00 Class Secretary Laurie (Strotman) O’Malley;



00MBA Class Secretary Georgette (Leonard) Stubin;

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


00JD Class SecretaryDaniel Hardwick;



01 Adventures Abroad and Out West 

Kat O’Brien recently moved from New York City to Valencia, Spain, where she joined ClimateTrade as Head of Partnerships. She welcomes visitors to Spain and is also happy to work with those looking to help their company reduce their carbon footprint. Dillon Alley shared that Katie (Kennedy) and Michael Hibey have a sophomore at Notre Dame. As I mentioned last year, Chris Marvin and his wife introduced their two daughters to seven national parks during the summer of 2021. This summer, they are visiting national parks on the West Coast. Learn more about their trip at www.parktoparktour.com (or via Instagram @parktoparktour) Thanks to everyone for sharing photos via @nd2001alumni or email classof2001@alumni.nd.edu or manselmi@alumni.nd.edu. If anyone is looking to coordinate tailgates or looking to offload tickets, let me know and can share via our Instagram account. Hope you have a great fall and Go Irish. — Michael Anselmi; manselmi@alumni.nd.edu; classof2001@alumni.nd.edu


01MBA Class SecretaryDominic Pang;



01JD Class Updates 

After 18 years overseas in London and Singapore, Tessa Davis is relocating back to the US with her husband Miguel Vargas and their twin boys. She is still with Morrison and Foerster handling energy work at the Los Angeles office. Janelle (Tranquillo) Blankenship, Sarah (Bassler) Millar, and Adrienne (Franco) Busby enjoyed catching up at the recent Faegre Drinker partner meeting in Chicago. I hope you and your families are staying healthy. Please remember to send me any news updates for our column. — Jonell Lucca; cell 602-677-3266; jonelllucca@yahoo.com 


02 Class SecretaryLisa (Sestile) Corcoran;



02MBA Class SecretaryMelissa Hund;



02JD On the Move

Greetings from South Bend. I hope you all had an enjoyable summer and are settling nicely into fall. Ethan McKinney ’02JD has accepted an offer to be the Leader for Child Support Enforcement for Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) state and local government team. In this role, Ethan will draw on his child support experience to help AWS serve state and local government customers as they seek to apply technology to improve outcomes for their child support programs. This position is remote, so Ethan and his family will be able to continue to reside in Mishawaka. Fred Rocafort reports that he was elected Communications Chair of the Washington State Bar Association’s International Practice Section. The section is looking to build ties with overseas legal associations, so anyone involved with such associations should reach out (as should any member of the class looking to reconnect). Fred is a partner at Harris Bricken in Seattle, where he chairs the firm’s intellectual property practice and is the coordinator of the firm’s international team. Fred regularly writes for the firm’s China Law Blog and Canna Law Blog. He enjoys catching up with Tomás Gahan when their schedules permit. Fred’s e-mail is fred@harrisbricken.com. — Ryan D. Costantini; 414 S. Notre Dame Ave., South Bend IN 46617; mobile 574-339-8050; ryan.costantini@gmail.com


03 Happy News 

Allie (Paharik) ’10 and Joe Essner welcomed their first child, Elsa Josephine, into the world on Feb. 26. Mom, dad, and baby are living happily in St. Louis MO where Joe is an engineering manager and Allie is a clinical affairs scientist. Congrats to the happy family! Go Irish! — Josh Gentine; jgentine@alumni.nd.edu


03MBA Class Secretary Rosemary Guillette;

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


03JD Class SecretaryLawrence A. Ward;

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


04 The Next Generation of Domers

Little Domers are all around! In Richmond VA the daughters of Cara (Yannuzzi) and Jason JenningsMary (Murphy) and Eric Nedell ’04JD,’04MBA, and Allison and Andrew Oxenreiter ’03 have been thriving at St. Michael’s Episcopal School. This past school year 2021-22, Michaela, Ann Monroe, and Jane were in the same class, and hope to see a home football game together soon. Cristina Montero, alongside her husband Anthony Escobedo (U of Florida BS), own and operate nine InXpress franchises nationwide and are now ranked 3rd globally among +500 franchise units. In the post-COVID era, supply chain issues remain prevalent, but their team continues to provide US-based companies with significant savings and support on their domestic and international transport needs. Follow them on Instagram/LinkedIn/Facebook @InXpressSouthwestFlorida or tune into their podcast “The Shipping Expert.” I hope you all have a great fall, and if you make it back to campus, send me some stories to share with our classmates in a future issue! Carol Martino; carolmartino10@gmail.com


04MBA Dog Days of Summer

Michael Fairchild transitioned from Dealer Finance to Commercial Real Estate Banking within Bank of America. He and Christin added a Boxer named Shelby to their family just before COVID. Shelby is an avid fan of Notre Dame Football and Doggie Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Please keep the updates coming. — Harry Howisen; hhowisen@gmail.com


04JD Remember the Jolly Green Giant?

