00 Class SecretaryLaurie (Strotman) O’Malley;



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; res 630-881-5181; doubledomer2000@gmail.com


01 Class SecretaryMichael Anselmi;



01MBA Class Secretary Dominic Pang;



01JD Class SecretaryJonell Lucca;

cell 602-677-3266; jonelllucca@yahoo.com


02 Happy Spring 

Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, her husband Randy, and new big brother Gabriel welcomed baby Lilibeth Therese Jerome in early October. Terence Corcoran recently took four months of paternity leave. His wife Jessi and their three sons visited San Francisco and stayed with Alex and Diana Adamson who live on the same street as Allison and Griffin Howard ’01, and Michael Riley ’02 (allegedly) and his wife Judy Wilson. They all sat around and tried to make jokes like the old days but mostly talked about how crazy the weather has been lately. Melissa (Garcia) ’02, ’05JD and James Goodman welcomed their fourth child, Sean Patrick Goodman, on Dec. 16. His big siblings Luke, Noah and Ellie can’t wait to have him cheering on the Irish alongside them. Thanks for the updates. — Lisa (Sestile) Corcoran; lsestile@alumni.nd.edu


02MBA Class Secretary Melissa Hurd;



02JD London Calling

Greetings from South Bend where winter has finally arrived. Campus continues to look magical in the snow and if you can visit this time of year, you really ought to do so. Julia Dayton Klein is a partner at Lathrop GPM in Minneapolis MN, where she practices business litigation, intellectual property and regulatory matters, counseling clients on a variety of matters including regulatory compliance, patent infringement, marketing strategies and mergers and acquisitions. James Arrowood is in private practice in Phoenix where he has developed a specialty in the law of emerging technologies, including autonomous vehicles and drones, and has taught the Arizona State Bar CLE program on the subject. James has also become a frequent contributor on local news programs concerning the law and technology. You can find his appearances on YouTube. While on a long layover this past November, I had the opportunity to visit the London Law Program, which is in the capable hands of Michael Addo. Prof. Addo encourages program alumni to visit and, as I can attest, having the opportunity to meet this generation’s London law students is a real pleasure. Speaking of London, this coming fall will mark 20 years from the start of our London experience and, rumor has it, a reunion is in the works. Stay tuned. — Ryan D. Costantini; 414 S. Notre Dame Ave., South Bend IN 46617; mobile 574-339-8050; ryan.costantini@gmail.com


03 News for the New Year

Timothy Pezanko and his wife Brea welcomed their first child, Harrison James, into the world on Oct. 12. Mom and baby are healthy, and they’re enjoying their new home in Darien CT after 14 years in Manhattan, where Timothy earned two master’s degrees at Fordham Gabelli School of Business. Chris Yura and his wife had a blessed but busy holiday season as they welcomed their second child, a little girl named Seneca Renee Yura on Dec. 9. Jarva and Drew Mascarenhas welcomed their first child, a son, Paxton Neville Mascarenhas on Jan 2. Drew works in flight simulation for UTC in Chicago and served on the ND Diversity Board and Council 2011-16 and the ND National Alumni Board 2014-16. They hope to see Paxton in the class of 2042. 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 Updates Continue

