Alumni on the Move
Capgemini U.S. LLC.:
James J. Pizzo, '84, has rejoined the company's health
practice as vice president. He spent 20 years at the Atlanta-based firm before
joining Huron Consulting Group, where he established that firm's health care
consulting practice. Last August, he returned to Capgemini, which provides
consulting, technology, and outsourcing services in the health care industry.
Pizzo works in the firm's Chicago office.
James E. Hohmann, '92, was named executive vice president
and chief administrative officer. Based in Carmel, Indiana, Conseco owns several
subsidiaries that sell supplemental health, life, annuities, and other insurance
Credence Systems Corporation:
John C. Batty, '82, has been named senior vice president
of finance and CFO. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, the firm makes test
equipment and related software used in the design and manufacturing of semiconductors.
Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:
Craig Tooman, '92, has been appointed executive vice
president, strategic planning and corporate communications. Based in Bridgewater,
New Jersey, the biopharmaceutical company develops drugs to treat life-threatening
Greenhill & Co., Inc.:
Tim Haddock, '95, has been named a managing director
and is based in the firm's New York office. Greenhill is a leading investment
bank that provides financial advisory and merchant banking fund management
Judson C. Green, '76, has been named to the board
of directors of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based manufacturer. Green is president
and CEO of NAVTEQ Corporation, which develops and supplies digital maps for
navigation systems to such clients as the automotive industry.
Steven Beebe, '83, was named chief technology officer.
Based in Mount Arlington, New Jersey, the firm acquires, develops, and commercializes
e-businesses in such sectors as online dating, information, retail, industrial,
and financial services. Incode is a subsidiary of BIB Holdings, Ltd.
Diane Swonk, '89, has been named chief economist
and senior managing director of the diversified financial services firm, which
is based in Chicago.
Pacer International, Inc:
Andrew C. Clarke, '98, has been named to the board
of directors. Based in Concord, California, the firm provides third-party logistics
and freight transportation. Clarke is chief financial officer and senior vice
president of Forward Air Corporation.
Pittsburgh Logistics Systems Inc.:
Laurence Cox, '94, was appointed director of logistics
support. Based in Rochester, Pennsylvania, the third-party logistics company
manages freight transportation for companies in the metals, lumber, and building
Jeff Mills, '01, joined the firm's relationship management
team. Based in San Francisco, the company provides integrated, global investment
alternatives. Mills comes to Probitas from Siebel Systems.
Lee S. Hillman, '79, has been appointed to the board
of directors. Based in Princeton, New Jersey, the firm is the nation's largest
facilities-based provider of bundled phone, cable, and high-speed Internet
services delivered over its own fiber optic network. Hillman is president of
Liberation Investment Advisory Group.
Scottish Re Group Limited:
William Spiegel, '90, has been named a director of
the company. Based in Hamilton, Bermuda, the firm is a global life reinsurance
Prakash Shimpi, '86, has been named practice leader
for enterprise risk management. Tillinghast is the actuarial consulting unit
at Towers Perrin, Inc., the management consulting firm in New York.
Hal Halladay, '90, has been named president. The
company is a web publisher and advertiser.
U.S. Small Business Administration:
Stephen Galvan, '96, was appointed chief operating
officer and chief of staff in 2004. Previously, he worked for the SBA as chief
information officer and at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget in information
technology and e-government.
United Systems Integrators Corp.:
Lynne Herer Smith, '86, was appointed vice president
and director of strategic consulting services, west region. She is located
in the Seattle office. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, USI is a national corporate
real estate services firm.
Jeff Kuster, '97, was named vice president-business
operations of the firm's international intimates division. Corporate headquarters
are in Greensboro, North Carolina, for the firm, which manufactures brand-name
jeans, intimate apparel, and sportswear. Kuster will be based in Barcelona,
David W. Elliott Jr., '87, was named president and
chief operation officer. The firm, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a leading
provider of hospice services in the U.S.
Vernon R. Broders, '94, joined the board of directors.
Based in Germantown, Maryland, the firm is a global Internet security company.
Broders is founding partner and director of client services for CharterMast
Partners LLC, a consulting firm.
Alumni to Know
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.