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CL ASS NOTES ’50 John Hatheway firstname.lastname@example.org
’51 Editor’s note: The great Tuck class of 1951 is still in need of a new class secretary. If you’re interested in a fun twice-a-year gig, email tuck. email@example.com to volunteer!
’53 Edward J. Finerty Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the last time you’ll have to open Tuck Today and moan “Oh, it’s him again,” and maybe you can add “At least he didn’t ask for money, only news.” After ten years or so I have decided to retire as your Secretary and really do what I warned you of in the last issue-“Hang up my spikes.” So if you’d like to do this job, just speak up and take over. I even tell you at the end how to do so and who to tell! I have only two bits of news from two classmates who can rest assured that they have been faithful over the years, as you who read this column will know. Jon Walton wrote and commented that he’s “glad to hear that a Dartmouth class reunion is being planned for 2017 with Ringer heading the effort. I still have my ‘Tuck U Tycoon’ jersey worn in the game against the Harvard Business School. A hard-fought effort and, considering their three-to-zero lead in All-American players, an honorable defeat. Sis and I fortunately have no major health issues. The upside of aging is being around as our eleven grandchildren, ages
31 down to 7, grow up. They are providing a lot of bragging opportunities. We’re still doing some traveling and are heading to England to check a 16-year-old granddaughter into a summer program at Oxford. As for your question in the last issue, my answer is Civilian Conservation Corps.” I had asked who knew what CCC stood for. This makes Jon the winner of the contest and the prize: a 50 lb box of Snickers! Marcel Durot remained faithful as ever to my pleas for response and wrote, “I turned 87 on Sept. 8 in Paris. Charlotte and daughter Jennifer attended the ‘ceremony.’ Actually, we spent 8 days in Paris and hosted a Durot family dinner of 11 people; everyone on my father’s side lives there and we go about every year to see them. Unfortunately, my cousins are deceased and we visit their children and grandchildren. I was reminded that I am the patriarch of the family!” Secretary’s note: you still don’t get the Snickers. In addition to Jon and Marcel, there are several others of you who write faithfully and whose comments are interesting and witty—and sometimes include pictures. Terry Malone’s picture of the biggest fish I ever saw was a real gem and readily comes to mind. I can’t list the names of all of “The Faithful” for fear of leaving someone out by accident—just KNOW that your help over the years is much appreciated and you know who you are, as do the classmates who read faithfully. It’s been mostly a fun job and most gratifying to get news and sometimes chat live with you. I encourage greatly and sincerely you all to consider taking on the column. It comes out rarely and forces you to keep in touch with old friends who shared a common experience and love to recall it. If you decide to do it, contact Cathy Melocik, class notes editor, at tuck.class. email@example.com. If you want to ponder and have questions, call me at 508-651-3899 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up— you won’t regret it!! Thanks for your toleration, many kind notes over the years, and the fun of being in touch. Now go and attack that bucket list!!
’57 Richard Zock email@example.com
’58 Barry Rotman firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Date: Our 60th Tuck reunion will be October 5-7, 2018. A great time to reconnect with friends and the school and to see New England’s beautiful fall foliage Joe Stevenson lives in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and regularly commutes to Raleigh, where he remains active on the development and finance committees of the North Carolina Symphony, seventy miles away. When Joe lived in New England he worked on development with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and his interest and involvement in the arts has continued since he retired to warmer climates. Joe records preconcert interviews with guests who attend the 6 concerts that are held in Pinehurst annually. Just 15 minutes away in Southern Pines is the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, a cultural center that has offered a chamber music series for the last 37 years, which Joe now co-chairs. Joe continues to be involved with his Dartmouth 1957 class activities, co-chairing reunion giving for his 60th reunion in the fall of 2017. Joe and Jane will be celebrating a wedding anniversary and Joe is trying to plan a special celebration. My wife Arline and I are thinking about what we would like to do in 2019, when we hope to celebrate our 60th anniversary. If anybody has any interesting ideas, please let me know. The two Stevenson sons each have a Dartmouth connection. Todd, a Tuck ’90 graduate,
developed a beer company, Lagunitas, that received a large investment from Heineken. It was so significant that Todd may retire from the company. Bates, Dartmouth ’80, is a talented architect working in Boston and living in Cohasset, Massachusetts. He received his graduate degree from Harvard and is now president of the Boston Society of Architects. Most of Joe’s traveling now involves visiting family members. A trip to Cohasset, outside Boston, or a trip to the West Coast to see a granddaughter’s college graduation or to visit another granddaughter doing graduate work at Berkeley keeps them busy. Cary Sokolec and his wife Marlene still live in Northbrook, Illinois, but try to get to Aspen for a visit each summer and to Scottsdale each winter. They’ve been doing this for at least 10 years and it gives them a chance to spend some quality time together. In 2001 Cary retired from the family printing business and Marlene retired just a few years ago from her teaching job with the City of Chicago. She was a special education teacher and enjoyed the challenge of teaching in the elementary schools but did not look forward to the commute from Northbrook. Some people are very fortunate to have family nearby. Cary and Marlene have 3 children who all live in the Chicago area. Their daughter Stephanie, Dartmouth ’91, has a daughter who will be a senior in high school next year. When Stephanie had her 25th Dartmouth reunion this year, she brought her daughter along so she could take a look at the college. Their older daughter has 2 sons, one of whom is an investment specialist at a Chicago credit union. Cary and I discovered that his wife Marlene and my wife Arline still make gefilte fish, a Jewish delicacy for the Passover Seder, from scratch. It’s almost a lost art because you can buy the gefilte fish in a jar, which is a lot easier. It is nice that some traditions are handed down from generation to generation. I reached John Citron when he and his wife Ellen were visiting their son Jim in Lebanon, NH. Their son is engaged to an English teacher from Mexico and plans are under way for a wedding on Cape Cod and a later reception in Mexico. The newlyweds will live in the Hanover area. Jim works for Worldfund, a nonprofit organization committed to delivering world-class training and support to teachers in Latin America. They want every child in Latin
America to benefit from exceptional teachers who inspire them. Jim is director of their Inter-American Partnership for Education (IAPE) and is also a teacher in the Rassias Center at Dartmouth. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s from Harvard, and an A.B. from Dartmouth. Jim’s program includes a series of workshops where the participants learn how to implement the Rassias philosophy and techniques in their classrooms. John and Ellen’s daughter Marjory attended Amherst and Adelphi, received an MFA, and started a dance company. Later in life she changed careers, received a master’s in occupational therapy from NYU, and works with children who are mentally and/or physically disabled in high schools in the New York City area. John is treasurer of Cape Abilities, a nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of adults who are challenged with physical or mental impairments. The organization serves over 350 people all over Cape Cod and has been recognized nationally for the outstanding work it does. John and Ellen have made their work for Cape Abilities a full-time commitment. The organization operates residential homes, assists with pre-employment training, employment, transportation, and life skills. Just reading about the cases they treat, from Down syndrome to head injuries, makes you feel proud of the good that they do. John and Ellen have been involved with the group ever since they moved to Cape Cod in 1996.
“Ben. Have had a good life! A really interesting, bright wife who did a splendid job raising our two girls, who both have solid enterprising husbands and fathers. The grandkids—two have graduated from SC and their sister is also at SC where the dad is a professor at the Marshall School of Business. The youngest has 3, boys, one at UCLA and the other two still in high school. Their pop has done well in the extended care area. As for myself, a checkered and fun business life with not anything to brag about. I still have one franchise called Del Taco, which has been productive. We live by the ocean with the best weather I’ve known. All the best, Pete.” Here’s Larry Hampton’s comments from several of his communications: “Hi All. Please go to portugalresident.com/ gorgeous-norway to read an article published this week about our recent trip to Norway. Cheers. Helga and Larry.” Also from Larry: “While we were in Oslo we had lunch with Per Fossum from my Tuck class of 1959. I hadn’t seen him in 57 years, since graduation! It was a lovely reunion at his apartment in the Holmenkollen section of Oslo, with a great lunch prepared by his wife Bjorg. I am attaching two photos.”
’59 Larry Hampton and Per Fossum
Ben Reid email@example.com
Dear classmates: Each issue of Tuck Today is a leading, pleasurable, and knowledge-enhancing communication! I am so very proud to be even a miniscule part of it. Here’s our class of 1959 insertion for the upcoming issue. Peter Kenny offers the following comments:
Bjorg and Per Fossum
CL ASS NOTES Also from Larry (written during the Republican primaries): “Dear American family & friends: “Although it hasn’t happened in recent years, a Republican Presidential nomination decided by several ballots at the convention is historically not that uncommon. Perhaps the most famous was in 1860. “The convention of the very young Republican party (only formed in 1854) was held in the middle of May 1860, in Chicago. The clear favorite going in was William Seward, senator from New York. The others commanding strong support were Salmon Chase, governor of Ohio, and Edward Bates from St. Louis, Missouri. The outsider, given little notice and less chance, was Abraham Lincoln from Illinois. “There were 233 votes needed to win. On the first ballot Seward had 173 1/2, Lincoln (surprisingly) 102, Chase 49, and Bates 48. On the second ballot Seward had 184 1/2 and Lincoln 181, while Chase and Bates both lost ground. On the third ballot Lincoln won. “While I don’t see a new Lincoln on the Republican horizon, I do believe strongly that no candidate will have a majority of pledged delegates before the convention this July. The favorites (Trump, Cruz) will fade after the first ballot as pledged delegates become ‘free,’ and a ‘dark horse’ (Kasich or Ryan) will win through on about the 4th ballot. “Wisconsin has started Trump’s demise. New York will undermine him further. “Whomever the Republicans select will win the general election over Hillary Clinton, who is carrying far too much baggage and, as Bernie has been demonstrating, is a weak candidate and poor campaigner. “The above is simply my personal prognostication. Let’s hope I am right! “Best regards, Larry.” As for notes writer Ben Reid, my experiences in recent months were not dreamed of in 1959 nor characteristic of expectations, though they have been eventful. In late April I traveled to the Mayo Clinic for open-heart surgery to install a new aortic valve. 54
I brought my new valve with me. I bought it from Tiffany. It is diamond encrusted and lights up when I kiss my sweet wife, Patricia (aka “Pat”). The Mayo gave me a framed certificate assuring the world that I have a heart. For a guy who has spent the least 35 years as a fiercely competitive, independent entrepreneur, it is reassuring to me and confounding to those antagonists who had been convinced that I was bereft of compassion-generating equipment. “Pat” is now in her fourth year since being diagnosed for Alzheimer’s at the Mayo by a doc who, coincidentally, was a graduate of Dartmouth’s medical school. Earlier in the year I completed liquidation of both General Manufacturing Industries and Mobility, my “third-world” wheelchair manufacturing and marketing company. I am now a full-time caregiver and a most fortunate person. Pat and I celebrated our 65th year of commitment to each other and 62 years of our marriage. Doesn’t get any better than that. Thanks Peter and Larry for your help by providing content for this issue of notes. Best wishes to Per Fossum and to all of my great classmates at Tuck. —Notes Secretary Ben Reid, Tuck 1959
’60 Ed Russell firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Jaffe reports, “All’s well with my dear Debbie and me.” Here they are, looking sharp, and sipping a silver bullet at Sardi’s, with Deb’s caricature behind them just to the right of the sconce. “No, Debbie was not in show business,” says Bob, but he’s known the Sardi family since his dad and founder Vincent Sardi were friends decades ago. So for one of their anniversaries, Bob arranged to have Sardi’s caricaturist create one of Debbie from a photo as a surprise. And so, says Bob, my “leading lady hangs with the stars!” The two plan to spend their thirtieth anniversary in Madrid in October.
Bob and Debbie Jaffe, with Deb’s pic at the top row left
In the way of family news, Bob reports that “granddaughter Taylor graduated magna cum laude from St. Andrews School at the end of May and gained early decision acceptance to Colgate, her mom’s and dad’s alma mater. Granddaughter Teddy will enter fourth form at St. A.S. in the fall following a fine freshman year there. Our youngest granddaughter, Allie, just five years old August 14, enters kindergarten out in Portland, where daughter Jackie and husband Dan make their home.” Bob’s still quite busy with his business, managing clients’ investments. His extracurricular passion is the Boys and Girls Club of Clifton, NJ. Bob serves on its board and chairs its annual campaign. Bob is looking ahead to December, when he’ll celebrate his 80th. Actually, this past August, he was surprised with a “birthday” party at his son’s farm in upstate NY, an event that he thought was to have been a send-off for Taylor to Colgate. It was delightful, with family and special longtime friends from far corners there to mark the occasion. The weather was picture perfect, accompanied by a jazz combo, tent, great food, and much joy. “I’m a very lucky fellow,” says Bob. Bob sends regards to all his classmates, especially to Bob and Deanna Adler, who have remained pals through all these years, and now through business with their lovely daughter Pam as well. Bob is the “Energizer Bunny,” a highly respected consultant and dealmaker and a coach of the CCNY baseball team, among many other activities. Just as he dabbled on the side in a local business with Al Pesky while at Tuck, today Pete Ottowitz continues to keep his hand in the game. Actually, Pete thought his business career was over when he sold his company, Hardwick
& Stone, 11 years ago and went to Florida. “But, after seeing men my age in Speedos, I returned to MA and started the Hawkeye Companies, which conduct environmental testing, energy audits, and home inspections.” The business is still going strong, as are Pete’s three grandchildren—all boys! “I’m enjoying an active retirement,” says Jim Burner, reporting from his home in Naperville, Illinois, where he spent his working years in the operations group of Nicor Gas, a large public utility. Still playing golf, Jim is active with the Boy Scouts and the local Lions Club. Most importantly, Jim is still driving the Model A Ford that he used to commute back and forth to Hanover! The diverse talents and multiple trails blazed by our classmates are clearly illustrated by the career and retirement activities of Peter Carothers, Dartmouth class of ’57, who came back to join us in finishing his Tuck-Thayer education after two years of active duty in the Marine Corps. Pete writes that his first civilian work assignment was with Raymond International, gathering soil samples for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Then Raymond sent him to Liberia to be the cost engineer for a railroad construction project that brings iron ore from Mount Nimba to the coast. Next, he managed construction of 500 kV power lines in the Northwest and the South. Then he was on the GE team that wrote the CT solid waste management/resource recovery plan in ’73. From then on his path settled on extracting energy from alternative sources (e.g., garbage, landfill methane, methane from coal mines, ocean thermal, solar hot water, solar PV, sugarprocessing byproducts, wood, wood pellets, and cold-climate heat pumps). Some of the methane-related assignments (e.g., feasibility studies) took him to many countries: Poland, Russia, Colombia, China, Indonesia, etc. Soon after retirement, Peter helped organize and manage, on a volunteer basis, the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op, which brings energy conservation and alternative energy to its members in western Vermont. He heated his old farmhouse largely with a wood-fired boiler, and this year he and his wife Margaret heat and power their brand-new home with solarpowered heat pumps and one woodstove. The only fossil fuel used in the house is propane for the cooktop.
’61 Thomas C. Kirby email@example.com
Harry Holland appears to be getting in shape despite his children’s help.
Peter stays active with tennis, paddle tennis, skiing, and singing in a choir and the Middlebury College Community Chorus. He and his wife founded the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Addison County and are volunteering for a number of food and shelter projects. Had a nice chat with Wally May, my predecessor and mentor at the class notes editor’s desk. While still fighting a rare ailment that limits his stamina, Wally has set goals for himself that keep him busy. When I reached him he was in his workshop, where he still enjoys doing woodworking projects. Also, says Wally, “I’m still trying to shoot my age at golf, but I can only play once a week—too weak to play more often.” That goal may become a little more attainable when Wally turns 80 in December. By the time you read this, yours truly will have a book for sale on shelves and online. The Rhymes of My Life contains almost 100 poems, ranging from funny to fanciful to sad. They’re organized into 11 themes (e.g., the workplace, kids, dogs, Tuck, travel, etc.) and interwoven with prose paragraphs explaining the events and feelings which inspired them. While it’s impossible to say which local independent bookstores will stock it, it will be available at Barnes & Noble stores and also online in both softcover and their NOOK edition. You will also find the Kindle edition at Amazon, along with the softcover edition, presented in a way which will allow you to “peek inside” before buying.
“I’m pretty busy but will take a short break to thank you again for your stewardship. “Son Jim in Park City has subscribed to a daily computer exercise for me. Supposed to help defer dementia. I’m busy in training. “All our kids gave me a gift certificate for a hearing aid last Christmas. But I can still turn computer voice up to allow better guessing at what’s being said. “We are still on golf course here. Plenty of golf balls. But my contemporaries won’t take any off my hands. Grandchildren keep giving them new balls for birthdays. “Just thought I should be responsible for warning all you juvenile 3/2 students in Tuck ’61. Your time will come.” Bruce Clark has never been out of shape. “Not much has changed, but cycling competition remains constant. I have qualified for next year’s national time-trial races in Alabama. I will then be racing in the 75-79 age group. Getting slower seems to be normal for me. “Carol and I will be taking a river cruise this September from Budapest to Amsterdam and then visiting with some English friends near Norfolk. After those few days in East Anglia we will spend a short time in Scotland visiting the Munro clan home near Inverness and then in Weinberg. We will be in Europe for about a month before returning to Danbury on the 27th.” Your correspondent has had a lifetime of working out but gravity has taken its cruel displeasure. —Tom Kirby D’60, T’61
CL ASS NOTES ’62 Editor’s note: If you’d like to volunteer as class secretary for the class of 1962—and highlight/ report on Reunion 2017 next year for the class’s 55th!—please email tuck.class.notes@ dartmouth.edu to do so. We’d love to hear from you!
’63 Thomas F. Keating firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Sadd at Mount Suribachi
’64 Bill Ferguson
Last year, strong legs and a passion for travel took Bill Sadd hiking on several trails and mountaintops in Colorado. In 2016, Bill started the year with an arranged tour to the Pacific, centered on World War II history in that area. Included in the trip was a visit to the volcanic island of Iwo Jima, where one of the fiercest battles of the Pacific Campaign was fought. The U.S. initiative started on February 19, 1945, and continued until March 27, with the major overall goal being to capture and control the airfields held by the Japanese and important in their efforts to impede the U.S. strategy of continuing to progress toward Tokyo. History reports that some 6,800 Americans lost their lives on Iwo Jima, as did 19,000 Japanese soldiers. One of the first objectives after landing on the Iwo Jima beachhead was to capture Mount Suribachi, the site of the famous picture showing Marines raising the American flag. Bill is pictured below on March 19, 2016, at the 5th Marine Division Memorial at the U.S. flag-raising site on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima. Thank you for sending the photograph, Bill, and giving us pause to spend a moment reflecting on some memorable wartime history and a majestic site. Have a great fall and winter, and please send news and photographs for future issues of Tuck Today.
Well, as we passed through the start of the new college year at Tuck, we got news that one of our inveterate filmmakers was at it again. Ya, Chris Miller did Animal House and Pete Lengyel did Super Troopers, but Pete’s at it again with Super Troopers 2. How did we get two cult filmmakers as classmates? ST2 started filming in early September outside Boston with Rob Lowe in a lead role, and in just a few days they had over 2,500,000 Facebook likes—atta go, Pete! Pete’s hoping to have the film gross more than ST’s $125 million. All in the class and administration are pulling for Pete, and the admin is hoping Pete will fund a professorial chair (sic) with his windfall. J Beyond movies, Pete reports that the kids and grandkids are fine. Already I’m hearing from classmates hoping to be on the invitation list for the opening screening of ST2 at a reunion gathering. J Then it was good to hear again from Rod Plimpton. Being a futurist, Rod predicts that it’s inevitable that our Tuck notes will have a Facebook page as print media vanishes into the sunset, so until then, he appreciates my labor of love in producing our semiannual notes. Like many classmates, Rod has somehow managed to wind up with multiple homes to take care of, four children, eight grandchildren,
and countless extended family and friends across the country and has a few remaining travel ambitions to undertake with an aging bod to keep in shape, needing to maintain 50-year-old schedules with 77-year-old energy. The Plimptons had an excellent Baltic cruise in June and found it extremely interesting to really get into the history of that part of the world. Then they had a fabulous summer in Maine before settling back into the Hudson Valley for the fall. Like many, he inherited an attic full of old family papers, with his dating back to the Civil War, and that makes for a very interesting but challenging project for the future. Get the candles out, Rod! Rod hopes we’re all putting our feet up, drinking mint juleps, and making 30-foot putts with no problem. Don’t we wish! Nice to have Jim Cutler share notes again. His son has matriculated to Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, and transitioned to rugby from wrestling. Like many of us, Jim fantasizes moving toward retiring with his “trophy” wife of 25 years who is still practicing medicine in Houston. Jim’s trying his skills as a saltwater fly fisherman, spending some time in Chatham, MA, this past summer hooking his best, a 22-pound striped bass. Denis Eagle is holding fort in FL, recovering from his second hip transplant—too much banging into the walls of the handball courts, I guess. He was walking without any aids just two weeks later, and with PT he’s likely back to tennis, golf, and pickle by now. Then, it was good to hear from Bob Needham. Like many of us, he had his bout with cancer over 10 years now, with good results from his treatments at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and gets regular shots of Lupron that knock the PSA way down (and those who have had prostate cancer know what that means). Bob continues working at his investment counseling firm and enjoying every minute of it. Interestingly, he and Karol became guardians of their three grandkids about 7 years ago and will have the responsibility until they are 18 (with the youngest reaching 18 when Bob is 83, so that is his targeted retirement date). They take some comfort in the knowledge that they are only one of 2.7 million grandparents who are living this life. Outside of work and family, Bob has been active as a trustee of the local YMCA and chair of the board of Franciscan Children’s, a pediatric
rehab and adolescent crisis-care facility in Brighton, MA, helping to put the hospital on a positive margin basis as it now looks toward building a new facility to handle its growth and replace a 65-year-old physical plant. You can check it out at http://franciscanchildrens. org/. Bob has also just turned its chair position over to the recently retired CEO from Boston Children’s Hospital, who has the contacts to help it succeed in its mission to raise $100 million for the project. Like many, he’s heading in for a second knee replacement in midSeptember and actually looking forward to it. He had his first one in March of this year and found the procedure and recovery almost enjoyable. His goal is to get back to completing 5K walks for Franciscan’s fundraising. Bob asks for retirement pointers in 7 years from classmates who have already made the transition. Then, another regular contributor, Bob Humboldt, shared some tidbits. As earlier noted, after 40-plus years, he sold PolyFoam to a public Canadian firm that is also a manufacturer in our EPS industry. It was a strategic buy for them, as they increase their presence in the USA. Then Joyce and Bob returned from FL to MN in May to attend some very important grandchildren milestones: one college graduation, two high school graduations, and one church confirmation...it was a very busy, but fun and rewarding month. Alas, in retirement Bob has had more time for golf, improving slightly this summer, with it coming together for his club championship; in the master’s flight (over 70 years old), his rivals were two single-digit handicappers who could outdrive Bob by over 50 yards, but his short game came alive, and he shot a 79 and 82 and won the flight by six strokes. Oh, for next year. J With golf over, Bob and Joyce left for Italy in September and headed for Rome and Sorrento. They really like Italy and enjoyed their return trip, being among great people, super food, nice weather, and unlimited historical sites. What more can you ask for? Now for my short update. My youngest daughter is the global marketing manager for a Dutch TV startup after having received her master’s in marketing from Amsterdam Univ., and her brother is now with a federal agency. I’m active in support of 7 doctors; 2 cardiologists, 2 neurologists, a radiation oncologist, a urologist, and a primary doc— my UN of doctors. They tell me all signs are
positive, except my resting pulse of 35 says I’ll likely have a pacemaker by the time you read this column. Thanks again for your regular contributions, and I look forward to sharing more tidbits as time passes. Pax vobiscum. J —Bill Ferguson T’64, Class Secretary
’67 Robert Buchanan email@example.com
’65 John C.D. Bruno firstname.lastname@example.org
We received no news this time. I guess everyone is content with updates at our reunion. I and wife Nancy are fine here in FL and see John and Kathy Hedge often for lunch. Hope all of you are well.
’66 Stu Keiller email@example.com
With our 50th reunion just two weeks from our notes deadline, there is little to report, as everyone anticipates the good times and stories that will flow October 7-9, 2016. Thank you in advance to our reunion committee—Andy Beckstoffer, Bill Busker, Bruce Campbell, John Catlett, Tom Stanfield, and John Trauth—for all their planning and hard work. Look for a full report with photos in the next issue of Tuck Today.
OCTOBER 13-15, 2017
It was nice to see we had several responses to the call for notes for this issue and the highlights are noted below. Bill Hart can often be found in his Napa Valley vineyard (according to a recent article about the “Old Kraft Vineyard”)—“pruning, leafing, thinning—in general, nurturing the vines he and Margie chose to save for posterity instead of replanting to the more practical choices. It has involved struggle, but satisfied followers appreciate the effort.” Tony Milbank shared that Bill Hart’s “Last Trip to Costco” has motivated him to want to attend our 50th reunion, as he is still smiling at the punch line and the commotion his storytelling must have created. Tony has been interacting with several other much younger Tuckies: namely, Connie Voldstad, a fellow director of a China hedge fund and a friendly golfer, along with Don Wilson and John Kirby, also to be found on various golf courses. He noted that “at least one of your missing 84 have risen to the challenge and come out of the weeds.” Thanks, Tony! John Holley says he is looking forward to our 50th reunion next year and seeing all our classmates. “In the meantime, life is good. Lots of kids and grandkids, lots of travel (we will be at Princeton and Wesleyan this fall to see our nephews play football and Maryland to visit my daughter, Cuba in 2017), some volunteer work (Rotary for me, National Crime Victim Law Institute for Candace), and the occasional doctor’s visit. Hope everyone is healthy and happy.” We are saddened to hear of the passing of classmate Kenneth Campia. Kenneth passed away on July 7, 2016, in the comfort of his home in Belleair, Florida, at age 73. He is survived by his wife Karin and daughters Victoria and Sigourney, who will carry on his insatiable love WINTER 2017
CL ASS NOTES for adventure and unwavering moral compass.
“She applied to 15 US universities, one of which was Dartmouth. She got in.
Richard Bankart assures me via comprehensive stats that our typically low Tuck notes response rate is typical. He also sent his gratitude for the “years of handling the Tuck column.” Thank you, Richard! By the time this goes to press, Bonnie and I will be heading back from an extended vacation that took in locations such as London, Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland, and Montreal. We hope you have all had a great summer, with good health! P.S. Our 50th class reunion will be held October 13-15, 2017, in Hanover, NH.
’68 John Moynihan
Zander helping his grandfather “Poppy” (aka Tom Pisano) celebrate his birthday
school and university students. We have never had a student attend a US university, since it is so expensive. But this year, Carolyne Musyoka, one of our high school graduates in the class of 2014, applied to and was accepted to Dartmouth with a full scholarship. Hers is a story that will make Horatio Alger green with envy.
The Hendersons visited Himeji, Japan, to celebrate their 50 years of marriage. “The visit was special because we brought the four grandkids and the four parents along with us. Minako’s ancestors were samurai in Himeji Castle. We met her current family and got a feel for their background in the good old days.” Sharon and Jim Dykes have moved to Cleveland to retire near family where they grew up. “We were also escaping 100-degree Texas summers, tornadoes, floods, Zika and West Nile mosquitos, and trading that and more for snow that’s shoveled by our association. We were able to sell our properties at favorable prices.” Tom Pisano sent in an update with a photo: “Hi John—My one and only grandson, Zander, is helping ‘Poppy’ celebrate his 71st birthday last October. My daughter Amie became a mom in July 2014, a great joy to our family. Best regards, Tom.” And finally, this moving story from Rod Van Sciver: “As many of you know, my wife and I have been running a nonprofit we started in 2008 to provide scholarship aid and mentoring to very bright but impoverished Kenyan high 58
“She grew up in the town of Yatta, a rural farming community roughly 30 miles southeast of Nairobi, where she lives with her 72-year-old grandmother, her two parents, and three siblings. Her father sharpens tools for neighbors. Her mother is a domestic worker. Her grandmother farms their acre of land to feed the family. Their combined annual family income is roughly $600 per year. I guess that means no country club this year.
But without 100% scholarship aid, there is no way she would be able to attend. Fortunately, she was awarded a King scholarship. Some of you might be aware of the Dartmouth scholarship program set up by Bob and Dottie King D’57, which provides full four-year education support to students like Carolyne from developing countries. They even send her back to Kenya during the summer of her sophomore year to work on a povertyreduction program of her choice and design. I don’t know of a more comprehensive scholarship anywhere in the world. “I tell this story first because I am so proud of her and what she has accomplished and so proud of Bob King and Dartmouth for making this opportunity possible for her. But also, if any of you are in Hanover and would like to take her out to lunch or say hi, I know she would really appreciate it. Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will put you in touch with her.” —John Moynihan
’69 Robert M. Cohn email@example.com
“In 2010, we saw in the paper that she graduated from primary school with top marks and honors but was being forced to drop out of school for lack of school fees. She is exactly the kind of kid we are looking for, so we offered her a scholarship to one of Kenya’s top boarding schools, where she continued to excel. She was a straight-A student in high school and scored in the top 1% on her university entrance exams, so was assigned to study law school in Nairobi. Kenya, like many developing countries, does not offer students a choice of major but rather assigns a major based on academic performance in high school. “Carolyne was OK with studying law but had it on her mind that she really wanted to attend a US liberal arts university where she could expand her horizons and figure out what she really wants out of life.
Greetings and best wishes! Before writing this column, I spoke to Class Agent Dick Schmitt, who shared that our class achieved a 65% participation rate in the 2016 Tuck Annual Giving campaign—exceeding our goal! He hopes that with your help we can do even better in 2017. My news is that in September, Media Industry News inducted me into their Marketing Hall of Fame at their annual Integrated Marketing Awards breakfast at the Yale Club in New York City (see picture); my corporate colleagues won awards for Marketer of the Year and Marketing Team of the Year. On June 18th, John Gage celebrated his 70th birthday party at his Stamford, CT, home at a terrific party organized by his wife, Inda, and
seen any of you. So if you plan on coming to Portlandia, please call and have dinner or at least touch base. We’d love to see you!”
Bob Cohn’s induction into the Media Industry News Marketing Hall of Fame
Paul and Linda Johnson sailing around the Dalmatian islands in May
two daughters. Dabney and Dick Schmitt and I were pleased to join in the festivities. Paul Johnson writes that he and Linda sailed the Dalmatian islands off the Croatian coast
He adds that “Betty is almost as good as new and is now on annual reviews with all of her doctors. Waiting in a dr’s office is a lot worse than waiting in airports.”
Paul and Linda Johnson and 5 other couples rented this schooner in Croatia.
