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Rosen, Lawrence

Lawrence Rosen J.D. '94 is both an attorney and a computer specialist. He is founding partner of Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm with offices in Los Altos Hills and Ukiah, California, that specializes in intellectual property protection, licensing and business transactions for technology companies.

In addition to this law practice, Larry also served for many years as general counsel and secretary of the non-profit Open Source Initiative (OSI). He currently advises many open source companies and non-profit open source projects. In 2005-2006 he was a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School.

Larry served on the board of directors of International Characters, and on the advisory boards of SpikeSource, Black Duck Software, and JasperSoft.

Larry's book, Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law, was published by Prentice Hall in 2004.

Before he became an attorney, Larry was a computer technologist. He managed computer activities and taught computer programming and data base design at Stanford University, later going into industry where he coordinated the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of data communications products. In addition to helping bring a number of technology companies to profitability, Larry also served for many years as member of the board of directors and chairman of Silicon Valley Credit Union, and has helped form and served on the boards of several non-profit charitable and mutual benefit organizations.

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:21P
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Rodriguez, James

James J. Rodriguez J.D. ’78 was recognized by Continental Who's Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of law. James is an Attorney at Valley Law Center, Inc. Possessing over 35 years of experience representing clients across the area, James is a seasoned attorney in practice at Valley Law Center since 1996. A Tax Specialist, certified by the California State Bar, his areas of concentration include estate planning and probate law, real estate, and taxation.

Inducted into 2015 Elite American Lawyers and recognized as a 2014 Industry Expert Top Lawyer, James keeps abreast of the latest in law through his professional memberships with the State of California Bar and Santa Clara County Bar Association. James attained his Juris Doctor from the Santa Clara University School of Law. He holds an additional MBA in Finance from UCLA as well as an LLM, Master of Laws in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

submitted Dec. 7, 2016 1:50P
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Roberts, Kathleen

Kathleen Roberts J.D. '91 is a shareholder at Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Roberts was associated with a successful northern California defense firm, specializing in workers’ compensation, subrogation and fraud. Ms. Roberts has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law and is an aggressive litigant on behalf of our clients, while balancing her experience in bringing about settlement as quickly as possible where warranted. Ms. Roberts has achieved many “take nothings” over her years in practice and is a shareholder and the manager of our firm’s San Jose office.

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:36P
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Richardson, Stephen

Stephen A. Richardson MBA ’89 has served as Chief Operating Officer and Regional Market Director, San Francisco, of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, since October 2011. Richardson previously served as the Company’s Executive Vice President/Regional Market Director of the San Francisco Bay Area from January 2011 to October 2011, and Senior Vice President/Regional Market Director, San Francisco Bay Area from July 2005 to January 2011, where he was responsible for the management of the Company’s San Francisco region asset base and operations. Prior to joining the Company, Richardson served as a Director of CellNet Data Systems from 1993 to 2000.

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:51P
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Rice, Benjamin

Ben Rice '09 is the Associate Manager for Consumer Electronics at Walmart eCommerce.

submitted Jan. 15, 2017 11:15A
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Potts, Alex

Alex Potts '89 is president and CEO of Loring Ward Group Inc. and of the SA Funds – Investment Trust. Previously, he was the COO of LWI Financial Inc. The Loring Ward serves and supports select financial advisors across the United States.

submitted Aug. 14, 2016 8:07A
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Potts, Samantha

Samantha Potts '03 is an inclusion specialist intern at High Tech High School, in San Diego, Calif. Combining her dual passions in exploration and education, Sam moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, for a year, post college to work as an intern in the Child Development & Diversity program at the same school Sam studied abroad with in college. Upon returning to the United States, Sam moved back to her native Utah and spent the following decade working in both private therapeutic and public school education in the realm of special education and support services. Although Sam enjoys working with all students with unique learning profiles and needs, she has especially enjoyed working with ASD students. The next adventure in Sam’s life brings her to California for the second time, where she is excited to join the Inclusion Department at HTHI and work at school dedicated to a PBL learning method. In her spare time Sam enjoys spending time with her dog, Bella, and swimming in the ocean. Her goal is to combine those two pastimes and teach Bella to go Stand Up Paddle boarding with her. Otherwise Sam can be seen pursuing her hobbies of hiking and biking around San Diego, and reading and perfecting the perfect gourmet grilled cheese sandwich.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 11:40A
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Pon-Barry, Louise

