January 2022 Class Notes

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NEW POSITIONS AND PROMOTIONS:

Maria Renna Sharpe ’80: Board of Directors, LGI Homes, Inc.

Scott McLaughlin ’89: Head of Equities, William Blair

Roger Carges ’90, ’91 MS.Ed.: Associate Director, Sales, Merck

Maj. Gen. (ret.) David P. Glaser ’94: Chief Strategy Officer, Sam Houston State University

Kevin Varadian ’97: Senior Vice President, Homebuyer Success, Tomo

Ryan Korby ’06 (NEW), ’08 MBA: Senior Research Analyst, Third Avenue Management LLC

Matthew McArdle ’07: Shareholder, Partner, DiMarco, Abiusi, and Pascarella CPAs

Aaron Posner ’07: Senior Vice President, Head of Treasury, Two Sigma

Eric Steckelman ’07 MBA: Vice President, Business Development, Communications, Syneos Health

John D’Agostino ’12 MBA: Assistant Brewer, Packaging Line Supervisor, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

Alexandra Fischer ’14: Associate Director, Account Management, Dotdash

Carlos ‘CJ’ Cervantes Jr. ’15:  Senior Manager, Business Development Operations, Marvel Entertainment

John Matthews ’16 MS: Tax Manager, PwC

Brandon McCaffery ’16, ’17 MS: Manager, M&A Advisory, PwC

Terell Drayton ’17: North America Brand Marketing Lifestyle Manager, Nike

James Eisenberg ’17: Senior Associate, Account Management, Third Bridge Group Limited

Sloan Genzer ’17: Senior Assistant Buyer, Luxury Bedding, Bloomingdale’s

Robert Hall ’17: Financial Analyst IV, Fidelity Investments

Anila John ’17 MBA: Manager, Strategic Insights, Publicis Canada

Alyssa Leyden ’17: Procurement Buyer, HelloFresh

Nick Metzger ’18: Associate, Citadel

Owen Murphy ’21: Agent, Addison Wolfe Real Estate

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

Wendy Berger ’88 (below), chief executive officer and president of WBS Equities, LLC, was named one of 22 Cannabis Leaders Who Will Shape the Industry in 2022 by mg Magazine.

Wendy Berger

Jessica Santana ’11, ’13 MS (iSchool) (below), co-founder and chief executive officer of America On Tech, kicked off 2022 with a live segment on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, which featured American On Tech and two other organizations selected as inaugural “culture catalysts.”

Jessica Santana

Cheddar News welcomed Dan Folkman ’12 (below), senior vice president of business at Gopuff and Young Whitman Advisory Council Member, to discuss the massive expansion Gopuff experienced in 2021, meeting the needs of consumers that changed so drastically over the last two years. Folkman was also named to Business Insider’s list of 11 power players in the Instant Needs category.

headshot of Dan Folkman

Olivia Bowser ’16 (below), chief executive officer and founder of Liberate, pitched her venture on Shark Tank. The episode aired during Season 13 in December.

Olivia Bowser-Liberate

The Square-sponsored docuseries, Career Day, recently featured, Kelsey Davis ’19 (NEW), ’20 MS (below, far left), founder and chief executive officer of CLLCTVE, in the interview, Square Visits Forbes 30U30 Entrepreneur Kelsey Davis to Learn How She Bet on Herself and Founded CLLCTVE.

Kelsey Davis interview

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