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GRD Leavey/MBA '80
Weiss, Joseph

Joe Weiss MBA '80 has recently published a book on cyber security of Critical Infrastructure. The book is titled Protecting Industrial Control Systems from Electronic Threats (ISBN: 978-1-60650-197-9). It includes approximately 20 actual control system cyber incident case histories.

submitted Nov. 16, 2010 12:30P
GRD Engineering '80
Webster, John

John H. Webster M.S. ’80 is running for California State Senate, 13th District. A software engineer, Webster served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1968, including in Vietnam. After his service, he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and a master's degree in computer science from Santa Clara University. He has worked for a number of high-tech companies in the Bay Area. Webster believes that the government has grown too powerful and now controls the people, rather than serving them. He thinks checks and balances as well as loyalty to the Bill of Rights and Constitution need to be restored. He suggests devising a plan to secede from the federal union if these changes are not made, and that he would like to help with that, should he be elected.

submitted May. 18, 2012 4:37P
GRD Law '80
Takaichi, Drew

Drew C. Takaichi J.D. '80, of San Jose, was appointed to the Santa Clara County Superior Court by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Takaichi has been a sole practitioner since 1994. He was a partner for Brockman and Takaichi from 1983 to 1994 and Hamrick, Hoffman, Guillot and Takaichi from 1982 to 1983. Takaichi served as an associate for the Law Offices of Diana E. Levitz from 1980 to 1982. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration from California State Univeristy, Chico.

submitted Dec. 7, 2010 3:09P
UGRD Engineering '80
Stitt, Gordon
Gordon Stitt ’80 has joined the board of advisors at TAM Technologies. Mr. Stitt’s more than 30 years of experience and entrepreneurial success in the information technology industry will contribute to both TAM Technologies’ and Blue Door Network’s future growth. TAM Technologies is a Northern Virginia based private firm that acts as an incubator for small to medium sized technology companies, dedicated to providing assistance to its portfolio companies in areas that include sales, marketing, and operations. Blue Door Networks, a subsidiary of TAM Technologies, is a communications and information technology company that specializes in providing best-in-class solutions for medium sized enterprises.
 
Mr. Stitt co-founded Extreme Networks in May 1996 and served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Extreme Networks, Inc. from its formation until August 2006. Prior to forming Extreme, in 1989, Mr. Stitt co-founded Network Peripherals, Inc., a pioneer in high speed networking. He served as Vice President of Marketing, then as Vice President and General Manager of the OEM Business Unit until 1995. Mr. Stitt holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Santa Clara University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley.
 
In addition, Mr. Stitt has served on the Board of Directors for Extreme Networks, and several private companies including RGB Networks, Skyfire Labs and Barracuda Networks. He also serves as chair of the Industry Advisory Board for the Computer Engineering Department at Santa Clara University.
 
"We are extremely proud to have Mr. Stitt on our Board of Advisors,” said Frank Carlucci, TAM Technologies CEO and President. “Mr. Stitt has an outstanding track record of startup success, value creation and leadership in the information technology industry; we will benefit tremendously from his knowledge, expertise and strategic vision. We're very happy to welcome him as a member of the board and very fortunate to have him as a resource.”
submitted May. 8, 2012 1:08P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '80
Sousa, Frank

Dr. Frank Sousa ’80 is a professor of Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he has been teaching since 1990, and has been influential in development of the Portuguese studies program. Originally from the Azores, he strives to educate people on the Portuguese influences and contributions in the United States. “Nothing is more rewarding to me than having students become enthusiastic about and appreciative of a great work of literature, in what it has to teach and delight us. I am also grateful for the opportunities I have had over the years at UMD, as director of the publishing house Tagus Press, soon to be a part of the University Press of New England, to be the general editor of translations of great books from Portuguese literature and of books on the Portuguese-American experience.” Sousa has received several awards from Portuguese organizations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and California. He also proposed the development of the Portuguese-Language Newspaper Digitization Initiative, whose first completed project is the 84,000 pages of the Diario de Noticias, the only Portuguese daily newspaper published in the United States. He believes that the establishment of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, the creation of the graduate program in Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives are the most crucial projects he has been a part of.

