class notes

1990s

90 Mailbox Overflows

Everyone has been busy. If I couldn’t fit your updates in here, look for them in the summer issue. After almost 18 years of being a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom, Ruth Beier entered the work force as an independent distributor for Zija International (ruthbeier.myzija.com). James Daniel Lee is still at San José State U in San José CA. He spent the last year living in London and traveling around Europe while teaching online. James will be spending most days in the office after his selection to be chair of the Department of Justice Studies at SJSU. In Indianapolis, Angela and Joe Meyer are enjoying the fruits of raising four kids with their myriad activities. Joe has Teresa, a sophomore at Cathedral High School; Kathleen in eighth grade; Karl in sixth grade; and Caroline in fourth grade at Immaculate Heart of Mary School. Joe says, “Between them, they have all the obvious activities and sports covered, so that keeps them busy. This football season was a disappointment, but last November I watched the Irish beat Southern California in LA. I never get tired of saying that.” Joe leads the global commercial teams for a $200 million life science business. Chris Tessitore’s eldest daughter, Emily, enrolled as a freshman at ND in August. She is living in Ryan Hall and loves it. Ginger Zumaeta recently cofounded a business accelerator in Los Angeles called HUB101. It’s an “after-hours” accelerator focused on startup founders who aren’t fresh out of college and eating ramen. Jim Otteson is executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism. He also is a teaching professor of political economy in the business school at Wake Forest U. Jim and Katie LeJeune Otteson, with kids Victoria ‘16 SMC, James, Joseph, and George, moved to North Carolina last fall. Jim is excited to be able to cheer on the Irish whenever they are in town to play Wake Forest in the ACC. Also fans of ND being in the ACC, Lisa and Robert Swatland live in Bethesda MD with three future Domers: Luke, Nate and Norah. Carla Morgan and other classmates are working to put together a scholarship in memory of Dean Brown, who passed just after Thanksgiving 2012. A key objective is to establish a scholarship at ND to reward students who have exhibited the type of character that Dean exuded. Specifically, they are seeking students who have exhibited an interest in education or helping disadvantaged youth, and who have financial need. Even as an undergrad, Dean expressed his interest in "giving back’ by working with disadvantaged youth, which he did after his football career and while working for Fannie Mae in Chicago. Lois Conrad Jackson, Monica Allen Alexander, Yan Searcy, and Tony Rice are all involved in putting this together with Carla. They are getting some help from Tim Brown’s foundation. Laura and Pat Russell left NYC with their two kids about 10 years ago and moved to Portland OR. Pat runs into Tom Rask at the beach every so often. Pat still trades mortgage-backed securities in NYC and commutes cross-country into Manhattan near weekly, burning a massive carbon footprint. If anyone finds themselves in Portland, Pat says you’re welcome to stay at Tom’s beach house. Kerry Sieger Morgan celebrated her first anniversary and moved into a new house last year. She and her husband are still in the Houston suburb of Cypress. Beth and Jeff Salamon live in New Jersey with their two children, who are in high school and middle school. Beth accepted a position as director of public relations at Rutgers U last April. Beth traveled with the fabulous Dorothy Kozak Snoke to celebrate their birthdays. Eileen Doherty completed her PhD in higher education in 2011 and continues her work as the dean of students at Saint Xavier U in Chicago. She and her husband Greg Stanecki are raising four children: Claire, Daniel, Dana and Paul. Kevin Keane recently joined the school board of Nativity School in South Central Los Angeles. Nativity is a thriving school in a rough neighborhood. Kevin also serves on the school board of his children’s school, Holy Trinity School in San Pedro CA. Tim McOsker ’84 is also on the board. Kevin is working with the Association of Catholic Student Councils (TASC) to roll out a Catholic, values-based leadership program at Nativity and Holy Trinity. Leslie (McCloskey) Faulstich, Susan (Schleiter) Lenz and Mary (Mulvaney) Marks met recently in Florida to escape the arctic weather. Leslie lives in St. Louis with her husband Erich and sons Luke and Ben. She is an obstetrician/gynecologist and is on faculty at St. Louis U. Mary lives in Rockville Centre NY with her husband Jim, daughters Anne Marie, Christina and Theresa and nephew Tyler. She is counsel in the antitrust group of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Susan lives in Barrington IL with her husband Steve and sons Matthew and Nicholas. She runs her own education consulting business and teaches yoga. Elizabeth (Callaghan) and Chris Cooke ’87 live just outside Indianapolis with kids John, Claire and Kevin, along with three horses and two dogs. She is a trustee on the board of the Children’s’ Museum of Indianapolis. Liz’s time is spent traveling to watch the boys’ lacrosse tournaments and competing in equestrian jumping competitions. Liz’s daughter rides with her when she’s not busy playing golf and tennis. During a ski trip to Beaver Creek CO over Christmas, Liz says Annette Quill, her husband Scott Burnham and their three adorable daughters drove from their home in Golden CO for a dinner party. She was happy to see Bridget and Kevin Kennedy recently at a birthday party for a mutual friend. They also live outside Indy with their five kids. Liz also sees Lori and Greg Gallant on the sidelines of many lacrosse matches; they live just outside Indy and have three kids. Thanks to everyone who wrote in. Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/109211292233/ Go Irish. – Chris Paul; chris.paul@alcatel-lucent.com; http://1990.undclass.org

