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1990s

90 News from Walsh and Zahm

Kevin Yaley is enjoying San Diego with wife Shawna and three daughters, Solia, 18, Indiana, 16, and Ansel,14, while serving as the headmaster at Francis Parker School. Ruth (Hanlon) Beier reports daughter Anna, 14, is doing well after her battle with bone cancer. Ruth and husband Steve have five children: Mary, 18, Anna, and David, 10, are homeschooled. Rachel, 16, and Leah, 6, are in traditional schools. Ruth did a couple of sprint triathlons this summer to raise money for ethical cancer research. Jeanette (Ryan) Murphy has been married to Mark Murphy ’92MA, ’93PhD since 1992. His first job was at the U of Hawaii at Manoa. He now teaches philosophy at Georgetown U. Jeanette has been homeschooling her five kids up to high school; her two eldest are in their local high school in Herndon VA. She hopes to see her eldest daughter start at Notre Dame in the fall of 2014. Jeanette and Mark spent two sabbatical years at Notre Dame in 1998-99 and 2009-10. Jim McClellan is a practicing allergist/immunologist in Traverse City MI. He and wife Jennifer have two children. Jim got together with Mike Davis and wife Andrea at the Temple game. Richard Westenberger was named “CFO of the Year” in the large public company category by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Richard is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Carter’s Inc. Kevin Guilfoile’s memoir, A Drive into the Gap, was recently excerpted in ESPN the Magazine and featured on the ESPN program Outside the Lines. It is about his father,Bill Guilfoile ’54, who had a long career as a baseball executive, his current struggle with Alzheimer’s, and Kevin’s attempts to solve a 40-year-old mystery about the bat Roberto Clemente used (or didn’t use) to get his 3,000th and final hit. Kevin’s novels, Cast of Shadows and The Thousand, have been translated into more than 25 languages. Kevin lives in La Grange IL with wife Mo and boys Max, 10, and Vaughn, 7. After nine seasons working in the NFL, Killeen Mullen lives in NYC and works for the NBA. Tara (Cosacchi) Claeys can’t believe she and husband Steve Claeys ’88 have lived in Arlington VA for 20 years. Tara works from home at her own graphic and web design company, Design TLC, LLC. Their two high school students, Brian, 16 and Erin, 14, keep her busy. Steve is a staff counsel on trade issues for the House Ways and Means Committee. The Claeys visited Katie (Boehling) and Tim McNeil and family in Portland OR in April. Katie is a clinical social worker with her own practice, and Tim has his own law firm specializing in elder law. They have three children: May, a sophomore at Randolph Macon; Eamon, 16; and Dillon, 14. In August, Amy (Dunlap) and Steve Dickas took daughter Emily to ND to start her freshman year. She is the eldest of six kids and is living in Lewis Hall. On their drive back, they stopped in Chicago and visited Missy (Irving) Higgins. She is married to Jack and the mother of five beautiful children. Karen Larsen has been promoted to partner at ParenteBeard, a top-25 accounting and business advisory firm in Philadelphia. Kirsten and Jay Huck are still in Cincinnati after 13 years. Jay is still flying with Delta Airlines. He retired from the Air Force Reserves in January. Their eldest daughter married in April and two kids graduated from high school in May. They have five daughters aged 16 to 22, four of whom they adopted. Jamere Jackson has been appointed VP & chief financial officer, drilling and surface, GE Oil & Gas. He is also responsible for North America financial operations for GE Oil & Gas. Laura Lindner was named among America’s Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers USA, repeating her recognition from 2012. This year she was awarded Client Choice Award, International Law Office. Sadly, we mourn the loss of two classmates. John Rogers passed away in December 2012 in Garden City NY. John is survived by his wife and three children. In lieu of flowers and at the family’s wishes, please consider a contribution to Regis High School, New York NY, in John’s name. Kevin Mundy passed away in April 2013. Kevin was a member of the band and after graduation worked as a history teacher in the New Jersey school system. Kevin was also a dedicated basketball coach. To honor Kevin’s passion for reading, please consider making contributions of time, books or monetary donations to a local book drive or library. — Chris Paul; chrisapaul@sbcglobal.net; http://1990.undclass.org

90MBA Class SecretaryDave Wilson; 104 N. Wilson CT Palatine IL 60067; david_c_wilson@hotmail.com

