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Alumni ConnectionsJeff Brosdal, ’06, was promoted from vice president of sales for AnoxKaldnes AB in Sweden to CEO for Krüger Kaldnes AS in Norway. Both companies are part of the Veolia Water family. Veolia Water delivers sustainable water and wastewater solutions to its customers in both industrial and municipal applications.

Alumni ConnectionsEdward Carroll, ’90, was appointed CFO of Steiner Electric Company in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Founded in 1916, Steiner is a distributor of electric and industrial material in the upper Midwest, with a total of eight distribution locations across Illinois and Indiana. Steiner also provides a number of value-added services into the electrical and industrial markets.

Alumni ConnectionsBirgit Conix, ’04 (EXP-8), has been appointed CFO at Mechelen, Belgium-based TV and telecommunications company Telenet.

Alumni ConnectionsGreg Donohugh,’94, has been named CEO of Hong Kong–based hedge fund Double Haven Capital Management.

Alumni ConnectionsMike Hogan, ’02 (XP-71), has been named CEO of Gilmore City, Iowa-based Calcium Products Inc. The company makes pelletized limestone and calcium for agricultural and commercial use.

Alumni ConnectionsDaniel Lasman, ’78, has been named CFO of Boston-based global law firm Fish & Richardson PC. The firm works primarily in intellectual property law.

Alumni ConnectionsDavid MacLennan, ’88, has been promoted to CEO of Minneapolis-based commodities trader Cargill Inc., effective in December. MacLennan had been president and chief operating officer.

Alumni ConnectionsGreg Roda, ’96, has joined Gevo Inc. as chief commercial officer. The renewable chemicals and biofuels company is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Alumni ConnectionsCary Veith, ’00 (XP-69), has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Sarasota, Florida-based chemical and specialty products company Esprix Technologies LP.

Alumni ConnectionsM. Scott Albert, ’79, has been named to the board of directors of Raleigh, North Carolina–based asset-tracking software company Entigral Systems Inc. Albert is a venture partner with early stage venture capital firm The Aurora Funds Inc., headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.

Alumni ConnectionsBarbara Deptula, ’86, has been appointed to the board of directors of AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. The Lexington, Massachusetts-based company makes an oral rinse and an intravenous iron injection used in the treatment of chronic kidney disease. Deptula is retired executive vice president and chief corporate development officer at Dublin-based Shire Pharmaceuticals PLC.

Alumni ConnectionsPeter Keenoy,’84, has joined the board of directors of Special Olympics Connecticut. Special Olympics provides athletic training and competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. For their philanthropy, Keenoy and his family received the Eunice Murtha Award at a Special Olympics Connecticut Hall of Fame event earlier this year. Keenoy is owner and co-manager of Norwalk, Connecticut-based restructuring advisory services firm Impala Partners LLC.

Alumni ConnectionsDaniel Moloney, ’83, has been appointed to the board of directors of San Jose, California-based cable DVR company TiVo. Moloney is former president of Libertyville, Illinois-based Motorola Mobility Inc., which makes Android smartphones and accessories.

Alumni ConnectionsByron Trott, AB ’81, MBA ’82, has been named nonexecutive director of D.E. Master Blenders 1753 NV (DEMB). The Amsterdam-based company makes coffee and tea products sold in home and retail markets throughout the world. Trott is chair and CEO of Chicago-based private equity firm BDT Capital Partners LLC.

Alumni ConnectionsAdis Vila, ’97, has been appointed to the editorial board of the St. Louis–based magazine INSIGHT into Diversity, which focuses on expanding inclusion in business and academia. Vila recently completed service as the first chief diversity officer at the US Air Force Academy, where she designed the Ambassadors of Inclusion program.

Alumni ConnectionsH. Thomas Watkins, ’79, former president and CEO of Rockville, Maryland-based Human Genome Sciences, has been named to a new strategic advisory board at Baltimore-based behavioral science and technology company WellDoc Inc.

Alumni ConnectionsMichael Wokosin, ’96, has been appointed to the advisory board at University of Iowa Tippie College of Business in Iowa City, Iowa. Wokosin is vice president of digital marketing for Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois-based Redbox. The company offers DVD and videogame rentals through a network of red box kiosks.

