90 Planning Reunions

Several Grace Hall men returned to campus for a minireunion at the Purdue game in September. Catching up with old friends were Pete Wolohan, John McQuarrie, George Travers, Tim Fagan, Rob Fitzgerald, Tom Tomasula, Mike Aberle, Tom Keefe, Steve Roe, Matt Breslin, and others. Age has not slowed these seasoned tailgaters. Rose and Jack Caven traveled to South Bend to drop off their eldest son, Blake, who started his freshman year in August. Blake will be living in Dunne Hall. On the trip up they stopped in Atlanta to see Teresa and Brett Lokhorst. While in South Bend, they had dinner with Christine (Creely) and Chris Dorvault and Cindy and Ray Flannery, who also have freshmen in the Class of 2025. Tim Flood reports that his band, Eve’s Twin Lover, is finishing their third full-length record. You can check out the band on Spotify, Apple or wherever you consume music. You can also follow the band on Facebook and Instagram to get announcements. If you’re in Chicago, check out a live performance. John Beisty has been with Amazon for over four years and recently took on a new position in corporate business development leading global partnership programs. He finds himself often wondering how he got from the Program of Liberal Studies to his current position. He and his wife, Sally, live in Wayne PA and have two children. Their daughter, Lila, is a senior in high school and their son, Owen, is in his first year at the US Naval Academy, where he also plays baseball. The class officers are sorry that the reunion fell through in 2020. Let’s plan to have a fantastic reunion in 2025. If you want to participate in the reunion planning committee, please reach out to Pat Olmstead at polmstead@patrickolmstead.com. In the meantime, we hope you get to campus occasionally. Please keep track of us on Facebook at Notre Dame Irish Class of 1990 and at 1990.undclass.org. Go Irish. — Marty Falkenberg; 23 Casselton Road, Raymond ME 04071; 847-323-4717; martin.falkenberg@yahoo.com 


90MBA Class SecretaryDave Wilson;

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


90JD Class SecretaryCathy (Pollock) Gregory;



91 Class SecretarySuzi (Criqui) Mueller;



91MBA Slowing Down or Staying Active

Michael Britt reports that his daughter Emily, 26, is living in Chicago and just got engaged to a great guy. The family is very excited. The wedding is planned for August 2022. Michael is almost two years into his new role as president and CEO of Southern Telecom, a fiber optics subsidiary of Southern Company. Life is good in Atlanta with his wife, Lisa. They have a nine-year-old daughter, Janie, who keeps them young. Rosemary Braniff shares that her daughter Julia is a junior at Notre Dame in the business school. She is majoring in finance with a minor in history of economics. Julia is thoroughly enjoying her Notre Dame experience. One of the major highlights of her sophomore year was rushing the Notre Dame football field after the Clemson win. She said it was one of the best days of her life. Rosemary and her husband, John, recently became Florida residents. They live in Palm Beach Gardens and are enjoying the Florida sunshine. Randy Boba reports that he is at his third bank in as many years and about to be at his fourth next spring when a recently announced acquisition closes. Randy is still overly competitive. He has been running masters track and finished the year ranked 39th in the world (sixth in the US) in his age group in the 200m sprint. Randy’s wife graduated from USC in May with her master’s in education and is teaching in the local Torrance CA school district. His daughter is in seventh grade and playing soccer, where she is a defender with a penchant for yellow cards. They stay active with the EAASY Foundation and they recently partnered with the Jamaica Cycling Federation to send a team to the Caribbean Junior Cycling Championships. Nelson Ritz suggests our class make a WhatsApp group. It is lots of fun and great for keeping up with classmates and friends, sharing pictures, etc. His cell is 904-318-3716. Please keep sharing your news. Join the ND 1991MBA Facebook Group. — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; pattylynch05@gmail.com