90MBA Catching Up

Tom Hillebrecht is VP at BBVA Compass. He lives in Fort Worth so it was easy to go see the ASU game at Cowboys Stadium. He also enjoyed a great weekend on campus to watch the USC game. Lou Holtz spoke at the pep rally and brought his ’88 National Championship squad with him. It reminded me how lucky we were to be there in our first year of b-school. (That was 25 years ago, unbelievable.) Many people like Tom have used LinkedIn to catch up with me; it’s a great way to update me. Wouldn’t now be a great time to send me a quick email update on your career, family, or favorite Memorial Day drink recipe? – Dave Wilson; 104 N. Wilson Court, Palatine IL 60067; david_c_wilson@hotmail.com

90JD Going to DC?

I’m on a roll: two columns in a row. I heard from the Congressman Keith Rothfus, who said he’d love a visit if you’re in DC when the House is in session. You can find him in the Cannon House Office Building, number 503; telephone 202-225-2065, Rothfus.house.gov. I also heard from my favorite trial ad partner (alright, the only brave one who would agree to be my partner), Steve Chan. He and Carol (Reed) just sent their first (Maggie) off to college and are happy she’s within driving distance at the U of Redlands. I had a great time catching up with Heather and Mike Ryan over the holidays. Mike is enjoying his position as vice president of the specialty claims and major case unit at Hanover Insurance, and Heather is managing their very busy household of three children. Heather and Mike recently went to NYC for their anniversary and got together with Cherry and Pat Fay, who live in the city with their two daughters. Pat is doing well with his patent firm, and Mike was in awe over the world travels of Pat and his family. OK, so where are the rest of you? Send me a quick email. Let me know how you’re doing and whether you plan to be back on campus before our 25th next year. – Cathy (Pollock) Gregory; 30 Walnut Farms Drive, Farmington CT 06032; cagregory@sbcglobal.net

91 Hoping for Spring

As I write, we are in the midst of the polar vortex. Let’s hope by the time this is published, spring has sprung, and the flowers are in full bloom. We recently heard from Tiffany (Carr) Sanford. She went on a girls’ trip to Las Vegas in August with several classmates: Lisa (Monkman) Seeber; Timi Aguilar, who is married to Rob Merkle; Lenore Hernandez; and Kathy (Seggerson) Gleason, who is married to Mike Gleason. Tiffany says, “We had a great time catching up and hanging out. We all met during our first days of freshman year because we all lived on the same floor/same hallway in Lewis Hall and have been friends ever since.” Additional great news to report: Lisa (Monkman) Seeber and her husband, Chris, welcomed baby number eight, Anthony Xavier, at the beginning of November. Congrats Lisa and Chris. Tiffany reports further exciting news. Timi Aguilar ’91 was honored recently for her PR work by the Denver Business Journal as an “Outstanding Woman is Business” for the communications, media and public relations category. Sean Brown recently shared the news that he left his role as head of product management at CSG International to become president of 7ticks, which provides low latency trading infrastructures to the financial services space. He continues to live in Chicago with his wife, Lisa, and their children, Quinn and Emerson. I recently heard from old friend Tom Sessi about his recent doings. Tom has become very successful in the wine industry, and after 17 years in the business, started Sessi Wine Company in January 2010. Tom is based out of his adopted hometown of San Antonio. Sessi Wine has its own label and distributes several other brands of wine, including Mirror wine, a company started by Rick Mirer ’93. Tom lives with his wife, Cynthia, and their two children, and looks forward to the next Shamrock Series game in San Antonio. I had the opportunity to spend time with Tom’s buddy from Pangborn, former Class Notes writer Paul Carrier and his wife Jennifer (Schlueter) Carrier at the frigid BYU game. We had a wonderful time catching up, and I am pleased to report that Paul shared wonderful news with us. Due to his love of all things bureaucratic, Paul has been promoted to the chair of the department of science at St. Joseph High School in South Bend. Paul and Jennifer have been teaching at St. Joe for several years and are active in the St. Joe community. That’s all for this issue. Have a great spring and Go Irish. – John Romanelli MD; jrndmd@comcast.net

