Class Notes

The Class Notes section is dedicated for alumni to share information about their accomplishments and milestones. Class Notes are a way for alumni to spread the word about a promotion, award/honor received, career move, wedding, birth announcement, etc. All Class Notes are posted online and are considered for publication use in all Alumni Relations publications. To submit a Class Note please log in to the Alumni Community.

Larry Cannon (JD 1999)

Larry Cannon (JD '99) joined the American Heart Association (AHA) as chief administrative officer at the organization's national headquarters in Dallas. In addition to overseeing all financial management, Cannon is also responsible for AHA's technology, human resources, facilities and other strategic business investments and operations.

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Lorraine Holland (BUS 1984)

Lorraine Holland (BUS '84), managing director at Neuberger Berman, was elected vice chair of DePaul University's Board of Trustees. She joined the board in 2011.

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Kevin Ryan (MED 2000)

Kevin Ryan (MED '00) was hired as the assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for North Shore (Ill.) School District 112. For the past five years, Ryan has served as director of 21st century learning, curriculum and instruction in Kildeer Countryside School District 96. Ryan joined that district in 2007 as an assistant principal, and was named the district's technology coordinator the following year.

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James Ryan (MBA 1987)

James Ryan (MBA '87) was elected as the new chairman of DePaul University's Board of Trustees. Ryan, who is chairman of the industrial supply company W.W. Grainger, succeeds William Bennett, who will continue to serve on the board. Ryan has been a member of DePaul's Board of Trustees since 2007.

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Diane Jagielnik (EDU 1973)

Diane Jagielnik (EDU '73) retired from St. Bruno School in Chicago. She taught at St. Bruno, also her alma mater, since 1973. Jagielnik was a first-grade teacher and was assistant principal from 1996 to 2006.

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Christopher Hackett (JD 2006)

Hackett (LAW '06) was promoted to senior director at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. Hackett serves as a public policy expert on property insurance issues. He recently appeared on ABC Miami to discuss travel insurance and was quoted in a New York Times story on insurance coverage for drones.

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Anne Schwab (MBA 1981, BUS 1978)

Schwab (BUS '78, MBA '81), was awarded an "IPPY" Gold Medal for her book, Money Matters Made Simple: A Woman's Guide to Financial Health and Wealth.

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Anthony Molino (MED 2010)

Molino (MED '10) is regional director of sales for the City of Baltimore. He is responsible fo booking convention sales business and handling solicitation of citywide and in-house convention groups for Visit Baltimore.

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James Martin (MA 1988)

Martin (MA English '88)won a Gold Medal "IPPY" for his novel The Boy Who Wanted Wings. He has published four additional novels.

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Patrick Ross (JD 2008)

Ross (LAW '08) incorporated Ross Law Firm Inc. in April 2017 with his father, Robert (LAW '80) and brother, Daniel (LAW '15). They practice primarily in the areas of wills, trusts and business law.

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Daniel Ross (JD 2015)

Ross (LAW '15) formed Ross Law Firm Ltd. in April 2017 with his father, Robert (LAW '80) and brother, Patrick (LAW '08). They practice primarily in the areas of wills, trusts and business law.

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Robert Ross (JD 1980)

Ross (LAW '80) incorporated his law practice in April 2017 to establish Ross Law Firm Ltd. with his sons, Patrick (LAW '08) and Daniel (LAW '15). They practice primarily in the areas of wills, trusts and business law.

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Jill Jene (MBA 2002)

Jene (MBA '02) was named senior vice president for business development for twoXAR Inc., an artificial intelligence-driven bio-pharmaceutical company based in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Michael Mastin (MBA 2001)

Mastin (MBA '01) was awarded the Outstanding Project Manager Award by the Chicago chapter of the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates in May 2017. A 22-year construction industry veteran, he works for Leopardo and was honored for the firm's work on the Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. headquarters project.

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Nancy Shalowitz (JD 1992)

Shalowitz (LAW '92) was named general counsel and assistant dean for human resources for the John Marshall Law School in Chicago in May 2017. She also serves as secretary to the law school's board of trustees. Previously, she served as director of the Health Law Institute and graduate programs at DePaul's College of Law.

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Dennis Olis (MBA 1993)

Olis (MBA '93) was named interim chief financial officer for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. in May 2017. After joining the company in 2012, he served as senior vice president for strategic initiatives until November 2016, when he was named senior vice president for operations. Prior to joining Allscripts, Olis worked for over 25 years in various finance roles at Motorola.

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Gianluca Buttice (SNL 2015)

Buttice (SNL '15) founded Madrelingua Italiana, a language learning and travel service based in Chicago, in 2017. Previously, he taught Italian at Language Loop and Berlitz and interpreted for business clients.

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Christopher Mannelli (MFA 2009)

Mannelli (THE '09) is executive director of Geva Theatre in Boston, Mass.

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Rita Mannelli (MA 2009)

Mannelli (CMN '09) is executive director at Nazareth College Arts Center in Boston, Mass.

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James Popp (MBA 1991)

Popp (MBA '91) is the new president of Johnson Bank and executive vice president of its parent company, Johnson Financial Group. Popp most recently was market president in Wisconsin and Minnesota for JPMorgan Chase.

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