91JD The Latest from Kansas City

Scott and Sheila (O’Sullivan) Martinsen celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in September. Scott is a partner at Kirkland Woods & Martinsen LLP where he specializes in estate planning for high-net-worth families in Kansas City or families with ties to Kansas City. Sheila is general counsel for Stray Dog Institute, which works to educate the public on the need for animal reform laws in the Midwest. They have two adult children, Patrick and Allison. Although they reside in Overland Park KS, they have a home on Grand Lake in Oklahoma and spend most weekends from May to October there. Scott is a Kansas City Chiefs fan and has tickets with Bob (Bubba) Burns. Bob is the chief judge of the Wyandotte County District Court and highly respected. Bob has three children. His eldest, Jack, is a junior at Cornell U, where he plays football. Brian is a freshman at Harvard U and plays football also. Allison is a senior in high school. Every four years, when the Chiefs play the Washington Football Team, in KC or DC, the Martinsens and Bubba see Mike Schumacher. Mike and his wife, Jennifer ’98JD, work at Jones Day. Mike is the firm’s administrative partner handling the administrative functions of Jones Day worldwide. They have four children: Nicole, Joseph, Samantha and Jake. Nicole is a student at ND. Stay safe and healthy. 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; marthatrout@gmail.com 


92 Three Decades of Updates 

As I write this, fall is flying by quickly. Most of us have celebrated three decades since we turned 21 and before we know it, our 30th reunion will be here. I cannot believe I have been writing this article for three decades, so I must be in aging denial. In the meantime, here is the latest. Congratulations to Thomas Szott II, Upper School English teacher at Greensboro Day School named the 2021 James P. Hendrix, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient during the end-of-year faculty meeting on May 27. The Hendrix award was established in honor of the school’s fourth headmaster and is presented annually to the faculty member who exemplifies the highest standards of teaching and professionalism. Tom has worked at Greensboro Day for 27 years and has served as a department chair, teacher and coach. Scoop comes from a classmate who started with us. After working with other firms for nearly 20 years and completing his Master of Arch degree at the U of Washington, Brian Rich ’94 started his own practice, Richaven Architecture & Preservation (richaven.com), focused on historic preservation in Seattle. Brian sent word that as a blissful empty nester with his son away at Cal-Poly and his wife back in the office at the UW, he is busier than ever. He has tested his tolerance of heights working on the Alpine Visitor Center (11,795 feet above sea level), a historic 17-story high-rise building (hanging on the side on a swing stage), and historic Veterans Administration buildings (swaying in the breeze on a 120-foot-tall boom lift), among several other projects. In his free time, Brian serves on multiple boards and commissions as well as mentors ND architecture students. Maureen and Mike Ferguson’s son Jack Ferguson ’20 is back on campus working toward his Double Domer status as a first-year in the law school. Mike is a senior advisor and federal policy team leader at BakerHostetler in DC. He travels to campus for meetings as he is on the executive advisory board for the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. Tales from the tailgates: At the Purdue game, Scott Mulcahy and Cynthia Safford tailgated with Kim and Paul Froning (whose son Sean is a first-year in Duncan Hall) and Mark and Jackie (Jones) Hertzfeld. Jackie’s son graduated from Purdue, where he was in the marching band. Scott and Cynthia’s goddaughter Gracie Simoncic (daughter of Steve Simoncic and Karen Croteau ’90) is a first-year and lives in Farley. Also spotted on campus for Purdue: Jeff Jotz and John O’Brien. Drew Yurko’s middle daughter (Emma) is a freshman at the U of Georgia enjoying a great year of football. Her dad hopes she has a year like ours in 1988. Oh, to have another national championship. One can dream. Retirement did not last long as Michael Richardson sends word he is now a pilot with United Airlines based at LAX but still living in Phoenix. He also has his own technical consulting business advising defense contractors on the needs of their military customers. Reunion scoop: The Embassy Suites on Angela Boulevard has been deemed the ’92 hotel thanks to Kristi Busack sharing on our class Facebook page. Check the FB page for reunion updates and possible class gatherings outside of the formal reunion schedule. Note the new alumni website and photo directory. Go to my.nd.edu and share family news, minireunions or graduations. Let me know if there are any other Double Domers in the works. God bless. Go Irish. — 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 By the Numbers

