Melvin J. Maas ’65 is the Washington, D.C., representative for the Independent
Charities of America.
James Blaisdell, MBA ’77, is chief technical officer of Vendavo, a provider
of price management software. Blaisdell’s technology career spans more than 25 years
as a high tech company executive, entrepreneur, professor, and author.
Lowell G. Herman ’74 was elected president of Board of Trustees Beth Tfiloh
Dahan Community School in Baltimore, MD. Herman is chair of the Trusts & Estates
Group of Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC.
Teresa Iannaconi ’78, partner with KPMG, was a featured speaker in the
Smith School’s Fall 2006 Business Ethics Lecture Series.
William B. Jenkins ’70 is senior vice president and national director,
government and public sector solutions, for Trammell Crow Company.
Preston Romm ’75 is vice president and chief financial officer of Iomega
Anthony Zagami ’73 retired from the U.S. Government Printing Office after
40 years of dedicated public service. He served as the GPO’s General Counsel since
the early 1990s. Prior to joining the GPO, Zagami spent 25 years working for the
U.S. Congress in various positions ranging from Senate Page to General Counsel to
the Joint Committee on Printing, the GPO’s oversight committee.
Charles Baldiswieler ’80 is group managing director for TCW Advisor Group.
Prior to TCW, he was director of marketing for Jenswold, King & Associates in Houston,
TX. Before that he headed the Investment Management Marketing Department at Bank
One, Trust. He worked as a financial analyst for Shell Oil, and as a financial consultant
for Rauscher Refsnes and Thomson McKinnon Securities.
Mark Hoyert ’81 received the Herman Frederic Lieber Memorial Award for
exemplary teaching from Indiana University, where he is a professor of psychology.
Hoyert has received three Indiana University Teaching Excellence Recognition awards,
three Trustees Teaching Awards, the Northwest Founders Day Teaching Award, and is
a member of Indiana University’s faculty colloquium on excellence in teaching.
Lyn Locke, MBA ’82, is director of sales and marketing for Rocky Gap Lodge
& Golf Resort, a property of Crestline Hotels & Resorts. Before joining Crestline
he was the principal of Chesapeake Consulting Ltd., where he worked with numerous
hotels, golf and ski resorts in developing and implementing sales and marketing
L. Allison Snow ’85 is vice president for quality and performance improvement
at Lumentra. She is responsible for providing strategic quality improvement consulting
to California’s nursing homes, physician offices, hospitals, and home health agencies.
Ken Bianchi, MBA ’97, is vice president and chief financial officer of
ACS Transportation Solutions, a provider of business process and information technology
Michael D. Brownstein ’97 is the controller for the Wholesale Lending
Division (WLD) of MortgageIT, Inc. WLD is the largest division of MortgageIT and
is a top 10 wholesale mortgage lender.
Peter Culpepper, MBA ’92, has been appointed as chief financial officer
of Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Robert C. Green ’90 is senior vice president and chief financial officer,
GE Money, Americas. He has been CFO for the Americas since March 2006. From April
2004 to March 2006, Green was the chief financial officer for the bio-sciences unit
within GE Healthcare.
Jeffrey Haslem, MBA ’93, is chief information office of Macrovision in
Santa Clara, CA.
Michael Jarmolowich ’92 joined Deutsche Bank as a client advisor and director
in the New York office. He was most recently a vice president at Credit Suisse Private
Marielle Jan de Beur, MBA ’98, is a vice president of commercial mortgage
bank securities research at Bear Stearns & Company, Inc.
Raj S. Leyl, MBA ’96, PMP, is chief operating officer of RelianceNet,
an IT solutions company based in Annapolis, MD. Leyl, who was most recently a senior
management consultant at BAE Systems Inc., will focus on high-level strategic issues
and hands-on project management.
Erik Lytikainen ’93 is president of Baltimore Biodiesel, LLC, which was
recently given an air permit to construct the first biodiesel plant in Maryland,
on the Eastern Shore. The plant will produce 4 million gallons per year of
reusable fuel. It will open summer 2007.
Gary Leibowitz ’93 was elected Baltimore Assistant Chair of the Maryland
Bankruptcy Bar Association.
Francisco Poblete ’98 is the president and CEO of Provantec, a provider
of software and programming services for the clinical trials industry.
Matt Raydo ’97 married Shea Wade in November, 2006. Raydo played basketball
for Maryland under Coach Gary Williams from 1993-1997. He currently lives in Cary,
N.C., and is a principal for IT staffing firm Valiant Staffing, LLC.
Vladislav Riabiouk, MBA’94, has been appointed executive director
of investment for the Troika Dialog Group in Moscow, Russia.
Rowena Roberts, MBA ’91, was appointed director of marketing and sales
at BioInformatics, LLC, an Arlington, VA-based market research and consulting
Aaron Adams, MBA ’05, is a public sector strategy consultant in the technology
strategy group at IBM. His current engagement is at the Army Human Resource Command
(AHRC) in Alexandria. His objective is to design a comprehensive and strategic framework
for Enterprise Service Business (ESB) governance at AHRC, building on leading practices
from IT governance and service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance.
Shane Anderson, MBA ’05, joined Hogan and Hartson LLP as an associate
in the Washington, D.C., office.
Klia Bassing, MBA ’04, is founder and director of Visit Yourself at Work,
which provides meditation classes at workplaces.
Brad Bondroff, MBA ’00, is president of The Asset Brokerage Firm, a company
he co-founded in 2004 with Dan Shuman, JD/MBA ’02.
Dominic Crapuchettes, MBA ’04, and Satish Pillalamarri, MBA ’04,
founders of North Star Games, have launched a new Interactive Game Show for corporate
Katherine Hayek ’05 married John Edward Denning II in October 2006. She
is employed at Reznick Group, PC, and owns and runs her own catering business, which
is flourishing. “I thank the Smith School for the training I needed to do that,”
Chris Jones ’04 is starring in “Janice Dickenson Modeling Agency,” the
most popular TV show which has ever aired on the Oxygen cable network. He is one
of only six of 3,000 initial applicants to progress to the second season of the
Sarah Kaplan ’03 was featured in the magazine PINK with her mother,
Candi Kaplan. The article focused on the mother/daughter team of Kaplan Financial
Group, located in Bethesda, MD.
Zane Kerby, MBA ’04, is the vice president of business development for
the National Business Travel Association (NBTA), the leading provider of education,
advocacy, research, and information to corporate travel professionals.
Laura (Grandy) McGann ’03, a partner with The Clarion Group, was selected
as one of Hartford Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under Forty.” McGann
was chosen by an independent panel of business leaders and recognized for her talents
and skills making a difference in our business and social communities. As a Clarion
partner, she works with leaders in the areas of business strategy, structure and
behavior. She is also serving on the YMCA Camp Woodstock Board of Managers.
Darren Ngiau, MBA ’02, is senior manager of Payment Services at E*TRADE
FINANCIAL in Arlington, VA.
Jigar Shah, MBA ’01, is founder and CEO of Sun Edison LLC, a Baltimore
company that pays for, installs, owns, and operates solar installations, including
installations in a string of Staples and Whole Foods Market stores.
Kevin Smith, MBA ’03, started a performance and process improvement consulting
firm, NextWave Performance, in Denver, CO.