class notes

1990s

90 How Was Reunion?

Derrick Benn was invited to the White House by President Obama along with several other citizens from across the country to discuss the Affordable Care Act and its impact on their personal lives. Derrick works in San Francisco tutoring kids in math, chemistry and physics. Knight Anderson has been elected as partner of the legal firm Tucker Ellis LLP. Knight represents local, national and multinational clients in civil litigation matters and at trial across the country. His practice concentrates in the areas of products liability, toxic tort and mass tort. Knight earned his law degree from Indiana U after leaving Notre Dame. As I am writing this, we are putting the final touches on plans for our 25th Reunion. Yet, by the time you read this, Reunion will hopefully be another great memory of our times together under the Dome. I trust Reunion will have been a smashing success and thank everyone who made the trip to South Bend to renew old friendships. While many people were involved to plan and execute another great reunion weekend, I’d like to acknowledge the leadership and effort of those who were instrumental in our work: Patrick Olmstead, Bob Brutvan, Ruth Beier, Cathy (Haynes) Turnbull, Mary Beth (Munhall) Jarvis, Maureen (Murphy) Mohlenkamp, Nick Farmer, Kathleen (Fochler) Piwko and Mike Zacchea among many others. A special shout-out goes to Peter Dumon and The Harp Group for generously sponsoring our class refreshment tent this year. I’d love to hear your feedback on Reunion, including what you felt went well and what we could do better next time. Please just drop me an email. Mark your calendars and join us on campus for our next minireunion at the Navy game on Oct. 10. Class game tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis; contact Chris Broadhurst at christopher.broadhurst@pncmortgage.com for more information. Check us out on Facebook at “Notre Dame Irish Class of 1990.” Go Irish. — Chris Paul; chris.paul@alcatel-lucent.com

90MBA Family Dynamics

Patti (Novak) and Bill Sheedy live in San Mateo in the San Francisco area. They have three children: Jack, 19, Emma, 17, and Daniel, 14, who are typical, great kids doing normal stuff. Jack is a freshman at Miami U of Ohio, Emma is a high school junior and starting to look at colleges in the Midwest and Danny is starting high school in the fall. Patti is on the board of two wonderful charities (Samaritan House and Today’s Youth Matter) and loves running the family in all ways that matter. Bill has been with Visa in San Francisco for 22 years. He is a global executive responsible for Europe, strategy, M&A and government relations. Please send your Reunion updates and stories for the next column. — Dave Wilson; 104 N. Wilson CT, Palatine IL 60067; david_c_wilson@hotmail.com

90JD Class Secretary — Cathy (Pollock) Gregory;

30 Walnut Farms Drive, Farmington CT 06032; cagregory@sbcglobal.net

91 Selected Chief

Greetings Class of ’91ers. I hope the summer has been rewarding for you and you are looking forward to a great fall season. By the time of this publication, we should be gearing up for a football season after a wonderful performance by the men’s and women’s basketball and lacrosse teams. So, here is some news from our classmates. Kevin Lally has been selected as the chief of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Section of the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, which targets international narcotics cartels. In this role, he recently oversaw the largest single-day cash seizure in US history. Previously a deputy chief in the Violent and Organized Crime Section, Kevin has served as the Central District’s organized crime and international organized crime coordinator, regularly teaches RICO-based classes at the National Advocacy Center and successfully prosecuted RICO cases against a corrupt California Department of Corrections guard, the Aryan Brotherhood and Nazi low rider prison gangs, two separate Mexican Mafia criminal enterprises and the enterprise comprised of private investigator Anthony Pellicano and his law enforcement and phone company associates. Kevin was the first AUSA in the Central District to charge civil rights violations in a RICO prosecution and the first AUSA in the United States to charge a violation of the female genital mutilation statute. Kevin has obtained convictions against attorneys Terry Christensen and Isaac Guillen, multiple law enforcement officers and film director John McTiernan. Kevin prepared, filed and argued the largest appellate brief in USAO history, the 700-page answering brief to the six consolidated Pellicano-based appeals. In 2009, in the wake of the successful prosecutions arising from the Pellicano/Christensen-related cases, Kevin was named Los Angeles County Prosecutor of the Year. In 2013, Kevin was honored with the “CLAY Award” (California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year) for his successful prosecution of 43 members of the criminal enterprise run by Mexican Mafia member Francisco “Puppet” Martinez for offenses that included the murder of a 23-day-old infant. Rob Hahn checked in. Rob, also known as Robbob, recently released “Romero,” a rock song celebrating the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. Hahn wrote the song shortly after taking a course on liberation theology his senior year and decided to record it this year to coincide with Romero’s beatification May 23. You can listen to the song at romerosong.com. That’s it for this month. Until next time, stay in touch. — John Romanelli; jrndmd@comcast.net

