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.

Zanah Thirus (MS 2017)

Zanah Thirus (CDM MS '17) is included included in the 2020 Real Chicago Black List. She is a producer of 14 films, a director, an actress and a screenwriter.

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Joseph Delaney (JD 1986)

Joseph Delaney (JD '86) has joined Angelina & Herrick PC, a Chicagoland real estate law firm, as a partner.

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Hannah Kulas (CMN 2019)

Hannah Kulas (CMN '19) is now public relations and social media assistant of Chicago-based Matrix Partners, a pet industry marketing firm.

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Peter Turney (JD 2010)

Peter N. Turney (JD '10) has accepted the position of director of cmpliance for the University of Utah ahletics department.

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Brian Snell (MBA 1996)

Brian Snell (MBA '96) has joined the board of the Illinois Manufacturers' Association. He is the divisional senior vice president, Illinois group markets of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.

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Paul Peterson (BUS 1999)

Paul Peterson (BUS '99) is now a partner in BOD's forensic investigation and litigation services practice.. He has experience with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and has managed investigations in many countries.

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Kevin Fanning (JD 2014)

Kevin P. Fanning (JD '14) has founded the Chicago-based law firm Fanning Law LLC, which concentrates on commercial and industrial property tax appeals and incentives. Previously, he was with Verros Berkshire PC.

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Gene McCluskey (JD 1981)

Gene McCluskey (JD '81) has retired as vice president, tax of CF Industries in Deerfield, Ill. After a transition period with CF, he plans to teach part time.

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James Saul (JD 2005)

James Saul (JD '05), a partner with Faegre Drinker, was recognized for excellence by the 2020 World Trademark Review 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals.

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Stephanie Jeter (CDM 2008)

Stephanie Jeter (CDM '08) filmmaker and co-founder of OTV Studio, was included in the 2020 edition of the Reel Chicago Black List.

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Brian Ganan (MED 2005)

Brian Ganan (MEd ' 05) is the new superintendent of La Grange (Ill.) School District 105.

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Ayanna Bakari (THE 2017)

Ayanna Bakari (THE '17) received positive notices for her performance in Lydia R. Diamond's 2006 domestic drama, "Stick Fly," which ran at Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Ill., Feb. 5-March 15.

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Anqunette Parham (LAS 2003)

Anqunetter Parham (LAS '03) was appointed as executive director of the human service department of the City of Rockford, Ill.

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Maria Schletker (JD 2014)

Maria Schletker (JD '14) was honored with the Sword of Justice Award by the Kentucky Commonwealth's Attorneys Association in recognition of individual achievement and outstanding work as a Kentucky prosecutor. She is a Kenton County assistant commonwealth attorney.

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Cameron Roberts (THE 2019)

Cameron Roberts (THE '19) premiered his drama, "Clementine" at Chicago Dramatists. The production by the Little Time Theatre Co., of which Roberts is a co-founder, ran March 13-19, 2020.

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Kelley Gandurski (JD 2004)

Kelley Gandurski (JD '04) was appointed as corporation counsel of the City of Evanston, Ill.

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Gregory Silich (BUS 1984)

Greg Silich (BUS '84) is now COO of Chicago-based, customer date firm Curion Insights.

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Kavyanjali Pearlman (MS 2015)

Kavyanjali Pearlman (CDM MS '15) has joined EM360 as an advisory board member

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Leah Neubauer (MA 2010, CMN 2003)

Leah Neubauer (CMN '03, LAS MA '10) received the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health's Early Career Public Health Teaching Award. She is an assistant professor of preventive medicine in the division of public health practice at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

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William Stankiewicz (BUS 1979)

Bill Stankiewicz (BUS '79), CEO of Savannah Supply Chain in Savannah, Ga., was among the "Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Supply Chain" named by Thinkers 360.

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