November 2021 Class Notes

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Bambi Grundwerg ’85 MBA: Product Marketing Director – Industry Solutions, Phenom

David Mindich ’87: Founder and Managing Partner, Mindich Capital

Amy Muhlstock ’90: Senior Vice President, Ad Sales and Client Partnerships

James Toto ’91: Tax Partner, Berdon LLP Accountants and Advisors

Neeraj Mehta ’96 MBA: CEO, DigniFi

Lori Foglia ’97: Chief Product and Merchandising Officer, Crocs

Brian Aucoin ’99: Vice President of Marketing, Protecting Our Winters

Scott Farmer ’99: Managing Director – Electronic Trading, Evercore

Seth Davis ’00: President, Stern Pinball Inc.

Carrie Ratner ’00: Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Communications, Hasbro

Michael Nien ’04 MBA: Senior Commissions Analyst, ADARA Inc

Neha Bajaj ’05 MBA: Associate Marketing Director, Baxter International Inc

Jeff Hartung ’06 MBA: Vice President, Sales and Customer Service, Applied Vision

Mayadeh Campagna ’07: President/Owner/Executive Recruiter, Accounting and Finance Placement, MLC Recruitment

AJ Malta ’08: Manager, Men’s Key Account Sales, BESTSELLER

Matthew Lerner ’10: Vice President, Eastdil Secured

Austin Williams ’11: Vice President, Partnerships and Growth, Electives

Julia Wolkoff ’11: US Agency Lead, Spotify

Heather Corbett ’12, ’13 MS: Senior Corporate Recruiter, Dynatrace

Horace (Zhixiang) Lin ’12: Global Supply Manager, Tesla

Carly Feryus ’14: E-Retail Manager, LVMH Fragrance Brands

Katherine Najera ’14: Culture Integration | Global Expansions and M&A, DoorDash

Alexandria Lee ’15: Sustainability Strategy Consultant, Accenture

Michael Hogan ’16: Strategic Sourcing Manager, Mini-Circuits

Imran Khanbhai ’16: Agency MBS Trader, BNP Paribas

Kevin Zheng ’16: Senior Product Manager, Heidrick & Struggles

TJ Blitzer ’17: Account Director, 21GRAMS

Lauren Bogardus ’17: Lead Analyst, Global Client Management, BNY Mellon

John Kellogg ’17 MBA: Senior internal HR Consultant, Marsh McLennan

Jack Rose ’17: Head of Strategy and Operations, Silver Tribe Media

Angela Anastasi ’18: Law Clerk, Helbraun Levey

Thomas Argiro ’18: Staff Accountant, Ranucci, Dalton and Schenk

Samuel Busco ’18: Associate Operations Transformation, PwC

Rabeen Eddy ’18 MBA: Director, Global HR Operations, Intapp

Marisa Heller ’18: Talent Acquisition Manager, PwC

Emily Schmerzler ’18: Senior Account Executive, Financial Communications and Capital Markets, Edelman

Flanagan Brown ’19: Associate Merchandise Planner, Ross Stores Inc

Carl MacEwen ’19: Assistant Vice President, Citi

Kenneth Mintz ’19: Communications Manager, Twitter

Austin Hawkins ’20: Financial Analyst, Edged

Carrie Huang ’20 MBA: Global Sourcing Supply Manager, Corning Incorporated

Sydney Levy ’20: Securities Lending Sales – Trading Analyst, Citi

Benjamin Weiner ’20: Research Manager, Guidepoint


Derrell Smith ’10 (iSchool), ’13 (NEW) (below), founder and owner of 99EATS and member of the Young Whitman Advisory Council, shares his favorite game-day recipes on the Today Show. The second season of his own crafted cooking show, Mad Good Food, airs on Tastemade this month.


Hank Markiewicz ‘71: As an independent professional, patiently pursuing special projects, at times pro bono, including respectful, multicultural advancement with integrity. Enjoy new challenges, experiential learning opportunities, problem solving along with critical thinking and risk mitigation, and improving networking skills. On occasion, serve as an extended family advocate. Enjoyed sweet 16th season in Guest Services and Hospitality with the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball at Chase Field. Also volunteered for 2021 PGA Jr. League Championships and NCAA Division 1 Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships at Grayhawk Golf Course in Scottsdale, AZ.


Luke Pesane ’49 (below), passed away in Fayetteville, NY, at the age of 103 on May 27, 2021. Pesane was a dedicated member of the local Whitman alumni community.

Portrait of Luke Pesane

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