91MBA Catching Up

Thank you to Daniel Maus for his many years as the editor of our class notes. While I was submitting an update to him, he asked me to take over our column. I look forward to reconnecting with all of you. My contact information is at the bottom of this column. In March, I had the wonderful opportunity to reconnect with Rebecca (Dietrich) Smith, Susan (Graham) Cross, Megan Frigon and Nina Gramaglia for Nina’s birthday bash in Beaver Creek CO. Nina brought us together to enjoy a weekend of skiing, snowshoeing and laughing over fine food and wine. Rebecca and Susan shared a room, and they picked up where they left off as roommates: vocal and hilarious. It was an amazing weekend of fun with special friends. Thanks, Nina. Megan Frigon lives in Denver with a vacation house near Vail. She is married with two stepchildren, Emily and Sam. Megan is transitioning from VP in human resources and the corporate life to part-time consulting work doing health/life coaching and spending more time with her family. Megan is worried that Susan is stuck in the 1980s and looks forward to her new wardrobe. Megan said, “Come visit anytime.” Rebecca Smith works for Bertolli, R&B Foods as the marketing lead. She is fighting 50 with four children including son Jonathan, 5, who keeps her and husband Mark feeling young but looking old. Big brother Jake is an honor student at Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn IL, where he plays soccer and lacrosse. Zach hits junior high next year and loves lacrosse, golf and piano. Ellie enjoys piano, soccer and taking care of their dog Kia. Mark and Rebecca feel blessed and are trying to savor their children while working full time. Renee (Despres) and Paul Mannino last checked in more than 10 years ago. They have been world travelers, living in Singapore and Tokyo for eight years, back to the US, then to Paris, and now put down roots in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Paul is the finance director at AbbVie. Paul and Renee have four children. Joe will be heading to West Point in June. Gina is a sophomore at Warren Township High School and has her sights set on studying business and economics at Notre Dame. Both are actively involved in the church’s teen group, volunteer organizations, and school sports. Sophia, who was born with special needs, continues to make great progress, and loves life. Anthony is in first grade and plays a variety of sports. With so much going on, it’s difficult to keep up with fellow MBA classmates, but they try to get together with Ann and Rich Yoo, Beth and Dennis Cloud and others in the Chicago area. Keep your updates coming. — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; 4102 Debenham Court, Rockville MD 20853; res 301-774-1232; cell 301-502-3843; pattylynch05@gmail.com

91JD Changes

Marty Loesch is the chief operating officer and general counsel for the government and public relations firm Strategies 360 in Seattle WA. The firm has offices in several western states and the District of Columbia. Marty previously served as legal counsel and chief of staff to former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire. Marty’s wife, Cyndi, works at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They have a daughter, Ruby, who is in fifth grade and enjoys choir, lacrosse and drama. Marty recently celebrated the big 5-0 in Mazatlan with his family. He sends his best wishes to all of us who have or will reach that milestone. Tim DeMasi has decided to take time off from practicing law at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York City to spend more time with his four sons aged 10, 8, 6 and 2. Tim’s wife, Karin, who is a litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, encouraged him to make the move. Tim will still teach classes as an adjunct at Columbia Law School and reports that he has less time now than when he was working full time. Those boys must be busy. I would love to hear from you, so please email or call me with your news. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God. — Martha Trout; 12823 Clark St., Clive IA 50325; 515-281-6660; mtrout@iowa.gov