submitted Jan. 21, 2011 2:00P
UGRD Leavey Business '80
Seifert, Mike
Veteran technology executive Mike Seifert ’80 is the CFO of Analogix Semiconductor Inc., the market leader in enabling DisplayPort solutions and creator of SlimPort connectivity products. Prior, he served as CFO of PureWave Networks Inc. and Multigig Inc. He has previously served as CFO or corporate controller of Virage Logic Corp., Southwall Technologies Inc., SiteSmith, Inc., Compression Labs, Inc. and PMC-Sierra, Inc. Earlier in his career, he also spent 10 years with professional services firm Ernst & Young, where he became a senior manager and principal in its San Jose office.
 
submitted Oct. 31, 2013 1:01P
GRD Leavey/MBA '80
Schammel, Richard

Rich Schammel MBA '80  was named chairman of the Pasadena Center Operating Company. Rich is also a board member and director of the Rose Bowl Operating Company, the California Assoc of Business Brokers, and is president of Venture Investors Business Group, Inc. -- a merger and acquisition advisory firm. Rich resides in Pasadena, Calif., with his wife, Mary, and daughter, Ashley.

Contact Richard
President | Venture Investors Business Group, Inc. VR Business Sales, Mergers and Acquisitions 600 South Lake Avenue, Suite 507 Pasadena, CA 91106 rschammel@vrpasadena.com www.vrpasadena.com Office: 626.449.1500 Mobile: 626.644.8306 Fax: 626.593.6343
submitted Oct. 27, 2009 4:06P
'80
Rambis, Kurt

Kurt Rambis ’80 will be inducted into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor, joining eight other WCC legends to be inducted in March in Las Vegas.

submitted Feb. 16, 2012 12:47P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '80
Powell, David

David Powell ’80, veteran employment lawyer, has joined the Denver office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Powell was a Brownstein shareholder for eight years and had headed the employment law practice. Ogletree, based in Atlanta, now has 11 attorneys in Denver. The firm is the nation’s third-largest labor and employment law firm. Powell started his career as a prosecutor in the Denver District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable trial experience. Since entering private practice in 1990, he has served as lead counsel on numerous litigation matters involving federal employment and civil rights statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Powell also regularly advises clients on issues arising from the employer- employee relationship, such as executive terminations, restrictive covenants, proprietary and trade secret information, wrongful discharge claims, disability and family leave issues, harassment, discrimination, and other matters governed by applicable state and federal laws. Powell has earned many accolades throughout his career including being named to Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers for five consecutive years and Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment for six consecutive years. He also is a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers. Powell is very active civically and professionally serving on the board of directors of the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado and the board of trustees for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. He holds leadership roles within the Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association and the National Employment Law Council. He also is an active member of the National Bar Association, the Sam Cary Bar Association, and the local Faculty of Federal Advocates.

submitted Jan. 19, 2011 12:42P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '80
McGovern, Tina (Tina McGovern)

Ed McGovern '79 and Tina McGovern '80 are pleased that their daughter Meagan will be attending our alma mater in the fall! Four years ago we launched a foundation named for our son Jack McGovern, the Jack McGovern Coats Disease Foundation. This rare eye disease affects our Jack age 15 and many others around the world. It affects mostly boys between the ages of infancy to teenage and is a life long battle they wage to keep their eyesight. To learn more we raise funds to support research by hosting a fashion event every spring and a golf tournament every summer. Thanks to our friends and family, the foundation has sponsored research and a national conference of pediatric retinal specialists in San Francisco this past February. For more information, please visit our website www.coatsdiseasefoundation.org.

Contact Tina
www.coatsdiseasefoundation.org
submitted May. 2, 2010 9:07P
GRD Leavey/MBA '80
Maxfield, Katherine (Hullmann)

Katherine Maxfield's MBA ’80 new book Starting Up Silicon Valley (Greenleaf 2014) received a starred review from Kirkus: "will satisfy anyone captivated by Silicon Valley...unusual in its candor...intense emotions and exuberant personalities...few authors have Maxfield's knack for describing both the forest and the trees...enough drama for a movie." Available at bookstores, on Amazon, iBook, and BN.com.