John Gage and family at his 70th birthday party in Stamford, CT, June 18, 2016
Bob Cohn and Dick Schmitt joined John Gage in June to celebrate his 70th birthday
in May. They and 5 other couples rented a 100’ schooner with captain and crew of four (including an incredible cook Linda wanted to bring home)—a “big enough boat to offer camaraderie yet privacy when needed.” (See pictures). Paul added that he played golf this fall to
Seth French writes that he retired from Waddell & Reed in 2014, “finally having spent 7 years in the line of work I thought I was preparing for at Tuck.” He and wife Betty are enjoying their new homes in Venice, FL, and West Chester, PA. Betty underwent 3+ years of breast cancer, surgery, and chemo—so he shares that it is a real joy to be able to enjoy their 9.5 grandchildren and get back to being active. Among other hobbies, they learned pickleball in FL last winter and continued playing in a group in Cape Cod this summer; Seth says “it’s addictive.”
sharpen his game in advance of his company meeting in Kapalua in October—and finally shot a hole in one. He notes, “nice to happen after 60 years of trying.” As for work, he just started a new affordable housing development in Medford, OR. Paul comments, “Every time I do one of these I swear it’s my last, and this time I think it will stick. It’s past time to slow down and stop beating my head against the wall called HUD.” In September, Paul and Linda traveled to Ann Arbor, MI, where daughter Kate was inducted into the U. of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor. She’s a three-time All-America rower, Big 10 MVP, Olympian and World Record holder. Now VP of Global Sponsorship for Visa, Inc. Their son Mike is a senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Seattle, working on the Microsoft account, and daughter Haley is applying to graduate school for her physician’s assistant degree. Paul adds: “All are successfully launched, but Linda felt she couldn’t live without the noise and crowds of young people so we’re starting a house remodel.” In closing, he notes: “It’s hard being way out here on the West Coast, away from all my classmates. It is always too long since we’ve
Last spring, Bob Harrell had lunch with Jon Shafmaster in New York while Jon’s wife Maggie was attending a conference. Bob reports that Jon is well and wanted to send greetings to the Tuck gang. Next March, we hope to coordinate our quarterly New York class lunch to coincide with Jon’s visit so he can attend. Rick Hubbard wrote, “Life continues, trying to balance staying healthy, spending time with friends, and being involved with issues of importance to me.” In the spring issue, we reported on his 10-day march from Philadelphia to Washington for a rally at the Capitol. Rick spent much of the summer practicing his fledgling French and hiking the GR5 route in the French Alps, from St. Gingolph on the south side of Lake Geneva to Menton (near Nice) on the Mediterranean. Sally joined him for more than half of what amounted to “a bit over 500 km of incredibly beautiful, though often strenuous, terrain.” In the spring Tuck Today, we also showed a picture of Michel Klein on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, one of his favorite places to relax, where the terrorist attack took place on Bastille Day this July. He wanted to inform us that he had left Nice for the French Alps several days before the attack, was fine, and would not have gone to the fireworks display even if he had remained in Nice. Charlie Mead emailed me to share the most recent events in his life: WINTER 2017
CL ASS NOTES “After my wife, Barbara, passed away, I ran Reading Group Choices (the business we managed together) myself for several years. I was fortunate to find a buyer for the business—a woman in Wisconsin with lots of enthusiasm and exposure to the publishing industry, but not as much management experience. We worked together for about six months, while I gave her a mini-MBA course. I’m thrilled to say that she’s making money and doing a great job with it now, allowing me to ‘retire.’ When my local church learned of my ‘retirement,’ they elected me as their lay leader, putting me back in the realm of managing a business again, albeit a nonprofit one. It’s timeconsuming, but fun, and a real education in how nonprofits differ from the profit-making world.” Peter Hofman shared an update on his environmental efforts: “Throughout my career—both professionally and/or personally—I’ve worked to minimize our impact on the environment and, where possible, to improve it. My most recent effort—still ongoing—has involved banning the use of thin-film plastic shopping bags and polystyrene drink and food containers in my current hometown (Lee, MA) and two adjacent towns—Lenox and Stockbridge. “Phyllis, my wife, and I moved from NH to the Berkshires in late 2013. Early in 2014 we joined the local recycling committee and I became chair last year. The state and individual communities have adopted many environmentally friendly policies. In fact, a couple of towns here banned plastic packaging more than 25 years ago! That movement has recently picked up steam. Lee was one of 20 communities in the state that passed a plastic ban this year—actually, we passed two, against some stiff odds. “This effort consumed me pretty much full-time from last July through mid-May, when town meeting representatives adopted our proposed bylaws. Our committee is now supporting the year-long transition. In many ways I led this two-town (and eventually three-town) initiative, from various community outreach activities and grant writing to bylaw drafting. Success means Lee, the region, and the area beyond will benefit. We also sent a powerful message to our young people that we care about
the world we’re leaving them and that citizen activism can bring about change. “I’m proud of our success, honored to have worked with such a great group of people, and very grateful we won—I’m not sure I could have gone through this a second time. Think globally, act locally—it really can work.” Meyrick Payne shared what’s new in the land of the Payne family: “Our oldest daughter adopted twins, which took her little family from being dinks (double income no kids) to one income two kids. Certainly made me think how much I took for granted with my wife raising ours. Paid leave for parents is a necessity!” Meyrick added that he and Donna have a small boat—the Ancora—which has taken them all over Long Island Sound and to Block and Shelter Islands this past summer. He also notes that he goes to the gym in Stamford, CT, 2 or 3 times a week and meets up with Jack Gage, who looks wonderful in his yoga togs! That’s the news for the class of 1969 for this issue! Please send me emails, notes, and pictures of your various activities to include in my next column. For this semiannual class column, the definition of news is very broad—the latest on your work, career, volunteer activities, hobbies, family, travel, observations, etc. We always need pictures; please forward any you would care to share! I’m looking forward to hearing from you! Best wishes! —Bob
’70 George Fulton firstname.lastname@example.org
Gasper Kovach Jr. email@example.com
Greetings once again from the sunny South… no doubt many of you have already or are turning 70 shortly, so happy birthday…you are now officially an “old codger”!...and sad to say, our gift to our fellow men and women after our illustrious careers is the “Donald and Hillary Show”…how oh how did we get here?!...but enough of all that…on with the real news…. From our aspiring, not expiring, author Doug Smith, we received the embarrassing news that he has fallen off the ladder, but not the wagon!...seems he did a face plant this summer and spent two weeks in the hospital for two surgeries and twelve weeks on crutches…he’s using a cane and Phyllis to get around now, but he hopes to be on the golf course by October!!... so with all of this “downtime,” Doug is starting a consulting group and will launch by early 2017…purpose is to bring the benefits of positive psychology into a business…surely there isn’t a better role model for that concept than Doug…he and Phyllis continue to reside in Columbus, OH, with their son Gordon, who still works productively as a bagger in the local Kroger…their younger son Greg T’05 is CFO for a real estate company in Philadelphia…for years Doug and Phyllis have tried to wrangle an invite to visit Karen and me at our home in Boca Grande (where they spend most of the winter), but it may not surprise you we’re always “out of town”…. .…we also had a nice note from Morgan Nields this summer, who is also trying to become a Florida “wannabe”…he and his family spend a fair amount of the Winter on Key Largo at Ocean Reef…they have also spent time on the Outer Banks (Kitty Hawk), where the entire family posed for the attached picture…when not elsewhere, Morgan and Belinda have moved to Vail, CO, where they often hook up
with Bill and Mimi Owen for CarniVail…this is apparently a Dartmouth/Tuck ski event held at the end of February…somehow I don’t see a Bode Miller or Lindsey Vonn among them… maybe a George and Linda Fulton at best!??...
to see son Nicolas, his wife Veronique, and grandchild Colette, who was born August 18 at the Harvard Medical School Hospital. So their second grandchild (second granddaughter) may be an American citizen. Nicolas is about to complete an exciting two-year postdoctoral period in physics (acoustics) at MIT. Earlier in the year they enjoyed visiting Dartmouth and Tuck. Daniel (looking professorial) sent along a picture of him and Nicolas at MIT—hope it makes it in this issue.
Seminary, and the Salvation Army. Bonny and I are looking forward to the 45th reunion and seeing a few classmates. We are staying with her brother Jay Evans (Dartmouth 1964) and wife Hasty in Grantham, NH, just southeast of Hanover. Best to you all as always. —Caleb
The Nields family at Kitty Hawk
.…and speaking of retirement in or to Florida, we had a very enjoyable call from Bill Martin a few weeks ago…he and his wife have a home in Naples, where surely they will bump into Pete Negri and his wife…Bill is anxiously anticipating a “bucket list” safari trip to Africa and remembered our conversation at the last Tuck reunion…Karen and I have been to Africa nine times over the past 23 years, having visited Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, and Rwanda…and we’re now planning a trip to Morocco!... .…all in all, life is good…I [Gap] am always mindful of the fact that were it not for the wonderful experiences and education we enjoyed for two years in the hills of Hanover, it might not be so!...love who and what you have with all you’ve got…our best, as always….
’71 Caleb Loring firstname.lastname@example.org
The news seem to have come through a bit thin on this round, perhaps because we are headed to our 45th reunion in October. Hope to pick up more news from our class at that event. However, our foreign classmate Daniel Viard and wife Claudine were recently in Boston
The Loring family
Daniel and Nicolas Viard at MIT
Also, while in Boston, the Viards met our classmate Walt Pierce and his wife Nancy and had a great time touring parts of old Boston together. The Loring family was finally all together in the same place this summer for the annual “Evans Family Olympic Games” on the beach in front of our home. Evans was Bonny’s maiden name, and with four siblings and many nieces and nephews from different places (London, South Carolina, Colorado, etc.), the summer in New England seems to be the best gathering time for all. We were able to get all our troops together at this event (beach contests for all ages) and get a picture of our family, which I hope makes this issue; if so, son Cabe, who was born in Hanover in 1971 (with Kathy Schulte as attending nurse), is seated beside me. We are all doing well with the six grandchildren (5 young ladies, one outnumbered male) moving through the pipeline, growing up much too fast to keep up with in spite of my goal to do so in retirement. Retirement is still not completely here as I remain very active in a number of corporate and trust board situations. Also, the family office still has me engaged in a few situations that are a bit testy, but those will conclude at some point. And then there is the nonprofit work with our church (chair of finance committee), Gordon Conwell Theological
’72 John South email@example.com
45TH REUNION OCTOBER 13-15, 2017
Unfortunately, no one sent an update for this edition of Tuck Today. But John Morris’s note that arrived too late for the last issue means we will not be totally without news from classmates. John wrote, “Thanks for keeping the flame alive for our class notes in Tuck Today. Since 2010, I have been an executive coach for Vistage Worldwide. I facilitate three groups of CEOs, C-level and entrepreneurs. We share so many books that I am terribly behind in my reading list and have resorted to getAbstract and Audible to try and keep up. Popular books in this circle include Scaling Up, Traction, E-Myth Mastery, and Tribal Leadership. The Hard Thing About Hard Things is everyone’s personal favorite.” Next fall will be our 45th reunion, and I hope to see many old friends there. It would be nice if some sent updates and photos for the issue that will come out next summer so we can recognize each other in the fall and so I don’t have to resort to golf stories to fill our class notes. See you in October 2017! WINTER 2017
CL ASS NOTES ’73 Barry Hotchkies firstname.lastname@example.org
Nice to report on T’73 again but we are a bit light on news—appreciate updates, classmates. More news from the road as fall is our travel time. This year from Grasse in the south of France, where Eleanor and I are spending four weeks, then a week in Paris—Vive la France. Love the croissants, wine, lavender, food.... Unfortunately, the traffic is almost as bad as in the Bay Area. Dick Haines notes that he always enjoys reading the Tuck class notes. Thank you, Dick, and appreciate the updates. Not much has changed in Dick’s life—he still spends half the year in the Smokies and the other half in Montana. Dick keeps horses in both places and rides ten months of the year and just got back from a four-day trip with the horses into Yellowstone. Dick skis in Montana for the other two months of the year—downhill mostly during the week and cross-country on the weekend when the downhill ski hill is more crowded. He sold his cows (sic) a few years ago to free up even more time to play. Well, Dick, sounds like a pretty exciting life to me. Someone moving out of the mountains is Marty Imbler, who sold a home in Colorado this spring since he and wife Lisa were only using it a few weeks each year. Marty continues to enjoy retirement. He and Lisa now split their time between Evansville, IN, and Kiawah Island, SC. Eleanor and I have great memories of Kiawah Island, where we spent many a great vacation with our kids—often meeting Marty. Dave Atiyeh is spending as much time as possible at their cabin near Mt. Hood, OR, each summer with wife Darlene. There they enjoy fishing, hiking, golfing and, of course, the many maintenance projects to be done on the cabin. All is well with the Oregon Atiyehs, who celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on July 7, which means that they were married right after Tuck graduation—congratulations on the anniversary. Poor Dave had to work two weeks for his first paycheck to afford the honeymoon.
Dave continues working on his bucket list and checked another one in June during a four-day fishing trip with his best friend of nearly 60 years to Waterfall Resort in Alaska. They had lots of fun, with daily limits of king (Chinook) salmon, halibut, black bass, lingcod, and other rock fish. Darlene and Dave enjoyed a trip to Palm Springs in March, joined by their son’s family, and visited Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks on the return drive to Oregon. They had some magnificent day hiking among the BIG trees and mountain scenery. Dave’s daughter and son-in-law in Denver added to the family with their third granddaughter, who was born on April 7. The whole crew was together in Portland in June— see pic nearby.
Well, it continues to be a busy time in Oakland, CA, with travel, house projects, running, dancing, and grandkids. We have had a busy time traveling, with southern Africa last fall, UK this spring, and then a trip via Yellowstone National Park to Seattle to visit Blair and grandkids. Back for a week and then off to France for 5 weeks—4 weeks in Grasse (near Cannes) and one week in Paris. Our France trip was booked up before the tragedies in Paris and Nice. Nevertheless, we have stuck to our plans, as we cannot let terrorists set our agenda. I successfully ran the New York City Marathon on November 1, 2015, and the London Marathon on April 24, 2016. Tried but could not get under 4 hours—that time may be gone forever! From now on I am sticking to halfmarathons. Photo nearby is of my post-London Marathon rehydration in pub!!
Darlene and Dave Atiyeh with their three granddaughters
Dave is looking forward to the college football season and promises that the Oregon Ducks will be faster than ever and back in the playoff picture after their embarrassing second-half flop at the Alamo Bowl last year. There are three more books on the history of the literature of golf forthcoming from the indefatigable Don Wilson, who continues a busy life writing and traveling. Don was disappointed to see that the TAG streak of the 70%+ alumni participation rate was broken this year. Looking to do better next year. Heard from Ed Kofron, who reports that he is retired...mostly (not sure what that means!!). Ed’s wife, Denise, continues to work so Ed takes part-time work once in a while and that, plus a little volunteer work, keeps Ed out of trouble. Ed and Denise hope to get more traveling in when Denise retires in a couple of years. Ed has two grandchildren living nearby so he feels very lucky.
Barry Hotchkies rehydrating at a pub
Otherwise all well with the Hotchkies family. Our son Blair Hotchkies (T’06) continues at Amazon, while daughter Lindsey is on maternity leave from Apple, expecting her second daughter any time. Appreciate any news—please, please send news and photographs.
’74 Paul Stupinski email@example.com
Hi, everyone! Hope you enjoyed the last issue of Tuck Today. Thanks to all of you who sent in updates and a special “Thank you!” to those whom we haven’t heard from for awhile! Your classmates are always interested in what you’re up to. On to the news…. [And note more photos on the T’74 pages at mytuck.dartmouth. edu!] In August, Steve Bates, John Kirby, Brian Landry, Mike Lorig, Paul Stupinski, Connie Voldstad, and Lloyd Ucko joined T’73 Don Wilson for an environmental studies field trip (!) to Cabot Links, a golf resort in Inverness, Nova Scotia. This outing was the brainchild of Don Wilson and was a year in the planning. As usual, Mr. Don’s organization and logistic skills insured no detail was overlooked, and we were treated to great golf, breathtaking scenery, beautiful weather and warm hospitality at what is sure to become a “bucket list” destination for golfers. The standard of golf was pretty high, but I would be remiss for not recognizing Pinhead’s vastly improved game—400 yd drives with a rescue club left us all gasping in admiration. The trip to Cabot was a warm-up for Connie and Kirby, who were then off to Waterville (Ireland) for Waterville’s annual Member-Guest tournament. Dave Bailey was also recently in Ireland at Ballybunion for 2 weeks of golf, where he had a bit more luck with the weather than on his previous trip. Hilary and Rick Goldberg continue to enjoy lots of travel in retirement. Since the last column, there have been trips to Charlottesville, VA; Washington, DC (twice!); Palm Beach; Boston; Bristol, RI; Chapel Hill; the Berkshires; the Jersey Shore; and, of special note, New Orleans, for the wedding of an old friend and Rimmel cosmetics colleague of Rick’s. The venue for the wedding and reception was the French Quarter, and guests were expected to dress consistent with the “Roaring Twenties” theme the bride and groom selected. Somewhere near the column should be a photo of Rick and Hilary, resplendent in straw boater and flapper regalia. We’ve become accustomed to Cathy Grein sharing adventures to unusual
T’74s and one T’73 (with one behind the camera!) at Cabot Links in Nova Scotia
locales; this summer she and Fred enjoyed a Baltic cruise, with ports of call that featured Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Gdańsk, and Lübeck. The cruise included a crash course in Middle European history, which Cathy found particularly interesting. See photo nearby of Cathy and Fred in Gdańsk. Debbie Elcock also shared an interesting travel experience. This summer, she and Sy spent 2 weeks in Romania, which included a tour of the world’s second largest building (the Pentagon is #1)— the People’s Palace, which former dictator Ceaușescu commissioned but never finished (his overthrow and subsequent execution had something to do with that, I think). Despite the former Communist regime’s penchant for concrete-block architecture, enough of old Bucharest remains intact for Deb-O to have appreciated what was once called the “Paris of the East.” Deb and Sy particularly enjoyed the rustic countryside, where horse-drawn carts, steam-powered logging equipment, hand-built haystacks, and farm-to-table cuisine are the norm and not some tourist gimmick. Deb-O sent pix; if they’re not here, check out myTUCK. Larry Edgar recently returned from a trip to Cambodia (see photos), and a trip to Ireland is coming up about the time this column goes to press. Larry regularly makes it back to Boston for minireunions with Jack Harrington and John McQuiston.
Larry Edgar in Cambodia (note the hat!)
Hilary and Rick Goldberg
Fred and Cathy Grein in Gdańsk
Sy and Debbie Elcock in Romania
Congratulations to Carol and Jim Furneaux, who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a bash at the Blue Ocean in Salisbury, MA. Twig MacArthur was among those in attendance. By the time you read this, Jim and Carol will be at their winter home in the USVI, and welcome all ’74s sailing through to stop in for a visit. Hank Hakewill’s summer included an extended stay in upstate NY, visiting with his 3 grandchildren in Saratoga Springs, swimming, hiking, kayaking, biking, and of course fishing! Rich Andrews’s summer unfortunately featured the wrong
CL ASS NOTES kind of excitement. While racing his Porsche at the F1 track in Austin, a fuel leak in the car caused a fire and he experienced 3rd-degree burns on his lower legs. Rich was fortunately close enough to be treated at the Brooke Army Medical Center burn unit in San Antonio, which is among the best in the world at burn treatment. With their care and Judy as his nurse, Rich is close to being back to 100%, hitting golf balls on the practice range and resuming his contract pilot work. Also on the mend is Pat Martin after rotator cuff surgery. Pat partially tore it while skiing (chasing Dan Hunt down the mountain at Sun Valley?) and is now feeling much better. Sandy and Pat recently welcomed a new grandchild, William Martin Minter, their daughter Sarah’s fourth. HJ Markley and Denice are also celebrating the arrival of a new grandchild, their 3rd. HJ continues to serve on the board of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and on one of his recent trips to NYC managed to snag a ticket to see one of the last performances of Hamilton with the original cast. Jack Pansegrau’s summer included crossing off one of his “bucket list” items: hiking 310 miles along the John Muir Trail, which finishes in Yosemite. The route features a 50,000’ vertical climb and a 56,000’ descent, and weather challenges that include blistering heat, cold nights, thunderstorms, and hail along the way. Son Andrew and daughter Jessica joined him for the trip, which made it even more fun and rewarding. Jack recently accepted an adjunct instructor position at a local community college and is teaching macroeconomics and California real estate practice. Nancy and Phil Spokowski have marked their first anniversary in retirement at their home in Sarasota. Golf, kayaking, and exploring the area are keeping them busy. I passed on their contact info to Brian Landry, as he too has a home in Sarasota. Also enjoying retirement is Bob Twomey, who in a previous column promised to “make retirement great again!” Bob is playing lots of tennis and, as I write this, is competing in a USTA 65+ tournament in Beverly, MA. He and Kathy are also spending lots of time with their grandchildren, all of whom live nearby. Congrats to Vandy Van Wagener; he and Betty just welcomed their second grandchild, a daughter, Yuri. Regular trips to visit with her in Connecticut have kept Vandy and Betty traveling east. At press time for the column, Vandy and Betty are off to Australia for 3 weeks to catch up with many old friends. Vandy continues to stay busy with
consulting on innovation, board work with the National Association of Corporate Directors and with Far Niente, a premium winery and distiller. Jack Tankersley is still in the Denver area, with his Meritage Opportunity Fund adding several companies to the portfolio this past year. Meritage’s strategy affiliate, the Meritage Strategy Group, has been working with several companies on implementation of an Entrepreneurial Operating System, or “EOS.” In the not-for-profit sector, Tank is serving on 5 endowment funds investment committees. He reports particularly enjoying working with his alma mater, Denison University, and with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Jack and Jennifer vacationed in Italy’s Lake Country this past June, where they enjoyed seeing Christo’s The Floating Piers, a remarkable combination of artistry and engineering. This fall, they were in London for the opening of a new exhibition of abstract expressionism at the Royal Academy. The Clyfford Still Museum in Denver has loaned several paintings for the exhibit, and as a board member, Jen represented the museum for the opening. Deb and Dan Clark returned to the Chianti region of Italy this fall for a family vacation. This time they focused on the small towns, villages, and wineries of the area and had a blast. Welcoming a new grandchild are Helen and Mike Caulfield—Lily Avalon, daughter of son Luke and Britt. Congratulations! Geoff Clear sends greetings from Amelia Island, FL, where he and Margie have been retired since 2012. Geoff’s days are filled with long walks on the beach and assisting Margie on innumerable home improvement projects, both in Florida and at their home in Connecticut. Daughter Allison is a partner in a public relations firm in Washington, and she and her husband have a son, Eliot. Son Michael just got married and is living in LA. He is a partner and GM of a production company, which will be bringing a new version of the hit series MacGyver to TV this year. For those of you who do not make it to the Bates/Landry Holiday lunch, you probably have no idea what’s new with Jamie Higgins. Let me bring you up to date. Jamie retired from J.P. Morgan after serving as a mentor/advisor for the last few years of a phased retirement. He then got involved as a board member and subsequently president of a private elementary school and later a boarding high school. Jamie described the experience of working with educational institutions as a fascinating mix of “noble purpose, complex
problems and management challenges.” After retiring from academia, Jamie and his wife became lead investors (with their sons and a daughter-in-law) in an investment partnership focused on acquiring a portfolio of small businesses. According to Jamie, the kids are providing the energy and drive to produce excellent returns while also convincing Dad that his insights and gray hair are helping create value and gravitas! Jamie and Martha recently sold their home in NJ and now divide their time between Cape Cod, Arizona, and Boston. It says something depressing about the state of things in NJ when Massachusetts is considered a tax haven, don’t you think? This was just the CliffsNotes version of the last 40-something years for Jamie, post-Tuck. Come to the next holiday lunch and he’ll fill you in on the rest! Dave Wilhoite happily reports that a third grandchild is on the way—he and Lyn are crossing fingers for a boy to go with the 2 granddaughters they already have. Judy and Jim Keller just got back from 2 months aboard their boat, cruising the Broughtons, between Seattle and Upper Vancouver Island. They had to “get by” on crabs and prawns as the salmon were just not biting! Jim continues to commute to Hawaii monthly to run a packaging plant he built there several years ago. Before heading to Arizona for the winter (Jim “Harleys” down, Judy flies), they’re off to Spain for a reunion with old friends. The Kellers’ big news is that daughter Jen and her family are moving to Kenya for 2-3 years. You may recall that Jen and her husband served in the Peace Corps in Mali, and they are excited to be returning to Africa with their kids, now 3 and 5. Dave Potter has been keeping very busy with several new business ventures, one of which includes working with fellow Tuckie Jim Becker. Dave and Mary took time out this summer for a vacation trip to Block Island while Mary recovered from a fractured kneecap sustained in a fall at home. Fortunately, Mary is well on her way to a full recovery. Todd Keiller spent most of the summer at the condo in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, where lobster, fried clams, pizza, and pier fries were on the daily menu—very unTodd-like. The summer highlight was a family hike up and down Mt. Moosilauke, with Todd’s 2 brothers, kids, and grandkids—22 in all! The family stayed in the Dartmouth Class of ’66 bunkhouse—Todd’s brother Stu spearheaded the effort to build it. Maybe it was all the junk food Todd ate this summer, but believe
it or not, Mr. “20 Marathons” finished dead last on the hike back to the lodge! You may recall from the last column that Diane and Todd were planning to attend the ceremonies commemorating 150 years of Dartmouth playing collegiate baseball. It was a great reunion, with over 250 former players and coaches returning to Hanover. The festivities included dinner at Jim Beattie’s house, where he showed off his Yankees World Series ring, and a special tribute to the 1970 team, which not only went to the College World Series but also had players who started on Dartmouth’s Lambert Trophy football team. Todd recalled that as a freshman, he scrimmaged against that team to help keep them sharp for the CWS. Staying on the baseball theme, Noreen Doyle threw out the first pitch at a recent Colorado Rockies game, where she exhibited great form and high heat. There should be a video clip on our myTUCK web page. By the time you read this, Steve Graves and his wife will be on a “bucket list” trip to Australia and New Zealand. Their daughter was recently married in Boston. Did you catch John Bello all over the media announcing his latest venture, Beso Del Sol, sangria in a box. Other than his effort to make sangria a mainstream drink (I didn’t know that it wasn’t…) Bello’s life is grandkids, golf, grandkids, golf, grandkids, golf….
Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow (from HJ) Destiny and Power, by Jon Meacham (from Dave, a bio of GHW Bush) American Amnesia, by Jacob Hacker & Paul Pierson (from Dave, a discussion on prosperity in America) The Third Wave, by Steve Case (from Dave, an entrepreneur’s look at the future) America’s Bank, by Roger Lowenstein (from Dave, the story of the Federal Reserve) Merchants of Doubt, by Naomi Oreskes & Erik Conway (from Dave, how good science is being corrupted by corrupt scientists) Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari (from Stuart, a discussion of how the Homo sapiens species managed to dominate the world) Leaving Berlin, by Joseph Kanon (from Stuart, a spy/murder mystery set in 1949 Berlin) Thanks again to everyone for staying in touch!!
Thanks to Jack Tankersley, HJ Markley, Stuart Pinski, and Dave Wilhoite for recommendations for the Class of ’74 Book Club! Here you go… Traction, by Gino Wickman (From Tank, a primer on entrepreneurship in the 21st century)
But I’m babbling. Send me your travel experiences, and we’ll share them with your classmates! —Bill Kelly
’76 Stuart Fishler firstname.lastname@example.org
Off to reunion, so no column. Here are a few shots of summer get-togethers: (1) John Chamberlain hosting a birthday party for Frank Commons (T’77) involving Paul Garity, and (2) Dick and Delaine Wallingford hosting Judy and Jim Schultze and the Fishlers at their Napa Riverfront property.
Bill Kelly email@example.com
Now that many of us have retired, or at least cut back, we have more time for travel. Classmates, if you’ve had an interesting trip or vacation, why not take a minute to let me know—as, for example, Caren Calish Gagliano did last issue after visiting Cuba with a Dartmouth travel group.
John Bello with his Beso Del Sol
an understated dining space with Fragonardlike wall and ceiling decor, overlooking the town and farmlands below from a lofty perch in the Taunus foothills.
John Chamberlain, Paul Garity, Frank Commons, and Stu Fishler celebrate Frank Commons’s 65th
Barbara and I are just back from a few weeks in the Frankfurt area of Germany. While there was much to see and do, I want to tell you in particular about a pleasant visit to the Falkenstein Grand Kempinski, a 5-star hotel located in Königstein-im-Taunus, a Greenwichlike suburb about 25 kilometers to the west of Frankfurt. While some count a memorable lunch or dinner among the highlights of their travels, Barb and I love to remember a great breakfast, and the one at the Falkenstein is terrific. A grand buffet of cold and hot meats; smoked fish; scrambled, soft, and medium boiled eggs; wheat, spelt, and rye breads; mild and pungent cheeses; and fresh fruits and juices—served in
Jim Schultze, Dick and Delaine Wallingford, and Stu Fishler on the Wallingfords’ fly-fishing deck on the Napa River
CL ASS NOTES is looking forward to seeing Lindsay Welton [McSweeney], who lives near Boston, but is sorry she will miss MaryLou McKenna, who has moved to Florida.
’77 Martha Luehrmann firstname.lastname@example.org
40TH REUNION OCTOBER 13-15, 2017
Tom Tanaka previously said he had become a full-time nanny, where the pay was pretty poor. Now he reports that he has also become a fisherman and that it’s tough to make a living on your catch of the day alone. He fished all day with his grandsons but all he caught was a small bass.
T’77 boat ride
Dear folks, Judy Walke did an awesome inn-to-inn hiking trip in the Dolomites in northern Italy this June, something she’s wanted to do for ages. Challenging hiking, spectacular scenery, and hysterical conversations in her rusty Italian! She is ready to go again. Judy and Steamer also spent March in Australia and New Zealand, another one of their bucket-list items, loving each place for different reasons and marveling in how different they are from here and from each other. Judy reports that being retired definitely has its plus side. Steve Pytka has bought a new house in Rincón, Puerto Rico, and invites us all to come down for a house party. Bring your surfboards, as the surf there is great.
Steve Pytka’s new house in Puerto Rico
Lisa Roberts and Tom Francesconi report they are selling their house in Saratoga Springs and moving to Cape Cod after 20 years in upstate New York. She is NOT retiring and will continue her financial advisory practice from Cape Cod, but the move will make it easier for them to visit their son at NYU. She
Charlie Plimpton, Dean Matt Slaughter, and Rick Daniels Tom Tanaka with grandsons Benjamin and Aaron
Mike and Nicole Montgomery are over the moon about their son Colyn’s engagement to French-born Lauren. DreamWorks was sold, so that’s one less board of directors seat, but he’s looking for another to fill its place. Carl and Lina Treleaven send greetings from Singapore. He just had a book published! The Unexpected Perspective: The Implications of Darwin and the Big Bang for Christians and Everyone Else. I just ordered my copy from Amazon. Tree says it’s not your typical business book, but it does have one 2X2 B-school-type matrix chart. Charlie Plimpton reports that a growing number of our classmates are committing to come to Hanover for our 40th reunion gathering on October 13th through 15th of next year. Moreover, some high-energy volunteers are stepping forward to plan a wonderful weekend worthy of celebration. Reserve your accommodations early because demand will be high. We can all tell little fibs to each other that we have not aged a bit. We haven’t changed a bit, have we?
Candie Gunn, Lt. Col. Scott Gunn, and Don Gunn in Niceville, FL
Don and Candie Gunn have joined Tom Tanaka and assumed the title of “professional grandparents.” They live in McLean, VA, with their daughter Deb and her two sons (Luca, 7, and Liam, 5). Both boys are in the McLean Little League as the family cheers loudly from the stands! They also have a new Gunn: Dylan Ethan Gunn arrived on 28 August to join his 4-year-old brother Colin and his proud parents, Lt. Col. Scott Gunn and Christa, in Niceville, FL. This past June, Don and Candie drove to Niceville to observe the change of command ceremony as Scott assumed command of the 33rd Operations Support Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base. Scott adds those duties to
his position as an instructor pilot on the Air Force’s newest fighter jet, the F-35. Older son Don Jr. continues his career as a recording engineer in his studio in Seattle. Don and Candie attended receptions in Washington, DC, celebrating Dean Danos’s retirement and welcoming new Dean Slaughter. Jona Donaldson just became a grandfather! Daughter Lindsay gave birth 9/17 to Eleanor (Nell) and all are doing well, though Jona suspects their dog may resent being knocked down a peg. Dave Kemp and Everett Cook have teamed up in leadership positions at CurePSP, a nonprofit organization focused on care, cure, and consciousness for prime-of-life brain diseases. Prime-of-life diseases are neurodegenerative diseases with a common pathogenesis that, as the name implies, typically strike victims in midlife. The research on these diseases may provide a shortcut to treatments or prevention for more common diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, according to a recent Scientific American article. Dave and Everett are fulfilling the Tuck mission championed by Curt Welling to create leaders who better the world. You go, guys!
’78 Jim Scardino email@example.com
So, you’ve been waiting all summer and fall for this edition of Tuck Today to bring you up to date on the happenings with your classmates. The good news is that you’re reading the magazine. But what you’re looking at is the only news for this time around. Tom Flanagan, your faithful correspondent, Bob Lindberg, Charlie Johnston, and Peter Lebovitz got together at Peter’s golf club in Norwalk, CT, in September. The picture nearby shows us on the best hole of the day, that being the 19th, of course. Except for Lindberg, that hustler, who started playing golf before he could walk. Peter took the picture and so is not in the shot. We pledged to play again in the spring when the course may have recovered from the workout we put it through. By that time, we may also have mastered the concept of the selfie,
Tom Flanagan, Jim Scardino, Bob Lindberg, and Charlie Johnston on the 19th hole (Peter Lebovitz is behind the camera)
which would have enabled you to get a look at the entire motley crew, our host included. Whatever, please start marking your calendars, paper or electronic, for October 2018 and our 40th reunion.
Peter Wolcott writes that he and Sue (the other Sue Wolcott) continue to enjoy the “endless winter.” “We fixed up a beautiful old catamaran we found derelict in Mexico and sailed her to French Polynesia to take advantage of the new customs regs that allow 3-year visits by foreign boats. We’re spending the Southern Hemisphere cyclone season at our home base in Bear Valley, CA. Our little town is a small, family-friendly ski resort that is struggling like so many similar resorts around the country. Our chairlifts are celebrating 50th birthdays this year and desperately need some love. We’re watching with interest other small resort acquisitions, buyouts, cooperative agreements, etc. If anyone is involved with Mad River, Magic Mountain, Saddleback, or other small resorts…we’d love to hear from you. Best wishes to all! nb: Photo is from our favorite island in the South Pacific, a true paradise!” Cheers!
’79 Dick Bowden firstname.lastname@example.org
See, that wasn’t so difficult. As a result of my desperate, last-minute plea for news I received so many updates that I left a few of you out if your information was not exciting enough. Much of what I said was in jest, I remember all of you like it was yesterday—and I can’t remember what I had for lunch today. Buzz Reynolds was particularly offended that I call his life boring, and so he pointed out that he had indeed recently completed an art class at his local community college, and even sent me his class project [see pic nearby]. Nice job, James.