92 One Constant: Change

With summer sun and fun also comes the planning of high school and college transitions. For Domers, it also means time to gear up for football season and the minireunions. With Texas back on campus, and a game at Fenway, 2015 looks to be a fun fall of football. Speaking of life transitions, Helen (Read) Young sends word that her son, George, graduated from Jesuit High School and will be a freshman at TCU, while her daughter, Julia, will be a high school freshman at Sacred Heart. They celebrated the graduations with a two-week trip to Italy during this summer. Helene Marcy and Reed Solomon live in Mansfield CT with their two young children. Reed is an associate professor of mathematics at UConn and Helene is re-entering the world of public policy/poverty work after eight years at home with their kids. Lynn (Mordan) and Robb Schoenbauer live in Minnesota and send word their eldest, Emmy, a freshman at ND, was the female lead in the main theatre production on campus this spring. Elizabeth (Gleason) Houser reports she and her husband, Jim, survived a 10- day whirlwind of events when their eldest son graduated from college, their younger son graduated from high school and their daughter made her confirmation. Liz is a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual and serves as the ND Women Connect chair for her local Notre Dame club in northeastern New York. Cathy (Evces) Gaytan is living in El Paso with her husband and two children. Cathy is the executive director of the El Paso Child Guidance Center, an outpatient mental health clinic treating children and families impacted by trauma and abuse. Congrats to Thomas Salvino as he was named one of Barron’s 2015 Top Advisors in America. Additional congrats to Ann (Crawford) Vinski, who received her PhD in systematic theology at Duquesne U in May. She lives with her husband and four children in Pittsburgh. Mary (Pozar) and Dustin Klinger send word they are in full teenage-kid-support-mode, likening it to work as unpaid Uber drivers for their three kids who are in the Japanese Immersion Program in Portland Public Schools. Dustin moved his law practice to a small boutique firm in Portland: Thede Culpepper. Mary played in the World Team Tennis national qualifier tournament in Las Vegas and missed a chance to advance to nationals by a few points and a few big gusts of wind. Baby booties: On March 20, Jacqueline Zuhal Fraser arrived and with perfect Fraser timing, made her debut a week late according to proud dad, Scott (Scooter) Fraser. Christine (Choquette) Ford sends a volleyball team update: she met up with Katie (Kavanaugh) Clark, Colleen (Wagner) Lambros ’91 and Molly Stark ’94 in Arizona for a minireunion weekend. Anthony Jowid returned to campus as a part of a speaker series coordinated by Mendoza College of Business Dean Roger Huang. Titled “Ten Years Hence,” it addresses trends impacting business and society over the next decade. Other classmates who are still involved with alumni programs include Matthew Kenny of Muskegon MI and Cecilia Brown of Portland OR, who represented their clubs at the Alumni Association Leadership Conference held on campus in April. Congrats to Dave McManus for being elected to the Alumni Association Board of Directors and to Martin Scruggs for being elected to the Alumni Association’s Diversity Council. Please update your contact info at my.nd.edu and check out our class Facebook page. If you plan a minireunion at a football game or have current or future Domer children, please send scoop. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; ndclassof92@gmail.com

92MBA On The Move

Chris Hahn of Portland OR will be moving to Seoul, South Korea, to run marketing for Taylor Made/Adidas Golf. Chris will also be responsible for the Adams and Ashworth brands, which are wholly owned by Taylor Made/Adidas Golf. Best of luck, Hahn. Send updates. — Julie Pendell; 6054 Gabrielle Ave., Ann Arbor MI 48103; 734-680-5635; pendell.julie@gmail.com

92JD Class Secretary — Paul Drey;

Brick Gentry, 6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines IA 50266; 515-271-1765; paul.drey@brickgentrylaw.com

93 Return to the Bend

Michael Moreland, vice dean and professor of law at Villanova U School of Law, and his wife, Anna, will be visiting fellows at Notre Dame during the 2015-16 academic year. They will be on leave from Villanova and live in South Bend with their four kids, 26 years after freshman year. Talk about coming full circle. Michael Fisk, who’s been with Sony Pictures for several years, was one of many employees impacted by the November cyber-attack in which the hackers stole his personal data to sell on the black market; the impact to the IT infrastructure was such that Michael didn’t get a work laptop until two months later. On top of these professional challenges, Michael also had personal challenges this year with the death of his father at the end of January and then his aunt a month later. He was able to visit both before they passed away and say his goodbyes. Fortunately, Michael has some good news. (His father must be looking down upon him.) He was promoted to a larger role within Sony Pictures as SVP for international marketing. He will help oversee overall marketing for their movies. Upcoming movies include Pixels and Spectre, the next James Bond film. Robbie Hennings sent an update from the Capital of the Free World, Washington DC, for those of you who are geographically-challenged. Robbie got engaged on stage in front of a sold-out crowd at the Kennedy Center on June 2, 2013. Talk about a pressure situation. Fortunately, his now-wife Diana said yes. He and Diana Jean McCord married on Jan. 4, 2014. Diana and Robbie became a family of three with the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Rose, on Oct. 23. Robbie included a long list of Domers who attended his wedding, and I must include everyone since I think it’s phenomenal that this group of Domers has continued to stay close 22 years after we graduated. Robbie’s groomsmen included Kevin Nelson, Pat Midden, Brian Epping, Jim Burkhart, Ken Finely and Malik Harrison. Debbie Sus was a reader at the wedding service. Guests included Beth (Brandes) Jenkins, Liz (Panzica) Newman, Mike Newman, Tanya (Braukman) and David Haas, Brad Boehm, Aimee Delach, Christine (Taafe) and Michael Gaunt, Becky Barnes, Dianne Simodynes, Kathleen (Vogt) Robert, Joey Coleman ’95, Tim Cashin ’92 and Jerry Parshall ’83JD. Many had spouses in attendance who did not go to ND, and many brought their kids as well, so it was quite a minireunion. Diana and Robbie were grateful for the support of so many, even those like Molly (Marostica) Smith and Angela Senander, who were kept away by the rough January weather. It was a great day shared with family and good friends. I was lucky to have two great friends and fellow Cubbies fans visit my husband, Jim, and me during Spring Training. Dan Alesia and Dave Sullivan made a guys’ weekend trek to Phoenix to see the Cubbies play at several Cactus League stadiums. Dave was also in town for work, which coincided with Spring Training but not spring break, so his wife, Jill, a teacher, stayed behind in Chi-town. As for me, Jim and I just returned from a 10-day trip to London. We took day trips to Stonehenge, Bath, Salisbury, Oxford and the Cotswolds. We also went to the theatre several times, a must for me. Although we were in town for the birth of the new princess, surprisingly we were not invited over for tea at Kensington Palace to celebrate. Go figure. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 1524 W. Calle Escuda, Phoenix AZ 85085; res 623-249-2998; bus 602-547-6125; amyuhas@cox.net

