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Hilary Hendershott ’99, MBA ’11 appeared in the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2014 40 Under 40 list. She is the founder and CEO of Hilary Hendershott Financial, one of Silicon Valley's only woman-owned and operated investment advisory firms. She has made it her mission to empower women to maximize their own resources, grow their wealth and live sustainable and healthy lives. She has created a financial training program, Your Rich Retirement Academy, which is delivered virtually and designed for Millennial and younger investors, and teaches both healthy money mindsets and technical skills such as calculation of net worth and retirement savings goals, to enable long-range financial success.
Mike Hammel '99 and Abby (Fake) Hammel '99 welcomed their first child, daughter Ainsley Drew, on February 10, 2009.
Jennifer (Ackman) Hakes '99 and husband Christopher '98 welcomed their second child, Declan Vaughn, on May 4, 2009. Declan joins big sister Annika and the family lives in Sunnyvale.
Aimee Hagedorn '99 writes: "My husband Travis Hagedorn and I recently moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City, KS. After completing his residency at the University of Pennsylvania, he is now serving as a clinical veterinarian for the University of Kansas Medical Center. I am a mentor at Cristo Rey Kansas City high school, which is a Catholic, college prep school that incorporates an innovative work study program for students with economic need."
Daniel Goodman MBA ’99 writes: "After 8 1/2 years of owning my own retail business I decided it was time to marry my financial analysis skills to my customer service skills and become a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual. Whereas I used to help people brew beer and make wine, now I get to help them achieve their most amazing futures, helping them plan and achieve financial strength and security."
Daniel T. Goodman, MBA Office 925 520 4034 Mobile 925 487 7551 Northwestern Mutual San Francisco Bay Area Group- Pleasanton 6150 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Suite 100 Pleasanton, CA 94588 email@example.com http://danielgoodman.nm.com/ https://www.facebook.com/danielgca
Gianna I. Franzia '99, along with her husband Michael A. Gambatese and daughter Giada, have joyfully added to their chaos with the arrival of a baby boy, Lucca Franzia Gambatese, on January 7, 2010. The family resides in Chicago and is thrilled with their newest addition!
Gianna I. Franzia '99 and husband Michael A. Gambatese welcomed their third child, Giuliana Franzia Gambatese on April 27, 2012. She joins sister Giada (4) and brother Lucca (2). The family resides in Chicago.
Kim Felt MBA '99 has been inducted into the National Association of Professional Women's VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. NAPW is the nation's leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters. As strategic marketing/business intelligence manager for ManageUP PRM, Kim Felt brings more than 10 years of experience in product marketing and new business creation. She is a strong advocate of customer intimacy and has often been consulted to work across product lines to identify opportunities that increase the wallet share of high-value customers. Ms. Felt thrives on evaluating information from key opinion leaders, performing competitive intelligence and identifying and building relationships with third party partners and acquisition candidates. She excels in market research, product marketing and project management. Her skills include product lifecycle management in regulatory markets, portfolio management, market analysis and needs assessments. She is also adept in negotiation of licenses, partnerships and collaboration.
Ben and Alli (Brandt) Fargo '99 are thrilled to announce the arrival of their second son, Andrew George Brandt Fargo, on Sept. 6. Andy joins big brother Ricky. The family lives in Pleasanton, Calif.
Marwa Elzankaly J.D. ’99, a partner at leading Northern California trial law firm McManis Faulkner, was honored as one of the most influential women by the Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal’s fifth annual "Women of Influence" awards program.
Women of Influence honorees are nominated by their peers and chosen by a panel of previous Women of Influence recipients. Selection is based on success within their industries and contributions to their communities.
In her practice, Elzankaly represents individuals and corporate clients in general civil and commercial disputes, such as antitrust, trademark, copyright, breach of contract, trade secrets, unfair competition, malicious prosecution and employment issues.
Elzankaly, who is of Egyptian descent and speaks Arabic fluently, gained a critical victory in overturning an unmerited "No-Fly List" designation for a Stanford post-doctoral fellow from Indonesia. Elzankaly's argument, broadcast on C-SPAN, ultimately resulted in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' agreement to allow federal trial judges to adjudicate the makeup of the No-Fly List. For her work in this case, Elzankaly was named a California Lawyer of the Year.
An active fixture in the legal community, Elzankaly is a member of the Standing Committee on Professional Conduct for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. She also serves on the Law United Cabinet for United Way and acts as an attorney advisor with Muslim Advocates, a national organization of Muslim lawyers. In addition, Elzankaly has participated on the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Networks Group and served as president of the Bay Area Association of Muslim Lawyers, during which time she received the California State Bar President's Pro Bono Services Award. She has also served as a lecturer on various legal subjects for the University of California, Berkeley and the California State Bar.
Nicole Fourie Dunbar '99 and husband Brian Dunbar are happy to announce the birth of their second daughter, Katelyn Claire. Katelyn was born on May 4, 2009 and weighed 7 lbs 12.9 oz and was 20.5" long. She joins her big sister Megan, 2. Nicole and Brian both work at the San Jose Water Company and reside in San Jose.
Angel Diaz ’99 and Alma Diaz Parra ’01 welcomed their second child, Antonio Ernesto, on Oct. 27, 2014. He joins big brother Eduardo Angel who is three years old and the family resides in Los Angeles.
Liz (Hammonds) DeBord '99 and husband Sam DeBord welcomed a baby boy, Rex William DeBord, on April 21. He joins big sister Anna at home in Seattle, Wash.
Murphy (Dunn) Curtis '99 is excited to announce the birth of Jason Curtis this past September! Everyone is happy and healthy.
Kelly Crowley ’99 won two bronze medals in cycling at the London Paralympics. Crowley, who was born without an elbow and three fingers on her right arm, won two gold medals in swimming at the Athens Paralympics in 2004 before focusing on cycling for the past six years.
Kenneth Chung M.S. '99 and wife, Triffany, and I welcomed our first born, Audrey, in Dec 2010.
John Carleton '99 works in the Information Services department at University of Portland. He and wife Sheelagh welcomed a baby boy, David Daniel, on March 18, 2011. David is their second son and fourth child. The family lives in Portland, Ore.
Steve Braccini '99, J.D. '03 and his wife, Teresa, welcomed their first child into the world on March 20, 2012, a son—Angelo Antonio Braccini. The family resides in the Willow Glen area of San Jose. Steve is a trust and estate litigator with Hopkins & Carley, APLC in the firm's San Jose and Palo Alto offices.
Renu Bhatia MBA ’99 was named one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “100 Women of Influence.” As VP of Sales and Business Development, Marvell Semiconductor Inc., Bhatia is responsible for developing the company’s data communications sales strategy. Bhatia is board director of the San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum; active member of the San Jose Chamber of Commerce, the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology and The Indus Entrepreneurs. She teaches at local temple and was selected to guide and develop Stanford University’s international student graduate program. Bhatia appeared as a panelist at the 2011 WIE Symposium, speaking on philanthropy, social enterprise and corporate social responsibility. She was awarded the YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry in 2011.
Josh Bennett '99, J.D. '05 and Cate (Cassin) Bennett '99 welcomed their second child, Brooke Isabel, on Aug. 21, 2008.