Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in the 1990s
Kathleen (Mitchell) Simpson ’87, M.A. ’90 married Robert Simpson on October 2, 2010, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Pleasanton, CA. Kathy and Bob were second-grade friends and classmates in Pleasanton. They currently reside in Brentwood, Calif. SCU alums in attendance were bridesmaid Christine Fierro ’88, Wes Bliven ’88, Brendan Lewis ’88, Michelle Matsumoto ’88, Diane Zilliotto ’88, John Scardamaglia J.D. ’09, and Jim Mitchell ’83.
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.
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.
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 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.
Carrie Woerner MBA '91 is a candidate for the 113th State Assembly District in New York. The 50-year-old Round Lake resident serves on the Round Lake Village Board and the Malta Planning Board. She operates a software division of a publishing company in Saratoga Springs. Woerner worked as executive director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation from 2002 to 2007, and is a member of the board of directors of Saratoga Arts and other organizations.
Tracy Thiem M.A. '91 is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Somatic Therapist, & Spiritual Counselor in Petaluma, California.
Bryon Stevens '91 was named senior vice president of investor relations and capital markets of Home Loan Servicing Solutions, Ltd. Stevens most recently managed the Alternative Capital Markets Group at UBS Securities, where he was responsible for raising capital for companies in privately arranged transactions. Prior to UBS, Stevens was a vice president in the M&A Group at JP Morgan Securities.
Frankie Roohparvar M.S. ’91 was named CEO of Skyera Inc., provider of enterprise solid-state storage systems. Roohparvar brings nearly 30 years of industry experience to Skyera. For the last 13 years he served in various senior engineering and executive positions at Micron. He was also one of the founders of Micron Quantum Devices, an early provider of NOR flash memory.
Nicholas Murphy, eldest son of Brendan ’91 and Nina ’91, graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif. in May 2013. His brother Matthew completed his freshman year at the same school.
Lisa Herrick J.D. '91 was appointed general counsel of Santa Clara County County Superior Court. Herrick, 46, joins the court with extensive experience in public sector law, including six years as senior deputy city attorney for the city of San Jose and more than four years as Santa Clara County Deputy County Counsel. Herrick also was a partner with the McManis Faulkner law firm, where she worked on civil litigation, criminal defense and family law.
In her current capacity with San Jose, Herrick provides advice and training to Mayor Chuck Reed, City Council members, the city clerk, city manager and department heads on state and local ethics, open government and campaign finance laws, including the Political Reform Act, Ralph M. Brown Act, California Public Records Act and Elections Code. Herrick has also worked on litigation involving the city's ethics ordinances. She has been involved in the Santa Clara County Bar Association, where she served as president as well as on its board of trustees.
At the Superior Court, Herrick will oversee a wide range of legal services and advise the court executive officer, judicial leadership, members of the court's bench and staff on a wide range of legal matters before the court.
Mark Haladwala ’91 writes that he is living in Birmingham, Ala. He works at BBVA Compass as head of the Consumer Segment for Alabama and Florida. Mark is married to Georgina Haladwala and has three daughters.
Anil Gupta MBA ’91 completed 10 years as a Managing Principal of Applications Marketing Group, a marketing consulting firm focused on enterprise software market.
Shauna L. Chastain ’91, J.D. ’96 is President of the Solano County Bar Association, and Bay Area Chapter Director of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.
Soccer star Brandi Chastain ’91 is among the Class of 2012 for the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame. Chastain, who grew up in San Jose, has been one of the top ambassadors for women's soccer after scoring the winning penalty kick in the 1999 Women's World Cup. She has played on two World Cup championship teams and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She was also a soccer commentator at the 2012 Olympics in London.
David "Shoe" Shuey J.D. ’92 is currently a partner at Rankin, Sproat, et. al. in Oakland, Calif. He practices insurance defense, including general liaiblity, construction defect and injury, and professional malpractice. He has been with Rankin since graduating from Santa Clara. He is also a two term Mayor and current City Councilmember in Clayton, Calif. He has been on the Council since 2002 and is serving his third term. He has been married for 20 years to wife Shelly and has five children, three of which were adopted from China and the Ukraine.
Shuey@rankinlaw.com or on facebook
Kerry P.C. San Chirico '92 received his doctorate in religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is now Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa, where he teaches Global Christianities and Indian religions.
Xavier Romano M.A. ’92 writes, "After taking on a consultancy in Saudi Arabia during the 'Arab Spring' near the Yemen boarder, and witnessing one Tahrir Square protest in Cairo, I found myself back in California in April 2012 taking on the role as Fresno campus director of Alliant International University. After more than a year in Fresno I have a newfound respect for Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and a dozen years in the 'wilderness' of Illinois while at Knox College! Good to be back in California—and my time in the Middle East prepped me well for the heat of Central California. ;-)"
Xavier E. Romano Director, Fresno Campus Alliant International University Fresno CA 93727
L.A. County Deputy Public Defender Luis Rodriguez ’89, J.D. ’92 is running unopposed for president of the State Bar of California for 2013-2014. Rodriguez, the current vice president, was admitted to the State Bar in 1994 after attending college and law school at the University of Santa Clara. He is a former president of the California La Raza Lawyers Association, the Mexican American Bar Association and the Latino Public Defenders Association. MABA, which Rodriguez headed in 2001, issued a congratulatory statement calling him “an exemplary role model for the next generation of Latino/Latina lawyers in the State of California.”
Jonathan Rende MBA ’92 joined Appcelerator, a mobile platform company, as vice president of products. Previously, he was vice president and general manager for HP software's application lifecycle management business. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Rende has held various product roles at Informix, Lockheed, and Mercury.
Matt Maese '92 married Darcy Yaley (UND '96) on August 28, 1999. Marriage Convalidation at St. Simon Parish July 28, 2012.