93MBA Update

I have received a couple of fun updates since our last column. Michael Smith brought a smile to my face as I read his news: “I picked up an ND Magazine for the first time in forever and thought I’d reach out. I enjoyed reading about how everyone is waiting for their last kids to pick out colleges. I thought your readers would get a chuckle to hear I’m waiting for my last kid. Karen shared the news we are having another child the week I got my AARP card. Way too many Peter Pan years in Manhattan Beach, a handful of great years in Chicago and here I am in some place called Jacksonville FL. Rocky is almost 5.” (A side note from Tricia: Rocky was covered in mud from head to toe, smiling for the camera.) “A new baby is due in June. All with college-bound kids who miss changing diapers are welcome to stop by at 2 a.m. In other news, I am running the retirement 401(k) business for a big insurance company blah blah.” My guess is that you may be smiling like I was after reading his email. He has not lost his humor. I received another fun email, this one from Matt Gleason. His son, Brendan, will be attending Notre Dame this fall and will be playing lacrosse. I am looking forward to seeing Matt and having the opportunity to meet his family. My next deadline is Aug. 1. Please let me know if you will be attending any football games. I can let everyone know where to meet you. Go Irish. — 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 Updates and News

Stacy (Constantineau) Meade tells me that she and her husband, Mike, have moved from Tucson to Norman OK, where Mike works as an associate athletics director at the U of Oklahoma and she works in child abuse prevention. They continue to serve as foster parents and were blessed to adopt Amelia Kathleen, a very spunky 3-year-old, this March. Amelia joins big brothers Brendan, 13, and Keenan, 8. Tim O’Neill was elected president of the Alumni Association Board, which puts him onto the University’s Board of Trustees for two years. Stephanie Gallo also is on the board. Tim is excited to serve the extended Notre Dame family. If anyone in our class has any ideas or opinions about ND in general, he wants to know. You can reach out to him at tim@pianobrothers.com. Speaking of piano brothers, music from the band The O’Neill Brothers (Tim and his brother, Ryan ’97) was recently featured on the show The Good Wife. Congrats, guys. Lastly, John Kolodziej ’61 shared the sad news that his daughter, Kaaren Kolodziej Burke, passed away on Feb. 2 after a five-year battle with cancer. Shortly after graduation, Kaaren began a Peace Corps assignment in Thailand, specializing in fresh water fisheries development. She returned in 1996 and soon departed for California, eventually securing a position at the San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Safari Park, where she began to fulfill her dream of working with animals. Kaaren advanced to the position of senior keeper and was widely respected for her broad knowledge and dedication to the care and training of her animals. Many of you saw her at our 20th Reunion last summer. She leaves behind her husband, Mike, and sons, Mason, 9, and Wyatt, 7. She is also survived by her brother, Chris Kolodziej ’89, and her sister, Kelly Kolodziej Cunningham ’91. Please send updates. — Lynne Russo Hartzer; ndclass1994@yahoo.com

94MBA Class Secretary — Rodger Laurite;

678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com

94JD Meet at the Navy Game

As a reminder from the last column and my email blast, the Oct. 10 Navy game will be the annual unofficial game meet-up and tailgate for this year. Please contact Jim Carrig or myself regarding details for meeting up that weekend. If anyone else would like to help planning this year or future years, please let me know. I hope you and your families are well. Please send any class notes, information, updates, developments, etc. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com

