Class of 1993

1993 had some major moments. A government appointment made history. The latest toy craze had kids and parents in a frenzy. A basketball legend reached a scoring milestone. And the Class of 1993 came out on top with their Booth degrees.

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Celebrate Your 30-Year Reunion in 2023

1993 was the year Beanie Babies appeared on the scene, sparking a nationwide craze. Janet Reno made history as the first female Attorney General of the United States. And the legendary Michael Jordan scored his 20,000th career point as a member of the Chicago Bulls.

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.

List updated weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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First Name Last Name Class Year Program Company
First Name Last Name Class Year Program Company
DAVID ABRAHAM 1993 Full Time MBA Siena Capital Partners
Raheela Anwar 1993 Evening MBA bpi Group.
Ellen Bermingham 1993 Full Time MBA Bermingham Culler Group
Nadia Bervaes 1993 Full Time MBA Vendis Capital
Julie Boland 1993 Full Time MBA Ernst & Young
Larry Botel 1993 Full Time MBA JOSS Realty
Grant Bremner 1993 Full Time MBA
Jim Burtt 1993 Full Time MBA Cloudera
Scott Cade 1993 Full Time MBA
Susan Callahan 1993 Full Time MBA IDB Bank
Hamilton Chang 1993 Full Time MBA Ballparks of America
Philip Clement 1993 Full Time MBA Aon
Robert Conrardy 1993 Evening MBA ctc|myCFO (BMO Harris Bank)
Brian Convey 1993 Full Time MBA Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
John Cosentino 1993 Evening MBA
Vincent Cozzi 1993 Full Time MBA
Rocky Daehler 1993 Full Time MBA Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Karin Danganan 1993 Full Time MBA
Christopher Donohoe 1993 Full Time MBA Sandler O'Neill
Ira Dym 1993 Full Time MBA
John Gannon 1993 Full Time MBA Blue Spark Technologies
Harry Gendler 1993 Full Time MBA
Bradford Gillum 1993 Full Time MBA Gillum Strategy Partners
Lars Godell 1993 Full Time MBA Telenor Group
Michele Gowda 1993 Full Time MBA Base Pair Biotechnologies
Karen Graham 1993 Full Time MBA Novantas
Thomas Gregory 1993 Full Time MBA Credit Suisse
tom Hanly 1993 Full Time MBA Two Eagle Investments
Mark Harvey 1993 Full Time MBA InterOcean Advisors LLC
George Hendrick 1993 Evening MBA Hines Corporation
Michael Himmelfarb 1993 Full Time MBA HG Partners
Laurie Hosie 1993 Full Time MBA BlackRock
Brian Hughes 1993 Full Time MBA Discover Financial Services, LLC
Jay Inks 1993 Evening MBA JMI Holdings
Craig Iseli 1993 Evening MBA SpiderRock
Stephen Komon 1993 Full Time MBA Colorado PERA
William Lamm 1993 Full Time MBA Presidio Technology Partners
Kristina Leroux-Harvey 1993 Full Time MBA St. James's Place Wealth Management
Lilly Lo 1993 Full Time MBA GD Commercial Real Estate
Ian Lue 1993 Full Time MBA Guggenheim Partners, LLC
Kevin Lynch 1993 Evening MBA Morgan Stanley
Joe Mallahan 1993 Full Time MBA Jim James, LLC
David Margolin 1993 Full Time MBA Margolin Group
Mary Beth May 1993 Full Time MBA Home Instead Senior Care
Michelle Maynard 1993 Full Time MBA HCA
Karen Meezan 1993 Full Time MBA Skjervem Inc.
Jan Miecznikowski 1993 Full Time MBA
Don Miller 1993 Full Time MBA
Mike Minton 1993 Full Time MBA Point B
Pete Moutvic 1993 Full Time MBA Slalom
John Muirhead 1993 Full Time MBA
James Murray 1993 Full Time MBA
Kenneth O'Keefe 1993 Beecken Petty Okeefe & Co
Mike Onishi 1993 Full Time MBA Next Chapter LLC
Gavin Palatt 1993 Full Time MBA Wells Fargo
parker payson 1993 Full Time MBA BabyRoth.org
Chris Perrault 1993 Full Time MBA CleanChoice Energy
Andrew Plevin 1993 Full Time MBA BroadRiver Asset Management
Susan Reynolds 1993 Full Time MBA IBM Watson
Thomas Ricketts 1993 Incapital
irene rodriguez 1993 Full Time MBA CalPERS
Michael Schwartz 1993 Evening MBA Comcast
Jennifer Sheffield 1993 Full Time MBA Citigroup
Joe Sifferlen 1993 Executive MBA Premier Asset Management, LLC
Dafydd Silcock 1993 Full Time MBA Berkeley Research Group
David Simon 1993 Full Time MBA Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Jay Sinder 1993 Full Time MBA ForeSee Results Inc.
Stephanie Sinder 1993 Full Time MBA
Matt Stockert 1993 Evening MBA Hill & Stone Insurance
Peter Stutz 1993 Full Time MBA Guggenheim Partners
FAIZAL SYED 1993 Full Time MBA Calatrava Advisors Pte Ltd
MORGAN Sze 1993 Full Time MBA Azentus Capital Management
Mark Taborsky 1993 Full Time MBA MarkerTree Capital
Immanuel Thangaraj 1993 Full Time MBA Park Lane Ventures
Anita Thompson 1993 Evening MBA Wild Blue Services, LLC
Rich Thompson 1993 Evening MBA JLL
Gail Tien 1993 Full Time MBA
Loren Trimble 1993 Evening MBA AArete LLC
Brian Van Elslander 1993 Full Time MBA Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
james watson 1993 Evening MBA Doculabs Inc.
Greg Wilensky 1993 Full Time MBA AllianceBernstein
Barbara Windisch 1993 Full Time MBA Barbara Windisch Consulting
John Wyszynski 1993 Full Time MBA Gerretson Realty, Inc.
Osamu Yamamoto 1993 Full Time MBA Unison Capital, Inc.


