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UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Horan, Peter

Peter C. Horan '76 is CEO of Goodmail Systems, a venture funded internet company. Over the past 10 years, Peter has been CEO of several Internet companies including (which was sold to the New York Times) and (which was sold to D&B). He lives in San Carlos with his second wife, Pam. Peter has four children (27, 25, 21, 15) with his former wife Joan (Maggi) Horan '77.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 8:27A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Hindery, Mike

Freshman Dorm: Campisi

Mike Hindery '76 writes: "I live in Palo Alto with my 15 and 13 year old sons -- James and Michael -- who are sharing with me the adventure of parenting! I work at the University of California, San Francisco as, appropriately, the VICE Dean."

submitted Mar. 21, 2011 10:38A
Hindery, Michael

Michael Hindery ’76 has been selected to succeed Bob Warren as vice president for finance and administration at SCU. Mike currently is the vice dean for administration, finance, and clinical programs at the University of California, San Francisco.

As vice president for finance and administration, Hindery will be a principal member of the University’s executive team, reporting to President Michael Engh, S.J., to provide leadership for the administration and finance units. He will also play a key role in the University’s upcoming capital campaign, construction projects and the implementation of the overall strategic plan.
Hindery will have oversight for the University’s $840 million endowment, an annual operating budget of $387 million, and an administrative and finance team of 160.
Mike holds a breadth of experience as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for the School of Medicine at UCSF, including expertise in the areas of budget, accounting, financial management, information systems, human resources, among others. He brings to his position successful leadership in strategic planning, organizational management, and operational experience. Having managed budgets of more than $1.7 billion, Mike is a proven executive with a well-rounded portfolio. His strong ties to Silicon Valley complement his vast experience.
From 1996 to 2006, Hindery was senior associate dean for finance and administration at Stanford University School of Medicine with general management responsibilities for (at the time) a consolidated budget of more than $1billion (including nearly $400 million in sponsored research), a workforce of nearly 4,000 employees, and more than 1.1 million square feet of research and administrative space.
Hindery spent 11 years at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and was associate vice president for medical center financial affairs and executive director for the School of Medicine Administration when he joined Stanford.
Hindery received an M.S. in urban planning from the University of Washington, an M.A. in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in sociology from Santa Clara University. While a student at Santa Clara, Hindery was valedictorian and a Nobili Medal recipient.


submitted Jun. 21, 2014 11:24A
Herrera, Rose

Rose Herrera '76, M.A. '87 is a San Jose city councilwoman. The tech consultant and neighborhood activist previously founded Cinnamon Software, which manufactured applications for businesses.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:11P
GRD Law '76
Herrera, Esau

Esau Herrera ’72, J.D. ’76 is proud to report that his daughter, Kiara ’12, recently graduated from SCU and promptly joined AmeriCorps to "save the world." Esau is serving as president of the school board at Alum Rock School District in East San Jose, the same district that he attended as a child.

Contact Esau
submitted Jul. 15, 2012 7:12P
Herrera, Rose


Rose Herrera '76, M.A. '87 is seeking a second term as San Jose City Councilwoman, District 8, in this year's election. The incumbent is facing a tight race, particularly in the aftermath of pension reform Measure B. Read more at and


submitted Oct. 22, 2012 12:37P
UGRD Leavey Business '76
Henry, Tom

Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo

Tom Henry '76 currently directs all marketing activities for Logitech - Americas.

submitted Apr. 25, 2011 10:22P
Hasney, Chris

Chris Hasney '76 published the ebook Simplicity Bridge for beginners. He still resides in Southern Arizona near Fort Huachuca.

Contact Chris
submitted Mar. 5, 2009 2:03P
UGRD Engineering '76
Harkins, Joe

Freshman Dorm: McLaughlin

Joe Harkins '76 writes: "I live in San Ramon, CA with my wife of 30 years. We raised three children (28, 25, and 23). Last year was a big year for us with the birth of our first grandchild, the marriage of our middle daughter, and the graduation of my youngest as a Civil Engineer from Santa Clara. I work at Lawrence Berkeley Lab managing design and construction of laboratories and scientific stuff."

submitted Mar. 30, 2011 9:31P
GRD Law '76
Hamilton, Phyllis

Phyllis Hamilton J.D. ’76 has been appointed chief judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Hamilton is the first African-American woman in the court’s history to fill this position.

