90 29 Years and Change

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our 30th reunion June 4-7, 2020. Dave Glenister retired from the Navy after 29 years of service, which included command of two warships (USS Falcon and USS Rentz), and command of a naval station. He has taken a position as a senior strategy consultant with Highbury Defense Group, a defense contractor in San Diego that primarily supports the Department of Defense. Dave and wife Helen reside in La Jolla with their sons Aidan and Brendan. Aidan will be a freshman (class of 2023) at Notre Dame and will reside in Alumni Hall like his dad. Nicole and Greg “Tank” Leininger reside in a suburb of Pittsburgh with their dog Brady who is named after Brady Quinn. Greg manages a sales team for Hach Company and Nicole is a regional sales manager for Donegal Insurance. Tank still enjoys annual trips to Notre Dame football games to meet up with former roommates Don Sharp, Dave Legus and Party Marty Demmings (Chill Train). Brian McCarthy says hello from Winchester MA. Brian and his wife, Trish, have been married 21 years and have three children: Caroline, 16, Dorothy, 14 and Jeremiah, 11. Brian has worked in mutual fund operations his entire career and is the manager of valuation and performance for Wells Fargo Funds Management. Brian still enjoys keeping up with everything Notre Dame, from football games to seeing the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s Irish Dance team in Ireland while his daughters were there to compete. Please contact Pat Olmstead, polmstead@patrickolmsteadlaw.com, or Chris Paul, chris.paul@nokia.com, if you would like to be part of the reunion planning committee. Finally, we are requesting that all classmates share a family picture or Christmas card with us for a slideshow at our reunion. Please send the picture or card to Pat, Chris or me. Please send news and updates to me or Christine (Boron) Griffin at cgrif57@gmail.com. Check us out on Facebook at Notre Dame Irish Class of 1990 and at 1990.undclass.org. Go Irish. — Marty Falkenberg; 36 Oak St., Winchester MA 01890; 847-323-4717; martin.falkenberg@yahoo.com


90MBA Class SecretaryDave Wilson;

104 N. Wilson Court, Palatine IL 60067; david_c_wilson@hotmail.com


90JD Here Comes 30

That’s right, next year marks 30 years since we left the halls of NDLS, and I’m sure the Law School was never the same. Mark your calendars for our reunion June 4-7, 2020. You can register starting early next year and find all the details at reunion.nd.edu. I’ll be in touch as the time gets closer. I look forward to seeing many of you. In early July, I had the chance to see Carol (Reed) and Steve Chan while they were in from San Diego visiting their daughter in NYC. Nancy and Jim Stricker found a great watering hole and we all had a great time catching up. As always, Nancy and my husband Rick were patient as we retold the same old stories from our days in South Bend. Carol and Steve become empty nesters this Fall and are headed on a big European vacation. We all promised to visit the Chans in San Diego because, as Steve reminded us, it is always beautiful with no humidity or mosquitos. Congratulations to Kevin Warren, who was named next commissioner of the Big Ten Conference. As many of you know, Kevin began his professional career in athletics when he served as the vice president of player programs and football legal counsel 1997-2000 for the St. Louis Rams. He also served as the vice president of football administration in 2001. His tenure with St. Louis included the Rams’ Super Bowl XXXIV championship over the Tennessee Titans in 2000. He spent the 2001-2003 seasons with the Detroit Lions as senior vice president of business operations and general counsel. Prior to his appointment, Kevin worked with the Minnesota Vikings starting in 2005, most recently serving as chief operating officer. Congratulations, Kevin. In other good news, I received word that Kevin Fitzharris was inducted into the Indiana Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). Kevin is a partner at Barrett McNagny. There is a documentary in the works about the life of our dean, Rev. David T. Link. The project needs your stories and your support. Please contact Jim Dahl ’71, ’74JD at jdahl@dahlfirm.com if you’d like to help or share a story. That’s all for now but please drop me a quick email update so I can keep this column interesting. Also, please let me know if you plan to be on campus for any of the game weekends. I hope all is well with you and your families. Please write. — Cathy (Pollock) Gregory; cagregory@sbcglobal.net


