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Graduate Class Notes


Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Martin Wegman J.D. retired last year after 19 years of service. The native of Germany was elected commissioner by the court’s judges in 1989. A former member of the U.S. Army, he attended college at California State University, Northridge, before graduating from SCU’s School of Law. He served as a deputy public defender for 13 years prior to his election to the bench.


Doug Stewart MBA is chief risk officer for the California State Compensation Insurance Fund. He has more than 36 years of experience in the insurance industry, having held positions in claims, underwriting, marketing, sales, and management.


James Milner MBA bought 105 acres in Winters, “following SCU Professor Stucky’s advice to raise high-yield crops like oranges, pomegranates, olives, beans, and honey,” he said.


David Matteucci MBA is vice president of power management marketing for Exar Corporation. He directs the company’s analog and linear power product strategy.


Michael A. Isaacs J.D. is a partner in the San Francisco office of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP. He leads the commercial, finance, and insolvency practice group and represents clients in a broad range of bankruptcy, insolvency, and workout situations.

Lew Reece MBA joined Bluestone & Hockley Real Estate Services’ Portland, Ore., office as a business broker. He has represented both buyers and sellers in business acquisitions and business valuations and has also been a national and an international sales manager in the electronics industry.


Shabbir Anik MBA is president and chief executive officer of Althea Technologies, a privately held San Diego-based contract manufacturer that provides clinical trial services to life sciences firms. Shabbir previously was president of pharmaceutical development services for Patheon.

Joseph Cavanagh M.S., who taught for 22 years in SCU’s computer engineering department, recently published Digital Design and Verilog HDL Fundamentals (CRC Press, 2008, hardcover $139.95). He is the author of four textbooks and a novel.


John D. Freeland J.D. was appointed as a superior court judge in Stanislaus County by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Freeland previously was an associate and shareholder with the Curtis & Arata law firm in Modesto.


Jim Duffy M.A. is a public safety radio dispatcher with the California Highway Patrol, based in the Truckee Communications Center. After many years in human resources, Jim said he “decided [he] wanted to do work that contributed to his community in the Santa Clara University Jesuit tradition.”

Dale Ferrario MBA is the president of Fresh Brain, a nonprofit venture aimed at getting teenagers involved in creative thinking and new idea development. Dale earned his undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara in computer science.


Marci Huston MBA has been in business for herself for the past four years, running M&M Plant Sales Inc., a company that brokers young plants from around the world to wholesale growers, landscapers, and municipalities. She and her husband, Drew, have a daughter at the University of Wyoming, a son on a baseball scholarship at Mt. Marty College in Yankton, S.D., and a sophomore at Palma High School in Salinas.

Teresa Kelley MBA is chief financial officer of the California solar power company Premier Power Renewable Energy Inc. She leads the solar-power installation company’s global finance, planning and accounting efforts. She started her career as a financial analyst at Intel Corp. and oversaw approximately 15 mergers and acquisitions; she also served as chief financial officer of electronics component designer and manufacturer Vista Point Technologies Inc. of San Jose.


Geoffrey M. Ezgar J.D. is a partner at the international law firm King & Spalding’s office in Redwood Shores. He previously was a partner with Sidley Austin LLP, and served as a law clerk to Judge Martin J. Jenkins ’77 of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.


Suzanne Yost J.D., an attorney and real estate broker, is the 2008–09 president of the Rotary Club of Capitola/Aptos. She practiced law for two years before returning to real estate, which she has done for 29 years.