“Having enjoyed my work in court governance in many capacities over the years, I look forward to working with my colleagues and the bar and staff of this court to continue the court’s traditions of innovation and excellent service,” Judge Hamilton said.
Judge Hamilton received her BA from Stanford in 1974 and her JD from Santa Clara Law in 1976. Her judicial career has included appointments as an administrative judge for a federal agency, a magistrate judge of this court, and a district judge of this court from 2000 to the present. Since 2010, she has served in the Oakland Division.
submitted Feb. 1, 2015 3:06P
GRD Leavey/MBA '76
Gilbert, Richard

Richard Gilbert MBA ’76 has been brought on as executive vice president of business development and as a member of the board of directors for Wialan Technologies Inc., a next-generation wireless telecommunications provider.

submitted Mar. 20, 2015 9:56P
GRD Leavey/MBA '76
Giebel, Kenneth

Kenneth Giebel '69, MBA '76 has been appointed director of homeownership at California Housing Finance Agency by Gov. Jerry Brown '59. California Housing Finance Agency provides home mortgage financing to first-time homebuyers and renters in California. It also provides mortgage insurance; permanent financing for the acquisition, rehabilitation, and preservation of existing or new construction of rental housing; and multifamily rental development properties management services. Giebel, 68, of Lincoln, has served as acting director of single family lending for the agency since 2012 and was director of marketing from 2002 to 2012. He was director of promotions and ethnic advertising at the California State Lottery from 1994 to 2002. Prior to the Lottery position, Ken worked in marketing, advertising, and promotion positions for a number of Fortune 500 Companies.

submitted Apr. 10, 2015 5:48P
French, Shawn

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Shawn French ’76 writes, "Relocated to North Texas after 6 years in AZ taking care of parents, who both have passed on. Reunited with our daughters, grandchildren, diocese and friends."

Contact Shawn
Am the Faith Formation Program Manager at Our Lady of Angels parish in Allen, Texas
submitted Dec. 13, 2013 2:03P
UGRD Leavey Business '76
Freitas, Larry

Larry Freitas '76 lives in Aptos, Calif., and is teaching economics and government classes and U.S. history at Watsonville High School, and finds time for surfing, sailing, and travelling during the summer months.

submitted Aug. 27, 2010 11:42P
GRD Leavey/MBA '76
Forbes, Candace

Candace Forbes MBA ’76, an entrepreneur-philanthropist, received an honorary doctor of science degree during Cal Poly’s 2012 spring commencement ceremonies, along with her husband, Bert, and Peter Oppenheimer MBA ’87, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Apple Inc.

The Forbeses co-founded Ziatech Corp. in 1976, and under their leadership for the next 24 years, Ziatech moved to the forefront of its high-tech niche and was acquired by the Intel Corp. in 2000.

Candace leveraged the success of Ziatech to support her lifelong interest in expanding educational opportunities for children locally and internationally. She has been involved with an array of institutions and organizations locally, including Cal Poly, Cuesta College, the Performing Arts Center, and Woods Humane Society, and globally with UNICEF, CARE and American Field Service (AFS), a nonprofit international exchange organization for students and adults.

Oppenheimer began his distinguished career with Apple in 1996 as controller for the Americas. Currently he oversees all of the company’s financial operations. Oppenheimer, who has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from Cal Poly, serves as a member of the Cal Poly President’s Cabinet and is a founding member of the Cal Poly Foundation board of directors.

submitted Jun. 10, 2012 11:23A
UGRD Leavey Business '76

Robin Ferrari '76 writes, "After initially working with Arthur Young for five years, then years at Pizza Time Theater, Businessland and some consulting, I have been retired since 1994. Have four children and six grandchildren. Have enjoyed cooking, traveling and golfing over the years. My husband, Gerry, graduated in 1970 and is a member of the Board of Fellows."