91 Lake Reunion

A weekend in June saw a fun reunion at the lake house of Meg (Mckenna) and Brennan Smith ’92 in Oconomowoc WI. Attendees included Ric Gonzalo, Jim Shannon, Lynn (Kadri) Malloy, Susan (Long) Patrick, Paul Lavigne, Tasha (Tight) ’92 and Chris Vallace ’92, Jen (Eiben) ’92 and Michael Gervasio, Kevin Kettler, Megan (Fanning) Curran, and Michael (Doyle) Olson. Kevin received the award for farthest travel as he came from England. Kevin and his wife Susie (Auyer) live in London with their three daughters. As anticipated, Michael Gervasio received award for best dance moves. Tom Sullivan ’66, the ’66 class secretary, sent a note regarding the Independent Notre Dame Footballers Medical Research Project, which now has a website that former players, as well as ND alumni and friends may visit. This medical study involves some 500 former ND players, ages 58-75, from the Fighting Irish teams 1964-1980 coached by Ara Parseghian and Dan Devine. It’s being conducted by Boston U and is designed to evaluate the long-term impact of playing major college football, particularly relative to CTE and other neurological issues. It’s entirely independent of the University. Former ND all-Americans Rocky Bleier, Dave Casper, and Vegas Ferguson are co-chairs of the Players Steering Committee. Check out Rocky’s video. You can find the website at independentndfootballers.com. On Facebook? Join our Class of 1991 page. We have 643 members. — Suzi (Criqui) Mueller; cell 917-886-8176; suzi@cbglobalsearch.com


91MBA Lots to Share

Shouvik Dutta has a new job as the chief information officer for Young Innovations, a dental equipment manufacturer in Chicago. His elder son graduated from Notre Dame in 2017 and his younger son will be a junior at ND this year. Shouvik jokes that he can't retire anytime soon, as all his money is going to that great ND education. Susan Lang Melidosian’s eldest daughter Lauren, graduated from the U of Wisconsin at Madison. She has a degree in entomology, the study of bugs. Susan said she even had to look this major up when Lauren first told her about it. Susan lives in Park Ridge IL and recently had a wonderful visit from Carlyn Moore. They were Chicago tourists for a weekend and recommend the architectural boat tour. The good friends still love going to Spiaggia Café, one of their favorites restaurants when they lived in Chicago after graduating from the MBA program. Brian Harrington reports that he and his wife Jess live in Waban MA. He is the chief experience Officer for Hana, a new flexible space offering from CBRE. Their eldest daughter Maddie attends Mass Bay Community College, son Will is a junior at Boston College, and their youngest Lily will be at Landmark College in the fall. Brian wants to know who's in on the next Turtle Creek Crawl? Susan Meyr reports that in the fall of 2018, she and her son, who was a heavyweight wrestler for Pitt, took a road trip to South Bend for the ND-Pitt game. While there, they connected with Bill Mountford and Beth Fitzpatrick. Susan and Bill’s families reconnected again at the Northwestern game. Susan found a perfect hat to resolve her school loyalty, wearing a half/half hat, with ND/NW on each side. Susan spent two months working for Philips (global health economics and market access) and traveling in Europe during March and April. She walked by the MBA “campus” in London. Susan has been in touch with Ken Sullivan and Paul Mannino. Beth Fitzpatrick Waldo lives in Chicago with her husband Adam and children Ann, 16, and John, 13. She oversees the financials and accounting for her family’s company, Lismore Partners. This summer, her family took part in Notre Dame’s 20th annual Family Volunteer Camp. This was their family’s fourth trip to Family Volunteer Camp. The power of volunteering is contagious, and Susan Meyr joined them this past summer. Thanks for all these updates. Keep sharing your news. — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; pattylynch05@gmail.com


