Class Notes | Obituaries
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Mark Haladwala ’91 writes that he is living in Birmingham, Ala. He works at BBVA Compass as head of the Consumer Segment for Alabama and Florida. Mark is married to Georgina Haladwala and has three daughters.
Anil Gupta MBA ’91 completed 10 years as a Managing Principal of Applications Marketing Group, a marketing consulting firm focused on enterprise software market.
Shauna L. Chastain ’91, J.D. ’96 is President of the Solano County Bar Association, and Bay Area Chapter Director of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.
Soccer star Brandi Chastain ’91 is among the Class of 2012 for the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame. Chastain, who grew up in San Jose, has been one of the top ambassadors for women's soccer after scoring the winning penalty kick in the 1999 Women's World Cup. She has played on two World Cup championship teams and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She was also a soccer commentator at the 2012 Olympics in London.
David "Shoe" Shuey J.D. ’92 is currently a partner at Rankin, Sproat, et. al. in Oakland, Calif. He practices insurance defense, including general liaiblity, construction defect and injury, and professional malpractice. He has been with Rankin since graduating from Santa Clara. He is also a two term Mayor and current City Councilmember in Clayton, Calif. He has been on the Council since 2002 and is serving his third term. He has been married for 20 years to wife Shelly and has five children, three of which were adopted from China and the Ukraine.
Shuey@rankinlaw.com or on facebook
Kerry P.C. San Chirico '92 received his doctorate in religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is now Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa, where he teaches Global Christianities and Indian religions.
Jonathan Rende MBA ’92 joined Appcelerator, a mobile platform company, as vice president of products. Previously, he was vice president and general manager for HP software's application lifecycle management business. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Rende has held various product roles at Informix, Lockheed, and Mercury.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Allison (Clinton) Rak ’92 writes, "I'm living in San Carlos, Calif., and am married to Adam Rak—we recently celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. We have three daughters, ages 10, 7, and 5. I own a boutique consulting firm, Vatoca Partners, specializing in consumer insight and innovation. I'm really looking forward to reconnecting with my SCU classmates at our reunion in October!"
Allison Rak http://www.linkedin.com/in/vatoca
Scott Olsen ’92 and wife Barbara (Hehir) Olsen J.D. ’96, a boy, Mark Edward, on June 30, 2011. He joins his brother William (4), and sister Morgan (9). The family resides in San Jose, Calif.
Matt Maese '92 married Darcy Yaley (UND '96) on August 28, 1999. Marriage Convalidation at St. Simon Parish July 28, 2012.
Jenny Lynn (Elmore) Campbell '92 and Gabriel '00 welcomed their new baby boy, Gianni Marcel, on Jan. 6, 2012. All three recently moved back to San Diego.
Harald Batista MBA ’92, an entrepreneur with more than two decades of sales and marketing experience, was named to Prophecy Platinum Corporation’s board of directors.
Saleel Awsare M.S. ’92 was named vice president and general manager at Conexant Systems Inc., a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications. With more than 25 years experience, he will head its audio, embedded modem, and fax businesses.
Prior, Awsare served as president of Nuvoton’s U.S. operations and general manager of the company’s audio and voice divisions. He has five patents and has written for multiple publications.
Patricia L. Sullivan '93 is an assistant professor of international relations in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her book, Who Wins? Predicting Strategic Success and Failure in Armed Conflict, was published by Oxford University Press in July 2012.
Mark Pitchford MBA ’93 was named managing director of sales and service at Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company. Pitchford will be based at the San Francisco headquarters.
Pitchford joined Esurance from Allstate, where he was senior vice president of direct sales and service. Prior to Allstate, Pitchford held senior marketing, sales, and customer service positions at Hanaro Telecom and Hanaro Media (in South Korea), Qwest Communications, and AT&T.
Jacinto Palomino ’93 is the Division IV District Court Judge in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and is a candidate in the November 2012 election. Read a profile in the Las Cruces Sun-News.
Patricia (Aquino) Magolske '93 and husband John Magolske—a daughter, Stella Rose, on Jan. 5, 2013. The family resides in San Francisco.
Brian T. Leonard ’93, an attorney with Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo, is included on the 2012 Southwest Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers magazine. The peer-reviewed listing is reserved for just 2.5 percent of lawyers in each state who are 40 years old or younger and who have practiced law for 10 years or less.
Leonard joined the Phoenix-based accident and personal injury law firm in 2007, following six years of working in the practice area with his father. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the Maricopa County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona, the American Association for Justice and the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association.
Bob Krakauer ’88, MBA ’93 has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer for Aspect Software, a leading provider of customer contact, enterprise workforce optimization, and Microsoft platform solutions. Playing a key role on the management team, Krakauer will provide strategic financial direction to the company.
Aldo ’93 and Alexandra Ghiozzi ’93 both run businesses from their home in Brentwood, Calif. Aldo owns Impressions, one of only three worldwide fulfillment companies for small press games. Alexandra is owns a travel agency specializing in cruises and European vacations. Daughter Adriana is a sophomore at Carondelet High School, and Sophia is in sixth grade and dances in the local Nutcracker.
Lara E. Zientek Colvert '93 writes that she is pursuing psychology in the form of massage therapy. Over the years, her bodywork studies have taken her to Oakland and Hawaii, where she spent a very relaxing four weeks learning Lomi Lomi massage. She currently works as an on-call therapist in Campbell, stays involved with her two beautiful children, Tia and Stephen, sings with Ladyesong Vocal Ensemble, as well as another small group, and occasionally gets to perform with her husband, Bill Colvert, who is the trained "real" singer in the family. She also loves to spend time with her amazingly supportive friends, hiking, biking, singing, and taking her children to Santa Clara University every now and then to see all of the changes.