Mary Kathleen (Lechner) Keeler and Sean Keeler MD celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in Paris and renewed their vows beneath the Eiffel Tower. They report that life is good as they continue to live in Las Vegas. Mary Kathleen has returned to grad school and is earning her master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine U. Molly ’04SMC and Bill Opal welcomed their second child into the world. William Lowell Opal II was born on Nov. 4, joining big sister, Mary Grace. He cheered on the Irish in the bowl game along with his grandparents, Marcia and Don Opal ’76. Nancy (Miller) and Joe Wyss welcomed their daughter Elizabeth in February 2019. She joined big brothers Michael and Thomas. Joe joined other Stanford Hall alums including Chris Scoletti, Brian Shaughnessy, Mike Trela, Tony Groseta, Dave Thiess and Matt Sarbanis over the summer to go hiking and camping in Yosemite. Athena (Kwey) McPhillips and husband Blaine McPhillips welcomed their first son, Cavan Xavier, on Nov. 7 in Santa Monica. He has already joined his parents for a few ripping Phish shows. Sean MacCready and his wife, Molly, had their first child, Ansel, in April 2019. In January, Ansel was baptized with Julie (Rombaut) O’Connor ’05 and Brendan O’Connor as godparents. This past year, our classmate Krista Seidl and her husband, Rob, found out that their daughter, Willa, 4, has Rett Syndrome. Rett is a genetic disorder that primarily affects girls and women, and has been described as a combination of autism, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and anxiety disorder. The good news is that Rett Syndrome is uniquely positioned to be the first neurological disorder to be cured because it is linked to a single gene. There’s a tremendous amount of hope. Krista is planning a benefit gala in April to raise money for the Rett Syndrome Research Trust, with 96 percent of funding going directly to research projects. I know a spring vacay in Wisconsin may not be in the cards for many, but anyone can donate by visiting raisinforrett.org/donate. Keep the updates coming. — Carol Martino; carolmartino10@gmail.com


04MBA Generate Hope

Mark Werling completed the four-month Ascension Leadership Academy in San Diego. Mark and his team raised over $142,000 for GenerateHope, a recovery center for those victimized by sex trafficking. Mark extends his deepest heartfelt thanks to Chris Chotard, Holly and Justin Fuller, Justin Kelly, Kyla ’04SMC and Casey Dick, Ryan Lentell, Mary and Eric Nedell, Jason Palmi, Liam Saracino, Akash Trivedi and Mike Wojcikiewicz for generously contributing over $6,000 in direct support. Keep the updates coming. — Harry Howisen; hhowisen@gmail.com


04JD Class Secretary Elizabeth Miceli;



05 Class Secretary Kristin Boyd;

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


05MBA Class SecretaryHimanshu Gosar;



05JD Plenty to Celebrate 

We have some wonderful life updates to share filled with babies, new jobs and well-earned accolades.
First, in Chicago, Caroline (Hoenk) Vazquez and her husband, Mike, welcomed their second child, a daughter named Hadley Blair, in October 2018. Caroline is the global head of brand and communications for DRW, a diversified principle trading firm. In Austin TX, Melissa (Garcia) Goodman and her husband, James ’02, welcomed their fourth child, Sean Patrick Goodman, on Dec. 16. Siblings Luke, Noah and Ellie are excited about having a baby brother and can’t wait for him to cheer for the Irish alongside them. Congratulations to Julia (Foy) Hilliker who was named to the Legal Elite of Western New York 2019. Julia is a partner in the business litigation group at Hodgson Russ LLP in Buffalo. In Cleveland, Paul Harris was honored by Benchmark Litigation in the area of general commercial litigation as part of its “40 & Under Hot List.” Paul serves as the group leader, business litigation, at Ulmer & Berne LLP. We also have some relocations to report. After spending a year and a half living in Windhagen, Germany, Ed Berk and his family returned to the US, landing in Des Moines IA. Ed serves as deputy chief counsel at John Deere Financial, after recently serving as chief counsel for the Wirtgen Group, which is now part of John Deere & Company. Prior to that, Ed spent nearly eight years with the parent company supporting Deere’s business development function, serving as primary in-house counsel on various M&A and JV deals. He also provided training and other strategic support with respect to antitrust and other M&A-adjacent areas. On the West Coast, Brooke (Renzas) Miller relocated from the Bay Area back to San Diego, where she serves as senior deputy county counsel for the County of San Diego. She previously served as a partner in the municipal law practice group of Best Best & Krieger during her initial stint in San Diego. And Victoria Watson writes that she is back living in Gainesville FL, her hometown, working as an assistant state attorney for the State of Florida. If anyone comes through town for a Gators game, feel free to stop by. — Adam J. Russ; Houston TX; adamjruss@gmail.com


