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Graduate Class Notes


Thomas Morrow MBA, Ph.D. ’73 is president and CEO of Green Energy Inc., a multibillion dollar green energy company that provides low cost electricity and potable water in over 50 countries.


Dennis Young MBA received a public service award by the California Society of CPAs in recognition of a quarter century of service to community organizations. Young’s long list of honors includes the 1994 Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year Award and the 2007 Housing Industry Foundation Summit Award for efforts to prevent homelessness in the Bay Area. He is a member of SCU’s School of Business Accounting Department Advisory Board.


Curt Dommeyer MBA is chairman of the marketing department at California State University, Northridge.


undefined Rev. Jairo Mejia M.A. recently published Christianity Reformed from its Roots: a Life Centered in God (iUniverse, 2008, $23.95), where Mejia argues that a contradiction between science and religion no longer exists, and this allows both atheists and believers to understand a true concept of God. Mejia resides in Carmel Valley.


James A. Heisch MBA was elected to the board of directors of NewCardio Inc., a cardiac diagnostic and services company. Heisch has more than 40 years of senior level business experience, including serving as chief financial officer for technology companies.


George Reyes MBA is senior vice president and CFO for Google.

W. James (Jim) Scilacci MBA is executive vice president, CFO, and treasurer for Edison International. He served as CFO for Southern California Edison from 2000 to 2005.


L. Michael Clark J.D. was appointed a superior court judge for Santa Clara County by Gov. Schwarzenegger. Judge Clark has worked for the Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office since 1987, and until recently served as the senior lead deputy county counsel. He also previously worked as an associate with the James E. Jackson law firm.

Timothy Volkmann J.D. was appointed judge of the Santa Cruz Superior Court by Gov. Schwarzenegger. Judge Volkmann was the managing partner of Burton, Volkmann and Schmal, LLP.


Elena Agostino MBA has retired as managing director from Applied Materials, Inc. She now volunteers extensively and is the treasurer on the board of directors for the South Bay Children’s Medical Center, headquartered in Los Gatos.


James Gleason J.D. works for Santa Clara County’s Indigent Defense System. He began working in the county’s Public Defender Office in 1984. He and his wife have three sons and live in Santa Clara.

Michael J. Sophie MBA was elected to serve on the board of directors for Pericom Semiconductor Corporation, a worldwide supplier of high-speed integrated circuits and frequency control products. Sophie will also serve as chairman of the board’s audit committee.


William J. Sudlow MBA is senior vice president of engineering for Xactly Corporation. He previously worked for Intuit, where he served first as vice president of product development for TurboTax, and most recently as vice president of product development for payroll products and online services.


Stacey Wypyski MBA is putting her MBA to use in the retail industry: She and husband Eugene opened an antique clock shop in Atlanta five years ago.


Diane E. Maloney M.A. serves on the faculty of the Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago as the director of field education


Ramin Eshaghi M.S., a senior scientist at Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems in Huntington Beach, is currently serving on the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Sensor Systems Technical Committee.

Kathi Rawnsley J.D., heads up the new Palo Alto office for the venture capital firm Lowenstein Sandler. She handles mergers and acquisitions as well as venture investment deals. She previously served as regional counsel for Intel Capital in Santa Clara and recently brokered a $14.5 billion deal among Sprint Nextel, Clearwire, Comcast, Google, and Intel Capital to roll out a new generation of wireless network.


Steven Aragon MBA is vice president of engineering for Stion, a solar photovoltaic company developing high-efficiency thin-film modules using proprietary materials and device structures. He previously was vice president of engineering for Daystar Technologies.

Doug Moffat MBA is senior vice president and senior relationship manager for Pinnacle Bank in Gilroy.


Bill Cole M.A. was inducted into the Buffalo Tennis Hall of Fame in May. He has coached at Wimbledon and the U.S Open. He was the sports psychology coach for the Israeli Davis Cup Team and is founder and president of the International Mental Game Coaching Association.


Catherine Bechtel J.D. returned as a partner at McManis Faulkner, a Northern California trial firm, after having recently been in a solo practice.


Mary Godwin MBA is vice president of operations for Isilon. She previously was vice president of product and supply chain management at Lucent Technologies.


Steve McShane MBA was recently awarded the Retail Rising Star Award by the American Nursery and Landscape Association. He owns a nursery in Salinas that recently purchased Antolini Company of Santa Cruz.


Laura Fay MBA was promoted from chief operating officer to CEO of HAPPYneuron, a provider of scientifically based online brain training programs. She lives in Los Altos with her husband and two sons.

Judy M. Mohr J.D. is a partner in the international law firm King & Spalding. She has more than 15 years of experience in life sciences patent procurement, strategic counseling, and portfolio management for life science companies.


Mary Bussmann M.A. is principal of Walter Hays Elementary School in Palo Alto. She lives with her family in Portola Valley.


Mark Weinswig MBA is vice president of finance, treasurer, and interim CFO of Avanex Corp., which produces telecommunication components that enable optical networks.

Nia Wooliscroft J.D. recently joined the Lyon County (Nevada) District Attorney’s Office, handling juvenile crimes. She previously clerked with Hon. David A. Huff of the Third Judicial District Court.