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Klis, Debbie

Debbie A. Klis '90 has been named to Maryland's Top 100 Women list by The Daily Record. The list recognizes the accomplishments of women who have achieved professional success and making a difference through their leadership, community service, and mentoring.

Ms. Klis, of counsel in Ballard Spahr's Bethesda office, concentrates on transactional matters in an array of business, securities, and tax issues. She is known for her work with investment management companies, including the formation and operation of EB-5 immigration investment funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, SPACs, real estate funds, oil and gas funds, and international master-feeder structures.

Ms. Klis is president and director of Women Ambassadors for Business, Inc., and a member of the Women’s Business Organization and eWomen’s Networking Inc. In her community, Ms. Klis is a judge for the Start-Right Business Plan Competition of Montgomery County, an instructor and mentor for the Maryland Women’s Business Center, and chair of the Social Action Committee of the Beth Sholom Congregation.
Contact Debbie
submitted Apr. 8, 2013 11:31A
Joachim, Valerie (Menely)

Valerie (Menely) Joachim '90 was recently promoted to management analyst with the engineering services group of the City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services. She's worked for the City of Portland in the area of sanitary and storm sewer engineering and development since 2000. She and husband Chris celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary in Sept. 2008.

submitted Mar. 7, 2009 10:02A
Hilario, Emanuel

Emanuel “Manny” Hilario ’90 is the chief financial officer for Einstein Noah Restaurant Group. He previously served as the founder and managing director of Koios Path LLC, a management advisory and consulting services company.

submitted Jun. 16, 2010 11:44A
GRD Law '90
Higgins, Sean
Sean Higgins J.D. ’90 works as a lobbyist in addition to handling governmental affairs for law firm Gordon Silver. He also owns two bars, Three Angry Wives Pub and Tomfoolery Pub & Eatery. His previous work experience includes working as associate counsel at Cohen, Lee & Johnson from 1990 to 1993, general counsel for Herbst Gaming Inc. and head of government affairs for gasoline retailer Terrible Herbst Inc. from 1993 to July 2010, and of counsel at Gordon Silver since July. He currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife, Lynn, and children, Samantha and Connor.
submitted Feb. 28, 2011 12:56P
Hesseltine, Katherine

Katherine Hesseltine '90 still lives in Tustin, Calif. with husband Dave and daughters Holly, 10, and Page, 7.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 3:11P
Herman, Sandy (Dallas)

Sandy (Dallas) Herman ’90 writes, "The Herman family (husband Mike and three sons: Jack, 11, Nicholas, 7, and Luke, 5) has embarked on a new adventure, recently moving to the Montreux Golf Community located atop Mt. Rose, about 20 minutes from Incline Village in Lake Tahoe. Mike is VP of Business Development at Ruvato (based out of Incline Village) and when I am not chasing our three kids around, I spend time doing human resources consulting."

submitted Jun. 2, 2013 7:24A
UGRD Leavey Business '90
Hawley, Jane

Jane Hawley '90 has been appointed to the position of Director of Business Development at My Eye Media in Burbank, Calif.  Prior to joining My Eye Media, Hawley spent her career at Vidfilm International Digital as Vice President, Global Account Management.

submitted May. 7, 2010 3:05P
Harp, Michael

Michael Harp '90 celebrated with his wife Marci and daughters Emily, 10, and Cameron, 9, the sixth year of his company, Michigan Group Benefits. He also taught his first class as adjunct professor of economics at Baker College in Jackson, Mich.

submitted Dec. 10, 2008 5:51P
GRD Engineering '90
Gulino, Joseph

Joseph Angelo Gulino M.S. '90 writes, "We moved from San Jose to Laramie, Wyo., in January 2008. I worked for an extension program at the University of Wyoming for almost five years. Both of our children attended the University of Wyoming and live in Wyoming. We now have two grandchildren and another due in February 2014. I started JAG Engineering, LLC in Laramie at the beginning of 2013."