91MBA Class Secretary – Daniel Maus;

Edward Jones Investments, 302 Third Ave., Fontana WI 53125; bus 262-275-0314; fontanamaus@aol.com

91JD Holiday Reports

One of the many things I love about the holidays is receiving cards and photos from many of you. I received a delightful note from Terri and Bill Meyer. Bill is a litigator at Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzen in Kansas City and a proud papa to Abigail, Zach, and Sophia. Abigail is an accomplished poet and a budding triathlete. Zach is active in Boy Scouts, sports and loves to play chess. Sophia is into all things shiny, is an athlete like her siblings and celebrated her First Communion this year. Bill and Terri had several travel adventures last year including a ski trip to Colorado in a blizzard, a Caribbean cruise with the in-laws and a pilgrimage to South Bend. Singmay and Bernard Lau also had an interesting year with sons Will and Charlie. They celebrated Chinese New Year in London and spent their summer vacation in Maui. Bernie and his sister, Bibiana, traveled to Taiwan with their father. When they are not traveling, Singmay practices medicine in Brooklyn, and the boys are in middle school in Scarsdale NY. Bernie recently accepted a new position as director of intellectual property and general counsel at NOHMs Technologies. It is a startup company with locations in Rochester NY and Lexington KY. Bernie’s daily three-hour commute has been shortened to walking downstairs; he now works from home. Finally, I received a beautiful card from Christine (Ireland) and Charles McKee and their children, Kayleigh and Ryan. Kayleigh and Ryan look exactly like their parents and enjoy life in Rockville MD. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God. — Martha (Boesen) Trout; 12823 Clark, Clive IA 50325; bus 515-281-6660; mtrout@iowa.gov

92 Reunions and New Chapters

Anthony Jowid left Chicago for warmer weather in Santa Monica CA. He is involved with acquisitions and operations at Allied Argenta, a real estate development company. He works with Chuck O’Neal ’98MBA and quickly acclimated to the sun and surf. Baby Booties: Laura (Garcia) Pendergrast had a happy Halloween as she and hubby Mark finalized the adoption of their son, Cole Francis, born Aug. 20. Phil Sheridan shared a Holy Cross nine-man update: They held a minireunion with spouses at the Pitt game. Laura (Mollach) and Chris Soller hosted the weekend in Pittsburgh. Kevin McGee and his wife Julie traveled from Jacksonville, where he is a pilot for JetBlue. Sean McCarthy and his wife Jennifer made the trip from Philly, where Sean is with Wells Fargo. Also making the trip from the Philly area were Buddy Leo and his wife Alexis, along with Phil and his wife Jenn. Phil stayed in sports after his ND football manager days. He is the home clubhouse manager for the Philadelphia Phillies. My Lewis dormmates, the Lewis 8-chick, and I gathered in Austin right before Super Bowl. Maria (Reda) Gulli, Lisa (Broeren) Richards and Colleen (Danaher) Contreras flew in from Chicago; Cristin (McCarthy) Vahey from Connecticut; Kathy (Lamprecht) Prue from Pennsylvania; Margaret (Nowlin) McCaffery from Iowa; and Kris (Cebulla) Thompson from South Dakota. We used this trip to catch up, recognize our blessings and reflect on the fun we have had since graduation. We realized we have traveled to 13 states together after ND. In the weeks leading up to the reunion, I agreed to help with a couple of American Cancer Society events during the Final Four weekend here in Dallas. I then learned Margaret and her husband have been involved with these events for years. The world is definitely a small one, and it is always fun to work with a classmate on a fundraiser. Coaches vs. Cancer has raised more than $87 million to help fight cancer. If you would like to learn more or see if there are any events in your city where you might run into Domers, check out www.coachesvscancer.org. Let me know if you have held a minireunion or plan one for the 2014 football season. Wedding bells: Roger Rand married Randy Bossert, his partner of nearly 19 years, on Dec. 2. They reside in Portland OR. Scott “Scooter” Fraser married Burcin Uygungil on New Year’s Eve. Four classmates were in the wedding party: Patrick Klein, Mark Jordan, Mark Ross and Patrick “Birge” Beldio. Kara (Kelly) Duncan also attended. Sarah (Esterline) Sampson sends word that she was heading to the Pangborn Hall mother/daughter weekend on Feb. 21-22, which happened to be the same weekend as Sarah’s track and cross-country reunion. Sarah’s athleticism was shared with her Domer daughter Courtney, who made the ND rowing team. Please let me know if you have any children on campus. It would be fun to learn what is the same and what has changed since ’92, besides the dining halls and building count. Don’t forget to update your contact info on alumni.nd.edu and check out our class Facebook page. As always, send scoop. – Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; 3208 Cole Ave. No. 1302, Dallas TX 75204; cell 214-334-3977; jbhayes9296@alumni.nd.edu