90JD Good News and Sad News

I am deeply saddened to report that we lost a classmate, Casey Walls, on July 22, five months after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Casey is survived by his mother, five sisters and a brother. Casey’s mother, Jean Hanft, asked that classmates who wish to remember Casey please honor his love for Notre Dame Law School with a donation in his memory. Anthony Patti shared the sad news that Cindy (Smith) and John Blasé lost their daughter, Clare, 14, to adrenal cancer on Dec. 14, 2012, after a two-year battle. Two months before Clare died, she rode 15 miles by bicycle to raise money for cancer research and experimental drugs. Clare was a dancer and danced right to the end, performing in the play Legally Blonde only a month before she died. She sometimes danced after being pushed to the stage in a wheelchair. Anthony and John sent me news articles about Clare, and I was so touched and inspired by Clare’s spirit. Our hearts go out to you, Cindy and John. I heard from a few classmates who have children at ND or SMC. It was great to hear from Cindy Mangiaforte, who has two SMC students. Cindy and her husband, Bob, live in Hawthorn Woods, a suburb of Chicago, and you might remember that she arrived on campus our first year with her 7-month-old daughter, Lauren. Lauren went on to attend SMC and performed in several plays at ND. Lauren, who now lives in NYC, co-hosted a breast cancer awareness event in October 2013 for the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation with Cynthia (Hardy) Young, who also lives in NYC. Cindy also had a baby in our third year. Chrissy went on to attend Boston College and teaches second grade at a Catholic school in Glenview, a Chicago suburb. Cindy and Bob had two more children after law school. Patrick graduated from Marquette and Hillary is a junior at SMC and writing/drawing a daily comic, “Controlled Chaos,” for the Observer. Each time Cindy visits her daughter at SMC, she loves catching up with Patti (Kelly) McLaughlin and her family. Cindy has been doing residential real estate work as a solo for four years; the prior 20 years were at Bell, Boyd & Lloyd in Chicago. Patti Kelly has been in touch with John LaDue, who has a firm in South Bend, and, of course, Michelle Shakour, who, like Patti, works for Notre Dame. She also sees Trish and Tim Maher frequently, as they live in the same neighborhood and their kids go to school together. Tim is a partner at a firm in town. Patti was also in touch with Chuck Cullen, who is living in Maryland. Chuck went back to get his MBA and is now bringing his talents to the business world. Cathy (Schuller) Mestre visited Patti last winter so her daughters could look at Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame. Cathy teaches paralegal studies in Orlando and has five children. Joseph Novak serves as deputy chief of mission and alternate US representative at the US Mission to the International Civil Aviation Organization, a UN agency in Montreal, Canada. Joe’s previous tours with the State Department have included service as a political officer in Jakarta, Manila, Colombo and Islamabad, with service in Afghanistan. — Cathy (Pollock) Gregory; 30 Walnut Farms Drive, Farmington CT 06032; cagregory@sbcglobal.net

91 New Challenges

David Roth became the chairman of the board for Helping Hands for Freedom, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting military families and children of the fallen, wounded and deployed. David is a 20-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and is assigned as a detective to the Department of Homeland Security. He is married with three stepchildren and two grandchildren. Matthew O’Connor became the managing director of the power investing team of The Carlyle Group. Matt will work out of Carlyle’s Washington and New York offices. After graduation, Matt obtained his MBA in finance at Columbia U and he spent 14 years at GE, most recently as executive vice president, financing operations of GE Capital Aviation Services. Joe Dimberio writes that John “The Chin” Neiers tied the knot with fiancée Deanna McClung in New York City on Oct. 12, a bye week, of course. The wedding took place at St. Thomas More and was attended by many of our esteemed classmates: Neil Higgins, Dan Skendzel, Brian Harty, Tim Sullivan, Doug Fleming, Mark McAndrew, Bill Anderst, Tim Thompson, Tim O’Shaughnessy, Pat Lanigan and Jeff Ropers. Mike Rhattigan was best man and Father Terry Ehrman married the couple. The kind folks at Tufts U School of Medicine have promoted yours truly to associate professor of surgery. This promotion is in recognition of clinical, educational and academic work during my eight years at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield MA, which is a Tufts affiliate. There are three levels of professorship in academic medicine: assistant, associate and full professor, so I have my work cut out (pardon the pun) for me. — John Romanelli MD; jrndmd@comcast.net

91MBA No More Adventure

Rich Yoo is VP innovation manager with Mattson and Company. He’ll be opening a Chicago office for the food and beverage consultant and has settled back into the area after a two-year adventure in Southern California. Kevin Monaco serves as SVP treasurer and investor relations and helped take Coty Inc. public on the NYSE. The $1 billion IPO was the largest consumer-products US IPO of all time. Zein Issa, Muna Issa, Kevin Bradford, Rosie Berkemeier, Ray Suerth, Marjorie Akin and Randy Boba participated in a spirited discussion focused on the life of Dennis Cloud. Dennis moved to Arlington Heights and lives four doors from Ray Suerth. After almost 12 years at GE Capital, Dennis accepted a new position with ColeTaylor Bank in January. For the first time in 25 years, Dennis is not driving a GMC Jimmy. — Daniel Maus; Edward Jones Investments, 302 Third Ave., Fontana WI 53125; bus 262-275-0314; fontanamaus@aol.com

