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John Koltes ’64, senior vice president of Alliance Capital Management L.P., made Irish America magazine’s “Wall Street 50” for 2001. . . . The New York Law Journal profiled attorney Art C. Cody ’97J.D. for his work as a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve in the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was fulfilling his reserve obligation aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise on September 11, when his two-week duty turned into two months at sea. He and wife Stacy have four children. . . . Kathleen Cekanski-Farrand ’73J.D. sought, but failed to win, the Democratic nomination for the South Bend-area congressional seat held by fellow Democrat Tim Roemer ’81M.A., ’85Ph.D. Roemer had announced he would not seek re-election in 2002. . . . When Thomas P. Foy ’38, ’39J.D. returned to campus last fall for a football game and to talk with ROTC students, the South Bend Tribune related his experiences in World War II, when he survived the infamous Bataan Death March. He was a prisoner of the Japanese for 3½ years. . . . James P. Ghiglieri Jr. ’76, president of Alpha Community Bank in Toluca, Illinois, was elected a director-at-large on the board of the Independent Community Bankers of America, a national trade association representing approximately 5,000 community banks and thrifts. . . . Bruce Martin ’78 was appointed vice president of marketing for the Musicland stores. . . . Iowa state Senator Patrick Deluhery ’64, an assistant professor of economics and business administration at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, is running for state auditor. . . . Jennifer Randall ’02 has been promoted from staff assistant to legislative assistant in the office of New York Congressman John Sweeney. . . .Paul Unger ’74, ’78J.D., counsel to Senator George Allen of Virginia, has been given the additional title of legislative director. . . . David P. Lee ’61, vice chairman and general counsel of the National Railway Labor Conference, the collective bargaining arm of the railroads, died in December at age 62. He had worked for the conference since 1966, representing railroad interests before Congress and such groups as study commissions examining railroad labor relations. . . . Walt Short ’39, former chief financial officer, executive vice president and vice chairman of the board of USAir, now US Airways, died December 31 at age 83. . . . Martin E. Idzik ’66J.D. was named executive director of the Arts Council of Chautauqua County, New York. . . . Raymond J. Webb ’87 was named president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank, Ohio Valley. The group is part of Fifth Third Bancorp, which has $71 billion in assets and 930 full-service locations. . . . Michael T. Dillon’77 was named president of KeyBank’s northern Indiana district. . . . Paul Liska ’77, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sears, Roebuck and Company, has joined the board of Advance Auto Parts Inc. . . . Attorney Vincent A. Deguc ’72 of Beaverton is running for a judgeship in Oregon’s Washington County. . . . William J. “Butch” Ward ’74, former managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, was appointed vice president, corporate and public affairs, at Independence Blue Cross. . . . Robert J. O’Connor ’69J.D., at-large alderman of Aurora, Illinois, launched his candidacy for representative from the state house’s 83rd District, which includes Aurora and Aurora Township. . . . Miami attorney Robert N. Allen Jr. ’81 was appointed a trustee of the New College of Florida, College of Florida, an independent public honors college located in Sarasota. . . . The National Law Journal profiled W. Burks Terry ’76J.D., corporate vice president and general counsel at Northrup Grumman Corporation, in an article titled “Defense Work” in the January 21, 2002 edition. . . . Attorney W. David Winstead ’95J.D. is running for commissioner of Anderson County, Tennessee. . . . Clem Otolski ’60, publisher of the LaPorte (Indiana) Herald-Argus, died in March at the age of 63. . . . Thomas Zidar ’90 was appointed president and chief executive officer of ABN AMRO Financial Services, part of AMRO North America, which offers financial services through the branches of LaSalle Bank and Standard Federal Bank. . . . New York State Assemblyman David E. Seaman ’63 was appointed to fill a vacant judgeship on the Niagara County (New York) Family Court. . . . W. Douglas Ford ’66, executive director and chief executive of refining and marketing for BP p.l.c., was appointed to the 11-member board of directors of UAL Corporation, parent of United Airlines. . . . Attorney Joseph R. Mariniello Jr. was appointed to the New Jersey Commission of Investigation, the state’s autonomous investigative authority. . . . Terrence K. “Terry” Martin ’61 is running for re-election to the city council of Newport News, Virginia.


Notre Dame Magazine, summer 2002

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