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Michael CaponettoSynerMed named Michael Caponetto, ’99, CFO. SynerMed is a healthcare organization specializing in government-sponsored programs. Caponetto has more than 20 years of financial, operating, and transaction experience.

No PicMarkus Ewert, ’93, has been appointed chief business officer of Ghent, Belgium-based biopharmaceutical company Ablynx. Ewert is previously the head of the business development team of the healthcare division at General Electric.

No PicMark Joos, ’02 (XP), has been appointed CFO of Phoenix-based CopperPoint Insurance Companies, a leader in workers compensation insurance. Joos most recently served as the senior vice president and CFO for GuideOne Insurance.

No PicDon Klink, ’96, joined VNA Health Care as vice president of finance and CFO. VNA Healthcare provides 65,000 people with affordable health care and runs ten community health centers, and is based in Aurora, Illinois.

No PicAstro Malaysia Holdings Berhad, an investment holding company, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, announced the appointment of Simon Cathcart, ’05 (XP), as non-independent and non-executive director. Cathcart is cofounder and executive director of Fetch TV, as well as acting CEO of MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd.

No PicDan Gill, ’90, has been named to the board of directors of Austin, Texas-based Asure Software, Inc., a leading provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) and workplace management software. Gill is the founder and comanaging partner of Silver Oak Services Partners.

No PicTommy Huie, ’93, former president and chief investment officer for BMO Global Asset Management, was elected to the Rice University board of trustees.

No PicSteven Oldham, ’96, was appointed to the board of directors of RMP Energy, Inc. RMP Energy Inc. is a crude oil and natural gas producer, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Oldham is an independent businessman and private investor with over 15 years of financial management experience in the oilfield service and construction industries.

No PicSteve Swinson, ’88, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Gosselies, Belgium–based Bone Therapeutics, a bone cell therapy company. Swinson has served in a number of senior roles in orthopaedic medical technology and electronics, including a wide range of roles at Medtronic.

Tomas WatkinsVirginia governor Terry McAuliffe announced that H. Thomas Watkins, ’79, has been reappointed to the board of visitors of William & Mary University. Warkins serves as the board’s vice rector and was selected to chair the 19-member committee charged with leading the search for the university’s 28th president. 

Veronica Herrero“Business school was my pivot point,” said Veronica Herrero, ’06, at a graduation speech at Northern Illinois University to the Latino Resource Center. Herrero is the chief program officer at One Million Degrees, providing comprehensive support to highly-motivated community college students. She is a newly-elected board member of NIU.

Mary JosephsMary S. Josephs, ’89, founder and CEO of Verit Advisors, has been selected to become a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF). The IWF was founded in 1982 in the United States, and has grown across six continents into 74 local forums representing 33 nations.

No PicJonas Krumplys, ’86, was profiled in “Fund’s Global Tech Bets Pay Off Big Time,” in Barron’s. Krumplys is senior vice president, portfolio manager at Ivy Investment Management Company, in Overland Park, Kansas.

Tom RickettsTom Ricketts, AB ’88, MBA ’93, Chicago Cubs owner and chairman, is creating Marquee Sports and Entertainment, a centralized sales and marketing agency for the various Ricketts family sports and entertainment assets.

Neal ShahNeal Shah, ’01, joined Pioneer Natural Resources Co. as vice president, investor relations. Pioneer Natural Resources is a large independent exploration and production company headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Mic SuhrNew York-based Eyeview, a video marketing technology company, announced that Mickey Suh, ’05, has been named vice president of CPG sales. Suh has worked for both and P&G.

Serban TeodoscoSerban Teodoresco, ’97, has been appointed global managing director of NSF International’s food safety and quality services. NSF International is a global organization committed to protecting human health and safety through testing and certifying products, and writing standards, and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dan WattsDan Watts, ’91, was inducted as chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) during the organization’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Watts is currently president of Forest Park National Bank.

Robert DavidsonRobert Davidson, MBA ’11, PhD ’11, has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

No PicYunus Jaffrey, ’15, became vice president at Peak Rock Capital, leading investments in private equity and debt, in Austin, Texas. Jaffrey was previously vice president at Dallas–based HIG Whitehorse, leading investments in syndicated debt.

No PicTanya Loh, ’09, started a platform of startups, Futures.ForSale, focused on helping startups with their digital experience and branding.

John ManierirJohn Manieri, ’09 (XP-), was appointed to head of investor relations and head of the investment committee of Dublin-based Cosmo Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Cosmo in May 2017, Manieri was managing director and head of products, health care funds and mandates, at Bellevue Asset Management.

No PicDavey Quinn, ’12, accepted a position as director of investments at United Income, a financial technology startup in Washington, DC.

No PicWind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, announced the promotion of Konrad Salaber, ’10, to managing director. Salaber joined Wind Point in 2004 as an associate.