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Thomas Stocking ’90 married Raemarie Kauder (University of Florida, class of ’94) on April 21, 2017.
Ed Meehan ’90 has been named chief operating officer at Accenture Federal Services. Meehan has been at Accenture for 27 years, most recently leading the company’s safety and citizen services portfolio as well as federal sales. Outside of work, he is an active board member for The Women’s Center.
Claire (Serrao) Schissler J.D. ’91 has been appointed managing director and fiduciary manager of Boston Private’s West Coast operations. Based in the San Mateo office, Schissler will be responsible for managing all aspects of trust administration and overseeing a regional team of trust officers.
Jeff Henderson MBA ’91 has been appointed senior vice president of corporate development at Lumileds, a lighting solutions company. Before joining Lumileds, Henderson led corporate development at Keysight Technologies.
Nearly 20 years after being one of the biggest names in sports, Brandi Chastain ’91 has been inducted into the 2018 Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. “It’s a big honor, especially here, acknowledging what a great well of sports personalities we have in our community,” she says. “And it’s always nice to celebrate women in sports.”
Stephen Sullivan J.D. ’92 has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as a shareholder in its Mountain View office. As a Silicon Valley veteran, Sullivan relies on over 20 years of experience to practice intellectual property law, primarily in patent prosecution. In addition, he started and managed two law firms and focuses primarily on the software and electronic arts in fields such as digital imaging devices, video processing, computer graphics, software anti-piracy, encryption, networking, semiconductor devices, speech and handwriting recognition, databases, multiprocessing computer systems, and bioinformatics.
Sonoma Brands, founded by Jon Sebastiani ’92, closed its second fund at $60 million, which is aimed at continuing the company’s strategy of investing in consumer brands and incubating new concepts. Sebastiani is the founder of KRAVE, an artisanal jerky brand that was acquired by The Hershey Company in 2016.
Elizabeth Bricmont Jarrett '93 was awarded Teacher of the Year at Westmont High School as well as for the Campbell Union High School District. She represented the district at the Santa Clara County Teacher of the Year Celebration.
Katey Dallosto ’93, a third-generation Bronco, wrote and published Fortune Cookie Leadership, a book created to inspire your sales teams as well as your family team. Originating from simple one-liners she shared with her mother, Ann Carr Dallosto ’65, the guide contains 52 “fortunes” to aid in sales, leadership, and life.
After almost 25 years in California and Oregon, it was time for Thomas Gemal M.S. ’94, MBA ’00 to move his family back to their native Scandinavia. He is enjoying life living in southern Sweden and working for Palantir in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Miles Kelly ’95 is chief marketing officer for OneLogin, a late-stage technology startup based in San Francisco. Kelly spent the last five years running global product marketing for DocuSign Inc. He holds a B.S. in marketing from SCU.
Akili Nickson ’97 and his lovely bride, Shana Ahmadzadeh, are pleased to announce their marriage on May 13, 2017, at Grand Tradition Estates in Fallbrook, California.
Mark Emanuelson MBA ’97 writes, “Returned to the USA after working 15 years in Europe, now with digital consultancy Publicis. Sapient, and enjoying Midwestern hospitality in Chicago.”
Mary Cox ’97 proudly lives and works in Amman, Jordan, supporting the humanitarian response to the Syrian Civil War. Through the International Rescue Committee, she helps people recover and regain control of their lives.
Christina Turner ’98 has been selected as the new Morgan Hill city manager. She started working for Morgan Hill in March 2016 as assistant city manager and oversaw finance and budget, human resources, information services, and council services. Turner previously served as the finance director and treasurer for the city of Gilroy. She lives in and is actively engaged in the South Santa Clara County community with her husband, a local chef, and her teenage daughter and son.
Jessica Lyons Hardcastle ’98 is a senior editor at SDxCentral. She has worked as an editor and reporter for more than 15 years at numerous publications.
Patricia (Ball) Alberts ’98 J.D. ’03 and husband Erik welcomed their baby boy Robert “Robbie” Reginald on June 29, 2017, in Santa Monica, where the family resides. Robbie is joins big brother Evan. Patricia is a partner at Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP and Erik has his own practice in Los Angeles.
Patricia (Ball) Alberts ’98, J.D. ’03 and her husband, Erik, welcomed a son, Robert Reginald, on June 29, 2017. He joins brother Evan. The family lives in Santa Monica. Patricia is a partner at Manion Gaynor & Manning, and Erik has his own practice.
Peter Gielniak J.D. ’99 was named president of the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation. In this role, he will lead the foundation’s philanthropy program and work with local donors on transformational initiatives. Previously, Gielniak was the executive director of gift planning for Sutter Health in the Bay Area as well as a major gift officer at SCU. While attending Santa Clara Law, Gielniak served as managing editor of the Law Review. He lives in San Mateo with his wife and three children.