional and operational matters.
James A. Williams, EdD 83, former superintendent of schools in Dayton, Ohio, was recruited by Montgomery County to the position of deputy superintendent of schools. He began his career in education by teaching in the District, and then becoming principal of Cardozo High School, where he oversaw a turnaround in its reputation and in student performance.
Sinai Hospital in Baltimore appointed David P. Frishberg, MD 84, chief of pathology.
The U.S. Pharmacopeia named Barbara Hubert, MBA 84, deputy to the CEO.
Ocular Networks, Inc., which develops next-generation optical networking solutions for metropolitan access networks, appointed James H. Miller, MBA 85, to the position of vice president of worldwide sales.
Bob Rendine, BA 84, was named Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications at The American Stock Exchange in May 2000. Rendine is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Exchange's media and public relations functions.
Lloyd Fig Newton, MPA 85, a 34-year U.S. Air Force veteran and retired general, joined Pratt & Whitney as vice president of international military programs and business development.
Radiologist John A. Carrino, BA 86, MD 90, (pictured at left) has been named staff radiologist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., in the musculosckeletal imaging and percutaneous intervention division of the department of radiology. He was also appointed assistant professor of Radiology at the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
Managed Health Services Insurance Corp. in Milwaukee, Wisc., appointed Kathleen R. Crampton, MBA 86, president and chief executive.
Lawrence D. Huebner, MS 86, completing his tenth year working for NASA at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., led a team of engineers and technicians in two tests in support of the first flight of the hypersonic airbreathing demonstrator vehicle. Huebner was recently elected an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Timothy A. Klein, MPA 86, was promoted to business manager for mission integration and planning at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center. He leads business and planning functions for all flight instruments and new missions in development at the Center. He and his wife, Michelle Moore Klein, BBA 82, continue to enjoy raising their five children.
Frank Marcellino, BA 86, and Jane Nichols were married in Lakeland, Fla. He is employed by Century 21 AH Realty.
Specializing in healthcare information technology consulting, Steven B. Roth, BBA 86, is a principal in Pricewater-house Coopers. He joined the firm as a partner in 1999. He married Rosette Schleifer in June 1998, Their son, Scott Evan Roth, was born in June 2000.
Daniel H. Serota, BBA 86, is vice president of development and construction of Serota Properties, the largest privately owned metropolitan New York area developer of commercial shopping centers. His wife, Cherie, is a founder of the Belly Basics Pregnancy Survival Kit, and they are the parents of three sons, Stephen, Jonathan, and Chase.
PowerTrust.com, an Internet-based energy company in Reston, Va., that offers savings for homeowners and small businesses, announced the appointment of 15-year industry veteran Richard Stempniewicz, BS 86, as its chief technology officer.
Jane E. Raymond, MBA 87, was named chief operating officer of Reston, Va., Hospital Center.
Sun Microsystems promoted Robert Kotz, BS 88, MBA 95, to global account manager.
NYPR, a high tech PR agency in New York, appointed Dana Mellecker, BA 88, as account supervisor. He has also authored several articles on the linkages between emerging technologies and economic development.
Ronald L. Swain, EdD 88, former president of Wiley College, joined Southwestern University at Georgetown, Texas, as senior adviser to the president.
Quick & Reilly, one of the nations leading discount brokerage firms in Sunnyvale, Calif., promoted Matthew T. Gellene, BBA 89, to the newly created position of vice president and regional manager for the West Coast.
Alidad Mireskandari, BS 89, is the portfolio manager of the Monument Medical Sciences Fund, which announced a three-for-one stock split in December 2000. He is based in Bethesda, Md.
As vice president for tax credit investments for Fannie Mae, Edwin Neill, MBA 89, is responsible for the development and management of the companys low-income housing tax credit business.
Chris Roller, MS 89, DSC 94, is vice president of research and development at Ocular Networks Inc., a Fairfax, Va.-based fiber optics business.
Frank H. Stetson, EdD 89, was named community superintendent, Office of School Performance and Accountability in Montgomery County, Md. Formerly the principal of Walter Johnson High School, he now oversees schools in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Walter Johnson, Wheaton, and Whitman clusters, and is responsible for hiring and evaluating all principals and helping to assess school and student achievement.
