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Gwendolyn Hawkins (BUS 2000)
Gwendolyn has completed her re-certification for a third time as a certified credit union financial counselor through the Credit Union National Association.
Jeffrey Cerny (JD 1996)
Jeffrey has been appointed as chief financial officer and treasurer at OFS Capital Corporation.
Katherine Fiacchino (MBA 1994, BUS 1992)
Katherine graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy in May 2014 from Concordia University Wisconsin.
Kellen Krause (THE 2010)
Kellen graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Master's in Architecture in May 2014. He is employed at Historical Concepts in New York City, which specializes in traditional architecture.
Rhett Del Campo (MM 2002)
Rhett was appointed as managing director for Seraphic Fire, an award-winning vocal ensemble. He will start in his new position in August 2014.
Robert Warman (BUS 1983)
Robert was appointed as chief executive officer at Langham Hospitality Group in March 2014.
Stephen Bowman (MBA 1988)
Biff was promoted to CFO of Northern Trust Corp. He previously served as executive vice president in charge of human resources.
Sussethe Renteria (CSH 2013)
Sussethe is a bilingual Early Head Start (EHS) data management & enrollment specialist at the Childcare Network of Evanston.
Tracie Adix-Zins (CMN 2007)
Tracie has been hired as the pitching coach for the Oklahoma State University softball program.
William Loebbaka (BUS 1985)
Bill has joined The C.H. Hanson Company as Chief Operating Officer. In his role, Bill will oversee manufacturing, warehousing, accounting and new product development.
Edward Novak (JD 1976)
Edward received a rank 1 from Chambers USA in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. He is an attorney at Polsinelli's Phoenix, Ariz., office.
Edward, a shareholder of the national law firm Polsinelli, has been invited to become a member of the Litigation Counsel of America. He was also selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer in the category of Criminal Defense: White Collar.
Edward Quinlisk (JD 1999)
Edward joined Arnstein & Lehr LLP as a partner in the firm's corporate transactions and counseling practice group.
Hilary Harker Remijas (JD 1994)
Hillary is intellectual property manager for the Dental Assisting National Board Inc., in Chicago.
Brenda Treml (JD 1996)
Brenda co-founded Pathways Immigration Law LLP, a practice representing individuals in a wide variety of immigration matters.
Kevin Kawa (JD 1986)
Kevin has been named assistant vice president at GEICO and will lead the company's staff counsel operations for the Midwest and areas west of the Mississippi, excluding Louisiana.
Adria Mossing (JD 1988)
Adria was recently sworn in as the second vice president of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois.
Brent Silverman (JD 1993)
Brent was recently invited to join the William K. Thomas American Inn of Court, designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. Brent is a litigator at Reminger Co. LPA.
Daniel Biederman (MA 1983, BUS 1980)
Daniel joined Momkus McCluskey LLC where he will lead the Environmental Law Practice.
Edward Kus (LAS 1975)
Edward was added to the Chambers USA 2014 guide to the Best Lawyers in the U.S. He was designated as a leader in llinois in the area of Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use. Edward is an attorney at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.
Jonathan Loew (JD 1981)
Jonathan was promoted to principal at Much Shelist. As a member in the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution group, he concentrates his practice on civil trials, complex and critical motions and appellate matters.
Kirk Dillard (JD 1982)
The Regional Transportation Authority board elected State Sen. Kirk Dillard as chairman. He will start in his new position on Aug. 1.
Leslie Tector (LLM 1996)
Leslie has joined Quarles & Brady LLP as a partner in the firm's Health Law Practice Group.
Matthew Layman (JD 2007)
Matthew has joined Daley, Mohan, Groble PC as an associate. Matthew will focus his practice on commercial and tort litigation for railroad and other transportation sector clients.
Michelle Wahl (LAS 2001)
Michelle received the 2014 Rising Star Award from the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. She is an associate at Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP.
Samuel Keen (JD 2014)
Samuel was recently hired at the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands at their Clarksville office. He will provide legal counsel and assistance for a range of civil legal issues including health care, housing and family issues.
John Schneider (MS 2008, CDM 2007)
John accepted a three-year, pro-bono appointment as chief technology officer and vice president for informational technology at the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc., effective July 2014.
Lisa Mersereau (SNL 2010)
On May 15, Lisa graduated from Catholic Theological Union with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies.
Geoffrey Burkhart (JD 2008)
Geoffrey joined the American Bar Association as a staff attorney and project director. He will focus on improving indigent criminal defense systems.
