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Matthew C. McGlynn '83, J.D. '86 is now serving as a judge on the Superior Court of Tehama County.
Paul McDonald '83 is an account executive for Agilaire, which is owned by Tom Haley in Redwood City. The company does printing and packaging for large companies and was recently named one of the 50 Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Henry Manayan J.D. ’83 was appointed chief operating officer of Discovery Minerals Ltd.
Manayan was appointed to a White House advisory group on Asian-Pacific affairs by U.S. President Bill Clinton, served three terms as the mayor of Milpitas, and was the first Asian-American ever elected to the position.
Manayan is the president of Transpacific Companies, LLC, a finance and investment company based in Silicon Valley. He was also a co-founder of ViaGold Capital, a private equity and venture fund holding company, which went public on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was involved in the merger and acquisition of Culturecom Holdings, Ltd., which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. While at Culturecom Holdings, his focus was in mergers and acquisitions. He served as chairman, CEO, board director or executive officer to numerous portfolio companies including Terra Solar Global, which was recently sold. He also has been an officer, director or legal counsel to numerous companies and organizations in four countries.
George W. Kemble ’83 is Chief Scientific Officer at 3-V Biosciences. He has extensive experience in drug discovery and development, as well as virology and host-cell biology. 3-V Biosciences is located in Menlo Park, Calif.
George Kemble ’83 has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of Mymetics, a leader in the development of mucosal and virosomal-based vaccines for infectious diseases. Dr. Kemble is currently the CSO at 3-V Biosciences, a biotech company with a unique approach to antiviral drug discovery and development. He is a leading authority on vaccine development and in particular the development of vaccines for RSV. Dr. Kemble was responsible for the research and development of multiple products, including the successful launch of FluMist.
Jeff Hornung '83 was hired by Syncsort Incorporated to lead strategy, product management, and business development across all company lines. Synscort is a global leader is data protection software and extreme performance integration.
Teri Graf-Pulvino MBA ’83 and husband Kenneth have founded and funded the new nonprofit, John Muir Geotourism Center in Coulterville, Calif. The JMGC will be an educational center following the writings of John Muir directly from the natural context he observed in the area in the 1860s.
Greg Galati '83 received the 2010 City of Hayward Mayor's Award. Greg's community organizing efforts draw over 100 volunteers each month to neighborhood community cleanups. Greg and his wife Colleen are both marriage and family therapists. They have two boys, Aidan, age 8 and Benjamin, age 5.
Benedict Fuata ’83, a Hawaii Army National Guard colonel, was selected as the next civil defense administrator for the County of Hawaii. Fuata, 50, has been the commander of the Army Aviation Support Facility in Hilo since 1993. He is also the Guard’s director for logistics.
The civil defense administrator directs and coordinates the development and administration of the county’s emergency preparedness and response program to ensure prompt and effective action when natural or man-caused disaster threaten or impact Hawaii Island. He also serves as a board member for the Hawaii Island Home for Recovery.
The FREY 'Ohana (Family), P. Gregory "Greg" Frey '83, Maria "Mia" Fialho Frey '84 and Samantha Io'ana Malia Frey '10 congratulate the leadership of the SCU Alumni Hawaii Chapter for coordinating several "good fun" events in our Island State, to include fantastic networking events and SCU Sports watch parties. Hawaii folks may be thousands of miles from SCU, but our Hawaii Chapter keeps the Broncos in our minds, hearts & spirits.
P. Gregory "Greg" Frey '83 www.coatesandfrey.com www.facebook.com/PGFESQ www.stlouisalumnihawaii.com
P. Gregory "Greg" Frey '83 has again been selected to Hawaii Super Lawyers, a distinction afforded to approximately 5 percent of Hawaii's lawyers. Frey has been selected in the areas of both family law and mediation for the last three years. He continues as the managing attorney at Coates & Frey, AAL, LLLC, Hawaii's largest and best-known family law firm. He and his wife of almost 27 years, Maria "Mia" Fialho Frey '84, have two adult children, including Samantha Io'ana Malia Frey ’10. Currently Greg works with several energetic class members on the Class of 1983 30th Grand Reunion Committee and looks forward to seeing the entire class at the reunion.
Business e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Business Phone: 808-524-4854 Business Fax: 808-524-0717 Business Web: www.coatesandfrey.com
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Robert G. P. Cruz '71, J.D. '83 completed a two-year term as member of the Guam Election Commission. Also served as an international observer in the Philippine National elections in May 2010 and in three elections in Kosovo while serving with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping from 1999 to 2006. Works as part-time Traffic and Small Claims Referee, Superior Court of Guam.