James Gruver is shocked by how time flies, a silly expression until he entered his 50s. It has new weight now. No matter how far away from South Bend, the ND Magazine is a treat. James’ update since leaving campus: 25-year wedding anniversary in sight; nine cities (Philadelphia, Portland, back to Philly, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Boston, Minneapolis and Chicago); eight different roles at seven investment management firms; three continents; three amazing kids; three dogs; three global relocations; two passports (proud citizen of the USA and Australia), and endless blessings and friendships along every step of the journey. James is thankful to call Chicago home for five years and loves being so close to ND. Chris Tidrick started the 28th year of his technology career at U of Illinois. An application developer early in his career, he has been in IT leadership roles since 2012. As senior director of IT for the Gies College of Business at UIUC, which is not a typical path for a political science major, Chris credits his ND degree with giving him soft skills that he uses in his position every day. He picked up a master’s in urban planning from Illinois along the way. On the personal front, his son Jacob is a freshman at Illinois. Chris got remarried in a small backyard ceremony in August 2020. He and his wife Kelly live in Champaign IL where they enjoy empty nest living and look forward to more travel as the pandemic allows. Mike Parrino still lives in the DC area. He has three teenage daughters at home and a son in his junior year as an aeronautical engineering major at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he plays football. After 20 years at Clark Construction, Mike decided to make a change and switched to DPR Construction out of San Francisco. He has been with DPR for a little over a year and has been tackling DIY projects around the house. He does it by himself for the most part, which keeps him busy on weekends. Bob Reilly is in his 25th year as an FBI agent in New Jersey. He and his wife, Debbie, keep busy on Saturdays watching their son play football for Wagner College and their daughter play high school soccer. In the not-too-distant future, Bob will transition to a psychological counseling practice once his law enforcement career concludes. He shared that he and some dear friends and spouses from Lewis and Pangborn Halls celebrated the collective turning of 50 by meeting up for three days of fun, laughs, golf, stories and a Notre Dame vs. Toledo game watch at a resort in Virginia. Michelle (Sanosi) and Steve Krumenacker (Grace Hall), Allison (Wisk) and R.G. Starmann (Alumni Hall), Elli (Reichelt) Kollbaum, Anne McDermott Heller ’01 and Chris Heller, Rob Hendel and John Creel and their patient non-ND spouses enjoyed the festivities. They have been blessed with a total of 14 children ranging in age from four to 20. They promised to do this again when they turn 100. Elli lives in Bloomington IN with her husband, Pete, and two girls, Greta, 16, and Lexi, 12. A clinical professor at Indiana U School of Optometry, Elli directs the externship program and serves as chief of vision rehabilitation. Kelly Wevley submitted our class football ticket allotment request for the 2022 season. Kelly will post a survey link on our class Facebook page probably in January. Be sure to monitor facebook.com/und1993 for more info. Connect with me via LinkedIn. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 623-606-7000; yuhas93@gmail.com 


93MBA Next Generation of ND Students

I pray that everyone had a healthy and fun fall season. Hopefully many of you made it to a football game. South Bend had beautiful weather this year for football. Speaking of the next generation of ND students, I received a fun email from Kathryn Strabley Wong. She and her husband, Brad, have been living in Laguna Beach CA for the past 22 years. She has been on campus a bit over the last few years. In fact, she was at the USC game. Their son, Brenden, is a senior at ND in Keenan Hall and daughter, Taylor, is a junior in Lyons Hall. Taylor studied in London with ND’s study abroad program last fall. Kathryn and her husband were planning on visiting her in November. (I am writing this in October, so, I hope they were able to visit.) She said both kids are having an amazing experience at ND and it’s been fun for her to share her experiences with them and be back on campus. I agree 100 percent with Kathryn. My husband and I have many special memories with our three children who have been blessed to attend Notre Dame. Please send me your Christmas cards and letters. My next deadline is Jan. 20, 2022. — Tricia Hug Schorr; 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com


93JD Class SecretaryJoe DiRienzo;