91JD All Grown Up

Conor Meyers has settled into Eagle ID. Although Conor still has a construction consulting company in the Bay Area and is there every other week, he is starting to develop residential properties in Idaho. His son, Zach, who was born during our third year of law school, is 23 and a graduate of Boise State. Zach works for a utility contractor in the Boise area. Carrick, 21, will graduate from Sonoma State in May and will be pursuing a graduate degree in physical therapy or as a physician’s assistant. Patrick, 19, is a sophomore at Boise State and is majoring in art with a minor in business. His youngest, Makenna, 8, is in second grade. Conor and his wife, Bridget, have been married for 12 years and Bridget is active at Makenna’s school. Conor still loves the Irish but has, on occasion, cheered for Boise State. I was in South Bend for the Navy game and had a chat with Trish (Sullivan) Maher. Her eldest daughters are at Saint Mary’s. Clare is a junior and Maddie is a freshman. Liam is a senior in high school and in the process of applying to college. Trish and her husband, Tim, are not quite empty-nesters with three more at home: Gracie, Annie and Mary Eileen. — Martha (Boesen) Trout; 12823 Clark St., Clive IA 50325; 515-281-6661; mtrout@iowa.gov

92 25 Years Since Our First Football Season

Many classmates returned to campus to relive those 1988 glory days and reunite with classmates and friends. Chris (Choquette) Ford sent scoop about the volleyball reunion on campus for the USC game: Katie (Kavanaugh) Clark, Colleen (Wagner) Lambros ’91, Marilyn (Cragin) Heldt ’93, Andrea (Armento) Stalhman ’93, Amy (White) Gillin ’91, and Janelle (Karlan) Sanchez ’94 had fun catching up. Diana (Bradley) Stapleton joined the crew as she was visiting from Ireland, where she works for PepsiCo.* Lynne (Willett) Nowak* ran into her Walsh roomie Tracy (Barton) Ramirez while enjoying the USC game with husband Ed and twin daughters Sarah and Emily. Lynn left her position as medical director at Hospice of Southern Illinois and is now the medical director of Personal Health Solutions at Express Scripts in St. Louis. Derek Brown and Lindsay Knapp returned to campus for the 25th anniversary events held during USC weekend. Men’s tennis celebrated the retirement of Coach Bob Bayliss at the OU game. David DiLucia joined his teammates on the field for the special recognition of more than two decades of tennis under Coach Bayliss’ leadership. David O’Malley and some of the soccer gang met to watch men’s soccer beat Duke during the OU weekend. Maria (Reda) and Pete Gulli, Karen and Kenyon Meyer, and Bobby Allong met up with Mitch Kern at the soccer game. I ran into Meg (Dalition) and Huntley Bakich ’95 at the ASU game. Their eldest, Boomer, plays football for Highland Park High School in Dallas. I also reunited with my Miami crew during ASU weekend and got to spend time with Yolanda Carroll, Michelle Steele, Andria Settles, Katie McMahon and Kristi (Busack) Paolina. I caught up with Molly (Lennon) Anderson at the team hotel. Somehow she was able to find some cute boots (without an Adidas logo on them) in between meetings and events. I even had a Sean Conway sighting for five minutes. Betsey (Paulsen) Crapps sent an update on The Mom Prom. They raised nearly $200,000 for charity this year alone. She would love for alumni to host their own Mom Proms in 2014. National Mom Prom Night is April 26. Contact her for details on how you can get involved at themomprom@yahoo.com or momprom.org. Mark FitzPatrick was promoted to senior VIP and CFO of residential services at Time Warner Cable. On Sept. 5, Jamie Reidy kicked off “Sports Year: 365 Games in 365 Days.” He jumped in the car and started his travels across the country with daily video recaps en route to sporting events. He hopes to write a book about this adventure. Along the way, he will take wounded warriors to some of their sports bucket-list events. I caught up with Jamie when he passed through Dallas and made sure he had something other than a hot dog for lunch. Follow Jamie’s travels on Twitter at Sports Year or sportsyear.tumblr.com. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; jbhayes9296@alumni.nd.edu

