class notes

2000s

00 Class Secretary Laurie (Strotman) O’Malley;

 

ndbug3@hotmail.com 

 

00MBA Class Secretary Georgette (Leonard) Stubin;

 

46917 Polo Drive, Canton MI 48187; mba2000@alumni.nd.edu

 

00JD Class Secretary Brian J. Murray;

 

178 Cranston Court, Glen Ellyn IL 60137; doubledomer2000@gmail.com

 

01 Professional Growth, Personal Loss

 

Carly (Krum) Murphy returned to campus in the fall and give a lecture about her time at Notre Dame and how it prepared her for a career at Sotheby’s. (See the Arts and Letters website for further information.) Alison McElroy was named to Minneapolis/St. Paul Businesses Journal’s 2018 40 Under 40 for her personal and professional accomplishments in the Twin Cities. For the second time, John Salvino was named to On Wall Street’s annual list of Top 40 Advisors Under 40. Those selected were chosen among financial advisors across the country who offer comprehensive asset management, financial planning and wealth management services. Lastly, with sadness I mention the passing of our classmate, Brian J. Laughman. He died suddenly on Feb. 23 from complications related to Marfan Syndrome and is survived by his wife Ingrid, his parents, Sue and Anthony ’73, and his brother and sister, Kevin and Melissa. Brian was a research physicist and lived in Boulder CO, where he worked for a small aerospace company that worked with NASA on its atmospheric remote sensing missions. One of Brian’s prouder memories of Notre Dame is when he and a friend were studying in the library on a cold Saturday evening. Father Hesburgh approached them and asked if they would assist him in saying Mass that evening in his personal chapel, an opportunity they readily accepted. Perhaps he can now relive this happy memory with Father Ted in heaven. — Michael Anselmi; Boulder CO; 415-860-7130; manselmi@alumni.nd.edu

 

01MBA Class Secretary Dominic Pang;

 

dpang@panglaw.com 

 

01JD A Couple Updates

 

Liz and JonMarc Buffa welcomed their second daughter, Penelope Kelly, on March 12. Nora, 14 months, is excited to be a big sister. Robert Seidler joined Jackson Lewis as a principal on April 3. Our class listserv is officially defunct, so please send me your email address and find me on Facebook so we can keep our class in touch. — Jonell Lucca; cell 602-677-3266; jonelllucca@yahoo.com

 

02 Summer Notes

 

Brad and Kelly (Harris) Telfeyan adopted Abigail Piper, who was born on April 15. Abigail joins big brothers Henry and Gus, along with the rest of her adoring family, in Nashville. After living in Southeast Asia for five years, Erin Dowd moved to Berlin as a sales strategy partner with Nielsen. While sad to say farewell to Shanghai and Taipei, Erin is eager for European adventures. Austin Anderson was awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor in kinesiology and sport at the U of Southern Indiana. Austin was also named program director of the sport management program. Matt Lee was promoted to partner at the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP. Matt works in the firm’s Madison WI office, in its litigation department, primarily in bankruptcy and insolvency, real estate litigation, and general business litigation. Matt has been married to Rachel (Mahoney) Lee for 13 years and they have three sons ages 10, 8, and 5. They wonder why Brian Kelly doesn’t run the ball more on first down or on third and short. Rachel is a sales manager for Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia. She works from home selling a process that recovers phosphorus from wastewater and converts it into sustainable fertilizer. Angela DeBruno and husband Dejan Savich welcomed their second daughter, Lyla Jayne Savich, on Nov. 10. Big sister, Addison Leigh, has been a big help and is over the moon in love. Sarah (Martin) and Aaron Trulley welcomed their third son, Christopher Lawrence, on July 6, 2017. He joined brothers Connor Martin, 5, and Matthew Joseph, 3. Sarah had a SCAD (spontaneous coronary artery dissection) heart attack 13 days after Christopher’s birth. She has no restrictions and the long-term prognosis is good. The family is raising funds for its first 5K “SCADaddle” in June. I had to talk her into it, but Sarah shared their fundraising page in case any classmates want to contribute: firstgiving.com/team/372601. The Trulleys live in Evanston IL where Sarah stays home with the boys after 12 years in commercial banking and Aaron is the director of pre-construction for Weis Builders, a Minneapolis-based general contractor. Lauren (Wilson) Maiya and Arun Maiya welcomed daughter Leela Michelle on Dec. 20. Leela joined Rohan, 2, who enjoys being a big brother. Emily (Hallinan) Mavridoglou and her husband Alex rang in the new year with the arrival of Evangeline Jane (Eva) on Dec. 30. Her big brother, Cameron, 3, loves his baby sissy. Eva is already a Fighting Irish football fan, attending her first spring football game, which was the same weekend as her baptism at the Basilica. Emily and her family live in Atlanta. Michael Griffin and Kara Roche ’03 are expecting their first child (a boy) in August. Michael served as the editor of Scholastic and was on campus to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the magazine in March. Penny (Wolf) Houy ’02, ’03MSA and Daniel Houy welcomed their first child, Claire Olivia, on Dec. 1. Assuming things go according to mom’s plan, Claire will be in the Class of 2040. Penny married Daniel on April 16, 2016. Domers in attendance were matron of honor Erin Nigh Johnson ’03 MSA, bridesmaid Kathleen Corte, bridesmaid Jennifer (Kasper) Colwell ’04, Elizabeth Sain ’03, Marilyn Taylor ’82, Jennifer (Henzler) Salcich ’11 and former Breen-Phillips rector Becca Davidson. The Houys reside in Houston where Penny is the vice president of tax at Enterprise Products Partners. Steve Dillenburger and Mary Ellen (Botta) Dillenburger ’06 welcomed their third child, Louis, in September 2017 and planned to move to San Antonio in June. Anne Froyen Mowery and Brendan Mowery ’01 welcomed daughter Aerin in October. Aerin joins sister Kaja and brother Colin in Madison WI. Brian Snyder got engaged to Chiara Potenza a year ago. This update is late because Brian is bad at sending in updates or is embarrassed to admit he’s marrying an SC girl. Happy summer. — Lisa (Sestile) Corcoran; lsestile@alumni.nd.edu

