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1999

'99
White, Brieana (White)

Brieana White '99 and her husband, Gary Kelley '99, welcomed baby boy Jake Robert on Dec. 1, 2008.

submitted Feb. 24, 2009 10:33A
UGRD Leavey Business '99
Werner, Amelie (Glon)

Judson Werner '99 and Amelie Glon Werner '99 welcomed their first child, Tristan Alan Werner, on January 8, 2010. He was 6 pounds, 5 ounces and a little over 19 inches long. The family lives in Kirkland, Wash.

submitted Jul. 2, 2010 6:06P
UGRD Leavey Business '99
Werner, Amelie (Glon)

Judson Werner ’99 and Amelie Glon Werner ’99 welcomed their second child, Gisèle Aven, on Jan. 11, 2012. She joins their 2-year-old, Tristan Alan, who is excited to be a big brother. The family lives in Kirkland, Wash.

submitted Feb. 18, 2012 2:00P
UGRD Engineering '99
Warner, Amy
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
GRD Law '99
Verbica, Peter

Peter Verbica ’82, J.D. ’99 is now at Merrill Lynch’s Global Wealth Management Group in Silicon Valley. His oldest daughter, Vanessa, serves as an IT petty pfficer with the U.S. Navy. His second oldest daughter, Madeline, is a ballerina, graduating from Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Nadick, Mass.

submitted Mar. 13, 2012 5:26P
UGRD Engineering '99
Tarantino, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Tarantino '99 is a currently a project manager with Erler & Kalinowski, Inc. located in Burlingame, California. Jeff and his wife, Sarah, welcomed Katherine Joan on October 15, 2010. Little Katy is the first granddaughter of Stephen Tarantino '70 and Concie Tarantino. Jeff, Sarah, and Katy reside in San Francisco.

submitted Jan. 19, 2011 11:06A
UGRD Engineering '99
Tarantino, Jeffrey

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
'99
Syvertsen, Andrew

Andrew Syvertsen '99 and wife Carrie (Littlefield) Syvertsen '00 live in Seattle, where Andrew works for FEAT, a Seattle organization that helps families with autistic children. Carrie works as a high school counselor.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:45P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '99
Soluri, Nicole (Moscini)

Nicole (Moscini) Soluri ’99 was appointed by Gov. Brown to serve as Chief Counsel to the California State Lottery. She and husband Patrick Soluri also welcomed a baby boy, Connor, on February 24, 2012. The family lives in Sacramento.

submitted May. 20, 2012 11:23A
'99
Slater, Matthew

Matthew J. Slater ’99 and his wife, Betsy, welcomed their first child, Noah, on Jan. 15, 2012. Matthew is a physician assistant working in orthopedic spine surgery in Seattle.

submitted Jan. 18, 2012 11:45A
'99
Setzer, Brian

Brian Setzer '99 has been named the co-director of the Video Games Group of the marketing agency Trailer Park.  Setzer joined Trailer Park in 2004 as an account executive. 

submitted May. 10, 2010 4:09P
UGRD Leavey Business '99
Sambandan, Sachi
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
UGRD Arts & Sciences '99
Reynolds, Dana (Bisordi)

Dana (Bisordi) Reynolds '99 and husband Dan Reynolds welcomed a son, Gabriel John, on August 21, 2010.

submitted Sep. 13, 2010 4:04P
'99
Reno, Jaysson

Jaysson A. Reno '99 was recently named general sales manager of KSAN - 107.7 The Bone, flagship of the SF 49ers, and is also taking on the newly created role director of strategic partnerships, for Cumulus Media in San Francisco. Jaysson and his wife of 8 years have 3 children and reside in San Jose.

Contact Jaysson
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jayssonreno Twitter: @jayssonreno
submitted Mar. 17, 2013 11:41A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '99
Reed, Jordan

Jordan Reed '99 and Ashley Ostrom were married on May 21st, 2011. They reside in Jordan's hometown Sacramento, CA. Jordan continues to work for his 8th year at the bay area company Yodlee, Inc. as a product manager for the financial applications platform.

submitted Oct. 23, 2011 9:26P
'99
Reding, Mary

Mary Reding ’99 is featured in a joint-agency report announced by First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 on the employment challenges facing military spouses who work in licensed professions.

In her speech, the First Lady called on professional organizations to follow the lead of the American Bar Association in supporting military spouse licensing initiatives.
 
The Military Spouse JD Network is featured in the report as the leading national organization, formed by two military spouses Mary Reding and Hon. Erin Wirth, focused on implementing a solution to the licensing problems faced by military spouses in the legal profession. MSJDN is working closely with state bar associations and supreme courts to accommodate the unique challenges faced by military spouse attorneys.
 
The Department of Defense and the Department of Treasury issued the report, Supporting our Military Families: Best Practices for Streamlining Occupational Licensing Across State Lines.
 
