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Timothy S. Heher '84, MBA '89 was appointed vice president of finance at ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., a developer of high-end ultrasound solutions.
Heher brings to ZONARE more than 25 years of experience in key financial positions within the medical industry, both in ultrasound and healthcare IT. Heher brings direct senior level experience in reducing costs and improving administrative and operational efficiencies at leading organizations, such as Allocade, Siemens and Acuson. At ZONARE, he will direct the company's overall financial operations, including financial planning and analysis, cash management and financial statement preparation.
Prior, Heher was the CFO at Allocade, Inc. in Menlo Park, and was responsible for all the finance and accounting activities and key in securing significant funding from VCs. His ultrasound experience includes over 16 years at Siemens Medical Solutions' Ultrasound Division and Acuson for where he assumed responsibilities as director of finance overseeing supply chain management, service, sales, and service & marketing
Monica Fox Heede '84 hit her first hole-in-one at the storied St. Andrew links (old course on the 8th hole), while vacationing in Scotland in February 2010 with her daughters Maddy (10) and Elizabeth (8).
Karen (Grundon) Johnson '84 married James Haynes in Shawnee, Kans., on April 11, 2010. She is Accounting Manager at TDB Communications, Inc. in Lenexa, KS. The couple lives in Shawnee, KS with her two children, one of his four children, and 2 foreign exchange students, all teenagers (ages 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17).
Steven Foster '84 was named partner at Altira Group LLC.
Chuck Eichten '84 wrote, illustrated and designed The Book of Better: Life With Diabetes Can't Be Perfect, Make It Better (Random House, U.S.; Harper Collins, Canada), leveraging skills honed working the late shift at The Santa Clara.
The Book distills all the idiotic things and all the smart things Chuck did over 30 years living with diabetes into a collection of ways to make life with the condition BETTER. Until Jon Stewart or Oprah discovers The Book, Chuck is a creative director at Nike, Inc and lives with his wife Michelle (Imhof) '87, and beautiful kids Matthew, Eiley, and Violet in Portland, Ore.
Kevin Dowling '84 is a candidate for Alameda County Supervisor in June 2010. He is a lifelong Alameda County resident and has served on the Hayward City Council for 11 years.
Kevin Dowling '84 is working at UC Hastings College of Law as a Director of Development in their Alumni Center.
Tom Douglas MBA ’84 has joined the executive team at AM General as senior VP, Business Development and Strategy. AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for commercial and military customers. In his role, Douglas will be responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the company's international and domestic military business development and program management. He will be located in AM General's Washington, D.C., office.
Mike DiSano '84 married Noelle Concepcion on June 22, 2014 at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton, Calif.
Denis Dillon ’84 and Hilary ’86 live in San Anselmo, Calif. with their children Patrick & Megan. Hilary works for Trainos Commercial Construction and Denis is Vice President Finanace & Controller at Norcal Mutual Insurance Co.
Michael Dillon J.D. ’84 was appointed general counsel of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Dillon comes to the company with 25 years of corporate legal experience, much of it in the technology industry. Before signing on with Adobe, he was general counsel at Silver Spring Networks, a networking solutions provider. He also spent 14 years in the legal department of Sun Microsystems, including a stint as general counsel, prior to its acquisition by Oracle Corporation. He took a few years’ break from Sun to serve ONI Systems Corp., an optical networking company, as it was being launched.
Peter V. Dessau ’84, J.D. ’88, a partner at Miller, Morton, Caillat & Nevis LLP, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Housing Industry Foundation (HIF).
Patty Clerkin '84 writes, "We have relocated to the suburbs of Philadelphia for a spouse job transfer. My children, Chris and Rochelle, will attend Catholic schools in Wayne. My son will be a freshman at Archbishop Carroll High and my daughter will enter 7th grade at St. Katharine's. It appears almost 150 alumni live nearby!"