Reunion Committee


Betsy Biern
Larry Botel
Jim Burtt
Scott Cade
Hamilton Chang
Lilly Chang
Brad Gillum
Karen Graham
Mark Harvey
Brian Hughes
Ian Lue, Program Co-Chair
Karen Meezan
Mike Onishi
Irene Rodriquez
Doug Simmons
David Simon
Mark Taborsky
Immanuel Thangaraj, Gift Chair
Brian Van Elslander, Program Co-Chair

Enjoying the Vibrant Food Scene Together 
Ian Lue, '93

Chicago wasn’t on my business school list at first. Fortunately for me, Booth hosted a reception in New York City. I was immediately impressed by the school’s faculty, alumni, and staff who were present, and decided to make the move to the Windy City.

My first economics class – which is a subject I’d never taken during my undergrad – was with Professor Lars Stole who was new to Booth. We spent the first microeconomics class ‘reviewing’ ordinary differential equations; it was a memorable moment, and Booth lived up to its reputation of being a heavily quantitative school.

I also had Professor Luigi Zingales. I remember him referencing English idioms and proverbs to make points in corporate finance. I vividly recall him using “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” but it sounded quite unique with his heavy Italian accent.

I remember Brats ‘n Brew always being a good time after a long week of classes, and Chicago’s vibrant food scene provided an ample supply of dining destinations to explore with classmates. Hanging out, having beers, and going to dinner was a big part of our social scene.

I recently met with a classmate whom I haven’t seen in a dozen years and it was as if no time had passed. Booth relationships have a uniqueness to them - there’s a level of familiarity and shared experience. I’m excited to relive some of the memories and stories in April, and maybe even plan new adventures with folks. It will just be a lot of fun.

Ian Lue is Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, LLC in Chicago is co-chair of the Class of ’93 reunion committee.

A World of New Languages 
Betsy Biern, '93

I walked into Booth knowing how antithetical it was to my academic background, but I don’t think I had any idea how much I would grow in those two years. As an English and art history major, I learned to think differently. I ended up becoming friends with many engineers - they helped program my calculator and I helped them write papers. Fast-forward and two of my first clients were engineering societies. I did better with those clients because I understood them on a level I wouldn’t have without the relationships I made in school. 

I took classes across the university. Each group opened my eyes to new industries. My professors recognized that the environment at Booth wasn’t my natural place, but they welcomed me, supported me, and challenged me in a way that didn’t put me down, but helped me stretch and reach my goals in a new way. To this day, I’m more effective because I can speak “different languages” and bridge the gap between my Board members and my donors.
Booth was a neat community. We enjoyed spending time together in and out of the classroom. I lived on the North Side and frequently had classmates over before they went out to the bars. They would bring wine and I would make a massive bowl of pasta – this happened almost weekly.

Even after the years we’ve spent apart, I think our class will have a lot in common because of everything we taught each other in school. Reconnect will be a great time to see old friends and enjoy having a beer with them like we used to.

Betsy Biern is CEO of Make a Wish Greater Bay Area in San Francisco, CA and is co-chair of the Class of 1993 reunion committee.


 

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