Contact Katherine
www.katherinemaxfield.com
submitted Apr. 17, 2014 3:18P
GRD Law '80
Lodge, Joseph
Joseph Lodge ’76, J.D. ’80 was appointed to Arizona’s Coconino County Superior Court. “Mr. Lodge is known as one of the finest prosecutors in the State of Arizona,” said Governor Brewer. “His legal experience and outstanding personal and professional reputation make him well qualified to be a superior court judge.” Joe Lodge has worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 1989, where he currently serves as the Branch Chief in the Flagstaff office. Prior to serving as a U.S. Attorney, he worked as a Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Army from 1981 to 1989. He received his licensed to practice law in Arizona in 1992. As a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Lodge prosecuted procurement fraud, white collar offenses and violent crimes occurring on northern Arizona Indian reservations. From 1995 to 1999 he served as the U.S. Attorney’s Office tribal liaison. As a JAG officer he helped soldiers and their families with domestic relations issues, contracts, wills and other civil matters. He also advised commanders on the applicable provisions of the Geneva Convention, rules of engagement and the law of appropriate targets. Mr. Lodge is reflective of Governor Brewer’s continuing effort to identify and appoint judges who share her philosophy that judges should strictly interpret and apply the laws as written by the Arizona Legislature. “It is an honor to appoint Joe Lodge to the Coconino County Superior Court,” said Governor Brewer. “He is an outstanding attorney who will serve the citizens of Coconino County well as their newest judge.”
submitted Feb. 16, 2011 12:13P
'80
Levy, Gina (Ebert)

Gina Levy '80 has her own CPA practice which focuses on tax planning for parents of children with special needs. Gina lives in West Los Angeles with her husband Ralph, son Jeff and daughter Andrea. Gina's daughter recenlty celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on 12/6/08 at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel in Los Angeles. In attendance was Gina's roommate at SCU, Kathy Becker '80.

submitted Dec. 8, 2008 4:53P
'80
LaForge, Perry

Perry LaForge '80 joined the advisory board of AirHop Communications on January 18. Perry is founder and executive director of the CDMA Development Group, and with nearly 30 years in high-tech, is known for growing a number of successful companies and building global business partnerships throughout the wireless ecosystem. 

submitted Jan. 20, 2010 11:59A
'80
Hogan, Tracy (Stempel)

Tracy (Stempel) Hogan ’80 writes that she is working at Dominican University of California in San Rafael as director of external relations and director of alumni relations. She has two sons, ages 24 and 27, and is married to Bill.

submitted May. 18, 2012 3:51P
UGRD Engineering '80
Hipps, Ralph

Ralph Hipps '80 recently took a position with Toshiba in San Jose, Calif., as a staff technical sales engineer (FAE) supporting Apple computer. He lives in Cupertino with his daughter Shannon who's interested in becoming an environmental scientist.

Contact Ralph
ralph.hipps@gmail.com
submitted Sep. 13, 2009 9:16P
'80
Higgins, Robert

Robert James Higgins ’80, J.D. ’94, a former deputy county attorney, has been appointed to the Navajo County Superior Court. The appointment was announced by Gov. Jan Brewer. It fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Carolyn C. Holliday.

“Robert touts a level of professional experience outside of law that is rare among judicial candidates,” said Governor Jan Brewer. “In addition to a strong legal background, he was a teacher for many years and is a philanthropist in his community. He is well-rounded and well-equipped to serve the Court and the community.”

Higgins has practiced civil and criminal law in Navajo County for 17 years. He has an extensive legal background, including experience in criminal law, transactional matters, and civil litigation. He also has a broad range of expertise in estate planning and contractual issues, child dependency cases, personal injury matters, and forcible detainer actions.

Higgins completed his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University in 1980 and received a master's degree from Arizona State University in 1988. He graduated from Santa Clara University Law School in 1994. He was admitted to practice in 1994 and admitted to the bar the same year. Higgins was an English teacher at Brophy College Preparatory for seven years prior to attending law school.

