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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Herb, Jeremy

Jeremy Herb '08 is in his third year as a defense reporter for POLITICO Pro. Prior to joining POLITICO, he covered defense and national security for The Hill, and covered the Minnesota congressional delegation and 2012 Republican presidential primary as a Washington correspondent for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Herb is a native of San Jose, Calif.

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:54P
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Hacking, Rose

Rose Hacking '07 works in the Obama Administration as a deputy assistant secretary. "And yes," she writes, "I'm only 30. I started in Congress answering phones for Speaker Pelosi and it's been a wild ride ever since. SCU helped me to cultivate a deeper understanding of social justice and now I work on refugee, unaccompanied children, welfare, and other programs that assist vulnerable populations. I am especially grateful to professor Elsa Chen, as her classes opened my eyes to the power of policy to tackle tough issues like homelessness.  While there are many politically divisive and complex problems out there, Santa Clara didn't shy away from them and even supported a group of us to go to a protest in Texas to promote worker rights.  I'm grateful for the foundation that set for me and many others who to continue to fight for social justice in our own ways."

submitted Sep. 20, 2016 7:54A
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Fujii, Andrea

Andrea Fujii J.D. '02 is a CBS2/KCAL9 reporter in Los Angeles. She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She took an unusual road to journalism, which, in her words, took her “a little longer than most.” After taking and passing the California bar exam, she realized she didn’t want to practice law and instead pursued her dream of reporting.

Fujii’s first reporting job was at KHON, the Fox affiliate in Honolulu. She then anchored at the NBC affiliate in Yakima, Wash., before anchoring and reporting at the Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City and CBS’ WJZ in Baltimore. She began working with CBS2/KCAL9 in October 2012.

Fujii is married to Whit Johnson, who anchors at NBC4. She has two young daughters and a dog named Nemo. “We love being in LA: the weather, being close to family and friends, and the endless amounts of things to do and see,” she says. Fujii is always up for a challenge and describes herself as a wife, mother, dog lover and food enthusiast.

 

submitted Nov. 7, 2016 1:14P
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Estremera, Tony

Tony Estremera '72 began his tenure on the District 6 board of the Santa Clara County Water District in 1996, when he was appointed to fill out Pat Ferraro's term after the District 2 representative resigned. The following year, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors appointed him to represent the North County. In 2001 and 2007 he served as the Board's chairperson. Now he is director.

Tony has extensive government experience in both appointed and elected positions serving on the Santa Clara County Grand Jury, Santa Clara County Housing Task Force, Valley Medical Center Advisory Board, Santa Clara County Personnel Board, San Jose Municipal Stadium Task Force, (San Jose) Mayor's Committee on Minority Affairs and the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees. Tony is Directing Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County. He is an active member of the State Bar of California and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:08P
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Cress, Meghan
Meghan Cress '04 has joined Santa Clara University's Career Center as our assistant director for Business and Engineering.  Meghan returns to SCU after seeing the dynamic employment landscape and industry trends firsthand through recruiting and human resources at a top consulting firm and Bay Area startups.  Meghan is passionate about helping students articulate how their skills, interests, and education come together to tell a unique story along their career exploration journey. 
submitted Sep. 20, 2016 7:59A
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Chun, David

As an attorney, David J. Chun J.D. '98 has practiced workers’ compensation defense exclusively. Mr. Chun has vast experience in all aspects of defending self-insured employers and insurance carriers on workers’ compensation, 132a, and serious and willful matters. In addition, Mr. Chun has lectured on various topics related to this practice and is available to lecture in accordance with his clients’ needs and requests. Mr. Chun speaks conversational Spanish, is fluent in Korean and has both studied and worked in South Korea. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf. Mr. Chun has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law. He is a shareholder and manager of the Fresno office of Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey as well as the Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of the firm. 

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:03P
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Callagy, Laura

Laura Callagy '91 is a Care Manager at Sage Eldercare Solutions where she has worked for 8 years. She has been involved in the elder care industry for over 20 years. She has worked for the Federal Government in the policy department for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services as well as serving as a bilingual claims representative with the Social Security Administration. Laura worked for a Peninsula Adult Day Health Program while attending graduate school. Laura has a Masters Degree in Gerontology from SFSU, is a certified care manager(CMC) and will complete her certification in Aging and Mental Health From UC Berkeley in March. Laura serves on the Board of Directors for the Ombudsman of San Mateo County. Laura and her husband Mark live in Foster City with their 5 children.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 11:55A
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Bruner, Judy

Judy Bruner MBA '86, retired executive VP, administration, and CFO of SanDisk Corporation, has been appointed to the Varian board of directors.

 Bruner, 58, served as the chief financial officer for SanDisk from 2004 to this year when it was acquired by Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC).  She also served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Palm, Inc. from 1999 to 2004.  She has held prior management positions in finance and administration with 3Com Corporation, Ridge Computers, Inc. and Hewlett Packard Company.

 Bruner is also a member of the board of directors of Brocade Communications, Inc., where she serves as chair of the audit committee, a member of the board of directors of Applied Materials and a member of the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum.  She also served in the past on the boards of Vermillion, Inc. and SanDisk Corporation, before assuming her executive role there.
 

 

submitted Sep. 8, 2016 12:15P
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Bates, Camille

Camille Bates M.A. '16, is the newest resource specialist/special education professional at James Monroe Middle School, in Ridgecrest, California. She takes a bright, passionate approach to her role with her students.

“I believe in the capacity for change and people’s ability to be better than they have been,” she says. “I’m focusing on their psycho-emotional well-being, what gets in the way of them learning, and how they talk about what’s happening so they can participate in their learning.

Her background in social justice work also informs everything she does. Part of her own lesson plans include having her students keep record of the good things said about them, have them practice hearing positive things about themselves and then writing them down.

“Schools are our closest connection to community — they draw us together like no other social institution,” Bates says. “There is no other capacity that comes together for the sake of educating a child. That’s a beautiful and special thing about our culture.”

submitted Sep. 8, 2016 1:00P
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Sreenivasamurthy, Kiran
Kiran Sreenivasamurthy MBA '06 is now leading Maxta Inc.'s product management team as a vice president. Sreenivasamurthy, who joined Maxta in 2013, has successfully led the company's product management and product marketing efforts through its critical early stages of development, culminating in bringing to market award-winning Maxta MxSP hyperconvergence software and MaxDeploy appliances. His previous roles include serving as lead software product manager for Hewlett-Packard 3PAR storage and product manager for Mendocino Software, a maker of continuous data protection software. Additionally, he held various technical marketing, planning and engineering positions with NetApp, NetIQ and Taos Mountain. 
submitted Sep. 8, 2016 12:33P
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