94 Weddings, Careers, Friends 

Congratulations to Kristin Knapp-Cole, who married Eric Harnett in Cancun on Oct. 11. Kristin has left coaching and has started her own business for basketball athletes, 2KC Elite Training, in the Dallas area and is also doing public speaking engagements. And congratulations to Michael Somerville, who married his fiancé Kate in New York on Oct. 15. Shaheen Goldrick is working for the University as a director in the development office, working with alumni, parents and friends in the great state of Colorado. Raymond Connors just changed jobs, joining Coldwell Banker Bain of Bainbridge Island WA as a real estate broker. DJ Vogt joined Intel Corporation as director, state government affairs for Oregon and California. After working with other firms for nearly 20 years and completing his Master of Architecture Degree at the U of Washington, Brian Rich started his own practice, Richaven Architecture & Preservation, focused on historic preservation in Seattle. As a blissful empty nester with his son away at Cal-Poly and his wife back in the office at the UW, Brian is busier than ever. Gary Bechtold lives in rural St. Joseph MN with his wife Kay and their four daughters. He’s the owner and CEO of some door companies located throughout Minnesota. Gary travelled through Colorado this summer and looked up his Dillon Hall roommate Brian Foy. They had not seen each other since graduation 27 years ago Brian is a professor of biology at Colorado State U in Fort Collins. They enjoyed a wonderful dinner together with their spouses and reconnected. Speaking of Dillon Hall, Matt Carver, formerly of Dillon Hall and ROTC, recently retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel. Matt is working as the attorney for School Administrators of Iowa, and recently celebrated the birth of his first grandchild, Elle Kelly. It is time for some down time for Jenny (Marten) Perrin and her husband, Tom, who recently sold the Little Caesar’s Pizza restaurant they have owned and operated in Salina KS since 2010. After a sabbatical, they’ll figure out what comes next. Send me a note with news, let me know what’s happening or just say hi. I remain your humble scrivener. — Joe Poe; ndclass1994@yahoo.com 


94MBA Friends and Families

As we approach winter, I think we are all happy to be at least somewhat getting back to normal. I am sorry for the short write-up, but I seem to be at a loss for words and interesting things to write. As referenced in my last column, several of us were at the Toledo game, including Megan (Lee) and Dave Hilal, Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom Buccellato, Jenner Davis and J. Matt Carr. It was great to be back at a game in person after a year away. We very much missed the rest of the typical crew including Mark Mildenberger, Scott Steiger and Diana (Stratbucker) Cook. As always, Buccellato outdid himself with the tailgate including his infamous SPAM, eggs and cheese English muffin sandwiches and prime location in Stadium Lot. While he didn’t get to see much of the game, Tom was ready to grill again for us afterward. Matt, Dave, Jenner, Megan and I made a quick trip to the Backer but, despite the requisite LITs, we didn’t really feel like we belonged. We also had the pleasure of seeing Kris “Hoosier” Willingham at our tailgate. He looks the same and could probably suit up for the ND basketball team. Also stopping by were Mike D. Mulligan, Kevin P. Dougherty and M. Scott Aubry. It’s great that many of us have children attending ND or Saint Mary’s. Hilal, thoroughly enjoying early retirement, was also at the Wisconsin game and the USC game and maybe the Cincinnati game. No jealousy here. I had the pleasure of hanging out with Dan Pezolt, Kevin Dougherty, Matt Kavanaugh and Pierre Nona at the Wisconsin game in Chicago. Many thanks to Kevin and Kathy for their hospitality. Steiger took his boys to South Bend for the USC game and seemed to have a great time, including watching the Irish win at hockey. I recently caught up with Rick “Howie” Kozole who left A.T. Kearney after 25 years for Alvarez and Marsal. He is very much looking forward to this new chapter and challenge. He told me he skied something like 80 days over the past year, mostly in Colorado. It’s much better skiing there than at Boyne Mountain in Michigan. Please let me know how you’re doing. I need more info to fill out this column. — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com 


94JD At the Game 

We have continued our streak of reunions. In attendance at the game against Cincinnati on Oct. 2 were Stuart Parsell with his family, Jane and Jim Carrig, Pat Nagle, Renee and Chris Coury, Kathleen (Rice) and John Mosier ’88, Frank Pimentel, Jason Baker (Honorary 3L), and Tom Osbourne. I hope everyone is well. Please send me information and updates for future publication. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com