Alumni ConnectionsRobert Andrews, ’01, has joined wealth management and private equity firm Robert W. Baird and Company Inc. as managing director at the firm’s health-care investment banking team based in Chicago.

Alumni ConnectionsRobert Bartell, ’98, has been promoted to global investment banking leader at New York–based financial advisory and investment firm Duff & Phelps Corp. He had been managing director in the Chicago office.

Alumni ConnectionsDan Caruso, ’90, CEO of Boulder, Colorado-based bandwidth infrastructure provider Zayo Group, has received the Bob Newman Lifetime Achievement Award at Colorado Technology Association’s 2013 Apex Awards. Caruso was praised for his involvement in technology development.

Alumni ConnectionsSharon Choksi, ’98, and her sister have come up with an alternative to traditional girls’ clothing: graphic tees that aren’t too boxy and yet also aren’t too tight, under the brand name Girls Will Be. The company pegs itself as "Girl clothes without the girly." Choksi, who does promotion, marketing, and sales for the Austin, Texas-based company she co-founded, described the products in a piece that ran on CNN September 9. "We wanted something in the middle. The only thing that IDs it for a girl is the tag inside."

Alumni ConnectionsPeter Hecht, MBA ’00, PhD ’00, has joined Evanston, Illinois-based institutional hedge fund manager Evanston Capital Management LLC as vice president and senior investment strategist.

Alumni ConnectionsWilliam Jackson, ’88, has been named executive vice president of the newly created corporate development division of Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls Inc. Jackson also will remain president of automotive electronics and interiors business. The company offers energy efficient products and services, automotive batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, and automobile interior systems.

Alumni ConnectionsSamantha Kappagoda, ’96, has been honored as one of five women of distinction by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York for her environmental work with Glynwood, a nonprofit that focuses on sustainable agriculture and regional food systems. Kappagoda is chief economist and cofounder of New York–based advisory firm Risk Economics.

Alumni ConnectionsStanley Kimer, ’79, was recognized by the Research Triangle of North Carolina’s Business Journal with an inaugural Leaders in Diversity role model award at a September 12 luncheon. Kimer was honored for his leadership in Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) diversity work during his 31-year career at IBM and through his current consulting practice, Total Engagement Consulting by Kimer.

Alumni ConnectionsSamantha Kappagoda, ’96, has been honored as one of five women of distinction by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York for her environmental work with Glynwood, a nonprofit that focuses on sustainable agriculture and regional food systems. Kappagoda is chief economist and cofounder of New York–based advisory firm Risk Economics.

Alumni ConnectionsMatt Mittino, ’02, has been named executive director of Madrid-based Abbott Laboratories SA. He also serves as operating general manager of the established pharmaceuticals division. The health-care company specializes in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritional products, and pharmaceuticals. Global headquarters are in Abbott Park, Illinois.

Alumni ConnectionsTim O’Connor, ’88, has been promoted to forensic and valuation services managing director from director at Grant Thornton LLP. The Chicago-based company offers auditing, management consulting, corporate finance, risk management, and information technology.

Alumni ConnectionsMansco Perry III, ’76, has been voted executive director of the Minnesota State Board of Investment, in charge of the state’s $68 billion investment portfolio. Perry, a former deputy in the office, spoke about his investment philosophy before the vote, according to a September 11 article in the StarTribune.

Alumni ConnectionsJennifer Scanlon,’92, has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president of Chicago-based USG Corp. and president, international. The company makes high performance building systems.

Alumni ConnectionsJohn Shoffner, ’00, has been appointed director of business development for the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. He has relocated to St. Paul, Minnesota from Greensboro, North Carolina. .

Alumni ConnectionsJennifer Scanlon,’92, has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president of Chicago-based USG Corp. and president, international. The company makes high performance building systems.

Alumni ConnectionsItasca, Illinois-based Gogo LLC provides about 80 percent of inflight internet, according to a Sept. 11 Forbes article. Inflight internet service is about to get faster, as the company starts streaming from satellites above the airplanes rather than relying solely on towers below them, the article said. To accommodate the change, planes are being retrofitted with antennas. Michael Small, ’81, is company president and CEO.