92MBA Spring News

Christmas cards are a great source of news and I love seeing your kids grow. Alice and Dan Ryan checked in over the holidays with news of their brood. Daughter Lucy is splitting her junior year between Purdue and a semester abroad in Copenhagen. Maggie will be a college freshman in the fall, and son A.J. is in school in New Jersey. The Ryans are renovating their historic home in San Francisco. Matt Warner is still in Newport Beach. After consulting for the last four years, he rejoined corporate America and took a position as vice president of strategic marketing at Avanir Pharmaceuticals. Send updates. – Julie Pendell; 6054 Gabrielle Ave., Ann Arbor MI 48103; 734-680-5635; pendell.julie@gmail.com

92JD Visits and Congratulations

Greetings from the Heartland. I heard recently from Missy Byrne Murray. Her daughter Megan is a student at Notre Dame, a member of the class of 2017. I foresee many trips for Missy to Notre Dame to visit. Michael Mendola has been named senior vice-president and associate general counsel at HSBC Bank USA, in and around the area of Buffalo, Niagara and New York. Congratulations, Michael. On Dec. 12, the Senate confirmed Elizabeth Wolford, a Buffalo-born Rochester lawyer, to serve on the US District Court for the Western District of New York. Elizabeth is a partner at Wolford Law Firm LLP in Rochester. Congratulations, Judge Wolford. I look forward to hearing from you. I know that we all have a lot of accomplishments and special occasions going on in our lives, and I appreciate you sharing those moments with the rest of us. Until next time, may the luck of the Irish be with you. Go Irish. – Paul A. Drey; Brick Gentry, 6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines IA 50266; 515-271-1765; fax 515-271-1766; paul.drey@brickgentrylaw.com

93 I’d Like to Buy a Vowel

I think that I have the honor of being the second person in our class to compete on a televised game show. Kevin McDonagh appeared on The Weakest Link several years ago, and I got to hang with Pat and Vanna on the airing on Jan. 17 of Wheel of Fortune. The audition process and actual taping were quite an experience. If anyone caught the show, then you’ll know that I’m not “loving life right now.” Oh well, those are the breaks. It was still fun to do, but it took me a while to get over the disappointment of not walking away with a significant cash prize. It just goes to show that there’s no such thing as quick, easy cash. Ken Wincko provided a legitimate excuse for missing our 20th reunion last year. He and his wife, Amy, welcomed their third daughter, Corinne Elise, on Jan. 30. Her sisters, Kaitlin and Kelsey, have been really great taking care of their baby sister and teaching her how to be a proper princess. Lots of dress-up and Barbies are going on at the Wincko house. With all of the little ones, Ken and Amy didn’t make it out to campus last fall, so they are looking forward to the Syracuse game at the Meadowlands this year, close to their town of Morristown NJ. They plan to take their three little ND cheerleaders to the game. Ken is still at Dun & Bradstreet, where he was promoted to VP, global product solutions last September. Congratulations to new parents Patty Moran and her husband, Andy McIlvaine, who welcomed their daughter, Caroline Frances, into the world on Dec. 20. Patty writes that the arrival of Caroline explains why she went to bed so early at the reunion; it was first trimester exhaustion. Rex “the Beard” Rempel was asked to be the manager of the Seattle area’s Crisis Diversion Facility for adults in behavioral crisis. His challenge is quality improvement for the 16 month-old facility. He said he’ll see how it goes, but he’s pleased with his start. – Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 1524 W. Calle Escuda, Phoenix AZ 85085; res 623-249-2998, bus 602-547-6125; amyuhas@cox.net

93MBA Christmas Letters

Thank you to Matt Gleason who sent an adorable Christmas card showing his four children: Courtney, Brendan, Lindsey and Abbey. The beautiful family photo also included Matt and Kim. Gina van Wanroys sent her card from Belgium. She and her family have been there for nine years. Sebastian is active with swimming and soccer and speaks three languages, and Nathaniel turned loves school. Miel, her husband, works for Neuhaus, the Belgium chocolate company. Gina says she keeps busy looking after her three handsome men. Matthew Majikes sends fun letters to read. He wrote that Matthew Jr. is a freshman at Trinity Episcopal High School. He swims, plays soccer and the bass guitar and loves school. Daniel is in the seventh grade and plays baseball. He and his brother play musical events all over town for charity and for publicity for the school. Matthew Sr. keeps busy with his business. He fulfilled a life-long dream of going to the US Open Golf Tournament, is on the JDRF board for juvenile diabetes research and coaches a Ride for a Cure team. This year they are riding in Vermont in July. If you are interested in joining the team, let him know. Corky Vickers’ kids are getting so big. Breton is a high school freshman and enjoys friends and computer games. He runs cross country, learned to sail and can get up on water skies. Talisen is in fourth grade. She is their fashionista and environment creator. Dance, ballet lessons and musical theatre keep her busy. Corky joined Union Bank in September in their special assets department. Thank you to all who sent me updates. My next deadline is May 1. I would love to hear from you. – Tricia Hug Schorr; 12429 Sanderling Trace, Fishers IN 46037; thugschorr@yahoo.com

