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Matt Mason '90 was named executive director of the non-profit Nebraska Writers Collective, an organization dedicated to putting poets into schools to assist students as well as teachers.
Chris Bunje Lowenstein '90 is an English teacher at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo. She also writes about and sells antiquarian books and ephemera online and at rare book shows through her business, Book Hunter's Holiday, ABAA, established in 2007. She and husband Jeff Lowenstein '90 live in San Mateo with their two sons, Ryan (17) and Matthew (14).
Renee (Machi) Lawson '90 has joined Zynga, the maker of popular social games such as Farmville and Mafia Wars, as Associate General Counsel. She and her husband Kent are among the founding parents of Alta Vista School, a new elementary school in San Francisco focused on math, science, and technology.
Jeffrey Knott MBA '90 was appointed chief financial officer of AmeraMex International, Inc., a provider of heavy equipment to logistics companies, infrastructure construction, commercial farming and mining companies. Prior, Mr. Knott spent five years in real estate development, property management and business development. He brings over 20 years of commercial lending experience to AmeraMex from well-known financial institutions, including Bank of America, American Ag Credit, Equitable Life and Rabo Bank.
Debbie A. Klis '90 has been named to Maryland's Top 100 Women list by The Daily Record. The list recognizes the accomplishments of women who have achieved professional success and making a difference through their leadership, community service, and mentoring.
Ms. Klis, of counsel in Ballard Spahr's Bethesda office, concentrates on transactional matters in an array of business, securities, and tax issues. She is known for her work with investment management companies, including the formation and operation of EB-5 immigration investment funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, SPACs, real estate funds, oil and gas funds, and international master-feeder structures.
Valerie (Menely) Joachim '90 was recently promoted to management analyst with the engineering services group of the City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services. She's worked for the City of Portland in the area of sanitary and storm sewer engineering and development since 2000. She and husband Chris celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary in Sept. 2008.
Emanuel “Manny” Hilario ’90 is the chief financial officer for Einstein Noah Restaurant Group. He previously served as the founder and managing director of Koios Path LLC, a management advisory and consulting services company.
Katherine Hesseltine '90 still lives in Tustin, Calif. with husband Dave and daughters Holly, 10, and Page, 7.
Sandy (Dallas) Herman ’90 writes, "The Herman family (husband Mike and three sons: Jack, 11, Nicholas, 7, and Luke, 5) has embarked on a new adventure, recently moving to the Montreux Golf Community located atop Mt. Rose, about 20 minutes from Incline Village in Lake Tahoe. Mike is VP of Business Development at Ruvato (based out of Incline Village) and when I am not chasing our three kids around, I spend time doing human resources consulting."
Jane Hawley '90 has been appointed to the position of Director of Business Development at My Eye Media in Burbank, Calif. Prior to joining My Eye Media, Hawley spent her career at Vidfilm International Digital as Vice President, Global Account Management.
Michael Harp '90 celebrated with his wife Marci and daughters Emily, 10, and Cameron, 9, the sixth year of his company, Michigan Group Benefits. He also taught his first class as adjunct professor of economics at Baker College in Jackson, Mich.
Joseph Angelo Gulino M.S. '90 writes, "We moved from San Jose to Laramie, Wyo., in January 2008. I worked for an extension program at the University of Wyoming for almost five years. Both of our children attended the University of Wyoming and live in Wyoming. We now have two grandchildren and another due in February 2014. I started JAG Engineering, LLC in Laramie at the beginning of 2013."
Adrienne M. Grover J.D. ’90 was appointed by Gov. Gerry Brown ’59 as associate justice of the Sixth District Court of Appeal. Grover has served as a judge for the Monterey County Superior Court since 2002. She served as county counsel for Monterey County from 1999 to 2002 and as deputy county counsel from 1995 to 1999. She worked for Calaveras County from 1992 to 1995, serving first as assistant county counsel and then deputy county counsel. Grover was an associate attorney at Long and Levit LLP from 1990 to 1992.
Theodore Gonzalves ’90 is now the department chair of the American Studies department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is also serving on the search committee to fill the position of dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and is teaching two courses on Asian American experiences.
In March 2015, Jin Li (Teo) Frick ’90 will say 'goodbye' to San Diego and will be relocating to Shanghai with her husband, Jeff, and son, Jaeden. Jin Li lived in Shanghai in 1994, moving there shortly after graduating from SCU in 1990. She returned from China in 2000, but is moving back again 15-years later in support of her husband's new role as General Manager for HAVAS Life China, a global advertising agency. Jin Li will continue to develop her business, Thrive Energy Coaching & Consulting, from China while their 4-year old son begins kindergarten at Tiny Tots International Preschool and Kindergarten in the Fall.
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Bryan D. Flint '90 became, in January, Director of Communications and Outreach for Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, a statewide elected official who heads the Department of Natural Resources, and a Washington State agency that manage 5.7 million acres of Public Lands. Previously Bryan was Executive Director for the Pierce County Chapter of the Audubon Society. He lives in Tacoma, Wash.
Joe DiNunno MBA '90 is the manager of research at FiduciaryVest, an institutional investment consulting firm based in Atlanta. Joe lives in Peachtree Corners, Ga.
Nora Denzel MBA ’90, senior VP of Intuit, will be a keynote speaker for the 12th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, in October. The world's largest gathering of women in computing in industry, academia, and government, the four-day technical conference is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Over 250 speakers and 150 technical poster presenters will include leading researchers and industry experts discussing their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today's technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research, and engineering. Co-presented by the Anita Borg Institute and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the conference has expanded this year to now feature more than 95 sessions including panels, workshops, technical papers, Ph.D. forum, new investigators, technical posters, and "birds of a feather" sessions across nine tracks, invited technical speakers, and the ACM Student Research Competition.
Nora Denzel MBA ’90 joined the board of directors of FirstRain, an analytics software company.
Denzel has more than 25 years of technology and leadership experience. Most recently, she was senior vice president for big data, social design and marketing at Intuit. Prior to Intuit, she was senior vice president of Hewlett-Packard's global software business, served as senior vice president of product operations at Legato Systems (acquired by EMC) and held several engineering, marketing and executive positions during 13 years at IBM.
She also serves on the board of directors for Overland Storage Inc., Saba Software and the Anita Borg Institute.
Patricia De Fonte '90 BA Communication, graduated from Golden Gate University with a JD in 2002. She has now been accepted to Golden Gate University's Small Business Program for Fall 2015. She has also been accepted, with a substantial merit scholarship, to GGU's Master of Laws (LLM) in Estate Planning Program and will begin classes in Fall 2015. Patricia lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.
Tara Bunch MBA '90 is the vice president of AppleCare. In April 2015 she gave the closing keynote address at FutureVisions 2020 at Colordao State University, an event providing differing perspectives on the future of information science and technology. She spoke about how the social web might evolve in the future. Bunch also led a discussion on what it means to be a woman in the technology industry. Bunch and her team are responsible for delivering customer support and repair experiences for Apple customers worldwide. The technical support delivered through AppleCare advisors and online content reaches billions of customers in more than 30 languages. Before joining Apple in 2012, Bunch was a senior vice president at Hewlett Packard, leading the Global Customer Service and Support Operations. In her more than 20 years at HP, she worked in various roles that honed both her technical skills and her passion for delighting customers.