Contact Joseph
submitted Sep. 19, 2013 5:16P
GRD Law '90
Grover, Adrienne

Adrienne M. Grover J.D. ’90 was appointed by Gov. Gerry Brown ’59 as associate justice of the Sixth District Court of Appeal. Grover has served as a judge for the Monterey County Superior Court since 2002. She served as county counsel for Monterey County from 1999 to 2002 and as deputy county counsel from 1995 to 1999. She worked for Calaveras County from 1992 to 1995, serving first as assistant county counsel and then deputy county counsel. Grover was an associate attorney at Long and Levit LLP from 1990 to 1992.

submitted Dec. 2, 2012 5:27P
Gonzalves, Theodore

Theodore Gonzalves ’90 is now the department chair of the American Studies department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is also serving on the search committee to fill the position of dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and is teaching two courses on Asian American experiences.

Dr. Gonzalves has taught at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, as well as in various locations abroad, including as a U.S. Fulbright Senior Scholar in 2005 based at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. 
submitted Nov. 15, 2012 9:49A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '90
Frick, Jin Li (Teo)

In March 2015, Jin Li (Teo) Frick ’90 will say 'goodbye' to San Diego and will be relocating to Shanghai with her husband, Jeff, and son, Jaeden. Jin Li lived in Shanghai in 1994, moving there shortly after graduating from SCU in 1990. She returned from China in 2000, but is moving back again 15-years later in support of her husband's new role as General Manager for HAVAS Life China, a global advertising agency. Jin Li will continue to develop her business, Thrive Energy Coaching & Consulting, from China while their 4-year old son begins kindergarten at Tiny Tots International Preschool and Kindergarten in the Fall.

Contact Jin Li www.linkedin/in/jinlifrick/
submitted Feb. 6, 2015 3:19P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '90
Flint, Bryan (Bryan Flint)

Bryan D. Flint '90 became, in January, Director of Communications and Outreach for Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, a statewide elected official who heads the Department of Natural Resources, and a Washington State agency that manage 5.7 million acres of Public Lands. Previously Bryan was Executive Director for the Pierce County Chapter of the Audubon Society. He lives in Tacoma, Wash.

Contact Bryan
submitted Mar. 27, 2011 9:30P
GRD Leavey/MBA '90
DiNunno, Joseph

Joe DiNunno MBA '90 is the manager of research at FiduciaryVest, an institutional investment consulting firm based in Atlanta. Joe lives in Peachtree Corners, Ga.

submitted Jul. 21, 2012 7:40P
GRD Leavey/MBA '90
Denzel, Nora

Nora Denzel MBA ’90, senior VP of Intuit, will be a keynote speaker for the 12th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, in October. The world's largest gathering of women in computing in industry, academia, and government, the four-day technical conference is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Over 250 speakers and 150 technical poster presenters will include leading researchers and industry experts discussing their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today's technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research, and engineering. Co-presented by the Anita Borg Institute and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the conference has expanded this year to now feature more than 95 sessions including panels, workshops, technical papers, Ph.D. forum, new investigators, technical posters, and "birds of a feather" sessions across nine tracks, invited technical speakers, and the ACM Student Research Competition.

This year's conference theme, "Are We There Yet?", recognizes that technology and the culture of technology are continuously evolving but there are also concrete goals we are striving to achieve. More than 3,600 women and men from over 35 countries in industry, academia, and government are expected to turn out for this year's event.
Nora Denzel is Intuit's senior vice president leading the company's big data and social design initiatives, and the central marketing organization. "Big Data" is the emerging science of creating, organizing and analyzing very large datasets to gain new insights and use information efficiently. Previously, she was senior vice president of Hewlett-Packard's global software business, where she led the division to double-digit growth and profitability. Earlier, she served as senior vice president of product operations at Legato Systems Inc., now a division of EMC. She began her career as an engineer at IBM.
She serves on the board of directors for Overland Storage Inc. and the Anita Borg Institute. Denzel earned her bachelor's degree in computer science from the State University of New York and an MBA from Santa Clara University.


submitted Jun. 18, 2012 10:11A
GRD Leavey/MBA '90
Denzel, Nora

Nora Denzel MBA ’90 joined the board of directors of FirstRain, an analytics software company.

Denzel has more than 25 years of technology and leadership experience. Most recently, she was senior vice president for big data, social design and marketing at Intuit. Prior to Intuit, she was senior vice president of Hewlett-Packard's global software business, served as senior vice president of product operations at Legato Systems (acquired by EMC) and held several engineering, marketing and executive positions during 13 years at IBM.

