Robert C. Pearson ’57 is senior vice president-investments
of RENN Group in Dallas, Texas, and vice-president of the fund.
Sandy Bass ’66 has joined Coldwell Banker Griffith
and Blair American Home in Topeka, Kan., as a sales associate.
Previously, Bass worked for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring
in 2004. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University
of Maryland and an MBA from Baker University. He is a specialist
in residential real estate sales.
Jay H. Nussbaum ’66 is founder and COO of Agilex Technologies
and serves on the board of directors for Victory Acquisition
Eli Bronstein ’74 is the director of the Office of
Budget, Office of Chief Financial Officer, for the U. S. Department
Jeffrey W. Church ’79 was appointed CFO of Alba Therapeutics
Corporation in Baltimore, Md.
Scott Cunningham ’73 is vice president of investor
relations for Edison International, an electric power generator
and distributor in southern Calif., and an investor in infrastructure
and renewable energy projects with assets totaling more than
Stephen Heise, MBA’76, has been named vice president
of human resources at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Conn.
Thomas V. Inglesby ’79 is senior managing director
of GSC Group, Corporate Credit Group and chief executive officer
of GSC Investment LLC.
Don Paris ’77 was selected as one of the smartest
50 CPAs in the Washington, D.C., metro area by Washington
James D. Russo ’73 is founder of Cardinal Financial
Corporation, serves on its board and is trustee of TESST College
Neal Shear ’76 is co-head of securities sales and
trading for Morgan Stanley, taking joint responsibility for
all product businesses with the exception of investment banking.
Marc Schneebaum ’76 is currently president and CEO
of Sensors for Medicine and Science, Inc. (SMSI), an emerging
medical technology company. Previously, he served as senior
vice president, finance, business development and administration,
and CFO of Genetic Therapy, Inc. (GTI), a biotechnology company.
Robert Turner ’74 has been appointed vice president
of the government programs group of Comtech EF Data, which manufactures
a broad spectrum of satellite communications products.
Andrew Baer ’80 was named CIO for Comcast Cable, the
country’s leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications
products and services. He lives in Philadelphia, Pa., with his
Richard “Rich” Blankenship ’80, MBA ’89, has acquired
the practice of Blankenship & Poppell, CPAs, in Tallahassee,
Fla., primarily serving closely-held businesses and their owners.
Blankenship is 2007 President of Tallahassee’s NE Business Association;
serves on the FICPA’s Federal Taxation Committee for the Florida
Institute on Federal Taxation Conference; and is a member of
the Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council.
Randall B. Ellis ’88 is director of financial reporting
for the University of Virginia.
Gregory Guillaume, MBA ’87, is vice president of financial
planning and analysis for Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.,
the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc., and Polar Air Cargo,
Inc., which together operate the world’s largest fleet of Boeing
747 freighter aircraft.
Robert G. Isaman ’85 is president of Terex Construction,
a diversified global manufacturer with revenue of $6.4 billion.
Roger Lingle ’87 was named president of QoVox, a subsidiary
of Datameg Corporation, which develops network monitoring and
fault isolation tools and services for next generation network
Jim O’Brien, MBA’81, was hired as head coach of the
Indiana Pacers basketball team.
Max Peterson ’84, MBA ’86, is vice president of the federal
civilian sales group for Dell, Inc.
Frank Ruane ’89 was appointed vice president, purchasing
and materials management, of Olympic Steel, Inc., a leading
U.S. steel service center focused on the direct sale and distribution
of large volumes of processed carbon, coated and stainless flat-rolled
sheet, coil and plate steel products.
Craig Schwartz ’87 is the Internet Corporation’s Assigned
Names and Numbers (ICANN) Chief Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD)
Registry Liaison. In that capacity he leads the team responsible
for registry relations. Craig’s primary focus is creating the
implementation program for the new gTLD deployment project.
Jason G. Bernzweig ’95 is vice president of Sun European
Partners, LLP, an investment services firm.
Bocianowski, MBA ’97, and Heidi Keller Bocianowski, MBA’97,
are proud to announce the birth of their third daughter, Charlize
Louise Bocianowski, on October 27, 2006. Both work in finance
and planning for IBM Global Services. The family lives in New
York with daughters Kayla, Jocelyn and Charlize.
