Class of 1998

1998 was a year of exciting firsts. A literary legend unleashed a childhood wizard on the United States. A tech titan revved up its search engine for the first time. A funny man received an inaugural award. And the Class of 1998 gets their own honors in the form of Booth degrees.

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Celebrate Your 25-Year Reunion in 2023

1998 was a year for the books. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was released in America. Google, Inc. was founded in Menlo Park, California. And the first Mark Twain Prize for American Humour was given to comedian Richard Pryor.

Reconnect 2023

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Chicago, Illinois

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To see the full list of all Reconnect attendees, 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
James Adams 1998 Full Time MBA Strong Leader
Tawhid Ali 1998 Full Time MBA AB
Melanie Angers 1998 Weekend MBA
Benjamin Bader 1998 Full Time MBA HERE Technologies
Douglas Barnard 1998 Weekend MBA CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
Bob Bartell 1998 Evening MBA Duff & Phelps Corp.
Archana Basi 1998 Full Time MBA Capital Group
Valerie Bauer Gore 1998 Full Time MBA Constant Contact
Daniela Berger 1998 Full Time MBA The College Board
Renee Berman 1998 Full Time MBA
Larry Bi 1998 Full Time MBA Blue Stone Investments
Shannon Brownell 1998 Full Time MBA The Chartis Group
Marcy Calaway 1998 Full Time MBA Russell Reynolds Associates
Steven Chaouki 1998 Full Time MBA TransUnion
Suzanne Chin 1998 Full Time MBA Unilever
Tom Chin 1998 Full Time MBA Telsey Advisory Group
Sharon Choksi 1998 Full Time MBA Girls Will Be
David Christopher 1998 Full Time MBA Patriot Capital
Rob Cignarella 1998 Full Time MBA Prudential Insurance Co. of America
Andrew Clarke 1998 Full Time MBA CH Robinson
Elizabeth Cohen 1998 Full Time MBA Paris Presents Incorporated
Scott Conner 1998 Full Time MBA Connecticut Capital Group
Mike Connor 1998 Full Time MBA SunTrust Bank
MAURO CUNHA 1998 Full Time MBA Association of Capital Markets Investors
Tony Davis 1998 Linden Capital Partners
Ajay Desai 1998 Weekend MBA UBS
David Descoteaux 1998 Full Time MBA UBS
Mahesh Dhillon 1998 Full Time MBA
John Engel 1998 Full Time MBA Knowledge Capital Consulting
Melissa Fenton 1998 Full Time MBA
Rajneesh Gaur 1998 Full Time MBA Cavium Inc
Eve Glatt 1998 Full Time MBA UBP Asset Management
Roxy Goebel 1998 Evening MBA HelmsBriscoe
Dan Goldman 1998 Full Time MBA Olson Investment Advisors, LLC
Jeffrey Gourdji 1998 Full Time MBA Prophet Brand Strategy
Matthew Hamada 1998 Full Time MBA AbbVie
Amy Hamilton 1998 Full Time MBA Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
Tracewell Hanrahan 1998 Full Time MBA Fresno Housing
Dan Hanson 1998 Full Time MBA JANA Partners
Libby Harrison 1998 Full Time MBA
jonathan herbst 1998 Full Time MBA UBS Investment Bank
martin herz 1998 Full Time MBA Colorado Open Lands Foundation
Samantha Hodgkins 1998 Full Time MBA SparkFire Active
Anne Horton 1998 Full Time MBA Mastercard Advisors
John Howell 1998 Full Time MBA Zurich Insurance Company
Christy Hunter 1998 Full Time MBA Transamerica
Fabio Iunis De Paula 1998 Full Time MBA IndicatorCapital
Chris Johnson 1998 Weekend MBA Tivoli Enterprises - Classic Cinemas
Rodney Jones-Tyson 1998 Full Time MBA Baird
Laura Kanov 1998 Weekend MBA HBI Solutions