95 Autumn Update

I am excited to serve as your new Class Secretary. A heartfelt thank you to Colleen (Mikus) Robson for her years of dedication and service in this role for our class. I was back on campus in September for the Purdue game. I had a chance to catch up with Eileen and Christopher Murphy along with Robin Clanin ’95SMC and Jack Minson. Chris and Eileen live in New Canaan CT with their three children. Chris is a managing director at Tourmaline Partners, specializing in the Asia Pacific Markets. Robin and Jack have four children and live in Atlanta. Their eldest son, Jack, is a junior at ND. The Murphys and Minsons can be found at most home games. Dan McKenna shared that his eldest son, Kevin just started his freshman year at ND and he enjoyed moving him in. Brian Coughlin is working at ND as the associate vice president for student development, a Division of Student Affairs. Katie Dunn is living in East Hampton NY. With her partners, she is launching the first products of their Irish spirits company in the US this winter. Look for Blood Monkey Gin online at bloodmonkeygin.com or in a store near you. Hopefully, she will bring some samples to our reunion this June. Rian Akey and Shaun Kane ’02 have been splitting their time between Chicago and Cape Cod. Their Chicago home served as a filming location for the FX series Fargo and they were recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article about homes used as filming locations. Col. Matthew Jezior MD retired in September from the Army after 26 years. He was the chief of cardiology at Walter Reed and is now a staff interventional cardiologist at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Thank you, Jez, for your service. Allison and Matthew Dunn live in Westfield NJ with their two sons. Matt is a partner at the law firm Carter Ledyard & Milburn in NYC. I am thrilled to share that Matt recorded his first hole in one in September and two weeks later, son James, a sophomore in high school, matched his father by doing the same. Sarah (Donnelly) and Jeffrey Hopkins live in Hopkinton MA with their three daughters. Jeff is an ER doctor at Milford Regional Hospital and has been working tirelessly on the front lines of COVID. Sarah has taken on many leadership roles in their community, including coaching their girls’ teams. Joy (Hechimovich) and Christopher Donohoe ’93 live in Chicago with their three children. Their eldest son, Tommy, is a sophomore at the U of Chicago. Their pediatric practice, Donohoe Pediatrics, celebrated its fifth year this summer. Please save the weekend of June 3-5 for our 25th (plus two) reunion. Our class will have the opportunity to celebrate together on campus. Please keep the updates coming. Go Irish. — Molly Donius Boscarino; 745 LeBrun Road, Amherst NY 14226; res 716-834-1893; mdboscarino@gmail.com


95MBA Class SecretaryRenee Werner; 134 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs IL 60480; 773-528-3929; renee.werner@alumni.nd.edu


95JD Honored

Brian Sagrestano shares a recent honor he received: “Oct. 4 I was one of three individuals inducted into the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners Hall of Fame at their annual conference in Orlando FL. It is the highest honor a professional gift planner can receive. In my acceptance speech, I called out Professors Matt Barrett and Carol Mooney for their profound influence on my legal education, which led me to pursue gift planning as a career.” Congrats, Brian, and thanks for the fond memories of our profs. Please send me your updates. — Julia Meister; meister@taftlaw.com


96 Save the Date for Reunion 

Mark your calendars and plan to come back to campus June 2-5 for our slightly delayed 25-year reunion. Plans are underway to make this reunion the best one yet, with a return of the class tent, a combined class dinner with the Classes of 95 and 97, and other fun events to be announced. Let me know if you’re interested in helping out as a dorm captain or in any other capacity. We can’t wait to see you there. Elizabeth (McAvoy) Gibson writes that she is living in Bethlehem PA with her husband, Brett, and their kids Liam, 18; Aidan, 16; and Molly, 14. Elizabeth is a pediatrician and has been enjoying having ND students shadow her at work during winter break. She also helps current ND undergrads practice their med school interviews, which is a nice way to keep in touch with campus life. She noted that her son Liam started at Notre Dame in the fall and her daughter attends school with the daughter of our classmate Matt Ford. Finally, I am very sorry to share the sad news of the passing of our classmate Lorie Ann Gonzalez. Lorie was originally from Weslaco TX and lived in Pangborn. She majored in engineering at Notre Dame and eventually obtained her doctorate in biomedical science. At her graduation, she was recognized as the top graduate of her class sustaining a 4.0 GPA and was honored with the President’s Award for Scholarly Excellence. Domers in attendance at her funeral services were Lorie’s sister Joanna Gonzalez ’93, Izzy Verver Jr. ’94, George Vela ’97 and Lucy Lopez ’96. Among those sharing tributes were Joanna, Izzy and Lucy. Each provided their stories of Lorie and all included moments from her time at Notre Dame. Her friend Lucy remembered Lorie’s passion for Notre Dame athletics, in particular Notre Dame football. If ND was playing, she was focused on the game and unavailable. Lorie touched the lives of many people and is deeply missed. — Kate Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov


96MBA Class Secretary Maureen Maher;



96JD Promotions, Job Changes and Books

Steven Hieatt was promoted to assistant general counsel, global businesses, at International Paper in April of 2021 and serves as the board chairman of the Dorothy Day House in Memphis TN. Jennifer Fraley Hieatt serves as a pro bono attorney with Disability Rights Tennessee, and as a court-appointed special advocate for foster children in Memphis. Don Held ’93, ’96JD was promoted to group vice president and senior associate general counsel, managing the commercial lending practice group in the legal department at M&T Bank in Buffalo NY. William H. (“Billy”) Erickson took on a new role as chief compliance officer at Hyundai’s Urban Air Mobility division based in Washington DC. Billy leads the ethics, compliance and export controls organization at this new division within Hyundai Motor Group, which is designing an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Rosi Lozada is thrilled to now be serving as director of well-being in law at the FIU College of Law in Miami. In addition, as a newly appointed faculty fellow in the Office of the Provost, Rosi is offering workshops on skillful communication and mindfulness to university administrators. Aurora Ciucâ ’96LLM has published a new book: Vespasian V. Pella, Romanian Landmark in International Law (bilingual edition, Romanian-English), Hamangiu Publishing House, 2021. She is going to send copies to the Notre Dame library. She also published a book of poems, Noli Me Tangere, inspired by Justice and her goddess, Themis (Cartea Româneascâ Publishing House, 2021). If you have any personal or professional updates to share, please send them to me. — Christopher Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Court, Elkhart IN 46516; chrisjspataro@gmail.com


97 25th Reunion Approaching        

Mark your calendars. The first weekend of June 2022 will be our 25th reunion. This is a big one for us and a great opportunity for all of us to get together and reminisce about our glory days. Due to COVID, this year will be extra special because we will be celebrating our reunion with the ’95 and ’96 Classes as well. We will literally be reliving our college days. Look for more reunion information as it comes out and start planning an amazing weekend. Please send me your updates. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com