Hillary A. Lichtenstein (CMN 2002)
Hillary is senior copywriter, brand strategy, for OfficeMax Inc. Corporate. While holding this position, she has been awarded several gold and silver Communicator Awards and a platinum Hermes Creative Award.
Josemaria Martinez (SNL 1993)
Jose is now the vice president and market lead for Chicago for North Highland, a global management consulting firm. He will be responsible for business development and the growth of the Chicago office.
Julie Wucka (BUS 2006)
Julie and husband Paul (CSH '06) welcomed their second child. Their son, Jackson Paul Wucka, was born on May 7.
Kenneth Traisman (MED 2009, MA 1988)
Kenneth completed his 19th and 20th marathons this year and has won his age division in several shorter races. Kenneth also volunteers at Interfaith Action of Evanston and Felines & Canines in Chicago.
Lauren Heidbrink (MAS 2003)
Lauren Heidbrink PhD, recently published an ethnography of child migration and detention entitled: Migrant Youth, Transnational Families, and the State: Care and Contested Interests (University of Pennsylvania Press 2014).
Linda Davis (SNL 2013)
Linda has started a new venture with Trixelle Cosmetics luxury nail color.
Lindsay Graves (JD 2010)
Lindsay joined the law firm of Sanders & Associates LPA, in Mason, Ohio, where she will run the firm's new elder law division, helping families with government benefits.
Miguel Ayala (LAS 2013)
Miguel has been named the press secretary for the U.S. Small Business Administration. He joins the SBA after two years at the White House as Deputy Communications Director for the Council on Environmental Quality.
Scott Abbott (CMN 1989)
Scott recently published his book "Level Up to Professional," which aims to help young professionals enjoy more success at business, work and life.
Agata Skiba (LAS 2007)
Dr. Agata Skiba recently graduated from The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She credits her DePaul education with having helped her achieve her present success and would like to thank the biology faculty for preparing her for her continued education.
Arash Hosseini (CSH 2008)
Dr. Arash Hosseini recently graduated from The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He credits his DePaul education with having helped him achieve his present success and would like to thank the biology faculty for preparing him for his continued education.
Cheryl Jones (MBA 1992)
Cheryl was appointed as a non-executive director at Dods Group PLC.
Frank Jakosz (BUS 1973)
Frank was recently named partner for not-for-profit services at Sikich LLP, an accounting, advisory, technology and managed services firm.
Jason Bristow (BUS 1995)
Jason became chief financial officer at Code42 Software Inc. He previously served as vice president & treasurer at Amazon.com.
Kevin Murphy (MA 1973, LAS 1957)
Kevin was awarded South Chicago Chamber of Commerce's first President's Award for his video documentation of the revitalization of the deindustrialized Southeast Side of Chicago.
Marie Kuda (LAS 1966)
Selections from Marie's personal collection of lesbian and feminist works are being featured in an exhibit at The University of Arizona called Selections from the Permanent Collection: Lesbian and Feminist Works from the Marie J. Kuda Archives. The exhibit will run through July 30, 2014.
Robert Bracki (MS 1974, CSH 1966)
Colonel Robert F. Bracki, U.S. Army, was recognized as the Parade Grand Marshal at Elmhurst's 96th Annual Parade on Memorial Day. Ralph P. Pechanio (BSC '64), longtime Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade cochairman, introduced Colonel Bracki.
Sarah Engel (CMN 2009)
Sarah married Ruben Herrera on May 22, in Wheaton, Ill. Sarah is the afternoon traffic reporter for WBEZ.
Stacey Troha (SNL 2012)
Stacey recently completed a certificate in Change Leadership at Cornell University.
Stefania Spilotro (CSH 2008)
Dr. Stefania Spilotro recently graduated from The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She credits her DePaul education with having helped her achieve her present success and would like to thank the biology faculty for preparing her for her continued education.
John Stefani (JD 2004, LAS 1997)
Jay joined the new law firm of Levinson & Stefani. He continues his work helping individuals and families cope with a loss as a result of trucking accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, catastrophic injury or wrongful death.
Adam Tracy (MBA 2005, JD 2005)
Adam will be moving to Los Angeles to manage the Securities Compliance Group's new West Coast location. Adam is founder, general counsel and managing partner.
James Drinan (JD 1981)
The board of directors of the American Planning Association (APA) has selected James as executive director of both the APA and the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the association's professional institute.
