Alumni on the Move
American Century Investments:
Perelstein, AM '81, MBA '86, has joined the company as
vice president and senior portfolio manager in the international
equity group. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the company manages
approximately $90 billion in assets through separate accounts,
commingled trusts, subadvisory accounts, and mutual funds.
G. Rothmeier, '72, was elected to the company's board
of directors. Rothmeier is chairman and CEO of Great Northern
Capital. Based in Troy, Michigan, ArvinMeritor supplies the motor
vehicle industry with axles, suspension systems, and other components.
Canadian National Railway Company:
Tonsager, '03, has been named managing director-Asia,
and chief representative-China for the firm's newly established
offices in Shanghai and Beijing.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc.:
E. Parisi, '95, was named managing director and chief
financial officer of the exchange and its subsidiary, CME, the
largest futures exchange in the United States. Parisi, a 16-year
veteran of the exchange, will join CME's management team and
oversee the company's finance, treasury, investor relations,
accounting, and strategic sourcing functions.
Patrick Doyle, '88, has joined the company as executive
vice president. The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based firm is the recognized
world leader in pizza delivery, operating about 7,600 franchised
and company-owned stores in the United States and more than 50
Duluth News Tribune:
Karwath, '02 (XP-71), has joined the paper as executive
editor. Owned by Knight Ridder Inc., the Duluth paper has a circulation
of about 46,000 daily and 69,000 Sunday. Karwath will manage
a staff of about 65 reporters and editors-roughly the same size
staff he oversaw as associate managing editor for the business
section of the Chicago Tribune.
Zublin Jr. '93 (XP-62), has been appointed chief operating
officer. The company, based in Irvine, California, provides information
technology services to states, local governments, and commercial
Viklund, '89, has joined the company as managing director,
concentrating in the banking and financial services sector. Based
in New York, FPK is the only investment bank specializing in
financial institutions worldwide.
Eastern Multimedia Co. Ltd.:
N. Syed, '93, has been named chairman of the board of
directors. The firm is the leading cable television operator
and entertainment program distributor in Taiwan with more than
one million subscribers and approximately 25 percent of the market
share. Syed is managing director of AIDEC Management Company
Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.
Ernst & Young:
Glenn Pape, AB '78, MBA '81,
has been named the partner in charge of personal financial services for the
pacific northwest and southwest areas of the company and has moved to its San
Francisco office. He handles compensation-related, expatriate, and financial
planning services such as employee financial education and counseling services.
Walton, '74, has joined the company's board of directors. Based
in New York, the firm sells patented data software and services.
Copeland, '95, has been named vice president of business
development, strategy, and restructuring for the firm.
Great Plains Energy:
Gould, '97, recently accepted a position as director of
purchasing for the Kansas City, Missouri-based company. Great
Plains Energy is a $2.2 billion diversified energy company.
H&R Block Inc.:
Baker Lewis, '67, has been named to the board of directors
of the Kansans City, Missouri-based company. Lewis currently
is chairman of the board at Lewis & Munday, a Detroit-based
legal firm, and a board member of The Kroger Company.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated:
W. Nelson, '90, has been appointed executive vice president
and chief risk officer for the firm. Based in Columbus, Ohio,
the company is a $31 billion regional bank holding company with
more than 300 offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and
Huth, '86, has been named head of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts's
London office, taking over its European activities. The private
equity firm has invested $4.5 billion of equity in Europe to
date, and currently has a portfolio of 10 companies based in
Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Harrison, '92, has joined the firm as a director at its
Emeryville, California, office. The firm provides expert testimony
and consulting services to corporate clients and government agencies
on such issues as intellectual property management.
'71, has been named to the company's board of directors. Based
in north suburban Lake Forest, Illinois, the publicly traded firm develops
and brings to market therapeutic cancer drugs. Becker is president and
a partner at Greenfield Chemical, a pharmaceutical consulting and sourcing
PharmaFrontiers Corp.: David
B. McWilliams, '67, has been appointed CEO. The Houston-based
firm develops adult stem cell therapy by using stem cells derived
from patients' own circulating blood to treat such diseases as
cardiac and pancreatic conditions.
Smorszczewski, '00 (IXP-5), has been named deputy president
of the Warsaw, Poland-based firm. PKN Orlen is the largest distributor
of fuels in Central Europe and Poland's largest refiner of crude
oil. The company operates 1,900 gasoline stations in Poland and
500 in northern Germany.