She  also serves on the board of directors for Overland Storage Inc., Saba Software and the Anita Borg Institute.

submitted Sep. 2, 2012 6:28P
Bresnahan, Arthur

Arthur Bresnahan '90 was named managing partner of Zumpano Patricios & Winker, P.A., in the Chicago office.

submitted Jul. 7, 2010 11:44A
Bowers, Kristi

Kristi M. Bowers ’90, MBA ’97 has joined SCU’s Board of Trustees. Bowers is marketing director for King Mountain Vineyards, a family business that is a French-style, sustainably farmed vineyard in Woodside, Calif. She is a director for The BASIC Fund, which has awarded $55 million in scholarships to more than 17,000 children over the past 14 years. A devoted SCU alumna who is highly involved in University events, since 1999 Bowers has served as an advisory board member for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, which was created by her parents, Linda and A.C. "Mike" Markkula, a founder and former CEO of Apple. She is also director of the family's philanthropic arm, the Markkula Foundation.

submitted Jun. 18, 2012 8:55P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '90
Bowen, Christopher

Christopher R. Bowen ’90 was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Contra Costa County Superior Court. Bowen, an attorney with the Contra Costa County Public Defender's office, lives in Richmond. He has worked for the county public defender's office for 16 years and is an appointed member of Richmond's Historic Preservation Advisory Committee. A former board member of the county Bar Association, Bowen earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University. "I am very honored and humbled to be chosen to serve my community," Bowen told the Bay Area Reporter during a phone interview following the announcement of his selection Monday, October 18.

submitted Nov. 29, 2010 1:54P
UGRD Engineering '90
Beaver, Dean
Dean Beaver ’90, former NetScout Systems VP of Sales, is the new VP of Global Alliances for VSS Monitoring, the world leader in managing access for performance and security tools for traffic on dynamic networks deployed by enterprises, governments, and service providers. 
Beaver is responsible for all worldwide technology alliances, channels and OEM partnerships. With more than 20 years of experience in the network analytics field, Mr. Beaver brings deep expertise and market knowledge to VSS Monitoring. Previously, he served as the VP of Sales at NetScout Systems for 10 years, and as the VP Worldwide Sales at Boundary, a cloud computing analytics company, through LightSpeed Ventures. He holds a joint BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.
submitted Apr. 26, 2012 5:16P


UGRD Engineering '91
Yamini, Faris

Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin

Faris Yamini '91 writes: "I continue to live happily in Novato, Calif., with my wife of 10 years Holly and our daughters Karina (8) and Thalia (6.5). I am a partner in a boutique ebusiness consulting firm in San Francisco and look forward to celebrating our Grand Reunion in October with everyone. Has it REALLY been 20 years??"

submitted Mar. 25, 2011 1:43A
Woerner, Carrie

Carrie Woerner MBA '91 is a candidate for the 113th State Assembly District in New York. The 50-year-old Round Lake resident serves on the Round Lake Village Board and the Malta Planning Board. She operates a software division of a publishing company in Saratoga Springs. Woerner worked as executive director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation from 2002 to 2007, and is a member of the board of directors of Saratoga Arts and other organizations.

submitted Oct. 30, 2012 3:46A
Vara, Tiffany (Brown)

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Tiffany (Brown) Vara '91 writes: "I've been a full-time mom since leaving active duty with the Army as a captain in 1998. The eldest of my five children is now an SCU junior - yikes - you may have seen Chase in his stroller around campus our senior year. Our second son, Kyle, is a college freshman this year, with their twin brothers, RJ and Matt, starting high school. My precious, brave daughter, Abigail Faith, has lead me on the journey of a lifetime through her brain injury at 2.5 years old, in 2004. Much of my time is devoted to advocacy and community service in this vein. I am married to a wonderful man, Ray, who runs a health system in Hawaii, and feel so fortunate to be raising my family in Honolulu. Looking forward to seeing old friends this fall!"

Contact Tiffany
submitted Aug. 26, 2011 12:41A
Tiscornia, Tim
Tim Tiscornia '91 and wife Jane welcomed their third daughter, Lucia, on Sept. 3, 2007. They live in Mercer Island, Wash. Tim is chief business development officer at Cozi.
submitted May. 19, 2009 3:21P
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