Class of 1988

Big things happened in 1988: An action classic was released. The web began to grow. The Cubs embraced change. And the Class of 1988 rounded the bases to earn Booth degrees.

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Celebrate Your 35-Year Reunion in 2023

In 1988, Die Hard premiered and swept the box office. The first permanent intercontinental Internet link was made between Europe and the United States, kicking off the growth of the World Wide Web. And Wrigley Field finally held its first night game, adding lights to the legendary ballpark.

Reconnect 2023

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Chicago, Illinois

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To see the full list of all Reconnect attendees, please visit our Why Attend page.

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First Name Last Name Class Year Program Company
First Name Last Name Class Year Program Company
paul adams 1988 Full Time MBA Cenegenics
Kathy Barber 1988 Full Time MBA Bangor Savings Bank
Eduard Beit 1988 Full Time MBA JP Morgan Asset Management
Philip Berger 1988 Chicago Booth
William Blankemeier 1988 Executive MBA PeopleFlo Manufacturing, Inc.
Randall Burkard 1988 Full Time MBA ONY Biotech
Vince Chung 1988 Full Time MBA Chung Capital
Bruce Colter 1988 Executive MBA Colter & Associates
M. (Peg) Conway 1988 Evening MBA MAC Associates
Albert Cozzi 1988 Executive MBA Cozzi Recycling
J.D. Cronin 1988 Full Time MBA William Blair Investment Management
Paul Danehy 1988 Full Time MBA Energy Federation Inc
Marc Daniel 1988 Full Time MBA SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Susan Davis 1988 Full Time MBA
Jay Dial 1988 Full Time MBA Ohio State University
David Dohnalek 1988 Evening MBA The Boeing Company
Jill Feldman 1988 Full Time MBA Strategic Development Associates
William Fitzgerald 1988 Full Time MBA Global Infrastructure Advisors LLC
Philip Griffith 1988 Full Time MBA
Irene Hale 1988 Full Time MBA The Huntington National Bank
Paul Henderson 1988 Full Time MBA
Carol Howarth 1988 Full Time MBA 49th Fund
Lyman Howell 1988 Evening MBA Regal Oak Financial, LLC
John Huber 1988 Full Time MBA Wells Fargo
renato iregui 1988 Full Time MBA Sideview Investments Ltd.
William Jackson 1988 Full Time MBA Johnson Controls, Inc.
Tim Jenkins 1988 Full Time MBA Point B, Inc.
Caroline Karr 1988 Full Time MBA Chicago Booth
James Kinoshita 1988 Full Time MBA PNC Bank
George Koshy 1988 Full Time MBA Alva Capital Management
Joe Kunkel 1988 Full Time MBA
Randy Kurtz 1988 Evening MBA Illinois Criminal Justice Authority
Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan 1988 Full Time MBA PTI Solutions
Mitchell Lederer 1988 Evening MBA
Graham Lewis 1988 Full Time MBA PRL Investments, L.P.
David Light 1988 Full Time MBA American Working Capital
david long 1988 Full Time MBA VH Blackinton
Sean Love 1988 Full Time MBA
David MacLennan 1988 Cargill Inc.
Roxanne Martino 1988 Evening MBA OceanM19
David McLeese 1988 Full Time MBA First Capital Partners
Jean Meyer 1988 Full Time MBA JFM Holdings, Inc.
hugh morgan 1988 Full Time MBA Accelerance
Elizabeth Patejunas 1988 Full Time MBA
Steven Patrick 1988 Full Time MBA Everett Advisory
Marc Poggioli 1988 Full Time MBA Principal Enterprise Capital
Patrick Quinn 1988 Full Time MBA
marc reinisch 1988 Full Time MBA Rushmore Properties
ALI REZAIZADEH 1988 Full Time MBA MORGAN STANLEY
Rosemary Safranek 1988 Full Time MBA Ninepeaks Capital Management
George Sauter 1988 Full Time MBA John Muir Health
Abby Simon 1988 Full Time MBA Leslie Shankman School Corp
Manbir Singh 1988 Full Time MBA
Andrew Smith 1988 Full Time MBA Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corporation
John Smith 1988 Full Time MBA Merrill Lynch
John Snider 1988 Full Time MBA RBC Capital Markets
NICHOLAS SOMERS 1988 Full Time MBA SV Investment Partners
John Staton 1988 Full Time MBA CPF Recovery Ways
MATTHEW STONE 1988 Full Time MBA University of Chicago
Craig Wheeler 1988 Evening MBA

Reunion Committee


Nick Alexos
Jill Feldman
Bill Fitzgerald, Gift Chair
Irene Hale
Carol Howarth
John Huber
Bill Jackson
Caroline Karr 
Jim Kinoshita
Wendy Lam
Jean Meyer
Abby Simon
Nick Somers, Program Co-Chair

Meeting a High Bar Made Us Better
Bill Fitzgerald, '88

When I was looking at business schools, I wanted the school that offered the most rigorous academic program and that would expose me to some of the sharpest thinking in business research. Booth lived up to that.

We were in school during the stock market crash of 1987, which was traumatic. The DJIA declined 22% in one day, but my classmates were bright, sharp, competitive people, full of ambition. We knew we had to stick it.

There were two professors that I really enjoyed. One was Abbie Smith who taught financial accounting and financial statement analysis. The second was Nobel laureate, George Stigler. I was fortunate enough to take his class on economics of policy. What distinguished those professors was not just their popularity, but that they were so approachable and interested in spending time with students. It was really amazing. 

Booth was a performance environment and I think that bound us together. I know a common feeling among us was that while sitting in class we never felt like the smartest person in the room, but when we got out into the work environment, we felt very prepared and ready to take on anything. We had a high bar to meet and we were surrounded by quality people that were strong and talented.

I’m looking forward to intersecting with many classmates whom I haven’t seen for a number of years and learning what their life experiences have been. So much time has passed, but when we get together it really feels like no time at all. It’s just a lot of fun to see each other and to reconnect. 

Bill Fitzgerald is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Global Infrastructure Asset Management in Chicago and is co-chair of the Class of 1988 reunion committee. 

A Family Tradition
Jill Feldman, '88
 
I grew up in Chicago and my grandfather graduated from the Law School in 1928.  I had always known how important the University of Chicago was to my family - it truly changed my grandfather’s life. I was thrilled to be able to attend Booth and carry on the family tradition.

I’m amazed how often I rely on concepts and skills I learned while studying at Booth. They are as relevant and important in my professional life today as when I was first introduced to them.

It’s been great to stay in touch with many of my classmates over the years and I love hearing about all of their personal and professional accomplishments.  Lately, a number of classmates have served as resources for my children as they begin to navigate the world of banking and finance – the generations continue!

I am delighted to return to Chicago and to learn about what has changed – and what has stayed the same - since my time at Booth. I look forward to reconnecting with classmates and reminiscing on some of our favorite business school memories.

Jill Feldman is President of Strategic Development Associates in Santa Barbara, CA and is co-chair of the Class of 1988 reunion committee.

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