Michelle Davidson ’99 B.A., ’01 M.P.A.; Jason Funk ’99 B.S., ’06 M.B.A.; Jason Hersh ’99 B.S.; Alana Chávez-Langdon ’98 B.S., ’01 M.P.A.; Kristin Parrack ’98 B.A.E.; Jason Coochwytewa ’96 B.S.; Laura Franco French ’96 B.A. and Eileen Sullivan ’94 B.A. were selected for the Phoenix Business Journal’s Class of 2012 40 Under 40 program that honors the best young leaders in the Phoenix metro area.
Eduardo C. Corral ’99 B.A., recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award and the Yale Younger Poets prize, read from his collection “Slow Lightning” at ASU’s Piper Writers House on the Tempe campus in April.
Diana Yazzie Devine ’99 M.B.A. with Native American Connections, Inc. was honored by Phoenix Business Journal by being listed as one of the Most Admired CEOs and Top-Level Executives in the Valley of the Sun.
Darryl T. Landahl ’99 B.S., ’02 J.D., who practices law at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in Phoenix, was recently appointed to the WellCare Foundation board of directors.
Richard P. Morris ’99 B.A.
was made shareholder in the Florida law firm of Fowler White Burnett, P.A., where he focuses on the defense of casualty and commercial litigation claims.
Craig O’Loughlin ’99 B.A., ’03 J.D.; James L. Ugalde ’99 B.S., ’03 J.D.; John Matson O’Neal ’94 J.D.; Kevin Quigley ’94 J.D. and Lisa D. Duran ’92 J.D., all attorneys in Arizona offices of Quarles & Brady LLP, were named 2012 Southwest Rising Stars by Southwest Super Lawyers® magazine.
Russ Patzer ’99 B.S.E. is co-founder and co-owner of Sun Valley Solar Solutions, the top SunPower dealer in the nation and the recipient of the 2011 Residential Dealer of the Year Award from SunPower Corp.
Ravi Jethra ’99 M.B.A., who presented at the ASME Power Conference in Anaheim last July, published two technical articles in Electric Power magazine and an Australian publication. Jethra lives in Maryland.
Michael J. Proulx ’98 B.S.
was promoted to senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom and was selected to carry the torch for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Robert Singleton ’98 B.A., ’02 J.D. was elected principal at Squire Sanders law firm in Phoenix. He is a member of the firm’s global litigation group and director of its e-discovery and data-management team.
Adam Boatsman ’98 B.S., founding partner of Boatsman Gillmore certified public accounting firm in Charlotte, N.C., was profiled among the Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 under 40 honorees.
Jenny Elkins ’98 B.I.S. was promoted to vice president of operations with Kona Grill. She will oversee day-to-day restaurant operations, including training, marketing and recruiting.
Amy Gowder ’98 B.S.E. was named vice president and general manager of the Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Kelly Aviation Center, L.P. in San Antonio. In this position, she oversees military and commercial engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services and new engine production assembly and test operations.
Jack Lunsford ’98 M.P.A.,
retired founder, president and CEO of WESTMARC and founding director of government relations and external affairs for Maricopa Community Colleges, was appointed to the Everest College Phoenix board of trustees.
Lisa A. Rast ’98 B.S.E. launched a business, Nutwhats, drawn from her hobby of candymaking. Her unique toffees and brittles are available through several Phoenix area outlets and online.
Allison Alexander ’97 B.A. joined NBC affiliate KVOA-TV in Tucson as the anchor for their noon and 4 p.m. weekday newscasts.
Jennifer Froelich ’97 B.A. published a novel, “Dream of Me,” which was released in May and is available through Amazon.com.
Minh Huynh ’97 B.A., a physician, has joined The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation, which has nine Southern California locations.
Tina (Tingxiu) Wang ’97 M.P.A. accepted a position as executive director of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a high technology community in Asia and the Pacific Rim.
Clate Mask ’96 B.A. with Infusionsoft was honored by Phoenix Business Journal by being named to its list of the Most Admired CEOs and Top-Level Executives in the Valley of the Sun.
Trino Sandoval ’96 M.A., ’03 Ph.D., a professor at Phoenix College, is serving currently as senior policy adviser on education to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. Sandoval will focus on boosting Latino graduation rates, improving preschool and after school programs and improving college readiness among high school students.
Michael R. Smith ’96 Ph.D., formerly dean of the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, became vice provost at Georgia Southern University on July 1.
Chad Archibeck ’96 B.S., an inventor and owner of CWA Enterprises, announced the recent distribution of his newest product, Re-StringIt, which is a universal drawstring re-threader. The product is available at sporting goods, alteration and laundry shops.
Julie (Reuvers) Christensen ’95 B.A. accepted a position at the University of Minnesota as assistant director for the News Service, the university’s primary public relations office.
