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Alumni Connections Bernard Bot, ’92, was appointed CFO of the Dublin-based airline Aer Lingus Group plc. He was most recently group chief financial officer and executive board member at TNT Express N.V., a Netherlands-based express delivery company.

Alumni Connections Joel Gay, ’10 (XP-79), was promoted to CFO of Energy Recovery Inc., a San Leandro, California-based energy company. Gay was previously vice president of finance.

Alumni Connections Aaron Gaydosik, ’03, was appointed CFO of Gulfport Energy Corp., an Oklahoma Citybased independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company.
Most recently, he served as vice president of finance at Denver-based Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp., an independent energy company.

Alumni Connections Jill Golder, ’88, was promoted to executive vice president and CFO of the Maryville, Tennessee-based restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday, Inc. She was previously senior vice president of finance.

Alumni Connections Jarred Mayrosh, ’04, was appointed executive vice president and CFO at Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, or PCCI, a nonprofit research and development corporation in Dallas that specializes in healthcare analytics.

Alumni Connections Erik Ostrowski, ’01, was appointed CFO of Summit Corp. plc, a drug discovery and development company based in Oxford, United Kingdom. He will be based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was most recently vice president of finance at Organogenesis Inc., a Canton, Massachusetts-based commercial-stage biotechnology company.

Alumni Connections Myron S. Scholes, MBA ’64, PhD, ’70, joined Denver-based investment firm Janus Capital Group Inc. as chief investment strategist. He is the Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a 1997 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences.

Alumni Connections Agnes K Y Tai, ’80, was hired as CEO of Habitat for Humanity China’s Hong Kong office in July. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian non-governmental organization that builds homes for needy families.

Alumni Connections David J. Anderson, ’77, was appointed to the board of directors of B/E Aerospace, a Wellington, Florida-based manufacturer of aircraft cabin products. Anderson recently retired as senior vice president and CFO of Honeywell International Inc.

Alumni Connections Angela Jill Blatteis, ’86, was appointed to the board of directors of Interlink Electronics, Inc., a Camarillo, California-based technology company. She is currently an ambassador and consultant to The Gores Group, a Los Angeles - based private equity firm.

Alumni Connections Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré, ’86, joined international law firm Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in its Latin American and Iberian Practice Group and Miami Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, Alvarez-Farré was a partner in the Miami office of White & Case.

Alumni Connections Coty, Inc., the New York–based beauty products company, unveiled a new organizational structure that will house brands in four categories: fragrance, skin care, color cosmetics, and body care, according to a Wall Street Journal article. The company will also be organized by geographic market. Lambertus J. H. Becht, ’82, is chairman of the board.

Alumni Connections Despite slumping sales, General Mills, Inc. is banking on breakfast cereal for future growth, according to an article in Bloomberg Businessweek. Michael Lee Davis, ’81, is executive vice president of global human resources for the Golden Valley, Minnesota-based producer of Chex, Trix, and Lucky Charms.

Alumni Connections The Chicago-based healthcare communication startup CareMerge was selected to showcase its platform at TEDMED 2014, an annual health and medicine conference, held in San Francisco on Sept. 10 and 11. Asif Khan, ’03, is CEO.

Alumni Connections Robert King Steel, ’84, chief executive of New Yorkbased financial services firm Perella Weinberg Partners L.P., was named one of Crain’s New York Business “most connected New Yorkers” in July.

Alumni Connections Frank Suljic, ’95, was hired as vice president of sales by AudienceScience, a Bellevue, Washington-based advertising management firm.

Alumni Connections Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland is acquiring Wild Flavors, the Switzerland-based natural ingredient company, for $3 billion, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. Ray Guy Young, ’86, is chief financial officer of ADM, which is on track to move its headquarters from Decatur, Illinois, to Chicago.

Alumni Connections Sean Barnes, ’10, was named chief resident of Johns Hopkins Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in Baltimore.

Alumni Connections Ryan Elsass, ’12, was promoted to senior associate in the Chicago office of CapX Partners, a specialty finance company that focuses on debt financing for private equity and venture-backed portfolio companies.

Alumni Connections Venina Fonseca, ’12 (AXP-11), managing director of Petrobras Singapore Private Limited, a petroleum and fuel oil exporter and diesel importer, received “The Leading CEO” award by the Singapore Human Resource Institute. The award is given to a CEO who demonstrates the ability to support effective and innovative HR practices.

Alumni Connections Anil Harjani, ’10, was promoted to vice president, global innovation of Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corp.

Alumni Connections Brian Kasal, ’06 (XP-75), founded Chicago-based FourStar Wealth Advisors LLC, an SEC registered investment advisory firm. Kasal, CEO and owner, is also a chartered advisor in philanthropy and advises clients on proper structure and gifting strategies.

Alumni Connections Kord Kutchins, ’06, was appointed vice president of business development of Orlando, Florida-based JHT Inc., a service-disabled, veteran-owned business specializing in training and simulation.

Alumni Connections Adrian Monsalve,’06, joined Viacom International Media Networks as senior director of strategy-content distribution management for Latin America, headquartered in Miami, Florida. He also became a member of the board of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of South Florida as vice president of membership, development and programming.

Alumni Connections Chicago-based digital marketing agency Rise Interactive was named Digital Agency of the Year at the Moxie Awards, which celebrates Chicago’s most innovative digital entrepreneurs. Jon Morris, ’05, is the firm’s CEO and founder.