91JD Crime Fighters

Todd Edwards works for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in Baltimore. He is a supervisor of a heroin task force dealing with complex conspiracies; think wiretaps and RICO. He is also the public information officer for the Baltimore DEA Office and has been interviewed many times about the opioid epidemic. Todd is married and has a son, Logan, and daughter, Zoe, one dog, and two guinea pigs. He tries to make it back to campus for one home game a year at least. As Todd is keeping the streets of Baltimore safe, I am fighting the same good fight in Iowa. I am starting my 28th year with the Iowa Attorney General’s Office in Des Moines. Yes, I am still working at my first job after law school. I work in the criminal appeals division where I handle criminal cases at the appellate level. I specialize in property crimes and restitution issues. My husband, Brett, is a patent attorney in Des Moines and has his own firm. We recently celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and marked the occasion with a cruise from Rome to Barcelona. We crossed off a few bucket list items along the way like the Cannes Film Festival and the Formula One race in Monaco. I would love to know what is going on in your world. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God. — Martha (Boesen) Trout; 12823 Clark St., Clive IA 50325; cell 515-249-9235; bus 515-281-6660; martha.trout@ag.iowa.gov; marthatrout@gmail.com


92 Year of Transition                                                                                                          

In May, Lilia (Fernandez) Storey received the Hero in Education Award from the LA Unified School District. She is the lead counselor for Rancho Dominguez Preparatory School in Long Beach. Dan Reidy sends word his eldest is a freshman at Indiana U. In June, he and his youngest cheered on the US WNT at the World Cup in Paris. Dan and his wife also celebrated 18 years with their tech PR firm Reidy Communications in the San Francisco Bay Area. Doug Clarke is in his 15th year working for Stryker Neurovascular, which provides new treatments for strokes. His eldest is a sophomore at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Doug lives in California with three kids and wife DeeDee. Christopher Cox is the associate director of Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment. He engages companies on behalf of 40 faith-based institutional shareholders around issues concerning the climate crisis, human rights, food justice, water stewardship and health. Michael Newhouse celebrated his first anniversary as development director for Houston Coalition for Life. They operate three pregnancy centers with free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds along with support for women in crisis pregnancies. Betsy (Knaus) Markin sends word that her eldest, Danny, is a junior at Fordham (in the Bronx) and her youngest, Gracie, is a freshman at Marquette. She has entered the empty nester life. Melinda (Carver) Hansen is in her 17th year as a practicing ob/gyn in Des Moines currently with UnityPoint. Her eldest, Gaby, is a freshman at Creighton, her middle child, Sam, is a junior in high school, and the youngest, Nora, is in kindergarten. Julie Haurykiewicz is an associate dean of academic success at Lawrence U in Appleton WI, where she has worked the last 14 years. She was awarded the Freshman Studies Teaching Prize last year. Congrats. Lori (Brossard) Warda shares that after 17 years of working part time, she started a full-time role as a product manager at AVEVA Software. She has lived in Chicago and worked for the same company since 1992. She originally moved to Chicago for a “few years” after college, but she never left. Tamarin Hannon was accepted into a program where she completed a two-week Black Europe Summer School (BESS) intensive course in Amsterdam in July. She met people from all over the world while exploring contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora and the origins of Black Europe. Dr. Julie Sweet, professor of history at Baylor, was featured on C-SPAN’s “Lectures in History” last spring with her demonstration of “the American Military in the Revolutionary War.” She credits Rev. Robert L. Kerby for training her so well in all things military, especially the flintlock musket. Heading to campus: Maria (Reda) and Peter Gulli shared that their son Nicholas is a freshman in Knott. They were on campus for the Liverpool/Dortmund soccer match at ND stadium in July. Their eldest son, Anthony, graduated from Carnegie Mellon then joined the NYC office of Houlihan Lokey investment bank. Pete Deegan’s daughter with his late wife Kathy (Kopecky) Deegan is a freshman in Lewis Hall. Patty (Jochum) and Matt McClimon send word that son Drew is also a member of the class of 2023 as is my nephew Aidan Gordon, who lives in O’Neill. My sister Karen Hayes ’95 and her family checked out campus ahead of freshman arrivals as they participated in the Family Volunteer Camp at the end of July. Update your contact info on my.nd.edu and share any “Road to 50” events, gatherings, trips and such. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; ndclassof92@gmail.com