93JD Class Secretary – Charles S. Hegarty;

734-398-5733; chegarty@bodmanllp.com

94 Updates and News

Kyle Kreth was awarded a PhD in computing and information systems at the U of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is a VP at Bank of America in the global wealth management area. He and his wife Ashley have three daughters, Kaitlyn, Mallory and Rachel. Kevin Flanagan, his wife Susan, and daughter Mimi Marie hosted a Texas style tailgate in Dallas for the 2013 Shamrock Series game and then cheered on the Irish in their victory over ASU. Joining him were Patrick Cady, with wife Mary and kids Griffin, Marley and Piper, along with a host of others. Mitchell Freehauf married Miranda Davis on Oct. 12 in Atlanta. Mitchell and Miranda are practicing attorneys in Atlanta. Adam Dorfman received an executive MBA in 2010. He is employed by Fidelity and is married to Alyson (Naimoli). Adam and Alyson have two sons, Enzo and Mark. Keep the good news coming. I hope to see you at the Reunion. – Lynne Russo Hartzer; ndclass1994@yahoo.com

94MBA Class Secretary – Rodger Laurite;

678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com

94JD Ready for Reunion

This is our Reunion year as sponsored by the Alumni Association. Reunion will be held May 29 to June 1. (http://reunion.nd.edu/s/1210/index-nopn-social.aspx) Jim Ferrick is coordinating for all who are attending, so please contact him at jhf@greensfelder.com. Please send me updates as always. – Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com

95 Short But Sweet

Corra and Ed Dunigan started the new year with their first child, Declan, born in early January. Ed and Corra live in Austin, where Ed heads up the partnership team for RetailMeNot. T. Hastings Siegfried, formerly NORDAM’s vice chairman and chief operating officer of its transparency group, relocated to Singapore as chief operating officer, Asia Pacific sales and technical services. He retains his role as vice chairman of the NORDAM board. I hope by now everyone is out of the winter freeze and spring is in the air. Please send us your news. — Colleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson; 1814 N. Robincrest Lane, Glenview IL 60025; 847-998-1402; colleen.robson@starcomww.com or therobsons@sbcglobal.net

95MBA Class Secretary – Renee Werner;

134 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs IL 60480; cell 773-528-3929; res 708-467-0454; reneewerner@yahoo.com

95JD Class Secretary – Julia Meister; meister@taftlaw.com

96 Deep in the Heart of Texas

Many thanks to Kevin Kuwik, who served as the guest-writer for this column. Wherever the Irish go, the Class of ’96 is always well-represented, and the Shamrock Series game this past fall in Dallas was no exception. Bill Wertz, Mary O’Connor, Larissa Herzceg, and Erin Boyd were loud and proud cheering on the Irish. Bill recently relocated to the Detroit area after accepting the position of production manager with his company. Jen (Griffiths) and Joe Roos are living in Fayetteville NY. Joe is a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force serving on active duty with the New York Air National Guard. After tours in Aviano, Italy and Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, he is a flight commander at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome NY, whose mission is to monitor and provide air defense over the nation’s busiest airspace east of the Mississippi. Jen is working as a substitute teacher in the local school district after staying home full time with their sons, Ryan, Sean and Evan. Karen (Shopoff) and John Rooff ’94 are living in Austin with their kids, Noah, Owen and Rosa. Karen runs a personal training business. She recently successfully launched Balance Virtual Bootcamp as an offshoot of it, getting a great promotional assist and meeting other alumnae via ND Women Connect. Molly (McConville) and Eric Weber welcomed their fourth son, Henry, in October, joining big brothers Owen, James, and Charles. They live in Waukee IA, outside Des Moines, where Molly works as an attorney. Francis Williams resides in Lake Peekskill NY, where he runs a business as an energy coach that specializes in coaching entrepreneurs. Brie (Schaefer) and Richard Johnigan recently celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary. They were married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame in December, 1998. They live in Pearland TX with their children, Henry, James, Maria and Peter. Richard is an otolaryngologist with Texas ENT Specialists. After six years in Kodiak AK, Anne Niebler moved back to Madison WI, where she reunited with old roommate Bridget (Magenis) McCullough. Anne married Robert Shimmin on Jan. 18 and is practicing family medicine with the U of Wisconsin clinics. Last January, Conrad James was appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to the U of New Mexico Board of Regents, where he serves on the finance committee and health science center board. He still works as a researcher at Sandia National Laboratories. In October, Darcy Yaley and her husband Matt will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. They reside in the mountains of Santa Cruz CA and Darcy works at a Catholic Church in Los Altos. Renee La Rue and Jim Schmiedeler live in South Bend with their kids Sophia, Declan, and Emmet. Jim is on the ND faculty in the Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, and Renee is a senior writer at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. They often bike to campus with their kids on football Saturdays for the pre-game festivities, which has led to many fun classmate sightings in the past five years. I hope all is well with you. Please keep in touch. – Kate Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov

h2(#1996-MBA).96MBA Class Secretary – Maureen Maher; NDMBA96news@hotmail.com

96JD Elvis in China?

Bradley Wiskirchen was named chairman of the board of the Salt Lake City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He is currently CEO of Keynetics Inc. and its subsidiary Kount Inc., and chairman of the board of directors of Click Sales Inc., all located in Boise. Ed Perdue reports that things are going well in Grand Rapids and that along with Joe Rossi ’95, he has founded the Grand Rapids Veterans Bar Association. Ed is also coaching his son, Finnegan, in football and basketball this year. Tammy (Ramos) Ellis is working for Vavaville Christian School, teaching three levels of Spanish. She loves the job and enjoys the free time it gives her with her “three kiddos” during summer and holiday vacations. Maria Mucha reports that Jen Hieatt is now a Tennessee-licensed attorney and that Jen will be doing pro bono work in Memphis. (Maria thinks Elvis will need Jen’s help when he comes out of hiding because Maria is sure he’s gone through his stash of hidden money.) Billy Erickson (who once attended a Notre Dame football game dressed as Elvis) was named vice president of business practices and compliance for United Technologies. He will be based in Shanghai, China, and will have responsibility for driving company compliance activities and ensuring a coordinated approach to ethics and business practices for UTC BIS North Asia. Billy will provide strategic direction and oversight to numerous compliance initiatives. David Freund has been elected president of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He continues to represent the indigent accused as an assistant federal public defender in Wichita. Steve Reams is a member at Stites & Harbison PLLC. He practices in the construction services group out of the Atlanta office. For several years, he has been a national certified instructor for the Design Build Institute of America, which offers a design-build certification. Steve teaches the contracts and risk management course throughout the United States and abroad. I am the proud father of three daughters: a Saint Mary’s College freshman, a Concord High School varsity catcher and a 10-year old who just earned her Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do. Please send me your updates. Please also send me your new email addresses, especially if you would like news of minireunion football games. – Christopher J. Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Court, Elkhart IN 46516; bus 574-239-1918, res 574-875-4257; Chris.Spataro@FaegreBD.com

97 Additions to the Family

I hope everyone has thawed out from the polar vortex. No matter where you lived in the country, it seemed you were not safe from frigid temperatures. Thankfully, spring has come and we are starting to see signs of new life and budding flowers. I am happy to report on two new lives in our Notre Dame family. Christie and Mike Flintosh welcomed their second child on Dec. 6. Michael Joseph joins his big sister Caroline Alexis. Mike and Christie are looking forward to catching up with some ND friends when they go to Cleveland for the wedding of his old roommate, Dan Wolters. Yvette (Ramirez) and Mike Boland welcomed their fourth child, Trey William, on Jan. 6. He joins big brothers TJ and Trevor and big sister Maria. Mike is an engineering director at Triumph Actuation Systems, while Yvette has returned to being a stay-at-home mom. They love living in Winston-Salem and can’t believe they have been there for 10 years. Time flies when you are chasing around kids. I hope everyone is happy and healthy. Go Irish. Please send me updates on boys/girls weekend gatherings. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com