Rick Crosetti '83 and Peter Kushmeider were married on August 9, 2008, in San Francisco. Rick and Pete have been together for 22 years and were joined by both their families to celebrate their wedding. Rick is currently working as a Project Manager for Regis Homes of Northern California. He and Pete make their home in San Francisco.
Larry Crema '83 and his wife Jenner are new business owners. They are owner/operators of the Pump It Up in Morgan Hill (a childrens party venue). They have two children Kinsey (9) and Keaton (5). They live in Campbell, Calif.
Clare Creegan de Chamorro '83 is an Instructor of Marketing and Academic Writing at Universidad Americana, Nicaragua. She and her husband, Jaime, are also partners in NICA PARADISE, which includes a digital travel magazine, architecture and real estate services, and hiking tours of nearby volcanoes. Please visit www.nicaparadise.com (magazine) and jaimechamorro.com (photo gallery).
Clare Creegan de Chamorro '83 teaches Marketing and Academic Writing at Universidad Americana, Nicaragua. She and husband Jaime also own NICA PARADISE, offering real estate, architecture, photography, corporate videos, a travel magazine and guided hikes of volcanoes, www.nicapardise.com Stepson Jaime is in his third year of law school at Universidad Americana, and son Andres is in 6th grade and daughter Lourdes in 3rd, both at Pierre & Marie Curie Academy.
Carol Brewer (Leclair) BSME '83 and John Brewer BSEE '83 are becoming empty nesters in the fall as their third child, Elizabeth, heads off to undergraduate studies at Loyola Marymount in September after graduating from Jesuit High in Portland OR as a member of the National Honor Society and the French National Honor Society. Their oldest, Bridget, graduated Bates College in June with BAs in English (Creative Writing) and Studio Art. She spends the next year in Austin TX with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps assisting newly immigrated Hispanic families with acclimation to life in the US before the published and national award-winning author decides on a graduate program in which she can further her passion for writing. Their son John begins his third year studying chemistry at University of Redlands in September, when he also begins duties as co-captain of UoR's nationally-ranked tennis team. Carol and John have swapped career roles, with Carol teaching Weight Watchers' in-company classes in the Silicon Forest while John tries to figure out what to do with himself after the sale of SiGe Semiconductor in June. Carol continues to play tennis in USTA and Portland City leagues while maintaining her running career from Bronco days. She's using local half-marathons to train for her first Portland Marathon in October in celebration of her 50th birthday.
Ed Borey MBA '83 is running in the general election in November to represent the 21st district of California in the state legislature. Borey plans to focus on fiscal responsibility, creating a more business-friendly environment, and improving the quality of our education.
J. Michael Bailey ’83, a top-ranked litigator, has been named vice chair of Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Government Relations, Lobbying and Political Law department. Bailey, in addition to his commercial litigation practice, represents clients before the U.S. Congress, Utah Legislature, and municipalities as well as state and federal regulatory agencies. Parsons Behle & Latimer’s 114 attorneys serve clients in the natural resources, manufacturing, technology, real estate, banking, retail, utility and health care industries, as well as practicing mass torts and personal injury law. Founded in 1882, it has offices in Salt Lake City, Reno and Las Vegas.
Simao J. Avila J.D. '83 is Senior Counsel, Legal & Government Relations for Kaiser Permanente. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Avila was labor and employment counsel for the Office of General Counsel, University of California. He was previously a partner with Littler Mendelson where he represented private and public sector clients on nearly all aspects of employment and labor law. He lecturers at Leland Stanford University, Law School (Gould Center) and at University of California - Boalt Hall on negotiations and ADR. He was a comments editor for Santa Clara Law Review at Santa Clara University, which published an article he authored, entitled "The Erosion of the Exclusionary Rule." He has presented on various subjects at professional conferences and speaks regularly on pertinent labor and employment issues dealing with the complexities of today’s diverse work force. To assist employers with one of those difficult contemporary challenges, while at Littler Mendelson, he co-authored a handbook entitled Terror and Violence in the Workplace. Avila is also co-author in A Litigator’s Guide to Effective Use of ADR in California (CEB, 2005).
Simao “Sim” Avila J.D. ’83 was named a Diversity Champion Finalist in the 2012 Bay Area Corporate Counsel Awards publication, a joint production of the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal.
Avila became a lawyer to create social justice in the world around him. It was a natural outgrowth of his years studying philosophy and existential phenomenology at St. Patrick’s College and law at Santa Clara University. In October 2011, he earned the Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals in the cause of equality, social justice, and human rights.
Born on St. George Island in the Portuguese Azores, Avila worked for the National Labor Relations Board in Puerto Rico before coming to California. He practiced law as a partner at Littler Mendelson. Then as the labor and employment counsel for the University of California.