95 Class Secretary — Colleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson;

1814 N. Robincrest Lane, Glenview IL 60025; 847-998-1402; colleen.robson@starcomww.com or therobsons@sbcglobal.net

95MBA Congratulations

It’s been a busy few years for Stacey and BJ Shaf. They were married in 2013 and welcomed baby Benjamin into their family in November 2014. They and their four other children and dog Snowball are happy and healthy in North Carolina. Kelly and Brian Moore and their three children, Brenda, Colin and Nolan, left Chicago and headed to San Francisco, where Brian accepted a position as SVP, treasurer with McKesson. Kate and Mark Danaj, along with Gabriel and Joshua, left the Bay area and headed to southern California, where Mark is the city manager for the City of Manhattan Beach. — Renee Werner; 134 Willow Blvd. Willow Springs IL 60480; res 708-467-0454; reneewerner@yahoo.com

95JD In Loving Memory

Hello, all. For those who did not see my email to our class, I am very sorry to report the sudden death of our classmate, Cathy Pieronek, on April 9. Cathy worked in various positions at Notre Dame in the Law School and elsewhere, ultimately being named associate dean for academic affairs and director of the women’s engineering program in the College of Engineering. Many of us remember Cathy as the brilliant and warm “rocket scientist,” JCUL editor and Title IX expert, and friend who loved Notre Dame and her family and friends deeply. I also remember Cathy as my dear and helpful colleague when we worked together in the Law School administration; she’d bring her pet bunny, Hoppy, to visit us at work sometimes. Special condolences from all of us to Cathy’s husband, South Bend attorney Chuck Shedlak, whom she married in the Basilica in 2006. You can find an obituary on Notre Dame’s website. Cathy would have proudly said, “Go, Girl” to our classmates Jody Hilger Odell and Leslee Lewis for their accomplishments. Jody, a former partner at Barnes and Thornburg in South Bend and felony division prosecutor for Marion County IN, was named a US administrative law judge for Social Security and Disability in Indianapolis. Now we can all call her “Judge Jody,” though she does not yet have a TV show. Leslee was elected a fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, honored by Leading Lawyers in Michigan and named a Top Attorney in Michigan by Crain’s. Your columnist, a partner at Taft Law in Cincinnati, was named the 2015 ERISA Litigator of the Year and recognized in four categories by Best Lawyers in America. I also received a “Woman Making a Difference” award from Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills KY. I recently enjoyed visiting with Karin Guenther and Mike Sirtori and their children, Annika and Ben, in Portland and Kara Murphy Richards in Seattle. Be well, everyone. Please keep sending your news. — Julia Meister; meister@taftlaw.com

96 Back on Campus

Erin (Gallagher) and Kevin Klau and daughters Maggie, 14, and Sydney, 12, headed back to campus this winter to check out some hockey and women’s hoops games. They caught up with classmates Katie (Warzon) and Paul Berrettini, along with Dan Cunningham and his wife, Beth (Morgan) Cunningham ’97. Sarah (Kahler) Mustillo is a professor in Notre Dame’s sociology department. Sarah and her husband, Tom ’91, and their children, James, Ellie and Nathan, love being back under the Dome. They report that football season visitors, seeing old professors and a close commute for the 20th Reunion are all great perks. Brian Ziolkowski is still living in Sydney, Australia. Brian and his wife recently welcomed baby Bodhi, who joins Izabella, 8, Ariana, 6, and Xavier, 3. Katie and Keith Ziolkowski welcomed their second daughter, Sloane, in September. She joins big sister Tatum, 2. Congratulations to Kristi (Klukowski) Kennedy and husband Sean, who welcomed Alexandra Louise. Anna and Mike Regan, along with big sister Amanda, recently welcomed daughter Caitlin Grace. Mike and family have settled back in New Jersey, where he is a vice president for program and construction management at Louis Berger. Please send updates. I hope you are all well. — Kate Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov

96MBA Join our Facebook Group

Despite the lack of news in this column for the past several issues, I know you’re all still out there living busy and interesting lives with family, friends and colleagues. With that in mind, this edition of our class column includes one invitation and one request. Here goes on the invitation: In order to jumpstart this column and provide an exciting new forum for class communications, I have established a private group page for us on Facebook. To no one’s surprise, the group is called “Notre Dame MBA Class of 1996,” and I think it will open up some terrific and fun new ways for our class to communicate with each other. I’ve been sending out invites for this group to as many of you as I could find on Facebook, so please search for and join our class group if you’re not a member already. Our private Facebook group is not replacing this quarterly class notes column in the magazine. Instead, it offers an opportunity for us to share news, photos and updates with each other in real time while also enjoying the comments and humorous banter among classmates that will certainly follow. We’re all using social media anyway, so let’s use this private Facebook group to communicate with each other both more easily and more frequently. There’s the invitation I promised, so now here’s the request: Please send me your email addresses and the email addresses of classmates with whom you keep in touch. As you can imagine, maintaining a current list of email addresses for everyone in our class is not easy. New jobs, relocations and service provider changes quickly increase the number of bounce-backs I get to my quarterly email requests for class column news. As the number of people I can successfully reach goes down, so does the potential content we have for this column. Please make sure we have the opportunity to see everyone’s names on these pages by helping to maintain the accuracy of my class contact list. So there you have it: an invitation to join our private group on Facebook and a request for current email addresses. Thank you in advance for your collective help on both fronts. Our next class column is due Aug. 1, so please send me your updates and details of your football season travel plans. Go Irish. — Maureen Maher; ndmba96news@hotmail.com

96JD Making Moves

Hello, everyone, here are some updates. Steve Reams has joined Smith Currie & Hancock in Atlanta. He is excited to be working in a more focused construction law environment with offices on both coasts. Zulf Bokhari has joined Latham & Watkins in Chicago. He is a partner in the finance department and a member of the banking practice. He regularly represents leading commercial and investment banks in the syndicated loan markets. Rick Holzheimer just finished a six-month secondment as an in-house counsel for a natural gas pipeline company in Charleston WV. Rick reportedly is happy to be back in Virginia and claims to look forward to law firm life again, where he can keep track of his time in six-minute increments. Jennifer (Fraley) and Steve Hieatt are outnumbered by teenagers in their home. Because their children are 11, 13, 15 and 16, this imbalance will only get worse before it gets better. It’s a good thing they’re enjoying it. I remain a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, practicing in the firm’s South Bend office. I recently attended the Yankees’ home opener with my family, as the game was conveniently played the day after an Easter visit to my parents’ home in New York. Tickets are still available for the minireunion football game against UMass on Sept. 26. Call or email for details. 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 40th Birthdays and Minireunions

We had very exciting basketball seasons for our Irish teams. Rob and I were hoping the referees were going to give us the charge call in the final seconds instead of the blocking foul to make up for the bad call in the FSU football game. Alas, no such luck. At least we can say we beat the national champions in the ACC. It was a veritable ND hockey reunion in Minnesota last year as Tim Harberts married Teri Watkins. In attendance were former ND icers Ben Nelsen, Brian McCarthy, Ryan Thornton, Brian Welch, Eric Berg and his wife, Jen (Nettesheim) Berg. Also on hand were Sean Connolly, Paul Grasmanis ’96 and Chris Sikora, who performed the ceremony. In winter, I was able to attend Chris Dominello’s 40th birthday party. Yes, we are having those this year (or last year in my case), but we all still look like we did when we graduated in 1997. Surprisingly, I ran in to another fellow Farley girl there, Adrienne (Passeri ) Deussing. Adrienne and husband Keith Deussing ’96 live in New Hope PA with their four children, ages 7 to 12. Adrienne is doing part-time accounting work while also chauffeuring her kids to afterschool activities. That sounds familiar to me. My gas guzzler SUV packed on the miles this spring. Chris Dominello and his wife, Shannon, have three kids and live in Jamison PA. Anyone else have fun and exciting 40th birthdays? Please send me news and updates. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com

97MBA Domers Forever

Anthony Jowid was invited by the dean to speak at Notre Dame in late April to graduate and undergraduate business students at the Ten Years Hence Speaker Series. He spoke on the topic of “Impact Investing: Affordable Housing in the US.” Anthony is COO and a principal of Allied Argenta, a boutique real estate development company focused on affordable, multifamily apartments throughout the western United States. Ant is part of the leadership team focused on overall company strategies, acquisitions, operations, construction and asset management. You can watch a video of the speaker series on Mendoza’s website. While on campus, Ant had lunch with Jim O’Rourke and Bill Nichols. He also had breakfast with Stu Fortener a few months back. Tom Traynor is at Deutsche Bank Securities on Wall Street. Tom shared some memories from the Linebacker Lounge. Thanks, Tom, for the hilarious email. Mike Dunn is at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati. Mike keeps in touch with Chris Wolf, who is also living in Cincinnati. Army Col. Tim Connors is finishing up his time in Djibouti, Africa. Tim and his team started with a base of seven US military personnel and built a staff of 70 members from every US military service, US government civilians and foreign military officers operating in five countries in East Africa. He compared the process to a start-up enterprise. Tim’s looking forward to being back in New York for some time off before heading to Army War College for a few weeks of schooling. He will then take command of a brigade and be back to work by the fall. Tim sends a big thank you to Mike Dunigan for keeping them supplied with Starbucks coffee. Joe Foppiano tells me he got several signed copies of the book Domers by Kevin Coyne when the author did a book signing at the Barnes & Noble on Grape Road in South Bend. If you’ve never read this book, you should. It chronicles a year at ND during the 1990s and will bring you back to our time on campus. Joe hopes to see everyone at the BC game in November. I’m here in New York now working for Connoisseur Media. Their Long Island cluster includes five of the market’s top radio stations. On the comedy front, I’m producing the 10th annual Long Island Comedy Festival. Check us out at LIComedy.com. Thank you to everyone who helped with updates for this edition. It’s always great to hear from so many of you. Please keep in touch and connect with me on LinkedIn. (I use the name Paul Anthony.) — Paul Mongelluzzo; 646-584-7340; dr_paulnd@email.com

