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Rian Jorgensen J.D. ’94 joined Ahern Insurance Brokerage, one of the largest independently owned brokerages specializing in the insurance needs of law firms, as senior VP and counsel. Jorgensen will be located in Ahern’s San Francisco office.
Drawing upon his 25 years of experience in claims advocacy, risk management, and the practice of law, Jorgensen will be responsible for launching Ahern’s In House Risk Management Program and Services.
Jorgensen comes to Ahern from Marsh Risk and Insurance Services, where he was senior VP in the Financial and Professional Liability Practice Group.
He began his career in insurance with J.H. Minet, the Lloyd’s brokerage that pioneered lawyer’s professional liability insurance. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Texas A&M University and earned his juris doctor degree from Santa Clara University.
Jorgensen resides in Menlo Park with his family. His professional affiliations include the American Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.
Deborah Hinds '94 writes: "After 9 years in Florida, our family has moved back to California. I recently started a new position as a Management Consultant for ROI Communication,a management consultant company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm currently managing several communications projects for Hewlett Packard."
Jeff Hilgers '94 and Cecilia Hahne Hilgers had their first child, Julia Ellen Cynthia Hilgers, in Varberg, Sweden on March 3, 2009.
Jeff Hilgers ’94 and Cecilia Hilgers welcomed their second daughter, Josephine, to their family on October 26, 2011, in Varberg, Sweden.
Jeff Hilgers '94, wife Cecilia, and 2.5 year-old daughter Julia, welcomed a baby girl, Josephine, on October 26, 2011. The family resides in Traslovslage, Sweden.
Robert James Higgins ’80, J.D. ’94, a former deputy county attorney, has been appointed to the Navajo County Superior Court. The appointment was announced by Gov. Jan Brewer. It fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Carolyn C. Holliday.
“Robert touts a level of professional experience outside of law that is rare among judicial candidates,” said Governor Jan Brewer. “In addition to a strong legal background, he was a teacher for many years and is a philanthropist in his community. He is well-rounded and well-equipped to serve the Court and the community.”
Higgins has practiced civil and criminal law in Navajo County for 17 years. He has an extensive legal background, including experience in criminal law, transactional matters, and civil litigation. He also has a broad range of expertise in estate planning and contractual issues, child dependency cases, personal injury matters, and forcible detainer actions.
Higgins completed his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University in 1980 and received a master's degree from Arizona State University in 1988. He graduated from Santa Clara University Law School in 1994. He was admitted to practice in 1994 and admitted to the bar the same year. Higgins was an English teacher at Brophy College Preparatory for seven years prior to attending law school.
“He has been active in education efforts in his community,” says gubernatorial spokesperson Ann Dockendorff, “as he founded St. Anthony School in 1997 and continues to serve as a Board member. Additionally, Mr. Higgins is a volunteer with the White Mountain Tuition Support Foundation, for which he currently serves as President. He also has volunteered with St. Francis Parish on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, and has worked on several pro bono cases for White Mountain Apaches.”
Shelly (O'Neil) Haugh '94 and husband William Haugh welcomed their first child, James Patrick Haugh, on May 26, 2011. The couple was wed on Sept 4th, 2010 in Lake Oswego, Ore. and the Haugh family currently resides in Tualatin, Ore. Shelly is a Finance Controller at Xerox.
Shelly (O'Neil) ’94 and husband William Haugh welcomed their baby daughter, Crissan Rowan Haugh, in May 2013. She joins big brother, James, two years old.
Fernando J. Gutierrez, EdD, J.D. '94 has been certified by the State of CA Dept. of Industrial Relations Div. of Workers' Compensation Medical Unit as a qualified medical evaluator. He has a clinical and forensic psychology practice in Pasadena, CA and is an inactive member of the CA State Bar. He and his domestic partner celebrated their 33rd anniversary in May '11.
Rosanna Guadagno Loewald ’94 and her husband, Tonio Loewald, welcomed twin girls, Romilly Jane and Jaelle Marie in March 2008. Rosanna and her family are moving to Dallas, Texas, where Rosanna has accepted a tenured position as an associate professor of Emerging Media and Communication and an associate professor of Psychology at the University of Texas, Dallas.
Mary Ann Grubb '94 joined the Moraga Police Department as an officer.
Dr. Gordon F. Gibbs ’94 and Erin M. Reilly-Gibbs ’94 are thrilled to announce their new business: Rocky Mountain Vein Institute of Colorado. They write: "We care for venous disease and run a full vascular disgnostic lab. Life is good in Pueblo, Colo., with three energetic kids and lots of outdoor activities."
After many years on the road, Orlene (Carlos) Gentile '94 and Carlo Gentile '94 have stopped touring -- at least temporarily. Since March, the two have been sharing duties of Artistic Director at CircEsteem, a Chicago youth and social circus dedicated to uniting youth from diverse backgrounds and building self esteem through circus arts. This summer they welcomed their second daughter and third child, Gioia Mi. The family lives in Lincoln Square.
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Tom Gemetti ’94 was appointed to a two-year term on the Campbell Union School District governing board. Gemetti, who has a background in finance and accounting, also works full time as an assistant controller at Brocade, a networking equipment manufacturer in San Jose
Rudolph Garcia ’94 left Wells Fargo Bank after a 24 year career. He was hired in July as senior vice president and manager of SBA Lending for Community Bank of the Bay, headquartered in Oakland.
Michael Arthur Gallagher '87 graduated in May 2011 with and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University after successfully defending his dissertation: Compassion, Accountability, and Collaboration: Effective Teachers in High Poverty Schools. Michael is an Assistant Superintendent in the Sunnyvale School District.
Jeff Fossatti '94 and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed their third child, Amelia Taylor Fossatti on October 27, 2009. She joins sister Madeline and brother Payton in the family's Portland home.
Jim Fleming, S.J., M.Div. ’94, executive VP of Wheeling Jesuit University, has been appointed the institution’s tenth president by the board of trustees, effective July 1, 2013. He will succeed Mr. Richard Beyer, who has decided not to seek a second term.
John F. Eyrich '94 has formed a new partnership, SCHINDLER EYRICH LLP, and continues to focus on Trust, Estate and Fiduciary Matters, and related civil claims and appeals. The firm has offices in Los Angeles and Washington.
Schindler Eyrich LLP 9723 Coppertop Loop NE, Suite 201 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (206) 855-8830 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1840 Los Angeles, CA 90025 www.schindler-eyrich.com
Bryan Emmert '93 and wife Tamara (Clark) Emmert '94 welcomed a son, Zachary Kaniau, on Aug. 15, 2011. Zachary joins big sister, Daphne Leinaala, 3, in Sunnyvale.
Michelle (Babbage) Dupuis '94 and husband David welcomed triplets Lexie, Madeleine and Noelle on Dec. 18, 2010. They join big sister, Kaitlyn. The family lives in Saratoga.
Naomi Dalzell Martinez ’94, J.D. ’98 is the managing director of Grupo Tasomi, S.L. She lives in Hong Kong.
George Crothall '94 and Amber (Smith) Crothall '94, J.D. '03, recently moved to San Diego County. They have two daughters, ages 5 and 3. Amber works part-time as a real estate attorney and George is working for a new start-up company.