Alumni on the Move
Cushing, ’82, has been named CEO. The Salt Lake
City–based company is the leading worldwide provider of
designing, copying, printing and digital publishing services.
A. Whitnell, ’87, has been appointed vice president, finance,
and chief financial officer. Akorn, Inc. manufactures and markets sterile
Ameritrade Holding Corporation:
I. Feldman, ’87, has been named president, private client
Best Buy Co.:
Tolan, ’92, was appointed to the board of directors in
May. Tolan is CEO of Accretive Health and a GSB council member.
Brown Gibbons Lang & Co.:
Kaplan, ’03, has joined the middle-market investment banking
firm as an associate in Cleveland.
Case Financial, Inc.:
S. Baldwin, ’78, has been named to the board of directors
and appointed CEO/CFO. Case Financial is one of California’s
leading litigation funding companies.
Ferguson, ’01, president of CareerBuilder.com, has been
appointed to the additional role of CEO. He is 37 years old. CareerBuilder.com
is the nation's largest online job network with more than 16 million
unique visitors and over 400,000 jobs. It is in the number one position
in online recruitment this year, with the company outpacing the industry
in traffic, job postings, and job growth.
CertainTeed Corporation: Peter
Dachowski, ’71, has been named president and CEO
City of Chicago:
Huberman, AB ’00, MBA ’00, has been promoted to
executive director of emergency management and communications by Mayor
Richard M. Daley.
McGee Sr., ’83, has been appointed CFO of the business
Credit Suisse First Boston:
Dougan, AB ’81, MBA ’82, has been named CEO. The
44-year-old Dougan is the youngest executive to head a Wall Street
firm. He joined the firm in 1990.
Deutsche Asset Management:
Read, AB ’84, MBA ’87, has been appointed deputy
chief investment officer in the Americas.
Eppen, ’88, was appointed senior vice president and chief
marketing officer. DeVry Inc. is an international higher education
company founded by GSB council member Dennis Keller, ’68.
Bhalla, ’97, has joined the company’s board and
has been elected chairman of the Ebix Audit committee. Bhalla is senior
vice president in MCI Inc.
Rake, ’86, has been appointed president and chief operating
officer. The company is an international provider of workspace products
with subsidiaries around the world.
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company:
C. Bhojwani, ’95, has been named president of commercial
business. He was previously president of Lincoln General Insurance
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.:
Kamerick, JD ’84, MBA ’93, has been named CFO of
the international executive search and leadership consulting firm.
Mark Loughridge, ’82,
has been named CFO.
Micron Technology, Inc.:
Foster, ’75, has been appointed to the board of directors.
Foster is executive vice president and CFO of JDS Uniphase.
Cohen, ’88, has been appointed president. MusicNow, a
provider of customized digital music stores and subscription services,
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Circuit City Stores Inc. Cohen cofounded
the company in 1999.
Engberg, AB ’71, MBA ’75, has been appointed vice
president of research and development at its development center in
Auckland. He was most recently chief technology officer and executive
vice president of R&D for Gemplus International in France. Before
that he had a 23-year career with Hewlett-Packard.
Piper Jaffray & Co.:
Michael (Mike) Walkley, ’99, has joined the securities
firm as a senior research analyst covering wireless communications
Sequiam Software, Inc.: David
Dobkin, ’83, has been named president. Sequiam Software
is an information management, software, and security technology company.
Union Pacific Corporation:
B. Davis Jr., ’67, chairman and CEO of Alliant Energy
Corporation, has been elected to the company’s board of directors.
Davis is a GSB council member.
Tyson, ’92, has been elected vice president and treasurer.
Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with
regulated operations in 11 states.
Gamoran, ’85, has been appointed CFO. He has been with
the company since 1985.
Alumni to Know
Roger C. Altman, ’69, is chairman
of New Jobs for New York, an organization
conceived by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to create jobs in upstate
New York. Altman was assistant treasury secretary in the Carter
administration and deputy treasury secretary and economic adviser
to Bill Clinton. In the private sector, he is best known for brokering
mergers and acquisitions, including the deal that merged CBS with
Stopher Bartol, ’93, is CEO of Legacy.com,
which provides online obituaries and guestbooks for more than 175 newspapers
nationwide, including the Chicago Sun-Times. The company recently
launched its first celebrations site for newspapers, which handles wedding,
engagements, and anniversaries.
Michael Keane, ’84, managing director
of Wedbush Morgan Securities and a lecturer
at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business,
did some unusually risky research for a case-study on the Iraqi war and
reconstruction efforts. Keane, whose financial strategy class draws parallels
between corporate examples and military campaigns, was embedded with
the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Mosul, Iraq, earlier
this year. A military strategist and former Defense Department fellow,
he was there to advise the division on integrating business and economic
development into military efforts.
Rob Kennedy, ’80, is co-chief operating
officer, chief financial officer, and executive vice president of C-SPAN.
He was working as vice president of marketing and programming at Time
Inc.’s (now Time Warner’s) cable division when he was recruited
by C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb in the early 1980s.
Michael Larson, ’81, is the investment
manager for Bill Gates. According to Fortune
magazine, Larson manages about $44 billion, including $17 billion of
which is Gates’s personal fortune.
David Baker Lewis, ’67, was named
to Black Enterprise magazine’s list of top American lawyers
in November 2003. Lewis is a GSB council member.
Investigative reporter Greg Palast, AB ’74, MBA ’76,
toured the country this spring as the author of the Expanded Election Edition
of the New York Times bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (Plume/2004).
Palast’s writings have appeared in The Washington Post, Harper’s,
and The Nation, and he does regular reports for BBC’s “Newsnight.” He
has also been a guest on several television shows, including “The O’Reilly
Factor” and “Politically Incorrect.” Britain’s Tribune magazine
calls him “the most important investigative reporter of our generation.” For
more information, see www.gregpalast.com.
Sara Paretsky, AB ’69, MBA ’77, PhD ’77
(Social Sciences), and Jill Smart, ’91 (XP-60),
are among Crain’s Chicago Business’s June 7 listing
of the 100 most influential women in Chicago. Paretsky, is the author
of 11 detective novels featuring the character V. I. Warshawski. Her
novels have been translated into 25 languages and have sold 10 million
copies worldwide. Smart, who is Chicago lead partner for Accenture,
manages human resources for 86,000 employees worldwide and heads the
4,000-employee Chicago office. She began the Chicago Working Parents
Group, which after 11 years has 1,000 members and has been replicated
at Accenture offices in 20 other cities.
George Powlick, ’70, is CFO and vice
president of finance at K-Swiss, which was
number 15 on BusinessWeek’s June 7 list of Top 100 Hot
Growth Companies. Other GSB alumni whose companies made the list include
Orval Dale Madden, ’73, CEO of Hot Topic (No. 17); Jim
Call, ’79, CFO and executive vice president of American
Medical Systems (No. 66); and Arthur Lee Herbst, ’89,
executive vice president and CFO of Young Innovations (No. 96).
Claudia Rosett, ’81, is a columnist
for The Wall Street Journal and
a former member of the paper’s editorial board. She writes a bi-weekly
column, "The Real World," for The Wall Street Journal Europe and
OpinionJournal.com. More info: http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/cRosett/bio.html
David Walker, ’80, might be able to
teach a few thing about career survival. The former Arthur Anderson CPA,
partner in the company’s Tampa office, and head of the firm’s
Florida audit practice lost his job in the Enron shakeout. He has since
joined the University of South Florida as director of the accounting
program and head of its Center for Social Responsibility and Corporate