Buzz Reynolds’s art-class project
Sue and Peter Wolcott in the South Pacific
Donald Press chimed in from New York: “Last year was filled with travel to weddings & time with beloved nieces & nephews. One destination nuptial in my childhood haunt of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, was followed by a nostalgia tour through Namaqualand, where our grandfather began the ‘family business.’ At playdates in New York’s Central Park, our companions only get younger as we get older: last week the 8-year-old great-nephew being taught tennis by John; this week the 2-year-old taught slide etiquette by me. A fundamentalist Mississippi wedding. Taking our Parisian godchildren on their first African safari. Next, off to Antarctica to kayak the ice floes; preparatory ‘wet-entry’ lessons in the Hudson, dodging ferries (a following group got rammed by one!) have been a trip unto themselves. Greetings to all.” M.K. sent her congratulations to Ben Butcher (see below) and had a few updates. “Biggest
CL ASS NOTES milestone for me is that I have been in my Etna home for just about half my life! I moved in 30 years ago this month, pregnant with daughter Hillary. I absolutely love it here and feel quite blessed to be surrounded by such natural beauty. In addition, my husband, Terry Osborne (who teaches ENVS at Dartmouth), and I have been enjoying some traveling, and I spend a lot of time taking photographs (especially of birds and nature) and riding on the John Deere. Classmates passing through Hanover: give a call!” Cheers! John Taylor was headed to Tuck when he wrote. “FWIW, cell phone coverage in Hanover has gotten a little better, but the WiFi rocks. Tuck is putting me up in Buchanan (FKA Tuck Mall), which has a few conference/executive-inresidence rooms and, of course, faculty offices. Ahhhhh, to be a student again…. Nothing dramatic to report from here. Nanci and I have really made the most of some downtime following my 20 years representing the VC industry in DC. I’ve recently started picking up some great part-time gigs. We’ll see if any of them end up being right for diving back into something full-time. In the meantime, I enjoyed attending a major academic paper conference that took place in late August at Tuck, hosted by the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, on whose board I serve. It was great catching up with folks like Dick Bower, Dennis Logue, and Colin Blaydon at the conference. No doubt they could parse and digest every word spoken by the various paper presenters. I pretty much zoned out when equations loaded with multiple Greek letters and regression coefficients hit the screens.” This is an excellent opportunity, John, to point out how the “Watlet Loft Effect” can be applied to your situation. As a Tuck MBA, your job is finished as soon as you understand that you need someone who understands Greek letters and equations. So zone away! Here’s an update from Tom Thomson. “I’m about to enter the full-time public-service phase of my life, retiring from Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley, an investment management firm [in Richmond, VA] next March. I was director of research and a board member here for many years, but it’s now time to make room for the next generation. Cathy and I are downsizing in Richmond and will soon call our Scottsville, VA, farmhouse ‘home’ (that’s just south of Charlottesville), maintaining the Richmond connection because of a daughter
and two (soon to be three) grandchildren there. Another daughter and granddaughter live in Newbury, MA, and we also have daughters in Washington, DC, and North Hollywood, CA. I plan to stay active with nonprofit work (Caritas and museum and CCRC boards), church work, photography, music, reading and piddling around our ‘farmette.’ Anyone near the Charlottesville area is more than welcome to come by!” Kip Cleaver visited with Barney Ireland and his wife, Liz, in August at their place in Pemaquid, Maine. “Got a nice sail in on one of his classic old wooden boats where you sit on the floor, with me sitting in front of everyone serving as splashguard. And after one full summer here in Florida, we will likely be able to say our trailer is our second home, not our only home. I still think we have the record as the only Tuckie trailer trash? Someone from the cesspool had to do it. One advantage is we only have one room to walk into and forget why we went to it.” Andy Steele reports that he was just in Portland, Maine, and had a nice chat with John Eldredge. “Luckily, we did NOT take a photo!! But take my word for it.... John still looks like he just graduated from college!! Also, Joe McNulty is recovering from a Rollerblading accident in Seattle. If anyone is passing through there, they should stop by for a visit. He is ‘laying low’ for awhile...real low!!” Brian Pilcher just turned 60 (I thought he was 20 years younger than me?) and is running the Syracuse 5K October 2, attempting to beat the national 60+ record of 16:58. The following week he is running the Chicago Marathon, trying for a world 60+ record of 2:36:30 (5:58 pace). “That’s my life, run Forest run....” Tim Murnane sent a very brief note to say hello and that he was retired and living in Scottsdale. “I don’t look THAT old, but I won’t send a picture.” Thanks, Tim—I don’t recall asking for one. José Antonio Rosa was recently honored by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The news release was very complimentary and included “José Antonio Rosa, a marketing department faculty member of Iowa State University’s College of Business since 2015 and a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Marketing, has spent more than two decades
teaching and mentoring students on the principles of marketing, consumer behavior, and marketing management and strategy at undergraduate, graduate professional, executive, and doctoral levels. In addition to his teaching contributions and serving as a distinguished author of scholarly articles across marketing and management journals, Rosa is an advisory board member for ACR Transformative Consumer. Rosa has also earned numerous awards, including the Williams-Qualls-Spratlen Multicultural Mentoring Award from the American Marketing Association, induction to the PhD Project Hall of Fame, the Academy of Marketing Science Outstanding Marketing Teacher Award, the Most Influential Professor designation by the Latino Formal Committee at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and top professor and faculty mentor award at multiple institutions. Rosa holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Psychology and an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Dartmouth College and a B.I.A. from General Motors Institute.” Whew! Also in the release José is quoted as saying, “The influence of good teachers in my life has been palpable and enduring, dating back to Mrs. Licha and Ms. Lepper in high school, to Dr. Harry Patterson and Dr. Jim Fordyce at GMI, to Dr. Robert Guest and Dr. Dennis Logue at Dartmouth College…” Giving his props to Tuck! The Williams-Qualls-Spratlen (WQS) Multicultural Mentoring Award of Excellence, which has been presented annually since 2010 by the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF), recognizes an individual who has made significant teaching contributions as a mentor to students and professors of color from underrepresented groups in the field of marketing, particularly students and professors who are African-American, Hispanic, and Native American. José reports that he and his wife, Linda, are doing OK and that they are blessed with two sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. John Reed, managing principal of Quinn Reed Associates, reports, “After Dartmouth and Tuck, most years since have been in Atlanta and for the past 15 years here in Houston. The Tuck, Dartmouth, and Deerfield communities here are in good shape. I’ve appreciated contact through the years with Andy Steele and Sally Jaeger in Hanover, and with Roger Muller in NYC. It has also been a pleasure to connect every so often with other classmates—Jim Campbell, Lisa Ireland, and Gretchen Teichgraeber to name
a few. My stepdaughter Haley (Amherst ’17) was in the 2015 Bridge Program. Paul Doscher was especially gracious in helping her have a great experience. Andy roped me into being a judge for Haley’s final team presentation— understandably, Haley was stunned that I actually asked a couple of not entirely stupid questions. My dad (Dartmouth ’47, Thayer ’48) came up from New London, NH, for the day as well. The campus looked spectacular. My daughter Alison (Dartmouth ’06) is a psychologist in Atlanta, Elisabeth (Annapolis ’10, University of Texas MBA) works for Dell in Austin, and my stepson Chase is a senior at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia— heading to college next year and hoping for an Army career. My wife Perry Ann is making a real difference as the head of ethics and palliative care at Texas Children’s Hospital. Am very proud of all of them. Best to ’79 classmates.” Joan (Reichart) de Regt reports that since son Kevin (T’17) was working in Boulder and son Brian was coaching national team rowers in Portland, OR, for the summer, a road trip was calling. “We stuffed two bags in the trunk of the Corvette and went from CT to the Oregon coast and back to CT in eleven days, 6,500 miles. I highly recommend it; we have an amazing country. We even managed to meet up with Shan and Caleb T’80 Burchenal for 20 minutes as we ‘flew’ by Denver. (It was probably the only weekend they were home all year.) And no speeding tickets!” Stuart Serenbetz and Jean (Butler) Serenbetz just celebrated their 35th anniversary! Congratulations! Jean writes, “Just finished building a house at Kiawah, SC, so we could play golf and enjoy the beach as we get older (but feel younger!). All our kids are doing well. We have been fortunate enough to get together with some of our classmates. Barney Ireland stopped by on his way to Maine with Liz and his two dogs.... We saw the Petersons, the Glovers, the Stuarts, the Van Tassels, and the Parsons this summer and can report that they are all doing well and looking better than ever!” Steve Percy writes, “I periodically resurface to connect again with everyone. I recently assumed the position of interim chairman for the department of pediatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center in northern New Jersey. For the first time in many years, I get to actually apply my old business lessons as I navigate budgets, personnel issues, and strategic planning. Yes, we do do this in medicine! On
the personal front, my first wife Alice, whom a number of you knew, passed away this past year from lung cancer despite never smoking a day in her life. Our two sons are doing well, one living in Myrtle Beach renovating houses and the other back after living in the Dominican Republic running a mission to build houses for the local population. He now teaches Spanish in Maine. My two younger children are in their sophomore and junior years in high school and I am once again having to look at the challenge of paying for college. Wish I could say I was measurably better off this time around but…. I look at news of the class regularly and find it hard to believe that we are now talking about retirement! Graduation in 1979 still seems like yesterday and the years just seem to be flying by ever faster. Should any of you find yourself in the Hackensack area, please stop in and say hi, and I would be happy to show you what we are building for pediatric care here. Best to all!” Gary Peterson, with the most illuminating update of us all, writes that he is still breathing and has a pulse. So lame, Petie. Rich Luciano provided the following news: “Lived in NH for most of my post-Tuck life. Moved to St. Augustine, FL, two years ago. Just built a house on the 18th hole. Heading to a bachelor party this weekend at Streamsong Golf Resort, for those who know golf, or care. Ben’s [Butcher] wedding was the highlight of the summer...but not sure which pictures you were looking at, as I thought the Cesspool looked pretty good...especially the wives. :) Worth noting, ever since Ben got married, the Red Sox have been winning...all is now right with the world.” I didn’t say they didn’t look good, just that they looked old. Dan Morash just moved to Sacramento with a startup he founded, called California Safe Soil, that recycles food waste into fertilizer in only 3 hours. Here’s a video link: https://youtu.be/ WBP8FnvgNuA. Dan would like to know who else is in the Bay Area, so anyone other than Michael Stern should give him a hello. Here’s his contact information: Daniel M. Morash, Founder, California Safe Soil, LLC, 4700 Lang Avenue, Bay C, McClellan, CA 95652, phone (917) 922-3114, email@example.com, www.calsafesoil.com. Ben Butcher got married and the proof is nearby.
Ben Butcher’s wedding
Also in the picture are Tuck ’79s Bill Doran, Brian Pilcher, Brian McNeill, Larry Guillemette, and George Grune, as well as Dan McCarthy ’78. Murray Beach contributes “My wife Pat (T’84) and I are living outside of Boston. We have been enjoying working in our own firm again, still providing M&A advice, valuation support, and fairness opinions to companies throughout the world. It has been a terrific career for both of us, having made tons of friends and helping our clients achieve their strategic goals. One of the fun parts is to end up working with Tuck classmates and other alums. I now have three of our five children out of college, Bryan having graduated from Cornell this year. We have two more sons still in college, Alex at Colby and Skyler at Bates. Pat and I are officially empty nesters, a huge opportunity for us to enjoy time together! I have been very active sailing on our boat, Meridian. I raced to Bermuda in the Newport Bermuda Race this past June, far exceeding my expectations with our finish. My favorite activity sailing is to race in shorthanded events, either solo or two-handed with my daughter Hillary (D’09). Please let us know if you’re around Boston, as it would be fun to see more classmates.” Roger Berman, remember him? Wiseass who joined us for 2nd year? He writes, “I usually do not share self-serving news of my seemingly endless personal achievements, academic awards, humanitarian plaudits, and athletic conquests. However, your email outreach truly touched me so that I feel compelled to respond. Life is good in Boston. Almost three years ago Anne and I left our ‘empty suburban nest’ of 32 years and moved into downtown Boston. While we miss our friends and prior civic engagement in our former home town of Winchester, we highly recommend city living and the ability to abandon the car, except for weekend escapes to Cape Cod. In September, I made a trip to Lithuania to visit the ancestral home of my late
CL ASS NOTES great-grandfather, who emigrated to Boston in 1882 at the age of 17. The trip was extremely interesting, as it raised as many questions as it answered. In the context of the current election cycle, it reminded me how lucky I am that someone made that personal leap, took that risk, and came to the United States. Many of us benefit from similar stories of prior generations. In the context of a national election season where individual groups or religions are being singled out as the implied cause of real, or imagined, weaknesses in our national union or security, it was sobering to revisit a place where political intrigue and religious intolerance has ebbed and flowed for at least 150 years.” As a personal side note to me, Roger commented, “In the future, I will ask the Nobel, Pulitzer, MacArthur and Olympic Committees to each, respectively, forward news on and updates on my personal achievements directly to you as Tuck news secretary.” Cathy Stephenson has provided us with a travelogue. I’ll just let her roll with it: “Greetings from Opatija! We arrived this afternoon to this seaside town. More on that later. Our day focused on seeing the Postojna Caves and a nearby castle while driving from Bled, Slovenia, to Opatija, Croatia. The caves are the world’s second largest cave system to Mammoth Cave in the US. They were discovered in 1818 and opened to the public in 1819. Simply massive in scale and 24 km long. We only saw 5% of the caves in about 90 minutes transported by train (think ‘It’s A Small World’) and a long hike on foot. Some of the stalactites and stalagmites are 100 feet tall. They are different colors, based on the minerals in the water, which drips through the soil. Red has iron, white has limestone, etc. Some are spaghetti-like with thin strands and some have folds like curtains. The caves are nicely lit, with accent lights highlighting grottoes and unusual formations. (Cannot imagine laying the electrical.) The temperature in the caves is a constant 48 degrees. Over 100 animals that are found nowhere else live in the caves. Apparently they have adapted to the conditions. The most notable, the human fish, is a pale salamander-like creature with no eyes, appears pale pink from his blood, and has feet and toes. Grows up to a foot and can survive for a decade (yes!) without food. We saw a few small ones— maybe 6 inches—in an aquarium. The nearby castle, Predjama, was built into a cave on a cliff. Originally built in the 9th c, it was expanded many times and looks quite imposing. A Robin
Hood–type knight in the 15th c lived there using the caves to his advantage until he was betrayed one night when using the ramparts as a latrine and was killed by a cannonball. He is buried under a tree below. Anyway, the view of the castle is equally dramatic! We then wound our way through the lush, rolling countryside away from the Julian Alps but still quite mountainous to the Adriatic Sea and the beautiful town of Opatija. Heavily influenced by the Mediterranean style, the town is perched overlooking a large bay with 3 large islands in the distance and a much larger city. We enjoyed strolling the strand and admiring the villas and hotels before dinner. Just before we headed to dinner, we saw a rainbow form over the Adriatic outside our window and then it became a double—pretty cool!”
The Postojna Caves
Cathy Stephenson at Predjama castle
That’s Cathy in the blue shades in the photo nearby. Candy McLeod Haynes just snuck this update in under the wire: “I’m writing you from Orlando, where I’m currently overseeing one of PwC’s flagship programs on diversity/ leadership, and have been dodging hurricanes and Zika for the past 6 weeks with my big programs down in the Florida area. I’m enjoying my 9th year in my ‘second career’ with the Big Four, after leaving Deloitte after 28, and deciding to move to the best, PwC, to finish up—and going strong here, probably won’t exceed the Deloitte 28 but really enjoying mentoring young leaders and developing great new learning strategies for PwC! I’m spending most of my time these days either running big programs or developing digital programs, and both are exciting! Life at the Haynes house is never dull. My boys are still pretty much at home at 25, with Sean looking for work after graduating last year with an accounting degree from Appalachian State, and Scott finishing up his chemical engineering senior year at NCSU. Scott’s little girl (his love child at 16) is the love of my life, Miss Riley, and she is my little me and my focus whenever I’m not PwC-bound. Grandchildren are the best, I’m sure all of my classmates will agree! She appears to be strongly STEM oriented, like her brilliant father, which is exciting, and I’m lucky that she lives relatively close and she’s mine at least one night a week on weekends. I’m hoping she’ll be a Tuckie, but right now she’s just a princess or a mermaid, depending on her mood that day. So with my increasing store of dependents and not much relief in sight, I’m sure glad I love my work, as I’ll obviously be doing it until I’m 90.... Pics attached, still in Charlotte, would love to see anybody traveling through!”
Candy McLeod Haynes’s son Sean with brother Scott’s daughter Riley
Candy McLeod Haynes with son Scott and Scott’s daughter Riley
Royden Goodson also provided me with an 11th-hour update. And for future reference, his update came in a nicely formatted Word document, setting a standard for the rest of you to strive for. Two snaps up in a circle to you, Royden. “This past year I decided to take the concept of retirement a little more seriously— advancing age has a way of focusing your mind on things like that. Actually, it is a bit easier to focus because I have forgotten so much stuff; my mind is not quite as cluttered. Knowing that if I was in town, I would gravitate to the office, my wife Martha suggested we buy a second home so she could get me out of town. I called her bluff and suggested a house in Pinehurst (she does not golf) and she called mine by saying yes. (She did that 33 years ago too when she agreed to marry me.) Buck Parson came to visit us this past spring in Pinehurst, and Jean Serenbetz is visiting later this fall while playing in a tournament. If any Tuck golfers are in the area, let us know. We would love to see you. We don’t get too many Tuck travelers in Newport News, but Darrell Brown and Suzanne McNitt T’78 stopped by for a couple of days on their way from Washington, DC, to Charleston, SC, in May. It was fun to reciprocate since we have been in Denver several times visiting our youngest son, Charlie. Our oldest daughter, Emily, is in DC and Caroline is finishing up grad school at Stanford. Then there is my second career. Several years ago my company started a partnership with an orphanage in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. We began with financial support for the children and then branched out into vocational training. Our training program was making good progress, but we soon realized we needed to form a business to give the young people a place to work. That business started in January and we are now moving to a larger facility. It is well on its way to becoming self-sustaining and providing jobs so some of the local youth can earn their way out of poverty. Now we are transferring
what we have learned in the welding business into agriculture. Pineapples grow great in Nicaragua. We just need to add capital, a little skill training, and some business discipline, and the locals can make it work. Being involved down there and seeing lives positively impacted has been great fun. Come see us in Pinehurst.” That last comment was just meant for me, I’m pretty sure. Kind of petty to point that out but I just wouldn’t want any of you to just show up, only to be turned away. Speaking of Darrell Brown, he didn’t send me anything for Tuck Today specifically, but in recent correspondence he revealed that he just finished up the Tour du Mont Blanc. Since he didn’t elaborate or send any pictures, I asked Buzz to augment his story with an artist’s rendering—see it nearby.
’80 Rick Kilbride firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much to you that sent in these great notes and photos. The Dolans’ oldest son got married, and nearby is a wonderful, all-smiles photo. Peter reports the wedding was in Rhode Island. Katie, who still looks like her Tuck-days photos, and Peter split their time between there and Colorado.
Katie, Peter, Danielle, Chris Dolan T’14, and Tim Dolan T’17 Buzz’s rendering of Darrell Brown on the Tour du Mont Blanc
Since everyone else was so verbose, I’ll keep my update concise and compelling. Dianne and I are heading off to a river cruise of the Danube River in October with several other couples. All drinks are complimentary on the boat, which could be trouble. We also just put our house in Indianapolis on the market. With all three children gone and living in Baltimore, Chicago, and LA, respectively, it’s time to downsize and make room in our schedules for more travel.
John Reeve passed along a photo of his son James with his family at a ceremony for James’s promotion to commander in the Navy. The event was held in the U.S. Capitol and was presided over by Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia. James took a sabbatical from flying F-18s (off of aircraft carriers) to serve as Senator Kaine’s military adviser for a year. Some of us may remember James as a toddler at Tuck ’Tails back in the day.
And finally I would like to point out that Fernando Biel, winner of the Class of 1979 Memorial Scholarship, sent a gracious note to Peter Tarnoff regarding his selection. Fernando was born in Spain, is married and has a 3-year-old son, and enjoyed his Tuck experience.
John Reeve, Senator Kaine, James Reeve, and his family
CL ASS NOTES And another great photo came from Laurie Whittenberger Rasmussen. Laurie reports that she “lives in Los Angeles with her husband of 35 years.” They have an architectural signage business and spend a great deal of time outdoors hiking, biking, and camping. The photo is from a family gathering for Laurie’s “big round number birthday” party.
leaving…. To succeed as a leader, being an expert is decreasingly sufficient. Your expertise must increasingly be placed in the context of compelling storytelling.’ The choir concert tour part of my trip was wonderful too. We performed in the abbey on the Isle of Iona, St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, and Holy Trinity Church in St Andrews. The acoustics in these beautiful historic buildings were amazing. Back in DC, I attend lectures at the Smithsonian on US history, will soon start volunteering at the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture that opens in late Sept., and am in a startup neighborhood book group that will focus on race. In case you can’t tell, I like retirement—which I think would be better called ‘untirement.’”
Laurie Rasmussen’s husband and daughters in the front row, while Laurie sits with her brother-in-law and his family
And this wonderful report from Myla Taylor Williams: “I had a great time reconnecting with classmates at our 35th reunion in Oct. 2015. One of them was Sherry Kernan, who told me she’d retired (I have too) and has decided to stay in London, where she worked for nearly 20 years. A few months later I emailed Sherry to see if she’d join me in England’s Lake District for a few days this summer following a concert tour trip I was making in Scotland with my church choir. I was so pleased when she said yes! We had a great time visiting Beatrix Potter’s farmhouse, William Wordsworth’s homes and grammar school, and walking between villages along beautiful lakeside paths through sheepdotted hills. I had a great time in London too, where Sherry was a terrific tour guide. In the UK during the Brexit referendum and its immediate aftermath, I polled taxi drivers and hotel and restaurant employees, and Sherry gave me a tutorial on who’s who in British politics. It was clear the ‘Remainers’ had not campaigned effectively. As Dean Slaughter and Matt Rees wrote in one of their weekly email briefs this summer, the lesson from Brexit is ‘the complete failure of Remain leaders to voice a sufficiently compelling story to UK citizens for why remaining trumped
Sherry and Myla in the Lake District
Your correspondent met up with Sue and George Gorman at Colgate University commencement exercises. It snowed in May as our daughters graduated. The university’s graduation bonfire that might have warmed us was, unfortunately, the night before. I have sent one more off to university this fall; my youngest chose St Andrews. And I got to witness the acoustics Myla mentions above. My University of New Hampshire teaching buddy, Drennan Lowell, packed up and moved to Florida. I miss him being around. I would encourage all of you to share your wisdom and experiences in a classroom. Please be a guest in mine to see if it suits you. The students really need a helping hand.
’81 Tony Ettinger email@example.com
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Greetings to all. By the time you read this we’ll have a new president, and also our latest reunion completed. Not that we are implying the two items are of similar importance. As I am writing this in the run-up to the reunion (at which I am to display my “wit” at dinner, unless Tuck comes to its senses and unplugs my microphone), we’ll keep this entry short: we’ll have a lot more to talk about post-reunion. Hopefully (from a journalistic point of view) it will be “TMZ on the Connecticut,” complete with paparazzi, wardrobe malfunctions, drunken rants, and a Tweet-storm or two. Conversely, we might all just decide 10 PM is late enough for anybody and turn in early to catch Friends reruns…love that Phoebe! And Joey: he always cracks me up…. Speaking of aging entertainment, various Espositos, Foxes, and Remmers attended the August James Taylor and Jackson Browne “Bet You’re Surprised We’re Still Alive” concert at Fenway Park.
T’81s at Fenway for James Taylor and Jackson Browne
Mike E wrote that I’d make some remark about his Nantucket red pants, but I will let them speak for themselves. Apparently the concert went well, with JT singing “I’ve seen fire and
I’ve seen rain, but I never thought I’d have to use a cane.” And JB closed with that crowd pleaser “(Yes I Really Am) Running on Empty.” You might think those last couple of jokes are especially weak, and you’d be right—but we’re trying to figure out some way to avoid talking about golf in this column. Judging from our emails, apparently the entire class is now wholly dedicated to this sequence of activities: 1. Hit ball with stick until it goes in hole 2. Remove ball from hole 3. Go to Step 1 So we’ll just mash together all the golf-related entries I got into this summary: Achtmeyer, Allen (one or maybe two), Pace, Esposito (two versions), Parker, and somebody named Ned Minevitz met at various country clubs across the Northeast, executed the 3-step plan repeatedly, and won various pieces of cutlery for their efforts. Sort of the most expensive Tupperware party you could ever imagine. (“Hey, hon! I devoted 10 years of Sundays to the course, spent $20,000 on equipment and memberships, and they gave me this neat bowl! We can put M&Ms in it!”) Fran Allen came all the way from the UK (formerly part of Europe) for this, but (and we were urged to mention this specifically) he did not comp anyone with free New Balance golf shoes. “Not even used ones.” We’ll let that controversy just play out…. When he is not doing the golf thing, we are told Bill Achtmeyer is spending all his free time remodeling the Beacon Hill property, informally referred to as Big Dig Redux, and providing badly needed economic stimulus to contractors everywhere. Spo thinks it will be done just in time for Bill to retire to Del Boca Vista Phase Two and sell the Hill property to some Russian oligarch for a billion or so. Matt Lincoln wrote in, and I was worried for a while that he was all right, but rest assured he did mention golf, if only in the last sentence. Had me worried there, buddy! He reports that he tried moving back from California to Boston and “did a U-turn after three years.” (That is one SLOW car! Hahahaha. I kill myself sometimes, really.) He is now undergoing the rigors of having to split his time between California and Hawaii, poor devil. (“I say, darling, I find Big Sur a bit much after Hana, don’t you, dear?”) He is fully retired but has figured out that you can stay busy if you just take everything slower. Like, if you read the
morning paper from cover to cover, you can get breakfast to last all the way to lunch. Always a braggart, Matt reports that his biking speed is down, his skiing pathetic, and his golf (there we go!) is “really bad.” Great. But he has taken his athletic show on the road, with trips to the Canadian Rockies, Croatia, Italy, and Acadia (National Park). He and Leanne are expecting their first grandchild and are already planning diverse ways of spoiling her. Her parents (their daughter Talia and Unnamed Husband) live in San Francisco. Son Ben is starting some non-Tuck B-school this fall…a place in Manhattan, I think it is a night school or something, saw an ad for it on a bus…Columbus School of Business? Beats me. Probably no golf. Tom Humphries doesn’t write in a lot, but when he does, it is a spectacular essay! I really can’t improve on it, so let’s reprint it here (okay, I may insert a few bits of “humor”): “I am happy to report that life is very good. I just celebrated 12 years sober. I’m sure many readers would say that I should have started much earlier but it certainly has made the rest of this story possible. My high-tech career took a hard turn in 2008 when I got caught up in a ‘re-landscaping’ [euphemisms for layoffs continue to multiply] at Dell, and as a result I started my own company. 360 Signs sells electrical signs to franchises and chain stores across the country. Despite doing well in E-ship, I would have never left the corporate world to start my own company, but once you are unemployed in a recession, your perspective changes a lot. Over the past eight years I have created a completely virtual company, with outsourced design, fabrication, and installation; and all of my systems and communications are on the cloud. This keeps my overhead low and more importantly my headcount at a total of two [Tom and a Labradoodle named “CFO”]. With my options wide open, earlier this year we moved from Austin to Port Ludlow, Washington, my 12th move since Tuck, and the last! Now my commute is downstairs to my office, every day is very casual day, and I only drive my car a couple of times a week. We are really enjoying the Pacific Northwest, especially looking out at Puget Sound, the snowcapped Cascades, soaring eagles [the real birds, not Blue Books], and the constant flow of boat traffic. “My wife De’s family lives nearby, so we had fifteen people over for Father’s Day, four generations in all.
Tom Humphries’ view
Father’s Day at the Humphries’ home
“My two sons also moved to Seattle this spring; they both are in the red hot-virtual reality business [this sounds like “adult entertainment,” in terms of being “red-hot VR,” but we’ll see: Tom, can you send me some test material?]. It is great having our kids nearby; no grandkids yet, but we do have a couple of grand-dogs. Getting out of the corporate world has enabled me to be more grateful for all the things I have, versus constantly striving for all the things I don’t. My personal development isn’t about being more effective at work as it is about being more effective at life. I am trying to be a better husband instead of being a better manager, there is more family time, I am reading for pleasure rather than for work, walking the dogs an hour a day, remodeling our kitchen, trying to learn Spanish, some golf [there we go!], and many other things that didn’t happen when I was on the corporate hamster wheel. I didn’t envision that I would be where I am today, but I couldn’t be happier.” This is all very, very good to hear. Well done and congratulations, sir! Dwight Allison also sent in a fine entry: “I spend part of my time working on a variety of things, and part being retired and traveling: not ready to let go of work entirely. Together with my two sons and a group of investors, I own a small company in Maine that owns and operates a 1,100 mile fiber optic network. My two sons run the company IT day-to-day and
CL ASS NOTES I spend time on new business development as needed. [I think this means he does telemarketing calls for cable installations?] It’s been lots of fun. I’m also currently working with a small group to start a small hedge fund [well, we did need more of them…]. The fund will use AI in a combined long-only and long/short strategy. We are working with a group in Europe that has used this model successfully there for a few years and in a JV with us will expand its reach to the USA. They will handle the investment and we’ll handle the marketing. [I can see the late-night TV ads now, with Dwight holding up fans of $20 bills and telling investors that if they send in their $39.95 now, there will be free shipping and handling.] I continue to serve on the board of trustees of Semester at Sea (a college studyabroad program), which is for students but also available to adults.” Sounds great across the board, but Dwight’s email must have been cut off here, as I didn’t see any mention of golf. Must be at least a putting green on the SaS boat…. Thanks of course and as always to those who wrote in. Everyone else, please do not be shy: it only takes a few minutes to write an email. And we do want to hear from you, even if you feel you don’t have much to say: it is all interesting to your classmates, believe me. Except for the golf part. See you—or, more awkwardly, will have seen you—at Reunion!
’82 Andy Rieth
So please note my new email address above and start the flow of emails and info. Believe it or not, I did have one hold-over email that would have made the last issue but due to the SNAFU, didn’t. You can enjoy it now:
OCTOBER 13-15, 2017
I’m baaaaaack! You thought the Corn Dog had left the building and was no longer mailing in these missives. Before all the conspiracy theories take off, let me provide you the simple answer: I retired in December 2015 and Tuck didn’t get my new email address. That’s it. No biggie.
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Gary Savadove wrote, “I’ve continued building the wine business, exporting wines from Italy to China, as well as advising a handful of clients in a variety of industries. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to handle much of this from anywhere in the world, which has allowed Meredith and me to pursue our passion for travel. This past year we enjoyed a week in Sardinia (highly recommended!); took Meredith’s parents to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand; and skied in Kitzbühel and Sölden, Austria. I’ve recently been in touch with Drew Knowland, Bob Sherlock, and Steve Ballou, all of whom are doing well.” Wow! How much more global can they get??? It seems like Gary and Meredith travel more than Jason Bourne! Well, that’s it for now. Sorry for the abbreviated column but need to get more info from you all. Otherwise, you’ll just have to read about me! The retirement is going well. After 34 years in the health care space (2 spins, numerous acquisitions, 6 CEOs, etc.), I decided it was time to write a new chapter. I’ve been keeping busy with some not-for-profit boards, DePauw, and a TON of chores around the lake. (You’ll usually see me these days with a chainsaw in hand! Yes, I still have all my fingers and toes.) I’m planning to reengage but am thoroughly enjoying the luxury of stepping back to decide “what’s next?” Maybe some startups, board service or—if I’m lucky—I can become a “consultant,” like Uncle Gary and travel the world.
Hope everyone is doing well. Please send your updates. All the best!
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It has been a summer of new beginnings, some of them small, some large, but all of them important. Let’s start with the weddings. On August 20, Jane Mullen was married to Bill Jose in a wonderful Quaker ceremony in Maine, which was attended by our very own Sue Kahn and her husband Dan Kirschner, as well as Brent West and his wife Tina.
Jane Mullen and Bill Jose’s wedding
Also recently married was Meg VanDeWeghe’s daughter, Hollis. “My husband Rick and I were so pleased when our daughter Hollis married Chris Hughes in June of this year,” writes Meg. In the accompanying photo, “our son Desmond (who runs an IT consulting company in NYC) is on the left; my husband Rick (an attorney here in DC) is next to him; then Hollis (who works in the corporate grants group at the National Park Foundation); and Chris (a middle school teacher and lacrosse coach).” Meg says that in addition to being busy with her family, she spends her time running a consulting company and sitting on three corporate boards.
performance with his entourage of women—all captured on a video, all safely tucked away in a private Brent West vault, never to see the light of day.
Meg VanDeWeghe’s daughter’s wedding
Jeff Phillips checks in to say that he has recently been involved in the founding of a new organization. “The Corporate Climate Alliance is focused on organizing companies of all sizes to band together to lobby at the state and federal levels in order to refine policy in order to minimize the risk and costs of climate change. Check us out at www. corporateclimatealliance.com.” Also, says Jeff, “My wife, Michele (who was with me at Tuck at picturesque Sachem Village), and I recently became grandparents of a beautiful little baby girl named June. We are living in Barrington Hills, IL, and escape to the UP of Michigan on a regular basis.” Speaking of the “UP” of Michigan, let’s not forget the 30/60 anniversary club that had an event in Harbor Springs, Michigan, last summer (although, technically, Harbor Springs is 30 miles south of the bridge). That would be Brent and Tina West celebrating their 30th anniversary and Brent’s parents celebrating their 60th anniversary. Brent reports that it was a great celebration, not just the 30/60 party, but the fact that the event was also attended by a number of T’83 families—the Laubers (Mike and Elizabeth), the Cahns (Gary and Chris) and the Pattullos (Scott and Jenny), and a number of their children. “Harbor Springs will never be the same after Scott’s toast— performed in rap.” Yes, you are reading this correctly. Funky Scott performing a toast in rap in Harbor Springs, Michigan, complete with a backup group of singers led by Gary Cahn (aka, GC), or as Scott calls him and his group of singers, ‘MC GC and his Support Hose.’ As Scott said in introducing Gary: “At his age, the only ‘hoes’ Gary is familiar with are Support Hose.” As always, Gary showed his grace and good sportsmanship by helping to back up Scott’s
Scott has been very busy this year. His son Rourke started at Michigan this fall—majoring in engineering and minoring in Mandarin and business. “He takes after his mother,” says Scott. “Carter Harris (and also Pete Kirven) would be happy to know that my daughter Alex is a senior at the University of Kentucky. Two kids in college, so I have no worries about what to do with my money.” Scott also traveled to Maine this summer to see Brent West’s company, Bath Iron Works (I like to call it Brent’s company even though it is owned by General Dynamics), officially christen the second of the Zumwalt-class destroyers they are building, the Michael Monsoor. (The lead ship of the class, the Zumwalt, was delivered last May after three successful sea trials; the third, the Lyndon B. Johnson, is under construction). Scott Pattullo couldn’t resist the opportunity to see the Monsoor get christened: “My trip to Bath Iron Works for the christening of DDG-1001 Michael Monsoor was absolutely a bucket list item for a nerd engineer like me,” says Scott. “Brent invited me out for the weekend, put me up at his house, and got me VIP seating for all of the events. A frequent question to me from the General Dynamics executives, the naval officers, and the Monsoor family was ‘Who are you and why are you here?’ “Brent is the MAN and he has learned more than a few things about cutting metal, electrical power, and communications systems. The Michael Monsoor is the 2nd of a three-ship order of all-electric stealth destroyers. As the naval training officer told me—‘there’s nothing else like this in the Navy.’ Our star boy is in charge of the entire program. We can be proud of how he has turned out thanks to our influence.” Take a look at the photo nearby of our two classmates under the stern of the ship. For Brent, Scott’s visit gave him a chance to work on his bona fides. “I must say it was great having Scott join us for the christening ceremony and related festivities for the
Scott Pattullo and Brent West
Monsoor,” reported Brent. “At various BIW functions over the weekend, Scott was in his element. He hit it off well with all of our engineers. Lots of detailed discussion about power generation and naval architecture. It also worked for me since I was able to demonstrate that I had a real engineering friend from my past.” A Few Random Notes: There was a confirmed “Dancing Bear” sighting at Lou’s in Hanover as Gibbs Roddy and Professor Bower discussed their upcoming role as panelists for the summer Bridge Program at Tuck.
