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UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Mortenson, Autumn (Cossi)
Autumn Mortenson ’97 writes, "I'm going back to school! MFA program in Dance at UC Irvine starting Fall 2014!"
submitted Sep. 8, 2014 5:48P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
martinez, kristi (martinez)
Kristi Martinez ’97, Chad O'Hara and daughter Sabine welcomed baby girl Deryn Josie O'Hara on August 18. The family lives in San Carlos.
submitted Oct. 6, 2013 8:26P
GRD Leavey/MBA '97
Gibbons, Kim (Bouchard)
Kim Gibbons MBA ’97 joined technology start-up NetNumber as its Chief Marketing Officer in November 2013. Kim lives with her family in Sunnyvale, Calif.
submitted Jan. 16, 2014 1:22P
UGRD Leavey Business '97
Vijay (Jay) Daftary ’97 and his wife Tara welcomed a baby boy, Neal, on Feb. 8, 2013. The family lives in Reno, Nev.
submitted Feb. 26, 2014 1:19P
David Blanar '97 writes, "Hallo from England! I recently wrapped up an MA in Systematic Theology & Philosophy from the University of Nottingham—yep, you read that right. Really enjoyable work, it brought back lots of memories and made me all the more grateful for Fr. Tollini's lectures. Much love from overseas!"
submitted Feb. 18, 2014 2:15P
GRD Leavey/MBA '98
P. J. Vaughn '92, '98 is now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She works for Chevron as the general manager of the Buenos Aires Shared Services Center.
submitted May. 14, 2014 2:13P
UGRD Leavey Business '98
Nazly Siregar ’98 was made a partner with Deloitte Southeast Asia in January 2013.
submitted Sep. 8, 2014 2:01A
GRD Law '98
Josh Hicks ’95, J.D. ’98 is a new shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, a firm practicing in the areas of real estate, natural resources, public policy, corporate, and litigation. Hicks is a member of the firm’s government relations department and taxation group. His tax practice focuses on Nevada state and local tax matters, ranging from tax planning to litigated tax controversies. Hicks’ government affairs practice focuses on representation before the Nevada Legislature, local governments and state government agencies. In addition, Hicks practices in all aspects of Nevada campaign finance and election law, including all aspects of ballot initiatives.
submitted Jan. 7, 2014 10:35P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '98
Sheila J. Henderson M.A. '98 writes, "Two exciting events: My husband and I moved to New York City, and I recently published two books: Fostering Inventiveness in Children and Invention Friday Curriculum: Grades 2-5. These books are available on Amazon.com. For more information, please see the website: http://inventionfriday.org These books would likely be interesting to parents and teachers who are interested in encouraging their children toward interesting careers and to enjoy learning, inside and outside the classroom. The curriculum is great for the classroom, after school programs, and education at home."
submitted May. 10, 2014 2:04P
David Fisher MBA '98 is now vice president and business transformation officer at SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations.
Mr. Fisher will lead a business transformation program to drive continuous process improvement and operational optimization efforts in support of SRA’s strategic plan. As BTO, he will help SRA continue to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of internal business processes, enhancing the focus on providing customers with the best people, ideas and performance.
“We are pleased to welcome David to the SRA team,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Tim Atkin. “David’s thought leadership and extensive operational experience in the public and private sectors will strengthen how we support our employees and our customers. He will provide SRA, and our customers, with strategies and practices that will enable us to consistently meet the dynamic needs of the federal government market in order to achieve exceptional operational performance.”
Mr. Fisher has held a number of senior roles within the public and private sectors, most recently as Chief Risk Officer and Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Prior to joining the IRS, he served as Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Financial Officer at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Before holding his role at the GAO, David held a number of positions with the Department of Defense (DoD), including serving as the first permanent director of the Business Transformation Agency, Defense Enterprise Integration Executive, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Financial Management). Prior to joining DoD, David served as Managing Director with BearingPoint.
Mr. Fisher graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. He completed his Masters of Business Administration at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business. He is also the author of Optimize Now (or else!): How to Leverage Processes and Information to Achieve Enterprise Optimization and Avoid Enterprise Extinction.
submitted Jun. 21, 2014 9:55A
The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Patricia E. Ball ’98 as counsel in the Employment and Labor Practice Group of the firm's Los Angeles office. "Patricia is a seasoned litigator with significant trial experience and will be a valuable addition to our employment litigation team," said Tony Campiti, practice leader for the firm's Employment and Labor Practice Group.
submitted Aug. 19, 2014 12:35P
UGRD Engineering '99
Amy Warner '99, M.S. '00 was recently elected as vice president of Precision Analog. As such, Warner is responsible for setting and driving strategy for the Precision Analog team with the goal of sustainable growth and profitability with differentiated analog signal chain products designed for the industrial, energy and communications markets.
In previous roles at TI, Warner managed Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter products and served as an analog field applications engineer. Prior to joining TI in 2004, she spent four years as a hardware engineer at Agilent Technologies.
submitted Mar. 12, 2014 8:39P
UGRD Engineering '99
Jeffrey ’99 and Sarah Tarantino welcomed Edward "Teddy" Tarantino to their family on January 23, 2014. Teddy joined big sister, Katherine. Jeff also celebrated his 10th Anniversary with Erler & Kalinowski, Inc.
submitted Apr. 1, 2014 2:11P
UGRD Leavey Business '99
Sachi Sambandan MBA '99 has been appointed senior vice president of engineering at Gigamon, a leader in traffic visibility solutions. Sambandan joins Gigamon from VMware, where he recently served as vice president for the company's R&D Hybrid Cloud Services, responsible for all aspects of product development as well as building and managing a team of approximately 180 engineers. Prior to VMware, Sambandan spent ten years at Force10 Networks as vice president of engineering, developing and expanding Force10's product roadmap. Sambandan received a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from India's College of Engineering in Guindy, Madras. He went on to earn a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and a master's in business administration from Santa Clara University.
submitted May. 16, 2014 1:12P
Lalangan , Sheri (Lara )
Sheri Lara ’99 and Ronald Lalangan were married at Mission Santa Clara on August 17. The happy couple were surrounded by their family and friends, including fellow Bronco Susan Lalangan Vaughan who served as a bridesmaid.
submitted Oct. 4, 2013 4:33P
UGRD Leavey Business '99
Eric Iwamoto ’99 and Wendy (Vu) Iwamoto ’99 welcomed a boy, James Toshiro Vu, on April 7, 2014. He joins big sister Ellie, 5. The family lives in Ladera Ranch, Calif.
submitted Aug. 1, 2014 11:37A
GRD Leavey/MBA '99
Daniel Goodman MBA ’99 writes: "After 8 1/2 years of owning my own retail business I decided it was time to marry my financial analysis skills to my customer service skills and become a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual. Whereas I used to help people brew beer and make wine, now I get to help them achieve their most amazing futures, helping them plan and achieve financial strength and security."
Daniel T. Goodman, MBA
Office 925 520 4034
Mobile 925 487 7551
San Francisco Bay Area Group- Pleasanton
6150 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
submitted Nov. 13, 2013 11:58A
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