97MBA Let’s Stay Connected

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this edition. It was great to hear from so many of you. Kelly and Alvaro Taboada welcomed their daughter, Samantha, on Oct. 9. Al is back teaching at U of Tennessee after a year visiting Ohio State. Brad Carraway reports some great news from 2013. His ad agency, Mile 9, had an award-winning campaign for their client, the children’s supplement, Voots. Meanwhile Brad’s own company, Fireman’s Brew, had its best year to date with over 30 percent growth and distribution expansion into six additional states, including my home state of New York. Thank you, Brad. Cheers! Across the pond, Marileen Koppenberg’s has a daughter, Laetitia, and a son, Jeremy. After 16 years, Marileen has taken a career break from JP Morgan to spend more time with the kids and family at home in central London. The family also plans to travel more often. In October, they visited Barcelona, and in December, it was Amsterdam. Jeff Catalina splits his time between his two Pittsburgh restaurants, Verde (modern Mexican cuisine) and Tender (craft cocktails). Jeff’s wife, Erin ’96, is director of social media at GNC in Pittsburgh. Jeff extends his offer of a round on him for all ’97MBAs. Shawn Beals took over as vice president of the Rocky Mountain region for Siemens Healthcare. Shawn has responsibility for Siemens’ diagnostic imaging business within a five-state territory. Shawn’s wife Danielle ’97SMC and children, Sorin and Addison, live in Highlands Ranch CO. Rich Crandall finished his first six months as the state school chief in Wyoming and loves it. Rich reports that while the winter is a little colder than Phoenix, the people are friendlier than ever and the governor has a big vision for the future of K-12 education. Rich invites anyone to visit Cheyenne if they ever get the chance. Here’s a quick update on some of our other MBA alum across the country: Heather Drinan is associate director of research and operations at Dartmouth. Pete Pocsik is in Hoboken NJ. John Dombrosky is in Greensboro NC at Syngenta. Ryan Baker is at Worldwide Partner Marketing in San Francisco. Larry Aleman is at Elbit Systems of America in Dallas. Tim Gleeson is at PNC Bank in Washington DC. Jim Kerr is at TEKsystems in Philadelphia. Oscar Villalobos is at Koch Industries in Brazil. Kathy Noble is at Kellogg’s in Detroit. Katie Wolsfeld is at Knowledge Advisors in Chicago. John Evans is at Closed Loop in Sacramento CA. Tomislav Stefanovski is at Intel in Arizona. Rishi Sadarangani is at Brown Brothers Harriman in NYC. Bill Asch celebrated his two-year anniversary at Be The Match, where he is software development leader. Tim and Katie Coff moved to Charlotte NC in July. They have two young children, Mary and Charlie. I’m in New York with Clear Channel Radio, and continuing to grow my own company, Long Island Comedy. This year our comics were featured on shows with Dennis Miller and Dana Carvey. Check us out at www.LIComedy.com. Please keep in touch. Connect with me on LinkedIn. I use the name “Paul Anthony.” Go Irish. – Paul Mongelluzzo; 646-584-7340; dr_paulnd@email.com

97JD Class Secretary – Erica Anaya;

202-361-6611; anaya@comcast.net

98 Spring is Here

Northwestern Mutual honored wealth management advisor Ben Voigt with membership in its 2013 Forum group, which recognizes individuals for an outstanding year of helping clients achieve financial security. Ben is affiliated with the McTigue Financial Group based in Chicago. This is the seventh time that Ben has received the forum honor. Anne (Freedy) and Dave Monahan celebrated the birth of their fifth child, Ryan Patrick, last August. Ryan joins siblings Claire, Luke, Mary Kate and Keenan. Anne also reports that Michelle (Annunziata) and Lee Hambright welcomed another little girl. Baby April joins her big sister, Abigail. Lastly, Jeremy Burke is the development director for the Boy Scouts of America in Charleston WV. This is his fifth position with the BSA. Jeremy has recently been elected vice president of the Notre Dame Club of Charleston, and he also serves on the board of the Vandalia Rotary Club. Go Irish. – Bob Flannery; rflannery3@whiteway.com

98MBA Summer on Campus

Liz and Michael Riegel continue to love life in North Carolina. Mike, Liz and their three children were back on campus this summer for the Alumni Family Volunteer Camp. Mike highly recommends it for any families looking to spend a week on campus and do some community service with their kids in the South Bend area. After 15 great years at IBM, Mike moved over to Cisco Systems to be CMO of their services division. He would love to hear from any and all Cisco-ND alums as he gets started. Mark Lawrence watched the Temple game with Chuck O’Neal and his daughter Bella, who is going to school at NYU. Mark also had coffee with Steve Brunette in Seattle. He also saw Melissa and Brian Miller and Mark Bycraft at the USC game. Mark also had lunch with Chris Bastek. Lisa and Tim Saur live in Rochester NY with their three children. Tim is COO of Durst Phototechnik AG America. He routinely travels to Greenville/Spartanburg SC. Tim encourages alumni in either region to reach out. Tim acquired a PhD in international business development in 2008 from the U of Southern Mississippi. Tim also recently joined Facebook. Look him up. – Joseph Dunlop; 330 North Rockingham Way, Amherst NY 14228; res 716-625-8470, bus 716-821-9393 ext. 274; joseph.dunlop.1@gmail.com

