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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.
Sandra Mason ’87 retired from a 31-year career with Chevron.
Tom Madden ’82, J.D. ’87 was honored as Roblan of the Year by the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce. A Paso Robles, California, native, Madden was recognized for his humility and community involvement, including on Pioneer Day and the Santa Margarita Tractor and Equipment Show. He is also a founding chair of the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival and has been on the Paso Robles Wine Festival committee for 15 years.
Marc Monte ’88 was inducted into the Cabrillo College Hall of Fame as a community contributor in February 2018 as part of the second inaugural class of inductees.
Mark Heyl ’88, J.D./MBA ’92 is chair of Hopkins & Carley’s corporate practice, mergers and acquisitions practice group, and its Cannabis industry group in San Jose.
Rosella (Compagno) Guttadauro ’88 and husband Joe Guttadauro ’84 ran into classmate Jim Ramos ’88 after 30 years at a Linfield College football game in Oregon. Rosella’s son, Anthony, and Jim’s son, Colton, are teammates at the small liberal arts college.
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.
Mark Delsman MBA ’89 has been appointed vice president of engineering for FalconStor Software, the world’s only hardware-agnostic software platform for comprehensive data management, and will join the company’s global executive team. Delsman continues to serve the Santa Clara community as a mentor at Miller Center’s Global Social Benefit Institute, where he provides intensive review and refinement of business plans, investor materials, operations, governance, and financials to promote social entrepreneurship.
Anh Tran, S.J., ’85, M.S. ’90 was awarded tenure and promotion within the Jesuit School of Theology to the rank of associate professor.
Eric Nemechek ’90 writes, “Apologizing for the delay in submitting our fantastic family news, we’ve been a little busy. Imarried Katherine Sperry on July 6, 2013, in Katherine’s hometown of Seattle. Surrounded and supported by three generations of family and friends, the ceremony was held at the Seattle Tennis Club. Essentially a giant family reunion, we were also blessed to have friends in attendance from our grade school, high school, college, and post-college grown-up lives. A few months prior to Tommy Nemechek (Regis Jesuit class of ’18) starting his first year of high school, Katherine and I welcomed Tommy’s baby brother, Andrew (Regis Jesuit class of ’32), on April 17, 2014. Katherine graduated from Gonzaga, so basketball season can be a little rough around our house in Littleton, Colorado. Tommy will be attending UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, International Relations program, in fall 2018.”
Chris Carr J.D. ’90 served as the U.S.-Italy Fulbright distinguished chair of business and economics in Napoli, Italy. Carr is a tenured professor at the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Business.
John Slebir J.D. ’91 is senior vice president, business development and general counsel, at VIVUS, a biopharmaceutical company in Campbell. Previously, he was an attorney at Wilson Sonsini.
Debra Low-Skinner M.S. ’91 has been appointed the vicar of Christ Episcopal Church Sei Ko Kai and chair of the Asian Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of California.
Cindy Elkins MBA ’91 has been named executive vice president and global head of cell therapy patient experience at Juno Therapeutics (a Celgene company). Previously, Elkins served as vice president of IT for the Americas at Genentech (a member of the Roche Group). She has also served on the board of directors of WeightWatchers since 2014.
Shauna L. Chastain ’91 J.D. ’96 has been appointed to the Solano County Superior Court as a judge. Chastain has been a sole practitioner since 2007. She was an associate at Mattice Law Offices from 1998 to 2007 and at the Law Offices of Lynne Yates-Carter from 1996 to 1998. She is certified as a family law specialist.
Mike Callagy J.D. ’91 has been named county manager of San Mateo by its board of supervisors. Callagy joined San Mateo County as one of three deputy county managers in 2013 after a 29-year career with the San Mateo Police Department, where he ran day-to-day operations and retired as the deputy chief. In 2016, he was named assistant county manager.
Simon Chiu ’92 is serving as vice president of financial development at the YMCA Silicon Valley. After 23 years of working in Catholic secondary schools, Chiu is looking forward to the experience of working in a new industry while still working at a mission-oriented organization that serves children and families in the Silicon Valley.
Adrian Amelse MBA ’92 rode 2,950 miles in two months to complete USA Bike Tours Coast-2-Coast Ride from San Diego to St. Augustine, Florida. Amelse rode up to 75 miles per day through mountains, desert, hills, and flat land. Next on his bucket list: He plans to tackle the Northern Tier ride from Seattle to Boston in 2020.
Former COO Tom Schott ’93 has been promoted to president and CEO of Cupertino Electric, Inc., a nationally ranked electrical engineering and construction company. Schott has been with the company for 24 years and remains a member of the company’s board of directors.
Amy Montagne ’93 is Nike’s new VP, GM of Global Categories. A 13-year Nike veteran, she has held senior management roles across Nike including, most recently, VP, GM of the Global Nike Women’s category. She was previously VP, GM of Global Merchandising and also held positions of increasing responsibility in North America, Women’s Training and Sportswear. She also serves on SCU’s Advisory Board of the Leavey School of Business Retail Management Institute.