06 Congrats

Congratulations to Beth (Martter) and Kevin Mulhall, who welcomed their second daughter, Claire Marie, on Sept. 28 in Cleveland. Beth works as a senior underwriter (not undertaker) at Greystone & Co. Nick Guzman ’06, ’09JD was elected partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Chicago. Nick assists his clients in all aspects of international trade laws and regulations. Nick has experience helping clients with a variety of import issues, including import tariff classification, valuation, country of origin determination and marking issues, and eligibility determinations under various free trade agreements and duty preference programs. — 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;



07 Class SecretaryStephanie Pelligra;



07MBA Class SecretaryTom Ponisciak;



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 SecretaryMegan O’Hara;



08MBA Class Secretary Megan Ulrich;



08JD New Jobs and Babies

Jessica A. Burke is the vice president of legal and government affairs at Addiction Recovery Care LLC (ARC). In this role, Jessica serves as the general counsel for ARC and all its affiliates and subsidiaries, as well as being the lead government affairs liaison for the ARC at the state and federal level. Headquartered in Louisa KY, ARC operates a network of state-licensed residential and outpatient drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers, including 36 facilities in 14 Kentucky counties. Krista (Yee) and Kameron Cox welcomed their third child, Kensington Michiko, on Dec. 18. Big brothers Kolby and Kip are thrilled to have a little sister. It is crazy to think that it was almost 12 years ago when I was celebrating our 3L bowling victory at Chippewa Bowl with Krista, Kam, Jessica and a few other Bowling Stones. Jenny (Crane) Carroll writes in from Texas that Margaret “Maggie” Elizabeth burst onto the scene in September. Big sister Abby, 5, mama, and papa are all smitten. As of January 2020, Jenny is a managing director at Compass Key Site Solutions LLC. Compass Key specializes in site selection solutions and credits and incentives services. If you know of a company making an extraordinary capital investment or changes to their footprint or headcount, please contact Jenny to see what tax and financial incentives may be available to help offset costs. Aaron Bart Fricke was named senior deputy general counsel for the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners. Finally, in memory of Kyle D. Smith, the Class of 2008 Mock Trial Award fund has been established at NDLS. Please 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; mt.mansfield1@gmail.com 


09 Doing Better Than Fine

Joe Kwaczala headlined and performed his half-hour stand-up comedy special on Comedy Central. It aired on Nov. 8, so be sure to look for it in the future.     Allison and Ryan Marvel welcomed their first child, Wesley James, in April. Allison was promoted to vice president at Lincoln International, a global middle-market investment bank in Chicago over the summer, and was able to reminisce and create new memories back at Notre Dame with Emily (Newport) Hegamyer, Melissa (Lee) Conroy and Jaime Amrhein at our 10-year reunion. John-Paul Witt and wife Dr. Chelsea Witt moved to Lincoln NE where he took a position as a social worker with Lincoln Public Schools and she began her first postdoctoral appointment as assistant teaching professor in psychology at the U of Nebraska-Lincoln. Andrew Matasic and Craig Wiborg traveled along the Trans-Siberian Railway. The legendary seven-day, 5,772-mile journey from Moscow to Vladivostok weaved through seven time zones and was one of their favorite trips thus far. Claire Sloss will receive the prestigious Amate House Founders’ Award for her consistency and continued support for the Amate House which provides support and service to fulfill the needs of the city and Archdiocese of Chicago. Kelsey Otero was named one of Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 recipients in 2019. Kelsey works at Marquette U and supports the Near West Side Partners, a revitalization initiative in Milwaukee. 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 Class SecretaryShawn Pulscher;

801-336-7344; spulscher@alumni.nd.edu


09JD Quick Notes

Colleen Case Lemon and her husband, Greg Lemon, have welcomed their first child, a son, Theodore Case Lemon, on Oct. 5 in Stuttgart, Germany. Young Theodore will be visiting Munich and Berlin before his parents move back to the United States in April when Colleen will begin a new job at the Pentagon. Nicolas Guzman was elected partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, effective Feb. 1. Nick is resident in the firm’s Chicago office and assists his clients in all aspects of international trade laws and regulations. — Josh Rinschler; josh.rinschler@gmail.com