Class of 1989

1989 was a record year for the big screen and the internet as we know it. A German symbol of division was torn down. Nintendo released a way to hold our favorite games in our pockets. A satellite was launched into space that would later change the way we travel. And the Class of 1989 ventured out with new Booth degrees! 

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Celebrate Your 35-Year Reunion

In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee came up with the idea of the World Wide Web and the first operational GPS satellite launched into space, changing the way we search and travel forever. The Berlin Wall was torn down. Tim Burton's Batman hit the silver screen, becoming the first to earn $100 million within 10 days of release. 

Reconnect 2024

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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.

The list below reflects only those registrants who opted in to share their names on the website.   If you have registered and do not see your name listed, please contact reunions@chicagobooth.edu to be opted in.   The list is updated weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Amy (Bryant) Sieben 1989 Full Time Blue Cross Blue Shield
Onaiza (Jilani) Cadoret-Manier 1989 Full Time Grail Biosciences
Laura (Lo) Ip 1989 Full Time
Leslie (MacKimm) McCarthy 1989 Full Time
Mark (Park) Stejbach 1989 Full Time Flexion Therapeutics
Misako (Speers) Terui 1989 Full Time Pickwick Capital Partners
Gianna (Zelaya) Bern 1989 Full Time University of Notre Dame
Janice Beavin 1989 Full Time Saint Gobain North America
L . Michael Cantor 1989 Full Time Equator Capital Group
Thomas Dougherty 1989 Full Time Acertitude
Dave Einolf 1989 Full Time Endeavour EHS
Sharon Ephraim 1989 Full Time Ephraim Advisory
Tim Girian 1989 Full Time LUI Group
Todd Grayson 1989 Full Time South Central Bank
Sharon Greenstein 1989 Full Time Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dean Haefner 1989 Full Time
Patricia Haley Glass 1989 Full Time IPS
Gregory Hedges 1989 Evening/Weekend Protiviti
Dan Hsieh 1989 Full Time ION Media Networks
Heidi Hu 1989 Full Time
Mark Kosminskas 1989 Evening/Weekend Kelly Olson Michod DeHaan & Richter
Norb Markert 1989 Full Time Morgan Corporation
Luis Miranda 1989 Full Time Centre for Civil Society
Douglas Monieson 1989 Full Time UICO, LLC/Hyde Park Angels
Gerald Nalepa 1989 Full Time
Pamela Olson 1989 Full Time Sales, Client ServiceInviting Growth
Mark Piekos 1989 Full Time BMO Capital Markets
Rodney Propp 1989 Full Time Tahl Propp Equities
Ramesh Subramaniam 1989 Full Time Consequent
Susie Villanueva-Hayward 1989 Full Time
Wilfried Willemse 1989 Full Time
Jay Woldenberg 1989 Full Time Fulcrum Financial Corporation
Alan Zinkin 1989 Full Time EisnerAmper

Thursday, May 2

 

Reunion Happy Hour 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Gleacher Center, Room 621
Start off Reconnect Weekend by celebrating with your friends, classmates, and Booth alumni from across the generations.

 

Friday, May 3

 

Alumnae and Student Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Gleacher Center, Room 621
Booth women (alumnae and students) are invited to a fun speed networking event.

 

Management Conference
11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Fairmont Hotel and Geacher Center
For over 60 years, Management Conference has shaped the theory and practice of business.

 

Class Reception 
River Roast
315 N. LaSalle Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Join your classmates for an evening of celebration.

 

Saturday, May 4

 

Back to Booth Sessions
11:00 a.m.– noon
Charles M. Harper Center
Get back in touch with Booth’s renowned spirit of inquiry and analysis with esteemed faculty. Back to Booth is supported by the Fred G. Steingraber / A.T. Kearney Endowment. The endowment supports lifelong learning among Chicago Booth alumni.

 

Homecoming BBQ 
Noon – 4:00 p.m. 
Charles M. Harper Center
Celebrate a reunion-wide barbecue. This event is family friendly and open to only reunion alumni and their guests.

 

The class of 1989 will be gathering somewhere in downtown Chicago on Saturday night. Details to come!

Sharon Ephraim
Dean Haefner
Mark Leahy
Doug Monieson
Pamela Olson
Bruce Rigal
Wim Steemers
Jenifer Steig Strugger
Ramesh Subramaniam 
Maureen Sweeney
Susan (Susie) Villanueva-Hayward

 

Miami Vice Memories
Mark Leahy, ’89

I adored business school and the friends I made there. For the MBA/JD program I was in, students normally start at the law school first and then business school their second year; I inverted that. I’d been placed originally in New Grad, but I relocated to the International House where most of the b-school students were living. People thought I was crazy to turn down a nicer room for one that was about the size of my current desk, but I wanted to be around my classmates.

We really enjoyed our time together. We’d head up to the city on Thursday nights for dollar beers. Friday nights was "Miami Vice" night, where we’d crowd around the TV in the basement of I-House and watch episodes. Thinking back now, I laugh that we chose to do that for fun, but it gave us the chance to spend time together and make some great memories.

One of the things that strikes me about reunions is how easy it is to speak with people you maybe haven’t seen in decades. All you need is a few minutes of chatting and all these great memories come flooding back. It’s truly fun catching up on classmates’ lives and it was great to feel their interest in what I've been doing, as well. Last reunion, we ended up staying late through all the events because we just didn't want to leave.

Mark Leahy is co-chair of startup and venture capital group at Fenwick & West LLP in Mountain View, California.

 

Brats, Brews, and Bonding
Pamela Olson, ’89

I purposely went back to school full-time to immerse myself into being a student again. To help with that immersion, I made a conscious effort to attend social activities such as Brats ‘n Brews, LPFs (Liquidity Preference Functions) , weekly Pub “meetings” in Ida Noyes and weekly “meetings” at Jimmy's. There was no shortage of social things to do with classmates.


Life revolves around people and relationships, NOT the grades you get. And, creating relationships takes effort and time. You never know where a connection will come from, the mutual experiences you will share or how long that relationship will last. I met two people at our B-school orientation that I’m STILL good friends with today! Over the years, I've enjoyed getting together with classmates in Europe and Asia and probably about 15 different states here in the US.


I’m always excited for our reunions and have attended every one. Our community grows tighter because of them. We shared classes, meals, drinks, activities, laughter, tears, and created memories together; we continue to add memories during each reunion. Our grad school experiences and related memories together connect and bond us. I enjoy having the chance to reconnect with classmates at reunions and am also reminded of what a special community we have together.


Pamela Olson is managing director at Inviting Growth LLC in Chicago, Illinois.

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