92MBA Classmates on a Roll

David Perkins is managing director for Acquisition Advisors, LLC, headquartered in Tulsa. He and Laurie are doing well and his three daughters are keeping them very busy with all kinds of sports. David consults on the purchase, sale and valuation of mid-size US companies. Acquisition International Magazine, based in the UK, named his firm the number one mid-sized US mergers and acquisitions firm in 2012. Dan Yu lives in New York and is managing director and global head of sales for Armanta, Inc. Chris Hahn, director of international marketing for Nike Golf, made a triumphant return to Portland after a six-month stint in Japan. — Julie Pendell; 6054 Gabrielle Ave., Ann Arbor MI 48103; 734-680-5635; pendell.julie@gmail.com

92JD Greetings from the Heartland

I look forward to hearing from you, my fellow classmates. I know that we all have a lot of achievements and accomplishments and special occasions going on in our lives. — Paul A. Drey; Brick Gentry PC, 6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines IA 50266; 515-271-1765; fax 515- 271-1766; paul.drey@brickgentrylaw.com

93 Meet Me in Phoenix?

I was thrilled to hear from Karen (Holderer) Sims, my flat mate from London and lifelong friend. Karen is vice president of people and development at Dixon Schwabl Advertising in Rochester NY. She was in Phoenix in mid-September with the company’s CEO and president for an awards dinner at the Heard Museum. There was lots of catching up since we haven’t seen each other in 10 years. Congratulations to Karen and Dixon Schwabl, recognized as number nine on the list of national best small companies to work for in America, moving up from number 19 in 2012. In other former Londomer news, Braden Kelly took on the role of investment partner in July at Health Evolution Partners, a health care private equity firm in San Francisco. Prior to joining Health Evolution Partners, Braden served as a partner and managing director of General Atlantic LLC, a global private equity investment firm. During his 12-year tenure with General Atlantic, Braden founded the firm’s Silicon Valley office and originated and managed its global health care practice. My thanks to Dave Certo, who took me up on my request for news from Reunion that I neglected to write down. The judges of the Marion Superior Court elected Dave Certo as presiding judge for 2013 and 2014. His duties include chairing the executive committee of the court, representing the court before the legislature, and supervising the court’s professional staff, in addition to his regular assignments as judge for the Marion County Environmental Court and the Indianapolis Community Court. Judge Certo was appointed to the bench in 2007 by Gov. Mitch Daniels. Thanks also to Chris Bartoli, who sent contact info on two classmates who had been listed as missing on our class Facebook page. My husband, Jim, and I took a vacation to Edinburgh and London to celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary. It was my first time back to London since living there as an undergrad. Nothing looked familiar, other than the underground tube and Piccadilly Circus. I included a jaunt to Bayswater as part of our itinerary. The flats haven’t changed in 20 years. I also had lunch in the pub right next to our old classrooms on Albemarle, but didn’t realize where I was until after we left the pub and I saw a sign for Albemarle Street. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 1524 W. Calle Escuda, Phoenix AZ 85085; res 623-249-2998; bus 602-547-6125; amyuhas@cox.net

93MBA Happy and Healthy

Todd Moore and his wife had another little girl, albeit eight weeks early. Quinn Dean Moore was born March 12, 2013, at about 4 pounds. She had an extended stay in the NICU for about a month, but is doing great now. At 6 months old, she was smiling, grabbing, rolling over and has been sleeping through the night since about 3 months old. John Liptak wrote that he has been in Hong Kong for 16 years working in distress debt, restructuring and special situations across Asia and Australia, the last three years with Citibank. He has been married for 12 years to Michelle and has two kids, Jake, 11, and Megan, 9. — Tricia Hug Schorr; 12429 Sanderling Trace, Fishers IN 46037; 317-576-9661; THugSchorr@yahoo.com

93JD Class Secretary — Charles S. Hegarty; 734-398-5733; chegarty@bodmanllp.com

94 Reunion Reminder

The Notre Dame Class of 1994 prepares to celebrate our 20-year Reunion from May 29-June 1, 2014. We are competing against all other reunion classes to see which class will get the highest giving participation. The winning class will receive lapel pins and special recognition at Reunion. Let’s win this. — Lynne Russo Hartzer; ndclass1994@yahoo.com