Frank Karbarz 1998 Full Time MBA CoreX Materials Inc.
Jeffrey Ke 1998 Full Time MBA WinTwin Global Capital
Marty Kearney 1998 Full Time MBA BMO Harris Bank
Ken Kelly 1998 Full Time MBA Community Psychiatry
Susan Kendall 1998 Full Time MBA Citigroup
Matt Kim 1998 Full Time MBA LUMERITY CAPITAL
Paul Kohlhepp 1998 Full Time MBA Wells Fargo
Paul Kostolansky 1998 Full Time MBA CBRE
Billy Levine 1998 Full Time MBA SunTrust
Mei Li 1998 Full Time MBA Applied Materials Inc.
Rebecca Li-Huang 1998 Full Time MBA HSBC
Christie Lipkie Kent 1998 Full Time MBA SirsiDynix
Xiaolei Liu 1998 Full Time MBA AKAZAM Wireless
Alexander Chris Lozada 1998 Full Time MBA
Matthew Lyons 1998 Full Time MBA LinQuest Corporation
Audra Mallow 1998 Full Time MBA Long Course Capital, LLC
Blair Martin 1998 Full Time MBA Spencer Stuart
Troy Mastin 1998 Full Time MBA MERGE
Jossy Matute 1998 Full Time MBA Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Catey McCreary 1998 Full Time MBA CMC Intergrated Supply Chain Consulting
Charles McCusker 1998 Full Time MBA Patriot Capital Group
Peter McNally 1998 Full Time MBA Ferndale Energy Advisors
Eric Meier 1998 Evening MBA Performance Trust Capital Partners
Francesco Meloni 1998 Full Time MBA Heatherdown LLC
Joel Miller 1998 Full Time MBA Intel Capital
Ron Mitra 1998 Full Time MBA William Blair
Brian Morello 1998 Weekend MBA Beloit College
Michael Murray 1998 Full Time MBA Ferrara Candy Company
Rajeev Narang 1998 Full Time MBA
Jeff Neuman 1998 Full Time MBA Heineken
Melissa Newman 1998 Full Time MBA Hangar12
ogechi nwachukwu 1998 Full Time MBA PPM America, Inc.
Scott Ordway 1998 Full Time MBA Aon
Nima Parikh 1998 Full Time MBA Mezzanine Consulting LLC
Vinod Patel 1998 Full Time MBA ZS Associates Inc
Melissa Patterson 1998 Full Time MBA Chicago Booth Executive MBA
Aaron Peck 1998 Full Time MBA MONROE CAPITAL LLC
Doug Peta 1998 Full Time MBA BCA Research
Rex Peters 1998 Evening MBA Purdue University
Bill Reilly 1998 Full Time MBA PwC
Todd Remis 1998 Full Time MBA
Kenneth Rhee 1998 Full Time MBA Huhan Advisory
Sabrina Ricci 1998 Full Time MBA VTB Capital
Seenu Sarma 1998 Full Time MBA Dean Foods
Steve Sehy 1998 Weekend MBA CaaS for SaaS CFO Services
Mark Serdar 1998 Full Time MBA
Linda Shaffer 1998 Full Time MBA Checkr
Mitul Shah 1998 Evening MBA Siemens Healthineers
Vishal Sharma 1998 Full Time MBA Google Corp.
Jeff Siewert 1998 Full Time MBA Grapevine Enterprises
Michele Souder 1998 Full Time MBA Trendline Interactive
Thanos Souroutzidis 1998 Full Time MBA
Martin Stever 1998 Full Time MBA Pacific West Land, LLC
Kristine Stoner 1998 Evening MBA CU Real Estate Center, Leeds School of Business
eunhee sumner 1998 Full Time MBA Starbucks Corporation
adam jigang Sun 1998 Full Time MBA Ocean Pine Capital
Gang Sun 1998 Full Time MBA Qualcomm
Jeff Swiatek 1998 Full Time MBA AIG
Rachel Uram 1998 Full Time MBA
Ram Vadrev 1998 Evening MBA HPE
Todd Vermeer 1998 Full Time MBA Gwinnett Medical Center
Sumeet Wadhera 1998 Full Time MBA Australia & New Zealand Bank
Greg Washburn 1998 Full Time MBA TFS Capital Partners
Paul R. Williams 1998 Executive MBA Oracle
Sailesh Yellumahanti 1998 Full Time MBA Cisco Systems
Alberto Zacarias 1998 Full Time MBA AbbVie
Fengsuo Zhou 1998 Full Time MBA Humanitarian China
Elaine Zong 1998 Full Time MBA ERJ Investments
Dan Zuiches 1998 Full Time MBA
Craig Zummer 1998 Full Time MBA Insight Advisory Partners
Leon Zuo 1998 Full Time MBA Leigna Institute