Adriano Meloni, BA 90, is currently working in Milan, Italy and was named Personality of the Month (October 2000) by GO! Online Internet Magazine, an Italian computer magazine. He is the CEO ofAllafollia.com, the first online company for the comprehensive organization of weddings.
Elizabeth C. Schnipper, BA 90, an optometrist with Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants in New York, married Gregory Lane Maidman, a founding partner in Maidman and Mittelman, a New York law firm, in December 2000.
Kelli Cates Beck, MBA 91, and her husband, Richard, announced the birth of their daughter, Morgan Nell, on June 2, 2000. She joins big sister, Megan, age 3. Kelli was recently promoted to Senior Product Manager, Innovations, at BellSouth in Atlanta.
Ira A. Jacobs, BA 91, MD 96, (pictured at left) is currently a chief surgical resident at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, N.J. In July 2001 he will be traveling to the University of Illinois in Chicago to participate in a two-year fellowship in surgical oncology.
Michael Rosenberg, BA 91, led a two-day seminar entitled Advanced Legal Writing for the Pennsylvania Paralegal, which was sponsored by the Institute for Paralegal Education. Michael practices commercial litigation at the Philadelphia Law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen.
Canon Communications in Los Angeles appointed Peter Shoemaker, BA 91, to head up its Digital Media Division.
Michael Cills and Stephanie Ruden Cills, both BAccy 92, welcomed their first child, Leah Margaret Cills, on June 25, 2000.
Tom Henderschedt, BA 92, (pictured at left) a naval intelligence officer, was promoted to lieutenant commander. He is currently an analyst at the Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific, and will join the staff of Carrier Group 3 in Bremerton, Wash., in 2002. He lives in Hawaii with his wife, Erin (Rovak) Henderschedt, BA 93, and their two children, Jack and Jed.
K. Stuart Stu Shea, SGB 92, was named director of TASCs information management strategic business unit in Chantilly, Va.
Alison A. Vicidomini, BA 92, MBA 99, was married to Craig Stevens in November. She is the director of human resources for Life Minders, an online direct-marketing company in Herndon, Va.
Leslie Beth Burger, BA 93, MA 96, and Scott L. Newman, BA 93, JD 96, (pictured at left) were married in New York on Sept. 2, 2000. Leslie is the chief of the Speech Pathology Department at Maimonides Medical Center, and Scott is an associate in the Trusts and Estates Department of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Leslie and Scott met their freshman year, on move-in day at Thurston Hall. They are expecting their first child in September.
Jim DArcangelo, MBA 93, was named senior vice president of marketing by traffic.com, a provider of traffic and logistics information services.
BÖX Design&Living Inc., a lifestyle retailer based in Montreal and featuring high-end modern design objects from Europe and North America, was founded by Quinn Murph, BA 93. It brings hard-to-find European design, items, and brands to the North American market through a catalogue, showroom, and Web site, www.boxstyle.com.
Eric Schuchart, MBA 93, is corporate planning and forecasting manager for TB Woods Corp., a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of electronic and mechanical industrial power transmission products, in Chambersburg, Pa.
TodoBebe.com, the first Spanish-language Web site for expectant and new parents, named Cristina Canizares, BBA 94, vice president of product development. She is in charge of creating competitive product offerings that meet the needs of TodoBebe.coms visitors.Michael G. Cheston, MBA 94, was named as the top aviation official in Rhode Island. As executive director of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, he will manage T.F. Green and five outlying airports.
Dawn Scalia Henderson, MBA 94, is assistant managing director for Asia, the Middle East, and Africa for the Export-Import Bank of the United States. She was married to John G. Henderson in August 1999, and their son, John Geoffrey Henderson Jr., was born May 18, 2000.
SingleShop, Inc., a leading e-shopping service provider headquartered in Herndon, Va., announced the addition of Thomas C. Hohman, MBA 94, as chief financial officer. He is responsible for the companys strategic and day-to-day financial operations.
Formerly chief of staff of the Federal Railroad Administration, Norma Krayem, MPA 94, was recently promoted to deputy chief of staff of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Ashraf Laidi, MBA 94, is director and head analyst of news and analysis at MG Financial Group in New York, a leading provider of online currency trading services.