97JD Class Secretary — Erica Anaya;

202-361-6611; anaya@comcast.net

98 In Memory of Colleen

A close friend of many in our class, Colleen Conway Grace of Beverly Hills MI, passed away on Feb. 1 after a long battle with cancer. She was the loving mother of Cecelia Marie Grace and loving wife of Scott Grace. Colleen was an ophthalmologist and senior staff physician and saved the eyesight of many of her patients through corneal transplants. She was outgoing, enthusiastic and a natural leader. She will be deeply missed. Northwestern Mutual honored Ben Voigt for the eighth time with membership in its 2014 Forum Group, which recognizes individuals for an outstanding year of helping clients achieve financial security. Ben lives in LaGrange IL and is affiliated with The McTigue Financial Group based in Chicago. Nikole Hannah-Jones has been hired as a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. Nikole has worked as a journalist for more than a decade, spending the last three years as an investigative reporter at ProPublica in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Faraji, and daughter, Najya, 5. After 15 years in a “traditional career,” Theresa Sullivan took a risk and started Wayfinder Advisors, a coaching company that helps professionals make life and career changes that align with their values. She even had the pleasure of helping quite a few Domers in this endeavor. Theresa and her husband, Peter, live in Naperville IL with their three kids, Sean, 11, Andrew, 8, and Marcella, 4. Mike Stany, who started his military career in ROTC at ND, separated from the Army in June and is moving to Nashville TN. He served at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda MD for the last 13 years. His wife, Renee, and three children will be joining him in Nashville. Mike will be working at the gyn/oncology practice at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. His youngest daughter, Olivia, 5, is working on her southern accent. Go Irish. — Bob Flannery; rflannery98@gmail.com

98 MBA Moving Up

Jennifer and Chris Zando live in Allendale NJ with their son, Lucas. Chris is VP of global partnerships and business development at Travelport, a travel tech company that recently went public on the NYSE. Mark Lawrence, Chris Bastek and Leah Gardinier enjoyed catching up at the recent NYC Gipper Gala. I had the opportunity to do a comprehensive rebrand for my company, Precision Manufacturing Group, which is now Switzer. The brand has successfully moved upmarket since its launch in March. Leah Gardinier is living in Stamford CT and working for IBM in Westchester County NY. In March, she met up with Bob Costa, Karen and Greg Hallinan and Allison Hensleit for a week in Big Sky MT for skiing, snowboarding and cheering on the Irish in the NCAA tournament. This was their first visit to Montana but their 17th annual trip out west, a tradition that started the year after graduation with a visit to Park City UT and has continued ever since. — Joseph Dunlop; 330 N. Rockingham Way, Amherst NY 14228; res 716-625-8470; bus 716-821-9393 Ext. 274; joseph.dunlop.1@gmail.com

98JD What’s a Delran?

Congratulations all around this month. Kathy Weston was elected as a circuit judge in Florida last November. Judge Weston was sworn in on Jan. 6 and presides over a juvenile dependency docket in Daytona Beach. John Cerone has been appointed distinguished chair in Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund U Faculty of Law. He has recently been lecturing on the International Criminal Court and the Question of Palestinian Consent at the Swedish Defense U, the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the U of Copenhagen Faculty of Law, the U of Bucharest Faculty of Law and at an expert roundtable convened by the United Nations (UNRWA) in Jericho. In May he will deliver a lecture at NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe on relationships between legal determinations made by organs of different international organizations. Jay Derbis recently joined BMO’s Regulatory Group as US regulatory liaison. Jay focuses on all aspects of BMO’s interaction with US regulators and advises on regulatory matters. Jay joined BMO in 2013 as senior counsel in US wealth management. Undisclosed sources in Delran NJ report that Chris Bopst has been petitioning members of NDLS ’98 to support his demand for retraction of inflammatory claims in the fall 2014 edition that he completed the Buffalo half marathon. He alleges it was a full marathon, but he’s not been able to produce any credible proof and was unreachable for comment. Delran NJ’s Kristen Polovoy continues to be the Class of 1998’s most prolific writer. Her article, “Natural Challenges for Ascertaining the Loss in Food Label Class Actions under the NJCFA” appeared in the NJSBA’s special class action edition of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine. Mark Cawley continues to enjoy working as an insurance regulatory lawyer at Farmers Insurance Group. Have news to share? 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; res 574-514-3703; crputt@gmail.com