Paul McAndrews is a shareholder at McAndrews, Held and Malloy, an 80 plus attorney intellectual property boutique law firm in Chicago. His practice focuses on trial and appellate work involving a wide variety of technologies including multifocal contact lenses, automotive accessories, beverage cans, and hospital beds. I’m assuming all these listed technologies were not part of the same case, but I suppose one could imagine wearing multifocal contact lenses while driving a car with automotive accessories while drinking from a certain beverage can, and ending up in a hospital bed. Let’s hope not. Paul lives with his wife, Erin, and their four children, Patrick, Annie, Kate, Sean, and Nora in Arlington Heights IL. Please contact me with updates! — Katie (Wharton) DeFerrari; katiedeferrari@gmail.com


05 A Great Big Domer Wedding 

Kate Musica and Norman Kittrell welcomed their second daughter, Emily Joyce, in June. Big sister Kathryn (2) is a great helper and can’t wait to play with Emily. Joseph Bochenek has been elevated to partner in the Corporate Department at Fox Rothschild LLP. Joseph is based in the firm’s Denver office and represents a variety of clients in corporate matters, including choice of entity, formation, mergers and acquisitions, as well as the preparation and negotiation of asset and real estate-backed commercial financing documents for lenders and borrowers, distribution and supply agreements, technology licensing, executive employment, and other agreements. He also represents emerging companies in connection with private debt and equity financing, including preparing private placement memorandum and blue-sky filings. In mid-May, I was in Indianapolis for the wedding of my fellow Lewis Hall RA Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon ’05, ’07MEd, ’11JD, ’11MBA and Mark Sikora. Jacqueline has four ND degrees, served as an RA and an AR on campus, completed the ACE program, and teaches as an adjunct professor at ND Law School, so it’s no surprise the wedding was packed with fellow overachieving Domers. This event has to be in the running for the record of most ND degrees ever assembled in one place outside of South Bend. Rev. Lou DelFra, CSC, ’92 officiated the wedding Mass, which featured selections from Jacqueline’s favorite book (the Gather hymnal). The wedding party included Bianca Bautista ’04, ’06MEd, Ashley Koger, Kelly (Jentzen) Thompson ’06, ’09MNA, ’12JD, Erin (Mangan) Lariviere, Carolyn (Sweeney) Olson ’06, ’08MEd, ’11JD, and Lynne (DeFilippo) St. Hilaire ’05, ’07MEd. Guerin and Gracie St. Hilaire (children of Lynne and Bill St. Hilaire) served as ring bearer and flower girl alongside Jacqueline’s godson Patrick Mushenheim, son of Megan (Sennett) ’09, ’10MSA and Peter Mushenheim ’10. Also participating in the ceremony were Donna (Cerabona) Edwards ’11 and Laura (Ott) Wyne (lectors), Greg Aitchison ’07MEd (Eucharistic Minister), and Evangelina Woo (vocalist). Anna (Rodriguez Allen) McKeever ’07, ’14MBA and Jerry McKeever ’07, ’11JD presented the Arras, a wedding tradition honoring Jacqueline’s Mexican heritage. Domers in attendance included Erin (Cox) Fricker, Petula (Fernandes) McShiras, Cara (Spicer) Orfield, Cara Williams, Arianne Watkins, Rashelle (Simpson) Wynegar, Kate Rumsey, Katie Solan, Shalina (Chibber) and Alex Schaefer ’04, Rachael (Larson) Forest, Josh Prenosil  ’06MEd, Kevin Thompson ’01, ’10MBA, Sarah (Hall) Cooper ’07, Beth Franzosa ’05, ’07MA, Keaton Van Beveren ’10, ’13MEd, Mike Croteau ’10, ’12MEd, Lauren (McCallick) Thomas ’11, Michael Thomas ’13, Emily (Nguyen) Wu ’11, Anne Lenzi ’12, Meghan (Regan) ’06, ’08MEd and Kent Weyland ’07MEd, Erin Duffy-Burke ’05MEd, Kathleen Brogan ’03, ’05MEd, ’12JD, Jen Clancy ’10JD, Lindsay (Hawley) Nathan ’10JD, Jessika (Osorio) Ishu ’10JD, Danica Skeoch ’02, ’10JD, Jessica Brock ’05, ’10JD, ’11LLM, Mary McCarthy ’11JD, Megan Meyer ’11JD, Colin Darcy ’08, Nick Mathioudakis ’87, and Bob Cerabona ’82. By my count, that’s 53 Domers with 75 Notre Dame degrees. It was a fitting celebration for Jacqueline, a proud Domer, a generous and devoted friend, and a person who never does anything by half-measure! — Caroline Meehan; ndclassnotes05@gmail.com 