Louise Pon-Barry '01 is in her 14th year teaching and in her eleventh year at Kittredge School, in San FranciscoShe earned her multiple subject teaching credential and MA in Education from the University of San Francisco. Ms. Pon-Barry enjoys working with kindergarten and first-grade children for their fresh and unique outlook on life. She strives to make the learning process enjoyable and exciting for each child. Ms. Pon-Barry’s website is available at: http://msponbarry.weebly.com.

 

 

submitted Jul. 24, 2016 3:21P
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Pokorny, Brian
Brian Pokorny ’02 is a general partner of SV Angel, a San Francisco–based seed fund. Prior to this, he was at Airbnb, where he joined via an acquisition of DailyBooth/Batch. DailyBooth was a venture-backed social media startup that Pokorny led for three years as CEO. Before this, he was a partner at SV Angel upon the launch of the firm. Prior to SV Angel, Pokorny was a founding team member and partner at Baseline Ventures, a leading seed-stage investment firm. Before joining Baseline, he spent close to four years at Google, holding various positions within the content partnerships team and direct sales organization. He’s also held various roles in sales operations and finance at Juniper Networks, TIBCO Software, and Applied Materials. Pokorny’s first angel investment was in Twitter. He is also a personal angel investor in Square, OMGPOP (acquired by Zynga), Tweetdeck (acquired by Twitter), Milo (acquired by eBay), Chomp (acquired by Apple) and others. He has advisory positions with Ooyala (acquired by Telstra) and Rupture (acquired by EA). At SV Angel, Pokorny originated investments in companies such as Instacart, Patreon, Mesosphere, Credit Karma, and Foursquare.
submitted Mar. 25, 2017 5:06P
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Osborne II, Charles
Charles D. Osborne II MBA '74  is chairman of the board of Osborne Partners Capital Management LLC, located in San Francisco and Menlo Park, and has been with the investment management firm since 1980. OPCM manages customized multiasset class portfolios for individuals and institutions. The portfolio management style is similar to large foundations and endowments and concentrates on reducing downside risk. Charley is a member of the OPCM Investment Team and is responsible for managing portfolios in-house versus hiring outside managers. 
submitted Aug. 14, 2016 7:25A
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Olah, Veronika

Veronika Olah '04, Lauren Lopez '11, and Angelica Salinas '13 made an uncanny discovery that they make up three of only about a hundred Disney Adventure Guides in the world. Along with local experts, the guides ensure that travelers feel a connection to the people, culture, and traditions of each destination visited. Bringing Bronco spirit to their competitive positions as tour guides with talents for storytelling, Angelica guides in Wyoming, Lauren in Hollywood and San Francisco, and Veronika on the Danube River Cruise.

submitted Sep. 27, 2016 11:17A
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Ocana, Angela

Santa Clara Librarian Angela Ocana '03 is a recent winner of the California Library Association’s Young Adult Services Award.

“I was nominated by teens who attend the Northside Library and the branch manager,” says Ocana, blown away by the honor. “BAYA, which stands for Bay Area Young Adult Librarians, gives this award of achievement to recognize the accomplishments of an exceptional librarian working in young adult services in a school or public library. The award comes with $500 and a one-year membership into BAYA.”

“Giving teens their own space, providing dynamic programming, and just being a mentor is very important,” Ocana says. “My biggest philosophy about working with teens is just to listen to what they are saying and to provide a safe environment for them to be themselves.”