Alumni ConnectionsJohn Stephens, ’99, has joined Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corp. (WPS) as senior vice president for strategy and business development. The Madison, Wisconsin-based nonprofit company offers affordable health insurance for individuals and families.

Alumni ConnectionsRichard Wathen, ’86, has joined weather and lightning detection company Earth Networks Inc. as vice president of finance. The Germantown, Maryland-based company makes WeatherBug weather alert apps.

Alumni ConnectionsAva Youngblood, ’85, CEO of Youngblood Executive Search, can trace her success back to Martin Luther King Jr.’s "I Have a Dream" speech, even though she was just 6 years old at the time. The speech inspired a young white executive named Frank Carr to create In Roads, an organization to help talented underserved youth. One of the youth was Youngblood. Through the organization, Youngblood secured an internship at Amoco, which led to a full-time job there upon her graduation with a chemical engineering degree, said an August 28 CBS-2 Chicago news report. When she graduated, "I had 11 job offers from Fortune 500 companies from around the country," Youngblood told CBS News.

Alumni ConnectionsScott Bernstein, ’11 has joined Capital Innovators LLP as director of operations. The St. Louis–based firm provides seed funding to tech start-ups.

Alumni ConnectionsEnergy Foundry, a venture capital firm that invests in energy-tech companies, is joining a shared office space in Chicago in a Michigan Avenue penthouse that used to be a hat factory. In fact, part of the collective office space, named Coalition, will be dedicated to energy tech companies. "The energy tech start-up scene in Chicago is still in its infancy, but growing quickly," said Energy Foundry CEO Jason Blumberg, ’05. "We see collaborating with Coalition as an important step in creating a physical hub in the Loop for the energy-tech community to call its own."

Alumni ConnectionsSan Francisco-based solar energy provider Gen110 has been acquired by Livermore, California-based Solar Universe Inc., a leader in solar franchising. "Our vision is that one day every home will produce on-site electricity, so combining our sales expertise with the installation know-how of Solar Universe is a very exciting prospect," Jason Brown, ’09, Gen110 cofounder and CEO, said in a September 5 Businesswire article. "We’re looking forward to working with Solar Universe and providing homeowners with a more seamless path to getting cleaner and cheaper electricity." The article described Gen110 as "one of the nation’s leading distributed electricity companies and a pioneer in direct sales."

Alumni ConnectionsUrban Partnership Bank announced today that Levoi K. Brown, ’11 (XP-80), Chief Banking Officer at Urban Partnership Bank, was selected as a member of the Leadership Greater Chicago’s 30th Class of Fellows. Levoi joins 37 diverse leaders from Chicago area businesses, nonprofits and government agencies who will work closely with senior business and civic leaders to help develop strategies for the region’s long-term success.

Alumni ConnectionsShilpa Gadhok, ’13 has joined Cincinnati-based consumer products giant Procter & Gamble as an associate brand manager on Pampers.

Alumni ConnectionsAnthony Gibbs, ’08 (XP-77) has joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as director of the Midwest region based Chicago. Gibbs will direct the agency’s consumer protection examination and supervision activities for regulated depository financial institutions with assets over $10 billion and their affiliates, as well as non-depository financial services companies in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Gibbs also supervises all of the agency’s managers and staff in these geographies.

Alumni ConnectionsFanny Lai, ’06 (AXP-5) former CEO of Singapore Wildlife Reserves, recently produced her second graphic novel Nini and Polah.

Alumni ConnectionsChicago-based digital marketing firm Rise Interactive has been chosen for the 2013 Illinois Excellence Award, presented by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce. “Every day we work to be a leader in the digital marketing industry,” said Jon Morris, ’05, Rise Interactive founder and CEO, in a September 9 Digital Journal article.

Alumni ConnectionsZeina Nazer, ’08 (EXP-13) co-founded Jardins D’EDEN, a line of luxury beauty products featuring traditional Lebanese ingredients like essential oils and olive oil. Founded with her sisters, the line is offered at upscale English department store Harrod’s and at Whole Foods Markets.

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