05MBA Class SecretaryHimanshu Gosar;

hgosar@alumni.nd.edu; ndmba2005-owner@googlegroups.com


05JD New Opportunities  

After performing and teaching improv for the past couple of decades, Kelsey and Michael Bradt ’00, ’05JD opened the Bit Theater in Aurora IL in late September 2021. They went through numerous locations, a pandemic, and many unexpected external challenges, and finally ended up two miles from home. Their beautiful space is an old theater where Michael had one of his first professional comedy gigs nearly 10 years ago. In addition to performing and teaching comedy to other artists, they are also focusing on the benefits that learning improv has for business professionals. Yes – that even includes lawyers – as Michael has taught a couple of CLE-approved improv courses! In his “free time,” Michael is still practicing residential and commercial real estate law, and The Law Office of Michael P. Bradt just celebrated its 12-year anniversary. In January 2022, Matt Arend moved across town and joined the Cincinnati office of Frost Brown Todd LLC, where he serves as a Member and Vice-Chair of the Health Care Innovation Industry Team. Matt has significant experience in health care contracting, defending health care clients in medical negligence matters, federal False Claims Act qui tam defense and other litigation involving claims of health care program fraud and abuse. He focuses on handling business and fiduciary litigation matters at the trial court and appellate levels, with an emphasis on complex litigation and class action matters; the defense of health care providers and manufacturers; contract disputes; trade secret and non-compete agreements; and ERISA and other benefits matters. He also focuses on a growing area of the law – all aspects of federal and state privacy and data security issues, including HIPAA compliance, breach analyses, cybersecurity, and state data breach laws. He routinely advises clients on compliance with federal and state anti-kickback laws, Stark law, Sunshine Act, Medicare Secondary Payer laws, pharmaceutical marketing rules and other regulatory matters. While Matt joined FBT, another classmate departed. In June, Kimera (King) Hall left the Dallas office of Frost Brown Todd, where she had spent seventeen years, was a member in two different states, and led efforts as Chair of its Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Congratulations are in order as she joined Novus International, Inc. as Associate Director and Senior Counsel. Novus – whose roots started nearly 70 years ago with the Monsanto Company – is a global leader developing, manufacturing and commercializing gut health solutions for the animal agriculture industry. Also in Dallas, Mike Federer serves as an M&A Partner at Fusion Specialty. Fusion is a team of expert underwriters with a global licensed insurance agency infrastructure, underwriting on behalf of market leading insurers. Fusion is a principal global partner on the io.insure Marketplace, leveraging its InsurTech and data intelligence capabilities, that builds specialist insurance products, assess and price risk and deliver bespoke insurance products and solutions. Daniel Denny joined New Founding as a founding partner. New Founding serves as a tech, media and investment firm building a digital commonwealth—a network designed to advance the good of the American people. Down in Houston, along the bayou, Jackie Staple and Adam Russ ’02, ’05JD welcomed their first child, Alexandra Catherine, on May 18. Adam is a Commercial Litigation partner at Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, where he advises clients in business concerns across a broad variety of industries, from financial services to energy. He was recently selected by the Institute for Energy Law as a member of its 5th Leadership Class for 2022-2023. Adam also regularly serves as a guest faculty instructor for Notre Dame Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy program and heads up the Notre Dame Club of Houston’s Lawyers Committee. — Adam J. Russ; Houston TX; adamjruss@gmail.com


06 Reach Out 

We didn’t have any updates for this issue. Please consider reaching out to one of our ND classmates and checking in. Sending you all my very best! — Anna (Skoien) Lall; annagracelall@gmail.com 