 

02MBA Class Secretary Melissa Hurd;

 

hurdmc@yahoo.com

 

02JD Welcome Linus

 

In February, Colin Tooze and his wife Karin welcomed their one-year-old son Linus, whom they adopted from Seoul, South Korea. The Toozes were thrilled to bring him home after a nearly two-year-long adoption process. Colin is approaching the four-year mark at tech startup Uber, where he leads public policy and PR work for the Southeastern US, based in Washington, DC. Karin teaches high school English in nearby Falls Church, VA.  Megan Glunz Horton; 521 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette IL 60091; res 847-256-2335; megan.g.horton@gmail.com

 

03 Reunion

 

For those of you who were able to make it back for the reunion, we thoroughly appreciate your participation and hope you had a wonderful time celebrating with classmates! In class news, Michael Holba and wife Sara welcomed baby number 3 on January 13th 2018, a bouncing baby boy, Teddy Holba, who joins sisters Gracie (3) and Lilly (2). They live in Chicago. Dr. Ryan Kaple recently accepted a position at Yale, his medical school alma mater, as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of cardiology (news.yale.edu/2017/12/12/dr-ryan-kaple-joins-yale-cardiology). Meghan (McPherson) Horvath married Kevin Horvath, an Ohio State grad. Guests included Erik Keener, Beth Young, and Ellen (Blystone) Trandel. Meghan works for Resilience Capital Partners. Finally, a call out to Billy Small and wife Alison ’03SMC. Billy and Alison’s two sons were diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Billy and Alison are rallying together to find a cure for this disease. They are finalizing the setup of a non-profit, Small Heroes, that will directly raise money to fund research to find a cure specific to their sons’ genetic mutation. If you’re interested in learning more, please reach out to Billy directly at william.small26@gmail.com. Go Irish! — Joshua Gentine; jgentine@alumni.nd.edu

 

03MBA Class Secretary Rosemary Guillette;

 

9 Messenger St., Unit 7, Plainville MA 02762; rguillette@alumni.nd.edu  

 

03JD Class Secretary Lawrence A. Ward;

 

206-903-8817; ward.lawrence@dorcey.com 

 

04 New Pyro Babies

 

Several of my former PE Pyros have welcomed new babies in recent months. Krista (Berghoff) Arnold gave birth to Logan Tabor Arnold on Dec. 9. She and her husband Blake, a graduate of the U of St. Thomas who just finished an MBA at Carlson, live in Minnesota, and Krista is a marketing manager at General Mills. Shaina (Morphew) and Tom Doar welcomed Britton Morphew Doar on April 10. Tom is outnumbered in his family of three daughters, including Georgia and Stella. Frankie (Beecroft) and EJ Jones ’03 welcomed baby Emma Maria on March 22. Emma joins big brother Teddy. Tai (Romero) Hart is celebrating her third year and second maternity leave at Westminster in Atlanta. She and husband Jason welcomed a son, Cohen Kelley, in March. Big sister Greer is showering the new addition with kisses and teaching him all her dance moves. Tai has been blessed with two children via the gift of adoption and is happy to talk to classmates who are considering the option as a way of expanding their families. — Carol Martino; carolmartino10@gmail.com

