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.

Ryan Conway (MUS 2011)

Ryan Conway (MUS '11) has launched Architect Theatrical, a full-service Broadway and Off-Broadway general management and production company.

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Thomas Brya (MST 1988)

Thomas Brya (MST '88) is now CEO of Chicago-based Inspirotec Inc., an air-quality-measuring and remediation company.

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Tony Hunter (MBA 1995)

Tony W. Hunter (MBA '95) is now the chairman of the board of directors of Revolution Enterprises, a national leader in the cannabis industry. Hunter, an executive consultant, was appointed to the board in January 2019.

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David Ressinger (MBA 1997)

David Resinger (MBA '97) has joined the management consulting firm Connors Group as a senior director based in the Chicago office.

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Simona Novinec (MS 2014)

Simona Celik Novinec (LAS MS '14) competed in the 2019 Long Distance Duathlon World Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland.

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Dexter Zollicoffer (MFA 1990)

Dexter Zollicoffer (THE MFA '90) played the role of Stool Pigeon in August Wilson's "King Hedley II," which ran Sept. 12-Oct. 13, 2019, at Chicago's Court Theatre.

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Judy Mason (MST 1997)

Judy Mason (MST '97) has been appointed president of the Illinois chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. She is a partner with accounting firm MichaelSilver.

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Leila Abdelrazaq (THE 2015)

Leila Abdelrazaq (THE '15) was one of nine artists whose works were included in Overlooked, a group exhibition mounted by the Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston, Va., of art that seeks to bring awareness to issues that are often unnoticed or ignored.

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Stephen Haggard (THE 2002)

Stephen Haggard (THE '02) has joined the cast of the Broadway show "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

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Andrea Belard (JD 2010)

Andrea Belard (JD '10) was one of 36 lawyers nationwide to receive a 2019 Hispanic National Bar Association Top Lawyers under 40 award.

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Rafael Vargas (LAS 2004)

Rafael Vargas (LAS '04) and his wife, Andrea Belard (JD '10) welcomed their second child, Luciano Rafael, on July 1. He joint big sister, Sofia.

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Gwen Infusino (LAS 2005)

Gwen Infusino (LAS '05) completed her MFA in film and directing from UCLA in 2018 and worked after graducation as production unit coordinator for Eleanor Coppola's film "The Lunch."

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Frank Cesario (MBA 1996)

Frank Cesario (MBA '96) is on the board of Financial Executives International, representing its Chicago chapter. Cesario is CFO of CTI Industries in Barrington, Ill.

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Richard Bodee (MA 2019)

Richard Bodee (CMN MA '19) joined WREX in Rockford, Ill., as a multimedia journalist.

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Patrick Infusino (MUS 1977)

Patrick Infusino (MUS '76) just celebrated 10 years as jazz ensemble director and applied clarinet instructor of Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.

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Kyle T. Westra (MBA 2015)

Kyle T. Westra (MBA '15) published "The New Invisible Hand" in July 2019 (New Degree Press). In it, he analyzes five disruptive digital revolutions that are remaking how companies can create value for customers and offers advice on how businesses can succeed in the digital economy.

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Anne Emerson (JD 2007)

Anne Weston Emerson (JD '07) was appointed chief of staff to the Chicago City Council Committee on Finance.

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James Dworkin (BUS 1993)

James Dworkin (BUS '93) has been named Outstanding CFO: Midsize Nonprofit by D CEO Magazine as part of its 2019 Financial Executives Awards. Dworkin is the CFO of Trinity Basin Preparatory in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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Mark LeMire (MBA 2007)

Mark LeMire (MBA '07) was appointed CEO of Sargent and Greenleaf Inc., and global manufacturer of high-security locks and locking systems.

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Bertha Reyna Hickey (MS 1982, LAS 1979)

Bea Reyna-Hickey (LAS '79, MS '82) was named to the 2019 Notable Women in Finance list issued by Crain's Chicago Business. She is CFO and senior deputy executive director of the Regional Transportation Authority.

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