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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.
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.
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.
Michael L. Mau J.D. ’93 recently completed two years of service as a commissioner with the city of Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission—as well as a liaison to its senior services division, including one year as commissioner at large, and one year as the commission chair. He also served as a neutral member for the city’s rent advisory task force.
Lauren Downum J.D ’93 is a director and private wealth advisor at Union Bank in San Francisco. Previously, he was at Wells Fargo for 18 years, serving 11 years as senior vice president and wealth advisor.
Katey Dallosto ’93 writes, “My fellow classmate, Christina Mifsud ’93, and I had a wonderful time in Florence, Italy. She is a knowledgeable tour guide and will customize any tour on the needs of her clients. While I was in Rome, I presented my new book, Fortune Cookie Leadership. It was a wonderful trip! Grazie Mille!”
Sarah Bonini J.D. ’93 is the new assistant director of service and spirituality for Alumni Relations. For the past eight years, Bonini has worked in Campus Ministry and with the Northern California Innocence Project.
Frank Nguyen J.D. ’94 is vice president of intellectual property and licensing for Intuitive Surgical, a pioneer in the field of robotic-assisted surgery.
Mark Litton MBA ’94 has been appointed to the role of president and CEO of Alpine Immune Sciences, a company specializing in immunotherapies to treat cancer as well as autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Litton joins Alpine from Alder BioPharmaceuticals, where he served as chief business officer and treasurer since co-founding the company in 2004.
Paul Bradley Shinn J.D. ’95 has been appointed chief legal officer of CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. He brings more than 20 years of experience as a corporate counsel, advising high-growth technology companies. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Shinn was the chief legal officer and senior VP of corporate development for Gigamon, where he also advised management and the board of directors.
Susan Woodhouse J.D. ’96 has been listed as an up-and-comer by Human Resource Executive magazine and Lawdragon for the 2018 annual rankings guide.
James “Doug” Moffat MBA ’96 became executive vice president, regional president of Pinnacle Bank, and is heading up expansion in the Bay Area.
Doug Moffat MBA ’96 was promoted to executive vice president, regional president, of Pinnacle Bank. He has been with the company since 2008.