92MBA Class SecretaryJulie Pendell;



92JD Class SecretaryPaul A. Drey;

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


93 And the Pulitzer Goes To

Congrats to Carlos Lozada, the nonfiction book critic at The Washington Post, who won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism for “trenchant and searching reviews and essays that joined warm emotion and careful analysis in examining a broad range of books addressing government and the American experience.” Carlos joined the Post in 2005. Prior to his current role, he served as the Sunday Outlook editor, national security editor and economics editor. Dana Dillon PhD is a tenured associate professor at Providence College in Rhode Island with a joint appointment in the departments of theology and public and community service studies. Professors are encouraged to co-teach with people who are active and involved in the community, so she brought in Joe Wilson as her co-teacher. She and Joe had fun teaching together a couple times, so they are scheming on ways to further collaborate. Kudos to Dana who received a grant to bring students to the theater as part of classes next year. Karen (Holderer) Sims founded a consulting firm Bayswater Solutions, LLC, named after her Tube stop from ND’s 1991 London Program. She works with companies to improve their HR and marketing efforts. Also this fall, Karen joined the State U of New York College (SUNY) at Geneseo as an adjunct faculty member teaching intro to marketing and organizational behavior. Jeff Rhodes and his wife Paula celebrated 25 years together in June with their kids, Jake, 18, Sierra, 16, Keagan, 14, and Sage, 12. Jeff has been with PNC Bank for six years where he’s been Presidents Club/Leaders Club and Leaders Council the past five years, as well as number 1 overall in volume for two of the last four years. He coaches varsity soccer for his alma mater, Bellarmine College Prep, an all-boys school that won CCS and Nor Cals this year and placed fourth in the nation. Jeff has coached there for 14 years, during which time the team placed Top 5 in the nation three times. Kevin Michels-Kim moved to France after grad school for a one-year assignment and ended up tossing the return ticket to marry his wife, Nina, in Switzerland. You could say he went for love and skiing (in that order) and ended up staying to raise a family. Kevin and Nina have two Swiss-born kids, Kenneth, 14, and Elise, 11, plus a Hungarian herding dog, Lexi. After many years working for big corps, Kevin went rogue and became an entrepreneur. He and Nina set up their own consultancy, and two years ago Kevin co-founded a business in digital health. They’re giving patient experts a greater voice in the process of bringing new medicines to the market. Catherine Hechmer, who lives near Columbus OH, earned her master’s in social work in 2012. After working for many years in the Adirondack Mountains at an inpatient treatment center for substance use disorders, Catherine took a job four years ago with Ohio State’s College of Social Work. Her students nominated her for the MSW 2 Field Instructor of the Year for the College, and she won the award. Catherine also gigs as the singer and bass guitarist for a folk rock/Americana band, a.k.a. George. Ed Barton runs a couple companies for a private equity firm, splitting his time between Lakeland FL, and Seattle, with his daughters, Julia, 15, and Alexandra, 11, and wife Becky (Martini) ’94SMC. After going to business and law school, Ed completed an LLM in economic regulation from the U of London and is working through an EdD. at Marshall U. Ed spent most of the last 20 years doing turnaround-related work for private equity backed companies. However, after a few years as the CFO of Saint Martin's U in Lacey WA, his long-term goal is to get back into higher education. Mary (Rodgers) and Tony Gentine celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary this summer. Mary works as a family doctor in Sheboygan while Tony pursues his PhD in history at UW-Milwaukee. They have four children, college graduates Maggie ‘18 and Emma ’19; Joe, a college sophomore, and Anne, a high school senior. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 1636 Eldridge Drive, West Chester PA 19380; mobile 623-606-7000; yuhas93@gmail.com 


93MBA New Directions

Are you headed to a football game this year? I hope you all had a wonderful summer full of great memories. I heard from Todd Moore recently. Three years ago, he moved to River Forest, on the west border of Chicago. He just left his job at United Airlines and is in the process of looking for a new opportunity. He planned to retire from the Air Force Reserve back in December but got promoted in May to colonel, so he has another three years. That’ll make about 31 years in the Air Force until retirement. Todd will be at the Virginia game. He would like to connect with anyone who attends that game. If you text me, I can give you Todd’s phone number if you plan on going to the game. I think it would be fun to have as many of us as possible meet on Sept. 28 for this game. — Tricia Hug Schorr; Fishers IN; 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com