Gibbs Roddy and Professor Bower
In mid-July on a picture perfect evening for baseball, Peter Boland initiated a gathering of classmates at Fenway Park to see the Red Sox defeat the San Francisco Giants. Other attendees were Steve Clark, Paul Grand Pré, Joe Kirchgessner, and Bob MacIntosh. Many laughs were shared—as well as a few beers and foot-long hot dogs—as the gang cheered the Red Sox to victory. All agreed that such a “reunion” should become an annual event. A few weeks later, most of that crew, plus Bob Hannah and John Oakman, traveled to Cam Eldred’s summer house in Lac Papineau,
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T’83s at Fenway
Quebec, Canada, for a long weekend of water sports (between rain showers), cribbage, and bocce (even during the rain). According to Bob, “Despite a near scheduling snafu, Cam served as a most gracious host, while everyone seemed to excel at one or more activities: Joe at paddle boarding, Steve at brewing coffee the old-fashioned way, John at innovative bocce shots, Bob H. at organizing the varied food menu AND grilling the meat to perfection, Peter at cooking the greasy breakfasts, and Bob M. at pouring timely shots of Scotch whiskey. Cam’s engineering skills were on display as he kept the house operating on ingenuity and propane. Hopefully, this too will continue to be an annual event.” Gary Cahn, referenced earlier as starting a new career as a backup singer, pleaded with me not to disclose his musical (mis)adventure in this column. “The most humiliating moment of my life was in June 1983, when I learned I graduated #136 out of the 135 people in our Tuck class. [Secretary’s note: Not possibly true; there were a number of us vying for the bottom slot, and I don’t see how you could possibly have nabbed it.] The second most humiliating moment of my life was when I was called up by Scott to participate as ‘MC GC and His Support Hose.’” Finally, you might wonder (as I did) how of the three Navy ships in the program Brent West is overseeing, two would be named after such famous people—Admiral Zumwalt and former President Lyndon B. Johnson—and the third after a person named Monsoor. So I looked it up and found out that in a world full of selfindulgent and self-promoting people, there are also people like Michael Anthony Monsoor, who have performed selfless acts of bravery for our country. During the Iraq War, an insurgent threw a grenade onto a rooftop where several Navy SEALS, including Monsoor, were positioned. He smothered the grenade with his body and died from his injuries.
According to written accounts: “During the funeral, as the coffin was moving from the hearse to the grave site, Navy SEALs were lined up forming a column of twos on both sides of the pallbearers’ route, with the coffin moving up the center. As the coffin passed each SEAL, they slapped down the gold Trident each had removed from his own uniform and deeply embedded it into the wooden coffin. For nearly 30 minutes the slaps were audible from across the cemetery as nearly every SEAL on the West Coast repeated the act.” As President Bush later recounted in a speech: “The procession went on nearly half an hour, and when it was all over, the simple wooden coffin had become a gold-plated memorial to a hero who will never be forgotten.”
Hiroshi and Kaori Izawa with Linc Spoor
Yanna Musselman with daughter Sarah and granddaughter Avery
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At long last, the empty nest is a reality for my family. Hannah is a senior at Yale and Benjamin is a freshman at U Mass Amherst after taking a gap year. It is strangely quiet here and takes some adjustment, especially as I face another milestone decade next month—yikes! Our home now feels like a “senior sanctuary” with our two wonderful older labs (ages 9 and 10.5). I suspect I am one of the last classmates to enter this phase, although there are a few others out there with children still at home. It would be terrific if you would share your news and photos: graduations, weddings, new grandchildren, and stepping into retirement. It was wonderful to hear from Hiroshi Izawa. Hiroshi and his wife, Kaori, visited Las Vegas last summer and visited with Linc Spoor, who was in town at the same time. Although Linc’s business is in Las Vegas, he has been living in Guatemala the last four years with his family. “We had a great time catching up with each other and we enjoyed hearing about Linc’s new business developments. We also visited Death Valley and Grand Canyon. I apologize if I missed any of our classmates who live in or near these areas.” On April 20, Yanna Bergmans Musselman and her husband, Dave, welcomed their first
grandchild, Avery Marie Hart. Daughter Sarah, her fiancé Eric, and little Avery are all doing well. Grandparents are having tons of fun too! Yanna and Dave moved to Cambridge, MA, in July to be closer to family and so that Dave can study at MIT for a master’s in urban planning. “We are enjoying a more urban lifestyle and hope to see many Boston friends soon! And, no, we did not opt to live in married student housing!” Hope to hear from more of you next time around.
’85 Laura Fitzgibbons firstname.lastname@example.org
Our class must be “talked out” after last fall’s Reunion, as only three snippets of news came into my inbox. But we all know the big news is that by the time you are reading this column, we’ll either have our first woman president… or have moved to Canada! Politics aside, here’s what we’ve done.
Giles Chance wrote from France “where we are staying in our chateau with some friends. We are exploring the French countryside, including the Vendée beaches to the west, and in the other direction looking at chateaux on the Loire. Today we’re visiting the town of Poitiers, scene of two important historical battles: the victory of the king of the Franks over the Arab invaders in 732. Poitiers is also where the Black Prince defeated and captured the French king during the Hundred Years’ War between France and England, an event which gave rise to the phenomenon of Joan of Arc. Next month I’m back at Tuck to teach a course on China. Earlier this year I spent several weeks in Shanghai to lead a market research project for a pecan plantation company part-owned by Tuck alum Lalo Medina (T’07). China has become an important part of the pecan nut business as the Chinese have become interested in healthy eating. It was good seeing everyone at last year’s reunion and hope we meet again before too long.” And Bret Bero tried to get away with a quick note. “I will be teaching—Strategic Problem Solving and Management Consulting— full-time at Babson College this school year. Regards.” When pressed (aka begged!), he elaborated, “I was a managing director at American Capital, Ltd.—a public (NASDAQ: ACAS) private-equity company. I was at ACAS for 9 years. In essence, I was an operating partner who did turnarounds. I served as CEO of 5 portfolio companies, was chairman of 2 other portfolio companies, and was on the board of 12 portfolio companies. My last CEO job (left in March of this year) was with Halt Medical, a startup that developed a laparoscopic medical device to perform minimally invasive surgery to eradicate uterine fibroids without a hysterectomy. Interesting side note, the CEO I replaced at Halt was on Shark Tank for another startup he created. My son, Brad, graduated from Babson in 2014. So when they asked for a parent donation, I asked about teaching! Other news, my granddaughter, Elin, turns 3 next week. Brita and her husband live close to Boston (where Joan and I moved a couple of years ago).” Phil Giudice sent in beyond-the-deadline news of his first grandchild! “Isley Giudice was born June 17th. Paul and Kate are doing great as new parents. I am in awe that Marcia’s and my baby has a baby. Time continues on. We are over the moon with joy.”
Since that’s all the news that voluntarily came in, I have stalked Facebook and other social media for more news. Starting with the one that made Spence completely jealous: Firman Leung had his first hole in one on August 25 while as a guest at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in New York. He didn’t elaborate, but since that post he has been at the US Open Tennis, attended the Skip Barber Racing School in Connecticut, and saw Adele at Madison Square Garden! Enough said about Firman! Also from Facebook AND nonpolitical: Grant Davis played 27 holes of golf on his birthday! Barb Tormondsen keeps dancing with the stars. Phil Giudice completed his first triathlon. Maynard Southard and his wife drove across America, starting September 4: “Off we go! Camping across the States. Portsmouth, NH, to the West Coast and wherever else in-between.” (They did NOT stop in the middle, in KC.) And Salil Tripathi continues to fight the good fight (he is the director of policy at the Institute for Human Rights and Business, based in London) and travel the world: “Phew. Thirty-three days. Three continents. Four countries. Bombay. Jamnagar. Porbandar. Somnath. Junagadh. Rajkot. Bhavnagar. Paliyad. Sayla. Dhankaniya. Wankaner. Than. Chotila. Ahmedabad. Madras. Bangalore. Dubai. Entebbe. Kampala. Brussels. And now home—for three days, before I go off again.” Finally, Dave Brown was in Kansas City for a business trip, so the three of us had a wonderful dinner. Great to hear about his angel investing, of course, but his life in Wyoming— and his new hobby of fly-fishing—was even more amazing! Send more news next time!
’86 Tony Ehinger
Courtney, works at MSNBC in Manhattan, and my youngest son, Jason, will be part of the Dartmouth class of 2020! “I have divorced and remarried since graduating from Tuck. I have been in health care finance ever since Tuck, first in investment banking at BT Securities, then providing senior debt during a couple of stints at GE Capital HFS, then deeper in the capital structure at a hedge fund called Silver Point Capital, a finance company called Greyrock Capital, and at a startup finance company I co-founded called FirstLight Financial. I’m still working, running the health care finance business at Ally Corporate Finance—although I do it from Malibu, CA, so it’s not all bad!” South of Tom we received greetings from Southern California’s Neville Moos, whose “family has been in Orange County for twelve years. Our two kids (Farrah, 26, and Carl, 23) are grown. They both graduated from UC Berkeley and we are now ‘seasoned empty nesters.’ “Farrah got married two years ago right here in So Cal. They wanted an outdoor wedding set in nature followed by an indoor reception. We welcomed Christopher Andersen as our wonderful son-in-law. [Look for a pic on the ’86 pages on mytuck.dartmouth.edu!] They are now both at Harvard—Farrah in second year at the Kennedy School of Government. Chris is doing his PhD in public health. “Carl works for Bain in management consulting in San Francisco and seems to really enjoy it. “Lorraine & I sold our larger home last year and downsized into a condo, bit closer to the ocean. Business is reasonably good: Lorraine has built an excellent reputation in executive search. She places senior finance professionals and has been broadening that work into IT, HR & a few other fields. She also does executive coaching & helps several large companies.
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Tom Ceto checked in from the West Coast, writing “to catch everyone up quickly— my oldest son, Douglas, graduated from Dartmouth in 2008 and is now a vice president at Golden Gate Capital in SF. My only daughter,
“My strategy & ops consulting work is focused around helping US (& other) companies in/ with India. Additionally, I help leadership teams enhance their performance. Recently, I am also involved with a fin tech startup. “We feel blessed & grateful in so many ways and send all of you Tuckies our best. If we can be of help anytime, please feel free to reach out.”
CL ASS NOTES Southern living has been good to Lisa Ostergard Gardner, who states “my husband, Ted, and I have raised three daughters in Charlotte, NC (all three went to UVA’s undergraduate business school, which uses a lot of Tuck-authored material from Stickney, Munter, etc. and makes me think about the great education I received at Tuck), which explains my silence, I suppose. Girls keep you busy :) and they have been my greatest joy and biggest job :). I have spent the past 18 years being actively involved at UVA serving on three boards, including chairing UVA’s alumni association. “I also served the past 6 years with Greg McCrickard on UVA’s college board, so it’s been fun to see him over the years. For the past two years, I have helped establish an alumni/ student mentoring program for undergraduates to help them with their career search and job placement. It’s been rewarding to see the program grow and help students explore career opportunities. I think every university should consider establishing a mentoring program because alumni become engaged with their alma maters and students find jobs. You can see that I am passionate about networking, even though I don’t work. Yikes. “Beyond volunteering at UVA, I have been busy being a groom/errand person for my daughters, who ride horses competitively. Years ago, I saw Dave DiPietro on the horse show circuit with his daughter, which was fun. I still travel to horse shows a lot (probably two weekends a month) with our youngest daughter, who competes in the jumpers. Since we went to horse shows in Florida during the winter months, we bought a house in Florida, where we now spend the winter. In short, life is good and I’m very blessed. “I’ve been back at Tuck only twice since graduation—once to recruit many moons ago and once to take my daughter to Dartmouth for Admitted Students Day (she didn’t think she could live in Hanover for 4 years). I wandered through the halls at Tuck and came across our class portrait. We had a great class and I wish I kept in touch with more people, which is why I like reading the class notes.” Arizona-based David Kitnick has “been super busy these last several years with my homebuilding company, so I haven’t kept in good contact with everyone. I was hoping to attend this year’s reunion, but my wife and
I will be joining some childhood friends at a 3-day concert in Coachella (Palm Springs) on the same weekend as the Tuck reunion. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle with The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, The Who, and Roger Waters/Pink Floyd. However, I will be flying into NYC on October 14th for 8 nights, so hopefully I’ll get a chance to see some classmates while in NYC. Feel free to post my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.” We can also report David is an avid Springsteen fan, which is a subtle plug for all to get out and catch Bruce on tour if you want to reverse the aging process. Andrew Maleckyj is “alive, well and living in Brooklyn. I’ve stepped away from the world of finance and have been enjoying retirement for the past few years. I do, however, intend to return to a new adventure in a different line of work—probably not-for-profit. Someday soon, I’ll pull together my résumé and start that process.... Recently, my wife and I were in the Boston area and had a very pleasant visit with Eugenio Kim and his wife. I’m happy to report that both of them are in fine form. Otherwise, unfortunately, I’ve not crossed paths with many Tuckies of late, but I’m always glad to read about the success of our classmates in Tuck Today.” Elaine Flanagan is “working in the mortgage industry managing a marketing team. Recent events include a great vacation to Ireland and our last child off to college (Princeton). I enjoy attending Philadelphia Tuck ’Tails and got to see Debi Warner [Brooks] and Andy Steele in the past year.” Peter Hsia is “still living in San Francisco, working as one of the partners in Kurt Salmon’s strategy practice. Only my second job since school, if you don’t count mergers. This summer’s theme was travel softball with my 12-year-old twins, getting crushed by the suburban teams that outweigh us by 30 pounds. On the other hand, our coaches consist of a surgeon, a venture capitalist, and a tech entrepreneur, so perhaps our city genetic pool is optimized for something besides softball. This spring I won the old guy division in the East Bay Trails series, which is one of the oldest trail competitions around. The shoes that I won were sponsored by Jim Weber and Brooks, so the circle never stops.” Greg Lennox writes, “Lillian and I are driving
up to north Idaho with our son, Chris, to spend his senior year of high school with him. Let the adventure begin! Memories of New Hampshire.... We will be in the mountains... at the base of Idaho’s largest ski area...only with no winter clothing to speak of in our wardrobe!! “With the sale of our apartment development a couple years ago, I entered into ‘retirement’... with a high school student still at home. So now we are on the threshold of ‘empty nest’—a more pleasant thought! “With five children and two grandchildren, life is full without the demands of career. I am grateful to Tuck for the professional skills which gave me confidence leading our family-owned business through a turnaround in the late eighties and nineties. Growing and diversifying the company provided for the secure retirement of my parents’ generation and for my family as well. “During our time in Idaho, we’re looking forward to exploring Jeep trails, ski trails, and beautiful lakes and mountains on both sides of the Canadian border. Sound like fun? We’ve got a guest room waiting!” Now that’s a great offer! We were unable to communicate directly with Dave Rea and we can’t confirm his whereabouts, however, we were fortunate to get a response from “Phil O. Baloney and I am Mr. Rea’s publicist. Mr. Rea asked me to inform you that he is currently participating in an important experiment. Mr. Rea along with some other Tuck graduates have volunteered to refrain from the use of email, social media, and other forms of electronic communication for the purposes of providing inane information about themselves. “This important experiment will allow scientists to study the physiological and psychological effect of withdrawing from such communication. Regrettably, Mr. Rea will be unable to provide you with the trivial update that you have requested. Mr. Rea would, however, be delighted to have an in-person meeting in early October to discuss granting you an exclusive interview upon the conclusion of the study in the fall of 2028. Sincerely, Phil O. Baloney.” Chris Boyd and Nina T’85 sent in an update. “Career-wise I am still involved in
the investment world. I currently work for Sunesis Advisors, which serves as a family office for wealthy families located mostly near Kansas City or in the Midwest. I oversee the investment planning and implementation for each of the families. The investment time horizon is much different than my time as an equity portfolio manager—most families have a 20-30 year plan and don’t get hung up on quarterly market fluctuations, which is refreshing. “Nina’s ‘career’ has a more interesting path. Of course, she used her Tuck degree to the fullest, being a mostly stay-at-home mom with our 5 kids. About 4 years ago, as our kids were starting to move out, she had the itch to get yet another degree, this time in nursing. She finished top of her class, even though she was literally twice as old as most students. She works 2 days a week now helping care for the elderly and those needing skilled nursing at a local facility. She has traveled to Uganda and also Mexico with teams of medical professionals to treat those in areas who have very little or no health care. “I have given up basketball playing (knee injury) and enjoy golf, throwing the Frisbee, or hiking. For the past 20 years I have played guitar as part of a local Beatles tribute band named Abbey Road. We don’t ‘dress up’ like them but we stay true to the music and have a blast playing those tunes. Family-wise we have added two new members lately—my oldest son lives in Tulsa and they have 2 beautiful baby girls: Betsy, 2 1/2 years old, and Brooklyn, who is 1. Sadly, we lost a member of the family 3 years ago in a car accident—our son, Brian, was 21 years old. The loss is still excruciating, but our faith and lots of support from family and friends have helped. “We don’t often find ourselves in or near New England, and it has been awhile since we have visited Hanover. We hope the reunion is enjoyed by all, and all the best to my Tuck ’86 classmates.” Kazuyoshi “Kazu” Komiya observed “thirty years have passed since we left Tuck School. Time flies! I have been running a ten-person management consulting firm for twenty years in Tokyo. 127 of my books have been published in Japan with 3.4 million copies. Some are translated in Chinese, Korean, and Thai. I attend three TV programs in Osaka. Also, I am a visiting professor at Nagoya University.
I am happy to contribute to Tuck as an Asian Advisory Board member along with San-san and Mark. I spend relatively busy days with my wife, Toshi.” Secretaries’ note: Kazu’s publication volumes may have edged out Lee Geiger’s seminal work Pearls of Asia. In the spirit of teamwork, Joe Organick’s wife, Karen, penned the following note while Joe was out sailing. “Joe is still working for The Wolff Company, where he has been since we moved to Spokane 26 years ago. (Where did that time go?) Working on the exit strategy currently as he wants more and more time on our sailboat. He spends much of the summer on the boat cruising the San Juans and north into Canada. I join him as my work permits. We are hoping to find the time to sail to Alaska next summer. “We are empty nesters currently and finding it not a bad gig at all. We can travel more and are not tied to the school calendar! And, having raised three girls, the drama and energy level has definitely dropped a notch (or twelve). Our oldest graduated from UW in ’15 and is employed and off the payroll! She is a research scientist working for UW/Microsoft in Seattle. Our second is a senior at Whitman—fingers crossed for a job come May. Our youngest is at Occidental College and is planning on majoring in Economics—our only one who might possibly go on to business school. (One out of three isn’t too bad). “We saw Leo Hopf in the spring as a wedding took us to SLC. He and Harriet are doing very well in the sun and high altitudes. It was great to catch up with both of them. Rod Stevens called and will be through Spokane in a few weeks, so we will have news of him at Reunion. No one ever comes through Spokane—I think this will be a first. We saw Andrew Farnsworth and Tessa about five years ago in Switzerland, but they are now back stateside. It has been longer than that for everyone else, so we are really looking forward to catching up at Reunion.” Singapore-based Mark Speciale and wife Blair “are starting our twentieth year in Singapore and feel fortunate to have had a front-row seat to all the changes in the APAC region. We now have two kids at college in the US (Isabella is a senior at Claremont McKenna, Sam is a sophomore at Chapman University) and we anticipate staying here in Singapore for
another two years while our youngest (Lucas) finishes high school. I am essentially retired but busier than ever. Main difference is I now focus on projects that interest me (a variety of investment ventures, advisory work for a Frontier EM-focused PE firm) and am not spending time in the corporate world (less travel and conference calls, no BlackBerry!). “We had a wonderful summer, splitting our time in Lake Tahoe and Laguna Beach. John and Susie Meaney are just up the street from us in Tahoe and we had some spirited croquet and bocce games (with a certain T’87 getting a yellow card for excessive competitive behavior). We had a visit from Peter and Christy Clinton, while Stacey Brenner stopped in at the Meaneys’. Last year I had the opportunity to meet Kazuyoshi Komiya for a wonderful sushi dinner in Tokyo (with 100+ books published, Komiya-san is Japan’s Peter Drucker). I also met Derek Lindsay in Bangkok for a fantastic dinner with his partner Sylvie. I would encourage anyone passing through Singapore (or SE Asia) to give me a ring.”
T’86s in summer
Susie Meaney contributed a small-world story: “I joined a hike at Stanford Sierra Camp up Mount Tallac. As we were hiking up the mountain, I was having a wonderful conversation with a very nice, interesting woman. About a quarter way up, we started to exchange class years and other life information when we discovered our Stanford AND Tuck connection! You can see from the picture why I didn’t immediately recognize Sarah Hotchkis [Ketterer] (T’87 and classmates with my husband John)! She was well outfitted for the terrain and sun protection. (I was much less prepared, as you can see by my attire.) It was such a fun coincidence. She is doing great and looks terrific. We made it to the top to enjoy the incredible view of Lake Tahoe! Amazing where you might run into Tuck friends!”
CL ASS NOTES of $500,000.” Our well-placed sources report the unprecedented large TAG donation was given by a 1986 classmate.
Sarah Hotchkis Ketterer T’87 and Susie Meaney
Sherri Carroll Oberg sent in news of a fascinating trip. She noted that “I got an email from Tuck asking for news, so I’m forwarding this picture of Jane Nelson and myself crossing the Arctic Circle. Jane and my husband, Curt, and I just returned from a 10-day trip in the Arctic, where we hiked on the ice cap in Greenland with a Dartmouth professor who is the lead scholar for the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, sea kayaked with 20-story icebergs and whales that were only 25 yards away, and cruised on a scientific expedition ship among polar bears and seals. Jane and I were part of a group of Dartmouth and Tuck alums that joined Dartmouth’s President Phil Hanlon, who was doing a site visit since Dartmouth has had a long history of internationally recognized research in the Arctic. Unfortunately, Gordie had to drop out of the trip as he was recovering from knee surgery. I hope you are enjoying your summer, and I’m looking forward to seeing you at reunions!”
Our intrepid fundraising leadership team of Jack Callahan, Bill Fallon, and Rich McArdle stated “the Annual Campaign for our 30th reunion was a great success. We would like to thank the entire class for its enthusiasm, inspiration, and generous ongoing support to Tuck.” Rich added that “while Bill and Jack did all the work and the class gave all the money, somehow I ended up getting/taking all the credit!!” Many thanks for continuing to supply terrific content. Please keep us in mind when you chance upon a fellow Tuckie or if you find yourself sleepless and hankering to send us a sound bite, substantive update, or completely fabricated yet entertaining news item. We appreciate them all, we assure you. Stay healthy and be happy—your scribes.
heart.” Brian used his Argenti-based marketing skills combined with his Ralph Lauren fashion experience and his own artistic ability to make a name for himself and his artwork. He’s featured not only in local galleries but as far afield as Buenos Aires and has been painting pieces that hang in such dignitaries’ houses as Cynthia Frost. His art focuses on whimsical renderings of his LaLa Land as well as other iconic images and can even immortalize your favorite pet if you’d like to commission him. Recently, he launched an online company, accessed thru www.briannash.net, selling both men’s and women’s pajamas as well as some other apparel (as you can see in the photos nearby!). Everything is Made in the USA and features his artwork, of course. Truly the perfect gift for that friend who has everything! Brian also had his share of Tuck friends visiting recently. Cynthia Frost, Martha Boyd Tecca, Mark Tecca, Scott Page, Gail Sullivan Page, Mary Barcus, Bart Henderson, and Chris Landsberg all came to pay tribute and sing that chant “I knew Brian when….” Yay, Brian…we hope to get there soon too!
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Tuckies visiting Nashville, admiring the best graffiti in town!
OCTOBER 13-15, 2017
Sherri Carroll Oberg and Jane Nelson crossing the Arctic Circle
Finally, our class received a nice shout-out from Tuck’s dean Matthew Slaughter, who wrote in his summer update that “a terrific Tuck team effort led by the indefatigable Rich McArdle helped the class of 1986 shatter the reunion gift record with their 30th reunion class gift of $1,000,000. We were also honored to receive our largest individual TAG gift ever,
Even though we are “empty nesters,” it somehow feels as if life has been more hectic than ever. Summer 2016 ends tonight, but it feels as if it was just New Year’s Eve in my mind. My guess is that many of you must be as busy, because I cannot think of a time in the last 20+ years of writing this letter that we have had fewer updates from classmates. I am not as good at making up stuff as Lobrain is, so this may be a quickie! It seems as if Nashville has really risen into the “cool city” spotlight in the last year or so, kicking Austin out of Dodge (so to speak). I’m sure that’s in no small part due to our very own Brian Nash and his “art for the child at
These pajamas are scientifically proven to get you lucky! Notice the smile on his face.
Rick Yu kept up his Andy Steele duties and got a group of NYers together for lunch this summer. He, Peter Saulnier, Chris Landsberg,
I love this photo! I wouldn’t get within a million miles of a farm, but I’m glad my pajamas did.
Michael Sheldon and Ava Chien[-Pliessnig] were all in attendance. Much was discussed about Clinton-Trump (crazy to think that as you are reading this we will know who will guide (?) this great nation for the next 4 years!) and how Williams College is really just an expensive four-year dating service apparently. Ava did reveal that she had been to North Carolina on a recent trip and had met up with Cynthia and Millie Tan too, though had not made it to Nashville. Rick did say that he also had dinner w/ Bitt and CJ in Nantucket during the summer. No comments on how good the food was (who was the cook??), but he said the dinner was good fun. In my quest to do something outside of work now that the kids are gone, I have started getting involved in Preschool Advantage (www. preschooladvantage.org). PSA is a not-forprofit whose aim is to get 3- and 4-year-olds into half-day preschool for families that cannot afford to do so. By the age of 3, children from lower-income families are already behind their peers. Education is the best equalizer, and there are lots of data to prove that early investment in these kids helps stave off all sorts of problems as they get into high school and beyond. In organizing a table for PSA’s big fundraiser, I have been in touch with Steve Socolof and Saulnier. Socco mentioned he had played golf with Saulnier and Chris Gagnon recently. Chris apparently mentioned that he and his fiancée would be happy to host some Tuckies at his course in Somerset. I say skip the first 18 holes and let’s just have some fun! But that’s me…never the golfer but always there for that 19th hole! I was supposed to meet up with Beth McCombs Westvold this morning but got stood up by meetings she had at Payden & Rygel. Luckily, her job does bring her to NYC often, so I was OK taking a rain check. On my half-hour walk to work I have the pleasure
of running into Len Jardine probably once a month by Rockefeller Center. Len is still hanging on at BNP but is no doubt the world’s proudest granddad. And when you see the many photos that adorn his FB pages, you can understand why. This is a little girl who already has that “take no prisoners” Jardine look about her…in the cutest possible way! Speaking of proud grandparents, we spent a week in the middle of nowhere Canada with Lourdes and Milt Dingman. They spend a lot of time in the Southwest where their two grandchildren are… and split the rest of their time between Miami, Denver, and Lake Champlain. Life is good.
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Hi ’88’s! I [Jill Ward] didn’t get much news from you, but what I did get was great…lots of growth and change…for careers and families! Here’s news from Brian Saunders…his work, family, and musical passions: “I have a few things to report. My digital marketing agency (Agent Hi5 Productions) is finally growing rapidly. I just finished the official website for the well-known actress and author Denise Nicholas (www.denisenicholas.net). My twin daughters, now 2 years past their graduation, are successfully pursuing their careers. Sydney is an engineer at CH2M Hill. Sloan is a product operations team leader at Zenefits. I truly am a lucky and proud father. Finally, the next CD release ‘When Tomorrow Comes’ of my original music project, ‘Morpheus B,’ will be available everywhere online in November! It’s 11 pm West Coast time. Back to work! Long live Tuck!” On the career growth and change front, Perry Boyle reports: “Big change for me jobwise. In June I left Point72 Asset Management to start up Stamford Harbor Capital. It is a hedge fund funded by Steve Cohen but managed by me. A new adventure! All is good on the family front. Lisa and I are spending more time in Sun Valley now that we are about to be empty
nesters. We would love to see Tuckies out there. Hope all is well with Tuck ’88s!” Ward Urban also checks in with big job news: “I will be starting this fall as the CFO of a leading edge Internet-of-Things (IoT) cybersecurity software company based in New England. The technology company has a unique digital identity and access management solution, security architecture and cloud-based platform to address the significant ‘insider threat’ intrusion risks inherent in rapidly emerging and highly vulnerable device-todevice/machine-to-machine IoT ecosystems (the ‘physical web’) in the global government, corporate and institutional markets. The ramping up of the company should be very interesting and a bit of a ‘wild ride’ over the coming year!” Tom Rich has had some interesting and entrepreneurial endeavors lately…and with other Tuckies! He says: “This is a picture of the 2016 national meeting of QUART (Qualitative Researchers from Tuck). That’s Mary Turso (T’01) on the right and me on the left (see pic). As far as we know, we’re the only two members of this highly exclusive organization. This photo was taken back in March, when Mary asked me to come down to Miami to give a presentation on how consumers simplify to the Florida Chapter of QRCA (Qualitative Research Consultants Association, which is actually a thing). I seem to be doing a lot of that sort of thing these days; giving presentations and master classes to market researchers. More recently, Nancy and I had dinner in San Francisco with Libby Mihalka.”
Tom Rich and Mary Turso T’01
Heidi Reichenbach Harring shares family perspectives, and an awesome picture at Fenway: “Girls are getting old and I am getting older. Took Reilly back to college for her sophomore year, Alden is a junior and starting
CL ASS NOTES round two of college tours, and Piper is going into 8th grade—top of the hill for one year before going back to the bottom as a freshman. All three got to sing the National Anthem at Fenway Park this year. A banner day for parents, and the Red Sox won!!! We all rode or volunteered at the PMC cancer fundraiser this year and as always saw Perry Boyle. No Kilgallons this year, or perhaps I just did not see them in the 5000+ riders.”
Hard to believe we’ve reached the stage where these are our milestones, but such is life. On the “retiring” front, Adam Inselbuch is making a second career out of travel golf. He met up with Jack Zollinger in June to play Merion in Ardmore, Pennsylvania (photo nearby). Adam reports that Jack played to his single-digit handicap, while Adam proved he did not know how to play golf or score a $5 Nassau. To improve this situation, he met up with Brian Griffiths to play a round and then went on to Scotland to play for 9 days, where he sent word that “Carnoustie kicked his $%#!” Not sure his golf improved, but presumably he has mastered the $5 Nassau by now.
Hope you are all well. And send in more news for next round! —Jill
’89 Betsy Crill Robertson email@example.com
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Hello fellow classmates! Hope that all of you are well and have survived getting kids to college, getting kids graduated from college, downsizing, career changing, and retiring.
brand management, using Tuck Professor Kevin Keller’s text, and calling on Professor Deshpandé to participate in discussing his HBS cases with her classes. She had the opportunity to spend some time with him while attending a case-teaching seminar at HBS and sent in the nearby photo of him in his “natural habitat.” That’s all for this time [from Betsy]—send in your notes and photos!!
Reilly, Piper, and Alden Harring singing the National Anthem at Fenway
As for yours truly, it has been a work whirlwind for me, for the last 18 months. In short, I took the president & COO role at a publicly held SaaS company—Fleetmatics – in Boston. Liked it. Got the CEO nod in first half of 2016…and then we announced the sale of the company to Verizon in the second half! Good for all constituents. And the same unit of Verizon that is buying Yahoo is buying my company. Never a dull moment!
Professor Rohi Deshpandé in his “natural habitat”
Adam Inselbuch and Jack Zollinger
’90 Mark Hosbein
More retirement activities come from Don McNaughton, who is hiking the Appalachian Trail. He wrote in from the trail, and reports “I have been hiking since April 22nd. Currently at mile 1,601, with 588 to go to finish. It’s been a fabulous trek, full of great views, people, and experiences. My 57-year-old body has withstood the rigors of climbing mountain after mountain pretty well. I’m excited to finish soon but know I will be sad when it’s all over. I will finish at Harpers Ferry, WV, right around October 12th.” For those who want to follow him, his journal can be found at trailjournals. com/57ontheAT. On the “not-so-retiring” front, Brian Griffiths has left Guggenheim Partners and is now the chief financial officer at Skorpios Technologies Inc., located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Still living in Connecticut, he’s now a regular on Southwest Airlines, so save up those unused drink coupons and send them off to Brian for his commute. And lastly, Lora Louise Broady continues her teaching at the business school at the University of Denver. She’s been teaching
Editor’s note: If you’d like to work with Mark Hosbein on class notes for the eminent class of 1990, please email tuck.class.notes@dartmouth. edu to let us know!