99 God Bless Father Hesburgh

Father Hesburgh was a true inspiration and loved by so many. We will all miss him. He helped shape our beloved University, and we will be forever grateful for his service, compassion and love. Rest in Peace. Congrats are in order to Tony Farina and Elizabeth Luppi, who were married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on March 21. Their wedding party included Larry Luppi ’10JD and Rich Klaus. Wedding guests included: Ryan Loos ’13; Father Ronald Maag ’97MA; Father David Link ’58,’61JD (former dean of the ND law school); Sharon Loftus and Patrick Murphy (employees of ND); Monica Luppi ’15 Holy Cross College and Grace Luppi ’15 Holy Cross College. The couple felt truly blessed by the family and friends across the country who were able to attend their wedding. Jill Witkowski married Stephen Heaps on Feb. 19 in Santa Rosa Beach FL. Bridesmaids included Sunday Patterson ’98, Karen Poggi and Lori (Merlger) Resch ’01. The ceremony was performed by Chuck Witschorik. Also in attendance was Nora Mahoney. Jill and Stephen live in Annapolis MD. Peter Cesaro married Laura Schwartz ’09 on Sept. 13 at the Holy Cross Parish of St. Ignatius, Martyr, where the couple first met. Members of the bridal party included Chris Kratovil ’98, Aimée (Brewster) Trudeau ’09 and Catherine Martinez ’09. The wedding was concelebrated by Father Bill Wack, CSC, ’89 and Father Tim Monahan. Peter and Laura happily reside in Austin TX. Josh Nelson celebrated 15 years with Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company in Los Angeles as a project manager. He is working on a project at USC called The Village, which is a 15-acre mixed-use residential-retail complex for the university, consisting of six buildings (plus three in the future) and an underground parking garage. The complex creates an additional 2,700 beds for students and will feature a Trader Joe’s, Bank of America, Starbucks, a fitness center and other retail yet to be leased. Like ND’s Crossroads Project, this is the largest undertaking in the history of USC, with a value of approximately $650 million, and will continue with their “Collegiate Gothic” architecture style. Work started last fall and will progress into 2017. Josh’s wife and two children, Max, 9, and Grace, 6, are doing well. Anne Hayes and Patrick Dowd welcomed their third daughter, Amelia Kerry, on Jan. 26. Amelia was welcomed home by her big sisters, Shannon and Isabelle. Pat continues his work as a deputy prosecutor for Elkhart County, Indiana, and Anne recently transitioned to a new job as director of business development for a local cell tower company. Jimmy Ruebenacker and his wife, Nancy Bong, welcomed their first child, Max, on Dec. 16. The couple resides in New York City, where Jimmy manages an energy portfolio. Mike and Megan (Juckniess) Roach welcomed their second son, Quinn Daniel, on Nov. 16. Quinn joins big brother, Jimmy. Enjoy the rest of summer and beginning of fall and as always, go Irish. — Erin (Wysong) Martin; erinmartin03@yahoo.com

99MBA Catching Up

It has been another quiet quarter for our class. Sean King wrote to report that he bumped into Kevin Patrick on Broadway and 19th in New York City in March. It turns out they live seven blocks from each other. Caroline (Verot) and Eric Moore vacationed in Park City UT with their three kids during spring break. While in Utah, they took a break from the slopes to meet up with Patrick Fannon for drinks. Erin and Timothy Kavanagh’s son, Owen Patrick, was born on Feb. 26. He was welcomed home by brother James, 5, and sisters Grace, 3, and Maeve, 2. John Walusis wrote that he started a new job at SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2) as program manager. Additionally, he and his wife and two of their three daughters earned their black belts in To-Shin Do (Ninjutsu). So, they are ninjas now. Go Irish. — Christy (Hayes) King; christyking@alumni.nd.edu

99JD Class Secretary — Steve Boettinger;

boettinger@alumni.nd.edu