Reunion Committee

Benjamin Bader
Renee Berman
Chris Gloede
Kristin Finney-Cooke
Amy Hamilton, Program Co-Chair
Laura Kanov
Ken Kelly
Billy Levine
Catey McCreary
Aaron Peck
Doug Peta
Sabrina Ricci
Bret Schroeder
Jeff Siewert
Eunhee Sumner, Program Co-Chair
Jeff Swiatek
Elaine Zong, Co-Gift Chair 
Peter McNally, Co-Gift Chair 

 

An Atmosphere Unlike Any Other 
Amy Hamilton, '98

What sticks with me about Booth is how invigorating it was to be surrounded by classmates with so many different backgrounds; everyone in the class deserved to be there. Our professors were also surrounded by a diverse peer group, each doing all sorts of interesting things and sharing their thoughts. Everyone learned from each other - that type of environment is really special.

I was at Gleacher Center in October for a seminar and was able to meet with some students. I asked if TNDC was still going and they were so surprised when I told them it was started by the class before us. It’s exciting that some things have longevity. We had a special class that was particularly social and involved.  

Even though we were only together for a couple years, we bonded. We used to travel together, but life gets busy. We’ve stood up in each other’s weddings; we are godparents to classmates’ children. It’s nice those relationships have remained strong. When I was working in Chicago, I used to travel to New York frequently. My boss would laugh on those trips because I would run into someone from Booth everywhere I went – walking down the street or in Central Park. It’s a great feeling knowing how strong and widespread our network is. 

Each reunion has been better than the last. Some of the people who came back for our 15th said, “I haven’t seen everybody or kept in touch with a lot of people.” They were energized and looking forward to coming back to the next reunion. I like that Reconnect offers a variety of opportunities – involving academics; professors, students, and alumni; and making your brain think differently than you do every day -  to remind you of the power and special atmosphere of Chicago Booth. 

Amy Hamilton is Vice President, Internal Audit at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. in New York and is co-chair of the Class of 1998 reunion committee.

Transforming the Norm
Eunhee Sumner, '98 

 

I was destined to obtain a graduate degree. My father immigrated to the US after the Korean War and subsequently spent 40+ years as a professor. The importance of higher education was ingrained in me. I sought out a rigorous and challenging program that would best complement my liberal arts education; this led me to Booth.

In the late 90s, Booth was undergoing a transformation in the student body, branding, and even the building. Our class was able to benefit from the precedent the class before us set to “work hard, play hard.” We mirrored and improved upon that. Socially, we had great fun at TNDC and I ran Brats ‘N Brew on Fridays where we brought microbrews to campus and invited the professors to our events!

While these events were great, I do think the smaller, more intimate study groups were where our class ended up having deeper conversations where we learned about our professors and fellow classmates’ backgrounds - what drove them to attend Booth, how their different perspectives could enrich others, what were their thoughts on the latest case study. I think that was really positive and was the building block of relationships that have remained strong for 20 years. 

I love Chicago and am excited to return; I think it’s an extremely vibrant city full of culture, music, and food. I know Reconnect will be an amazing event. Booth has stepped up with the orchestration of Reconnect events and has made impressive investments in the school and community.

Most importantly, I’m looking forward to returning to Chicago for the people – sharing stories about the good ole’ times and learning about everyone’s families, adventures, and accomplishments since we last got together. 

Bottom line - it will just be downright fun. See you there!

Eunhee Sumner is vice president, Marketing Operations at Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle and is co-chair of the Class of 1998 reunion committee.


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