93JD News from Classmates

I have some new updates from classmates so pay attention. Bill Farrell, also known as William P. Farrell Jr., co-founded and has been the managing director of Longford Capital, a private investment company that provides capital solutions for law firms. John E. Garda has joined Langford as managing director and head of the firm’s new Dallas office. What a neat reunion. I recently spotted Mary Malone and her husband at Rocco’s near campus. She was solving many of the world’s problems and it was great to bump into her. Lynn (Pregenzer) Hook recently completed a very successful and meaningful mission trip to Africa as she circled the globe. Adriana Sanford made the short list (finalist) for Cybersecurity of Privacy Woman Law Professional. A great accomplishment. There is a documentary in the works about the life of Father David T. Link, the former professor and dean of the law school. The project needs your stories and your support. Please contact Jim Dahl ’71,’74JD at jdahl@dahlfirm.com. Peace and blessings to you all, and as my mom always says to me, you pray for me and I’ll pray for thee. — Jamie O’Brien; jamesobrienesq@yahoo.com


94 25 Years to 50th Reunion

It was a beautiful weekend for our 25th reunion, and it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces. The weekend kicked off with a Mass at the Grotto, concelebrated by Rev. Mike Matthews, CSC, and Rev. Christopher Derda. Father Mike took time from his work with Holy Cross missions in Uganda, where he works with seminarians, and Father Chris, who traveled from a little closer, serves as the administrator of St. Mary’s Visitation, St. Stanislaus and Sacred Heart parishes in the Diocese of Kalamazoo. Our class dinner was a big hit, with a benediction from Father Mike, welcoming remarks from our class president Dan Connolly, who reminded us how much things have changed since 1994, and an inspiring address by Richard “Digger” Phelps, famed Notre Dame men’s basketball coach of yore (our freshman year). And now some class news. More wedding bells: Harry Zembillas was married to Connie Michalarias on June 8. They were joined by his ND roommates Sean Hyer, Sean O’Reilly, Drs. Sara and Patrick Barth, and Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Caracciolo ’95. Congratulations to Rose (Dilenschneider) and Mike Rozembajgier of Carmel IN who are thrilled their daughter, Grace, will be joining the Notre Dame class of 2023 this fall. While she’ll certainly miss her siblings and her dog, Rockne, she’s ready to officially be a member of the ND family and cheer on the Irish. Lily Mark-Maasdam and her husband, Jason, will celebrate 20 years of owning their own optometry practice, Eye Health Solutions. They have two daughters, Olivia, 15, and Janie, 12. Cosmo, their two-year old Zuchon, has his own Instagram account @cosmothebadboy. Maureen (O’Gorman) Petkewich earned her PhD in educational psychology and research from the U of South Carolina and is a clinical assistant professor in the Darla Moore School of Business at U of South Carolina. Keep the updates coming. — Joe Poe; 64 Hillside Ave., Huntington NY 11743; mobile 917-488-8570; bus 516-739-5100; ndclass1994@yahoo.com


94MBA Class SecretaryRodger Laurite;

678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com


94JD Happy Hour

Asians Advancing Justice Director Mark Yoshida organized a “Professor Gunn Torts Reunion” happy hour in Los Angeles. Paul Fulkerson, partner at Defur Voran in Indianapolis, flew out for the gathering, and Cathy Viray, recently retired from the federal government, came up from Orange County. Cathy now works as the director, internal investigations, for Activision Blizzard in Santa Monica. Carin Ojala attended remotely from Michigan, as did honorary Gunn Torts member Eric Ruona from Philadelphia. Per Cathy, they discussed how Professor Gunn was the absolute best torts professor ever produced by ND Law. However, the record will show that opinions of other classmates went unrepresented at this event. In addition to his work on immigration matters, Mark is protecting our coastline by volunteering for the US Coastguard as a citizen member. Mark admitted he is not the greatest swimmer, but he recently honed his boat navigation skills to assist folks in need stranded in US territorial waters. Chris Coury was presented the 2019 Maricopa County Judicial Officer of the Year Award from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State U. The award annually recognizes one judicial officer in the Maricopa County Superior Court system of 164 judges and commissioners. As a reminder, our unofficial annual reunion game will be Nov. 16 when Notre Dame hosts the Navy Midshipmen for the 88th game in the series. Please send notes or news. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com