98JD From White Noise to Fish’n’Chips

Mark Cawley and his family recently vacationed in Disney World. Mark is still humming, “It’s a Small World.” Fall 2013 marked*Colin Reilly’s* sixth semester as an adjunct professor teaching deposition skills at Notre Dame Law School. Chris Bopst has something to report, finally. He attended the Notre Dame men’s basketball game against Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in February. Mike Blackburn and family will be moving to Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City FL this summer. Mike will be the staff judge advocate for the base office. More importantly, he is already planning to travel to Doak Campbell Stadium to bear witness to Notre Dame’s anticipated dismantling of Florida State this fall. Ben Pugh reports his life consists of his work, wife, four children and tennis. Everything else is white noise. John Cerone has been appointed visiting professor of international law for the 2013-14 academic year at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts U. He is teaching international humanitarian law, international organizations, and international criminal justice. In 2013, he was invited to sail on the spring enrichment voyage of the Institute for Shipboard Education as a foreign policy expert. Jim Bir is in-house litigation counsel for Amay in Ada MI. He has been there 11 years and loves it. Jim and his wife of 34 years have six children (one of whom is a lawyer), four kids-in-law, three grandkids and an English springer spaniel. Kristen Polovoy’s recent interview in Food Navigator USA was published online Jan. 8. Her comments concerned the FDA’s decision to reject three federal judges’ requests to define whether “all natural” labels can be used on foods containing GMOs. Kirsten’s interview with Law360 was published on Jan. 14. She discussed the US Supreme Court’s January decision to take up the issue of whether a private party may bring a Lanham Act claim challenging a product label regulated under the Food, Drug & Cosmetics Act. Kristen is also a frequent contributor to her firm’s class action defense blog: http://classactionblog.mmwr.com. Deanna Boll’s new restaurant, the Seafare Chippery, is now open in Fanwood NJ. She describes it as a traditional fish’n’chips place meets a New England fish shack. Rich Bell graciously hosted Brendan Regan for a snow-abbreviated Boston weekend that included “Frozen Fenway 2014.” Tom Roland remains pleasant, but he grows suspicious. Do you have news to report? Drop me a line, and fill me in. Also, pay a visit to the NDLS Class of 1998 Facebook page for news and fun. – 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 Fifteenth Reunion

We look forward to seeing you at our 15-year reunion. We hope you are joining the festivities, as it will be a lot of fun and a great way to reconnect with old friends. For reunion information, visit http://reunion.nd.edu. Anne (Rasho) and J.T. Vanderkamp welcomed twins into the world. John Robert (“Jack”) and Estelle Mary (“Stella”) were born on the Fourth of July. They live in Chicago, where J.T. works for RGA and Anne works for Mesirow Financial. On April 20, 2013, Sinead Keegan and Brian Foley ’96, were married at the Church of Saint Francis Xavier in Manhattan. Most guests joined the bridal party and the newlyweds on a subway ride from the church to the reception at the New York Athletic Club. Sinead works at the Center for Economic Opportunity, an anti-poverty innovation fund within the Office of the Mayor of New York City. Brian is a managing director in the NYC office of Macquarie Group, an Australian bank. I would like to share that we had our third baby boy, Theodore David “Teddy” on Jan. 10. He joins big brothers, Tommy and Danny. It’s going to be a wild ride at the Martin house. Blessings to all of you, and happy spring. Cheers. – Erin (Wysong) Martin; class99@alumni.nd.edu

99MBA Number One

Conrad and Jen Steller continue to work together in residential real estate and are proud to announce that The Steller Group was ranked as the number one Keller Williams team in Colorado, based on 2013 sales volume. Valerie Gregory-Woolsey has been selected the 2014 chair of the plan management advisory group to Covered California’s board of directors. Covered California is responsible for the oversight of the California Health Benefit Exchange, the first health benefit exchange in the state established to support the expansion of the coverage enabled by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. On a personal note, Valerie was tickled to run into Maurice O’Keeffe ’66 in Union Square in San Francisco during the Stanford game in November. Maurice shared personal stories of attending games when Ara Parseghian coached the Irish. Eric Moore, John Kutsche, Tim Kavanagh, Brad Doebel, Todd Dawes and Brendan King gathered for a boys’ golf weekend in Dallas last August. Sean King attended Notre Dame’s outdoor hockey game at Boston’s Fenway Park on Jan. 4. Sadly, the Irish lost 4-3 to host Boston College. Oria and Vic Castroll recently celebrated their son Vincent’s bar mitzvah in a beautiful ceremony in Studio City CA. They are happily ensconced in Agoura CA and look forward to their other son, Valor’s, bar mitzvah on their way to South Bend down the road. It is hard to believe, but our class celebrates its 15-year reunion in 2014. Reunion is scheduled for May 29 through June 1. There will be many activities and a lot of programming planned on campus, and if you are bringing the family, there will be fun activities planned for the kids, as well. I hope to see many of you there. Go Irish – Christy (Hayes) King; christyking@alumni.nd.edu

99JD Class Secretary – Steve Boettinger; boettinger@alumni.nd.edu