 

04MBA Denver Connections

 

Sarah Jane accepted an internal transfer with IRI and moved to Denver in March. Sarah is supporting the Danone North America business. Sara reconnected with Melanie Hauber, who is working for Danone North America in finance and Mary Camire, who is also living and working in Denver. Jeffrey Stewart published his 16th episode as host of the Syneos Health Podcast which is an “inside baseball” look at the healthcare industry. Jeff’s podcasts are available on buzzsprout.com, iTunes, and Stitcher. Keep the updates coming. — Harry Howisen; hhowisen@gmail.com

 

04JD Class Secretary  — Elizabeth Miceli;

 

emicelilaw@gmail.com

 

05 Class Secretary Kristin Boyd;

 

Credit Suisse, 11 Madison Ave., New York NY 10010; 317-523-1195; kristin.boyd@gmail.com

 

05MBA Class Secretary Himanshu Gosar;

 

hgosar@alumni.nd.edu

 

05JD Things Going Well

 

Having survived a winter that seemed to last for years in the Windy City, Raj Vohra writes that things have finally thawed out. He is a principal in Google’s technical infrastructure organization where he leads acquisitions and development for Google’s data centers throughout the Americas. He lives in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood with his wife, dog, and three kids ages 11, 8, and 6. Also in Chicago, Mark Carryl reports that things are going well for him. He serves as associate general counsel for ‎JPMorgan Chase. Deep in the heart of Texas, Ashley (Graf) Federer and Mike Federer report that they had a busy couple of years. After making the physical move from Philadelphia to Dallas, Ashley made the move in-house to Comerica as senior counsel and vice president in the summer of 2017. Mike also has an in-house role, where he serves as counsel overseeing franchise and IP matters for Sunoco. Their daughter Sophie is 4 and keeps them on their toes. On the West Coast, Libby Stockstill is the vice president and general counsel at Vans, a VF Corp. company, in Costa Mesa CA. She made the move from Billabong, where she served for three and a half years as its North American general counsel. After the move, she spent some quality time hanging out and catching up with classmates Ria Bazie, Saskia (Herz) Mower and Anne (Egan) Wagstaff in London. — Adam Russ; 1386 Lakewood Ave., Lakewood OH 44107; aruss@alumni.nd.edu

 

06 Babies and Weddings

 

Mary and John Slonkosky welcomed a baby Josef Carl Kreuz on Dec. 14. Lauren and Colin Walsh welcomed their first child, Bridget Fritz, on April 4 in Chicago. Liz (Berry) and Matt Gluck welcomed their second daughter, Molly Catherine, on April 5 in New York. Erik Powers married Allison Fox, a graduate of the U of Pennsylvania, in Lower Gwynedd PA in July 2017. Erik, a perennial sports Emmy winner, continues his work at NFL films, producing such classics as Sean Taylor: A Football Life and Detroit Lions Yearbook. — Anna (Skoien) Lall; annagracelall@gmail.com

 

06MBA Class Secretary Andrew Sama;

 

276 Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame IN 46556; cell 574-339-6115; bus 574-631-5206; nd.mba.classof2006@gmail.com

 

06JD Class Secretary Amir Hassan Sadaghiani;

 

sadaghiani@alumni.nd.edu   

 

07 Class Secretary Stephanie Pelligra;

 

stephanie.pelligra@gmail.com

 

07MBA Keeping in Touch

 

It was great to hear from a few classmates over the past few months. Kimberly Swank is living in Breckinridge CO and runs her own CPA practice. If anyone is planning a trip to ski or snowboard, let her know at 303-648-1935. Jonathan Finch and his wife Hannah welcomed their fourth future Domer to the family. Elle Elizabeth Finch was born on April 11. Siblings Avery, 8, Christian, 6, and Taylor, 2, have committed to ensuring that Elle drinks the ND Kool-Aid. Jonathan is a finance executive at Amazon leading a team focused on M&A, product management and finance technology. The Finches live outside Seattle. Angela Wang and her family are in Detroit. Victor Lopez recently moved to Seattle from Chicago. Nikki Bright celebrated two years as a senior manager in data management at Verizon. Keep sending in the updates. — Tom Ponisciak; tponisci@nd.edu