95 Class SecretaryColleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson;

1814 N. Robincrest Lane, Glenview IL 60025; cell 847-772-0551; therobsons@sbcglobal.net


95MBA Class Secretary Renee Werner;

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


95JD Class SecretaryJulia Meister;



96 Going to the Chapel

Congratulations to Amy Gardner, who married Jeff Welkomer on June 22 at Assumption Catholic Church in downtown Chicago. The reception was held at the ballroom at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Theresa (Hennessey) Barcy and Isabelle Mitura served as bridesmaids, and wedding guests included Krista Nannery, Larissa Herzeg, Matt Jennings, Meghan (Quigley) Toner, Andrea (Zurro) O’ConnorChristy (Baker) Grant, Melanie (Sissel) Trainor, Brandi (Wilson) Serper, Rosie (Wolohan) Gorman, Carolyn (Stewart) Kiss, Laura (Kroner) Collopy, Katie (Medeiros) Van Dussen, Lisa (Strasser) Krebs, Melissa (Nevin) Kinsel and Christine Ivory. Amy and Jeff honeymooned on Maui and Kauai. Jeff Enes married Monica Moore ’96SMC in January. Jeff and Monica live in Irvine with their two children. He is a senior vice president at IHP Capital Partners, a real estate privacy equity and development firm. Congratulations are also in order to Carrie (Christenson) Makris and her husband Tim, who adopted daughter Leia Nicole in March. The Makris family lives in Naperville. Amy and Jamey Sotis and their three young sons recently moved from Minnesota to Temecula CA. Jamey continues to practice family medicine while Amy runs a wellness retreat business called Luminaries. Thanks to all who sent updates for this column. I hope all is well. — Kate Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov 


96MBA Class Secretary Maureen Maher;



96JDCoaching the Extremes

Susie (Spisak) Hanchar returned to work at Eli Lilly and Company after a decade at home with her family. Her kids range in age from 10 to 16. Susie heads up Lilly’s anti-corruption compliance program and would love to connect with any of you who are practicing in that space. Marsha (Foulks) Griggs’ new article “Building a Better Bar Exam” was accepted for publication in Texas A&M Law Review, Volume 7. Griggs’ article describes the widespread adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam, and the known and potential perils of its use. Professor Griggs presented her article before the Supreme Court Study Commission on the Future of the Indiana Bar Examination on July 11. The article is forthcoming in fall. James Hnat, former JetBlue executive, was named as incoming chair of the board of trustees for Airlink. Hnat will succeed Airlink’s founder Bob Brown, a founding partner of Vx Capital, who will remain on the board as chair emeritus. Hnat joined the board on May 21 as vice-chair and will begin leading the organization on Jan. 1 as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of its first humanitarian response. George Hopkins’ boys’ baseball team took first place in the consolation bracket in a West Salem baseball tournament where the team outscored its opponents 43-11. Yours truly, Chris Spataro’s boys’ baseball team assisted an opposing pitcher in throwing a 3-inning mercy rule perfect game. It was a “perfect perfecto” as Spataro’s team sent nine batters to the plate and all of them struck out. The team lost 22-0 and managed to lose by a combined score of 67-0 in four games in a Belvidere IL tourney. Spataro is recovering in a private facility, and keeps repeating, “I wish I were George Hopkins.” Greg Shaffer reports that he adopted two rescue dogs, moved to the Eastern Shore and had a Twix bar for breakfast. In other non-serious news, David Nozick is relieved to report that the ointment is working. If you have news to share, please contact me. — Chris Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Court, Elkhart IN 46516; 574-596-2417; chrisjspataro@gmail.com 