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Franci Claudon ’84 writes, "I am in the midst of pursuing my true calling as an artist. I am a possibility provocateur. I am a Silicon Valley cubicle refugee. I have set the naysayers and fears aside and am pursuing my art as my vocation, profession and life. I am in the midst of that pursuit and I have no crystal ball telling me where this path leads and I've never been happier. I have made lifestyle trade-offs, I smile politely at those who echo the 'starving artist' refrain, and I continue to believe in this possibility for myself."
Lewis Chew '84 was elected to the Board of Directors at PG&E Corporation, as well as the Board of its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company on September 16. Chew, 46, is Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer of National Semiconductor Corporation in Santa Clara. Chew joined National Semiconductor in 1997 as Director of Internal Audit and was named Vice President and Controller in 1998. Prior to joining the company, he was partner and CPA with KPMG, LLP in San Jose.
Lewis Chew '84 was appointed executive vice president and CFO of Dolby Laboratories (effective June 4, 2012). Chew comes to Dolby with decades of financial management experience. From 2001 to 2011, he served as senior vice president of finance and CFO of National Semiconductor.
Chew has been recognized five times as one of America’s best CFOs by Institutional Investor magazine in its annual ranking. In 2009, Chew was a finalist for Bay Area CFO of the Year; and in 2002, Treasury and Risk Management magazine named him as one of the nation’s top 40 finance executives under the age of 40.
Mary Rose (Colonna) Caras '84 has been appointed to the California State Board of Accountancy, Enforcement Advisory Committee.
Tim Brown '84 is a Vice President at Aon Consulting. He manages Radford's Global Technology Survey for compensation professionals in the high technology industry. He's also an adjunct Professor at SJSU teaching Compensation and Rewards within the Management department. He lives in Los Altos with his wife Darla and son Adam.
Tim Brown ’84 received a promotion to partner at AonHewitt, where he leads Radford's Global Technology Survey operation. Brown is also an adjunct at San Jose State University teaching a course about Compensation and Rewards to Human Resources Management majors.
Anne Brennan ’84, a new addition to Chinook Medical Gear, a leading supplier of (custom medical solutions, will oversee sales and marketing strategy for Chinook Medical Gea.
Brennan is a seasoned sales and marketing executive with more than 28 years of experience, ranging from diverse industries such as cable television, education, hotel, and affiliate promotional campaigns. She will oversee all sales and marketing activities for Chinook, including developing strategies for effective business retention, assisting with new product development, and launches.
“As we head into a pivotal year for growth and development, we are thrilled to have Anne join our team” said Jessica Denison, COO for Chinook. “She is a top-notch sales executive with a proven track record for managing complex sales cycles and building the strong relationships necessary for successful sales results.”
A graduate of Santa Clara University in California with a B.S. in marketing, Brennan will be based at Chinook’s headquarters in Durango, Colo., where she has lived for the past ten years.
A former Chicago resident, Brennan served for five years as regional VP at AMC Networks in Chicago, where she increased network penetration by 40 percent and exceeded sales goals by 50 percent for three consecutive years.
Chinook specializes in supplying government agencies, military units, and corporations with the latest technology in medical containers, modules, supplies and kits.
Anne Brennan ’84 joined Chinook Medical Gear, a provider of custom medical solutions and field medical supplies for military, government, law enforcement and emergency medical services, as the company’s sales and marketing director.
Brennan brings more than 28 years of experience to her new role, ranging from industries such as cable television, education, hotel, and affiliate promotional campaigns. She will oversee all sales and marketing activities for Chinook, including developing strategies for effective business retention, assisting with new-product development, and launches.
She graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in marketing. Brennan will be based at Chinook’s headquarters in Durango, where she has lived for the last 10 years.
Kevin S. Bauer MBA '84 has been appointed CFO of Exar Corporation. Bauer, serving Exar as vice president as well, is responsible for finance, accounting, treasury, tax and investor relations functions. Prior to his appointment as vice president, finance and corporate controller, Bauer was Exar’s director, corporate controller and before that was the company’s operations controller. Previously, he was with WaferTech LLC for four years as operations controller. Bauer has been at Exar for more than eight years.