Kenneth Weinberger (JD 1977)
Kenneth joined Mercer as principal in the North America Private Equity M&A practice.
Scott Ryan (JD 2001)
Scott joined the national law firm Polsinelli as a shareholder in the Phoenix office where he will be a member of the national Construction, Energy, Real Estate Litigation Practice.
Sharon Zackula (JD 1981)
Sharon joined the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board as an associate general counsel.
Ann Marie Wahls (JD 2001, CSH 1997)
Ann Marie joined Latham & Watkins LLP as a partner in the litigation department where she will focus on intellectual property litigation and counseling.
Arlander Keys (JD 1975, LAS 1972)
Judge Arlander Keys retired as a United States Magistrate Judge after having served 19 years on the bench. Judge Keys will join JAMS Inc., where he will work as a mediator and arbitrator.
Benjamin Gehrt (JD 2006)
Benjamin has been promoted to partner at Clark, Baird, Smith LLP.
Chanecia Williams (CMN 2008)
Chanecia, stylist and accessories designer for Supah Accessories, was featured in Crain's Chicago Business as the #CCBStyle Fashion Favorite of the Week.
Chantelle Porter (JD 2006)
Chantelle was elected to serve on the board of governors of the Illinois State Bar Association.
Edward Lam (LLM 1997)
Edward joined Holland & Knight LLP as a partner in the firm's syndication group.
Elizabeth Berrones-Rotchford (JD 2001)
Elizabeth was elected as a director to the Kane County Bar Association Board of Managers. She was also recently appointed to the board of directors of the Kane County Bar Foundation.
John Nisivaco (JD 1993)
John, a partner in the Chicago personal injury firm of Boudreau & Nisivaco LLC, has been re-elected to the board of governors of the Illinois State Bar Association.
John Paniaguas (JD 1982)
John joined Clark, Hill PLC as a member of the firm's intellectual property practice group.
Larry Rogers (DHL 2009, JD 1983)
Larry was awarded the Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Nicholas Elliott (JD 2013)
Nicholas was named a partner at Godin, Denton & Elliott.
Nicole Onorato (JD 2004)
Nicole joined the family law firm Katz & Stefani LLC as a senior associate.
Shelly DeRousse (JD 2001)
Shelly joined Freeborn & Peters LLP as a partner in the firm's bankruptcy and financial restructuring practice group.
Stephen Komie (JD 1976)
Stephen was re-elected to the board of governors of the Illinois State Bar Association.
Suheily Davis (JD 2007)
Suheily received the President's Award for Outstanding Service from the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. Suheily is an attorney with FordHarrison LLP.
Thomas McAdams (LLM 1997)
Thomas was elected to his first full six-year term as a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge. He was previously the acting chair of the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission and an attorney in private practice.
Darin Schmalz (MBA 2002)
Darin joined Maranon Capital LP as a principal. He will be responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities as well as transaction execution and portfolio management with a particular focus on senior debt and unitranche strategies.
Fredric Meek (JD 1969)
In May, Fredric published his second novel, "Finis Republicae," a historical fiction novel concerning the first civil war of ancient Rome.
Joy Boggs (MA 2013, SNL 2008)
Joy was named a public voices thought leadership fellow with The OpEd Project, an initiative that strives to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas in the media. She is president of the DePaul Women's Network.
Laura Levine (CSH 1989)
Laura passed the registered health information technician professional exam and is awaiting credentialing from the American Health Information Management Association.
Marc Hallee (MBA 2002)
Marc joined Sullivan, Cotter and Associates Inc. as a consulting principal in its physicians compensation practice. He has more than 20 years of experience in compensation and benefits program redesign and overseeing compensation strategies and programs for physicians.
Molly Rife (MM 2013)
Cellist Molly performed with the Rife Family Quartet, which includes her parents on violin and her sister on cello, at 12th annual Academy for Cancer Wellness Music Memories concert on May 10 in Tucson, Ariz.
Nick Lee (JD 2004)
Nick was named a shareholder at Bishop Diehl & Lee Ltd., a full-service intellectual property law firm, focusing on litigation and transactional matters pertaining to intellectual property law relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition.
Paula Price (BUS 1982)
Paula was appointed to Accenture's board of directors. She will also serve on the board's audit committee.
Thomas Carlson (BUS 1983)
Thomas joined Investment Metrics LLC as vice president, where he will lead sales and marketing. He has more than 20 years of senior leadership and business development experience.