06MBA Class SecretaryMike Lloyd;

651 Nathaniel Chase Lane, Herndon VA 20170; cell 312-388-0501; mt_lloyd@yahoo.com 


06JD Class SecretaryAmir Hassan Sadaghiani;



07 New Additions to the Family 

Jennifer (Galano) and Austin Peiffer of Warren Township NJ are blessed to announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha. Grandparents Mary and John Galano, also of Warren Township, Beth and Mike Peiffer ’72 of Colleyville TX, and aunt Jessica Galano of New York City are thrilled to welcome the newest member of the family. Samantha is excited to cheer on the Fighting Irish during the upcoming football season and is hoping The Shirt is available this year as a onesie. The Rev. Anne Sutherland Clarke was recently installed as the Rector of St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor MI. David Poell is one of 24 attorneys promoted to partner at law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. Resident in the firm’s Chicago office, David is a member of the firm’s Business Trial practice group. In addition to graduating from Notre Dame, he earned his JD from the U of Michigan, where he was executive editor of the Michigan Law Review. Dr. Amanda Delmondes and Matthew McQueary welcomed daughter Cecília (Oct. 2021) and son Caio (March 2020) in Cuiabá, Brazil. Caio was baptized in May 2021 at the ND Basilica, blessed by godparents Drs. Lisa and John Corker, who also happen to be their neighbors in Cincinnati, and photographer extraordinaire Adria Helmich. This past fall, Mike Piery was promoted to Partner at Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee WI. His wife Rocky (Garza) and his children are so proud of all his accomplishments. Monisha Smith and Evan Henley were married on Sept. 18, 2021 in Wilmington DE at what the mayor termed the “party of the year.” Ian Mackay and Aaron Pereira presented Evan with the key to a yellow Chrysler PT Cruiser. Matt Ploszek withstood the heat and captured the essence of Seamus Heaney’s “The Cure at Troy,” first during a ceremony reading and subsequently at the after-after-party. Conor McEvily came home with an ill-fitting tuxedo jacket and has turned sleuth in an effort to locate the original. Also present and integral to the festivities were Zachary Jara, Jake McDonald, Katie (Nadeau) and Mike Tieu, Jana (Miller) and Bryan Hambley, Mary (Corrigan) Flanagan, Pat Welch, Lou Apollon, Kelly (McDermott) and Tim Haines, Megan Conway ’06, and Dev Sethi ’06. Britta (Zoeller) and Adam Maciuba welcomed their third son Casimir “Cas” Michael in the middle of the pandemic in 2020 and were able to celebrate his first birthday with rather more fanfare than he got the first time around. Jackie and Mike Manzo welcomed their third child, Charles “Charlie” Manzo, on Oct. 7, 2021. He was welcomed by older brother Henry, 4, and Oliver “Ollie,” 2. Regina (Muscarello) and Paul Bailey welcomed their sixth child to the “Bailey Bunch” on May 25th, 2021. Vincent Anthony – named after Regina’s father, Dr. Vincent Muscarello ’79 – joins big sisters Gianna Maria, Eliana Grace, Amata Rose, and Lucia Felice, and a very excited big brother John Paul Joseph, on the team of future Domers. Regina and Paul reside in Napa Valley, where Regina is an executive recruiter and Paul runs a boutique wine tour business. Michelle Love was recently promoted to Partner at One Lucky Guitar, a regional design and marketing boutique. It was great seeing everyone on campus for the summer 15-year reunion and fall mini-reunion at the Stanford game! Please send submissions to NDClassNotes2007@gmail.com. God Bless and Go Irish! — Stephanie Pelligra; ndclassnotes2007@gmail.com


07MBA Class SecretaryTim Ponisciak;



07JD Class Secretary Patrick A. Salvi II;

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., 161 N. Clark St., Suite 4700, Chicago IL 60601; 312-372-1227; psalvi2@salvilaw.com