“He has been active in education efforts in his community,” says gubernatorial spokesperson Ann Dockendorff, “as he founded St. Anthony School in 1997 and continues to serve as a Board member. Additionally, Mr. Higgins is a volunteer with the White Mountain Tuition Support Foundation, for which he currently serves as President. He also has volunteered with St. Francis Parish on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, and has worked on several pro bono cases for White Mountain Apaches.”

submitted Feb. 7, 2012 9:59P
GRD Law '80
Hartmann, Karl-Otto

Karl-Otto Hartmann J.D. '80 was nominated to the position of Independent Trustee to FocusShares, LLC, by the Board of Trustees. Hartmann comes to FocusShares with over 17 years of experience in the ETF/Fund industry. He served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Director at J.P. Morgan Investor Services Company.

submitted Mar. 25, 2011 2:58P
GRD Law '80
Gee, Delbert
Delbert Gee J.D. '80 is an Alameda County Superior Court judge. In an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle published in January, “Asian Americans Scare on California Courts,” he noted that while Asian Americans are making important strides in executive and legislative politics in California -- evidenced by Jean Quan being elected mayor of Oakland and Ed Lee appointed mayor of San Francisco -- the judiciary still has a long way to go. Gee was appointed by Gov. Gray Davis to the court in 2002; at that time there were 15 Asian American state court judges in the Bay Area. Today, he notes, there are 36, in a judiciary of 380. 
submitted Feb. 9, 2011 2:47P
'80
Gallagher, Patricia (Feeney)

Patricia Gallagher '80 writes: "Recently joined San Francisco General Hospital Foundation as Director of Strategic Gifts. My focus is to support the campaign for the new Acute Hospital and Trauma Center. The Foundation raises awareness and funds for care, education and research at SF General, our Public Hospital and Level 1Trauma Center."

submitted Feb. 1, 2012 7:53A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '80
Gallagher, Patricia (Feeney)

Patricia Feeney Gallagher ’80 recently joined St. Anthony Foundation as the Director of Development & Outreach. St. Anthony’s is a venerable institution in the heart of the Tenderloin, committed to providing the poor of San Francisco with basic services as a gateway to reclaiming their sense of dignity and progressing towards stability. Pat welcomes her fellow Bronco classmates and alumni to volunteer at St. Anthony’s!

submitted Jun. 20, 2014 3:36P
'80
Freeman, Scott

Scott Freeman '80 is, in addition to being executive producer of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge series for Burkin/Murray Productions, an executive producer for the film "Pedro," which follows the life of HIV-positive Pedro Zamora from the Real World: San Francisco. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and aired on MTV in April 2008.

submitted Jun. 10, 2009 4:09P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '80
Fitzgerald, Paul

The University of San Francisco appointed a new president, Paul J. Fitzgerald '80, a Jesuit priest and 20-year college administrator with deep Bay Area roots.

Fitzgerald, 56, grew up in Los Gatos, graduated from Santa Clara University and was ordained to the priesthood at USF's St. Ignatius Church, according to USF's announcement.
 
He leaves a post as senior vice president for academic affairs at Fairfield University in Connecticut.
 
He grew up in Los Gatos and spent 12 years at Santa Clara University, where he was associate dean and senior associate dean at the College of Arts and Sciences. He was also ordained at St. Ignatius Church on the USF campus in 1992.
 
Fitzgerald speaks German, French and Spanish. He has taught in China and Kenya, and he earned a doctorate in the sociology of religion at the Sorbonne in Paris. While in Paris, he earned a pontifical doctorate in ecclesiology from the Institut Catholique de Paris.
 

 

submitted Apr. 24, 2014 10:01A
'80
Ferrer, Frederick

Frederick J. Ferrer '80 is the CEO of The Health Trust and an adjunct professor in SCU's School of Education, Counseling Psychology, and Pastoral Ministries, was honored with the Human Relations Award from the Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission and Office of Human Relations.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:23P
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