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’92 Amy Feind Reeves email@example.com
25TH REUNION OCTOBER 13-15, 2017
Hi everybody, Thanks to those who’ve written in unbidden. Hope everyone is thinking ahead to our (gulp) 25th reunion next fall. Personally, I’m still taking grief for booking my family into the Bates Motel 4 years ago, so I’ll be lining up a place to stay early. It was great to hear from Christoph Braun that he is feeling inspired to come and reclaim our class spirit: “Nothing much to report here, kids are growing up (17 and 14 now) and soon enough we’ll be sitting in an empty house and will have to think about alternative uses for all that time.... Had a wonderful breakfast with our friend Ken Karegeannes while he and his family were here in Munich as part of their European vacation. It always strikes me when you run into one of our fellow Tuckies after all those years that conversations are rich, profound and warm, not driven by ego, perceived accomplishments and posing. Hence, Ken and I agreed that we’ll put all efforts into joining next year’s reunion!” Ken gets the prize for T’92 Breakfast Guy, as we also got this item from the Peach Tree State’s Scott Russell: “I’ve had lunch or breakfast recently with Sean Cook, Ken Karegeannes, and Scott Johnston (T’93). They’re all doing well. “I also went to one of my daughters’ swim meets back in June and noticed that one of the parents on the other team looked a lot like Peter Moon (T’93)…because he was Peter Moon. We had a nice chat after the meet (Peter was busy timing laps during the meet). And, as it happened, the meet ended in a tie so everyone left happy! I’ve attached a photo of Peter and me with Peter’s son Noah (13) and my daughters Eva (11) and Julia (8).
Scott Russell and his daughters with Peter Moon and his son
I’ve also attached a photo from when I got to meet Super Bowl MVP and Dancing with the Stars season 12 winner Hines Ward through some work I’m doing with the Terry College Alumni Board (the University of Georgia’s business school).
Scott Russell at a UGA event with Hines Ward
“Fortunately, everyone’s happy and healthy, so that’s all the news I’ve got this go-round.”
the family get-togethers should be interesting, anyway. We are currently in Princeton, NJ. Part of the fun twist in this whole thing is that Bill’s relations are kind of far away, in Brunswick, Maine. My daughter met her boyfriend in New Hampshire; then he ended up coming here for college, while she went back to New England—so we end up seeing the boyfriend all the time, and my daughter not so much. Of course, she has incentive to visit now....” And a great newsy note from Grace Saturnia (spoiler alert for the last entry): “Summer 2016 was a particularly busy time for us in Hawaii with numerous visitors from all over the globe. Of most interest are visits from Kirsten Hegan Detrick and Amy Feind Reeves on the same week in August. Despite being not so big of an island, we only managed to see the Detricks once, when they came over to our house for dinner (photo attached, but kind of blurry). The last time we were all together was at our 10th reunion in 2003. It was a blast catching up with Kirsten, Herb, Hadley and Lucie. We missed Amy, Mary and Doug, but hope that on a return visit we can get our act together and see each other. Or make it to Boston and visit the Reeves! One more notable mention—Gerry Moore and family were in Maui in November but didn’t make it to Honolulu (where I am). Gerry and I were able to exchange a few emails, and I was able to recommend activities and restaurants in Maui. Oahu is a great place to visit, so I hope more of you all take me up on my invitation to visit!
From John Zappa: “My daughter Anna will be attending St. Mary’s College in South Bend, IN. It’s an all-women’s Catholic college directly across the street from Notre Dame. Her mother and grandmother both went there for school. Wasn’t always the plan but worked out that way. “Re: work—I’m a cofounder in an ed tech startup (www.knoitall.com). We help employers educate their workforce. Been at it for 2+ years. On a more fun note, I started a blog for bike commuter: www.zappawheels. com. Let me know what you think.” ….from first time contributor, (hopefully) longtime reader Mike Vaccarro: “Just a funny ‘small world’ note, I recently found out my daughter’s boyfriend is related to study-groupmate Bill Parker! I guess I am OK with that...
The Saturnias and Detricks together for dinner on Oahu
“Life in Hawaii h en very good. We are blessed. Joe’s company continues to thrive in the alternative energy field despite recent slowdowns due to reduced government incentives and an increasingly political climate
CL ASS NOTES in the industry. My eldest, Devon (19), will be starting his second year at Lehigh University in the business college. Owen (16) will be a junior in high school and on the verge of getting his learner’s permit (finally) and starting his college search. Lastly, Ian (14) leaves middle school for the 9th grade and will be in the school’s marching band this fall. The empty nest is imminent. I am busy doing a lot of different things: small business consulting as projects arise; volunteer as a job coach for Dress for Success at the YWCA; and volunteer with Boy Scouts and school. We have also been traveling more in the last 4 years. Most recently, we were in Greece in spring 2015 and Italy over the Christmas holidays in December 2015. That’s it for now. If you are thinking about visiting Hawaii, please let me know. I would love for us to get together! Aloha!” So, I actually have a lot of Tuck notes to add myself this round. As mentioned above, I was very disappointed to miss Kirsten and Grace on Oahu (turns out it’s pretty complicated to get to Grace’s house if you are staying on the North Shore, FYI) but did get to spend a really fun day with Dutch Kuyper on the Big Island. Dutch was a great host and showed us all around the Parker Ranch and treated us to a nice (ranch to table!) lunch. We learned a lot about its history and plans for the future. The ranch is very deeply engrained in the island’s history, culture, and environment, and Dutch is very aware of the gravity of his role as CEO. Luckily, he’s got T’16 Nell Achtmeyer coming to help him. Have to say, it’s a pretty nice office environment, and it sounds like Melissa and all the kids are thriving.
Amy Feind Reeves and Dutch Kuyper at Parker Ranch, Hawaii
Gulce Cini and Kim Hoelting in Cuba with the Dartmouth Alumni tour
Andrea Berti and Steve Conway in London in May (Andrea: “And that car is not mine!”)
While my husband was at weekend conferences in the summer, I cashed in some of his frequent flyer miles and dragged Mary around to visit Tuckies. We had a rugged yet soft weekend with Brad and Donna Carlson in Minneapolis. Brad was also a great tour guide. He and Mary got along famously, both really enjoying the Lazy River feature at the water park we visited. If they served ice cream in that thing, I think both of them would still be there. Brad’s oldest, Paige, is starting college in Minnesota this fall. We also had a great time with Jim Rideout and family, although their oldest, Hunter, was spending the summer at Carnegie Mellon working for Uber on their driverless car— pretty cool. Madison starts at UNC this fall.
summer; he and his bride are both MIT grads working for Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Guess that even though we couldn’t get into Tuck now, our kids are still pretty smart. [Note: Look in the ’92 pages on mytuck. dartmouth.edu for more pics!]
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Congratulations to Michael Ingemann on the success of his project with Chef Claus Meyer at Grand Central Terminal, www. greatnorthernfood.com. Think we’ll all need to drop his name to get in there, after the reviews it has gotten. We were lucky to see Jeff Farley and family when they swung through town on their college tour. They had recently come from Hanover, where they had unexpectedly run into Jay Henry with his family, also doing the college circuit. College updates I know: Gerry and Rebecca Moore’s oldest, Grace, is spending her first semester at Northeastern on a co-op program in London; Bob and Hilary Rochelle’s Sam is starting at Brown; Jon and Lynn Horowitch’s Brooke at Williams. Send more! These are just the ones I know or can remember. There has got to be some T’92 overlap whether we know it or not. Paul and Kelly Driscoll’s oldest, Joseph, born while we were at Tuck, got married over the
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It is fall once again, and the start of the school cycle brings a “new year.” Jeff and Dana Macher sent their oldest son, Ben, off to college this fall. Macher said that “he seems to be doing great; his parents less so.” Though I [Cathy Dishner] think they are lucky to have Ben nearby at Georgetown where Professor Macher can always check in. I am a bit jealous of their proximity! Macher caught up with Raj and T.J. Rathi for a drink while the Rathis were visiting DC for a work function. He reports with terse assurance, “Both Raj and T.J. are doing great.” I recently enjoyed an email exchange with Raj as he reached out to see if our daughter Katie could meet with his daughter Savi during her visit
to Dartmouth. It is fun to think that the next generation is meeting in the same place that we all made acquaintances all those years ago. It seems that every time I am in Hanover, I run into Jim Wright, which is always a pleasant surprise. We usually seem to cross paths outside the Dirt Cowboy Cafe as I feed my caffeine addiction. This year we bumped into each other after getting our keys for move-in day. It was great to meet his son Adam, who is a year (or two?) ahead of Katie. Another classmate who we sometimes see on campus is Ron Bertasi. This time Ron had a Tuck encounter at a different college setting. He writes in, “I have an interesting factoid as an update. I am affiliated part-time with a consulting firm, and over the last year I had the pleasure of working a little bit with a young Georgetown MBA. You guessed it—his faculty advisor in business school was our own Jeff Macher. Macher must be doing a good job (or the other Georgetown profs are doing a good job carrying him) because his former student was great.” Cameron Clough sent a cryptic message that will keep us guessing: “A client of mine recently played golf with one of our T’93 classmates. The client described this classmate as ‘A Man in Full.’ I leave it to the class to guess at the identity of the Man in question.” Anyone have a response? Bueller…? Seems that Cameron is still enjoying time on the links. If I remember correctly, he logged many rounds on the Hanover course while supposedly toiling away at Tuck. Jeff DiModica has the golf bug as well. Lucky guy escaped to Scotland and posted, “17 rounds in 11 days in Scotland with my amazing wife Kay. Played 15 of the top 17 courses in the country and 8 of the top 100 in the world. Lightning struck at Royal Dornoch with lifetime bests for us both, 65 and 91! Now we need a vacation!” I suspect Ward Davis doesn’t have much time for golf even though he is now happily ensconced in the suburbs of CT, where courses are plentiful. That is because he has more than enough to keep him busy at home. He announced the good news, “I had a second daughter with wife Kristen, Bowie Quinn Davis. This is my sixth kid overall and fifth daughter. I will be working until way past 80 to pay for weddings!”
Ward and Kristen Davis with their new daughter
Jay Weiss’s dependent is less costly and more furry. He writes, “No really big news. My dog turned 5—we had a little party. 5 dogs, 7 humans. I turned 50 (like a lot of us) and just got back from a golf trip in Northern Ireland to celebrate.”
The Brexit panel, including Jim Esposito T’95
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It seems that a lot of you are crossing the pond for celebrations and R&R…others for more serious pursuits. We enjoyed a very fun evening of sushi and way too much sake with Kathleen and Andrew Bacon and Kat Baker, who was in town to speak on a panel about Brexit. Jeff Dishner joined her in the lively discussion that was moderated by Tuck’s new dean, Matthew Slaughter. I was in the audience, beaming with pride at our classmates and enjoying the repartee and interesting discussion about Brexit and “What’s Next?” We all came to the conclusion that no one really knows. In fact, many comparisons were drawn between the uncertainty in British politics and the circus taking place in the United States.
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In our own words, the class of 1994 remembers Jeff Schlachtenhaufen.
Dianna Sasina: “We called him ‘Herr.’”
The Bacons and Dishners with Kat Baker
As a wise man once said: “In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.” — Pliny the Elder At least our affection for Tuck is beyond doubt, so keep writing in and sending news!
“Why the name Herr, you ask? Michael—not surprisingly—was making fun of Jeff’s German name and started calling him Herr Schlachtenhaufen—because the one thing Jeff needed was more letters attached to his last name. That’s quite a mouthful and was quickly truncated to simply Herr. I honestly can’t remember the last time we called him Jeff. He was Herr and he and Susie were collectively ‘The Herrs.’” “There are so many good qualities about
CL ASS NOTES Herr, but the one I will remember most is his genuine interest in other people. I can still hear his voice enthusiastically asking, ‘How are you? What’s going on?’ And he really wanted to know. It wasn’t a superficial question. He didn’t respond to your answer with a half-listening “oh, really, uh huh.” His interest was genuine and led to lengthy and oftentimes philosophical discussions. In a world of selfies and near constant selfpromotion, that’s a rarity. “About 500 people attended Herr’s funeral service. Altaf Shamji, Steve Prod, and I proudly represented the Tuck community. This theme of his genuine interest in others came up over and over again throughout the service, from friends and family across many areas of his life. His passion to connect—really connect—with people was on full display and he clearly positively impacted many lives. “Flying home after his service, I was overcome with sadness and for the umpteenth time that day I started to cry. Glancing out the airplane’s window I saw a rainbow. I’m not a religious person but I can’t help but think it was Herr, telling me it was going to be okay. Because that was Herr, and he would be so much more concerned about me than himself. “It’s hard to adequately explain how important Jeff and Susie have been to Michael and me. What started as study group buddies in the fall of 1992 evolved into so much more. Michael and I are forever grateful for the time we had with Herr and we miss him.” Bill Kennish: “I really wish that I had a definitive story to pass along—but I don’t. And I should: We were in the same study group for about a year and played a lot of hockey together. But maybe that’s because Jeff wasn’t someone who ‘went to extremes’ on a regular basis. To me, the remarkable thing about Jeff was that in intense situations, he always remained a very calm presence. When confronted with a complex problem, he was never the one to raise his voice or get agitated when supporting his point of view—instead, he was the one who would propose a sensible solution to a problem when others had already taken strong positions on one side or the other. And once
Jeff did so, the problem suddenly became much easier to deal with.”
you has to come from a great friend! We will really miss Jeff.”
“I had the opportunity to see Jeff five or six times after he was diagnosed with cancer. He was more than ever a super human being during these times together—selfless, caring, seeing the positive in life and his situation, and a great listener and sounding board. Marianne and I had a fun ‘geocaching’ date night with Jeff and Susie about 4 years ago, during which Jeff was having the time of his life. And when Jeff was in San Francisco at the end of 2015 for some experimental treatment, we had a great evening with him walking, talking, and dining, and another dinner at our house with our kids, whom Jeff impressed with his humanity and great conversation. A great man, he will be missed.” Christophe Oliver: “Jeff taught me how to skate backwards. Met him and his T’63 dad first day moving in on Tuck Circle. So welcoming, will never forget.” Altaf Shamji: “Jeff was the first person/friend I met at Tuck, and I still have a vivid memory and recollection of the time we met. He was warm, had a great sense of humor, and he spent his time just asking about my background, with intense curiosity. And when I met him sometime a year ago, nothing had changed—he was more interested in my health and my wellbeing, despite the illness he was living with. “I was saddened to hear about Jeff’s passing away. My deepest condolences to his family. Jeff’s service was a beautiful and powerful one. “I will miss you, Jeff.” Michael Sasina: “Jeff was a great friend to both of us. At our rehearsal dinner, he and Susie roasted us with a poem. Makes me laugh/cry every time I read it. Their wit, sense of humor, love all comes through for me. And any toast that makes you laugh, makes you think, makes you cry (I sound like Jimmy V) and truly embarrasses
“The Links are deeply saddened to learn of Jeff’s passing. I am grateful that we connected for a good long while in Hanover at Reunion. Unfortunately, Susie was not able to attend. Jeff and Susie’s daughter Helen is a Dartmouth undergrad, and it was so nice to see her on the steps at Tuck. Kim Link and I considered the Schlachs to be close friends as a couple. Kim and Susie always shared a special bond as non-Sachem working ‘spouses to be’ who were living in Hanover. I recall spending time together in MA, CT, MN, IL, & of course NJ right after our marriage. Jeff had a love of agriculture and natural resources, which is what drove him to Cargill. I recall numerous stimulating conversations, including one where he convinced me that GMO technology was essential for feeding our population—and he was right. He cared about the environment and natural resources back in the day when hardly anybody else was talking about it. One of my favorite memories was watching the Stanley Cup Finals in 1994 with him. There was no talking aloud. Our thoughts and prayers are with Susie and the children. Jeff, you are an inspiration. See you soon.” Susie Schlachtenhaufen: “Thank you for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support over the years. Jeff and I loved our time in Hanover and are so grateful for all our Tuck friends. “Love, Susie and the kids (Helen, John, Will and Lucy)” There is, of course, other news, and in that, small comforts worth appreciating. Christophe writes in from Massachusetts to update me on his summer triathlon schedule. Let’s just assume he won them all, because it makes for a better story. More significantly, Christophe has done such a good job shaking us all down that he’s now the official chair of the TAG executive committee. “Now, in addition to your participation, I will ask for big $$$,” explains the Franco-American helpfully.
“Greetings from the south!” starts Eduardo Dutrey’s email. (I believe he means Argentina and not, say, Dougturnerbama.) After the usual celebrations of Argentinian political stability (“Slowly the country is coming back to normal,” writes the eternal optimist), he updates us all on his globetrotting ski adventures—this year Aspen, next year Tahoe. (Cinco palabras importantes, Señor Dutrey: Whistler Blackcomb es mejor que todo.) After skiing in Colorado, Eduardo took the family to California, where his daughters were not old enough to drink wine, which I can see would dampen enthusiasm for a visit to Napa Valley. (Seriously, why else would you go there? Maybe hot-air ballooning?) On the work front, Eduardo notes that the oil business is doing all right…considering the price of oil, concluding, “If Argentina picks up some speed and the oil price recovers, I might be able to go to the next reunion!” “I’ve finally got it!” writes Kim Schweitzer. No, not a disease, but an incredibly important piece of British paperwork called “Indefinite Leave to Remain,” and just in time for Brexit. (Christophe, it’s like a green card, only she didn’t have to marry someone to get it.) And it only took six years! (As a fellow Commonwealth immigrant, I can no longer complain about my own 4.5-year journey to permanent residency status. Well, at least around Kim.) “I can lose my job and not get chucked out of the country,” explains Kim, who has since adopted a George Costanza–like work ethic. Congrats, Kim! (Remember, it’s pronounced “SHED-yool.”) In more-international-than-Canada news, John Krotzer emails from China, where he has joined wife Tania Romanoff, who’s a big shot in the diplomatic corps there. “I have arrived in Beijing and begin working at the embassy soon.” (God help you if you lose your U.S. passport on the Great Wall.) John has even found an ice hockey team—shocker, he’s the oldest, and plays goalie. Eighth-grader Dominik has joined Mom and Dad in the Far East, while Malina and Agnieszka are in school in New England. John writes of a great summer, including run-ins with Schaller (“always pleasant”), Beardo (“thinks I’m a spy”), Oliver (“has a gadget for everything”), Hargraves (“still tolerates Oliver”), and Tachi
(“50+ and has a baby on the way!”). Krotzer even connected with “hermits” Chris Lude and Hanna Loberg [Lude], who live in Denver and have left banking behind to—wait for it—run a house-cleaning business. (Ten years ago, I would have snarked “I’m not making that up.” Now I’m just unabashedly envious.) In news from British Columbia, the missus and I are back from our first trip to Tennessee, where we met up with close personal friends President and Mrs. Carter to build a house. (Blatant plug: Next year’s Habitat Carter Build is in Canada—Join us in Edmonton in July 2017.) In between episodes of me repeatedly smashing my thumb with a hammer, Sherry and I were treated to a tablecloth dinner with Chris and Caroline Crosby, who might have the second cutest pair of daughters on the planet. The Crosbys have a lovely new home—not sure, but they might have gotten a “cicada discount.” On a different subject, I now work as an analyst for a Boston-based research firm. (Hooray for compensation in a currency stronger than the Canadian dollar. But I write this before my homeland’s election, so…we’ll see.) During my recent business trip to Beantown, Krotz and Christophe were kind enough to organize a mini-reunion with Ayesha Muzaffar, Ken Carangelo, Tachi Izuta, Tara Oliver, Peter “I’m-not-voting” Bishop, Tyler Ayer, and Arnaud Tesson, who really likes pâté. It was good to reconnect with everyone—it offset the nostalgic weirdness of working in Boston again.
Crosby’s nightmare: Democrats in Tennessee! (Not pictured: Jimmy and Rosalynn.)
One more thing: Tonight, I will raise a glass to Jeff. And then I will raise it a second time…to Tuck. I’m not one for sentiment, but if it weren’t for two years in New Hampshire, I never would have known Jeff, nor, for that matter, any of you. And that makes me luckier than I can comprehend, or frankly, even deal with in any way right now without weeping a bit. Cheers. To Jeff. To you. To Tuck.
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John and Ken at a summer mini-reunion dinner in Boston. (Pattie, please have a sit-down talk with your husband about the sideburns.)
Kristin: Do you have Olympic fever? Rick: I do not. Kristin: Elections fever? Rick: I do not. I’m in a funk. Kristin: The world’s in a funk. Rick: We need more peace, love and good class notes columns. I think we’re doing our part. Kristin: Have you read our column? We might be contributing to the funk. Rick: I don’t believe that at all. I believe we
CL ASS NOTES are bringing our class together. I believe we are leading the charge. I believe that class notes columns, when done properly and not sponsored by super PACs (which ours isn’t), can bring the world together. I believe in us. Kristin: Wowsers. I’m not sure what to say. Rick: Kristin…tell me that you believe in us. Kristin: I do now. You’ve got me all fired up! We can do this. Let’s do this! Rick: The column officially begins … NOW! Rick caught up with Mel Steals via phone. Mel’s been with PNC Bank in Pittsburgh for 17 years, starting off in finance and then moving over to treasury, with a little bit of product development thrown in. He has two kids (daughter is 13, son is 7). He told me a very cool story about his dad. Mel’s dad was an R&B performer and co-wrote (with his twin brother Mervyn) a few hits in the ’70s, and his own band had a hit record in the UK. A festival in Manchester, England, had the band reunite and perform for the first time in 47 years, which Mel flew out for and got to see. Kristin: But more importantly, what did they wear for the gig? Hits from the ’70s—I am thinking the outfits had the potential to be AWESOME! Rick: If they’re anything like my old outfits, they may have needed some alterations. And some additional material sewn in here and there and…ummm…down there.
Rick: Isn’t Bill a former pilot? His skills at helicopter parenting must be epic. Kristin: I’m envisioning Bill sleeping on the couch while Charlene guns the throttle on the helicopter. On the job change front, Jeff Halpern is still at Credit Suisse but has been promoted to COO for Global Credit Risk Management. Rick: Hard to believe you can be the chief of operating without having a medical degree, but there you have it. Kristin: I’m COO of my house but I’m a little nervous about upcoming layoffs. Tena Melfi is now the chief revenue officer of CoverHound, a startup digital marketplace for comparing and purchasing insurance, resulting in the Melfis moving from Texas to the San Francisco area. Tena did let us know that her husband enjoys reading the column… but she didn’t render an opinion as to her own satisfaction about said column. Rick: She likes the column. Kristin: You sound quite confident about that. Rick: She likes the column. Kristin: Just because you keep saying it doesn’t make it true. Rick: She likes the column. Kristin: I do not like you.
Based on Facebook, we’re pretty sure David Sette-Ducati and Amy Kennedy are now beekeepers.
Also per Facebook, Tariq Khan rode dirt bikes through Mongolia.
Also according to Facebook, Deb Gerardi Kemper is back on the rowing circuit. So apparently someone did catch Olympic fever, even if Rick couldn’t. Bill DeRoche sent his second child off to college, meaning Bill and Charlene’s youngest is now receiving the full brunt of their world-famous helicopter parenting. 88
It’s been a few columns since we heard from Peter Stevens but it was worth the wait. “Work is good. Kids are good. Jack Sins, Mike Pelzar, John Stonestreet, etc.…are all the same. There are a few divorces out there that I could mention, but I don’t expect that is class-noteworthy. Unfortunately, we are done with weddings and kids and now all that is left is divorces and deaths. I do have one funny story though. I was at Fenway this past Monday night and I’m sitting next to this woman who is dying to get a ball. As a result, every foul ball that gets hit up behind home plate we are looking at for the chance rebound down near my seats by the on-deck circle. So we watch a ball go up into the corporate box seats and this guy jumps up to what we can only assume is to try to catch it but in the process stumbles forward a bit and maybe tries to duck out of the way and maybe tries to awkwardly catch it. Whatever it was, this guy should clearly not give up his day job and might even want to consider wearing a protective bubble of some kind. Then the guy stands up straight and I’m like, “I think I know that guy.” Then So-June Donohue stands up next to him and I’m like, “Yup, I know that guy.” And what’s up with your authors?
Rick: Bees are my favorite bug. Kristin: You have a favorite bug? Rick: I do.
Kristin: No snarky comments? Rick: None. Sounds awesome to me. Just be careful what you eat, Tariq. A local delicacy is that they eat the parts of bulls that…ummm… make other bulls.
Kristin: You know what I love about Greg? It’s so easy to come up with his hip-hop name: GMax. Rick: I’m going with G2TheMax. Anyway, G2TheMax was rapping about the stuff he raps about: the Navy and defense contractor industry. Kristin: True dat.
Tena Melfi and family
Ron Will is now the CFO of TubeMogul, an advertising media-buying software company. P.A. Weiner is a managing director with Signal Hill. John Becker is CEO of Ancient Harvest. And Todd Clark joined L.E.K. Consulting. Greg Maxwell visited Rick at the T’95 Southwest Office in Scottsdale so Rick can report that Greg’s doing just fine. Both kids are out of college and his oldest is about to get married.
Kristin here. Well, my older child (daughter Cecelia) graduated from high school and started partying, uh, I mean studying, as a freshman at Pomona College. Son Griff has entered 3rd grade, so I’ve advised him he is overdue to begin SAT prep work. Deanna Smeltz is still building a house in my backyard. (Note to self: enforce restraining order.) Rick here. I have nothing exciting to report. Was great to catch up with Mel Steals via phone (Mel was in my ManEc/ManComm group, plus many study groups) and it’s always great to have classmates like G2TheMax visit our Southwest headquarters in Scottsdale. If you’re headed my way, let me know. We’ll talk again in six months!
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20TH REUNION OCTOBER 13-15, 2017
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Greetings my friends, it is that time again… time to share snippets from our ever more complex yet somehow ever more pedestriansounding existences. Let’s begin with the same old story of post-Tuck mid-career life, this time it’s coming from Dan Givens: “I’m continuing my nomadic lifestyle, having quit my job and rented my house as of April 2015 (per my last update). In May 2016, I completed the 1,200 mile sail from New Zealand to Fiji.
After spending two months in New Zealand preparing for the voyage, two friends and I sailed across the South Pacific Ocean in 8 days nonstop and then celebrated at a bar in Fiji for 2 days nonstop. I’m now living in Croatia for three months, where I am looking for opportunities to volunteer or sail. About halfway through my time here, I have rented a sailboat that I will sail around the Adriatic Sea for 2 weeks with 3 friends. Then back to volunteering or sailing other people’s boats. Plans for the winter months are undecided, but I’ll be on deck not at a desk.” How many times have you heard that story, I mean, that could really be any one of us, right? For instance, this edition’s class secretary, Steve Meade, completed over 1,200 diaper changes since last you saw him, cleaned his basement for 2 days nonstop, celebrated by having a beer in his backyard, then rented a powerwasher he will use to clean the exterior of his aging home with 3 friends. Like Dan, his plans for his winter months are also undecided, mostly because Steve doesn’t really make the decisions, but he’ll likely also be working on a deck, and possibly some spreadsheets. From the Adriatic, we’ll go to Moyer in the South China Sea: “Not much to report from sweltering Hong Kong…work is going well, it has been an insanely busy but very interesting year in my now not-so-new role in the executive office…still at GS though… rolling onto my 23rd year…yes, seriously…I’m not sure if that makes me complacent or resilient. Maybe both. Chaos reigns at home, where Kate is 9 and tweening out big time and Will and Jane are just about to turn 6 and nurturing their future careers in cage match extreme fighting. We had a great trip to Bali, one of our favorite destinations, last spring with my college roommate and her family…and a summer vacation in Vermont, where we ran into none other than Marco Tablada as he was picking up his daughter from the same camp that Kate attended. Talk about a lucky coincidence! We also had a visit with the McCaulls, where the kids swam in their absurdly perfect pond. Next up, Sri Lanka, where we can’t wait to see Anosha Subasinghe and family! Visit Hong Kong soon T’98s! We’d love to see you.” Now on to the Copacabana and Kathy Hunter-Blyden: “It has been years since I’ve sent anything for inclusion. Not that life isn’t full. Precisely the opposite, which is why I haven’t sent anything. Business. Busyness. All bad excuses. But I wanted to share that
I recently spent three weeks in Rio for the Summer Olympics. It was an amazing time and a much needed vacation. (I went from being an employee to being a consultant and, as I said, life has been full and too busy!) I haven’t had that kind of time away from work since we graduated. Anyway, I stayed in the lovely beach city of Leblon and one day, as I’m headed for my daily walk on the beach, I see a guy in a Dartmouth shirt. Turns out it’s Carlos Trecenti, who is not only a Dartmouth alum but also Tuck ’95. Carlos lives right there in Leblon. I rarely run into Dartmouth alums in SoCal so it was a nice surprise. Perhaps I should spend more time in Rio. Anyway, I do hope all is well with you and yours! I’ve attached a picture with a fellow volunteer (Elisandra) in our full regalia.”
Kathy Hunter-Blyden and fellow Olympics volunteer Elisandra in Rio
From Rio we go to Canada’s great Atlantic Provinces and Chris Covington: “I am sitting here in St. Johns, Newfoundland, and saw Steve’s plea for content. A friend and I just completed a 5-day tarmac rally in Newfoundland, where we raced through the countryside, avoided hitting the 180,000 moose that call this island home, and raised money for Make-a-Wish in the process. With 5 years under our belt, Christina and I have fully settled into SF. This summer we got a chance to catch up with Cameron Steele (who relocated here), Didier Damiouseaux and family (on vacation), and Chad and Gloria Johnston. These days I am at Visa, having joined them 2 years ago because banking just isn’t what it used to be. If you are in SF, look us up.” Now down to Southern California and Tiffany (Smith) Hunter: “I am living in Orange County, California, and have a daughter, Lucy, who is in third grade (school starts today— Yay!). I have unleashed my inner artist and WINTER 2017
CL ASS NOTES launched a luxury interior design and home staging firm, Tiffany Hunter Home. (Yes, my married name is Hunter.) I am having a lot of success with my new endeavor. My work has been featured on the cover of Dream Homes magazine, and I designed the office space for a Laker player who retired last year (hint hint). In addition, my interiors will soon be featured on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing OC, a new show scheduled to air next year. We are filming this week. I may end up on the cutting room floor, but my work is sure to air since it’s a central part of several story lines. Some classmates may recall there were hints of my talent back in my Tuck days, where I designed my bedding, stapled fabric over chairs, and repurposed furniture. I have found that my Tuck education is really coming in handy, particularly with my home staging business, which can be a logistical nightmare. I have a huge warehouse of furniture, and my team is constantly moving furniture in and out. As my business grows, I have to take on more warehouse space and pretty soon will have trucks and the whole nine yards. I’ve definitely found that managing my company’s cash in the face of huge growth can be tricky. The most important part is that I love what I do so much, it never feels like work! Every day is pure joy as I create and implement my designs. And I love being my own boss.” Now to the middle of North America and Shawna Huffman Owen: “Jay and I still live in Chicago with our 2 children, 12 yrs (Amelia, 7th grade) and 10 yrs (Bo, 5th grade). They are awesome, and the ironic thing is that they are both super athletes (they did not get this from their mom). We spend most of our time shuttling them between ice hockey games, cross country matches, tennis, and basketball. I am now running the travel agency my father started and having a ball. When I’m not planning others’ travel (thank you to lots of Tuckies who have trusted me to plan your trips!), I am globe trotting myself. I love seeing the world through the eyes of my children...it’s amazing. This summer we spent 2 weeks in Greece. I hope everyone is doing great and look forward to our next big reunion!” And finally, to the great Tuck diaspora of the Northeast. Frank Knapp checks in from the wilds of CT: “Things in Darien are pretty much the same. Still working at Lone Pine and enjoying the daily excoriation of hedge funds in the press. Both kids just started
school (now in the same school, thankfully), so everyone is adjusting back to the fall routine. Karen seems to be the happiest about that change. We spent a lot of time with the Kurylas this summer, but Coach has now fallen back into the black hole of youth hockey. So if you happen to drive by a random rink in upstate New York at 5:30 on a Sunday morning, be sure to stop in—he might be there. Also got to catch up with Pete Chapman, who just started at a new firm— Piton Capital. He will be using all of the arm-twisting skills he developed in the TAG campaigns to his advantage in his new seat, and he will likely be calling all of you shortly. Sadly, Marco Tablada just left Lone Pine after 17 years to do his own thing. We have been working together since 2003, and I will miss his shy, soft-spoken presence here. Rumor has it that he is organizing a “Warren in 2020” PAC, so keep an eye out for that.” Kim (Melchionda) McCormack writes from deep in the heart of Jersey: “On the subject of introversion, I do sit in my car sometimes! Usually to finish listening to something on NPR. [cue jeers from NPR haters]. And it is very peaceful. I’ve been to an Ira Glass show and a couple Moth performances, which probably puts me in a special class of NPR nerds. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. The world would be a better place if everyone listened to the Moth once a week. I’m still loving my situation as a part-time marketing consultant for Bayer. It’s fun and allows me to balance life at home, which is really all about (let’s face it) hockey, and the dog, and running a full-time resort for our kids and their neighborhood friends.” Allison Polley Hirsch is “still living in Boston, MA, and enjoying being retired from Deutsche Bank. (Maybe too much, since my plan was take 6-12 months off and I’m into year 2...). I am just back from Iceland (courtesy of the amazing Shawna Huffman Owen’s travel team), where I celebrated my 15-year wedding anniversary to that other Tuckie (Andrew). We visited geysers, waterfalls, steam pools across the amazing countryside, and had some great meals in Reykjavik. Back in Boston, I have been working on a start up nonprofit that provides services for college students who were in foster care to ensure they graduate from college and become productive adults. Would love to hear from anyone who has interest in foster kids. I started rowing again this
summer and am doing my first (only) race in Boston at CRI. I am also driving my kids Matt (12) and Sarah (8) to various activities. Looks like I’ll be attending some baseball games with Susan and Peter Stevens and their son Hunter later this year. And if anyone has a cheap pony they can pass on to me for Sarah, let me know.” I think Jeff Enright has a slightly used Llama you can borrow. Jon DeSimone also sends word from the Hub: “Vicki and I are getting used to an empty house up here in Boston. We dropped our oldest, Brendan, off at Georgetown 3 weeks ago and 2 weeks ago brought our youngest, Portia, to boarding school, so our lucky middle child gets all the attention now. Just what every 17-year-old boy wants! I’m still working at Bain Capital Credit, formerly known as Sankaty Advisors, investing in the high-yield and leveraged loan markets. One side benefit of that is I hit the road on occasion so got to try Jean Tsai’s popcorn down in NYC and saw Ralph and Annette Heidrich over in London earlier this year. The Tuck Rotisserie league is still going strong in our 20th year, with Cameron Steele trying to finish strong and Doug Haar nipping at his heels. My team is at least respectable this year in 4th place. It’s a rebuilding year for a few others who will go nameless.” And the pièce de résistance—Tom Piper sends word from the north country: “As 2016 rounds third base, I have a number of things to recount from the year, as well as to look forward to. The second annual Tuck Marketing Conference is coming up in November! That means the four or five of us ’98ers who were marketing peeps have a real Tuck confab of our own; with faculty/ executive speakers, sponsored hallway snacks, name tags, and all the beer you can drink from 4 PM to 5 PM on the second day. Respect! I hope to see all of you there. In the rearview mirror, I graduated my oldest, Alexander, from Kenyon College last May. He stayed on in the Midwest to work for the Ohio Democratic Party. I think my first month out of school I was possibly trying to nick bottles of sangria from a bar at the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Reports differ. Alex, on the other hand, is trying to save the free world from D.J. Trump having the nuclear codes. #HillYesOH Zach was also in Ohio, oddly enough, but working for ProCamps, which runs camps for pro jocks. He got to meet all sorts of famous athletes, including
Ben Roethlisberger, whom he at first tried to chase out of the reserved parking area before realizing he was not just some overweight dad. Lori and I left the empty nest for the cats most weekends this summer and took our talents to New York, the Thousand Islands, and a few Vermont ports of call. The highlight, however, may have been scoring a coveted invitation to visit the Meade Compound in Little Sebago Lake, Maine. This was, evidentially, where Steve spent his formative summers when not enrolled at Boston Latin or St. Paul’s or wherever he went. I think it could best be described as the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port meets Cancun Spring Break. It explained a lot. Signing off. We’re in Burlington. Vermont. Come see us. We have room.”