94MBA Fall Reunion

We are approaching 20 years since we graduated and our reunion will be during Purdue weekend, Sept. 12-14. The general plan would be a group dinner Friday night followed by a tailgate on Saturday and the game. A bunch of us already booked rooms at the Comfort Inn & Suites of Mishawaka for that weekend. Several of us attended the Oklahoma game, including Angela (Stavropoulos) and me and our son, Josep; Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom Buccellato, along with their son, Charlie; Beverly and Scott Steiger and his dad; Jenner Davis, her husband Papa, and her parents; Mark Mildenberger and son Zack; J. Matt Carr and son Patrick; and Diana (Stratbucker) Cook and her husband, Jeff, who was the only happy person in the group after the game. Tailgating was a lot of fun thanks mostly to Tom’s planning, organizing and cooking skills. Beth Bonczek and husband Phil were at the game as well. Unfortunately we weren’t able to connect. Beth was planning a tailgate for the Air Force game in Colorado. Rob Rhatigan was supposed to be in attendance for that game as well. Danielle (Sabin) Rushing wrote me recently. I hope she and her husband and three kids can make it to the reunion game next fall. Charles Oliva and Bob Crissman met up at the USC game. Charles has promised to help plan the reunion with me. — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com

94JD Chips and Angels

Kurt Kjelland left the law firm world and accepted an in-house job at Qualcomm, where they make chips for smartphones and tablets. Qualcomm is in San Diego, so Kurt and family will continue to enjoy the sunny outdoors there. Laura Murphy is the author of her first children’s book, My Little Messenger, which takes place on Christmas morning. This heartwarming book features an angel who flies to heaven every night to speak with God and then returns to a little girl’s side the next morning. The books are available at her website, mylittlemessenger.com. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com

95 Moves and Babies

Jeff Bocan and Janet Hathaway have had a crazy 2013, with the arrival of their fourth child, Xavier, and a recent move from Ann Arbor MI to Newport Beach CA. Xavier joins Sean, Damien and Julia, who all adore their little brother. Jeff left his venture capital firm to join one of his very promising investment companies, mophie, as senior vice president. Mophie makes consumer electronics products for mobile computing, in particular their Juice Pack charging cases for smartphones. Janet continues as in-house counsel for Crain Communications Inc. doing general business law and specializing in intellectual property rights. They have enjoyed reconnecting with new neighbors Erin and Ryan Kerrigan and they look forward to hanging out at the beach with Domer visitors. When they can, they head up to LA to hang out with Kory Klem for Lakers games, long bike rides, catching waves and crazy LA nightlife, reliving their glory days at Club 23. Pat Holston reports that Olivia Kathryn was born on Oct. 1. She joins siblings Lauren and Cormac. She is a smart girl to pick a bye weekend to come into the world. After two-and-a-half years on assignment in Munich, Germany, Bill Gaumond and family moved back to Minneapolis in July. In Munich, Bill worked in the finance area of Allianz worldwide headquarters. He now takes on a new role with Allianz as senior vice president of asset-liability management. Bill reports they had a wonderful experience in Germany, but it’s nice to be home. His wife, Susan, is especially happy to be back with her family. Kids Caitlin, Ben and Matthew love spending time with their cousins. Now Bill can see ND games without having to stay up all night. — Colleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson; 1814 N. Robincrest Lane, Glenview IL 60025; 847-998-1402; colleen.robson@starcomww.com; therobsons@sbcglobal.net

95MBA Congratulations

For the past 10 years, Vince Baldemor has been president of the U of Hawaii’s nonprofit fundraising partner, Ahahui Koa Anuenue. He was selected as the executive director of athletics for Hawaii Pacific U, overseeing 14 intercollegiate sports and campus recreation programs. I connected with Tim Martersteck over the summer. He and wife Mandi and their two children, Jason, 4, and Chloe, 2, are doing well in Ogden UT. Tim is working at Autoliv, where he is responsible for development and production of curtain and side airbag technology. He has completed 11 Ironman triathlons. I have finished a Half Ironman triathlon and know how hard that is, so congratulations to Tim. — Renee Werner; 134 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs IL 60480; cell 773-528-3929; res 708-467-0454; reneewerner@yahoo.com