Sean Ebner ’95 B.S., ’10 M.B.A. joined AMN Healthcare as president of the company’s Locum Tenens division, which provides physicians and advanced practice professionals nationally on temporary and temporary-to-permanent assignments.
Joseph R. Hanley ’95 M.B.A. was promoted to senior vice president of technology, services and strategy for Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.
Katia Mehu ’95 J.D., an appellate prosecutor in Phoenix, was awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a master of law degree at Cambridge University.
Christopher Stroud ’95 B.A., formerly assistant principal at Desert Ridge High School, is the new principal of Gilbert High School.
Danna Durante ’95 B.S., formerly a competitive Sun Devil gymnast, was appointed head coach of the University of Georgia Gym Dogs gymnastics team.
Tess M. Harper ’95 B.S., ’98 J.D. joined the Pittsburgh law firm Keevican Weiss Bauerle & Hirsch LLC as a member of its tax law practice group and corporate and business law practice group.
Susan Kilgard ’95 M.M.C., ’99 Ph.D., a member of the Department of Communication faculty at Anne Arundel Community College, was awarded tenure and promoted to professor at the start of the 2012-2013 academic year. She also received the 2012 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award that was presented by the Community College Leadership Program at The University of Texas at Austin.
Alissa Pierson ’95 B.A. was promoted to executive director of programs and constituent relations with the ASU Alumni Association.
Alison Williamson ’95 B.S.W., a citizen of Great Britain and U.S. collegiate archery champion the year she graduated from ASU, competed on the British team at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, making her one of only three British athletes to compete in six Olympics.
Jeffery Mills ’94 M.Ed., ’97 Ph.D.
was appointed president and CEO of the University of Maine Foundation in Orono, Maine.
Sheila Luna ’96 B.A., ’10 M.L.S. displayed one of her paintings at Su Vino Winery in Scottsdale during the month of May.
Steve Poulin ’94 B.S. was promoted to project director of the education services business unit in the Southwest division of McCarthy Building Companies Inc.
George F. DeMarco ’93 B.A.
was named a director in the private client group at Turner Investments, an employee-owned investment management firm in Berwyn, Pa.
John McLoughlin ’93 B.A. is an award-winning vintner and the owner of Jerome Winery and the largest vineyard (120 acres) in the state of Arizona.
Scott Perroncino ’93 B.A. was promoted to director of business development with KatalystFP, LLC, a provider of alternative medical and receivables financing solutions.
Kartik Ramakrishnan ’93 M.C.S. was appointed senior vice president and general manager for Adchemy Software, a division of Adchemy, Inc., an online advertising technology company in Foster City, Calif.
Beth (Kaufman) Royle ’93 B.A. started a business, Original Health Hero Coin Company, with her sister to create commemorative coins for patients who face serious health challenges and their caregivers. Portions of the proceeds will be donated to medical institutions and organizations.
Richard Brody ’93 Ph.D., Douglas Minge Brown Professor of Accounting and Daniels Fund Business Ethics Fellow at the University of New Mexico, was named Educator of the Year by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Thomas Idzorek ’93 B.S. was named president of Morningstar’s Global Investment Management Division and will oversee the company’s investment advisory, retirement solutions and investment management operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Jennifer Hiatt ’92 B.A.E., ’96 M.Ed. accepted a position as director of residence life at the University of Arizona.
Jennifer MacLennan ’92 J.D. was elected to membership at Gust Rosenfeld in Phoenix, where she practices education law and labor and employment law.
Julie Bowland ’91 M.F.A., gallery director and assistant professor at Valdosta State University, opened an exhibition of her plein air expressionist works at the Buchanan Museum of Fine Art in southwestern Michigan on May 26.
Jaime Molera ’91 B.A. with the Arizona State Board of Education was honored by Phoenix Business Journal by inclusion on its list of Most Admired CEOs and Top-Level Executives in the Valley of the Sun.
Ford Burkhart ’90 Ph.D. was reappointed to a third term as an honorary professor in the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong. This term will run through 2014.
Catherine Hammond ’90 M.F.A., ’11 M.L.S. facilitated the 2012 Tempe Poetry Series during National Poetry Month in April.
Marian Meyer ’90 Ph.D. was named director of OsoBio Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, LLC that is headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M. She manages the company’s chemistry and microbiology labs, which are responsible for such quality control services as materials testing and release, environmental monitoring and analytical methods compliance.
Gregory C. Rollins ’90 B.S.E., ’96 M.S. was promoted to vice president and location manager with MWH Global, a wet infrastructure-focused strategic consulting, environment engineering and construction services firm.
Brenda (Bré) L. Thomas ’90 B.A., ’02 M.P.A.
was named CEO of Arizona Family Health Partnership.