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After a brief dark period, this cycle we have some lovely news to share from classmates around the world! It may be our collective midlife crisis, but we seem to be having a lot of get-togethers. To start, Richard Carriere and Brian Kim met up in sunny Los Angeles (isn’t it always?) in August. Richard noted, “After a nice dinner with Brian and his lovely wife Helen, we had a few rounds of martinis on the pool deck of his hotel and caught up on life while looking at the lights of the Santa Monica Pier. Amazing how my friend hasn’t aged one day...except for a peaceful sense of command and maturity.” Richard continued, “Brian is an influential healthcare executive (NB: Brian is the president of life sciences & technology at PerkinElmer) busy making the world a better place. I will let him tell you the details. Beware of his usual modesty...what he does is amazing. For my part, I apologize for not sharing much with you in
excitement, awe and gratitude that I had when I first stepped on this campus many years ago.
Richard Carriere and Brian Kim in Los Angeles
a while...life has a tendency to suck spare time out of us. In case you wonder, I moved to LA almost 10 years ago to run a tech business and escape the Canadian winters. For the past 5 years, I’ve run global marketing and US sales for Taiwanese software company CyberLink. 5 years and over 50 trips to Taipei later, I am still waking up every day more excited than the day before. In addition to developing multimedia software installed on almost every PC, we are making the world a prettier place with our YouCam beauty apps that recently reached 300 million installations. Check them out on your smartphone store.” Brian added, “I had a great time catching up with Richard last weekend. We haven’t seen each other for 3-4 years and when we reconnected we didn’t lose a beat. Although he must have been in a good mood and fairly inebriated to write that description of me. I can assure you I have a lot more gray hairs. And work…well, they call it work for a reason! … And that beauty app YouCam was pretty cool, you need to check it out.” Diligent as your class secretaries are, we downloaded the YouCam app to see how it might help to soften the blow of aging, get us ready for Halloween, and improve our selfies. It seems to be a robust digital makeover and hairstyle studio that also has daily beauty horoscopes! Unfortunately, Brian and Richard didn’t share any YouCammed photos, so please use your imaginations…. The next set of get-togethers, instigated by Janice Chiu’s visit to the US from Hong Kong, was on an epic scale. “I am elated to share with you that I finally made it back to Tuck again this summer! I wanted to say, ‘It was like yesterday’ but sorry, it really isn’t. This first trip to Tuck since graduation only made me realize how much I have forgotten. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that I still feel the same
“Though I didn’t run into any ’99 Tuckies in Hanover, I was able to meet some of you in New England (and elsewhere). There were many heartwarming gatherings. Our first host, Nhai Cao, prepared an amazing seafood dinner— lobsters and clams—and, yes, they were really yummy. Ellen Federman and her husband Jim took us (Leong, my daughter, and I) for a lovely walk in Connecticut. Sam Awuah, Jane (Ngo), and Thomas Chiang and family and I enjoyed a delectable Japanese dinner in Chicago. Last but not least, a gathering in Boston organized by Susan Yung and her husband Jeremy had a turnout of 19 people, including Katherine Rivet and her husband Cesar Galan (T’05), Alex Smith, Karin Stawarky, Lucian Lui, plus other spouses and children! There were many promising young faces.”
Janie Chiu with Thomas and Jane (Ngo) Chiang and Sam Awuah
Katherine added, “It was a night to remember, full of great memories and new friends in the next Tuck generation. Conclusions from the evening: Mike’s is better than Modern for pastries. Karin is still matchless in style and class. Janice’s kids are awesome. Ditto the little Lucian gals. My son Santi is likely to follow Jeremy’s footsteps in NASA. My daughter Sofi is now a bulls*t expert, thanks to Susan and Jeremy’s brilliant offspring teaching her a trick or two.... Arthur Smith is going to make Alex rich and famous as a hockey dad, on the other side of the ESPN cameras....” Jane also shared that she and Thomas got to see the Yungs in Chicago when they were en route to Boston (the bright side of canceled flights), and that the Chiangs took their three boisterous boys to visit family in steamy Taiwan in August.
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T’99 group dinner in Boston
Across the pond, Kathy (Valade) MacDonald and her husband Rick brought their brood of four to explore London’s splendor in April, as well as spend some quality time with Cindy Varga and Felicia Rosenzweig. While the London pizza was not a unanimous hit, the London Eye and other sights “went down a treat,” shall we say. Margo Christou and Jen Sayer planned a big/ little girls fall weekend gathering in NYC with their daughters Sami and Casey. Much fun was had in 24 hours, and the moms enjoyed seeing the offspring bond so quickly. The foursome decidedly brought down the swank factor at the Trump SoHo: between not so surreptitiously snapping a photo of Nigel Barker at breakfast (neither had any idea who he was but figured he was “somebody,” so therefore it was definitely worth stealing a few snaps) and lounging around as the girls loudly splashed in the tiny pool clearly more suited for cocktails than floaty toys (is there anything more satisfying than annoying a hipster?), Margo and Jen did their best to keep it real. Always one to keep busy with passion projects, Jamie Kresberg wrote in to share: “I have some exciting news. In my spare time over the last two years I wrote and professionally recorded an album of original songs. It’s called What I Couldn’t Say and it is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other sites. All proceeds from album sales are going to a charity I have been supporting for many years, The Possibility Project. I also made several music videos which are up on YouTube and on my site, jkresberg. com.” Note that the album’s cover art is a watercolor painting done by an artist friend of Jamie’s. Continuing on the “knowing what you’re passionate about” theme, Curtis Kroeker let us know that after serving as the CEO of Scripted in San Francisco for the past year, he and his family have settled back in Maine. “Our original intention was to return the family to 92
SF. However, Maine spoiled us from a family perspective and Jess and I decided that it would be great to stay in Cape Elizabeth if we could. So, when a rare professional opportunity developed in nearby Portland, I decided to take it! In September, I joined IDEXX as general manager of the data services business. In the meantime, I’m enjoying a few fine summer weeks of downtime with Jess and the kids. I’m sad to leave the awesome SF Tuck crew, but expect that I will be out in the Bay Area from time to time to enjoy potato pancakes and fine German lagers with Boris Bakovic, Pete Petitt, Brion Raymond, Dave Gross, Kurt Rieke and whomever else we can drag along to Suppenküche.”
previously a board member, in July. Now we can think of Clay when we save our money! And, finally, our class has (at least) two new babies; we’re considering them to be potential T’41s. First, on the East Coast, Dan Neuwirth, wife Alison, and son Charlie were joined by the lovely Grace Ellen on March 11th. On the West Coast, Kevin Collins, wife Jenn, and daughter Violet welcomed Harlynn Rose, born on July 2nd. Per Kevin, she “came out alert and yet remarkably chill—and disconcertingly aware and thoughtful-looking for a twelve-minuteold.” And also extremely cute! One last random get-together to mention. Julie Meyer, Larry Dee, and Vipul Vyas caught up for cocktails along the Embarcadero. Julie can’t remember too many specifics (see the aforementioned “cocktails”) but is happy to report that many laughs were had. Please send us your news large and small— travels, job changes, new babies, athletic exploits, screenplays you’ve written, daunting challenges you’ve overcome; we’d bet you have more to share than you think!
Curtis Kroeker and his kids
While that SF crew is probably well remembered for its sportiness at Tuck, other classmates have been impressing us with their recent exploits. Yoji Izaki and Yurio Ogawa completed a relay triathlon in Japan, and Yoji also competed in his first aquathlon (this seems to be a triathlon without the biking).
Yoji Izaki and Yurio Ogawa completing a triathlon
And, finally, for those who always think fondly of Clay Adams while passionately using their Simon Pearce crockery, you may be sad to know that he’s left one Vermont classic for another. Clay became president and CEO of Mascoma Savings Bank, where he was
’00 Alastair Bor firstname.lastname@example.org
Back in April during the Australian school holidays, we went on a family holiday to Tokyo, where we incidentally did quite a bit of Tuck stuff during the short week that we were there. First, we had a very nice dinner with Ace Suzuki and Tetsuji Ichimori at a kid-friendly Italo-Japanese restaurant. While discussing life in Australia, Tets mentioned that he will be shortly visiting Australia for the first time due to a 1-day trip to Melbourne. As it turned out, he was transiting via Sydney and came over to our place for dinner. I haven’t seen Tets in 16 years and then I see him twice in the course of a month! The other Tuck-themed thing we did in Tokyo was attend a Dean Slaughter presentation to the Asian alumni at the Imperial Hotel (a very fancy place that impressed my daughter). As an Australian alumnus, they keep me in the “Asian alumni” invite list of events, but since they never come to Australia this was the first time I could
Alastair and Tets in Sydney
Eric Wang and his Ecofibre farm
home of the Chernobyl power plant. He took some incredible photos of the deserted city and the area around the reactor—worth checking out his Facebook and Instagram feeds to have a look.
Alastair, Tets, and Ace in Tokyo
attend one. I think the Japanese alumni were impressed that someone came along from so far away. Just before leaving on our Japan trip, Brian Foster made one last trip Down Under as part of his role at Corporate Executive Board. He left the firm shortly afterward but was shrewd in scoring one last trip to Sydney. He came over to our place for a little BBQ. In other exciting Australian T’00 news, Eric Wang left the corporate world of banking/ insurance to kick off a new venture—Ecofibre (http://www.ecofibre.com.au/). With so many T’00s in the alcohol industry, Eric decided to up the ante and build a company around growing weed to make medicine, fiber, and food. You can see that Eric is quite a prolific farmer now. Some of you may know that David Ehrich has expended tremendous effort to create the Stonewall National Monument. He and the LGBT community at large were recognized for this effort on June 24 when President Obama designated the Stonewall National Monument the first national monument dedicated to telling the story of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community’s struggle for equal rights. In August, Alexei Sidnev visited Pripyat in the Ukraine, which is best known as being the
I guess we’re still in the post-reunion lull as far as news goes, so it makes for a short Tuck Today article. If you’ve got anything interesting to update everyone with, drop me a line via email or post something in the Tuck 2000 Facebook group.
’01 Liz Walles Duda [Guest Secretary] email@example.com
I am glad to be scribe for these notes as I now am in contact with some of you with whom I have not spoken in years. And I am even more excited to see you at the upcoming reunion. What is going on with people’s work? From approximately 6,000 miles away, Steve Bonz “gave up the grueling lifestyle of an associate principal at McKinsey to join the relative stability and much improved lifestyle of Coca-Cola, where I am the director of strategic planning in the Philippines.” Mary Cadman Turso continues to run her customer strategy consulting firm, New View Research. “I love being my own boss as it means I can spend much more time with my husband and daughter.” What happened to Alejandro Martinez? (See the picture.) After leaving school and becoming an NYC investment banker…“work, work, work”…in 2008 he moved to…El
Salvador. “Here, I have been managing a coffee farm that has been in the family for 50 years. So, I am in the specialty coffee business and I love it. I have been able to build relationships with buyers in the US and UK that purchase the coffee directly from me, and I am currently working on vertically integrating processing and production in order to make the operation more profitable and thus sustainable…you know how it is, as farmers we are poor and don’t make a lot of money…but, we have to work with what we have. I am transitioning into organic practices as well, so I go around finding ‘waste’ that I can turn into raw materials for my ‘bokashi fertilizer’ (a way of compost). I am using ground basaltic rock from a quarry I found by my house, ground charcoal we produce at the farm, chicken litter, coconut fiber, rejected beans, rice husks, coffee pulp, fresh cow manure, whey, etc.… I joke that my title should be chief waste collector.... I am also looking into other agricultural products besides just coffee, so I am branching out into black garlic production and macadamia nuts. I would love to say that things move quickly, but the rhythm is slow as you need to work with nature’s cycles…so it is very important to plan ahead.” He writes that because coffee is undergoing a transition due to climate change, times are tough, so he supplements his income by consulting in an American company’s finance, payroll and accounting department. Speaking of coffee, though closer to home, Katrina Veerman founded a very cool coffee business that uses “counterculture coffee and local milk from Sweet Rowen Farmstead.” Per her website bio, “Prior to founding PK Coffee, Katrina was an advisor to several start up companies and was a sales executive in the alternative energy space. Her favorite job was at Sunlight Electric, a solar electric integrator in Northern California where most of her customers were wineries. The more she learns WINTER 2017
CL ASS NOTES about coffee, the more she realizes how similar wine and coffee are and how invaluable that Napa experience was.” Katrina also serves on the advisory board for High Fives, a nonprofit focused on empowering athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury. Steven Tseng works in NYC as a partner at PwC. Ilsa Webeck started her own consulting practice about two years ago: “MedTech Strategies, focusing on corporate, marketing and portfolio strategies for medtech and pharma companies. It has been a great experience and I have enjoyed the diversity in project load and schedule flexibility that comes with running my own company.” And what’s going on with people’s personal lives? Steven Tseng’s interesting pictures show an August ribbon-cutting event at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He and his wife, Anne, “contributed to the restoration of an iconic exhibit. We are named permanently at the Musk Oxen diorama in the Hall of North American Mammals. Inspired no doubt by the cold winters in Hanover! We
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now live in New Canaan, CT, with our son Ethan (9).” From nearly 10,000 miles away, Asi De Silva’s big family news is their move to Singapore, which they love, after four years in Jakarta. With his family there for the new school year, until year end Asi will spend weekends in Singapore while commuting to Jakarta, a manageable 80-minute flight. They hope more Tuckies will come through Singapore (as opposed to minimal Jakarta visitors). “We are off to a good start on this front as Pete Siciliano has already booked our guest room for a week in April 2017! John Selkrig remains my main point of T’01 contact in Asia (mostly in HK) and he comes to Jakarta annually for a golf outing.” Steve Bonz writes that, “Fifteen years post Tuck, I am married to an amazing lawyer (Deeda) from Manila and have two awesome kids (Jake 12, and Kate 10). I suppose this is my most meaningful accomplishment since Tuck as I devote the majority of my free time to attending the kids’ baseball/soccer games and piano recitals and helping with homework. We started construction of a house early this year that should be (fingers crossed) completed in February, and now my weekends are spent selecting everything from plumbing fixtures to floor tiles. I do still try (try being the operative word) to stay fit and recently rejoined the triathlon circuit after a year off due to a knee injury (getting old kinda stinks). I see John Selkrig and Asi De Silva occasionally in Hong Kong and enjoy hanging out with Jeff Kovach (who married my wife’s good friend) whenever we are in NYC. Hope the reunion is great fun.” Alejandro Martinez says, “Family is good. I have a four-year-old that is a handful. Bossy like me and stubborn like his mother. Lucas is quite a challenge but I am sure you agree that they are just ‘the bomb.’”
The Tsengs’ donor plaque
Mary Cadman Turso, responding to my comment that I had to put my four-year-old daughter in front of Sid the Science Kid to work on these notes, wrote, “I have a four-year-old too! A little girl named Mackenna. We watch some Sid but a lot more Shimmer and Shine and Sofia the First! All is well in Miami.” Ilsa Webeck and Rich Haas T’03 are doing well. “Our kids are now 9 and 4 and both are growing like weeds.” And who is going to the reunion? Not Asi De Silva. “I hope everyone enjoys Reunion. I will be in Sri Lanka celebrating my dad’s 80th birthday on Oct 8th.” But Asi reports that John Selkrig will be flying to the reunion, taking advantage of a direct flight to Boston. Alejandro Martinez “was not going to go but Bo (Crowell) convinced me. It should be fun to see everyone, specially after such a long time.” And that picture? Alejandro calls it his “farmer alter ego” but you will have to come to Reunion to find if he is still sporting it. Steven Tseng writes, “Look forward to seeing everyone at the reunion.” Mary Cadman Turso is “very much looking forward to seeing you at the reunion.” Ilsa Webeck was on the fence but hopes “to make it up for Reunion to see everyone!” Tim Moxey! Katrina Veerman! Me! Gina Clark des Cognets, executive director, Office of the Dean, mixing personal with work, notes that “Archer and I are officially excited to host a rocking pre-dinner cocktail hour at our new house on Hawk Pine Road on the Saturday of Reunion” and tempts people with “one of Archer’s famous cheese boards, plus other toodelicious-not-to-eat-them delights, plus some unique wines from our dear friend Peter, who owns the wine store in town, plus some of the local Vermont craft beers that are all the rage.”
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Tim and Ali Baldwin took the family on a great two-week trip out west, including Montana (Yellowstone), Wyoming (Grand Tetons/Jackson Hole), and California (San Francisco)! Check out the great family photo just before a family horseback ride in Montana, with kids Caroline (13 – 7th grade), Emily (11 – 5th grade), Julia (8 – 3rd grade), and Will (6 – 1st grade)!
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Julie Prince Hojlo shared a great update about her and Chris’s rapidly expanding family: “This past year we went from one child who was well past diapers and bottles to three children— and had to dig out the bottles and say goodbye to sleep! (We did not want to be completely outdone by John Molloy and Tom Crowley, so we had to move quickly.) Our youngest, a girl named Leigh Maureen, was born in late May and she was named after her two grandmothers. My husband, Chris Hojlo (T’01), and I have had our hands full as we move into a new apartment and do a mini-renovation but were able to spend the summer in Rye, NY. We move back to NYC in September and I return to JP Morgan Private Bank after my maternity leave but look forward to Chris’s reunion in October in Hanover.”
The Baldwin family in Montana
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Kate Thunnissen also writes from NYC: “I run marketing for Dealogic, a financial markets platform company, and spend a lot of time in our London and Hong Kong offices because my team is scattered globally. I absolutely love the job; it’s a quirky company that suits my own quirkiness well. I’m also lucky to work with great people and on fun projects—that helps!”
and the delivery with the surrogate went as planned. Sloane is a fairly mellow baby (as easy as a second child can go; didn’t cry at all during birth). Bigger sister Addison is slowly warming up to her (e.g., recognizing her existence, allowing her in her ‘big girl’ room, etc.). We moved into our new remodeled house the weekend before Sloane was born (we added a master bath, all new kitchen, etc.) so it was quite the ‘ripping off the Band-Aid’ as they say.”
And that’s all I have, because that’s all that you sent me. Hoping this installment of class notes finds everyone well, and looking forward to more news from folks the next time around. Also, it is time to start planning for our 15th reunion, which is scheduled for the weekend of October 13, 2017—woot woot!
The Prince Hojlo kids
Cathy Kim Walker, Stephane Gayraud, Daniel Carrol, David Garrison, and Nicole Egenberger
It’s hard to believe that it’s now the end of the year! Our family is pretty settled in Connecticut and enjoying each lovely season (after 13 years of perma-summer in LA, this is a big deal). Stephane Gayraud, friend Daniel Carrol, David Garrison, and Nicole Egenberger all made their way to our new home for a weekend in June. I’m thrilled to share this news from Tom Kim and Chris Tatro: “Sloane Kim Tatro was born 8/24 at 3:16 pm, 8 lbs. 1 oz, 20.5” long. A bit sleep deprived but everyone is doing well,
Sloane Kim Tatro
I was happy to hear from Peter May, who wrote: “My wife Porter and I invited Boston T’03s to a cocktail party at our new house in Winchester, MA, in March. We had about 25 people total and we were particularly pleased that Ethan didn’t break anything.” He continues on to say, “This past weekend the Hood, End Zone and friends met up for our annual fantasy football draft weekend. This year we went to Vegas and this concludes the story.” What happens in Vegas…. Thank you Fernando Maddock for this great update: “All is good with us; our two daughters, Sophia (7) and Sabrina (5), are keeping us busy this summer but we still find time to see some of our former Tuck classmates. We’re full-time in Connecticut now, but always in the NYC for work and fun. Alexa, Sophia, Sabrina and
CL ASS NOTES I were down in Bogotá, Colombia, in June and while we had a great time seeing family, eating well, and traveling to various locations; we were also fortunate to see Gonzalo Parral, his wife Guadalupe, and their children right before they made their big move from Bogotá to Santiago, Chile. No doubt Colombia will miss the Parrals! Pic (though not a very good one) of Fernando, Alexa, and Gonzalo is attached. Alexa and I were out in Park City, UT, in August, where we ran in to Peter and Kitty Friedman—lunch in the beautiful mountains of Utah with perfect weather and the Friedmans—what’s not to like! In August I also had lunch with a Tuck ’02 and former colleague of mine, Alex Schwoerer, who stopped through NYC recently on his way to Vancouver and then Alaska. Alex ‘claims’ he’s traveling less these days, though given what his travel schedule used to be like in the past, anything less would be welcome for him!”
Tuck alums at Fernando and Alexa Maddock’s 10th anniversary party
alum picture (attached), whose total was 22. T’03s in the picture included Ian Jacobson, Sean Ruhmann, Ignacio Sorrosal, Louise McKerrow, Mike Conlon, Alison Conlon, Andrew Haggard, Scott Harrison, Tomas Arlia, Mary Margaret (Scarbrough) Burrows, Alison Wong, Jeff Pearson, Chris Plecs, Mike Curley, Fernando Maddock, and Alexa (Raether) Maddock, as well as other Tuckies—Paul E. Raether (T’73), Jim Lindstrom (T’01), Chris Hojlo (T’01), Julie Prince Hojlo (T’02), Melissa Mendenhall (T’07), and Edgar Pastrana (T’11).” Keep the news coming. —Cathy
Alexa and Fernando Maddock with their daughters, Sabrina and Sophia
’04 Frank Arias
Fernando goes on to say, “Lastly, and certainly not least, Alexa and I hosted a 10th wedding anniversary party this past July and our classmates did not disappoint, both in numbers and in their ability to party. T’03 attendees and their spouses included: Ian and Jessica Jacobson, Sean and Alex Ruhmann, Ignacio Sorrosal and Louise McKerrow, Mike and Alison Conlon, Andrew and Rachel Haggard, Scott and Raquel Harrison, Tomas and Eleonora Arlia, Derik and Mary Margaret (Scarbrough) Burrows, Alison Wong and Jon Stross, Jeff Pearson, Chris and Melissa (Mendenhall T’07) Plecs, and Mike and Cathy Curley. We managed to take a great Tuck
It is time for the new edition of news and updates from our classmates. As is always the case, the exciting updates come in the form of new jobs, new experiences, and of course, new Tiny Tuckies. Amy Calhoun Robb just started a new job as chief marketing officer for The Princeton Review. “It’s an exciting opportunity, and the shift from marketing vodka to education has certainly been an interesting one.... Bill and the kids are doing great.”
Colin Butterfield is now the new head of natural resources for Harvard University’s $37.6 billion endowment. He will be responsible for advancing HMC’s direct natural resources program, the endowment said in a statement. Colin joined HMC from $2.2 billion Brazilian farmland investment management firm Radar, a joint venture between TIAA and Cosan, where he served as CEO. Beforehand, he was president of Brazilian sugar producer Cosan Alimentos and CIO of real estate investment manager Bracor Investimentos Imobiliarios. If you are in Seattle, be sure to stop at the Floating Bridge Brewery, opened by Russell Cornell and Dawn Perry on July 21, 2016. Currently, their beer is only sold at the brewery, located in the University District, though they expect to start distributing locally later this year. According to Russell, “Floating Bridge Brewing is a 10 BBL brewery and 50-seat tasting room housed in a 1928 building that was for years a legendary live music venue.” Duncan Chapple writes that he is now halfway through his PhD at the University of Edinburgh. “I’m an instructor for two masterlevel entrepreneurship classes and recently presented my research at 4S, a major academic conference: http://bit.ly/DSCPhD.” Jack Lee chimes in with news from Hanover. In July he and his family connected with Terry Bradshaw and Joanna Bradshaw for a concert on the green in Quechee, VT. In August, Fabrice Daguet and family visited from France.
“Had a great time reconnecting with Fabrice, Martha and the kids. Back in June, Maeve and I did a hut to hut hike in the White Mountains— three days of hiking, two nights in the huts above four thousand feet, fourteen miles of hiking, one major hail storm on the ridgeline, four “four thousand-footers” summited, and one Tuck water bottle along for the ride.”
The Lees and Bradshaws in Hanover
Sonya D’Souza updates from Zurich that she and Stefan Muehlemann were happy to see so many Tuckies this year. “Sylvio Petto Neto came over for a raclette dinner the night before flying home to Minnesota. We had coffee with Michael Belkin during one his frequent trips from London. We spent a few days with Kajal Janssen in Germany. And Pablo Garbarino and Natalia Pereira, with Mina, Guadi, and Guzman stayed with us for a few days over the summer. Asha (seven years old) just started first grade in the local school and Viola (four years old) remains in Montessori kindergarten. Stefan just closed his first round of funding and launched his second business since Tuck.” Furthermore, Sonya shares that, after spending the last ten years at three huge companies (UBS, ABB, and CS), she is happy to be working in communications at a midsized, privately owned Swiss company called Oetiker.
Jorge Aguilar and his wife, Ingrid, have been in the Bay Area for the past three years and are loving it. “Ingrid is really busy working part-time as an executive recruiter and looking after our three kids. I recently changed jobs to join Prophet, a consulting firm focused on helping drive growth.”
Lisa Danzig shares that her second daughter was born March 4, “so we have our hands full with 2 kids under 2!” Lisa also shares that she is the last few months at OMB leading performance management and personnel policy for the federal government, on behalf of the Obama administration.
Carmen Maria Navarro is happy to have left the world of public CPG companies and is now living in northern California and working for E. & J. Gallo Winery. “And I simply love it! The younger kids are now four and nice, and three of the first four are in college! Anyone on their way to Napa let me know!” Carmen Maria recently hosted a gathering that was attended by Javier Guerrero and Jorge Aguilar and their families. After more than a decade at Trinity Hunt Partners, Hunter Peterson has joined The Riverside Company as a partner. He will remain in Dallas. Teresa Matt is a new mom! She writes, “I’m over-the-moon excited to finally have a personal update to share. We welcomed our much-awaited son, Emanuel Anteneh, into the world on August 29th. He’s nothing short of a miracle after many years of waiting. His middle name means ‘you are the one’ in Amharic. Almost as anticipated, we are finally wrapping up an eight-year home remodel.... Worst underestimation of cost and scope ever! Meera Bhatia and Amy Calhoun Robb and Bill Robb made up the original demolition crew that helped break ground back in 2008!”
And lastly, after twelve years in Texas, the family and I have moved to Granite Bay, CA (Sacramento metro). The group I worked with since Tuck graduation was purchased by PowerSchool, a Vista Equity Partners’ portfolio company, and I will now help to manage and integrate professional services for more than six additional acquisitions that have followed ours in the last 9 months. We are excited to get to know this part of the country and, being a couple of hours from the Bay Area, I hope to be able to connect more frequently with a number of you. That does it for this edition. I wish everyone a happy and healthy rest of 2016. —Frank Arias
The Garbarinos and Muehlemanns in Luzern
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• Mr. Langrick, what do the 13 stripes on the flag represent? • Well...as this is my eighth US immigration application I’m going for red tape. • This is no place for jokes, Mr. Langrick. • Okay, it’s the 13 original colonies… • To you perhaps, Mr. Langrick, but we Americans prefer to call them the 13 original states.
“I work in a family office for the Dedman family, who made their fortune from a company called ClubCorp. I manage several investment portfolios and also help to manage their one operating business, Pinehurst, a famous golf resort in North Carolina. I also advise the family’s foundations, which mostly benefit charities in Texas and national organizations that do food allergy research.
Our old friend Matt Bazarian sent in an update from Asia: “Still living in Singapore after 6 years. Still trading credit at UBS after 9. I’ve managed to find a hockey league out here where I can goon it up. Other than that I spend most my free time coaching the boys in rugby and hockey...and traveling. Can’t make it to the reunion this year, but if anyone’s passing through Singapore, please reach out.”
“After 10 years in Dallas, our roots in Texas continue to get deeper. Our kids, both born here, are 9 and 6. Jessie’s parents just moved to our street, exactly 6 houses away. That’s pretty close for in-laws, but for the most part they are an excellent support in our lives. Also, this is funny, when they remodeled their house before moving in, they installed bidets in their bathrooms. Now it’s not unusual for one of the kids to run out of our house on a Saturday morning, headed down the street to poop at Baba and Poppy’s. They really do that! Also, a couple of weekends ago I went for my first-ever dove hunt, which is a really big deal in Texas. After four hunts over three days and about 14 hours standing in fields, I shot exactly one bird. Even then I only winged it, so I had to do the humane thing and rip off its head. Pop! So manly, so gross. I’ll go again next year, only next time I will practice with a shotgun first so that I can suck much less.”
Dora and Francis took a break this issue. Please send pics! stories! adventures! family changes! job changes! location changes! to us at email@example.com for the next issue. Seriously, we need your content. Loyally, your class secretaries.
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Either the palpable desperation in my email or the threat of reprinting Langrick’s massive preReunion email prompted many of you to send in submissions to the column this time. (That’s a backhanded “thank you” from Kummell.) We had lots of people claiming first-time submissions and requesting that we make them sound funnier. Maybe you don’t understand how this works… there’s only so much funny to go around and we have to be very thoughtful about where we place it. The lone pre-begging submission came from our friend Rob Langrick, or should we say our American friend Rob Langrick? “Oh say I now appear to be able to see by Dawn’s early light. That and choose the shorter line at Heathrow. Yep, I’m double-dipping passports and we’re not talking the larger 52-page option. The interview went something like this:
Matt Bazarian with Sari, Mark (12), and John (7) in Sydney for New Year’s
James Greene sent in an update on everything going on for him and Jessie La Patra-Greene… and we mean everything, from their kids’ pooping habits to James pretending to be Rambo… read on: “Jessie is the director of capital markets at Thackeray Partners, a real estate private equity firm that invests in apartments, warehouses and retail centers. In a nutshell, she is in charge of all the mortgages, as well as the company’s relationships with its lenders. She’s a big deal who is well regarded in her industry. She’s awesome at what she does!
Erin Lifeso, Scott Martling, and daughter Abigail
You can all learn a lot from Erin Lifeso—check out the great use of third person in her update, negating any effort from your class secretaries: “Erin Lifeso and Scott Martling were excited to introduce Abigail Margaret to the world on January 9th, 2017. She is already off to a busy
start—filling her days scooting around our little Upper West apartment, pulling up on everything within arm’s reach and eating any book or cellphone she can get her hands on. We are looking forward to introducing her to you all at reunions!” Andrew Schneller checked in from Boston—at least, we assume he’s in Boston; with his job, who the heck knows? Andrew is still working in international strategy at Liberty Mutual, where he’s now done some type of work in 14 countries. On the personal side, Andrew shares a few recent highlights: “We spent a week with Adam Shah and family in London on vacation. I successfully logged in to the Dartmouth alumni website to register for Reunion. (Edward Snowden couldn’t get into that thing.) I celebrated my 39th birthday. No one in my family cared. Maybe some of my Tuckie friends might.” Nah, check in with us next year, Schneller. We haven’t heard from Karlston Nasser since 2013! He chimes in from Houston: “Breno, our son, is out of the house, a sophomore at CU Boulder, so Cynthia and I have started the process to become empty nesters, only 10 years after Tuck. Liebe (14) will still be around for a few more years. I am still the same student of beer I was at Tuck but the beer world is much different now, and since I have not yet had any midlife crisis splurges, I am investing more and more in beer-centered trips and events, hoping to learn something for when I retire. Also, because I miss the MBA class experience so much, I accepted an invitation to become an adjunct professor at the Rice MBA [program] here in Houston, teaching Real Estate Finance and International Investments. Actually, just another excuse to hang around MBA students who drink a lot.” Class President Tommy Cho has had a pretty busy 2016: “I have made a couple of changes recently: Relationship Status has been changed to Married and Employer has been updated to another bank: Deutsche Bank. I had the fortune of exchanging vows with the lovely Jessica Kimelman on a cool, spring evening at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Shout-out to the Tuck representation (Kummell, Lifeso, Manning, Pringle, Geets, Jordan, Shah and their respective better halves who were able to attend), who always make for an eventful time. Unfortunately, I don’t have a good photo
of the Tuckies, since I made it a priority to eat. So I ignored pictures and focused on eating, ordering both entrées and stuffing my face with several other food-related items, which is why most photos of me are with my mouth full. Oh, and the wedding itself was pretty sweet too. Seriously, though, it was a wonderful evening, and I am so happy to have shared the memory with several of our classmates. Both Jessica and I look forward to making more memories with everyone in October!