submitted Apr. 4, 2011 12:58P
UGRD Leavey Business '76
Ferrari, Robin (Seiden/SANDS)

Freshman Dorm: Day Student/Off Campus

Robin Ferrari '76 writes: "By the way, I wanted my classmates to know that I was a recipient of scholarship money to attend SCU. So, giving is personal to me! Classmates of 1976, please consider pledging or giving to the scholarship fund of your choice. It is IMPORTANT for the future of SCU- I know how much it meant!! "

submitted Jun. 30, 2011 2:59P
UGRD Leavey Business '76
Duhe, Phillip

Freshman Dorm: Swig

Phillip Duhe ’74, MBA ’76 writes, "I can't believe it has been 40 years since graduation in the Mission Gardens. My wife Janet and I have resided in American Canyon, Calif. since 1989 and celebrated 35 years of marriage this June.  We've put two kids through UC Berkeley where they played in the Cal Marching Band (sorry SCU, but no football team). I work as an Analytics Consultant with Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. Our daughter, Jessica, is a resident physician in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Hospital-SF and son Justin, a Briefing Manager at Oracle Corp. As my spouse will be in the UK in October, I will be attending the SCU Class of '74 Reunion solo and visiting my niece who is a member of the SCU Class of 2017. SCU Memories: Panty raid in Freshman Orientation Week; Dorm room fire on my floor in Graham; Friday nights at the pool hall and bowling alley in Benson."

submitted Aug. 16, 2014 1:34P
GRD Leavey/MBA '76
David, Peter

Peter David '75, MBA '76 was named regional general manager for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania at Pronto Software. Previously he held a variety of sales and marketing roles at various companies including HP and Getronics.

submitted Jul. 4, 2012 10:02A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Daszko, Marcia (Sullivan)

Marcia Sullivan Daszko '76 has been nominated for the international Quality award, the 2012 Deming Medal. She is CEO of Marcia Daszko & Associates, a business strategy, transformation, and innovation consulting firm working with private to Fortune 500 corporations. It is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with a satellite office in Madison, WI.

Contact Marcia
submitted Oct. 10, 2011 7:14P
Daszko, Marcia (Sullivan)

Marcia Daszko '76, Business Strategist, founded her executive consulting firm, Marcia Daszko & Associates in 1994 in Santa Clara (mentored by Dr. W. Edwards Deming who transformed Japan) after a career in marketing and corporate communications and living in Switzerland. She serves executive teams from start-ups to the Fortune 100 corporations, non-profits, school districts, and government in Strategic thinking, planning, implementation and innovation to accelerate exponential and sustainable growth. She has founded 3 non-profits, is a published author, and teaches MBA classes in management and marketing. She has one married son and two vibrant grandchildren! Her passions are travel, golf, and boating. See my web-site and Link on LinkedIn.

Contact Marcia also on Twitter and Facebook
submitted May. 12, 2011 10:31A
Cochran Wolk, Mary

Freshman Dorm: Graham 100

Mary Cochran Wolk '76 writes: "After leaving SCU I ventured south to UCLA for my masters in public health and an M.D. degree. I moved to Tucson for what was supposed to be a three year residency program and ended up staying. Tucson has been my home since 1981 and I have been busy practicing pediatrics ever since my arrival. I am caring for second generation children now, as the parents of some of my current patients were my patients years ago. Pediatric oncology and pediatric hospice work were a large part of my life for awhile but I am now concentrating on general peds and trying to slow down a bit (unsuccessful to date!). When not working or volunteering in the community my husband and I like to hike, cycle, kayak (tough to do in the desert!), swim and travel."

Contact Mary
submitted Jul. 26, 2011 11:52A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '76
Carreira, Charlotte

Charlotte Carreira '76, M.B.A. '76 was presented with the Excellence in Leadership Award in July 2011 at the Dream Weekend Corporate event for Simplexity Health. She was recognized as one of the top 10 in the company list of achievers.

Contact Charlotte
submitted Oct. 10, 2011 7:35P
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