 

07JD Class Secretary Patrick A. Salvi II;

 

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., 22 W. Washington St., Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602; 312-372-1227; psalvi2@salvilaw.com

 

08 Class Secretary Megan O’Hara;

 

classof2008@alumni.nd.edu

 

08MBA Class Secretary Megan Ulrich;

 

meganlouisefitzgibbons@gmail.com

 

08JD Congratulations and Celebrations

 

Krishna (Thomas) Walker, vice president and managing director of Rabo AgriFinance, was honored by being selected for the 2018 Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellowship. Krishna will join eight other Eisenhower Fellows this summer for four weeks in China, pursuing individual projects and engaging in transformative exchanges of knowledge and ideas with leading thinkers in their respective fields. Katie (Barrett) ’05 and Tony Christensen were married on St. Patrick’s Day at Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe CO. Tony’s great-grandparents were the first couple married at that church 100 years before. Bridesmaid Meghan O’Neill brought her bagpipes and bridesmaids Maggie Barrett ’12, Christina (Aune) Christopolis ’05, Katie Brandes ’05, and Stephanie-Jean (Graham) Hinojosa ’91SMC rushed to the dance floor when Meghan played the Fight Song. Others ND alums in attendance included Katie’s aunt and uncle Mary (Barrett) ’80 and David Murphy ’80, the associate dean of entrepreneurship and director of faculty for ND’s ESTEEM program. When Katie isn’t working as counsel at JE Dunn Construction Company, she and Tony raise beef cattle on his family’s ranch in Westcliffe. Ana (Peré) and Christ Balich welcomed their third child, Alessandra “Allie” Mercedes, on Feb. 6. Allie joins big sister Izzy and big brother CJ rounding out the Balich crew in Chicago. Finally, I had the pleasure of catching up with Matt Pepping over lunch in London in April. Matt is a partner at Chasnoff Mungia Pepping & Stribling PLLC in San Antonio and was in London on a work trip. Matt’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and insurance coverage. It was great to see him and reminisce about the good old days. Please let me know if anyone else is passing through London; I would love to see classmates. As we are celebrating our 10 years out of law school, let us remember Kyle D. Smith, who passed away before he could reach this milestone. The Class of 2008 Mock Trial Award fund has been established at NDLS in Kyle’s honor. You can donate at donate.nd.edu, and under “Designations” mark Kyle D. Smith Class of 2008 Mock Trial Award. This is an expendable scholarship, meaning that we will be able to award the scholarship as long as we have money in the fund. Please be generous this year and in years to come. — Marie-Therese Mansfield; mtmansfield@jumptrading.com  

 

09 Doing Better Than Fine

 

Angela Carothers recently completed her MA in Irish and Irish-American Studies from New York U. Kim Churbock made an epic trip to Kansas City to celebrate the 30th birthday of her BP roommate Katie McAnany. Katie (D’Ambrose) ’10 and Brian Slaboch welcomed their first child, Anna Audrey D’Ambrose Slaboch earlier this year. Michelle Webb welcomed her first child, Luke, to her family and will be getting married to Kris Duffy in June at the Frost Valley YMCA where they live and work. Craig Wiborg and Andrew Matasic set a personal record for the number of consecutive days going to SkyZone. Eileen (Zander) Surprenant ’09, ’15 and David Surprenant ’12 welcomed their second child, daughter Callan Rochelle, on April 12. Big sister Molly Martine is already teaching her the Fight Song. Please visit the Notre Dame Class of 2009 Facebook Page to reconnect with members of the class. If you have any additional news or announcements, please contact me. Go Irish. — Megan Flynn; megflynn7@gmail.com

 

09MBA Finally an Update to Share

 

After many months of feeling like I was wandering through the wilderness, I received an update from our class. On April 16, Doug Presutti and his wife, Lindsey, welcomed John Joseph Presutti to the world. I’m not sure if the world is ready for a younger version of Doug, but we’ll have to find a way to manage. In all seriousness, this is wonderful news. Congrats to you both. I’d love to hear from more of you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with news. Take care. — Shawn Pulscher; 801-336-7344; spulscher@alumni.nd.edu

 

09JD Class Secretary Josh Rinschler;

 

josh.rinschler@gmail.com