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Mary Ann Peters ’72, CEO of the Carter Center, gave a talk on global health equity, ethics, and eradication as part of a series of talks presented by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. Before joining The Carter Center, Ambassador Peters was provost of the U.S. Naval War College and served as dean of academics at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. She spent more than 30 years as a career diplomat and will be speaking at SCU on April 19, at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Naomi Tuite ’74 is a retired math teacher, coach, and international baccalaureate (IB) coordinator.
Chris Meissner ’82, president and CEO of Meissner Filtration Products, is the 2018 chair of the board of directors for the Economic Development Collaborative in Ventura County, California. A Southern California native, Meissner founded Meissner Filtration Products in 1989 in Camarillo, California. He has received numerous awards, including the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Man of the Year Award and Cal State Channel Islands Business and Technology Partnership’s 2015 Community and Business Leader of the Year Award.
Nathan Pendleton ’85, MBA ’89 has opened a physical location of his company, Nox Cookie Bar. The shop opened its doors in downtown San Jose and serves cookies, ice cream, and ice cream sandwiches—and continues to offer its signature cookie delivery service (developed out of the founder's need for late-night snacks that could fuel the final hours of project completion), which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Todd M. Goolkasian '85 and the structural engineering firm Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group were published in the national Magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers for a project they completed in Healdsburg. This project, notable for its historic preservation and sustainability, won five local, state, and national awards in 2017. His wife, Maureen (Orlando) Goolkasian '85, is Cornerstone’s chief financial officer.
Jayshree Ullal ’86 has become the first female Indian-American billionaire, according to Forbes.com. Ullal served as vice president of marketing at Crescendo Communications, which was taken over by Cisco in 1993. She rose to senior vice president of the Data Center, Switching & Security Technology Group of the company, overseeing more than 20 mergers and acquisitions and $10 billion in revenue. In 2008, Ullal stepped into the role of president and CEO of Arista Networks, a small startup that grew under her leadership into a public company with an $18 billion market cap within a decade.
Patrick Machado ’86, co-founder and former chief business and financial officer of Medivation, has been appointed to the board of directors for Endocyte, a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted therapeutics for personalized cancer treatment. Machado is a seasoned biotech executive and experienced board member with more than 20 years of experience leading finance, business development, and legal functions.
Aaron Weast ’99, innovation engineering director at Nike and co-founder of the new startup Drink Shrub, shared his experiences as an innovator for the footwear and sports apparel giant at the School of Engineering Nike Entrepreneurial Mindset Challenge Kick-off Lunch on Jan. 26, 2018.
David Sangster MBA ’99, member of the advisory board for the M.S. in supply chain management and analytics program and EVP of operations at Nutanix, is one of ten recipients of the 2017 FORTUNE Partners Top Service Leaders Award.
Melissa Segura ’01 was named a winner of the George Polk Awards for local reporting. At BuzzFeed News, she wrote a series about a Chicago police officer accused of framing at least 51 people for murder, which also covered how others were affected by this injustice. Since publishing her pieces, seven innocent men have been exonerated and dozens more convictions are under review.
Satwinder Mangat MBA ’02 has been promoted to president of Alldata, an AutoZone company. He was formerly general manager, Alldata North America. In his new role, Mangat is responsible for the company’s North American (U.S., Canada, and Mexico) and European operations and is a member of the AutoZone CEO team. Mangat joined Alldata in 2012 as CTO and was promoted to general manager in 2017. Initiatives he has championed include the shift to mobile technologies, a new generation OEM repair platform with an integrated diagnostics scan tool, the expansion of Alldata’s experience-based repair solutions, and harnessing the power of Alldata’s automotive intelligence into a new initiative, Information as a Service.
Jared Hughes ’07 has landed $4.5 million, two-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds. The former Santa Clara baseball pitcher has the 12th-best ratio of ground ball outs among major league relievers since 2011 and went 5-3 with a 3.02 ERA for Milwaukee this past season.
Joe Barsi MBA ’07 has been named chief operating officer of California Giant Berry Farms. Barsi previously worked with California Giant as VP of business development and led the expansion of the blueberry program. He developed an internal team and grower base in the United States, Mexico, South America, and Canada that continues to increase each year for the company.
Brody Angley ’08 and wife Alicia, who were married on June 10, 2017, announce the birth of their first child, Jamie William Angley. He was born on March 24, 2018, in Redding, California, weighing 8 pounds, 6.2 ounces and stretching 21 inches.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s visit to San Jose on March 24, 1968, San Jose City Councilman Raul Peralez and historian Ralph Pearce will be giving speeches, and actor Jeffrey Brian Adams ’10, most recently seen in SF Playhouse’s She Loves Me, will reenact Kennedy’s speech in the park.
As senior patent counsel at eBay, Jeff Leng J.D. ’11 helps protect the e-commerce corporation’s intellectual property through obtaining patents on new technology and software that makes the shopping and selling experience more enjoyable for millions of eBay users.
Daniel Keese J.D. ’11 has been promoted to the position of counsel at Perkins Coie.Keese practices intellectual property litigation, focusing on patent litigation. He has been at Perkins Coie in Portland, Oregon, for four years after previously practicing at Ropes & Gray in Silicon Valley.
Julie Pang ’12 works and lives in San Francisco, where she is a brand designer at Shipt, a grocery delivery service company. Before joining Shipt, she worked as an art director specializing in event and marketing design for Sage Software. In her spare time, Pang helped brand Just Poke, a series of poke restaurants in Seattle, Washington, in addition to freelancing for tech companies and small businesses.
Matt Blanco ’12, M.S. ’15, MBA ’18 and advisory board member Krzysztof Izdebski participated in the VII World Voice Consortium Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, and attended a conference in Florence, Italy, which focused on medical applications of voice. They gave two lectures and led a roundtable discussion on readiness to use mobile devices in voice research and data gathering.
Josh Ronen ’13 graduated from the Ross University School of Medicine in summer 2017. In the 2018 National Resident Matching Program, main residency match, Ronen obtained a categorical internal medicine position at Texas Tech University and will begin the first of his three years of residency in summer 2018. This completes an eight-year climb through undergrad and medical school. He is slated to graduate from residency in 2021 and obtain board certification in internal medicine soon thereafter.
Jackie Gage ’13 returned to the Bay Area for a jazz concert held at City Lights Theater Company in February 2018 and performed at Santa Clara’s Golden Circle scholarship fundraiser. Living in NYC, the jazz vocalist has played at The Mint and Blue Whale in Los Angeles, California, BB King’s in New York, Minton’s in Harlem, and was also a 2014 Jazz Search West finalist.
Lizbeth Mateo J.D. ’16, an attorney and immigrant rights activist, was appointed by Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) to the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee, or “Cal-SOAP,” a committee to help students from underserved communities go to college. She is the first undocumented immigrant appointed to a California post.