Michael T. Ebaugh ’97 joined the firm of Tydings & Rosenberg
Fred Funk, MBA ’95, is vice president for commercial
services, Essex Corporation.
Andrew Glaser ’99 was named a 2006 Rising Star by
Federal Computer Week magazine. The award recognizes
the outstanding work of younger people in the government information
technology community. Glaser, a managing consultant in IBM’s
Supply Chain Management Practice, was recognized for his work
leading the strategic sourcing development for the Office of
the Secretary of Defense, Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of
Defense for Strategic Sourcing and Acquisition Processes.
Ron R. Howell ’94 is president and CEO of The Health
Network, which recently merged with GTC Telecom Corp, a nationwide
provider of wireless, long distance and business process outsourcing
John Murcott, MBA ’95, is co-founder of Fatwire Software,
a Web Content expert. The company is number 26 on the New York
Technology Fast 50.
Beatriz R. Perez ’91 is senior vice president of Integrated
Marketing for the North America group of the Coca-Cola Company.
She was recently appointed to the board of directors of North
America Holdings, Inc.
James M. Rallo, MBA ’95, is CFO and treasurer of Liquidity
Services Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive asset recovery
services for businesses and the public sector.
Michele Reing ’93 has joined CapStar Hotel Company
Quinetta Roberson, PhD ’99, was chosen as an Emerging
Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. She is an associate
professor of human resource studies at Cornell University School
of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Dax Basdeo, PhD ’06, is executive director of the
Cayman Islands Investment Bureau, a government agency that focuses
on issues relating to business development and inward investment.
Brad Bondroff, MBA ’02, is president of The Asset
Store, a company he co-founded in 2004 with Dan Shuman, JD/MBA
Maria Chkeri ’03, program specialist with CORT, organized
a class reunion of her fellow Shady Grove classmates to celebrate
the opening of the 3rd Shady Grove building.
Crapuchettes, MBA ’04, founder and co-manager of NorthStar
Games, was excited to see his popular board game, Wits & Wagers,
on sale at Target stores. A digital version of Wits &Wagers
was recently released for the Xbox Live Arcade.
Kathy Crosby, MBA ’06, is CEO of Goodwill Industries,
Greater Grand Rapids, Mich. “Without the Smith experience,”
says Kathy, “I would never have had the courage to pursue this
next level in my career.”
Ricardo Cuellar ’02 and Ricardo Kotlik ’03
won the Harvey Russell Award for leadership and contributions
in establishing PepsiCo North America’s first Latino Employee
Network in the Western region.
Robert W. Deichert, Jr., MBA ’06, is vice president
of AOL Media Networks Advertiser Operations.
Jeff Dugan ’03 is a tight end with the Minnesota Vikings.
Matt Fleischer, MBA ’05, president and COO of Hook
& Ladder beer, announced that his company will purchase and
restore an historic fire station in Silver Spring, Md.
Ingar Grev, MBA’05, is the owner and CEO of the Washington,
D.C., Arlington, Va., and Alexandria, Va., offices of The Growth
Coach, a leader in small business coaching.
Anu Kumar, MBA ’04, is vice president, product marketing
manager, for Bank of America.
Jordan Lichman, MBA ’06, is co-founder of Sunscreen
Mist, a unique spray-on sunscreen system, and an exclusive distributor
for Sun Treatment Center.
Luis Malave, MBA ’03, was named COO of Insulet Corporation,
a developer and manufacturer of an innovative product for the
treatment of diabetes.
Laura McGann, MBA ’03, partner at boutique management
firm The Clarion Group, was named one of the Top 40 Under Forty
in Hartford, Conn., where she lives with her husband and new
Sowmya Murthy, MBA ’05, is an associate at Bearing
Goozex, Inc., the online video game trading company created
by Mark Nebesky, MBA ’06 and Valerio Zanini, MBA ’06,
received the Official Honoree Distinction for the 11th Annual
Webby Awards, known as the “Oscars of the Internet.”
Zoey Rawlins, MBA ’06, sold SHOP DC, a Washington,
D.C., shopping and fashion guide she founded during her time
as a Smith student. It was acquired by Washingtonpost.Newsweek
Interactive (WPNI) and has been relaunched as “DC Scout.”
John Snead, MBA ’00, recently joined Smith Barney
as a financial advisor working out of the Towson, Md., branch.
He lives in Baltimore with wife Ginny and sons Jack (4) and