Kummell showing off that it’s a real bow tie, with Manning, Lifeso, and Vicky Kummell’s shoulder at Tommy’s wedding
Tommy just before the full moon turned him into a werewolf on his wedding night
“Shortly after our honeymoon, I took the summer off, so that I could take a job with DB doing similar work as before. It has been going well so far, and I got to say hello to Whit, which has really been the highlight of the employment. I’m still cranking away in NYC, so please don’t be a stranger (and I will try not to be either).” Apparently, the highlight of “a day at Six Flags with the Kummells” doesn’t crack Tommy’s top 5. Keith Velia started a new job in March with Charter Communications after having a nice break, during which he did some major house renovations. He says he’s “looking forward to
the reunion now that everybody is finally as old as I was back when we were in school.” Vishala Thiagarajan is in India living with her 8-year-old daughter. We weren’t able to get much more out of her, but it looks like she’s still at IBM according to LinkedIn…but who knows—she appears to have 4 profiles on there, so maybe she’s still an MBA candidate at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth!
Vishala and her daughter Akshara on her 8th birthday at a beach resort
Chandra Rangan waited 10 years for his first Tuck Today submission. Seriously, the last email Kummell has from Chandra is about a Sachem Village carpool…. “Rachna and I are now residing in California; we have a 9-year-old son, Neel. I am in a marketing role at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the security business unit after stints at McKinsey, Gartner and Symantec. Rachna has just finished her doctorate in clinical psychology and is planning to start her own practice. Neel is in 4th grade, loves to swim, play basketball, piano, enjoys reading. We were hoping to make it to the reunion but had to cancel, unfortunately. Super bummed about that, and envious of everyone who will be there!” So I guess it takes a kid, a spouse’s doctorate, and 4 jobs before you can send in an update? Guess we’ll see you in another 10 years, Chandra!
Rachna, Neel and Chandra Rangan
CL ASS NOTES Peishan Ang and Simon Rosof had been living in Singapore for two years but moved back to New Jersey in March 2016. They had a “wonderful two years where we caught up with Tuckies we haven’t seen in years, including Krishna Hegde, Linda Lasater, Jenny Song, Teruko Kuroda, Brooke Whitaker, and Ritwik Bhattacharjee. I am still with BristolMyers Squibb (10 years!) and Peishan is back with Independence Blue Cross after working with Hilti (power tools company) for two years in Singapore. We now have three kids— Charlotte (6), Alaina (4) and Shane (2). We are disappointed we won’t be able to make it to Reunion due to overseas travel at that time for work but hope to hear all about it and see everyone in 2021!!”
the time. Jolene, the Bouvier [Kummell: that’s a fancy dog], continues to get some, albeit less, attention. Dad still enjoys his backcountry ski trips with the pup. I also started a new gig (a year and a half ago) working for Iora Health, a healthcare startup out of Boston with some pretty strong ties to Dartmouth. I’m managing operations in Seattle and Denver—two great cities to travel between.”
Obviously the British weather is getting to Susan Shindler, as she sent the most subdued TT update of all time. Not an exclamation point in sight.... “We moved to London in July. Dave is supposed to send you the news because he’s funnier than I am, but he’s totally useless. Dave is still with MFS. I’m taking a break until I figure out what I want to be when I grow up.” How about motivational speaker? Aaron Delfausse thinks this is his first update, but we did get a 33-worder when he got married back in 2013. “Life in Colorado is great. Courtney and I had our first kiddo—Graham Francis Delfausse—born on 5/31/16. He is a little bundle of joy and seems to smile most of
Melanie Sheerr’s having twins (TWINS!) in late October and can’t travel to Hanover for Reunion on doctor’s orders. She says: “I will be thinking of you all, as well as Hanover, fall foliage, Canoe Club, Daniel, and all of the other shenanigans that are bound to happen. I look forward to seeing the pictures!!” Rodrigo Becerra’s moved to Mexico City to become CTO of Pemex (or, according to Nelson: “Rodrigo Becerra moved back from Singapore to Mexico, swapping his role in Microsoft for a board-ratified, chief of technology role in Mexico’s largest company, Pemex”). Sounds better when Nelson says it.
Nelson Ocampo recently attended a global Tuck ’Tails about a month ago in Mexico City “with over 30 Tuckies showing up. From our class, only Roberto Bo and I. From T’05, Rony Levinson and from T’07, Natalia GarciaNigaglioni. There was even an early ’80s Tuckie there!” We’re pretty sure Csaba Nagy is forgetting the Hello Kitty video game he mentioned to us just back in February…. “It’s time for a change. I started with medical devices. I’m currently in shared commercial kitchens. Now I’m looking to make an entrepreneurial pivot to tattoo parlors. Hoping that the third industry is a charm. Advice is always welcome.” Our advice, don’t use words like “entrepreneurial pivot” in a tattoo parlor. Oh, and GET INKED UP, CSABA! We expect at least a full back tattoo photo submission for the next Tuck Today.
Bob Batt has moved from Hanover to Wisconsin. (Seriously, that’s all we’ve got. Not even a photo with a fake piece of cheese hat.)
A smiley Graham Francis Delfausse
Sarah Kline recently did a massive renovation on her West Village apartment that almost resulted in the building having to be evacuated! “I bought my neighbor’s apartment and combined the two and during the process MASSIVE structural problems were discovered that were deemed dangerous to people above and below me. It was a total nightmare. Other than that, I have had a very nice summer/ early fall between NYC, Barnard, VT, and Amagansett.” Huge thanks to Langrick and Nes Weigand for all their work organizing the reunion. We’re writing this about 2 weeks before Reunion, so we’ll just say “haha! Wasn’t that night at Canoe crazy? We hadn’t seen Souza do something that crazy since that crappy bachelor party we threw for him when Kummell wouldn’t stop making fun of Darin’s poster of himself on the wall!” If organizing Reunion wasn’t enough, Rob & Nes also stepped in as surrogate class secretaries, wrangling up some more updates for us (mostly with excuses for why people can’t make Reunion):
Roberto Bo: “I won’t make it this time for the reunion...a variety of things happening that make it difficult for me to travel for pleasure for a few days; the most important one being that I became a father for the 2nd time a month ago and my wife does need my help (her family and my family don’t live nearby). Too bad as I will certainly miss the Tuckies and hearing about everyone there after 10(!!) years of graduation.” Vlad Marcel: “Thanks so much, man. I appreciate the big Nes hug from across the pond. Unfortunately, we won’t make it this time around. Our baby number two is here at the end of October and I don’t think late night pong at Theta Delt makes much sense for Missy, or me for that matter!” Justin Phillips: “Still out in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Will is 7, Claire is 5 and we added a third and final just for fun. Charlotte is one now and keeping us very busy. Unfortunately, we aren’t going to be able to make it to Reunion. I will really miss seeing everyone; it would be great to catch up.” Toyo Matsuura: “I am in NJ ever since I graduated Tuck, but I did welcome 2 kids over the past several years, 5-year-old Shoma (boy) and almost 3-year-old Ami (girl). Life is not the same after kids, but enjoying every minute, nevertheless. If I could go to the reunion, that would be awesome, but the current family schedule will not allow us to travel to Hanover on that weekend. I’ll miss you guys a lot, but
will wait for your write-ups on all the exciting things that happened up there.” Ketan Patel: “I am still in the NYC/NJ area. I left the venture capital firm that I was with (which I joined after leaving Tuck) at the end of 2014 to hang out my own shingle. I started my own fund, NexStar Partners, in March 2015 with a $100M commitment to invest in mobile and wireless technology startups and have been pretty much heads down in trying to get the fund and firm going. Keeping my fingers crossed that all that time I spent at the Center for Private Equity listening to Colin Blaydon pays off.” And we really got a kick out of Blair Hotchkies’s update: “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make Reunion as I’ll be out of the country…in Iași, Romania (the fourth largest city in Romania!). After having been on a 36-hour flight (including layovers), I’ll be speaking to a bunch of Romanians, in English, about how Amazon likes to fail. (You can register to attend if you want to ditch the reunion yourself and join me…. Hotels are limited, though; it’s the same weekend as Zilele Orasului Iași.)”
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It’s fall in Hanover, and in addition to a brand new class of Tuckies invading the town, New Hampshire has one other thing to be excited about—my fellow class secretary, Colin Van Ostern, has officially won the Democratic nomination for governor. Oddly, while writing this, he invaded my living room on a Showtime series about this year’s election! We wish him best of luck and look forward to saying, “I knew him when…(fill in the blank with your favorite Colin story here.)”
The Mihaly family
16th weighing 8 pounds 11 ounces. Ella is currently loving her 1-year maternity leave (which is standard in Canada). It looks like three of our classmates had a big day in June… Kate Ryan Reiling and Kevin Hinckley welcomed their first addition to the family— Acadia June Hinckley on June 23rd. Both mom and dad are all-in on helping Acadia make good choices when it comes to future education.
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Now, while no one else is necessarily in the running to lead 1.3M people, some of our fellow classmates have been up to some pretty big events. Without further ado… New Additions
We received exactly zero updates this time around. Rumor has it some people got married, a few got new jobs, even more got promoted, and apparently we added to the Tiny Tuckie ranks. However, we did not receive any details of these events, and this publication strives to print only verified truths instead of supposition and rumor. We wish you well and look forward to oodles of news in the New Year. —Leslie and Chris
Aaron Mihaly and his wife, Anita, welcomed a son, Nathan, on Dec. 22 of last year. In addition to getting used to parenthood, the couple moved from Washington, DC, to Mumbai, India, as a part of a year-long office rotation program at FSG.
Acadia June Hinckley
Ella Witcher McMillan and Geoff McMillan are thrilled to introduce their daughter Hadley Maude McMillan. Hadley was born on May
CL ASS NOTES Otto Krusius and his wife, Lauren, also welcomed a son, Mark William Krusius, into the world on June 23rd at Stanford Children’s Hospital. Big sister Anna (age 2) is excited to have a new playmate. Otto is seeing a new side of sleeplessness this time around, having left his job at Boston Consulting Group last year and joining the corporate strategy team at Intuit. So no more late nights slaving at a hotel room desk, but still short nights of sleep! On the Intuit side, Otto recently had lunch in Mountain View with Tiago Calheiros, who is working in product for Intuit out of the Plano, Texas, office. With the baby here and the job change complete, the Krusius clan is hoping to see more Tuckies in the coming months!
New York Happenings Kate Frambach was married to Casey Safron at Daniel in New York City on July 3rd. The holiday-weekend city made a perfect backdrop for the happy couple and many Tuckie well-wishers. Interesting fact, the NY couple actually met about ½ block from Patricia’s house in Los Angeles before starting their New York romance.
Kate Frambach and Casey Safron’s wedding and Tuck contingent
The Krusius family
Not to be outdone, just three weeks later Jessica Gunter and wife Whitney welcomed Dylan Anne Peterson on July 16th. The whole family is doing great, and Jess is enjoying her five months off from Nest to spend some quality time with the cutie-pie!
Giacomo Sonnino and wife Vickie couldn’t stay away forever. The couple moved to New York City after Giacomo spent nearly 6 years in London. While he’s a great loss for the London Tuckies, the New York crew is excited to have him join their ranks!
Itamar Goldminz left Opower in DC, where he had risen since graduation to become a senior director, to become head of people for the very cool education startup AltSchool in San Francisco. Along similar lines, Claire Voorhees’s nine years in NYC came to an end as she moved out of Tribeca to make the trek to San Francisco. She left the hedge fund where she had been focusing on distressed municipal debt and joined the buy side of Wells Fargo in principal investments, managing the bank’s municipal bond investment portfolio. I barely remember what all of these things mean, but I think she’s still in finance? Welcome to the best coast, Claire! Amy Florentino submitted her news via landto-sea telegram. (Just kidding, every single Coast Guard vessel has WiFi these days, Amy is just an efficient communicator). Amy is currently “underway sailing aboard America’s tall ships with [her Coast Guard Academy] students.” I’m not sure what exactly this means, but maybe you can make sense of it from the awesome photo she submitted. On second thought, judging from this photo, maybe Amy found the one ship in the Coast Guard not equipped with WiFi.
From the Other Coast And finally, your class secretary, Patricia Henderson, rejoined Deloitte after only 10 months in a corporate gig. While it was a great stint, I learned that I’m not “an indoor cat,” and I’m excited to be back in the consulting life. Amy Florentino’s tall ship
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In the “moving to San Francisco” department, Prashant Hegde, who has been in Seattle at Amazon since graduation, is moving to San Francisco at the end of October to work for… Amazon. Yes, Bezos will still have Prashant’s skills at his disposal, this time in the service of Amazon Music. Bon voyage and we’ll miss you, from all of the Seattle Tuckies, Prashant!
Tony Giberti recently decided that he wanted to see less of his wife Julia and daughter Natalia so has gone back into big firm consulting. (For those of you not keeping track, Tony left Deloitte for a smaller shop in 2014.) He’s now a senior manager in Accenture’s relatively new strategy group, continuing to focus on growth strategies for consumer goods companies. For those of you looking for a home in the DC area, give Tony’s wife Julia a call, as she’s recently become a real estate agent and joined Sotheby’s Georgetown brokerage. Also in the “transitions into and out of consulting” category, Vicki Chen, meanwhile,
has left Deloitte and is now a customer success manager at Elementum, a supply chain visibility startup. She is excited to be off the road and burning tons of calories running after her daughter Isabelle (“Bizzle”) instead of running to her gate. Lydia Kuo’s career has come full circle. You might recall that for some time Lydia was hawking chocolate, crackers, and gum at Mondelēz (formerly part of Kraft). During her tenure, she was kind enough to send me about 5,000 Green & Black’s minibars; there is nothing that in a quantity of 5,000 constitutes a “sample.” Now, to atone for past sins, she is working at GlaxoSmithKline in its consumer healthcare group, where her focus is over-thecounter weight loss products. She says the work is surprisingly emotional—I hope not because of all the guilt! (Just kidding, Lyds.) John Lojek is delighted to share the news that he tied the knot on July 9th to a “local” from London, Arabella Jennings. A few Tuckies were able to make the journey, including T’09 Miguel Munoz from Spain, T’10s Cedric Dallemagne from Korea and Paul Granada from Portland, OR, and T’12 Simon Fowles.
Arabella Jennings and John Lojek
John shared this happy news from Seoul, Korea, where he was about to attend Cedric’s own rehearsal dinner. Tom Park was also able to make the wedding, and John enjoyed hanging out with him and John Kim at the Royal Palace and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, “slaying mad Korean food and beers in-between.” Eaun Gray was married on Aug. 13 in Toronto, with Scott Dalgleish as his groomsman and Vicki Chen, Milen Todorov, Lydia Kuo, Tony Giberti, Matt Thomas, Ryan Krouskop, Matt Obenhaus, Nick Russell, and Drew Wilkins in attendance.
John and Andrea McCullough welcomed their son, Chase Everett McCullough, into the world on May 10th. They are all doing great and enjoying every minute together. Chase caught up with many Tiny Tuckies around Boston this summer, including Ali (Robbins) Hyatt’s Jordan Hyatt and Mike McFadden’s Emma & James McFadden. Louisa Beth Marett and Tommy Marett
the name of the liquor in kir royale.) Christine was back at work just four weeks after her baby’s arrival. She’s excited to have recently begun teaching at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Chase Everett McCullough
Steve Hallowell and his wife, Emily, welcomed a baby girl, Claire Elisabeth Hallowell, on September 6. Claire, who is named for Steve and Emily’s grandmothers, weighed in at 7 lbs 4 ounces and measured 21.5 inches. Steve and Emily feel incredibly blessed. Laura and Jim Marett were ecstatic to welcome new daughter Louisa Beth on March 29. Jim writes, “Mom and baby are doing wonderfully! Tommy is settling in and enjoying his role as a big brother—for her part, Louisa can’t keep her eyes off him when they are in the room together. We moved from Cambridge to Wellesley a few months back, trading one college town for another, though both sadly inferior to Hanover. Luckily, we were able to take both kids to Hanover in June and they enjoyed their time on the Green, eating ice cream and playing in the grass. Tommy got to pick out two items from the Dartmouth Co-op—results attached.... We’ve been fortunate enough to see a number of Tuckies since Reunion, both Boston-area residents and folks coming through to visit...look us up if you are coming through Boston!” Christine (Lio-Soon-Shun) Capilouto added a baby girl, named Cassis, to her family on August 6. Christine and her husband Michael decided back in 2007 when hiking in a small town in France that if they ever had a daughter they would name her after it – and that’s exactly what they did! (The couch potatoes among us will be more familiar with cassis as
Tristan (3½) and Cassis Capilouto
In the “noted on social media but not verified” department, a.k.a. people who didn’t submit notes: •D awson Her Many Horses bought a place in Vegas, where he’s been living since 2013, so it seems like he’s going to be sticking around there for a while—except when he’s on the road, which is pretty much all the time, and, Dawson, do you even qualify for Nevada state residency anymore? •F iona Charlton is VP of global brand strategy and partnerships at the BBC, where she is surely focused on answering the question, “How can we spread the British accent worldwide through entertainment rather than arms?” •T ravis Page, another one whose dreams of working in media apparently came true, has been in a cool business development role at Sony Pictures doing strategy, biz dev, M&A, and investments since this past April. I’m not sure if this means you should send him your screenplay, but go ahead and do it all the same. •P ete Simms is simultaneously the CFO of three energy companies in Oklahoma, either because his LinkedIn profile is a bit messy or
CL ASS NOTES just because he’s Pete Simms so of course. •A shleigh Snelson Sullivan left Bain for the Wayfair brand AllModern.com, where she is director of merchandising, and she now frequents the Brimfield Antique Show “for work.” • Hans Reichstetter is now a “typing and clicking specialist,” the best title to be found anywhere on LinkedIn because when it comes down to it, so are we all.
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We hope everyone (including us) had a fantastic Reunion weekend! For our fellow classmates who may not have been able to make it to Hanover in October, the T’11s have been… Hard at Work, Jennifer Merrill got engaged and a new j.o.b.—she wrote to us while out and about in Copenhagen, the home of PANDORA (her new employer). She’ll be getting married in January in Jamaica (we are officially jealous).
workforce as all of the press seems to mention. Still loving life in Cambridge—have taken up rowing and coxing, but I don’t think the accent has really taken much hold at this point.”
made it through several Tuck weddings and has stuck around thus far, and now is gearing up for the full Tuck indoctrination at the 5-year reunion. (We assume she survived?)
Kate Strayer-Benton finally escaped the gilded grasp of consulting after nearly a decade and made the transition to “industry” (biotech) at the end of 2015. Kate’s currently keeping the whiteboards occupied in Cambridge, MA, as director of strategy for Momenta Pharmaceuticals and mentioned, “Now find it hard to believe I stayed in consulting / resisted work-life-balance for so long....”
And welcoming all the new Tiny Tuckies!
Celebrating, Steve Bates married Liza Burke on June 11th in Lenox, MA, at The Mount. Steve and Liza met in Boston in the fall of 2013 and quickly bonded over their shared love of cooking, spreadsheets, and hockey (Bates is working hard to convert her into a Sabres fan). Liza grew up in western Mass in a town even smaller than Hanover. After the wedding, Steve and Liza spent a week in Kennebunkport, Maine, and are planning a bigger trip this winter once things start to get chilly in the Northeast. On August 25, Peter Giordano got engaged to Jessica Sobel, Colgate ’07 and HBS ’12. They live in Manhattan, where Peter is still in the media world working at Simulmedia and Jessie is leading corporate sustainability efforts for the Hain Celestial Group. Jessie has
Lauren Romansky (Nichols) has been hard at work launching CEB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council, a source of best practice and insight for heads of diversity & inclusion. She contributed to the White House Briefing on Diversity in Corporate America in April and participated in a policy briefing session on pay equity that resulted in the Equal Pay Pledge. The pledge launched in June during The United State of Women summit and included 28 organizations. Sara Russo sent us greetings from the UK! She writes, “After 5 years at BT dealing with the nearly 2 hour commute between Cambridge and London, I’ve found a new challenge here in Cambridge. I’ve joined ARM in an IT strategy role...just as they announced they are being acquired by SoftBank. If it all goes through, it should be an interesting challenge to support the doubling of the UK 104
Jordan and Laura Barnett welcomed baby girl Tessa Diane on September 2nd. Weighing 6 lbs, Jordan writes, “she is skinny and all legs just like her mother. Brothers Hunter and Dylan are thrilled and can’t wait for her to come home.”
T’11s celebrate Steve Bates and Liza Burke’s wedding
Jordan and Laura Barnett welcomed baby Tessa Diane on September 2
Lindsey Drake writes, “We welcomed Elle Ann Drake into our lives on July 5, 2015. Her big brother Ethan was thrilled but notes that he will always be older and bigger than her. I’m still at Amazon, where I lead the finance team for our brick-and-mortar bookstore, Amazon Books, here in Seattle and soon in
San Diego. Yes, yes—full circle and all that. Josh and I are still working on our fixer-upper (aka money pit) and enjoying spending time with our family and friends!”
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Roman Hughes Thiago Teodoro, Angela, and Sunny welcome baby Olivia
Lindsey Drake and Josh welcomed baby Elle Ann on July 5
Jesus Gonzalez let us know that he and Aileen “just welcomed our first child, Lucia, this August. After 2 years back in Miami, we’re packing up again and moving to Orlando in October. I’ll still be with Costa Farms—I just really needed to be closer to the Magic Kingdom.” Peter Stosich writes, “In June, Elizabeth and I welcomed Helena Leisy Stosich to our family. Helena is already an adventurous girl exploring San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, and she is looking forward to meeting other Tiny Tuckies in NYC and Hanover this fall.”
Baby Olivia Vaz Teodoro was born on July 25th. Angela, Olivia, Sunny (the cutest dog), and Thiago Teodoro have survived the first month! They are still in the SF Bay Area and Thiago has been working in cyber security for a couple of years now. Melissa Vess and Fred Schwarz T’12 announced the arrival of their baby boy, Hunter Frederick Schwarz, to the world on April 24th. At eight pounds, Hunter was born in a Boston hospital room overlooking the Charles River. Fred notes, “Early indications are that he has his mother’s lips and eyes— and his father’s loudness. Melissa and I are madly in love with him and cannot wait for you to meet this little guy.”
Melissa Vess and Fred Schwarz T’12 welcomed baby boy Hunter Frederick Schwarz on April 24th
5TH REUNION OCTOBER 13-15, 2017
Greetings, fellow class of 2012ers. You should receive this edition just as the feeling of summer fades from our memories and we prepare for the onset of winter, a new season of Game of Thrones, and, inexplicably, another year gone by faster than we can remember. Not sure about you all, but whenever we get our Tuck Today, we tend to browse through the class notes from classes that are 10+ years out. Witty banter and commentary typically ensue, but we do find a common thread that after a while, the weddings stop, the babies are now starting middle school, and updates are more along the lines of “so-and-so switched jobs for the nth time, Kid X starred in their school play, what a riot!, etc.” We may be at the precipice of that point, but we’re going to fight our damnedest to make sure we’re not in that bucket (yet). At any rate, we’ll put out the plug to send us news and information (again) so we aren’t trolling on FB for life events for all of you. It’s been a busy spring and summer for our class, as usual with yet another set of engagements, babies, job changes, etc.
Peter Stosich and Liz welcomed baby Helena Leisy
Mike Cwalinski + Shil Patel got engaged recently. In probably one of the more romantic locations, Mike popped the question at Jon’s Bar & Grille, dubbed as the birthplace of Larry Fine. Their wedding will be in spring 2017.
CL ASS NOTES DoorDash, covering Boston, DC, Atlanta, Ivan Padilla and his wife, Cristina, welcomed a Charlotte, and Nashville. We’ve moved to the beautiful baby girl into the fold. Ileana Victoria ’burbs and are now living in Medfield, MA, and was born July 5th, 2016, weighing in at 9 lbs 4 are eagerly awaiting our 5-yr reunion!” oz, 20.5 in. If you haven’t seen any pictures of this little gem yet, be prepared for a lot of “awes” when you see her.
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The Padilla family
The Kanters are settling well into their hectic life with the twins + Ivy. Jamie started a new gig as an enterprise business development manager at Moz in Seattle. The adventures of Ivy Kanter continue as well in Seattle; she’s getting big, making new friends, and also lending a helping hand to take care of her new sisters. Gardiner and Jennifer Holland welcomed baby Clara Kirk Holland on September 17th, weighing in at 7 lbs 4 oz. Lydie is super excited to be the big sister and show Clara the ropes. Geoff Mattei and Rebecca Drejet welcomed their daughter, Elin Harper Drejet-Mattei: “Much like her mother, Elin seems to have a proclivity for doing whatever she wants and surprised us by arriving a few weeks early on June 18th.” Elin and her mom are doing awesome, and Geoff is trying to not be incredibly jealous about the full head of hair Elin sported right at birth. We received some great news from the Bowmans as well about some new updates in their life: Straight from the Katie herself: “Hi friends!! Charlotte Mary Bowman was born April 12, 2016. She is just like her daddy…sweet and sleeps a lot! She has been an absolute joy. Taylor is working as director of strategy at CVS Health in Woonsocket and I was recently promoted to regional general manager at
Lara Abbaschian, who, in her own words, typically doesn’t send updates, has some fun career news to share. Especially relevant to all of us as well, since another Tuckie was instrumental in this change: “Hope everyone is well—it’s been a quick second since I’ve caught up with you and it’s probably too hard to do proper hellos justice here. (Or maybe I’m just saying we can’t all be Bogo.) I started this July as a VP with Lightstone Ventures! And it’s all because of Tuck! (Long-ish story, which I’m happy to share if it’s of interest.)” We think that Pablo Munoz Agopian may take over for “the most interesting man in the world” series. On May 2, 2016, he joined Moët Hennessy (LVMH Group) as a regional business support manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, working on strategy and business development projects for the company in the region. We don’t know about you all, but that sounds pretty *expletive* awesome. He’s also running a food truck called Wolfie’s in his spare time alongside Flor, his wife. On top of that they’re expecting a baby, due in April (the FIFTH in the family!!!!). If you’re wondering how he has the time, so are we. Grace Chan and Eric Markus welcomed a baby girl—we’re a little short on details, given there aren’t any pics up on the interwebs we can find. We do know that if Mom and Dad continue at LVMH and Heineken, that girl is going to have one hell of an upbringing and the most advanced palate/fashion sense of the Tiny Tuckie crop. Phil and Devon Lacombe welcomed Jordan Rose to the world in July. She was fortunate to inherit her mom’s looks but unfortunate to
have to root for dad’s sports teams. Her birth has not slowed these two Canadians down one bit, making all other parents extremely jealous. Jordan and Kelly welcomed Bobby, aka Roberto Esten, into the world late this summer. He’s already showing his father’s Wisconsin roots through some of his “Little Cheesehead” gear and will likely be practicing his golf swing as soon as he can stand. Alejandro and Kirsten welcomed baby Daniel on Friday, June 17th. All are doing well, and they both are enjoying parenthood. As expected, he’s already taller than his dad. Avraj Sandhu—back in the US from Sweden. Utterly depressed. If you’re in the Boston area, check in with him. Emily Williams and Ivan Ardemagni T’13 tied the knot in a castle in Tuscany. I mean, we’re not jealous at all. Meh, right? Matias Moral and Tati are expecting a baby sister for Benito to play with, or rather ask questions to. They celebrated a babymoon in Tahiti, because they clearly have not traveled enough yet. Fede Espinosa and Tati are expecting another rock star to join the band. Tomas is looking like a solid drummer so far, so they hope the next will take bass and vocals. Marco Castillo and Katherine Kosman are expecting a baby boy, due in November. They are enjoying the last few months traveling and sleeping as long as they like. Addison still has great hair and a dog he likes to take pictures with. As for your faithful secretaries: Derrick is no longer your point of contact for discounts on your lawn and garden needs (although he can still tell you what you should/ shouldn’t buy). He now works in Prime Video in customer acquisition. So if you aren’t Amazon Prime members and you haven’t streamed Prime Video, shame on you. Talk to him about upcoming releases on shows, etc. if you need some recos on what to watch. More importantly, he recently tied the knot with Natalie Olbrantz on a lovely summer day in Seattle on July 9th. Guests enjoyed scenic views
of the city, danced the night away, and the Tuckies in attendance welcomed Natalie into the Tuck family.
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Ben spent his spring closing down MyHabit at Amazon (au revoir flash sales). Before moving on to his next role, he was able to squeeze in a relaxing trip to Costa Rica. He highly recommends Horizon Hotel in Santa Teresa! Post-vacation, when he isn’t daydreaming about beaches, he has been working as director of e-commerce at Outdoor Voices, a new technical recreational apparel company. Check out the site for some sweet clothing (think mix of Kit and Ace + lululemon). After long months of debate, Roman took a job in Buenos Aires, looking to be closer to family and to Fede’s sweet guitar solos (mostly the latter). He and Flo left just as summer was starting in the US and winter started in the Southern Hemisphere, effectively making it a 6-month winter for them. He started a new role as retention marketing manager for MercadoLibre, Latin America’s biggest e-commerce. While he will be missed in the US, he had a warm welcome from other Tuckies in the area and looks forward to showing Tuckies around when they come visit. We’re hoping to see many of you next year at our 5 year! We’ve often heard as you get older time flies; given that our 5 year is steadily creeping upon us, that adage seems to hold true!
Another year has passed, we are closer to our 5-year reunion than to our Tuck graduation (is your mind blown? Start preparing for Reunion 2018...now). By now, we are getting used to our post-Tuck lives, settling into our new careers (or finding new ones) and new, non-Hanover locations. Many of us have made roots, are getting married, having a dependent (e.g., kid, dog or house plant), and maybe even got mortgaged (thanks, Fed, for low rates!). Some are still globetrotting, allowing the rest of us to live vicariously through them (cough cough, Liz Yepsen). We look forward to seeing you all in 2 years back on campus. TAG2016 wrapped up again with the T’13 class showing everyone else how it is done, with 92% participation and $41,000! “We are so continually overwhelmed and humbled by the generosity of our classmates and willingness to pay it forward to future Tuckies. We truly appreciate everyone’s participation and contributions. It’s just really cool and a testament to the Tuck community.” —TAG Head Cheerleaders (reminder, both have real college experience as cheerleaders) Suzanne Lieb and Pete Gauthier.
week in the city before she moved to New York. So after two-plus years of a Northeast Corridor romance we made it official, ironically, after a 6-hour drive from New York back to Boston, stuck in traffic. I surprised her when we got back home and then went to celebrate at Ten Tables in JP.” Jamie Lippman got engaged to Steven Dansky during an extended European continental tour. “He’s a bearded fellow from Long Island, has a sense of humor like George Carlin, and is a lawyer for Pearson Education. He told Yepsen when we were at the Copenhagen Beer Festival that he’d be proposing later that day. She kept the secret and then surprised us at the end of the night with champagne. Because Liz. He timed the proposal so we could celebrate afterwards with Salome, Robby, and Yamini in Berlin, which was pretty special.” Liz Yepsen adds that she’s willing to offer this service on the night of others’ engagements as well and looks forward to celebrating Jamie and Steve and tacos next year. Mathieu Pluvinage got engaged to Maureen Ellinwood, a D’03 (keeping it in the family), on an epic vacation in South Africa. Tuckies celebrated their engagement in style, both in Maureen’s home in New Jersey and in Mat’s in Montpellier. Conscious Coupling, aka Weddings The wedding tsunami is over; now we have tropical storm weddings. You don’t need to board up your windows and buy those DD batteries that fit in nothing besides your broken flashlight, you only get really frizzy hair and your all-organic, local, farm-to-your-own-table garden looks fresh and green.
Rory Barratt wed Kathy Medairos in May. When he isn’t getting married, he is being featured in local newspaper The Patriot Ledger about his leadership on the rugby team South Shore Anchors.