The report highlights the difficulty of “licensing portability” for military spouses who work as teachers, nurses, social workers, lawyers, and in many other professions requiring state occupational licenses. The report suggests ways that state-licensing bodies can reduce these barriers for military spouses moving across state lines. Eleven states already have enacted legislation to support portability for military spouses with occupational licenses.
The report concludes that spouse employment plays a key role in the financial and personal well being of military families. Spouse satisfaction with the military lifestyle is an important component of retention of service members. The report encourages all states to eliminate the undue burden of occupational licensing requirements in all professions in recognition of the great sacrifices military spouses make for the country.
The full speech is available at: www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2012/02/15/supporting-military-spouse-employment. ABA mention is at minute 20.
 
The report, with MSJDN mention on page 19, is available at: www.defense.gov/home/pdf/Occupational_Licensing_and_Military_Spouses_Report_vFINAL.PDF.
 
submitted Mar. 15, 2012 3:34P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '99
Ramirez, A Susana

Susana Ramirez '99 received her Ph.D. in communication from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2010. She has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention from the National Cancer Institute and will be earning a master's in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health beginning in Fall 2010. She and her husband Kristopher Unger welcomed their first child, a baby boy, Matias Kristopher Unger-Ramirez, on Aug. 1, 2009.

submitted Apr. 16, 2010 6:13P
GRD Law '99
Pasternack-Bardin, Joanne (Pasternack)

Joanne Pasternack-Bardin JD '99 and  Robert Bardin MBA' 01, and their daughter, Kira (age 2) are thrilled to announce the arrival of Reid Oliver Bardin. Reid was born on November 17, 2009 at 8:36 PM at a substantial 9 pounds, 5 ounces and 21.5" with red hair and blue eyes. Joanne and Rob both work in sports - Joanne is the community relations director for the San Francisco 49ers and Rob is the corporate partnership director for FC Gold Pride of the Women's Professional Soccer league. They live in Sunnyvale, Calif.

submitted Dec. 5, 2009 12:11A
GRD Law '99
Pasternack, Joanne

Joanne Pasternack J.D. ’99 was part of the Women in Sports Symposium, sponsored jointly by the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the San Francisco 49ers, in November. An all-star panel of women described what it’s like to have a career in the professional sports industry.

As a youngster, Joanne Pasternack thought she knew exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up—first an Olympic figure skater and then a pediatrician. Instead, she has ended up in a totally different realm—professional football, where she works as the director of community relations and philanthropy for the San Francisco 49ers, helping to raise millions for charity.
 

Several of the panelists came to the sports industry through circuitous routes. Before assuming her current role with the 49ers in 2008, Pasternack worked as a senior analyst with the City of Mountain View. Armed with a law degree from Santa Clara University, she helped the mayor and other city officials write speeches and analyze legislation. “It was a very comfortable job,” she said, but it wasn’t exciting.
 

She had grown up as a competitive ice skater and did a stint as manager of international corporate relations for the Special Olympics, so Pasternack decided to go for the 49ers” position because of her zest for community relations and passion for sports.

As part of her duties, Pasternack arranges for players, former players, team owners, and 49ers employees to participate in service projects, such as building playgrounds in underserved communities or heading to Ronald McDonald House to play board games with young patients. “That’s the really fun part of the job,” she said.

When searching for prospective college interns, Pasternak doesn’t focus on students’ grade point averages. Instead, she’s impressed by candidates who have played on a sports team or taken a leadership role in a campus club or sorority.

"I’m looking for somebody who’s able to come in and take a leadership role, but who also understands how to be part of a team,” said Pasternak. “That’s far more important to me than what they majored in.”

submitted Nov. 28, 2011 3:09P
'99
Parker, Ethan

Ethan Parker ’99 writes that he became vice president of Boca Public Relations of San Francisco and moved to Austin, Texas, to open a new office.

submitted Nov. 13, 2012 3:13P
GRD Law '99
Nestor, Alexander

Alexander Nestor JD '99 was elected to a partnership at Allen Matkins, a California-based full service real estate and business law firm.

Nestor practices in the labor and employment group in Allen Matkins' San Francisco office, where he represents some of the nation's largest technology and financial services companies. He represents employers in litigation proceedings in state and federal court, in arbitration, and before administrative agencies on a broad range of employment matters, including discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, defamation, wage and hour, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition claims.

He also counsels and assists employers in resolving a variety of employment issues, such as compliance with state and federal employment laws, developing employee policies, reductions in force, executive employment agreements, and restrictive covenants.

submitted May. 5, 2013 9:05P
GRD Leavey/MBA '99
Muscat, Maureen (Wernert)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Maureen Muscat '91, MBA '99 is living in Redwood City, Calif., with two wonderful children ages 8 and 10. Maureen has worked at SCU since 1992 in various departments on campus. Currently she works in the Alumni Office and is looking forward to celebrating her reunion instead of just planning it!

submitted Feb. 24, 2011 1:05P
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