95JD News from Michigan and Beyond

Mike Schrenk joined Great American Insurance Company as divisional senior vice president of corporate claims. He and his wife, Danielle, and children Delaney and Ryan moved to Cincinnati in August. Leslee Lewis of Grand Rapids MI was elected to Dickinson Wright’s governing board and won the Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly Women in Law Award in September and the YWCA Tribute Award in November. Also in Michigan, Joe Rossi writes, “I left the US Attorney’s Office in 2010 and started West Michigan’s first Qui Tam Whistleblower’s practice at my current firm, Drew Cooper and Anding. I was the civil healthcare fraud/affirmative civil enforcement coordinator at the US Attorney’s Office for eight years, and gained a lot of experience in this niche of the law. Marie and I have nine kids. Rebecca, 22, was a toddler while I was at ND Law and is a member of the undergrad Class of 2014. James (JJ), born in April 1995 just before we graduated, is in the Class of 2017. Then we have Mariah, 16, Ben, 15, Regina, 12, Anthony, 10, Lucia, 8, Gloria, 5, and our littlest, Angela, 2.” Kristin Godfrey writes, “I joined the law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP as a partner Feb. 1, 2013, and as one of the founding members of the firm’s new Denver office. My email address is kgodfrey@stinson.com. Stinson is based in Kansas City MO and has 10 offices in and around the Midwest, as well as Phoenix and Washington DC. I continue my transactional practice in the areas of banking, business and estate planning.” Kristin also provided this update on Kurt Merschmann, Terrance Henderson and Maria Andrade: “As of Jan. 1, 2013, Kurt opened his own law firm in Phoenix, the Merschman Legal Group, where he continues his general corporate and securities practice. Terrance Henderson is still enjoying success in the general counsel’s office at Comerica Bank in Dallas. During a recent business trip to Denver, Maria Andrade caught me up on her immigration law practice at her own firm in Boise ID. Maria frequently speaks at local and national conferences on immigration issues.” — Julia Meister; meister@taftlaw.com

96 Getting Inked

Pete Slease is a principal contributor to The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty, whch was recently published by Penguin Books. Pete and his wife, Jenny (Harbison) ’97, live in Wilmington DE and have three children: Emma, 8, Greta, 6, and Kernan, 3. Pete is a senior director at CEB, a leading member-based advisory company. He and a plethora of Sorin guys, including Marc Liebman, Andrew Dicello, Scott Johnson, Chad Hendrickson, Nate Utz, Charlie Eppinger, Mike Gesell, Mike Cahill, Steve Butterfield, Josh Parker, Dom Corso ’97 and Greg Zarzaur ’97 got together for an informal reunion at the USC game. Todd Leahy is living in Charlotte NC with wife Jen Rouse Leahy ’97 and their two girls, Anna, 8, and Claire, 5. Todd is the director of leadership giving at United Way of Central Carolinas and Jen is an attorney with McGuireWoods. Jen and Todd went to South Bend for the Navy game and to commemorate the 20th reunion for ACE. Pam Kennedy moved back to the Nashville area and accepted a role with Churchill Mortgage as the VIP program manager. Chris Cooper *and wife Kristen recently left the Windy City for the warmer climes of Charlotte with their children, Avery, 6, and Bennett, 4. They join classmate *Joe Vanhecke and wife Mindy, who moved to Charlotte in 2012 with Quinn, 7, Senica, 5, and Taye, 3. Larissa Herczeg moved back to Chicago and joined Oak Street Real Estate Capital as a founding partner. Matt Plemich and wife Kate and daughter Sally headed back to New York after a few years in London. Matt is an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, the same employer that he joined out of college. Katrina (Worman) Morris writes that she and some other Pangborn Phoxes reunited in the Colorado Rockies in October. Kathleen (Bergin) Owens, president of software company Attachmate, was recently named one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 under 40” top business executives. Kathleen, husband Pat, and girls Ginna and Harper live in Seattle. Erin McGinley is living in Chicago and working as an attorney with the 7th Circuit US Court of Appeals. Her duties include conducting trial advocacy and ethics training for judges and lawyers in Liberia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. After a decade as an accountant for The Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago, Lisa (Fortier) Bangert relocated to Carmel with husband Dave Bangert and their two kids. Carleigh (Landers) Elkus, on hiatus from the practice of law, is president of the Junior League in Denver, where she lives with husband Reid Elkus and their two boys. Kathy (O’Prey) Fuller left a career in consulting a few years ago to pursue her dream of working as a neonatal nurse. Kathy, husband Kaih Fuller and their two kids live in New Paltz NY. Seattle-based speech therapist Karen (Lanigan) Jaworski’s two girls, Maria and Bridget, are fire safety experts, thanks to lessons from firefighter dad John Jaworski. Former Chicago Sun-Times reporter Kara Spak, now a hospital PR manager, lives in Chicago with husband Steve Warmbir and daughter Zoe. Julie (Frattinger) Zeigler is an accomplished Ironman living in Utah with husband Mark Zeigler and their three kids, and she has to be the only CHEG on the planet to end up in interior design. Katrina is living in Kansas City with husband Tony Morris and their daughter. She is self-publishing a novel loosely based on her military intelligence experience. Congratulations to Karen (MacKenzie) Ebeling, who completed the NYC marathon in 3:32 and easily qualified for the Boston Marathon in April. Karen, husband Nate Ebeling and their four children, Audrey, Katherine, Mary Clare and James, live in Rye NY. — Kate Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov

96MBA Class SecretaryMaureen Maher; NDMBA96news@hotmail.com

96JD Need More Cowbell

Frank and Meighan (Templin) Harmon had a great reunion with Jennifer and Steve Hieatt at the USC game. They had lots of laughs remembering the Hieatts’ first date during our 1L year, 20 years ago. They bumped into Father David Link at the Law School and felt like Maseratis all over again. Billy Erickson remains legal director at Otis Elevator Management in Shanghai, China. Jill (Pignotti) Cheskes, John Dorbin, Tim Gerend, Dan Tychonievich, Jill (Mulderink) Vorobiev and I attended the minireunion football game against Navy. As of the writing of this column, Pete Tucci is 0-8 and seven games behind me for first place in the 20th season of ’96JD fantasy football. Greg Shaffer continues to speak highly of the Maryland Terrapins and has even convinced one of my daughters to apply to college at the U of Maryland. Obviously, we need some more cowbell. Please send me your updates. — Christopher J. Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Ct., Elkhart IN 46516; bus 574-239-1918, res 574-875-4257; Chris.Spataro@FaegreBD.com

97 Catching Up in Person

John Minna is a dermatologist in Florida at Waters Edge Dermatology. He lives in Jupiter FL and is a member of the Sorin Society. Joe Mulligan recently joined the law firm Faruki, Ireland and Cox. Prior to joining the firm, Joe spent two years in private practice in Middletown and served as a law clerk extern for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Louie Gentine will succeed his father, Lou, as CEO of family-owned Sargento Foods Inc. Louie has been the president and chief customer officer for four years. My husband and I went to the Oklahoma football game and ran into Brandon and Christie (White) Tuley, Andy and Emily Venosa, Christine and Michael Hungeling, Rick Rembusch, Dennis Deters and Lou Casso. A few weeks later, we traveled to North Jersey for the 20th high school reunion for my husband, Rob Murray, and it felt more like a Notre Dame minireunion. We were able to catch up with Dave Cashen, Anthony Dragone, Mike Burgdorf and *Dan Karosen. We were all able to cheer the Irish on to a USC victory. — *Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Rd., Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com

97MBA Ghost Writers

Jen and Stu Fortener are hosts extraordinaire. For the Michigan State game, the house was full of ’97 MBAs. Tim Coff came with his family: Katie, Mary and the newest edition, little Charlie. Tim and family reside in North Carolina. Also in attendance were Mary Beth Pinard and Katie Wolsfeld. Ryan Baker even showed up although he flew in and flew out within 24 hours. Raissa Dietrich Carvatta and Mary Hyder Swartz stopped by with their husbands for tailgating. Chris Penny was on campus with his family. Elena and Mike Dion and children were on campus for the Oklahoma game. Mike even made it back for the USC game. Kerry McInerney is a supply/demand contractor with Accenture. Thomas Howard has opened a Crossfit Gym in Atlanta. Jon Crutchfield works at ND’s Office of Information Technologies. Marileen Koppenberg is in London at JPMorgan Asset Management. Anthony Jowid has moved to Santa Monica CA to take on a new opportunity. Antman is a partner with Chuck O’Neal ’98MBA at Allied Argenta. Bill Asch is working for the National Marrow Donor Program (marrow.org). Brad Carraway is at the agency Mile 9. Brad continues to work on his own project, the craft beer Fireman’s Brew. Chris Lundquist *is at AT Kearney as a principal. Chris is proud that last summer he completed his 50th triathlon. *John Dombrosky is head of strategy North America turf and landscape at Syngenta Crop Protection NC. Kevin Carden is SVP corporate finance at Ziegler Investment Banking, Chicago. Shawn Beals is a VP at Siemens Healthcare in Denver. Ryan Baker is a manager at global partner marketing at Intel in San Francisco Bay. Jeff “Cantina” Catalina owns Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina in Pittsburgh PA. Rishi Sadarangani is VP research investment management at Brown Brothers Harriman in NYC. Ram Lakshmanan is managing partner at Lending Advisory Solutions in St. Louis. To celebrate Halloween this year I brought on two ghost writers to help with this edition of our class notes. Special thanks to both Mary Beth Pinard and Heather Drinan for their writing assistance. — Paul Mongelluzzo; 646-584-7340; dr_paulnd@email.com

97JD Law and Lasagna

Ray Tittmann left Carroll, Burdick & McDonough to open the California office of Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP. Ray’s new email address is raymond.tittmann@emhllp.com. Anthony Coury was one of three finalists in the Arizona Top Home Chef contest. A.C.’s menu featured scampi con due pane, vegetable lasagna with braised short-rib meat sauce and Arizona pink-grapefruit sorbetto. Though he wasn’t crowned the winner, he did win the reader’s poll with 46 percent of the vote. —* Erica Anaya*; 202-361-6611; anaya@comcast.net