Ocana has been overseeing Northside Library’s new teen library council, consisting of about 20 members. At meetings, teens give input on upcoming programs. “For example, teens from the library council came up with the idea for the epic Nerf wars at the teen blacklight party in May and they helped set this up,” Ocana says. “The blacklight party came with blacking out the room, and there were glow sticks, and glow-in-the-dark face and nail painting. We sprayed the Nerf bullets with glow paint and put them into Nerf guns, also sprayed with glow paint, and we played Capture the Flag.”

Ocana has also headed programs for adults at Northside Library, such as a lecture on craft liquor, a feng shui workshop, and a Jane Austen-themed tea party. At Central Park Library, Ocana worked on this year’s STEM Innovation Bowl and in a previous year, she organized Sustainable U, a program that encouraged simpler living with offerings such as a seed library and workshops on bread making, cooking seafood and gardening.

submitted Jul. 18, 2016 2:04P
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Murphy, Tom
Tom Murphy '83 is VP of Customer Sucess at LiquidPlanner. He leads all activities supporting the success of our customers, including on-boarding, enablement and adoption, professional services and customer support. Tom has spent his entire career serving customers at both management consultant and enterprise software firms. He began his career at Accenture where he focused on CRM solutions, and has spent the past 10 years in various customer-facing leadership roles at prominent enterprise software companies, including Apptio, Mercury Interactive, and Chef Software.
submitted Sep. 8, 2016 5:46P
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Mowrer, Stig

Stig Patrick Mowrer ’06 married Elizabeth Brette Allen and on Feb. 17 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Alisa Fuentes, a staff member in the City Clerk's Office, officiated. The bride, 32, who goes by Brette, helps manage advertising for luxury fashion brands at Google in Manhattan. She graduated from the University of Colorado. She is a daughter of Frances M. Allen and John M. Allen of Sanibel Island, Florida. She is a descendant of Henry Jarvis Raymond, the founding editor of The New-York Daily Times, which later became The New York Times. The groom, 33, who goes by Patrick, oversees the development of apps at Updater, a company in Manhattan that helps with tasks related to moving. He is the son of Kerstin M. Brunnstrom of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Jacques E. Mowrer of San Francisco. The couple met in 2013 at a mutual friend's party in Brooklyn. 

submitted Mar. 25, 2017 6:00P
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Montana, Mario

Mario Montana MBA '91 is VP and Chief Sales officer of IDT. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Vice President and general manager for the IDT Enterprise Computing Division where he was responsible for driving IDT’s solutions addressing servers, storage and embedded communications applications. He lead the development of products in the area of Memory Interface (R-DIMM), PCI-Express® Switching, Enterprise Flash Controllers and Signal Integrity Products. He was also instrumental in managing the company’s strategic focus on standards-based switching, bridging and interconnect technologies.

Montana has held several positions during his 15+ years with IDT, including Director of the IDT Serial-Switching division. Before transitioning to the Serial-Switching division, Montana was director of the IDT strategic marketing group, where he was instrumental in many of the company’s acquisitions, including ZettaCom and IMC, which set the stage for the company’s entry into the serial-switching business, and prompted opportunities for the company to have a stronger presence in key market segments, including servers, storage and communications. Montana also served as product line director for the company’s telecommunications, FIFO, logic and timing groups, respectively.

Prior to joining IDT, Montana held several product marketing and engineering positions with companies such as Zarlink Semiconductor, Exar, Raytheon and Hewlett Packard.

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:40P
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Middlemist, Scott
Scott Middlemist '91 is among the English department faculty at Brophy College Preparatory, in Phoenix, Arizona. Middlemist earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Santa Clara University and a Master of Arts in Education from Northern Arizona University. He has been a member of the Brophy faculty since 1994, and is a freshman football coach.
submitted Aug. 13, 2016 9:01A
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Meegan, Gary

"The summer after I completed my M.A. in pastoral ministry, I went to Vietnam to teach English for the Diocese of Phat Diem," writes Gary Meegan M.A. '07. "This is my 10th summer there. I blog about my experience at garyinvietnam.blogspot.com. I do it to help people understand what the Catholics in the north of the country go through. They are very poor but proud."