William Mahaffy, BS 94, joined Phoenix-based MedAire, a provider of medical preparedness services and related equipment for the maritime, aviation, and other industries. Putting to work his credentials and experience as a longtime maritime operator and surgical physician assistant, he will direct the efforts of the Maritime Division.
Gary Moore, MBA 94, has taken on the position of marketing manager for weather radars at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He develops marketing strategies and makes customer presentations in China, Latin America and Europe to major airlines.
Erica Lynne Zimmerman, MD 94, was married to David Blumberg in August. The bride and groom are both physicians at the University of Pittsburgh.
After 16 years of living on the east coast, Janelle Beenken, MBA 95, moved back to her home state of Minnesota, where she is a marketing specialist for American Express.
Elizabeth Hillman, MA 95, has joined Odyssey Network as a director in the communications and publicity department. Odyssey network is a 24-hour cable television network that provides family entertainment programming to a national audience of 28 million subscribers.
Bryan J. Kebeck, BBA 95, is manager of sales and finance for two companies, P.G. Builders and Potomac Services. He is married and has two daughters, and enjoys playing piano for Edgemere Baptist Church in Maryland.
The wedding of Anastasia Malacos, MA 95, and Kevin La Follette took place in Rye, N.Y., last November. She is an assistant director for programs and media projects in Manhattan for the Council on Foreign Relations.
Peter J. Mares, MBA 95, was elected partner at KPMG.
Alejandro Alex Palacios, MBA 95, was promoted to senior project manager at Centex Construction in Fairfax, Va.
The law firm of Hancock & Estabrook announced that David E. Zukher, MPH 95, has become an associate of the firm, concentrating in trial and litigation.
Luis F. Lugo, MBA/MA 96, a consultant with Arthur D. Little in Cambridge, Mass., married Cressida Hedgecock, BA 96, in June 1999. They met at GW while working in the Marvin Center.
Kelly P. Lutz, BA 96, has joined the Connecticut law firm of Tyler Cooper & Alcorn as an associate in the litigation area. She received her JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2000.
Demarest Lloyd Quinn, BA 96, and Tate Davis Isenstadt were married on Cape Cod, Mass., in August 2000. Mrs. Quinn-Isenstadt teaches first grade in Brookline, Mass.
Carl Bach, BBA 97, is currently attending Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, and is working toward a masters degree in international management.
America Online promoted Scott
M. DeBergh, MBA 97, to senior brand marketing manager. He was also promoted to the role of father when his daughter, Grace Keegan DeBergh, was born in November 1999.
Bryan S. Miller, BA 97, JD 00, (pictured at left) has joined Gunster Yoakley in West Palm Beach as an associate in the litigation department, specializing in employment and commercial law.
Cynthia J. Schaefer, MBA 97, and Matthew C. Williamson, MBA 98, were married in September 1999. They live in McLean, Va. She is an assistant vice president of Citibank Internet Group. He is a senior consultant for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).
VCampus Corporation, a leading e-learning application service provider, announced that Douglas Anderson, MS 98, joined the company as chief information officer. He is responsible for Vcampus technology development, hosting operations, and technical support.
Kimberly Casey, MBA 98, and her husband, John, welcomed their second child, Nora Rogers, into the world on July 22, 2000. Kim is a major accounts sales manager at Xerox Corporation in Washington, DC.
Congratulations go to Robert J. Miller, BA 98, MTA 99, who was elected to the Board of Education for Hamilton Township, N.J. He is the director of tour development for Starr Tours, and teaches courses in travel and tourism at Mercer County Community College.
The Nuclear Energy Institute of Washington named Linda L. Nahin, MBA 99, vice president of administration and finance.
Neil Smith, BA 99, and Nadia Smith, BBA 96, were married in July 1999 at River Farm in Alexandria, Va. She is employed as a senior consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton and he is a consultant at Arthur Andersen.
ARTWARES, a fine art supply retail shop and workshop space in northwest Washington, DC, is owned and operated by Stephanie Yoffee, MBA 99. The shop carries fine art supplies for professional artists and designers, and offers art workshops for ages 6 to adult.
Kronos Air Technologies in Lake Oswego, Ore., announced that Charles H. Wellington, Jr., MEM 00, has joined its staff after a 23-year career with the U.S. Navy, to work with current and future contracts with Bath Iron Works/General Dynamics and the U.S. Navy.
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