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Carroll MooreCarroll Moore, ’80 (XP-44), joined Argex Titanium Inc., as COO. Moore has more than three decades of experience in petroleum and chemical and business development.


John  ODonnellCustomerThink interviewed John O’Donnell, ’02, former CEO and president of Allstate Insurance Canada and current senior vice president, territory integration. O’Donnell discussed the importance of an organization’s vision and mission for creating deep connections between employees and the organization that lead to high-performances.


Jay RajarathinamJay Rajarathinam, ’06, has joined TMX Group, the Toronto-based exchange operator, as chief information officer. Rajarathinam previously held the role of senior vice president and global head of infrastructure at Intercontinental Exchange.


Manny RomanManny Roman, ’87, was profiled in FT Times, highlighting his career history and most recent transition to Pimco’s as its CEO, as well as his well-regarded popularity and personality.


Dan ShwarzmanDan Shwarzman, ’06, was appointed CEO of Mindup, the first digital health incubator in Israel.


India ForbesWedding Wishlist a wedding registry start-up led and founded by Kanika Subbiah, ’99, was profiled in India Forbes. “Indian gifts are more ornamental than practical. Our research shows that nearly 80 to 90 percent of gifts that a couple receives are not things they will use in their lifetime,” Subbiah said, speaking to the inspiration behind the start-up.


Sheila HoodaSheila Hooda, ’88, was elected to the Mutual of Omaha board of directors. CEO, president, and founder of Alpha Advisory Partners and a member on many boards and committees, Hooda was additionally profiled in Board and Directors Magazine as a “Director to Watch” and in the National Association of Corporate Directors Directorship Magazine under its “NACD Fellow Spotlight.”


Geraldine JacobsonGeraldine Jacobson, ’08 (XP-77), was elected secretary/treasurer to the board of directors at American Society for Radiation Oncology for her fifth year on the board. Jacobson is the physician-in-chief for radiation oncology at the West Virginia University Cancer Institute and the chair of the department of radiation oncology at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.


Jill SmartPresident of the National Academy of Human Resources Jill Smart, ’91 (XP-60), has joined the board of EPAM Systems as an independent director. Smart has more than 30 years of experience in global leadership.


Beth  SmootsBeth Smoots, ’91, has been appointed to the Illinois Finance Authority board of directors by governor Bruce Rauner. Smoots works at Strategy and Search Resources, where her responsibilities include researching and selecting executive staff and organizational analysis.


Joyce St. ClairJoyce St. Clair, ’91 (XP-60), has been selected by president Obama to serve as a member of the advisory committee of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. St. Clair serves on many committees, including the financial member committee for the Chicago Network.


Bryan WhiteBryan White, ’89, joined the board of trustees of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. White is the founder of Sahsen Ventures LLC.


Stephen BolgerVINIV, a company that helps wine lovers create their own barrels, was profiled in the New York Times. Stephen Bolger, ’99 (EXP-4), CEO and founder, started the company following his own passion for wine and described Viniv as an “experiential luxury company.”


Dave DavenportDave Davenport, ’95, penned an article for BuiltinChicago discussing ways to acclimate new hires into company procedures and culture. Davenport is CEO of MotherG.


FicklinDamon Ficklin, ’02, was interviewed by the Wall Street Transcript as part of its money manager interview series.


FishJim Fish Jr., ’98, was named president of Waste Management Inc. and will maintain his position as CFO. Fish has been with Waste Management for 15 years and has held several leadership roles.


KhanCaremerge, a cloud-based care coordination platform, raised $14 million in funding, which was led by Insight Venture Partners. Asif Khan, ’03, CEO and cofounder said in a statement.


LangeJeff Lange, ’91, joined QBE North America as senior vice president, regional executive of the midwest region. Prior to this, Lange spent 14 years at the Hartford Financial Services Group in numerous leadership positions.


LeroyPierre Leroy, ’72, and Ryan McManus, ’09 (EXP-14), co-wrote an article “Value Creation and Corporate Survival in the Digital Revolution,” for VentureLab.


MalkaAn article on highlighted five tips from Ben Malka, ’95, a partner at F-Prime Capital, to entrepreneurs who are hopeful for capital. Prior to working with F-Prime, Malka spent nearly two decades at Capital One/North Hill Ventures.


Governor Jack MarkellJack Markell, ’85, penned a post in the Opinion section of Forbes discussing how his experience in business and others’ have taught them to “recognize that talent comes from every imaginable background.”


MeisterDoris Meister, ’79, has joined M&T Management Group as executive vice president in charge of their Wilmington Trust wealth businesses. Meister was previously president of US markets at BNY Wealth Management.

NadellaSatya Nadella, ’97, was highlighted in the Korea IT Times article “Tech Pioneers of Indian Descent Take Global IT Industry by Storm,” along with two others. Nadella is CEO of Microsoft.


RamamurthiAmerican Banker named Suresh Ramamurthi, ’04, as the 2016 “Digital Banker of the Year.”


SaeedChief economist at IQI Holdings Shan Saeed, ’09 (AXP-8), was interviewed by, offering advice and caution to investors, private bankers, and wealth managers during this tumultuous time.


ShuSteve Shu, ’99, published Inside Nudging in July. His second book, aimed at management professionals and scientists, details how to implement behavioral science ideas in business settings. Shu is an independent management consultant.


TolanThe private equity firm Chicago Pacific Founders has closed its inaugural fund at $325 million. Cofounded by Mary Tolan, ’92 (XP-61), in 2014, Chicago Pacific primarily focuses on healthcare companies.


GrandRyan M. Grand, ’14, was promoted to vice president, deal generation at Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. Grand began his career at HKW as manager, deal generation in 2014.


GreywittFrank Greywitt, ’12, managing director, co-head of Infrastructure Securities and Co-Lead Portfolio Manager based in Chicago for Deutsche Asset Management, was interviewed by The Wall Street Transcript as part of their Money Manager Interview series.


Haijian HuHaijian Hu, ’12, penned an article for discussing how small business owners can plan for the good surprises, in addition to the planning for the bad surprises, such as knowing one’s industry growth and areas for capitalization. Hu is head of Headway Capital Business Lending.


Yardley IpYardley Ip, ’07, wrote an article for the Huffington Post titled “Making A Career Decision Is Like Walking Into A Candy Store” discussing the impossibility of a perfect career decision and her own career path, which took her from Apple to Canadian Cancer Society to Trulia.


MeersCoCo Meers, ’14, founder of PrettyQuick, gave the keynote speech at Technori, a start-up showcase. Meers discussed her own experiences and tips for success.


PrianiMarco Priani, ’05, and Kevin Ross, ‘14, were interviewed by the Wall Street Transcript in a Money Manager Interview. Ross and Priani are on the international value equity team of at Advisory Research, Inc. Ross is a research analyst and Priani is a portfolio manager.


RazdanChat Razdan, ’11, founder and chief executive of Care and Wear was featured in a New York Times article detailing the growing sector of “healthwear,” which “takes the tools and techniques (and trends) of fashion and applies them to the challenges created by illness and disability.”


RobinsonDerek Robinson, ’07, was named in Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 under 50 List. The list, which had more than 250 nominees to choose from, recognizes leaders from a range of business backgrounds. Robinson is vice president, enterprise quality and accreditation, at Health Care Service Corporation.