08 You Are Old

Save the date for our 15-year reunion, June 1-4, 2023! We can’t wait to see everyone for another record setting turnout. Contact us at Classof2008@nd.edu with suggestions and how to get involved. Speed dating and going to bed before midnight are the first recommendations received to date. Matthew “Spicy” Mattare recently won the Walter J. Travis Invitational in New Jersey and qualified for the US Amateur. After sharing the news, William Kearney and Drew Whiting promised to again watch “Happy Gilmore” to prepare “cheers” for Matt’s future competition. Andrew Zeiser and Patrick McInerney bought air horns. Dan Straface will charter a plane for the matches. Brian Sullivan does not care much about golf or Matt’s accomplishment; he is too busy trying to sell his Peloton. Lawrence Sullivan, who is an incredibly poor athlete when it comes to games involving balls, did not comment on Matt’s exciting news. Speaking of accomplishments, the U of Kansas promoted Brittnee Carter to Associate Professor and granted her tenure. Brittnee is wildly intelligent; her research interests include terrorism and counterterrorism, interstate conflict, and state and global security. Liz (Brown) Lockwood ’08 recently launched a boutique civil rights and commercial litigation firm, Ali & Lockwood LLP, in Washington DC, where she lives with her husband, Mark Lockwood and children Jack (3) and Lizzy (1). Many 2008 graduates found love over the past few years. This love manifested itself into many small children. For example, Susan (White) and Michael Foss welcomed their fourth child, Luke Michael, last August. Michael is their third boy; his older siblings, Sofia, Sam, and Daniel welcome another playmate and friend. Jack Kenneth Roman was born last September to Jill Martini and John Roman at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Jack looks forward to meeting fellow future Domers at the ND-Navy Game in November! Meghan (Sweeney) ’08, ’11JD and Brett Bean ’11JD welcomed their second beautiful baby girl, Eleanor Louise, on New Year’s Eve! Little Eleanor will always be the life of the party and her big sister, Georgia, adores her. Eleanor was baptized in the Log Chapel on campus in July. Lindsay and Patrick O’Brien welcomed their first baby in May. Shea Eloise is squirmy, bold, and looks like her mom. She is in the ninety-ninth percentile for height because of her mom. And ninetieth percentile for weight and head size because of her dad. Patrick’s junior Fisher Hall roommate, Garrett Mandeville, and Mary Claire Sullivan welcomed their third little boy, Daniel Phillips Mandeville, in June. Daniel is strong because of his mom. Daniel is not allowed near Shea. Class of 2008 officer Kathleen Coverick and her husband, Jeremy Robinson, welcomed sweet baby Owen in June. Kathleen invites the whole 2008 class to Owen’s first birthday party at the 15-year reunion and then Finnegans or the Backer. Owen will be the short guy dancing on the stage or near the pole. Kirsten and Christopher Liedl welcomed their third baby, Annemarie Clare, this spring. Older siblings Lizzie and Thomas are enamored and take turns invading Annemarie’s personal space to elicit a newborn smile and giggle. Speaking of love, Dan Murphy married Adam Saxton in April at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago. The couple was surrounded by many ND classmates and rowing teammates, including Radhika Deva, Scott Campbell, Nick Kluesner, Megan (Julien) Kluesner, Andrew Baker, Julie (Lambe) Shepherd, Andrea (Beres) Finn ’09, Coach Kurt Butler, Jamie Ward, Annie (Mugnolo) Ward, Kate (O’Bray) Slovin, Catherine Krug, Liz (Horan) Thompson, Maggie (Schramm) L’Heureux, Natalie (Cuevas) Patrick, Trey Patrick, Steve Botsford ’11, Tori Botsford ’15, and Laura Thomas ’15. See you this fall.  Get ready to reunion. — Patrick O’Brien; classof2008@alumni.nd.edu


08MBA Class Secretary Megan Ulrich;



08JD Moving on Up

Congratulations are in order for several of our talented classmates on their professional accomplishments this quarter. Mark Sampson was made partner at Stamos & Trucco LLP in Chicago. Mark’s practice focuses on toxic tort, products liability, premises liability, and commercial litigation. He has represented product manufacturers and premises owners in jurisdictions nationwide. I am happy to report that two of my “Bowling Stones” teammates have continued their winning streak with new promotions. Neha (Bansal) Hannan shared that just short of her 10th anniversary with Chubb, she is taking on a new role as Senior Vice President, Commercial Direct Handled Casualty Claims. As tough as it is for her to leave the coverage litigation behind, she is thrilled to be leading the fantastic Commercial Direct Handled team. Krista (Yee) Cox is also starting a new role. After three amazing years at Meta/Facebook, Krista is looking forward to continuing her journey counseling in the Tech sector as Senior Council, Product at Twitter. As always, 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 Class Secretary Megan Flynn;



09MBA Class Secretary Shawn Pulscher;

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


09JD Class SecretaryJosh Rinschler;