97 Update Drought Over

The summer heat wave is in high gear but I am trying to keep cool by envisioning the crisp fall weather and beautiful colors on the trees around campus when this issue is released. Wearing a sweater and cheering for the Irish is light years better than the oppressive heat that the country has had to endure over the past several days. Last issue, I had no updates and it was sad to see an empty space for the class of 1997. Thankfully, I do have a couple of people who will be able to grace this fall’s magazine. Thank you for the updates. Brendon Johnson works for the Small Business Administration in Washington. He travels frequently to Spain with wife Amaia and daughters Lorea, Ainhoa and Naiara. Longtime Air Force engineer Matt Glen and wife Alicia welcomed their seventh child in Dayton OH. Mark Torma practices law in South Bend. His wife Charmaine Torma ’98SMC consults with local nonprofits. Deb (Hick) MacLean, a career Foreign Service officer, has completed tours in Jordan, Denmark, and Nigeria, and looks forward to her next posting in Pristina, Kosovo. New York City attorney Emily Locher frequently runs marathons with husband Marc Ferland. Colin O’Neil recently hung up his Navy uniform, works in defense contracting, and enjoys DC Alumni Club camaraderie. Please send updates. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com


97MBA Class SecretaryPaul Mongelluzzo;

646-584-7340; paulanthonymba@gmail.com


97JD Class SecretaryJulie Vales;

cell 973-727-5767; juliemvales@gmail.com; john.vales@dentons.com


98 Our Innovation Expert

Jennifer (Cobb) Hall is working on her 20th year in Sacramento CA. The death of her husband Justin Hall ’93 in November 2017 was a difficult time for her and their children, Jake, 16, Caleb, 13, and Abby, 10. Recently she was given an opportunity by Accenture to launch an innovation and creative studio in Sacramento in order to stay close to home. The innovation space launched in July. If you find yourself in California and in need of innovation expertise, be sure to look her up. Way to go, Jen. Go Irish. — Bob Flannery; rflannery98@gmail.com


98MBA Class SecretaryJoseph Dunlop;

330 N. Rockingham Way, Amherst NY 14228; res 716-625-8470; bus 716-821-9393 ext. 274; joseph.dunlop.1@gmail.com


98JD Partnership and Pleasantries

Jay Derbis recently left BMO Financial Group for the position of senior vice president, non-consumer regulatory oversight at Wintrust Financial Corporation in Rosemont IL. Susan (Wyffels) Horner will soon be relocating from Chicago to join her husband, Eric, who has been hired as the assistant dean of advancement, research and innovation at the U of Colorado in Boulder. Susan will continue as a partner with Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella. Much to Eric’s chagrin, Susan’s daughter, Charlotte, spontaneously bursts into the Victory March and was searching for the Leprechaun during telecasts of the US Senior Open golf tournament hosted at Notre Dame in June. Ariel Rodriguez was recently hired and promoted as a football referee in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Ariel will be refereeing games in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Nebraska on weekends this fall while continuing to work for the Department of Justice in Miami. Bill Bligh continues to love talking to people. By all accounts, Tom Roland remains super nice. 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; mobile 574-514-3703; crputt@gmail.com


99 Class SecretaryErin (Wysong) Martin;



99MBA Changes

John Stafford has left IBM after 19 years and is now a principal consultant with ISG (Information Services Group) doing IT sourcing consulting. He still lives in Raleigh NC with his wife and four kids. He is also on the planning committee for the Duke game in November. If anyone is headed that way, please reach out so he can share what their club is planning for that weekend. Brad Doebel visited Paulina and Todd Dawes in California over the summer. Scott James has launched a new earthquake kit company. If you live on the West Coast, be sure to check out readypod.com. Caroline Verot Moore recently joined Fifth Third Bank as their new market executive in Houston where she is tasked with developing and growing a portfolio of commercial customers. She would be thrilled to connect with other alums working for the bank. Go Irish. — Christy (Hayes) King; christyking@alumni.nd.edu


99JD Class Secretary Steve Boettinger;