May was a hot month for engagements. In fact, so hot no one else got engaged in any other summer month. The Northeast is experiencing a drought not only in water, but in engagements. Steve Abbott got engaged to Stephanie Gold, a family doctor, at Bryce Canyon. Sarah Hughes got engaged to Mike Cafaro in St. Barts. Mike is a founding partner at Alphaserve Technologies and just finished the Program for Leadership Development (PLD) at HBS (class of 2016). Nick Jameson got engaged to Melanie Leinbach, a trained coloratura soprano in opera and musicaltheater debutante. “We met in Boston her last
Wayne Harrington and Chrissy McManus tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on April 23 in Hingham, MA. Jamie Geraghty and Amanda Lipari wed on June 4 in North Caldwell, NJ. Jamie and Amanda moved out to Southern California last year, missing NH, of course. “We haven’t gone on a honeymoon yet, but will do something exciting later this year.” Lacey Farrell and T’12 ScoJo, aka Scott Johnson, married June 11 on Nantucket. Justin Purnell and Kate Head wed in Princeton, NJ, on June 18, surrounded by Tuckies and probably fountains of top-shelf rosé. This note should have been funnier, but Justin was
CL ASS NOTES too busy to comment. Amy Poehler might rethink that rec she wrote you based on this lameness. Blythe Chorn married Ross Cohen on July 10, 2016, in Crested Butte, Colorado. According to Blythe, they are living out their “hillbilly dreams on ten acres south of Denver.” Ten acres?? This is a size that Tara cannot comprehend, in central London. Will Cornock and Elizabeth Schweitzer married at Laurita Winery in where else but the home state of The Boss, New Jersey, on August 12. Pretty sure they did some “dancing in the dark” to relive those “glory days” of Tuck LNDPs. Also with the winery itch, Garrett DeNinno and Erica Karlin wed at winery called Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in Charlottesville, VA, on Aug 20. Sandy Levine and Tom McAndrews wed on August 27 in New York City at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. Sandy had two outfits, as “Sandy’s arsenal of dance moves is both broad and deep, and some of those moves would have challenged the structural integrity of the wedding dress,” per loving hubby Tom. Everyone else was wearing “Wine Night Formal attire.” On the same day but in a location near and dear to our hearts, Max Pinto wed Kate Stephens (of Norwich, VT) on Aug 27 at Sumner Mansion Inn, Hartland, VT. Unfortunately, no Worthy Burger was served, but Bill Achtmeyer T’81 did take front and center during the Tuck photo for these two Parthenon lovebirds (is this a weird recruiting ad?) and I swear I heard an “after party in my dorm” come from Bill’s lips around 10 pm. Ivan Ardemagni married Emily Williams T’12 on September 3rd at an actual castle in Siena, with several Tuckies present. Hussein, I hope you saved that snap story of the live dessert making, it was pretty epic. Daniel Bilbao and Vivian Alvarez T’15 wed in Cartagena, Colombia, on September 17. Dave Sibley and Mimi Macauley wed on Sept 24 in DeBordieu, South Carolina, the same place they were engaged almost a year before. Babies Everyone had a little too much fun during all the weddings of 2015, shown by our influx of babies in 2016. Can you imagine our 5-year reunion? Little kid central. Put down the Solo cup and pick up the sippy cup. Ksenia Kapoor welcomed Ari on March 18. “I went into labor on my last day in the office. I finally decided to start working from home, packed my desk, chatted with my boss until 6 pm and was in the hospital by 11 pm. Project management at its best.” Kaitie Gannett and T’12 hubby Jason welcomed Theodore (Teddy) Donovan 108
Class President Max Pinto with wife Kate and guests
Ivan Ardemagni with T’12 Emily Williams and the Tuck crew
Gannett on April 10th, 2016 (fittingly, Masters Sunday). Teddy is enjoying life in Milwaukee, developing a great smile, and has even made it onto the golf course with his parents. Merritt Patridge and hubby Adam welcomed baby girl Eleanor Edith (Nora) on May 6. Sabrina Hall-Little and T’12 Jeremy Wertzer welcomed Isabella Sophia Wertzer-Hall on May 13. Vero Jubera and Greg welcomed baby girl Emma Elizabeth Koch Jubera, who was born on May 24th, 2016. She’s a very happy and giggly little girl. Diego Diaz and Andrea Del Carmen welcomed baby Francisco on May 30th (check myTuck for photo!). Ankur Kumar and wife Jenny welcomed baby Aiden to the world
on June 2nd (also check myTuck for photo!). Daisuke Ishida and wife Kazumi welcomed their second son in May. Kevin Jung Won Kim welcomed son Gavin Kim 김가빈 born June 5th, 11 weeks earlier than scheduled. “It was extremely dangerous situation so my wife had to take emergency C-section. The surgeon said if we had been half an hour late, neither of [them] would have been alive. But, now everything has been safely figured out. After taking two months of intensive care at hospital, he is very healthy without any disabilities or complications now. Please join us welcoming Gavin to the world!” Haley and Spencer Bryan gave birth to baby Phineas “Phin”
Hughes on June 12. We are looking forward to the epic Phinstagramming featuring Gracie in the next few months. Crystal and Taylor Cornwall welcomed Charlotte Frances on June 17, weighing 6 lbs, 14 oz, and measuring 20.5 inches. Wayne Harrington and Chrissy McManus welcomed Wayne III, aka Myles, on June 24. JP and Hilda Cantos welcomed their first child, Julia Elena Cantos, on June 27. JP writes, “We are very fortunate to be in Seoul; it’s such a vibrant city full of hidden gems and very friendly people. I cannot tell you how blessed we were by the arrival of Julia Elena a few months ago. We thought she looked so cute the other day, we (literally) ate her up. Look forward to meeting many more Tiny Tuckies and to seeing you all soon!!”
Gavin Kim and family
Michael and Liza Friedman are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Dalyah Friedman, on July 11. Big brother Meyer is enjoying his new partner in crime and excited for his first day of school in September. Suzanne Lieb and Mark Tilley welcomed Maya Rebecca Tilley on July 5 at 4:35 pm, 6 lbs, 12 oz, and 20 inches. “I’d share that my company has officially been acquired, meaning I left for maternity leave working for a fun, jeanswearing, 20-person startup, and will rejoin the working world as a suit-wearing cog in a very big wheel at Columbia Threadneedle, the asset management arm of Ameriprise. Hopefully I can re-channel my UBS roots and rock the normal corporate world!” Abigail Isaacson and Zander Abbott did their part in helping to boost the population of Maine (and future voter for Abigail’s gubernatorial run) with Allegra, born July 9. Jason and Dani Crowl “are proud to announce the birth of Evelyn Paige, born on July 23rd, weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces and 19.5 inches long. Everyone is doing great—our Siberian husky, Granite, is adjusting to life as an overprotective big brother!” Devon Lacombe and T’12 Phil welcomed first baby Jordan Rose on July 23. They are having a blast and are already giving her an identity crisis with her dual citizenship by spending a summer vacation in Boston and Cape Cod. Baby passport = stamped. James and Melissa Valdes welcomed a daughter, Laura, on Aug 8. Chuck Culp and Danielle Cameron welcomed their first daughter, Adair Cameron Culp, on August 21. Haley and Alex Nadas welcomed Perry Elizabeth Nadas on August 18. “Everyone is doing well (our Bernese, Maple, is adjusting) and we are so in love!”
Mariko’s twins Zen and Haru
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Mariko Shimizu and Ryu Kawano Suliawan welcomed twins (!!!) Rizen (nickname: Zen) and Haruga (nickname: Haru), born on Aug 30. #TinyTuckiesTimesTwo. Seriously, though, Alumni Services better send two bibs in this
welcome package. Ryan and Anne Confer welcomed baby girl Caroline Margaret on September 1 from their new home base, London. High tea was served post-delivery. Crumpets for all. Expecting Because our time wouldn’t be complete without MORE BABIES, more are on the way. David Polebaum and Salome Jeune are both expecting babies in December. Both Rafael Romero Hidalgo and Andy Friedman (and respective wives) are expecting numero dos in 2017. Chris and Ashley Smith are expecting in March 2017, with plenty of time to prepare Wilson. Jobs Young Choi moved to Hong Kong. He is on an 18 months expat assignment with MetLife, working on growth strategies for the firm’s 10 countries in Asia (e.g., Japan, Korea, China, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam). Also with MetLife, Diego Diaz is in Brazil for 18 months on his rotation. Dan Ettinger left Opower to become director of business development at GiveCampus, a social fundraising and engagement platform. Also going toward a socially conscious career, Pablo Navarro left Sourcery for CODE2040, which creates access, awareness, and opportunities for top black and Latino/a engineering talent to ensure their leadership in tech. Pete Gauthier has enjoyed living in DC but enjoyed his travels overseas a little more. “I have decided to become a true diplomat and join the USAID foreign service. My first posting will be two years in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I would invite everyone to come visit, but given the recent incidents I think it would be better if we met up in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, or anywhere in Asia! Although I wrote my Tuck essays about working at the intersection of business and international development, I never actually planned on doing it. But I am looking forward to a whole new adventure. I will have a large apartment in Dhaka and am thinking about shipping a pong table or two over there. Just not sure how I will get the Keystone Light. I promise to Instagram ridiculous pictures and hope to see Tuckies in the region.” Jisun (Ashley) Jeong couldn’t say no to free shipping for only $100 and is back at Amazon. Erin McCafferty has joined The Yard Ventures, a Harvard alumni venture fund. “The Yard” is a sister fund to Green D Ventures,
CL ASS NOTES the Dartmouth alumni venture fund. The new fund hopes to mirror the success of Green D Ventures in the Harvard community. Erin was previously a senior investment officer at Mass PRIM. Mason Duke left Parthenon and joined Bernhard Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Louisiana. He’s hoping that Tuckies will come down to visit for LSU tailgating and late nights on Bourbon Street in NoLa! He’ll be leaving behind the land of Teslas and Priuses in San Francisco and is looking forward to commuting to work on a fan boat. Justin Rodriguez is back in DC from his Kuala Lumpur rotation with BCG. See below in our spotlight section for more of his thoughts on his time in Asia. Merritt Patridge is the envy of all of us as the new executive director for the new Center for Business, Government & Society (CBGS) at Tuck, which could easily be confused for the dead punk-rock NY bar CBGB. Gonzal(IT)o and Cris Preito moved back to Madrid to join Tomas, Fi, and Baby Martin. Gonzalo left the world of banking for dospuntos, a Spanish construction company, as the deputy CIO and is over the moon that he can make plans during the week! Like dinners! Kuu Hagan left the Bay Area for London Town with a new role at BulbThings, which provides smart technologies to companies to better utilize and manage their physical assets. Vero Jubera put down her Global Entry for Sperry boat shoes, leaving McKinsey for Carnival Corporation. Dan Kane moved from San Fran to Chicago and Nick Jameson moved from Boston to New York (see above re: operatic engagement—congrats, Nick!) Entrepreneur Corner: Andrew Olaleye Andrew Olaleye left McKinsey in Lagos to start Chatdesk in NYC. “I recently moved back to New York from Lagos (Yes, more Tuck ’Tails!!) as co-founder of a new customer experience software company, Chatdesk.com. Chatdesk provides software that drives customer volume from call centers to Facebook Messenger, SMS, and other social channels. We also provide automation tools powered by machine learning and analytics that assist companies in identifying pain points within the service experience.” International Spotlight: JROD Justin Rodriguez replied to our fan mail: “After spending 8 months in Malaysia as a BCG
ambassador, I’ve returned home to BCG’s Washington, DC, office. The experience in Asia was fantastic (in spite of the bout of dengue that forced an early return). My personal and professional travels in the region took me to Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Brunei, and the Philippines. I was inspired by the deep sense of hope and resilience displayed by the locals in the face of adversity. The experience served as a reminder for how important a stable and effective government is in the effort to improve the economy and eradicate poverty. It is more important now than ever for the developed world to set a strong example for these developing economies and partner with them to eliminate trade barriers and develop efficient economies. In case you couldn’t tell, I am fully buying what Dean Slaughter has been selling all these years. “I would like to thank the Tuckies throughout Asia who made my time there truly memorable: Chika True-Daniels, Daisuke Ishida, Take Sugitani, Mariko Shimizu (congratulations on your twin boys!), Christel Bouvron, Avanti Maluste (T’14), and Mike Radu (T’14). I am forever grateful to each of you for your hospitality and hope I can return the favor sometime soon. I look forward to checking back in with the rapidly growing Tuck DC contingent. If you plan to be in town and would like to say hi/need a place to stay, please feel free to reach out to me at JRod@bcg.com” Other Hana Hassan met Oprah (twice!) and then was featured on Mars’ Instagram feed as the model employee. How is your 2016? Catherine Jonash started a food blog (www. bigelowstreetbites.com), in case you weren’t following. Anshuman Bhatia shared a romantic weekend in Paris with Andres Bilbao. Just FYI, they didn’t go dutch; Anshuman paid for the hotel. Peter Kruger planted his roots in Seattle by purchasing a house with a view of Mt. Rainier (no big). In other news, @Aldoinseattle is further proof that dogs on Instagram > humans. 1000+ likes per photo. Betsabeh Madani sponsored a second FYP project in 2016 and recently joined the advisory board of startup EIS Crop Sense, which uses data to help manage pests and disease of nursery and greenhouse crops early on. Betsabeh is helping them on operations and strategy and learning a ton in return about
ecology and food production. She also adds: “Adelinde also made her first visit to Tuck on my most recent trip in May...it was well worth the extra-long trip with a toddler with LONG DAYS of Vancouver-Hanover return.”
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Hey kids! We’re back at it again. Thanks to everyone who sent in updates to share with the class. And apologies to those who didn’t— some light additional Facebook/Instagram/ Snapchat/LinkedIn stalking may have led to a few liberties taken with this most recent update. I’ve been watching a lot of Netflix lately, so in an attempt to group these updates together and also give you a recommendation on what to watch…. Easy / Love A T’78, two T’79s, a T’11, and gaggle of T’14s came together from near and far for the wedding of Nell Ryder and Jared Small in Tupper Lake, NY, on August 27th. They are looking forward to welcoming a Tiny Tuckie in six months! They were joined in celebration by Jack Ryder (T’78), Don and Sue Stuart (T’79), Richard Smith (T’11) and Adriana Coderch, Lizzie Torkelson, Maggie Maranda Millhiser, Caroline Bressan, Cara Lodigiani, Sarah Irving, Karilyn Anderson, Hilary Englert, Taylor Oatis, Michael Caspani, Taylor Harrington, Matt McLane, Ryan McDonald and Cedric Gomes. Joshua Feng and Sophie Bae married on July 2nd. I can only hope his wedding hashtag was #JoshsBaeWatch. Alice Lin and Hélène Vincent got married in Narragansett, RI, on May 14th in a very quaint New England chapel, where the ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Janet Cooper
Nelson, the head chaplain of Brown University, where Hélène went for undergrad. The wedding included a traditional tea ceremony as well as a Western ceremony, and they both got to see each other walk down the aisle! To top it off, there was an outdoor lobster bake and an awesome live band. Alexis Kheir married the love of her life, Leland Robbins, on September 3rd! Their wedding was at a beautiful winery overlooking the vineyards in Temecula, California. They were surrounded by friends and family from across the country for the extended Labor Day weekend. After the wedding, they jetted off to Australia for their honeymoon, swimming with sharks while diving the Great Barrier Reef, exploring Sydney’s restaurant scene, and reuniting with family in Melbourne. They’re excited to be kicking off married life back in San Francisco!
Jared Small and Nell Ryder’s wedding
Ali Bachani and Alia Rehman tied the knot across multiple months and exotic locales. Most importantly, it would appear that they shared the same backdrop as TayTay in Blank Space, though FB reveals an even more beautiful ceremony in Pakistan. (Alia, Ali failed to provide a longer update, so I took some liberties here.)
Joshua Feng and Sophie Bae
Alexis Kheir and Leland Robbins
Ali Bachani and Alia Rehman’s wedding
There were a few more marriages and engagements, but I’ve been told I should be rather exact on these things and not make up details. So look to Facebook or the next Tuck Update for all the deetz. Master of None / Stranger Things
Alice Lin and Hélène Vincent’s wedding
Joshua Mellen recently transferred from BCG London to BCG NY. While he assures us that he in no way caused Brexit, the timing of his exit and that of Great Britain’s from the EU WINTER 2017
CL ASS NOTES shows strong evidence to the contrary. Doing a Brexit of her own, Meri Carman has decided to leave her post at the BBC, taking on a role as director of strategy and business development at Viacom. We can only hope she convinces them to do a reboot of all my favorite MTV dating shows. #Next! On the flip side, Zach and Marcy Hogan are making moves in the opposite direction. Zach is currently doing a short-term transfer with Bain from San Francisco to the Amsterdam office. They’re enjoying exploring Europe with their little kiddos and won’t even let a little rain slow down their fun! [Look on mytuck. dartmouth.edu for a great pic!] Caitlin Hodge recently moved out of her role in HP’s chief of staff office and essentially Meg Whitman’s right-hand woman and moved into an investment role in HP Ventures. I’m classifying this as a downgrade because she can no longer take Meg’s private jet everywhere she goes. Hope she has TSA Precheck now that she’s back to commercial with the rest of us plebes. #LoveUCaiteyPoo Adult decisions abound, as seen with a slew of recent new homeowners! Selemon and Lauren Asfaw made the trek out of the Big Apple to Minneapolis (and would like everyone to know that when Nickyscars—Snapchat him!—comes to visit, he has Heady Toppers and Focal Bangers). Charlenne Gonzalez, who is currently at Scotts Miracle-Gro, recently put down roots in Columbus, Ohio. And if you don’t follow Jordan Melcon on Snapchat, then sadly you’ve missed the wonderful snippets of suburban life that took him out of the big city. #MinivanTime #burbdadlife Erika Randolph and Douwe Wieberdink have recently made the move to Norwich, less than a mile up from Dan & Whit’s. And although I’m personally sad thinking about the good times I’ve had at their Montpelier mansion, Douwe has told me how excited he is to host people on his big deck. #lotsofwood And just in time for the 100th anniversary, Adam Ranson has left BCG to join the National Park Service as a management analyst. [Look on the 2014 pages of mytuck.dartmouth.edu for a pic!] So while the rest of us are trying to figure out where to take our vacations, he gets to visit the best America has to offer for work. #HasBigButtes
Two of your fellow class secretaries have made recent moves of their own. Katie Lawrence has recently moved into the COO role at an education startup, ESM Prep. She has a great pic on the company website, check her out! Nick Scarchilli has gone full industry on us, joining Biogen in business development, where he’ll be helping to structure and negotiate transactions. Meanwhile, Gabe and his fellow T’14 Bainies all became CTLs in September, which is essentially a promotion in title, no extra pay, and all the extra responsibilities! Yay…so it’s kind of like something right? #IHeardNitzBecameaPartnerAlready If you’re wondering how our fearless class speaker is faring these days, don’t despair, as she’s definitely cleaning up the competition. Cassandra Cummings took a marketing role at The Clorox Company in California. One could say she moved for a #BrawnyMan. Fuller House / Bloodline Nico and Elizabeth Richardson welcomed their first child, Olivia Grace Richardson, on April 6th. Everyone is doing great and the new parents are loving doting on their new squiggle. #TheOG Hangsu Jhun and Soojun Shin welcomed a second boy, Jamie Jimin Jhun, into their loving family on May 7th in Greenwich Hospital (note: if you give birth here, your post-delivery dinner is either steak or lobster #ThatGreenwichLife). For those of you who don’t remember, Jaden, their first son, was our first tiny Tuckie, born August 11th and a constant reminder for Hangsu about the Outward Bound deposit he had to forego. The Jhun family is conveniently nestled near to Federico Queirolo and Thierry Decembre, so go pay them a visit!
Jamie Jhun (left) and Olivia Grace Richardson
’15 Kelsey Byrne email@example.com
Heather Levy firstname.lastname@example.org
The leaves are a-changing and so are many of our lives! There have been a number of new additions to the T’15 family—by marriage, by birth. With so much great news, we want to just dive right in. Congratulations to our most recent T’15 engagements: Phyllis Vena and Dan Villone T’14, Elliot Gillerman and Caitlin Sullivan, Mike Cacchio and Louisa Cronan, and Charles Christianson and Courtney Wilkinson. We also want to give a special congratulations to our first T’15-to-T’15 engagement: Reed Gilbert and Lissy Hill. We can’t wait to see pictures from your wedding in Tahoe next summer! In addition to our recently engaged couples, congratulations to our T’15 newlyweds: Katherine Amato Brown and Patrick Brown, Peter Shively and Molly Hughes, Kaitlin Vinci Bierce and Alex Bierce, Braden Pan and Lauren, Jaimie Sarrault Meyer and Pascal Meyer, and Will Eusden and Olivia. Our Tuck Oscar Winner Ken Yoshida also got married since our last update—congratulations to Ken and Mio! As we all know the song from our youth—first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Tuckies pushing baby carriages! We’re so excited to welcome these T’15 Tiny Tuckies! Michael Perrin and Kristy Perrin welcomed a baby, James, in March at DartmouthHitchcock. They’ve since moved to a new house in Bentonville, AK, where Michael continues to work for Wal-Mart. Isaac Ipson and his wife Francesca welcomed baby Ilsa in March, and Arpitha [Bharadwaj] Dhanapathi and her husband Shankar welcomed baby Aaradhya in April of this year in Redmond, Washington. Also in April, Dan Calano and Lauren Calano welcomed baby Eloise into their family! The
Jaimie Sarrault and Pascal Meyer’s wedding
Buffalo Tuckies minireunion
Maryn Juergens teaching a special Boston-Tuckies class Luxembourg with Amazon, and Phyllis to Boston!
T’15s at Katherine Amato’s wedding
three latest additions to the Tiny Tuckie family in August: Patrick Walsh, son of Mike Walsh; Caroline Leon, daughter of Justin Leon and Leanne; and Samuel Ziemba, son of Nick Ziemba and Emily Ziemba. Congratulations to our new parents! In addition to these amazing milestones in the personal lives of T’15s—members of our class have also started transitioning to new jobs! Maryn Juergens left Seattle for San Francisco. She is now the VP of operations for Eden, a full-stack solution for office management services. She is one of the teachers at the newest Flywheel studio in San Francisco but while she was in Boston taught a special class for Boston-based Tuckies. Like Maryn, Joanne Lao also moved out to San Francisco. She is an acquisition and development associate for Hines. Matt Prescottano left GE and is now an associate at First Reserve, a private equity firm in Greenwich, CT. Sandy Chen [Fedor] accepted a job at Wal-Mart e-commerce— owning the cart and checkout experience. Erin Ruhf also transitioned to a new role, as an associate brand manager at ConAgra. Sarah Mahlab is now with Green Diamond Resource Company in Seattle, doing timberland investing. When she sent in her update, she did say that “the trees are much bigger out here!” While still with Deloitte, Jefferson Shaw moved to Chicago as his TP Jess Gale started her residency at Northwestern. Other geographic moves include Nikhil Dutta to
And then there are those who wisely found a way to put off starting work for a whole extra year—a hearty congrats to HKS graduates Christine Hou, Wendy Zhao, Hanne Brynildsen, Amelia Mann, and Elliot Gillerman. Welcome to the real world, officially! When not working, T’15s have still found time for plenty of reunions. In May, Feli Bacall was joined by Amanda Grosse, Jackie Kossmann, Aneesha Patel, Leslie McLauchlan, and Erica Johnston in Colombia to explore her country. A little closer to home, Chloe Hansen-Toone and Joe Gould TP’15 hosted #buffatuck in Buffalo, NY. The group, including Devin Van Riper, Meg Whitaker, James Brennan, Josh Hamilton, Wendy Zhao, Mel Dolan, Kelsey Byrne, Amanda Grosse, Matt Witte TP’15, Heather Levy, and Shane Sigel TP’15, enjoyed a ghost tour, Niagara Falls, and, of course, lots of Buffalo wings! In August, the Miami Tuckies hosted a Tuck ’Tails to bring everyone together. Santi (how many last names do we give him) Gutierrez Zaldivar, Ewa Kisilewicz, Andres Olarte, and Mike Ryczkowski were all in attendance! Lifelong learners Pasy Govindarajan, Nell Kelleher, and Kelsey even managed to catch VG’s lecture in NYC about his new book The Three-Box Solution. While in Minneapolis, T’15s expanded their weekly Wednesday Tuckie dinner tradition to include the incoming T’16s by hosting a welcome brunch! As for us—Heather Levy moved in with her TP Shane Sigel in April and hosted a lovely housewarming party to celebrate the fact that all of their things fit in one place! Kelsey bid
Kelsey Byrne, Nell Kelleher, and Pasy Govindarajan with VG...and snacks!
her two roommates adieu—so they could join the class of 2018 at Tuck! We can’t wait to crash at your place in Hanover, Tim Donnally T’18 and Alison Byrne T’18. Your class secretaries can’t wait to hear about your next adventure. (PS—Cissé treats roll out in Hudson News nationwide soon—so make sure you grab a tasty Tuckie snack!)
’16 Sarah B Hayes email@example.com
Dearest T’16s, Welcome to the very first edition of class notes for the Tuck class of 2016! Summer Sixteen! It came, it went, and the T’16 class crushed it like it was their last summer of freedom. Because, frankly, it was. We may have only graduated a couple of months ago, but we seemed to really cram a lot of awesome stuff in. We took amazing new jobs, WINTER 2017
CL ASS NOTES Whoa, Wedding Season
moved to far-flung places, did cool stuff for the summer, got engaged, got married, or had a baby (so much adulting). Without further adieu, let’s talk about a few of the great things that have happened to our class:
June Brides: Capping off an already awesome June like the boss she is, Amy Lichorat married her fiancé Jamie O’Donnell on June 25th in Ancramdale, NY. Kevin Friedenberg married his fiancée (and everyone’s favorite Center for Business & Society guru) Lauren Clark in Boston on June 25th. The couple moved out to the Midwest to set up shop in Iowa and start their new careers.
The Tiniest New Tuckies Lena Cohen: Hannah Cohen and her husband Jonathan welcomed their first child right after we wrapped up spring first half minis. Baby Lena was born on April 28th in DC. After making a quick appearance at graduation, the Cohens embarked upon their cross-country drive to San Diego, CA. Hannah just started being the best working mom at DaVita (#WIB), and Jonathan continues to be the incredible Marine we all know, just in a new location. Shout-out to Lena’s future love interests: Be really, really careful.
Welcome to the world, Maria Ferrari!
Tuckies in Tbilisi, Georgia
Lena Cohen settling into her new West Coast life
Maria Ferrari: Ricardo Ferrari and his wife Sofy welcomed their third child right after graduation. Maria (nicknamed Maru) arrived on June 23 in Hanover. Ricardo, Sofy, and the kids traveled 30 hours together to Buenos Aires for a 3-week visit with family back home before moving to Santiago, Chile, to start their new life as a family of 5.
Stephanie Solves World Hunger: Stephanie Liu spent the summer in Tbilisi, Georgia, doing an internship with a US government international aid agency called Millennium Challenge Corporation. The agency works on fighting global poverty and creating a more prosperous future for some of the world’s poorest people. Way to upstage us all, Steph. Stephanie also got to meet up with a few Tuckies living in Tbilisi for Tuck ’Tails, which was attended by Lizzie Napier. Steph reports that no one was asked to consider working for General Mills during this event.
Ali-Shofnos: Matt Shofnos is prepping for his upcoming move to China to work for Alibaba in their global initiatives team. He will be in Hangzhou temporarily before permanently relocating back to the US. No big deal.
Powerhouse Pilar: After toughing out the summer in Hanover harassing the CDO (and a week sharing a bed with me in Colombia), Pilar Olaechea landed her dream job in Boston. You’ll find her at InterGen being the best sr. associate you’ve ever met.
The Kimchi Pharaoh: Omar Abdelsamad has moved to Seoul, South Korea, to work for Samsung. While he welcomes Tuckie visitors to stay with him, he is incredibly busy working hard to ensure that your Samsung device does not blow up and kill you or your loved ones.
Hashtag July: #redwhiteandwilliamson— Tuckies turned out in force for Chelsea Dodds and Warren Williamson’s July 4th weekend wedding celebration in Hanover. In an onslaught of adorable, they got married in the same chapel as Chelsea’s parents AND West (their dog) was in the wedding party. Day-after celebrations included a giant slip ’n slide, perfect New England summer weather, country music, and the shortest jorts you’ve ever seen. Cue the fireworks. #cheripickedprachee—Prachee Gujarathi married her fiancé Alex on July 9th in Boston. For those that don’t know this, Prachee met her husband at work at UBS in Stamford. She found love at a BANK in a city that uses “Stamford: The City That Works!” as its super-enthralling tagline. We officially live in a world where anything is possible. Anyway, with two Tuck Diwalis and an India Fun Trek under their belts, T’16s in attendance were well prepared to participate in their first Indian wedding and rose to the occasion. We danced really hard, we played a really dangerous game that involved sticks, we got crazy henna, and we awkwardly tried to look cool dancing in the baraat procession. Amazing weekend. [Look on the 2016 notes pages on mytuck.dartmouth.edu for a wonderful photo of Prachee and Alex!]
T’16s celebrating Prachee’s wedding!
#norimehtamrreidt—In other Tuckie/Tuckiemerger news, Nori Reidt married Shreyas Mehta T’14 on July 2 in the world’s most picturesque Vermont summer wedding. And guess what else? Prachee and Alex (see above) ran into Nori and Shreyas in Greece while both couples were on their honeymoons. Again, anything is possible. #fallingforfallek—Cooper Fallek got married on July 16th to his fiancée Becca. This marks the first of the Bear Pit boys to settle down. Who’s next? #wearedistinguished—Ting Khaw and Dismas Widita got married so many times this summer, it’s impossible to keep count. (Malaysia wedding? Check. Jakarta wedding? Check. Legal ceremony? Check. Singapore wedding? Check.) Tuckies had the privilege of attending their July 23 wedding in Singapore, so I’m counting that as their official anniversary. The sweetest of hosts, Ting and Dismas introduced 13 visiting Tuckies to all the best street food, coffee (you want that with butter? sweetened condensed milk? yes, yes I do), cool neighborhoods, Peranakan food, and shopping, in the days leading up to their wedding. They also tricked a certain unsuspecting American (me) into trying durian for the first time. I may never recover. (Everyone laugh at the white girl trying to be cool in Southeast Asia.) As for the actual big day? We’ve all seen Ting and Dismas dance their hearts out at KJC Night. So just imagine the dancing they had at their wedding with all of their supertalented friends. We’re talking the best music, costume changes, incredible choreography. You know, the stuff you see in movies but never at real-life weddings. It might have all been a dream. The best dream. [Look on the 2016 class notes pages on mytuck.dartmouth.edu for another great photo!]
Awesome August: Katie Endress married her fiancé, Brian, in Chicago on August 6th. Katie and Brian met in a Red Sox bar in Chicago and they knew they were meant to be. After classes wrapped up, Katie made a beeline back to Chicago to marry her best friend.
Mike Hill and Jaycee: Mike Hill got engaged to his girlfriend, Jaycee, in New York City on September 16th. The photos of their rooftop proposal surrounded by overjoyed friends were enough to make even the coldest of hearts smile a Mike-Hill-sized smile.
Congratulations to all of the T’16s who got married this summer! We wish you all a lifetime of happiness together.
Just Doing What Beyoncé Says: Put a Ring on It Eric Fiegoli and Maeve: Eric and Maeve got engaged in New York soon after graduation. Maeve, Eric, and their cat Maurice made the cross-country move to Seattle and are settling into their new West Coast lives! Kiran Jinsi and Nivan: Just like her hair, Kiran’s engagement was huge and glamorous. Kiran’s boyfriend, Nivan, proposed to her at a party in New York on August 6 while surrounded by friends, family and (most importantly) T’16s. Kiran and Nivan met at UVA during their first week of their first year. So. Flippin’. Cute.
Benton-Vegas: The T’16 Bentonville contingent is settling into life in the Ozarks. Teddy O’Neil reports that their new favorite hiking area is actually called “the Glory Hole.” No, really, you can Google it. Pizza Rat 2.0: Molly Hinton has still not managed to win a single sweepstakes. She did, however, take an amazing trip to the Olympics in Brazil and kicked off a deep-dishpizza-tasting tour of the greater Chicagoland metropolitan area. Pizza Rat never, ever disappoints. Diso-Bods: The Diso-Bod “Tuck Biggest Loser” Contest Winner is Erik Johnson. If anyone is still struggling with their diso-bod, please be sure to consult Erik for tips. Skiing: Lauren and Tony Trombadore are settling into their new Denver life and loving it. Lauren is gauging interest in a T’16 ski trip to Colorado, so look for an email from her soon!
Kiran and Nivan’s engagement party
T’16s celebrating Dismas and Ting’s wedding in Singapore
I Don’t Even Know What a Dad-Bod IS: Most people go to Phuket, Thailand, to sit on the beach and hang out. James Goff and Emeka Kanu moved to Phuket this summer to the Tiger Muay Thai and MMA gym. They spent their days doing a mix of fitness/CrossFit and fighting MMA/Muay Thai/kickboxing and other torturous activities. Emeka stayed an entire month and Goffy made it 2 months! So impressive.
Jillian McVicar and John: Jillian and her boyfriend, John Nelson, got engaged in September in Boston. Rumor has it that the ring arrived in a Boston cream donut from Dunkin’ Donuts. Truth or lies? We may never know.
TP Masters: Tainara Cruvinel (Sergio’s better half) just kicked off her MBA program at Columbia Business School in New York City. Sarah Thelen (Rob’s better half) started her master’s at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy in Durham, NC. Congratulations, ladies! Most important news: I miss you all. Thanks for continuing to be the best people I know. I can’t wait to see all the great things that happen in your lives. Don’t be a stranger, and don’t be shy about sharing! —Hugs, Sarah
IN MEMORIAM The Tuck School of Business offers its condolences to the families of the following alumni whose deaths have been reported to us in the past six months.
Edwin S. Reich ’36 February 18, 2016
Jay L. Laskey ’48 June 3, 2016
John F. Mitchell ’54 October 19, 2016
Leonard P. DiSavino ’62 October 30, 2016
Roy Rowan ’42 September 13, 2016
Walter I. Baranetsky ’51 February 18, 2016
Dale R. Olseth ’56 February 11, 2014
Ralph W. Spofford ’63 May 17, 2016
Edward R. Samuels II ’46 June 19, 2016
George F. Carter ’51 September 22, 2015
Donald O. Ford ’57 July 22, 2016
Kenneth M. Campia ’67 July 7, 2016
William T. Wolf ’46 September 9, 2016
John L. Coffman ’51 April 18, 2016
William B. Butler ’58 July 25, 2016
William H. Kinschner ’71 March 26, 2014
Charles M. Farley ’47 May 27, 2016
Richard J. Wilcox ’51 June 26, 2016
Charles P. Jones ’58 September 22, 2016
Petter Barreng ’91 July 11, 2016
Robert J. Fieldsteel ’47 September 25, 2016
Richard W. Swain ’52 July 25, 2016
Edward E. Burns Jr. ’59 July 3, 2016
John Jeffrey Schlachtenhaufen ’94 July 11, 2016
William B. Hirons ’47 June 25, 2016
John C. McCrillis ’53 June 21, 2016
Richard D. Mann ’61 August 12, 2016
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parting shot Andy Kaestle Tâ€™17 gives returning alumni a tour of Tuck during Reunion 2016.
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