98 Happy 2014

Michelle R. Yarbrough Korb is the newest special counsel of Pepper Hamilton’s Real Estate Practice Group in Pittsburgh. Michelle’s focus is in the affordable housing industry, with an emphasis on mixed-finance project development, including programs at the federal and state levels. Previously, Michelle was a director at Cohen & Grigsby PC. — Bob Flannery; rflannery3@whiteway.com

98MBA Class SecretaryJoseph Dunlop; 330 North Rockingham Way, Amherst NY 14228; res 716-625-8470; bus 716-821-9393 Ext. 274; joseph.dunlop.1@gmail.com

98JD Maybe I’m Amazed

Recognizing men who serve as role models to Newark youth, the Marion P. Thomas Charter School honored Tom Johnston at their annual Fathers for Our Children Awards Ceremony at the Newark Museum. Tom was selected as one of the school’s 2012 honorees due to his commitment to education reform. He is a leader in New Jersey in representing charter schools. Ben and Belinda Pugh welcomed Sierra Grace, their fourth child, in September. Mike Blackburn is anxiously awaiting orders from the Air Force, which will move his family from Los Angeles (and USC). He stays busy coaching two soccer teams for his kids. Kathy Wesson completed all of the requirements of the Florida Bar to become board certified in business litigation, and she was reappointed to the board of directors of the Florida Bar Association for another three-year term. Katie Horvath is back in Traverse City MI after spending years in Silicon Valley focusing on intellectual property litigation and managing patent litigation in-house at Microsoft. She has a daughter, Elayna, and practices with Durrette Crump PLC of Richmond Virginia and provides patent services to Traverse Legal PLC. Katie is also proud to report she now cheers for the Irish over her undergraduate alma mater, Michigan. Beth Hughes reports her health and welfare employee benefits practice is booming thanks to the ACA. Beth was included in Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars and in Best Lawyers in America (employee benefits) for the past two years. She and husband Mark are busy with their three children and coaching soccer. Andrew Blum recently was reappointed by Father Jenkins to the advisory council for the Hesburgh Libraries. Deanna Boll’s new restaurant should be open by the time you read this. Apart from some well wishes, Chris Bopst has nothing to report. Mark Telloyan’s daughter, Lauren, is at Notre Dame Law School. Kristen Polovoy’s article, “Consumer Fraud Class Actions: What’s Trending Now,” was recently published on the Food Manufacturing website, foodmanufacturing.com. The undersigned was recently privileged to receive the Notre Dame Club of St. Joe Valley’s Award of the Year. And Tom Roland remains pleasant, always quick to send a “good morning” and never an unkind word. — Chris Putt; May Oberfell Lorber, 4100 Edison Lakes Pkwy., Suite 100, Mishawaka IN 46545; res 574-514-3703; bus 574-243-4100; cputt@maylorber.com

99 Mark Your Calendars

Mark your calendars to join our 15th Reunion, May 29-June 1. For details, visit reunion.nd.edu. Congrats to Lauren and Steve McNeill, who welcomed their fourth child, Molly Josephine, on Oct. 10. Siblings John, 5, Peter, 3, and Katherine, 2, are happy to have a new sister. Steve graduated with his MBA from the U of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School on Oct. 5. Brandon and Kate (Hibey) Fritz had their third child on May 2. Delia, 8, and Teddy, 6, are excited to have a little brother, Cole. The Fritz family lives in Kensington MD. Brandon has been working for Dewberry, a civil engineering firm, for 10 years, and Kate has been with the Association for Manufacturing Technology for seven years. Brian and Shannon (Ames) Irwin welcomed Finnegan Emmett on Oct. 27, 2012. He joined big sister Everleigh, 3. They live in Naperville IL. Amy Laboe was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching and will be traveling to Mexico to conduct her research this winter. She was one of three educators in Minnesota and one of 17 across the US to receive the prestigious award. She’s blogging about her time in Mexico at alaboe.wordpress.com. — Erin (Wysong) Martin; class99@alumni.nd.edu

99MBA Watch Party

Sean King attended the Taiwan Notre Dame Club’s Oct. 20 watch party for the USC game at American Club Taipei’s Rendezvous bar. Morning beer with eggs benedict was enjoyed. Remember that we are quickly approaching our 15th Reunion. The University holds all reunions at one time and those dates for 2014 are May 29-June 1. — Christy (Hayes) King; christyking@alumni.nd.edu

99JD Class SecretarySteve Boettinger; boettinger@alumni.nd.edu