submitted Jul. 7, 2016 8:47P
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McFarland, Sheldon

Sheldon P. McFarland MBA '13 is vice president of Portfolio Strategy & Research at Loring Ward, a company that serves and supports financial advisors in the United States. His responsibilities include management of the Portfolio Strategy Group, oversight of the Investment Planning Center, and development of tools to support advisors.

submitted Aug. 14, 2016 8:10A
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McCandless, Carol

Carol McCandless M.A. '96 has been an enthusiastic adjunct associate professor teaching religion at San Joaquin Delta College, in Stockton, California, since 2000.

submitted Jul. 24, 2016 3:17P
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Mahan, Patricia

Patricia Mahan J.D. '80 has been elected to the Santa Clara City Council. She was born and raised in Santa Clara. She owns a private practice, specializing in tax and estate planning. Patricia is married to John Boyles, a retired San Jose police sergeant, and they have one son, Colin, who is attending the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Her stepson Sean Boyles and his wife Roan Victor, both artists, own and operate “The Arsenal,” an art class and supply store. She served on the city council for three terms from 1994-2002, and again in 2010. Mahan was also mayor of Santa Clara from 2002-2010. 

submitted Dec. 16, 2016 2:58P
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Long, David

Republican David C. Long J.D. ’83 won reelection to the Indiana State Senate representing the 16th district, a seat he has held since 1996. He serves as the leader of the Indiana State Senate. Prior to his election to the Senate, David Long served 1988–1995 as a member of the Fort Wayne Common Council from the Fourth District. He is married to Melissa, former news anchor at Channel 21 in Fort Wayne, and has two children, Adam and Erik.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 10:20A
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Lofstrand, Darby

Darby Winterhalter Lofstrand '81 is a senior lecturer in Acting and Voice, at Northern Arizona University. As an actress she has worked in over one hundred productions in film and stage in Los Angeles, the San Francisco/Bay Area, and Portland, Oregon.  She has also developed and staged several performance art pieces, and she is the voice of Miss Kitty in the Uncle Percy's Adventures in Space educational shorts at Lowell Observatory.  She has directed one-person shows, festival plays, musicals, performance pieces, and film shorts.  Her 16mm short, HeartSister, was featured at the New York International Independent Film Festival. 

Darby is also a writer.  Her collection of short stories, Elephant Kisses: A Novel of Sweden Told in Five Stories, was released in Sweden to acclaim, and her novel Gang of Eight: The First Tee was relaesed a year ago. Her stage adaptation of Susan Lowell's children's books, Josefina Javelina, a Hairy Tale, and  The Three Little Javelinas, was produced for three years by Peaks Theatre Fest, and she has several full-length and short plays which have been seen or heard in various venues.

She is married to Tobias Lofstrand, the President of the Arizona chapter of the Swedish/American Chamber of Commerce, and enjoys travel and golf.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 11:51A
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Leader, Kevin

As Bechtel’s treasurer, Kevin Leader MBA '92 has global responsibility for all cash operations, short-term investments, foreign currency, and relationships with banks and other financial institutions. Kevin also oversees the coordination of project- specific banking matters for Bechtel entities, operations, projects, and joint ventures around the world. Kevin joined Bechtel in 2001 as director of corporate finance and was appointed treasurer in 2003. He was also elected a principal vice president in 2008. Prior to Bechtel, Kevin spent more than 15 years in corporate banking, most recently as managing director with Bank of America’s global corporate and investment-banking group. He is a member of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Economic Advisory Council.

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 1:56P
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Kim, Andrew

Andrew C. Kim J.D. '98 has been appointed a judgeship in the Los Angeles County Superior Court by Gov. Gerry Brown '59. Kim has served as a deputy district attorney at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office since 1999. He was a contract attorney at Jackson and Abdalah from 1998 to 1999. 

submitted Jul. 8, 2016 8:33A
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