97MBA Pivot-Free Updates

Hello from New York, fellow MBA alums. I hope this edition of our Class Notes finds you doing well. It’s always great to hear from so many of you as I edit this column. My contact info is at the bottom, so please connect with me at any time. Heather Drinan reports that she was promoted to director of government relations at Dartmouth College NH. Anthony Jowid is COO/principal at Allied Argenta, Santa Monica CA. Anthony is in his fifth year as a judge for ND’s McCloskey New Venture Competition. The competition assists ND business students and is a great event. This year, the judging was again done virtually, with two rounds. Antman continues to see Paul and Paolo (Gonzalez) Silva, Steve Bonilla ’98 and Chuck O’Neal ’98 often throughout the year. MaryBeth Pinard checked in from Vermont to report that an entire crew of ’97MBAs met up in Chicago for the Wisconsin game and a lot of laughs. The weekend was organized by Katie Wolsfeld Moll. Raissa (Dietrich) Carvatta hosted a post-game barbeque. In attendance: Heather Drinan, Tim Coff, Kerry McInerney, Jennifer and Stu Fortener, Raissa and husband Tony, Katie and husband Tim. Tim Coff also checked in. Tim is president and CEO at Viewpointe in Charlotte NC. Joy Gaffud-Vase is with Huntington, managing the credit risk and portfolio side of their commercial auto finance portfolio. Her husband, Suhas, is with GE’s Aviation Group. Their son Siddharth is in fourth grade and was an inflatable dinosaur for Halloween. Joy and family have only travelled domestically due to COVID, but her sibling visited for several months, and they were able to have some quality family time. Thanks for the great update, Joy. Vanessa Hobbs is with the Clinical Science Team Lead at Bristol Myers Squibb following the merger with Celgene. Vanessa is excited about her new home at the Jersey shore near Ortley Beach. All are welcome. Her eldest daughter was stuck home in New Jersey last year but got to finally make it to campus this fall at UCLA. Vanessa has an active nursing license and took several days off to volunteer and vaccinate thousands of New Jersey residents during January through May. She claims it was the most rewarding thing she’s done in a long time. Vanessa wrote that she will never forget the joy, tears and appreciation of the people she was vaccinating and truly believes she saved lives. We’re doing well here in New York. In summer we helped several theater venues across Long Island reopen after being shuttered for 18 months. It’s still a challenging time in the entertainment business, but we remain optimistic. Plans are moving ahead for our annual New Year’s Eve shows. Please note that the word pivot was not used in any of the updates featured in this column. Thanks to all the MBAs who contributed to this column. Please stay in touch. You can find me on LinkedIn as Paul Anthony. — Paul Anthony Mongelluzzo; 646-584-7340; paulanthonymba@gmail.com 


97JD Class SecretaryJulie Vales;

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


98 ’Tis the Season

Joanne (Ryan) and Bob Stallman are excited to share that their eldest daughter, Jane, was accepted into the ND Class of 2025. On a personal note, the Flannery clan added a mini goldendoodle to our family over the summer. We named her “Domer.” I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and happy 2022 to you all. Go Irish. — Bob Flannery; rflannery98@gmail.com


98JD A Happy Return

Greetings, NDLS Class of ’98. Here’s hoping this column finds you well. The accomplishments and recognitions have been as numerous as they are notable during this column’s lengthy hiatus, leaving no doubt that some have been unintentionally omitted below. No slight is intended. Look for additional updates in future columns. With that said, here we go. Phuong Lam and Deb Dezelan traveled from Chicago to Honolulu for a long overdue reunion with Nayda Mannle, free of ice and snow, Feb. 14-18, 2021. Nayda, Jay Mannle, and their son, Heath, 8, live in Kailua. Jay and Heath carved out a contemporaneous guys’ trip to the Big Island but were also able to catch up with Phuong and Deb for a few hours before their departure. Former acting US Attorney, District of Columbia, Michael (Rafi) Sherwin led the prosecution of those involved in the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol. In March 2021, the Future Prosecuting Attorneys Council, ACS, and the Thomas F. Fay Peace Through Law Endowment for Excellence hosted Rafi and Prof. Gurule via Zoom for a discussion about Rafi’s career path and his role in the prosecution. Keith Bice became managing partner at Dentons Bingham Greenebaum in early 2020. A new 35-unit luxury condominium project on Corby Boulevard near campus has been named Brennan’s View in honor of Patrick Brennan. Patrick spoke at the groundbreaking, which was well covered in local media. He continues to serve in the Notre Dame Office of Gift Planning. Greg Storm was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 in the area of employee benefits (ERISA) law. In February 2021, the International & Graduate Programs Office and the Career Development Office hosted Anastasia Tonello for a conversation about careers in immigration law as part of the Global Lawyering in Practice Series. In early 2021, Kevin O’Scannlain started as vice president, upstream policy at API, American Petroleum Institute. In 2020, Jim Neumeister started a position as research scientist, education and child development at NORC at the U of Chicago. Mark Cawley recently marked 10 years with Farmers Group of Insurance Companies. Tom Roland’s son Nicholas entered Notre Dame in the fall. Ariel Rodriguez is running for circuit judge in Miami-Dade County. Have news to share? Drop me a line. — Chris Putt; mobile 574-514-3703; crputt@gmail.com


99 Class SecretaryErin (Wysong) Martin;



99 MBA Class SecretaryChristy (Hayes) King;


99JD Class Secretary Steve Boettinger;