Allman, '85, has been named chief financial officer for
Sempra Energy Global Enterprises, the umbrella organization for
the firm's businesses operating in competitive energy and commodity
markets. The company is based in San Diego.
A. Kamerick, JD '84, MBA '93, has been appointed to the
audit and finance committee of the firm's board of directors.
Based in Downers Grove, Illinois, ServiceMaster provides maintenance
services to more than 10 million customers. Kamerick is chief
financial officer at Heidrick & Struggles International Inc.,
which provides senior level executive search services.
R. E. Pinney, '82, has joined the firm as CFO. He also
will be chief privacy officer; both positions are newly created.
Based in New York, Tacoda develops behavioral marketing software
that helps Web publishers target their ads to specific audiences.
Thomas, McInerny & Partners:
Shah, SM '93, PhD '96 (biological sciences), MBA '99,
has joined the firm as a new venture partner in its San Francisco
office. The company is a health care private equity firm that
invests in life science and medical technology companies.
Alumni to Know
Lyle P. Campbell, '71,
was interviewed by the Arizona Business Gazette in January about
launching Legacy Bank with an initial capitalization of $15 million
in Scottsdale, Arizona-"a terrific place to be in the banking
business because of the area's dynamic growth," he said. Campbell,
the former owner of Founders Bank of Arizona, which he sold to
Compass Bank of Birmingham, Alabama, four years ago, never planned
to go into banking, the Gazette said. He was a boy when Interstate
80 was built, cutting through the family farm. As a young man,
he sold and managed farmland but wanted a degree. A college professor
convinced him to try banking. Campbell worked at Northern Trust
while he earned his MBA and bought his first community bank in
central Illinois in 1973.
Katerina Chumachenko Yushchenko, '86,
was called "a tough minded, savvy America-raised businesswoman" by
the Wall Street Journal in December after becoming the first
lady of Ukraine. Her husband, Viktor Yushchenko was poisoned
during the campaign; she was quoted by numerous media as saying
she had detected a metallic taste on his lips. She worked under
Reagan at the U.S. State Department's Bureau for Human Rights
and Humanitarian Affairs but left her Washington post for KPMG,
the international consulting firm, to provide training and
technical advice for Ukraine's financial managers. One of them
was Viktor Yushchenko, then governor of Ukraine's central bank.
The Journal said, "It is the strong bond he has with his wife
that has helped Mr. Yushchenko through the tough campaign,
and it will likely be his relationship with her that will help
him have a successful presidency."
Don Harmon, MBA '96, JD '96,
was listed among "40 Under 40" in Crain's Chicago Business last November.
A Democratic state senator from west suburban Oak Park, the magazine applauded
him for "handling complex, controversial legislation that reaches across
the political aisle"-skills far beyond the average freshman legislator.
Within his first two years, Harmon "served as point man on a bill lifting
state restrictions on expansion of O'Hare International Airport and was
chief sponsor of a measure abolishing the now-irrelevant Suburban Cook
County Tuberculosis Sanitarium District." He even won praise from DuPage
County Republicans for heading up a project to improve that county's water
system, Crain's said.
Muna Nijem, '01 (XP-70),
has been named the economics minister of Jordan by King Abdallah. A native
of Jordan, she was previously CEO/chairperson of the board of the country's
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission. A global technology executive
for several companies in the U.S., Nijem most recently held the position
of director of next generation technologies at Motorola. She also worked
as director of advanced technology for Ameritech, where she was awarded
16 patents for her work. Previously Nijem spent several years as a technical
advisor and project leader at the United Nations; prior to that, she founded
and ran a start-up information systems consulting firm.
George (Gus) Sauter, '80,
was profiled in the December 13 edition of Forbes, which dubbed him "the
country's most famous manager of index funds." The chief investment officer
of Vanguard, he took over the firm's indexing operation in 1987 when Vanguard
had just one stock index fund. "Today, the Vanguard 500 Index is the world's
largest mutual fund," the magazine states. But Sauter also oversees 50
other index funds, from small-cap value to European stock-a total of $300
billion in indexed assets, and Vanguard has more active funds (62) than
index funds (56). "We're trying to convince investors that many of them
would be better off with a blend," Sauter told Forbes.